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The call for social distancing in the state is leading many people to the outdoors. But a high number of people are going to the Teton Pass west of Jackson, which is causing some public health concerns.

"With the current restrictions in certain places, we've got an extra amount of traffic that's going on up here. And generally speaking, we're okay with folks that are coming here as long as they're cooperative on our on our safety issues," said John Pistono, a Teton Pass ambassador.

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Teton County is shutting down all non-essential businesses for 14 days. 

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Jackson Hole based singer, songwriter and musician Michael Batdorf released his eight studio album Proving Ground in 2019. He also released a new album with his band One Ton Pig. Michael spoke with Grady Kirkpatrick about his new music, moving from the Midwest to Wyoming, Tuesday nights at the Silver Dollar and camping in a tornado.

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The number of skiers led by ski guides out of bounds and into the backcountry at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort may double next season.

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The National Elk Refuge in Jackson will begin shortening elk feeding seasons this spring.

In December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a final version of a plan that aims to reduce elks' dependency on supplemental feed over the next five years. National Elk Refuge acting supervisor Eric Cole said the refuge wants to do this without causing problems for surrounding private lands.

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Jackson-based writer Alexandra Fuller has released a new memoir that strives to reckon with her grief at the deaths of both her father and her son in close succession. 

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Jackson State Representative Mike Yin is proposing a bill that could help address the affordable housing shortage in his district. It would allow counties to charge a fee for homes left empty more than six months out of the year.

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Visitors to Wyoming's National Parks could run into the First Lady during their trips this week.

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Jackson's Snow King Sports Center usually hosts skating lessons and peewee hockey games. But for one weekend in mid-September, it was filled with about $50 million worth of art.

The space had been taken over by the brand new Jackson Hole Fine Arts Fair. Visitors were greeted at the door by a giant inflatable goldfish — the work of Jackson artist Bland Hoke — before visiting booths from more than 50 galleries based all over the country.


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Central Wyoming College's (CWC) United Tribes Club is hosting a Powwow in Jackson on Saturday, September 21.

StoryCorps: The Day The Towers Fell

Sep 13, 2019
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On September 11, 2001, Sara Lashbrook was teaching kindergarten in downtown Manhattan…just three tree blocks away from the World Trade Center. At StoryCorps in Jackson, her friend Jessica Sell Chambers asked Sara what that morning was like.

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Wyoming is the Equality state. And when StoryCorps came to Jackson in 2018, Andrew Breffeilh told StoryCorps facilitator Madison Mullen the legacy of strong women in Jackson and why they deserve to be remembered.

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Central Wyoming College has been offering courses in Jackson for over 40 years out of leased spaces scattered around town.

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Jackson based musician and producer Aaron Davis spoke with Grady Kirkpatrick about his new album The Meander.

JACKSON, Wyo. — In this corner of the Cowboy State, where homes start at $1 million, it may appear Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr made out like a bandit.

StoryCorps: Hitchhiking - A Love Story

Jun 14, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Jay Edwards sat down with his daughter, Melodie, and told her about the time in the early 60s, when he and Melodie’s mother hitchhiked from California to Mexico…before hitchhiking up to Iowa to meet her mother’s family.

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Teton County has long been the wealthiest area of Wyoming, but the median household income for a family of four just cracked $100,000 for the first time in 2018, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

StoryCorps: 'But We Did End The War By Voting'

Jun 3, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, former Marine Corps Captain Bob Morris sat down his friend Jonathan Schechter to talk about his opposition to the Vietnam War and how he tried to end it.

StoryCorps: Learning From Fear

May 24, 2019
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Todd Skinner was a world renowned rock climber. His climbing achievements included the first free ascents of many routes around the world. 13 years ago Skinner died in a climbing accident on El Capitan. When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer Mattie Sheafor sat down with Todd’s widow Amy Skinner to discuss his death and why they keep rock climbing.

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As a chef for a Jackson Hole outfitter, Christine Semrow struggled to find an affordable place to live in Jackson.

When StoryCorps came to Jackson in 2018, Semrow sat down with StoryCorps facilitator Madison Mullen to talk about what it’s like to be part of the 99-percent in Jackson.

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, friends Stephanie Thomas and Carrie Krose sat down to discuss how the affordable housing shortage in Jackson is affecting children. 

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Sarah Ross sat down with her mother, Alexandra Fuller, to discuss an article she wrote in the Jackson paper about her teenage experience with sexual assault.

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, friends Arne Jorgensen and Anne Cresswell discussed the lack of concern for affordable housing in their community.

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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Teton Science School Executive Director Chris Agnew asked former board member Jean Jorgensen to recall the school's early days…and how it all started with the founders Joan and Ted Major. 

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Maria came to the U.S. illegally with her mother when she was a little girl…so they could meet up with her father, who was working in the country legally. When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Maria told her son Jorden about how she ended up in Idaho.

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Christine Semrow survived addiction by moving to Jackson and immersing herself in the wilderness.

When StoryCorps came to Jackson last year, Semrow sat down with StoryCorps facilitator Madison Mullen to talk about the first time she felt at peace in nature.

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A group of volunteers have torn down or upgraded more than 200 miles of fences in the Jackson Hole area in order to improve wildlife movement and migration. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation started organizing volunteers in the area about 20 years ago after noticing the number of obsolete fences in Grand Teton National Park and surrounding areas.

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On March 8, women brewers from the Snake River Brewing Company and the Roadhouse Brewing Company have collaborated to brew the Equality IPA. This is the fourth year the Jackson based breweries have come together on International Women's Day.

For the first time in six years, Riot Act, a theatre company in Jackson, is putting on a musical.

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A film depicting a solo ascent of El Capitan by longtime Jackson residents won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature on Sunday.

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