Stories

Highstyle Profile

Wildlife Protector

Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash spends his time responding to all sorts of different calls. One frigid winter morning, he freed a fawn deer trapped in a white picket fence, bringing the deer inside to help it warm up and recover. Other days, he’s enforcing the law. All that he does is to protect wildlife,
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Features

Fighting for Wild Places

Lisa McGee looked out across the landscape on a recent summer trip she took with her son, Dylan, on the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail, a 75-mile trail that runs along the spine of the mountains. If things had gone differently, she realized, they could have been hiking through an oil and gas field instead
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Basecamp Adventures

Angling for Trout

One day local fishing guide Boots Allen parked his boat to go fish a side channel of the South Fork of the Snake River. While he and his client were away, the dam was shut off for a couple hours and they returned to find their boat 15 feet away from the river, essentially on
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Inspire

A Snapshot in Time

When a group of 12 men, all realtors from New York City, walked into Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos to get a group photo, they were not expecting a 4-foot-2-inch, blonde-haired, blue-eyed 8-year-old to be asking if they wanted to be good guys or bad guys, bank robbers or cowboys. “You’re a bank robber—you need
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Features

Protecting the Land

Laurie Andrews has always loved open space. Growing up in California, her family home sat near a ranch where she was allowed to play. When she learned the ranch sold, she cried. She was just 5 years old. “It’s where I found contentment and where I felt alive,” she says. “I just always felt that
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Features

Serving the Forest

Upon first glance, Linda Merigliano may appear serious and quiet. However, get her talking about the great outdoors and its impact on the human condition, and her eyes snap with intelligence. Her smile, genuine and broad, is infectious. Merigliano is passionate about wild spaces—particularly those landscapes she serves as recreation manager for the Jackson District
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Mountainstyle Living

The Best Places to Get Outside

Local realtors know Jackson Hole inside and out, and sharing the best of the area with clients and prospective clients is one of the best parts of the job. When members of the Huff Vaughn Sassi team at Sotheby’s International Realty aren’t busy helping people find their future homes, they’re outside having fun. Here the
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Dine in Style

Old World, New Eats

At 20 years old, Tori Arzt was making her way through Italy, where she was studying painting, when she happened upon a tiny, hidden alpine village only accessible by cable car. The art school student noticed a change, not only in the mountain hamlet’s temperature and scenery compared to the valley below, but also in
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JHStyle Catalogue

Wonders of Western Art

The smell of paint often woke Maryvonne Leshe as a child. Her bedroom in Paris was near her grandfather’s studio. Leshe, now owner of Trailside Galleries and Partner in the Jackson Hole Art Auction, watched her grandfather, Alexander Astafieff, paint for hours, while she drew pictures with crayons and chatted with his painter and poet
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Teton Valley

The Local Hangout

For 16 years, Yeti’s Post Owner and Chef Seth Nelson navigated the Los Angeles restaurant scene. It wasn’t what he expected. His dream had been to run a bar and be a snowboard bum, but as part of his coursework for a degree in hospitality from the Art Institute of Los Angeles, he had to
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Inspire

Wildlife Brigade

The grizzly sow and her cub popped out of the willows next to a line of cars. As people hurriedly retreated to their vehicles, Grand Teton National Park wildlife brigade volunteer Al Zuckerman noticed one man standing stock still, snapping photo after photo, disregarding the bears headed his way. “Sir! Please jump in that car!”
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Features

Protected Lands

Living in Jackson means being surrounded by protected land. The town is ringed by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk Refuge, with endless outdoor recreation just a short drive, bike ride, walk, or horseback ride away. In fact, 97 percent of Teton County is publicly owned, and much of
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Highstyle Profile

Abstract Memories

Pamela Gibson measures time in the changing of the sky. In winter, she watches pinks shine through gray clouds. In spring and summer, the sky turns cerulean blue and seems to go on forever. And in fall, the blue of the sky is juxtaposed against the oranges and yellows of trees’ turning leaves. These colors
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Teton Village

Gateway to Adventure

Teton Village offers something for everyone, from those who enjoy relaxing and spending tranquil time in nature to people who want to get their adrenaline pumping with hard-charging adventures. Go for a sightseeing trip on the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram—complete with a waffle at Corbet’s Cabin up top—or begin a hike from the summit. The
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Inspire

Well-Dressed Women

Soon after opening, Womenfolk received quite a bit of media attention. Amberley Baker and Greer Freed, the store’s proprietors, were even paid a visit by Tyler Haney, founder and CEO of Outdoor Voices. Haney had her eye on a vintage pair of chaps. The chaps were not available for purchase—they had belonged to Freed’s late
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Features

A Life of Service

In the summer of 1976, Luther Propst and two high school buddies piled into a 1969 Ford pick-up truck excited to fulfill a longtime dream of exploring the West. Propst, who is now a Teton County commissioner, first became fascinated with the American West as a child, flipping through National Geographic photos of mountains, rivers,
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Dine in Style

A Perfect Balance

A warm greeting from Zarina Sakai, flavorful Asian dishes crafted by Eric Sakai, and whimsical wallpaper featuring birds and baboons all contribute to a fresh, inviting ambiance when entering The Phoenix and the Dragon. Since the husband and wife team opened the restaurant in January, customers have flocked to enjoy an Asian menu of flavorful,
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Basecamp Adventures

Cast Your Fly Where the River Runs

EACH YEAR LIKE CLOCKWORK A REMARKABLE TRANSFORMATION OVERCOMES JACKSON HOLE. AS BRISK SPRING DAYS GIVE WAY TO THE STIRRINGS OF SUMMER, THE LAST SNOWY VESTIGES OF WINTER GRADUALLY DISAPPEAR. AS THOUGH RELEASING THEIR GRIP, THE VALLEY’S SNOWFIELDS SLOWLY RECEDE, BREATHING FRESH LIFE INTO THE SURROUNDING RIVERS AND LAKES. This perennial scene whispers something of a
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Inspire

Wild and Untrapped

ARTIST TERRY CHAMBERS PAINSTAKINGLY DISASSEMBLED EACH OF THE TRAPS, ONE BY ONE, PULLING APART UP TO 16 PIECES AND CAREFULLY LAYING THEM OUT. THESE TRAPS AND SNARES WERE DESIGNED TO TRAP AND KILL ANIMALS, BUT CHAMBERS IS FINDING A NEW USE FOR THEM AS COMPONENTS IN ARTWORK TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT TRAPPING. USING SOLELY TRAP
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Nightlife

Summer Sippin’

CAM FITZPATRICK AND RENÉ WOODMENCEY ARE ON A MISSION TO MAKE SURE NO WEDDING OR EVENT RUNS OUT OF BOOZE THIS SUMMER, AND THEY HOPE THEIR NEW MOBILE BAR SERVICE WILL ACHIEVE JUST THAT. BOTH BORN AND RAISED IN JACKSON HOLE—WOODMENCEY’S FATHER IS THE LOCAL WEATHERMAN, AND FITZPATRICK’S DAD IS A LONGTIME SKI PATROLLER—THEY ARE
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