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Adventuring in Jackson Hole inspires local furniture maker’s work

On one side of the door is a rack of skis — old 3-pin metal-edged touring skis, lightweight touring skis, racing skate skis, and everything in between. On the other side is a wall of stacked wood to fuel the stove that’s puffing a trail of smoke into the cold winter air. Inside is a
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Jackson Hole artist paints Western wildlife

Technically, Carrie Wild paints Western wildlife. But the verve and whimsy that she infuses into each of her paintings is compelling and unexpected — you won’t mistake one of her thoughtful animal profiles for a photograph. She hopes, though, that what your eye doesn’t immediately identify as familiar, your heart and memory will. Through an
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Maho Catering is a Jackson Hole favorite

Chef Maho Hakoshima calls his cooking “eclectic,” which makes sense when you hear his story. His mother is German and his father is Japanese. He was raised in New York City. “My parents grew up dodging bombs on the way to school during World War II,” Maho says. “In the 1950s, they both immigrated to
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The Rodeo Life in Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole Rodeo is a feast for the senses: the intricate pattern from hooves kicking up dust, the smell of sagebrush and crisp mountain air, the taste of freshly popped popcorn and corndogs, and the unmistakable sound of cheers, hoots and hollers, and laughter. Chances are the unbridled laughter ringing from the stands is
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Little Victories

Hannah Bushnaq lives her life by a single quote: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” The words were spoken by Horace Mann, a 19th century education reformer known for his commitment to public education — and they set a high bar. But Hannah isn’t deterred. She has a knack
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No, Andrew Munz Doesn’t Ski.

He does, however, have an inimitable knack for using the lens of Jackson Hole’s favorite winter pastime to make some sharp (and humorous) observations about the community’s culture. A lifelong local, Andrew Munz is is most widely recognized around the valley as the writer and director of the “I Can Ski Forever” series of plays.
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The Soul of Stio

Stephen “Sulli” Sullivan, founder and CEO of Stio, is hands on with his company. While opening a new location in Park City, Stephen was there with his tool belt on and a paint roller in hand, putting the finishing touches on a store he designed himself. The grand opening meant attention from the press and
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Musical Legacy

Duane Betts’ first visit to Jackson Hole made a lasting impression on the musician. After a friend insisted that he join in on a trip, the two landed in the Tetons and made a stop for groceries after leaving the airport. There, a serendipitous encounter would change his life. “That’s when I met my wife
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Stepping Out

Thirty-some years ago, the Jackson band Loose Ties were on the cusp of breaking into the national scene. They won the band contest at the 1986 Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the following year, placed second behind Alison Krauss & Union Station in a national ranking of best new bluegrass bands. Fresh out of college, the
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A New Tune

Since the dawn of her career, Nicole Garrett (aka Nicole Madison) has played many roles. And whether she’s crooning toe-tapping jazz tunes alongside a pianist or performing a self-written cabaret, her performance is utterly captivating. Her energy is at once graceful and commanding, magnetic, yet bold — and everything she does shines with authenticity. No
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Avalanche Educator

Kate Koons made her share of backcountry mistakes when she first moved to Jackson in 2002. She recalls an early trip to ski Glory Bowl on Teton Pass—the same day she bought her avalanche transceiver. “I didn’t know about the whole ‘ski one at a time’ thing,” she says. “So I followed right behind my
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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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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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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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Pet Partners

Megan Peterson, whose glossy photographs often grace the pages of our own JHStyle Magazine, leans down to give her dog, Quincy, a scratch on the head. When a toddler Wobbles by and reaches for Quincy’s soft fur, Megan reassures the boy’s mother. “Go Ahead,” she says. “He’s very friendly.” Peterson has always loved Australian Shepherds
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Mental Health Matters

Living in a mountain town isn’t always idyllic. As Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, Deidre Ashley sees people all the time who are struggling and seeking help for their mental health challenges. Sometimes her clients are seasonal workers who find life in a resort community more isolating and difficult than they
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Giving Back Globally

Pearls are the perfect metaphor for life, according to Shari Turpin, owner, pearl buyer, and designer for Pearls By Shari. Her shop, located just off the Jackson Town Square, has specialized in selling high-quality pearls for 25 years. “Pearls form because of pain,” Turpin says. “A nucleus is grafted into an oyster’s membrane, and the
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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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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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A Playhouse Tradition

If Vicki Garnick had a personal motto, it would come from “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a musical she produced at the Jackson Hole Playhouse. The song “I Ain’t Down Yet” summarizes the long road she and her family business have taken over the last 40 years. The Jackson Hole Playhouse, built in 1915, is the oldest
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