Teton County Fair Building

Fair actives held in the current Exhibit Hall, slated to be demolished this year for affordable housing, would move across the street to a remodeled building.

A bill that aims to designate land owned by the town of Jackson as a “state historic site” was filed in the Wyoming Legislature Friday.

The bill would rename the 26 acres now home to the Teton County Fairgrounds after fallen Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, the Jackson native killed in 2021 in a suicide blast in Afghanistan.

Contact Sophia Boyd-Fliegel at county@jhnewsandguide.com 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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Judd Grossman

Don't pave over the places that make Jackson Hole special. That includes open space, agricultural lands, wildlands, quiet neighborhoods - and the rodeo grounds. The only place that is suitable for high density housing is the commercial corridor of Jackson. Stripmalls and parking lots are not critical to our quality of life, and housing in the commercial corridor could be developed more economically with reduced parking because residents can easily walk to work, services, entertainment and transit points. Town officials are being cagey about their vision to pave over the rodeo grounds to avoid controversy to early in the process. Save the Rodeo Grounds is right to be proactive.

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