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Jackson Hole News&Guide online (this "Site") is provided by the Jackson Hole News&Guide, a Teton Media Works, Inc. publication. We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site at any time. We may modify these Terms of Use at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon either notifying you or posting the modified Terms of Use. You agree to review the Terms of Use periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of this Site shall be deemed your acceptance of the modified Terms of Use. Your use of this Site is conditioned upon the Terms of Use in force at the time of your use.


All of the content on this site is accessible to readers who purchase a subscription offering.  Some of the content is available to registered readers and nonsubscribers who may see a specified number of articles are pages before they are asked to purchase a subscription offering to continue viewing requested content. This is also an advertising-supported service; we encourage you to patronize the advertisers who help make this service possible.


Access to most all of the content, services and features on this Site requires users to register using the form provided. Registration may require you to provide certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, gender, and date of birth. If you are under the age of 13, do not register unless your parents have given you permission to do so. Our use of personally identifiable information is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy. You represent that the information you have provided on the form is true, accurate, current and complete and that you will maintain and promptly update the information to keep it so. We reserve the right to terminate the registration and deny access to all or a portion of this site to any person who violates the Terms of Use.


You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any usernames or passwords issued to you for your use of or access to this Site and you agree not to allow any other person or entity to use any usernames or passwords that are issued to you. You will be responsible for all activity that occurs (whether by you or by others) under your user account or password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or username or any other breach of security and to let us know if you wish to cancel a username or password. You also agree to exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations. We reserve the right to delete or change any username or password at any time and for any reason.



Our Intellectual Property

This Site and the material on the Site is owned by us and third party providers and is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. This Site and the content provided in this Site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed without our written permission, except that you may download, display and print one copy of the materials presented on this Site on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only. "Deep-linking," "embedding" or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing. Unauthorized use of this Site or the materials contained on this Site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws. You must retain all copyright and trademark notices, and any other proprietary notices, contained in the materials. The use of such materials on any other web site or in any environment of networked computers is prohibited. You may establish a hypertext link to this Site provided the link does not state or imply our sponsorship of the other site and further provided that you do not frame any of the content of the Site or incorporate into another website or other service any of our intellectual property.


Content Submitted by You ("Submissions")

"Submissions" means all comments, feedback, suggestions, e-mail and similar information or materials you submit to us including posting comments to blogs, stories, and community forums, submitting letters to the editor, and submitting manuscripts, articles, photographs, videos, artwork or other material. In sending the material, you are representing and agreeing that:


You are the author of the Submission or that you are making the Submission with the express permission of the author/owner.

The Submission is free from restrictions on publication and does not infringe or violate any existing copyright or other property right that exists in favor of any other person or entity.

You are granting us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute and or display such Submission, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium now known or hereafter developed.

You automatically waive any claim that any use of such content violates any of your rights, including privacy rights, publicity rights, moral rights or any other right, including the right to approve the way we use such content.

You are responsible for the content of all Submissions and acknowledge that third parties may hold you responsible for content related claims including libel, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of likeness and disclosure of confidential information.

You shall indemnify, defend and hold us, our parent company and our affiliated entities (including our officers, directors, owners, agents and employees) harmless from all liability and costs incurred by those indemnified in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of the above representations and warranties and for any claims related to the content or your Submissions.

We have the right to disclose any information that we believe necessary to comply with any law, regulation or governmental request or that information that could prevent or assist in the resolution of any criminal, illegal, or inappropriate activity.


Online Conduct

We encourage a free and open exchange of ideas in a climate of mutual respect. We do not control the messages or postings that are sent to the Site but we, or third parties acting on our behalf, may monitor online conduct to enforce these Terms of Use. We reserve the right in our sole discretion, but do not assume any obligation, to refuse to post, remove, or edit any messages or postings sent to the Site. Any action by a user that infringes on another user's right to use and enjoy this Site is prohibited. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to and use of this Site if, in our view, your conduct fails to meet any of our guidelines. We also reserve the right to change these terms at any time. It is a condition of your use that you do not:


Include any information that is false, misleading or inaccurate.

Use the Site for any unlawful purpose or to transmit any material that contains a virus.

Use the Site to encourage others to engage in illegal activities or activities that could cause injury to persons or property.

Use the Site to upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights of any party.

Use the Site to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available content that is harmful to minors in any way, or that is harassing, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

Use any portion of the Site for uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or any other form of commercial solicitation.

Attempt to interfere with any other person's use of the Site.

Misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person.

Hold yourself out as sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with us.

Attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by us or in connection with the Site.

To register a complaint about another user's conduct, please send a message to our editor at


Online Commerce

Some areas of our Site may allow you to purchase items or services from us or from third parties. We are not responsible for any interactions between you and third parties or for the timeliness, accuracy or quality of items purchased from them. You should review third party’s practices and policies prior to purchasing items as their practices and policies may differ from ours. When you purchase items or services from our Site, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to the items you are purchasing. You are financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone using your account.


