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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.

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Give a unit of blood to save lives

St. John’s Episcopal Church has teamed up with the Red Cross for a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Helping paws

Those in need of financial support for their pets — be it money for food, for emergency boarding or to cover a spay/neuter surgery — have a new resources to tap into.

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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.

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Free food for Fido (and Fluffy)

Pet Place Plus and Teton Tails have recently started offering free dog food to pet owners experiencing tough times during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Online victory gardening

The University of Idaho Extension’s Idaho Victory Garden Course was developed to help “help our communities in challenging times,” and now the 10-unit course is available online for free.

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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."

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Alone, together

Project SPACE, an organization that encourages and fosters thoughtful community interactions, recently launched an effort aimed at solidarity.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Snow King plan meeting called off

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials have extended their deadline for comments on the environmental study of the possible historical, wildlife and recreational benefits and drawbacks of a proposed overhaul of Snow King Mountain.

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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.”

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Potential bird rule rollback

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments on a proposed rule that limits the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, exempting some industries that kill species protected under the act.

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Shoshone to take bids

The Shoshone National Forest is looking to permit new outfitting and guiding services near the communities of Cody, Dubois and Lander.

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Wanted: BLM land consultant

Teton County has released a call for consultant assistance in determining and pursuing alternative ownership or management options for federal property along the Snake and Gros Ventre river corridors.

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Stargazing sets speakers

Wyoming Stargazing has announced its 2020 speaker series, “The World Above the Tetons.”

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Share a pint of yourself

Vitalant is hosting its February blood drive today and Thursday with a goal of collecting at least 100 units of blood.