SHIFT awardees named
The 2020 Youth Philanthropy Program, operating under the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, is granting $20,000 to local nonprofits. The program, designed to give students from the local high schools an opportunity to do philanthropy work, chose 17 nonprofits this year.
The ice was finally breaking on Jackson Lake. It was the latest thaw for the lake since the National Park Service began keeping records in 1933.
Jackson Hole Guide Office Equipment's suggestions for "gifts for the graduate" included a Smith-Corona 1200 portable electric typewriter and a Texas Instruments TI-2550 electronic calculator.
Scouts and their families collected 5,064 pounds of antlers from the National Elk Refuge for the annual auction on Town Square.
Approached by a black bear, an antler hunter from Rexburg, Idaho, climbed a tree in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and perched there for nearly four hours. He had a GPS device to pinpoint where he was and a cellphone to call a buddy. Search and Rescue crews found him about a mile southeast of Teton Valley Ranch in Kelly.
John Lynch, Jacob Baglien, Stuart Taylor and 11 other kids ages 4 to 12 pedaled their bikes around the Colter Bay visitor center area in a blinding snowstorm. They raised more than $600 for St. Jude Children's Hospital during the "Wheels for Life" bike-a-thon.
For Earth Day about 20 people picked up garbage along Flat Creek between the bridge on North Cache Street and Albertsons.
A fire of unknown origin burned down a log barn at the rodeo grounds, saving the town the cost of demolishing the structure.
The Jackson Hole News spotlighted a new business. "Since St. Patrick's Day the ovens at Bru's Buns and Breads have been working 24 hours a day turning out goodies for pastry and bread lovers of all ages." It quoted founder Laurel "Bru" Wicks: "I saw the need for a good bakery in Jackson and started working on setting up the bakery in late September."
Indiana resident Lisa Tonks recovered a wallet she'd lost 20 years earlier while vacationing in Jackson Hole. Jackson police technician Tom Turcol found it while inventorying lost and confiscated "cold cases" items. The only thing in the dusty wallet besides $177 in bills was a Social Security card, so he used a program on the police computer network to track her down.
Investigators searched for clues about what caused a spectacular fire that burned Grand Targhee Ski Resort’s Rendezvous Day Lodge and another building to the ground early on a Sunday morning. No one was injured, but the blaze destroyed administration offices, the cafeteria, two restaurants, a bar, the activities center, a ski rental shop and a retail ski equipment store.
Whoops! We messed up last week and printed the wrong clues to the March 18 crossword (real insult to injury in these times when you're looking forward to the crossword more than ever). Our apologies. On the bright side, now you have two crosswords to work on this week. —Eds.
Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal came to Jackson to speak at the Power of Place conference. In a profile of him the News&Guide ran some of his colloquialisms, including, “You don’t buy a dog and do your own barking” and “He is the north end of a southbound horse.”
TV stars Adam West of “Batman” and Sally Struthers of “All in the Family” fame were among the high-profile personalities who came to Jackson Hole for the Centennial Celebrity Ski Extravaganza. The event was a benefit for Dignity, a community-based program for developmentally disabled adults.
Three members of a local family sued the town of Jackson and Teton County for not quarantining a stray cat to observe it for rabies symptoms after it bit one of them. The overcrowded animal shelter had killed the cat after seven days and later couldn't find its body in the dump, so the family had to undergo painful rabies shots.
David Fett and Jack Curry were crowned the 1990 Grand National Power 8 Champions at the Jackson Hole Ski Area. In the contest in Cheyenne Bowl the two seniors guides for High Mountain Helicopter Skiing edged out the team of Jackson Hole Ski Patrolmen Jim Roscoe and Glen Jacques.