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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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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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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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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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Community Minded

Over 70 people packed town hall in response to a plan to rezone parts of Jackson in order to allow more hotels and commercial development. Some waved signs declaring “Housing not Hotels” and similar sentiments as they took turns sharing their opinions about the project, and voicing their concerns to their elected representatives, one by
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On the Road to Healing

When Brad Zolnowsky’s daughter, Sydney, was just 14 months old, she was diagnosed with a type of soft tissue cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. The cancer was just behind her cheekbone, and the family rushed to find the best treatment options for their little girl. Brad and Sydney’s mom, Megan, took their daughter to St. John’s Medical
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Nonprofit Spotlight

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WYOMING Each winter, Special Olympics Wyoming brings the statewide winter games to Jackson Hole. This February, over 200 athletes will compete insports like Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Events occur at numerous local venues including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Pines, Jackson Hole High School, and Snow King Mountain. Participants eat
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Achieving Independence

Carolyn Worth makes her way around the kitchen and dining room, charring with clients as they prepare and eat their lunches. Worth, program director for Community Entry Services, listens intently as one man shares his most recent journal entry, eagerly reading aloud his tale of conquering his fears to learn how to swim. The organization’s
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Nonprofit Spotlight

NORTHERN ROCKIES CONSERVATION COOPERATIVE “Conservation for the Common Good” is NRCC’s mission, and the organization works to advance conservation through efforts focusing on research,education, innovation, leadership, and professional development. The nonprofit strives to work toward “a world where humans and wildlife co-exist and thrive in healthy ecosystems.” Currently, the organization has 43 research associates who
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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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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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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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Horse Wisdom

A horse whispering demonstration is about to begin at Diamond Cross Ranch. The crowd takes their seats in quaint chairs set out on the dirt floor of the Golliher family’s beautiful red barn. Even the youngest children fall quiet and watch in awe as a pretty young filly is released into the ring. She is
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Nonprofit Spotlight

JACKSON HOLE COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST Finding sustainable and affordable housing has long been a problem for Jackson residents. In 1992, the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust started working to find solutions to the community’s housing crisis. The Housing Trust works to help people find stable and affordable housing through collaboration, innovation, and stewardship. The organization
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Set in Stone

Sarah Tams’ effervescent personality echoes the fun-loving turquoise and silver jewelry for which she is known. It’s no surprise that her own bright sense of style and individuality shows up in each piece she creates, whether it’s for herself or a custom design for a client. The eye-catching piece she wears on the middle
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Embracing the Softer Side

Ashley Ost and Grace Peck didn’t realize what would transpire from a casual happy hour chat over margaritas at Pica’s Taqueria a little over two years ago. But the realization of their aligning passions and career ambitions sparker a fire that quickly spread. Why not use their love of art and creativity, along with
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At Home in the Workshop

Today, Igneous Skis turns custom skis and snowboards out in its Gregory Lane facility. But in the late ‘90s, when Michael Parris took a brief break from his work at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, Igneous Skis was a new idea taking shape in a garage, and the company was just starting to push
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Nonprofit Spotlight

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY “A hand up, not a hand out” is the motto of Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area. Over the past two decades, the nonprofit has built over 30 Teton County homes. To participate, potential homeowners have to earn less than 80 percent of the county’s median income, pass a rigorous
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Vertical Vision

On a concrete corner in Jackson, a three-story greenhouse is on its way to producing 100,000 pounds of produce per year, including lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, basil and microgreens. You heard that right: some of the most nutritionally dense produce in Jackson grows right next to the parking garage downtown. This produce, which would typically
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Foodie Fenn

When Annie Fenn retired after practicing obstetrics and gynecology for two decades, she had no intention of jumping into another career. But now, the woman behind the well-loved Jackson Hole foodie blog is creating new career that combines her two passions: cooking and helping people stay healthy. Some people would pause after retiring and
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