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There has always been some controversy about how long you have to live in Teton County before you are considered a local. I asked several Jackson Hole natives their opinion on the subject. These natives are third-, fourth- and fifth- generation Jackson Hole.

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March 7 is known as 307 day in Wyoming. That is the day we honor this great state and its people. This is a small-town state. Our largest city wouldn’t fill a football stadium. That is just one of many reasons why we love it here. In addition, everything is an adventure when you live in Wyom…

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A couple of weeks ago, Zoom took me to an online cooking class taught by Joni Upsher and sponsored by the Senior Center of Jackson Hole. Potato, leek and white bean soup was demonstrated. I am totally inept in the kitchen. ... I have never used leeks in my cooking.

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My daughter Traci gave me a book for Christmas that’s well worth the read: “Wyoming: A History of the American West,” by Sam Lightner Jr., a well-known former Jackson resident. Sam agreed to a question-and-answer session.

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In 1900, Albert and Ellen Mangum homesteaded near what’s now Teton Village. Both are interred there, with two of their children, among the condos. The story below is told in Ellen’s words, which she dictated to a granddaughter in the 1950s.

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As Valentine’s Day draws near I am reminded of something a licensed professional counselor told me years ago about what makes for a successful relationship. She referred to it as “The Five T’s”: time, talk, tease, touch and trust. The couples I write about this week must have practiced this …

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I received a phone call just before Christmas from Rebecca “Betty” Simpson Fleet, who lives in Oregon. She was born in Jackson Hole, delivered by Dr. Huff in 1928. Her mother, Effie Wilson Imeson Simpson, was the first white child born in Jackson Hole.

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I have lived in East Jackson for 45 years. Most days when I take my walk I stroll around or through May Park. Each time I silently thank Wayne May for having the foresight to sell this precious piece of property to the town of Jackson. The 10 acres was zoned for duplexes and multifamily home…

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We hold close the good memories from yesteryear. I asked those who grew up in Jackson Hole or are longtime residents for memories of Christmases past. I received over 500 comments. The nostalgia these residents and former residents feel for this valley is overwhelming. They loved everything …

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Generosity comes in many forms: caring, gifts, money, time and knowledge, to name a few. I imagine that all of us have witnessed generosity during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am humbled by the acts of kindness I have received during the past eight months. Many people are isolated and can’t see …

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We have just 13 days to go until Election Day. My series on candidates for town and county government continues this week with the spotlight on Wes Gardner, who is running as an independent for a Teton County commissioner seat. I asked Wes three questions: