Jackson

StoryCorps

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.

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

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.

Snake River Brewing Co.

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.

Free Solo

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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Jackson has seen the most snowfall of any February in recent history and that's led to some dangerous avalanche conditions.

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A 25-year-old immigrant got a job working for a landscaping company in Jackson. One day, he was out mowing a lawn.

"I had an accident. A coworker drove over my foot with a machine," he said.

As an undocumented worker, he was immediately worried.

Melodie Edwards, Allie Gross

Allie Gross of the Jackson Hole News and Guide and Melodie Edwards of Wyoming Public Radio collaborated on a story about worker's compensation for undocumented immigrants. They joined Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard to discuss why they decided to co-produce this story.

Bob Beck / Wyoming Public Radio

A legislative committee has approved a bill that would override a Teton County decision to keep a private school from being built. The House Corporations and Political Subdivisions committee voted 6-3 to send the bill to the floor.

Chris Havener

The Pedigree Stage Stop Race starts January 25 with participants from Alaska, Canada, and Wyoming competing for cash prizes in the largest dog sled race in the lower 48. The race is hosted by small Wyoming towns like Pinedale, Kemmerer, and Big Piney.

Bob Beck

A private school with some notable political ties has gotten into a fight with Teton County over whether it can build a new campus to accommodate a growing population. The Jackson Hole Classical Academy teaches a back-to-basics curriculum with a slight religious bent. After repeatedly being denied a chance to build to a scale school officials say is needed, the fight has come to Cheyenne and legislators are involved.

London Homer-Wambeam

Wyoming residents probably haven't noticed much change in how cities collect recycling over the past year. But your bottles, cans and paper may be going to different places than they were a year ago.

StoryCorps: Charismatic Megafauna

Jan 17, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Scott O'Hare sat down with his wife, Kacy, to talk about memorable encounters they've had with moose. Both of them grew up in cities, so neither of them were accustomed to a lot of wildlife before moving to Jackson.

StoryCorps: 'The Prettiest And Smartest Girl In Law School'

Jan 15, 2019
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When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Nancy Guthrie sat down with her friend, Alice Widdess, to talk about how she become lawyer despite her father’s disapproval.  

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Jackson is the most economically unequal city in the U.S. That's according to the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank. A study found in 2016 that the income gap between the bottom 99 percent and the top one percent is widest in Jackson.

That makes affordable housing challenging. When StoryCorps came to Jackson in June, friends Marcela Badillo and Cristina Briones sat down to talk about what that means for immigrant families. 

Mary Beth Coyne


Last February, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort launched a new extreme skiing and snowboarding competition. 18 men and seven women competed to be crowned the King and Queen of Corbet's. At the awards ceremony, the top male won $5,000 more than the top female finisher. The incident drew attention to the fact that there's nothing in place to guarantee equal prizes in big mountain freeskiing.

StoryCorps: Conservation In The Jackson Valley

Jan 11, 2019
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The Murrie family played an important role in preserving wild places in the Jackson Valley…and around the U.S. When StoryCorps came to Jackson this summer, friends Nancy Leon and Jean Jorgensen remembered Mardy Murie and the contributions her family made to conservation.

Milken Family Foundation

A Jackson second grade teacher won the Milken Educator Award. It's the second year in a row that a Wyoming teacher has received one of the 40 national awards, which comes with an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000.

There's no doubt skiing can be a very expensive sport, and now there's a concern that mergers and acquisitions could make it even more pricey. So is it increasingly a sport for the wealthy?


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The town of Jackson plans to ban disposable plastic bags starting in April. The ban follows the lead of other resort communities like Aspen and Telluride that have enacted similar ordinances.

Winston Churchill / Heather James Fine Art

Winston Churchill is known for being the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II and helping lead the allied powers to victory. But in addition to being a statesman, Churchill was also an accomplished amateur artist, submitting his work to shows under pseudonyms.

Now, eleven of his paintings are on display at Heather James Fine Art in Jackson through September 16, and on September 11 there will be a reception for the exhibit. Churchill’s great-grandson Duncan Sandys is attending the reception. He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard about what led Churchill to paint.

The Snow King Ski Area in Jackson plans to build new infrastructure for outdoor activities, including a new gondola to the top of the mountain where visitors can access a new beginner slope.

Although we live in the West not everyone has the opportunity to ride a horse. A summit in Jackson is trying to make horses accessible to more people. Even if you live far away and sometimes need help going through your day today.

HARVEY BARRISON VIA FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. That's according to a new report published by the Economic Policy Institute — a left-leaning non-profit think tank. The most unequal metro area is right here in our region.

Caroline Ballard

Walk around Jackson this summer, and you can expect to see a few things: lots of people, lots of traffic, and lots of help wanted signs.

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