Stories

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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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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Highstyle Profile

Fishing for Knowledge

Diana Miller might stop and peer under a few logs if she passes a creek while out horseback riding. She’s looking for fish. When she sees a car accident near a river, she thinks of the people involved, and also how the crash could impact the river if fuel or fluids leak from wreckage or
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Inspire

Moonlight on the Mountains

Treating each child at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital costs an average of $425,000, a figure that includes housing, travel, and food, in addition to medical treatments, which can last three or more years. The hospital treats around 8,500 children for cancer and other diseases annually, and running the facility costs around $1 billion per
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Features

A Wilderness Tradition

In the remote Wyoming wilderness, below Pendergraft Peak, a small bronze plaque commemorates slim Pendergraft: “mountain man, game protector, and gentleman.” Outfitter Peter Linn is paying homage to the outdoorsman in another way: he named his new business Pendergraft Outfitters. “My great granddad homesteaded here around 1905, and he outfitted with Slim Pendergraft,” Linn says.
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A Western Heritage

“I’m passionate about protecting wildness,” John Turner says. “You steward your resources for the long run—I learned that as a rancher. We never know what critical role each part will play in sustaining all of us.” John and his brother, Harold, and their late brother, Donald, are the third generation of Turners to have lived
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Features

Home in the Wild

When people come to Jackson, whether to enjoy a vacation or build a life, they aren’t coming for the skyscrapers. People come here to see the area’s iconic natural beauty and immerse themselves in nature. Protected lands, both public and private, allow people to savor the natural world, whether by climbing a peak in Grand
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Service with a Smile

Every Tuesday, Anne Schuler arrives at the Senior Center around 11:30 a.m. When she gets there, she checks her route sheet to see how many deliveries she has scheduled that day and loads her car with healthy, hearty meals. As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, Schuler delivers around a dozen meals each week along her
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Teton Valley

Helping Hands

Betsy Hawkins came out West for the first time when she was nine years old, and she was hooked. “I threw a snowball on my birthday in mid-June,” she says. “I knew I would come back one day.” Originally hailing from Woodbury, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Hawkins now serves as Teton
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