Jackson Hole http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en All The World’s A Stage: Play Taps Into Personal And Global Experiences http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/all-world-s-stage-play-taps-personal-and-global-experiences <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98861477?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Tennican 60951 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton County To Build Affordable Housing For Teachers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teton-county-build-affordable-housing-teachers <p>Teton County is planning to build affordable housing for local teachers.</p><p>The development in Wilson will include 11 homes. Each will have 3 bedrooms and cost no more than $422,500. The median sales price for residential properties in Jackson Hole last year was more than $550,000.</p><p>Commissioner&nbsp;Ben Ellis says he hopes the development will keep top teaching talent in Teton County.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:39:22 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60819 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton County To Build Affordable Housing For Teachers Learning To Play: Musical Pursuits And A Childhood Wish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/learning-play-musical-pursuits-and-childhood-wish <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98888705?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:20:29 +0000 Jennifer Tennican 60731 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org St. John's Medical Center Adds Surgeons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/st-johns-medical-center-adds-surgeons <p>St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson is hiring several new surgeons and doctors to join the public hospital’s physician group. &nbsp;It will be the first time the hospital has directly employed surgeons.&nbsp;</p><p>St. John’s CEO Lou Hochheiser says the new hires are needed to meet demand in the area.</p><p>“A year and a half ago, we had 4 and a half surgeons in this community,” Hochheiser said. “We have lost two and a half of those surgeons, leaving us with two. Therefore, it was the hospital’s responsibility to make sure that gap was filled.”</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:48:27 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59686 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org St. John's Medical Center Adds Surgeons A New Standard? Jackson Singer Adds A New Song To The Jazz Repertoire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-standard-jackson-singer-adds-new-song-jazz-repertoire <p>A new album by Jackson Hole jazz singer Nicole Madison jazzes up a '60s pop song and gives it a place among classic jazz standards. The album’s name—‘In My Life’—comes from a song written by the Beatles. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reached Nicole Madison at home.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:07:56 +0000 Micah Schweizer 59474 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A New Standard? Jackson Singer Adds A New Song To The Jazz Repertoire From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gunshots-good-times-stories-stagecoach-bar <p>The Stagecoach Bar in Wilson has kept Jackson Hole fed, watered, and entertained since 1942.&nbsp;The historic bar is home to cowboys, hippies, and the famous Stagecoach Band, which has played every Sunday night for over 40 years.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:23:11 +0000 Cordelia Zars 58722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar New Director For Jackson Conservation Group http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-director-jackson-conservation-group <p></p><p>A Wyoming conservation group is celebrating its 35<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year with a new director.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:17:11 +0000 Erin Jones 56996 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Director For Jackson Conservation Group Jackson Council Approves Funding To Buttress Slipping Hillside http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-council-approves-funding-buttress-slipping-hillside <p>On Monday, the Jackson Town Council voted to increase emergency spending from $50,000 to $750,000 to deal with the slow-moving landslide beside the town's main thoroughfare. Town officials say the money is needed to manage the slide and to build a buttress to create pressure at the base of the slide to slow it down.</p><p>The Council voted four-to-one to approve the funding. Councilman Jim Stanford cast the lone dissenting vote.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:52:40 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 56876 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Council Approves Funding To Buttress Slipping Hillside Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-jackson-rodeo-legends-bill-and-martha-saunders <p>Bill and Martha Saunders are long-time Jackson residents. The couple was instrumental in founding the Jackson Hole Ski Club, and their family was also central in Wyoming's rodeo scene. Bill and Martha share memories of their rodeo experiences, including Martha's tour with the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:13:55 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53866 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders Michigan Musher Shares His Obsession With Wyoming Sled-Dog Racing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/michigan-musher-shares-his-obsession-wyoming-sled-dog-racing <p>Sixteen sled dog teams are racing more than 300 miles this week across western Wyoming and neighboring states. This is the nineteenth year for the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. This weekend is the end of the 8-day race that started in Jackson and finished in Evanston. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington caught up with one of the racers, Bruce Magnusson.</p><p>CROWD: Go dogs, go!