All posts by Benjamin Bombard

About Benjamin Bombard

  • Get Out: Running without thinking

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-I had no intention of running 16 miles and more than 4,000 vertical feet when I woke up on Saturday morning. I lazed around the house for hours, following my usual Saturday morning routine: make...

    • Posted August 3, 2011
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  • Racing Infinity

    You’ve probably never noticed this—I’ll admit I hadn’t given it any thought until a friend pointed it out to me on Sunday night—but the Teton County Fair’s Figure 8 races take place on a muddy lemniscate, an...

    • Posted August 3, 2011
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  • The Buzz: Wolf versus bear

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Two big news stories about Wyoming wildlife and Yellowstone National Park made national headlines last week. The mauling and killing of a California man by a Yellowstone grizzly bear happened a day before Wyoming’s governor...

    • Posted July 13, 2011
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  • Buffalo Soldiers

    Editor’s note: The online version of this article has been edited and expanded from previous versions of this story. A herd of buffalo, numbering in the hundreds, some of the approximately 3,500 remaining genetically pure, perpetually wild...

    • Posted June 22, 2011
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  • Tunnel Hunting

    Jackson Hole, Wyo. – It’s dark down here. Dusty. And there’s just enough room, between floor and ceiling to crawl in a balled-up squat. The dust makes you sneeze. Ten minutes ago, you didn’t expect you’d be...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Shooting points to the victim as the perp

    Jackson Hole, Wyo. – Jackson Hole residents were shocked when news broke weeks ago of a shooting near a number of area schools. The shooting victim, Clancy Shaffer, 19, told police he was smoking a cigarette near...

    • Posted February 18, 2011
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  • Police investigating Cottonwood Park shooting

    Jackson Hole, Wyo. – In a press conference with local media this morning, Chief of Police Todd Smith said information learned since yesterday’s shooting near Jackson Hole High School leads law enforcement officials to believe it was...

    • Posted February 2, 2011
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  • A Haunting in Wyoming

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-America’s current political landscape is tumultuous, to say the least. The conservative right accuses the liberal left of endangering our country’s political freedoms, and vice versa, and worrywarts from across the political spectrum anxiously pull...

    • Posted October 27, 2010
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  • Kill a Duck, Buy a Gun

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-It’s 12:24 in the afternoon on the first day of duck hunting season. I’m sipping on a bloody mary. I rarely drink bloody marys. I’m dressed in full camo. I’ve never before worn camo. I’m...

    • Posted October 6, 2010
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  • No grousing over core areas

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The recent remapping of state land zoned to conserve Wyoming’s population of greater sage-grouse is not a huge revision, but it does significantly reduce the presence of oil, gas and mining activities that...

    • Posted August 31, 2010
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