About Us

Your trusted community news source in Jackson Hole, WY

At Buckrail, we’re not just a digital news outlet; we’re your most connected friend, a trusted community member who knows everyone and everything happening in Jackson Hole. Through digital innovation and a genuine passion for local news, Buckrail offers the most immediate and current information available to over 200k monthly readers.

Through our content, we aim to create a sense of togetherness that strengthens the fabric of our valley and the surrounding areas. So saddle up and join us on this wild ride, where Buckrail is your guide to everything that makes our mountain home tick.

Our Mission

We are driven by a singular purpose—to deliver quick, concise, and objective community news right to your fingertips. As digital wranglers, we ensure that our news reaches you wherever you roam, whenever you need it. Through captivating storytelling, we strive to foster connections between our readers, leaders, local organizations and businesses that allow our community to flourish.

Our Values

We uphold a set of core values that define who we are and how we work. We believe in providing information swiftly, but without sacrificing objectivity and accuracy, ensuring you receive the most reliable updates available. Our commitment to clarity allows you to grasp the news effortlessly, staying informed without becoming overwhelmed. We strive to connect and include everyone, ensuring that every voice is heard and represented in our stories.

Our Team

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Buckrail @ Fan

Buckrail team captain for fast-acting reporters and savvy sales squad. A lover of website analytics, Wordpress Gutenberg blocks, and salty foods, Fan spends her free time fly fishing, trail running, and bopping around the mountains, rivers, and creeks with her doodle dog, Louis.

Buckrail @ River

River is a contract news reporter with a passion for wildlife, the environment, and history. She’s also a gemini, dog mom, outdoor enthusiast, and published poet. More by Buckrail @ River

Buckrail @ Marianne

Marianne is a Community News Reporter interested in community, entertainment and eccentric locals. She hails from California and loves podcast recommendations. More by Buckrail @ Marianne

Buckrail @ Lindsay

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords. More by Buckrail @ Lindsay

Buckrail @ Aaron

Aaron Davis is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer-engineer at Three Hearted Recording Studio, covering the Teton County music scene as a journalist-photographer since 2005. More by Buckrail @ Aaron

Buckrail Meteorologist Alan Smith

Alan is a professional meteorologist who holds a degree from MSU Denver and writes weather forecasts for Buckrail. He has lived in Jackson full-time since 2015. He is currently a Meteorologist and Operations Manager for OpenSnow, which is a weather forecasting service for skiing and outdoor adventures. At OpenSnow, Alan writes forecasts for the Tetons, Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and North America as a whole. More by Buckrail Meteorologist Alan Smith

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Buckrail @ Nick

Nick joined as the official Buckrail photographer in 2018. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin Stout with a degree in Cross-Media Graphics Management and a minor in Photography and Video. Nick is currently a photographer for Buckrail News and a Digital Marketer for TMBR Creative Agency. On any given day you can find Nick photographing wildlife in Grand Teton National Park or snowboarding on Teton Pass.