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This Week in the News&Guide
Date: June 27, 2012
Airport employees accidentally mowed a two- to three-mile path through sage, bear brush and grass outside the perimeter of the fence around the airport — including portions in Grand Teton National Park. The gaffe has driven a wedge between airport directors, staff and park officials.
After 10 years on the Teton County Historic Preservation Board, Dr. Alice Eve Richter is stepping down. She helped win recognition for 100 historical buildings in the valley and crafted a demolition review ordinance for older structures.
Geologic, mountaineering and personal history inevitably intertwine in a journey up the Grand Teton. Sports editor Miller N. Resor weaves through this historical tapestry in his account of his first trip to the top of the iconic peak.
Starting Sunday, more than 40 members and guest artists of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters will take blank canvases into Grand Teton National Park and other valley locations to create new work that will be sold to benefit the park.
From slopeside fireworks to patriotic music, balloon rides to pancake breakfasts, the Fourth of July in the Tetons scales celebratory heights. The valley offers a plethora of possibilities for friends and families to come together and make a day of the celebration.