Year in Review 2023: ‘I wanna hear that again’

A crisis of affordability, women’s healthcare access and helicopter rides among KHOL’s top stories of the year.
Mushroom foraging in the Tetons, a rise in suspected drink spikings, Ukrainian refugees settle into Jackson Hole and a visit from Santa in a helicopter were just some of the stories from KHOL in 2023 (Photos from Emily Cohen, Natalie Behring, Tyler Pratt/KHOL)

by | Dec 29, 2023 | News

As 2024 approaches, we’re looking back at some of our most read stories and some of our reporting highlights from the past year.

We kicked off 2023 out in the snow and the skies, as bighorn sheep got airlifted for a health checkup. Researchers are trying to protect the Jackson herd from pneumonia, which has killed off wild sheep for decades.

A helicopter flies in one of the bighorn sheep, which dangles feet below the chopper. (Emily Cohen/KHOL)


We had several stories about helicopters this year: 

Santa steps out of TSCAR’s new search and rescue chopper at Jackson Elementary School (Tyler Pratt/KHOL)


Queer people and LGBTQ+ issues were in the news in 2023:

Jack Carter-Getz at a February rally he helped organize. (Hanna Merzbach/KHOL)


As inflation rose and home prices soared to new records, Teton County’s crisis of affordability dominated the news:

Dr. Giovannina Anthony (left) and Dr. Katie Noyes (right) talking about the future of reproductive rights in Wyoming. They have been the region’s two medical abortion providers, and Anthony is one of the plaintiffs fighting to protect that care. (Hanna Merzbach/KHOL)


Abortion remains legal in Wyoming as a Teton County judge considers statewide bans passed by the legislature this year. Women’s healthcare clinics also closed this year.

Skiers show off their denim outfits in front of Cody Peak at the top of Sublette Quad Chair on the bluebird day. (Connor Burkesmith)


Some other big news stories this year:

Yvonne can’t remember the night or how she got home from the Stagecoach Bar last Sunday and suspects she may have had her drink spiked (Natalie Behring/KHOL)


We put some of our favorite audio stories of the year in the final episode of Jackson Unpacked for 2023. Go mushroom foraging with us, hear from Ukrainian refugees settling into the community and learn about some of our favorite music of the year down below.


Happy Holidays and cheers to a new year from the KHOL newsroom! 


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