Mark Newcomb

Mark Newcomb

Mark Newcomb is a County Commissioner in Teton County, Wyoming and an economist. He is a former professional climbing and skiing guide, ski patroller and avalanche course instructor. Mark was also a co-owner  of Exum Mountain Guides. Continue Reading

Avalanches, Pandemics and Democracy

Avalanches, Pandemics and Democracy

Like in an avalanche involving a group of skiers where each has their own interpretation of the risk, there is no correct ‘moral’ stance when it comes to the pandemic. Amidst the complexity of trying to predict a disaster, we each bring our own assessment of the risk. But, democracy demands that even though we may disagree, we still see each other as worthy of respect. Continue Reading

Why Trump is Winning Rural America

Why Trump is Winning Rural America

Addressing a room full of Wyoming county commissioners in mid-February, Wyoming Governor Gordon said something to the effect of, “If you want Wyoming to continue having a seat at the table, a true voice at the highest level, vote for Trump.” Continue Reading