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Briefly 2 Them on Us 12 Teton Meadows 16 Blackbird 21 First Lady
W W W . P L A N E TJ H . C O M U P D AT E D D A I LY
Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2007 l Vol. 5 Issue 37
1% yields $100K
Them on Us
Low unemployment blues
Teton Meadows
New New Neighborhood
Spread your greasy wings...
First Lady
Laura Bush tours GTNP
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Music Box
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1% doles out $100k
Environmental and community betterment benefactor 1 Percent for the Tetons
awarded money from its first-ever grant
cycle last week, doling out a total
$100,800 to 10 applicants.
The winners were announced Thursday
at an awards ceremony that featured a
keynote address by Patagonia founder
Yvon Chouinard, who also founded 1
Percent for the Planet, an organization the
local body is modeled after.
In the local nonprofit’s inaugural year,
53 member businesses signed on to pledge
1 percent of the year’s gross sales to 1
Percent for the Tetons, which is overseen
by a predominately local board of directors and a lofty advisory board dispersed
locally and around the country.
This first cycle saw 34 applications from
individual groups, often paired with other
private and public bodies, seeking almost
$450,000 in grant monies.
The largest single grant, to the tune of
$33,000, was awarded to Western
Wyoming Resource Conservation &
Development, which will use the money to
conduct a yearlong feasibility study for a
communitywide compost program for grocers and restaurants.
At the low end, a $1,000 grant was
awarded to a group aiming to map existing
and proposed pathway corridors in Teton
Valley, Idaho, while another of the same
amount will go toward a greenhouse for
the Van Vleck House in Jackson.
The Wyoming Game & Fish
Department will benefit from 1 Percent
for the Tetons with a $10,000 grant
awarded to map the Teton County portion
of Sublette County’s major pronghorn
antelope corridor.
The awards ceremony did not overlook
social causes: $3,000 will help teach
English to area Latinos through environmental education.
“The range of issues facing the Tetons
region is reflected in the range of projects
we’ll be funding,” said Jonathan Schechter,
director of the Charture Institute, which
runs 1 Percent for the Tetons.
For a full list of grant awardees, or to
learn more about 1 Percent for the Tetons,
go to
— Ben Cannon
Fun Run match
drive raises $1.85M
The match fundraising drive leading up
to Old Bill’s Fun Run 11 set a new record
this year, raising $1.85 million in pledges
from big donors.
Jackson Hole’s Community Foundation
announced last week that “Mr. and Mrs.
Old Bill,” the anonymous couple for
which the annual philanthropic love-feast
is named, and 32 co-challengers, beat last
year’s match total of nearly $1.6 million,
then a banner year.
The event, now in its 11th year, raises
big bucks that are then distributed
through the Community Foundation. Last
year saw $6.8 million raised for 205 local
“Because of old Bill’s Fun Run, the arts
are thriving, critical wildlife is being protected, affordable housing is built and
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Foundation, said in a press release.
Since its inception, the charitable
event, which drew 2,800 walkers, runners
and wheelers last year, has raised $45.7
million. For more information about
donating or to learn more about Old Bill’s
Fun Run, go to, or call
— PJH Staff Report
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Where did you get
this music, Gypsy?
The caravan of a displaced people wandering over the centuries, crossing from
the Far East to western Europe – through
incongruous Balkans, over the rolling sunflower Magyar plains, into the folksy classical romanticism of old France and back
– landed for a moment in an arid and
mountainous place in the modern world –
Jackson Hole.
The Gypsies, a Houston-based ensemble
of multi-disciplined players, performed at
Walk Festival Hall last Thursday as one of
the last shows of this year’s Grand Teton
Music Festival.
Real Gypsies, or the Roma people as
they are now called, left their mark on
music wherever they went, creating new
confluences and styles of Gypsy-influenced sounds along the way. “They gave
the world some of the most beautiful
music it has ever known,” Erich Avinger,
The Gypsies’ classical guitarist, told the
nearly full house.
At the show’s outset, a quartet took to
the stage, wordlessly picking up their
instruments – violin, upright bass, classical and flattop guitars – and worked their
way into the sounds of Gypsy reverie
marked by spirited violin and a tempo that
First Lady Laura Bush poses with newly sworn in Junior Rangers at the
Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitors Center on Monday afternoon.
one moment sounded pained and mournful, and then took a frenzied and celebratory turn in the next.
Hungarian-born violinist Ferenc Illenyi,
who plays violin with the Houston
Symphony, helms the group, though the
evening featured myriad combinations of
players, from duets to six players at once.
Illenyi was backed by virtuosic playing,
adding, along with the quartet instruments, a grand piano a second violin.
The setlist was a tour around Central
and Eastern Europe, with at least one
French-Gypsy tune. Illenyi seemed to prefer to return to the Hungarian-Gypsy more
often, though. Clearly his homeland
instilled in him a love for the Gypsy influence in the language of his native music.
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Illenyi and pianist Scott Holshouser also
performed John Williams’ theme from
“Schindler’s List,” which was not the only
tune of the evening that left some wiping
their eyes.
A second and final encore featured the
March Hora, a curious selection because
the lively song had been played earlier in
the evening. A Hungarian Gypsy song,
perhaps Illenyi chose it because he
thought the audience, by the end of the
evening, had become pulled into the landscapes of the music and could delight in it
more the second go-round. Or maybe he
chose it because not everyone noticed how
fast his fingers moved over the violin the
first time around.
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They are cute, adorable,
little furballs.
It remains to be seen if Jackson Hole can develop its way out
of its problems. Affordable housing certainly will allow more
middle-class working families to continue to live in and contribute to the community, but will those affordable developments
– whose affordability is achieved through density – adversely
affect the natural environment for which we all feel a responsibility to protect? Quite possibly.
And is it true that affordable housing simply begets the need for
more affordable housing, as some outspoken critics of recent dense
proposals have said? The theory sounds reasonable: Middle-class
families – be they providers of essential community services such as
nurses, teachers and policemen or members of the service sector of
the economy such as river guides, ski instructors or retail workers –
end up requiring more services, which require more workers, which
require more affordable housing, etc., etc. But is there any data to
back that up? Do middle-class families demand more or different
services than families that can afford market homes or second-home
owners that spend a few weeks out of the year in their condo and
maybe rent it out on a short-term basis the rest of the year – or
maybe not? Doesn’t market-home development spawn the same
need for electricians, plumbers, teachers, ski shop thralls, grocery
Stop killing bears
HOURS: MON-FRI, 12-5 / SAT, 10-2
[This letter was edited slightly for length. — Ed.]
I am writing to express my extreme displeasure and unending frustration at the continued institutional arrogance and predator
bias exhibited by the Wyoming Game and
Fish and their local leadership in recent years.
The most recent example being the wholly unnecessary killing of a mother black
bear on Aug. 2 near Emily’s Pond in
Jackson Hole. This entirely preventable act
coupled with the tragic orphaning of her
two young cubs has resulted in three bears
being removed from the ecosystem and their
genetic diversity being lost forever. This
monumental and cavalier lack of foresight
was inexcusable but the apparent altering of
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the official position, from the Aug. 3 press
release stating the sow “reportedly acted
aggressively towards people” to admitting
that they had not received reports of aggressive behavior is malfeasance at best, and
betraying and lying at worst … .
If all you have is a hammer then every
problem is a nail, and apparently the
“hammer” was cocked and this mama got
“nailed.” She got nailed because there
were no non-lethal control measures present and ready to be deployed.
Please consider some coefficient of the
following in the future: Try one more
night of trapping in the vicinity of the
tree, dart the mother on the ground to
minimize falling injury, pull the dogs off
immediately to lower the bear’s stress
level and the perceived threat to her cubs,
have the dart gun ready with a backup in
case of malfunction, have bear spray available, out and ready as a primary or secondary option for defense, make it a punishable offense to use lethal force as anything but a last resort, increase partnership with the Jackson Hole Wildlife
Foundation’s excellent “Bear Aware” program, and, in the name of public trust and
confidence in the department, officers,
stop the feeble attempts at the deceptive
“butt covering” by the management and
leadership of the department. We are not
buying it anymore. Years of autonomy and
unquestioned management practices by
see LETTERS page 5
store baggers? Don’t market-home owners attract out-of-town visitors who want to float the Snake, climb the Grand, ski the Village?
Sometimes it seems that, at the heart of the debate (or at least
this aspect of the debate) lies a conversation Jackson Hole is not
particularly excited to have: a conversation about class and entitlement and who deserves the privilege of living in Jackson Hole.
Pure, raw, survival-of-the-fittest capitalism would cull the weak (i.e.
the poor or at least the not-wealthy) from the valley, leaving only
those with the resources to buy a (on average) $1.2 million home,
along with a few lucky (but aging) folks who bought in before home
prices became a joke (or a nightmare), and of course those already
ensconced in their affordable homes. Would that be acceptable? No
doubt it would be for those lucky few, and probably less so for those
still trying to figure out how to stick around in the valley.
But I’m loath to overgeneralize: Of course there are plenty of market homeowners who would acutely feel the loss of a diverse community. The tricky thing about having that conversation about class is
that attitudes about such subjects don’t necessarily coincide neatly
with income. Do they? We may never find out for sure, unless we
address that 900-pound bull moose that has been in the room for
quite some time now.
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the local and regional leadership of Game
and Fish has resulted in a black eye to the
generally fine officers of said department.
Maybe it is time for a change in policy
towards acknowledgement and preparation for climate change, food source loss,
habitat destruction and overdevelopment
causing more of these situations in the
coming months and years, and maybe it is
time for a change at the top of the local
and regional leadership “tree” before all
public trust and confidence is “shot.”
— Gregory Griffith, Moose-Wilson Road
Paul right about foreign policy
On foreign policy, Ron Paul is correct.
It is disappointing to see so many presidential candidates from both parties
unwilling even to consider the possibility
that U. S. foreign policy might actually
contribute to anti-American sentiment
abroad. Ron Paul, the sole candidate who
dares to discuss this relationship, is routinely lambasted at the Republican
debates. Rudy Giuliani and others, desperately seeking to flaunt their patriotic
prowess, scoff at Paul and his analysis.
They are content with the explanation
that the 9/11 hijackers, for example,
attacked us out of “hatred for our freedoms.” That is a convenient explanation,
but ultimately a shallow and simplistic one.
If we are truly honest with ourselves, it is
not difficult to grasp how U.S. involvement
in the internal affairs of other countries can
contribute to animosity against our nation.
Consider the example of Iran. Did not
our CIA overthrow the democratically
elected government of Mossadeq in 1953?
Did not our government prop up the Shah,
a much-hated dictator, for more than 30
years? Did not the USS Vincennes shoot
down an Iranian commercial airliner in
1988, killing more than 250 people?
If another country involved itself in the
affairs of our nation in such a manner, we
would be justifiably enraged. It is high
time that we Americans and our political
leaders had the moral courage to evaluate
critically the way in which our government engages other nations of the world.
Ron Paul’s example demonstrates both
humility and insight, and we would do
well to follow it.
— Shepard Humphries, Jackson Hole
Mortgaging our future
“As we peer into society’s future, we,
see LETTERS page 11
On “Should MSU change its name
to University of the Yellowstone?”:
■ If they want to change their name,
let them. Maybe it will help the general
public have a better understanding of
where Yellowstone actually is. After living in this area for 15 years I still have
friends ask me, “Where is Wyoming
again?” The fact that Wyoming is getting defensive over the fact that
Yellowstone is mostly in our state
seems a little odd since the park predates the state anyway.
On “What an eventful weekend”:
■ Now that there is going to be a pathways system in Grand Teton, it is all the
more pressing that the infrustructure in
Yellowstone and surrounding areas is
improved. Who/whom should I speak to
about Yellowstone roadways? I’ve heard
numerous rants about how poor the shoulders are in Yellowstone. It’s only a matter of
time before a tractor-trailer tourist takes
another human life. I’m calling for an immediate change to Yellowstone’s ambivalence
torwards cyclist.
On “Gallery Opening, Art Walk”:
■ You’re right. Art can be found in
places other than just the gallery. I
could even find art in your use of ellipsis (dot, dot, dot). It’s an interesting
point you make that raises many good
questions. Art is your environment. It’s
a part of Jackson and it should be
embraced. That does not mean it
should be frozen in time. The Wild West
image is changing and there sure as
heck ain’t much anyone can do about it.
It’s an image connected to a dynamic
and unique community. Can one really
expect it to stay the same? Rather than
pooh-poohing the shift, why not engage
and embrace the chance to be a part of
it? You can still walk into a tavern and
have a sip, except this time around it
might be with Ben and Ryan. Talk of the
good ol’ days is fun and all, but it can
only take you so far. The point is not
“visit the art galleries, join the club,
support the inevitable destruction of
Jackson,” but rather “take the chance
to use art as a vehicle to engage the
community, develop a dialogue between
Jacksonites and get involved.” This is
by no means the only way, but it sure is
a fun one.
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by Jason Miller
Cubin should keep watch
over her (right) shoulder
media. She lashed out at Simpson as politically ambitious.
Simpson is the son of former Sen. Alan
Simpson, a long-time fixture in Wyoming
politics. This will help him with name identification, but will it help him beat Cubin?
Cubin cannot survive a challenge by
Simpson just by calling him ambitious,
because everybody who runs
for Congress is ambitious. She
can only survive a challenge if
Planet Jackson Hole columnist
she beats him on the issues.
and former Democratic candi... a third of
Sen. Alan Simpson was a
date Gary Trauner ran a solid
notoriously liberal Republican.
campaign against her. Trauner
He was an outspoken advocate
ran an active campaign with
voters didn’t
of abortion rights and gay
decent financial resources in a
rights. Conservative advocacy
year that was a nationwide rout
actually care
groups, independent conservafor Republicans, with an
for the other
tive news media and bloggers
extremely popular Democratic
candidate. They
have made it harder for liberals
governor helping to draw votes
just voted for
to win the Republican nominafor the ticket.
National political blogs spec- someone other
Colin might have to vote a
ulate as to whether Trauner will
than Cubin.
little more like his grandfather,
run again and whether the
Democratic Congressional Campaign former U.S. Sen. Milward Simpson, who
Committee will pour money into the state. voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act on
conservative, Constitutional grounds.
It looks like he will.
I do not know where Colin Simpson stands
The GOP probably can’t do any worse in
2008 than it did in 2006, and Wyoming on the issues or what his record in the state
leans more Republican in presidential years. house is like. I hope he’s a conservative, but
It could be a hard race for any Democrat to about all I’ve heard is that he’s a nice guy.
win in 2008. Of course one thing that might Congresswoman Cubin didn’t win re-election
weaken Cubin, or prove to be her downfall because she was nice, she won it because she
was right on the issues, particularly gun rights.
entirely, is a strong Republican challenger.
A sea captain who may not even have been The National Rifle Association’s last-minute
in Wyoming and who certainly did very little advertising saved her.
Simpson didn’t even make the top five on
campaigning won a third of the vote against
Cubin in the August 2006 primary without the state GOP committee’s senate list to
even trying. He even carried Cheyenne. replace Sen. Thomas, while fellow state legisThat’s right: a third of Republican primary lator and committed conservative John
voters didn’t actually care for the other can- Barrasso made it to the top three and then
didate. They just voted for someone other ultimately to the Senate. Barrasso ran for
than Cubin. A credible Republican chal- Senate once before on a moderate platform
lenger would stand a real chance of knocking and lost. Once he established a conservative
record, he won.
her off in the primary next year.
That’s exactly what State Rep. Colin
Simpson hopes to be. He told a Representative Cubin in August ’08, he’ll
Washington, D.C., newspaper that he will have to be as strong as she is on issues like
gun rights and securing our borders
be challenging Cubin in the primary.
Cubin, showing her typically adept style against illegal immigration. He’ll have to
of handling the media, immediately com- respect the sanctity of life and of marriage.
plained that Simpson dared to share a pri- If he’s right on those issues, he will beat
vate conversation (the one where he told Cubin and get himself a new office in
her he was running against her) with the Washington, D.C.
Most of the national political news
reporting about Wyoming lately has
focused on the death and replacement of
Sen. Craig Thomas. Mixed in with those
stories, though, is some reporting about a
potential effort to involuntarily replace
another Wyoming politician.
Barbara Cubin came within a thousand
votes of losing her Congressional
seat in the last general election.
Jason Miller is a Wyoming resident attending law school in Michigan.
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Early Signs of Autumn
Labor Day weekend is traditionally thought of as
the last weekend of the summer season, although
“officially” we still have three more weeks on the
calendar until the first day of autumn. But with
highs last week only in the 70s, we’ve certainly had
at least a hint that the fall season is approaching.
The shadows are getting a little bit longer, the
days are now noticeably shorter, and over this past
weekend there was even some frost about. It won’t
be long ’til we start to see some of the aspen
leaves turning to gold.
Looking at our average temperatures this coming week, we are also starting to see a steady
decline in both the average daily highs and lows.
The first week in September is going to be the
last week of the year that we could potentially see
record highs topping 90 degrees.
The potential is also there for a
good freeze, as well, with record
low temperatures having dipped
into the teens this time of year.
AUGUST 29, 2007
What is it normally like in
Jackson this week?
Normal August
Normal August
1.15 inches
0 inch
What it can be like in
Jackson this week:
August 30, 1954
August 31, 1965
Wettest August ever:
3.27 inches (1983)
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Elusive victory
The best wars finish fast. Close to 40 years
and $40 billion since the official launch of the
“War on Cancer” in 1971, that effort shows
no signs of ending. Half of all men and a third
of all women will contract the disease, and
more than one in four citizens of developed
nations will die from it.
Accounts of breathtaking advances in
cancer research provide a steady rumble
today, but talk of imminent victory has
grown muted. In recent years, cancer
deaths have dropped chiefly because fewer
are smoking and more are getting screened
and treated for survivable cancers like those
of the colon, cervix and breast.
But lately, cancer is showing up in neighborhoods and at ages where it used to be
quite rare. As a world-class athlete, Lance
Armstrong is unique; as a survivor of
advanced cancer, he is not. Of the 10 million
cancer survivors in the U.S. today, one in 10
is under age 40.
By the 20th century, sitting behind a
desk, dispensing medical advice or multitasking with the help of cell phones, computers and GPS seemed far safer ways to
earn a living. But are they? In the past
decade, cancer claimed more than half the
men and women in science and medicine
whose New York Times obituary listed any
cause of death – that’s twice the rate of the
rest of us.
In the Science Citation Index, Dr.
Ronald Herberman wrote one of the 100
most influential papers in the world. He
and his brother Harvey trained as physicians more than 40 years ago. When they
reached middle age, the two of them joined
an even rarer class – the growing number of
doctors with the same unusual cancer of
the blood. No one in their family had ever
developed the disease. Could their common ailment have had anything to do with
the fact that they grew up in pesticidesprayed areas in the 1950s, built and
repaired model airplanes, worked in laboratories without protective equipment, and
completed various home improvement projects with epoxies and other modern miracles? We can’t know. But we do know they
are not alone.
From the start, the cancer effort has
made astonishing advances in treating and
finding the disease, but left unscathed
known carcinogens like radiation, benzene,
asbestos and other toxic materials, including, until quite recently, tobacco. The enterprise has virtually ignored the incompletely
tested 80,000 industrial chemicals found –
in infinite combinations– in everything
from cosmetics to carpet glue.
Around the world today, medical centers
are launching massive efforts to rid buildings and grounds of groups of proven and
suspected toxic agents. We are doing this
not because we know it will reduce the incidence of cancer, but because, as professionals who have devoted our lives to fighting
this disease, we strongly believe it will. Like
Hackensack Medical University, Beth Israel
Hospital, University of Texas Nursing
School at Houston, Kaiser Permanente and
others, the University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center is moving our more than
400 medical facilities to use less toxic materials to reduce the chances that anyone’s
brother will develop cancer.
We would never take all the drugs in our
medicine cabinets at once. Yet, our regulatory system today looks at any suspect cancer hazard – whether CT scans, aspartame,
cell phones or a new adhesive – as protected trade secrets to which exposure only
occurs one at a time. This approach defies
both common sense and basic biology by
assuming that just because a single agent
may look all right where it has been tested
on adult animals, we and our children can
safely encounter hundreds of such materials through the mixtures of modern life.
Drug companies explicitly look for drug
interactions in coming up with warnings
about combining various medications.
Regulators need to adopt a similar
approach to environmental hazards. We
must address the combined risks of tiny
amounts of hazardous agents, many of
which did not exist thirty years ago.
Today’s trade secrets may turn out to
have cost my father and Ron Herberman’s
brother their lives. We need to create a
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
where producers of modern products
open their workplace health files to independent examination. If we want the
world of the future to be healthier, we can
start with ending the protection of toxic
trade secrets and taking more realistic
looks at the combined impacts of modern
agents on our lives.
Devra Lee Davis is a seasonal Jackson resident, National book award finalist, Director of
the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute,
and author of the forthcoming book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, Basic
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Return of the Penguin
Berkeley Breathed, creator of the
beloved Reagan-era comic strip “Bloom
County,” is back at it again, writing and
drawing his loveable, often misguided
characters who exist in a parodied sociocultural-political mirror of the real world.
In “Opus,” distributed by the
Washington Post Writers Group and featured on, Berkeley’s recognizable title character, a large-nosed penguin,
along with old favorites Steve Dallas, Lola
Granola and, yes, catatonic Bill the Cat
contend with a world at times mired in
uncertainty and threat.
This Sunday’s “Opus” featured the historically fickle Lola Granola dabbling in
fundamentalist Islam in the first part of a
two-part series that some papers – including the Washington Post – have opted not
to run.
A great thing about the strip being featured online is the reader comments feature, which can lead to some pretty
insightful dialogue – often funny, occasionally heated – in a way a cartoonist
working in the 1980s could never have
Though “Opus” has yet to plant a culturally relevant foothold the way “Bloom
County” did into the early years of Bush I,
now would seem to be a good time for
those characters to help us understand
ourselves and the world around us – or, at
least make us laugh.