</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:16:32 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 53735 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Michigan Musher Shares His Obsession With Wyoming Sled-Dog Racing Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-wild-times-stagecoach-bar <p>Phil Round is a guitarist and singer from Jackson Hole.&nbsp; He’s a member of the fabled Stagecoach Band, which holds down a weekly Sunday night gig and dance at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson.&nbsp;Phil shares some early memories from the bar with his son, Wilden.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:34:41 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53681 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar A personal conversation with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/personal-conversation-wyoming-governor-matt-mead <p>Governor Matt Mead talks about his Jackson roots, family influences as the grandson of&nbsp; Senator Cliff Hansen and life in the governors mansion. His conversation is light-hearted as he talks about his Mom and her run for governor in 1990, how he met his wife, Carol and raising their two children.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:42:21 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 53658 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A personal conversation with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Wyoming Stories Podcast #4 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-4 <p>Stories from Jackson Hole about historic skiing, an indestructible skirt, and overcoming obstacles.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:14:31 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 53467 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #4 Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-bill-briggs-makes-history-skiing-grand-teton <p>Bill Briggs, a Dartmouth graduate from Maine, moved to Jackson Hole and became North America’s “father of extreme skiing.” In Jackson he worked as a climbing and ski guide for many years, driven by his own passion and encouraged by the supportive outdoor community to surmount the insurmountable. In 1971, Briggs was the first person ever to descend the Grand Teton on skis, a feat most considered to be impossible.&nbsp; His friend Spark M asks him to describe the experience.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:49:21 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53317 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-dail-barbours-indestructible-skirt-and-other-jackson-hole-memories <p>Dail Barbour was twenty-four-years-old when she moved to Jackson Hole. She worked at the Wort Hotel, a historic inn in the heart of the city, where she was issued a remarkable uniform.&nbsp;</p><p>Dail Barbour arrived in Wyoming the summer she graduated from high school, 1964. She and a few friends bicycled across the country. They spent a week in Yellowstone and Barbour swore she would return. Six years later, she moved to Teton County permanently, settling for some time in Wilson where she spent many days and nights at the legendary Stagecoach Bar.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:20:19 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Jennifer Tennican 53210 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories Jackson gallery offers views of protected private lands http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-gallery-offers-views-protected-private-lands <p>A<strong> <a href="http://triofineart.com/567790/view-22-paintings/">new exhibit</a></strong> 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.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:52:34 +0000 Micah Schweizer 50928 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson gallery offers views of protected private lands Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons: Comin’ Back For More http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sneaky-pete-and-secret-weapons-comin-back-more <p><strong><a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/sneakypeteandthesecretweapons">Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons</a></strong> is a six-piece funk band based in Jackson.</p><p>http://youtu.be/V5gKhFPyzeI</p><p></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121886076" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:46:35 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Anna Rader & Ben Slater 50405 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons: Comin’ Back For More Poems by Matt Daly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/poems-matt-daly <p>Poet <a href="http://dalypoetry.com/">Matt Daly</a> lives and writes in Jackson Hole. He received a BA in Philosophy from Lewis &amp; 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.</p><p></p><p><strong>On&nbsp;Fishing *</strong></p><p>I near reverence occasionally,<br />like when kneeling to release trout.&nbsp;&nbsp;I guess<br />&nbsp;<br />air feels a bit like how the pew must&nbsp;feel:<br />for the fish, all that sky, just a hard&nbsp;bench.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:04:08 +0000 Matt Daly 50378 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Poems by Matt Daly Jackson Hole High School to host Model UN conference http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-hole-high-school-host-model-un-conference <p>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.</p><p>Sheridan High&nbsp;School social studies teacher, Andrew Metcalf, says that the model UN not only&nbsp;helps deepen students’ education,&nbsp;but&nbsp;might&nbsp;also open doors for them in the future.</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:56:33 +0000 Jordan Harper 50007 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Hole High School to host Model UN conference Nate Ver Burg on instigating revolutionary change in businesses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nate-ver-burg-instigating-revolutionary-change-businesses <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Nate Ver Burg, founder of Elevated Ideas, has an uncanny ability to see things differently.