By on May 6, 2015

Soaring Subaru spot

It would be interesting to learn how many people think Amy Brennan McCarthy is a professional actor after viewing her appearance on a Subaru commercial playing nationwide. We’ve heard from numerous Jackson ex-patriots who caught the 30-second spot during the NCAA playoffs and other high-profile TV broadcasts.

In the commercial, Brennan McCarthy narrates her typical day at the Teton Raptor Center. She comes off natural and relaxed as she touts the virtues of her Crosstrek Hybrid.

Well, its been a hoot to hear from so many friends who were watching The Voice and then they saw [the] commercial that aired while I was deep in the desert last week, Brennan McCarthy wrote on Facebook.

Love my job, love where I live, love my Subaru.

Grand Teton National Park and the Raptor Center received incidental plugs as Subaru got their green message across.


Caring cops
In light of a perceived outbreak of police brutality, Wyoming Highway Patrol is going the extra mile to display a kinder, gentler brand of law enforcement.

The state agency sent two recent press releases to area media detailing their handling of separate incidents in Wyoming. A routine traffic stop last week at milepost 93 on I-80 resulted in a resisting arrest struggle, phoned in to 911 by passing motorists. The suspect, 19-year-old Ronnie J. Rake of Nice, Calif. was anything but nice. After being clocked at 103 mph in a 75 mph zone, Rake later wrestled with a trooper only to be apprehended later.

On May 3, troopers responded to a call for help in the pursuit of a chase headed west out of Cheyenne on I-25. A 2003 Ford Taurus exceeded speeds of 100 mph before being stopped by a tire-deflating device at milepost 21. Cheyenne resident Christopher A. Fernald, 43, was cited for a bunch of bad things.
In both cases, highway patrol made sure to stress no one was injured and the agency thanked the public for their assistance and cooperation in both incidents.

JH dissed by Outside?
OUTSIDE Magazine is soliciting votes in search of Americas favorite towns. OUTSIDE readers are asked to choose from a list of 60 towns chosen by magazine editors.

The list of West entries included Pagosa Springs, Colo.; Victor, Idaho; and Whitefish, Mont. all reasonable finalists. But the exclusion of any Utah town is as surprising as the omission of Jackson or even Boulder. Sheridan, however, made the grade.

Could the snub have something to do with the magazines new sponsor of the vote? Lifestyle apparel retailer Toad&Co is inside with OUTSIDE on this. Maybe not, though, because Toad&Cos products are sold in Jackson Hole but not available in Sheridan.

OUTSIDE sent us the presser right before we cancelled our subscription.

CWC beefs up
Central Wyoming College grad Nikki Gill launched a unique business through the Start-Up Institute in Jackson. Gills Community Supported Agriculture program highlights her family’s Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch.

The Start-Up Institute was instrumental in helping me turn my long-time dream of launching a beef CSA from my family’s cattle ranch into a reality, Gill was quoted by as saying. Starting a business on your own can be an incredibly scary and a daunting journey but the Start-Up Institute not only made the process manageable, but also fun.

TOU---JH-Hereford-Ranch-( CSA program will allow community members to purchase a membership in a coop-type fashion in order to receive guaranteed local beef from the family-owned ranch. A three-month membership, from June through August, includes ten pounds of beef per month. The beef will come in a variety of cuts and will include recipes and cooking tips.

Hit up Gill at 734-8624 or by email at

Meanwhile, CWC will celebrate commencement for college grads in a variety of studies. The ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Center Theatre in the Center for the Arts, where the satellite campus is located. CWC director Susan Durfee Thulin expects 22 students to flip their tassels eight nursing program grads as well as 14 others in culinary arts, accounting, bookkeeping, hotel and restaurant management, early childhood and outdoor education, psychology and health sciences.

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