Sandy Ress

In a lawsuit filed Feb. 10, Sandy Ress, seen here, accuses the St. John’s Health board of violating Wyoming open meetings law by making decisions behind closed doors. Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens declined to issue an injunction Feb. 27 stopping the board from appointing a new trustee, but she did state that “there are some valid points being made in this case.”

After listening to more than three hours of testimony in a hastily arranged hearing Monday, Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens recessed for just 10 minutes before coming back and ruling from the bench in a dispute between gadfly Sandy Ress and the Teton County Hospital District’s Board of Trustees.

Owens declined to issue an injunction stopping the hospital board from appointing a new trustee, as its members plan to do today.

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Editor in Chief Johanna Love has covered the Jackson Hole community as part of the News&Guide staff since 1998. She took the helm of the newsroom in 2017. She fields story tips and kudos as well as criticism and questions.

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Judd Grossman

Go Sandy! Go!

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