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The federal government just reduced its grazing fee to $1.35 an AUM for ranchers with grazing privileges on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, grazing on private lands typically runs $22.60 an AUM or more for leases.

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Seven years ago the Jackson Hole Classical Academy opened its doors to offer a challenging, content-rich liberal arts curriculum for students in Teton County and surrounding communities.

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I felt that the Feb. 27 Guest Shot by Jim Miller needed a response. Regarding the park’s prioritizing of roadways, the highway from the south park boundary to the east park boundary (about 2.2 miles east of Moran) is designated internally as “RT 1.” This signifies that it is the first priori…

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These past weeks have seen record snowfall in the valley, followed by near-record grumblings regarding nature’s inconveniences: closed roads, airport delays, START stopped, schools interrupted and snow plowed into driveways.

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Snow closed valley roads last week because, thankfully, our Wyoming Department of Transportation, Teton County and National Park Service road crews and supervisors take public safety seriously.

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The undercoverage and practical exclusion of undocumented workers under workers’ compensation, discussed carefully in the pages of the Feb. 20 News&Guide, should not be viewed in isolation from larger issues with the overall system.

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The words “growth” and “development” often elicit negative reactions in Jackson. With developed property being so valuable and highly protected wild lands surrounding it on all sides, it is easy to view this place as a precarious balance between human and ecological interests. Although it is…

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Facebook and Google have been brutal to the news business. But that primarily reflects a failure of imagination. The tech giants are the world’s best distribution platforms and could be an answer for journalism instead of a grave threat.

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Words cannot express what an honor it is to wake up every day and serve the American people by managing and sustaining our national heritage — our national parks, forests and wildlife refuges.

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The debate in the Wyoming Legislature on Senate File 49 is about competently managing growth in every Wyoming county. In Teton County, SF 49 would give a free pass to outsized growth in a quiet rural area several miles from public transportation or adequate roads. The first rule when you fin…

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Folks asked me to comment on the Alex Honnold phenomenon, knowing I have dealt with issues of risk and reward with athletics as a psychiatrist practicing in Jackson Hole. But even after watching “Free Solo,” doing background work and watching him speak at the Center for the Arts last Wednesd…

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The future of Snow King ski area, our Town Hill, is on the line. The Snow King Resort Master Association, aka SKRMA, has submitted an application to the Jackson Town Council to amend the 2000 Resort Master Plan and expand development of the mountain and resort district. Sounds simple, right?…

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On Dec. 30 our family went snowmobiling to Granite Hot Springs, as we have dozens of times. When we arrived at the springs we saw the usual scene at the turnaround that we have come to expect: dozens of snowmobiles, several groups of barking sled dogs, and kids and families going up to the pool.

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National Park Service officials propose eliminating mountain goats from Grand Teton National Park. Is this biologically the right thing to do? More broadly, what authority governs this action?

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Jennifer Nalley was full of life. “She was the kind of person who always helped the underdog,” said her mother. So, when her grandparents needed care, it was natural for the physics and math instructor at Texas State University to put her career on hold and move to Driggs, Idaho.