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Recently a friend sent me David Gamble Jr.’s op-ed piece published June 14 in the Reno-Gazette Journal describing the many examples of racism he has experienced in his life. David’s article moved me and led me to reflect on my own experiences growing up white.

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Jackson Hole is deeply tied to its ranching heritage. Protecting our remaining working lands and supporting the families who steward them is essential if we wish to maintain open space, wildlife, and local food systems that make this valley such an incredible place to live, work, and play. T…

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Jackson Hole is deeply tied to its ranching heritage. Protecting our remaining working lands and supporting the families who steward them is essential if we wish to maintain open space, wildlife, and local food systems that make this valley such an incredible place to live, work, and play. T…

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The formation of snowflakes, the delicate, complex crystals of ice that will hopefully soon blanket mountain slopes and provide days of gliding joy, winter escape and alpine adventure, can be modeled using fractals.

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Before the pandemic uprooted normalcy, I attended the regularly scheduled “Manels” at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Once a month local men, and sometimes visitors, came together to talk about the effects of pervasive, toxic masculinity on our community.

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A few versions of the Comprehensive Plan ago this community committed to housing at least 65% of our workforce locally. Since then the county’s population has nearly doubled and the number of workers residing locally has dropped from 85% to 57%. To date, housing groups have constructed upwar…

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Highway 390 has one of the highest rates of collisions between motor vehicles and moose of any road in the contiguous United States. The all-too-frequent photos of dead animals are heartbreaking. The high speeds along 390 are also a hazard for people — from toddlers to retirees — who cross t…

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The latest crevasse incident on Teton Glacier brought long-gestating thoughts to the fore. Apparently, recreationists are becoming more and more detached from their surroundings. They seem to forget where they are and the attendant forces that can act upon them. I say this through decades-lo…

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Something odd is happening in one of our national parks. Trained hunters — or more recently, not-so-well-trained amateurs — are shooting mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park. That’s not the only thing that’s odd: There’s been little to no protest surrounding the shooting.

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As someone who has written extensively about (and experienced) sexual violence in Jackson, I was disturbed and saddened to see that our mayor faced a rape accusation in 2018. Charges were never filed, and the way in which the initial reports became public was problematic, maybe illegal. As t…

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Last spring, after acknowledging the pandemic, dozens of people reached out to agencies, organizations and neighbors asking how they could help. What emerged were drives for food and volunteer shoppers, pattern exchanges and tips for making masks and recognizing that we are in this together.…

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Over 40 years ago, Teton County’s first comprehensive land use plan recognized the threat that mismanaged wastewater and poorly functioning septic systems posed to our valley’s water. A related study conducted at that time identified high groundwater and coarse soils in many areas of the cou…

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Through an unfortunate series of political pressures prevailing over science and effective wildlife management in Grand Teton National Park, the first volunteer hunt of invasive mountain goats is now underway within park boundaries. While we must remove this invasive species that is harming …