— Ben Cannon
Couch surfers
need not apply
Scrolling through the Jackson Hole
Chamber of Commerce’s newsletter page
on their website, we came across this little
“The Casting Producer for the ABC
Show ‘The Bachelor’ recently wrote the
Chamber asking to forward the information on that they are on the search again
to find their perfect guy. If you know of
anyone in your area who might be perfect
(in their late 20s-late 30s, dynamic, successful in any career, single, of course!),
give them a call.”
With the number provided we called
casting producer Bethany Pawlisch, who
provided some insight on the matter.
“We hand-pick the bachelor, to be honest,” she said, noting that they contact
CEOs, law firms and other businesses
across the country to find a successful single; however, she noted, “If they guy is the
best catch then it doesn’t matter what he
does for a living.”
Pawlisch said they don’t do a casting
call for the bachelors, only for the bachelor-ettes because once they find the
perfect man, they need to find many
women who would actually match, as
the shows end goal is to marry a couple
The 11th season of “The Bachelor” will
premiere on Sept. 24. Blue-eyed Brad
Womack, 34, an oil field ruff-neck turned
Austin, Texas, bar owner is the object of
affection this season. Producers are now
seeking a bachelor for season 12. After
they find him they will have a large casting call for women across the country. If
you think you’re the man, or maybe your
friend is, give Bethany a call at (323)
— Sam Petri
Comp Plan
website debuts
Jackson Hole residents interested in the
upcoming Comprehensive Plan revisions
can now go online to access the most current information for the expected yearlong
process nearly underway.
On Monday, the town and county cooperatively launched There, individuals can access a
calendar of upcoming dates, a helpful
guide to understanding the revision
process, and a open blog to chime in as
part of public participation.
— Ben Cannon
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you and I and our government, must avoid
the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the
precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our
grandchildren without risking the loss of
our political and spiritual heritage. We
want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent
phantom of tomorrow.” — President
Dwight D. Eisenhower in his 1961
farewell address to the nation.
That address contained his more famous
and dire warning of influence sought or
unsought by the military industrial complex. Thus in one paragragh, Ike defined
true conservatism as opposed to the gluttonous slash-and-burn fascism that passes
for it today. The bloody-handed greedfest of
the war profiteers in Iraq and government
corruption that allows it mortgages the
future of everyone, especially the children
of this country, except for the privileged few
who are directly tied to that evil complex.
The indignant Jim Schloss, the Teton
County Republican Chairman speaking of
those of us who had to audacity to exercise
our First Amendment right, said, “I think
this group is looking for a scapegoat. I
don’t see how you can blame the deaths of
soldiers on one person. It’s war.” One man
or at best a small group of men, all
Republicans, decided to launch that war
and then lie to the American people why
they did. Ike’s predescessor, Harry
Truman, had a famous sign on his desk saying that the buck stopped there. Instead of
passing that buck, Mr. Schloss and his
party should denounce that illegal war and
the anti-conservatives, anti-constitutionalists in his party who launched that war.
There is a candidate this year that Ike
would have recognized as a fellow
Republican and not mistake for one of his
fascist foes of a few years earlier. His name
is Ron Paul. He’s a noninterventionist. He
would end the Iraqi war now, much the
same way Ike ended the Korean War.
Unlike Hillary and others, Sen. Ron Paul
doesn’t have to make excuses for his votes
on the Iraqi War or the Patriot Act. He is
a conservative who believes in small government and balanced budgets. Only in
this day and age do such stances seem radical, especially coming from a Republican.
He is a medical doctor by profession, not
some lawyer and/or political hack.
Lastly, Mr. Schloss wanted to know the
name of the group that had the chutzpah
to rain on Cheney’s parade. How about
United States citizens!
— Mike Craig, Jackson
Sweet idea
[The following letter to the editor was
addressed to Joe Schloss, Teton County
GOP Chairman. — Ed.]
Mr. Schloss, it appears that your mind is
in need of some more mental floss.
“Respect,” as you must know from your
21 years of military service, is not something that can be ordered, mandated,
bought or elected. It must be earned.
“Not so Curious” George and the
“worm chucker” have not earned my
respect or that of millions of other
Americans and concerned global citizens.
That is why it was so satisfying to re-enact
the toppling of Saddam’s statue, but with
a Dick Cheney piñata instead. I feel we all
realized our futile actions were merely a
mischievous publicity stunt, but it sure
was FUN! What an excellent way to show
our children how to peacefully protest our
current oppressions with laughter and creativity instead of self-destructive rage.
Like you, I also believe in a government
“of the people, by the people, for the people,” but it is clear that this Republican
administration is only concerned in the
welfare of rich, white people. Are the tax
breaks and corporate incentives worth the
selling of your soul? How do you manage
to sleep at night, knowing all the death
and suffering your greed is causing?
Long live the peace-loving, “tree hugging hippies that Recycle,” and next time
let’s fill Cheney’s head with candy, for the
children of course.
— Joshua Doolittle, Jackson
Legislature tackles
climate change
The Joint Judiciary Committee of the
Wyoming Legislature, of which I am a member, met last week in Rawlins to discuss climate change and in particular the legal ramifications of carbon dioxide capture and storage.
It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are
about climate change, the point is that the
general public and energy companies are
looking for ways to reduce carbon dioxide
released into the atmosphere. The
Wyoming Legislature has recognized this
fact and is trying to find the correct legal
and regulatory environment to allow
Wyoming to be on the cutting edge of climate change technology. Since Wyoming
benefits greatly from fossil fuel, we want
to make sure that Wyoming is on the
ground floor of any new technologies.
Addressing climate change is a largescale, global challenge to reduce and avoid
the release of carbon dioxide, especially
since the world’s economies annually emit updated daily l Planet Jackson Hole l August 29 - Sept 4, 2007 11
26 gigatons of carbon dioxide to the
atmosphere from the combustion of fossil
fuels. Renewable energy, advanced bioenergy and biotechnologies, advanced transportation – including hydrogen production and fuel cell technologies – and
nuclear power have been touted as key
aspects of the broad portfolio of energy
technologies needed to address climate
change. Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CSS) technologies have the potential
to be a central focus for Wyoming’s addition to this portfolio of options.
Globally, there are currently more than
8,100 large carbon dioxide point sources
(accounting for more than 60 percent of all
anthopogenic carbon dioxide emissions)
that could conceivably adopt CSS technologies as a means of delivering deep and sustained carbon dioxide emissions reductions.
These 8,100 large carbon dioxide point
sources are predominantly fossil-fueled electric power plants.
The concept is pretty simple. Instead of
sending the carbon dioxide created by the
burning of fossil fuels into the air from a
coal burning power plant, the carbon dioxide is pumped deep underground. Presently
Wyoming has some unique geologic features, such as the Rock Springs Uplift,
which would serve this purpose very well.
Gov. Freudenthal testified before the
Joint Judiciary Committee on Friday to
show his support of moving forward with
the legislative bills that would better define
the legal and regulatory framework for CSS
technologies. This is only the beginning of
the conversation, and we have quite a ways
to go, but it is an exciting opportunity for
Wyoming. Even though Teton County
doesn’t have any coal fired power plants, it
is important for us to work with our neighbors in our surrounding mineral rich counties to find solutions. And as my friends in
Campbell County keep reminding me,
Teton and Park counties actually emit the
highest levels of carbon dioxide of all counties in the state, thanks to the geothermal
features in Yellowstone. Not anthropogenic, but point well taken.
— State Rep. Keith Gingery, Jackson Hole
The respect he deserves
[This letter was edited for length. — Ed.]
I knew before we began the recent peace
rally that we’d be labeled as unpatriotic by
the Republican gentry in Teton County and
I wasn’t disappointed ... But first, our sincere thanks are in order to the over 300 people (locals, tourists, vets ...) who stood up to
this administration’s war-mongering and
ongoing abuse of our Constitution, and [who
declared] that no more Americans should
have to die (over 3,800 now) ... Respect? ...
“A lifetime of public service”? A vice president who had two DUIs, five military deferments, became the White House chief of
staff, Defense Secretary, then nominated himself to be vice president and had to move back
to Wyoming to be on the ticket? He didn’t
even vote in the Texas primary that put
President Bush’s name on the ballot or in 14
of 16 other elections for which he was eligible
after leaving as Defense Secretary. That’s
what we’re asked to respect? ...
Children at the rally? Sure, why not?
Parents teach their children about religion, drugs, sex, math, etc., so why not
about what democracy means? Is that not
their responsibility as well, even if it’s a little messy? ...
Fact: Our demonstration was not while
Mr. Cheney was dedicating the new visitor
center in GTNP. Fact: While our names
weren’t included in the newspaper ads, we
have not hidden who we are from anyone.
Fact: They complained about the information in our ads, but no one refuted the info
or figures ... I’m always amazed at the
arrogance of the “America, love it or leave
it” patriotism, and that applies to adapting
it to Wyoming. Leadership by such statements is, to my mind, poor leadership.
There were, at our rally, things that
could have been done better or differently.
I hate doing protests and some people
might have been less inflammatory, but
overall, the vice president and others here
got the message loud and clear, one that
will bear repeating over the next year and
a half: regime change and quit getting our
veterans killed where they don’t belong.
For those who just didn’t get it, BM, LH,
JS, et al, the toppling of the effigy per the
toppling of the Saddam statue in Baghdad
was IRONY. Not inarticulate rage, rather
in the marketplace of ideas, it was called
IRONY. Your (continuing?) insults
against us were a shame and YOUR not
speaking out against this war is a shame. I
believe our vets should be proud of our
day here. They fight for our Constitution
and Bill of Rights, to protect our freedoms, and not to die for the poor leadership of this administration. Ayman alZawahiri, Mullah Omar, and Osama bin
Laden, are NOT in Iraq, and never were.
Lastly: I was erroneously characterized
by one reporter recently as a “war veteran.” To those who know me, and others, I
have never represented myself as such. I
am, a Vietnam Conflict era veteran, and
proud to have served.
— Walt Farmer, Jackson
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Snake River: We have
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Snake for this time of year,
however, if you know where the fish
are, fishing can be quite productive –
I’m still looking for them, but our guides
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there are many side channels that earlier
in the year did not hold
fish that are now
packed with fish. Get
out of the boat and wade
fish these side channels.
Fish will be sitting near cover, root
wads, trees, cut banks and deep holes.
They are looking up for a variety of dries, we have some good stonefly
activity right now, so large attractor patterns and Stimulators are working well.
The Parachute Adams continues to get lots of attention.
Flat Creek: Things are starting to happen on Flat Creek, the terrestrial fishing has
been productive in the heart of the day. The fish are hungry and are eating a well
presented fly, approach with caution and fish the likely holding water or look for the big
sipper to target. The bug life is starting to show, we have started seeing more mayflies
and occasionally are getting a good spinner fall. Go out there prepared to prospect
for fish with all stages of mayflies.
South Fork: Even with little to no water in Palisades Reservoir, the flows are still
a little high for wade fishing. The best reports are coming from the upper
stretches with some PMDs still coming of in the riffles. Grasshoppers, Fat
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Trials of low unemployment; the Fed
to gather in JH; Cowboys’ true colors …
“It boils down to the attractiveness of the [interior] West,” said
Mark Knold, chief economist at the Utah Department of
Workforce Services. “It is a population magnet.”
“This is the tightest market I have ever seen,” said Salty Payne, who
has worked in the Helena City human resources office for 15 years.
“It’s been a struggle finding employees this summer,” admitted
former Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Spokesperson Greer Terry.
Head West, old man. Retiring baby boomers are taking up residence in Wyoming and Montana at such a pace that by 2030
both mountain states are predicted to have among the oldest populations in the U.S., with about 26 percent of residents 65 and
older. The coming labor crunch from this socio-economic imbalance is already being felt in Jackson Hole.
“A local paper in Jackson, Wyo., has page after page of help
wanted ads,” Forbes Magazine reports in a story later linked by
online news gatherer DrudgeReport. It is a worker’s market, the
story states, but the piece ends with this foreboding thought:
“[Q]uestions remain about how long the West can weather the
problems that come with low unemployment.”
Wall Street is holding its breath. The financial world is in a virtual holding pattern while all eyes are on Jackson Hole this weekend as the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City brings its annual Economic Symposium to town.
“Markets Wait On Fed In Week Ahead,” read the headline on
CNBC’s Market Insider last Friday. “Looking to the Feds” was the
headline in The New York Times’ business section on the same day.
“The market is waiting to listen,” said a newspaper in Wien,
Money markets around the globe will be scrutinizing every
remark made on by the Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke during
the symposium in Jackson Hole this Friday. “Much anticipated” and “could not be timelier,” said CNBC of Bernanke’s
scheduled speech on “Housing, Housing Finance and
Monetary Policy.”
The Wyoming Cowboy football team will revert back to its true
brown and gold team colors this year. The Casper Star-Tribune
broke the story, later carried by ESPN and Sign On San Diego –
where the pokes will thrash SD State on Nov. 3.
Many fans were dismayed when then-president Phillip Dubois
introduced a softer “prairie gold” in 2000 to generate revenue from
the new Cowboy merchandise. The team will return to the more
shocking yellow paired with the brown when they take the field for
their home opener against the Virginia Cavaliers this Saturday.
The story behind the colors of the University of Wyoming
dates back to 1895. In the spring of that year, the first ever UW
Alumni Banquet was held. Decorations for the banquet included
brown-eyed Susans, a flower native of southeastern Wyoming.
The alumni were so impressed with the colors and beauty of the
flowers that they decided to select these colors as the official
school colors at UW.
Ever hear of Howard Terpning ? Even the snobbiest of art
snobs won’t register the name of the 79-year-old painter who
just may be the most
you’ve never heard
of. But a crowd of
850 or so art collectors and dealers
month at the Coeur
d’Alene Art Auction,
which, despite its
name, takes place in
“The Victors,” by Howard Terpning
Reno, Nev., not
“Everyone is after Terpning’s work. They see him as the next
Russell or Remington,” auctioneer Peter Stremmel told The New
York Times, dropping the most illustrious names in Western art,
Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. Stremmel banged the
gavel at an astounding $582,400 for “The Victors,” a 1979
Terpning, at this year’s auction.
Last year, Jackson Hole’s Lynn Friess was the last one with a
paddle raised when Stremmel auctioned off a record-setting
Terpning. “Terpning captures the imagination of collectors,”
Friess said. “He’s a master at painting figures and horses, and at
creating a sense of excitement in his paintings.”
Meet the largest cold-processed organic soap manufacturer in the U.S.: Joshua
Onyska . The founder of Pangea Organics ,
Onyska was ski-bumming around in
Jackson Hole in the late ’90s when he
suddenly realized he wanted to move to
India and make soap. He and his mom
made some bars called “Italian Bergamot
and Oatmeal” for friends, and they
Joshua Onyska
enjoyed it so much, Onyska returned to
JH and whipped up 500 bars in a barn.
He ended up selling all of them in three
days in a parking lot at the Oregon Country Fair for $3,000.
Nowadays, Onyska has moved to Boulder, Colo., and opened up
a 9,000-square-foot factory which he expects to outgrow in a few
years. The UK’s New Consumer carried that news.
The problems inherent in ski towns are being addressed by the
Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST). Affordable housing,
living wages, transportation (both air and road) and even fears
about climate change were the topics of discussion during a CAST
meeting last week in Durango. Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, and Park
City are associate members because their states don’t have a similar organization. The next meeting will take place in JH on Sept.
CAST Executive Director Paul Strong said, “In Jackson, we’ll be
talking about immigration and diversity issues, affordable housing,
what to do when the majority of your community’s dollars come
not from tourism but a growing retirement population.” updated daily l Planet Jackson Hole l August 29 - Sept 4, 2007 13
Matisyahu is the Hebrew name for
Hasidic Jewish reggae artist Matthew Miller.
He began turning heads in 2005 with his second record, “Live at Stubb’s,” which eventually
was ranked second on the Billboard reggae
music charts. In March 2006, he released
“Youth,” which spent two weeks at the #4 spot
on the Billboard Top 200 albums in the U.S.
and in late 2006 was ranked the #3 reggae
album in the U.S. – right behind “Live at
Stubb’s.” After that, Matisyahu was named Top
Reggae Artist of 2006 by Billboard.
This Sunday, he performs outside at Jackson
Hole Mountain Resort’s Mountain Festival.
Matisyahu shares the long Labor Day weekend
bill with such disparate acts as Soulive, Los
Lonely Boys and local bands Boondocks and
Chanman Roots Band. (See page 32 for additional details about the festival, as well as ticket info.)
Matisyahu – his religion, his race, his music,
his popularity – caused a media frenzy last
year. Initially, the sight of a Hasidic reggae
artist is eye catching. It’s different, mysterious. Many critics have questioned whether his
shtick is anything more than a gimmick.
But Judaism and reggae have been intertwined for some time. The first international
reggae hit was by Desmond Dekker in 1969.
Although not a Jew, he scores with a song
titled “The Israelites,” which paralleled the
workingman’s life with that of the ancient
Hebrew slaves. And Matisyahu is far from the
only Jewish reggae performer out there: The
equally popular Jamaican reggae artist Sean
Paul is a Sephardic Jew.
When I caught up with Matisyahu last week,
he was in the middle of the desert in Utah, on
tour with the band 311. Although he’s toured
extensively through out the United States, he
has never been to Wyoming, and is excited to
ride a Harley through Grand Teton National
Park with his dad while here.
Matisyahu has always been Jewish, has
always loved reggae, has always ridden
Harleys and also likes to snowboard. Despite
his appearance, his story is similar to many
restless youths who grew up on the East Coast
in the ’90s, which is the subject of many of the
songs on “Youth.”
Planet Jackson Hole: Have you put out any
other records since “Youth”?
Matisyahu: We put out a live DVD with a CD
attached to it that had a track called “No Place
to Be,” and that was kind of like a holiday thing
that we put out, but, um, “Youth” was the last
– that was our big record that we put out.
Misfit With Mass Appeal
by Sam Petri
photos / Andrew Wyatt
PJH: You grew up in White Plains, NY?
M: Yeah that’s right.
PJH: And you left home when you were 17?
M: Yeah that’s right.
PJH: And you went to Burlington, Vt. What
attracted you to Burlington?
M: I had been there before when I was
maybe 14 years old or so. I was attracted to
the hippie scene there. And then, when I was
17, I went to the first day of high school, and
I just couldn’t stand another year. I met a guy
who lived in Burlington and he invited us to
come to his place. So I left with a friend who
had a VW bus and who wanted to get out of
White Plains also. So the two of us took off
with, I don’t know, maybe I had like 20 bucks
or something like that.
When we took off to go up there my intention
was to go on Phish tour when the tour started
– just to spend the month or so up there
before the tour started. And this kid who had
invited us to come up, it turned out, he didn’t
actually have a house, he just kind of bummed
a room with some college kids that had a
house up there. When we got up there I basically was sleeping in the bus for a month, in
their parking lot, which they let me do because
I had met a glass blower who blew glass pipes
in the area and needed a place to do it and
they had a free garage. So I made the connection and they appreciated that so they let us
park our bus in the driveway.
PJH: Ha ha. That’s classic.
M: Yeah, the classic story of the American
hippie of the ’90s.
PJH: What year was that?
M: That was probably 1996.
PJH: How long were you on Phish tour?
M: Not long. I was probably on it for maybe
three weeks or a month.
PJH: What attracted you to Phish tour? I
mean, I know there was a hippie scene and in
the ’90s that was a thing for kids to do. But
did you get anything out of it?
M: It was a mixture. I mean, I definitely got
something out of it, both good and bad. It’s
etched into my memory, that experience of
those few months that I was traveling. The
most memorable moments of my life probably
were during those months.
When I was 16, I went to Israel and opened
up to spirituality. Then I came home and went
to high school and felt really trapped – didn’t
feel the vibe anymore. Then I met a friend from
Israel in Worcester, Mass., at a Phish concert
– this was a year before I left home. I took LSD
for the first time and went to that concert.
I think while I was there, besides the experience I had, I noticed that there were all these
kids there that were my age that were just making up their own rules and living life as they wanted. I had this ecstatic experience. So it always
stayed in the back of my mind for the next year
that if things got bad enough, that’s what I was
going to do. And that’s what happened.
When I was on Phish tour, I realized you can
never have that first experience again. It’s
hard to redo, especially when you’re trying to
do it every night at a concert. Eventually it
takes its toll and leaves you empty.
PJH: What did you do after Phish tour?
M: I tried to go back to high school but I had
a hard time fitting back in. Then I went out to
Bend [Oregon] on a wilderness rehab type of
thing to try to figure out how to get my life
back together. That actually wasn’t in Bend – it
was in eastern Oregon. After that I found out
about a program in Bend called North Star,
because I didn’t want to go back to New York.
I was in the program for one year, but I stayed
in Bend and worked at Mount Bachelor and got
into snowboarding. I put a band together and
started performing and playing at open mics
and playing around the Northwest. We’d play
shows between Humbolt and Bozeman. Seattle
and Portland. We called ourselves Soul For I.
PJH: With the number 4?
M: No, with just for, but it would have been
cooler with the number 4.
PJH: What was your skill at that point?
M: I never played an instrument. I always
played the front man. So I was singing, rapsee MATISYAHU page 14
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ping, freestyling and beatboxing a little bit.
After two years out there I came back to New York, and I went to Eugene
Lange College, a liberal arts college at the New School. That’s where I
went and that’s where I met the guitar player I play with now – he was at
the jazz school there. So I was in school there for about three years, and
the last year I was there I started becoming religious. I started going
through this transition. And then I graduated and moved to a religious
neighborhood in Brooklyn called Crown Heights. And I went to Yeshiva, a
religious school there. I was there for about two years. After about a year
of being there I bumped into Aaron Dugan, my guitarist. At the time, I had
lost track of all my old friends and my life in a lot of ways before that. At
the same time I was getting offers from rabbis in the community to per-
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Matisyahu performs at Bonnaroo 2006.
form some music. I asked Aaron to do it with me, and he helped me form
a band and we started playing shows.
PJH: What was the style? Similar to what you play today?
M: It was pretty much the same stuff. I had written three or four songs,
that was it, and we would just ramp on those three or four songs for a
half hour, 45 minutes, whatever it was. Then we got into a studio with the
bass player, Josh Werner, and started writing songs in the studio. That
must have been summer of 2003 that we started writing that record
“Shake Off the Dust.” That was my first record that I put out. And then
“Live at Stubb’s” was basically those songs done live, which gave them a
much different feel than the way they were actually written, because live
we started playing everything much faster with more of a Hip Hop and rock
kind of feel to it – with a reggae backbone. But the first record was more
of a purist sound, roots reggae – our sound developed from that into a
more crossover sound.
