Out in “Left” Field

Out in “Left” Field

Our local government has gotten off track. Lately they’ve set their core responsibilities aside and become lost in the weeds, creating special meetings, emergency joint meetings, and additional workshops so they can spend endless hours talking about fringe (some say lunatic fringe) ideas that are of little concern to the majority. Government’s core responsibility is basic services: provide for our […]

Filing Deadline Just 2-Weeks Away

Filing Deadline Just 2-Weeks Away

The filing deadline is fast approaching. May 31st is the last day to ‘declare’ and run for local office: county commissioner, town council, etc. Needed: Candidates focused on a livable Jackson Hole, wildlife, and small town values. The Big-Growth coalition has had their way for the last decade, ever since the great recession. They’ve built large hotels, approved massive housing […]

Say Goodbye to Neighborhoods

Say Goodbye to Neighborhoods

As town crafts new zoning for Districts 3 to 6, questions remain unanswered and concerns unheeded. Is any neighborhood stable? Zoning updates for Jackson’s downtown core were fairly contentious. It took signature collection, a petition, and eventually a referendum vote to force the council to follow the will of the people. Now, with mostly residential Districts 3-6 under the microscope, […]