Editorials

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Thomas Jefferson famously said that “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” In my experience, Jefferson’s spirit of vigilance applies well to our system of criminal justice. But the vigilance and experience needed to protect justice by a local prosecutor is not learned from defending la…

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There is a principle that dates back far into antiquity, observed by civilizations, religious groups and secular movements alike. Recorded in early texts by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans and countless others, taught by every religious figure including Buddha, Christ, Confuc…

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As TDS #401 School Board Members, our community asks us — regular citizens who have volunteered to step into the ring of public service — to be the stewards of your trust and your taxes, and to be responsive, responsible decision-makers for ensuring we meet our mission.

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This has been a season of dramatic shifts, even for a business where change is the only constant. In August our general manager and editor Jeannette Boner, who has led the Teton Valley News since 2017 and was a champion of local journalism, moved on from the paper. 

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I strongly support Alex Sosa for Teton County Prosecuting Attorney because he’s a team player and he’s the right person to fill this critical public service position.

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2020 has proven to be anything but the year we all anticipated at the turn of the calendar, back in January. The COVID-19 pandemic ushered immediate and delayed hardship to families, businesses, nonprofits, and schools. Given that our rural county relies heavily on nonprofit services to fulf…

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After hiking up Darby Canyon to the Wind Caves on Saturday, I took my kids to the Victor Emporium for a milkshake. I ordered shakes at a newly cut window on the north side of the building and picked them up from a table that was sectioned off to accommodate single household pick-up. What a f…

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One of my favorite things about living in Teton Valley is the Community Foundation of Teton Valley’s annual Tin Cup Challenge. The generosity of our community, the endless hours of volunteering, and the opportunity to learn about the incredible accomplishments of our valley’s nonprofits are …

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Editor's Note: This letter was sent to State Representative Chad Christensen and the Teton Valley News. 

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When I first started my position at Teton Basin Ranger District, the number one complaint I received was related to OHV use. Currently, the top complaint is about illegal and unscrupulous mountain bike riders followed by motorized users. One illegal route (even if it’s been there for many ye…

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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.