PJH: You put out “Shake Off the Dust” independently?
M: Yeah, It came out on a label called JDubb Records, which was a couple of Jewish guys that weren’t really religious but they got some funding
to start a nonprofit label to help encourage Jewish music. They were my
management and record company for those first couple of years. They
really helped me get things going.
PJH: Cool. And “Live at Stubb’s,” what record label was that put out on?
M: Well, it was Epic. It got picked up by this guy Michael Caplin. He
worked for Sony, and he started this label with this guy Larry Miller called
Or Records, and they were the record company that signed Los Lonely
Boys. And they had this deal with Epic, that Epic could upstream whatever they wanted from them. And after we sold around 50,000 records or updated daily l Planet Jackson Hole l August 29 - Sept 4, 2007 15
so of “Live at Stubb’s” over the
course of a few months, Epic
upstreamed us right away.
PJH: During the “Shake Off the
Dust” period I imagine you weren’t
getting paid that much to perform.
What were you doing when music
wasn’t paying the bills?
M: For example, when I lived in
Oregon, I slept in a garage and ate
at my friend’s house all the time.
When I was religious and I was
recording, I didn’t have any expenses, because at Yeshiva, if you didn’t
have any money you didn’t have to
pay, it was that kind of place.
Anyone could come and learn and be
a part of it whether or not they had
money. So I wasn’t paying for anything. I was starting to record a
record and I was making a few hundred bucks here and there for a gig.
By the time I got married, the touring was enough to support me and
my wife in a small apartment in
PJH: Was there a moment when
you knew this was it, that you had
become successful?
M: The first gig I played after I
became religious was in Union
Square Park in Manhattan. It’s right
in the middle of everything. It was a
menorah lighting, like a Hanukah
menorah lighting. They had a big
menorah and were lighting the
menorah, and then we had a PA
system set up and it was me, a guitar player and a drummer and we
started and I closed my eyes and I
just got really into it and opened my
eyes and the next thing I knew there
were reporters and TV cameras
and there was what seemed like
thousands of people. It probably
wasn’t thousands, but maybe it was
a thousand people, or hundreds of
people just huddled around. And
from that point on I felt like this
thing was not really in my control,
that this seems to be what’s supposed to happen now.
So when we started playing shows
– unlike when I was 18 and doing it
in Oregon and I’d be out there with
posters, flyering everything up,
working my hardest to get 20 people in the club – when this happened
all of a sudden we’d play a show at
the Mercury Lounge and there’d be
a line around the corner. It just felt
to me like, “OK, now this is meant to
happen.” It never really caught me
by surprise like, “Oh, wow, I might be
able to make a living out of this.”
Once it started it was like, “OK, this
is what’s going to happen now.”
PJH: How are you received by
reggae artists now? Have you
played with anyone that you previously looked up to?
M: We’ve recorded a few songs
with Sly and Robbie, and right now
Scientist is mixing our shows – he’s
our sound engineer. I got to meet
Sizzla and opened for him once. I
was one of the three opening acts
for this huge reggae festival in
Randall’s Island in the Bronx. That
was with Capleton and Luciano and
myself as the headliner. That was
pretty far out. I’ve been on tour with
Luciano. I’ve hung out with the
Marleys, Damian. Every reggae
artist has been really cool.
PJH: What albums have influenced your music?
M: I guess the first album that
turned me on to Hip Hop music was
Nas, “It Was Written.” And another
Hip Hop album that blew me away
was Outkast’s “Aquemini.” And then
I guess one of the reggae records
that influenced me was “Black
Woman and Child” by Sizzla.
PJH: Don’t you perform with a
Muslim drummer sometimes?
M: My drummer’s not Muslim, but
I have performed with a Muslim
beatboxer. His name’s Kenny
PJH: Can you comment on the conflict between Israel and Palestine? Is
there any resolution to that?
M: It’s hard, you know, it’s a really difficult situation. I don’t really
know what the answer is for that
one. Somehow the Jewish people in
Israel have to be strong, in terms of
not letting terrorisst walk all over
them, and at the same time have to
be open to communication and to
figuring out how we can get along,
it’s a really hard balance, especially
with our history.
I think throughout time Jewish people have always run away whenever
there was terror. Whenever there
was another group of people that
was trying to wipe them out, the
Jews have always just picked up and
left, for thousands of years, since
the destruction of the temple in
Jerusalem. With that being said, I
think the whole state of Israel after
the Holocaust was like, well, we have
to have a strong army, we have to
defend ourselves, especially the fact
that they’re a country the size of
Rhode Island in the midst of all these
Arab nations and countries. So they
have to be strong in defending themselves, but it’s a tricky situation.
The most I can do is the music.
Music is one of the tools for communication that is stronger than, I think,
anything else in the world – any conversation or anything like that.
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Add another offering to the burgeoning though controversial
medley of housing anodynes for Jackson Hole.
A new development application filed with the county last week
proposes to build 500 deed-controlled homes that the developer
envisions would create a much-needed, locally unprecedented
micro housing market independent of Jackson Hole’s exorbitant
free-market real estate.
Teton Meadows Ranch, the proposed subdivision resuming the
historic agrarian name of a large chunk of the Seherr-Thoss property in South Park, aims to build on a 288-acre parcel there. What
makes the application most interesting is that, beyond the offered
125 units, or 25 percent affordable housing – more than the 15 percent currently required by the county– developers call the remaining 375 units “homestead affordable,” creating a new, potentially
middle-class-enabling market niche between traditional affordable
and the free-market in Jackson Hole.
The idea is simple enough: Place in perpetuity deed restrictions
on lots that would allow only a year-round resident working population to buy them. There would not be the artificial resale price controls one sees in the county’s current approach to affordable housing, but subsequent sales would be restricted to potential buyers
who could meet criteria that does not consider an applicant’s
wealth or income. Those residents would have to work 1,500 hours
a year (a lowball figure on the national average, but one that better
suits Jackson Hole’s unconventional lifestyles, a development
spokesperson said) at the time of purchase.
Additionally, the proposal stipulates purchasers already owning a
home in Teton County would have to sell it within 180 days of occupying a Teton Meadows Ranch home, and that an open-lot buyer would
have to move to build a house within three years of ownership.
The developer has pledged to maintain the idea of a steppingstone
between Jackson Hole’s affordable and free-market homes – an everwidening divide not often bridged – as a pillar of the subdivision.
Though it has not yet been hashed out how, exactly, the development
would keep below the market, and by how much.
“We’re kind of leaving that for discussion,” said Jim Verdone of
Verdone Landscape Architects, which developed the sketch plan.
“It’s impossible to anticipate housing costs,” he continued. “It’s
hard to know how they will react to deed restrictions. The best
answer is we’ll get there but we won’t get there without feedback”
from the county and other groups.
County planners have already praised the thoughtfulness and effort
developer Jim Reinert and his and his team have put into the sketch plan,
which includes green building principles, 50 percent open space, street
and alley systems, and unique nodes boasting urban-style parks.
The applicant spent weeks speaking with not only some surrounding homeowners, but also the Teton County School District
and St. John’s Medical Center to let those organizations chime in
on their needs for attainable workforce housing. Possibly, the additional 10 percent, or 50 units, of affordable housing offered could
be set aside as vocation-specific housing for medical people, teachers, etc.
“We think it’s really commendable that they’ve been speaking
with different stakeholders,” said Blair Leist, a principal planner
with the county. “[This application] isn’t going to come out and
blindside anybody, and they’re trying to be as transparent as possible … . Because of this we’re cautiously optimistic.”
But given the ongoing, often polarizing debate over the need to
sustain some sort of a local middle class, it is likely some opposition will move against the project. That they would coalesce around
Teton Meadows Ranch is as much a figure of speech as a literal
statement: The property, an un-built pasture still in use as a gravel
pit, is surrounded by subdivisions – Rafter J to the north, Big Trails
and Melody Ranch to the east, and Singl’ Tree and South Park
Ranches to the south.
That area, known collectively as South Park, has been impacted
over the last three decades during the development of those residential areas, and the Seherr-Thoss property remains like an undeveloped island there.
Because of this, the developers have taken to calling development
“in-fill,” a term they must hope will garner the project some favor
in contrast to the notion of sprawl, or otherwise putting density
where wildlife corridors and character might arouse concern, as has
been the case with affordable housing activity on the West Bank.
Developer Jim Reinert, who built sky-rises in Chicago before moving
to Jackson Hole with his family last year, said he has been coming to
the area for decades and wanted to raise his kids in the area.
“I didn’t want to be the big bad developer here,” Reinert said at
Verdone’s Jackson office last week. He is currently under contract
to buy the property from Roger Seeher-Thoss, who will keep a large
parcel southwest and adjacent to the property.
Among the sketch plan’s other deal-sweetening features: a large, habitat-improved open space surrounding the development; ball fields;
START bus stops; multi-modal pathways; and a post office kiosk to
reduce town trips. The applicant is even talking with the school district to
put a new elementary school at Teton Meadows Ranch.
It is much too soon to gauge how county commissioners will
receive the application, assuming it will make it through an initial
sketch review at the planning and zoning level. Likely, though,
the onus will be on the applicant to convince commissioners that
homestead affordable housing can work, and would help stem the
exodus of professional and working classes from the valley.
Between ’01 and ’02, a development proposal on the SeherrThoss property known as the New Neighborhood barely seeped
into the formal county dialogue. That proposal, much denser
than the Grand Teton Meadows Ranch sketch plan, encountered
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The Bureau of Land Management is currently considering more than 90,000 comments from individual citizens and interest groups regarding that agency’s alternative plan recommendations for future natural gas development in Sublette County.
Earlier this year, the BLM released conservation alternative plans, including a preferred alternative that would enable more
leasing with less regard to wildlife concerns,
according to one conservation advocate.
“The preferred alternative has loopholes,”
said Linda Baker, a community organizer
with the Upper Green River Valley
Coalition. “Basically if someone thinks
there’s minerals under there, they can drill.”
Baker hopes the BLM will pay particular
regard to the preservation of lands between
Boulder, just south of Pinedale, and the
Bondurant Rim, a swath of land known as
the Wind River Front. Included in that
area is Trapper’s Point, a major corridor
that bottlenecks wildlife through the area.
Sublette County has seen booms and
busts over the last few decades, bit it has
never experienced development of the
intensity currently underway. Local officials
fear stress on infrastructure and services –
heavy industrial traffic on Pinedale’s Main
Street, a lack of workers to run shops and
restaurants, etc – impacts to wildlife, and
increasing economic singularity could be
setting Sublette County up for a severe
downturn when development inevitably
ebbs, which some estimates put anywhere
from five to 20 years.
“There has been a change of heart in the
level of development intensity here,” said
Baker, whose group was one of several to
submit comments to the BLM expressing
concern over the rate of transformation in
Sublette County. Others who voiced concerns included Sportsmen for the
Wyoming Range, and Town of Pinedale
and Sublette County electives.
Pinedale Mayor Steve Smith said BLM
surveying techniques do not take into
account the socio-economic impacts on
his town, the largest in Sublette County.
“The impacts aren’t just on Main
Street,” Smith said, “they’re on water and
sewer treatment. [Our comments] don’t
take a position of ‘for’ drilling or ‘anti’
drilling, they’re just concerned with meeting the needs of our community.”
Pinedale is currently working on a master plan that should help the town assess
various impacts and better deal with infrastructural strains.
In town, despite anecdotal reports that
tourism might be down for a lack of hotel
rooms booked through the summer to seasonal gas field workers, some local businesses are
reporting banner years. Rock Rabbit Coffee
Shop owner Dan Abernathy is moving down
Main Street to a location three times the size
of the space he currently inhabits.
“Our business has been great,”
Abernathy said. “From what I’ve heard,
everybody’s doing fine. [The gas field
workers’] families are coming to visit and
spending money ... . The worst problem
for other businesses is finding help.”
The BLM will revise its preferred alternative based on the comments currently
under review and is expected to release
that amended finding sometime in early
2008. At that time, there will again be
windows of opportunity for public
“I do encourage folks to maintain vigilance and optimism,” Baker said.
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Beringia South institute, a nonprofit science and education
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For a smart bird, “Exxon” was in a pickle.
First spotted hopping around in a parking lot near Bubba’s BBQ,
the year-old raven was coated in grease and unable to fly. Calls
from concerned citizens eventually reached Craighead Beringia
South, a nonprofit science and education organization specializing
in, conveniently, ravens, among other things.
Project biologist Bryan Bedrosian has been spearheading raven
research for the Kelly-based ecology institute since 2001. He finally secured the bird three days later after a woman called to say she
had a sick-looking raven eating birdseed out of her backyard feeder.
“That is extremely rare for a raven,” Bedrosian said.
It has become common practice for the ravens and crows to seek
the used grease stored in barrels behind Wendy’s and Bubba’s.
Some employees even claim to have seen crafty ravens join together – four and five in a group – to lift covers off the containers.
“A lot of the youngsters hang out in town,” Bedrosian said.
“It’s not the best food, but it’s easy food. How she fell in that
fried grease – maybe pushed by another bird or lost her balance
– who knows, but she was definitely dunked; there’s no doubt
about that.”
The bird happened to be one of 1,000 that Bedrosian has banded for study in the Jackson Hole area. “‘Exxon,’ as we like to call
her, was a first-year bird born this spring,” Bedrosian said. “Like
any species when they just leave their parents, finding food and
knowing where to go, where to hang out, is tough in the first year.
If they make it through the first year they are likely to survive.”
Ravens are part of the Corvid family which includes crows and
jays. They are considered extremely intelligent.
“The whole Corvid family is quite capable of complex behavior,
of reasoning things out,” said the man who founded Beringia
South in 1998, Derek Craighead.
“The raven is one of the smartest birds, if not smartest animals.
There have been some documented cases of ravens using tools,
picking up a stick to smash open a food source.”
Craighead and Bedrosian have witnessed firsthand the ingenious behavior of the prolific scavenger while climbing trees to
band or check on birds. “The adults will frequently pick off
pieces of branches and pinecones and drop them on us,”
Craighead divulged.
Contrary to popular belief, rifling through a bird’s nest and handling fledglings does not cause the mother to abandon her young,
according to Bedrosian.
“That’s a good wives’ tale to keep the birds safe. Birds don’t really have a sense of smell,” he said.
Craighead has 40 years worth of research on ravens in the valley. Indications are the opportunistic bird has enjoyed a population boom over that time while their nearest competitor for food
– the red-tailed hawk – is seeing its numbers dwindle just as fast.
“We do have, in Jackson, one of the largest documented breeding populations worldwide,” Craighead said.
Most recently, Bedrosian published a study on the effect of
lead toxins on ravens, which feed on gutpiles left by elk hunters.
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Junior Park Rangers.
Security was conspicuous though not as
tight as when Vice President Dick Cheney
gave keynote remarks at the official dedication of the new center on Aug. 11. After
entering the visitor center, Bush viewed
the new 3D topographical map of the
park, then interacted with Junior Park
Rangers who were on hand, then moved
to the exhibits – where she became especially excited about the digital river in the
floor – until she ultimately worked her
way outside to give a speech and swear in
the Junior Park Rangers.
Mary Bomar, Director of the National
Parks Service, was in attendance and
offered some introductory comments: “I
came back West from Yosemite National
Park last week. There, [Interior]
Secretary [Dirk] Kempthorne and I
announced the list of approved projects
for the National Park Centennial
In honor of the 90th anniversary of the
National Parks Service, and with the NPS
Centennial coming up in 2016, President
Bush has called on the NPS to build programs and proposals that will improve
National Parks and ensure that they continue to flourish for the next 100 years.
So far 116 parks in 40 states, including
Washington, D.C., have 201 certified eligible proposals for improvements and programs, according to Bomar. Examples of
improvements include education programs, alternative transportation, and
multi-use trails that link parks together.
“This is a challenge,” the First Lady
agreed: “To try to really both get a lot of
appropriations from Congress, as well as
partner with the private sector to try to
address many, many of the challenges that
our national parks face, so that at that
centennial in 2016, our national parks
will be perfectly preserved and pristine.”
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming
also was among the small crowd that
formed outside in front of the visitor
center with the Grand Teton as the backdrop to listen to the speeches and see
the Junior Park Rangers get sworn in.
The First Lady stressed the importance
that young people learn about our
National Parks so that in the future they
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will care about our environment.
“That’s really what we’re here today to
talk about,” said the First Lady, “these
programs that attract young people all
over our country; ways we can make sure
that all young Americans are educated
not only about our national parks and
our national historic sites and all of our
wonderful resources, but also about
their specific responsibility to be stewards of our country, and all of the sites
and the ways we want them to grow up,
the values that we want them to have to
grow up and take care of our country
when they’re the adults in charge.”
Then the first lady swore in 12 new
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families every year. Reporters were not
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Arts, Events and Entertainment
Death by committee has never been so entertaining
They huddle around a table. Charts,
graphs and patient histories clutter the
room. A man in a lab coat reads from a
medical journal. A priest pulls at his collar
and clears his throat. Someone shouts.
Committees are a fact of modern life. In
boardrooms across America, men and
women meet to agonize daily over how to
get new customers, how to keep old customers and how many orders can be
shipped before noon. It is only appropriate that somewhere in America there is a
committee charged with determining who
lives and dies.
Mark St. Germain’s play “The God
Committee,” making its Jackson Hole debut
at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Walk Festival Hall,
invites the audience into the boardroom at
St. Patrick’s Metropolitan Hospital. An organ
donor’s heart is being rushed to the hospital.
There are four potential recipients: an overweight man who, transplant or not, may not
outlast the year; an HIV-positive poet with no
dependents; a former nurse who just suffered a major drug overdose; and a young
socialite whose father has a fat pocketbook
that could supply millions to the hospital.
“The God Committee” is the first play in
a three-show “black box” studio series
performed by Off Square Theater
Company throughout September. Each
Who: Off Square Theatre Company
What: “The God Committee,” the first
play in a three-part “black box” series
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday through
by Grace Hammond
“God Committee” kicks off the black
box studio series for Off Square.
show runs for five days, at 8 p.m. from
Tuesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m.
matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays,
and 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays.
“The God Committee” is a suspensecomedy, with twists and turns throughout. New information comes in during the
session, including positive drug tests,
prior suicide attempts and impassioned
pleas for the heart.
“[The play] deals with decision-making
important to Americans living today,” said
John Briggs, Off Square’s artistic director.
“The medical system is under constant
scrutiny, and it seems completely relevant.
There’s nothing about it that doesn’t apply
to the people living in Jackson.”
“Black box” theater is a pared-down style
Saturday, with matinees at 2 p.m. on
Wednesday and Saturday, and at 3
p.m. on Sunday.
Where: Walk Festival Hall in Teton
of performance. Plays are short and tight.
They feature small casts and minimal props
and backgrounds. During this series, the
audience will sit near the actors in stadiumstyle risers chosen by the production to
enable an intimate viewing experience.
“It’s very intense,” said cast member
Jamie Reiley. “The format parallels the
sense of an operating theater in an academic hospital, where people watch surgery.”
“Stones in His Pockets” will run from
Sept. 11-16, an Irish comedy-drama featuring two actors in 13 roles. In “Stones,”
Hollywood has descended upon a small
Irish town to film a major motion picture.
The play explores and unravels the hopes,
dreams and tragedies that mark the lives of
County Kerry’s residents when the
Hollywood dream arrives at their doorstep.
The third play in the series,
“Eleemosynary,” runs Sept. 18-23 and
gives a glimpse into the lives of three
women – a grandmother, mother and
daughter – trying to rebuild their relationships after a young girl’s spelling bee.
“Eleemosynary” uses comedy to explore
the classic struggle between independence
and interdependence in families. Ticket
prices for each play range from $25 to
$30 for adults. There is separate pricing for children, students and seniors.
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starts here
■ Margo Valiante plays folk and bluegrass 6-10 p.m.
in the Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge in Teton Village.
■ Rick Monroe plays country at 9 p.m. at the Million
Dollar Cowboy Bar, on the west side of the Town
Square. 733-2207.
■ For over five years, Victor Ragamuffin of Pentecost
Sound System has rallied the faithful for Reggae
Night, 9:30 p.m. to close every Wednesday at the
Stagecoach Bar in Wilson. No cover. 733-4407.
■ Classical guitarist Michael Haines will perform 6-9
p.m. at Teton Pines on Moose-Wilson Road. No cover.
■ Kenner Bush shows his latest black and white photos at the Blackrock Gallery, 150-D Scott Lane,
through Sept. 28. 733-5077.
■ Oswald Gallery, 165 N. Center, exhibits new works
by photographer Kelli Connell through Sept. 15.
Connell’s images address issues of gender roles,
identity and class while testing the veracity of the
medium itself. 734-8100.
■ All summer long Grand Teton National Park hosts
Native American artists and craftspeople to demonstrate
and display their work 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday
through Sunday at the Colter Bay Visitors Center and
Indian Arts Museum. Lela Teton and Josie Bronco of the
Shoshone show off their beadwork through Sunday.
Starting Monday, Clyde Hall and Nancy Nacki of the
Shoshone demonstrate bead- and quillwork. 7393300.
■ Work by eight artists who attended last year’s retreat
at the Rimrock Ranch in Wapiti Valley, 25 miles east of
Cody, Wyo., will hang in the Rising Sage Café at the
National Museum of Wildlife Art through October. This
year’s retreat will take place Sept. 16-23 – call 7325438 for details – or call 733-5771 for more about
the Rising Art exhibit.
■ Out of Thin Air, Jackson Hole’s homegrown improv
comedy troupe, performs FREE on the grassy lawn
outside the Center for the Arts. Music and refreshments
will be served at 8 p.m., with an 8:30 showtime.
Everyone welcome. 733-3021.
■ The Playmill Theatre, at 50 W. Broadway, wraps up
its 2007 summer season this week. There’s only
four more chances to catch “Nunsense,” “CHAPS” or
“The Music Man.” Tickets cost $20 and $25, $5 off for
children 12 and under. Call 200-4407 or visit for tickets.
