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Rash of killings of wandering park wolves spark calls for hunt buffer zones. By Mike Koshmrl Hunters have killed two radio-collared wolves that roamed Grand Teton National Park, localizing a debate about the legal killing of “park” wolves used for research. Details about the animals are few because a state statute prevents the park from releasing wolf-specific information, Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said. A look at harvests in hunt areas bordering the park shows that it’s likely many more Grand Teton wolves have been killed. Wyoming Game and Fish Department harvest data shows 13 wolves reported killed in hunt areas bordering the park. For wildlife managers, the portion of those that were park wolves is inconsequential and biologically insignificant. Because wolves range great distances, the loss of those that use the parks is unavoidable. The deaths of well-known wolves and sound wolf management are different issues, said Mike Jimenez, wolf management and science coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “When you radio-collar wolves, especially in areas where you can see them and identify them, those wolves take on identities,” Jimenez said. “Those wolves evoke strong emotions, that’s an issue. “Wyoming has a very sound hunting program with conservative quotas,” See WOLVES on 20A


Snowboarder Stephen Bailey shreds through fresh powder at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Saturday, relishing the new snow as he carves deep turns through Cascade.

Party lot debate intensifies As county commissioners approach vote on new rules to regulate rural events, questions remain. By Kevin Huelsmann While Teton County commissioners forge ahead with plans to adopt new rules for commercial parties on rural land, some are begging them to slow down. A week after the commissioners changed key provisions of new land-use regulations for rural events, planners are once again recommending that the new rules be approved. And as board members approach what could be their final vote on the rules, they are facing calls to postpone the isue and address it in a more comprehensive update of regulations. “After a long day, it ended up raising new questions, while leaving some continuing concerns on the table,” Me-

lissa Wittstruck, community planning director of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, said in a letter to commissioners. “It is late in the game to bring up substantive changes and difficult for the public to effectively engage.” Commissioners should take a gradual approach, Wittstruck said. They should first approve basic regulations to address any existing issues with rural events and fold the rest of their changes into a more comprehensive review of the rural parts of the county. “Close the potential loopholes for more intensive commercial use and evaluate the results as the [land development regulation] update moves forward next year,” she said in a letter to commissioners. Commissioners are supposed to once again take up the new regulations at 9 a.m. Tuesday. They said their review likely will be narrowly focused on recent changes they made to the rules, which are available at and at the See PARTY LOT on 21A

Cops’ process questioned in DUI interference appeal Attorney fights procedure requiring suspects to give blood samples. By Emma Breysse Whether a Jackson man’s actions while under arrest for DUI qualified as interference with a police officer is now in a judge’s hands. Ninth District Judge Timothy


Day heard oral arguments in a twohour hearing Thursday to determine whether Gregory Matthews’ conviction in February for interference with a peace officer will stand. The hearing covered wide swaths of law, including whether an officer must give an order before a defendant’s refusing to comply becomes a crime. At the heart of the case is the way Teton County law enforcement officers implement a year-old law allowing police to obtain a DUI suspect’s blood. 2A 2A 3A

Suspect out of doghouse Dino skull has NYC link Statues wear sweaters

The law allows police officers to get a search warrant for the blood remotely — by phone, email or text message. Teton County policy is to charge defendants who refuse to comply with such warrants with interference rather than resort to physical force and get a sample. Jackson lawyer Bob Schroth argued Thursday that a defendant must either refuse a direct order from officers or resist physically before he or she can be charged with interference. 7A 8A 9A

State school squabble Higher fines for truckers? Grouse plan to see scrutiny

In Matthews’ case, officers asked whether the defendant would voluntarily comply, Schroth said. Answering “no” is not enough to support a criminal charge, Schroth said. “There was no order given to Mr. Matthews,” Schroth said. “The warrant was not directed to him. Mr. Matthews was not ordered to do anything. There was no attempt to physically escort Mr. Matthews to the hospital.” See COPS’ PROCESS on 20A

10A Medicaid a savings 11A Injury bill sees opposition 18A Public Enemy makes friends

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Prosecutor: Primich out of the doghouse Police cite Maggie’s owner while searching house, but attorney won’t pursue action. By Emma Breysse Police did not provide enough evidence to support assault charges against a Jackson man after his dog allegedly threatened police this summer, prosecutors said. Four months after 28-year-old Daniel Primich received a battery citation, his case has yet to appear in court files. It never will, Teton County Prosecutor Steve Weichman said Monday. “There is no case,” he said. “I didn’t feel the facts justified filing charges.” Police cited Primich in August after officers conducting a search accused him of siccing his dog on them. “Mr. Primich is happy to have this ordeal behind him,” his lawyer, Melissa Owens, said in a statement. “He is satisfied that the county attorney’s office did its due diligence and found that he was not involved in any criminal activity.” The incident was a “horrible misunderstanding,” Weichman said. He faults neither Primich nor the officers involved, he said. Primich allegedly tried to get his dog Maggie to attack two police officers when they searched a house he was in,

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police reports said at the time. Officers responding to a disturbance call allegedly found marijuana in the home and conducted a “protective sweep” of the house before searching it. Primich and Maggie were in his apartment, which is attached to but not part of the residence police were sweeping. Primich was accused of commanding the dog to growl and snap at officers and refusing to call her off until officers threatened to shoot her, police say. Officers didn’t realize at the time that Primich’s apartment was a separate residence, Police Chief Todd Smith said. Once they did, they decided to cite Primich rather than arrest him, he said. “I believe that there wasn’t anything in the officers’ actions that night that was unreasonable,” he said. “They were acting in their best interest to be safe. I think the county attorney’s job is to look at the totality of the circumstances and determine where to go from there, and that’s what he did.” Officers had permission to search the house attached to Primich’s apartment, Smith said. Before conducting a search, it is common police practice to gather any people in a home into one area for safety reasons, he said. Police encountered Primich during their sweep by opening a door connecting the two residences, Smith said. Officers confiscated the marijuana found in the original home, but made no allegations that Primich ever had drugs in his apartment.

A Homeland Security official confirmed last week that a Tyrannosaurus skull seized from a Jackson home this summer is linked to an ongoing investigation that led to the arrest of a Florida man. But Luis Martinez, a spokesman with the federal Department of Homeland Security, wouldn’t elaborate. Several federal officials have declined to provide specifics about the case or the seizure in Jackson this summer. They have refused to release any information about where they took the Tyrannosaurus bataar skull from or about the owner of the fossil. For the last several weeks, federal customs agents have been advertising the skull, saying that anyone who intends to claim it has to go to the port director’s office in Denver and post a $5,000 bond by this week. The case pending in Manhattan federal court revolves around a Tyrannosaurus bataar skull sold for more than $1 million at an auction in May in New York City, according to court documents. Federal officials claim the skeleton was illegally imported in the United States. The President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, tried to block the auction and repeatedly has claimed the skeleton was illegally taken from his country. Homeland Security agents in June seized the skeleton from a warehouse in New York City. Around the same time, they also seized a Tyrannosaurus bataar skull from a home in Jackson.

Tyrannosaurus bataar, also known as the Tarbosaurus, is an Asian species closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex. It lived in the Cretaceous period, about 70 million years ago. Eric Prokopi, the Florida man accused of illegally importing dinosaur fossils, has claimed in court documents that fossils from China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia have been openly sold across the globe without issue. “Yet, as the government would now have it, all dinosaur fossils of presumed Mongolian origin are stolen property and should be returned to that country,” he said in a court filing. Prokopi, a self-described “commercial paleontologist,” claims federal prosecutors relied on questionable information about where the fossils were discovered and how they were shipped to the U.S. He also has said in court documents that prosecutors are relying on outdated laws to make their claim that the fossil was illegally exported from Mongolia. By Nature Gallery owner Rick Rolater, who had advertised fossilized dinosaur skulls, said he’s seen similar skulls sold at trade shows over the decades. “The story always was that they were sold publicly by auction houses and at trade shows since the 1990s,” he said. “More recently we had heard that they had restricted the export of them, but there’s never been any publication of rules about it.” Rolater said he knows Prokopi but has never done business with him. Rolater last saw the Florida man at a trade show last February. “We’re interested in the outcome,” Rolater said. “There probably will be new rules about things that we’ll have to follow.”

Clarification A story that appeared in the Dec. 5 edition of the News&Guide under the headline “Horse Creek denied liquor license renewal” requires a clarification. Horse Creek withdrew its application to renew its liquor license before state or county officials made any decision about whether to grant the request.

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Art project knits new community Jackson sculptures to be ‘yarn-bombed’ by colorful, handmade adornments.

Texas transplant

The phrase “winter’s coming” evoked a special horror for writer and gear shop employee Kate Hull. She got her front-wheel-drive SUV stuck on Teton Pass and asked questions like “what is pow?” but ultimately has embraced the season. See Valley cover.

By Brielle Schaeffer Mary Ann Bielby was immediately hooked after she heard about artist Suzanne Morlock’s plan to yarn-bomb several sculptures around Teton County. She attended the first meeting about Morlock’s communal knitting project this fall, and her needles have been clicking ever since. “I had gotten away from knitting, but I have found that doing this has made me more interested in knitting again,” Bielby said during a group knitting session Sunday at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole. Bielby made the blue-and-green scarf on the elk outside First Interstate Bank on West Broadway that was installed last week. She’s one of 120 community members who are participating in Morlock’s project, meeting weekly for three months to knit together. After joining the knit-a-thon, Bielby decided to craft a bell to adorn a gate near her house, as well as a mini-scarf for a figurine. “I had never heard about yarn-bombing so it was interesting to learn something new,” the retired Jackson resident said. “As we get older, we have to learn new things so we don’t get stagnant.” Inspiration for the project came when Morlock was talking to Dr. Lisa Ridgway more than a year ago. Ridgway wanted to do something with senior citizens and knitting. Morlock ran with it. The project has captured more than retirees. While most participants are 55 and older, twentysomethings, high school students and even several fourth-grade girls have been knitting. Some learned to knit for the first time. Others learned to love the craft again. Working with the people at St. John’s Living Center has been one of the best parts of the project for 24-year-old Courtney Cedarholm. “That’s been so fun,” she said. “They took a little while to warm up to me, but they’re so funny. It’s been a nice

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Being a Colt

A yearlong project at Jackson Hole Middle School aims to make valley preteens feel united as a student body. Last week, the sixth-graders examined what it means to “Be a Colt,” the school mascot, through an art project. See Valley, page 9B.


The deer statues outside First Interstate Bank on Broadway wear the trappings of Suzanne Morlock’s ‘Knitting Project.’ The project brought together 120 community members to create hand-knit decorations for Jackson’s sculptures.

wholesome project.” Cedarholm spearheaded the adornment of John Simms’ bison sculpture on Moose-Wilson Road with her mother.

“As we get older, we have to learn new things so we don’t get stagnant.” – Mary Ann Bielby Knitting project participant

Roughly a dozen people knitted 5-inchwide strips that participants wove together into a multicolored patchwork creation Sunday at the senior center. The bison crew will install the work in the next week, Cedarholm said. Jana Roice was knitting a lime green sweater for the plywood moose in Wilson on Sunday.

“It’s massive silliness,” she said. “It’s fun to be creative and put a smile on people’s faces.” The knitting project is meant to brighten up Jackson with holiday bursts of colorful yarn but also to bring residents together in a public art project. Morlock, the organizer, did not knit for the project. “My role was to encourage people to be creative,” she said. “It’s nice to get art out of the gallery.” Jackson’s knitting project has permission to decorate about 10 sculptures around the valley, from the moose outside the Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole to Simms’ bison. “Yarn bombs” were installed last week and will continue until the winter solstice, Dec. 21. The decorations will stay up through the winter. For Jean Barash, the project represents the best of Jackson. It’s a metaphor for how community is made, she said. “This is what Jackson was like in the old days,” she said. “When you knit, knitting is one stitch at a time. That’s the way community is made — one stitch at a time. There are no shortcuts.”

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The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team remains undefeated after sweeping the Sun Valley, Idaho, Suns last weekend. Friday night the Moose won in an exciting shootout before summarily finishing their rivals off Saturday. See Sports cover

‘Super’ Sally’s return

Eight months after Sally Francklyn took a scary fall down Once is Enough couloir, fracturing her skull and a vertebra and punctured her lung, among other injuries, she returned to Jackson to say thank you to the people who helped save her life. See Sports cover.

Sweet tradition

Friends remember Mardy Murie as a tireless conservationist, a great conversationalist and a mean baker. Celebrate all three aspects of her life Saturday at the fourth annual Murie Center Holiday Cookie Swap. See Stepping Out cover.

Holiday concerts galore

The Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir will sing “fa-la-la” in a half dozen languages, the Jackson Hole Orchestra and Jackson Hole Brass Quintet will join the merry throng, and the Jackson Community Band will expand on the usual seasonal offerings in a burst of holiday recitals offered by the area’s community ensembles. See Stepping Out, pages 6, 7.

Celebrating Hanukkah

Two events this week will recognize Hanukkah. Students from Bet Sefer, the Jackson Hole Jewish Community’s Hebrew school, are hosting a “Hanukkah-awareness” event Thursday, and Saturday, the Jewish Community hosts a public Hanukkah party at E.Leaven. See Stepping Out, page 17.

quote of the week “It’s a bit of a surprise that it does save that much.” — Wyoming Sen. Dan Dockstader, on a report that said Wyoming would save $47 million if it expanded Medicaid under Obamacare (story page 10A).

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Rework rural party rules


mong the tenets held sacred in this country are those ensuring private property rights and the security that zoning brings to neighborhoods. Teton County commissioners are pondering new rules that would affect both. They are scheduled next week to vote on new regulations allowing commercial parties on rural residential and agricultural property. Approving them would unsettle the delicate balance between these two interests. While there are currently few rules in place to allow commercial parties, there is merit in creating a permit system for wedding receptions and similar celebrations on large swaths of agricultural land. Such properties are already being used for commercial agricultural purposes. In some cases, the ranches are big enough to nullify any nuisance to neighbors. Such celebrations take advantage of Jackson Hole’s beauty and heritage and bolster its tourism industry. County commissioners have stretched what might have been a common-sense proposal, however, and with shallow justification. As discussed by commissioners, permits would allow commercial parties on a case-by-case basis on any rural parcel that’s at least 70 acres. It would allow events within 300 feet of neighbors. There could be one commercial party every weekend of Jackson Hole’s brief summer, plus gatherings the day before and after. One critic says there are 131 sites in the county that could be used. It seems obvious the county’s proposal was launched to accommodate a single family. Rather than enforce county regulations at this troublesome site, officials sought to institutionalize the practice by creating new rules. That’s the very definition of undesirable special-interest legislation. As contemplated, the rules would fail to protect residential neighborhoods, undermine the value of real estate investments, erode the sense of community and require homeowners to be eternally vigilant. Commissioners have not considered the effects the rules might have on existing businesses or whether and how they might tax such undertakings. While the proposal is touted to save open space, it could result in the subdivision of larger parcels, spurred on by hucksters offering buyers a method to finance their purchases. Commissioners have suggested so many sweeping changes to the rules that a vote Tuesday would disallow proper public scrutiny and discussion. The town and county are in the midst of adopting new land-use regulations under the revised comprehensive land-use plan, and that’s the context in which a more thorough discussion should take place.

LETTERS Neighborhood destruction At the last county commissioners’ hearing on Dec. 4 regarding the reception/event amendment, Commissioner Paul Perry recommended allowing two additional “ancillary events,” one before and one after each event. Perry would know best, since he is in the events business. He said this is the reality for this type of big event. Family and friends attending these type of events would like to have a day ahead for a rehearsal and another day to gather again after the event. He also recommended that since the number of family members can be greater than 25 people, two events per week should be allowed. But note: Ancillary events of 25 people or less would not be counted toward the allowance of 30 events per year. That means for each “real” event there can now be two additional “ancillary” events, making for a potential of 90 events/parties per year. Granted, I have not seen the latest draft of the amendment, since it is not yet available. However the language comes out, a vote is scheduled for next Tuesday, Dec. 18. In the last hearing, Commissioner Hank Phibbs also recommended that “reception/event” commercial businesses should not be restricted to agricultural owners only. To do so would take away the “rights” of property owners who have large acreages but not agricultural status. Evidently this amendment, not yet implemented, is already viewed by Phibbs as a “right” for big property owners. I won-

der whether he thinks about the rights of the owners of smaller properties? Don’t all of us deserve our nights and weekends undisturbed? Over the last months the original purpose of this reception/event amendment — to help our ranchers and farmers maintain their agricultural operations as a means to save long-term open space — has been chipped away little by little. With the removal of the original restriction to agricultural lands only, it has now become a totally different beast. Finally, this proposed amendment buys us only temporary open space at the expense of our community character and residential peacefulness. The community gets nothing permanent in return but a destroyed neighborhood and an injured rural lifestyle. I’m urging all our county commissioners not to sacrifice our treasured community for this lopsided land-development regulation. Give us predictability, and show us your sincerity by implementing a more evenhanded balance between small and larger landowners’ rights. Melody Lin Wilson

Spot zoning The following was addressed to Teton County Commissioners — Ed. Unbelievable, whoa, wait a minute on rural party See LETTERS on 5A

The Question: How are you prepared for the Mayan apocalypse on Dec. 21? By Price Chambers

It’s my mom’s birthday. I’ve been prepared for a long time. She wants to have a celebration. Terry Johnson Personal trainer

I’m going to win $10 because I bet some girl it wouldn’t happen. Either way I win. Stan Kucharski Business owner

I don’t believe in that.

Susan Liu Business owner

I’m screwed.

Travis Martin Sales clerk

A good cellphone.

Reid Squyres Sales clerk

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Provide pathway link for safety’s sake


ne of the great things about pathways in Teton trian and wildlife conflicts. County and Grand Teton National Park is that we • Many in the community have said that they will can all take credit for them. help raise private funds to pay for the entire length of the More than 90 percent of the public comment on the 2006 Moose-Wilson pathway — eight miles total –—so that it is federal environmental impact study asked for a comprehen- no additional cost to the park. Public-private partnerships sive pathway system to create public safety and enhance visi- are advocated by the leaders of the Park Service, and this tor experiences in our national park. community can be a great partner. But there is a failure in the planning of park pathways: There are some important facts and history to understand A 3.5-mile-long gap will exist as currently planned be- in this community dialogue: tween Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Moose. • A pathway the length of Moose-Wilson Road was studEnjoying Grand Teton National Park safely outside a ied in the 2006 federal environmental impact statement, vehicle is especially beneficial when the park wants to re- which at the time could not factor in a future Highway 22 duce traffic and improve the visitor experience pathway connecting to the existing Highway on Moose-Wilson Road. Safety for pedestrians, 390 pathway that will lead the public right into cyclists and drivers is essential throughout the the nonpathway segment of the Moose-Wilson park and on this road in particular, considerRoad. But in 2012, we can anticipate a signifiing our sad history of two fatal vehicle-bicyclist cant use change due to larger amounts of nonMike Welch collisions on park roads. In the community diamotorized traffic on Moose-Wilson Road by visilogue on this issue, Friends of Pathways would tors accessing park destinations. like to provide some insights. • This new circumstance of a Highway 22 pathway What community leaders worry about is this: must factor into Grand Teton planning, as pathway visi• There will be a 30-mile route from town to Teton Vil- tors on the Moose-Wilson Road need real public safety and lage to Moose to town with a safe, separated pathway — responsible planning. except for 3.5 unplanned miles between the Rockefeller • In Yellowstone National Park, an alternative studied Preserve and Moose. but not selected as the preferred option was recently used • The park has said the future Moose-Wilson Road to modify the Winter Use Record of Decision. A supplepathway will dead-end at the preserve, leaving no safe mental environmental impact statement was not required pathway connection north to the park’s main entrance or in Yellowstone. As with snowmobiles on Yellowstone roads, other park pathways. so too could cyclists and pedestrians be accounted for with • Families on bikes and visitors on foot who want to the use of an already studied alternative on Grand Teton’s travel between Moose and the preserve will have to navi- Moose-Wilson Road. A modification of the Grand Teton gate a narrow road with visitors in all types of vehicles. [decision] is a legally sound and less-expensive approach. The park has a responsibility to plan, build and manBottom line, government cannot knowingly plan an unage safe transportation corridors, and the public needs safe road. There is a way — without new studies — to modanswers to serious safety concerns. Fortunately, there is a ify the existing record of decision to provide for the misssolution to the pathway gap: ing 3.5-mile pathway. The town-Teton Village-Moose-town • The National Park Service plans to realign the 3.5- system must be created thoughtfully, accounting for safety, mile segment of the Moose-Wilson Road north of the pre- resource protection and quality of experience. serve in 2016. The road realignment and the pathway can be ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– constructed at the same time, resulting in reduced impacts. Mike Welch is executive director of Friends of Pathways, which • The park can use adaptive management measures to advocates the completion of a pathways system for healthy ensure safe use of the pathway and to minimize bike, pedes- recreation and transportation opportunities in Jackson Hole.



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(zoning) rules. To summarize: 70 acres minimum size, rural districts, 300-foot minimum distance from the property line, no more than 15 events per property, 131 properties. How much traffic and how many cars? What impact will these have? Unbelievable that this rural party zoning would ever be considered outdoors in any location in Teton County. I live 10 miles from the nearest rural party place, and the noise from the music and the voices can be heard on a quiet summer day or evening as though it was in my own neighborhood. The noise carries a long distance. Teton County residents have always been against spot commercial zoning whether a low impact or a high impact. Rural party zoning according to the summary above is very high-impact spot commercial zoning. All polls have shown that preserving wildlife is our No. 1 priority. The dirty little secret in Teton County is that wildlife will be given lip service in the argument between economic gain and wildlife protection. Wildlife and neighboring people will lose if this decision to allow rural party zoning is made. The decision should be easy. Just vote no to rural party zoning. Darrel Hoffman Jackson

Last-minute changes The Dec. 4 hearing on the reception/ events site amendment seemed on track to improve predictability for property owners and business interests in the rural zone. But after a long day, it ended up raising new questions while leaving some continuing concerns on the table. It is late in the game to bring up substantive changes and difficult for the public to effectively engage. One unexpected twist is the consideration to allow secondary events in addition to the two main events allowed per

week. These additional events, such as a rehearsal dinner or bridal breakfast, would limit attendance to 25. Confirming head counts would seem to add to the enforcement headaches. And does this mean an event site and tents could be in use six days a week? Another change in the latest draft drops the term “agricultural” and substitutes “open space” in determining future locations for this commercial use. The alliance understands the intent is to preserve the open state of land, regardless of agricultural use. Good idea. However, would the change in terminology scatter this commercial use throughout the rural zone, wherever entrepreneurs could cobble 70 acres of open space together? Profit is a strong but unpredictable motivator. Commissioners have been responsive to public comment throughout. Still, the alliance recommends being cautious in permitting this expanded use in the rural zone. For now, close the potential loopholes for more intensive commercial use and evaluate the results as the land-development-regulation update moves forward next year. The event industry is a significant addition to the economy of Teton County. It is an opportunity to share the striking beauty of an authentic Western landscape with visitors while providing jobs and preserving agriculture-based open space. The alliance’s primary concern is that this tool be used carefully in order to prevent the erosion of community character, scenic open space and viable environmental protections for wildlife. Again, it is late in the game to bring up new substantive changes and have time for reflection. The alliance urges the commissioners to strike those changes and consider this amendment a first step toward resolving current issues surrounding the events industry. Most of the Dec. 4 revisions that have not been part of a previous public hearing could reasonably be addressed in the comprehensive land-development regulations update. The community needs a balanced regulation with lasting value. We need

standards that are reasonable and predictable. Flexible, yes. Ambiguous, no. Melissa Wittstruck Community Planning Director Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance

Head in the sand The hospital chose to not participate in the Leapfrog survey and then complains that Leapfrog had to use old data. Lynn Kirman, chief nursing officer, says St. John’s would have scored better on the survey had up-to-date CMS information been used, but that ignores the statement of deficiency the hospital received this year from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as a recent significant failure related to an outcome measure. According to the statement, the hospital failed to meet the standard for proper administration of drugs. The sample was taken from 2010 through April 2012. The standard requires that drugs and biologicals must be prepared and administered in accordance with federal and state laws, the orders of the practitioner or practitioners responsible for the patient’s care as specified under Section 482.12(c) and accepted standards of practice. Of seven patient records surveyed, for five patients the hospital failed to ensure that medications were administered as specifically ordered. In addition, the hospital failed to ensure the accuracy of post-anesthesia care unit-transcribed orders. I brought these very problems to the administration, medical staff and board over a year before the Department of Health investigation and filed a complaint with the Board of Nursing for unsafe nursing practices. Ms. Kirman’s response to the drug dosage errors was to say the physicians didn’t write the orders the way they actually wanted the drug administered. The Board of Nursing stated that “Nurse X used her nursing judgment to See LETTERS on 16A

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Hill says report inaccurate The conflict could come to a head today when Hill presents her rebuttal to the Legislature’s Select Committee on Education Accountability. In a press conference Tuesday, Hill said the legislative report had many “inaccuracies.” “We are interested in working together with the legislators and all stakeholders to get this process right,” she said. “The only way we can find a system that works is collaboration and action. We must rise above the rhetoric.” Gingery says the conflict between Hill and lawmakers is due to a difference in perspective. She believes accountability starts at the local level; lawmakers believe reform should come top-down, from the state, he said.

“There are two different visions,” he said. “Neither one is wrong. There are just different ways of looking at it. I don’t think everybody has been fair to [Hill].” Hill is an elected official and legislators should allow her the opportunity to express her vision, Gingery said. “Yeah, there’s been some issues in the Department of Education,” he said. “She lost almost 50 percent of all her employees. We can argue about the reasons for that. With all new people, it’s hard to accomplish all these tasks the Legislature has laid out. It was a lot of stuff to ask for.”

Goal to improve performance Legislators started a school reform process in 2011 that set up committees charged with creating an accountability system. The committees included lawmakers, educators and school leaders. Janine Bay Teske, a Teton County School District No.1 Trustee, sits on an advisory committee. The first phase of the reform process mandates a school-based system focused on student performance. The law enacts a testing regime that assesses students and ultimately determines teacher and administrator effectiveness. School-level performance would be determined by standardized tests and, for high schools, graduation rates. School administrators could be fired if their students perform poorly on tests. “We haven’t passed an accountability bill,” Gingery said. “We passed a bill to set up the framework of the accountability system. We may have set up a structure that was always going to fail, there’s so many people involved.” But he said he’s still hopeful the Legislature and state can come up with an accountability system, what he called a “mini No Child Left Behind” law. “I think we’re going to get there, but there’s always tensions,” Gingery said. “Tensions are healthy things. We’re not all in lockstep, heading in the same direction. Part of government is working out differences and hearing ideas.” The Select Committee on Education Accountability is expected to sign off on two draft accountability bills at its meeting today. The pending legislation would push back a timeline for the development and implementation of reform benchmarks. Despite the controversy, Teske says the committee has made progress and has an understanding of what needs to happen. But there’s still a lot of work to be done, the Teton trustee said.

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late January. The 2007 report will be taken into account and will be listed in the appendices of the current study, said Jackson District Ranger Dale Deiter, the Bridger-Teton’s lead on the merger study. Sprague wasn’t familiar with the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee situation, but he was skeptical of a potential merger. “I don’t think it would make sense,” he said. “Combining units across state boundaries is not a terribly good idea.” The 2007 study reviewed approximately 70 forest and ranger district mergers that occurred between 1994 and 2002. Seven mergers were studied in depth with onsite reviews. Between 1970 and 2007, the number of individual national forests decreased from 132 to 113.

“My hope had always been that they would seriously take our recommendations into account when questions of consolidation came up in the future, Sprague said. “I don’t know the degree to which the current chief even knows that study exists.” The Forest Service Manual requires all consolidations of ranger districts and national forests be approved by the chief, Sprague said. Tom Tidwell holds that post. A finding in Sprague’s study states that “the process for approving unit consolidations is inadequate.” “The current approval process is not adequate to provide the chief with the decision space or information needed to make good decisions about proposed consolidations,” the document reads. The next meeting of the BridgerTeton and Caribou-Targhee merger study group is scheduled for Friday.



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Abuse reporting bill stirs early controversy Doctors, advocates fear victims won’t seek help. By Emma Breysse Medical workers would have to report any patient injuries stemming from suspected abuse under draft legislation proposed by Wyoming Rep. Keith Gingery. House Bill 15 also would require that gunshot wounds be reported to law enforcement. “We’re one of the only states that does not require the reporting of gunshot wounds,” said Gingery, a Jackson Republican. “That’s where this whole thing started.” Gingery’s bill requires “medical practitioners” to report any physical injuries they believe result from “assaultive or abusive conduct” to police. “We already have reporting requirements for child abuse, and we already have reporting requirements for elder abuse,” Gingery said. “Some doctors get worried that they can’t report something because they’ll violate patient confidentiality laws. They know about a lot of this stuff because they’ll see victim after victim injured by the same perpetrator, but it’s not being reported.” While they support reporting gunshot wounds, doctors and domestic violence victim advocates say the abuse reporting requirements would break their trust with patients. Dr. Jim Little Jr., who is on St. John’s Medical Center’s medical staff, said he and several colleagues are concerned about being forced to compromise their relationships with patients. “My duty is first and foremost to my patient,” he said, “so anything that in-

terferes with doctor-patient confidentiality concerns me. I would prefer that the patient feel safe and able to report on a voluntary basis.” Injured abuse victims who know their doctors can’t keep the situation private might simply avoid getting treatment at all, he said. Even if victims seek treatment, they might be more prone to lie to their doctors, Little said. “The law I think right now is very, very broad,” he said. The bill would require a doctor or nurse to give police a patient’s name, location and the nature of the injuries. If the patient names the person responsible for the injuries, that also would have to be reported. Even that information could compromise the safety of domestic violence victims, Community Safety Network Director Sharel Love said. “They kind of put the patient in a Catch-22,” she said. “We want people to be able to seek care and safety, and that is about relationship and rapport and trust with their doctor. Requiring that they report [abuse] just blows that relationship.” Ultimately, Love said, the decision to report a crime must always rest in the victim’s hands. Both Little and Love said they have told Gingery their concerns. Gingery said he is open to tweaking the bill or holding the abuse elements until next year. The gunshot reporting requirements could be pulled out and debated on their own. He has a little less than a month to change the bill before the 2013 legislative session, which begins Jan. 8. The full text of the bill can be found at

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streets and lots that prohibits parking on the public right of way to facilitate snow removal and winter street maintenance operations.

When is it in effect? The winter parking ban is in effect from 3am-7am every night from November 1 – April 15 regardless of weather conditions.

Why do we need it? The ban is in place because of the potential for snowfall in the region. Snow can only efficiently and cost effectively be cleared at night from lots and streets that are empty of cars. Why do we need it on nights that it doesn’t snow? Keeping a consistently active parking ban eliminates the need for residents and guests to guess what the weather will do on a particular night and takes into account the prospect of fast-changing weather in our area. Even a few illegally parked cars slows down the snow removal process and ultimately costs us all more money. Going out for the evening? Please plan ahead. Overnight parking is

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Jackson Town Council members unanimously agreed to sell a small plot bordering the Walgreens site for $30,000 to Mountain Partners LLC. Mountain Partners owns the site and intends to sell it to developers Bencor Inc. The town would still own the pump house on the property and would have access to it. The go-ahead came at a special meeting Monday when officials voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance. Mountain Partners petitioned the town Dec. 6 to vacate the strip of land on the eastern edge of Budge Drive, where it meets West Broadway. The area had been a part of Budge Drive until 2002, when the road was realigned. The property remained the town’s as part of a right of way. “The purpose of that piece of land was to serve as a roadway,” Mayor Mark Barron said. “We had no future use for it.”

It made sense to allow the neighbors to use it, he said. A condition of the agreement states Mountain Partners will grant the town access, via an easement, to the pump house, which is still under construction. It will provide water to residents living on the butte above West Broadway. The utilities building initially drew complaints because of its size and location next to the Walgreens site. Town planners said they weren’t fully aware of the project’s design because utilities work does not require review from the planning department. Town officials gave Walgreens’ plans the green light Dec. 3. Terry Ray, registered agent of Mountain Partners, has said that Bencor Inc. will move forward with the purchase of the proposed property once the town approved Walgreens. Construction on the pharmacy could begin in March or April, an architect working on the project said.

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St. John’s Medical Center’s expansion and renovation project is staying on target financially and progressing as scheduled, hospital staffers say. Construction of a new obstetrics department, three new operating rooms and a new central energy plant will continue through the winter so work can be completed by next summer. The central energy plant has been framed and is being covered by a large tent just as colder weather sets in. Steel for the surgery rooms and the obstetrics department will be erected in the coming weeks. Those portions of the project also will be covered. “The reason for the tent is to keep the workers out of the elements and allow us to keep working through the winter months,” said Jim Johnston, facilities director of the hospital. The energy plant, which must be completed before other portions of the project can operate, is on schedule to be completed first, Johnston said. The plant extends from the back of the hospital toward the National Elk Refuge and will house a new steam boiler.

Groundwork for the new oncology pavilion also is under way. That portion of the hospital is scheduled to be complete by next fall. “We’re on target time-wise, and we’re on budget money-wise,” Chief Operating Officer Gary Trauner said. “Most importantly, we’ve done it with minimal disruption to our patients and staff.” Work on the project halted about a year ago, after costs for steel, mechanical and electrical work began to run higher than expected. The hospital board then decided on a scaled-down version of the project and set a cap on its cost, with the help of construction manager J.E. Dunn. In July, the board approved a maximum price of $27.8 million, $1.9 million higher than previous estimates. The board also is considering another emergency generator to back up the existing one. The issue came up at a board meeting in November. Some members cited the problems hospitals on the East Coast had with electricity during superstorm Sandy and said similar issues could arise for St. John’s if an earthquake were to hit Jackson Hole.

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Residents want better school communication Website needs work, school leaders are told. By Brielle Schaeffer Residents told a consultant this week that Teton County needs to tweak the schools website and develop a better way to involve nonprofit organizations. One of Teton County School District No. 1’s strategic goals is to increase community and stakeholder involvement. At a meeting Monday, school leaders asked Jackson residents to weigh in. Parents told a consultant that the district website is hard to navigate. There’s also a disconnect between the schools and the nonprofit community. “I called the schools twice this year and asked to come to staff meetings to introduce myself and explain what I have to offer and I never got a call back,” said Amy Collett, of Teton County Weed and Pest. Allowing nonprofit representatives to attend staff meetings would help teachers get a better idea of what organizations fit into their curriculum, Collett said. Consultant Susan Eriksen-Meier pointed out there is an application for “community collaborations” on the school’s website. But in a case study of the communications gap, Collett said she didn’t know anything about that. “This has been a challenge because the district is so big,” Eriksen-Meier said. “There is a form. We’ve heard it’s a little tricky to find on the website.” Parent Amy Madera also said she has had problems with the website.

She’s had trouble finding school lunch menus as well as teacher contact information. “It just seems user-unfriendly,” she said. Lauren Smith of Friends of Pathways wanted to know the best way to communicate with the school district. Students are more engaged when they can apply their lessons and have access to real things going on in the community, Smith said. “How do we let teachers know we have resources available?” she asked. Others suggested the creation of a nonprofit directory with information for both nonprofits and educators on curriculum and available community programs. “There’s no repository where this stuff is collected,” Trustee Janine Bay Teske said. “The great thing is we have a wonderful community with so many nonprofits. The million-dollar question is, ‘How do you knit it all together?’” Eriksen-Meier started the process of collecting information in October, asking each school to complete a survey to assess community involvement. The school consultant collected verbal and written comments at Monday’s meeting to incorporate into recommended action plans for each school. The goal to increase community and stakeholder involvement includes goals based on research from Johns Hopkins University, she said. Eriksen-Meier will tailor her recommendations to Teton County, reporting her findings to school administrators by the end of January. “Even though I’m sure the folks at Johns Hopkins are very smart, they don’t live in our community,” she said.

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A Grover man will spend the next five years on unsupervised probation after prosecutors reduced a felony strangulation charge to a misdemeanor. Robert William Coziah, 58, pleaded no contest Friday to unlawful touching as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Two other charges — battery of a household member and interfering with an emergency call — were dropped in the deal. “This is not a resolution that we’re real happy about doing, but this is what the victim wants,” Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Clark Allen said. “I would stress that this is very much driven by the victim.” At a change of plea and sentencing hearing, Radda gave Coziah the fiveyear probation term and ordered him to have no contact with his wife. He is accused of allowing a Thanksgiving Day argument with her to get physical. Originally he was accused of strangling her until she passed out, which is a felony. The couple’s relationship has grown increasingly troubled, and a no-contact order is probably the best resolution for both Coziah and his wife, said Teton County Public Defender Rob Stepans. “I think it’s an appropriate resolution,” Stepans said at the hearing. “Hopefully it will protect both of them from what has become a volatile, unsustainable situation.” Coziah said he intended to file for

divorce once he was released from jail. Radda allowed an exception in the nocontact order for required court hearings related to the divorce.

Cocaine buy leads to arrest

A 24-year-old Jackson man faces two felony drug charges after deputies allege he sold cocaine to an undercover agent twice this summer. Jose Mejorada-Corona is charged with two counts of delivering cocaine. He remains in jail following his initial appearance in 9th Circuit Court on Friday. At the hearing, Judge James Radda set his bail at $50,000 cash. Corona is accused of accepting $800 in exchange for less than 15 grams of cocaine. The two drug buys allegedly happened in August. Speaking through court interpreter Juanita Flores, Corona said that wasn’t normal behavior for him. “I only got it for that person, but I don’t sell,” he said. Corona’s bail needed to be high because he is a flight risk, said Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Clark Allen. Along with the two felony charges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a hold on him, Allen said. “If he gets out, we almost certainly will not have a prosecution in this case,” Allen said. Corona said he has a wife and children in Jackson and would appear in court for their sakes. If he is found guilty, Corona faces up to 20 years in jail and $25,000 in fines for each charge before he is turned over to immigration authorities. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Accused car burglar pleads guilty

One of two 19-year-old Jackson men accused of taking several items from unlocked cars pleaded guilty to burglary Friday. Ninth District Court Judge Timothy Day ordered a presentence investigation for Anthony Bentsen Moss following his arraignment. Moss is accused of joining two friends in a string of burglaries from cars parked in the Rafter J subdivision in late September. The trio allegedly decided to go “car hopping” through Rafter J on Sept. 26. They tried car doors and took whatever appealed to them from those they found unlocked, court files allege. Several items, including a case of Bud Light, a subwoofer and $1,500 cash were taken. A presentencing investigation should take between 45 and 60 days. Moss will be sentenced once Day has the opportunity to examine the report’s recommendations.

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The Grand Teton National Park elk hunt has ended for 2012. The killing of a protected grizzly bear by hunters inside a national park is intolerable and is connected to the winter feeding of elk on the National Elk Refuge. If masses of elk weren’t being fed each winter on the refuge, the biological need for the park hunt would fade away. With the closing of the park hunt for this season we have an opportunity to consider the necessary changes to hunting rules that will minimize the likelihood of harmful grizzly bear encounters. It’s necessary for a transparent look at this incident, what went wrong and how it can be prevented in the future for the safety of people and bears. The community also should reflect on the root of the cause of these conflicts. Despite the science showing the harm of feeding and concentrating wildlife, the managers of the National Elk Refuge continue to feed and farm grossly overpopulated elk numbers that provide the reason for the controversial elk hunt in Grand Teton Park. The hunt has resulted in the killing of a protected grizzly bear in the national park, and it places more grizzlies in jeopardy every fall. If the wintering elk herd of Jackson Hole was managed at a healthy balance with its winter habitat, wildlife of all species in the national park would be better protected and the public’s interest better served. It’s high time for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to publicly commit to expeditiously phasing out the winter feeding of elk and bison on the elk refuge, thus effectively relegating the elk reduction program in Grand Teton to where it belongs: history books. This will save money and protect healthy wildlife and habitat, and it will be in line with science, law and the public’s wishes. These are two archaic programs whose time has come and gone. Lloyd Dorsey Greater Yellowstone Coalition Jackson

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Public Enemy finds many friends in Tetons Rural Jackson chugs dose of urban hip-hop with enthusiasm. By Brielle Schaeffer


ith fist pumps and frenzied chanting, a throng of Jackson residents fought the powers that be Sunday alongside hip-hop heavies Public Enemy at the Pink Garter Theatre. A four-hour revue featuring nine bands and artists culminated with an hourlong set from the revolutionary rappers and ended in back-andforth chant condemning racism and promoting unity. The hip-hop group of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and DJ Lord performed for the first time in town as part of a classic rap tour featuring a stage full of stars. Hosted by Chuck D, the HipHopGods Tour was set up like a Motown revue, with a string of artists performing sets woven together with interviews from the emcee. Monie Love, Schoolly D, Wise Intelligent, Son Of Bazerk, Awesome Dre and DJ Johnny Juice, among others, performed to a sold-out, swaying crowd. As much as hip-hop has changed since Public Enemy began 25 years ago, using the culture as a tool to raise social and political consciousness has not. Monie Love rapped about putting “ladies first” while


Flavor Flav belts out his signature “Yeah booooy” Saturday night as Public Enemy takes the stage at the Pink Garter Theatre. The band will become the fourth hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

Chuck D talked about racially motivated problems with immigration. Flavor Flav, wearing his signa-

ture clock necklace, railed against traveling up from Denver, to fill a racism and separatism, rallying gap in its schedule before heading the audience to join his chants. to Aspen, Colo., and on to Park City, His high-energy stage antics also Utah. involved jamming on a guitar and Public Enemy was nominated beating drums. this fall to be inducted into the Rock Public Enand Roll Hall of emy’s set feaFame for its piotured its camouneering politiflage-clad, syncal rap. Chuck chronized backD told the auup dancers to dience that the punctuate hits group’s perforincluding “He mance would Got Game.” demonstrate “Our freedom why it should be of speech is freeincluded there. dom or death,” The group’s ex– Chuck D plosive perforChuck D rapped Public Enemy vocalist and Hip-Hop God during “Fight mance was a testhe Power.” tament to why it “We’ve got to should rightly fight the powers that be.” be in the hall with the likes of the The musicians stopped in Jack- Beatles and Miles Davis. son as part of a 14-date tour with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows in cities that included Wash- announced Tuesday that Public Enington, D.C., New York City, Las Ve- emy will be inducted next year along gas, San Diego and Los Angeles. with Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, The tour squeezed Jackson in, Randy Newman and Albert King.

“Our freedom of speech is freedom or death. We’ve got to fight the powers that be.”

Brooklyn rapper Brother J of the X Clan introduces his daughter Aya Zu Sunday night during the HipHopGods Tour.

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Jimenez said. “That’s a separate issue. How you blend those two together, that becomes very challenging.” Mark Bruscino, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s large carnivore supervisor, echoed those sentiments. “We’re managing to conserve wolves in Wyoming on a population scale,” Bruscino said. “Wolf populations are very dynamic,” he said, downplaying the death of individual animals. “Wolves get killed by other wolves, they get road-killed, they die in attacks on prey. Those niches will be filled quite quickly.” Wildlife managers and pro-wolf groups are at odds following the shooting of at least 10 collared animals that frequent Wyoming’s two national parks. Included in the bunch was wolf 832F, a Lamar Valley pack alpha female, that was dubbed the “most famous wolf in the world.” Eight collared animals have been shot outside of Yellowstone National Park. On Monday, Montana closed a portion of its hunt area abutting the park. Conservation groups are now calling for a similar buffer zone with limited or no hunting in Wyoming. For Debbie Pierce, a frequent wolf watcher in Yellowstone, news that 832F had been killed was devastating. Wolf 832F was also known as “06,” for her birth year. “When I read about 06, I literally just dropped to the floor and sobbed,” Pierce said in a phone interview from Minneapolis. “I don’t even know the numbers — hundreds of thousands of people have seen 06. She’s visible and anthropomorphized.” In Grand Teton park, wolves are not as reliably visible or well known individually. Six packs made up of about 50 animals have home ranges that include the park, Skaggs said. It’s impossible to say how many have been taken in this

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year’s hunt, she said. “It would take genetic testing to be able to tell for sure,” she said. On Oct. 1, the Fish and Wildlife Service ended Endangered Species Act protection for Wyoming wolves, giving the state the right to allow a hunt. Successful hunters are required to present pelts and skulls to Game and Fish personnel within five days, in part so biologists can acquire samples to determine the population’s genetic diversity.

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Laws say a person is guilty of interference if he or she “knowingly obstructs, impedes or interferes with or resists arrest by a peace officer while engaged in the lawful performance of his official duties.” Law officers in Teton County now order defendants and wait for a refusal before citing them for interference, Schroth said. When an officer has a legal search warrant, a person’s refusal to comply is interference whether an officer asked a question or gave an order, Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Brian Hultman argued. “A person does not have the right to refuse service of a search warrant,” Hultman said. “Was it an order, was it a request, was it a question? I think it’s all the same. He’s trying to gain compliance.” Matthews was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence in July 2011, shortly after the law about remote search warrants went into effect. His was the first case in Teton County of a suspect refusing to comply with a search warrant under the newly enacted law. In February, Matthews pleaded guilty to interference with a peace officer as part of a plea deal

The results of such tests and details such as age, sex, breeding status and location are being sought by the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance. Two weeks ago the alliance filed Freedom of Information Act requests with Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks seeking details about killed wolves that are known to use the parks. “The death of two radio-collared park wolves is a blow to wolf research and

in 9th Circuit Court. Prosecutors dropped the DUI charge, but Matthews and Schroth retained the right to appeal Judge James Radda’s denial of several motions earlier in the case. While Schroth’s appeal briefs focused chiefly on his arguments regarding interference, arguments at the hearing Thursday also centered on whether prosecutors met their burden of showing probable cause for the interference charge. An affidavit from police officers gave the appropriate facts for the DUI charge but did not include anything regarding Matthews’ refusal to comply with the warrant for his blood. That probable cause came from an officer’s testimony that Schroth said several times was “fabricated.” Jackson Police Officer Brandon Cunningham testified under oath that he was present when another officer tried to get Matthews to comply with the search warrant. In fact, he was not present, Schroth said. Since Cunningham has never had the opportunity to address Schroth’s accusations on a witness stand, Day shouldn’t consider the allegations to be true, Hultman said in rebuttal. Schroth also argued police violated Matthews’ Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate himself

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because they did not read him his rights before asking him to comply with the search warrant. Since Matthews’ refusal was an incriminating statement, he should have been advised that he didn’t have to answer, Schroth argued. The narrative Hultman presented was simpler. Matthews, under arrest for DUI, was presented with a legal search warrant and had no right to refuse, Hultman said. Refusing, whether verbally or physically, was still a crime, he said. Had Matthews answered that he would comply, there would be no crime and thus no incriminating statement, he said. Schroth also did not raise any issues with Cunningham’s testimony in Circuit Court, Hultman said. After asking for more time to listen to tapes of earlier hearings, Schroth never renewed his objections to the probable cause process, so those concerns aren’t admissible on appeal, Hultman said. Day asked several questions during the hearing, most of which concerned the interference policy and how the rights of officers and defendants should intersect and coexist. Other than his questions, Day had little to say about the case other than that it raises several “interesting issues.” Day did not give a time frame for his decision, but said he would issue a ruling in the “near future.”


