Stories

Nightlife

Swingin’ Tuesdays

On Tuesdays at the Wort Hotel’s historic Silver Dollar Bar, the gang’s all here: a group of swing dancers, ranging in age from mid-20s to mid-80s, are making sure the last of the old west never misses a beat. They welcome spectators, newcomers, bluegrass fans, and even those of us who have two left feet,
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Basecamp Adventures

Artistic Wild Man

Born in a small Alaskan fishing village called Aleknagik, with a population of just 219, Derek Collins learned a lot about the outdoors from a young age. Growing up, Collins and his family would travel to Bristol Bay via boat to harvest fish. He spent his summers setting up dryinig racks to hang salmon and
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Inspire

Wrapping and Snapping

Sam Lacasse always wore a teal bracelet when he was a special education teacher at C-V Ranch. The teal silicone band signified his identity as a thyroid cancer survivor. “Kids were always asking him about the bracelet,” says Nicole Rue, his wife and business partner, who worked with him at C–V. “Sam saw how much
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JHStyle Catalogue

Book Lover

At Jackson Hole Book Trader, tables with artfully arranged toms showcase new and classic collections, while shelves line the walls with used, contemporary, and rare titles. In the far end of the store, a cozy and inviting circular nook welcomes young readers to climb in and snuggle up with a good book. Meanwhile, adults lift
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Features

Living on the Wild Side

Widely known for his extreme skiing and birthday launches into S & S Couloir, “Wild Bill” Bowen is truly a multi-dimensional athlete. An expert spelunker and dedicated thru-hiker, his curiosity is insatiable. “I get in these ‘child Bill’ moods,” he says. “I’m on a constant search for the unknown.” Bowen splits his time between the
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Inspire

Flying High

When Kym Rambo entered the private aviation industry, she didn’t know that one day she would be responsible for transporting a baby seal lion on an international voyage. But that’s exactly what she did. The little pinniped needed a ride from Canada to Seattle, and Rambo’s team at independent jets made it happen, arranging for
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Features

The Edge of Impossible

Ryan Burke was biking up Teton Pass in 2014 when he had a revelation. He had already ran about 40 miles across the Teton Crest Trail, swam almost six miles around Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, and completed most of the 109-mile bike ride from Jackson known as “around the block.” He was
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Highstyle Profile

Western Artist

It all really began with a cow. In second grade, a painfully shy Kathy Wipfler drew a cow in art class and everyone said it was the best in the class. “And all these years later, I’m still painting cows,” she says. Wipfler was working as a surgical technician in Idaho Falls, Idaho, after growing
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Highstyle Profile

Peak Performance

Tom Turiano was never interested in pushing himself to the technical limits of a sport. As a kid growing up near Rochester, New York, what interested him most was problem-solving aspect of how to get from point A to point B, whether it was on the water or climbing a mountain. In school he collected
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Inspire

Saving Lives

When Jackson Hole Fire and EMS Battalion Chief of Training Brian Coe arrived on the scene of the Amerigas propane explosion in 2014, he knew this wasn’t a typical call. A propane leak had ignited, leading to an explosion. A massive fire raged, shooting flames 75 feet into the air. A huge plume of smoke
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