All posts by Craig Benjamin

About Craig Benjamin

Craig Benjamin is the executive director of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance.
  • GUEST OPINION: Post-Election To-Dos

    Let’s come together as a community and fight for our values. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Emotions ran raw last Tuesday on election night. Depending on your preferred candidate, you were shocked, despondent, and baffled, or elated, euphoric,...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: We Forgot About Karyn

    Why you should vote for the 1 percent local option sales tax. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’m often asked why the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has endorsed the 1 percent  local option sales tax on the November...

    • Posted November 1, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: It’s Time to Talk

    Hurricane Matthew is a stark reminder that something is missing from local political dialogue. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Over the past week I’ve been stumped, scared, and finally, ready to speak up. Let’s start with stumped. Last week...

    • Posted October 11, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Fully Engaged

    Why the September 20 special referendum election is a win-win situation. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’m sick of writing about this issue, and you’re probably sick of reading about it. But given its importance to our shared...

    • Posted September 13, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: The Elephant in Jackson Hole’s Room

    Local dialogue should be focused on the single greatest threat facing humanity: climate change. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As we pulled onto Hwy 22 in Wilson, my seven-year-old daughter Piper shifted uncomfortably. “Daddy, I’m scared. Is the...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: King Collaboration

    Why the public has to get involved with Phase 2 development of the town hill. From sucking wind on my first hike to the summit, to bootpacking/skinning up and skiing down during the winter, to watching my...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

    Blockin’ out the real issues, distractin’ my mind… JACKSON HOLE, WY – They’re back. At every major intersection. On fences across the valley. In front yards throughout town. And in every nook and cranny in-between. It’s that...

    • Posted August 2, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Don’t Fight the Facts

    Wildlife deserves a better chance for survival in Jackson Hole. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: losing your child in a car crash. Unfortunately, one local mother has dealt with it twice. On Sunday,...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Build it for Piper

    Vibrant communities focus on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ve escaped a hippo attack. I’ve spent the night lost in the Tetons in a blizzard. I once crashed after dropping into Once...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Hey Bro, You Local?

    How to ensure your elected representatives are representing you. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ll never forget the sense of adventure I felt the first time I drove into Jackson Hole. It was a crisp fall day in...

    • Posted June 7, 2016
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