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JACKSON HOLE NEWS&GUIDE, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 21A cessful effort to remove requirements that landowners prove they’re using their land for agricultural purposes be“This will cause intense animosity and fore even applying to host events. conflict in many rural neighborhoods in this Phibbs said the restrictions had the county. Don’t approve this today.” — Wilson potential to detract from commissioners’ resident Annie Band primary goal: preserving open space. He said the agricultural requirement fo“One size does not fit all in the rural zone. cused too much on encouraging a use of You need to make these decisions up front and the land when commissioners actually not leave them up to the individual [conditionalare trying to preserve a condition of it. use] permits.” — Loring Woodman, who lives County Commission Chairman Ben next to the Lazy Moose Ranch, a party house Ellis argued against the proposal, saying that removing the requirement “This is far more complicated and will affect opened the rules to a greater number of far more areas than one can imagine.” — Melody property owners and potentially could Lin, wife of Woodman encourage development. County planners estimate the rules “The type of landowners are changing all could affect as many as 131 properties over the West. If we’re going to be effective in in the county. That estimate doesn’t difprotecting the priorities we value, we’ve got to ferentiate between agricultural lands work with the landowners who own the larger and other uses. Analysis provided by parcels.” — Sara Flitner, a consultant who was Loring Woodman, neighbor of a party hired by the owners of the Lazy Moose Ranch house and an outspoken critic of the regulations, predicted that as many as “We could have an event going on while 281 properties could qualify under the they’re having a funeral.” — Robbie Fuller, new rules if landowners subdivided. whose family owns a ranch at the base of Teton The rules as proposed would allow Pass, near a cemetery qualifying landowners to host as many as 30 events a year — 15 per winter and “It’s important to view each proposal sepa15 per summer and no more than two in rately, rather than look at it all at once.” — plana given week. ning commissioner Patricia Russell However, commissioners said they won’t count ancillary events, such as reIt’s a low threshold to show a property hearsal dinners and brunches, against owner is using his land for agricultural that maximum as long as there are fewpurposes, but the rules were developed er than 25 guests. to give young residents a chance to get a Events would be limited to existing toehold, Applequist said. structures only, though commissioners “It was supposed to allow young reserved the right to allow minor alterapeople to lease the land and get started tions and expansions. with small operations,” he said. Landowners could have no more than Even though conditions might have 300 guests. Music would have to end by changed since those rules were devel- 10 p.m. and events would have to wrap oped decades ago, Applequist said, the up by 11 p.m. Commissioners also could rules still help preserve open space. set restrictions on noise levels, parking “As long as you continue to maintain and exactly where on a specific property open spaces, there’s still a benefit to peo- events could be located. ple,” he said. Events would have to be at least 300 The issue of open space has been feet from all property lines, a restricfront and center throughout commis- tion that many residents say doesn’t sioners’ review of the rules. Last week, afford nearly enough protection to resicommissioner Hank Phibbs led a suc- dential areas.

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county planning office. Last week, commissioners surprised many onlookers by stripping away a provision that would have required landowners to show their land was being used for some kind of agricultural purpose before applying for a permit to host parties and events on their land. Only three of five commissioners said they supported the tentative decision to remove the agricultural requirement. County Commission Chairman Ben Ellis said the decision will force him to vote against the proposed regulations. The regulations that will come before board members next week would allow property owners with at least 70 acres to apply to host special events, such as wedding receptions, retreats and parties. Properties could be split between more than one parcel if the land falls under the same ownership. Applicants still would have to obtain approval from county commissioners. While planners and commissioners have gone to great lengths to address all of the issues with the rules, unanswered questions have continued to dog the changes: Who would enforce the rules? How would potential impacts be mitigated? And how much discretion would commissioners have when reviewing applications? How exactly the land-use rules might affect property taxes also is unclear. State law already taxes structures on agricultural lands, such as barns and homes, at fair market value. That likely wouldn’t change if events were held on the land, so long as the agricultural uses still met the state criteria, said Marvin Applequist, property tax administrator for the state Department of Revenue. “All houses on every ranch — barns, corrals, feedlots — all of those are valued at fair market value,” he said. “Only land used for agricultural production is valued based on its productivity. It probably wouldn’t change much.” State officials use four criteria to de-

A proposal for new rules that would regulate special events and parties on rural properties has generated hundreds of pages of emails and letters to Teton County commissioners and hours of public comment. These comments were taken from a meeting last week: “Use this as an evaluation phase. Demonstrate you can enforce this.” — Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Executive Director Trevor Stevenson “When you talk about having no music, it reminds me of ‘Footloose.’ ” — developer Greg Prugh “Assuming you have an eight-hour event, you’re going to impact the property for 3.7 percent of the year. The rest of the time the property is undisturbed and open. That’s what you’re trying to do.” — attorney Robbin Levy “You have the ability to say no when it doesn’t make sense. If it’s not a good proposal, you can say so.” — Bill Resor, of Snake River Ranch “The thought of taking a residential area and making it into a commercial area when it wasn’t written that way before is just disturbing to me.” — Wilson resident Susan Drew termine what qualifies as agricultural land. The property has to be used for agricultural purposes: growing crops, producing timber products or grasses for forage or raising livestock. The owner of the land must make at least $500 from the sale of agricultural products, $1,000 if the land is leased. The use of the land has to be consistent with the size, location and production capability of the land. And it can’t be part of a platted subdivision. The value of agricultural land is determined by the productivity of the land, as opposed to fair market value. This can mean lower taxes for agricultural landowners who live in areas where there’s more demand for platted lots, such as Teton County.

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Week in Review Flu on the rise

More flu cases have sprung up in Wyoming, but the illness has yet to reach Teton County in large numbers. Still, as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, public health officials recommend getting flu shots now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an increase in flu activity across the country over the last two weeks may indicate an early flu season. In Wyoming, a rash of cases have been reported in Sheridan, Campbell and Big Horn counties. Few to no cases have been reported in Teton County. Common-sense measures to guard against influenza include washing your hands thoroughly, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and staying home when you are ill. Doses of the vaccination are still available at Teton County Public Health, Emerg-a-Care, Family Health the Urgent Care Clinic and area grocery stores.

Utahn gets probation

A door-busting fight between brothers has resulted in six months of probation for a Utah man. At his sentencing in 9th Circuit Court last week, Derek Alexander Bird, 21, of West Jordan, Utah, agreed to the plead guilty to a misdemeanor property destruction charge in exchange for a six-month suspended jail sentence, six months of unsupervised probation and financial penalties. A charge of battery against a household member was dropped. Judge James Radda gave Bird the option of paying a $500 fine or getting an alcohol abuse evaluation and following its recommendations. Bird, who chose the evaluation route, still must pay $190 in court costs and fees. The incident began July 28 with an argument between the brothers during a weekend stay at the Virginian Lodge. The argument turned physical, though Bird said Thursday it was

“mostly wrestling around.” Bird left the room, at which point, he said, the door “got locked.” He admitted damaging the door and the frame trying to get back in.

New wolf suit filed

Two animal rights groups — the Humane Society and the Fund for Animals — filed suit Friday aiming to take wolf management out of Wyoming’s hands. The suit is the third filed since Endangered Species Act protections for wolves were removed Oct. 1. The first suit — filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity — was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The Human Society and Fund for Animals filed in the same venue. A third coalition filed suit in U.S. District Court in Colorado. Renny MacKay, spokesman for Gov. Matt Mead, said the volley of lawsuits wasn’t surprising. “The three groups all had to file a notice of intent, so we knew this was going to happen,” he said. While the three coalitions that filed suits aren’t associated, the legal claims in their complaints are closely aligned. The Humane Society criticized recovery numbers required by the state’s wolf management plan in addition to Wyoming’s expansive wolf predator zone, where wolves can be killed without a license and by almost any method.

Boards seats gradually filled

Teton County commissioners last week appointed new members to volunteer boards that help oversee public health, affordable housing and recycling and trash disposal. And on Monday, they named two people to the Teton County Planning Commission. County commissioners appointed Joe Burke to the county board of health to replace Pier Trudelle at the start of the 2013. For the Teton County Hous-

ing Authority, commissioners picked Brian Siegfried to replace Jack Stout. And commissioners picked Eric Lovely for the Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Board and reappointed Herb Brooks. They also voted to trim that board from nine members to seven. For the planning board, commissioners named Steve Duerr the newest member of the body that reviews development applications and land-use regulations and reappointed Mark Newcomb to another three-year term. Appointment still need to be made to fill vacancies on the Jackson Hole Airport Board, the Administrative Museum Board, the Natural Resources Technical Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Board, the Jackson Hole Community Pathways Taskforce and the START Board.

Man denies ‘imprisoning’ woman

A Idaho man was not required to pay any money to get out of jail after his exgirlfriend accused him of forcing her to go to his house against her will. Manuel Taurino Garcia-Santos, 32, of Victor, is charged with unlawful touching and false imprisonment. At his initial appearance Thursday in 9th Circuit Court, Garcia-Santos pleaded not guilty to both counts. Judge James Radda released him from jail without requiring cash or a surety bond after his lawyer, Richard Mulligan, successfully argued that he was not a threat or flight risk. Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Clark Allen agreed as long as Radda ordered him to have no contact with the woman. Garcia-Santos was arrested after his ex-girlfriend told police he reacted violently when she accused him of being unfaithful, according to court files. The woman told police Garcia-Santos grabbed her arm, forced her into his car and refused to take her home, records state. Police reported that when they

spoke to the woman, she had a bruise on her wrist and a red mark on her face.

Bill: Protect rescuers

Rep. Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, is sponsoring a bill that would make it nearly impossible to sue search and rescue volunteers individually. House Bill 35 would add search and rescue workers to the list of nonprofit volunteers exempt from being named personally in civil lawsuits. Current state law “made it way too easy to go after volunteers,” Gingery said Monday. Gingery hopes the legislation will address a situation that played out in a lawsuit filed last year against search and rescue volunteers and elected officials in Idaho and Wyoming. In that suit, the family of a skier who died near Grand Targhee Resort sued public agencies and also named Ray Shriver, a volunteer who participated in the rescue efforts. Shriver died early this year in a search and rescue helicopter crash.

New King rink planned

Managers of the Snow King Sports and Events Center plan to apply for a $1.5 million state grant to build a second ice rink. The ice would be housed in a new freestanding building where a parking lot northeast of the center now sits, according to preliminary renderings provided by operators Central Management Inc. The rink was initially part of a later phase of center improvements, but interest from donors and the success of other improvements at the center bumped up the schedule. The additional space would be used for recreation but could also be tapped during the summer for conferences and conventions, said John Valiante, president and chief executive of Central Management Inc. The town will own the new building and oversee its construction, he said.


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The cold prompts musings on where birds sleep in the winter, 2B.


Kate Hull, who moved in June from Texas to Teton Valley, Idaho, wears a puffy jacket while working Saturday at Habitat in Driggs. The art of staying warm is one of the skills she’s had to master in her new locale. “Three different people have come in and asked me if I’m cold,” she said. “I’m freezing.”

Texas transplant Southerner learns how to keep warm, drive in snow, wax snowboard. By Kate Hull


he front tires desperately spun as snow sprayed out from the side of my car. Lodged in snowpack atop Teton Pass, my front-wheel drive Honda CRV didn’t budge. While headed for the Jackson Albertsons from my house in Driggs, Idaho, I started to get nervous about the road conditions. I tried to make a U-turn up top to retreat and got stuck in WYDOT’s plow slush. As I stood in the snow wondering what in the world to do now, my mind raced with flashbacks of the day I purchased my car two years ago. “Do you want to upgrade to fourwheel drive?” the salesperson asked. I scoffed, feeling smug that I knew better than to fall for that unnecessary expense. I lived in Austin, Texas. Why would I possibly need fourwheel drive?

But there I was, stuck on the pass, trying to figure out how to make it as a Texan in the Tetons. My southern cohort Bailey Watson, who hails from Tennessee and is much more snow-savvy (she assumed I knew that rain in the valley meant snow on the mountain), had the idea to flag down some helpful backcountry skiers. With their shovels, we dug ourselves out. In telling the tale, we got a few deserved lectures from friends who knew better. “There’s a chain law, Kate.” Well, now I know. I had moved to Teton Valley, Idaho, in June, searching for a place where fly-fishing and an outdoor lifestyle were right at my fingertips — sans the traffic and high-rises I left back in Austin. And I sure found it. But as summer slipped away and fall set in, I realized how unprepared I was for

Snow dusts Hull’s Texas license plate. She’s learning to drive on icy roads and has winterized her car with snow tires and an emergency kit.

what was around the corner. Winter. Might I be in over my head? Out here, people talk about snow like Texans obsess over the next rain. “I hear there is a big storm coming!” “How much are we talking here?” I, on the other hand, had never seen snow past a few inches, let alone driven in it, just Texas’ notorious black ice. Skiing and snowboarding were as foreign to me as another language, another language I had to learn or at least translate.

Apparently, “watch out for sharks” means “look out for rocks” in the snow. But I am doing it. Step one: Make sure my car is snow-ready, or winterized. Buying a new car is out of the question for now, so my best bet was to get a new set of snow tires, check the engine coolant and make sure I had the right viscosity of oil. Watson also recommended I create an “emergency kit” that now stays in my trunk at all times, just in case the pass and I have another incident that See TEXAS TRANSPLANT on 11B

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Notice of School Board Meetings and Availability of Minutes TCSD#1 Board of Education Meetings Proposed: December 3, 2012 Approved: December 3, 2012 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Notice is hereby given that Regular Business Meetings of the Board of Trustees of Teton County School District #1, State of Wyoming, are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted or advertised, at a location to be designated and advertised.

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• n mornings in late fall or early Looking out, I think this day would winter in the northern Rockies, when it’s around freezing be uncomfortable for Christmas bird one way or another and it’s raining — counters: damp, low ceiling, sloppy. again, day after day — one wonders Hope the weather will “improve” for the Jackson Hole Christmas Bird where wildlife spend their nights. Big animals, those with large body Count on Sunday, Dec. 16. Particimass (and fur), can handle exposure pants will census designated arif they are healthy and have food: eas inside a 15-mile-diameter circle elk, moose, plus horses and cattle. whose center is Highway 89 and the Waterfowl live in their preferred Gros Ventre Road intersection. habitat — no worries normally. How Everyone welcome. Show up at earth-dwelling creatures keep from the Virginian Restaurant at 7 a.m. being flooded out and becoming su- Sunday if you’re not already signed per-exposed to predators is a puzzle. up but want to participate. The Maybe they don’t. more the better the count, and the Dog-size animals will find shelter more fun. if there is any. Shelter takes myriad Morning of Dec. 8: Snow overnight forms. “Any port” and all that. But and the valley floor begins to look what about birds? Many birds weigh more like winter. Some sun, breezy mere ounces and are insulated by and cold. Hope you have your bird dry feathers. Soaked feeders correctly out and feathers won’t preserve full. body heat. On an average ChristYet here comes the mornmas Bird Count in Jacking visit of a small group son Hole around 55-60 of chickadees looking good individual bird species and acting normally after are censused. All told, a night of showers alternataround 90 species have ing rain and snow. Where been spotted so far in did they sleep? the Hole. There are winBack awhile I tried to tering birds here even follow various birds to see on unpleasant weather Bert Raynes where they went as dark days. This winter some approached. There’s a time seed crops have failed or are limited when birds are just visible (to me), in the Far North, and some finches and mere moments later it’s too dark or owls may have to come south. to see them. That’s when the birds go Common redpolls are indeed being — somewhere. seen in the Jackson Hole region. Birds have choices: trees, priChristmas Bird Counts, well over a marily. Tucked into crannies under century along now, are widely considlimbs of deciduous trees, crevices in ered the earliest citizen science effort. rocks. Urban areas probably provide • many more nooks and crannies than Field notes: Weather forecasts nature may. I used to wonder what suggest that December 2012 has concerned bird-watchers might do seen winter weather reach Jackson to provide shelter for sleeping birds, Hole after a period of unusual warm but I never came up with good ideas. days, even weeks. The change is exPerhaps if one wasn’t musing on pected — even predicted — to move this topic while at breakfast in a elk, bison, deer and moose to winter warm room and with a hot bever- quarters. Birds too. age, ideas might occur more often. Rough-legged hawks are still Let me know. being seen locally, as are common • redpolls, trumpeter swans, an occaToday, as I scribble, is Dec. 7, 2012. sional harrier and waterfowl. Time Pearl Harbor Day observed and on to feed your birds. the news. Pearl Harbor was attacked Year 2012 in the most popular 71 years ago, yet it’s in the news to- calendar is fast coming to a close. day. It seems that a new documenta- Tradition mingles with novelty and ry finally revealing all the secrets of surprises. This season, national polthat day will be aired. itics are indeed in the mix. Happy World War II was a terrible war. holidays. All wars are terrible. Good that at © Bert Raynes 2012 least World War II taught the entire –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– world that war is too terrible to wage Bert Raynes writes weekly on whatever in future. Simply look back over 70 suits his fancy with a dash of news on years to notice. Peace prevails. nature and its many ways.

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Ashley Merritt photographs 5-year-old Maidi Ajtun during Saturday’s Help-Portraits event at the Center for the Arts. Professional studio photography was provided at no cost to needy families. “There are a lot of marginal people in this town,” organizer Doug Ayers said, “barely getting by.”

The power of a portrait Pro photographers, stylists, translators lend their time to capture families. By Johanna Love


young girl, dressed in satin, grinned and posed for dozens of shots as light boxes played up the sparkle in her eyes. Three photographers coaxed smiles from subjects who aren’t used to mugging for the camera. Three hairstylists trimmed, curled, combed and primped the locks of people not accustomed to such attention. Nineteen families with 31 children walked away from the inaugural Help-Portrait day in Jackson with framed images of themselves and their families. The initiative by retiree and amateur photographer Doug Ayers was well-received. Joe Strine, 58, posed by himself and with a friend, with his cowboy hat and without, in the studio set up just for the day in Dancers’ Workshop. “I got my haircut, got my picture taken,” Strine said. “It’s a wonderful thing they’re doing. I’ve got a face only a mother could love. I never get a portrait taken.” Strine said he has children spread out across the country, so he will probably

email them one of the digital files he’ll receive. As she curled a sleek updo for Felicitas Badillo, Champu Salon stylist Shara Buday talked about why she thinks family photos get skipped in tough times. “It’s the last thing people usually spend money on,” Buday said. Each time photographers finished a session with a person, they’d pass a memory card over to Don Alsted, who touched up the images in Lightroom 3 and printed them for clients. After a few seconds of drying time, other helpers inserted the photos into 8-by-10 frames. Filmmaker Jennifer Tennican documented the process for a video that will help promote future editions of Help-Portraits in Jackson. Ayers said he organized the event, inspired by a national program, because he saw a need. “There are a lot of marginal people in this town,” Ayers said, “barely getting by.” The recession took a toll on many families, Ayers said, and it may be years before their lives return to normal. “Some people are self-concious about their status in life right now,” Ayers said. “If we can help them feel good, at least one day ... It’s a way for a photographer to give back to the community.”

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Don Alsted presents Maidi Rivas with a photograph of her daughter, Maidi. Nineteen families with 31 children left the event with framed images of themselves and their loved ones.

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Mamie’s fudge conjures fantasies I

should be watering my poinsettias Cornell blouse to wear for the holior oiling up my wooden shoes for days. I mean, I have things to do. But Kris Kringle’s visit. I should be here’s an interesting thing: I know hanging the mistletoe or untangling Chester A. Arthur, Gavin’s grandfaChristmas lights. I should be doing ther, was our 21st president. I know something, anything, but pondering that in order to reach Yellowstone the life of an overage beatnik newsboy in 1883 he traveled first by train to hawking newspapers in San Francisco Green River City. From there his on the corner of Fourth group proceeded to Fort and Market Street. Washakie. Then, by horsePeople didn’t give the back, followed by an escort bald guy the time of day. of 75 cavalrymen, PresiHe drank a little much, dent Arthur was led by a was odd and was yelling Shoshone named Togwothe day after the 1952 tee over the pass we now presidential elections, call Togwotee Pass into “Eisenhower wins — just Jackson Hole. The mayor like my grandfather!” didn’t come to meet the Which reminds me: president and his entouHave you ever tried Marage because there was Doreen Tome mie Eisenhower’s fudge no mayor in Jackson Hole. recipe? Last Christmas I Our first settlers — John was smack in the middle of stirring a Holland, John Carnes and his wife double batch of Mamie’s fudge when Millie Sorelle — wouldn’t be showing the dishwasher repairman showed up until 1884. Robert Miller wouldn’t up. Wooden spoon in hand, I ran to be bringing the first wagon over Teton the door and let him in. Then I ran Pass until 1885. back to my pot and continued to stir “President Chester Alan Arthur as the repairman disassembled the was in his 50s, with a chronic kiddishwasher. I don’t know who drove ney ailment, when he passed through the other more nuts. I should be mak- Jackson’s Hole,” I muttered while jabing Mamie’s fudge right now instead bing assorted colored gumdrops into of getting distracted by a San Fran- a foam cone shaped like a Christmas cisco newsboy named Gavin. Well, he tree. He looked like crap, but he must called himself Gavin. In actuality his have been tough.” name was Chester Alan Arthur, just You have a lot of time to think when like his grandfather. Now I ask you, you’re sitting at a kitchen table brushhow am I supposed to line 11-by-14- ing granulated sugar out of your eyes, inch baking pans with waxed paper wondering what you should make for and open multiple jars of marshmal- Christmas dinner while contemplatlow fluff to whip up Mamie Eisen- ing the adventures of President Cheshower’s special fudge recipe after ter Alan Arthur’s colorful grandson. discovering that the 21st president A grandson who, years before sellof the United States’ grandson, back ing newspapers, founded a commune in the 1950s, was selling newspapers called Moy Mell in the sand dunes where a giant Old Navy clothing store west of Santa Maria, pretty close to stands today? It just throws me. the area where Cecil B. DeMille built I should be taking a trip to the the largest movie set in history for cleaners to pick up my favorite April his silent picture epic “The Ten Com-

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mandments.” The set was called the City of Pharaoh and is now referred to as the Lost City of Cecil D. DeMille. When “The Ten Commandments” filming was over, DeMille ordered that the entire city — including the four 40-ton statues of Ramses II and the 21 giant plaster sphinxes weighing 5 tons each — be buried. Except for a few excavated pieces, the set remains protected as an official archaeological sight. Slowly, Chester Alan Arthur III’s commune was also swept away, buried by wind and sand. What did his father, Chester Alan Arthur II, think of his son’s lifestyle? When President Arthur died a couple of years after his Yellowstone trip, his son Chester II promptly quit law school at Columbia University, went on a cruise and stayed in Europe for 10 years. Before Chester II died, he commented that he had never done anything in his life except for his own amusement. One of Chester II’s amusements was to become a major stockholder in a 250,000-acre Colorado spread called Trinchera. Soon after, in 1901, the last of the Chester Alan Arthurs was born. The ranch passed through many hands, eventually being purchased by Malcolm Forbes in 1969. Recently Trinchera was sold to Louis Moore Bacon, an American Hedge Fund manager, for $175 million. Once my Christmas ham is in the oven, I’m going to watch Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” — the perfect accompaniment to thoughts of fleeting fortunes, generations past and landscape transformed by grace, wind and time. Fudge will also be involved. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Doreen Tome is always happy to swap recipes and wishes all her readers a Happy Holiday.

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Potter circles back to ice rink


After learning hockey at Snow King, Victor, Idaho, resident now helps manage it. By Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jeff Potter started skating at a rink under the tennis bubble at the Aspens when he was in third grade and “from that point on, everything was about hockey.” Today, at 33 years old, he works from an office that overlooks the ice rink at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. Now armed with a business degree and real-world experience with red and black ink, the Victor resident is business manager for Center Management Inc. and a budding politician on the west slope of the Tetons. Potter’s earliest memories of the valley are of snow, wildlife and the Wilson School. His family moved from Billings, Mont., when his father was developing Teton Pines. Potter caddied at the golf course there and lived with his family next door at the Aspens. With Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just a few miles away, he could hop a bus with his buddies and hit the slopes almost at will. But hockey was his life, and he learned how to play the sport during its blossoming here in the 1990s, especially after the construction of the Snow King rink in 1993. Coaches John Valiante, Gary Hardeman and Chuck Resor trained a core group of about nine players who grew up together, almost as a team. So enamored was Potter with the stick and puck that his criteria for selection of a college included that the school have a Division III NCAA team. After growing up in rural Jackson Hole, PRICE CHAMBERS / NEWS&GUIDE he also sought a metropolitan area. A Jeff Potter is the business manager at Center Management, Inc., the business program was another require- organization managing the Snow King Sports and Events Center in ment for any college he would attend. collaberation with the town of Jackson. Potter grew up skating at the facility. Potter graduated from Jackson Hole High School in 1998 and headed the nonprofit Teton Valley Foundation to the shows. East to Babson College in Wellesley, for about two years. That group seeks “People ask, ‘How do you make Mass. He laced up his skates and to promote culture, education and rec- money on a benefit concert?’” Potter quickly learned how seriously some reation in Teton Valley, Idaho. said. The hope is that sponsors cover people take hockey. The foundation moved the free con- the major expenses, and concessions “It was a bit of an eye-opening ex- certs to a park in Victor. Potter also earn money, he said. perience,” he said of his tryouts for started an ice rink there. Along the Such ventures take a lot of work, the team. Babson had a national- way Potter married his wife, Amy. She Potter said. While there might be championship-calibre squad that re- grew up in the Bozeman, Mont., area money to be made, concerts are risky. cruited 99 percent of its so the couple shared an unplayers. It drew athletes derstanding of the Rockies. who lived and breathed They have two children: hockey. While competitors Natalie, 4, and Nicholas, 3 had bounced off Potter in 1/2. Amy Potter works at the Jeff high school, he was now law firm Garland & Potter. Potter bouncing off them. Enmeshed in his com“They were fast, but they munity, Jeff Potter sought were big,” Potter said. “They and won election to the Vicspent a lot of time in the weight room.” tor City Council a year ago. Potter also began to appreciate Around the same time in Jackson, – Jeff Potter some of the qualities of Jackson Hole Valiante proposed to operate the failCenter Management, Inc. he had taken for granted. Kids in ing and dilapidated ice rink at Snow Business manager Jackson might whine about a lack King under the auspices of nonprofit of bowling or arcade games, but they Center Management Inc. Potter’s enhave the best of another world. treprenurial instincts kicked in. In college, Potter would pack up His father, Mike, had worked with The outdoor concert series at the his skis on some winter weekends and Valiante in fundraising for the rink in base of Snow King Mountain and next head to Vermont or New Hampshire. the 1990s. to the center was part of a larger efHe was quickly educated. Jeff Potter offered to pitch in at fort to transform the ice rink and as“I promised myself I would never CMI as a volunteer. Valiante “pretty sociated ski shelter complex. waste my money on East Coast re- much offered me a job on the spot,” “It was another step in changing the sorts again,” he said. Potter said. “It’s interesting how culture of this facility,” Potter said. “It’s He concentrated on academics, and things come full circle.” not just an ice rink. JH Live is a cataeventually student government. BabAt the Snow King Sports and lyst to what this base area could be.” son’s focus was entrepreneurship, and Events Center, the concluding first Among those is a more viable conPotter became engaged in politics, run- year will see an operating loss, as ex- vention space. Renovations are under ning a slate for student government pected, said Potter, who has seen his way. Potter attended the convention that included himself as treasurer. job grow to full time. Existing con- of conventions this fall, IMEX in the “The only way to effect change is to tracts had to be honored. Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. get involved,” he said. He won. When the ice rink is operating, the Lodging tax funds put him and the After college, Potter returned to the place is viable. But when the compres- Tetons in a sea of some 10,000 indusarea, setting up home in Victor, Idaho. sors stop, operators have to be innova- try people. He got involved, sitting on a county tive, welcoming roller derby and more. “We got a handful of leads for poThis year “more” included a home tential events,” he said. Meantime, comprehensive plan committee for two years. He worked as a volunteer for Mu- run with the creation of the free JH the center seeks to add another, sic on Main, a free concert series that Live concert series, organized by Pot- smaller ice rink to meet demand for began in Driggs, Idaho, in 2007. He be- ter and his wife, and Shannon and Mi- youth programs, another full-circle came part-time executive director for chelle McCormick. Thousands flocked revolution for Potter.


“It was another step in changing the culture of this facility. It’s not just an ice rink.”

45 years ago ...

The Jackson Town Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that allowed the limited use of oversnow vehicles within city limits. The ordinance included plans for licensing and regulating their use. The council had two more readings to approve before the ordinance made the town books. ... Consumer spending in Teton County topped its quota set by the gross national product, which represents the total value of all goods and services produced in the country. Teton County residents produced $27,554,000 of the $1.5 trillion reported. The gross national product took into account personal spending, industrial outlays for plant expansion and all other outlays, including public and private. Economists use the gross national product to measure the nation’s overall economic activity. Of the total $1.5 trillion reported, $465 billion amounted to consumer spending. Figures showed that Teton County produced 0.0059 percent of the national output in personal spending.

30 years ago ...

A summer traffic survey by the Wyoming Highway Department, Jackson Town Council and Teton County officials revealed no need for the construction of a bypass around Town Square. Results of the study showed that less than 10 percent of the people driving through Jackson, or 2,000 of the 20,000 cars per day, would use a bypass if it was built. Downtown businesses were against the bypass proposal, since it would result in less traffic passing by their storefronts. The document called for more off-street parking lots. It also proposed parking restrictions on Broadway between Pearl Avenue and Glenwood Street and on parts of North Cache Drive between Gill Avenue and Flat Creek. ... Jackson Police Chief Dick Hays introduced the two newest members of the police force: K-9 officers Harro and Gauner. Trainers from Mandelyn Kennels in California traveled to Germany to hand-pick “mellower dogs” for the Jackson police. The dogs were trained to answer to German commands. Expenses for the two dogs cost $14,500 for their first year on the force. Hays estimated the annual cost to the department would be $1,500. The dogs would be used mostly for searching buildings for hidden persons, he said

15 years ago ...

County fire crews had a busy weekend with four calls, one resulting in $35,000 worth of damage to a west bank home. A space heater being used to thaw frozen pipes caused the worst blaze at Scott Millward’s log residence on Coyote Loop. Firefighters determined the fire was burning within the walls at Millward’s home. It took two hours for about 25 firefighters and three fire engines to extinguish the flames. Three other fires, all in Rafter J, were caused by chimneys. There was no damage to the homes. Readers were advised to prevent chimney fire hazards by having their chimneys inspected each winter season. ... Biologists searching for radio-collared wolves of Yellowstone National Park’s Soda Butte Pack speculated that the pack might winter in the valley. The eight-member pack was likely following the migrating elk to the National Elk Refuge. The drifting pack had one rancher upset that his cattle could be preyed upon after he watched the pack eat an elk carcass on Mount Randolph. Others believed the pack had plenty of game to hunt and would not bother cattle and sheep. No. 14, the pack matriarch, and her Soda Butte Pack had a spotless record, even after denning on private land for a span, Doug Smith, leader of Yellowstone’s Wolf Recovery Project, said.

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Postal system ready to deliver by Christmas Officials offer a few tips to help make sure gifts get to destinations on time.

Postal deadlines loom Some mailing deadlines have already come and gone, postal officials said — like getting priority and first-class APO/ FPO military mail to its destination — and several others are nigh. The U.S. Postal Service recommends getting U.S. parcel post packages on their way no later than Friday. Express overseas military mail should make it if sent by Monday, and Global Express mail ought to reach its recipients if sent by Dec. 19. Cards and letters can wait until Dec. 20, Priority Express will reach its final destination in time if sent by Dec. 21, and you can even wait right up until Dec. 22 to send Express Mail. On the other hand, Jackson Postmaster Jennifer Grutzmacher said, “sooner is always better.” You never know what unexpected problems may arise.

By Richard Anderson Don’t believe for a minute that Christmas is a one-man show. Even with his magical reindeer and superhuman talents, Santa demands a ton of help from — yes, yes, elves, of course — but also humans. Specifically, postal workers. Like elves, however, they too rely on Christmas cookies to get them the holidays. “They’re always appreciated,” said Teresa Marsh, a worker at the downtown post office who also spent seven years as a postmaster in Oregon. “It lets us know our customers appreciate us.” Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver about 18 billion cards, letters and packages. On Dec. 17, the system’s busiest day of the year, it will handle 680 million pieces of mail, said David Rupert, former postmaster of the Wilson post office, now postal spokesman for Wyoming. “Volumes are up significantly,” he said, “and expectations are up, too. ... We’re delivering mail that can make a difference in somebody’s life. It might be a card from someone you haven’t heard from in a long time or a present from someone you thought didn’t care. ... It’s great to be a part of that process.” It can also be stressful, through, especially when the lines start getting longer and the trips from the counter to the back room to lug ever-growing armloads of packages start to pick up. No one gets vacations during December, all windows are staffed, and the office will remain open right up until 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, said Jackson Postmas-


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ter Jennifer Grutzmacher. “You try to smile,” she said, “crack a joke, do your best to entertain everybody at the same time.” “The pleasant times far outweigh the grumbling,” Marsh said. United Parcel Service also gets in on the elf business. Lisa Allen and Jeff Annetts own UPS stores on West Broadway and in the Aspens. Allen guessed she sees a 60 percent increase in business during the holidays. “We have people start coming in twice a day, coming on the weekends,” she said. Her goal is to have enough staff so no customer has to wait, so she brings in more employees to deal with the added volume, something the Postal Service can’t do. She also offers services the post office doesn’t offer, like packing customers’ boxes for them. “They’ll bring in 40 things, and we’ll get it all in boxes and ready to go,” Allen said. And while there are some things they can’t do — shipping cremated ashes or

alcohol, for example — most other requests she’s able to accommodate. “We ship live animals,” she said. “That’s not that crazy. ... Antlers are tricky. They’re very big and costly.” “I have one woman who comes in every year,” Allen said. “She ships around 26 packages, and she does it all by Thanksgiving. She’s done. Ready to go.” For the rest of us mortals, postal workers have a few tips for making things easier on everyone. The top tip from Marsh, Grutzmacher and Rupert is to train yourself and others to put post office box numbers and street addresses on packages, even if UPS or some other shipping company is the expected mode of delivery. More and more, Rupert said, shippers use the Postal Service for that last mile or so of delivery, “so it’s important for people to use their P.O. box.” Marsh said to make sure you use the right zip code and to include the fourdigit extension. For the holder of P.O. Box 0000 at the downtown office, for example, that would be 83001-0000.

Grutzmacher recommended paying the extra fee to track packages, just in case, and she said insuring especially valuable items is smart. You can also save time and money, she said, by purchasing flat rate boxes. Stuff as much into one of these (within common sense) and still pay the same price, regardless of weight. As the saying goes, “If it fits, it ships.” And Rupert said if you’re not up for hanging out in line with 100 of your closest friends and neighbors, you can avoid post office lines altogether by buying postage on your home computer. “It’s slick,” he said. “Go to, click on what the box [you want] looks like, and you can pay for it, print the postage, and it’s ready to go. ... You can buy stamps, too.” For the post office, the holiday season keeps hopping into January as a result of returns and exchanges, Marsh said.

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elves are living there this holiday season. Like any other living Christmas tree, these small ones need special handling to keep them growing. Give your trees bright indirect light and don’t let them sit in water or allow the soil to dry out completely. If the trees are purchased growing in a very small container (sometimes a mere 3-inch pot), they should be transplanted into a larger containers. If you choose to keep your trees alive after the Christmas season note that they will not survive mountain winters if they are planted in the yard. Most are native to much warmer climates. How-

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stir fries and soups. Considering their use and longevity, they’re a bargain. My first one lasted 35 years. Other ideas include a high-quality chef’s knife, a spice rack or a nonstick skillet. Belle Cose is a gorgeous store and has Christmas window displays as close to what you’ll find at Macy’s as is possible in Wyoming. Walk through the front door and take a breath of the holiday spirit. Your mind will be calmed, and the rest of the day will be better. For your sports-minded friends or those who want to be more active in the winter, stroll next door to Jack Dennis Sports or down the street to Skinny Skis or Teton Mountaineering. Consider new skis or gear for your closest family members. Safety gear like probe poles, an AvaLung pack or an avalanche transceiver is a gift of love. For the walkers and runners on your list, consider YakTrax, a traction system for shoes and boots that provides stability and safety for walking on ice and snow. Head over to High School Butte to see these accessories in action. Skinny Skis has a website with other great gift ideas. Many of my relatives are getting Buffs this year. The most versatile piece of fabric in town, it is a tube of colorful fabric that provides warmth in the winter as a headband, neck gaiter or beanie. In the summer it transforms to a tool for keeping the sun off your neck


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Although I have put up strings of fresh cranberries and peanuts in their shells, the piece de resistance as far as the birds are concerned are the peanut butter coated pinecones that I roll in a birdseed mix and hang with florist’s wire. The small birds also like the balls I make from used mesh onion bags filled with chunks of raw suet and tied with colored ribbon. Although I had planned to include bundles of red rose hips in my outdoor decorations on this tree, I couldn’t really find any this year. I suppose this has something to do with a very dry summer. I’m looking forward to a very Merry Christmas at my house, for my family as well as our wild friends. I wish the same for all of my readers. Happy holidays! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marilyn Quinn has a green thumb, so once a month she shares her gardening tips with readers. while fishing or, when dipped in water, acts as an evaporative coolant for hiking and biking. All that for $20. Local workout facilities, such as Enclosure, Bell Fitness, Teton Sports Club and Jackson Hole Health and Fitness, offer monthly and daily pass gift certificates. Consider a gift of Pilates or yoga at one of our many facilities. For those needing motivation or direction in exercise, opt for a personal training gift. One to One Wellness, Training To Be Balanced and Mountain Athlete offer individual and group training options. Crystal Wright, a professional skier and certified personal trainer with a degree from Montana State University, offers half-hour training session for $35. Her new facility offers dynamic training for the newbie or those looking to gain strength or fitness in their current routines. Visit A Jackson Hole winter holiday shopping season is one filled with visiting with friends and spending more time outside in our postcard-perfect valley. Enjoy the walk around town, then meet for a cup of local tea or maybe some Wyoming Whiskey. Here in Jackson, being healthy is easy when it includes a local recipe. Happy Holidays! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Registered dietician Therese Metherell owns Peak Nutrition. She specializes in sports nutrition and wellness. Send ideas for columns to peaknutrition68@

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Eli Mosby works with Angela Nava and Jacob Fisher to complete “Highway Systems,” their art-covered chair for the “Be a Colt” program.

Being colts

Students explore the community through art with a new middle school project. By Brielle Schaeffer


eing a colt means being creative. It means having strength, courage and empathy. While it means different things to each student at Jackson Hole Middle School, it ultimately means being united in a community, being part of it. Sixth-grade students artistically examined the idea of what it means to be a colt, their school’s mascot, Thursday while decorating chairs. “Be a Colt” is a yearlong schoolwide project with pARTners and Off Square Theatre Company to boost feelings of unity among students through art and writing activities. The project is funded by a Center of Wonder C3 grant. “Our philosophy is that when people feel comfortable in a setting, they can learn,” Jackson Hole Middle School instructional facilitator Michelle Rooks said. “A climate/culture where all kids belong allows them to take the risks necessary to learn. Learning requires speaking, sharing thoughts and writing, asking questions, venturing answers. ... If they don’t feel safe, they won’t do the work that true learning requires. We want students to feel they are in a community that will support them.”

Be a lot of things Being a colt goes with other district school rules for positive behavior: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Rooks said. This is the first year the school has done a project like this to influence student behavior. It might be the only time. The project takes kids out of classes in rotation to allow teachers to work on professional development, Rooks said. “We also believe that how we as adults work together and work with students models for students how they should work with each other,” she said. “We are training our teachers and staff in ways to create an even more positive climate. ... We already see that our modeling is influencing student behaviors

As part of the program, students also created small tapestries with words describing what it means to be a Colt.

and interactions.” The project is alive for both students and teachers, Rooks said. At the beginning of the year, students began to examine what being a colt meant, she said. Some didn’t get it. “They’re like, ‘Be a horse?’ ” Rooks said, laughing. Seventh graders explored the concept through gesture drawings of live horses and then by embellishing quilt squares with words to describe the notion. Decorating chairs was Rooks’ idea, which she gleaned from a Facebook advertisement about how chairs encourage social interaction. “Chairs are made so people can sit down and take a break,” the ad said. “Anyone can sit on a chair and, if the chair is large enough, they can sit down together. And tell jokes. Or make up stories. Or just listen.” She had students watch the video and then explore things that connect people, that make people feel that they are not alone. From there, pARTners artists helped the kids take their ideas and put them into action. Students decorated chairs Thursday with maps, handprints, flowers, wings, roads, mountains, a cat tail and other tangible representations of connectivity. “Maps symbolize being united,”

11-year-old Catherine Cabrera said while making a collage of map pieces for the back of a chair. “All of us and all the people around the world are united.” She and Sarah Gregg, also 11, were putting the pieces together almost like a puzzle, so they all fit together.

Bringing everyone together Gregg likes using art as a way to think about being a colt and to express herself, she said. She can’t believe some of her classmates made some of the things they have, she said. “It’s bringing us all together,” she said. “You can be whatever you want, because people don’t care about what it looks like.” Eleven-year-old Rylee McCollum was working with a group of about 10 students on another chair with brightly colored roads painted vertically down the back. He was gluing maps to the chair leg while his collaborators pasted felt cars on the highways. “We are trying to symbolize roads connecting everyone together,” he said. “A community is what it means to be a colt.” McCollum seemed proud of the work he and his classmates were doing. “It’s going to be really cool for the school just to have some of these chairs,” he said. “People can look back and see

what it means to be a colt.” The artistic side of the project allows some kids who may not stand out in the classroom to excel, pARTners executive director Marylee White said. “Some students that shine in the classroom are not necessarily the most creative,” she said. “Some absolutely shine when it comes to being creative and turning thoughts into a visual image.” Art projects engage kids to learn different skills, she said. In an academic setting, there are a lot of things that require a right answer. In the arts there’s not necessarily a right or wrong answer, White said. “It does give them the opportunity to explore making choices,” she said. And creativity helps cement some of the ideas in their minds. “They’re not just talking about these words,” White said. “They might not even realize it, but they’re working as that collaborative community they’re hoping to build.” The projects are also teaching the kids to understand and accept diversity. White worked with one group that had the idea, spearheaded by a student, to make their chair into a teacup. The idea behind it was that one tea leaf is boring and bland, but a bunch of tea leaves makes a great drink, she said. “All the people in the community are important and essential to coming up with a delicious and satisfying outcome,” White said. “That’s pretty good for a sixth-grader, don’t you think?” The quilt squares students decorated individually with words like “empathy,” “growth,” “bold” and “honesty” are hanging in the middle school commons to create a big mural. Eventually they will get sewn together. “That really communicates to these kids that all of the little things that they do contribute to a bigger, more impressive outcome,” White said. Middle school students will continue working on the “Be a Colt” project throughout the year. In the spring, students will work with Off Square Theatre Company to explore the same colt characteristics through drama and drumming, she said. “Be a Colt” goes along with a similar program at Jackson Hole High School called “Be a Bronc.”

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of Events

December 12 – 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 12

Tuesday, December 18

Everyone is welcome to film something as part of “12.12.12: One Day in Jackson Hole.”

Bright Beginnings Preschool open house, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at 160 N. Glenwood. Meet the staff, families and children of Bright Beginnings. Andrea, 699-5087.

“12.12.12.” Celebration, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Spirit in Wilson. Dragon Lady Teas, Soul Spot Art, Free Tarot, Reiki, Oneness Blessings, Annie Band trunk show. 733-3382.

Natural Resource Technical Advisory Board meeting, 5-6 p.m. at Teton Conservation District office. 733-2110. Toddler Time Tuesdays, 10:05 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. at Teton County Library. Ages 3 and younger spend 20 minutes with books, songs, finger plays and flannel board acts. Free. 7332164, ext. 103,

Curious kids classes, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays at Jackson Hole Children’s Museum. For kids and their caregivers. Classes in December will celebrate light, gift-giving and holiday games. $7.50; free to kids under 2. 733-3996. Computer tutoring, 10 a.m. at Teton County Library. One-on-one computer and tech tutoring on topics of your choice including help with devices (iPads, smartphones, e-book readers). Free. To reserve a spot, sign up at the library main desk, or call 733-2164 and press 1. Akasha Yoga classes today: Wake-up yoga, 7 a.m., levels 1-2, 5:30 p.m. $10- $16. 699-7370. At the Senior Center of Jackson Hole: line dancing, 10:30 a.m.; free blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m.; board meeting 12:30 p.m.; bingo, 12:45 p.m.; bridge, 1 p.m.; Pilates with Emily, 5:30 p.m. All classes free for seniors, $5 others. Aikido, 6 p.m. at the rec center. Japanese selfdefense martial art that uses natural circular and spiral movements to control an attacker’s force. $55 per month, eight classes. 201-1533, Dancers’ Workshop adult classes: open level Pilates mat, 8:30 a.m.; intermediate Pilates mat, 5:30 p.m.; intermediate modern, 6:30 p.m. $16 drop-in, punch cards available. 733-6398,

Thursday, December 13

At the senior center: yoga, 10:30 a.m.; Wii bowling, 11 a.m.; pinochle, 12:45 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m. All classes free for seniors, $5 others. 733-7300. PRICE CHAMBERS / NEWS&GUIDE

Ringing their bells for charity, Rob Cheek and Bob Peters say hello to Barb Garrett on Friday as she exits Jackson Whole Grocer. Real estate agents across the country volunteered for the Salvation Army on Realtor Ring Day.

Adult intro to ice skating, noon each Thursday at Snow King Sports and Events Center. No registration required. $15. 733-0066. Dancers’ Workshop adult classes today: intermediate/advanced ballet, 9:30 a.m.; Jazzercise, 5:30 p.m. $16 drop-in, punch cards available. 733-6398, Oneness blessing/deeksha, 1:30 p.m. at Akasha Yoga. May include chakra opening and chanting. All are welcome. By donation., 733-5523. Beginner adult karate, 6:30 p.m. at Wyoming Karate Club. Two-class trial for ages 13 and older at the Wyoming Karate Club. $29 includes a uniform. Email, or call 739-8812.

Friday, December 14

Heartbeat Solstice 2012: 2-5 p.m. today and Sunday, free spirit-rattle-making workshop. Bring feathers or special objects to embellish your rattles; all other supplies provided. Signup required. Email Teri Gilifen at, or call 413-3965. Dancers’ Workshop adult classes today: open level Pilates mat, 9 a.m. $16 drop-in, punch cards available. 733-6398,

Sunday, December 16 Children’s Christmas pageant, “Silent Night, Holy Night,” 10:15 a.m. at Community Bible Church. Forty-minute dramatic musical nativity pageant is part of regular service. Free. 690-3058. Heartbeat Solstice 2012: 2-5 p.m., free drumand rattle-making workshops. Create your own personal spirit drum. The workshop will include an initiation ceremony for your new drums. Sign-up required. Call Alan Willes at 928-243-6062.

Soup-Off Competition, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. Free admission. Tasting tickets cost $1. 734-8956.

Totally Toddler Holiday Party, 10-11:45 a.m. at the rec center. Visits and pictures with Santa, toddler toys, the bounce house, holiday crafts and snacks. $2.50 per person. 739-9025.

Hanukkah Awareness, 5-6 p.m. at Betty Rock Cafe. The Jackson Hole Jewish Community’s Hebrew School will be telling the Hanukkah story, lighting candles, singing holiday songs and serving latkes (potato pancakes)., 734-1999.

Lunchtime yoga, noon every Tuesday and Friday at Teton Healing Arts. Dr. Peter Blumenauer leads a student-focused yoga lunch class. Suggested donation $10. Space limited, arrive early. 734-0222.

Chamber Mixer, 5-7 p.m. at the Lodge at Jackson Hole. Catered by the Rustic Inn, the Lodge and Nikai Sushi. Free. 733-3316.

At the senior center: Leslie’s Fitness, 9:30 a.m.; birthday lunch at noon; cribbage, 1 p.m. by appointment; caregiver group, 2 p.m. All classes free for seniors, $5 others. 733-7300.

Monday, December 17

Dungeons & Dragons Club, 4 p.m. at Teton County Library. Kids in grades five to 12 play every Friday night. Beginners welcome; experts encouraged. Character sheets provided; bring your own manuals. Free. 733-2164, ext. 247,

Magic the Gathering Club, 4 p.m. at Teton County Library. Grades five-12 play. Bring your best decks and cards to show or trade. Beginners welcome; experts encouraged. Free. 7332164, ext. 247,

Seniors holiday tour of lights departs, 5:30 p.m. from the senior center. Free. 739-9025. Teton Reiki Circle, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 430 S. Jackson St., upstairs. Meets every second Thursday. Join in for healing energy exchange; no experience necessary. This month’s group focus is peace and gratitude. RSVP to 690-5308. Akasha Yoga classes today: Wake-up yoga, 7 a.m. Level 1, 6 p.m. $10- $16. 699-7370. At the senior center: line dancing, 10:30 a.m.; mah-jongg, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m. All classes free for seniors, $5 others. Toddler Time Thursdays, 10:05 a.m. at Teton County Library. Ages 3 and younger enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, finger plays and flannel board acts. Free. 733-2164, ext. 103, Storytime, 10:30 a.m. for ages 4-6 and their caregivers. Beth Holmes, 733-2164, ext. 118,

Dancers’ Workshop adult classes today: advanced Pilates mat, 8:30 a.m.; ballet workout, 9:30 a.m.; Jazzercise, noon. $16 drop-in, punch cards available. 733-6398,

Skate with Santa, 4:15-5 p.m. at Snow King Sports and Events Center. Raffle and ugly Christmas sweater contest. Free. Grand Teton Skating Academy, 733-0066. Kundalini yoga series, 9 a.m. at Teton Yoga Shala for the next three weeks. 690-3054.