Kids & Families
■ Camp Jackson sets up in Granite Canyon 8:30-5:30 p.m.
today. Call Parks & Rec for details. 733-5056.
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for the COLDEST
BEER in town
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■ The Sierra Club leads a conditioning hike to the Bradley/Taggart
lakes. Meet at 6 p.m. in the Bradley/Taggart parking lot or call
■ Register by noon today for Parks and Rec’s sea kayak tour of
Slide Lake, 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 13. Snake River Kayak
and Canoe provides a guide and all equipment. Parks and
Rec provides transportation and a picnic lunch. $80 covers
all costs. 739-9025.
■ The historic Menor’s Ferry is back in operation for the rest of
the season in Grand Teton National Park. Visitors can ride for
free across the Snake River between Bill Menor’s store and
Dornan’s in Moose. 739-3300.
■ Jackson Mayor Mark Barron hosts a Brown Bag Lunch meet-
ing at noon each week. 733-3932.
■ Parks and Rec thanks its volunteers with a free barbeque 5:307 p.m. on the Rec Center sundeck. 733-9025.
■ Today is the deadline to apply for the 2007 session of
Leadership Jackson Hole. Open to emerging and established
leaders who wish to increase their leadership skills, knowledge and ability to participate within the community.
Applications and brochures are available online at or at the UW Teton County
Extension Service. The class is limited to 20 participants.
733-3087 or [email protected]
■ Z Kamp Experiment, a psychedelic grunge band from
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Olympia, Wash., jams at 10 p.m. at 43 North, at the south
end of Cache Street. $3. 733-0043.
■ Phil Round sings and plays a wide variety of acoustic
music 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Amangani Resort,
located atop East Gros Ventre Butte. All are welcome. No
cover. 733-9641.
■ Blues Night with Mick Holiday starts at 9 p.m. every
Thursday and Friday at the Bull Moose Saloon in Alpine, Wyo.
No cover. (877) 498-7993.
■ Judd Grossman plays folk, rock and country 6-10 p.m. in
the Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge in Teton Village. 732-5000.
■ The Teton Valley Foundation’s “Music on Main” concert
series concludes with Jerry Joseph and his electric band at
6 p.m. in Main Street Park, downtown Driggs, Idaho. One for
the Ditch, featuring members of Mandatory Air, will open.
Bring chairs and blankets; vendors on site will sell food
and drinks. Free. Visit
■ Rebecca Ryan plays piano and sings 7-10 p.m. in The
Granary at Spring Creek Ranch atop East Gros Ventre
Butte. No cover. 733-8833.
■ Rick Monroe plays country at 9 p.m. at the Million Dollar
Cowboy Bar, on the west side of the Town Square. 7332207.
■ Four4 Productions hosts Disco Night 9:30 p.m. to close
every Thursday at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson. No cover.
■ Pianist Keith Phillips plays jazz standards and more
6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Teton Pines Dining
Room off the Village Road. No cover. 733-1005.
■ Artist Susan Brearey exhibits new works at the Muse
Gallery, 62 S. Glenwood. The gallery hosts an reception
for the artists 5-8 p.m. today. 733-0555.
■ Sandy Z, aka A.A. Zvegintzov, shows new landscape
paintings through today at 225 N. Cache St. 733-4133.
■ “Bucking Tradition and Culture: A Woman’s Place,” a show
featuring new work by local, regional and international
women artists exploring women’s issues, hangs through
today in the Center for the Arts, 260 S. Glenwood. 733-6379.
■ Dancers’ Workshop offers Power Yoga 6:15-7:30 p.m. at
the Center for the Arts, 265 S. Glenwood. 733-6398.
Kids & Families
■ Camp Jackson sets up in Granite Canyon 8:30-5:30 p.m.
Call Parks & Rec for details. 733-5056.
■ The Teton County Library hosts Storytime for kids ages 38, 10:30-11 a.m. each Thursday in the Ordway
Auditorium. This week, naturalist Kim Springer teaches
kids about scat – who left it and clues it holds about
animal habits. 733-2164, ext. 103 or
■ The Rec Center inflates its 50-food aqua fun run 1:30-4:30
p.m. every Thursday in the Rec Center pool. Participants must
be able to swim one length of the pool to play, 739-9025.
■ The nonprofit Snake River Fund hosts its next Summer
Float, “Gliding by the Oxbow,” a kayak or canoe tour of
Oxbow Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Park biologist
Steve Cain will talk about the flora and fauna of the lake,
and geologist Wally Ulrich will talk about the Jackson
Dam, safety and seismic activity. A light dinner will be
served at the Cattleman’s Bridge area. Cost is a $75
donation. 690-0626 or [email protected]
■ Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers 9 a.m.-4:30
p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. Take part in building
an affordable home for those in need. Call 734-0828 for
■ The Teton Arts Council holds African dance and drumming
for adults and children each Thursday. For more information or to register, call (208) 354-4278 or email
[email protected]
p.m. at 43 North, at the south end of Cache Street. $3. 7330043.
■ Phil Round sings and plays a wide variety of acoustic
music 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Amangani Resort,
located atop east Gros Ventre Butte. All are welcome. No
cover. 733-9641.
■ Bob Greenspan plays folk, rock and country 7-11 p.m. in
the Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge in Teton Village. 732-5000.
■ Four4 Productions’ Vert-One and Mike Thunder spin tunes
10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. at Eleanor’s Cuvee, behind Plaza Liquors
off West Broadway. No cover. 733-7901.
■ Get down to dance, breakbeats, house, and drum ’n’ bass
beats 8 p.m.-2 a.m. every Friday at the Underground under
the Mainstage Theater, 50 W. Broadway. $5. All ages welcome. 733-3670.
■ The Jackson Hole Mountain Festival begins today with
funk-jazz band Soulive at 10 p.m. at the Mangy Moose Saloon
in Teton Village. Tickets are $23 in advance, $25 day of
show. Mountain Fest continues through Labor Day
Monday with Matisyahu, Los Lonely Boys and others. Visit or call 733-9779 for full details.
■ Bronwyn Minton’s camera obscura – an early precursor
to the modern camera and a plain old cool demonstration
of optics – will be set up and open to visitors today through
Sept. 22 at the Murie Center in Moose. Free! Just come out
and check it out. 739-2246 or [email protected]
■ Dancers’ Workshop offers Pilates Mat Class 8-9 a.m. and
Ballet Workout 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Center for the Arts,
265 S. Glenwood. 733-6398.
■ Movies on the Mountains, a free, outdoor summer film
series, concludes with the Disney favorite “Aladdin” at
dusk (9-ish) at the base of Snow King Resort. Appropriate
for all ages. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics.
Absolutely free. Presented by the Jackson Hole Film
Institute. 733-8144 or
Kids & Families
■ Fat Albert delivers instrumental soul-jazz and funk at 10
■ Rick Monroe plays country at 9 p.m. at the Million Dollar
Cowboy Bar on the west side of the Town Square. 733-2207.
■ Orville’s Christian Coffeehouse hosts an evening of
Christian music, poetry and stories about God 8-10 p.m. every
Friday at 285 W. Pearl St. 733-3165.
■ Big Phatty plays modern and classic rock 8 p.m.-midnight every Saturday on the deck of Pete’s Grand Bar and
Grill (formerly Gibson’s), three miles south of town on Hwy.
89. No cover. 733-4398.
■ Boondocks celebrates its new disc, “Live at the Silver
Dollar” with a CD Release Party 8-11:30 p.m. at the Silver
Dollar Bar in the Wort Hotel, half a block off the Town
Square on West Broadway. No cover. 733-2190.
■ Midnite Cowboys play rock and country at 9 p.m. tonight
and tomorrow at the Virginian Saloon, 750 W. Broadway. No
cover. 739-9891.
■ The piano-playing preacher, Lynn Wright, returns to the
area to perform during Jazz Night at Warbirds Café, located
in the Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport, a mile north of Driggs,
Idaho. Also appearing will be Patrick Wright, also on keyboards, Lawrence Bennett on trumpet, and Al Klagge on
bass. (208) 354-2550.
■ Camp Jackson sets up in Granite Canyon 8:30-5:30 p.m.
Call Parks & Rec for details. 733-5056.
■ Toddler Club convenes 8:30-1 p.m. on the Recreation
■ Toddler gym tumbles 9:30-noon in the Recreation Center.
■ The Rec Center toddler pool is reserved for Toddler Swim
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. every Friday. 739-9025.
■ Rec Center leisure pool is open for Toddler Swim 10-11:30
a.m. every Friday. 739-9025.
Mind, Body & Spirit
■ Teton Sangha Silent Meditation takes place every Friday
6-6:45 p.m. at Zendler Chiropractic, 215 Scott Lane. [email protected]
Sports & Recreation
■■ Parks & Rec takes teens on an outdoor rock climbing
trip 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
■ Dark Cheddar jams blues, funk and country at 10 p.m.
at 43 North at the south end of Cache Street. $3. 7330043.
■ Phil Round sings and plays a wide variety of acoustic
music 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Amangani Resort,
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atop East Gros Ventre Butte. All are welcome. No cover.
■ Brent Moyer plays rock and country 7-11 p.m. in the
Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge in Teton Village. 732-5000.
■ Front St. Productions spins tunes 10 p.m. to closing
every Saturday at Eleanor’s Cuvee behind Plaza Liquors
off West Broadway. No cover. 733-7901.
■ Rebecca Ryan plays piano and sings 7-10 p.m. in The
Granary at Spring Creek Ranch atop East Gros Ventre
Butte. No cover. 733-8833.
■ Citizen O’Kane plays rock at 9 p.m. every Saturday at
the Log Cabin Saloon, 475 N. Cache St. No cover. 7337525.
■ The Jason Fritts Ensemble delivers Latin, swing and
acid jazz 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday in The Lounge at
Snow King Resort. No cover. 733-5200.
■ The Supervillains plot to make reggae, punk and ska at
10 p.m. at the Knotty Pine in Victor, Idaho. (208) 7872866.
■ The Jackson Hole Mountain Festival continues today
with blues-funk band Dark Cheddar 2-4 p.m. at the base
of the mountain, and country-blues and rock band
Boondocks at 10 p.m. at the Mangy Moose Saloon in Teton
Village. No cover. Visit, or call 733-9779.
■ Rick Monroe plays country at 9 p.m. at the Million Dollar
Cowboy Bar, on the west side of the Town Square. 733-2207.
■ Jim Stackhouse plays house favorites 8 p.m.-midnight
every Saturday on the deck of Pete’s Grand Bar and Grill
(formerly Gibson’s), three miles south of town on Hwy.
89. No cover. 733-4398.
■ Bob Greenspan plays rock, country and blues 8-11:30
p.m. at the Silver Dollar Bar in the Wort Hotel. No cover.
■ Midnite Cowboys play rock and country at 9 p.m. at the
Virginian Saloon, 750 W. Broadway. No cover. 739-9891.
■ New shows of work by R. Tom Gilleon and John Nieto
open today at Mountain Trails Gallery, 150 Center St., and
hang through Sept. 30. Gilleon will be on hand to meet
the public 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 8,
and Nieto will visit the gallery 3-6 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 3-6
p.m. on Sept. 15. 734-8150.
■ Painter September Vhay displays her new one-woman
show, “Transitions,” through today at Trio Fine Art, 545 N.
Cache St. Join her for an artist’s reception 5-8 p.m. tonight
at the gallery. 734-4444 or
■ The Center for the Arts welcomes comedienne Lily Tomlin
for its 2007 fundraiser gala. Events include cocktails at 5,
dinner and a short auction at 6 and Tomlin’s show at 8 in the
Center Theater. Tickets cost $500 each with proceeds bene-
fiting the Center. Seats going fast! 733-4900 or
■ Today is the regular deadline for the 2008 Big Sky Documentary
Film Festival. The competitive event is open to all nonfiction
films and videos of any subject matter, lengths or production
dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given during the festival, which takes place Feb. 14-20, 2008, in Missoula, Mont.
Final deadline is Oct. 20; late fees will be charged. Download
an entry form at, call
(406) 541-FILM or email [email protected]
Good Eats
■ The Jackson Hole Farmers Market is back for the 2007
summer season. Come for fresh fruit, organic food, locally
grown produce, baked goodies, live entertainment, worthy
local causes and all the socializing you can stand, to boot. 8
a.m. to 11 a.m. 690-2657.
■ Join the Teton County chapter of the Sierra Club for a camping
trip to the Green River Lakes in the Wind River Range today
through Monday. Trip includes a moderate eight to 10 miles.
734-0441 or [email protected]
Mind, Body & Spirit
■ Marcia Male leads “Qigong by the River” 9-10 a.m. each
Saturday outside at Fish Creek in downtown Wilson. Qigong is a
All shows start at 10:00 pm unless noted
Friday 8.31
Soulive just
released their new
album "No Place
Like Soul". One of
the most sought
after instrumental
soul-funk trios
around, a hard-touring live act that's
played everywhere from small rock clubs to
opening arena shows for the Rolling Stones!
Soulive invited singer Toussaint-a versatile
vocalist who's spent the past several years
touring the East Coast with his reggae outfit
the China Band-to join the group on a permanent basis. After nearly a decade as a
trio, Soulive is now a quartet.
$23 in Advance $25 Day of Show
Saturday 9.1
Boondocks is a
band delivering
Americana, rock,
and roots music
that’s created a buzz in the local scene.
Featuring the soaring vocals of guitarist
Margo Valiante, the band's unique interpretations of a songs both familiar and
obscure are captivating,
but always danceable.
No Cover
Sunday 9.2
Jonah Smith
It’s maybe no surprise that New Yorkbased Jonah Smith
came into his own
as singer/songwriter/pianist in the
world’s biggest melting pot. Smith is a seasoned player, he’s
a little bit jazz; a heartfelt vocalist, he’s
definitely soul; a talented balladeer and
storyteller, he’s even a little Nashville.
Yet, essentially, at its essence,
it’s rock and roll.
$5 at the Door
Friday 9.7
Hell’s Belles
Sunday 9.9
David Allen Coe
Friday 9.14
Saturday 9.15
Bang Camaro
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5,000-year-old Chinese practice. Series continues through
Sept. 29, then may resume indoors for the fall. Suggested
teacher donation is $10. 690-9419.
■ September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. All
month long, when youth or adults register for a new
library card, replace a lost card or even use their current
card, they will receive a raffle ticket for prize drawings
($100 gift certificates for kids and teens and an MP3
player for adults). Drawing to be held Oct. 1. 733-2164.
■ Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers 9 a.m.-4:30
p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. Take part in building
an affordable home for those in need. Call 734-0828 for
8:00 - 11:30pm
■ The Alta Branch Library begins its fall hours today. This
fall, the Alta Branch Library will be open 3-8 p.m.
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and closed
on Sunday. Library Storytimes for children ages 5 and
younger will continue at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. (307)
353-2505 or
■ The Teton Arts Council hosts Precious Pals, an art class for
toddlers 18 months to 3 years old, 10-11 a.m. on
Saturdays. $8 per class or $7 with a punch card. (208)
354-4278 or [email protected]
Friday, August 31
CD Release Party
Saturday, September 1
Bluegrass Tuesday
Broadway at Glenwood • 733.2190
Ranch Tours • Music • BBQ & More
For More Information & Reservations Call:
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
at 307.733.3316 - or The Jackson Hole Cowboy Jubilee
at 307.699.3868
Sundays” program with free admission to all museum galleries 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for area locals and other activities.
■ The Yellowstone Music Festival starts at noon at Arch
Pizza & Pasta Co.
Wine Shoppe & Spur Bar
Open Daily 10:00am-10pm
Trading Post Grocery
Open Daily 8am-8pm
Gift Shop & Adventure Sports
Open Daily 8am-8pm
Spur Cabins
■ Open Mic Night at 8:30-midnight every Sunday at 43
North, at the south end of Cache Street. Call to sign-up or
just show up. No cover.733-0043.
■ Led Zeppelin tribute band No Quarter plays at 9 p.m. at
the Bull Moose Saloon in Alpine, Wyo. No cover. (877) 4987993.
■ The Jackson Hole Mountain Festival continues with
Matisyahu at 3:30 p.m. at the base of Jackson Hole
Mountain Resort. Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Alfred
Howard along with the k23 Orchestra open the show. Doors
open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 for today, $55 for Sunday
and Monday in advance, or $60 day of show. Visit for tickets or
■ Singing Cowboy Rex Allen, Jr. croons classics and
favorite contemporary country western numbers at 8
p.m. at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. $20. 732-5418.
■ The legendary Stagecoach Band performs 6-10 p.m. at
the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson. No cover. 733-4407.
■ The National Museum of Wildlife Art hosts another “First
Open Daily 11:30am-9:00pm
12 miles north of Jackson
Moose, WY
Park in Gardner, Mont., with The Wilders, Laura Love Duo,
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers, Chanman Roots Band,
Jawbone Railroad, Belanger & Crosson, and Jessica Kilroy.
Tickets are $20 at the gate or online at For more information, visit
Happy Labor Day! Banks, government offices and other
businesses are closed in observance of this official federal holiday.
■ The Jackson Hole Mountain Festival concludes today
with Grammy award-winning Los Lonely Boys at 3:30 p.m.
at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The B-Side
Players and Jackson Hole’s own Chanman Roots Band
open. Tickets are $35 for today, $55 for Sunday and
Monday in advance or $60 day of show. Visit for tickets or
more info.
■ Singer-songwriter-pianist Jonah Smith performs at 10
p.m. at the Mangy Moose. $5 at the door. Visit or call 733-9779.
■ Rick Monroe plays country at 9 p.m. at the Million
Dollar Cowboy Bar, on the west side of the Town Square.
■ The Jackson Hole Hootenanny opens the doors to the
Lodge Room in Snow King Center at 6:15 p.m., when local
and visiting musicians are invited to sign up to perform
two-song sets. Music starts at 7. Full bar service,
patrons are welcome to bring their own food, children
under 18 are welcome with a responsible adult. $3. 7335200.
Sports & Recreation
■ The Rec Center’s hours on Labor Day at noon-7 p.m.
■ Registration begins today for Little League flag football at
the Rec Center. 739-9025.
Mind, Body, Spirit
■ Teton County Public Health conducts free and confidential
HIV testing Monday through Friday at Teton County Public
Health, 460 E. Pearl. For an appt. , phone 733-6401.
■ “Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh’s
Tomb,” an exhibit of 126 replicas of the boy pharaoh’s
sacred and personal possessions, is on display through
Sept. 3 at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. Visit or call (406) 994-DINO.
■ Front St. Productions spins tunes 10 p.m. to closing
every Tuesday at the Log Cabin Saloon, 475 N. Cache St.
No cover. 733-7525.
■ Rick Monroe plays country at 9 p.m. at the Million Dollar
Cowboy Bar, on the west side of the Town Square. 7332207.
■ DJ Miguel spins each Tuesday at Pete’s Grand Bar and
Grill (formerly Gibson’s), three miles south of town on
Hwy. 89. No cover. 733-4398.
■ One Ton Pig gets it done with acoustic rock, Americana
and pyschobilly music at 8-11:30 p.m. at the Silver Dollar
Bar in the Wort Hotel, a half a block of the Town Square
on West Broadway. No cover. 733-2190.
■ Dancers’ Workshop and Manny Sanchez offer “Latin Dance
Fit” 12:30-1:20 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays. $60 for five classes, $16 to drop in. 7336398 or
■ Dancers’ Workshop offers Salsa workshops – 7:30-9:30
p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for beginners, 7:30-9:30
p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays for intermediates – today
through Aug. 3 at the Center for the Arts, 260 S.
Glenwood. $200 for singles, $350 for couples.
■ Jackson Community Theater holds auditions for it's fall production, the rollicking comedy “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,”
by John Patrick, 6-8 p.m. in the Conference Room at the
Center for the Arts. Great male and female roles for all
ages. JCT also needs designers and backstage help. For
more information, contact Cynthia Huyffer at 690-2386
or [email protected]
■ Off Square Theatre Company and St. John’s Episcopal
Church present Mark St. Germain’s “The God Committee,”
opening at 8 p.m. tonight at the Center Theater, 265 S.
Glenwood, and continuing nightly through Sept. 8, with 2
p.m. matinees on Wednesday and Sept. 8, and a 3 p.m.
matinee on Sept. 9. Part one of OSTC’s September
Black Box Series.Tickets are $25 and up for adults, separate pricing for students, children and seniors. 7333021 or
■ The Senior Book Club meets 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 6455 N.
Snake River Ranch Rd. to discuss John Byrne Cooke’s
“Snowblind Moon” over a BBQ lunch. Free, but RSVP
requested. 734-8911.
■ Rise and shine! Teton County School District’s 20072008 school year starts today! 733-2704.
■ Parks & Rec’s Kids Club after-school program begins.
Kids gather 3-6 p.m. in the Jackson and Colter schools.
■ Parks and Rec leads an adult hike up Black Canyon and the
Old Pass Road starting at 8:30 a.m.
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■ Guitarist-crooner John Pizzarelli, whose latest album is “Dear Mr. Sinatra,”
performs at 8 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Center Theater. Tickets cost $65 for
orchestra seating, $45 for balcony, plus service fee and taxes. 733-4900 or
■ The Jackson Hole Chorale will start rehearsals for its Dec. 2 Christmas
Concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Center for the Arts Music Room. New members are always welcome. Call Rhea at 734-9048 or Cathie at 734-8470, or
email Denise at [email protected]
■ The Art Association offers “Fall Arts Plein Air: In the Field,” a series of workshops featuring five of the valley’s finest artists and most inspirational
locations, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13. Lucinda Abbe, Fred Kingwill, Jen Hoffman, Kay
Northup and Erin O’Connor lead workshops in Grand Teton National Park,
the South Park elk feedground and elsewhere. Bring all necessary supplies, snacks and drinking water. Contact the Art Association one week in
advance to confirm time and location. $40 per session, $175 for all five.
■ The National Museum of Wildlife Art kicks off its annual Fall Arts Festival observances with its ladies-only “Western Visions Jewelry & Artisans Luncheon” 11:30
a.m.-3: p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Teton Pines Resort. Register for a preview of
handmade goods by premiere artisans (jewelry, fiber, and leather) during this
elegant event. $100 per person. Registration deadline is Sept. 7. 732-5412.
