Team Jackson Hole, a team of cyclists out of Jackson, is sponsoring the showing of ‘Rising from Ashes,’ a documentary about genocide survivors in Rwanda who pursue their dream of a national cycling team. I spoke with Producer Dan Cooper and former professional cyclist Scott Nydam, who helped train the athletes, about what cycling means to Team Rwanda.
The movie will be shown on March 9th, at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, at 6 pm. Cooper and Nydam will be there to answer questions.
A former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel will be visiting Jackson next week. Daniel Kurtzer is now a professor at Princeton University and recently edited a book about the Arab-Israeli conflict. During his visit to Wyoming, he’ll be giving a talk entitled “America and the Middle East: Challenges of Change.” He considers it very important for the U.S. to take a leadership role in resolving conflicts in the Middle East and helping countries there transition to Democracy.
The provider of the Jackson Hole Rodeo has agreed to change the event’s opening prayer to be non-sectarian.
Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says the rodeo used to open with a prayer that mentioned Jesus, and his office received complaints about that.
“We have contestants that don’t follow that faith,” Barron said. “We have attendees that come from around the world. And so there were some people who didn’t appreciate the Christian element of the prayer.”
The town’s new concession agreement specifies that the opening prayer will be non-sectarian.
First started in 1971, Dancers' Workshop has been teaching dance in Jackson for more than four decades. Today, the non-profit dance school reaches nearly 500 students, from toddlers to adults. And the group brings dance into the lives of thousands of more people through its performances, including a series that presents world-renown companies from New York to San Francisco. But the school's audiences and students are not just in Jackson. Rebecca Huntington has more...
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Teton County, founded in 1958. Now located in a new year-round building at 225 N. Cache, the museum’s current exhibit is “Playing Hard: Labor and Leisure in Jackson Hole.” It explores the nature of recreation and how it evolved from the hard work of early day residents. The temporary exhibit is a sample of work gathered during a two-year collaborative project with Eastern Shoshone and Shoshone-Bannock tribal members.
Off Square Theatre Company: Wyoming's Professional Theatre!
Off Square Theatre Company (OSTC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit company founded in Jackson Hole in 1998. Named as the resident theater company in the Center for the Arts, OSTC’s mission is to produce and present theater of the highest professional standards that inspires, stimulates, and entertains its diverse audiences; to conduct training and educational programs that enhance the quality of life for those they serve; and to help ensure the future of theater in the state of Wyoming.
Teton Science Schools is celebrating 45 years of teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through its mission of connecting people, nature, place, and education. Since 1967, when Ted Majors created the first summer field ecology program for high school students, Teton Science Schools (TSS) has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education.
Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will be visiting and touring northwestern Wyoming and the eastern edge of Idaho during the 16th annual Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour. The six day event, which attracts cyclists from across the nation as well as international riders this year from Australia and Canada, kicks off on July 15 in Jackson.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art was founded to enrich and inspire international appreciation and knowledge of fine art. With a collection of over 5,000 catalogued works of art, the Museum strives to strengthen humanity's relationship with nature through its collections, exhibitions, research, educational programs and publications.
Summertime in Jackson! Off to the nation’s ski capital and favorite wilderness destination, Teton County. Wyoming Public Media enjoyed co-hosting a planned giving workshop and taping a “lunch concert” in Jackson over spring break, where we met many wonderful people in your community. This summer, Wyoming Public Media will collaborate with The Grand Teton Music Festival, rebroadcasting the Weekend Orchestra Performances on Wyoming Public Radio and on the HD Classical Wyoming station. This month we welcome listeners in Jackson to send in ideas for our Jackson “Best of Wyoming” page.
FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, Grand Teton Music Festival has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s most important summer music festivals. Fresh off a spectacular 50th Anniversary Season in 2011, the Festival looks toward the future with exceptional programming and special guests including pianist Stephen Hough performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with guest conductor Mark Wigglesworth, percussionist Colin Currie in MacMillan’s Veni veni Emmanuel, violinist James Ehnes in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and much more.
This month a movie will debut featuring an iconic bar in Jackson Hole. It’s called The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. To many in the valley it is more than a bar. For years it has featured live music on Sunday nights and has been the host to Cowboys and millionaires. It’s been there for more than 70 years. The premier will be June 27th at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. Jennifer Tennican is the filmmaker and she joins Bob Beck.
Jackson's Town Council is working on new rules to clarify the permitting process for allowing special events on the Town Square.
Town attorney Audrey Cohen-Davis says the new rules were in the works before a pro-life ministry group proposed putting up a controversial anti-abortion display on the Town Square. The town stopped the group from showing graphic images of fetuses during a Boy Scout Expo on the Town Square, a move which the Wyoming Supreme Court said violated the group’s First Amendment rights.
Jackson Town Councilors voted Monday to allow a ten-by-eighty-foot display, which could include graphic images of fetuses, on the Town Square. Texas-based Operation Save America would be allowed to put up the anti-abortion display for four days in May. But the council denied the group's request to set it up on a Saturday during the Boy Scouts annual elk antler auction.
Councilors said the content was not the problem, but that the display would compete for space with the Boy Scouts' event.
The town of Jackson is looking to buy a piece of property from the U.S. Forest Service.
The Forest Service plans to get rid of the 10-acre parcel on the outskirts of town and would normally auction it off to the highest bidder. But Jackson officials have asked the agency to consider a direct sale, where they would skip the auction and just negotiate a price with the town.
Anchor ice has been wreaking havoc on some Jackson residents and businesses this week. Also called frazil ice, it’s a rare phenomenon in which the river freezes from the bed up, so flowing water spills out from the sides of the waterway.
Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says Jackson’s Flat Creek is one of the few places in the country with prime conditions for anchor ice to form, winter after winter. Ochs says this year has been particularly tough because of the constant freezing temperatures.