Akasha Yoga classes today: 5:30 p.m. levels 1 and 2. $10- $16. 699-7370.

Pingpong at The Wildwood, 6 p.m. at The Wildwood Room in Victor, Idaho. Open play table tennis and tournaments on Monday nights. Free. 208-787-2667.

Craft: gingerbread house, 1-3:30 p.m. in the Teton County Library youth auditorium. Create gingerbread houses out of different candies and treats. Free. 733-2164, ext. 118.

At the senior center: massage, 9-11 a.m.; Leslie’s Fitness, 9:30 a.m.; line dancing, 10:30 a.m.; No lunch today, meals delivered 11:30 a.m.; Bible study, 12:45 p.m.; knitting group, 1 p.m.; Spanish, 2 p.m.; bridge, 5:30 p.m.; Pilates, 5 p.m. All classes free for seniors, $5 others.

Mardy Murie Cookie Swap, 2-5 p.m. at Murie Ranch. Enjoy winter activities, share holiday cookies, remember and celebrate the conservation work of the Muries. 739-2246.

Dancers’ Workshop adult classes today: intermediate Pilates mat, 8:30 a.m.; open level Pilates mat, 6:30 p.m. $16 drop-in, punch cards available. 733-6398,

Saturday, December 15

Akasha Yoga classes today: wake-up yoga, 7 a.m., levels 1 and 2, 5:30 p.m. $10-$16. 699-7370. Teton Yoga Shala adult classes today: therapeutic yoga, 6 p.m. $15-$17. 690-3054. Beginner adult karate, 6:30 p.m. at Wyoming Karate Club. Two-class trial for ages 13 and older at the Wyoming Karate Club. $29 includes a uniform. Email, 739-8812. Dancers’ Workshop adult classes today: ballet workout, 9:30 a.m. Jazzercise, 5:30 p.m. $16 drop-in, punch cards available. 733-6398, Oneness blessing/deeksha, 7:30 p.m. at Akasha Yoga. Gentle meditation with hands-on energy transmission, helps shift the brain to a oneness state of consciousness. May include chakra opening and chanting. All are welcome. By donation. 733-5523 Drinking water bacteria testing, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 460 E. Pearl. Bottles and instructions can be picked up 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tests conducted every Monday and Tuesday. Bring sample in before 2 p.m. $15. 732-8463.

Ongoing/Upcoming Transcendental Meditation, 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 19 at 350 E. Broadway. All are invited to a free group meditation and talk on “Higher States of Consciousness,” including a taped video presentation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation technique. RSVP Lucinda Abbe, 307-690-5727. Flu vaccines available, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at Teton County Public Health, 460 E. Pearl Ave. Enrollment ongoing for Central Wyoming College classes. browsecourses, 733-7425. Amnesty month at the library through Dec. 31. Suggest a new book for Teton County Library to carry and get your overdue fines waived. 733-2164.

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Kate Hull waxes a snowboard at Habitat in Driggs, Idaho. She moved from Texas to Teton Valley, Idaho, in June and is jumping headfirst into the Tetons winter lifestyle, taking snowboarding lessons at Grand Targhee Resort and buying a snowboard and gear. “I just want to try everything,” she said.

texas transplant Continued from cover

doesn’t turn out as well. I put together some essentials, including blankets, snow boots, shovel and flashlight. Ever seen those anti-slip ice cleats that attach to your boots? The ones that probably make you think, “Who in the world would buy those?” Well I have two pairs. And I still fall, often. Until I can adjust to front-wheel driving in the snow, though, I will be hitching a lot of rides — a special thanks to those of you who deal with it. Step two: Get warm. Back in Texas, winter wear was a jacket I wore once or twice a year, and boots purchased for fashion’s sake, never function. When I am not writing or trying to drive my car in snow, I can be found at Habitat, the purveyors of high-altitude provisions in inner-city Driggs. There, thanks to the patience and expert knowledge of manager Mitch Prissel, who founded the shop in Victor almost 10 years ago, and the rest of the Habitat crew, I learned how important good gear can be. In October, during the first snow of the year, I was working at the shop with the rest of the group getting all the skis and winter gear ready to go. “Oh man, it is really coming down out there!” I said with enthusiasm. In unison, the guys shot me a glance that was the equivalent of the Southerner’s “bless your heart” head nod — which translates to “You have no idea what is coming, do you?” I sure didn’t. “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear,” they say. My wardrobe now consists of wool base layers, puffy down jackets and waterproof boots. And if you truly want to know if the new Patagonia ultralight down jacket will keep you warm, look no farther than this Texan. I live in it. I am an expert at what will keep you warm and dry, my new mantra. Step three: Get out and play. “Do you ski or snowboard?” folks would ask me daily.

“Well, neither. But I want to learn!” For months, customers at the gear shop hearing that answer looked at me with astonishment. What in tarnation was this Texan, who had never skied, doing here in the powder capital of the world? I wasn’t too sure, either. I quickly came to grips with the fact that there is more to the valley than fly-fishing, and dove in to learning all I could as quickly as possible. To acclimate myself, I asked Prissel and my other co-workers all my embarrassing questions: What is the difference between rocker and camber? What is this “pow” I keep hearing about?

“The hardest thing is to get out and commit to doing it. After that, the real fun begins.” – Mark Hanson Grand Targhee ski and snowboard school

Although I had never even set a boot in a ski resort until opening day a few weeks ago, my shop buddies steered me toward a beginners’ snowboarding lesson with the Grand Targhee Ski and Snowboard School. “The hardest thing is to get out and commit to doing it,” said Mark Hanson, the director of the ski and snowboard school. “After that, the real fun begins.” Turns out Hanson is right. And now I am hooked. The snow is soft, beginner terrain is readily available and I continue to be met with nothing but welcoming, helpful people willing to give me a tip or two along the way — or at least help me out of the powder I managed to fall and get stuck in. Not to mention a top-notch instructor, Trecia Mills-Heine, who had her hands more than full that first day.

You will fall a lot, she said, but sooner than later, the pieces will come together. Thankfully, they are starting to. I even bought myself a brand new Arbor Cadence snowboard complete with all the best gear, including the brightest neon blue and orange goggles probably ever made. Trust me, you want to see me coming. I may not be able to connect my turns, but toe side is starting to make more sense, and the lift is no longer the most intimidating thing I have ever come across. Sure, I still fall off it nearly every other time, but pain takes a backseat to embarrassment, and I quickly get up and hurl myself down the mountain, a little more gracefully each time. I have not committed to the more advanced terrain just yet, but I am getting close. I knew from Day One that I wanted to call this place my home. But the night it truly set in was at the Teton Gravity Research premiere of “The Dream Factory” and Jeremy Jones’ “Further” at the Spud DriveIn Theater. “Want to go to the drive-in for the TGR premiere?” asked Chris Hildman, a search and rescue volunteer who has become my go-to Teton Valley snow resource. He has also been the recipient of many “What do I do now?” phone calls and educated me on the chain law as I sat stuck on the pass. “Oh, and grab a jacket and gloves,” he added. I’ve learned not to question him. That night, instead of sitting in my car like one normally would at the drive-in, we stood in the cold as the snow swirled down, trying to drink a beer before it froze, and watched skiers and snowboarders go down terrain I couldn’t even begin to imagine attempting. It was the most incredible thing I have seen. I realized what it is about this place that makes you stay: There isn’t anything better than the feeling of shredding down the mountain slopes on fresh powder. But I hear winter hasn’t even started yet.

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Missionary Addie Pascal played a lot of freeze tag and “duck, duck, goose” during her time in Nicaragua.

Volunteers help make a village Presbyterians’ mission to rural Nicaragua full of hope, heartbreak. By Lindsay Wood


he Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole is in the business of spreading hope and building relationships — whether in Jackson or in Tierra Nueva, Nicaragua. As part of a seven-year support program, the church has teamed with nonprofit Agros International’s Journey With a Village initiative to help the village of Las Cuarenta, a subvillage of Tierra Nueva called “The Forty,” become self-sustainable. Through the program, a selected group of villagers are loaned tracts of land to produce crops like cacao and coffee. Then, using the revenue generated on the farm, the Nicaraguans are able to pay back the Agros microloan and own the land. The program aims to help people find their own way out of poverty with a hand up rather than a handout. The Presbyterian Church has pledged financial support to the village and sends 14 volunteers on biannual trips to foster relationships with the people who live there. In April, 10 missionaries traveled to Las Cuarenta to meet the 60 families who live there for the first time. In November, a team of 14 visited and worked with the villagers. The church members dug foundations for homes, played “duck, duck, goose” with village children, planted crops and improved their Spanish alongside the people of Las Cuarenta.

Breaking the cycle of poverty Bob Kopp, an elder of the Presbyterian Church and two-time missionary to Nicaragua, believes in the power of presence. So does Assistant Pastor Ben Pascal, his wife, Addie, and volunteer Meg Womack. Kopp, Womack and the Pascals put aside the comforts of home to meet the people they wanted to help. “Just being there has a tremendous impact on these people’s lives,” Kopp said. “Knowing that we care enough to come and visit them and to be praying for them and supporting them is really important.”

Wes and Ray Womack, Bob Kopp and Michael Adams helped the villagers dig foundations for permanent homes. Groundwater seeping up through the foundation plot forced the group to move the footprint to another location.

As the group arrived in November, the village had just turned on a new water system. Spigots run fresh water to each property through a 7-mile pipeline the villagers dug 3 feet into the ground from another nearby village. Next on the agenda for Las Cuarenta are permanent homes for the farmers and their families. With financial support from the church, Agros is able to provide the villagers with Nicaraguan Agros staff members to steward the agriculture and infrastructure development in the village. Allowing the Nicaraguans the freedom to farm land themselves gives the people pride and dignity, Ben Pascal said. The people of Las Cuarenta are pioneers in an area where sharecropping for little money is common and poverty is rampant. Before Agros’ development plan, the people of Tierra Nueva didn’t have a plan to break the cycle of poverty for their children and grandchildren, Kopp said. Now they are able to take a plot of land and make a life for themselves and their children. The children will “probably be the first generation of their families to break out of the cycle of poverty,” said Addie Pascal, who has attended both trips to the village. “That’s a really meaningful thing.” Seeing the village children grow

through the next seven years will be another meaningful thing to witness for the missionaries. Playtime with the children provided much-needed breaks from the tough work and proved a way to overcome the language barrier that faced much of the missionary group.

Experience affects lives Kopp led an elk bugle parade with homemade kazoos through the muddy streets. The missionaries held puppet shows and put together arts and crafts with the children. They sang songs and gave hugs. Each visit leads to a deeper, richer relationship with the children and the people of Las Cuarenta. But it’s not without heartbreak. As part of Agros’ sustainability plan, the organization has implemented a no-gift policy so the people of Tierra Nueva keep their independence. After the puppet show, Womack was putting the puppets away in a bag when a “beautiful little girl” came and asked to have one. Womack’s face saddened at the memory because she couldn’t give the child the puppet. The missionaries are allowed to leave items with Agros staff members to be distributed, but the policy is tough on the tender-hearted. It’s meant to keep distribution of items fair and help

retain the villagers’ dignity. “Sometimes our good intentions can actually be damaging,” Ben Pascal said. Kopp agreed and said the philosophy behind Agros is like the Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The beauty of the missionary program is the ability to establish friendships with the villagers by returning year after year. All 21 church members who have taken trips to Nicaragua have said they would like to reconnect with their friends there again. Spending six days with each other in a foreign country establishes bonds between the missionaries, too. There’s a camaraderie built while planting seeds and digging foundations, Kopp said. Coming home after the experience was humbling, the missionaries said. Ben and Addie Pascal emphasized how Las Cuarenta’s simple way of living was inspirational and also made them thankful. “For me, whenever I come back, I think ‘I don’t need all this stuff,’” Addie Pascal said. “I don’t need all these material possessions, because it’s not as meaningful to me as I think it is.” The people of Las Cuarenta don’t skip a beat, though. In April, a village elder told the group they may be poor materially, but they are rich spiritually, Kopp said. The people are proud of their progress. Since 1982, Agros has been committed to making progress in Central America through land ownership. For a period of seven to 10 years, Agros International develops a rural area, integrates sustainable economic growth and provides education and community organization. Through donations and support from businesses, churches and civic organizations, the program has helped about 24,000 people work their way out of poverty and a feeling of helplessness. “There’s such hope in this opportunity for these people to actually be able to break free of poverty,” Addie Pascal said. “It is working.” The Presbyterian Church encourages any interested person to fill out an application at the church to join its mission trips in April and November 2013. For information on Agros International, visit

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Ecowatch FWS names regional director

statement for the mine, which would be administered by Cameco, headquartered in Saskatchewan is up for comment until Jan. 31. If it goes forward, the Cameco mine will be the first new uranium mine in central Wyoming in decades. Cameco proposes to develop uranium deposits using in-situ recovery techniques in the Gas Hills Mining District located in Fremont and Natrona counties. The draft EIS is available online at documents/lfo/gashills.html. Comments can be emailed to Gas_ or sent via mail to Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kristin Yannone, Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY, 82520. For information, contact project manager Kristin Yannone at 307332-8400.

Noreen Walsh has been appointed as the new director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie region. A 22-year veteran of the service, Walsh has served as deputy regional director for the region since December 2008. Walsh will oversee Fish and Wildlife activities for eight states: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. From the regional office in Lakewood, Colo., she will lead more than 1,000 employees across the region and oversee protection of species such as grizzly bears, wolves, sage grouse, ferrets and millions of migratory birds. Walsh holds a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife biology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.

Large gas field proposed

Idaho’s nuclear future

Idaho officials are accepting public comment on a draft report with some 60 recommendations that range from the future role of the Idaho National Laboratory to historic nuclear cleanup efforts. The report, prepared by the Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission, is “a very expensive nuclear wish list” by the Snake River Alliance, an antinuclear organization. People can review the draft committee report and subcommittee recommendations and comment at Comments can also be mailed to: LINE Commission, c/o Idaho Dept. of Commerce, Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0093.

Learn about mule deer plan Wyoming Game and Fish officials have been presenting a new Wyoming Range mule deer management plan to communities throughout the region over the past couple weeks. At the meetings, Game and Fish personnel recap 2012 hunting seasons, revisit the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative and discuss ongoing work for Wyoming Range deer. The next community meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Green River Game and Fish regional office and Thursday at the South Lincoln Training and Event Center in Kemmerer. The plan was designed to be a working document that could be amended if priorities change or new opportunities arise to benefit the mule deer herd. Visit and search “mule deer” for information.

bureau of land management / courtesy map

This map shows the location of the proposed 1.1 million-acre expansion of the Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Project. It would develop nearly 9,000 new wells in Carbon and Sweetwater counties over 15 years. The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on the plan through Jan. 21.

Study begins on dam removal

Grand Teton National Park is accepting comments on the Newbold Dam, an aging diversion dam on the Gros Ventre River near Kelly that is expected to come down this spring. Park officials have begun the scoping period on the project and are accepting comments until Jan. 11. The comment period is the precursor to an environmental assessment if it is determined that the dam is older than 50 years and thus a historic resource. The dam impedes natural movements of native cutthroat trout and bluehead suckers, a state-listed sensitive species, according to telemetry studies conducted by Wyoming Game and Fish and Trout Unlimited. Both

species have declined in distribution and abundance across their range on the Gros Ventre. Trout Unlimited proposes to raise funds and contract for the removal of the Newbold Dam during spring 2013. Bank restoration and revegetation would follow removal of the structure. Go to newbold to submit comments. Comments can also be mailed to Carol Cunningham at P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, WY 83012.

Comment on uranium mine

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing and seeking comment on an 8,500-acre uranuium mine east of Riverton. A draft environmental impact

The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on an environmental impact statement for a 1.1 million-acre expansion of the Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Project. The project would develop 8,950 additional natural gas wells over the next 15 years. It’s located in both Carbon and Sweetwater counties to the north and south of Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Rock Springs. As proposed, the gas field is comprised of 59 percent federal, 37 percent private and 4 percent state-owned land. The project area was first developed for natural gas in the 1950s and currently supports more than 4,000 wells. Comments on the gas field are being accepted until Jan. 21. They can be emailed to Continental_Divide_, or mailed to the Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301. For information, contact Mark Ames at 307-328-4294.

Wildlife meeting is Feb. 21 The Bureau of Land Management will hold its annual wildlife planning meeting Feb. 21 at its Pinedale field office. The meeting, required by the 2008 anticline supplemental environmental impact statement, covers wildlife monitoring results, Sublette County and Wyoming Range mule deer habitat projects and other wildlife-related projects. Current wildlife reports are available at For information, call Eric Decker at 307-367-5386.

People David Johnson and Aaron Mitchell represented Jackson Hole well at the Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships in Las Vegas last month, both receiving top-five finishes in their categories. Johnson took fourth in the “Garibaldi” category with his natural full beard and moustache. Mitchell, who competed in the “musketeer” competition for his long mustache and slender beard, took fifth. He was originally going to compete in the freestyle moustache competition, but his small beard disqualified him from that category, Johnson said. The hirsute pair sported Wyoming flags at the contest, which Johnson described as a “beauty pageant” for beards. Johnson, who had previously said he was going to shave his facial hair after the contest, decided to keep it to attend other competitions. The winner of his category had a 7-inch-long beard. Johnson’s is 4 inches. Other competitors told him that if he kept growing it he could “do some damage,” he said. “I was overwhelmed by what a good time it was,” Johnson said. “That’s why I decided to keep that thing.” With the beard still new, it’s “weird putting on a jacket and sleeping on it,” but Johnson said he

would keep it as long as it doesn’t bother his new wife. Johnson got married last week. • The Jackson Hole Rotary Lunch Club presented its monthly awards Dec. 4, recognizing a local group critical to ensuring air service to Jackson Hole, a Rotarian with 100 percent attendance for 30 years and two outstanding Teton County high school students. Citizen of the Month for November is JH AIR (Jackson Hole Airservice Improvement Resources) and its five executive committee members: Mike Gierau, Mark Barron, Matt McCreedy, Jerry Blann and Pete Lawton. The group celebrated 10 years of concentrated efforts to provide more options for air travelers visiting Jackson Hole. Summit High School named senior Damian Dabel as its Student of the Month. Dabel will graduate early in January and go on to Wyoming Business School where he will study business administration and culinary arts. Jackson Hole High School named Heather Banack as its Student of the Month. After teaching herself to read and write Japanese, she plans to study the language in college. David Clauss earned the Rotarian of the Month

award. His introduction at the club meeting noted he has a 100 percent attendance record since joining in 1982. A few of the many roles Clauss has played during his 30-year Rotary membership include president, past president, board of directors and the development of club bylaws. “When you join Rotary, you give up the right to say no,” Clauss said upon accepting the honor. • Michael “Kelso” Atkinson, 24, of Moose, recently completed a 31-day expedition in the Southwest with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The Southwest Outdoor Educator course provides students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching and leading field-based wilderness education programs. Kelso graduated from his NOLS course prepared to lead an expedition of his own. The course equipped students with the outdoor skills to safely and responsibly travel in the backcountry, coupled with the leadership skills to do so with others. NOLS was founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt and is the leader in wilderness education, providing awe-inspiring, transformative experiences to more than 15,000 students ages 14 to 70 each year.

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Miles, 65, shared love of sports, zest for life A memorial service for former Jackson resident Candace Cease Newcomb Miles will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas. Miles died Dec. 1 at MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. The following was provided by her family. Candace was born April 13, 1947, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Gloria Joy “Twink” and Robert Cease. She attended Mary Burnham School, now known as Stoneleigh-Burnham. She married George Lee Newcomb on June 15, 1968, and was widowed in 2002. She married Ron Miles in 2003. Candace had a lifelong passion for athletics, outdoors, the arts and dear friends, but above all, family. She treasured her husband Ron Miles; sons George Lee Newcomb and Todd Gardner Newcomb; daughters-in-law Mary McBryde and Dana Newcomb; best friend Sarah Carroll; and, her greatest joy, five beautiful grandchildren she adored: Taylor Graves, Cassie and Shaun Newcomb, and Madeline and

Angus McBryde Newcomb. Candace grew up in Rye, N.Y. She was a competitive swimmer and tennis player and thought nothing of swimming across Long Island Sound while training. Her family members were avid skiers and often spent weekends traveling across New England to ski, packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for their coat pockets so they could ski without taking a Miles lunch break. With her first husband, Lee Newcomb, Candace raised George and Todd. They moved extensively, including to Laredo, Texas; Antigo, Wis.; Rochester, N.Y.; Gaithersburg, Md.; Novato, Calif.; Stone Mountain, Ga.; Slidell, La.; Rye, N.Y.; Stamford, Conn.; and Jackson. Through her positive, easygoing and adaptable spirit, she taught her boys how to accept change with great

humor and flexibility. She imparted her love of sports by joyfully competing wherever they landed. And, true to her spirit, she showed how important family was by ensuring that yearly visits to Cliff Island, Maine, Rye and the Florida Keys were never missed. In 2003, her life changed. She met Ron Miles, who became her constant companion and soul mate. The bond between the two of them was like no other. Together they explored the world and found adventure, new friendships, joy, laughter and love every day, whether in Douglas or while visiting beautiful places and national parks across the U.S. Their nomadic lifestyle, traveling in their 32-foot land yacht, gave them both immense joy and ensured that their days were filled. Whether playing golf, biking, kayaking, hiking, playing pickleball or just figuring out where to go next, their life together was more than she had ever hoped for and filled her with overwhelming happiness. Candace’s zest for life was exuberant and infectious. Her positive, selfless, warm and thoughtful attitude

made her unique and made those who crossed paths with her never want to leave her side. Her smile and big blue eyes were enveloping and will always be remembered. She was active with her local church, women’s groups, clubs and other organizations and was always ready to help others and eager to get involved. Profoundly, she was preceded in death two short months ago by Twink, her mother and best friend, who we know was waiting for her with open arms and likely a delicious glass of red wine. Until her very last breath, Candace placed others before herself. In the face of her own death, her grace, strength, calm, humor and love was incredible and left those around her in awe. No words can convey how dearly she will be missed and the hole that will be left in our lives, but her greatest gift is knowing that we are all better and stronger because we knew her and, more importantly, because she loved us. Rest in peace, Candace. You were deeply loved by family, friends and all those who knew you.

Miller, 60, taught skiing on Snow King Mountain Former Jackson Hole resident Linda Jean Miller died Dec. 3 in the Help for Health hospice home in Riverton. She was 60. Born June 24, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, Linda grew up in Temperance, Mich., where she graduated from high school and attended Monroe Community College. After high school, she worked as a first mate on a salmon fishing boat and waitressed while bringing up her daughter, Deanna. Linda raised horses, dogs, cats and sheep. She had a special talent with animals. She worked as a wrangler and stagecoach driver in Jackson and

competed successfully in team penning and barrel racing. She was a competitive target shooter, golfer, bowler and bodybuilder. She was a certified Citizens Mounted Patrol officer and volunteered her time for that. Linda probably should have been a competitive driver, as she commuted six days a week from Riverton to work at Snow King Miller Mountain’s Great American Ski School. She also taught skiing at Boyne Mountain,

Mich., and Killington, Vt. Linda cooked and cowboyed for Wyoming Horses in Pavillion and worked her last six years as a security guard at Wind River Casino. She is survived by her mother, Marlene Combs; sister Sharon Diefenthaler; brothers Tim and Michael Combs; and grandchildren Randy Patterson, Taylynn Ervin-Miller and Nicole Miller. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Combs, her sister Kathy Wiseman and her daughter, Deanna Noller. Memorials can be made to Help for Health Hospice, 1240 College View Dr., Riverton, WY 82501.

Rohwer, 92, was key in building of St. John’s church Former Jackson resident Robert George Rohwer Sr., died Dec. 1 at home in Stillwater, Okla., after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. The following was provided by his family. Bob was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Fort Calhoun, Neb. He attended the University of Nebraska, graduating with a degree in chemistry. Bob married Barbara Jean Rich-

ards, of Omaha, in 1942. He worked with Grain Processing Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa, and developed corn starch products essential to glossy print paper and paper diapers. He retired as vice president of sales. Bob and Barbara lived in Jackson in the ’80s and ’90s. Both were active members of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Bob was instrumental in the construction of the current church

and acquisition of the pipe organ. He was a member of Rotary International and supported many community organizations and events. Bob was an avid duck hunter and fisherman who supported many conservation groups and enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Canada. Robert is survived by his wife of 70 years, Barbara Jean (Richards) Rohwer, of Stillwater; sister Beth Denniston, of

Shady Side, Md.; children Dr. Robert G. Rohwer, of Ellicott City, Md., Heidi Hoart, of Stillwater, Rebecca Hunsinger, of Los Alamos, N.M., and Dr. Richard J. Rohwer, of San Diego; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Friday at the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.

On the Record Marriage Licenses

The Teton County vlerk’s office issued the following marriage licenses in October and November: November Julie Lynn Buggy and Bernie John Witte Alma Delia Colin Angeles and Jorge Guerrero Garcia Lyne Ellen Bishop and Douglas George Herrick Madeleine William Wickwire and Aaron Keith Friend Lisa Carol Schmeh and Bryan Gordon Snyder Molly Jean Kingsley and David Christian Foster Katherine Lockwood Finnegan and Jeffrey Paul Zell Sara Julia Fret and Jose Eduardo Fret Guerra Loren Jean Kapelow and Gregory Paul Hill Betsy Penn Davis and David Andrew Johnson Wendy Sue Hagedorn and Daniel James Leemon October Lacoa Lee Corder and John Michael Sampson Hillary Anne Higgins and Mark Anthony Fantasia Annette Marie Little and Brion Ashley Greene Courtney Alexander Schneider and Charles Brady Wild Bonny Griswold Bennett and Jeffrey Broderick Wright Amanda Joy Savic and Michael Harold Riley Gregoria Bedolla Sanchez and Leonides Hernandez Flores Katie Sue Patrick and Shawn Patrick Robertson

Sofia Annalisa Herrera and Jacob Michael Lewis Laura Marie Welch and Russell Joseph Hartlieb Amanda Jean Aultman and Bryan Holland Graybill Blanca Estel Olvera-Jimenez and Abraham Hernandez-Bautista Tiana Wilene Hammer and Jacob Allen Nelson Lisa Marie Mangis and Burke Lane Hibbert Laura Elizabeth Goins and Matthew Reese Bowers Xinyu Cao and Rian Christopher Pein Nichol Leilani Dorsey and Robert Leroy Aschenbrenner Jodi Lynn Wind and Joshua Jay Ackerman Laura Lee Simmons and Christopher David Prince Natalie Eiko Tanaka and Peter Louis Welker Anna Marie Nagler Ingalls and Michael Durand Bressler Cheryl Ann Musgrave and Adolph Navarro Vieyra Elizabeth Irene Gay and Tyler Caleb Debuhr Brittany Vascik and Mark Allan Walker Deana Leeann Dyess and Kurt Brian Cornelson Kerilyn Ashley Johnson and Kyle Christopher Marier Jana Ann Mort and Thomas Carlos Wilcox Joseline Lizette Molina Sanchez and Christian Francisco Nikol Ann Margiotta and Mark Hopkins Cynthia Ann Deal and Thomas Herbert Mask Francisca Rayo Valencia and Alan Waring Bennett Tara Turner Oppenheimer and Jeffry James Davidson Patricia Palacios Cruz and Javier Garcia Bedolla

Cherryl America Antipuesto and Kenneth Alan Smith Allison Robertson and Sean Patrick Hannafin

Warranty deeds

The following warranty deeds were recorded by staff at the Teton County clerk’s office between Dec. 3 and 5: Recorded Dec. 3 From: Richard Woodruff To: Bivouac LLC From: Charles Reynolds To: Charles D. Reynolds trustee From: Ronald P. and Jacqueline S. Boone et ux To: Kerry Louise Juknaitis and John Joseph Castellari et al From: Orin C. Smith trustee To: Brian R. Brady trustee From: Patrick J. Comfort To: Jill Boggini From: Brendan and Conor Foley et al To: Brian J. Foley From: Lisa and Brian J. Foley et vir To: Lisa W. and Meghan C. Foley et al trustees From: Brian J. and Lisa Foley et ux To: Lisa W. and Meghan C. Foley et al trustees From: Youk Yard LLC To: Mark J. Barron and Ruth Ann Petroff et ux From: Youk Yard LLC To: Mark J. Barron

From: Scott G. and Judy K. Smith et al trustees To: Juliet S. James trustee Recorded Dec. 4 From: Jane Hanser Matthews trustee To: T-Pines LLC From: FS Jackson Hole Inc. To: James M. Smith Recorded Dec. 5 From: Bluegrass Owners Association To: Orest J. Baransky and Mary Ludwick-Baransky From: Bluegrass Owners Association To: Albert and Jodie Hollub et ux From: Bluegrass Owners Association To: Edmund E. Hollub From: Liesel Imber Hunter at al To: Bluegrass Owners Association From: Pine Box LLC To: Thomas Lee McCallum trustee From: Andrew and Margaret Brigham et al trustees To: Fish Creek Investments LLC From: Peter James and Sharon Jina Brighton et ux To: Sharon J. and Peter Brighton et ux From: William D. and Jean A. Hamilton et ux To: Peter and Sharon J. Brighton et ux From: Elizabeth F. Pedersen To: Kevin J.P. O’Hara From: John Douglas and Jillian P. Reese et ux To: SJJJ LLC

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Christmas traditions change over years T he Birthday Club met Dec. 7 at During the colonial period, Christmas the Senior Center of Jackson was mostly a day of religious observance Hole and Jim Huspek and Ar- and quiet reflection. The jolliest chie Jurich hosted the festive party. celebrations with multi-course meals There were 11 regular members pres- were typically held on Twelfth Night, ent and two guests, Marge Ryan and which signaled the end of the holiday Bonnie Budge. Both guests became season. The Van Cortlandt House members. Betty Cook was Museum (1748), the oldest the high scorer and Jim building in the Bronx, New Huspek was low. York City, offers candlelight As we deck our halls and tours led by historians who trim all our trees, a tour teach visitors about such through our forbears’ homes colonial holiday customs and traditions might reas the quieter Christmas mind us to be grateful that and the exuberant Twelfth our ancestors secured for us Night celebrations. The Van the right to free expression Cortlandt House Museum is of our religions, which also maintained by the NSCDA translates into how we have in the state of New York. celebrated our holidays over To see what things were the years. like a little later in time, you Ceci Clover The National Society of can go south, to the NSCDA Colonial Dames of America national headquarters in the District of was organized with the purpose and ob- Columbia. A visit to Dumbarton House jective to promote national patriotism; (c. 1800) offers guests a distinctive look to collect, preserve and publish colonial at Federal period architecture, furnimanuscripts with records, facts and ev- ture and decorative arts, as well as life idence, including the lineage and biog- in Georgetown during our nation’s earraphy of our colonial ancestors, and to liest days. Guests can view all museum encourage interest in American history. rooms of the house, as well as a tempoHoliday customs in America have rary exhibit gallery. evolved considerably from the colonial In the Federal period, the use of era, and a look at the NSCDA museums greenery as a symbol of religious belief around the country reflects just how in everlasting life became increasingly much times and customs have changed popular. This time of year, Dumbarton over the generations. House is decked out with elegant and

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simple greenery typical of the period. Christmas trees were not widely adopted in America until the mid-1800s. Moving westward, the Orlando Brown House (1835), in Frankfort, Ky., presents a decorated Christmas tree to visitors. The house also includes tours by candlelight and special events for children in its holiday offerings. This National Historic Landmark was home to Kentucky’s first U.S. senator, John Brown, and hosts historic gardens that are open all year. Among John and Margaretta Brown’s descendants are Missouri governor and senator Benjamin Gratz Brown and children’s author Margaret Wise Brown. The Orlando Brown House would be home to the Brown family for four generations, ending in 1955 with the death of Anne Hord Brown, a greatgranddaughter of John and Margaretta Brown. Hord Brown left the house to the NSCDA in the commonwealth of Kentucky. The Hotel de Paris (1881) in Georgetown, Colo., participates in a Christmas market and serves hot cider and cookies reminiscent of when the hotel was a busy and popular gathering spot. The Hotel De Paris Museum, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by the Colorado NSCDA and is home to two ghosts.

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ACROSS 1 Striped pet 6 Befuddled 11 Mr. ___ (old softdrink name) 15 Variety-show overseers 18 Antipasto tidbit 19 Simulate 20 Old photo’s tone 21 Loop locale, informally 22 Entry in a metalworker’s personal planner? 24 Roast a redbreasted bird? 26 Gall 27 Like movies and bonds 28 Pounds and pence? 29 Exercised caution 32 Copies from CD to PC 33 Distresses 34 What misbehaving kids must have inherited from their parents? 37 Funnywoman Boosler 40 Nose wrinkler 42 They might not be on the charts 43 Holds up 44 Napoleon, e.g., prior to exile? 48 Stuff


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49 Suffix with fatal 52 W. Hemisphere alliance 53 Soprano role in “Il Trovatore” 54 Fishing spear? 56 Verizon forerunner 57 Where many last names start with “O” 58 Shirt front clip-on 60 Like superfans 61 Has a capacity of 63 Timid swearword 65 Bit of news 67 Spoke to one’s flock? 68 Small sandwich 69 “___ that” 71 Undergo 73 1975 TV debut, briefly 74 Moocher’s most valuable acquaintance? 78 Sent texts to, in bygone days 80 Hard water 81 Meaning reverser 82 Claim findings 83 The Salt, in Arizona? 85 Forum wear 86 ___ Cassidy, 1970s teen heartthrob 87 High-flown poetry 88 Furnace worker 90 Coffee from Big Sky Country?

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And these are only a few of the NSCDA’s many museums that host special holiday events, which draw large crowds who enjoy learning more about America’s history in the midst of the seasonal festivities and decorations. Check them out at Teton County Republican Party chairman T.R. Pierce wrote in that the Republican Party served lunch at the senior center on Dec. 7. The lunch was the last serving of the year sponsored by the party. He sent thanks to Barbara Allen, John Held, Bob Zelnio, Jan Larimer, Joe Graig-Tiso, Cornelius Kinsey, Ed Cheramy and Marti Halverson for their help with lunch service. The Republican Party’s next lunch service at the Senior Center will be on Jan. 4. A note to all you armchair columnists out there, here’s a chance to see your byline in this august publication. Submit 750 words of “Circling the Square” suitable material via e-mail to or mail same to CtS, P.O. Box 1615, Jackson, Wyo. 83001. Selected works will run complete with author’s picture. Deadline for submissions is Saturday. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ceci Clover writes weekly on the doings and doers in and around Jackson Hole. Submissions may be sent to or call 733-8348.

94 Coxswain’s teammates 95 It’s suitable for framing 96 No.?1 priority? 100 Smarmy preprandial blessing? 104 California’s San ___ County 106 Filmmaker Lee 107 Official seal on a Havana cigar? 108 Beverage made by squeezing fruitfilled cookies? 111 Partook of 112 Wind-chime location 113 Lagoon encloser 114 Benevolent Narnia denizen 115 ___ judicata 116 Oklahoma city 117 Looked bad in comparison 118 “The Christmas That Almost ___” (1966 holiday film) DOWN 1 Specifically 2 Last Oldsmobile to be made 3 Conniving sergeant of 1950s TV 4 Hanes competitor 5 Up to now 6 Frightened, in dialect 7 Proctor’s charge 8 Debating choice 9 “Holy cats!” 10 More than none 11 Low class 12 Device with a click wheel 13 Soweto uprising figure 14 Stock holder 15 Ed who wrote the 87th Precinct novels 16 Chewing-gum ingredient 17 Goes under 20 Checks (out) 23 It flows through Orsk 25 “Love Train” group, with “the”

28 Passenger ship 30 Tae ___ do 31 Venn diagram sets, usually 32 Trade magazines? 35 ___ law (acronymic 1970 measure) 36 Minor suit? 37 Timeline divisions 38 Plenty 39 Early fratricide victim 40 Sacred piece 41 Click again, maybe 44 Turn signal? 45 “Have You Seen ___” (1971 hit) 46 Word written across a bad check 47 Central parts

48 Certain female grouse 49 Like biopsies 50 Logical things to study? 51 Busybody 54 Try for a hit 55 Minor-league classification 59 Exhaust 62 Cry from Homer 64 Country’s Acuff or Clark 66 Ankle-length 67 Rest area 70 Petroleum component 72 Tick off 75 Portable diversion 76 Longing

77 Honey 79 “Girls” creator Dunham 83 One called upon to talk? 84 Suspicion 85 “Vissi d’arte” opera 86 Loud osculations 88 Private action? 89 Iroquois factions 91 Source of irritation 92 Timeworn 93 “Benny & ___” (1993 rom-com) 94 Player’s trophy 95 Lessened

97 Barrelful at a hardware store 98 Like Cuzco’s builders 99 Insurance seller 101 Place to rest a guitar 102 Fibbie 103 Musician Shankar 104 Carpal or tarsal starter 105 Unable to pass muster, say 108 Refresher 109 Uppercut target 110 G8 nation

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NOTICES TETON COUNTY NOTICES Teton County Board of Commissioners • AGENDAS • Teton County Board of Commissioners Agenda – Voucher Meeting 200 S. Willow, Jackson, Wyoming Monday, December 17, 2012, 9:00 a.m. CALL TO ORDER MATTERS FROM COMMISSION AND STAFF 1. Authorize Payment of the December 10, 2012 Vouchers CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS ADJOURNMENT Agendas are subject to change please visit, for any proposed changes. Publish: 12/12/12 Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the Teton County Board of Commissioners 200 S. Willow - Commissioners Chambers Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m. PLEASE SILENCE ELECTRONIC DEVICES DURING THE MEETING CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE APPROVAL OF MINUTES – meetings dated COUNTY COMMISSIONER CORRESPONDENCE REPORT (received before Noon on the Wednesday before the meeting) PUBLIC COMMENT ON CORRESPONDENCE ADOPTION OF AGENDA MATTERS FROM COMMISSION AND STAFF 1. Consideration of Liquor License Annual Renewals for 2013 (Roadhouse Brewery) 2. Consideration of the Cancellation of Outstanding County Warrants 3. Consideration of the Cancellation of the Trash Transfer Station Uncollectible Account 4. Consideration of a Homeland Security Grant for the Regional Emergency Response Team 5. Consideration of a Certificate of Completion for the 5-2-5 Hall Development Grant 6. Consideration and Approval of Army Corps of Engineers/Teton County 2013 Task Order Agreement 7. Consideration of an Addendum to the Resolution Allowing Electronic Signatures 8. Consideration of a SilverStar Contract for the Rec Center, Park Shop, Fair Office, Housing Authority and Wilson Fire St. 9 Consideration of a SilverStar Contract for Fire/EMS 10. Consideration of a one-year extension to the Corrugated Cardboard Collection Contract 11. Consideration of an Extension to the Law Library Lease 12. Consideration of a Rainmaker Coaching Contract Addendum for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Planning Project 13. Consideration of Authorizing Parks & Rec Reserve Funds for the Owen Bircher Storage Garage Project 14. Consideration of Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Order for VAR2012-0008 15. EXT2012-0009 - Susan Johnson - Manuel Lopez - Request for an Extraordinary Circumstance Time Extension, pursuant to Division 5200 of the Teton County Land Development Regulations, for Sketch Plan SKC2007-0003 and Variance VAR2007-0019, for the Village Center redevelopment on Lot 202, Jackson Hole Ski Corporation 17th Filing. 16. MFS2012-0028 - Susan Johnson - Collins Planning Associates - Request to amend a condition of approval associated with Variance VAR2011-0002, which requires the existing leach field to be brought into compliance with the Teton County Small Wastewater Resolution by December 21, 2012. NEW BUSINESS / OLD BUSINESS 1. Applicant: Teton County Planning Director Agent: N/A Presenter: Susan Johnson Permit No.: AMD2011-0001 Request: Amend the Text of the Land Development Regulations to allow Reception/Event Sites as a Conditional Use in the Rural zoning district, amend the Definitions for Use Schedule to add Reception/Event Sites as a permitted use, add review standards for Reception/Events Sites, and add dimensional standards for Reception/Event Sites. The following regulations are pertinent to the amendment: Table 2200, Use Table; Section 2220, Definitions for Use Schedule; Division 2300, Review Standards Applicable to Particular Uses; and Table 2400, Schedule of Dimensional Limitations. Other sections of the Land Development Regulations may be amended for consistency. Location: The amendment would apply countywide in the Rural zoning district. CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS ADJOURNMENT Agenda Items are subject to change, please visit www.tetonwyo. org for the latest updates. Publish: 12/12/12 Teton County Board of Commissioners Agenda – Voucher Meeting 200 S. Willow, Jackson, Wyoming Friday, December 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER MATTERS FROM COMMISSION AND STAFF 1. Authorize Payment of the December 17, 2012 Vouchers CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS ADJOURNMENT Agendas are subject to change please visit, for

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any proposed changes. Publish: 12/12/12 • OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS • JOINT INFORMATION PROCEEDINGS TOWN COUNCIL AND SPECIAL BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING October 1, 2012 JACKSON, WYOMING The Teton County Board of County Commissioners met in conjunction with the Jackson Town Council in a special meeting located in the County Commissioners Chambers at 200 S. Willow at 3:00 p.m. Upon roll call the following were recognized to be present: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Ben Ellis – Chairman, Paul Vogelheim, Paul Perry, Hank Phibbs, and Andy Schwartz. TOWN COUNCIL: Mark Barron-Mayor, Bob Lenz, Melissa Turley, and Mark Obringer. Greg Miles was absent. STAFF: Sherry Daigle, Bob McLaurin, Steve Foster, Roxanne DeVries Robinson, Steve Ashworth, Larry Pardee, Michael Wackerly, Audrey Cohen-Davis, Sean O’Malley, Paula Stevens, and Olivia Goodale. Minutes. On behalf of the County, Mr. Schwartz moved to approve the September 10 and September 12, 2012 minutes. Mr. Phibbs seconded. Mr. Vogelheim requested the following change to the September 12 minutes, page 2 under Funding: “Mr. Vogelheim stated he appreciated the opportunities and parameters for funding employee and public transportation from the Airport as detailed in the memo from Mike Morgan.” Mr. Lenz proposed to change on page 5 of the September 10 minutes, paragraphs 4 and 7, replacing the word County with the word Town and the motion passed unanimously as amended. On behalf of the Town, Ms. Turley moved to approve the September 10 and September 12, 2012 minutes, as amended. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. START Facility Discussion. Mr. Armijo addressed the Boards on behalf of the team. The Below grade option would be $13 million, and the Above grade option would be $11.2 million. There is $8 million available, with a possible additional $1.5 million, however $5 million of the $8 million will be applied for next year. Mr. Phibbs asked if there was discussion about only constructing with the money that is known to be available. Mr. Armijo stated it was discussed. Decisions, selections and options could be deleted, adjusted, or changed to bring the cost down. Mr. Ellis asked if the project, in either cost case, were to proceed, could the construction be done within the $9.5 million budget. Mr. Armijo cautiously stated yes. Mr. Vogelheim asked for further clarification. Mr. Wackerly stated as the process goes along, the answers will be more available. As the bid process goes along, if they come in under budget, future decisions could be made. Mr. Ellis stated they need to get comfortable today with a decision. Mr. Lenz stated this project doesn’t have to be completed in 2013. Mr. Wackerly stated that is true, but the longer it takes to make a decision, the longer the busses are outside in the winter. Mr. Lenz stated he would rather make a decision on a design that will take care of needs for 50 years, and build it when possible. Mayor Barron stated the square foot cost numbers are astounding. Mr. Obringer clarified the phasing. Mr. Perry asked what kind of savings there would be with just a shell, adding equipment later. Mr. Armijo stated it would be just the equipment cost. Mr. Ellis stated whatever options were to be decided upon today, the construction costs would have to come in for the amount of money had at the time. Mr. Armijo stated the bus storage is $8 million. The admin/ ops phasing is $725,000 and the permitting, etc is $970,000. Mark Jackowski addressed the boards. He suggested the boards pick one alternative design, but when done so, direct START board & Mr. Armijo, to design alternatives of $8 million, $8.7-9 million, $9.5 million and $8 million plus delta. Then come next spring or early winter, see what funds are available, the joint bodies can decide what to do. Ed Cheramy addressed the boards. His complaint is with the integrity of the numbers. The staff report numbers do not match the presentation. He would like to see the real numbers. All that is a definite is $3 million. The $6-7 million in reserves are not there. Jim Genzer addressed the boards. He stated during his campaign the biggest question from the public is why so much for a bus barn. Citizens may not know the extent of the project, but it is a lot of money. The location may not be the best location. What about the property adjacent to the school bus barn? It may be more appropriate, with the option of sharing wash bays and fueling stations with the school district. Mr. Obringer moved on behalf of the Town to approve the above ground option with a phasing plan, reminding the board and team to come up with a design within the money. Died for lack of a second On behalf of the Town, Mr. Lenz moved to authorize the START Bus Design Team to work towards final design and permitting of Phase I of the below grade alternate presented today, designing phasing toward funds available, seconded by Ms. Turley. Mr. Lenz explained why he was in support of the motion. Mayor Barron stated he supports the motion. Mr. Schwartz stated he is disappointed with the consensus that the money discussed is the only money available, stating there are other funding sources that may be considered, such as Lodging Tax and Consensus Block. Mr. Vogelheim does not like the wording of “available funding” and would like a hard number in the motion. Mr. Perry agreed. Mr. Ellis stated he does not think the Town is considering a hard number, and he doesn’t feel the timing is right for a hard number at this time. Motion passed 3-1, Mr. Obringer opposed. On behalf of the County, Mr. Schwartz moved to authorize the START Bus Design Team to work towards final design and per-

mitting of Phase I of the below grade alternate presented today, designing phasing toward funds available, seconded by Mr. Phibbs. Mr. Schwartz reminded everyone that all is being considered is the design at this point. Mr. Vogelheim again expressed his concern with not putting a hard number in the motion. He would like to design to the money in hand. Motion passed 3-2, Mr. Vogelheim and Perry opposed. Parks & Rec Community Survey Results Presentation. Steve Ashworth presented the results of the community survey. Programs, Facilities and understanding the community perceived value. Community is fairly satisfied with the facilities, along with the programs. No action was taken on this item. PELS Hwy 22/390 Study Discussion. Paula Stevens presented. Since the approval of the Memorandum of Understanding, members of the Transportation Advisory Committee met with Wyoming Department of Transportation and Federal Highways Administration staff and the project consultant to confirm the respective roles of the study participants, discuss the proposed project schedule, plan for the first group of public meetings, and assign follow-up responsibilities. John Eddins, WYDOT District Engineer, presented to the Board the Planning and Environmental Linkage Study. It is the front end of the NEPA study. There will be a stakeholder workshop and public open house on October 9 at the Center for the Arts. Comments may be forwarded to Bob Hammond at the local WYDOT office, or emailed to 22-390pels@wyo.og or at the project website of Mr. Schwartz asked about timing of the actual construction. Mr. Eddins stated that would be determined on the priority of the projects are identified. No action was taken on this item. Scenic Byways Funding Cooperative Agreement. Sean O’Malley on behalf of Brian Schilling presented two different agreements. First, Cooperative Agreements between the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation for $1,253,575 in Scenic Byways program funds. And second, Agreements for $1,500,000 in FTA Bus Livability program funds for bicycle-pedestrian improvements along West Broadway between Flat Creek and the “Y” intersection of Hwy 89/ WY22 in support of the WY22 Pathway project. TOWN ONLY - SCENIC BYWAYS MOTION On behalf of the Town, Mr. Obringer moved to approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Town of Jackson for Scenic Byways Program funding in the amount of $1,253,575, and to authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. BOTH COUNTY & TOWN - FTA MOTION On behalf of the County, Mr. Phibbs moved to approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation for FTA Bus Livability Program funding in the amount of $1,500,000, and to request and require the Chairman to sign. Mr. Vogelheim seconded and the motion passed unanimously. On behalf of the Town, Mr. Obringer moved to approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation for FTA Bus Livability Program funding in the amount of $1,500,000, and to request and require the Mayor to sign. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Mr. Eddins and WYDOT were thanked for their efforts in finding this funding. Pathways Plowing Discussion. Steve Ashworth on behalf of Brian Schilling presented the data collected for the plowing program. The funding for this program is within the Parks & Rec budget. These expenses are contingent upon the same funding mechanism as last year. If the funding does not come through, the expanded level of service will not occur. Jack Kohler addressed the boards on behalf of Friends of Pathways. He stated he was under the impression that this expanded level of service was in the Pathways budget. They did not fund 100% of the service, nor do they plan on that for the upcoming year. Mr. Ellis clarified that the additional level of service was not included nor intended to be, in this year’s budget. On behalf of the County, Mr. Perry moved to approve the proposed 2012-13 winter pathway maintenance plan, and direct staff to implement the necessary maintenance measures to meet the proposed level of service and make it contingent upon the pursuit of funding and partnership opportunities to offset program costs. Mr. Schwartz seconded. Mr. Phibbs stated he is not in support of the program. Mr. Vogelheim was not in support of the program last year and is in hopes there is a better job done this year, recognizing the issues from last year. Ms. Turley stated it is worth giving this program another year, contingent upon the outside funding. The motion passed unanimously. On behalf of the Town, Ms. Turley moved to approve the proposed 2012-13 winter pathway maintenance plan, and direct staff to implement the necessary maintenance measures to meet the proposed level of service and make it contingent upon the pursuit of funding and partnership opportunities to offset program costs. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Consensus Block Grant funding Discussion. Mr. Foster presented on behalf of staff, the following proposal for funding: Town of Jackson – PD Remodel $150,000 Town of Jackson – Road Repair & Maintenance $200,000 Town of Jackson – West Broadway Reconstruction $100,000 Town of Jackson – Reconstruction Deloney Str. 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Teton County – Condensing Boilers, Courthouse $180,000 Teton County – Condensing Boilers, Admin Building $120,000 Teton County – Roof Replacement Admin Building $57,999 Jackson/TC Animal Shelter – Energy Retrofits $51,000 O Bar B ISD – Gravity Sewer System $19,120 Porcupine Creek Ranch ISD – Chlorination and UV System for Treating $5,000 Teton Village Association ISD – Apres Vous Road $78,000 Teton Village Water & Sewer – Sewer Main Replacement $36,500 Teton County – Locks for Detention $180,000 Teton County – Security Gate Replacement $40,000 On behalf of the County, Mr. Phibbs moved to approve and request and require the Chairman to sign the County-wide Consensus Block Grant Application as presented. Mr. Perry seconded. Ms. Turley asked about the redirection of money to the START facility rather than the road repair. Mr. McLaurin stated the repair is an investment in capital. Mr. Vogelheim proposed pulling the $300,000 for energy retrofits condensing boilers, and leave the money for maybe reallocation next year. Ms. Turley suggested removing the $200,000 from the Town road repairs for the same reason. Mr. Schwartz also suggested removing everything but the PD remodel, gate repair and locks at Jail, and all the special district requests. Mayor Barron asked to keep in the Deloney Parking lot. Mr. Phibbs withdrew his motion. Charlotte Reynolds addressed the board and clarified the allocation process. No action was taken. Resolution of Appreciation. A Resolution Honoring and Thanking Our Local Emergency Responders and Supporting Agencies for Their Response to the Horsethief Canyon Fire WHEREAS, the employees of Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Emergency Management, Teton County Public Health, Teton County Public Information, Teton County Engineering, Teton County Information Technology, Teton County Fair, administration and other employees and departments dedicated countless hours to respond to the Horsethief Canyon Fire, protecting our community from the impacts of the growing wildfire. WHEREAS, the Town of Jackson and Teton County emergency response agencies were supported by State of Wyoming agencies, local partners including Teton County Idaho Emergency Management, the Community Emergency Response Team, Bridger-Teton Branch of the American Red Cross, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, and Teton County School District. WHEREAS, our ability to respond to the Horsethief Canyon Fire was greatly enhanced by the interagency coordination between Town/County and the Bridger Teton National Forest, once again highlighting the benefits of having the Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor’s Office being located in the Town of Jackson. WHEREAS, the high level of training, commitment and dedication of every responding individual provided outstanding management of the wildfire. Their commitment and professionalism was further demonstrated as they continued to work with and support the objectives of the Incident Management Team to contain the Horsethief Canyon Fire. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, on behalf of the residents of the Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming, the Jackson Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners do hereby recognize and express appreciation to the local individuals and agencies who exhibited tremendous skill and dedication to our community through their response to the Horsethief Canyon Fire. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 1st DAY OF OCTOBER, 2012 BY THE JACKSON TOWN COUNCIL AND THE TETON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Mr. Phibbs moved on behalf of the County to approve the resolution, seconded by Mr. Schwartz. Motion passed unanimously. Ms. Turley moved on behalf of the Town to approve the resolution, seconded by Mr. Obringer. Motion passed unanimously. Public Comment. None. Matters from Council, Commissioners and Staff. Set date for joint Travel and Tourism Board interviews – October 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm Set Agenda for Next Joint Information Meeting. The Mayor and Chair will work on the December meeting agenda. Adjourn. On behalf of the County, Mr. Vogelheim moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Schwartz seconded and the motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. On behalf of the Town, Mr. Obringer moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. Publish: 12/12/12 JOINT INFORMATION PROCEEDINGS SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL AND SPECIAL BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING October 24, 2012 JACKSON, WYOMING The Teton County Board of County Commissioners met in conjunction with the Jackson Town Council in a special meeting located in the County Commissioners Chambers at 200 S. Willow at 1:36 p.m. Upon roll call the following were recognized to be present: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Paul Vogelheim – ViceChairman, Paul Perry, Hank Phibbs, and Andy Schwartz. Ben Ellis was absent. TOWN COUNCIL: Mark Barron - Mayor, Bob Lenz, and Melissa Turley. Greg Miles and Mark Obringer were absent. STAFF:

Melissa Shinkle, Steve Foster, and Olivia Goodale.

Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board Interviews. Applicants for a vacancy on the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board were interviewed in this order at 1:40 p.m. John Frechette Dina Mishev Mike Geraci Frank Lane Joe Madera Jonathan Schechter Steve Duerr Clark Brooks Gary Trauner applied but was not available to interview and withdrew his application. The meeting recessed at 3:00 p.m. and reconvened at 3:10 p.m. On behalf of the County, Mr. Schwartz moved to enter into an Executive Session pursuant to Wyoming Statute §16-4-405(a)(ii)

• Public Notices • to consider the appointment of a professional person. Mr. Phibbs seconded and the motion passed unanimously. On behalf of the Town, Ms. Turley moved to enter into an Executive Session pursuant to Wyoming Statute §16-4-405(a)(ii) to consider the appointment of a professional person. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. On behalf of the County, Mr. Schwartz moved to adjourn from Executive Session. Mr. Phibbs seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Mayor Barron adjourned the Town Council from Executive Session. Appointment to the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board. On behalf of the Town, Ms. Turley moved to appoint Mike Geraci to the remainder of a three year term on the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board expiring June 30, 2015. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. On behalf of the County, Mr. Schwartz moved to appoint Mike Geraci to the remainder of a three year term on the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board expiring June 30, 2015. Mr. Perry seconded and the motion passed unanimously. County Adjourn. On behalf of the County, Mr. Schwartz moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Phibbs seconded and the motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m. Letter Of Support Of CAP Grant For Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The Town Council considered a letter of support for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival to apply for a CAP grant. On behalf of the Town, Ms. Turley moved to request Mayor Barron sign a letter of support to the Wyoming Arts Council on behalf of TEDx Jackson Hole. Mr. Lenz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Town Adjourn. On behalf of the Town, Mr. Lenz moved to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Turley seconded and the motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m. Publish: 12/12/12 JOINT INFORMATION PROCEEDINGS SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL AND SPECIAL BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING October 29, 2012 JACKSON, WYOMING The Teton County Board of County Commissioners met in conjunction with the Jackson Town Council in a special meeting located in the County Commissioners Chambers at 200 S. Willow at 3:04 p.m. Upon roll call the following were recognized to be present: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Paul Vogelheim – Vice-Chairman, Paul Perry, Hank Phibbs, and Andy Schwartz. Ben Ellis was absent. TOWN COUNCIL: Mark Barron - Mayor, Bob Lenz, Greg Miles, Mark Obringer, and Melissa Turley. STAFF: Sherry Daigle, Roxanne DeVries Robinson, Steve Foster, Bob McLaurin, Charlotte Reynolds, and Tyler Sinclair Consensus Block Grant Funding. Steve Foster presented the following proposal for funding: For the County: Locks for Detention Center - $180,000 Animal Shelter Window, door and siding replacement -$51,000 County Administration Building Roof Replacement - $57,999 Security gate repair/improvement - $40,000 For the Town: West Broadway Reconstruction - $205,000 For the Town/County Jointly: Munger View Park well project - $40,000 Wayne May Park - $135,000 Sub Total - $708,999 For Special Service Districts: O Bar ISD Gravity sewer system - $19,120 Porcupine Creek Ranch ISD Chlorination and UV System for Treatment - $5,000 Teton Village Assoc ISD Apres Vous Road - $78,000 Teton Village Water and Sewer ISD Sewer Main Replacement $36,500 TOTAL RECOMMENDED ALLOCATION FOR CURRENT APPLICATION - $847,619 START - $1,000,000. Propose holding this funding for future allocation, if needed. TOTAL SLIB FUNDING ALLOCATION - $1,847,619 Mayor Barron asked about the funding to pave the Wort Parking Lot. Mr. McLaurin stated it would have to come from the 5th cent or future SPET. There was no public comment. On behalf of the Town, Mr. Lenz moved to approve the list of projects as presented and request and require the Mayor to sign the State Lands and Investment grant application. Mr. Obringer seconded and the motion passed unanimously. On behalf of the County, Mr. Perry moved to approve the list of projects as presented and request and require the Vice-Chairman to sign the State Lands and Investment grant application. Mr. Phibbs seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Mr. Schwartz thanked staff for the recommendation. Mayor Barron agreed. Business Committed Grant For Snow King Mountain Improvements. Roxanne Robinson addressed the Boards, giving an overview of the request. This would allow for mid mountain improvements, restaurant, utilities, etc. The Town must be the applicant. If the Town is in favor, the public hearing would be on November 19, 2012. Staff could be directed to complete the required advertising and paperwork to comply with the grant process. Manuel Lopez of Snow King Resort presented information on the improvements planned on Snow King Mountain and their grant application. Mr. Miles asked if he supports this application, is it a vote in favor of the entire project? Mr. Lopez stated the later improvements will be a different application. Mr. Perry asked what the size of the proposed cabin would be. Mr. Lopez stated it would not be big, approximately 4,000 sq ft including the basement. Mr. Lenz asked for a description of the meeting room. Mr. Lopez stated the meeting area is outside. Mr. McLaurin clarified that if the Town is interested in moving this forward, it would require a public hearing. The grant is not being considered for approval today. On the 19th the decision would be made to adopt or not adopt a resolution to support the application of the grant. The property would be transferred to the Town, the building would be built, then leased back to the resort for lease to provide recapture of 4%. If this doesn’t happen by

December 1, 2012, the next round of funding would be considered in March 2013. Ms. Robinson asked if this were delayed to the 5th, may she forward the ad to the paper on November 2, 2012 and pull it if necessary. The advertising will be for the hearing to consider the grant application. Mr. Obringer would like to see more about the recapture. Mr. McLaurin stated there are many questions yet to be answered. He asked for clarification as to the direction of the council for the meeting on the 5th. Mayor Barron stated the meeting on the 5th would be to get some general answers to assist them in deciding on whether or not to proceed with the hearing on the 19th. If, on the 5th, the Council decided not to commence with the hearing, the legal ad could be pulled. The Town would own the building and have an easement on the road. Mayor Barron asked if Mr. Lopez had a cost estimate of construction of the cabin and the road. Mr. Lopez stated it would be around 1.8 million. He stated if the December 1 deadline is not met, it will set him back 1 year. Mr. Miles asked again for the total cost of the project, stating the grant is not the whole funding. Mr. Lopez stated the grant is 1.5 million and the project is 1.8 million. The resort would have to fund approximately $350,000. Mr. Lenz asked for clarification of the meeting on the 5th. Ms. Robinson stated the plan was to have the council decide whether or not to advertise for a meeting on the 19th, but there are questions to be answered. Hopefully the questions may be answered by the 5th so that the council has a level of comfort to continue to the 19th. Mr. Schwartz stated he did not feel this topic was something the County needed to be commenting on, since the request was being made of the town. The Town agreed and stated they would continue the discussion on the 5th. County Adjourn. On behalf of the County, Mr. Schwartz moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Perry seconded and the motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m. On behalf of the Town, Mr. Obringer moved to continue the Town meeting. Ms. Turley seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Letter Of Support Of CAP Grant For Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The Town Council discussed ratifying a letter of support for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival to apply for a CAP grant that was considered on October 24, 2012. On behalf of the Town, Ms. Turley moved for the Mayor to sign a letter of support to the Wyoming Arts Council on behalf of TEDx Jackson Hole. Mr. Miles seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Town Adjourn. On behalf of the Town, Mr. Obringer moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Miles seconded and the motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 3:44 p.m. Publish: 12/12/12 OFFICIAL SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TETON COUNTY, WYOMING The Board of County Commissioners, Teton County, Wyoming met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. November 19, 2012 in the Commissioners Chambers located at 200 South Willow, Jackson, Wyoming. Chairman Ellis called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. Commission present: Ben Ellis, Paul Vogelheim, Paul Perry, Hank Phibbs and Andy Schwartz. Staff present: Sherry Daigle, Steve Foster, Charlotte Reynolds and Sandy Birdyshaw MATTERS FROM COMMISSION AND STAFF 1. Authorize Payment of the November 12, 2012 Vouchers Mr. Perry moved to approve the November 12, 2012 vouchers in the amount of $422,031.95 and a separate voucher run for Clerk of District Court Jurors in the amount of $1,528.16. Mr. Vogelheim seconded and the motion passed unanimously. OTHER BUSINESS None ADJOURNMENT Mr. Vogelheim moved to adjourn, Mr. Schwartz seconded and the Motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 9:07 a.m. TETON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Publish: 12/12/12 OFFICIAL SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TETON COUNTY, WYOMING The Teton County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on November 20, 2012 in the Commissioners Chambers at 200 S. Willow, Jackson, Wyoming. Chairman Ellis called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Commission present: Ben Ellis, Paul Vogelheim, Andy Schwartz, Hank Phibbs and Paul Perry. Staff present: Sherry Daigle – County Clerk, Keith Gingery – County Deputy Attorney, Jeff Daugherty – Planning Department, Sean O’Malley – Engineering, Dawn Johnson – County Assessor, Eve Lynes – information Technology, Steve Ashworth – Parks & Recreation, Charlotte Reynolds – Grant Writer, and Sandy Birdyshaw. MINUTES Mr. Schwartz moved to approve the County Commissioner meetings on 11/5/2012, and 11/13/2012. Mr. Phibbs seconded and the Motion passed unanimously. DIRECT CORRESPONDENCE 1. Nate Fuller 11/10/2012 email to BCC regarding Commissioner ethics bylaws 2. Jackson Hole Historical Society 11/13/2012 letter to BCC regarding announcement of coming attraction - the Smithsonian exhibit “Key Ingredients” America by Food 3. Kim Cannon, Davis and Cannon LLP 11/14/2012 email to BCC regarding Text Amendment AMD2011-0001 PUBLIC COMMENT ON CORRESPONDENCE There was no public comment. ADOPTION OF AGENDA Mr. Schwartz moved to adopt today’s agenda as published with no changes. Mr. Perry seconded. The motion passed unanimously and the agenda was adopted. MATTERS FROM COMMISSION AND STAFF 1. Consideration of 2012 Property Tax Deferrals Dawn Johnson presented one property tax deferral for 2012. Last year the amount for deferral had a ceiling of $1,000 per applicant with a budget of $10,000. This year we received only one completed application for your consideration. The applicant has paid the first half of taxes. There was discussion between the Board, Ms. Johnson and Mr. Gingery. There was no public comment on this item. Mr. Vogelheim moved to approve the request for deferral of a preapproved portion of 2012 Property Taxes by the applicant as provided by the Teton County Assessor. Mr. Schwartz seconded. Continued on page 18

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Mr. Phibbs voiced opposition to the criteria of total household income not exceeding the maximum monthly income allowable in the Affidavit for Property Tax Deferral. The motion passed 4-1 with Mr. Phibbs opposed. 2. Consideration of a Resolution to Adopt the 2013 Board of County Commissioner Meeting Schedule Sherry Daigle presented a schedule of Commission meetings for calendar year 2013 pursuant to Wyoming Statute §18-3-502 in Resolution form. RESOLUTION - Teton County Commissioner 2013 Meeting Schedule WHEREAS, Wyoming §18-3-502 provides that county commissioners shall meet at the county seat of their respective counties on the first Tuesday in each month; and WHEREAS, Wyoming §18-3-502 provides that county commissioners may also meet as deemed necessary by the board of county commissioners; and WHEREAS, Regular and Voucher meetings listed below shall be designated as action meetings; WHEREAS, said additional meetings shall be designated by resolution of the board of county commissioners; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Teton County hereby designate their meeting schedule for calendar year 2013 as follows:

January January January January January January January January January

February February February February February February February

1 2 7 14 15 18 21 22-25 28

4 5 11 18 19 18-22 25

Tuesday Wednesday Monday Monday Tuesday Friday Monday Tues-Fri Monday

Holiday Regular Swearing In / Voucher Voucher Regular Voucher Holiday WCCA / Legislative Week Voucher

Monday Voucher Tuesday Regular Monday Voucher Monday Holiday Tuesday Voucher / Regular Legislative Help Week Monday Voucher

March 4 March 5 March 11 March 18 March 19 March 25 March 25 – April 5

Monday Tuesday Monday Monday Tuesday Monday Spring Break

Voucher Regular Voucher Voucher Regular Voucher

April April April April April April April

1 2 8 15 16 22 29

Monday Tuesday Monday Monday Tuesday Monday Monday

Voucher Regular Voucher Voucher Regular Voucher Voucher

May May May May May May May

6 7 13 20 21 27 28

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Voucher Regular Voucher Voucher Regular Holiday Voucher

June June June June June

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Mr. Phibbs recused himself due to his relations with the Snake River Ranch. Mr. Schwartz moved to approve the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Order for S/D2012-0007 and request and require the Chair to sign. Mr. Vogelheim seconded. The motion passed unanimously, with Mr. Phibbs recused. 6. MFS2012-0025 - Susan Johnson - Teton Raptor Center requests a fee waiver of all application fees associated with a proposed amendment to their existing Conditional Use Permit and Final Development Plan, plus all fees associated with a Natural Resources Review, a Visual Resources Analysis, associated Variances, and a Teton County Scenic Preserve Trust easement review. Jeff Daugherty presented further research prepared by staff that provides history of fee waivers requested by non-profits. Requests with a broad community effect appear to have been approved rather than those with a narrow community effect. There was no public comment on this item. Mr. Phibbs moved to approve the Teton Raptor Center’s request for a waiver of the fees associated with the processing of their project proposal. Mr. Schwartz seconded. The Board discussed the fee waiver program. The motion failed unanimously. Chairman Ellis convened the Board as the Teton County Board of Equalization at 9:29 a.m. 7. Consideration of Donald M and Marian Y. Jones 2011 Property Valuation Decision Order July July July July July July July July

1 2 4 8 15 16 22 29

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September September September September September September September October October October October October October

3 9 16 17 23 24 - 27 30 1 7 14 15 21 28

November November November November November November November November

4 5 11 12 18 19 25 28 – 29

December December December December December December

2 3 9 16 17 23

December December

24 – 25 30

Tuesday Monday Monday Tuesday Monday WACO week Monday

Holiday Voucher / Regular Voucher Voucher Regular Voucher Voucher

Tuesday Monday Monday Tuesday Monday Monday

Regular Voucher Voucher Regular Voucher Voucher

Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Monday Thurs – Fri

Voucher Regular Holiday Voucher Voucher Regular Voucher Holidays

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Voucher Regular Voucher Voucher Regular Voucher ½ Day + Full Day Holiday Voucher

Tues – Wed Monday

to review the transcript thoroughly and provide the ability for the Appellant to file an exception. Mr. Baltensperger did file documents with the County Clerk’s office. Mr. Gingery stated the documents only further argue the same case rather than state specific exceptions. Mr. Phibbs asked what types of information would constitute an exception. Mr. Gingery provided examples of exceptions. Robert Baltensperger addressed the Board and stated the documents delivered to the State Board apparently convinced them to remand the case back to the County. He stated there were inaccuracies in the County’s records and he has submitted proof of the valuation of his property. Mr. Ellis stated this sounds like a request to reconsider the matter rather than a specific exception. The Board recessed at 10:01 a.m. in order to review Mr. Baltensperger’s documents received by the County Clerk’s office and reconvened at 10:19 a.m. Mr. Ellis stated this case was remanded to the County from the State in order to review the transcript and allow for the Appellant to file objections or exceptions. Mr. Phibbs moved to affirm the Findings and Order of this Board of Equalization and request and require the Chair to sign the Decision of Teton County Board of Equalization in the matter of the Appeal of Robert and Gisela Baltensperger from a decision of the Teton County Assessor 2011 Property Valuation. Mr. Vogelheim seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Schwartz moved to adjourn from the Teton County Board of Equalization. Mr. Perry seconded and the motion passed unanimously. NEW BUSINESS / OLD BUSINESS none CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS none ADJOURNMENT Mr. Schwartz moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Perry and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m. TETON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Publish: 12/12/12 OFFICIAL SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TETON COUNTY, WYOMING The Board of County Commissioners, Teton County, Wyoming met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. November 26, 2012 in the Commissioners Chambers located at 200 South Willow, Jackson, Wyoming. Chairman Ellis called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m. Commission present: Ben Ellis, Paul Vogelheim, Paul Perry, Hank Phibbs and Andy Schwartz. Staff present: Sherry Daigle, Steve Foster, Charlotte Reynolds and Sandy Birdyshaw Mr. Schwartz moved to adopt today’s agenda with the addition of an Executive Session to be held at 1:30 p.m. pursuant to W.S. §164-405(a)(iii) to consider a matter concerning proposed or pending litigation to which the governing body may be a party. Mr. Phibbs seconded. The motion passed unanimously and the agenda was adopted. MATTERS FROM COMMISSION AND STAFF 1. Authorize Payment of the November 19, 2012 Vouchers Mr. Perry moved to approve the November 19, 2012 vouchers in the amount of $274,060.32. Mr. Schwartz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting recessed at 9:10 a.m. and reconvened at 1:31 p.m. Chairman Ellis convened an executive session is being requested pursuant to W.S. §16-4-405(a)(iii) to consider a matter concerning proposed or pending litigation to which the governing body may be a party. Commission present: Ben Ellis, Paul Vogelheim, Paul Perry, Hank Phibbs and Andy Schwartz. Staff present: Sherry Daigle, Steve Foster, Keith Gingery, Brian Hultman, Jeff Daugherty and Sandy Birdyshaw Mr. Schwartz moved to adjourn from executive session. Mr. Perry seconded and the motion passed unanimously. No action was taken. OTHER BUSINESS None ADJOURNMENT Mr. Schwartz moved to adjourn, Mr. Perry seconded and the Motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m. TETON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Publish: 12/12/12


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Teton County may also call additional special meetings when necessary with proper notice for the purpose of transacting urgent county business. Adopted at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Teton County, held on the 20th day of November, 2012. There was no public comment on this item. Mr. Schwartz moved to approve the Resolution adopting the Teton County Commissioner 2013 Meeting Schedule as presented. Mr. Perry seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 3. Consideration of a Xerox Copier Lease for Public Health Eve Lynes presented for consideration a 60 month lease for a Xerographic Solutions (Xerox) multifunction copier to be used by Public Health. The goal was to reduce the number of devices used throughout the building, thereby reducing consumables costs, maintenance costs, power consumption and waste stream. This proposal meets the goal plus reduces the cost of consumable supplies. There was no public comment on this item. Mr. Schwartz moved to approve and request and require the Chair to sign the 60 month lease with Xerox for the WC7545P Printer. Mr. Vogelheim seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 4. Consideration of an Award of Bid/Approval of Purchase for a Toolcat Maintenance Vehicle and Attachments Steve Ashworth presented an award of bid and approval of purchase of a Bobcat Toolcat utility vehicle and attachments. It would be used for snow removal and year round maintenance tasks. Only one complete bid was received from Pro Rentals and Sales. There was discussion between the Board and Mr. Ashworth. There was no public comment on this item. Mr. Perry moved to approve award the bid/approve the purchase with Pro Rentals and Sales, Inc. for the Toolcat Utility Vehicle in the amount of $59,543.60. Mr. Schwartz seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 5. Consideration of Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Order for S/D2012-0007 Jeff Daugherty presented this Order for a subdivision application previously approved on November 5, 2012. There was no public comment on this item.

Keith Gingery representing Dawn Johnson, the County Assessor, provided a history of the Jones case that began in July of 2011. The State Board remanded this case back to the County to review the record more thoroughly and to provide the ability for the Appellant to file an exception. Mr. Jones did submit a letter to the County Clerk’s office which had not been provided to the Board. His interpretation of the letter was a re-argument of the case and not specific exceptions. The Board recessed at 9:35 a.m. in order to review Mr. Jones’ letter and reconvened at 9:44 a.m. Mr. Ellis referenced Mr. Jones’ letter that the Board reviewed and stated it was a letter raised questions and not a specific exception. Mr. Gingery stated they did not try to answer the questions since it would be a re-argument of the case and not address an exception. There was further discussion between the Board and Mr. Gingery. There was no public comment on this item. Mr. Schwartz moved to adopt and request and require the Chair to sign the Decision of Teton County Board of Equalization as presented in the Matter of Appeal of Donald M. and Marian Y. Jones from a decision of the Teton County Assessor 2011 Property Valuation. Mr. Phibbs seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 8. Consideration of Craig S. Carpenter 2011 Property Valuation Order of Dismissal Keith Gingery representing Dawn Johnson, the County Assessor, stated Mr. Carpenter’s case was also a 2011 appeal which dealt with living close to power station and road. Mr. Carpenter filed a Motion to Dismiss the case completely since an agreement had been reached. There was no public comment on this item. Mr. Schwartz moved to approve and request and require the Chair to sign the Motion to Dismiss in the Matter of Appeal of Craig S. Carpenter from a decision of the Teton County Assessor 2011 Property Valuation. Mr. Perry seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 9. Consideration of Robert and Gisela Baltensperger 2011 Property Valuation Decision Order Keith Gingery representing Dawn Johnson, the County Assessor presented. Mr. Baltensperger appealed their 2011 property valuation to the County. The County affirmed the Assessor’s decision. The Baltenspergers appealed that decision to the State Board. The State Board remanded the case back to the County in order

The Teton County Weed and Pest District will not hold a December board meeting. Any questions call Amy Collett 7338419. Publish: 12/12/12 • PUBLIC NOTICE • ATTENTION TIER II FACILITY SUBMITTERS Teton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will no longer accept paper Tier II reports from Tier II facilities. Tier II facilities must now use Tier2 Submit to electronically submit their Tier II reports in the “t2s file” format. Electronic Tier2 Submit files can be emailed to for submission to both the Teton County LEPC and Jackson Hole Fire/ EMS. Facilities that have questions can contact the Teton County LEPC chairman at 307-733-9572 or at PO Box 4458 Jackson, WY 83001. Publish: 12/12, 12/19/12 • CONTINUED PUBLICATION • TETON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 1 AND WYOMING SCHOOL FACILITIES DEPARTMENT NOTICE TO COMMISSIONING CONSULTANTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that Teton County School District No. 1, 260 West Broadway Suite A, Jackson, Wyoming 83001, and the Wyoming School Facilities Department has issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) from firms/individuals for commissioning services in connection with Teton Administration - Commissioning (“the Project”). The Project is being constructed utilizing the DESIGN-BIDBUILD. The construction costs for the Project is $1.7 million and is currently under construction. Continued on page 19

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Continued from page 18 The RFP materials and other important information will be available for download by visiting the SFD website: Steps • Step One – Click on the “Projects” link and choose “Upcoming Projects” from the drop-down menu • Step Two – Under Teton Administration - Commissioning, select “Click Here to Learn More” • Step Three – Click on the link under “Download Procurement Documents” • Step Four – Click on Teton Administration - Commissioning under the Professional / Technical Services tab on the left side of the page. • Step Five – Click on “Download Project PDF” and enter information. All submitted RFP’S shall be sealed and must be received at the Teton County School District No. 1 Administrative Offices located at 260 West Broadway Suite A, Jackson, Wyoming 83001, at 2:00 o’clock P.M. on January 4, 2012. RFP’S may be delivered in person, via United States Mail or parcel service; letters of interest will not be received by facsimile transmission, e-mail, or any other electronic or telephonic means. Only RFP’S that have been received by the Teton County School District No. 1 Administrative Offices, at the address, time and date listed above, will be considered. Teton County School District No. 1 reserves the right to reject any and all RFP’S received that are not deemed to be in the best interests of the school district. The School District further reserves the right to cancel or amend the RFP materials and Contract Documents at any time and will notify all persons requesting proposal documents accordingly. Publish: 12/05, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/12

TOWN OF JACKSON NOTICES • OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS • TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS DECEMBER 3, 2012 JACKSON, WYOMING The Jackson Town Council met in regular session in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall at 150 East Pearl at 6:01 P.M. Upon roll call the following were found to be present: MAYOR: Mark Barron COUNCIL: Mark Obringer, Bob Lenz and Melissa Turley. Greg Miles was absent. STAFF: Bob McLaurin, Audrey Cohen-Davis, Roxanne DeVries Robinson, Olivia Goodale, Larry Pardee, Tyler Sinclair, Cole Nethercott, and Kent Meredith Mayor Barron called for a moment of silence honoring the Miles family. Mayor Barron introduced Scout Troup 268 members Trevor Watson, Nathan Watson, Jack Graig-Tiso, Daniel Sterm and Troup Leaders Joe Graig-Tiso and David Watson. Mayor Barron announced that there will be a Special Joint Information Meeting for Joint Board Interviews on December 10, 2012 from 1:30 to 5:00 P.M., introduced Kent Meredith, Finance Director, and recognized Barbara Allen and Michael Pruett for their service on the Planning Commission. Jim Stanford and Hailey Morton made public comment regarding the process for appointing a Councilmember in January. A motion was made by Melissa Turley and seconded by Mark Obringer approve the consent calendar as presented with the exception of Items C, G and H listed on the agenda. The consent calendar included Items 1-5 below with the following motions: 1. To approve the minutes of the November 19, 2012 workshop and November 19, 2012 regular evening Town Council meetings as presented. 2. To approve the disbursements as presented. Jackson Curbside $900.00, Cash $175.84, Ace Hardware $488.24, Delcon $1113.00, High Country Linen $760.24, Environmental Resource $242.23, Interstate Battery $86.95, Jackson Lumber $310.94, Jim & Greg Locksmith’s $161.50, Jackson Hole News & Guide $1676.50, LVPL $14008.93, Teton County Fund 19 $34398.36, Nelson Engineering $4458.75, Senior Center $16250.00, Shervin’s $286.00, Smith Power Products $660.15, St John’s Hospital $1263.00, Napa $1828.04, Teton Motors $111.79, Thompson Palmer $26132.00, Knobe’s Radio Shack $9.18, Waterworks Industries $1016.01, Antler Motel $616.00, California Contractors $130.00, Mechco $644.38, Animal Care Clinic $283.50, Hunt Construction $1820.90, WAM $624.00, Garage Door Handiman $216.10, Teton County Special Fire Fund $21606.49, Galls $1875.97, Jack’s Tire & Oil $3499.93, Teton County School Dist $30300.00, Teton County Clerk $122731.04, Spring Creek Animal Hospital $654.19, Rocky Mountain Info Network $100.00, Teton County Fund 10 $29207.14, HD Supply Waterworks $463.20, Teton County Bar $250.00, Watchguard $3410.00, Verizon $145.08, West Group Publishing $530.30, Wedco $21.60, Alpine Vet $15.00, Mark Barron $821.40, Thermo King Intermountain $297.47, Mountain Valley Glass $150.00, 3 Peaks Massage $143.97, Ranch Inn $340.00, DPC Industries $24.00, Colorado West Equipment $333.75, Hansen Oil $34717.40, Ferguson Enterprises $2274.42, ER Office Express $10.09, Visa #64.44, Exposure Signs $7214.00, GE Johnson $78738.64, Home Health for Pets $426.00, Clarion Associates $20090.00, Utah Safety Council $13.11, Sweetwater $70.00, Teton Animal Hospital $618.86, Respond First Aid $105.17, Precision Anaysis $774.01, MD Nursery $1969.98, Kevin Jensen $9.95, Mailfinance $203.59, Summer Winger $15.00, Denver Industrial 831.88, Breakfast Rotary $123.00, Fleetpride $682.73, Charles Craighead $1327.50, Big R Ranch $334.84, Bushong Equipment $2158.00, 4A Engraving $177.60, Summit Process Control $9956.63 3. To approve application made by the LDS Church for the LDS Church Wagon Ride & Caroling special event on December 19, 2012, subject to the conditions and restrictions listed in the staff report. 4. To approve the special event application made by the Community Bible Church for Caroling on the Town Square on December 24, 2012, subject to the conditions and restrictions listed in the staff report. 5. To approve and award Bid #13-05 to Teton Motors in the amount of $21,397.00. There was no public comment. Mayor Barron called for the vote on the motion to approve the consent calendar. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Center Management Inc. Lease Extension and Snow King Mountain Recreation LLC Lease Extension. A motion was made by Bob Lenz and seconded by Melissa Turley to continue this item. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Special Event- Art Fair 2013. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Melissa Turley to continue this item.

• Public Notices • Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Public Hearing for the Jackson Elk Club Gaming License Renewal. Olivia Goodale made staff comment regarding this item. Mayor Barron opened the public hearing. There was no public comment. Mayor Barron closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Bob Lenz and seconded by Melissa Turley to approve the application for renewal of the Bingo License for the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elk of the USA Jackson Lodge #1713 for the period January 1 through December 31, 2013, subject to the one (1) condition of approval listed in the staff report: 1. Prior to license issuance, the applicant shall submit to the Town Clerk a bond in the amount of the largest possible daily award, subject to Town Attorney review. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Amendment and Addendum to Rodeo Concession Agreement. Roxanne DeVries Robinson made staff comment regarding this item. There was no public comment. A motion was made by Bob Lenz and seconded by Mark Obringer to continue this item. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Items P12-082 & P12-083 – Bencor, Inc. is requesting approval of an Amendment to a Conditional Use Permit for hillside development and a Final (Intermediate) Development Plan for a commercial building of approximately 13,300 above grade SF and a residential building of approximately 2,007 above grade SF on 3.7 acres addressed as 855 & 905 W. Broadway Avenue. Tyler Sinclair made staff comment regarding this item. Arne Jorgensen representing Hawtin Jorgensen Architects, and Carrie Geraci representing Jackson Hole Public Art made public comment. A motion was made by Melissa Turley and seconded by Mark Obringer to make the finding that the mitigation measures identified in the staff report and by the applicant for Item P12-082 will be effective in mitigating any adverse impacts identified in Section 49190.D, Criteria and Standards, associated with the proposed development at 855 & 905 W. Broadway Avenue; furthermore, based upon the findings in Section 5140, Conditional and Special uses as presented in the staff report and by the applicant for Item P12-082, to approve an Amendment to a Conditional Use Permit to allow for Hillside Development located at 855 & 905 W. Broadway Avenue. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. A motion was made by Melissa Turley and seconded by Bob Lenz to, based upon the findings as presented in the staff report and by the applicant for Item P12-083 and the departmental reviews attached thereto, approve a Final (Intermediate) Development Plan for a commercial building of approximately 13,300 above grade SF and a residential building of approximately 2,007 above grade SF on 3.7 acres, addressed as 855 & 905 W. Broadway Avenue subject to three (3) conditions of approval: 1. The applicant shall be required to present final material texture, colors and detailing to the Town Design Review Committee for review and approval prior to submission of a building permit application. 2. The applicant shall provide an Employee Housing Restriction to ensure long term use and affordability of the proposed accessory housing units for review, approval and recordation prior to issuance of certificate of occupancy for the subject property. 3. The applicant work with staff to develop public art that achieves the public space criteria of interaction and engagement. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Item P12-087 – The Town of Jackson is considering an Amendment to the Jackson Land Development Regulations Section 231300 Temporary Uses regarding Special Events. Tyler Sinclair made staff comment regarding this item. There was no public comment. A motion was made by Bob Lenz and seconded by Melissa Turley to make findings 1-4 as set forth in Section 5150 Amendments to these Land Development Regulations of the Land Development Regulations relating to 1) Consistent with purposes of the LDRs; 2) Consistency with the Comprehensive Plan; 3) Consistent with the LDRs; and 4) Consistent with other Town codes for Item P12-087 and direct staff to prepare an ordinance to repeal Section 2220(C)(7)(c) and 231300(C) and to prepare an ordinance to amend Table 2200 Use Schedule. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Melissa Turley to read all ordinances by short title. Mayor Barron called for a vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. ORDINANCE S AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE NO. 1003 AND CHAPTER 12.28 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON REGARDING SPECIAL EVENTS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, WYOMING, IN REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: There was no public comment. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Bob Lenz to approve Ordinance S on second reading. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. ORDINANCE T AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING SECTION 5 OF ORDINANCE NO. 150 AND SECTION 9.44.080 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON REGARDING EXCEPTIONS TO EXCESSIVE NOISE, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, WYOMING, IN REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: There was no public comment. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Bob Lenz to approve Ordinance T on first reading. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. ORDINANCE U AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTIONS 2220(C)(7)(c) AND 231300(C) OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, APPENDIX A TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, REGARDING SPECIAL EVENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, WYOMING, IN REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: There was no public comment. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Bob Lenz to approve Ordinance U on first reading. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. ORDINANCE V AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING SECTION 1 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NOS. 977, 956, 945, 907, 848, 682, 680, SECTION 2 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 659, SECTIONS 1 AND 2 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 657, SECTION 2 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 619, SECTION 1 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 618, SECTION 5 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 580, SECTIONS 1, 2 AND 3 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 574, SECTIONS 1 AND 2 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 545,

SECTION 2 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 536, SECTION 1 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NOS. 532 AND 512, SECTION 4 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 511 AND TABLE 2200 OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, APPENDIX A TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, REGARDING ZONING DISTRICT USE SCHEDULE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, WYOMING, IN REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: There was no public comment. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Bob Lenz to approve Ordinance V on first reading. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. ORDINANCE W AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 1 OF TOWN OF JACKSON ORDINANCE NO. 680 AND SECTION 2325 OF JACKSON THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, APPENDIX A TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON REGARDING PLANNED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, WYOMING, IN REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: There was no public comment. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Bob Lenz to approve Ordinance W on first reading. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Matters from Mayor and Council. A motion was made by Melissa Turley and seconded by Bob Lenz to request staff to follow the process to appoint a new Councilmember as presented. Bob McLaurin, Roxanne DeVries Robinson, and Audrey Cohen-Davis made staff comment. There was no public comment. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Bob Lenz reported on the Smart Growth conference in Kansas City. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Bob Lenz to authorize Council travel to the Smart Growth Conference. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. Mayor Barron reported on the upcoming Hill Climb and related Marine sponsorship. Bob Lenz reported on water and sewer usage costs and fees. There was a general consensus to add this item to next workshop. Matters from the Town Manager. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Melissa Turley to accept the Town Manager’s Report. The Town Manager’s Report contained information on security access cards and the WAM Winter Workshop. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. A motion was made by Mark Obringer and seconded by Melissa Turley to adjourn the meeting. Mayor Barron called for the vote. The vote showed all in favor. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:28 P.M. Publish: 12/12/12 • ORDINANCES • ORDINANCE S AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE NO. 1003 AND CHAPTER 12.28 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON REGARDING SPECIAL EVENTS, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF JACKSON, WYOMING, IN REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: SECTION I. Section 1 of Town of Jackson Ordinance 1003 and Chapter 12.28 Special Events of the Town of Jackson Municipal Code are hereby amended and reenacted to read as follows: Sections: 12.28.010 Purpose 12.28.020 Findings and Intent 12.28.030 Definitions 12.28.040 Special Event Permit—When Required, Exceptions 12.28.050 Special Event Permit—Application Procedure—Filing Period 12.28.060 Parking Restrictions or Road Closures for Special Event—Signs 12.28.070 Special Event Permit—Conditions of Issuance— Grounds for Denial 12.28.080 Special Event Permit—Notice of Rejection 12.28.090 Duties of Permittee 12.28.100 Special Event Permit—Revocation Conditions 12.28.110 Penalty 12.28.010 Purpose The purpose of this chapter is to provide a process for the issuance of a Special Event Permit from the Town in order to regulate Special Events in or upon public property including streets, alleys, public parks, George Washington Memorial Park, the Town Square, public buildings and sidewalks in the interest of public health, safety and welfare. 12.28.020 Findings and Intent A. This chapter is enacted to protect and preserve the public health, safety and welfare. Its provisions shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of these purposes. B. It is expressly the purpose of this chapter and any procedures adopted hereunder to provide for and promote the health, safety and welfare of the general public, and not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be specially protected or benefited by the terms of this chapter or any procedures adopted hereunder. C. It is the specific intent of this chapter and any procedures adopted hereunder to place the obligation of complying with the requirements of this chapter upon the permittee, and no provision is intended to impose any duty upon the Town, or any of its officers, employees or agents. Nothing contained in this chapter or any procedures adopted hereunder is intended to be or shall be construed to create or form the basis for liability on the part of the Town, its officers, employees or agents, for any injury or damage resulting from the failure of permittee to comply with the provisions of this chapter, or by reason or in consequence of any act or omission in connection with the implementation or enforcement of this chapter or any procedures adopted hereunder by the Town, its officers, employees or agents. 12.28.030 Definitions For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory. 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mit from the Town to conduct or sponsor a Special Event governed by this chapter. An applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. C. “Catering Permit” for a Special Event means the permit authorizing the sale of alcoholic and malt beverages at a Special Event pursuant to Wyoming State Statutes. D. “Expressive Activity” shall mean a parade, assembly, meeting or similar gathering conducted for the purpose of exercising free speech activity protected by either the First Amendment to the United States Constitution or the Wyoming Constitution. E. “George Washington Memorial Park” means the actual park area within the Town Square. F. “Malt Beverage Permit” for a Special Event means the permit authorizing the sale of malt beverages only pursuant to Wyoming State Statutes. G. “Permittee” means any person or organization to whom or which has been issued by the Town a Special Event Permit. H. “Public Building” is property owned fully or jointly by the Town for a public purpose and is held out to the public and not leased to a third party. I. “Public Parks” shall mean a public playground, public recreation center or area, and other public areas, created, established, designated, maintained, provided or set aside by the Town, for the purposes of public rest, play, recreation, enjoyment or assembly, and all buildings, facilities and structures located thereon or therein. J. “Special Event” means a preplanned single gathering, event or series of related gatherings or events of an entertainment, cultural, recreational, educational, political, religious or sporting nature, or of any other nature including, but not limited to, any parade, march, protest, demonstration, public ceremony, street fair, art and craft show, carnival, block party, soap box derby, farmer’s market or jubilee day, athletic event, show, exhibition, pageant or procession of any kind, or any similar display, in the Town, including the Town Square. K. “Special Event Permit” means a permit as required by this chapter for Special Events in or upon a publicly owned street, alley sidewalk, public building, the Town Square or public park, or that enlists the services of Town personnel. L. “Town Square,” is defined to include George Washington Memorial Park and the boardwalk, sidewalk, and streets surrounding the park area. 12.28.040 Special Event Permit—When Required, Exceptions A Special Event Permit shall be obtained for the following: A. Any Special Event in or upon a street, alley, sidewalk, public building or public park. B. An event in the Town Square for the purpose of informing, engaging or inviting the public with ten (10) or more people in attendance, including the applicant and its representatives and/ or which may attract or accumulate ten (10) or more people as determined at the discretion of the Town Manager or designee. Events in the Town Square for the purpose of informing, engaging or inviting the public with less than ten (10) people in attendance, including the applicant and its representatives and/or which may attract or accumulate less than ten (10) people as determined at the discretion of the Town Manager or designee are required to file an application with the Town Clerk on forms prepared by the Town Manager or designee within the timeframe outlined in Section 12.28.050(B) of this Chapter. The forms provided by the Town Clerk shall require information reasonably necessary to make a fair determination as to whether a Special Event Permit should be required and/or issued. C. To request or enlist the services of Town personnel for a Special Event. D. This chapter shall not apply to: 1. Funeral processions or oversize load escorts; 2. Regularly scheduled school events, such as athletic events, which use existing parking, traffic controls and public safety support; 3. The Town of Jackson acting within the scope of its functions, or an event sponsored in whole or in part by the Town; 4. Any section or part of any public park or public building declared closed to the public by the director of the Parks and Recreation Department or designee or the Town Manager or designee and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular and stated intervals, daily or otherwise and either entirely or merely to certain uses, as the Town Manager or designee or the director of the Parks and Recreation Department or designee finds reasonably necessary; 5. Events in public parks managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, with the exception of George Washington Memorial Park, when no services of Town personnel are requested or enlisted or when no exemptions from Town of Jackson Municipal Code are requested, and when the proper applications have been approved by the Parks and Recreation Director or designee; 6. When police services are enlisted or requested for private events when a Special Event Permit is not otherwise required and when the proper applications have been approved by the Chief of Police or designee; 7. When START services are enlisted or requested for events when a Special Event Permit is not otherwise required and when no other services of Town personnel are enlisted or requested, when no exemptions from Town of Jackson Municipal Code are requested, and when the proper applications have been approved by the START Board or designee; 8. Events held at the Fair Grounds and approved by the Fair Board, when no services of Town personnel are requested or enlisted or when no exemptions from Town of Jackson Municipal Code are requested; or 9. Expressive Activity in traditional public forums as alternative channels of communication by the public, provided such use is for the free exercise of constitutionally protected activities, does not exceed the number or persons threshold set forth in Section 12.28.040(B), does not require sound amplification and does not disrupt or interfere with traffic on public streets or the use of public places by other members of the public. Such Expressive Activity, however, is subject to the same requirements and/or permits for signs, banners or structures, including but limited to height or dimensional limitations, as set forth in this chapter, the Land Development Regulations, and/or Municipal Code. 12.28.050 Special Event Permit—Application Procedure—Filing Period A. A person or organization seeking a Special Event Permit in or upon a street, alley, sidewalk, public building or a public park shall file an application with the Town Clerk on forms prepared by the Town Manager or designee. The forms provided by the Town Clerk shall require information reasonably necessary to make a fair determination as to whether a Special Event Permit should be issued. B. Special Event applications shall be filed with the Town Clerk at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the date that a Special Event is proposed to be conducted. The Town Clerk shall determine if the application is complete or requires Town Council approval. 1. Applications requesting Town Council exemption from Town of Jackson Municipal Code 6.40.050 prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages in George Washington Memorial Park shall not be accepted or processed by the Town Clerk. 2. Any application filed less than twenty one (21) days before

