Editorials

It seems like a few issues are coming to a head in Teton Valley.

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Whew. What a spring. It’s usually mud season that drives us a little bonkers around the valley, but the COVID-19 pandemic proved a serious challenge to our fortitude. Lost wages, lost jobs, scaled back business hours, masks and disinfectant, (not to mention that situation with the toilet pap…

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When I was young Mary Schmich wrote a hypothetical commencement speech for the Chicago Tribune that Baz Lurhmann later turned into a hit song. It’s pretty catchy and full of advice more sound than I could ever offer here. Google it.

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Writing this as the mayors of two closely related tourist towns in Teton Valley, asking people not to come visit our communities, shows things have to be bad. In fact, Governor Little has declared a Stay Home Order for the state of Idaho, community spread has been confirmed in Jackson Hole j…

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To be perfectly transparent, these last 72 hours at the newspaper were unlike anything this staff has experienced as journalists, as people really. And as bad as the news was feeling, we’d like to offer the following observations from our vantage point.

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When many of us think of February, Valentine’s Day, an evening out, chocolates, and loving relationships come to mind. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month and a time that is focused on helping teens understand healthy relationships. A week is even set aside within the month to h…

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With the recent trail closures, it’s time to brush up on our trail etiquette. We must remember that each dog is an individual with different stress thresholds, personalities, and energy levels. Below are some Trail Etiquette tips to assist in recreating with your dog safely on high trafficke…

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Even if you are not into setting New Year’s Resolutions, January is a great time to reflect on… what makes you happy, what you might want to do more of, what new things you might want to try.

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Escalating dog issues with regard to safety on local winter trails have created concern at higher levels of the Forest Service organization. Ultimately, this concern has reminded me of the need to adhere to the agency motto expressed by the first chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot,…

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Teton County is currently engaged in a major Land Development Code (LDC) rewriting project. The Board of County Commissioners has undertaken this effort because the county’s LDC is supposed to reflect and help accomplish the goals of our adopted Comprehensive Plan. Teton County’s most recent…

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As we begin the holiday season this week with Thanksgiving, so too begins the time of year where we, at Family Safety Network, hear, “You must be so busy this time of year.” While this statement is true, it is not true in the way you would expect.

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Teton School District 401 board member Nan Pugh is the only incumbent running in this election for one of the three seats on the five-member board of trustees. There is a lot riding on this school board election, so much so that local political parties have taken the rare move of endorsing n…

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In the summer of 1998, my young daughter and I headed out on an afternoon horseback ride up Darby Canyon. On the way into the canyon, we hit a pothole, and our horse trailer came off the hitch and snow-plowed a few feet into the road. Fortunately, no damage was done and we hooked it back up,…

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Every July 4th we celebrate the establishment of our nation and the values that created it. The freedoms that our inspired founders affirmed in the Declaration of Independence, and upheld in our Constitution, are the guiding principles of our Republic. The Declaration proclaims, “We hold the…