■ The Art Association’s Fall/Winter art class/workshop schedule for youth and adults
is up and sign-up is taking place. Call 733-6379, visit, or
stop by the Art Association office at the Center for the Arts, 265 S. Glenwood.
■ Parks and Rec and Grand Teton National Park lead a volunteer project to save native
the presentation at Snow King Resort. Free. 413-2553.
■ The Jackson Hole Film Festival is accepting submissions for its 2008 event, set for
June 5-9. Filmmakers can apply online through, submitting in seven competitive programs. Early bird deadline is Oct. 15, regular
deadline is Jan. 31 and late deadline is Feb. 22. Visit for full details.
Kids & Families
■ The Teton County Library invites all kids and teens for a free pizza party 4-5 p.m.
on Sept. 6 to celebrate the smashing success of its Summer Reading program. Teton County readers logged more than 12,000 hours of reading, more
than 3,000 over its goal. Festivities will include prize giveaways. 733-2164 ext.
103 or
■ Registration for swim lessons starts at 4 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 11 at the Rec
Center. 739-9025.
plants from sites where future disturbance is planned 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 12.
Register by noon on Sept. 10 at the Recreation Center. Free. 739-9025.
Classes, Lectures & Workshops
■ A Real Estate investor briefing starts at 7 p.m. with networking and 7:30 for
■ St. John’s Medical Center Auxiliary hosts the 16th annual Charitable Golf
Tournament on Sept. 7 at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis. Pre-registration, driving
range, putting green and putting contest begins at 11 a.m. Tournament starts
at 1 followed by an awards party with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and silent
auction follows. Individual entry fee is $175; sponsorship opportunities are
available for $750-$1,500. This year’s proceeds will support the hospital’s
obstetrics department. 733-6730 or 733-9424.
■ Western dealers sell furniture, primitives, jewelry, textiles, art and memorabilia
at the Art and Collectible Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the Johnson County
Fairgrounds in Buffalo, Wyo. (307) 684-0612.
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Lunch ~ Daily at 11:30am
Dinner ~ Nightly at 5:30pm
Billy’s open daily at 11:30am
Happy Hour 5-7pm nightly: 2 for 1 Drinks
(In the bar)
On the
Town Square
Stop by one of America’s most award
winning micro-breweries and get the
freshest beer in the valley, right from
the source. Don’t forget to check out some
of our tasty new menu items.
cucina piemontese-ligure
Lucas Gilman
for the Food and Brew, stay for the view.
Featuring fresh and tasty Grand American
Cuisine, including our Grand Steaks, handmade House Burgers, Grilled Chicken,
Grand Salmon and Trout, fresh veggies,
sweet potato fries, Grand Chicken Fingers,
Salads, Desserts, and other Grand
Goodies. Relax on our DECK overlooking
the Valley and the Mountains. Lunch and
Dinner Daily. 3 miles south of town on Hwy
89. 733-4398.
Asian & Sushi
BON APPE THAI Lunch served from 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. Dinner starting at 5 p.m. Closed for
lunch on Sundays. Take-Out and Delivery
Available. Walk-Ins welcome. Reservations
recommended. Across from the old post
office. 245 Pearl, 734-0245.
KOSHU WINE BAR Koshu serves an everchanging menu of contemporary pan-Asian
cuisine, delicious cocktails and a variety of
wines by the glass. The Jackson Hole Wine
Company is just outside our door with hundreds of great wines from which to choose.
Open nightly at 6 p.m. 733-5283.
SHOGUN SUSHI Serving lunch and dinner 7
days a week. Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. or
later. Sat - Sun 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. or later. Take
out or Delivery. 265 W. Broadway, 733-9168.
NIKAI Jackson Hole’s favorite sushi bar
offers the finest delicacies from both land and
sea. Featuring innovative sushi & sashimi as
well as a creative asian inspired grill menu.
Full service bar specializes in tropical cocktails & offers unique fine sake & wine lists.
225 N. Cache. Reservations recommended,
THAI ME UP Authentic Thai dishes including
coconut chicken lemongrass soup, drunken
noodle and coconut milk curries. Full bar and
children’s menu. 75 E. Pearl, parking behind
restaurant. Serving Lunch, Mon. - Fri. 11:30
a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5:30 p.m. - close,
Mon. - Sat. Closed Sundays. Take-out available, 733-0005.
43 NORTH Serving dinner seven nights a week
at the base of Snow King. Happy hour specials
begin at 5 p.m. Cozy pub atmosphere and great
selection of whiskies. Live music four nights a
week. 645 S. Cache, 733-0043.
BURKE’S Sample our superior steaks, chops,
and innovative fish, game and fowl dishes in
this historic renovated building. Reservations
recommended, smoke-free atmosphere. Open
nightly from 6 - 10 p.m. 72 S. Glenwood, 7338575.
THE BLUE LION A Jackson Hole favorite.
Offering the finest in creative cuisine. Join us in
the charming atmosphere of a refurbished older
home. Ask a local about our rack of lamb. Also
serving fresh fish, elk, poultry, steaks and vegetarian entreés. Open nightly at 5:30 p.m. Join
us for our off-season special: 20% off your
entire bill between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. with
coupon. Reservations recommended. 160 N.
Millward, 733-3912.
DORNAN’S PIZZA & PASTA CO. Gourmet pizzas, homemade soups, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Enjoy a relaxing lunch while sitting along the
Snake River enjoying the fabulous view of the
Tetons. 12 miles north of Jackson in Grand Teton
National Park at Moose, Wyoming, 733-2415.
ELEANOR’S CUVÉE A favorite of Jackson
Bar open till 2 a.m. Located within
Plaza Liquors at 832 W. Broadway, 733-7901.
Open 7 days a week
11:30am until midnight. Families welcome.
Austrian Restaurant & Copper Bar
Since 1983, host Peter Stiegler has offered
guests classically prepared Austrian and
Continental favorites served in the cozy
ambiance of an alpine home.
Serving dinner Wed-Sun, 5:00-9:30pm
At the Aspens on Teton Village Road, 733-1071
Try our Thai Lunch Express
from 11:00am - 2:30pm
Authentic THAI Dinner Daily
Doors Open at 5:00pm
Long lines are gone and the
TRY our Soup & 1/2 Sandwich Special
Serving up the finest
imported and domestic meats and cheeses
this side of the Continental Divide!
307-734-9420 • (F) 307-734-9430 •
Take-Out Available
Reservations Recommended
Walk-ins Welcome
245 W. Pearl Ave.
(across from the old Post Office)
Friday 31st, Big Phatty
8 pm No Cover
Classic, Modern Rock.
Coming Soon
New Fall Menu
Nightly Specials, including Tuesday and Friday Wing Nights
Friday Ladies Night $1.00 Vodka Drinks
Saturday’s Jim Stackhouse
On the Deck - No Cover - 8pm
THE GRANARY Overlooking the magnificent
Teton Range, offers a casual yet elegant
265 S. Millward
Tuesdays and Fridays DJ Miguel
New Hours: Lunch served Wed. thru Sun. at 11:30am / Dinner served daily.
At Pub Place Centre on Hwy 89, 4 miles south of Jackson updated daily l Planet Jackson Hole l August 29 - Sept 4, 2007 29
the DECK
Lunch at 11:30am • Dinner at 5:30pm
Located in the Alpenhof Lodge
Teton Village
On the Town Square
in Jackson
atmosphere. Specialties include elk, Rocky
Mountain trout and fresh seafood flown in
from Hawaii. Award-winning wine list. Nightly
happy hour specials from 4-7 p.m. Jazz Night
is on Fridays from 7-10 p.m. and Pam Drews
Phillips plays on Saturdays from 6:30-9:30
p.m. An unforgettable dining experience
equaled only by the view. Serving Breakfast,
lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Reservations
suggested. Spring Creek Ranch, 732-8112.
HORSE CREEK STATION Wyoming’s finest
smokehouse BBQ. Food served daily starting
at 11:30 a.m. Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Weekends - Fresh fish and smoked
prime rib. Smoke free environment. Located at
Hoback Junction. 733-0810.
hottest new joint on Teton Village Road. If
you’re not in the mood for barbeque, check
out Q’s Roadhouse fare including seasonal
fresh seafood, steaks, chicken, certified
angus beef burgers and a variety of sandwiches & salads. The wine list features 50
wines under $50 and a full bar is available.
Open nightly 5:30p.m. Happy hour 5:30p.m 6:30p.m and again from 9:30p.m. to
11:00p.m. Reservations 739-0700.
something for everyone including salads,
sandwiches & daily plate specials. Our Raw
Bar features oysters on the half shell, tuna
tartare and oyster shooters. Appetizers
include mussels, gnocchi, grilled octopus,
steak tartare and more. The entree selection
ranges from traditional bistro Fish & Chips,
Meatloaf, Veal Marsala & Coq au Vin to many
other selections including fresh seasonal
seafood, pasta & steaks. Open Monday -
Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.
Located at 380 S. Hwy 89 / Broadway right
next to Albertson’s, 739-1100.
breakfasts from homemade French Toast to
Chicken Fried Steak or Corned Beef Hash and
Eggs! Our extensive lunch and dinner menus
offer a variety of BBQ and in-house smoked
meats. Juicy burgers and lunch specials.
Locals, don't forget your discount! Open 7
days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 455 N.
Cache, across from the visitors center. A
kids’ menu and full bar are available, 7332492.
America’s most award-winning microbrewery
is serving lunch and dinner. Enjoy the atmosphere while dining on delicious wood-fired pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, soups, salads and
desserts. Happy Hour from 4-6 with $1 giant
soft pretzels, $2.50 pints and $3 nachos. So
stop by the Brew Pub to get the freshest beer
in the valley, right from the source. Free WiFi.
Open 11:30 a.m. - midnight. 265 S. Millward.
SNAKE RIVER GRILL We are fast approaching our 14th anniversary! A local’s favorite.
Whether you stop by for a pizza and beer, or
enjoy our celebrated menu of American and
International fare and our huge wine list, you
will be pleased by Jackson’s most beautiful
restaurant and as stated in The Wine
Spectator, the “best!” in town! Open nightly at
6:00 p.m. On the Town Square, 733-0557.
STIEGLER’S AUSTRIAN RESTAURANT & COPPER BAR Since 1983, host Peter Stiegler has
see DINING GUIDE page 30
BETWEEN 5:30 AND 6:00 P.M.
Dinner starts at 5:30pm NIGHTLY
160 N. Millward
“Please present coupon to server when ordering”
• Reservations Recommended •
18% gratuity may be added to your bill prior to discount.
A Specialty Grocer & Delicatessen
Chef Michael Burke, Proprietor
72 S. Glenwood • 733-8575
Food News
945 W. Broadway • Jackson, WY 83001• (307) 732-CHEF
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Old Time Family Dining
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6am to 10pm
from DINING GUIDE page 29
offered guests classically prepared Austrian
and Continental favorites served in the cozy
ambience of an alpine home. Serving dinner
Wednesday-Sunday, 5-9:30 p.m. At the
Aspens on Teton Village Road, 733-1071.
SWEETWATER RESTAURANT Satisfying locals for
lunch and dinner for nearly 30 years with deliciously affordable comfort food. Award winning
wine list. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner
5:30-9:30 p.m. Corner of King & Pearl, 733-3553.
TRIO An American Bistro started by three
chefs with innovative flair! Seasonal and weekly specials. One block off the town square.
Serving lunch Mon. - Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 2:00
p.m. Dinner nightly at 5:30 p.m. 45 S.
Glenwood, 734-8038.
Coffee House/Internet Cafe
HARD DRIVE CAFE Internet Access: our computers or yours. Organic espressos. Soup,
salad, panini, wraps, philly cheese-steak.
Open Mon - Sat 5:45 am - 10 pm, Sun 5:45 am
- 2 pm. 1110 Maple Way, across from the new
post office, 733-5282
JHR prides
itself on procuring, roasting and serving the
best coffee beans in the world, including
organic, fair trade, bird-friendly and so on. Try
a cup of coffee made from the cutting-edge
Clover single-cup brew system, the best cup
of coffee you will ever have! Of course we also
serve all the great standards such as espresso, lattes, cappuccinos and smoothies. Open
Mon. - Fri. 7a.m. - 6p.m. and Saturdays 9a.m.
- 4p.m. Located at 165 E. Broadway, in
Jackson just off the Town Square. www. 690-8065.
PEARL STREET BAGELS Open daily 6:30 a.m.
- 6 p.m. Two locations to serve you. In
Jackson 145 W. Pearl, 739-1218. In Wilson on
Ida Lane, 739-1261.
Genovese & Piemontese dishes accompanied
by a selection of 100 fabulous wines. Fresh
ingredients simply prepared and presented.
Sunday night is our famous pizza party night.
Serving dinner Tues. - Sat. starting at 6 p.m.
175 Center Street, 734-6161.
The Deck is Now Open!
Lunch 11:30am-10pm • Dinner 5:30-10pm
Located at Hoback Junction • 733-0810
~Smokefree Environment~
455 N. Cache Across from the Visitors Center on Hwy 89
THE MERRY PIGLETS Voted Best Salsa in
Jackson! Jackson’s oldest and most rockin’
Mexican restaurant. Choose from over 10 salsas and sauces, Tex-Mex plates, including
enchiladas, rellenos, mesquite-grilled fajitas,
salads, wraps and fire-roasted chicken. Huge
margs in 10 flavors. Complimentary chips and
salsa. One block north of the square. 160 N.
Cache, 733-2966.
265 W. BROADWAY (next to Mountunes)
Open nightly at 5:30 p.m.
2 for 1 drinks
9:30-11:00 p.m.
newest deli! Serving up the finest imported
and domestic meats and cheeses. 50 W.
Deloney Street, 734-9420.
Home of the
32oz of pleasure
Since 1969
• Authentic Mexican dishes made from scratch
• Hot chips made fresh all day long
• Choose from 10 homemade salsas & sauces
• Voted “BEST SALSA” Splash Magazine
(307) 733-2966
North of the Town Square
in Downtown Jackson
S . U . S . H . I
Mon - Sun: Open 11am-10pm (last seating)
PICA’S Fresh and colorful Mexican cuisine
made to order. Great homemade chips and
salsas and dangerous margs. Ask about our
party platters and catering. Visit our Wilson
location at the Stagecoach Bar, 734-4457.
EL ABUELITO Authentic Mexican Cuisine.
Home of the original Jumbo Margarita.
Featuring a full bar with a large selection of
Mexican beers. Open 7 days a week from 11
a.m. to 10 p.m. 385 W. Broadway, 733-1207.
From Burgers to King Crab Legs ...
Locals Receive a 10% Discount
Owned and operated by three local
chefs with a passion for good food. Trio
features a variety of cuisines in a relaxed
atmosphere. We are known for our
wood-oven pizzas and entrees, daily fish
and game specials and a variety of
specialty drinks. Enjoy a cocktail at the
Bar under the barrel-vaulted ceilings in
front of the open kitchen.
Open for Dinner nightly at 5:30pm
Located off the town square at 45 S. Glenwood
Available for private events & catering
For reservations 734-8038
Monday - Friday
Monday - Saturday
(weather permitting)
“We love you
long time.”
75 E. Pearl
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Sam Petri
The search for Jackson Hole’s best taco al pastor
Many restaurants in town are designed
to handle high volume tourist traffic.
Luckily for the workingman, there are five
Mexican restaurants in town where you
can casually get away from the mob scene
and eat a taco so good you hope they’ll
build a wall around Jackson Hole to keep
the gapers out and our Mexican establishments in.
Not every taco is made equal, which
may surprise you who were raised on Old
El Paso or even Taco Bell. Some classic
recipes are carne asada (flank
steak/skirt steak), carnitas (pork), cabeza
(cow brain), pollo (chicken) and al pastor,
which literally means a shepherd’s taco.
The taco al pastor originated in Mexico
City, where many of Jackson Hole’s
Mexican workers come from.
The meat in a taco al pastor is often
made on a vertical rotisserie, but can also
be cooked on a flat iron griddle.
Commonly, pieces of pork are marinated
then stacked around a vertical spit with a
pineapple on top and cooked. Meat is
then sliced off, like lamb for a Greek gyro.
While not every restaurant has a vertical
rotisserie, they can still make a damn fine
taco al pastor. Here’s what Jackson Hole
has to offer, in no particular order.
The consistency at Pica’s is unparalleled. It’s the only place in town that
serves a type of green sauce specifically
with their tacos al pastor, which adds a
refreshing note to the perfectly charred
pork. On the down side, tacos al pastor
are one of their most expensive taco
options, and Pica’s in Jackson can be
crowded. Plus chips and salsa costs
extra. But if you’ve never had tacos al pastor, this is a good place to get an idea of
what it’s all about.
El Gordito’s
Tacos used to be $1.50, but are now
$2. Despite the mark up, you can still eat
lunch for under $5. Chips and salsa are
homemade, free, and they have a salsa
Oh My Olives with
Fabulous Flat Bread - $6
Monday - Saturday 11am - 3pm
Cowboy Ceaser - $8
A hearty salad made
with whole grain mustard
Add Chicken $4, shrimp $6.
Fancy Fresh
Fruit Plate - $10
Selection of the best
fruit of the west.
Country Confit of
Praire Chicken - $12
Pulled chicken ciabatta roll
with pesto mayo and fresh
summer tomatoes.
Grilled Vegetable
Quasadilla - $8
Sun-dried tomato tortilla
with melted brie and
Add chicken $4, shrimp $6.
Sandwiches come with your
choice of fresh fruit, corn
chips, or roping fries
Grand Salmon
Soft Tacos
Wrangler Cous
Cous Salad
A black bean corn
relish compliments this grilled
Atlantic salmon and a tasty fire
roasted tomato salad will tantilize your taste buds.
Roasted red peppers, basil,
olives, pine nuts, and grand
cous cous mixed together to
create an extravaganza that
would satisfy any size hunger.
Saddle Rock Saloon Floats it all
Get a float with black cherry, cherries and cream, root beer,
sasparilla, orange crush, apple beer, or huckleberry soda.
We also have shakes,
freezes and sundaes.
every lunch
145 West Deloney Ave.
bar. Their tacos al pastor here can range
from triumphant to tragic – you never
know what you’re going to get. Order
three different tacos at once and try
many different salsas, at least one thing
is bound to blow your mind.
Their signage and proximity to the Town
Square had me pegging it as a tourist
trap, but this is not the case, and when I
first bit into Sanchez’s taco al pastor, I
said out loud, “This might be the best in
town.” Their cilantro and onion topping is
fresh, their pork is flavored evenly, and
the tortilla is perfect. Although their pork
is not charred, as it is commonly served,
it is very flavorful. Sanchez only offers
two different salsas – spicy or mild – and
both are decent, though not life changing.
You have to pay extra for chips and salsa.
Jalisco is tranquilo. Tacos al pastor
isn’t a clear option on their menu, but rest
assured, they have it, and it is good.
Their chips and salsa are addictive and
complimentary. For lunch, two tacos al
pastor costs $4 and are served with a
side of chipotle sauce, which compliments the al pastor flavor well. Getting
lunch for under $5 is a rare thing these
days, especially when you’re being waited on. When they bring you the check, it
always comes with a chocolate mint. This
place is the real deal.
El Abuelito
Many say this is their favorite Mexican
joint in town, and they have a lot going for
them, like their chips and salsa served
with a type of relish that no one else
does. But this is not the place to order
tacos al pastor. When I went in to specifically order tacos al pastor, the tortillas
were greasy and the meat was indistinguishable. No salsa was served with the
tacos. This is a good restaurant for a
thousand other reasons, but not for tacos
al pastor.
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There’s nothing like a late-summer day in
Yellowstone National Park, especially when
music and fine art are added to the mix. The
annual Yellowstone Music Festival and Art
Show – featuring The Wilders , Laura Love
Duo , Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers , t he
Chanman Roots Band , Jawbone Railroad,
Belanger & Crosson and Jessica Kilroy –
starts at noon on Sunday at Arch Park in
Gardner, Mont . If you missed The Wilders at
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Fest, here’s another chance. Good to see some local roots-reggae from Jackson on the bill, too! Tickets are
$20 at the gate or online at,
and kids twelve and under get in free. For
If you’re jonesing for a Led Zeppelin fix, No
Quarter has the goods. The Led Zeppelin
tribute show starts at 9 p.m. at the Bull
Moose Saloon in Alpine, Wyoming . Seattlebased No Quarter rages at an “End of
Summer Blowout Party.” The band has
received lots of attention for its authentic
take on Zep tunes. If you’re curious about
what they sound like or a list of songs they
at No cover for
this show. Reach the Bull Moose at (877)
The Teton Valley Foundation’s “Music on
Main” concert series concludes tomorrow
with a free performance by Jerry Joseph and
his electric band at 6 p.m. in Main Street Park
in downtown Driggs, Idaho. One for the Ditch,
featuring members of Mandatory Air, will open.
Though he’s been known to sing a ballad or
two, Jerry Joseph, based out of Portland, Ore.,
is a singer-songwriter of the hard rock fashion
– a fitting conclusion to a fantastic summer of
free national, regional and local acts. Thanks
to the Teton Valley Foundation for putting
together such a great series this year!
Don’t forget to bring your chair or blanket
Visit for more
Aaron Davis
Soulive, Matisyahu, various Nevilles,
Los Lonely Boys play Mountain Fest
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has really ramped up
the Jackson Hole Mountain Festival this year, hosting
a diverse lineup of performers, both at the base of the
resort and in the Mangy Moose Saloon. A lot more
accompanies the music, too, including ski and snowboard sales, a Friday screening of the classic film “E.T.,”
a chef’s BBQ Showdown on Saturday, and a fishing
derby on Monday.
Soulive will kick off the music portion of the fest. It will
be a treat to see this trio – recently expanded to a quartet with the addition of
Toussaint – singer for the
Boston-based reggae group
China Band – back at the
Mangy Moose, right on the
heels of releasing “No Place
Like Soul” (Stax/2007).
“This isn’t the three of us
featuring a guest singer,”
said drummer Alan Evans in
a statement on the Soulive
website. “It feels like it’s a
new band. All of us wanted
to go in a different direction.