• Public Notices • the date such Special Event is proposed to be conducted shall be subject to any conditions or restrictions deemed necessary by Town Council, or the Town Manager or designee. Such conditions or restrictions may be placed on the application prior to or after Town Council approval until such time the application and any other application associated with the Special Event may be fully reviewed by all Town Departments, Teton County Fire Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Pathways Department, and other agencies. C. The Town Council shall approve or deny all Special Event applications and related additional permits or applications, which are filed less than twenty one (21) days before the date such Special Event permit is proposed to be conducted. D. If the applicant’s event constitutes expressive activity within the meaning of this chapter, or the applicant asserts that the proposed event constitutes expressive activity within the meaning of this chapter, application shall be subject to the review of the Town Attorney. E. Once a Special Event application is complete, the Town Clerk shall circulate and refer the application to all Town departments, Teton County Fire Department, Parks and Recreation Department and Pathways Department for their comments, suggestions for conditions of approval and estimate of fees for services of Town personnel as a condition of approval for the Special Event. F. There shall be no fee for the issuance of a Special Event Permit, although a fee may be required for any additional permit or use of Town services or personnel in association with a Special Event as set forth herein. G. Additional permits or applications may be required for submission with a Special Event Application, including but not limited to: 1. A Malt Beverage or Catering Permit pursuant to Wyoming State Statutes if seeking to sell alcoholic beverages at a Special Events. All sales of alcoholic beverages shall be incompliance with Title 6 of Town of Jackson Municipal Code and Chapter 12 of Wyoming State Statute. 2. A Sign Permit if temporary banners or signs will be utilized. All signs shall be in accordance with Division 4600 of the Land Development Regulations. 3. A Temporary or Transient Merchant and Exposition License applications if goods will be sold at the Special Event. All sales of goods shall be in compliance with Title 5 of this Municipal Code with the exception of Sponsorship listed in 12.28.050(K) of this section. H. Noise. Any Special Event which generates noise from any source exceeding eighty (80) decibels as measured under Section 9.44.040 of this Municipal Code requires permission from the Town Council as part of the Special Event application. Such noise is not permitted beyond the special event parameters approved by Town Council, plus any conditions or restrictions to the Special Event including but not limited to event location, date and hours of operation. Special Event applicants may conduct post-event production such as breaking down equipment and cleaning up from the Special Event until midnight on the day of the Special Event provided that the applicant utilize minimal production lighting and equipment which does not generate noise exceeding eighty (80) decibels as measured under Section 9.44.040 of this Municipal Code. I. Permission and/or permits may also be required from other State or local organizations, including but not limited to the following: 1. Wyoming Department of Transportation permit (e.g. to close any state highway); 2. Teton County Fire Department (e.g. fireworks permit; tents); 3. Teton County Parks and Recreation Department (e.g. use of equipment; 4. Teton County Health Department (e.g., temporary food service permit); 5. Teton County Pathways Department; 6. Teton County Fair board (e.g. Special Events during fair); 7. Town Public Works/Engineering Department (if event will substantially interfere with any construction or maintenance work scheduled to take place upon, on in, through or under Town streets, alleys, parks, right-of-way, etc.); 8. START Bus (e.g. if request requires public transportation service to Special Event or will interfere with a START Bus route). J. Insurance: An insurance certificate naming the Town of Jackson as an additional insured including its Officers, Officials, Employees, and Volunteers and stating that coverage is primary and non-contributory is required for every Special Event and must be submitted to the Town Clerk at least ten (10) days prior to the Special Event. Insurance limits must be at least $1,000,000/occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate. The additional insured language on the certificate may not include any limitations or exclusions. The policy shall include general liability insurance protecting against liability for bodily injury, death, and property damage in an amount not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence. The Town Manager, or designee, or Town Attorney, may require additional insurance requirements to be met by the applicant when deemed necessary. Associated Catering and/or Malt Beverage permits for Special Events are required to include liquor liability insurance. K. Sponsorship. The Town Council may approve the sale of goods, products and/or services, food or alcohol by for-profit vendors or applicants during a Special Event that is on public property or in a public park provided that Special Event is sponsored by a non-profit organization. The applicant shall submit to the Town Clerk with the Special Event Application a letter from the non-profit sponsor which describes in detail the direct benefit the non-profit sponsor will receive as a result of the Special Event, financial or otherwise. 12.28.060 Parking Restrictions or Road Closures for Special Event—Signs A Special Event application shall include requests for special parking restrictions or road closures in connection with a Special Event. Town Council, the Town Manager or designee shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a street, highway or an alley, or any part thereof constituting a part of the Special Event, unless such is in the WYDOT right-of-way in which case a WYDOT permit will be required. The Town Manager or designee shall have signs posted regarding the prohibition or restrictions approved. All roads closed for and during a Special Event shall maintain a clear and unobstructed width of twenty (20) feet to allow for emergency vehicle traffic. 12.28.070 Special Event Permit—Conditions of Issuance— Grounds for Denial A. The Town Council may approve a Special Event application partially or in its entirety for events as provided for under this chapter unless the Town Council finds, from a consideration of the application and from such other information and recommendations and/or conditions obtained from the Town police department, Town fire department, planning department, Town Attorney, Town administration and Town public works, that it may be denied on the grounds that: 1. The conduct of the Special Event Permit will substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route; 2. The conduct of the Special Event will require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the Town to properly police

the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police protection to the Town; 3. The conduct of such Special Event will require the diversion of so great a number of ambulances as to prevent normal ambulance service to portions of the Town other than that to be occupied by the proposed line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto; 4. The concentration of persons, animals and vehicles at assembly points of the Special Event in or upon a street, alley, sidewalk, public building or public park will unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance service to, areas contiguous to such assembly areas; 5. The conduct of such Special Event will interfere with the movement of firefighting equipment in route to a fire; 6. The size, nature or location of the Special Event is reasonably likely to cause a clear and present danger of injury to persons and property; 7. Information contained in the application for a Special Event Permit or any other permit associated with the Special Event or supplemental information requested from the applicant, is found to be false in a material detail; 8. The applicant fails to complete the application form or fails to submit insurance that meets the requirements of 12.28.050(I) of this chapter after having been notified of the additional information or documents required; 9. Another Special Event Permit has been received prior in time or has already been approved for the same time and place requested by the applicant or so close in time and place to that requested by the applicant that the issuance of both permits would cause undue traffic or parking congestion or cause the police or fire departments to be unable to meet the needs for police or fire services for both events; 10. The location of the Special Event will substantially interfere with Town operations, or any construction or maintenance work scheduled to take place upon Town streets, right-of-way, alleys, parks or Town property; or 11. The Special Event will violate a Town ordinance or Wyoming state statute. B. An applicant for a Special Event Permit and any other permit application associated with a Special Event desiring to accept the modified Special Event Permit or any other permit associated with a Special Event shall, after receiving notice of the action of the Town Council, file a written notice of acceptance with the Town Clerk or designee prior to the event. The modified Special Event Permit shall conform to the requirements of, and shall have the effect of, a Special Event Permit and any other permit associated with the Special Event Permit under this chapter. C. The Town Council may condition or restrict the issuance of a Special Event Permit or any other permit associated with a Special Event by imposing reasonable requirements concerning the time, place and route of the event and such requirements as are necessary to protect the health, safety or welfare of persons and property and control of traffic. D. The applicant will be notified upon approval of the Special Event including any conditions or restrictions to the application. 12.28.080 Special Event Permit—Notice of Rejection If the Town Council disapproves the application for failure to meet the conditions as outlined in Section 12.28.060 of this chapter, the Town Clerk shall state in writing the reason for the recommendation of denial or stipulate additional conditions. 12.28.090 Duties of Permittee A. A permittee under this chapter shall comply with all terms, directions and conditions of the Special Event Permit or any other permits in association with the Special Event and with all applicable laws and ordinances. B. The permittee shall ensure that the person in charge of the Special Event is familiar with all the provisions of the Special Event Permit and carries the Special Event Permit and any applicable permits in association with the event upon his or her person during the duration of the Special Event. C. The permittee may be required to have sufficient volunteers to assist with requests such as traffic control posts, information officers, or other responsibilities in connection with a Special Event. 12.28.100 Special Event Permit—Revocation Conditions The Town Manager or designee shall have the authority at any time to, in writing, revoke or terminate a Special Event Permit or any other permit(s) associated with a Special Event issued under this chapter upon violation of the standards for issuance as set forth in this chapter and/or conditions placed on the issuance of the Special Event Permit or any other permit(s) in association with the Special Event, or any chapter of the Town of Jackson Municipal Code or Land Development Regulations, or if the continuation of the Special Event presents a clear and present danger to the participants or the public. 12.28.110 Penalty Any individual violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Section 1.12.010 of the Jackson Municipal Code. (Ord. ___ § 1, 2012; Ord. 1003 § 1, 2012) SECTION II. All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION III. If any section, subsection, sentence, clauses, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate and distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the ordinances. SECTION IV. This Ordinance shall become effective after its passage, approval and publication. Publish: 12/12/12 • CONTINUED PUBLICATION • LEGAL NOTICE “Request For Bid” The Town of Jackson will be accepting sealed bids for the following equipment in a current model. Bid 13-07; SNOW BLOWER ATTACHMENT. Each bidder must furnish a cash or surety bond per Wyoming Statutes, in the amount equal to (5) five percent of the bid. Successful bidder’s bond will be retained until faithful performance has been satisfied. Bid should be submitted to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 3:00 PM Thursday, December 20th, 2012. Bids will be opened and acknowledged at 3:05 PM, in the Council Chambers of the Jackson Town Hall. For detailed specifications, please contact Olivia Goodale at 307-733-3932, or e-mail or Eric Hiltbrunner at 307-733-3079. Dated this 28th day of November. Publish: 12/05, 12/12/12

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• ABANDONED VEHICLES • This is to you that an H&H trailer, year 2001, VIN 4J6TC242X1B031399, color white has been abandoned at 3655 South Trail Drive, Jackson, WY. The sale of this abandoned trailer is to happen on December 20, 2012 at the aforementioned address. Publish: 12/12, 12/19/12 • PUBLIC NOTICE • Notice of Proposed Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit The Wyoming DEQ’s UIC Program regulates certain discharges of pollutants into ground waters of the state. Operators of these discharges are required to receive coverage under a UIC permit. Prior to issuing permits, the UIC Program prepares a public notice to inform interested parties of proposed permits. During the 30-day public comment period any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit and may request a public hearing. Written comments should be addressed to John Passehl at the DEQ Cheyenne address listed below. Any person may request in writing (prior to the end of the public comment period) that a public hearing be held. Requests should indicate the name and full mailing address of the individual requesting a hearing, the interest that individual has in the project, and the grounds for holding a public hearing. All written comments and requests received prior to 5:00 P.M, January 10, 2013 in the Cheyenne office will be considered. Comments submitted by email will not be considered. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the UIC Program is proposing the reissuance of permit #12-267 for Teton Village Water and Sewer District’s injection facility. This permit proposes to authorize the injection of tertiary treated domestic wastewater into the unconfined Snake River alluvial aquifer via three (3) existing injection wells. The permit applicant is Les Gibson; PO Box 586, Teton Village, WY 83025. The facility is located in Section 24, Township 42 North, Range 117 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, all in Teton County, Wyoming. DEQ has prepared a supplemental on-line public notice that is available at the DEQ’s website ( events/index.asp). The website provides electronic access to a copy of the proposed permit. You may also obtain copies of the draft permit, statement of basis, the permit application, or additional information by contacting John Passehl, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307-777-5623, Requests for a contested case hearing on a permit issuance, denial, revocation, termination, or other final department action appealable to the Council, must be made in writing to the chairman of the Environmental Quality Council and the DEQ Director at the address above and state the grounds for the request pursuant to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Rules of Practice and Procedure. Publish: 12/12/12 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT BYLAWS AND RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE MELODY RANCH IMPROVEMENT AND SERVICE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Melody Ranch Improvement and Service District intends to adopt Bylaws and Rules and Regulations which include, among other things, governing provisions as to annual and special assessments, charges for services and improvements, issuance of bonds, and adoption of a budget. The proposed Bylaws and Rules and Regulations will be available for public comment for forty-five (45) days, beginning December 12, 2012 through January 29, 2013. Copies of the proposed Bylaws and Rules and Regulations can be obtained by request from the Melody Ranch Improvement and Service District at P.O. Box 449, Jackson, Wyoming 83001. All comments must be made in writing and delivered to P.O. Box 449, Jackson, Wyoming 83001. A public hearing will be held on the proposed Bylaws and Rules and Regulations on January 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the second floor boardroom at Wells Fargo Bank, 50 Buffalo Way, Jackson, Wyoming. Interested persons are invited to appear and give testimony and comments. These rules and regulations are being adopted pursuant to Wyoming Statute sections 18-12-114, 18-12-139 and 16-3-103. Melody Ranch Improvement and Service District Larry Pardee, President Publish: 12/12/12 • FORECLOSURES • FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on November 2, 2012, the Cabins At Granite Ridge Homeowners Association, a Wyoming non-profit corporation, (HOA) filed a Statement of Claim Of Homeowner’s Association Lien (Lien) in the Office of the Teton County Clerk in Book 824, pages 484 against Lot 2 of Cabin At Granite Ridge, Teton County, Wyoming, according to that plat recorded in the Office of the Teton County Clerk on December 1, 1998 as Plat No. 938, with a street address of 3145 W. Arrowhead Road Teton Village, Wyoming, which real property is owned by Tatanka Development Company, LLC. Said Lien secures payment of outstanding assessments owed the HOA in the amount of Seven Thousand Four Hundred Eight Dollars ($7,408.00). Tatanka Development Company, LLC has failed and refused to pay the same. Per Article X of the Amended And Restated Declaration Of Covenants, Conditions And Restrictions For The Cabins At Granite Ridge which Covenants were filed in the Office of the Teton County Clerk on September 20, 2006 in Book 638, pages 571-608, the HOA is entitled to foreclose its Lien by advertisement and sale as provided by Wyoming Statute. The amount due and owing on the date of the first publication of this notice of sale is $7,408.00 plus interest, late fees, costs of publication and foreclosure, and attorney’s fees. No suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt now remaining secured by said Lien or any part thereof. The HOA gave notice of not less than ten (10) days from the date of said notice to Tatanka Development Company, LLC by certified mail, return receipt requested, as the record owner and person entitled to possession of said liened property of the intent of the HOA to commence foreclosure of said Lien by advertisement and sale. The property is subject to a senior mortgage and may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale and any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid. Pursuant to the Covenants and the Wyoming statutes, said Lien will be foreclosed and the above-described liened premises will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, by the Sheriff of Teton County, Wyoming, or his agent, on the January 3, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at the front door of the Teton County

• Public Notices • Courthouse, 180 S. King Street, Wyoming.


Frank Hess Hess Carlman & D’Amours, LLC P. O. Box 449 30 E. Simpson Street Jackson, WY 83001 307-733-7881 phone 307-733-7882 fax Publish: 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/12, 01/02/13

Salvador Garcia-Garcia Teton Village, Wyoming 83025

• INTENT TO SUBDIVIDE • NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBDIVIDE Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 18-35306 Wyoming Statutes, 1977, as amended, Homer L. Luther & Helen Dayvault Luther, owners of Lots 4, 5, & 6, Block 8, L.G. Gill Addition to the Town of Jackson, intend to apply for a permit to subdivide property in the Town of Jackson to reconfigure the lot lines between said lots 4, 5, & 6. The project is generally located at 210 N. Jean St., Jackson. Filing for said permit will occur at a regular meeting of the Jackson Town Council in the Council Chambers at the Town Administration Building. Please contact the Town of Jackson Planning Department at (307) 733-0440 for the scheduled meeting date and additional information. Publish: 12/12, 12/19/12 • CONTINUED PUBLICATION • IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF TETON, NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: MEG ANNETTE RORK Probate No.: 2906 NOTICE OF PROBATE Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified that on the 22nd day of October, 2012, the Estate of the above-named Decedent was admitted to probate by the above-named court, and that Rylee Sarah Marron was appointed Administrator thereof. Any action to set aside the probate shall be filed in the Court within three months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decedent or to her estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned at Bonner Law Firm, P.C., 1102 Beck Avenue, Cody, Wyoming 82414. Creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to file them in duplicate with the necessary vouchers in the Office of the Clerk of said Court, on or before three months after the date of the first publication of this notice, and if such claims are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred. Dated this 26th day of November, 2012. Bradley D. Bonner BONNER LAW FIRM, P.C. 1102 Beck Avenue Cody, Wyoming 82414 p. 307.586.4135 f. 307-586-4137 e. Wyoming Bar No. 5-2983 Attorney for Petitioner Publish: 12/05, 12/12, 12/19/12 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF TETON NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT In Re. the Matter of the Estate of: Probate No.: 2910 Melvern Earl Bressler, Deceased. NOTICE OF PROBATE You are hereby notified that the Last Will and Testament of Melvern Earl Bressler was filed with the above-named court. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed in the Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to Melvern Earl Bressler or to Melvern Earl Bressler’s estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned in care of Mullikin, Larson & Swift LLC, PO Box 4099, Jackson, Wyoming 83001. Creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to file them in duplicate with the necessary vouchers in the Office of the Clerk of Court on or before three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice; and if such claims are not so filed, unless otherwise allowed or paid, they will be forever barred. DATED this 30th day of November, 2012. David K. Larson Mullikin, Larson & Swift LLC 155 East Pearl Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 4099 Jackson, Wyoming 83001 (307) 733-3923 – voice (307) 734-3947 – facsimile Publish: 12/05, 12/12, 12/19/12

Clerk of the District Court By: Deputy Clerk



Plaintiffs, v. SALVADOR GARCIA-GARCIA Defendant. COME NOW the above named Plaintiffs for a cause of action and hereby complain and allege as follows: I. That Plaintiffs were residents of Driggs, Teton County, State of Idaho, at all times pertinent hereto. II. Defendant Salvador Garcia-Garcia was a resident of Teton Village, Teton County, State of Wyoming, at all times pertinent hereto. III. That the amount in controversy exceeds the sum of $10,000.00, for each Plaintiff. This Complaint is filed pursuant to Idaho Code §12-120, wherein a demand was previously made on Defendant or his insurer. IV. That on or about July 7, 2011, Defendant Salvador GarciaGarcia operated his vehicle in the careless, inattentive and negligent manner which caused said vehicle to collide with a vehicle driven by Plaintiff Brandy Udy. V. That on or about July 7, 2011, Defendant Salvador GarciaGarcia operated his vehicle in the careless, inattentive and negligent manner which caused said vehicle to collide with a vehicle driven by Plaintiff Brandy Udy, causing injuries to Plaintiff Brandy Udy, and her passenger minor child, Jaxsen Udy. VI. That Defendant Salvador Garcia-Garcia’s operation of the motor vehicle violated the Idaho Code relating to failure to yield; therefore, his conduct is negligent per se.


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the nature of the claim is personal injury and that in order to defend this lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be filed with the above designated court within 20 days after service of this Summons on you. If you fail to so respond the Court may enter a judgment against you as demanded by Plaintiff(s) in the complaint. If personally served, a copy of the Complaint is served with this summons. If served by publication, any time after 20 days following the last publication of this summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the Case No., and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court at 150 Courthouse Drive #306, Driggs, Idaho 83422; Telephone (208) 354-2239, and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiffs’ attorney at 1495 E. 17th Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for the Plaintiffs. If you wish to seek the advice or representation by any attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be filed in time and other legal rights protected. An appropriate written response requires compliance with Rule 10(a)(1) and other Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure and shall also include: The title and number of this case. If your response is an Answer to the Complaint, it must contain admissions or denials or the separate allegations of the Complaint and other defenses you may claim. Your signature, mailing address and telephone number, or the signature, mailing address and telephone number of your attorney. Proof of mailing or delivery of a copy of your response to Plaintiffs’ attorney, as designated above. To determine whether you must pay a filing fee with your response, contact the Clerk of the above named court. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said District Court this 13th day of September, 2012.



VII. That as a direct and proximate cause of Defendant’s negligence, Plaintiff Brandy Udy and Jaxsen Udy, both suffered severe and debilitating injuries to their body and mind, and will continue to suffer hereafter, all to their general damages in an amount to be proven at trial in an amount equal to or less than $25,000 for each Plaintiff. VIII. That as a direct and proximate cause of Defendant’s negligence, Plaintiff Brandy Udy and Jaxsen Udy, both suffered severe and debilitating injuries to their body and mind and will continue to suffer hereafter, all to their special damages in an amount to be proven at trial, in an amount equal or less than $25,000 for each plaintiff. IX. Continued on page 22

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Continued from page 21 That as a direct and proximate cause of Defendant’s negligence, Plaintiff, David Udy suffered loss of consortium, companionship and society with his wife, Brandy Udy, in an amount to be proven at trial. WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs above named pray for judgment against Defendant as follows: For general damages in an amount to be proven at trial; For special damages; and For attorney’s fees, costs of suit, and other disbursements as the Court deems equitable RESPECTFULL SUBMITTED this 6th day of September, 2012. McBride & Roberts, Attorneys Michael R. McBride Attorney for Plaintiffs Publish: 12/05, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/12 STATE OF WYOMING IN THE DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF LARAMIE In the Matter of the Wrongful Death of ) LUKE BUCKLIN, deceased ) Civil Action No. 180 - 048 ADJUDICATION OF WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID MATTER, please take notice the wrongful death representative intends to resolve a wrongful death action in a Wyoming court. The court or jury may award such damages as shall be deemed fair and just. Every person for whose benefit such matter is tried or settlement is made may attempt to prove his or her respective damages. Please take further notice that any persons intending to make a claim for the wrongful death of Luke Bucklin must notify the attorneys for the wrongful death plaintiff: The Fitzgerald Law Firm, in writing, by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to The Fitzgerald Law Firm, 2108 Warren Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001, on or before 21 days from the date of first publication of this notice. If such notification is not made, no such claim will be presented to any court or in any settlement negotiations. The publication of this notice is not to be construed as an admission that any such claimant has a proper claim. DATED: November 29, 2012. James E. Fitzgerald Publish: 12/05, 12/12, 12/19/12 NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (the “Note”) dated February 23, 2007, executed and delivered by Bevin J. Helm and Luke N. Helm (“Mortgagor(s)”) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender (“Mortgagee”), and a real estate mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by Mortgagor(s), to Mortgagee, and which Mortgage was recorded in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, State of Wyoming, on February 27, 2007, at Reception No. 0696434 in Book 654 at Page 276; WHEREAS, the Mortgage has been duly assigned for value by Mortgagee as follows: Assignee: The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders Alternative Loan Trust 2007-9T1 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-9T1 Assignment dated: February 26, 2010 Assignment recorded: March 3, 2010 Assignment recording information: at Reception No. 768838 in Book 751 at Page 745 All in the records of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, Wyoming; and WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale, pursuant to the terms of the Mortgage, has been served upon the record owner and party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to first publication of the notice of sale; The property covered by said Mortgage is described as follows: UNIT 2-3 OF CREEKSIDE VILLAGE, FIRST ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF JACKSON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED JULY 16, 1990 IN THE OFFICE OF TETON COUNTY CLERK AS PLAT NO. 693 AND AS FURTHER DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED IN BOOK 226 OF PHOTO, PAGES 1126-1158. with an address of 806 C Powderhorn Lane # C, Jackson, WY 83001. WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Wyoming Statutes Section 34-4-109 (2003) that the foreclosure sale of the above Mortgage, scheduled for November 29, 2012 at the front door of the Teton County Courthouse located at 180 S. King St., Jackson, WY, Teton County, State of Wyoming, has been postponed to 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on January 3, 2013 at the front door of the Teton County Courthouse located at 180 S. King St., Jackson, WY, Teton County, State of Wyoming. The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders Alternative Loan Trust 20079T1 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-9T1 By: Castle Stawiarski, LLC 330 S. Walsh Drive, Ste. 202 Casper, WY 82609-0000 3073335379 Publish: 12/05, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/12 & 01/02/13

• Public Notices • Mortgage Corporation its successors and assigns (“Mortgagee”), and a real estate mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by Mortgagor(s), to Mortgagee, and which Mortgage was recorded in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, State of Wyoming, on August 15, 2006, at Reception No. 0682672 in Book 634 at Page 1147; WHEREAS, the Mortgage has been duly assigned for value by Mortgagee as follows: Assignee: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of December 1, 2006 MASTR Asset-Backed Securities Trust 2006-NC3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-NC3 Assignment dated: August 19, 2008 Assignment recorded: September 3, 2008 Assignment recording information: at Reception No. 0737440 in Book 707 at Page 273 All in the records of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, Wyoming; and WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale, pursuant to the terms of the Mortgage, has been served upon the record owner and party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to first publication of the notice of sale; The property covered by said Mortgage is described as follows: LOT 8 OF PINEWOOD ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF JACKSON. TETON COUNTY. WYOMING ACCORDING TO THAT PLAT RECORDED MAY 20, 1977 AS PLAT NO. 311. with an address of 80 Stormy Circle, Jackson, WY 83001. WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Wyoming Statutes Section 34-4-109 (2003) that the foreclosure sale of the above Mortgage, scheduled for December 4, 2012 at the front door of the Teton County Courthouse located at 180 S. King St., Jackson, WY, Teton County, State of Wyoming, has been postponed to 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on January 8, 2013 at the front door of the Teton County Courthouse located at 180 S. King St., Jackson, WY, Teton County, State of Wyoming. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of December 1, 2006 MASTR Asset-Backed Securities Trust 2006-NC3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-NC3 By: Castle Stawiarski, LLC 330 S. Walsh Drive, Ste. 202 Casper, WY 82609-0000 3073335379 Publish: 12/05, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26/12 & 01/02/13 FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (“Note”) and real estate mortgage (“Mortgage”). The Mortgage dated December 31, 2008, was executed and delivered by Larry R. Allen (“Mortgagor(s)”) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First National Bank, its successors and assigns, as security for the Note of the same date, and said Mortgage was recorded on December 31, 2008, at Reception No. 744441 in Book 715 at Page 837 in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, State of Wyoming; and WHEREAS, the mortgage was assigned for value as follows: Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Assignment dated: March 20, 2012 Assignment recorded: March 22, 2012 Assignment recording information: at Reception No. 811030 in Book 804 at Page 293 All in the records of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, Wyoming. WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a power of sale which by reason of said default, the Mortgagee declares to have become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued; and WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and the party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to the commencement of this publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage on the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $676,857.56 which sum consists of the unpaid principal balance of $653,891.53 plus interest accrued to the date of the first publication of this notice in the amount of $20,679.30, plus other costs in the amount of $2,286.73, plus attorneys’ fees, costs expended, and accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice of sale; WHEREAS, The property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid; NOW, THEREFORE Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as the Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by causing the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Teton County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on January 3, 2013 at the front door of the Teton County Courthouse located at 180 S. King St., Jackson, WY, Teton County, for application on the above-described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to-wit: THAT PART OF LOT 2 AND LOT 5 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 116 WEST, TETON COUNTY, WYOMING, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:



WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (the “Note”) dated August 10, 2006, executed and delivered by Kristine M. Jackson and Joshua Jackson (“Mortgagor(s)”) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for New Century


THENCE SOUTH 47 DEGREES 58’ WEST, 216.0 FEET ALONG THE NORTHWEST LINE OF SAID O’BLENNESS TRACT TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 46 DEGREES 25’ WEST, 144.2 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 43 DEGREES 35’ EAST, 216.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. with an address of 1465 Munger Mtn Road, Jackson, WY 83001. Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. By: Castle Stawiarski, LLC 330 S. Walsh Drive, Ste. 202 Casper, WY 82609-0000 (307) 333 5379 Publish: 11/28, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19/12 FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (the “Note”) dated September 24, 2007, executed and delivered by Smartgrowth, LLC, a Wyoming Flexible Limited Liability Company (“Mortgagor(s)”), to the First Bank of Idaho, fsb, dba First Bank of the Tetons, and a real estate mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed on September 24, 2007 and delivered by said Mortgagor(s) to said Mortgagee, and which Mortgage was recorded on September 27, 2007, at Reception No. 0712676 in Book 678 at Pages 876-881 in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, State of Wyoming; and WHEREAS, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) is a corporation organized and existing pursuant to an Act of Congress of the United States known as the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 11 U.S.C. §1811, et seq., with its principal place of business located in Washington, D.C. On April 24, 2009, the FDIC was appointed as Receiver for First Bank of Idaho, FSB, dba First Bank of the Tetons pursuant to 12 U.S.C. §1464(d)(2)(A) and §1821(c)(5). As the Receiver of FBI, the FDIC took charge of the assets and affairs of FBI, including FBI’s interest in the Note and Mortgage. WHEREAS, the Mortgage was assigned by the FDIC for value as follows: Assignee: 2010-1 CRE Venture, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Assignment dated: August 11, 2010 Assignment recorded: January 11, 2011 Assignment recording information: at Reception No. 0787726 in Book 774 at Page 16-41 All in the records of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, Wyoming. WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a power of sale which by reason of said default, the Mortgagee declares to have become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued; WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and the party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to the commencement of this publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage on the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $ 5,288,336.66 which sum consists of the unpaid principal balance of $4,000,000.00 plus interest accrued to the date of the first publication of this notice in the amount of $1,195,108.40, plus attorneys’ fees, costs expended, and accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice of sale; and WHEREAS, the property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid. NOW, THEREFORE 2010-1 CRE Venture, LLC, as the Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by causing the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Teton County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash at 10 o’clock in the forenoon on December 13, 2012 at the front door of the Teton County Courthouse located at 180 S. King St., Jackson, WY, Teton County, for application on the abovedescribed amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property commonly known as 175 E. Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001 and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: That part of the SW¼SW¼, Section 27, Township 41N, Range 116W, 6th P.M., Teton County, Wyoming. Being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on line eight hundred and six and one half (806½) feet East of the Southwest corner of Section 27, Township 41 North, Range 116 West, 6th P.M., thence East along said section line, eighty seven and one half (87½) feet, thence North one hundred and fifty (150) feet, thence West eighty seven and one half (87½) feet, thence South one hundred and fifty (150) feet to the point of beginning; and Beginning at a point on section line seven hundred and ninety four (794) feet East of the Southwest corner of Section 27, Township 41 North, Range 116 West, 6th P.M., thence East along said section line twelve and one half (12½) feet, thence north one hundred and fifty (150) feet, thence West twelve and one half (12½) feet, thence South one hundred and fifty (150) feet to the point of beginning; and Beginning at a point which is 150 feet north of a point on section line 794 feet east of the southwest corner of Section 27, TWP 41 N., Range 116 W., 6th P.M., thence east 100 feet, thence north 50 feet, thence west 100 feet, thence south 50 feet to the point of beginning. Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto. The Real Property tax identification number is 22-41-16-27-3-00009. 2010-1 CRE VENTURE, LLC By Barton J. Birch Thompson, Smith, Woolf & Anderson, PLLC 81 N. Main St., Unit B PO Box 65 Driggs, ID 83422 (208) 354-0110 Publish: 11/21, 11/28, 12/05, 12/12/2012 FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a promissory note (“Note”) and real estate mortgage (“Mortgage”). The Mortgage dated Continued on page 23

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March 21, 2007, was executed and delivered by Donald E. Schultz and Linda C. Schultz as Trustees under the Donald E. and Linda C. Schultz Trust dated March 11, 2006 (“Mortgagor(s)”) to United Bank of Idaho, as security for the Note of the same date, and said Mortgage was recorded on March 23, 2007, at Reception No. 0698195 in Book 657 at Page 22 in the records of the office of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, State of Wyoming; and WHEREAS, the mortgage was assigned for value as follows: Assignee: The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWMBS, Inc., CHL Mortgage Pass-Through Trust 2007-4, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2007-4 Assignment dated: April 25, 2012 Assignment recorded: May 8, 2012 Assignment recording information: at Reception No. 813688 in Book 808 at Page 281 All in the records of the County Clerk and ex-officio Register of Deeds in and for Teton County, Wyoming. WHEREAS, the Mortgage contains a power of sale which by reason of said default, the Mortgagee declares to have become operative, and no suit or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof, nor has any such suit or proceeding been instituted and the same discontinued; and

WHEREAS, written notice of intent to foreclose the Mortgage by advertisement and sale has been served upon the record owner and the party in possession of the mortgaged premises at least ten (10) days prior to the commencement of this publication, and the amount due upon the Mortgage on the date of first publication of this notice of sale being the total sum of $568,172.91 which sum consists of the unpaid principal balance of $533,085.51 plus interest accrued to the date of the first publication of this notice in the amount of $30,177.26, plus other costs in the amount of $4,910.14, plus attorneys’ fees, costs expended, and accruing interest and late charges after the date of first publication of this notice of sale; WHEREAS, The property being foreclosed upon may be subject to other liens and encumbrances that will not be extinguished at the sale. Any prospective purchaser should research the status of title before submitting a bid; NOW, THEREFORE The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWMBS, Inc., CHL Mortgage Pass-Through Trust 20074, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2007-4, as the Mortgagee, will have the Mortgage foreclosed as by law provided by causing the mortgaged property to be sold at public venue by the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in and for Teton County, Wyoming to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon on December 13, 2012 at the front door of the Teton County Courthouse located at 180 S. King St., Jackson, WY, Teton County, for application on the above-described amounts secured by the Mortgage, said mortgaged property being described as follows, to-

wit: AN UNDIVIDED 1/16TH INTEREST IN AND TO WHITE RIDGE, AS PER AMENDED SUBDIVISION MAP RECORDED JANUARY 5, 1972, AS PLAT NO. 205 IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK OF TETON COUNTY, WYOMING AND DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED IN BOOK 5 OF PHOTO, PAGE 425 AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO CONDOMINIUM UNT NO. A-5 AS SHOWN IN THE CONDOMINIUM MAP ABOVE MENTIONED. with an address of 7270 N Rachel Way A-5, Teton Village, WY 83014. Together with all improvements thereon situate and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto. The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWMBS, Inc., CHL Mortgage Pass-Through Trust 2007-4, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2007-4 By: Castle Stawiarski, LLC 330 S. Walsh Drive, Ste. 202 Casper, WY 82609-0000 (307) 333 5379 Publish: 11/21, 11/28, 12/05, 12/12/12

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The ski season is about to get a little more delicious as two Teton Village restaurants prepare to open. See 9C.

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Sports Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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The third of a three-part series focuses on the Nov. 6 general election. See 9C.

New terrain opened by Casper lift Goal of $5.5M investment is to attract intermediate skiers. By Miller N. Resor After spending the summer of 1974 guiding heavy lift equipment up a crude high-line while building the original Casper ski lift, Bob Woodall was in the right place to ride the first chair down. Nearly 40 years later, Woodall’s first trip down the lift was honored with a seat on the first chair of the new high-speed quad that replaced the old three-seater. He joined resort owners Jay and Connie Kemmerer as well as President Jerry Blann on the first chair after a festive dedication ceremony Thursday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Kemmerers invested $5.5 million in the new lift with the goal of increasing Jackson’s reputation for intermediate terrain. In 1974, Paul McCollister, the resort’s founder, built Casper with the same idea in mind. “It was McCollister’s baby,” Woodall said. “He wanted to open up more terrain to intermediate skiers. It is really exciting to ski this new lift and ski these new runs.” Jay Kemmerer christened the new lift, calling it “all new, all blue” before breaking a giant bottle of champagne on the terminal and then boarding the first chair alongside Woodall. The foursome broke through a blue ribbon as the chair departed. The lift, which carries skiers 1,050 vertical feet to the top in a third of the time as the old lift, accesses a new selection of “all blue” See CASPER LIFT on 6C


Brian Hannafin slips one by the Sun Valley, Idaho, goalie Friday as the Moose take on their archrivals. After regulation play ended with a 5-5 score, Jackson won in a 2-1 shootout. The team won Saturday’s match 6-3.

Moose sweep rivals Jackson remains undefeated after first two weekends of play. By Elliott R. Alston The Jackson Hole Moose renewed their rivalry with the Sun Valley, Idaho, Suns last weekend, sweeping the weekend’s games and continuing undefeated after the second week of their season. The Moose won Friday night in a shootout and triumphed Saturday with a 6-3 score. Spencer Morton got things started

Friday in the seventh minute, burying his second goal of the season. Charlie Hagen followed Morton with a goal of his own only minutes later. Hagen was assisted by center Joe Casey and wing Brian Hannafin. Sun Valley fought valiantly, putting together some solid possessions, but the Moose controlled the Sun’s offense with strong physical play. Late in the first period, the Moose found themselves shorthanded after a series of penalties. Sun’s player Chad Levitan took advantage of the Moose’s predicament and scored a goal before the end of the period.

Trailing 2-1 at the beginning of the second, the Suns mounted a strategic attack and played possession-oriented hockey that kept the crowd on edge. In the sixth minute, Morton laid a big hit on a Sun Valley player, knocking his rival to the ice. The hit triggered a momentum shift, and moments later defenseman Justin Thomas took advantage of a Sun turnover, moving the puck up ice to Casey, who slid a crossing pass to Hannafin who tucked home the Moose’s third goal. As the pace quickened, Sun Valley See SWEEP on 6C

‘Superwoman Sally’ returns to say thanks At benefit, skier recovering from accident gives a shout-out to those who saved her life. By Mike Koshmrl Nearly eight months after “Superwoman” Sally Francklyn took a life-altering tumble down Once is Enough couloir, she returned to Jackson to deliver a simple message: Thank you. “First of all, thanks to the people who I was skiing with who helped save my life,” Francklyn said Saturday from the stage of the Pink Garter Theatre. “Thanks” to Francklyn’s fellow skiers, first responders, doctors and nurses was the theme of the fundraiser and benefit. Organized by Denny, Ink, Franklyn’s former employer, the event marked her first

return to town since her scary backcountry skiing accident. On March 24, Francklyn fell 800 feet in Once is Enough, shattering her helmet and fracturing her skull. In addition to brain injuries, she sustained multiple cervical fractures, a T10 vertebra burst fracture, a punctured lung, a broken ankle and other injuries. While Francklyn was in a coma and into her recovery, friends dubbed her “Superwoman Sally” and themselves her “sidekicks.” A video shown at the benefit showed the 200-plus friends, family and community members in attendance how arduous the recovery process is. Francklyn’s memory and spirit are intact, but her motor skills and speech are still on the rebound. Through it all, she’s been “fierce in her determination to succeed,” Reg Francklyn, Sally’s father, said while introducing his See ‘SUPERWOMAN SALLY’ on 3C


Sally Francklyn, still recovering from a March ski accident, is introduced by Eric Henderson at the Pink Garter Theatre.

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A few more suggestions All year I try to discover gear that merits gift mention in this column. Clomping across slimy winter river bottoms became much steadier in size 12 Patagonia Aluminum Bar Wading Boots ($239). Bar boots are available in sizes 5-14, and I began using them this summer. When October cooled off, they accommodated a wicking liner sock with an over-sock topped by a thick insulation sock. Bar boots don’t bother fiberglass boat interiors, either. After fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff joined several Florida guide friends for assaults on permit and snook, her poling hosts came away impressed with a fly line Joan was using. The Royal Wulff Triangle Taper Bermuda Shorts ($79) is designed with a shortened but overweight front taper. Make one backcast and this thing goes on its way. The tropical finish stands up to blazing heat and is perfect for snappy casts under mangroves and brushy shorelines and for motivating wind-catching bass bugs and gurglers. Available in floating line weights from 7 to 15, consider 7, 8 and 9’s for speedy shots at bonefish, snook, bass and redfish. Diners at a neighboring breakfast table in Nora’s puzzled over the de-

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SPORTS BRIEFS Stopped on the goal line

Jackson native Ryan Burns and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs’ comeback from a 20-0 deficit was cut short by a fumble within their opponents’ 20-yard line Saturday as they lost the Virginia Division 5 championships to undefeated Lake Taylor High School. Burns ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 50 yards in the 20-14 loss. On the final drive, the former Jackson Hole resident worked with teammates to move the ball from the Bulldogs’ 16-yard line, 64 yards. With 21 seconds remaining, a hit knocked the ball loose from the Bulldogs running back. Lake Taylor was able to run down the clock to clinch the win. With the loss, Stone Bridge ended the season 14-1 . A replay of the game can be found at Burns will be playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5 in San Antonio.

Women’s hockey wins tourney


Riis Wilbrect cruises through a serene winter landscape in Rick’s Basin on his way to a first-place finish in the J1 10-kilometer classic race. The race, part of the Targhee Tune Up, was run Saturday at Grand Targhee Resort.

Tune Up starts Nordic season Intermountain Nordic team dominates junior field in first competition of the winter.

High school coaches honored

By Miller N. Resor

Girls swimming coach Jim Jenkins and boys and girls golf coach Mike Witz received Wyoming Coaches Association Fall Coach of the Year awards for their work in their 2012 seasons. Jenkins coached the girls swim team to a 3A state championship, and Witz received the award for his work coaching the boys team to Jackson Hole High School’s first state golf title. In other news, crosscountry ski coach Walt Berling has been selected as a National Coach of the Year finalist. Berling retired from coaching the Jackson Hole High School cross-country ski team this year after 27 years with the team and 11 state championships. The national coach of the year will be announced in Des Moines, Iowa, in June.

The Nordic skiing season got under way Saturday with the first race of the Sandbag Series at Grand Targhee Resort. The Targhee Tune Up gave crosscountry racers their choice of styles and distances. With 10-kilometer, 5-k and 2.5-k races in classic and skate, racers could choose the race that was right for them.

“Our kids did very well, sweeping almost all the junior podiums.” – Ali Sehnert ski club coach

This year’s race was also unique because the Jackson Hole Ski Club’s Intermountain Nordic team was able to attend. “This year we were able to go to Targhee because the race in Casper the week before was delayed,” coach Ali Sehnert said. “Our kids did very well, sweeping almost all the junior podiums. It was fun to race in Targhee.”

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daughter Saturday night. “All of that is helping her get through this,” Reg said. All of the Francklyn family ­— including Reg, his wife, Barb, Sally and her brother Chris ­— are first responders. When she was 15, Sally Francklyn became a junior ski patroller at Copper Mountain in Colorado. “Being able to say I helped someone today is kind of a charge that gets us out of bed,” Reg Francklyn said. “Tonight’s my chance to say ‘thank you, thank you, thank you’ to all the people

The Jackson Hole Women’s Hockey team traveled to Park City, Utah, last weekend for the seventh annual Goal Digger tournament and returned victorious. The women won the top division of the B tournament with a mix of A and B team players. After losing their first game to a team from Utah, the Jackson women won their next two games against teams from San Francisco and Missoula, Mont. In the championship game, Jackson met the Utah team that beat it 3-0 in the first game. The rematch went better for Jackson, but with only 20 seconds to play the score was tied 2-2. At the last minute, Gill Butsch buried the puck to put the Jackson team up 3-2. Butsch was voted the most valuable player by her teammates, and defenseman Jessica Wireman said goalie Amy Lyons also had a great weekend.

Reily Gibson works her way uphill during the J2 5-k skate race during the Targhee Tune Up at Grand Targhee Resort.

Senior Riis Wilbrect won the junior 10-k classic with a time of 41.54 minutes, while freshman Bjorn Schou won the 5-k classic with a time of 23.08 minutes. Freshman Max Polito won the 5-k skate finishing in 19.2 minutes. Among the Intermountain girls junior Sara McCandless won the 5-k classic in 23.47 minutes, and sophomore Reily Gibson took the 5-k skate with a time of 20.04 minutes. Among the adults, the best competition came in the men’s 10-k classic. Six racers competed and John Filardo narrowly beat Dan Streubel, finishing only 10 seconds ahead

with a time of 38.44 minutes. Randy Anderson won the 10-k skate with a time of 36.29 minutes, Bob Stevens won the 5-k classic, and Dan Willert won the 5-k skate. Tracy Petervary won the 10-k skate with a time of 55.01, and Kelly Mulligan won the 10-k classic with a time of 41.54. Kate Susong won the 5-k classic, completing the race in 31.19. The Sandbag Series is the highlight of the Nordic ski race schedule for Jackson cross country skiers. Racers who compete in at least four are eligible for the final Sandbag Series races in March.

who participated in Sally’s rescue. “I’ve been on some rescues that didn’t go that well, and if everything didn’t go right, Sally wouldn’t be here right now.” On Saturday, Sally Francklyn got the chance to meet her own first responders. The day before, she was able to visit with the doctors at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center who worked with her until she was flown to a neuro rehab unit in her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo. Between a silent auction, $10 entry fee and beer sales, about $15,000 was raised Saturday, said Chris Denny, Francklyn’s former boss at Denny,

Ink. The Pink Garter donated the venue and Snake River Brewing Company the beer, Denny said. Proceeds will be divvied up between Teton County Search and Rescue, the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and the High Fives Foundation, an organization that supports Francklyn’s recovery. Backstage, just before delivering a short speech to an emotional crowd, Francklyn said it “feels very, very good” to be back in Jackson. Her mom interjected. “Yesterday, she said, ‘Next time I come back it’ll be on my own, without the parents in tow,’ ” Barb Francklyn said.

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The Snow King Sports and Events Center is offering free skating lessons to beginnerlevel skaters ages 3 and up. The Great JH Learn to SK8 will feature professional instructions and skate rentals. Sign up online at or in person at the rink. The class will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday and again from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 6.

Pathways to raffle ski pass

Friends of Pathways is raffling off a ski pass to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as a final 2012 fundraiser. Tickets cost $25 each or five for $100 and can be purchased online at or by stopping by the nonprofit’s office at 335 S. Milward St. The drawing will be held Dec. 13 at the Friends of Pathways office.

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Learn waxing tips and pointers specific to skate skis during this lunchtime workshop from 12 to 1 p.m. this afternoon at the rec center. Topics will include prepping and waxing skis for specific temperatures and conditions, and proper waxing, scraping and brushing techniques. Participants will wax, scrape and brush a pair of demonstration skis during the workshop. The course costs $7.

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Lady Moose battle back, split home games U-19 girls hockey team keeps improving in its second season. By Nina Resor The Jackson Lady Moose have come a long way since last winter. Winless in its inaugural season, this U-19 girls hockey team has jumped out to a promising start in its second campaign, compiling a record of 2-1-1 after this past weekend’s games. With a short bench Saturday afternoon, the Lady Moose lost a close one to Laramie 4-3. On Sunday, facing the same opponent, they looked like a different team, delivering a convincing 9-3 victory. “We struggled offensively on Saturday because we only had eight skaters,” said head coach T.J. Thomas. “But on Sunday, with a fuller bench, we played a really good game. It was a great weekend overall.” The Lady Moose not only benefited from a deeper bench Sunday, they also saw contributions from players across the board. Leading the charge were forwards Paige Asbell, Lexi Forsyth and Emma Sollitt, who all had two goals apiece. In addition to her two goals, Forsyth also notched two assists, dishing to Sollitt in the second period and to Adriana Mullin, who had a breakout game with a goal and an assist, in the third. Players and coaches say Mullin has recently hit her stride on the ice. Said Forsyth of her teammate, “Adriana


Jackson’s Paige Asbell drives the puck against the Laramie defense during the Lady Moose hockey game Sunday at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. Jackson won the game 9-3, after losing to the same team Saturday.

played her heart out this weekend. Like the coaches said, she is always in the right spot at the right time. This

shows how much she has improved where we are now as a team.” since she started hockey last year.” Boasting a new coaching staff, a Sollitt said, “I was especially core group of returning players and a proud of Quinn [King] and Adriana handful of new ones, the Lady Moose for getting goals, and Aid for get- are poised to be extremely competiting her first goal and her amazing tive in the burgeoning and spread-out assist to yours truly!” world of women’s hockey in Wyoming. If improveThis weekend, ment is the theme the team travof this season for els to Cheyenne, the Lady Moose, one of its longest they are already trips of the seawell on their way son. to building on the While practice skills and relaand hard work tionships forged are essential to in a fun, but, at any team, the times, challengLady Moose also ing first season. point to camara“I think it was – Sierra Lawson derie and support very important Lady Moose Hockey player from both their that we have alteammates and ready played a coaches as inteseason together,” said left wing Quinn gral to their newfound success. King. “We didn’t win any games, but “I couldn’t have asked for a more we learned a lot. We learned how supportive group of people to guide to play well, of course, but we also me through hockey this season,” learned how to work together, how said Sierra Lawson, who scored the to have good sportsmanship, and we third goal for the Lady Moose on learned how to lose and what it feels Sunday. “We have lots of fun but allike. Without those experiences and ways keep our focus. It’s a remarkskills, we wouldn’t have gotten to able dynamic.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive group of people to guide me through hockey this season.”

Emma Sollitt, left, is congratulated by her teammates after scoring against Laramie on Sunday at the Snow King Sports and Events Center.

Midget hockey wins back-to-back championships High School team overcomes opponents in Sun Valley and Casper, now 10-5 for season. By Miller N. Resor The Jackson Hole midget hockey team won its second tournament in as many weeks last weekend in Sun Valley, Idaho, overcoming a Boise, Idaho, team it lost to earlier in the weekend. The Sun Valley tournament win comes on the heels of a win in Casper the weekend before, where the team overcame an early loss to play for the championship and win the tournament. The two tournments improve the Jackson Hole midget Moose record to 10-5 on the season. Jackson opened the Sun Valley tourney with a 3-0 win over Idaho Falls. The Moose’s top line — captain CJ Hoeft, Caleb Raney and Michael Doyle — each had three points in the shutout. “They have definitely become our strongest line,” Coach Sean Hannafin said. “Moving Caleb to forward from defense may have been the best coaching move I’ve ever made. All he does is score now. It’s unbelievable. He is an energizer.”

Hannafin said the three forwards are smart and complement one another other well. “CJ and Caleb are fast on the wings, and Doyle wins a lot of faceoffs,” he said. “They were dominant all weekend.” In the second game of the weekend, Jackson lost 5-4 to a team from Boise. “It was one of the better hockey games we’ve been a part of this year,” Hannafin said. “Lots of back and forth, it got pretty physical.” In the third game, Jackson came out knowing it had to beat Skyline, of Idaha Falls, to earn a spot in the finals. The Moose dominated from the outset, winning the game 5-0. Hoeft had his first hat trick of the weekend and was involved on all five points. In the finals, the Moose faced the same Boise team it lost to earlier in the weekend. “We came out absolutely flying,” Hannafin said. Jackson went up 4-0 in the first period. After that, Hannafin said, Boise started to get chippy. “Their sticks were flying,” he said, “and they were running their mouths.” Jackson ended up with five power play goals and won the game 8-1. Hoeft had his second hat trick and second fivepoint game of the weekend as Jackson clinched the tournament title.

