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Arizona State University

School districts across the country are looking to reform how schools work. One of those places is in Teton County where the Jackson Hole Institute is looking at innovative ways to teach students. Last week the institute invited Arizona State University President Doctor Michael Crow who is recognized as a leader in innovative education to speak to them. Dr. Crow told Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that a couple of reforms could make a big difference.

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On Tuesday, the Jackson Police Department and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office caught three people at a Super 8 Motel using an undercover sting operation and charged them all with prostitution. Two of the individuals were also charged with human trafficking and interference with a police officer. Two women and a man were charged with the crime. Jackson Police Lieutenant Cole Nethercott says the sting was set up after his department found an online advertisement offering a sex act in exchange...

One22

Three non-profits that serve Teton County's lowest income residents and Latino community are merging into a single entity called One22. The Community Resource Center serves low-income residents who find themselves in crisis often due to housing or medical challenges. The center is merging with the Latino Resource Center and El Puente. The new group's Executive Director Mary Erickson says the merger will build better relationships with clients. "The Latino Resource Center and El Puente are...

Vertical Harvest

After seven years, Vertical Harvest - Jackson Hole’s hydroponic greenhouse – celebrates its grand opening this week. A hydroponic greenhouse grows plants without soil, and with less water than traditional methods. Vertical Harvest raises tomatoes, basil, and greens straight up in the air, which means the plants are stacked in several stories worth of growing space. CEO and co-founder of Vertical Harvest Nona Yehia says the operation has been selling its produce to local restaurants, schools,...

Miles Bryan

Sandra Cuadrado spends most of her time studying dentistry at a university in Peru. But right now it is the 21-year-olds’ summer vacation, and Cuadrado has spent these last few months living and working the winter season in Jackson on a J-1 Exchange Visitor student visa. “The idea of traveling here in the United States was to know more about this culture,” Cuadrado said. “And improve [my] English.” But Cuadrado said her English hasn’t gotten much better. Same for 22-year-old Antuannette...

Wyoming Yoga Sports Club

On Saturday, January 30, athletes throughout the mountain states will come to Wyoming to compete in the sport of yoga. For the second year in a row Wyoming will be the site of the USA Yoga Mountain States Regional Championship . While last year’s event took place in Pinedale, this year the competition has moved to Jackson. “If you’ve ever been to Jackson Hole, it is kind of this yoga Mecca. It has a lot of studios and a lot of teachers. And yoga love is very high,” says Darcie Peck, founder...

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As the snow piles up and people across the west begin to break out their skis and snowboards, Wyoming’s biggest ski resort is getting ready to celebrate its 50 th winter season. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort now has 116 ski trails, 13 lifts, an aerial tram, and 2500 acres of terrain, but back in 1965, it saw just a handful of skiers going up on 2 chair lifts. The resort’s Business Development Director Bill Lewkowitz joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard to talk about the resort’s...

Heather James Fine Art

A Jackson gallery is bringing museum-grade art to Wyoming. The Heather James Fine Art gallery in Jackson has a number of well-known pieces in its collection this summer, including pieces from Picasso and Warhol as well as Dalí and Matisse. Gallery director Colleen Fitzgerald says art like this can be unexpected in small town Wyoming, as she learned two summers ago at a similar exhibition with pieces by Claude Monet. “People would come in and just walk around a corner where they were and just...

David Swift

The Jackson Hole community is invited to collaborate with artists on a new piece of public art. Materials are being gathered from different protected lands around Jackson to form a sculpture. Jackson Hole Land Trust Executive Director Laurie Andrews says the project is called FoundSpace. “The idea behind FoundSpace is really reaching out to people to connect to finding space, finding space via time, finding space out in nature, finding space in the open spaces. And really also, the treasures...

Adrienne Adar, "Sonic Succulents, Living Interactive Sound Objects"
Art Association of Jackson Hole

An exhibit opening at the Art Association of Jackson Hole questions the role of technology in our lives. “Physico Electro: An Exhibition of DIY and Maker Art” features work by six artists from across the country. Two Brooklyn artists, Dave Sheinkopf and Daniel Kent, are also teaching a class about DIY art in conjunction with the exhibition. Sheinkopf says DIY—or Do It Yourself—art asks viewers to look at technology from a new angle. “It just kind of brings up another way that people feel...

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Downtown Jackson will be hosting a myriad of artists Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12. This year, Art Fair Jackson Hole is featuring 40 new artists alongside more than 100 returning artists. Elise LaMay is Art Fair’s new events director. She says the fair showcases regional artists and artists from around the country. "I think we just have such a long history here in our community, both in terms of the art fair and in bringing art experiences to everyone here in Jackson," she says. The...

As a consultant specializing in all aspects of land conservation, Story Clark knows the unique history behind the many places in and around Jackson Hole that most travelers just drive by. Using mobile app technology as a portal to connecting people to great places, travelers will be able to hear the stories and connect with the land in a meaningful and unique way.

Rebecca Huntington

Die-hard skier Ed Bushnell invented his own helmet-mounted video camera long before the device became de rigueur for skiers. He recalls filming clients with his contraption while working for a photo concession at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. He describes how clients developed “Kodak courage” when they hired him. Bushnell later became a Wyoming private eye and shares a funny incident about how being a PI isn’t quite how it’s portrayed on TV. Bushnell also shares a story about performing an...

Rebecca Huntington

Roy Chambers was born to Ida and Andy Chambers in 1924 in a log cabin still standing on Mormon Row in the shadow of the Tetons in what’s now Grand Teton National Park. Roy worked hard on the family’s homestead cattle ranch. He met his wife, Becky, a nurse at St. John’s Hospital, and they married in 1956. Two years later, they bought the Flying V Ranch (today known as the Gros Ventre River Ranch) and went into the dude ranching business. Roy talks about the joys of running a guest ranch with...

JenTen Productions

Barns don’t just hold hay. They hold cultural and architectural meaning. A ‘Barn Bash’ Friday, September 19 at the Center for the Arts in Jackson will explore the value of these agrarian artifacts through the premier of a new documentary, a panel discussion, and a barn dance. The film, by Jackson’s JenTen Productions, is called ‘A Treasure Hidden In Plain Sight: The Moseley/Hardiman Barn.’ It documents the red landmark in Wilson, from its agricultural origins to its current use as the home of...

A Play Date With Art

Jul 30, 2014

"Into the Arts: A Personal Journey" shares stories of adults in Jackson Hole who are discovering, rediscovering or furthering their artistic talents. In this vignette, Alex and Kay schedule encaustic painting "play dates." To find out more about art classes and workshops in Jackson Hole: artassociation.org Learn more about Kay Stratman's art: kaystratman.com Grant funding for this project was provided by the Wyoming Arts Council and the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole/Town and County Arts...

Car camping for one night might soon be legal within Jackson Hole, according to proposed changes to the city’s camping ordinance. The municipal camping rules are designed to keep public areas clear and campers safe. The original law, however, does not offer any flexibility to motorists who want to stay in their vehicle for a night. Councilman Jim Stanford says that the city needs this flexibility, however, to accommodate a growing seasonal workforce coupled with a housing shortage in Jackson...

A New Perspective: Courage And Passion In Photography

Jul 23, 2014

"Into the Arts: A Personal Journey" shares stories of adults in Jackson Hole who are discovering, rediscovering or furthering their artistic talents. In these vignettes, we meet Ed Lavino, who photographs carefully arranged still lives, and Barbara Hayton, who is passionate about wildlife photography. Thomas Macker, the photography instructor at the Art Association, provides each with feedback and perspectives. To find out more about photography classes and workshops in Jackson Hole, please...

Community And Camaraderie: Tap Dancing Your Way To Happiness

Jul 16, 2014

"Into the Arts: A Personal Journey" shares stories of adults in Jackson Hole who are discovering, rediscovering or furthering their artistic talents. In this vignette, we meet Debbie Schlinger who brings her "sassy self" to Amelia Terrapin's adult tap class at Dancers' Workshop. The mental and physical challenges along with the comaraderie are why Debbie shows up each week. To find out more about dance classes and workshops in Jackson Hole, please go to: dwjh.org Grant funding for this...