&nbsp; He uses this talent to instigate revolutionary change in business by forcing companies and industries to shatter their established mindsets.&nbsp; Nate&rsquo;s prescient perspective is equally influential in both business and personal experiences.&nbsp; He lives and works in Jackson Hole.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:59:35 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 47740 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Nate Ver Burg on instigating revolutionary change in businesses Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/teton-county-considers-hold-new-cell-towers <p></p><p></p><p>Teton County's commissioners are seeking new regulations on cell phone towers in the county due to concerns that new towers could impede scenic views.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p><p>In the meantime, they’re considering a moratorium on all applications for new towers.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:08:58 +0000 Jordan Harper 46906 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Teton County considers a hold on new cell towers Jackson Hole housing report forecasts growth http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-hole-housing-report-forecasts-growth <p>The bi-annual report on Jackson Hole’s housing market has reassuring news for local property owners as the area continues to&nbsp;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.</p><p>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.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:24:05 +0000 Jordan Harper 44584 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Hole housing report forecasts growth More flights to Jackson Hole planned for winter http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/more-flights-jackson-hole-planned-winter <p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:21:32 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 43121 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org More flights to Jackson Hole planned for winter Grand Teton Music Festival returns http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grand-teton-music-festival-returns <p>Next week the annual Grand Teton Music Festival gets underway at the Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village.&nbsp; 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.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:51:50 +0000 Bob Beck 42943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grand Teton Music Festival returns Event to consider future management of the Snake River http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/event-consider-future-management-snake-river <p>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.</p><p>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.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:52:47 +0000 Irina Zhorov 41991 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Event to consider future management of the Snake River Seeing through the lens of filmmaker Jennifer Tennican http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/seeing-through-lens-filmmaker-jennifer-tennican <p></p><p> Jennifer has been working in film and video since the late 1990s and has experience in all aspects of documentary production.&nbsp; 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</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 16:12:42 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 40633 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Seeing through the lens of filmmaker Jennifer Tennican Demand drives up Jackson Hole housing market; supply becomes scarce http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/demand-drives-jackson-hole-housing-market-supply-becomes-scarce <p>The housing market in Jackson Hole is booming, and it’s getting even more expensive to live there.</p><p>Last week, the Jackson Town Council decided to buy an apartment building to house town employees, so they could afford to live in the area. That makes it 15 housing properties the town will own.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:16:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 39803 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Demand drives up Jackson Hole housing market; supply becomes scarce Nicole Madison - Jazz vocalist and actor http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nicole-madison-jazz-vocalist-and-actor <p></p><p></p><p>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.&nbsp; You can download her songs on iTunes.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:57:25 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 39727 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Nicole Madison - Jazz vocalist and actor Jackson Hole is expecting a big weekend http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-hole-expecting-big-weekend <p>Jackson tourism officials are expecting a busy New Year’s holiday.&nbsp;</p><p>The lodging barometer, which measures lodging bookings for the valley shows occupancy at 72-percent of full for the Saturday before New Year’s.&nbsp; That’s up significantly from last year’s 59-percent and the 49-percent that was recorded in 2010.</p><p>Kate Foster of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce says the turnaround is based on a couple of things.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:50:57 +0000 Irina Zhorov & Ir 34561 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Hole is expecting a big weekend Wyoming Artist Profile - Chanman Roots Band http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-artist-profile-chanman-roots-band <p>Jackson Hole based <strong><a href="http://www.chanmanrootsband.com/home.cfm">Chanman Roots Band</a></strong>, 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&nbsp; combine reggae, rock, jazz, and more to their music. The band recorded and released its first CD <em>New Uprising</em> in 2011. Anna Rader produced this profile.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:13:37 +0000 Anna Rader 30308 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Artist Profile - Chanman Roots Band