This Week in the News&Guide
August 8, 2012
Got an itch?
Drivers on Teton Pass got a preview of winter Tuesday after an overloaded semitrailer crashed through a guardrail and spilled talcum powder all over the area.
Bear spray is a necessary part of backcountry equipment, but mishandle it, and it could ruin your day. Brielle Schaeffer relays stories of woe, including cans exploding in cars, leaking on clothes, contaminating an amplifier and causing the evacuation of the Aerial Tram.
Pain at Pierre’s
Athletes competing in Pierre’s Hole 100, an endurance mountain bike race held at Grand Targhee Resort on Saturday, climbed 16,000 feet over the course of 100 miles and even fought off bears in an epic competition that many called the hardest of their lives.
Russia meets France
Grand Teton Music Festival explores Russia, France and their historic bond during this weekend’s orchestral concerts, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth with guest pianist Stephen Hough. If Rach-maninoff and Ravel aren’t enough, a vodka tasting event is set for after Friday’s concert.
Two separate events this week celebrate the completion of the pathway from Jackson to Jenny Lake. And the bike-in movie series returns tonight, starting at dusk at Redeemer Lutheran Church.