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The current controversy over the Gill family’s zoning map amendment application is a complicated community issue. Given the pressures we face regarding upholding our Comprehensive Plan’s three common values of ecosystem stewardship, quality of life and growth management, some additional cont…

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The current controversy over the Gill family’s zoning map amendment application is a complicated community issue. Given the pressures we face regarding upholding our Comprehensive Plan’s three common values of ecosystem stewardship, quality of life and growth management, some additional cont…

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The housing affordability problem in Teton County is not about a lack of supply. It is an abundance of demand. However, as the renewed controversy about rezoning northern South Park shows, we continue to frame the issue the wrong way, as a supply problem. As a result, the community is focuse…

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Given all that is going on in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, socially, politically and environmentally, with record crowds and harmful impacts, it seems like a good time to rethink our approach and question where we are going.

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Due to COVID-19 and our inconsistent national response, almost everything has changed or been dramatically impacted in 2020. However, one piece of light is the realization around how important nature and the outdoors are for our health, both mentally and physically. (Who ever thought Jackson…

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Our family has a long history in Jackson and with the hospital in particular. My great-grandfather was actually the one who secured the land on which St. John’s Health is now located. My family has been part of the history of this community, and we are dedicated to its future. We will ranch,…

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These times are stressful. Like most of you, each week I am concerned about my family and community being exposed to COVID-19 and the prospect of another shutdown. Like most people in Wyoming, I live here because of the wildlife and the wildlands.

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AAkin to other things that “can’t happen to me,” there’s the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. It seems so far away, like it can’t strike any of us. Especially not here, in Jackson Hole.

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Last week I had a new experience: being rescued. Those at Lupine Meadows seeing someone leave a helicopter and saunter into an ambulance were probably wondering, “Why did that guy have to be rescued?” Besides being new to me, my story may also be unusual as rescues go, and maybe others will …

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One hundred years ago our relationship with nature was based on our dominion over it. Today that century-old idea makes no sense in a world where we know the well-being of humanity and the well-being of nature are closely tied together.

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The June 24 edition of the News&Guide contains an opinion piece titled “We can’t not talk about defunding [police].” Curiously, for such a rather surprising topic in Jackson Hole, there were no resulting letters to the editor in response.

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On June 23, 1982, in Detroit, a young man named Vincent Chin died. Four nights earlier, he had been enjoying his bachelor party with friends at a local bar when they were accosted by two White men, who blamed them for the success of Japan’s auto industry. “It’s because of you we’re out of wo…

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I took a trip over Teton Pass the other day to hook up with a girlfriend for a hike on the Aspen Trail. As I waited for her I reveled in the warm air and watched young moms pack up their 2-year-olds in high-tech packs with sunroofs and Binky holders, remembering fondly the “old days” when th…