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A life well lived and an exceptional death

John Byrne Cook, son of a household name, achieved fame in his own right as road manager for Janis Joplin then as author. But his own life ended on a high note. Continue reading

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Why no tutus in Jackson Hole’s Million Dollar Cowboy Bar?

Guys in liberal enclaves of Wyoming were putting on tutus recently after a remark by Sen. Mike Enzi. But why not the men in Jackson Hole?
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Tesla beats electric path to ski towns

Tesla is creating a “gallery” in Aspen this winter and installing fast-charging stations in out-of-the-way but high-end places. Continue reading

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Big mountains and wealth canyons in Jackson Hole

The sky-piercing Teton Range defines Jackson Hole, but all people seem to be talking about is the great chasm of wealth. Continue reading

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Presidential wannabes in ski towns

Presidential candidates were in Aspen and Jackson Hole this year to press the flesh — and pass the campaign donation hat. They visit Park City, too. But they rarely show up in Vail or Beaver Creek. Why not? Continue reading

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Closed in Jackson

Everywhere, the economy has been roaring back, and in mountain towns more in tourism than in real estate. But Jackson’s housing issues seem far more severe than elsewhere. Continue reading

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New demographic wrinkle in Jackson Hole

Wyoming’s Jackson Hole has almost entirely recovered from the recession, but analyst Jonathan Schechter detects a new demographic and economic wrinkle: the new “service professionals.” Continue reading

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Chinese tourists in mountain towns

Jackson Hole is seeing relatively large numbers of Chinese tourists this summer. In other mountain resorts of the West, not so much. But more are expected at places like Aspen and Vail. Continue reading

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Slide slows, costs accelerate in Jackson Hole

The landslide that dropped 10 feet, breaking apart a house in Jackson in April, had slowed to 1-500th of an inch in at least one location on Wednesday. Mitigation measures seem to be working, but the costs are rapidly rising as town officials map out their work for the summer. Continue reading

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Old story in new avalanche death

They had all the gear, plus avalanche education. But when faced with the beckoning mountainside of snow, it was of no real use. It’s an all-too-familiar story. Continue reading

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