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In 1948 my maternal grandmother, Jeannette, got pregnant “out of wedlock.” She had followed the love of her life, a Merchant Marine, to New York City, leaving behind her parents, relatives and working-class hometown on the Potomac River for a new life of love and adventure.

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I am writing as a concerned community member, not as a spokesperson for St. John’s Health or for the St. John’s Health Foundation. It hurts me to my core when I hear and read community member criticism of the St. John’s Board of Trustees. Most simply put, please remember that these individua…

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In 1948 my maternal grandmother, Jeannette, got pregnant “out of wedlock.” She had followed the love of her life, a Merchant Marine, to New York City, leaving behind her parents, relatives and working-class hometown on the Potomac River for a new life of love and adventure.

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I am writing as a concerned community member, not as a spokesperson for St. John’s Health or for the St. John’s Health Foundation. It hurts me to my core when I hear and read community member criticism of the St. John’s Board of Trustees. Most simply put, please remember that these individua…

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For most of my school career we lived in Englewood, Colorado, on University Boulevard one block from Littleton. My best friend’s address was in Littleton, but her neighborhood was granted school of choice. Naturally, her parents chose to send her to my district instead, with the top-rated pu…

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Teton County residents are caught in a dilemma. Tourism sustains our economy. It directly and indirectly employs many of us. It’s estimated that tourism brought $1.25 billion into the local economy in 2019. It also gives us the choice of restaurants of a much larger city — and also sustains …

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The fire weather outlook predicts above normal wildfire potential and intensifying drought across much of the Great Basin Region, which Western Wyoming falls into for wildfire resources and incidents.

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Huge increases in property taxes without locally available tools to lower them amounts to taxation without representation. State law limits the ability of locally elected officials to reduce property taxes and backfill revenue through other taxes or fees. The fix is in the hands of the state…

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Teton County is facing water quality issues around Hoback Junction and impairments on Fish and Flat Creeks. Our community has an opportunity to prioritize clean water through local funding.

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Residents of the Westside Mobile Home Park in Durango, in southern Colorado, called it a miracle: They are under contract to buy the land their homes sit on, their rent will not go up, and they proved that the housing cooperative they’d founded had staying power.

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Over the past few years, and especially the last 12 months, there have been monumental electric vehicle announcements by almost every auto manufacturer, the federal government, state governments and regional collaborations. The bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law Nov. 15 includes …

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I never thought of being sick as a privilege. Yet, housebound with chronic illness, I’ve had the privilege of not going on Daylight Saving Time for the past two years. I have to take medication multiple times a day at precisely the same solar time. With only doctors to see, it was easier jus…

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It was Jim Miller’s Guest Shot in the March 9 issue of the Jackson Hole News&Guide that solidified my stance on annexing Alta’s 8.3 square miles into the state of Idaho. There have been other signals that demonstrate the validity and value of this proposal.

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Just outside Durango, Colorado, there’s a trailer park called Westside that I’ve been driving by all my life. Yet residents there have long lived with the fear that at any time their homes could be taken from them, and now, the worst has happened.

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Having answered the questions in Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board’s first Sustainable Destination Management Plan survey and listened intently to the dire Regional Housing Needs Assessment presentation by Wendy Sullivan (thanks to Town and County Planning, Town Community Development and…

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Housing is a hot topic in Jackson Hole as it is in many other ski towns. We know that we need to continue to invest in workforce housing to maintain a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community. The town of Jackson, Teton County and nonprofit groups are working hard to find housing for young f…