looking back

At the bottom of Rendezvous Mountain, the blast from the 105mm recoilless rifle illuminates the dark morning as ski patrolmen shield themselves in January 1989.

45 years ago ...

• In a landmark decision, the U.S. Forest Service recommended that an environmental impact statement be prepared before drilling was allowed for a proposed gas well in Cache Creek. It was the first call for an EIS on a drilling application on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and reflected widespread local opposition to the well site. Forest Supervisor Reid Jackson said the drilling and related transportation would impact soil, water, wildlife and the socioeconomic structure of Teton County and the town of Jackson.

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