45 years ago ...
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.