Grand Teton National Park will soon grow by an acre, but it could be the most important acre in park history.
A sagebrush-covered 35-acre swath of land now officially in the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s possession marks the end of a yearslong effort to preserve the northeast end of East Gros Ventre Butte.
A vacation home and a big piece of land south of town will go to auction Friday, Sept. 29. Realtor Ed Liebzeit of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty said that both offer a chance for a great deal and that he expects both to sell within 30 minutes of the opening of internet bidding.
Standing on land his great-grandfather homesteaded more than a century ago, Hal Blake’s view to the west is the Tetons, so big they almost make you take a step backward. When he looks in every other direction he sees what he has seen since he was a child: open land and the scattered building…