This Week in the News&Guide
February 20, 2013
To catch a wolf
Staff at the National Elk Refuge received training last week on how to process research wolves from a seasoned veteran: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf recovery coordinator Mike Jimenez.
Josey Welfl is the Girl Scout to beat. Since she started selling cookies in first grade, the 13-year-old has peddled more than 4,000 boxes to sweet-toothed residents. This year, she’s forgoing prizes in favor of money for a trip to Paris with her French class.
Olympians, children and everybody in between took to the steep hills and thick forests of Trail Creek Nordic Center to compete on the challenging Moose Chase cross-country ski race. Avoiding marauding moose is just part of the game.
Ski ’em, cowboy
No horse? No problem. There’s still time for skiers to enter the Jackson Hole Shrine Club’s inaugural skijoring competition Saturday and Sunday at Melody Ranch. Using the cutter races’ venue for another fundraiser seemed logical, the organizers say.
The 42 members of the Jackson Hole High School speech and debate team have different motivations for participating, but they all have a winning formula. With one meet left in its regular season, the team can follow up last year’s undefeated season with another.