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After hosting snocross races at Snow King the past two winters, authorities will take the competition elsewhere this year.

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Up to 4 feet of snow has fallen since Saturday, and groomers have been working hard to keep up with the weather and pack down new accumulation.

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Five wrestlers heading to state meet

Though weather made the trip to Powell uncertain, the Jackson Hole High School wrestling squad walked away from the 3A West Regional Tournament over the weekend with five state qualifiers.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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There’s something romantic about the idea of a solo skier pioneering a new line, a lone figure breaking trail in the predawn black, one person with a mission. We envy that lack of distraction and that self-sufficient sentiment.

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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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Despite being a provocateur of exceptional mini-van cruise-control gas mileage, this end of I-70 is always a “last pick” in west-to-east winter travel from Jackson to Florida. However, in early December a departure from I-80 east was dictated at Rock Springs as we saw reports of swirling 50 …

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The stock market is down, then up and then down again. Our president’s behavior is increasingly erratic and frightening. There are wars going on, and psychopaths in control of nuclear weapons. The world is heating up, promising environmental devastation and economic chaos. Plants and animals…

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I saw my first fat bike in a Walmart, and I thought I was hooked immediately. Some of that enthusiasm may have come from the fact that I was in college, and I was at said Walmart sometime between the hours of midnight and 1 a.m. Some of it may have been because I was given permission by a sl…

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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…

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“No Parking” signs sprouted like weeds this autumn around the weigh station pullout on the west side of Teton Pass along Highway 22. Suddenly a coveted 10 to 15 parking spots for skiers and snowboarders were gone.

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Great Christmas gifting is similar to scrutinizing a sumptuous buffet. Experienced eaters examine all table contents and then utilize restraint to fill a plate. Designing this gift column requires 12 months. Readers can be assured that all items are thoroughly vetted before inclusion. Feedba…

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I remember the first time I tried skate skiing. I was living in Lander, and the only groomed track at that time was off the north side of South Pass. The trail meandered away from the parking lot through some willows before beginning a steady climb that went back through the lodgepole for a …

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I used to have a bunch of excuses for not wearing a helmet. I’d leave it in the car on ski days when I was just planning on taking photos or on days where the snow was bad, so I wouldn’t be going hard, or on days when the snow was good because it would be softer when I crashed.

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Every year around Thanksgiving a large group of friends and acquaintances gathers for Friendsgiving. It’s a way to celebrate the traditional holiday for those of us who live far from our families; but, maybe more importantly, it’s also a sort of unofficial start-of- winter party. We reconnec…

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Until this year I thought my bike rides down Adams Canyon were illegal or at least frowned upon. The route to get there from the top is virtually nonexistent and it was never marked on a trail map — until this summer.

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In Jackson, you can’t miss the Grand Teton. Every time your gaze goes toward the northwest, the peak looms, dominating the skyline and drawing your eyes upward. It’s an iconic image that’s stamped on almost every item that says Jackson Hole, from T-shirts to jewelry to paintings, photography…

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Most magic is just good math, expressed physically. Photographers love to rave about that time they caught the “magic hour,” shooting in that brief golden window of day slipping into dusk. What they really mean is that they planned ahead enough to take their photos at a time when the earth’s…

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I was content in my life, mountain biking on the new Skyline trail with my partner, but when you passed us you caught my eye. I couldn’t stop thinking about you for the rest of the day, and last night I lay awake for hours wishing you’d stopped to talk to me.

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High school MTB team wins

The Jackson Hole Composite mountain bike team recorded another first place Saturday at Galena Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho. The team beat 18 teams from the region to capture top honors. Varsity boys cyclists Jamie Peacock and Elijah Weening finished sixth and eighth. Annika Peacock placed second among varsity girls. Jack Carney finished 10th in junior varsity boys. High schoolers Will Johnson, Gus Lowham, Max Dunlop, Taylor Shanor, Max Bigelow, Noah Bigelow and Max Mercuri also had strong races and scored points for the team. Eighth-grader Bode Welch finished seventh. Oliver Smith was second among seventh-grade boys. Theo Taft finished sixth in the sixth-grade boys division. Middle school racers Keenan Kelly, Hayden Wieloh, Nico McGee, Carson Shanor, Ryker McCormick, Olivia Weenig and Evalyn Wogoman also had strong finishes. The team has two more races left in the season. It will compete again Sept. 29 at Jug Mountain resort near McCall, Idaho, before the state championship at Bogus Basin outside Boise, Idaho, on Oct. 13.

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Bradley nets first win in six years

Keegan Bradley won the BMW Championships on Monday in Pennsylvania after defeating new world No. 1 Justin Rose on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. The win was Bradley’s first since 2012. Bradley is the son of Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis instructor Mark Bradley. The Vermont native won three times in his first two seasons on tour, including the 2011 PGA Championship in his major debut. Bradley, 32, took home $1.62 million for his win. The win was Bradley’s fourth on the PGA Tour.

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For many people time spent on the starting line of any race or competition comes with a specific state of mind. Some are able to empty their minds, focus only on the event before them as they center themselves and find inner calm. Others panic, wishing they could use the bathroom one more ti…

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Volleyball scores

The Jackson Hole High School volleyball team played matches Friday and Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho, but the scores were not received. Tuesday night’s match against Teton (Idaho) High began after the Sports section went to print. Jackson’s next match will take place Sept. 11 at Sugar-Salem (Idaho).

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Volleyball team starts 0-1

Lady Broncs volleyball fell to Sugar-Salem (Idaho) 3-0 Saturday in Jackson in the Broncs’ first match of the 2018 season. Sugar-Salem beat Jackson 25-18, 25-17, 25-11. Jackson was led by junior Kaitlyn Meyring, who tallied nine kills and six digs in the loss. Rachel Klemmer and Lily Stiles each had two kills, and junior Ellie Frantz had four digs. Junior Jennifer Feuz led the team with 14 assists. The Broncs will compete Friday and Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho, and face Teton (Idaho) at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson.