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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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Classroom Warriors

I was fortunate to be raised in a family of teachers and surrounded by countless creative, passionate educators. They’ve always been a dedicated and deeply caring cadre of people — and those traits have never shined brighter than in the darkness of the pandemic. Their task has been far from easy, and yet they’re stepping
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Go West. Go Wild. Go Online.

In order to make buying art easier and more accessible, the renowned Jackson Hole Art Auction launched the Wyoming Art Auction, an exclusively online event that hopes to reach a more diverse group of buyers thanks to its lower average price point. The new auction will take place virtually on Feb. 20, 2021 and feature
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The Shifting Definition of Megan Griswold

It’s hard to describe Megan Griswold. What you can say is that she is an experimenter whose life has taken many directions. She lives in an off-the-grid yurt with Carrara marble countertops because she wanted to see if she could make an affordable dwelling stylish. She’s a fan of extreme athlete Wim Hof (who’s known
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Paying it Forward

During the summer of 1995, Kyle Johnson walked into Snake River Brewing and was awestruck by the sounds of keyboardist Keith Philips. Kyle introduced himself and began taking lessons with the late musician — the two developing a close friendship. “Keith was my hero and mentor and I still get choked up talking about him
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Mountain Muralist

If you have seen the red moose in Teton Village, you’re familiar with the bold art of local muralist and illustrator Haley Badenhop. Colorful pieces like the grandiose blue moose mural near the town square, the vibrantly painted piano at the Center for the Arts, and eye-catching murals at Bin 22, Orange Theory, and Solitude
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Capturing Ice

Anytime there is a cold snap, Scotty Craighead grabs his camera and heads to the dike along the Snake River. While most photographers look up to capture Jackson’s famous mountains and scenery, Craighead points his lens down, focusing on the ice forming, cracking, and melting on the water. In 2013, on a walk along the
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For the Love of Mountain Adventure

The Jackson Hole Ski Patrol Memorial Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to “students whose spirit and love of mountain adventure honors the memory of ski patrollers no longer with us,” according to its mission statement. Melissa Malm, who was the first female ski patroller hired at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in 1978, and Chris Peck,
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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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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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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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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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