In Casper the previous weekend, an early loss also tested the Jackson team’s resolve. Jackson lost the first game to Casper’s A team 4-3 in overtime. Hannafin said it was a great game with one of Jackson’s perennial rivals. Down a game, Jackson returned to the ice to beat Riverton 8-2 and rolled through their third game against Casper’s B team 6-1. In the semifinals against Billings, Jackson found itself in another must-win situation. Hannafin said his team played a phenomenal game, outshooting its Montana opponents and eventually winning 1-0 on a breakaway goal from Raney. Based on scoring margins, Jackson entered the championship game as the first seed against Billings. Hannafin said the team came out fired up, took an early lead and never looked back. Jackson beat Billings 5-1 in the second encounter to clinch the first of two back-to-back championship weekends. The Midget hockey team’s story is even more compelling given that this is the first year many of the players have been able to represent their hometown. After three years of playing for a team based out of Pinedale due to a lack of players in Jackson, the midgets finally have enough members to play for Jackson. The team will be on a prolonged break until the end of December.

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Moose forward Spencer Morton takes a shot at the Sun Valley, Idaho, Suns’ goal Friday on the way to a Moose victory for the night. The weekend’s matches marked the first times the two rivals have played in three years.


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forward Jon Duvac went coast to coast to bring the lead back to one. Forty seconds later, Sun Valley tied the game off a deflection after Jackson turned over the puck in their own territory. With the score tied 3-3 heading into the third period, both teams returned to the ice with strong, physical play. After a Sun Valley injury stopped the clock, the Suns got revenge when they scored halfway through the period, taking their first lead of the game. As the final minutes ran off the clock, the teams got more aggressive, even chippy at times, leading to a number of penalties late in the game. On a late power play, with only five minutes remaining,

Fans cheer as the Moose celebrate another goal during their game against the Sun Valley Suns on Friday. The game ended in a shootout, which Jackson won 2-1.

defenseman Chris DeMarco scored off a rebound from a Hannafin shot to even the

score. Regulation play ended with the score knotted at 4-4, sending the game into a

shootout. Morton took the first shot for the Moose, dazzling the crowd with a deke followed by a spin-o-rama to put Jackson up one. Jackson goalie Nick Krausse stoned Sun Valley’s first two shooters, while Alex Biegler put Jackson up 2-0 with a snipe from the right-hand side. Sun Valley’s third shooter put the Sun’s within one, but Krausse sealed the win with a final stop. In Saturday’s game, goalie Dan Ambroski held Sun Valley scoreless in the first period, while in the opening minutes Biegler scored his first goal of what would end up being a hat trick. Halfway through the period, a Sun Valley penalty lead to the first of Hannafin’s two goals of the evening. Morton added a goal early

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intermediate terrain. Summer landscaping work on Wide Open, a ski run accessible from Casper, will allow snow cats to groom the intermediate slope. Also, directly below the lift, a grove of trees was removed to open up a run now known as Sun Dog. “The Kemmerers continue to reinvest all of our cash flow back into the resort,” said Blann. “They are totally committed to the long-term future of the resort and have shown it with over $130 million in investment since they took over. I think the new lift and new terrain will balance out our mountain nicely.” Skiers flocked to the lift Thursday, hungry for the untouched snow offered at mid-mountain. The third chair to depart the bottom terminal carried the first members of the public. One of the dedicated who had fought his way up through lines at Teewinot and Apres Vous to make the first public chair, said, “It took a lot of elbows to get here.”


Skiers ride Casper’s new high-speed quad Saturday. The $5.5 million investment reduces the journey uphill from about 10 minutes to 3.5 minutes.

The line of people stretched back to where Togwotee Pass Traverse and South Pass Traverse meet. Once the lift started moving, however, the line moved considerably

faster than it used to. “I definitely feel a greater rate of forward motion,” said Jake Schell, a valley native who has skied Casper since shortly after he was born, as he

in the second that was assisted by defenseman Justin Thomas and Matt Kruvant. The Moose kept up the pressure as Hannafin added a goal, and Biegler got two more. Sun Valley buried three goals, but they came too late, and the Moose claimed the game 6-3. Despite some scuffling and one major fight, Jackson’s players were impressed with the Suns’ performance and glad to be playing them again. “They came out much faster and more skilled than we anticipated,” Hagen said. “It was a grind, we had to work for it.” “These teams are starting to put the cheap stuff behind us, because we know we have two great teams,” said forward Brian Upesleja. “It’s just good, hard-hitting and hard-skating hockey.”

stood in line Thursday morning. The full maze took roughly 10 minutes to negotiate. As skiers reached the end of the maze, they were treated to square sugar cookies with blue frosting — a representation of the trail symbol that indicates an intermediate slope — in honor of the moderate terrain accessed by the new lift. The loading terminal sits in almost the same place as the old lift, but its sleek gray design with wood trim is a far cry from the old black dinosaur that used to operate from the same location. The lift’s towers rise slightly to the right of their former locations in order to connect with the unloading terminal, which is also right of where skiers once got off the chair. The lift opened beneath painted clouds highlighted by rays of sunshine that lit up the fresh snow. Some skiers and snowboarders slashed through piles of powder along the edges of groomers while others stuck to the fresh corduroy. The Casper gala received extra attention because it came a day before the rest of the mountain opened.

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By Miller N. Resor The Jackson Hole High School boys lost their first conference games of the season last weekend in Powell and Cody. Coach Sean Shockley said the Broncs competed in both games but struggled to put the ball in the basket in the pair of losses. Jackson trailed by five after the first quarter of the Powell game on Friday but clawed back in the second quarter to cut Powell’s lead to two. The Panthers regained control in the third quarter, extending their lead back to five before running away with the game in the fourth. They posted a 51-36 win over the Broncs. Senior Joe Caesar led the Broncs with 16 points, shooting seven of 11 from the field and sinking 50 percent of his free throws. Caesar also had 11 defensive rebounds and six on offense. Junior Tristan Shockley put up 10 points against the Panthers, sinking a third of his three-pointers and four of 13 field goals. He also had six steals. As a team the Broncs made only 15 of 53 field goals and were three for 19 from

behind the three-point line. Jackson had more steals than Powell and fewer turnovers but was unable to turn those advantages into points. On Saturday against Cody, the Broncs stayed close until the end. In a low-scoring first half, Jackson trailed by one at the end of the first quarter and was on the short end of a 17-13 score at the half. Jackson stayed with Cody in the third period but was unable to overcome the deficit, dropping the game 53-44. Shockley led the team in scoring with 13 points. Sophomore Curran Nicks notched 12 points. As a team Jackson hit 14 of 41 from the field, a third of its threepoint attempts and just over half of its freethrows. Coach Shockley said he was pleased with the progress, but not happy about the result. The team travels to Green River for the Flaming Gorge Tourney this weekend. “We are going to approach it as if it’s a regional tournament,” Shockley said. “We are going to try to win two before we lose two.”

Lady Broncs lose twice on low-scoring road trip By Miller N. Resor The Jackson Hole High School girl’s basketball team dropped a pair of road games last weekend to conference rivals Powell and Cody. On Friday, Jackson lost to Powell 39-23. Senior Liz Walker lead the team with seven points and 13 rebounds. She shot 60 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free throw line. As a team the Lady Broncs shot 25 percent from the three-point line, 20 percent from the field and 40 percent on free throws. The next day in Cody, Jackson led until the final quarter before dropping a 38-35 decision. Tait Hanson was the team’s top performer Saturday, scoring nine points and snagging six rebounds. Coach Scott Harris said the team “had a great opportunity to beat Cody.” The Lady Broncs led going into the fourth quarter but were unable to finish. The team was hurt by unnecessary turnovers and missed free throws, he said. The team shot 21 percent from the

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TOTAL TAXABLE SALES REPORTED TO Wyoming’s Department of Revenue and Taxation in November totaled $80.5 million, or a 17 percent decrease over the total reported in November 2011. A one- to two-month lag separates actual sales and when taxes are reported by the state, so November’s number generally reflects sales in October. Monthly sales figures vary wildly. Over the past 12 months, taxable sales have ranged between a 14 percent decrease and a 47 percent increase. More valuable are the 12-month running totals. During the fiscal year ending in November, all taxable sales totaled $1.02 billion, an 8.9 percent increase over the previous 12 months. Source: State of Wyoming Teton County – Total Taxable Sales BRADLY J. BONER / NEWS&GUIDE

The General Store and coffee shop near the Aerial Tram’s Valley Station is one of several new business in Teton Village.

Food is the news as village opens LOOKING AT LONGER-TERM TAXABLE sales trends, the graph above shows the last six years of total taxable sales in Teton County. Taxable sales grew steadily through the fall of 2008, then declined. They reached their nadir in April 2010 and stayed relatively flat until last summer. Since then, sales are increasing at a rate not seen in several years. In the 18 months between the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2010, we gave up what took us the previous 36 months to gain. Today we’re back to about where we were three years ago, a striking improvement over where we’ve been the last few years. Source: State of Wyoming Teton County – Retail Sales

New offerings and old ones with new faces rewrite the menu. By Richard Anderson Though it’s off to a pretty good start, no one knows for sure what the ski season will bring. The food forecast at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, however, promises that no one will go hungry. New and remodeled eateries are the big news at Teton Village this winter. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole has spared no expense to redo its Peak bar and grill as the Handle Bar, scheduled to open Monday. Teton Mountain Lodge’s Cascade Grill is set to reopen Dec. 21 as the Spur. A trailer named the Tin Can Cantina — set up to serve good, quick chow to people waiting to board the Bridger Gondola — opened when

the lift did. And the resort’s General Store, which opened last summer in the small building just north of Nick Wilson’s Cafe, is open for its first winter to offer everything from coffee and sandwiches to gifts and emergency toiletries. The Four Season’s new Handle Bar is a project of San Francisco restaurant management company Mina Group Inc., led by owner-chef Michael Mina, a Bon Appetit Chef of the Year, Food Arts Silver Spoon Award winner and International Food and Beverage Forum Restaurateur of the Year. “It’s going to be very casual,” said Nicole Kraft of the public relations firm Gledow Nead Communications, “casual for Four Seasons and for Mina Group. They’re calling it an American pub and beer hall.” Accordingly, the focus of the space will be the “huge” bar in the center of the space, Kraft said. “There will be a large list of beers,

whiskeys, wines by the bottle or the glass,” she said, “and a great cocktail program that’s season, hand-crafted.” The bar’s “all-night” happy hour will run from 4 to 9 p.m. and feature drink specials in the $2 to $8 range. The chef at the Handle Bar is Jeffrey Hileman, who comes to Jackson Hole from the Four Seasons Georgetown in Washington, D.C.; the general manager is Andy Ward, who ran the front of house at Calico (see sidebar). “The cuisine is going to be very casual with a big focus on burgers,” Kraft said. The menu also will feature sausages and “fun bar snacks — reinvented takes on classic things you remember growing up eating, like nachos and quesadillas and chicken wings — but a tiny bit more elevated, with a creative touch.” Located on the west side of Four Seasons, the Handle Bar, open from See VILLAGE FOOD on 10C

Still making sense of Nov. 6 results RETAIL SALES ARE THE BIGGEST category of Teton County’s total taxable sales. Retail sales reported in November totaled $32.2 million, or a 2 percent decrease versus November 2011. Retail sales reported during the fiscal year ending in November totaled $355 million, a 10 percent increase over 2011. The retail sector is includes building materials, which have been in the toilet for a couple of years. Back that out, and retail is not just growing, but growing at an even more rapid clip. Source: State of Wyoming

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the Nov. 6 election, in particular four conclusions I drew from the results: 1. Data matter and the scientific method works. President Obama is right when he talks about the importance of hope. There is a difference, however, between hope and fantasy. Hope is the feeling you’ll win the lottery; fantasy is planning your financial future around that feeling. oday’s column is the last in a series The stunned reaction of so many Republiabout events which occurred the week of cans to the election results told me two things. Nov. 4. First, the Republicans’ loathing of the president tipped their judgment from hope to fantasy. Four weeks ago, I noted that, as of October’s Second, the Republicans’ long-term success fisales tax report, Teton County’s restaurants nally came back to bite them. now generate more revenue than our lodging A fundamental human quality is that success industry. To put that in perspective, in the fall usually leads us not just to repeat the same of 2008, lodging sales were twice those of respatterns, but to repeat them in a more extreme taurants. (Hot-off-the-press update: The trend fashion. In the GOP’s case, for nearly 20 years accelerates. During the last 12 months, restaurant sales totaled $193 million versus $184 Jonathan Schechter a strategy of blasting Democrats and pounding home a few basic themes (e.g., tax cuts are million for lodging.) Two weeks ago, I wrote about the lodging tax board’s good, immigrants are bad, and ideology trumps science) intriguing decision to develop and run a conservation- allowed Republicans to not just shape, but usually own, themed annual event for October. Today, my focus is on See NOV. 6 RESULTS on 10C “I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” — Barack Obama, election night speech, Nov. 7


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11 a.m. to 9 p.m., will offer easy access to and from the slopes and outstanding views of the mountain. Teton Mountain Lodge’s remodel of its Cascade Grill was undertaken to give the lodge’s executive chef, Kevin Humphreys, his own restaurant, said JuliAnne Forrest, director of marketing communications for the property. It’s designed from start to finish according to his and his staff’s needs. The dramatic changes warranted a change of name: the Spur. There will be some new items on the menu, but also plenty of old favorites, Humphreys said. “I’m not going anyway,” he said. Additions include a $4 bar snack menu and a selection of shared plates. Humphreys still aims to use as many local providers as possible, like Cosmic Apple and Snowdrift farms, Teton Creamery cheeses and Teton Waters beef. The restaurant will continue to serve as lodge guests’ restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as for anyone else looking to dine before or after a day on the slopes. It’s long been a popular apres-ski and after-party spot. The more noticeable changes are to the spaces. The reception station was moved from the front of the dining area to the front doors, so guests will be greeted whether they’re just headed for the bar or looking for a table. The bar has been extended and walls were removed to open up the formerly windowless Cody Room. Some tables are being replaced with booths for a roomier feel, and windows along the east wall were enlarged to allow more daylight. The capacity of the restaurant will remain around 140. The changes complement renovations complet-

When Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole opens the Handle Bar, its new American pub and beer hall, Monday, at least one of the faces will be familiar. Andy Ward, who most recently manned the front of the house just up the Village Road at Calico, will oversee general management. “Ward’s local awareness and connections will be an invaluable asset,” said Patric Yumul, president of the Mina Group, the San Francisco restaurant management company that is opening the new bar. The kitchen will be led by the talented Chef Jeffrey Hileman, formerly of Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Georgetown in Washington, D.C. The casual and cozy tavern will feature inventive burgers, sausages, bar snacks and home-style desserts as well as funky cocktails, “adult milkshakes” and an “all-night” apres-ski happy hour complete with drinking games and live entertainment. Connect to to keep up on the final week of progress at the new resort watering hole. edthis spring in the lounge area just outside the barrestaurant. The work included a new fireplace, more comfortable seating and a small kids corner, with a large screen TV, throw cushions, books and toys. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s additions to its base are designed for convenience without precluding quality products, resort dining director Jay Brewer said. The Tin Can Cantina, at the west end of the gondola dock, is a trailer with “one of the coolest little kitchens around,” Brewer said. It will offer hot doughnuts — made while the customer waits

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the national political landscape. That success, however, led to an increasing insistence on ideological purity, which among other things led the party to basically disavow any science at odds with its philosophies. Whether natural or social science, the GOP has increasingly not just ignored facts but reflexively condemned any that challenge its orthodoxy. That strategy yielded wonderful short-term political benefits but ultimately fell victim to a fundamental truism: No matter how shrill the denial, facts ultimately triumph. In 2012, the GOP’s success in ignoring reality led party grandees to believe that inconvenient facts such as public opinion data didn’t matter. They did and they do, but it’s an open question whether the GOP is ready to embrace this lesson. 2. Schechter’s maxim holds. Schechter’s maxim, abridged: Economies change faster than perceptions; perceptions change faster than politics. Schechter’s maxim, unabridged: i. Scientific knowledge changes faster than technologies. ii. Technologies change faster than economies. iii. Economies change faster than perceptions. iv. Perceptions change faster than politics. v. Politics change faster than government. vi. Government changes faster than laws. vii. Laws change faster than jurisprudence. As I see it, the maxim explains why the Republicans find themselves on the wrong side of the facts-versusideology dilemma. On election night, Fox bloviator Bill O’Reilly lamented that “it’s not a traditional America anymore.” He went on to observe that, 20 years ago, an “establishment candidate” like Mitt Romney would have won handily. What happened? Simply put, while the world has changed rapidly and fundamentally, conservatives’ perceptions have not. Viewed through the prism of Schechter’s maxim, the battle between facts and ideology is being played out in the gap between points i and v — the gap between science and politics. This is a large and growing gap, and in this past election, the GOP couldn’t bridge it.

— tacos, burritos, quesadillas, burritos and other grab-and-go food to fuel skiers and snowboarders on their way up the hill. The Cantina also serves beverages, including margaritas. Brewer and resort chef Josh Gayer searched online for the perfect trailer for months before finding just the right thing north of Los Angeles. They embarked on a 78-hour road trip to pick it up and deliver it to the village last spring. And while they might not be able to buy a pair of pants or a canoe at the resort’s new General Store, resort guests can grab necessities like Advil, tissues and toothpaste as well as breakfast cereal, sandwiches, smoothies, ice cream and coffee drinks made from Great Northern beans. Brewer pointed out that the store’s specialty hot chocolates are made from Ghiradelli chocolate. Finally, over the hill at Grand Targhee Resort, Director of Marketing and Sales Ken Rider is touting the relaunch of a shuttle that last year opened on a limited basis but this year will run seven days a week with additional routes and times. “It’s been very popular over the course of our first few weeks,” Rider said. Besides helping ease parking at the west-slope ski resort, the shuttle keeps cars off winding Mountain Road and reduces fuel costs and emissions. It also allows skiers and employees in Victor and Driggs, Idaho, to get to the slopes without having to drive and lets guests staying in resort lodges get to town to shop or dine. The first shuttle pulls into Targhee at 7:17 a.m., Rider said, and the last one departs at 10:30 p.m. Rides are just $2, and season passes and punch cards are available. Find a detailed schedule and list of stops under the “trip planning” section at









































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To illustrate just how wide the gap is, let’s use patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office as a proxy for the pace of change. And let’s go back 20 years, to when Mr. O’Reilly feels Gov. Romney would have won. Through the end of 1991, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had issued a total of 5 million patents. During the next 20 years, it issued an additional 3 million. To put that in perspective, it took 57 years for the patent office to go from issuing 2 million to 5 million patents. Do the math and, for this generation, change is occurring three times faster than it did for previous generations. Hence the problem. When the pace of change is accelerating that rapidly, how do hidebound institutions such as government and political parties keep up? The answer is “not well.” And ignoring facts certainly isn’t helping the GOP in this effort, for the same scientific method that is producing the technology driving our economy — something the GOP embraces — also tells us things like humans are warming the planet — something the GOP derides. The party can’t have it both ways without creating tremendous internal schisms, and the election laid those schisms bare. Then add in how technology is changing perceptions and values, and you have a recipe for electoral disaster. 3. Wyoming is America’s most conservative state. In 2000, 68 percent of Wyoming voters plumped for George W. Bush, the highest percentage in the land. In

2004, 2008 and 2012, we ranked second in the percentage of voters favoring the Republican candidate. This got me wondering how Wyoming’s politics compare with other states. To determine this, for every state I gathered four types of data: i. Percentage of votes for the Republican presidential candidate in 2000-12, ii. Percentage of counties voting for the Republican presidential candidate in 2000-12, iii. Percentage of Republicans in the state’s Legislature in 2012, iv. Percentage of Republicans hold-

ing statewide office (both state and federal). Multiplying these percentages together gave me a “Political Leanings Index.” As Table 1 shows, using this methodology, Wyoming ranks as the most conservative state in the nation, followed by Idaho, Utah and, in a close fourth, Nebraska. At the other end of the spectrum, Hawaii is as solidly Democratic as Wyoming is Republican, with Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut rounding out the top four. If you count independent Bernie Sanders as See CONSERVATIVES on 11C

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a Democrat, then Vermont squeaks by Connecticut into fourth place. These data confirm what most observers know: Wyoming is a deeply conservative state. Simply put, Wyoming’s Republican hegemony is unequaled. In that light, it has been interesting to see the party heading down the same ideological purity road that has afflicted the national Republican party over the past few elections. First in the 2010 gubernatorial race and again in the 2012 congressional race, the biggest challenge facing Gov. Mead and Congresswoman Lummis came not from the Democratic candidate but from opponents trying to outflank them on the right. We’re also starting to see this dynamic in Teton County, where State Rep. Ruth Ann Petroff faced a strong challenge in the primary. Going forward, it’s not clear how Wyoming’s

Republicans will resolve this ideologyversus-facts conflict. More critically, it’s not clear how that conflict will affect legislation affecting all Wyomingites. 4. Whether causation or correlation, America’s three most conservative states are those with the highest percentage of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members. In 2010, the wild and crazy number crunchers of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies examined religiosity in every county in America. Among their findings was that in three states, at least 10 percent of residents are members of the LDS church: Utah (68 percent), Idaho (26 percent) and Wyoming (11 percent). Coincidentally, these same three states rank as the nation’s most politically conservative. Further breaking down the numbers, in 61 American counties at least 20 percent of the residents are Mormon. For each of these counties, I com-



pared the percentage of LDS members with the percentage of the vote received by the Republican candidate for president in the four elections between 2000 and 2012. As Graph 1 shows, in 57 of these 61 counties, the GOP candidate received at least 50 percent of the vote. Further, of the four counties in which the average vote fell below 50 percent, two have a majority of nonwhite residents (Apache, Ariz., and Conejos, Colo.) and two are Utah’s bastions of hedonism, and even in Moab and Park City, the GOP candidate averages nearly 50 percent. Whether it’s coincidence or something more, there’s a close correlation between a strong LDS presence and conservative politics. If demographics is political destiny, this conservative bent is something for political leaders to keep in mind in any community where the LDS church — one of the world’s fastest-growing religions — has a strong presence.


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Mitt Romney may have lost, but his candidacy is a clear indicator of the increasing LDS influence in the Republican Party. As that influence grows, both the party and the church will have to wrestle with the dilemma posed when facts conflict with their core ideology. How quickly and successfully that dilemma is addressed will greatly influence how soon the Republican Party can return to power and how comfortably the LDS church integrates into a rapidly changing country. (Note: The complete “Political Leanings Index” ranking is available online at schechter.php.) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jonathan Schechter, whose column appears every other week, is the executive director of the Charture Institute, a Jackson-based think tank. Complete versions of his columns, including graphics, are available at Email him at

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Full Time Year Around position with excellent salary and benefits. Successful candidate will have proficiency in the field of inside and outside maintenance, troubleshooting and problem solving, as well as excellent communication, organizational and computer skills. A working knowledge of plumbing, electrical and mechanical is a plus for this hands on position. Please send resumes to: Human Resources, Spring Creek Ranch, PO Box 4780, Jackson, WY 83001 or email:

The Rusty Parrot Lodge is a locally owned and operated Small Luxury Hotel. We are looking for a few key individuals to complete our acclaimed service team. All positions require an attention to detail, an engaging customer service personality and a team oriented work ethic. Guest Services Manager Please apply in person.

Responsible for supporting earned income and fundraising strategies for Teton Raptor Center, including: donor research; database and grants management; gift processing; merchandise management; and event orchestration, including RaptorFest. Visit: for full job description and application information.

We need a full-time driver at our Pinedale WY location. • Must have current CDL and clean driving record. • Previous gas field experience, winch/bed truck and heavy equipment operation a plus. • Some night, weekend or holiday work may be required. • Good knowledge of trucks and how to load/ secure equipment. • Positive attitude and professional manner with co-workers and customers required. • Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K with company match, vacation, sick, paid holidays. Send resume to: email or fax (307) 537-5005.

We are offering 2 sessions. Session #1 will run from 10am to Noon and Session #2 will run from 4pm to 6pm. We will provide information about Career Opportunities at Wells Fargo. Please plan to attend one of the 2 sessions. We are looking for candidates with demonstrated job stability, customer service, sales and cash handling experience. We offer competitive pay, performance bonuses, an excellent work environment, and exciting career opportunities. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, matched 401K, vacation and holiday pay, tuition reimbursement and much more. At Wells Fargo we offer a variety of exciting career paths and opportunities, a diverse work environment and the flexibility to move within the company. That’s why Business Week named Wells Fargo one of the Top 25 Best Places to Launch a Career. For more information or to apply for a position, please visit our website at Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Now Hiring Full Time Days, Nights and Weekends Availability Required. Advancement Opportunities are Available. Great Customer and Employee People Skills Required. 1-2 Year Experience Required in Food Management. Computer Experience Required (Excel, Word Perfect.) High School Completion Required. Benefits Available Travel for Wendy’s Management Training Classes Required Contact Person Amy Hutmacher - General Manager. Email Resume - Fax - 307-733-5032 Phone - 307-733-5636 Set-up Time and In Store Interview

Field Mechanic needed in our Pinedale WY location. • Must be proficient with repairs to semi trucks, pick-up trucks, loaders, manlifts, telehandlers, light towers, thermodyne and maxi heaters. • Applicant must work flexible hours and have good problem solving skills. • Some night, weekend or holiday work may be required. • Positive attitude and professional manner with co-workers and customers required. • Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K with company match, vacation, sick, paid holidays. Send resume to: email or fax (307) 537-5005.

You have the skills and the passion to make a difference. At Wells Fargo Advisors, we’re with you. Our supportive environment enables our team members to build relationships with each other, our customers, and our communities.

Provides support to the Financial Advisor by providing the FA and the clients of the FA with account information and quotes, establishes new accounts, enters security order tickets after being approved by the Financial Advisor and, processes deliveries and/or payments. Performs various administrative functions including, but not limited to, typing letters, forms and reports, correspondence and the preparation of FA directed marketing campaigns. Handles telephone calls and or responds to other inquiries and/or requests for research reports as well as researching account inquiries and/or problems. Must have 6 months experience, good written and verbal communication skills, and be detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task. Experience supporting brokerage related functions is preferred.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. © 2012 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved.

(Open Table & previous host experience necessary) Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Benefits, Ski Pass Discount, Dining Discount, Performance Bonus

Please email your resume to

CRNA RN positions – OB, OR OR Materials Coordinator Unit Secretary – ED Child Care Substitute Child Care Cook Patient Access Scheduling Positions CNA - LTC

Please go to our website for a full listing of all open positions. Applications submitted online at Click on the Careers Tab EOE / Drug Free Employer

Executive will possess significant hands-on financial and accounting experience preferably in the Telecommunications industry. An experienced and seasoned senior executive that has had direct experience leading an organization to exceed overall financial objectives in a highly competitive industry. This individual will oversee all of the financial and accounting functions for the company and its subsidiaries as well as direct responsibility for the financial and billing systems. The ideal candidate is an energetic, forwardthinking and creative individual with high ethical standards. This individual would be a strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. Position based in Thayne, WY. Learn more at

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Seasonal sales position available immediately at Jackson Hole Central Reservations. Previous sales experience a plus. Competitive compensation based upon productivity. Please send resume to or P.O. Box 2618, Jackson, WY 83001. Secretary/Office manager. Experience req. with QuickBooks, Microsoft Outlook. College degree in business or accounting preferred, but not necessary for the right person. Applicants need to have good communication skills, honest, hardworking, self-motivated well organized, work well with others. Includes answering phones, scheduling billing and AP, and other related work. 25-45 hrs. per week. $16 per hr. Send resume to mark@blueskyrestoration .com Service Writer: Pleasant, people oriented personality, service or parts experience a plus. Big West Autoplex, Worland, WY. (307) 347-4229 or stop by for application. Sunglass Sales/Optical Tech. Great year-round job for the outgoing, detail oriented, fun-loving Individual! Good Pay, Flexible Schedule. Email: info@shadesofjackson

experience with construction company. Email resume to: ashley@jhbuildersinc. com Babysitting agency seeking reliable, responsible on-call sitters. First Aid/CPR required. Background check will be conducted. $13-$17/hr. Email beth@playtimeinthe

The Town of Jackson, Wyoming is seeking a responsible individual to work in the Victim Services program. Hiring Range $35,657 $42,000. Successful candidate will be trained on the job for this line of work, which involves providing a wide range of direct services to victims and witnesses of crimes throughout Teton County and surrounding areas. This position is grant funded, full-time with full benefits offered by the Town of Jackson including PTO which covers holidays, vacation and sick leave, as well as health vision and dental insurance. The work may include occasional evening meetings or panels and in addition must be available for 24-hour emergency call-out response. The position works closely with all local law enforcement, criminal justice, and victim service agencies. Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: possession of a valid driver’s license, technical writing skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficient computer skills. Other desirable qualifications include an Associates Degree or equivalent in an applicable field, Spanish language fluency (written and spoken), and specialized experience and training in victimization issues. Successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license or be able to obtain one, be able to pass an extensive background check, polygraph and psychological exam and must also be legally entitled to work in the United States. Application and job description may be obtained at the Town Hall at 150 East Pearl in the Personnel Office, or call or write to the Personnel Department, Town of Jackson, P.O. Box 1687, Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 733-3932x1107, The Town of Jackson job application and job description can also be accessed via the Town’s website at To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted to the Personnel Department by 5:00 P.M. Friday, December 21, 2012. This position participates in the Town’s drug free workplace testing program. The Town of Jackson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

for drawing group. Draped, Undraped, Wed: Morning & Evening Friday: Afternoon. $20/30 per hr. Call Mark Nowlin 690-7999. Ramp Agent Part time. Work in a team atmosphere with great people. Get in your workout before you go skiing! Shifts available are 0530-0830 and evening 1830-2130. Go to and click on "Careers" to apply. Questions: 307-654-1564.

SALES / Photography Our365 has an opening for a strong sales & customer service oriented person to take babies first official photos at St. John's Medical Center. Must be 18. Send resume to jwalker@

Full or part-time, in-home daycare. Bilingual. Affordable rate. Call 413-9228

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Outfitters, Tour Guides and Recreational Vehicle Dealers: Be part of the Northern Plains Outdoor Expo. Feb. 8-10, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. www.NP Jim Glines-605-390-9001.

In town location, meals included. First aid and CPR certified. Email: 307-713-7801

Over 403,000 Wyoming People will read your classified ad if you place it in WYCAN. Sell, buy, announce. $135 for 25 words. Contact this newspaper for details.

Indie bookstore is selling its inventory and shelving. $35,000.00. Call Phyllis at 208-313-7641 or email 50% restored, clear title, 6500 or trade for Willy’s Jeep. Have all receipts

1985 Chevy Scottsdale 4x4 with plow package, new motor & tires. $2,000 OBO. 307-2037842 1997 Chevrolet silverado Ext. cab. New tires. Well maintained. Runs great! $3500 call for more info 307-231-0529

1999 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab SR5 V6 4x4, 5speed man., PW, PL, AC, TRD pkg, bedliner, tow pkg, 2" level kit, newer BFGoodrich tires. $6800/obo. 612-8050735.

2012 Arctic Cat TZ1 2 person sled. 4-stroke, low miles, great condition. heated seats & grips for driver & passenger. $6,900 obo. Dave 733-5678

1991 Toyota Land Cruiser. 4WD, 227,700 original miles. Engine overhauled in 2005 less than 50,000 miles on new engine. Painted 2006. New tires. $4,700. Call 239-994-9551 1992 Chevrolet Blazer S10 196,000 mi. Runs fine, $700 307-699-4182

2012 Ski Doo Etec 154. 3,200 miles, great condition, runs perfectly. Over 1 year of warranty still remains. $7,500 obo. Call Dave 733-5678

1974 Thiokol SnowCat with enclosed passenger-cargo area, carries 6-8, over snow, + 26ft goose neck flat bed dual axle trailer & 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 flat bed dually diesel truck. Package Deal, $30K OBO, or call to inquire about pieces of deal. Have one good offer in hand, ready to sell.


Delivered & Stacked. Pine & Fir, any size. Call for pricing.

Dry pine firewood. Delivered, 16” split. 2 cord min. 208-313-4648.

Dry pine firewood. Split and Delivered, $225 per cord, any size up to 22" Local and Insured (307)413-5793

SnowTires P 275/65 R18 114R Brigestone Blizzak studless paid 1400.00 used only 2 months 800.00 413-1619

Touched By The Spirit Of A Horse”, the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life. Available at Book or Kindle form.

Frost Fighter IDF-3502 diesel fired indirect heating system. 350,000 BTU. heat your job site. new $5200 sale $2000 comes with 2 hoses (12ft). 690-6256

Super Saturday garage sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 50 Absaroka Lane. Three clothes hounds clean out their closets. New and gentlyused men's and women's designer duds, shoes, boots, books, furniture, housewares and more.

Filet Mignon of Fire Wood. Blocked or split. Delivered Since 1987, Teton Timber 208-709-7999

is offering beginning

Split & Delivered, local company. Call for Orders. 307-699-0665 Firewood cut split and delivered, any length. Stacking is available. $195/cord

starting Jan. 2, 2013 This is a 6 week course meeting every Wednesday evening 6p-7p Cost is $90, dogs must be 9 months or older. Call Carolyn at 733-5775 or Allison at 413-8936 Purebred Airedale Terrier Pups. Born Oct. 19, 2012. Had first shots. Four males left. $200. Call 307-856-6298

2009 Polaris 800 Dragon Professional massage RMK 163" $5500 307- space for rent. Nicely fur730-1818 nished; tables, utilities, and wireless included. Signage, receptionist, 2009 Ski Doo Xp 800, website development 146" updated track, J&T and more available. can, Trygstad High com- $200, $400 or $650/mo. pression head, SCS sled Call (307) 200-9409 wrap, gas can. One owner, low miles $5200. 307.690.8200 Office / Heated Shop South of town, incl utilities, Office: $450, Shop: $700 John 307.699.5531 E-Tec, 154” track. Only 198 mi. Custom graphics, like new, painted commercial, $9,500 OBO. space at The Westbank Center. Ready for you, 718 square feet.

Wilson Office space, part time rental. Fish Creek Center, behind Pearl St. Bagels on Fish Creek. Small office to share w/ Weatherby Rifle the right person. Avail 300mag, never fired, M/W/F. Furnished, convenient, great location, $1650. 928-671-1262 beautiful view. Utilities included. Parking available. Wireless Internet. $325 per. month. Evan Daily 307-690-9200

Diamond 3 place snow machine trailer, Excellent condition. $750. 7335596, Joseph.

15 1/2” Custom Bob’s cutting saddle. $2,500. Perfect condition.

Trail Ridge Arena in Alpine. Indoor stalls $425 and Outdoor pens $300.

2 Tall Display Cabinets: lighted, side-by-side or apart, 78"x32"x16" deep, $400/pr. Buffett: 32"x64"x18" deep, $250. Cabinet/bar: 38"x32"x18" deep, top folds open, $200. All dark wood w/brass h/w, good condition. 733-5395

Household Goods Great Christmas/Wedding Gift. New 12 Place setting of Lenox Firesong China with chargers and many extras. Asking $2,800. Leave message. 739-2428

170K miles, strong engine, reliable, leather, AC, well maintained, power windows, cruise control, auto transmission, Price: $3350 OBO. Loaded, great shape, fully serviced, 78,000 miles. Maroon/Black interior. Winter & summer tires. $26,400.

1999 Subaru Outback Dependable. Original owner. 175000 mi. New brakes, 4 speed with recent clutch. XM radio. Great valley car. $2500 2011 Honda CRV Ex Bridget 739 8611 Sport, 42K, excellent condition. $19,000. 307690-3648 2009 Toyota Prius 48k miles, great cond. Blizzak snow tires and summer tires, hitch for bike rack. $17,000. 413-1286 1978 Ford 5 yard dump truck with highway SNOWPLOW. Plow needs ram and mounting. Mechanically sound, no CDL required. $4,800. call 690-3184

16ft LP, Blue/Tan, galvanized trailer, mountain drift boat wood oars + 1 spare, life vest, tonneau cover, $5,100.

Electric start. Fully assembled, brand new. Never been used. Asking $500.

Apartments & Condos

$1400/mo. Furn. 3BR/ 2BA. Winter rental, south of town. Hot tub. W/D. NS/NP. Western Star Post Frame Buildings. 24x32x10 - $6,115.00, 30x40x12 - $8,710.00, 36x48x12 - $10,251.00, 42x56x14 - $13,412.00. Complete material packages with instructions. Experienced and insured crews available. 1-800658-5565.

4bdrm, 3bth home in Victor on 3 ac. attchd 3car gar. irrg./fncd pasture $299,000. Owner financing possible. Phyllis Lamken Broker/Owner 2 0 8 - 3 1 3 - 7 6 4 1 ,


2006 Yamaha Apex 1600 miles $4500 OBO 703-424-6671

Bowflex Motivator. Up to 105 lb per side. With leg attachment and overhead bar. Lightly used. $200 OBO. Call 307 690 2484 for details.

Wilson Office space, part time rental. Fish Creek Center, behind Pearl St. Bagels on Fish Creek. Small office to share w/ the right person. Avail M/W/F. Furnished, convenient, great location, beautiful view. Utilities included. Parking available. Wireless Internet. $325 per. month. Evan Daily 307-690-9200

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Grand Cherokee, Leather, Auto, 4WD, Heated seats, 127K, tow package, $4,500. Great Condition! 678-491-5008

1982 Dodge dually 10’ flatbed with racks. $1000 690-1860.

Dry & Split Pine Winter Special! Free Delivery: $225 Full Cord or 2.5 Full Cord, $540 delivered. Dan: 413-2366

: Full length Mahogany Mink by Nina Ricci. Ms size 14. Beautiful, never worn, professionally cared for. $5,800. Perfect for Christmas!

$5300/mo. Rare long term opportunity in the Pines! Beautiful Clusters home. Spacious 3BR/ 3.5BA with office/library plus loft. Fireplace, 2 car garage, W/D, wood floors. Excellent mountain views, quiet neighborhood. NS.

F/L/D required on all units

2 BR/2 BA condo at Eagle Village (by Smith's). Gas fireplace, W/D, D/W, balcony, Parking gar, NS/NP. near Start bus, schools. Deposit/Refs. $1600 307413-4006

2bd/1ba duplex apt., WD, near Hoback Jct. Small pet?, $850/mo + Dep. Lv. msg. 774-1536 2bd/2ba Townhome in Rafter J. WD, 2 car garage, $1600/mo+utilities. Avail., Jan 1st. Pets neg., 690-3261 Aspens 2 bdrms. + loft,, 2 baths, furnished. Woodburning fireplace. No pets. No smoking. 6-month lease or longer. $1550 F/L/D refs req. 739-1423

Condo in Freedom WY, 3bd/1.5ba, water, snow removal & lawn care included, $650/mo. 208873-3333 For rent in Alpine - 2BD, unfurnished apartment. $650/mo $400/deposit NS/NP. 307-654-1604 or 307-654-1605 Free Elec.1BD/1BA Furnished condo in Victor. $550/mo. Pets neg. W/D 690-4380 or 733-5975

Monthly Rentals Available

Fully or partially furnished rental. The Ponds Condominiums. ThePondsIn Sorry, no smoking, no pets in these units. 307-413-6267

Now has weekly/ monthly rentals starting at $600/mo. Available thru April. Leave message.

Clean Contemporary 1BD/1BA, W/D, NS/NP, F/L/D, Avail Now.

large 2 bedroom 1 bath duplex. Fenced back yard, storage shed. 1 Yr lease. $1400 month. N/S, dogs OK.

* Choose from 740 sq. ft. or 686 sq. ft. * 140 East Broadway * Street Level * Off the Square Professional building * Great location * Newly remodeled * Affordable low rate

288 Sq ft of office space plus balcony & underground office space in a commercial building located in Teton Pines next to the Tennis Center. Very bright, hardwood floors, in office sink and mini fridge and access to kitchen, restrooms and other common areas. Contact 307-739-8162 for details.

* Choose from 325 sq. ft., 490 sq. ft. or 684 sq. ft. * Affordable low rate * Great location - 125 East Pearl * Street- Professional Bldg. * Flexible lease terms.

K2 Hardside Skis, 188 cm, w/ Salomon bindings 312 SqFt. of office New. only used 3 days, space in Powderhorn $450. 443-827-0744. Mall. $475 per month. Call 733-1259.

1999 Yamaha Mountain Max 700. 1300 miles, excellent condition. 3 cyl heated hand grips, runs great. $1700. 307-7336621 or 307-413-0878

Buffalo Junction (between Wells Fargo & Albertsons) 1095 SQ. FT. office space, will assist with tenant improvements. Great rental price. Call Scott for details 690-6256

Large commercial property in town. Space includes offices and garage area. $1,600/month

Please call for more details about this property!

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Furn. Studio apt. close to Town Sq. for 1 person $625/mo. incl. util. 6 mo. min. NP, F/L/D. 733-3710

Top floor w/loft turnkey. Available for weekly and monthly rentals.


Studio Apt, completely 2BD/1BA Powderhorn, furnished, includes utili- Clean, newly decorated. ties & parking. Laundry $1000/mo. 208-201-8212 next door, $750/mo. FLD. 733-3069

Seasonal Rentals 1/2 Jackson Rates!

Ponds Condominiums in Victor. 1 and 3 bedroom, furnished and unfurnished, starting at $475.00 per month. Pets negotiable, no smoking 307-413-6267

Virginian Village 1BR and 2BR aptmts, $850 & $1,150/mo. 1st month and deposit. Pets negot. Call 307-413-4406.

$649-$699/m, December-May, Includes util. NP/NS, rooms with kitchenettes available. Call Lauren or Ken today at (877) 288-7264 or visit:

Spacious Deluxe Studios – Starting at $825 • • • • •

In Teton County ID. attach garage, 10 acres, horses possible. NP. $1,100/mo. util. incl.

Available, Yes we allow pets Call 307-413-3058

Excellent location in town Professionally managed and maintained Furnished & Unfurnished Ample Parking & Closet Space On-Site Laundry

3 bedroom-plus loft, 3 bath luxury cabin at JH Golf & Tennis, W/D, NS, NP, $2,800/month (rent includes cable, internet, phone and trash) 3 bedroom-plus loft, 2.5 bath home in Indian Paintbrush, beautiful log home, newly updated kitchen and master bath, 1 car garage, W/D, NS, Pet Negotiable, $2,100/month Quality Features Great Location with Spectacular Views Large, Clean and Well Maintained Storage Closets Expansive Windows Private Decks

4 bedroom-plus bonus room, 3 bath, 3 car garage, furnished home in JH Golf & Tennis, W/D, NS, NP, $3,800/month (rent includes all lawn care, maintenance and snow removal) 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on Henry’s Road, 12 acres, horses ok, Snake River Views, over 6,600 sq. ft. of home and shop space, W/D, NS, Pet Negotiable, $2,950/month

“Sign a Year Lease & your 13th Month is FREE”

high quality home in East Jackson, 3 gar, avail now, $3,500/ month. Lease required OAC, F/L/D, N/S, pets neg. 307-733-5881 x3. Scott Shepherd Real Estate E. Jackson. Furnished Bright, Charming, great location! 3-4bd/2bth +loft. Great kitchen, open floorplan, Short walk to snow king and town center. fenced yard/deck jan/feb avail kelliwilke dot com/pinedrive kelliwilke at gmail

Gorgeous 2bd/1ba new custom home in Alpine. in floor heating, great kitchen, 3 car garage, wood stove. 30 min to Jackson and close to JH bus stop. $1,295. Call: 406-249-6421

2 bed + loft, 2 bath Aspens condo, unfurn, NS/NP, W/D $1,350/mo Please contact Gillian Heller, Sales Associate at: gillian.heller@, or 307-732-3641 3200 W. McCollister Drive, Teton Village, WY 83025, (307)733-3990

North of Jackson, Available Jan 1, 2013, Beautiful 3 br, 2 bath,, two level home, furnished or unfurnished, great Teton views, second detached garage, n/s. $3,000.00 plus security. Call Moran Property Mgt, 307-6903793




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5 min downtown, Room for rent. Includes all utilities, internet, furnished, no lease, near bus stop. Clean, avail immediately. Looking for quiet, neat person. NS/NP Rent $550. Need F/L/+$150.00 deposit. Call 307 730 7368

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Moran area, 3/1 cabin, Teton views, use of horse pens included, $555/weekly, $1195 monthly. Call Tracy. 307-6902247, 307-543-2141 or 281-391-9252


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Winter seasonal rental in Indian Trails, Town of Jackson available Jan 5 to May 31, 2013. 3 BR/4 BA, $4,600/mo + utilities. Call Ryan Wright, RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate, 307-690-2735.

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December 12 – 18, 2012 • arts, entertainment and fun

Sweet tradition Mardy Murie’s reputation for hospitality lives on with the Murie Center’s Holiday Cookie Swap. See page 16.

INSIDE Excursion: Warm up for winter on the Snake dike, page 4. Music: Choir, orchestra offer ‘Sounds of the Season,’ page 6. Arts: Hearty helping of food history served in exhibit, page 9.

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Elk on the National Elk Refuge will be a lot closer starting next week when wintertime sleigh rides begin. The rides are a way to learn more about the refuge’s many wildlife species and how they survive the cold season.

Elk are ready to welcome visitors ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Jackson elk herd What: Sleigh rides When: 10-4 p.m. daily starting Monday Where: Meet at Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center How Much: $18 adults; $14 children 5-12; free for kids under 4 Web: ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Lindsay Wood


t what elevation do deer turn into elk? It’s not likely the answer to that frequently asked ridiculous question will be revealed on a sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. But Double H Bar ranch sleigh guide driver David Wilkey can tell riders plenty about what elk eat, how many elk are in the herd and the history of the refuge. Sleigh ride season to view the Jackson elk herd and other wildlife starts Monday. Piling into a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh, groups of 16 to 20 people will be taken out on the refuge to view the thousands of elk that winter in the valley. It’s a chance for visitors to get up close and personal with the elk, Wilkey said. The one-hour rides often offer face time with other refuge inhabitants such as coyotes, bald eagles, trumpeter swans, bison, bighorn sheep and other wild critters. Wilkey, a sleigh

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A pair of horses prepare to pull a sleigh full of sightseers on a tour across the National Elk Refuge.

driver back for his seventh season, said he has never had anyone go away disappointed. Celebrating its centennial year, the National Elk Refuge offers 25,000 acres of forage for wintering elk. Double H Bar Inc., owned by Jeff and Chris Warburton, was first contracted in 1965 for the sleigh rides and has been educating people on the herd ever since. Each driver undergoes an intensive two-day training period with the refuge covering the history of the area and the herd. For reference, the drivers keep their “elk bible” back at the ranch cabin to study during the slow hours. Drivers are trained in how to approach the herd without spooking the animals. Patricia Schiess, general manager of Double H Bar Inc., ad-

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vises riders to secure clothing, cameras and any other items carried onto the sleigh because if the items are dropped out of the sleigh they cannot be retrieved. Picking up items or leaving the sleigh stresses the animals. Wilkey once had to break the rules for some precious cargo. He and a biologist carried a lost elk calf back to the herd. They blindfolded the 7-month-old calf and approached the herd, carefully blocking its view of the calf dropoff. “The calf didn’t hesitate to get back with the herd,” Wilkey said. Getting close views of the elk is not guaranteed since the herd roams freely. In rare instances, the elk herd moves from the valley, but not since Wilkey has been there. Rides are offered first-come, firstserve from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by meeting at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. A free shuttle will take riders to the elk refuge about 3 miles from town. No tours will be offered on Christmas Day. Reservations for groups under 20 people are not required. Private tours and groups of more than 20 people must book in advance. Wheelchair accommodations are available. Double H Bar Inc. recommends that visitors wear warm coats, hats, gloves and boots because refuge winds can be harsh. No food or drinks are allowed on the ride. For information, call 733-0277.