Outside of Soulive, we were
all doing more song-based
stuff. So we just figured, why
Los Lonely Boys
don’t we go in that direction
inside the band? We don’t
wanna get caught up in what genre or style it is.”
Equal parts soul, funk and jazz, Soulive lays down driving grooves, but it’s the virtuosity in a funk format that
really creates the special vibe. Go to to
hear snippets of the new album.
Soulive will take stage at 10 p.m. at the Mangy Moose
Saloon in Teton Village. Tickets are $23, advance or $25
day of show and are available online at or at Tobacco Row, Main Event or
Moose Cellars. Also, the Moose offers free tickets on all
non-sellout shows to designated drivers.
Saturday will feature local talent all day, starting with
blues, classic rock and country by Dark Cheddar 2-4
p.m. outside at the base of Teton Village to accompany
the Village Chefs’ BBQ Showdown. Dark Cheddar has
established themselves as the 43 North house band over
the last year, bringing a party vibe with extended jams
and originals from vocalist Pete Muldoon.
Boondocks (featuring your humble music writer) will
provide the late night entertainment with a mish-mash of
country-blues, electro-grass, Western Swing, and rock at
10 p.m. at the Mangy Moose. The quintet just released
“Live at the Silver Dollar” (Gros Ventre River/2007), featuring original tunes as well as obscure and familiar covers
from the American roots archive. No cover for this show.
Fusing Orthodox Judaism, classic reggae and hip-hop,
Matisyahu is the main attraction at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday
outside at the base of the resort (see the cover of this
week’s Planet for details). Opening the show will be Ivan
Neville’s Dumpstaphunk as well as Alfred Howard and
the K23 Orchestra. The B-Side Players and Jackson
Hole’s own Chanman Roots Band open. Doors open at 2
p.m. and tickets are $35 for the day.
Voted New Orleans’ best funk band by two of the city’s
top publications, Dumpstaphunk has a message for you:
“When we hit the stage, be
ready for some of the nastiest, most serial crushin’
funk to ever come out of
New Orleans and beyond.”
The band features Ivan’s
brother Ian on guitar, and
some of the Crescent City’s
hottest local players that
have taken their own local
vibe to the festival circuit.
Alfred Howard and the K23
Orchestra bring the San
Diego hip-hop vibe to
stage, mixing pocket funk
withHoward’s spoken word
flows underneath.
On Labor Day, headliners
Los Lonely Boys and openers B-Side Players and
Chanman Roots Band will provide dance grooves starting at 3:30 p.m. at the base of the resort.
Spreading the love of Texican rock ’n’ roll, Los Lonely
Boys are a trio of 20-something brothers – Henry, Jojo
and Ringo Garza – who began backing their father,
Enrique, as youngsters on the Texas Roadhouse circuit.
Before long, though, they came into their own as songwriters and performers, and since have sold millions of albums
and earned a Grammy Award in 2005 for their single
“Heaven.” This will be their first performance in Wyoming.
The B-Side Players are no strangers to our community, though. Their high-energy blend of Latin, reggae, and
world music has a message: Love your culture, take a
stand against social injustice and be active in something
positive. This seven-piece always brings the good vibe
and knows how to engage the crowd.
Opening the day will be Jackson Hole’s own Chanman
Roots Band. Chanman and crew dig into a smattering of
roots and contemporary reggae along with some
Chandler originals.
Tickets for Monday performances cost $35. Or buy a
Sunday-Monday Festival Pass for $55 in advance, $60
day of show. For more information or to buy tickets and
passes online, visit
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Tomlin centerpiece of Center’s annual gala
by Richard Anderson
Mary Jean Tomlin grew up in Detroit, the daughter of
a working-class Southern couple on the fringes of an
affluent neighborhood that also intersected with urban
black and Jewish communities.
“I get images that come to me,” she said in a telephone
interview recently, “images like kids in the neighborhood,
bringing kids of different ethnicities home.” It was a little
tense, she said, in the beginning, but her proper, white
parents learned to better appreciate the diversity and
grew as people, and Mary Jean – who for more than 40
years has performed under the name Lily Tomlin – was
left with a sense of the humanity that makes us all more
similar than we are different.
Lily Tomlin is the main event at a special
fundraiser gala for Jackson Hole’s Center for
the Arts on Saturday (Lily’s birthday!). A few
$500 tickets are still available for the cocktail
hour, sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions,
and stand-up performance by one of the entertainment world’s most versatile comediennes.
Tomlin does a combination of stand-up
comedy and a more informal version of her
big one-woman show, “The Search for
Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.”
“There’s no fourth wall,” she said.
“There’s more interaction with the audience
and more freewheeling. There’s lots of characters – a dozen or so – using their voices to
say things, to express certain ideas, and then
you’re stuck with me in between.”
Those characters are deeply human, and
Tomlin portrays them with compassion
and love: Trudy the Bag Lady, Angus Angst
the punk rocker and of course Ernestine
the telephone operator, whom she invented
for TV’s “Laugh-In” and who lives on today
in her act as well as in the memories of
kids and grown-ups who remember the late
’60s and early ’70s.
Tomlin has always claimed that she was
never funny as a child. She started out
Lily Tomlin
studying medicine at Wayne State
University, but an elective course in the
theater arts led to performances in coffee houses and in
1965 she moved to New York City and appeared at such
famed comedy clubs as The Improvisation, Café Au Go
Go and Upstairs at the Downstairs.
She made her TV debut in 1966 on “The Garry Moore
Show,” followed by appearances on “The Merv Griffin
Show,” which led to California, where she appeared regularly on “Music Scene.”
A female stand-up comic was almost unheard of back
then, as was salty language. “Not that I’d advocate that
anyway,” Tomlin said, but she and her cohorts nevertheless pushed barriers wherever they encountered them. In
fact, “Music Scene” was cancelled after a short run
because parents raised a campaign against Jimi Hendrix
and Janice Joplin and such subversive images as a “great
big close-up of sticking a hose in a gas tank,” Tomlin said.
Tomlin joined top-rated “Laugh-In” in December 1969
and was an immediate hit with characters such as 6-yearold Edith Ann and the telephone operator Ernestine, who
was not without her provocative side.
“We were like bad kids trying to get something over on
the playground supervisor,” she said. Ernestine would
dial the phone (Dial? What’s that?) with her middle finger, and one segment involving a call to Mae West about
her “equipment” caused phone company execs to insist
she clarify “telephone equipment.”
“Laugh-In” went off the air in 1973, but Tomlin enjoyed
a string of hits, co-written by her long-time collaborator and
partner Jane Wegner, including “The Lily Tomlin Show”
(1973), “Lily” (1973 and 1974) “Lily: Sold Out” (1981)
and “Lily for President?” (1982). TV work continued into
the ’90s with the HBO special “And the Band Played On”
and appearances on “Homicide,” “X-Files,” “Will and
Grace” and “Murphy Brown.” And then of course there was
her five-year run as Debbie Fiderer, President Bartlett’s
assistant, on the NBC series “The West Wing,” for which
she received a Screen Actors Guild nomination.
Tomlin hit Broadway in 1977 with Wegner’s
“Appearing Nitely,” which featured Ernestine, Edith Ann
and June Beasley and also introduced Trudy as well as
other characters that have become regulars in her stage
show. Wegner’s “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life
in the Universe” followed in 1985, which ran on
Broadway for a year, toured the country for five years and
in 1991 was made into a film.
Tomlin broke into film with Roger Altman’s award-winning 1975 film “Nashville,” earning an Academy Award
nomination (she’s won Emmys, Tonys, a Grammy and, in
2003, the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American
Humor, but an Oscar still eludes her), and went on to
other memorable roles in “The Late Show,” “Moment By
Moment,” “All of Me” (with Steve Martin) and of course
“9 to 5.” But it was with Altman that she enjoyed her
longest Hollywood relationship, also appearing in “Short
Cuts,” “The Player” and most recently Altman’s final film,
“A Prairie Home Companion.”
“He trusted the actors,” Tomlin said of Altman’s unique
mode of operation and the distinctive films that resulted.
“He made them part of his process. … He let us be sort of
miners of the characters – he would send us onto some
path of finding information and finding out about the
characters and we’d come back and he’d be elated or
encouraged about what you found.
“He used to say about casting, ‘Once I’ve cast a movie,
I’ve done 80 or 90 percent of the job,” she continued. “He
was just unflappable.”
Upcoming projects include “The Walker” with Woody
Harrelson, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Lauren Bacall, and “12
Miles of bad Road,” an HBO comedy series set in Dallas.
“I’m the matriarch of a very, very rich Dallas family,”
she said of her role in “12 Miles of Bad Road.” “We’re
just way way too rich … but for all the power and money
I have, I can’t do anything with my kids. … It’s funny and
so interesting and every script gets better and better.”
With so much success in film and TV, one wonders
what Tomlin is doing on the stage in little old Jackson
Hole, but, in fact, she never stopped performing before a
live audience.
“It’s the foundation of what I do,” she said. “I’ve
always loved it. It’s how I really started out, and I just love
the form, like to be able to hit the stage and keep running
… Whatever you can make the audience believe, it’s up to
you, you can go anywhere.”
Saturday’s events start at 5 p.m. with cocktails followed
by dinner be prepared by Jackson Hole’s hot new caterer,
Maho, and served in the tent outside the Center Theater
lobby. The live auction will start around 7:30 p.m. in the
theater and will consist of 15, including original artwork
by Robert Bateman, Ron Kingswood, Scott Christensen
and William Herbert Dunton, as well as stays at
Amandari in Bali, a dinner for 10 at the Snake River
Grill, and a private weekend art tour of Denver. The 30
silent lots include ski passes, jewelry, meals and artwork.
Steven Schultz, the new executive director at the Center
for the Arts, said some have balked at the $500 ticket
price for the event. “That’s an issue we’re sensitive to,” he
said, “but we have to raise money to provide high-quality
entertainment.” Saturday’s gala is the one high-price
fundraiser the Center will hold this year, with proceeds
helping to underwrite the nonprofit’s programs in the
upcoming year.
A very few seats are still available, Schultz said on
Monday. Call the Center Theater Box Office at 733-4900
for information.
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Singing cowboy Rex Allen Jr. follows in dad’s footsteps
by Jake Nichols
Rex Allen, Jr. couldn’t be anything but a singing cowboy. He inherited his father’s butter-smooth baritone,
which dad parlayed into dozens of recordings of old
western songs and a successful voiceover career that
included work with various Disney productions and the
beloved animated film, “Charlotte’s Web.”
“Dad taught me how to do voiceovers when I was 15,”
Allen Jr. said. “He said, ‘The business is changing and
you need to learn how to read copy.’”
And learn he did, practicing diction and inflection while
reading the Los Angeles Times. Allen recalls the long hours
in the studio with his band recording numerous country hits
through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, but that work was creative
and fun and not nearly as hard as voiceover work.
Rex Allen, Jr. peforms at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the
National Museum of Wildlife Art. The voice of Jackson
Hole’s newest radio station – the Range, 103.7FM,
which specializes in western music – will sing classics
and contemporary favorites, and no doubt prove why his
voice has been in demand for everything from commercials to the movies.
Voiceover work is an acquired skill, according to Allen
and best left to professionals.
“Most people mumble,” he said.
“I sometimes hear a local business owner trying do his own
commercials and, well, he is not
a professional announcer, you
know what I mean? I don’t want
his job. Why does he want
Rex Allen Jr.
Allen, Jr.’s voice has sold everything from beer to tennis rackets.
He sang the unforgettable jingle for RC Cola years ago
(remember “Me and my RC”?). Most recently, he cracked
into the motion picture industry in a big way by narrating
the movie “Me, Myself, and Irene.”
“That was six months of work,” Allen, Jr. said. “I did the
original and then they wanted something changed.”
The hardest job he ever had, however, was for the Boy
Scouts of America. “It only had five lines,” he said, “but
they had very specific instructions about how to end this
line on an upswing and this word had to come down.”
Allen’s other career in song blossomed during the
‘70s. When tastes changed he was able to lend his talents to TNN’s Statler Brothers Show during its heyday in
the 1990s. He has seen the country western singer
evolve from his father’s days, when Allen, Sr. was sometimes billed “Last of the Singing Cowboys,” to today’s
polished Nashville clones.
“In my father’s generation, the greatest western
songs were ‘Cool Water’ and ‘Tumbling Tumbleweed,’”
Allen Jr. said. “In my generation, the best cowboy
song is something like the Eagles’ ‘Desperado.’”
Allen, Jr. doesn’t think Nashville has a clue about
what country music fans are listening to. “How can
somebody who sits in an office and has no concept
about what they are playing in Austin, in Omaha, or
in Jackson Hole, decide what people want to hear?”
Allen, Jr. wonders aloud.
Record execs and radio industry programmers are
slowly taking notice of the growing comeback of western music and cowboy lore. “The general public is
looking for this nostalgic lifestyle that gives them a
feeling of security,” Allen Jr. said. “The public, given
the opportunity, will admire the cowboy way of life
because it’s pure and simple and honest. Deals are
done on a handshake.”
Tickets to Allen’s performance are $20. Call 7325418 for more details.
Boondocks celebrates new disc with party at the Wort
The word “boondocks” evokes a hardscrabble existence scratched out of a parsimonious land, suspicious –
maybe even a little dangerous – rural types who work
hard and drink harder, and dark, mysterious realms at the
end of that long dirt road you never dared to turn down.
It makes an apt name for the Jackson Hole five-piece
that plays for its own CD release party 7-11 p.m. on
Friday in the Silver Dollar Bar, located in the Wort
Hotel, a half block west of the Town Square on
Broadway. Playing a mix of blues, hard rocking electric
country and a few traditionals, the band evokes associations of the hard life, hard partiers, and also the warm
folksiness that one inevitably comes to experience and
appreciate once you, the outsider, is welcomed in.
Boondock’s new disc, “Live at the Silver Dollar,” was,
as the title implies, recorded over the course of two
nights at the famed downtown saloon in January of this
year, and the dates find the five players in fine form.
Vocalist Margo Valiante wails convincingly on Bonnie
Raitt’s “Give It Up or Let Me Go” and the traditional “Soul
of a Man,” and also contributes some fine originals, worthy, indeed, of the recognition she recently won at the
Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Competition. Guitaristmandolinist Aaron Davis is rock solid on his solos and
offers some of the set’s finest originals. Harp man John
Kuzloski shows what “Bluegrass Now” magazine means
when they praised his “righteous harmonica playing.”
And bassist Bryan Perkes and drummer Andy Peterson
the PUffect college chair...
keep the whole unit swinging with often ferocious timekeeping, as on the traditional “Crawdad Song.”
It’s a fun mix of musics and styles, deftly performed by five well-practiced players who appear to
just be getting better and better together, and if this
disc, released on their own Gros Ventre River
Records, is any indication, their shows make for a
rowdy party.
CDs are available at any Boondocks show, The Wort
Hotel Gift shop, Valley Bookstore, Main Event and
Mountunes in Jackson, at Big Hole Music in Driggs,
Idaho, at, and online at and iTunes.
— Richard Anderson
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Spence makes case for new images;
Walters revels in the surreal @ Ciao
the reception, to be held at the Center
for the Arts Artspace Gallery, at 240 S.
Glenwood St. Contact the Art
Association at 733-6379 for more information.
Not quite six months into its existence, Ciao Gallery in Victor, Idaho,
keeps the artists and the art coming,
this week with Michele Walters, coowner of the art cooperative, presenting
Well, almost. At 5:30 p.m. on Friday,
the Art Association presents “An
Evening with Gerry Spence,” where
the lawyer, author, lecturer and photographer with the outsized courtroom personality will present “The Brave New
Images of Gerry Spence,” a surprise
collection of black and white images
taken from his Center for the Arts
Theater Gallery exhibit and manipulated
into something different.
Art Association Executive Director
Karen Stewart said the manipulated
images will remain a secret until the
reception, and that even the organization’s staff has no prior knowledge of
what the images will look like. But, the
invitation for the reception indicates the
show will get a reaction from the public
as it warns: “Get ready to be shocked
into a new understanding of the
Wyoming landscape.”
Gerry Spence, known nationally for
his record-breaking verdicts against
large corporations and pristine trial
record in over 50 years of practicing
law, brings a more complex understanding of the man and his native Wyoming
with his new black-and-white photographs, showcased in the Art
Association’s exhibit “The Wyoming
Landscape: Photographs by Gerry
Spence,” which has been hanging in the
Theater Gallery for the month of August.
The photographs were taken by
Spence in and around Wyoming over
the last few years. These original
images have been transformed for
Friday’s event, so a stop by the Theater
Gallery in the next couple of days might
be worthwhile – for a “before and after”
look at the images.
Spence has often been quoted saying, “I tell the truth as I know it,” and it
will be interesting to see the new truths
revealed in these images. He published
many other black-and-white Wyoming
landscape photographs in his book,
“Gerry Spence’s Wyoming” in 2000.
Sales of the new surprise images will
benefit the Art Association’s education
and exhibition programs. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided at
Gerry Spence will discuss his newly
altered images on Friday evening.
surreal landscapes along with the
ceramics of Eli Preston. The festivities
begin at 6 p.m. tonight and include a
modern dance performance by coowner Heather Keller and videography
by Tony Birkholz.
“Most of my work is derived from my
imagination with influences from my
local landscapes, my heritage and personal relationships,” Walters said.
Walters sometimes sketches in her
sketchbook before she begins a piece,
“but I usually end up ‘paint sketching’
directly on the canvas with an under
painting. This method of working
allows me to the freedom to experi-
ment with color.”
Walters’s work is presented as a
timeline of her artistic pursuits, beginning with the first piece she ever produced and leading to her newest
works, many of which were completed
in a frenzied, two-week period of creative output. Newer works explore
themes of natural beauty and serenity
juxtaposed with modern destruction
and harried lives, a search for balance
that Walters sees in all things, she
said. In one painting, Walters incorporates geysers in Yellowstone National
Park with a man with an hourglass
strapped to his back. Current events
and issues also find their way into her
work, she said, which often invite a
second look.
Eli Preston, originally from Utah,
teaches pottery classes for adults and
children through the Teton Arts
Council in addition to experimenting
with his own work that has evolved into
more natural organic forms. He has
built his own kiln for salt glazes and
has a background in Raku glazing.
“I’ve been experimenting with different textures – incorporating different
woods and objects by imprinting the
patterns on the bowls while they’re
still wet,” Preston said. “Other pieces,
I just beat them up” in attempts to
achieve a variety of surfaces on his
pots and bowls.
Preston studied under the wellknown potter Andy Watson, who
teaches visual arts at Timpview High
School in Provo, Utah, and has also
been an instructor at Brigham Young
University. Preston’s work, all wheelthrown pottery, consists mostly of a
mix of functional pieces, larger bowls
and vessels of differing sizes. His contribution to the show, over 30 pieces
in all, include some traditional and
symmetrical, others distorted and cut
apart, the artist added.
The reception for the featured
artists will be held 6-9 p.m. and will
include food and beverages. Ciao
Gallery is located at 145 N. Main St. in
Victor, Idaho. Contact the gallery at
(208) 787-4841 for more information.
Art Galleries
Artspace Gallery/Art Association
240 S. Glenwood ■ 733-6379
A Horse of a Different Color
60 E. Broadway ■ 734-9603
A Touch of Class
10 W. Broadway ■ 733-3168
Astoria Fine Art
35 E. Deloney ■ 733-4016
Buffalo Trail Gallery
98 Center Street ■ 734-6904
Brookover Gallery
125 N. Cache Street ■ 732-3988
Caswell Gallery & Sculpture Garden
145 E. Broadway ■ 734-2660
Cayuse Western Americana
255 N. Glenwood ■ 739-1940
Center Street Gallery
30 Center Street ■ 733-1115
Craft Gallery
50 King Street ■ 734-2747
Davies Reid
On the Town Square ■ 739-1009
DiTomasso Galleries
172 Center Street ■ 734-9677
Fay Gallery
Teton Village Road ■ 739-1006
Fighting Bear Antiques
375 S. Cache ■ 733-2669
Galleries West Fine Art
70 S. Glenwood ■ 733-4412
260 N. Cache ■ 733-4525
Gros Ventre Gallery Heriz Rug Co.
120 W. Pearl ■ 733-3388
Horizon Fine Art
165 N. Center ■ 739-1540
Images of Nature Gallery
170 N. Cache ■ 733-9752
Images West Custom Framing Gallery & Gift
98 E. Little Ave., Driggs n■ 208-354-3545
Jack Dennis Wyoming Gallery
Town Square ■ 733-7548
Jeff Grainger Workshop
335 N. Glenwood ■ 734-0029
Legacy Gallery
Town Square ■ 733-2353
Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary
130 S. Jackson St ■ 734-0649
Meyer Milagros Gallery
155 Center Street ■ 733-0905
Mountain Trails Gallery
150 Center Street ■ 734-8150
Muse Gallery/Art of Framing
745 W. Broadway ■ 733-0555
National Museum of Wildlife Art
3 miles north of Jackson ■ 733-5771
Oswald Gallery
165 N. Center Street ■ 734-8100
Robert Dean Collection
172 Center ■ 733-9290
Rivertime Designs
98 E. Little Ave., Driggs ■ 208-351-2045
Schmidt’s Custom Framing
890 S. Hwy. 89 ■ 733-2306
Shadow Mountain Gallery
10 W. Broadway ■ 733-3162
Trailside Galleries
Town Square ■ 733-3186
Trio Fine Art
545 N. Cache ■ 734-4444
West Lives On
74 Glenwood ■ 734-2888
Wilcox Gallery
North of town on Cache ■ 733-6450
Wild by Nature Photography
95 W. Deloney ■ 733-8877
Wild Exposures Gallery - Photography
60 E. Broadway ■ 739-1777
Wild Hands – Art for Living
70 S. Glenwood / 265 W. Pearl ■ 733-4619
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by Ben Cannon
In what has become an annual event
for local artists, DJs and hipsters, Full
Circle Frameworks organized another
“Work in Progress” art happening on
Friday night at the shop and furniture
workshop adjacent to it.
