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Mark Newcomb Teton County Commissioner

Growth in Our Community

I keep wondering about growth. Growth is changing the community. Can we ever keep people from visiting here or moving here? What is special about this place that we seem to be losing? Our wildlife? How do we protect that? Our people? How do we preserve the hard-working and diverse population that made the community […]

Your Pride, Your Passion, Your Compassion

With deep appreciation for your trust in me and with humble gratitude for the opportunity to continue serving you, I formally announce my candidacy for Teton County, Wyoming Board of County Commissioners. It has been an honor and privilege to represent our community for the past three and a half years. We are an incredibly […]

The Cost of Preserving and Protecting our Environment

This is the talk I gave at the latest 22 in 21 on January 18th, 2018: What is the state of our jurisdiction? I’d characterize it as one of struggle, an epic struggle, with ourselves, to define the value of our natural environment. Without measures of value for the ecosystem and associated ecosystem services, I […]

Commercial Growth and Its Housing Obligation

The local entrepreneurs I know are gritty, clever and not looking for a hand out. Fifty years ago starting any business here was a risky proposition. Air service was tenuous, winters were bitter, summers were mosquito infested, inflation and gas prices were headed for a spike. Different times. Business risk now is about housing. Ask […]

Taking Heat; Pain Free

Recently a constituent sent a letter to me at my public tetonwyo.org account: Mark I had seen you as a strong conservationist, someone with dedication and vision. It seems that now what we are seeing is a very, very different person. Develop Federal land alongside and in the bed of The Snake River, where your […]

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