This Week in the News&Guide
November 21, 2012
Forest merger murkiness
A former Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor calls into question the Forest Service’s motivations for studying a combination of the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee national forests. A combined Bridger-Teton-Caribou-Targhee National Forest could potentially save millions, but it would be the largest national forest in the lower 48.
To make ranching work in a new century, Lockhart Cattle Company raises, slaughters and sells beef in South Park. Some steaks served in Jackson restaurants have never left the valley.
Dollhouse helps kids
An elaborate handcrafted dollhouse will be auctioned this weekend to help buy presents for needy children through the Santa Claus Fund. The English cottage-style toy is 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide, and contains hundreds of furnishings, dishes and decor pieces.
A group of men from Jackson recently returned from a trip in the Grand Canyon that previously was not possible. With the advent of the packraft, a lightweight vessel that can be deflated and folded into a backpack, explorers are going farther than ever before.
Light up the town
On Friday, Jackson Hole welcomes the holiday season on Town Square. Carols, hot chocolate, Santa and Chamber of Commerce giveaways are on tap for the annual arch-lighting festivities.