In years past, artists have worked on
individual canvases that were combined
into a larger piece. This year, frame
shop owner and event organizer Rocky
“Vert-One” Vertone offered the artists a
different medium: clothing and apparel.
Early in the evening, six artists invited
to transform ball caps, shirts and offwhite Vans slip-on shoes went to work,
using spray paint and paint pens to
transform the cloths into lofty art or at
least some smart duds.
Benjy Pierson, better known by his DJ
moniker “Ruckus,” wrapped an intricate
drawing around a pair of shoes, free-handing an industrial design where sporadic
green spray paint had not already fallen. At
another table, clear of the empty cans of
Red Bull slammed earlier in the evening, a
group of four or so guys – among the
youngest faces at the party – set to work
printing T-shirts and shoes. The loose collective, which calls itself Anomaly, created
some of the most interesting, or at least
more desired, work of the evening.
“I don’t know what exactly we’re influ-
Artwork still in progress
at Full Circle Frameworks
Young artists show their colors at
Full Circle’s annual event.
enced by,” said Mark Dunstan, an Anomaly
collaborator soon returning to college. “I
guess it goes along with the whole indie
scene, the whole indie rock scene. We’re
just trying to do it all on our own.”
Vertone put up his own money to provide
most of the materials and some refreshments, including a keg that floated around
11 p.m. The idea initially was to auction off
all the apparel, but a long, occasionally
chaotic evening meant artists and a few
stylish patrons took most of the work home,
stepping out with designs evoking images
of chic modern interconnectivity and the
fragmented fashions of hip hop, punk, and
independent rock.
“The idea of doing live art is especially
cool,” Vertone said Saturday at his shop.
“A lot of these younger people don’t usually show at galleries or anything, and I
give them mad props for coming out for
this show. It’s tough.”
An upscale optical boutique specializing in
uncommon, exclusive, of-the-moment eyewear and sunwear.
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Excellence not enough for music fest success
by Mary Ann Feldman
The Grand Teton Music Festival outdid its venerable self on
at least two weekends of its summer 2007 season.
Possibly the most compelling performances of any American
festival venue resonated from the slopes of Rendezvous
Mountain in Teton Village when GTMF Music Director Donald
Runnicles led three performances of Carl Orff’s “Carmina
Burana,” in collaboration with the San Francisco Festival
Chorale and Boys Chorus, on July 20-22. Doors were open
free of charge to the public for Sunday’s matinee, signalling
several new ways in which the festival is connecting with the
local public.
All were welcome, and they came in droves. I stood at the
top of the stairs by a papa with three kids, roughly ages 2, 4
and 6, from whom nary a whine nor cry could be heard for
the entire magical hour. Surely lives were changed that day.
Above all, the Festival forged yet another connection to the
people of Teton Valley.
But the free matinee was planned only because tickets had
not sold. Nearly every festival in America schedules matinee
performances. Surely if you would lure the tourist crowd –
like those who might drive down from Colter Bay or Jackson
Lake Lodge – you must offer an afternoon event. Alas, few
Yellowstone and Teton travelers ever learn about the Festival
before they come here, and they do not find it in National
Park literature when they arrive.
Toward the end of the season, on Aug. 17-18, Runnicles
led another blockbuster pair: “An Evening at the Opera,” an
all-Wagner program that showcased the 90-member orchestra with reigning soprano Christine Brewer, the likes of whose
voice has never been heard in Wyoming before. On the previous night, Runnicles had collaborated with Brewer at the
keyboard in an intimate “Spotlight Concert” of art songs. At
both events patches of empty seats left plenty of elbow room
for Walk Hall patrons. The marketing challenge here is horrific – almost as if this glorious festival were a secret south of
Moose Junction.
Quite simply, excellence is no longer enough for great
music in America, where the classics are increasingly marginalized, and the fornicating backbeat that has only picked
up in tempo since Elvis put on his blue suede shoes in 1955
continues to reign. As a multi-million dollar study by the
Knight Foundation concluded, not until every child in
America has hands-on musical experience – playing an
instrument or singing in a chorus – will this nation find the
audiences it deserves.
The Grand Teton Music Festival is the poster child for this
problem. Tourists come to the Rocky Mountains in great
numbers, but music is not usually on their radar screen.
Worse for the illustrious GTMF – which regularly delivers
world-class events and now has a charismatic leader who
connects with the territory (riding his mountain bike to
rehearsal) – it is largely unknown to those 26,000 or so visitors from around the world who pass through our parks’
gates each week during the peak of the summer.
On solitary treks throughout Grand Teton National Park, as
well as on my regular stops in this most musical town of
Jackson (find me at the Stagecoach on Sundays, the Hoot on
Mondays, and the Festival Hall the other nights of the week),
I have encountered hundreds of tourists from all over, and
not one in 50 knows about our festival – not even a 30-ish
Japanese couple who attend Tokyo Philharmonic concerts.
Before long, China, too, will be importing artists in big numbers – Van Cliburn sound-alikes of highest virtuosity. We
need audiences to match the level of our world artists, and
music education can do this.
In the meantime, Jackson Hole is poised to be the
Salzburg of America. Here the mountains are more majestic,
the people friendlier, and the romantic lore of the West compensates for the lack of composer birthplaces. Live music,
paired with the great outdoors, is a surefire antidote to terrorism and cyberspace overkill.
Mary Ann Feldman, a Minneapolis-based writer and commentator on music, is a world mountain-trekker and music festival participant who occasionally writes program notes and
delivers pre-concert talks for the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Buddy Guy struts stuff for appreciative JH crowd
“I can play so funky, you can smell
it,” Buddy Guy said during his Monday
night performance at the Center for the
Arts Theater.
When I’m 71, I hope I’m as energetic
and healthy looking as Guy, and, better
yet, hope I can stink up a room with an
electric guitar. Guy’s commanding stage
show was pure entertainment and
brought the audience to their feet several times during the night. He’s still a
master of the guitar and continues to
handle the six-string with plenty of flare,
playing behind his back, with a drumstick, and yes, with the volume cranked.
And though his guitar attack was loud
and righteous (I hope you had
earplugs), at times it was a whisper. He
was in total control of his band’s
dynamics, making his sharp solos even
more commanding.
Buddy is a walking historian of the
blues and paid tribute to many of his
peers – Muddy Waters, John Lee
Hooker, Junior Wells, Clapton.
“I know you don’t hear this kind of
blues on the radio,” he told the crowd.
“This is how Muddy would do it —”
The fieriest guitar work came during
Willie Dixon’s “Hoochie Coochie Man.”
Buddy and fellow guitarist Ric Hall
each took extended solos and then
came together on center stage for
some inspired ax dueling. Also enjoyable was a stripped-down version of
Otis Redding’s “Dreams,” on which Guy
showed his softer side.
But the highlights had to be his visits
into the crowd. He had a few participants strum his guitar while he fretted
a lick, and at one point, as he is
famous for, he spent at least 10 minutes walking amongst the sold-out theater, delighting concertgoers with a
taste of what its like to be inches from
a blues legend.
It may be that Buddy always has this
good of a time, but I’d like to think playing Jackson Hole for the first time was
special for him. It’s easy to understand
why he still spends a good deal of time
on the road: He lives for it. For this
bluesman, feeling the blues is all about
feeling good.
— Aaron Davis
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• Licensed Professional Counselor
• Medical Hypnotherapist
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Practicing in Jackson
since 1980
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Combining vitality with sports is
essential. Adding science to the equation helps you achieve peak performance. And when you introduce Naomi
Sklar, M.D. to your sports regimen, you
get a refreshing and invigorating perspective, guiding you toward better
health and healing.
Sklar, who has been in practice for
six years, brings a caring, engaging,
modern approach to orthopedics and
sports medicine – without surgery. In
May, she moved her sports medicine
practice from the San Francisco Bay
Area to open Vitality Sports Medicine in
Driggs, Idaho, and Wilson, Wyo.
Like many of us, she loves the beauty
of this area, but
what sold her on
this place was the
people. “There’s a
different level of
acceptance that I’ve
never experienced
before in my life,”
she said. “I love it,
and I am having a
great time here.”
Having completed a three-year
residency in family
practice then continuing on to com- Naomi Sklar, M.D.
plete a one-year
sports medicine,
all at Stanford, Sklar has a balanced
view of sports medicine and overall
health and wellness. As a sports medicine doctor, Sklar deals with musculoskeletal health, but she does not do
What she does best is diagnose
what’s going on, then give you all of the
possible treatment options, which may
include seeing a surgeon for a second
opinion. But 80 to 90 percent of referrals to an orthopedic office are nonoperative, she said.
Sklar subscribes to a conservative
approach in treating injuries. And that’s
the opinion she brings to Vitality Sports
Medicine. Sklar is able to decipher
what’s truly emergent and what can
wait. “A surgeon knows that performing
surgery can sometimes fix your prob-
lem,” she said. “My perspective is that
sometimes not having surgery is a safe
option, too.”
Soft tissue and bone have very good
blood flow and often heal on their own.
“If you let the body settle down and
rest, nine times out of 10 it’s going to
heal itself,” said Sklar.
Her goal is to make the right diagnosis and put together a treatment plan
that makes sense to the patient.
“Surgery is almost never necessary,
with exceptions,” said Sklar. “With
some injuries, you definitely need to
have them fixed right away, but with
soft tissue injuries – ligaments, tendons, muscles – many of those are not
some can heal
themselves. We say
to our patient,
truthfully, you need
this fixed and you
don’t need this
treating musculoskeletal
Sklar helps counsel people about
managing chronic
disease and athletic life. She said it’s
a fun piece of her
job. “If you’re born
with a disease, it
doesn’t mean that
you can’t do sports,” she said.
She also does performance testing and
designs individual exercise programs that
work. She measures heart rate, lactic
acid and other vital statistics during exercise and then maps out a personalized
training program that allows for maximum
fat burning and optimal performance.
The next time you experience acute
or chronic musculo-skeletal pain –
back, shoulder, knee, ankle, foot – or
want to improve your sports performance, or need a second opinion before
undergoing surgery, set up an appointment with Sklar. She is available at
Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs and at
West Bank Medical Center in Wilson.
Call 733-5676 to make an appointment
in Wilson or (208) 354-2302 at Teton
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From the Tetons, for the Tetons...
Giving back for the future.
Thank You Jackson Hole!
1% for the Tetons
Awards Its First Ever Grants
On August 23rd, 1% for the Tetons awarded $100,806 to 10 different grant applicants. Eight grants were
awarded for projects in Teton County, Wyoming, and two were awarded for projects in Teton County, Idaho.
Grant Recipients
American Alpine Club • $10,000
Project Title: Human Waste Management in Alpine and Sub-Alpine Regions
Project Description: Construct information signs and provide free waste bags
alpine & sub-alpine regions
Teton County Library • $20,000
Project Title: Teton County Library Solar
Project (Year Two)
Project Description: Help fund solar
photovoltaic panels on roof of Teton
County library
JH Wildlife Film Festival
#1: ELL • $3,000
Teton Valley Community
Recycling • $5,000
Project Title: ELL/Environmental Education Collaborative Planning Grant
Project Title: Public Advocates on Waste
Project Description: Teach English to
Latino residents through environmental
Project Description: Assess solid waste
design of environmentally-sound solid
waste disposal programs
JH Wildlife Film Festival
#2: BioBlitz • $10,000
Teton Valley Trails &
Pathways • $1,000
Project Title: 24 Hour Community
BioBlitz with E.O. Wilson
Project Title: Pathways Mapping Project
for Teton Valley
Project Description: 24 hour survey of
the Jackson Hole area to inventory as
as possible
Project Description: Map existing
and proposed trail corridors within
Snake River Fund • $7,700
Project Title: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
Project Description: Buy three power
washers for boat launch sites to allow
invasive aquatic nuisance species
Western WY Resource Conservation &
Development • $33,106
Pilot Project
Project Description: One year pilot project to test feasibility of community-wide
food composting program for restaurants
and grocers
203 Technologies LLC
Alpine House
Anne & Pete Sibley
Ariel & Company
Base Camp Communications
Bruce Hayse, MD
Charney Architects
Cloudveil Mountain Works
Cony Corporation
Creative Energies
Dan Visosky
Van Vleck House • $1,000
Project Title: Van Vleck Greenhouse
Project Description: Buy and install a
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Project Title: Pronghorn Antelope Migration
Teton County WY portion of the pronghorn
migration corridor to Sublette County
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The valley’s finest selection of wine, spirits, gourmet cheeses and microbrews.
Los Angeles Times
Sunday Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis • September 2
all of life’s
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Rating: GOLD
Fill in the blank cells
using numbers 1 to 9.
Each number can
appear only once in
each row, column, and
3x3 block. Use logic
and process of elimination to solve the puzzle.
The difficulty level
ranges from Bronze
(easiest) to Silver to
Gold (hardest).
Answers on page 45.
1 Needing defrosting
7 Health bar?
14 Makes an oath?
20 Untapered cigar
21 Like some jugs
22 Sneeze cause
23 Medieval security guy?
25 Fancy fur
26 Urges
27 Mega- squared
28 Math teacher?
30 Junior’s junior
31 Archie of comics, e.g.
34 “Eye of __ ...”: “Macbeth”
35 Inn patron’s companion?
41 Mack of “The Original Amateur
43 Anaheim team
44 Oxycodone et al.
47 “The Shining” graffiti
52 Former model Gabrielle
53 Singer with the Belmonts
54 Ewes are there
56 Grand, for one
57 __ Domini
58 City on the Rhine
59 Pickpocket?
62 Beavers’ forte
64 Mideast sultanate
65 Most leisurely
66 Out-of-control group
67 Coastal African country
70 Henpeck
71 Cassio was one of his lieutenants
75 Lab warning
76 Qualifying bouts, for short
80 Child therapist?
82 Regrettably
83 Thai currency
85 Cooks with fat
86 “__! We Have No Bananas”:
1920s hit
87 Stain
88 Blast from the past
89 Rest of the afternoon
91 Trompe l’oeil genre
94 “Sleep that knits up the ravell’d
___ of care”: Shakespeare
95 Nikon F, e.g., briefly
97 Agricultural guarantor?
One of the Baldwins
Hazy hazard
__ de deux
Post office hunk?
Slightly cracked
Stuffing spice
One at a Delhi counter, say
Hardware aficionado?
They may be picked up
Completely surrounding
Attachment word
Quiz takers
Evil spirits
1 Like slime
2 Scoop holder
3 Gray of “Silver Spoons”
4 Follows
5 The Wildcats of the America East 77
6 Burgers-to-be
7 Reverse, e.g.
8 Pro __
9 Highway bypass, usually
10 Highest degree
11 Electrical unit
12 Chow line?
13 “You Can’t Get a Man With a
Gun” singer
14 Pedal-to-the-metal type
15 Computer concern
16 Heifetz contemporary
17 Describing the proverbial two
18 Extend, in a way
19 Dik Browne dog
24 Stream dam
29 Crooner Cole
30 Neutral state?
31 Parade spoiler
32 Swing __
33 Banned insecticide
35 Vamp Theda
36 Without letup
37 Lunar probe launcher
38 Advocates
39 Exits
40 “Once __ a midnight ...”
42 Sworn statement
Nicholas Gage memoir
“Beyond the __”: Darin hit
Lighter-than-air craft
Autumn tool
Arles articles
Political commentator Kondracke
Family head
Pub potable
Holy __
Sing under pressure?
Lets up
“A Jug of Wine ...” poet
Not just rotund
Symbols of wisdom
Bangkok tongue
Take on
__ 10: 109-Down medication
Palindrome within a palindrome
Hindu deity
__ se
It adjoins the altar
Typical first date
Fancy hat fabric
Part of REO
Soriano of the Cubs
Attorney’s org.
Data-sharing syst.
Like bad traffic
Divining tool
October’s gemstone
Mennonite group
Tour de France legend Armstrong
Where to get down
“Crazy” singer
Point a finger at
Fictional agent Helm
Not especially good spots
Quickly writes (down)
Sphere starter
Mob enforcer
Slips up
“CSI: Miami” network
Tool __
“You follow?”
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Dear Mexican: Do you agree with immigration
rights activists calling Elvira Arellano, who is an
illegal immigrant AND a criminal I might add, the
“Mexican Rosa Parks”? The very idea that these
people refer to her as such is deeply disturbing.
Rosa Parks was a legal resident of this country,
and took a stand against the injustices against
African-Americans AND, by extension, all other
minorities in this country. I can’t imagine what
goes through the minds of some of these people,
when they made ludicrous statements comparing
Arellano to Parks. I have a problem with illegal
immigrants, period! I don’t care where they come
from on this planet: Illegal IS illegal.
Swing Low, Sweet Migra
Dear Gabacha: You’re right: How dare yaktivists
compare Elvira Arellano (an recently deported illegal
Mexican immigrant who earned national attention this
year by seeking sanctuary in a Chicago church) to
Rosa Parks! Besides, everyone knows the better historical counterpart is Jesus. Think about it: Like
Jesús, Arellano was a brown-skinned alien who
sparked equal parts rage and praise while promoting
their movement. Both lived in defiance of authorities
who obsessed over laws that ignored the Segundo
Gustavo Arellano
Coming. Arellano and the
Nazarene knew their ultimate
martyrdom yet met grim destiny
with serenity, asking followers not to react angrily but
rather to allow God’s will. I already hear the gnashing teeth of Know Nothings – but what about the fake
Social Security number? The breaking of federal
law? The fact that ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL? – but let the
record show that no matter how you spin it,
Arellano’s tale is biblical in its intentions, and she
sure as hell ain’t Jezebel. Only time will tell if
Arellano’s efforts will convert the Pharisees or cause
the exile of her people to Babylon – err, Mexico.
Got a spicy question about Mexicans? Ask the Mexican at [email protected] Those of you who do submit questions: they will be edited for clarity, cabrones.
And include a hilarious pseudonym, por favor, or we’ll make one up for you!
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Deploy Meets Girl
I’m a sergeant in the 82nd
Airborne, serving in Iraq. My wife
of a year, whom I love and adore,
has recently begun telling me
she’s lonely. It’s understandable,
as I’m on month 12 of this tour,
which has just been extended.
Last week, she confessed she’s
become “attracted” to another
man. She says she still loves me
and wants to be with me, but if she
were alone with him and he made
moves, she doesn’t know how
she’d respond. I’m confused. Can
you love someone and become
attracted to someone else?
— Heartbroken in Tikrit
It’s rough back there in the suburbs. I can just see your wife, gingerly making her way across the parking
lot, crouching low and ducking
behind cars in case there are Iraqi
snipers behind the Rite Aid sign. Who
knows what perils lurk on her way
home – an I.E.D. on Elm Street, or
maybe a poorly marked speed bump
to send her latte flying? Oh, the horror ... the horror ... (You ever try to
get coffee stains out of white pants?)
We’ve all got issues. The thing is,
it’s not like you’re taking inventory up
the road at World ’O Widgets, where
distracting you from your work could
cause you to suffer a nasty paper
cut. Yet, here she is, going all confessional on you like you’re hashing this
out over coffee at Applebee’s:
“Sweetie … I should tell you, I’m
tempted to have sex with somebody
else, and I guess there’s nothing you
can do from thousands of miles away
… but, whaddya think?” What are you
supposed to say? “Gee, thanks,
honey, really appreciate your keeping me in the loop.”
Making this even harder for you is
your belief that love should be a
cure for attraction – that when somebody loves you enough to say “I do,”
they won’t start thinking, “I’d sure
love to do him, too.” The truth is,
somewhere in each of us there’s a
list – “Things That Make Us Go
‘Hubba hubba’” – formed largely by
genes, and also by life experience.
And, sorry, there’s no editing this list
or sending in an announcement:
“Ahem, we’re married now.”
But, don’t despair. According to
economist Robert H. Frank, author of
“Passions Within Reason,” love may
be just the weapon to ward off infidelity. There’s a human tendency to
go for small, immediate rewards – an
affair, for example – over bigger, more
distant ones. But, Frank points out,
feelings of love for a romantic partner
can function as an immediate reward,
and if they’re felt strongly enough,
can negate the pull of the (more conveniently located) competition.
As much as this must feel like
being away at camp and getting a letter informing you that your parents
are splitsville (“But, have a great
summer, kiddo!”), you can’t mope
your wife into keeping her legs
crossed. Your best defense is
weapons-grade mush: Tell her you
love her, tell her why you love her, tell
her why you married her, and keep
telling her. And keep her talking
about her love for you. In case there
is slippage, consider whether you
agree with the idea that without sexual fidelity you have nothing, or
whether you see value in trying to
forgive her and rebuild. Ultimately, as
frustrating as it is that you can’t be
there now to protect her from an
ambush on Elm (or a bush on Elm
blocking the stop sign), you’ve got to
keep your focus on bringing yourself
and your buddies back alive – not
playing Oprah from the foxhole.
Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, No. 280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail
[email protected] or visit her Web site at © 2007 AMY
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Week of August 29
© 2007 Rob Brezsny
[email protected]
ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Here’s how you can tell
if you have a bad psychotherapist or counselor,” says
my friend Laura. “She or he buys into all your BS, never
questions your delusions, and builds your self-esteem
even if that makes you into an a**hole.” I agree with
Laura’s assessment, which is why I’m going to spend
our short time together today calling you on your BS,
prodding you to get introspective about your delusions,
and not pumping up the parts of your ego that really
should be melted down. Next week maybe we’ll get
back to gazing adoringly into each other’s eyes, but
right now you’ll benefit from some tough love.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This will be an excellent
time to read five books simultaneously, snack constantly on delicacies while avoiding heavy meals, climb a
tree with an adventurous friend and make careful yet
wild love right there, refuse to practice any form of meditation that doesn’t involve laughing, buy ten cheap
alarm clocks and smash them with a hammer out in the
middle of a meadow, pretend to be a feral teenager
who’s allergic to civilization, and throw invisible stones
at any god, angel, or genie who won’t help you get the
love you want.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): American poet William
Stafford, winner of the National Book Award in 1963,
wrote a poem every morning for 40 years. “I keep following the hidden river of my life,” he said. “And I don’t
have any sense of its coming to a crescendo, or of its
petering out either. It is just going steadily along.” I’d
like to nominate Stafford to be your honorary role
model, Gemini. Here’s your assignment: Every morning for the next 20 days, carry out a brief ritual (no
more than a few minutes long) that feeds your lust for
life and engenders a blessing for yourself or someone
you care about.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your assignment in the
coming week is simple but tricky: Take devalued ideas
or trivial objects or demeaning words, and transform
them into things that are fun, interesting, or useful. Here
are some precedents to inspire you: what the punk
movement did when it made safety pins into earrings;
what gays did when they mutated the insulting term
“queer” into a word of power; what the resourceful TV
hero MacGyver did when he put powdered make-up into
a confetti cannon and shot it at evil CIA operatives, temporarily blinding them and allowing him to escape.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s a perfect time to work
more intensely on cultivating a healthy relationship
between money and your soul. For inspiration, read this
wise counsel, articulated by Margaret Young and quoted in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. “Many people
attempt to live their lives backwards. They try to have
more money in order to do more of what they want so
they will be happier. The way it actually works is the
reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do
what you need to do, in order to have what you want.”
