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This seems to be the year our area will experience a drought. My inbox continues to receive forecasting of drought as we watch spring storms briefly dampen the ground, quick to dry. Forecasters bear the grim warning. This may be the year of severe wildland fire in Wyoming.

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This seems to be the year our area will experience a drought. My inbox continues to receive forecasting of drought as we watch spring storms briefly dampen the ground, quick to dry. Forecasters bear the grim warning. This may be the year of severe wildland fire in Wyoming.

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On the afternoon of April 20, I watched as the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was read live. For the first time in my lifetime a white officer in a high-profile murder case was found guilty of murder while on the job. I wondered how this moment felt to Diamond Reynolds and her daughter, b…

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The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2007 removed Endangered Species Act protection for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The federal district court in Montana invalidated the delisting in 2009 after thorough litigation in which Idaho, Montana and Wyoming fully participat…

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As spring comes to the valley I’ve been reveling in nature walks with friends. On the pathway south of Melody Ranch, mountain bluebirds balance expertly on last year’s grass stalks. On the slushy Snake River dike north of Emily’s Pond, bald eagles, ducks and swans festoon the waterway. The w…

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We will remember 2020 as a year of contrasts. The community said goodbye to some beloved people who succumbed to a virus and some who succumbed to other causes. We also bid farewell to smiling at people across fresh fruit at the grocery store, and welcoming friends and family into our homes.

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Restaurants are fun. They are warm places, with food and drinks and atmosphere. We go out so we don’t have to serve ourselves. We can order from a menu and pretty reliably expect something yummy to consume. Maybe we can catch a buzz at the bar and banter with a friend we haven’t seen in a while.

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Imagine if during this last year, which has been filled with disruption, anxiety, isolation, sometimes outright panic, you were also dealing with the reality that people who look like you are being blamed for the COVID-19 pandemic. Imagine if you were afraid for your parents, grandparents, a…

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Imagine si durante el año pasado, que ha estado lleno de disrupción, ansiedad, soledad, y a veces pánico, usted también estuviera lidiando con la realidad de ser culpado por la pandemia COVID-19 debido a sus rasgos y la forma como usted se ve. Imagine tener miedo cada vez que sus padres, abu…

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The reinstatement of Dail Barbour to the Teton County Library Board is a small victory and a beacon of hope to residents in the face of a direct assault on the very foundation of their public library.

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One of the pleasures of life here is the constant presence of wildlife. Ski up Game Creek and look to your left: You may see a couple dozen elk. All summer the ospreys eat their catch from a crooked tree over the Hoback — a wonderful if gruesome sight.

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On Jan. 27, President Joe Biden issued presidential Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” In that order, the president directed the Secretary of the Interior to “pause new oil and natural gas leases on public lands ... pending completion of a comprehensive …