By on December 6, 2016

Gleeful wedding

161207tou-1_-glee-wedding-carrie-patterson“Now this is something to sing about,” wrote Brides. Former Glee star Becca Tobin tied the knot in Jackson Hole earlier this month with Jackson’s Carrie Patterson shooting the event at Amangani. Zach Martin was the lucky groom. The wedding featured several of “Kitty Wilde’s” co-stars including stand-in officiant Jane Lynch.

Patterson’s photos of the glorious wedding will be featured in an upcoming issue of Brides magazine. Tobin left the show in 2015. She announced to her fans via podcast back in May 2016 that she was engaged.

Glee stars Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Meg Doyle, Michael Hitchcock, Matt Hodgson and Dante Russo were on hand to witness.

Patterson reported the ceremony and reception were fairly traditional with the exception of donuts swapped in for a wedding cake.

MTV, Entertainment Tonight, and US Weekly also ran the news.

Moose-Wilson Road a go

161207tou-2_moose-wilsonA record of decision has been approved for the Moose-Wilson corridor in Grand Teton National Park. The National Park Service announced Monday that they will move forward with Alternative C after many years of scientific study and public engagement.

“I am pleased with the record of decision and proud of the work that went into this comprehensive plan,” said GTNP superintendent David Vela in a press release. “We look forward to implementing this plan over the coming years with the continued engagement of the public and our stakeholders.”

Plan C involves—among other things—a queuing system when a maximum threshold of 200 vehicles is triggered at any given time.

Book your trip

161207tou-3_four-seasonsA toothsome travel piece by USA Today’s Allison Entrekin hit newsstands yesterday. Titled, “Cowboys, caviar have a place in Jackson Hole,” the story begins with Entrekin nearly hitting a moose on an empty highway and ends with the author exiting the tram for her first run of the day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

“It’s a strange dichotomy, being in the heart of this remote, untamed region, yet having access to the extravagances of a metropolitan city,” Entrekin wrote as she wined, dined and carved during her stay in the Hole last February. “Down the valley to my left, there’s the National Elk Refuge, home to between 5,000 and 7,000 of the luckiest creatures ever to wear antlers. They wander the land as though it’s the Garden of Eden, unaware that not every member in their species has it so good, or that many people would rather see them on a plate.”

Tribal bill is classy

161207tou-4_cale-caseWyoming lawmakers could consider a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would establish a statewide curriculum on Wyoming’s Native American tribes. Indian Education for All was passed unanimously by the Select Committee on Tribal Relations last month. It would have the State Board of Education “consult and work with tribal governments” to develop education standards for teaching Wyoming students about the state’s Native American history, according to Sen. Cale Case (R, Lander).

“There isn’t a lot of curriculum of education in the state to learn about the Arapaho people,” Jason Baldes told the Billings Gazette. Baldes is a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe and head of the Wind River Native Advocacy Center. “And the result is a discrepancy … that results in racial tensions.”

State board of education chairman Pete Gosar said, “As a former social studies teacher, this is something in the state that’s really been missing. They’ve been here first, and they’ve been here the longest.”

Still ripping at 63

161207tou-5_wild-billWild Bill did it…and it was sick. Local legend and JH Air Force member Wild Bill celebrated his birthday by doing what he’s always done since he was 21: dropping S&S Couloir.

It may not have been as pretty as he used to slash it, but Wild Bill stuck the landing and stayed on his edges to emerge from one of the most harrowing ski runs in the world. All at the age of 63.

Outside Online ran the story and posted video of the birthday event.

Pokes in Poinsettia

161207tou-6_pokesThe Wyoming Cowboys are headed to post season play for the first time since 2011. Despite losing their final game to San Diego State University in the conference championship, the Pokes received word from the NCAA bowl committee they will meet the BYU Cougars in the Poinsettia Bowl to be played December 21 on ESPN.

It’s a tribute to a football team that has turned things around from last season’s dismal 2-10 record on the strength of Brian Hill’s legs and Josh Allen’s arm. It will be the 78th meeting between the two old rivals. PJH

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