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In early December the Jackson Town Council and the Board of Teton County Commissioners looked at a housing department pilot program that would have put $50,000 toward a form of rental assistance for locals. That week the News&Guide published a story about it, “Electeds tangle with rent a…

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Chances are that your child’s teacher has never seen your kid smile. Many other kids have no idea what your child really looks like. That’s because for seven hours a day, five days a week, your kid has to wear a mask in school.

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Jackson Hole Airport is closing this spring. It will be shut from April 11 until June 27. That’s if construction goes according to plan, a thought that sends shivers down the spines of locals familiar with local construction projects.

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Severe COVID-19 is characterized by hospitalization with a small risk of death. The costs of severe COVID so far in Teton County, by my estimation, are $38 million.

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Chances are that your child’s teacher has never seen your kid smile. Many other kids have no idea what your child really looks like. That’s because for seven hours a day, five days a week, your kid has to wear a mask in school.

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Jackson Hole Airport is closing this spring. It will be shut from April 11 until June 27. That’s if construction goes according to plan, a thought that sends shivers down the spines of locals familiar with local construction projects.

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Severe COVID-19 is characterized by hospitalization with a small risk of death. The costs of severe COVID so far in Teton County, by my estimation, are $38 million.

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The fact that we have little control over the upscaling and accelerating development of Jackson Hole seems obvious. On other fronts the struggle to build more affordable housing for locals will be with us for decades to come. So, too, will be ongoing efforts to protect public lands from thos…

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As we write this, 399 and her cubs are safely in their den. Now is the time to think about what needs to be done to ensure they, and all other bears we share this valley with, don’t meet untimely ends like many did this past fall.

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Welcome to 2022! The last week has seen a dizzying onslaught of new and apparently conflicting news about COVID-19. On one hand, national and local cases have reached record levels. Yet at the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is relaxing national isolation and quaran…

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On Jan. 1 the school board held a meeting to discuss a mask requirement. Over 30 individuals spoke on behalf of continuing the mask requirement while we assess what is happening after the holiday break or moving ahead as planned to not require masks upon return to school this week. Needless …

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Ever since I had what I think of as my “Jewish awakening” at age 15, Christmas has seriously annoyed me. This is not to say I don’t celebrate the holiday. With one Christian and one Jewish parent, we celebrated Christmas alongside Hanukkah every year. However, during high school and college …

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Deaths are an important demographic statistic with strict reporting requirements, so reported COVID-19 deaths are an accurate endpoint. COVID case counts are less reliable, as they are based on patients presenting for health care or testing, and it is unknown how many people fail to do this.…

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On Dec. 7 the Sublette County commissioners met to deliberate the Jackson Fork LLC’s application for a zoning change along the Upper Hoback River Road. Virtually the same application had been turned down by the Planning and Zoning Board and the county commissioners on July 7, 2020.

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Teton County Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell and Public Health Director Jodi Pond and their staff have demonstrated Herculean COVID-19 prevention efforts with spectacular results for nearly two years. They’ve done this nonstop, and nearly around the clock, ensuring science-based, best heal…

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When this year’s mediocre snowpack gave way to a balmy and hot spring, followed by a smoky summer, it became clear that this was going to be a historically low water year. The 3,000 cfs of vibrant blue water exiting from Jackson Lake Dam into the Snake River starkly contrasted with the trick…

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I care deeply about St. John’s Health. Were it not for the facility and staff I would not be alive today. Unfortunately, I’ve reluctantly concluded many recent decisions by the hospital’s board of trustees have not been good for the institution.

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The ongoing slaughter of mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park needs to stop. Recently it was announced that two individuals killed another four goats. This on top of the 75 or so that were already killed by folks in a helicopter and on the ground. At this point there are probably 25 o…

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This fall we planned an overnight stay in Yellowstone National Park. We’d leave Hoback on Saturday, hike the Lamar Valley, spend the night in Gardiner, Montana, and come home Sunday. It would be a quiet weekend before the roads closed at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8.

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No doubt you are aware of the tenuous position of Grizzly 399 and her four cubs. Maybe they passed through your yard this fall or crossed the highway on your morning commute.