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “There have never in history been so many opportunities to do so many things
that aren’t worth doing,” wrote novelist William
Gaddis. That’s important for you to keep in mind during
the coming weeks. You’ll receive a flood of invitations,
but only some of them will be intimately related to the
unique work you’re here on Earth to do. Those few may
be so amazingly useful, though, that they could dramatically change your life for the better. Please say no
to all the others so you can attend to the good stuff
with your heart on fire and your mind as fluid as a
mountain stream.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Have you ever heard of the
First Law of Holes? It says that if you get in a hole, you
should stop digging. Please obey that law in the coming
week, Libra. Once you realize there’s no other place to
go but down if you continue your course of action, nothing — not even your pride — should keep you committed
to that course. Now here’s the Second Law of Holes: If
you are able to scramble up out of the hole before it gets
too deep, you should then spend some time filling it in
so that you don’t fall into it if you come back that way
later in the dark.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Most intelligent people realize that global warming is underway. This awakening is good, but I’m worried that it may be diverting
attention from a more profound crisis: the Mass
Extinction Event that’s killing off animal and plant
species at a pace unmatched since the demise of the
dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The possibility of there
being future draughts, rising ocean levels, and crazy
weather is daunting, but the more devastating fact is
that Earth’s precious eco-diversity is dying now — not
just from global warming, but also from pollution and a
host of other mischief caused by humans. What does
this have to do with your horoscope, I mean besides it
being a call to expand your understanding of our planet’s environmental crisis? The scenario I’ve described is
a metaphor for your personal life. What important issue
might you be obsessing on in a way that blinds you to
an even more all-encompassing issue?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The largest rubber duck race in history took place last year on Ireland’s
River Liffey, with 150,000 yellow vinyl contestants
vying to cross the finish line first. It was a charity event
to raise money for sick children. I mention this,
Sagittarius, because if anyone could organize an adventure that would top that extravaganza, it would be you
in your current state. You’re at the peak of your power
to marshal the forces of playfulness in a holy cause.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Last November, Major
League Baseball announced that New York Mets’ pitcher Guillermo Mota had tested positive for steroids and
would therefore be suspended for 50 games at the
beginning of the new season. A month later, the Mets
signed Mota to a new, two-year $5 million contract,
despite knowing that his recent accomplishments on
the baseball field had almost certainly been inflated by
the steroids’ boost. I foresee a comparable scenario
unfolding in your life, Capricorn. You’ll be rewarded in
the wake of a penalty or limitation that was imposed on
you, and the gain will outstrip the loss. It may even be
the case that the good thing coming your way will be
related to or aided by the “bad” thing you did.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I’m interested in
the boundaries where things change into other things,”
writes Orene, one of my MySpace friends. Those boundaries should be your primary hang-out in the coming
weeks, Aquarius. They are where all the most interesting action will be, as well as the teachings you need
most. Would you like some foreshadowing about what
things will be changing into other things? Pay close
attention to your dreams for clues, and muse on this
list: goodbyes that morph into awakenings; banishments that become pilgrimages; adversaries who transform into allies; decay that alchemizes into splendor;
and serpent energy that turns into spiritual fire.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): While snorkeling in
the ocean off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, I had a
conversation with a dolphin. She gave me clarity concerning a question I’ve been wondering about. I asked
her, “What can Pisceans do to make sure their overflowing emotions don’t cause the kind of chaos that
undermines their ability to get things done?” I swear
the dolphin answered me telepathically, because even
though I couldn’t understand the hubbub of shrieks
and clicks she unleashed in response to my inquiry, my
mind was suddenly filled with the following thoughts:
Pisceans must love their oceanic emotions unconditionally . . . must see their endless inundation as a privilege and a blessing . . . must learn to surf the endless
tidal wave not with a fearful sense of being a victim but
with an exhilarated gratitude for the primal power of
the adventure.
Homework: Tell what you love or appreciate that no one else does.
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album review
On their first release since Katrina,
Street Symphony, The Subdudes get
back to what they do best: soulful
Cajun crooning. This is an album
about relationships between men and
women, lovers and friends, townspeople and neighbors, the Bayou and the
Government, Man and God, etc.
Except for the overtly political “Thorn
In Her Side,” Street Symphony gives us
a more subdued Subdudes, with
poignant, expressive ballads about
blue collar living and the everlasting
optimism of the human spirit in the face of great disaster. It is a message of
hope to those who live with the burden of having to start over; that if we find
faith in each other, in our relationships, then we will survive. This album drops
on Aug. 28, but you can hear “Poor Man’s Paradise” on KMTN and many thanks
to the Planet for sponsoring the 7th Annual Fish and Chips Open.
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Summertime Blues? Brighten things up
with a new career! Edge Wireless is currently hiring an energetic, full-time, yearround Wireless Consultant for its Jackson
store. Bilingual Wireless Consultant, Full-
Time: Assist customers in the selection of
wireless equipment, features and service
plans, and account support/maintenance.
Previous customer service experience preferred. Commission potential is available
with this position. Excellent written, ver-
bal and interpersonal communication
skills in English and Spanish are a must.
For a complete description and to apply,
please visit our website at We offer comprehensive benefits, long-term incentive opportunities, and
2003 BMW X 5, 4.4, V8, LOW MILES!
ONLY $15,900
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Fact: Teton Motors is jackson’s ONLY
Full Service Dealership!
a 401(k) plan. An equal opportunity
employer, Edge Wireless encourages a
diverse workforce.
Pete’s Grand Bar & Grill seeks energetic, fun
people for waitstaff, bartenders and kitchen
staff. Starting Now. Lunch and/or dinner
shifts available. Flexible hours. Please call
733-4398 or Pete’s cell 847-529-3460.
The Moving Company is now hiring for
permanent, full-time positions. Looking
for responsible, hard-working employees. Experience helpful, but not necessary. Please call (307) 690-6683 for
more information.
Love theatre and want to help it be successful, volunteer one night this season
or once a month, we’re very flexible. For
more information call the Off Square
Theatre Company at (307) 733-3021.
Backcountry Provisions is looking for reliable, part-time, full-time, seasonal and
year-round employees. Room for advancement. Pay D.O.E. Call 734-9420 or stop by.
Skinny Skis has some great job opportunities—-both full and part-time.
JHCCC is seeking a person for a M-F full-time position
with benefits. Duties include insurance billing, State
statistical recordkeeping and other administrative tasks.
Prior office experience with insurance billing and Excel
preferred. Bi-lingual skills helpful. Please send resume
to JHCCC - Attention: Nancy, P.O. Box 1868, Jackson,
WY 83001 or [email protected] JHCCC is an equal
opportunity employer.
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1020 W. Broadway and 405 Powderhorn Lane
(307) 733-6600 • (800) 537-6609
Florida Condo For Rent: Sarasota,
Florida; newly decorated 2 bd, 2 bth
unit, year round lanai, overlooking golf
course; 15 minutes to ocean; monthly
rentals only; $2900/month prime season, less for multi-month rentals; [email protected]
318 Lava Street: ? Block from Green
Belt, Snake River and falls in downtown
Idaho Falls; Fishing, boating, arts &
entertainment, medical center and freeway. (208) 529-2898.
Whitewater Kayak for Sale: Liquidlogic
Skip, great condition, $350.
Call Sarah 690-4405.
Registered Chesapeake Bay pups for
sale, will be ready to go home 8/25.
Excellent bloodlines, will be great hunters
and/or family dogs. Only three males left,
have both parents. $300.00 1-307-3676512, if no answer leave a message.
Xerox 5820 copy machine, plus paper
storage cabinet. Good condition!
$2,750.00. Call 733-3505.
Phone (307) 733-3029 • Fax (307) 733-8313
P.O. Box 4309, 7255 S. Hwy 89, Jackson, WY 83001
Receptionist/Accounting Assistant
Individual needed to manage daily office duties
and assist in multiple accounting functions.
Computer Experience Required.
Apply in person at Evans Construction Company in Jackson, Wyoming
8 miles south of Jackson on Hwy. 89, (307) 733-3029.
Free queen size box spring and mattress: 307-733-3505
Prugh Real Estate LLC specializes in commercial and residential sales and service.
Visit to search listings, rentals and MLS. For more information, please call 307.733.9888
Rally’s Pet Garage – The service center
for your pet! Self-service pet wash, fullservice grooming, toys and accessories,
Natural Life pet food, Doggie Day Care,
and pet obedience classes. Located in
the Kmart Plaza. (307) 733-7704.
Evans Construction Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a drug free workplace. M/F/V/D
Stop by the shop for an application or
email resume to [email protected]
Evans Construction is now accepting applications for the
following positions to work in the Jackson Area:
Mixer Truck Drivers
Experience preferred, but training positions are available.
Evans Construction Company offers competitive pay,
bonus opportunities, paid vacation opportunities
and healthcare - 401K benefit package.
Apply in person at Evans Construction Company in Jackson, Wyoming
8 miles south of Jackson on Hwy. 89, (307) 733-3029.
Evans Construction Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a drug free workplace. M/F/V/D
Judd Grossman Music is a full service
music agency providing all styles of
music for all occasions - solos, duos,
trios, dance bands, country, rock, folk,
jazz, and classical. Live musicians and
DJs available. (307) 690-4935.
for any event. Professional.
Experienced. Inquire at 699-0102.
confidential hotline 1-800-395-HELP.
Crisis Pregnancy Center (307) 733-5162.
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Some weird facts about relativity
Once upon a time, Moses pointed a finger at the children
of Israel and told them to get their butts out of the land of
Egypt and into the promised land. That the trip took 40 years
had a lot to do with the fact that nobody brought a map and
Moses wouldn’t ask for directions, but also to the fact that
they were probably related to each other and didn’t want to
go anyplace with each other. After all, who wants to be seen
with a pack of relatives? SO uncool.
Now that summer is ending and the visiting relative season is waning, I have to
admit that it has been a long, hot annoying summer and I am crabbier than
ususal, but at least I haven’t had to contend with that blot on summer fun known
as the “family reunion.” I came from a
family not known for reproduction, so I
Local grandma
don’t have many relatives. But I know of
speaks out!
families that have reunions that surpass
the mafia wars when it comes to ferocity,
name calling, back stabbing and just
plain rotten behavior. There are families out there that make
the Sopranos look like the Cleavers.
The absolute masters of the reunion art form are the
Fungoes in my hometown of Corn Cob, Iowa. Their reunions
are world class and not a little scary. Francine Fungoe is the
doyenne (French for “I have more money than you”) of the
clan, and every few years she plans an unforgettable event.
Their last reunion was entitled “A Fungoe Family Ho-Down.”
At least that’s how they spelled it. I’m not sure what they
meant because I wasn’t there.
Francine thought that this year the family should return to
its roots, which are in a part of Texas that is so far back in
the boonies, even the Episcopalians are snake handlers. A
return to their heritage required a tour of cultural events
where they planned to meet up with their relatives.
The first stop was at the celebrated “Red Neck Olympics.”
This is a huge celebration. and the Fungoes could hardly
wait to take part in the many athletic events. The signature
event was the much anticipated mattress toss: A team of two
stand about 15 feet from the back of a pickup and are given
two chances to pitch a mattress into it. They are judged on
time, form and placement of the mattress. The Fungoes figured that they had plenty of experience tossing furniture into
the back of a truck before skipping town, but they turned out
to be rank amateurs and didn’t even place.
The next event was a timed attempt to rotate the tires on
their house. It wasn’t even close, as Floyd Fungoe threw out
his back and his partner, Otis, broke his
thumb. Otis did win the ugly butt crack
contest pants down.
After that came the Daisy Duke contest – like Miss America only in very
short shorts. Tiffany Fungoe thought
she would be shoo-in, despite the fact
that she had fat thighs and only shaved
to her knees (a mistake). She lost to
some skinny cousin who had scrawny
thighs and a father on the judge’s
After a few disappointing days, the
Fungoe band were getting cranky and wanted to go home.
Francine decided a trip to an advertised “Freedom Fest”
might lighten their spirits. So they bought tickets and got
seats behind a group of nice church ladies. They listened to
lots of nice Texas music, then, as a pungent cloud of greenish-grey smoke began to head their way it became apparent
just what the “freedom” was all about. The Fungoes were
about to feel sorry for the church ladies, whom they
assumed were at the wrong event, when they sparked up
their own fatties and enthusiastically puffed away. Church
ladies must be different in Texas. As the green clouds
began to form their own weather system, the family headed
home wiser and sadder.
When confronted with other specimens from the family
gene pool, you can’t help but wonder: Who are these people? Where are Earth did they come from? How can we make
sure we never see them again? But, maybe, just maybe, they
feel the same way about you! I know: That’s ridiculous – it
could never happen!
War activists plan weekend march
Sick and tired once and for all of East and West
Coast “liberal hippie tree-huggers” dominating the rec
paths and the letters to the editor pages, a group of
dedicated supporters of the War in Iraq and the Bush
administration are planning a rally 1-5 p.m. on Sunday
at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
“Who the hell are these bleeding hearts to tell our
vice president what to do,” said a frothing Matt
Taxwell, one of war rally’s organizers. “We believe that
this is no time to cut and run on our Commander in
Chief and his team, that we need to support him by
supporting this war and any other wars he may be
contemplating. To even entertain thoughts of anything
else is treasonous and should punishable by exile to
Iraq or Mexico or Canada.”
Taxwell said Sunday’s rally would be peaceful, “but
if any of those [expletive deleted] reggae freaks at this
Mountain Festival thing want to tango with us, we’ll
come prepared to do some damage.”
Scheduled activities during the rally include a public
demonstration of participants’ Second Amendment
rights, speeches by various local prominent conservatives (Taxwell is still rounding up volunteers), and a
march on the Grand Teton National Park southern
entrance gate with effigies of Hilary Clinton, Barak
Obama and possibly various other prominent “lefty traitors,” Taxwell said.
“I just can’t wait ’til the papier-mache fly,” he added. updated daily l Planet Jackson Hole l August 29 - Sept 4, 2007 47
Art Hazen
Real Estate LLC
“We are Wyoming”
Locally Owned
WEEK OF 08.19.07 TO 08.25.07
Total # of Sales:
Week’s top sale:
With the best Grand Teton views you can find, and
great location, this 3 bedroom Skyline Ranch home is
one you won’t want to miss! It has open living, dining,
and kitchen areas, a rock fireplace, and a large family
room. Adjacent to the Indian Springs open space and
with views of the Snake River Valley to the South, it is
a must see! $2,600,000 Contact: Penny Gaitan
Great corner lot in Mountainside Village! .20 Acres on
the corner of Old Cemetery Road and Village Way.
Mountainside Village is located very close to the
foothills of Teton pass and has great mountain views.
It is close to hiking and mountain bike trails and is the
closest neighborhood to Jackson. A short thirty minute
drive over the pass to your dream homesite.
$69,500 Contact: Andy Ripps
Looking for that perfect DESTINATION RANCH
PROPERTY? This is the one you have been waiting for.
Buy this beautiful log home on 80 Acres in Dubois,
Wyoming adjacent to Public Land with Long
Creek running through the property today.
$1,200,000 Contact: Michael Bills or Zachary Smith
Building Site
Farm & Ranch
Total #
of Sales
Sold Price
Last 12 Months (8.25.06-8.24.07)
Number of Sales
Days on Market
List Price Volume Sold
Median List Price Sold
Average List Price Sold
12 Months - A Year Ago (8.25.05-8.24.06)
Teton Village two bedroom condominium located in
the Nez Perce Units. Completely remodeled with
superb furniture package, bright new kitchen and
baths, river rock fireplace, Sundance swim and
tennis club membership just steps away, and on
rental program with one of the few gold ratings.
$930,000 Contact: Penny Gaitan
Over 200 feet of Fox Creek flows through this 3 acre
secluded lot offering solitude and privacy. Add to this
mature aspens and conifers, an open site for your new
home, as well as magnificent views of the Big Hole
mountains. Located 5 miles from Victor, this parcel is
not in a subdivision, and there are no restrictive
CC&Rs. $395,000.00 Contact: Sarah Kerr
Get ready for the ski season with this recently remodeled turnkey, second floor, southern mountain views,
2 bedroom, 2 bath Sleeping Indian unit in Teton
Village. Only one available and currently on the short
term rental program.
$830,000 Contact: Penny Gaitan
Art Hazen
Loretta is originally from Arkansas but
has made Jackson Hole her home since
1966. She has been a licensed Realtor
since 1972. Loretta has a depth of
knowledge about property in Teton
County and the surrounding areas and is
prepared to assist new residents in
learning about the community resources
available to them and their families.
733.4339 or 800.227.3334 Fax 307.739.0766
Current Inventory
Active Listings
Listing Inventory Dollars $1,690,360,060
Average List Price
Average Days on Market
See outside back cover
for Jackson Hole Scoreboard
Loretta Scott
A gem of a property sits on the crest of a ridge just
south of Alpine. On a 3.55 acre parcel, a well built
home with room for expansion snuggles into an aspen
grove overlooking the valley. Covered with mature
aspens, pines and firs, a second 3.73 acre parcel has
lovely potential building sites. Deer visit daily; elk,
moose, hummingbirds, raptors and eagles pass
through often. $919,000 Contact: Mary Pat Walker
Number of Sales
Days on Market
Lis Price Volume Sold
Median List Price Sold
Average List Price Sold
*In the event the week’s Top Sale is
erroneously reported it’s listed price is used.
** Some information above is derived from the
Teton County MLS system and represents
information as submitted by all Teton County
MLS Members for Teton County, Wyoming and
is deemed to be accurate but not guaranteed.
Art Hazen Real Estate LLC advertising and
promotional ads, products, and information
are the sole property of Art Hazen Real Estate
LLC and may NOT be reproduced, copied,
and/or used in whole or part without the
prior expressed written consent of Art Hazen
Real Estate LLC.
[email protected]
48 August 29 - Sept 4, 2007 l Planet Jackson Hole l updated daily
Art Hazen
Real Estate LLC
“We are Wyoming”
Locally Owned
WEEK OF 08.19.07 TO 08.25.07
Total # of Sales:
Week’s top sale:
By far one of the best lots located in Star Valley
Ranches Golf Resort in Thayne, WY. A .75 of an
acre with seasonal stream, mature trees, views
and access to National Forest.
$97,500 Contact: Penny Gaitan
Great lot with mixed/commercial zoning that is
only a mile and a half north of the Town of Thayne.
Located next to the Deer Run Inn. With the new
subdivision, River Bend Meadows, located directly
behind this property, and the American Muscle
Custom & Classics TV show being filmed across the
street, the opportunities are unlimited.
$345,000 Contact: Zoe Hughes
Spectacular JHG&T setting - head-on views of the
Grand Teton and Sleeping Indian. Original Bancroft
home fully prepped for remodel. Being sold "as is
where is." $1,450,000 Contact: Ed Minczeski
Building Site
Farm & Ranch
Total #
of Sales
Sold Price
Last 12 Months (8.25.06-8.24.07)
Number of Sales
Days on Market
List Price Volume Sold
Median List Price Sold
Average List Price Sold
12 Months - Year Ago (8.25.05-8.24.06)
Sweeping views of the Tetons and surrounding
mountains. This 2.691 ace lot is located between
Teton Pines and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Conveniently located for fun!
$1,600,000 Contact: Penny Gaitan
Absolutely one of the best views in the Valley, this 3
bedroom log home overlooks the Grand Tetons, Elk
Refuge, Glory Bowl and Cache Creek canyon. It is very
private with .86 acre treed lot and access to national
forest a few steps away.
$1,695,000 Contact: Penny Gaitan
This 240 acre parcel has magnificent views of the
valley. This lot has been passed through the
conceptual phase of application for a beautiful 24
lot subdivision. Water rights are included. There
are mountain views and the lot sits close to
Targhee Ski Resort. This property is co-listed with
Pinnacle Real Estate Group.
$15,000,000 Contact: Janine Hildebrandt
Close proximity to National Forest. Beautiful, full acre
lot on Star Valley Ranch. Easy accessibility year round
yet has a secluded feel. Flat building sites.
$95,000 Contact: Chuck Johnston
Number of Sales
Days on Market
List Price Volume Sold
Median List Price Sold
Average List Price Sold
Current Inventory
Active Listings
Listing Inventory Dollars $1,570,498,049
Average List Price
Average Days on Market
See inside back cover
for Teton Valley Scoreboard
Great location in the Town of
Jackson with plenty of privacy,
this 4 bedroom home has over
2,400 sq ft, all top of the line
amenities, great decks and
patio, beautiful mountain
views and .31 acre treed lot.
Also, it is a perfect location for
those hikers, bikers, and skiers
being located on Snow King
Mountain. $1,200,000
Contact: Penny Gaitan
*In the event the week’s Top Sale is
erroneously reported it’s listed price is used.
** Some information above is derived from the
Teton County MLS system and represents
information as submitted by all Teton County
MLS Members for Teton County, Wyoming and
is deemed to be accurate but not guaranteed.
Art Hazen Real Estate LLC advertising and
promotional ads, products, and information
are the sole property of Art Hazen Real Estate
LLC and may NOT be reproduced, copied,
and/or used in whole or part without the
prior expressed written consent of Art Hazen
Real Estate LLC.
733.4339 or 800.227.3334 Fax 307.739.0766
[email protected]