The Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club will cancel the Moose Chase Nordic ski race this year, eliminating one of the three athletic events that until now made up the annual Triple Crown series.
Game and Fish seeks hunters’ surveys
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for feedback on how your hunt went this year.
The department said registered hunters have received or will soon receive a harvest survey via mail or email. The survey, which gathers harvest information and feedback on this year’s hunting season, will be used in making future wildlife management decisions.
Special Olympics take gold in Casper
The championship game was Jackson vs. Jackson.
With a setup like that, it’s no surprise a Jackson team brought home the soccer gold medal in the Special Olympics fall contest in Casper. Coach Shane Braman, a special education teacher at Jackson Hole Middle School, said the younger team took down its older compatriots after losing a preliminary game to them.
Skate competition wraps up
The fourth and final stage of the Wild West Skateboard Contest Series will drop in at the town skate park on Saturday.
The format no longer features separate street and bowl competitions, instead running a jam format with skaters encouraged to incorporate the entire park into their runs.
Road race champs crowned
Winners were crowned Saturday in the annual Tin Cup Challenge 5-kilometer and 10K races in Driggs, Idaho. Caleb Moosman, 24, won the 10K in 35 minutes, 52.08 seconds. Rose Hendricks, 35, won the women’s race in 43:40.74. The 5K victory went to Jon Valvatne, 38, in 18:53.13. Barb Lindquist, 50, finished third overall and won the women’s race in 20:33.34.
Trail challenges on tap
Three hiking and biking challenges are on tap for the hundreds of trail runners, hikers and cyclists of the Tetons.
All are far more high-tech than the posterboard with gold stars that used to sit in the Panorama House.
The Teton Trails Challenge is modeled after a similar event in Boise, Idaho, JHCycling.org board member Cary Smith said.
Duathalon fundraiser returns
The 20th annual Run and Ride for the Cure starts at 9 a.m. Sunday in Wilson.
The duathalon raises money for the Cancer Patient Support Fund at St. John’s Hospital Foundation. The race includes a 5-kilometer run and a 15-km bike ride with both a competitive class and an untimed fun division. There will be a 5-km walk and a kids race as well.
Even with winter still poking around late into May, Old Pass Road has been plowed to clear the way for hikers and bikers, according to Jim Verdone, head of the Old Pass Road Repairs Project.
The 2020 Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race has released its schedule, with the ceremonial start slated for Jan. 31 in Jackson.
After the big snowfall last week, more snow continues to fall daily around the area. Groomers are busy rolling out tracks and resetting lanes after snow accumulation. Expect some irregularities and bumps here and there on the tracks as well as a few snow drifts on high-wind days.
I went on this adventure right before our recent influx of snow that has developed into a funky snowpack. For this ski tour, I returned to a zone I had been to many times below Amphitheater Lake in Grand Teton National Park. This time, however, rather than ski down the gladed eastern slope b…
Skinning up the lower flanks of a mountain in Daisetsuzan National Park, which is pretty close to smack dab in the middle of Hokkaido, Japan, I wore two puffy jackets, goggles, a hat, two hoods, one Buff around my neck and a second that covered my cheeks and nose, and Marmot mittens so puffy…
Spud Chase crowns champs
Nine skiers were crowned winners in five divisions at the 16th annual Spud Chase presented by Peaked Sports on Saturday at Teton Springs in Victor, Idaho. In the 1-kilometer event Anika Trotter led the girls, and Trey Behrens led the boys. In the 2.5-km distance Daisha Jacoby led the girls, and Caleb Bender placed first among the boys.
Sam Krieg won the men’s 24-km race in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 37 seconds. Robin McGee was first in the women’s field with a time of 1:22:58.
Midwinter warm spells reveal the dirtier side of the season. All it takes is a few sunny afternoons to melt away the thin blanket of snow that keeps everything looking like a fairy tale set. Just a few degrees of temperature fluctuation and the once pristine snowbanks begin to reveal their t…
Nothing makes me cringe like encountering swatches of fresh wildlife blood and hair in the middle of highways. My lament soars higher when I note hand-wringing grandstanding from bossy types and groups desperately designed to discredit and outlaw legitimate hunting, fishing and trapping.
Female Broncs wrestle well
Jackson Hole High School competed in Idaho Falls over the weekend, where sophomore Olivia Roberts and Elizabeth Jensen each placed fifth in a junior varsity tournament. Senior Ted McDaniel also competed well; the 182-pounder went 1-1 before falling in the quarterfinals of his bracket. Kirby Castagno and Ben Brown both went 0-1 in their brackets. Jackson placed 20th out of 21 teams with 14 points. The team will compete again this weekend in Riverton.
Last month I decided I needed to shake up my exercise routine, so I signed up with a trainer to come up with a personalized program. I thought he would help strengthen my weaknesses. And I thought having a different schedule would force me to break out of my rut and, maybe, improve my speed …
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Sitting down with greatness doesn’t demand exceptional surroundings. That’s fortunate because decent natural light is lacking in this frigid downstairs man-fortress. However, reading, gear rigging, gun cleaning, reel spooling, occasional fly-tying and weekly column-writing are pleasantly con…