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Hundreds of students and community members play sports on the synthetic turf fields by Jackson Hole High School, but those fields have reached the end of their lives, and that comes with elevated risk for concussions. And middle school students gathered this week to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which happened well before they were born. — Tom

Synthetic soccer field tests reveal dangerous results, need for replacement

Buzz Splittgerber set the GMax tester on the penalty kick mark Sept. 5 on the south synthetic soccer field at Jackson Hole High School. Read more

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Changes to schools' sick day buyback move forward

A change to a popular teacher benefit has taken a step forward. Read more

Board sees 'first blush' of $23M field house proposal for Jackson Hole High School

Three basketball courts. A full-size track. A mezzanine for weight lifting. A climbing wall. A wrestling room. Read more

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Lashbrook's story about 9/11 enraptures sixth-graders

The 3:45 p.m. bell rang, signaling the end of the day, but none of the sixth-graders moved. They barely twitched, their rapt attention held by Sara Lashbrook’s harrowing story of evacuating kids from her kindergarten classroom Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City. Read more

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