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Teton County: Compassion for Seniors?

Having been born and raised in Teton County and staying to work here as a mountaineering professional, I’ve always known that our Teton County community is compassionate. Whether it’s donating to non-profits through Old Bill’s, pulling together in times of crisis like the Budge Slide, contributing time, land and funds to house local workers, or […]

Property Taxes: Demand the Change We Deserve

Huge increases in property taxes without locally available tools to lower them amounts to taxation without representation. Wyoming state law limits the ability of locally elected officials to reduce property taxes and backfill revenue through other taxes or fees. The fix is in the hands of the state legislature. But good ideas on how to […]

Navigating a Dangerous Winter

The formation of snowflakes, the delicate, complex crystals of ice that will hopefully soon blanket mountain slopes and provide days of gliding joy, winter escape and alpine adventure, can be modeled using fractals. So can the spread of COVID 19. Like the stellar arms of snowflakes, COVID spreads in clusters, arms branching off of arms, […]

COVID 19: Nationwide Cohesion Needed

In the book, The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James, the book’s Zen Master, George Pocock, gave Joe Rantz these words of advice: Once you row past the pain, the exhaustion, the voice that said it can’t be done, then strive to work in harmony with the others in the boat, trust the others […]

Leadership for Teton County

We’d been up since 0-dark thirty, plodding upwards. It was dark except for the first gray light of dawn lipping the Sleeping Indian. It was cold—bleak, early winter cold. Our group stopped and dropped, sitting dejectedly on their packs. Communications specialists headed to the Mideast to hide equipment on mountain tops, they had hired us […]

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