This week the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center and National Elk Refuge will offer several free programs to educate and delight visitors and residents. From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the visitor center will hold a free family program “Tis the Season for Snow.” The afternoon will celebrate the arrival of snow in the valley and give participants a chance to learn about the fluffy powder. At 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. refuge naturalists will lead two experiments. The first will compare the volume of falling snow to its water equivalent. By measuring the temperature of a column of snow in a metal precipitation container, participants can compare snow layers on the ground and surface. This experiment will demonstrate how meteorologists measure the water content of snow. The second experiment will allow participants to get a closer look at snowflakes and learn about their basic characteristics. By spraying hairspray onto a panel of glass and freezing the glass, participants can collect flakes on the glass outdoors to create an impression of the snowflakes. At 2:30 p.m. National Elk Refuge volunteer Joe Lozar will portray scientist Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley through a living history program. Bentley pioneered the field of photomicrography with his work involving snow crystals. Using a microscope connected to a bellows camera, in 1885 he became the first person to photograph a single snowflake. Bentley captured more than 5,000 images of snowflakes in his lifetime and observed that no two were the same. At 3:30 p.m. the visitor center will have a faux campfire inside the theater for a halfhour of storytelling. Volunteer Margaret Lozar will read “The Smallest Snowflake” by Bernadette Watts Edith and “The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder” by Mark Cassino. Snowflake crafts, including paper and beaded snowflakes, will be available from 2 to 4:30 p.m. with helpers on hand to assist with the projects. Participants can keep the snowflakes they create or add them to the snowflake decorations at the visitor center. A short, interpretive presentation, “Home on the Refuge,” will be offered each day at 11:30 a.m. The free 20-minute program will cover the daily routines and habitats of Jackson’s resident wildlife as well as aspects of refuge history and management. Each day will have a different theme and couples well with the sleigh rides to the refuge. Starting on Tuesday, the National Elk Refuge will host free, two-hour wildlife excursions to the refuge. The excursions, led by wildlife naturalists, will begin at 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter season. The excursions will educate visitors on refuge history and management. Lori Iverson, outreach coordinator for the refuge, said participants can expect to see a variety of wildlife on the tours like elk, coyotes and trumpeter swans. The trips leave from the center and continue at the refuge. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 734-9378 or by stopping by the visitor center.

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contents 4 Excursion: Run the Snake River dike


5 At last, Mandatory Air releases studio disc

For covers of ’80s tunes, Lazy Eyes delivers

6 Hear fa-la-la-las in French, among other languages 7 Community band plans holiday concert

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8 Verdifest continues at Met with Egyptian epic ‘Aida’ Arts

9 Smithsonian exhibit at art center celebrates food

Art Association showcases batik, homage to Van Gogh

10 Wilson painter hosts three-woman holiday show 14 Wild Hands spotlights creative types 15 Reel Rock film fest pumps up climbers

Hanford to teach staged swordplay this weekend

16 Murie Center celebrates sweet swap tradition

More fun

17 Two events honor the miracle of the oil lamp 18 Dancers of all ages put special twists on Cinderella tale 19 Winter Activities Calendar 21 Chef Notes: Burns MacLeod at Rising Sage Cafe 22 Ebert: ‘The Sessions’ 23 Diversions calendar

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go on the dike in that direction. To my pleasant surprise, the dike went farther than I had the energy to run on that particular day. This section of the dike, referred to as Emily Stevens Park, is nice because it runs parallel to the river inter is here! with views of the Tetons off to the But there’s still not quite northwest on a clear day. It’s also enough snow to explore all nice because it doesn’t run directly the nooks and crannies in the Tetons, beside the river for its entirety but which means high traffic at Teton instead weaves through the cottonPass until Teton Village opens more woods and sloughs on the river’s trails and the lower elevations in east side. This side still has mile Grand Teton National Park fill in markers like the section I was acwith snow. Since it seems as though customed to, but when I got 1.5 the word’s out on skiing the pass this miles down the dike there was a time of year, I’ll write about some- fork in the road indicating the bething that often is neglected in the ginning of a 1.3-mile loop. Perfect. I winter months: the Snake River dike. hate running out and back — a loop With all of my attention focused is mentally much easier because I’m on the Tetons during the winter never retracing my steps. Incorporating this loop into my months, I often forget route made for a nice 4.5about the other natural mile run. wonders of the valley as The Snake transforms my mind becomes jaded itself between sumby snow. The river offers mer and winter from a a calm respite from the fast-flowing monster to hustle and bustle of the a braided stream. This mountains this time of calmer river is much more year. peaceful than in its sumDepending on the mer version, perhaps beamount of snow on the dike when you read this Park Dunn-Morrison cause I’m unaccustomed to it, perhaps because of article, there are many activities you can do by the river. the gentler flow. This different perThe dike gets just enough foot traf- spective makes exploring the lower fic to keep the snowfall packed elevations in winter a treat. We saw down, so you can run on it most of waterfowl, deer and moose along the winter, great cross-training for the 3-mile stretch of river we covered, and the farther along the river skiers. As more snow falls, cross-country we went the fewer people we saw, skiing and snowshoeing become op- much to the dogs’ dismay. With mile markers all along the tions and, depending on the tread on your bike tires, you could even way, the dike is a perfect place to ride along the river if you’re feeling keep track of your mileage and time so you can continue to push yourself ambitious. I’ve been helping take care of two and increase your pace. The wide road is also a great way energetic mutts for the past few weeks and decided that with the to catch up with a friend because pass as crowded as it has been it you can run or walk side-by-side was best to bring them where they — something you can’t do as easily could chase ducks in the sloughs when hiking up a mountain in the beside the dike rather than skiers winter. So if you don’t have enough beside the bootpack on Mount Glory. time to ski, or you just want to mix During the summer when I run it up this winter, try a jaunt on the along the dike, I typically choose the dike for a change. southwest side of Wilson Bridge for ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– my departure; however, this time Park is always looking for new around I explored the northeast side activities to give his ski-rich schedule of the bridge to see how far I could a change of pace.


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Mandatory Air to party for first CD release –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Mandatory Air What: CD release party for ‘Take Me Home’ When: 9 p.m. Thursday; doors open at 8 p.m. Where: Pink Garter Theatre How much: $10 Web: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Richard Anderson


ackson party band Mandatory Air has weathered the stormy seas of music-making for nearly a decade, including seven years as an eight-piece led by powerhouse vocal duo the Miller Sisters. Now the band has released its first studio CD with 10 new, original tracks written or co-written by a Miller. The band hosts a CD release party for “Take Me Home” at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Pink Garter Theatre. Admission costs $10. Doors will open at 8 p.m. with a DJ spinning for a social gathering in the Rose. “Then the lights will blink, people will go into the theater, and we’ll rock if from 10 to 12,” said rhythm guitarist Justin Smith, one of the founding members of the band. During the party, half the proceeds from sales of “Take Me Home” will be donated to Teton County Search and Rescue. Mandatory Air has thrived as a cover band, playing a broad mix of rock, pop, funk, even disco, R&B, country and hip-hop when the occasion demanded it. But, as it turned out, the band’s ranks harbored several fine songwriters. The gang knew about the talents of Candice Miller Kwiatkowski and Karee Miller Jaeger, who perform many of their own tunes as the Miller Sisters, but keyboardist Mark Longfield has a streak of tunesmith in him, too. “I never tried before,” Longfield said. “It’s definitely something new for me and the band.” The impulse to write original music had been brewing. “Playing everyone else’s music is fun,” Jaeger said, “but after a while you need to have something better than that. ... It’s way much more rewarding.” Longfield approached Jaeger to begin “pulling stuff apart and listening and fooling around.” Sometimes Longfield had a tune that needed lyrics, sometimes they’d start with little more than an idea. All along, they had a band to write for, which at the time also included drummer Justin McCalla (since recording, he’s moved to South Carolina and been replaced by the band’s original drummer, Jason Baggett), percussionist Mac Munro, bassist Marshall Davis and lead guitarist John Pansewicz.


After nine years of success as a party band, Mandatory Air has its first studio CD. The album will be released Friday at a party at Pink Garter Theatre.

Pansewicz observed that the group has made it a goal to be able to play just about anything, but it also has a natural sound that is distinctly its own. “I think a good album has a thread that goes through all the songs,” he said, “and I think we’re getting closer to that, to understanding what we are good at. And Mark and Karee ... were writing songs that tap into that.” Jaeger calls the group’s sound “country soul.” “It’s got a gospel sound but it’s also a funky, jazzy sound,” she said, “like Motown, but it also includes all the instruments and the harmonies, making it more soulful. And because we come from the country, there’s going to be a country edge on it, too.” Kwiatkowski, who Jaeger said writes most of the original material the Miller Sisters perform, also brought a few of her tunes. The boys listened and liked them and picked some to work up for the album. Recording was a long, laborious process. It took nearly a year to cut the 10 tracks. The group first recorded at bassist Davis’ home, “but the only thing we kept from that session was the drums,” Smith said. Over the course of the year, each of the players went

back to Davis’ home studio to rerecord their parts. “I threw in the towel,” Smith said, “but Marshall, he was passionate about getting it to run its course.” “We wanted to do a real quick demo,” said Pansewicz, but the project quickly escalated. “We’d been playing long enough where if we intended to do this, to put it out, we had to do it right.” The work comes through on the mix, which was finalized by Noah Waldron at his Digital Cabin in Wilson. The eight voices are well balanced, and much of the energy of the live band survived the studio process. The Miller Sisters’ gutsy vocals and sweet harmonies are put to good use, and Longfield’s keyboards sound especially good, which is noteworthy because, “It’s difficult to get the tone just right,” he said. Pansewicz said Mandatory Air has lasted as long as it has because it’s the best project any of them have. “We’ve accomplished a lot together,” he said, “played a lot of gigs, have had some amazing experiences together. We know what our potential is, and we know that our potential is far more than we have ever achieved. That keeps us going. We know there’s more, and we know we can do it.”

Not-so-Lazy Eyes to play Timberline Bar in Victor –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Lazy Eyes What: Rock ’n’ roll cover band When: 10 p.m. Friday Where: The Timberline Bar in Victor, Idaho How much: $7 at door –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Brielle Schaeffer The valley’s favorite rowdy cover band, Lazy Eyes, is making its way over the pass for a show at the reinvigorated Timberline Bar. The seven-piece group plays at 10 p.m. Friday. The band is a real crowd-pleaser, Timberline manager Eric Flury said. “Every show they ever had, everybody’s always having a good time,” he said. Flury has been supporting the group since it got together. “I absolutely love that band,” he said. “It’s been great watching them go from being a garage band to playing more and more shows.” Lazy Eyes is Joe Foster on lead vocals, Rob Bacani on bass, Shawn Stitt on lead guitar, Steve Whitney on rhythm guitar, Jens Gade on keyboard and Joe McGarry and Kyle Tranby on drums. The group is known for playing during some Jackson Hole


Lazy Eyes, seen here at a recent Moose hockey game, will play Friday night at the Timberline Bar in Victor, Idaho.

Moose hockey games and sometimes wearing ridiculous costumes. “I like to think we’re a little bit different than some bands in town,” Tranby said. Although its motto is “stay lazy,” the band is anything but.

The group prides itself on highenergy performances and covering popular bands like AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and even some Phish. The band’s music appeals to a broad audience, he said. Lazy Eyes spans genres from clas-

sic rock to hip-hop to blues to metal. The band’s “set lists are diverse and will keep you guessing what’s coming next,” its Facebook page says. “You won’t hear any bluegrass or jazz at a Lazy Eyes show, but you will move your body to the fastpaced sounds.” This is the band’s first gig at the Timberline, Tranby said. “We’ve never played there before, so we’re pretty excited about it,” he said. “Hopefully we get a good turnout over there.” To add to the fun, the band might don some outfits. Costumes generate enthusiasm, Tranby said. “There may be some fake mustaches or wigs floating around and some onesies perhaps,” he said. The band’s gig at the Timberline fits in with the bar’s efforts to rejuvenate Teton Valley’s entertainment scene. “We’re trying to get a lot of shows going on,” Flury said. “We’ve really been going out of our way to make the place great for food and drinks, and we’re really trying to focus on entertainment. The place has potential and we’re trying to maximize that.” Tickets cost $7 at the door.

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Musicians go global for holiday concerts –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir and Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra What: Two ‘Sounds of the Season’ concerts When: 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village How much: Free Web: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Brielle Schaeffer Travel to Nigeria, Finland, France and Russia without leaving your seat at two upcoming concerts with the Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir and Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra. The free “Sounds of the Season” concerts feature music from around the globe at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Teton Village’s Walk Festival Hall. The choir and orchestra will perform a variety of international pieces. “What we did is explore Christmas carols from different parts of the world and explore them in their traditional languages,” Cathedral Voices Artistic Director Laura Huckin said. The choir will sing songs in Russian, French, German, Latin, Hebrew and English, she said. “Something gets lost in the translation when you take a carol that is centuries old from another country and another culture,” she said. Singing carols in their


The Cathedral Voices choir performs during the “Wild About the Season” holiday party in 2006 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

original languages keeps them true to their spirit. Translations to the songs will be provided to the audience.

The choir had a good time exploring the different languages, she said, especially French. “They have different

vowels and consonants and where you place those vowels,” she said. “It’s very different and very beautiful.” On the carol from Nigeria, Janet Dempsey and Daria from Woontanara West African Dance and Drum will play percussion. “It added something to that piece to have that rhythm,” Huckin said. This is the second time the two ensembles have collaborated for a chamber music concert. The concerts also will include appearances by Treble Voices, an all-women’s vocal ensemble, and the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet. And the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra will take the audience to Finland, Wales and England with its pieces. “There are a number of songs that are composed by popular classical composers,” Huckin said. The symphony orchestra will play a Thomas Morley Renaissance round arranged for strings, while the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet will play an arrangement of Richard Strauss’ “Solemn Entry.” Cathedral Voices will sing Sergei Rachmaninoff ’s “Ave Maria” a cappella in Russian. The program will run about an hour, Huckin said. The groups wanted to offer two dates and times to allow opportunities to fit with people’s schedules dur-

ing the hectic holiday season, she said. “Having spent so many weeks and months preparing the music, it’s a shame to only have the opportunity to perform it once,” Huckin said. “Performing it is so much fun, and we wanted to share it with as many people as possible.” The ensembles pride themselves on offering entertaining, quality music free to the community, she said. “We hope that people will come out, warm themselves and enjoy some festive music with us,” Huckin said. The concerts would not be possible without the support of the Wyoming Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Old Bill’s Fun Run, Cultural Council of Jackson Hole/Town and County Arts for All, a press release said. Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to excellence in vocal chamber music performance and education, the release said. The mission of the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra, a combination of professional and amateur instrumentalists, is to provide local musicians with an outlet to expand their musical ability. For information, go to


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Friday night, the Jackson Hole Community Band will play holiday favorites like “Sleigh Ride,” music from “Toy Story 2” and a few classical pieces.

Enjoy seasonal tunes at free band concert –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Jackson Hole Community Band What: Holiday concert When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole How much: Free; food donations for the Jackson Food Cupboard encouraged Web: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Brielle Schaeffer Get into the spirit of the season Friday at the Jackson Hole Community Band’s holiday concert. The band will be playing some favorites at its year-end show. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. “Sleigh Ride,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” will be among the musical offerings. “We have a really fun program,” said Julie Wilson, the band’s vice president and librarian. “We’re doing some music from ‘Toy Story 2’ to make sure there’s some music the kids can recognize.” The concert also will feature pieces by Leroy Anderson and Gustav Holst. The band is made up of people of all ages and all musical abilities. “All of us have regular jobs,” Wilson said. “We play for the love of music.” Chuck Webber, 82, has been play-

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ing bass clarinet and piccolo in the band for 20 years. “I dropped my instrument for 38 years,” he said. “When I retired and came here, I started again. ... I’m 82 now and still playing strong.” The holiday concert has a “wonderful combination of music” that both the band members and audience will enjoy, Webber said. Conductor Jennifer Levanduski has to leave town for a family emergency, so she will not be able to lead the band Friday, she said. Don Cushman will be filling in for her. She regrets having to miss the show, she said. “They are such a dedicated group of musicians that are continuously every week working toward bringing holiday cheer to the community of Jackson,” Levanduski said. The band is always looking for new members. After a break for the holidays, the group will start playing again at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Center for the Arts starting Jan. 3. “Anybody who has played an instrument and wants to join us, they’re welcome,” Wilson said. “We’re like a big family.” The show is free and will run about an hour. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for the Jackson Food Cupboard.




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Met Opera’s Verdifest continues with ‘Aida’ ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: The Metropolitan Opera What: ‘The Met: Live in HD’ simulcast of Verdi’s ‘Aida’ When: 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village How much: $18 adults, $5 students Web:, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Richard Anderson Verdi, Verdi, Verdi. It seems every other week this season, the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” simulcast series has featured another opera by Guiseppe Verdi. In October it was his take on “Othello.” Last week it was his telling of the assassination of Sweden’s King Gustav III. And this Saturday his most famous work, “Aida,” will appear on screens in hundreds of theaters around the world. What’s so great about Joe Green and why so much of his work this year? To answer the second question first, Oct. 9, 2013, (or maybe Oct. 10 — church records of the time are a little unclear) will mark the bicentennial of the composer’s birth, and the Met has got a jump on what is bound to be a worldwide celebration next year. As for Verdi’s greatness, hearing is believing, but short of that consider a few facts of his life and death: By the time he was in his early 30s, he had already composed a dozen operas and was famous throughout Europe, including all the famous music centers in France, Germany and Italy. He was not only the most popular opera composer in his day, but also the richest. After he finished “Aida,” for which he was paid 150,000 francs, he was wealthy enough to retire, although after about 10 years he came


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lar opera for the same five seasons, with 629 performances, and five more Verdi operas made the top 25 list, with “Aida” at No. 14, according to Operabase. “Aida,” which premiered on Christmas Eve 1871 in Cairo, was commissioned by a high-ranking Egyptian official. It had its Italian premiere at La Scala in Milan in February 1872 with performances throughout Europe and the Americas following within the decade. It has remained a cherished part of the opera repertoire ever since. The Metropolitan Opera has given more than 1,100 performances of “Aida” over the decades. The main characters are Radames, a young soldier in ancient Egypt, and Aida, an Ethiopian princess captured

by the Egyptians and enslaved to the king’s daughter, Amneris, who loves Radames. Radames, however, loves Aida and hopes to be chosen to lead the king’s army against Amonasro, Aida’s father and king of Ethiopia, so he can free her. The king of Egypt indeed chooses Radames to lead his attack, and he is successful, defeating and capturing Amonasro and his soldiers. As a reward, he is granted a wish by the king. He asks that the captured Ethiopians be set free. The king agrees, though he insists on keeping Amonasro, and also gives him Amneris to marry. That night, Aida and Radames are to tryst by the river. Amonasro finds her waiting and convinces her to ask Radames for secrets about the Egyptian army. Radames enters, Aida asks, and the commander is about to tell all when Amonasro and Amneris appear. Aida escapes, but Radames is arrested as a traitor and is condemned to be buried alive. After he is sealed in a tomb, he finds Aida hiding there, too, to die with him. “Aida” is classic, grand Italian opera that from its premiere set the standard for over-the-top treatment, with huge sets and mobs of extras and in the chorus. Live elephants made a famous debut in the opera’s Cairo premiere and have been used in many performances since. The “Triumphal March” at the opening of Act II includes some of the most recognizable themes and melodies in classical music, as anyone who heard Jackson Hole’s TubaChristmas concert on Saturday will attest. After “Aida,” the Met will take a short break from the spate of Verdi operas this season, then, in February, his “Rigoletto” will screen. For information or tickets, visit

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Food is key ingredient at Art Association ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Smithsonian Institution What: ‘Key Ingredients’ and ‘Flash in the Pan’ opening When: Reception 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday; show hangs through Jan. 20 Where: The Art Association of Jackson Hole Web: ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Kate Hull

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rom the famous Idaho potato to family recipes spanning generations, America’s food culture is rich in tradition, heritage and, sometimes, calories. In celebration of all that is food, the Smithsonian Institution has captured the essence of Americans’ source of sustenance with the traveling exhibition “Key Ingredients: America by Food.” The Art Association of Jackson Hole, in cooperation with the Wyoming Humanities Council, brings the exhibit to Jackson Hole. The show opens Thursday and remains on display until Jan. 20. Along with the show, the two groups are working to get entire communities involved and talking about food and how it relates to their everyday lives. The exhibit is part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street project, a national-state partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. Jackson will be the second community in Wyoming to host the exhibit, with an array of other events planned throughout its time here. “The exhibit is a fun look at the traditions from all the

Jerry Berta’s 1950s photo of Rosie’s Diner in Rockford, Mich., helps illustrate the colorful history of food in America. It’s part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Key Ingredients” exhibit.

different regions of the country,” said Shannon Sullivan, curator at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, who oversaw the project. It also shows “how food delivery has changed, especially how much it changed during the 20th century because of refrigeration, canned food and all sorts of things that changed how we eat.” Beginning with the 17th century, the exhibit explores early Native American farming techniques and through artifacts, photographs, illustrations and an interactive website follows how technology changed the way food is stored, grown and even marketed to consumers. “In a community like Jackson, where we have such a

melting pot of diversity, it is going to appeal to everybody,” Sullivan said. “People from the South will get to see things about seafood and Southern cooking, and people from Mexico are going to see how immigrant traditions have influenced food in America.” Guests can also jot down their favorite memories or traditions involving food in the Art Association’s scrapbook. “We are encouraging people to write something about food or something they want to share,” said Jenny Dowd, who installed the exhibit at the Art Association, “especially at this time of year, because we are all thinking about food and family a little more. It is a great component of the event.”

At Thursday’s opening, Central Wyoming College hospitality and culinary students will serve food and beverages showcasing their tastes. Also in conjunction with “Key Ingredients,” a second exhibit, “Flash in the Pan,” will open in the upper gallery showcasing mixed-media art and photography centered around food. Featured artists include Lee Carlman Riddell, Babs Case, Jenny Dowd, Sam Dowd, Cindee George, Mark Nowlin, Edward Riddell and Jonathan Stuart, who is also the show’s curator. “The pieces are very different, nonedible approaches to food,” said Stuart, “in most cases with a very different kind of perspective.”

Launching the Smithsonian’s “Key Ingredients: America by Food” exhibit, a soup-off will be held in the Center for the Arts lobby beginning at 11 a.m. — just in time for the hungry lunch crowd. Visitors will taste and vote for their favorite soup made by nonprofits and Central Wyoming College hospitality and culinary students. Admission is free, but tickets to taste and vote for each soup will be sold for $1. “The soup-off will kick off ‘Key Ingredients’ and get people excited for the rest of the day’s events,” said Shannon Sullivan of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. The entry with the most votes will win the cash equivalent of the number of votes given. One piece allows visitors leave with a ketchup stain they can pin to their shirts, while other photographs capture prize-winning vegetables three days past their prime. Visitors are in for a unique, sometimes not very straightforward exploration of food and its many components, Stuart said. The exhibitions won’t make visitors salivate over what’s for dinner but are sure to make them more aware of America’s culinary past and present.

Shows feature works on fiber, canvas and paper –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Alberto Alcantara’s ‘Flights of Fancy,’ Crystal Lawrence’s ‘Remembering Vincent’ and ‘Mountain House Art: Expressions on Paper and Canvas’ What: Show openings When: Reception 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday; exhibits hang through Jan. 20 Where: Art Association of Jackson Hole gallery Web: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Kate Hull The Art Association of Jackson Hole will be overflowing with artistic expression at its Thursday launch of three exhibits depicting everything from tributes to Vincent Van Gogh to images inspired by sheepherding through the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Although Alberto Alcantara and Crystal Lawrence’s works will be viewed together in the theater gallery, their works are separate exhibits highlighting their individual views of nature and wildlife. Fiber artist Alcantara has spent the past 50 years working ranches in his native Peru and in the western United States. He was inspired by his surroundings to create images in simple designs but with intricate detailing using bright colors and a technique involving batik and fabric pen on cotton. “The work is very serial and connected,” said Thomas Macker, the Art Association gallery director. “Alcantara’s work has a lot of birds and is based off the title ‘Flights of Fancy’ — including other flying animals — but birds are central to the pattern landscape.” Calling the art beautiful and ornamental, Macker said the show features an element of design that will

With fabric pen on cotton, Alberto Alcantara depicts birds and wildlife of the San Juan Mountains. Many of his colorful pieces, including “Mountain Eagle,” will hang starting Thursday at the Art Association.

appeal not only to those who love the subject matter but also to those who love the design technique. Artist Crystal Lawrence also draws inspiration from nature, but her focus is vivid flowers, sunsets and wide-open surroundings.

“With Crystal’s show, the work is departing from Van Gogh’s work with painting from the gardens, and particularly her inspiration from sunflowers,” Macker said. Growing up in southern Utah, Lawrence studied sewing and embroidery and combined it with a love of texture and a fondness for bright colors. She said she vividly remembers growing up near fields of giant sunflowers, which continue to influence her art. “This has inspired me to create a body of work depicting sunflowers in a variety of ways using mixed fiber techniques,” she said in her artist statement. “I have also added a crow for a touch of surprise to all of the sunflowers. These works are my tribute to Van Gogh.” Whether realistic or abstract, her work represents an experiment with dying techniques and styles. “I think that the combination of fiber and the painterly quality of the work makes them very complementary,” Macker said. “They have a strong sense of pattern, and there is a strong connection to primitive art, as well. A lot of European masters were influenced by primitive art, and Lawrence’s show is in acknowledgement of Van Gogh’s work.” After visitors are finished roaming the theater gallery, they are invited into the conference room gallery for a showcase of local talent as part of the “Mountain House Art: Expressions on Paper and Canvas” exhibit. Artwork created by participants in the Art Association’s outreach art program will be unveiling their inspirational work. The exhibit is a part of the youth education department at the Art Association and will feature students’ work from the past year leading up to the showcase.

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3 artists to sell holiday wares at Wilson home ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Shannon Troxler, Valerie Seaberg, Elizabeth Wright-Clark What: Holiday Art and Craft Show When: Noon-6 p.m. Sunday Where: 2160 Coyote Loop, Wilson How much: Prices range widely ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Richard Anderson Shannon Troxler is home for the holidays, and she’s invited a couple of friends to join her. The Wilson painter will host a show from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in her home off Nethercott Lane at 2160 Coyote Loop. Joining her will be fellow valley artist Valerie Seaberg and Jackson native Elizabeth WrightClark, flying in from Chicago for the weekend with a load of her jewelry. Troxler, who for the past year has been exploring encaustics — which involves painting with pigmented wax — will offer a couple of short demonstrations of the ancient medium at 1 and 3 p.m. in her studio behind her house. She describes the process of combining her drawings and paintings with this new method as “playful” and “fun.” “That’s what art’s all about,” she said, “to be playful, to experiment, to continue to grow.” While she confesses she’s a diehard representational painter, she enjoys the gauzy, abstract look encaustics bring to her subjects, which range from birds to nudes to scenes from Venice. Troxler also plans to offer some of her paintings on gold leaf, a mode she explored during the previous five years. She still produces such work, which has a distinctly Japanese, antique look. “They sold well,” she said. But, she said, she feels she has taken the idea as far as she can, which is why she has been thrilled to discover something new to play with.

Jeweler Elizabeth Wright-Clark, whose earrings are pictured above, will fly in with a suitcase full of beaded and sparkly adornments.

Painter Shannon Troxler will host a sale at her Wilson home, showing encaustics, paintings on gold leaf and other recent work.

Seaberg is best known around Jackson as a ceramics artist who produces delicate vessels that look like coral formations or giant seed pods from another planet. She often incorporates horsehair, pine needles, bone, antler and fossils, “all the things I find on my walks,” she said. With her husband away for six weeks, she had converted her entire house into a studio, each room dedicated to a different product, including handmade and -dyed paper, felted soap, pretty boxes covered with beautiful origami paper and “functional” ceramic ware. “I have this amazing collection of antique lace I’m impressing into bowls,”

she said. The resulting patterns are “very mandala-like, very colorful.” “And then, there’s what I always love to do, which is the really organic, hand-sculpted vessels,” she said. Wright-Clark said that back when she lived in Jackson Hole, she and Troxler used to do a Christmas show each year at Troxler’s house. “It’s such a nice venue for showing,” she said. It’s been a while, she said, “but she talked me into swinging home for a long weekend” with a bag full of her handmade jewelry. After years in New York City, she recently moved to Chicago where she just had her first show, a one-day

Christmas expo with a neighborhood group called the Chicago Craft Mafia. These days, Wright-Clark finds herself drawn to bright, bold colors. “Even though I think I’m not affected because I’m getting older … that’s what’s in all the magazines, and that’s what you end up working with,” she said. She has a few pieces with big green beads, she said, earrings with vintage emerald Lucite beads, and some other “crazy, glamorous and outrageous” things. “Ten years ago, I would never have put Kelly green into anything, but I’m really into big and bright and bold right now.” It might not be what clients and friends are used to from her, she said, and it might not be for everyone, “but people go through changes. … What can you do?” In addition to arts, crafts and jewelry, Troxler plans to serve wine and snacks. Prices for work will range widely, she said, starting at “very affordable.” For information, including directions to Troxler’s home, call 733-0378.

Hoedown includes shots of whiskey and of the West –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: National Museum of Wildlife Art What: Mix’d Media party When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday Where: Johnston Hall in the museum How Much: $5 Web: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Lindsay Wood Have a shot of Wyoming Whiskey, and with your newfound liquid courage try out some Western swing dance moves at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Mix’d Media party. From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, the museum will host a festive Western-themed evening in honor of its “National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West” exhibition. For a $5 cover charge, visitors can view the exhibit, which spans 125 years and features 75 photographs, with images from famed lensmen such


At Saturday’s Mix’d Media party, you can poke your head into this scene for a photo, enjoy whiskey and baked beans, decorate a bandana and dance.

as William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams, William Albert Allard and Joel Sartore.

The Mix’d Media party will include an art project to encourage mingling. Visitors can decorate bandanas using stencils, stamps and fabric markers. They then can go to a photo booth to pose with their new props or with props provided by the museum. For some silly fun, the photo booth will display a stand-up scene of a cowboy and cowgirl couple with cutouts for people’s faces. A hearty portion of beefy or vegetarian cowboystyle baked beans from Rising Sage Cafe will balance out the $2 shots of Wyoming Whiskey being offered at the cash bar. A limited supply of the bourbon will be poured in cowboy-boot shot glasses, so arrive early for a taste. Beer and wine also will be available for purchase. Bluegrass band One Ton Pig will play for the duration of the party. Professional Western swing dancers from Dancers’ Workshop will be twirling and dipping on the dance floor from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to get people in the mood to boogie. For information, visit

More Arts, Briefly Handmade gifts for sale Thursday A holiday craft fair, Cocktails and Creatives, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Rose in the Pink Garter Theatre. The event is hosted by Lyndsay Rowan McCandless and involves many artists. Handmade gifts for sale will include dream sculptures, terrariums, arm warmers, jewelry, hoodies, art and candles.

Museum works in NYC show The Society of Illustrators chose two works hanging at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for its annual show in New York City. “Lobo, the Kingwolf of New Mex-

ico” by Jordin Isip, of Queens, N.Y., and “They Know that an Umbrella is Not a Gun” by Hala Swearingen, of California, were both commissioned by assistant curator Bronwyn Minton for the museum’s exhibit “Silverspot: A Graphic Novel.” Minton invited 65 artists, many from Jackson Hole, to illustrate pages of “Silverspot, the Story of a Crow,” a short story by Boy Scout founder Ernest Thompson Seton. Artists received a passage from the Seton story to be reproduced in a mandatory font and illustrated on a provided 16-by20-inch sheet of paper with set borders for consistency. Isip’s and Swearingen’s works were submitted to the Society of Illustrators

and were chosen from among thousands of entries to be two of 400 pieces displayed from Jan. 4 to March 2 at the Museum of American Illustration. The entire show will be presented in the book “Illustrators 55.” “Silverspot: A Graphic Novel” hangs until Feb. 16 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Jackson seeking public artist

Jackson Hole Public Art is offering an artist the chance to lead Jackson Hole in a creative community project. The organization will select an artist to create a temporary public installation next summer as part of its open air exhibition. The artist will receive $5,000 to create a piece that

invites community participation and encourages social interaction. Jackson Hole Public Art has issued a request for proposals from artists, design teams, educators and arts organizations in Teton County. Proposals should be submitted by Jan. 7 via email to Jackson Hole Public Art Director Carrie Geraci at Each proposal should include a resume, up to 10 digital images of relevant artwork, a 500-word project description, a project budget and a timeline. Finalists will be announced by Jan. 20. Visit to get an application. For information, call Geraci at 413-1474.


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Jackson artists show wares at Wild Hands

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Dec. 15, 6pm E.Leaven Food Co. 175 Center Street, Jackson $5 per person, children under 5 free Includes Latkes, wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, games, activities and favors.

Come to this action-packed party complete with kids Chanukah games and activities, wines and beers, great Israeli music and the poignant community candle lighting so bring a Hanukiah (menorah) and we'll provide the candles. Latkes and toppings provided by E. Leaven Food Co., everything else is POTLUCK. Please bring a dish: A – K bring a main dish, L – R bring a salad or side dish, S - Z bring a dessert. This will be the last chance to purchase a limited supply of Mountain Chai Chanukah gelt from Bet Sefer students or to pick up for those who pre-ordered. Any questions: or 734-1999 247913

Wild Hands features Jackson Hole artists this holiday season. Sue Thomas, the owner of the gallery and gift shop, said she often features local artists at Wild Hands, but “local” is usually more broadly defined than it is this year. “When I’ve had local artists before, they could have come from anywhere in the Rocky Mountains,” she said, “but these gals are from right here in Jackson. “What better time than Christmas?” Thomas asked. “Winter is the locals’ time of year. The summer is filled with tourists.” The gallery will feature Valerie Seaberg, known for her creative ceramics, and Jessi West Lundeen, a young artist who grew up in Wilson, developed a colorful style all her own and has brought it back to the Tetons with her. Seaberg regularly shows at the Art Association and has pieces on display in other places around town. People kept telling Thomas that Seaberg’s work seemed like a natural fit for Wild Hands and they were surprised the gallery didn’t have any of her work. “She incorporates natural elements, like horsehair and pine needles, into her ceramics,” Thomas said. “Her work has a lot of movement. It’s really incredible.” Her ceramic pieces reflect what Seaberg sees in her Jackson surroundings, according to her biography. Each piece is distinct and full of character. Lundeen is a newer artist in the Jackson gallery world, but Thomas said she expects this is just the beginning for the young native. “It’s so exciting and fun, because she’s just breaking her way into the scene,” Thomas said.

Valerie Seaberg’s swooping, freeform vessels, accented with horsehair and other natural items, will be featured Thursday at Wild Hands.

Lundeen said she was a wild child who grew up with a paintbrush in her hand. “My mom had to get me one of those giant rolls of paper,” Lundeen said. She never really became an artist; she always was one. “I was definitely one of those kids who felt like I had to get out of Jackson,” she said. She went to college at Western Washington University in Bellingham, where she fancied herself a sketch artist and a realist. “I got stuck,” she said. “At some point, I started painting in the colorful, abstract way I do now, and it was so freeing. This is what it’s supposed to feel like.” She gravitates to nature and loves to paint landscapes, but not from photos or en plein air. She paints from memory, and the images she captures look like dreams. They’re as much about the way a place makes her feel as they are about the natural beauty of her subjects. She has lived in Denver and New York City. She thought she might end up in Manhattan. “But there’s no nature there,” Lundeen said. She’s happy to be home, because it’s the most inspiring place she’s ever been. She usually sells most of her work online through “It’s nice having it out of my house and on the walls of a gallery,” she said.

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Reel Rock films inspire climbers in off-season ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– What: Reel Rock Film Festival When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hole High School auditorium How much: $10, free for students Web: ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Amanda H. Miller This can be a tough time of year for climbers to stay enthused. It’s not quite great ice climbing season yet, and it’s too cold for most other options. “But people get psyched again when they see some of these Reel Rock films,” said Garrick Hart, who leads the Jackson Hole High School Mountaineering Club. This will be the third year the club has sponsored the Reel Rock Film Festival. The Alpinist used to bring the films to Jackson Hole every fall. After the magazine

left Jackson, there was a hole someone needed to fill, Hart said. The club decided to do it because the films were inspiring for the young climbers and it was a good way to raise money. The first two years, admission proceeds helped complete the Teton Boulder project. Now the money will go into a scholarship fund. “It will help some of our kids who can’t always afford to go on some of the climbing trips,” he said. While the festival is a fundraiser, it also raises spirits. Each movie is full of climbing inspiration. Four films feature incredible ascents and awe-inspiring stories of climbers pushing their limits. This year, the festival features a bonus film not traveling with Reel Rock. “The Space Between” is a rock


“The Shark’s Fin” documents the 2011 first ascent of the granite buttress of Mount Meru in India.


Chris Sharma is featured in “The Dura Dura,” one of the Reel Rock Film Festival movies that will be shown Friday in the Jackson Hole High School auditorium.

climbing documentary featuring Exum Guide Nat Patridge. Four of the kids in the high school mountaineering club are in the movie, Hart said. They filmed during one of the club’s trips up the Grand Teton. There were 32 kids on the trip, Hart said. But the four climbing with Patridge are in the film. The documentary is a good addition to the festival and brings a little extra local star power to the event, Hart said. But the Reel Rock films are a pretty big draw in their own right this year. “The one that stands out

in particular is ‘The Shark’s Fin,’” Hart said. That film tells the story of alpinist Conrad Anker’s fulfillment of a 20-year obsession with conquering the unclimbed granite buttress of 20,700-foot Mount Meru in India. The Montana climber came within hundreds of feet of the summit in 2008 after an 18-day push with Jimmy Chin, of Victor, Idaho, and Renan Ozturk. Three years later, the trio decided to return. Because the film includes Chin, a photographer and climber who’s lived in the Teton area for many years,

“it has a bit of a local connection,” Hart said. The other three films in the festival are “The Dura Dura,” featuring 19-yearold Adam Ondra establishing the world’s first 5.15c route with Chris Sharma in his home, Catalunya, Spain; “Wide Boys,” with British climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker in some of the “gnarliest wide cracks in the West”; and “Honnold 3.0,” the story of bold soloist Alex Honnold. “It’s fun because we’re watching some amazing climbing,” Hart said.

Learn to fight like a dancer at weekend workshop ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Riot Act Inc. and Marius P. Hanford IV What: Stage Combat class When: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Studio 5, Center for the Arts How much: $30 for Saturday, $50 for weekend Web: ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– By Richard Anderson Most people — certainly most boys, but more than a few girls, too — have fantasized about being a swashbuckler like one of the Three Musketeers or Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride.” Riot Act Inc. and Marius P. Hanford IV offer the chance to learn how. The theater group and the professional fight director present a rapier stage combat workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Studio 5 at the Center for the Arts. Participants will learn fundamentals like how to hold the slender sword and some basic moves. Sunday will include intermediate moves, working with a partner, disarming and more. Hanford refers to stage fighting as choreography. “Anything that has any form of violence on stage or on the big screen, it’s all intricately rehearsed,” he said. Now 37, Hanford started his life in the theater as a dancer, appearing in a New York City Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” when he was just 11. When he was a teen, his parents, Marius III and B.J. Hanford, moved to Jackson, where they became involved in Dancers’ Workshop and community theater. Hanford graduated from Jackson Hole High School. Hanford discovered stage combat in acting camps. As a theater major in college, he took an intensive course in unarmed combat, rapier and dagger. “I got really into it,” he said. “It came naturally, I was good at it, and so I decided to follow it up.” The Society of American Fight Directors certifies teachers in eight areas: unarmed, rapier and dagger, small sword, single sword, quarterstaff, knife, broadsword, and broadsword and shield. In less than a year, Hanford was certified in all eight. His teachers included Richard Ryan, who choreographed the duels in “Troy,” starring Brad Pitt and Eric Bana, as well as both Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movies.


Marius P. Hanford IV will lead a rapier stage combat workship this weekend. “I started dancing when I was very little,” he said. “It’s just a different kind of movement, a type of choreography.”

Hanford put all those talents to use in New York City for nearly a decade, working for the New York City Opera and for theater companies with a special need for his talents. Vampire Cowboys, for example, brings comic books to life on the stage. Their zombie sequel to “Hamlet” included more than 30 episodes of violence, including a disembowelment. Another company, the Lady Cavaliers, is dedicated to female

combat, “women warriors,” as Hanford put it. The recession of 2008 hit a lot of these companies hard, however, and in 2010 the New York City Opera laid him off. He moved back to Jackson to house-sit for his parents, “and I never went back.” Teaching stage combat in remote Jackson Hole isn’t quite as lucrative as it was in a big city, but Hanford stays remarkably busy. Last summer he wrote, directed, choreographed and acted in the Jackson Hole Shootout’s historically inspired violence on Town Square. “It had a big knife fight,” he said. He has also choreographed for Riot Act and Off Square Theatre Company and has taught stage combat at Jackson Hole High School. He has done some special effects, like a vomit scene in Off Square’s production of “God of Carnage” and the gory makeup of Riot Act’s “Gruesome Playground Accidents.” And he has taught stage combat here, too. “The problem with a class like this is getting the weapons here,” he said. “Where do you get 20 swords? When they’re in town, I try to utilize them.” For this workshop, Riot Act is taking advantage of 20 or so rapiers the high school has rented for a class. Actors and dancers of all skill levels are welcome to give stage combat a try, Hanford said. In his career, he’s had very few students he couldn’t teach a thing or two. “Some take to it immediately with no previous movement training,” he said. “Certainly when you can get your hands on dancers it’s easier to teach them. They know how to move their bodies.” This weekend’s class comes conveniently before auditions and rehearsals for Riot Act’s planned production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s “The Threepenny Opera,” scheduled for February and March performances. The 1928 musical features fights and violence and may include a cane-sword fight, Riot Act’s Macey Mott said. But sword fight or no, stage combat can come in handy in many situations. “It’s useful for Shakespeare and other period pieces we may do in the future,” said Mott, who took a Hanford class in 2005. “And it’s super fun, probably more physically demanding than you’d imagine.” To attend the Saturday session costs $30; both classes cost $50. You must take Saturday’s class to continue in Sunday’s more advanced session. Register at or call 203-9067.

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People circle the table at the Mardy Murie Holiday Cookie Swap last year in Grand Teton National Park. Each year a small group gathers at the Murie Ranch in Moose to tell stories about the dedicated conservationist who inspired countless people to protect wildlands.

Sweet tradition –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Who: Murie Center What: Mardy Murie Holiday Cookie Swap When: 2-5 p.m. Saturday Where: Murie Ranch in Moose How much: Free Web: ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


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onservation champion Mardy Murie was best known as warm and admirable by her friends. In 1924 she was the first woman to graduate from the University of Alaska. She and her husband Olaus were instrumental in conserving the 19 million acres that make up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in getting the Wilderness Act passed. In 1998 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton and was named J.N. Ding Darling Conservationist of the Year by the National Wildlife Federation in 2002. Murie also was known for her gooey, iced Cry Baby cookies. In keeping with Murie’s holiday tradition of welcoming people to her ranch home in Moose with cookies and tea, the Murie Center will hold its fourth annual holiday cookie swap from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Friends of the Murie Center are invited to bring a dozen homemade cookies to exchange with others at the swap for a mixed bag of treats to take home. Bring your favorite cookie recipes to be shared with fellow bakers. Memories and stories will be shared around Murie’s hearth over hot chocolate and apple cider. Don’t forget the snowshoes or skis for a preswap romp on the cross-country trails

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Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup Crisco shortening 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup molasses 4 cups flour 1 cup hot water 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar For the icing: 1 cup powdered sugar around the ranch. Murie’s close friend Inger Koedt and Koedt’s daughter Bonnie Kreps attended many cookie swaps over the years and lived on the ranch with Murie. Kreps, who filmed the documentary “Arctic Dance: the Mardy Murie Story,” said Murie’s cookie swaps were always cozy and fun, drawing people from all over the valley to her home. Koedt baked with Murie on many occasions. She called her a “wonderful cook.” Jon Mobeck, executive director of the Murie Center, said there will be the “closest facsimile” of Murie’s molasses confections at the swap. The swap has been known to gather as many as 100 people in the old Murie homestead, where Mardy and Olaus and Louise and Adolph Murie lived. The ranch has been a place for meetings and discussions since the Murie family bought the 77-acre property in 1945 from dude ranchers Buster and Frances Estes. In 1946 the home was the headquarters for the Wilderness Society, which Olaus

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By Brielle Schaeffer Celebrate the Festival of Lights at two community nights this week to get a better understanding of the Jewish holiday and to observe the eight-day religious event. Hanukkah began Saturday evening and ends Sunday evening. Students from Bet Sefer, the Jackson Hole Jewish Communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hebrew school, are hosting a Hanukkah-awareness event 5 p.m. Thursday at Betty Rock Cafe. This is the first time the school will have an event like this to educate the community on the holiday, teacher Eliana Fischel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the past two years, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing a fundraiser during Hanukkah to teach the kids about social action and social justice in a Jewish context,â&#x20AC;? she said. This year students collaborated with chocolatier Oscar Ortega to make chocolate coins â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mountain Chair Chanukah Gelt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to sell as a fundraiser for the school, the Jackson Cupboard and Jackson Fire/ EMS, she said. The gelt costs $12 for 10 handcrafted chocolate coins. The night will be the full Hanukkah experience, telling the holidayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when lamp oil for one night miraculously lasted eight â&#x20AC;&#x201D; lighting candles, singing songs and eating potato latkes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted a place for people who we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know to learn about Hanukkah and see what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like,â&#x20AC;?

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Jeff Bratz, seated, playing one of the wicked stepsisters, tries to make the shoe fit in the annual Dancers’ Workshop holiday production, which this year is based on the “Cinderella” fairy tale.

Magical movement Dancers are on their toes in adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ that continues Friday, Saturday. By Emma Breysse


hile most dancers in “If The Shoe Fits: An Original Adaptation of Cinderella” are students, the performance avoids the “A for effort” feel of your garden-variety recital. In fact, the Dancers’ Workshop winter performance has more to offer than the majority of amateur shows out there. There are three more opportunities to catch the delightful production: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday in the Center Theater at the Center for the Arts. The show follows the basic plot of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella,” but includes enough characters, dancing styles and personality to give even the most die-hard princess fan something new to see. “If The Shoe Fits” assumes audiences are familiar with the source story and so is light on background. It might be worth a preparatory read-aloud to explain the otherwise unexplained dysfunctional family dynamic in the Cinderella household to less fairytale-literate little ones. While stepmother Ariella Spence does well at portraying a formidable villainess and stepsisters Jeff Bratz and TarZan Campbell’s self-centered buffoonery is delightful, a frame of reference for their abusive behavior is definitely useful. The majority of viewers who know the tale well will be able to enjoy the unique ways Dancers’ Workshop uses its depth of talent to bring it to life in a surprisingly fresh way. Along with the required characters, dancers of

Character Actor Cinderella Savannah Dennis Cinderella’s Dog Noelle Huser Principle Mice Inez Brunson, Maddie Peck Bluebirds: Anna Bowdler, Sydney Bryan, Sadie Larsen, Bean Shindell Ladybugs: Josie Berry, Jordan Davis, Kay Evans, Tisha Gavitt Wicked Stepmother Ariella Spence The Stepmother’s Cat Sara VanHatten Wicked Stepsisters Jeff Bratz, TarZan Campbell Queen’s Servants Quinn Liljestrom, Riley Liljestrom Cameo Mouse Dec. 7-8: Paschall McDaniel Dec. 14-15: Arielle d’Arge Prince Golden Garnick Queen Ruby Jones Duchess Bella Wood Duke Andrew Munz Constable Caitlin Dunlop Vendors in town: Sutton Bryan, Abby Trott, Sydnie Wilcox Villagers: Stormy Dawson, Emma Hauptman, Morana Lundquist Citizens: Ashlyn Fadala, Lucy Harger, Skyler LaRosa, Zoya Lavroushin, Charlotte Lee, Kristina Macleod, Jacqueline Neishabouri, Chloe Stines

Savannah Dennis is Cinderella and Golden Garnick is the Prince in Dancers’ Workshop’s annual holiday show, “If the Shoe Fits,” continuing this weekend.

all ages play animals, fairies, wood nymphs and village citizens. The workshop’s youngest dancers even make appearances in various scenes to add an element of just plain adorable to the mix. Senior dancers Savannah Dennis and Samantha

Who’s who in the shoes

Adult townspeople: Alex Bontecou, Marissa Carr*, Natalia Duncan*, Megan Stewart*, Holly Wooldridge* Coachman Xavier Dyess Fairy Godmother Samantha Stuck Fairy Godmother’s personal assistant Merrill Pomeroy Couture dressers: Marissa Carr*, Cady Cox*, Heidi Ramseur*, Carrie Richer*, Holly Wooldridge* Sewing Mice: Hailey Barlow, Annie Estes, Emma Hawks, Caroline Kucera, Sofie Thompson Little Mice: Dec. 7-8: Avery Binstadt, Lane Brazell, Biz Carlin, Zoe Fuentes, Stella Janssen, Avery Kyle, Paschall McDaniel, Taylee Woolley Little Mice: Dec. 14-15: Arielle d’Arge, Alexandra Gingery, Ellie Hill, Grace Meadows, Riley Pearce, Isabelle Suske, Avery Taylor Woodland Nymphs: Dylan Anderson, Sydney Bryan, Hailey Wilkinson Pixies: Josephine Campbell, Isabella Gwilliam, Anushka Olvera Summer Fairy Sadie Larsen Dragonflies: Kate Frederick, Morgan May, Natasha Muromcew, Annika Peacock, Madeline Webb Autumn Fairy Caitlin Dunlop Principle Leaves: Quinn Liljestrom, Riley Liljestrom Leaves: Cannon Daverin, Quinn Ellingson, Rachael Harrower, Macie McCormick, Nikita Muromcew, Mac Needham

Stuck both turned in strong performances during opening night Friday as Cinderella and the fairy godmother. Stuck in particular brought animation and an almost cheeky character to what easily could have been a one-note role. But perhaps the strongest parts in the show are the scenes that feature the four main animal roles. Cinderella’s dog (Noelle Huser), the stepmother’s cat (Sara VanHatten) and two principle mice (Inez Brunson and Maddie Peck) anchor several scenes unique to Dancers’ Workshop’s show. A scene featuring all four main animals at home without the human characters and a scene where Cinderella’s mouse and bird friends sew her a dress to wear to the ball are two of the most enjoyable segments in the production. VanHatten slinks and smirks her way to a pitchperfect portrayal of an evil cat to the point where you wonder how a spine could be inside her. Peck’s clowning in contrast to straight-man Brunson brings some of the best laughs of the night. And Peck and Brunson help to anchor what can be a dizzying array of dancers by the time every single mouse makes its appearance. On the opposite end of the scale, a scene where a host of fairies dances for Cinderella in an enchanted wood is a masterpiece of atmosphere. Four fairies, each representing one of the four seasons, perform the dance then give Cinderella gifts that transform into pieces of her ball gown ensemble. For sheer force of personality and obvious technical skill, Bella Wood’s royal duchess was the highlight of the show’s palace scenes Friday night. The duchess, along with the king and queen, are instrumental in forcing a reluctant prince (Golden Garnick) into attending the royal ball. There are no real weak points in “If The Shoe Fits,” just plenty of brilliant moments and much for both adults and children to enjoy in a show that from start to end is a lot of fun to watch.

