Top social media posts of 2018
The following are the News&Guide’s top posts from our Facebook page with the most engagement from each month in 2018. They include some of our top links, photos and video posts that performed well on Facebook throughout the year. We learned our social media followers care most about snow, animals and breaking news. Statistics for comments, shares and reactions are as of Jan. 2, 2018. —Eds
January - Storm strands commuters, aids resort
26 Comments • 177 Shares • 264 Reactions
Teton Pass is closed on the morning of January 12 after a winter storm dumped about 10 inches of snow in the mountains and a large avalanche covered the road.
February - Two Facebook Live videos from the Kings and Queens of Corbet’s at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
1,232 Comments • 642 Shares • 1.9K Reactions
Professional skiers and snowboarders threw themselves into the legendary Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, executing aerial maneuvers in hopes of capturing part of $30,000 in prize money.
March - Grizzly Hunt in Wyoming
132 Comments • 535 Shares • 305 Reactions
The first Wyoming grizzly bear hunt in over four decades was announced March 9.
April - Snowboarder-triggered avalanche closes Teton Pass
100 Comments • 1.3K Shares • 564 Reactions
An avalanche that witnesses said was triggered by two snowboarders covered Highway 22 on a Friday morning, hitting a vehicle and causing officials to close Teton Pass for more than four hours.
May - Redface costumes at Old West Days parade
383 Comments • 39 Shares • 100 Reactions
Some residents raised concerns over the use of “redface” in Jackson Hole’s annual Old West Days parade on Memorial Day.
The Bar T 5 chuckwagon parade entry included Native American characters in red face paint and black wigs played by non-Native American employees. The costumes were also used in Bar T 5’s chuckwagon dinner shows in Cache Creek canyon. The chuckwagon ultimately abandoned the practice.
June - Rally in Jackson
364 comments • 13 shares • 205 Reactions
A Jackson therapist specializing in trauma joined about 200 protestors at the Town Square to challenge a government policy she says may affect children for the rest of their lives.
July - Man driving with elk mount in a convertible
18 Comments • 81 Shares • 238 Reactions
News&Guide photographer Ryan Dorgan captured this image of a motorist hauling an elk mount down Highway 89 near Hoback Junction.
August - Grizzly Bear hunt blocked
110 Comments • 119 Shares • 428 Reactions
A judge blocked the opening of the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Rocky Mountains in more than 40 years.
September - Grizzly bears involved in death of hunting guide killed
417 Comments • 418 Shares • 436 Reactions
The grizzly bears suspected of fatally mauling outfitter Mark Uptain were trapped and killed near the elk carcass that caused conflict on Terrace Mountain.
October - Black bear killed after tourists fed it fruit
98 Comments • 335 Shares • 540 Reactions
Grand Teton National Park officials euthanized a black bear after tourists fed it fruit from their cars.
November - Wolf 926F Killed
515 Comments • 172 Shares • 542 Reactions
A Lamar Valley wolf that gained major fanfare over the past seven years for a life lived in view of roads in Yellowstone National Park was legally harvested just outside the park boundary as part of Montana’s wolf hunt.
December - Avalanche at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
154 Comments • 667 Shares • 638 Reactions
Five people were caught in an in-bounds avalanche at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Dec. 1. All survived.