Anew exhibit offers three painters’ views of protected private lands in Jackson Hole. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reports on the first-ever collaboration between the Jackson Hole Land Trust and artists, called View 22.
Poet Matt Daly lives and writes in Jackson Hole. He received a BA in Philosophy from Lewis & Clark College and an MA in English from University of Utah. Daly teaches composition and literature courses at Central Wyoming College’s Jackson Outreach Center.
On Fishing *
I near reverence occasionally, like when kneeling to release trout. I guess
air feels a bit like how the pew must feel: for the fish, all that sky, just a hard bench.
This month Jackson Hole High School will host the annual Teton County Model United Nations conference. Student participants from across Wyoming and Idaho will research and debate pressing global issues, including security and human rights.
Sheridan High School social studies teacher, Andrew Metcalf, says that the model UN not only helps deepen students’ education, but might also open doors for them in the future.
Nate Ver Burg, founder of Elevated Ideas, has an uncanny ability to see things differently. He uses this talent to instigate revolutionary change in business by forcing companies and industries to shatter their established mindsets. Nate’s prescient perspective is equally influential in both business and personal experiences. He lives and works in Jackson Hole.
The bi-annual report on Jackson Hole’s housing market has reassuring news for local property owners as the area continues to make its recovery from the national housing crisis. Sales are expected to increase, and the number of properties available for sale will continue to decrease.
The total housing inventory for Jackson Hole is down. Properties costing less than 1 million dollars make up almost half the available inventory, but Jackson’s inventory rate is less than half the national average.
Next week the annual Grand Teton Music Festival gets underway at the Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck spoke with Andrew Palmer Todd, the New Executive Director of the event. He says this event has become well known.
The Summit on the Snake – an annual conference about use of the Snake River – will take place in Jackson this Saturday. Speakers will discuss the wildlife, history, ecology, and management of the Snake River and there will be a panel regarding the future of river management in Jackson Hole.
Snake River Fund Program Director, Margaret Creel, says the Bureau of Land Management will transfer management duties to Teton County soon, and the county needs to figure out how to manage the resource responsibly. Currently, river use is unregulated.
Jennifer has been working in film and video since the late 1990s and has experience in all aspects of documentary production. Her most recent work is a one-hour, high-definition documentary film entitled The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. Using varied and compelling characters, the film explores the history of a long-time community "watering hole," the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson, Wyoming
Nicole Madison's musical roots came from her father, who played a major part in the development of the Mississippi River Festival at Southern Illinois University in her home town of Edwardsville, Illinois. You can download her songs on iTunes.
Jackson tourism officials are expecting a busy New Year’s holiday.
The lodging barometer, which measures lodging bookings for the valley shows occupancy at 72-percent of full for the Saturday before New Year’s. That’s up significantly from last year’s 59-percent and the 49-percent that was recorded in 2010.
Kate Foster of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce says the turnaround is based on a couple of things.
Jackson Hole based Chanman Roots Band, fronted by Peter “Chanman” Chandler, are driven by strong rhythms, horns and a positive vibe. The nine members from the Chanman Roots Band come from across the country and combine reggae, rock, jazz, and more to their music. The band recorded and released its first CD New Uprising in 2011. Anna Rader produced this profile.
Jackson based band Screen Door Porch, was formed by Seadar Rose and Aaron Davis in 2007. Their newest album Fate and the Fruit, follows up their 2010 self-titled debut. Anna Rader produced this profile.
The United States Government is bringing a number of Foreign Ambassadors to Jackson Hole this weekend to learn about conservation and preservation. The trip is being led by U-S Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall who says the goal is to teach the diplomats about how the National Park System is a major part of the country’s environmental heritage. She hopes this will lead to an interesting discussion.
One of the newer traditions in Jackson Hole is an event called the Jackson Hole Fire Festival. It runs June 14th-20th. It came from the idea developed by Candra Day of Vistas 360 degrees in Jackson. She joins Bob Beck to explain the event and her organization…