Rodeo film

Jordan Lutz is a rodeo queen sponsored this year by Save the Rodeo Jackson Hole, which is part of the Save the Fairgrounds movement.

A premiere screening of a documentary from the Save the Fairgrounds and Rodeo group drew about 130 people to the Exhibit Hall last Thursday with an encore screening set for the same venue at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug 12.

The 38-minute film, produced and directed by 24-year-old Jackson native Peter Prestrud, has been in the works for nearly as long as the Save the Fairgrounds and Rodeo group has been publicly active — about a year and a half — group leader Rebecca Bextel said.

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Town council candidate Kat Reuckert smiles and reaches out to Teton County GOP Chair Mary Martin when Martin appears in the Save the Fairgrounds documentary.

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Lawn signs for gubernatorial candidate Brent Bien, town council candidate Kat Rueckert, U.S. Rep Harriet Hageman and Secretary of State candidate Chuck Gray line the Exhibit Hall.

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Lawyer Mark Jackowski tells the audience that he’s not pursuing legal action against the town for the Flat Creek Apartments project. When informed that the town doesn’t plan to seek a zone change for the project, which would prevent a delay by referendum, Jackowski said he had no comment other than: “I was right.”

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Elizabeth Hutchings and Clare Stumpf were some of the Shelter JH members who distributed fliers about who the low-income Flat Creek Apartments would serve, where the Exhibit Hall would be relocated, and the possible benefits of a “bigger, better” fair and 4-H facility.

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David Scheurn gives a stump speech for Town Council. He said he is running first on public safety and second on keeping the fairgrounds where they are.

Contact Sophia Boyd-Fliegel at county@jhnewsandguide or 307-732-7063.

Sophia covers county politics, housing, and workforce issues. A Pacific Coast devotee, she grew up in Washington, studied in California and has worked in Oregon and Alaska.

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