This week animals took center stage.
Raptors watched wide-eyed as one of their barns — arguably the most historic of those on the Teton Raptor Center property — moved back to its original location, albeit atop a new foundation a few weeks ago. Following a redevelopment and expansion plan, detailed in this week's Valley cover, the iconic barn will be a spot for large presentations and educational programming.
Indoors, cool cat Lazarus is the highlight of the day for many Legacy Lodge of Jackson Hole residents, who spend time petting the newly certified Teton County Pet Partner feline. He's one of only two felines that have been in the program, and has the distinction of being the only kitty to have stuck with it (the other dropped out, showing signs of stress. Still a good cat in our book, though!).
Also this week: meet Jackson Hole High School Golf Coach Ryan Allen, who has found his home (again) on the greens alongside a talented batch of students.
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Great horned owl Owly appeared, understandably, startled when the 120,000-pound barn started moving, right before her round yellow eyes. Read more
After a few kisses and scratches on his head and back, Lazarus decided to take the loving to the next level. Read more
Well before Ryan Allen was the golf coach at Jackson Hole High School he was a biology major at Wofford College in South Carolina. Read more
Listen up, children, for some facts about hummingbirds. Read more
Bonnie May Budge had her annual face-to-face Facebook party the first Saturday in September. Read more
Why didn’t you believe in me? Why didn’t you think I could do it on my own? Read more
Three members of the Jackson Motel Association complained to the Town Council about “the ultra liberal group that seems to be taking over Jackson.” Young people, they said, were “drinking, lounging and carousing” around Town Square. Read more