At one point earlier this month, Teton County, Wyoming, had the highest COVID-19 case rate per capita in the country. Many other Western mountain towns were also at the forefront of the Omicron surge in our region, but hospitalizations and deaths have so far remained low in the resort communities. Will Walkey from KHOL in Jackson Hole reports.
The book "Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West" came out in March 2020 -- unfortunate timing for a book tour. However, author and Yale University professor Justin Farrell has been back on the road across the Mountain West this summer to talk about what he learned from five years of studying the ultra-wealthy of Teton County, Wyoming. KHOL and Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s Kyle Mackie spoke to Farrell ahead of a recent talk in Jackson.