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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 …

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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 …

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If our state elected officials spent as much time working on important issues as they did posturing, we might not be in this mess. Yet even as they drive full-speed toward a state budget canyon, careening toward the same “bridge out” sign they arrive at every year, the effort to distract vot…

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The Code of the West is an unwritten pledge you make to yourself in this western territory. It is unwritten but a universally agreed upon code of conduct from the Old West, a code of moral conduct. It dates from a century ago but still applies today in our social and business conduct. The code is:

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As we wake up tomorrow morning, let’s make sure our goal isn’t to get back to normal. For many of us, “normal” wasn’t working. It took becoming the mother of two boys for me to learn there is actually no such thing as normal. Yet over the past year I’ve still placed a lot of stock in a retur…

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Water is life. Teton County, Idaho, understands that and has taken concrete steps to protect its public water systems as well as the aquifer that provides water to nearly all of its residents.

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I had a familiar feeling when I saw last week’s editorial cartoon depicting people accessing food at a cabinet labeled Jackson Cupboard with the thought bubble reading, “There is a bunch of people to whom we are really grateful.”

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The 1969 University of Wyoming football team was a powerhouse of a program, running over and outscoring every opponent in its path. The Cowboys opened the season ranked 12th in the United Press International coaches poll and led the nation in rushing defense. “That particular team,” said Joh…

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As the season turns, I am terrified of two things: COVID-19 and avalanches. Both problems are a delicate dance with calculated risk. Most importantly, risks with consequences far larger than ourselves.

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I’ve been reading many articles about Wyoming’s deep cuts to social services, resulting from the pandemic and a drop in revenue from fossil fuels. Because Wyoming has been so dependent on fossil fuels, the entire state’s economy is now suffering. Worldwide demand for clean energy and lowerin…

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Many of us are celebrating the pending close of 2020, a year that has brought us many challenges, with hope for 2021. Whether you are a hospital worker, a senior citizen, a small-business owner, a parent, a student, a teacher and literally everything in between and more, this year has tested…

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It wasn’t many days after Sept. 11, 2001, that I was in New York City walking south on Sixth Avenue, the Avenue of the Americas, toward what used to be the Twin Towers. I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going, but as conversations among other pedestrians hushed and movement seemed to be quie…

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The resilience and abilities of Teton County and Town of Jackson residents and government to handle problems have been shown over and over again. Raising money to feed those in need during the winter months, through Old Bill’s supporting many not-for-profit organizations that help children a…

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The edge. Do you feel on edge? Look around. Do you see it in the faces of your co-workers, friends, children and neighbors?