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Legendary Jackson Hole Trailblazers

Whether it’s the inspiring peaks of the Tetons, the serene beauty of the landscape, or the community, Jackson Hole has long drawn the intrepid, the bold, the conquerors, the doers.

Finish an unforgettable day in Jackson Hole with an exceptional meal at Spur Restaurant & Bar

After countless exhilarating laps on the world-class slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, or a spectacular adventure exploring the wilds of Grand Teton National Park, your evening deserves an equally exceptional finish. A visit to the newly reimagined Spur Restaurant & Bar promises to impress — from start to finish. Tucked within the freshly renovated
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Search and rescue helicopter pilot Steve Wilson assists when boundary pushers stretch their limits in the backcountry

The towering sentinels of the Tetons are well known in the outdoor community as a playground rife for exploration, especially for those who routinely push the boundaries of their bodies, their gear, time and strength. In this audacious arena, pushing limits isn’t a mere concept — it represents the very essence of existence for many
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Katy Ann Fox opens Foxtrot Fine Art in Driggs, Idaho

“Beautiful art made slowly,” reads the tagline that Katy Ann Fox uses to describe both her artistic process as well as the vision for Foxtrot Fine Art, her new gallery in Driggs, Idaho. The art is certainly beautiful, and if not slowly, it is absolutely made carefully and with a significant sprinkling of love. The
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Sheila Walsh Reddy breaks the mold in athletics, conservation and mentorship in Jackson Hole

When Dr. Sheila Walsh Reddy embarked on a short trip to Jackson in the winter of 2020, she wasn’t looking for anything other than a pleasant getaway into the mountains with her family. But, a seemingly simple cross-country ski outing underneath the peaks in Grand Teton National Park with her then 3-month-old daughter strapped to
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Jackson Hole scientist Dr. James Metcalf is developing a test strip to easily assess neurotoxins in water sources

It can be found in Brooks Lake, the Yellowstone Hot Springs, or Henrys Lake in Idaho. Cyanobacteria, also previously (and more commonly) known as blue-green algae, can look like large floating masses — mats, scums or green paint on the surface of water — rapidly growing when fresh or salt water is warm, slow-moving, and
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Pushing boundaries in Jackson Hole

The Teton Range and the valleys surrounding its dramatic uplift have offered drama and serenity, adventure and safe harbor, as well as inspiration to people for thousands of years. But it’s never been an easy place to live.

5 outdoor versus 5 indoor things to do while exploring Teton Valley

Although traditionally called the “quieter side” of the Tetons compared to Jackson Hole, Teton Valley is growing in popularity, and for good reason. With its breathtaking views, abundance of outdoor recreation, and quaint town life, there is something for everyone in Eastern Idaho. Just like Jackson Hole, Teton Valley shines in the winter, but you
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Winter Events in Jackson Hole 2023-34

Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas host a whole lot more than just skiing during the winter and spring months. The towns certainly don’t hibernate in the cold, with music, festivals, art and holiday celebrations happening all season long. Here are some of the notable events to add to your calendar. DECEMBER Dec. 2: 59th
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Changing the future today in Jackson Hole

Life in Jackson Hole has always been about drive, determination and grit. From the time when settlers first began laying down roots for year-round living, the adventure was only for the hardy — those willing to push through long, isolated winters and short growing seasons. These residents adapted to the challenges that came with harsh
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Ghost hunting in Jackson Hole

The year was 1915; Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park had been completed a decade before. A stubbornly lovestruck young woman had fallen in love with a servant in her wealthy family’s household. Undeterred by her family’s threats to cut her off financially, she married the man who was just as in love with
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The lawman of Jackson Hole

To the tune of jingling spurs, sunlight glints off a golden badge as a commanding figure steps into the frame; the dusty roustabouts in the saloon quiet down, the shifty horse thieves slink back into the shadows. Who — in the untamed fringes of the frontier — can bring such a sense of order? The
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Food Shed Idaho offers speciality food items from small producers around the world

Just off Victor, Idaho’s Main Street on Highway 31 sits a modest little 1940s farm cottage. It is adorned in fresh green and blue paint and meticulously designed signs proclaim the property “Food Shed Idaho.” The unassuming moniker belies the store inside. As Victor’s newest market, this small, specialty purveyor highlights local producers of extremely
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Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Max Ludington works to preserve our legacy landscape

What is immediately striking about viewing the Jackson valley from above is what isn’t there. Development. Houses. Pavement. With few exceptions, the landscape seen from the top of the Aerial Tram (10,450 feet above the valley floor) looks much as it did a century ago. There are wide open spaces braided with waterways. Stands of
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Jackson Hole huntress uses game byproduct to craft Western accessories

Spend enough time in this valley, and you will surely hear tales of the old Jackson, the Western lifestyle that once was — “the good old days.” You might hear hearty sighs over times gone by and endless stories of what once was. It is a Western mountain-town epic that has become all too familiar
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The timeless ranger in Jackson Hole

If you spend any time immersed in the unparalleled beauty of Grand Teton National Park, you’re certain to encounter one of the park’s dedicated keepers. Clad in the iconic green and gray uniform — and sometimes the distinctive, flat-brimmed hat — the rangers of Grand Teton National Park serve in a wide variety of roles
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Resolute women of the Wild West

Jackson Hole has long been a land of strong, intrepid women. In the early days of settlement, families were drawn to the promise of free land with the Homestead Act of 1862. But it wasn’t for the faint of heart. Surrounded by mountain ranges protecting the valley on all sides, early settlers had to endure
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Western Design Conference 2023 in Jackson Hole showcases over 100 artisans’ work

The Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale kicked off on Thursday evening with a bang. In addition to showcasing a diversity of over 100 artisans’ work — from bespoke clothing and jewelry to art and handcrafted furniture — the evening featured a live fashion show presenting the creations of designers from across the West. Hundreds
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Warden of the Jackson Hole wilderness

In the fall of 1899, Albert Nelson saddled up a bay mountain horse and a string of sure-footed mules and took to the Gros Ventre wilderness as Wyoming’s first game warden. His task was exceedingly difficult: to apprehend poachers alone on horseback in an enormous wilderness. Albert lived in a time when many of Wyoming’s
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Jackson Hole ranchers host annual branding events

Perhaps cowboy poet Red Steagall best described the lore, duty and pride attached to a cattle outfit’s brand, the symbol burned onto the hip of stock to denote ownership, in his famous lines: “Son, a man’s brand is his own special mark that says this is mine, leave it alone. You hire out to a
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Local cattle ranches keep the legacy alive in Jackson Hole

Is there any image more quintessentially Western than a cowboy, mounted comfortably in a well-worn saddle, urging a herd of cattle across the windswept range? Settlers realized quickly that the land in and around Jackson Hole wasn’t exactly ideal for growing vast yields of crops. The soil was rocky and dry, and the seasons weren’t
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