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This Week in the News&Guide
Date: January 16, 2013
Park wolves decline
Natural mortality and hunting combined to reduce Yellowstone National Park’s wolf population by an estimated 20 to 28 percent during the past year. A Wyoming Game and Fish Department statute makes the status of Grand Teton National Park’s wolves hazy.
Two Jackson Hole skiers will compete this month in the 2013 Special Olympics World Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea: Alex Moreno, an eighth-grader who loves launching off Rendezvous Mountain’s summit, and Mona Sobieski, 45, who has competed in Special Olympics for 30 years.
The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team swept DAS Fort Collins last weekend. The team battled back from a deficit Saturday night to take the game to yet another shootout.
Academy Award nominations are out, and Jackson movie fans can see four of the Best Picture nominees this week. See a list of all the nominees and get advice on how to win Jackson Hole Cinema owner Frank Londy’s annual Oscars contest.
Kelly Halpin has teamed up with Culture Front’s Meg Daly to publish a children’s book highlighting the plight of the whitebark pine. A campaign has begun to raise $4,500 to print 300 copies of “Albi and the Whitebark Pines.”