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Black Americans get a lot of messages about who matters and who does not in this country, and the question is: Are the messages intentional or unintentional? I lean toward unintentional, but they have become deeply ingrained.

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Two weeks ago another grizzly was killed in Jackson Hole after becoming potentially dangerous from getting hooked on food left out by people. And this was no ordinary bear, but the son of celebrity grizzly 610, who in turn was the daughter of the most famous grizzly of all: 399. The brother …

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My father was an alcoholic, an addict, and had undiagnosed manic depression. He was violent and erratic, but he was also incredibly loving of me and my siblings, our mom and humanity in general. It was he who taught me to advocate for working people and those who did not have the advantages …

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Black Americans get a lot of messages about who matters and who does not in this country, and the question is: Are the messages intentional or unintentional? I lean toward unintentional, but they have become deeply ingrained.

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Two weeks ago another grizzly was killed in Jackson Hole after becoming potentially dangerous from getting hooked on food left out by people. And this was no ordinary bear, but the son of celebrity grizzly 610, who in turn was the daughter of the most famous grizzly of all: 399. The brother …

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My father was an alcoholic, an addict, and had undiagnosed manic depression. He was violent and erratic, but he was also incredibly loving of me and my siblings, our mom and humanity in general. It was he who taught me to advocate for working people and those who did not have the advantages …

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We wanted to object to an off-leash dog park in Wayne C. May Park to protect our heritage. Now, more than ever, it is even more important to preserve, respect and protect our heritage before it’s gone.

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Finding a silver lining during COVID-19 can be difficult, but one rainbow from this storm is that the pandemic has catapulted medicine to widely accept the utilization of telehealth.

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Last fall, while trying to get the U.S. Forest Service to protect wildlife and our Town Hill from amusement park development at Snow King, I saw a northern goshawk for the first time. I knew about them — I had spent thousands of hours recreating in their home territory — but I’d never seen o…

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In a letter to employees, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort owner Jay Kemmerer mentions that the resort has many climate-forward initiatives including a past donation to Protect Our Winters. While we recognize this Patagonia boycott as a local issue, we feel that mention invited us to the conversation.

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I am deeply disappointed by the recent editorial advocating for multiple dog parks in Jackson. The editorial board’s message to the concerned neighbors around the parks (and Wayne May Park in particular) is to heel and roll over. In a paper that is constantly reporting on stories about chang…

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Belief in progress is part of America’s cultural DNA. Each generation will do better than the last, with “better” understood in terms of rising income, bigger homes and more stuff. Sure, we have problems — pollution, racial injustice, a pesky drought, fires on the horizon — but Americans jus…

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When I bike the five short blocks from my home to one of my jobs, I experience road rage. I find myself bubbling with frustration — at the tourists in town who seem to be completely oblivious to all of the social and economic crises in Jackson, at local lawmakers for doing seemingly nothing …

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We all know the struggles business owners, working families, individuals and retirees face every year in Teton County. But, unfortunately, the past 18 months have put many of those issues on the front burner.

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As independent members of the board of directors of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, we wanted to offer our perspective on how the business is run, how it serves the community, and the path forward.

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There has been a spate of recent pronouncements from politicians — as different politically as Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines to California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsome — arguing that we need more “active forest management” to reduce “fuel” as a means of precluding large blazes.

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During the unprecedented pandemic school year of 2020-21 students were forced to find new modes of artistic production. With isolation and partially shuttered classrooms, kids channeled their intense emotions into art that was stronger than ever.