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Each year the National Newspaper Association honors the best in community journalism in the Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and the best in community newspaper advertising in the Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. The BNEC and BNAC, together, make up the association’s Better Newspaper …

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With no natural disasters and no major holidays, Saturday was the perfect bluebird day to head to Town Square and take a lap, or two, at the first Jackson Hole Farmers Market this season.

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The Art Association was celebrating its 57th annual Art Fair Jackson Hole this past weekend but also its first fair in the Center for the Arts park.

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It’s been a big week of loud and proud celebration, public declaration, and rainbow sophistication.

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Motioning with a billowing, blue sleeve, Your Girl Catherine welcomed “Jackson’s first drag queen” to the Pink Garter Theater stage Saturday night.

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Before Jackson Hole High School got its graduation kicks (see page 10), the valley’s smaller institutions showed off their graduates at a series of personalized ceremonies.

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Entering the Snow King Sports and Events Center on Saturday was a paradigm shift from mountain athletics to one of complete cultural significance — and Jackson soaked it in.

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Straw Free JH hosted its annual plogging event to help clean up the pathways around the high school. Plogging originated in Sweden and is the act of picking up litter while jogging. Athletes from the Jackson Hole High School track team showed up for their third year.

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It’s been a big week of loud and proud celebration, public declaration, and rainbow sophistication.

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Motioning with a billowing, blue sleeve, Your Girl Catherine welcomed “Jackson’s first drag queen” to the Pink Garter Theater stage Saturday night.

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Entering the Snow King Sports and Events Center on Saturday was a paradigm shift from mountain athletics to one of complete cultural significance — and Jackson soaked it in.

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Straw Free JH hosted its annual plogging event to help clean up the pathways around the high school. Plogging originated in Sweden and is the act of picking up litter while jogging. Athletes from the Jackson Hole High School track team showed up for their third year.

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Over 100 students and their families packed into the Jackson Hole High School auditorium April 26 to find out if their efforts to win a scholarship from one of 50 organizations would come to fruition.

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Nadine Salas is interested in going into law enforcement but has had concerns, reflecting on what she’s heard about the profession and being a young Latina woman. She’s wondered whether the space is necessarily safe for her — and whether she should even ask questions about it.

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When people spot Joe Cronquist from the chair lift, it’s an event. The surprise of spectators is loud, as if they’d seen a bear or a solar eclipse.

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A dependable husband-and-wife duo break off to start their walking routes promptly every morning, donning vibrant vests and hoisting neon flags to ensure young students arrive safely at Jackson Elementary School.

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As snack time wraps up at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, a dozen kids all file in from outside. They take off their shoes, get their hand sanitizer and arrange themselves on the carpet while instructor Marissa Laugen pops DrawTogether on the projector. Instantly, the rowdiness falls to …

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This is part of an occasional series on Travel in the Time of COVID. Read about a COVID-era trip to Austria gone wrong in the March 9 edition or at JHNewsAndGuide.com. Have a pandemic travel story to share? Email editor@jhnewsandguide.com with subject line: “My COVID travel story.” — Eds.

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In the spring of 1866, Civil War veteran and budding photographer William Henry Jackson left Vermont the day his engagement to his fiancee came to an abrupt end. Seeking to leave the past behind, he left New England in search of adventure and a new life in the unexplored American West. Five …

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One of the most rewarding things about working at a local paper is reflecting the community’s spirit. People make up the town’s heartbeat, and when they pass on, it’s only fitting they get a proper tribute.

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Jeweler Olivia Hackett’s students tightened the circle they had formed around her as she held out the long silver wires that were to be cut, filed, hammered, bent and soldered into turquoise-bezel rings.

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A rumor circulating around Tetonia, Idaho, has it that the town of 400 or so at the north end of Teton Valley is the “Snowplane Capital of the World” — and it might very well be true.

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Since 1982, Colorado cartoonist Rob Pudim has been bringing his humor to the opinion pages of this newspaper. It’s a longstanding tradition to print some of his most popular ’toons with a handful of the best quotes of the year. Enjoy!

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The spirit of Ol’ St. Nicholas is marked with charity, kindness and generosity, all of which can be found in the unassuming hands and hearts of volunteers, nonprofits, local businesses and donors. As we head deep into the soul of this holiday season, there is still plenty of magic yet to giv…

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The woman who stood for three hours just inside the entrance of the Four Seasons’ Cottonwood ballroom wearing a 20-inch-tall headpiece and a skirt that held 48 flutes of champagne wore comfortable shoes. The skirt, really a metal skeleton worn over a poufy, princess-y skirt, included tiny, h…

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It was Feb. 23, 1970, the season was starting to turn from fall to winter in the frozen ocean surrounding Antartica, and Joe Burke started his diary entry with three words.

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While the traditional All Hallows’ Eve was dampened (OK, soaked) with rain, the tradition of trick-or-treating on Town Square was held Friday under clear skies. From monsters to princesses to gumball machines, see the creative costumes and festive spirit in this photo gallery.

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Hundreds of people gathered under a gray sky Saturday to give a final salute and a loving good-bye to Rylee McCollum.

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Just a couple of years ago, the future of the historic downtown block that is home to the Van Vleck home, now Cafe Genevieve, was up in the air: Developers had targeted the valuable parcels for another new hotel, though they had left the door open for someone to pony up to save 1910 home of …