Links to Other Sites

Any links from this Site to other websites are provided for your information and convenience only. We do not assume any responsibility or liability with respect to any website linked from this Site (or any website linking to this Site). We do not review or monitor such links. A link from this Site to another website (or a link from another website to this Site) does not constitute a referral, endorsement, approval, advertising, offer or solicitation with respect to such website, its contents, or any products or services advertised or distributed through that website. The privacy policies of other sites may differ from ours so if you have questions about other sites’ privacy policies, please contact them directly.



We make no warranty of any kind regarding this site and/or any materials provided on this site, all of which are provided on an “as is” basis.  We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of any of the content or data found on this site and expressly disclaim all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, and those arising by statue or otherwise in law or form a course of dealing or usage of trade.



We, our parent, and affiliated entities assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any special, exemplary, punitive, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind (including, but not limited to lost profits or lost savings), whether based in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, which arises out of or is in any way connected with (1) any use of this site or any decision made or action or non-action taken by you in reliance upon the information provided through this Site or the content found herein or (2) our performance or non-performance even if we have been advised of the possibilities of damages to you. Certain jurisdictions might not allow limitations on implied warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations, may not apply to you, and you may have additional rights to those contained herein.



We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require that people who use the website do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to the Publisher named below:

Your address, telephone number, and email address;

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;

A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and

A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Kevin Olson, Publisher, Jackson Hole News&Guide, Post Office Box 7445 Jackson, WY 83002



These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and us. Additional terms and conditions may apply to the purchase of goods and services of third parties to whom you are provided access through this Site. Your use of this Site is independent and you shall not be construed as an employee, agent or partner of, or joint venturer with, us for any purpose. This agreement and its performance shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wyoming, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. In the event any provision in this agreement is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

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Comment Policy

Copyright on materials contributed by Jackson Hole News&Guide online readers is held by the individual creators.

All postings, messages, or text posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the site, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You are entirely responsible for all content that you post, e-mail or otherwise make available through the site.

By uploading or otherwise posting any content on the site, you represent and warrant: (i) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights, including but not limited to copyrights, to the content you provide and the rights to use it as provided in this policy; (ii) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate these terms of service; and, (iii) the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.


For all such information and material, you grant Jackson Hole News&Guide online, its affiliates and related entities, and its affiliated newspaper, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such information, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.

Submitting comments

Jackson Hole News&Guide online encourages readers to engage in civil conversation with their neighbors. We will never edit or alter your comments, but we do reserve the right to remove comments that violate our code of conduct.

By using the site, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of the site and any of its content, including but not limited to whether you should rely on said content.

In the quick-paced atmosphere of online comments and message boards, the moderating staff will occasionally miss an offensive comment. If you find a comment that you believe should be removed, please report possible offensive comments by clicking the 'Report Abuse' link at the bottom of each comment. Reporting an offensive comment DOES NOT guarantee that a comment will be removed.

You also agree that under no circumstances will Jackson Hole News&Guide onlineor its affiliates be liable in any way for any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, e-mailed or otherwise made available via the site. You acknowledge that Jackson Hole News&Guide online shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any content that is available via the site, for violating the letter or spirit of the policy or for any other reason. Jackson Hole News&Guide online reserves the right to delete any posting or message at any time if we find it violates our posting rules.

Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information in public areas on our site, such as in message boards or article comments, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Jackson Hole News&Guide online and this policy.

Comments that are not in written in English may not be approved. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to translate comments from other languages to make sure they comply with our comment policy.


Online behavior, posting rules

You agree not to post, e-mail, or otherwise make available content:

that is unlawful, threatening, defamatory, pornographic, libelous, intended to be personally insulting or invasive of another's privacy, or harms minors in any way (calling someone a moron, idiot, etc falls under this category).

that implies a person, including a suspect in crime-related story, is guilty of a specific crime until they have been proven guilty in a court of law.

that encourages or suggests an act of violence in such a way that the action is likely to occur.

that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability.

that purports to be from any person or entity, including but not limited to a Jackson Hole News&Guide employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity.

that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent.

that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.

that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement.

that advertises any illegal services or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited or regulated by Wyoming law.

that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the service.


Additionally, you agree not to:

contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted.

attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Jackson Hole News&Guide computer systems or any other user's computer systems, or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the service or the Jackson Hole News&Guide online Web site.


Public figures

Fair comment on and criticism of the behavior and/or job performance of public officials is appropriate in this forum. But keep it civil. Public figures are generally those that live and/or work in the public eye on a consistent basis. This list may include, but is not limited to prominent politicians, high-level public servants, and high-profile community members.

How we gather information

When submitting a comment, we record the registered name chosen by the author, the content of the post, the time the comment is submitted, and the IP address of the computer used to author the comment. An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique number that devices use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a network (such as the internet). We use the IP address as a search tool to identify comments written by the same user. IP addresses and e-mail addresses collected by the Civil Dialogue section are not publicly available.

No other information, such as real names, is available to us through our commenting system unless they are included by the author in the comment text.


Archiving and removing comments

The approved comments on Jackson Hole News&Guide online articles are available indefinitely. Comments that are not approved are purged from the system.