Behind the Headline: ‘Retired Teton Rangers, Superintendent Leery of Heli Tours’

A plan to run helicopter tours out of Jackson Hole Airport has ruffled the feathers of dozens of community members. And it’s deja vu for some residents who vehemently opposed a similar plan roughly 20 years…

A plan to run helicopter tours out of Jackson Hole Airport has ruffled the feathers of dozens of community members. And it’s deja vu for some residents who vehemently opposed a similar plan roughly 20 years ago.

Jackson Hole News&Guide reporter Mike Koshmrl has been following all the latest developments with this story. He visited the KHOL studio to tell us more. First, Koshmrl described the previous plan to run helicopter tours from the airport and the resistance it met.

Above: Wind River Air owner Tony Chambers delivers a presentation December 16 to a capacity audience at Teton County Library. His proposal to offer scenic helicopter tours out of Jackson Hole Airport has met fervent community resistance. (Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News&Guide)

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Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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