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Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine injection now exceeds the number of people who have had the disease. About 470,000 have died from the disease. No one has died from getting a vaccine in Ame…

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For years we have been hearing accounts of a toxic culture and poor morale among some Teton County employees. Concerns have focused on the departments supervised by the Board of County Commissioners, county administrator and human resources director rather than the seven departments run by i…

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Sometime in the next few weeks, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will exceed the 291,000 combat fatalities from World War II. This did not need to happen.

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Veterans Day will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. on the Town Square. Last year I attended the ceremony for the first time in a while. It was wonderful. I will not miss another.

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During this tragic, mean and most divisive time, I thought I would write a column about dogs. Our relationships with dogs and other nonhuman species are pretty special. They could not care less who we vote for, how we worship, what we look like, where we were born or who we love. They defini…

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In addition to presidential, state and local elections, on the ballot Nov. 3 is a proposal to allow a seventh cent of sales tax in Jackson Hole. While no one wants more tax, I think we need to vote in favor of this. Here is my case.

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For decades Jackson Hole planning has struggled with two somewhat contradictory principles: How much should we grow and how do we provide affordable housing for employees essential to the well-being of our community? On Sept. 15 the Teton County Board of County Commissioners will consider ho…

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Recently, I came upon a moose hit by a vehicle on Highway 390. It was almost 9 p.m. and just getting dark. She was sitting in the road, surrounded by glass and blood, clearly terrified, her broken legs underneath her, not understanding why she could not stand up.

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Jackson Hole has been home to many avid conservationists: advocacy group leaders, writers, field researchers, state and federal agency leaders. I think we would all agree that none were more accomplished than Mardy and Olaus Murie.