Anna Bowdler Winter Fairy Snowflakes: Sydney Clark, Megan Dufault, Brynn Jennings, Elsa Knoke, Kiva McConaughy-Munn, Hallie Wilcox Spring Fairy Bean Shindell Bumblebees: Dec. 7-8: Mia Brazil, Donna Farag, Tille Gavitt, Edie May, Madeleine Moore, Lucy Sullivan Bumblebees: Dec. 14-15: Megan Brown, Clara McGee, Becca Moll, Ila Musclow, August Otto, Sydney Smith, Hanne Somers Horses: Emily Fairbanks, Nancy Marquina, Cecelia Gwilliam, Annalise Zabriskie Driver Josh Ramseur Jesters: Annie Estes, Emma Hawks, Caroline Kucera Ladies at the Ball: Marissa Carr*, Cady Cox*, Liz Martinez, Heidi Ramseur* Gentlemen at the Ball: Kyle Fleming, Mark Llinares, Michael Moeri, Josh Ramseur Princesses at the Ball: Dylan Anderson, Hailey Barlow, Anna Bowdler, Sutton Bryan, Sydney Bryan, Sadie Larsen, Bean Shindell, Sofie Thompson, Abby Trott, Sydnie Wilcox, Hailey Wilkinson Principle Mice in Disguise Inez Brunson, Maddie Peck * Member of Contemporary Dance Wyoming, the resident professional company of DW

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December 12 – 18, 2012


Stephen Bailey finds a line through a powder stash below the Bridger Gondola on Friday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

ALPINE SKIING Grand Targhee Resort

Early season lift tickets cost $59 adult, $29 junior (6-12), $44 senior (65-plus), free for kids up to age 5 with paid adult until Dec. 21. All lifts are running, and all terrain is open. Lifts operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 800-TARGHEE or

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Teewinot and Apres Vous lifts operate 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Early season rates through Dec. 20. Online tickets: $86 adults, $69 senior, $52 junior; at window $90 adult, $72 senior, $52 junior. 7332292 or

Snow King Ski Area

Season opening planned for Dec. 22. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; night skiing 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tickets $42 adult, $25 junior, $25 senior. Half-day or three-hour ticket $32 adult, $20 juniors and seniors. Two-hour ticket or night skiing $20 adult, $15 juniors and seniors; special rates for hotel guests. or 733-5200.

Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center

Winter trail grooming is slated to begin Saturday or when snow permits for Cache Creek, Game Creek, Emily’s Pond, South Park Loop, Wilson Centennial Trail, school trail and Davey Jackson and Von Gontard trails. Call 739-6789 or visit for updates.

DOGSLED RIDES Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures

Travel at the speed of dog. Tours offered at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. 800-531-MUSH or

Jackson Hole Iditarod

Half-day and full-day tours to Granite Creek Canyon in Bridger-Teton National Forest. 800-554-7388 or

GUIDE SERVICES Rendezvous Backcountry Tours


Ski and snowboard tours near Teton Pass, in Grand Teton National Park and in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. Also overnight hut trips. 877754-4887 or

Bridger-Teton Avalanche and Weather Hotline

Yostmark Backcountry Tours

Call 733-2664 or visit To report an avalanche, call 739-2607.

BIKE TOURS Teton Mountain Bike Tours

Guided winter bike tours, winter bike rentals and combo wildlife/bike tours in Grand Teton National Park. A fun and novel winter experience in the Tetons. 733-0712 or

Custom-guided tours on the west slope of the Tetons. For all skill levels.

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides

Winter safety courses and level I, II and III avalanche training. Climbing opportunities in the valley. 733-4979 or

High Mountain Heli-Skiing


Service in Snake River, Palisades, Teton, Gros Ventre and Hoback ranges. or 733-3274.

Teton Pines

Snowcat Powder Skiing at Targhee

The 16-kilometer classic Nordic and skate-skiing track is slated to be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily starting Friday. Rentals and lessons available. $15 day pass, $10 for seniors, $5 kids, multiday and season passes available. 733-1005, ext. 145, or

Grand Targhee Resort

Fifteen kilometers of Nordic trails. $10 adults, $6 juniors. Call 800-TARGHEE or go online to

2,400 vertical feet of skiing and breathtaking views. 800-TARGHEE or

Jackson Hole Paragliding

Tandem paragliding and snow kite boarding lessons. 690-8726 or

HOT SPRINGS Granite Hot Springs

Winter access by snowmobile, cross-country

ski or dogsled; 20 miles round trip. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission costs $6 adults, $4 kids 2-12. Call 734-7400.


blankets. Gamefish Restaurant in Snake River Lodge and Spa provides three-course gourmet dinner. $85 adults, $50 children. $35 without dinner. 733-2674 or

AJ DeRosa’s Snake River Sleigh Rides

Senior A amateur team plays regional teams at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. Next home games are Friday and Saturday vs. Bozeman, Mont.

Starting Saturday, enjoy a sleigh ride along the river to a well-appointed tipi for dinner. Snowshoe trips offered, too. Call for locals special. Go online to or WildlifeSnowshoe Reservations: 732-2628.


Mill Iron Ranch

Jackson Hole Moose Hockey

Snow King Sports and Events Center

Open public skating noon-1:15 p.m. weekdays; $8 adults, $6 kids, $3 skate rentals. Open hockey practice times 10:15-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1:30-2:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; $10 per session, all ages. Freestyle skating, 3-4 p.m. weekdays, costs $8, all ages. Weekend ice time varies due to hockey tournaments. Season ice passes $195 individual, $300 family., 201-1633.

Rodeo Grounds Rink and Owen-Bircher Park Rink

When weather permits, several outdoor skating rinks will open. 739-6789.

RAPTOR TOURS Teton Raptor Center

Meet resident raptors and learn about birds of prey at the historic Hardeman Barns in Wilson. Tours, given noon and 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, last about one hour. Call 203-2551 to reserve space during open hours.

Located 10.5 miles south of town. Offers 30-minute wagon or sleigh ride, depending on snow. See wildlife, enjoy steak dinner. Chicken, fish or veggie plate upon request. $80 per adult, $60 for kids 10 and younger. For reservations, call 733-6390.

SNOWSHOE HIKES Hole Hiking Experience

Naturalist-led snowshoe tours for all abilities. Explore Grand Teton National Park. Prices vary. 690-4453 or

Grand Teton National Park

Starting Dec. 26, rangers will lead two-hour snowshoe hikes daily from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. Free hike; snowshoe rental costs $5 adults, $2 kids. Reservations required. 739-3399 or Grooming on the Teton Park Road will begin when sufficient snow accumulates. Single-day park admission $5 in winter.

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS Togwotee Mountain Lodge


About 300 miles of snowmobile trails on Togwotee Pass. 800-543-2847.

National Elk Refuge


Rides to see elk up close are scheduled to begin Monday and run daily (except Christmas Day) through the end of March. $18 adults, $14 children 5-12. Go online to NERSleighRides.htm.

Snake River Ranch

Now taking reservations for daily sleigh rides to begin Saturday. Gather at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Saddlehorn Activity Center in Teton Village for a 40-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride through Snake River Ranch, with hot drinks and warm

Teton Science Schools

Biologists lead wildlife tours and conservation projects.733-7560 or

deadlines This is a partial listing. Information for this calendar must be submitted to the News&Guide by 5 p.m. each Friday. Call 733-2047, ext. 118, or email entertainment@

dining out & nightlife

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JACKSON ■ 43 NORTH - Serving classic and new world cuisine. Classic French onion soup, dijon rack of lamb with apple fries, hand cut steaks and fresh seafood. Delightful salads, yummy desserts, ever expanding Wine Spectator award wine list. 7330043. At the base of Snow King Mountain. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am, Dinner Tues-Sat 5:30pm. ■ BeTTy ROck - $8 Local Special: JH Burger, small fries & soda. 2 for 1 draft beers and $4 margs/ wine by the glass everyday 4pm-7pm! Premium Burgers-Fresh Salads-Gourmet Sandwiches. Milkshakes. Paninis. Gluten-Free Menu. Big outdoor deck. Take-out. Catering. 10:30am-9pm. 307-733-0747. 325 W. Pearl across from Twin Cinema. ■ BLUe LION - A Jackson Hole favorite for 34 years. Join us in the charming atmosphere of a refurbished older home. Serving fresh fish, elk, grass-fed beef, poultry and vegetarian specials. Ask a local about our rack of lamb. Acoustic guitar nightly. 2 for 1 entrees. Open daily at 5:30pm. 160 N. Millward. Reservations suggested 733-3912. ■ BUNNeRy - A local favorite, The Bunnery Bakery & Restaurant serves great breakfast specialties, delicious sandwiches, homemade soups and irresistible desserts. Try Jackson’s best baked goods and pastries, made fresh daily, including original O.S.M. products. Beer, wine & Starbucks espresso bar. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and coffee break 7am-3pm. 130 North Cache, half a block north of the Town Square. 307-733-5474. ■ cAFe BOHeMe - Feeling the need for a more sophisticated and cosmopolitan style? Try their delicious crepes, famous breakfast burritos and European style sandwiches.   Make sure you ask for their special fresh tomatillo salsa... Well known for their specialty coffees, smoothies and ice cream shakes as well as breakfasts & lunch fares, they just added Gluten-Free options to their extensive menu! Free WiFi! Open daily 6:30am-3pm. Sat and Sun 7am-2pm. Be aware! We stop serving breakfast at 2pm!Live music for Brunch Sat 9:30 to 12:30. 1110 Maple Way-7335282. ■ cAFe GeNeVIeVe -2 for 1 Dinner entrees. Serving inspired home cooked classics in a historic log cabin. Open Daily at 9am. Dinner Mon-Sat at 5pm. Full bar and eclectic wine list. Happy Hour 3:00 - 5:30. Located 1/2 a block East of the Town Square. 135 E. Broadway. www. 307.732.1910 ■ ceLLARS AT THe WHITe BUFFALO cLUB Excellent drinks and service bolster the most versatile menu in town that offers fresh seafood entrees, excellent salads and appetizers, as well as its staple, sizzling USDA Prime steak. Over 1,100 bottles of wine creates a wine experience carefully designed to match the award winning menu. Two blocks off town square on corner of Millward and Gill. Private dining and large groups available upon request. Reservations recommended. 307-734-4900 ■ cHINATOWN - Authentic Chinese atmosphere for your dining pleasure. Featuring over 100 entrees, including Peking, Hunan, Szechuan, Canton cuisines. Luncheon specials daily. Full service bar. Open 7 days a week. Located in the Grand Teton Plaza, 850 W. Broadway. 733-8856. ■ DOLce - Re-OpeNING FRIDAy! Gourmet Grilled Cheese Kitchen. Now open at 8am. Serving 9 gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, sandwiches, homemade tomato soup and salads. Serving breakfast all day. Serving Jackson's only organic frozen yogurt. Open Daily 8am-9pm, 160 North Cache. 307-200-6071. ■ eLeANOR'S - It won't be a secret much longer! The word is out that Eleanor's new menu is great and one of Jackson's best values. Try the pulled pork sandwich with whiskey barbecue sauce, cole slaw and sauted apples, or the flat iron steak salad. And the "wings" may just be the best in Jackson. Kids welcome. Open Mon-Fri 4pm-close Sat-Sun 10am-close. Music Tues. thru Sat. Broadway inside Plaza Liquor. 733-7901 ■ e.LeAVeN FOOD cOMpANy - Serving Breakfast and lunch all day! Omelettes • French Toast • Homemade soups • Fresh Salads • Sandwiches • Homemade breads, bagels and pastries • Beer & Wine • box lunches • take-out • catering. Open Daily 8am-3pm. 175 Center St, One block off the Town Square., 733-5600. ■ eL ABUeLITO - Jackson’s family Mexican Restaurant serving Camarones diabla, Camarones al mojo de ajo, Carne Asada, Chicken Mole, Steak Rancheros Borrego Rancho, fajitas, Burritos and Enchiladas. Serving 3 sizes of margaritas, the original Mexicans Margarita made with fresh limonas and many different flavors. Bienvenidos Amigos, mi casa es su casa. Gracias. Open at 11 am for lunch and dinner at 385 West Broadway. 733-1207. ■ eL TLAXcALTecA - Traditional and delicious home made food from the town of Tlaxcalteca, Mexico. Serving mole, barbacoa, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, margaritas, micheladas, pina coladas and more. Everyday we have special dishes served no where else but here. Friday-Sunday, Happy Hour, 2 for 1 deals. Mon/Tues/Thurs 3 tacos, rice and beans only $8.50. Open Daily 8am-10pm. 307-733-3554. 975 Alpine Lane. ■ FINe DINING ReSTAURANT GROUp Rendezvous Bistro: Open nightly at 5:30pm.

380 S. Broadway. Happy Hour 5:30-6:30pm. 307-739-1100. Q Roadhouse: Open nightly at 5:00pm. One Mile from the light on Teton Village Road. Happy Hour 5-6 & 8-9. 307-739-0700. Il Villaggio Osteria: Open nightly at 5:30pm. Inside Hotel Terra in Teton Village. 307-739-4100. the kitchen: Open nightly at 5:30pm. 155 North Glenwood in Downtown Jackson. Happy Hour 5:30-6:30. 307-734-1633. ■ THe GARAGe - 2 FOR 1 ENTREES. Located in a historic building, this modern version offers a casual dining experience for a night out, a quick bite, or watch the game at the bar. An eclectic menu of home style flavors: burgers, pastas, seafood, salads, pizzas and steaks. Giant martinis, local beers and refreshing cocktails. Extensive wine list with many offerings under $30. Happy hour, open at 5pm Tues-Sat. Children's menu. Walk-ins welcome - for reservations 307.733.8575. 72 S. Glenwood. ■ GIOVANNI’S - 2 FOR 1 ENTREES Fresh pastas, delicious pizza from our new Woodstone Pizza Oven, made from scratch breads, amazing salads and the best handmade meatballs in town! Enjoy some of your old favorites or try one of our original new dishes. Cozy lounge to enjoy a great cocktail or watch a game. Come in and see what the buzz is all about! Serving dinner nightly at 5 pm. Happy Hour nightly 5-6pm. 307-734-1970 ■ THe GUN BARReL STeAk & GAMe HOUSe Jackson Hole’s legendary dining experience. Indulge in the valley’s finest steak and game, all slow-cooked over an open river rock mesquite grill. Sample from an extensive list of bourbons and scotches. Experience the Old West with our rustic lodge atmosphere and extraordinary collection of mounts and western memorabilia. 862 W. Broadway. Open daily @ 5:30pm. 733-3287. ■ THe HOLe BAGeL - Jackson's newest bagel and coffee shop. THE place in Jackson to get TOASTED bagels and TASTY coffee. And don't forget to try our new Breakfast Bagel. Made fresh while you wait!! In a hurry? Call ahead! Open Wednesday-Sunday, 8am-2pm. Located at 45 E. Snowking Ave. 734-0455 It's a great way to start your day! ■ HONG kONG ReSTAURANT & BUFFeT - The best and only Chinese buffet in town, with very reasonable prices and great variety. Snow crab nightly. Full lunch and dinner menu. Kids under 5 eat free! Featuring the highest quality Hunan, Szechuan, Cantonese and Chinese homestyle food. Beer & wine available. Take out or delivery. Open Daily 10am-10pm in the Grand Teton Plaza, next to Stone Drug at 826 W. Broadway, 307-734-8988 ■ IGNIGHT GRILL - 2 for 1 Sushi Rolls all night, HAppy HOUR until 7pm. Featuring a fresh fish menu with your choice of six homemade sauces. Specializing in sushi, flatbreads, salads, locally raised beef for our burgers, steaks and sandwiches; specialty drinks using fresh fruits and locally brewed beer. Choose a bottle of wine from our wine shop with no corkage fee. 5:30pm Daily. Friday & Saturday late night menu, closed Sundays for the off-season. W. Broadway below Sidewinders. 307-734-1997.  ■ LOcAL - Local is a modern American steakhouse and bar located on Jackson’s historic town square.  The menu features both classic and specialty cuts of locally ranched meats and wild game alongside fresh seafood and shellfish, custom house-ground burgers and seasonally inspired food.  Local is the perfect spot to grab a burger for lunch or drinks and dinner with friends, all while you sit and watch the action on the town square go by. Open daily and serving food 11am - Midnight. Happy Hour 4-6. 307-201-1717 ■ LOTUS cAFÉ - 5 year Anniversary Specials: $5 appetizers, specialty cocktails, glass wines, specialty desserts, & $5 off specialty dinner entrées! Dine in only. Vibrant & fresh flavors from around the world. Endless gluten-free choices. Full bar, great wine, & fresh botanical cocktails. Bakery, smoothies, juice bar, espresso, & premium teas. Breakfast (served until 2:30 pm), lunch & dinner. 307-734-0882. 145 N. Glenwood St. Open Daily 8am-9:30pm. ■ MAcpHAIL’S BURGeRS - ...For Burger Lovers! 100% premium certified Angus beef fresh ground daily & locally. Burger buns baked fresh daily & locally. Fries (Idaho spuds) fresh cut daily. Dine-In or Call For To-Go Orders 307-733-8744. Located at 399 West Broadway. Owner operated. ■ McDONALD’S OF JAckSON HOLe - Where service, quality, cleanliness & value are a tradition. Featuring McDonald’s fine breakfasts & regular menu items. 5:30am-midnight. 1110 West Broadway at the “Y”. 733-7444. ■ MILLION DOLLAR cOWBOy STeAkHOUSe Come to the Finest Steaks and Game in Town! We offer Double R Ranch Beef  as well as local favorites of Rocky Mountain Elk and Buffalo. We also specialize in Fresh fish flown in daily from Hawaii. Kids menu & bar menu. Below the world Famous Cowboy Bar on the Town Square, the Original Steakhouse! Reservations highly recommended open nightly at 5:30. 307 733 4790. ■ MOUNTAIN HIGH pIZZA pIe - The best pizza and salads in the valley. Our high quality pizzas earned us a spot as one of the nation’s Top 100 Independent Pizzerias. Choose from a huge selection of combination and speciality pizzas or build your own from our lengthy list of fresh ingredi-

ents. Famous for our sandwiches and calzones. Catering and boxed lunches. WE DELIVER! 120 W. Broadway. 11am-10pm daily. 733-3646. ■ NANI’S cUcINA ITALIANA - You’ll find NANI’S Regional Italian Cuisine off the beaten path in the North Glenwood neighborhood. Fresh. Handmade. Delicious…Breads. Sausage. Pasta. Desserts. Featuring vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, all natural meats, sustainable seafood. Accommodating service. Cozy ambiance. Full Bar + Cheese & Wine Happy Hour 5:30-7pm. Cocktail Parties. Walk-ins Welcome or Reserve a Table at or 733.3888. 20% off when seated or CarryOut ordered prior to 6pm.  ■ NIkAI SUSHI - Jackson’s favorite sushi bar offers the finest delicacies from both land and sea. Fresh fish flown in daily from around the world. Featuring innovative sushi & sashimi as well as a creative asian inspired grill menu. Full service bar offers unique fine sake, cocktails & wine list. Children’s menu. Open nightly at 6pm. Two blocks north of the Town Square. 225 N. Cache. Reservations recommended. 734-6490. ■ OceAN cITy cHINA BISTRO - Over 120 items. NO MSG. Featuring Cantonese, Mandarin, and Szechuan Cuisine. Beer and wine. Lunch special $5.99, Dinner special $7.99. Monday-Friday. Delivery available. Drive thru open. Open daily 11:00am-9:30pm. 340 W. Broadway, next to the Painted Buffalo Inn. 734-9768. ■ pINky G'S - Pinky G's- Voted Best Pizza in JH. Located under the Pink Garter Theatre. Slices, Calzones, Strombolis, soups, salads and unique pizzas. $7 lunch special daily-pick a slice, small salad and small soda. Happy Hour SundayThursday from 10pm-Midnight, $2 Tall boys and 2 for 1 well drinks. Take-out and Delivery. Open Daily 11:30am-2am, 307-734-PINK. 50 W. Broadway. ■ pIZZeRIA cALDeRA Jackson Hole's only dedicated stone-hearth oven pizzeria, serving Napolitana-style pizzas with fresh ingredients in traditional and creative combinations. Lunch Special (11am - 3pm): slice, salad, soup: any 2 for $8. Happy Hour (4-6pm): slice and a beer, $5. 20 W. Broadway. Open daily 11am-9:30pm. 307-201-1472. ■ SHOGUN SUSHI - Family owned and operated restaurant. Unique sushi rolls, fresh sashimi, nigiri, and awesome specialty items. Also available hot noodle soups, various bento boxes, beer, sake, wine. Spiciest sushi rolls in town available by request. Gluten free available. Free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Sat at 11 am. Reservations recommended for party of 6 or more. 265 W. Broadway. (307)733-9168 ■ SIDeWINDeRS AMeRIcAN GRILL - Serving a huge menu of homemade food from NY style pizza, fresh burgers, sandwiches, 15 salads,ribs, steaks and pastas.  Largest selection of draft beer in town, 28 beers from around the world. 40 TVs to watch any sporting event carried live, arcade for the kids, New Outdoor Seating, Happy Hour from 4:306:30 Mon-Fri including our slider menu for $3.50. 945 W Broadway under the huge American Flag. 307-734-5766 or ■ THe SILVeR DOLLAR GRILL - Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, specializing in regional game and beef perfectly prepared. Try our Signature Grilled Wild Boar - Sustainably raised wild boar from Prairie Harvest. Ancho chili glaze, whipped purple Peruvian potatoes.  We are “kid friendly”—our Little Buckaroo’s menu offers healthy choices reasonably priced. One block off The Square in the historic Wort Hotel. 732-3939 ■ SNAke RIVeR BReWeRy & ReSTAURANT - America’s most award-winning microbrewery. Delicious wood fired pizzas, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. $7 lunch menu from 11:30am-3pm. Happy Hour from 4-6. Stop by the Brew Pub to get the freshest beer in the valley, right from the source. Free WIFI. Open 11:30am - midnight. 265 S. Millward. 739-2337. ■ SNAke RIVeR GRILL - Offering  fine dining in a rustic-elegant setting for 19 years  on the Town Square. A Modern American menu featuring  organic produce, prime steaks, game chops and jet-fresh seafood. Our Chef was nominated “Best Chef: Northwest" at the James Beard Awards. Over 300 wines and a full cocktail & beer list. Open at 5:30pm nightly. Reservations at 733-0557 or visit ■ SWeeTWATeR ReSTAURANT - Jackson’s Original Cabin Restaurant serving Cowboy Comfort Food since 1976. Choose from favorites like the Baja Chicken Salad or the 16oz. Cowboy Ribeye. Mon-Sat Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner 5:30-9:00pm. At the corner of King and Pearl. Call 733.3553 and visit our website, ■ THAI Me Up ReSTAURANT & BReWeRy Innovative Thai cuisine in a modern setting. Remodeled bar with 8 exclusive beers on tap & expanded menu and new bar menu. Open nightly 5pm-late. Across from the Fire House. 75 E. Pearl St. 733-0005. ■ THAI pLATe - Lunch Specials Daily 11am-3pm - includes entree and egg roll. We will introduce you to authentic Thai food in Jackson! Fresh Spring Rolls, Thai Tea, Pad Thai, Pad Kee Mao and Curries! Over 25 years experience. Open Mon-Sat 11am-9:30. Closed Sundays. B.Y.O.B. 135 North Cache across from the Teton Theatre. 307-734-2654.

■ TRIO - “ of Jackson Hole’s hottest restaurants” - Food and Wine, Feb 2008. Just off the town square, Trio is owned and operated by local chefs with a passion for good food featuring contemporary American dishes inspired by classic bistro cuisine. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the wood-burning oven and watch the chefs perform. 45 S. Glenwood. Reservations 734-8038. Dinner 5:30. ■ WILD SAGe AT THe RUSTy pARROT LODGe - “Top Mountain Restaurant” by Mountain Living (2008). Creative American offerings feature organically grown produce, local game and meats, sustainable fish and seafood, and house made desserts, all complemented by an extensive wine list.  Dinner in our intimate gathering room is served from our open kitchen. Open seven days at 5:30pm. Reservations suggested. Please call 733-2000. 175 N. Jackson St. TETON VILLAGE ROAD ■ SUDAcHI - Innovative Japanese cuisine. Sudachi's menu features seasonal organic ingredients and the freshest fish from around the world. Enjoy our specialty sashimi plates, rolls, ramen, bbq kurobuta pork sliders and snake river farms kobe beef teriyaki. Full bar, fine wines and unique japanese sakes. 3465 N. Pines Way, in the Aspens. Reservations @ 307.734.SUDA(7832) or, open nightly @5pm. ■ TeTON pINeS - Join us for lunch or dinner. Serving great burgers, terrific salads, homemade soups and delicious sandwiches for lunch.  For dinner enjoy creamy lobster bisque, honey-glazed duck breast or our popular seafood paella. We have a variety of salads and small plates to appeal to the lighter side. Our wildly popular Happy Hour is back Wed-Sat from 4-6pm. Our fish tacos and the buffalo sliders can’t be beat. Thursday is Ladies Night. 733-1005 TETON VILLAGE ■ MASA SUSHI - Jackson’s most authentic Japanese cuisine by Chef Masa Kitami. Enjoy a uniquely traditional Japanese dinner at Teton Village’s original sushi restaurant. Dinner from 5:30pm-9:30pm Tuesday-Sunday. Located inside the Inn at Jackson Hole. 307.732.2962 ■ TeRRA cAFÉ - Located in Hotel Terra, offering quick and hearty breakfast options, including award-winning breakfast burritos, Persephone pastries, and specialty crepes. Lunch options feature homemade soups, salads, and hot and cold sandwiches. Smoothies, coffee and tea drinks, alcoholic beverages, and a variety of snacks available all day. Kids menu and kids playroom available for family-friendly dining. Open daily. Breakfast 7-11:00 am; Lunch 11:30-2:30pm. 7394025. ■ TeTON THAI - NOW OpeN! For over 10 years Teton Thai has been offering traditional Thai food prepared by authentic Thai cooks. A quaint 30-seat restaurant complete with a bar and full liquor license. Take-out available. Consistently voted the best Thai food and vegetarian option in the valley. 7342 Granite Loop. 307-733-0022. Driggs, Idaho Location 208-787-8424. www. NIGHT LIFE ■ eNOTecA SIcULA - the Wine & Cocktail Bar at Nani’s features an excellent selection of fine Italian and New World Wines, imported and Local Beers, as well as Premium Spirits and Specialty Cocktails including the Spaghetti Western©  and T-Sue©, and serves Nani’s full menu. Cocktail parties & Retail Sales.  2 for 1 Happy Hour 5:30-7pm  featuring Well Drinks & Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Cheese Plates & Select Appetizers. In the North Glenwood Neighborhood at 242. ■ eLeANOR'S - A hidden locals favorite sports bar & grill. Homemade American Cuisine and live entertainment. Stop by to relax, watch the game, and try our signature jumbo buffalo wings or papa’s burgers! Daily food and drink specials. Open Mon-Fri 4pm-close and Sat-Sun 10amclose. Call for events and entertainment schedule. 307-733-7901. 832 W. Broadway, in Plaza Liquors. ■ THe STAGecOAcH BAR - Visit the historic Stagecoach Bar in Wilson, Wyoming. Offering a traditional Western atmosphere with pool tables, darts, jukebox and full package liquor store. Hear the famous Stagecoach Band Sundays from 6-10pm. 733-4407. ■ SILVeR DOLLAR BAR - Renowned for our silver-dollar inlaid bar top (with a Buffalo Burger only slightly less famous!), we boast premium-label well drinks and fabulous sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. Enjoy your favorite game on our Mega screen, and Jackson’s best live music. 732-3939 MOVIES ■ JAckSON HOLe TWIN cINeMA - Two thumbs up for this wonderful movie lover’s cinema! The enchanting lobby is filled with movie memorabilia and Hollywood nostalgia. The Twin Cinema has 6-track digital Dolby stereo sound and wide screens. On Pearl St. across from the Jackson P.O. See our display ad on pg. 2 of Stepping Out, pg. 3 of the Daily, or call 733-4939. ■ MOVIeWORkS cINeMA 4 - Jackson’s four-plex offers luxurious seating, clean, crisp 6-channel digital stereo sound and razor sharp pictures on giant curved screens. Enjoy real buttered popcorn in the Hollywood deco lobby. Free parking! S. Hwy 89, just past the Kmart in the MovieWorks Plaza. See our display ad on pg. 2 of Stepping Out, pg. 3 of the Daily, or call 733-4939.

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MacLeod came for snow, stayed for career I t was a surprise to see Burns MacLeod in his chef coat at the opening for the “Silverspot” exhibit, the Mixed Media event at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. I found an art event honoring my beloved corvid clan and a familiar friendly face. How cool. It’s a new energy in the mix. I wrote about the Rising Sage Cafe seven years ago. It’s a fun place to lunch. That hasn’t changed. The cozy golden room adorned with its own gallery wall is comfortable. The views of the National Elk Refuge and Sleeping Indian inspire me. New head chef MacLeod’s roots were in the East. It wasn’t until he was deciding about college choices that he figured a culinary path would Bru allow him to travel and have an ongoing education, two of his priorities. He earned his way in restaurants during high school, starting as a dishwasher and working his way through prep positions to line cook. MacLeod received his degree from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, R.I. From there he went on to Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter, Fla., where he worked under a Spanish chef who influences him to this day. “His awareness and his management skills both made impressions. His style was classic French technique, but in his minimalist way,” MacLeod said. From there, MacLeod returned to Maine and a chef named Marty Carlton. Under Carlton’s wing, MacLeod progressed from line cook to sous chef. “He helped me realize how I could grow,” MacLeod told me. It was MacLeod’s mother who suggested he check out Jackson Hole. After college, he had spent a winter at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine. He really liked the ski-resort atmosphere. In 1989 he took a flight west with his skis and knives. For some years MacLeod was here for winters and returned to Maine

Chef Notes

Asparagus Potato Soup Serves a crowd

2 quarts vegetable stock 6 large potatoes 2 bunches asparagus 2 medium yellow onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons brown sugar canola and olive oils salt and pepper to taste Roast asparagus at high heat to achieve browning on the outside and crunchy interior. Cut the stems into small pieces. Set aside the tips. In a small stock pot, heat some blended canola and olive oil. Add diced onions and saute until clear. Add the garlic, the brown sugar and then the fibrous ends of the stalks. Add potatoes cut in half, cover with vegetable stock, cover and simmer for an hour. Puree the mixture and strain out the fiber. Add the small asparagus pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Burns MacLeod is now head chef at the Rising Sage Cafe, located five minutes north of Jackson at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and open for lunch daily with a varied menu of salads, wraps and sandwiches.

for summer work. His wife, Mary Sharood, met him the progress. The evening of the “Silverspot” opening, there and moved here. His mom has second thoughts the tone was youthful with a mac and cheese bar, and about her influence now that her son, his wife and red velvet and pumpkin whoopie pies from Dolce. Destheir children live much too far away. serts are sourced out because of limited kitchen space. While his children were small, MacLeod worked as Lunch was quite satisfying. The potato asparaan electrician to make more money. gus soup hit the spot. I like the choices, including “It’s really hard work,” he said. the decision about viewing the gal“And it’s not what I wanted to do.” lery exhibits before or after eating. Rising Sage Cafe The Alpenhof was MacLeod’s first Robert Bateman’s “Haida Spirit,” local employment; then he worked once again in the gallery, is a des2820 Rungius Road at Teton Pines and spent a sumtination in itself. Browsing the gift off Highway 89/191 mer at the Snake River Grill before shop for that special tree ornament landing at Off Broadway. Chef Al has become a tradition. 733-8649 Belliveau became a huge influence. It is easy to find just the right 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily After Off Broadway closed, tastes among selection of salads, Belliveau took on the prepared Available for special events wraps and sandwiches. Asian chickfoods and deli sections of Jackson en and Caesar salads are a couple Food Town for new owners Bob Arndt and Melanie of my favorites, always crisp and fresh. The barbecue Harrice. MacLeod came aboard as sous chef. According brisket sandwich has just the right sauce. The roast to MacLeod, “We had a lot of fun. I learned a lot. We’re turkey with smoked gouda and caramelized onions or still friends.” Food Town transitioned into Jackson the Reuben are solidly good. Itzel’s fish tacos with a Whole Grocer under the watchful eyes of that team side salad is a healthy no-guilt choice, or, for the opbefore all of them departed for their next adventures. posite, the quesadilla is rich and yummy. MacLeod spent some time as a stay-at-home dad The “Plethora of Pizza” article in last week’s before signing with Spring Creek Ranch, which runs News&Guide was a lot to chew on, and I had a lot Rising Sage. Starting last June, he worked with chef to check out. There also are pies at Camp Creek Tom Henninger, who had led the cafe for many years Inn, Sidewinder’s, Ignight and Cutty’s. It’s an and was being whisked away by an offer in Colorado. endless quest. “I’m just getting my feet wet here,” MacLeod said. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– There is much potential for innovation and special Bru writes every other week about the valley’s many evening events at the cafe. I look forward to watching talented chefs.

Annual Holiday Brunch

With Local Artist Dawn Bryfogle Sunday, December 16th, 11am – 3pm

Artist Reception featuring work by

Vintage Navajo cross on Moonstone necklace, and bracelet of Zuni horse head panels with gems and laced leather

Fine Cowboy, Indian and National Park Antiques More Western Art can be found at 247981

265 W. Pearl Ave 307-733-4619


255 North Glenwood 307-739-1940

Lia Kass Jessi West Lundeen & Valerie Seaberg

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Ebert at the Movies



Focus for ‘Sessions’ is kindness, not sex


Holiday Hours

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Movie: ‘The Sessions’ Times: 4:45, 7:15 and other times; running time 95 minutes Theater: Movieworks (733-4939) Rating: R (for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue) Ebert’s rating: H H H H ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


December 7-8 & 13-23 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from

December 26-January 2 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Located on the Town Square 45 E. Deloney Ave. 307.733.9922


ou can tell from his reedy voice that speaking, for Mark, is an effort. He’s 38 years old and after contracting polio he has spent most of those years in an iron lung. His body is thin and twisted. He depends on Vera, his caregiver, to wheel him around on a gurney during the few hours a day he can be out of the mechanism. Before he was embodied as a character in “The Sessions,” he was a real person named Mark O’Brien, and this film was inspired by a 1990 article he wrote titled “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate.” He has feeling all over his body. He has an instinct his time is running out. He would like to experience sexual intercourse with a woman at least once before he dies. At a time when sex is as common in the movies as automobiles, his need and his attempt to fulfill it require an awesome dedication. The film is a reminder of how unique sexual intimacy is, and even how ennobling. Mark is played by John Hawkes, who has emerged in recent years as an actor of amazing versatility. What he does here is not only physically challenging, but requires timing and emotion to elevate the story into realms of deep feel-

ing and, astonishingly, even comedy. More than most movies, “The Sessions” depends on two actors if it is to work at all — and here Helen Hunt provides a performance of tact and delicacy. She plays Cheryl, a sex surrogate in Berkeley, Calif. At a time in the 1980s when sex surrogates were fodder for comedians, she insists on the legitimacy of her profession and explains the ground rules to Mark. They will have six meetings, no more. They are not working together in order to fall in love, but to achieve a specific physical purpose. He understands this, although there may come times during the film when they both feel challenged. Their circumstance is complex and far from casual. What’s especially brilliant is the way the movie, written and directed by Ben Lewin, is specific about precisely what is happening. Although the movie is rated R, and Helen Hunt is seen nude at some length, no genitals or actual intercourse is ever seen. That’s wise. It’s the idea that counts. As she tells him specifically what she’s doing and why she’s doing it, it becomes almost as fresh for us as it is for Mark. “The Sessions” isn’t really about sex at all. It is about two people who can be of comfort to each other, and about the kindness that forms between them. This film redeems and corrects countless brainless and cheap sex scenes in other movies. It’s a reminder that we must be kind to one another. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Roger Ebert reviews new movies as they hit the screen.

River Rock Assisted Living is proud to be part of

Some of our residents will be filmed on 12.12.12 as part of the third annual global day of media creation, making a shared archive and film for the world. Recording the human experience over a 24-hour period, the effort showcases the diversity, conflict, tragedy and triumph that occur in one day. We’re proud of our residents for being included. We’re proud of Jackson for being included. And, we’re proud of the project. For more information, visit

3000 Big Trail Drive | Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 734-0500 247778


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December 12 – 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 12

7:30-11 p.m. in the Silver Dollar Bar at the Wort Hotel. Free.

Annie Band handmade jewelry trunk show, 1-2 p.m. at Spirit. See her latest creations. 733-3382.

Sunday, December 16

Library LARP informational meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Teton County Library. Check out the library’s new live-action role-playing group; learn about this fun, interactive gaming format. Free.

Annual Holiday Brunch with jeweler Dawn Bryfogle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cayuse Western Americana. 739-1940. Holiday Art and Craft Show, noon-6 p.m. at Shannon Troxler’s home, 2160 Coyote Loop off Wyo. 390. Also see and purchase works by Valerie Seaberg, Elizabeth Wright-Clark. See page 10.

Classical guitarist Byron Tomingas plays Christmas tunes, 6:30 p.m. on KHOL, 89.1 FM. He’ll also discuss what makes a great guitar.

Sounds of the Season, 3 p.m. at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Holiday concert features Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir, the JH Orchestra and the JH Brass Quintet. Second concert set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free; donations appreciated. 733-5341.

Bingo night, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Elks Lodge No. 1713. Doors open at 6:30. $17 for five games, $1 dauber. 733-1713. DJ Spartan throws down favorite beats, 9 p.m. at Town Square Tavern. Free. 733-3886.

Monday, December 17

Thursday, December 13 Art Association Christmas Pottery and Trunk Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Center for the Arts. Prices vary. 733-6379. Soup-Off Competition, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Center for the Arts lobby. $1 per taste. See page 9. The Aidai and Friends pop-up store, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today-Saturday in the open-air lower level of the Pink Garter Plaza. Wine After Work receptions at 5:30 p.m. each day. 733-3082. Local artists’ showcase, 5-8 p.m. at Wild Hands, 265 West Pearl Ave. Reception celebrating new local artists. Free. 733-4619. See page 14. Hanukkah awareness celebration, 5 p.m. at Betty Rock Cafe. Free. See page 17. Reception for Smithsonian Institution’s “Key Ingredients” show, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Also opening are Alberto Alcantara’s “Flights of Fancy,” Crystal Lawrence’s “Remembering Vincent” and “Mountain House Art: Expressions on Paper and Canvas.” 733-6379. See page 9. Cocktails and Creatives craft fair, 6-10 p.m. at the Rose. See page 10. Mix’d Media: Greatest Photographs of the American West, 6-9 p.m. at National Museum of Wildlife Art. $5. 733-5771. See page 10. Auditions: “The Threepenny Opera,” 7:30-9 p.m. at Dancers’ Workshop. Auditions for Riot Act Inc.’s winter production also will be held 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 203-9067.


Jackson Hole Playhouse begins its annual Christmas dinner theater show Friday. “The Christmas Survival Kit,” a playhouse original, weaves together funny anecdotes with favorite Christmas songs. The show runs every day except Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through Jan. 5.

Market Table Dinners, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Aspens Market. $65. CD release party for Mandatory Air’s “Take Me Home,” 9 p.m. at Pink Garter Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10. See page 5. Jackson favorite Stackhouse plays covers and originals, 9 p.m. at Town Square Tavern. Free. 733-3886.

Friday, December 14 “The Christmas Survival Kit” at Jackson Hole Playhouse. Appetizers served at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Production weaves funny anecdotes with favorite Christmas songs. $55 adults, $38 children. Every day except Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through Jan. 5. 733-6994. Family Friday Fun Night, 6 p.m. at Teton County Library Youth Auditorium. Get the whole family together for the library’s family game night. Choose from a variety of fun board games or join in one led by library staff. Free. 733-2164. Jackson Hole Community Band holiday concert, 7 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Free. See page 7. Dancers’ Workshop presents “If The Shoe Fits — An Original Adaptation of Cinderella,”

7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. Also 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday. $15 students, $25 adults at evening shows; $10 students and $20 adults at matinees. See page 18. Reel Rock Film Festival, 7 p.m. in Jackson Hole High School auditorium. Features “The Space Between,” highlighting Exum Mountain Guide President Nat Patridge. Proceeds benefit high school mountaineering club. $10, free for students. 699-0799. Jazz Night, 7-10 p.m. at the Granary. Pam Drews Phillips on piano, Bill Plummer on bass and Mike Calabrese on drums. No cover. 733-0802.

Book Groupies: “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy, 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Join us for interesting reads and thoughtprovoking discussion. Free. 733-2164, ext. 135, Hootenanny, 6 p.m. at Dornan’s in Moose. Live, acoustic music by resident and visiting musicians. Free. 733-2415. Random Canyon Growlers play mountain bluegrass, 7-10 p.m. Mondays at Q Roadhouse. Free.

Tuesday, December 18 Sounds of the Season, 7 p.m. at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Holiday concert features Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir, the JH Orchestra and the JH Brass Quintet. Free. 733-5341.

Boondocks with special guest Black Bottoms play country-blues, rock and Americana, 9 p.m. at Town Square Tavern. 733-3886.

Bluegrass Tuesdays with One Ton Pig, 7:30-11 p.m. at Wort Hotel. No cover.

Lazy Eyes play rock covers, 10 p.m. at The Timberline Bar in Victor, Idaho. $7 at door.

Saturday, December 15 Learn to Sword Fight: rapier stage combat workshop, noon-4 p.m. today and Sunday at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 5. Riot Act Inc. hosts. $30 for Saturday or $50 for both days. Register at 203-9067.

“The Met: Live in HD” production of Verdi’s “Aida,” 4 p.m. at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. $18 adults, $5 students., See page 8. Tram Jam plays rock and reggae, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays in the Bridger Gondola line at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Free. See page 5. Hanukkah party, 6 p.m. at E.Leaven Food Company. $5. See page 17. Pam Drews Phillips plays piano and sings, 7-10 p.m. at the Granary. Jazz, standards, pop tunes and holiday carols on the grand piano in the lounge. No cover. 733-0802. Auditions: “The Threepenny Opera,” 5-7 p.m. at Dancers’ Workshop. Riot Act Inc.’s winter production. Free. 203-9067. BRADLY J. BONER / NEWS&GUIDE FILE

Screen Door Porch with a full band plays Americana, roots-rock, 4 p.m. at Mangy Moose. Free.

Random Canyon Growlers play bluegrass and Americana, 7:30-11 p.m. in the Silver Dollar Bar at the Wort Hotel. Free.

Mardy Murie Holiday Cookie Swap, 2-5 p.m. at the Murie Center in Moose. Bring a dozen cookies to exchange. Free. See page 16.

Mila Zvegintzov models a scarf in 2010 from the Aidai pop-up store. Thursday through Saturday, Kyrgyzstani artist Aidai will show and sell her handmade silk and felt scarves in the lower level of the Pink Garter Plaza.

Sleigh rides begin on National Elk Refuge, 10-4 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Meet at JH and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. $18 adults; $14 children 5-12; free for kids under 4. See page 2.

WYO Bass, 10 p.m. at Town Square Tavern. Featuring DJs Lumin, Lish and Spartan spinning electro, house, dubstep and hits. 733-3886. Rock Creek plays country, rock, Americana,

Ongoing / Upcoming Capturing the Ghost: Winter Solstice Art Show, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 20 at The Rose. Free. 413-3965. Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons play for the Funkapocalypse, 9 p.m. Dec. 21 at Town Square Tavern. If the world ends, you’ll be going out in style with a full night of funk festivities. Find yourself a freaky getup, snag the company of your favorite god or goddess, and heat up the dance floor. $5. An Acoustic Evening with James McMurtry and John Fullbright, 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Center for the Arts. $20 rear balcony, $25 main balcony, $40 orchestra. Tickets 733-4900 and ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Town Square Tavern. Tickets available at Tavern Liquor Store, $15. Jackson Hole Music Experience hosts jazz residency with Mike Pope, Geoff Keezer and Marvin “Smitty” Smith Feb. 9-10 at Center for the Arts. $200 now, up to $325 later.

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GREENE & GREENE aRCHITECTURE • Indian Springs Home • Exquisite Finishes, expansive views • Sits on 289 acres of open space MLS# 12-1838, $7,250,000

CRESCENT H • 35 acre parcel, furnished Guest Cabin • Grand Teton Views - Sleeping Indian Views • Access to fly-fishing & Crescent H trail system MLS# 12-345, $4,650,000 JaCkSON HOLE GOLf & TENNIS

STUNNING JH GOLf & TENNIS HOME • 4 Bedroom Suites, Gourmet Kitchen • Unobstructed Teton Views • Situated on a 1 acre parcel on the 2nd Fairway MLS# 12-1269, $2,800,000

INDIaN SPRINGS RaNCH • 12,000 sq. ft., 5 main home suites • Self contained 2 bedroom guest home • Oversized 4 car garage, home gym, wine cellar, theater MLS# 12-1329, $10,950,000

RESIDENTIaL LIVING aT IT’S bEST • 1.07 acre parcel at JH Golf & Tennis • Panoramic views of the Sleeping Indian • Build your dream home in this new development MLS# 12-2170, $695,000

THE NEVILLE GROUP MISSION To be referred by, “our clients”, because of our successful and professional relationship.

INDIaN TRaILS • Glory Bowl and Teton Views • Lakota Lane - Rare opportunity • .67 acre home site - Near Schools MLS #10-1717, $415,000

David A. NeVille, Associate Broker | Susan NeVille Shawn M. Asbell, Sales Associate | Douglas Howard, Associate Broker

307.734.9949 | 888.733.6060 |


TETON WILDERNESS • Surrounded by National Park • Tongue and grove cedar paneling • 3 bed / 3 bath on .98 acres MLS# 11-1810, $649,000

Jackson Hole News&Guide December 12 2012  

December 12, 2012 edition of the Jackson Hole News&Guide

Jackson Hole News&Guide December 12 2012  

December 12, 2012 edition of the Jackson Hole News&Guide