"Into the Arts: A Personal Journey" shares stories of adults in Jackson Hole who are discovering, rediscovering or furthering their artistic talents. In this vignette, theater director Luis Guerrero recounts the challenges of finding Latina actresses for a production of "No Roosters in the Desert." Minerva Pineda and Beatriz Orellana, first-time actresses recruited by Guerrero, describe their experiences. To find out more about theater classes and workshops in Jackson Hole, please go to:...

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Teton County is planning to build affordable housing for local teachers. The development in Wilson will include 11 homes. Each will have 3 bedrooms and cost no more than $422,500. The median sales price for residential properties in Jackson Hole last year was more than $550,000. Commissioner Ben Ellis says he hopes the development will keep top teaching talent in Teton County. "There are many very highly qualified teachers that struggle to make ends meet within this community," Ellis said. ...

Learning To Play: Musical Pursuits And A Childhood Wish

Jul 2, 2014

"Into the Arts: A Personal Journey" shares stories of adults in Jackson Hole who are discovering, rediscovering or furthering their artistic talents. Two student-teacher pairs are covered in these vignettes. Laurie Andrews pursues voice and guitar with Beth McIntosh, while Barbara Trachtenberg finally gets her childhood wish for piano lessons courtesy of Keith Phillips. To find out more about Beth McIntosh and Keith Phillips, please go to bethmcintosh.com and keithphillipspiano.com Grant...

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St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson is hiring several new surgeons and doctors to join the public hospital’s physician group. It will be the first time the hospital has directly employed surgeons. St. John’s CEO Lou Hochheiser says the new hires are needed to meet demand in the area. “A year and a half ago, we had 4 and a half surgeons in this community,” Hochheiser said. “We have lost two and a half of those surgeons, leaving us with two. Therefore, it was the hospital’s responsibility to...

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A new album by Jackson Hole jazz singer Nicole Madison jazzes up a '60s pop song and gives it a place among classic jazz standards. The album’s name—‘In My Life’—comes from a song written by the Beatles. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reached Nicole Madison at home.

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The Stagecoach Bar in Wilson has kept Jackson Hole fed, watered, and entertained since 1942. The historic bar is home to cowboys, hippies, and the famous Stagecoach Band, which has played every Sunday night for over 40 years. It's the subject of a film, 'The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads,' airing on public television nationwide this year, and there's a special screening of the film in Sheridan on Saturday, May 24. Jackson locals (in order of appearance) Phil and Wilden Round, Dail...

A Wyoming conservation group is celebrating its 35 th anniversary this year with a new director. The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance started in the seventies when locals got concerned about development in the valley. It works with other local groups on issues ranging from oil and gas development to housing costs. “Many of the things that are our successes are things that you don’t see in our community,” new director Craig Benjamin says. “Like an annexation that would have been very bad for...

Jackson Hole News and Guide

On Monday, the Jackson Town Council voted to increase emergency spending from $50,000 to $750,000 to deal with the slow-moving landslide beside the town's main thoroughfare. Town officials say the money is needed to manage the slide and to build a buttress to create pressure at the base of the slide to slow it down. The Council voted four-to-one to approve the funding. Councilman Jim Stanford cast the lone dissenting vote. "I was concerned that we'd be spending $300,000, $400,000, up to $500...

Bill and Martha Saunders are long-time Jackson residents. The couple was instrumental in founding the Jackson Hole Ski Club, and their family was also central in Wyoming's rodeo scene. Bill and Martha share memories of their rodeo experiences, including Martha's tour with the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.

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Sixteen sled dog teams are racing more than 300 miles this week across western Wyoming and neighboring states. This is the nineteenth year for the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. This weekend is the end of the 8-day race that started in Jackson and finished in Evanston. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington caught up with one of the racers, Bruce Magnusson. CROWD: Go dogs, go! HUNTINGTON: Started by Teton County resident Frank Teasley, this Stage Stop Sled Dog Race,...

Phil Round is a guitarist and singer from Jackson Hole. He’s a member of the fabled Stagecoach Band, which holds down a weekly Sunday night gig and dance at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson. Phil shares some early memories from the bar with his son, Wilden.

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