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Highest. Richest. Wealthiest. Most generous.

There’s an oft-repeated trope about Jackson, and Teton County as a whole, that it is one of the most philanthropic places in the country.

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The word “nonprofit” has become basically synonymous with “charity” in popular usage, but that is an oversimplification. It’s true that 501(c)(3)s — the bastions of philanthropic giving — comprise the bulk of the nonprofit universe, but the category contains a long list of lesser-known cousins.

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Faced with the daunting task of raising more than $7 million in just a few months last summer, the Jackson Hole Land Trust decided to try a new strategy: the challenge grant.

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Looking solely at the dollars, it’s easy to discount the value of small donations. But seasoned fundraisers say pint-sized gifts can still pack a punch.

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When Nina Lenz’s child care provider was evicted, Lenz flashed back to the anxiety and frustration she felt during her 18-month search for a place fit to look after her daughter.

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It’s 9:15 on a summer evening in Jackson Hole. A common nighthawk zips above the cottonwoods, its white wing bars giving it away in the twilig…

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Dusk comes quickly in the mountains. The summer sun had just slipped behind the Tetons, the …

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"Heeya!” came the shout, and in a flash the iron gate flew open and the bull burst into the arena, fiery and flailing, a cowboy clinging to its back.

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Once a bull rider himself, Jackson Hole Rodeo judge Joe Young likes to think back to a line …

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Voters can cast their ballots at any of five polling places on Election Day. These vote centers (see above map) will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

• Teton County Library

• Teton County/Jackson Rec Center

• Old Wilson Schoolhouse

• Teton County Weed and Pest

• Alta Branch Library

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Teton County voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to renew the lodging tax for another four years. The tax is a 2 percent charge on visitors’ hotel stays in Teton County.

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Candidates for state auditor have made improving government transparency part of their campaign platform. The state auditor’s office is facing criticism from groups that have requested financial and spending data and been charged high fees and met with a slow response.

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There are three candidates running for Teton County Sheriff, but none face a contested prima…

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