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Starting today, Teton County Library will allow more people inside for longer windows of time, and make two meeting rooms available.

The Hole Scroll

Vitalant is hosting its last blood drive of the year in a two-day drive next week.

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Once a year, we put out the Hole Health special section, and it is a lot of work. Regular news still happens, and I have to balance editing the section and writing any last-minute stories with my day job. Suffice to say, I'm pretty excited to take a couple days off this week.

But I had the opportunity to talk again with Anthony Parker, the man I wrote about almost a year ago when he left the hospital after an 88-day stay because of a COVID-19 infection. Back then, he was weak, tired, and unable to really dig into his experience with me.

Now, he's much stronger, and he makes a lot of jokes. He even pulled out a "Casper the Friendly Ghost" reference, bringing up a show I hadn't thought about in years. He genuinely seems happy to be alive, and I'm grateful he and other COVID-19 survivors let us into their recovery.

As Parker gets better from COVID, the county restrictions are also easing. With case numbers low, the mask order could be lifted Friday, though health officials say face coverings are still important tool, even if a government mandate is no longer appropriate.

Hope you all enjoy the Hole Health section; it's on newsstands all week. It'd be a great thing to spend Sunday morning with. — Tom

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The high cost of living in and around Jackson Hole has been looming large around budget talks for government services like dispatch, which gets first responders to the scene for accidents and emergencies. 

Generous donors are making it possible for Teton County Search and Rescue to bring on a new class of volunteers to help people when they get into trouble in the backcountry. 

And we take a look at state stats, talk to business owners and check in with counselors to understand how alcohol consumption shifted during the pandemic. 

Thanks for reading and as always if you have story tips please email

— Rebecca