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BLM to auction 780,000 acres

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming has released its initial environmental analysis for its fourth-quarter oil and gas lease sale, totaling 581 proposed lease parcels on 780,000-plus acres of federal land.

Two parcels initially marked for sale in the Red Desert-to-Hoback mule deer migration corridor are no longer being considered for lease.

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Courageous women wanted

Jackson Hole women seeking political offices this fall are joining forces to run a different kind of race. A 5-kilometer run will celebrate a record number of women running for elected office this year across the country.

Called Courage to Run, the race is part of a nationwide movement uniting women across party lines. The nonpartisan event demonstrates the “literal and figurative muscle needed to be healthy to lead our society in these complex and fiercely polarizing time,” a news release said.

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45 years ago…

• The school board had $615,000 for the Jackson Hole Junior High School expansion, but the lowest bid came in at $693,000. “We can only blame the continual rise in construction costs,” Superintendent Jerry Wimberley said.

• In light of drastic increases in food costs the school board raised lunch prices by 40 cents to 65 cents, depending on a student’s grade level.

Nov. 6 is Election Day. In an effort to get to know our candidates on a more personal level, I have asked them a few questions. The focus this week is on Teton County Board of County Commissioners candidates Democrat Luther Propst and Republican Mary Martin.