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The Luxury Home Market in Alta, Wyoming, Richard Keating Style

Fourteen years ago the world-renowned architect Richard Keating was flying over Teton Valley in the area of Alta, Wyoming

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Powder Mountain Press Wins Idaho Press Club Awards


Powder Mountain Press Wins Idaho Press Club Awards

Each of three magazine titles published by Powder Mountain Press (PMP) received honors at the Idaho Press Club’s annual “Best of 2012” awards banquet, held Saturday, May 18, at the Boise Center in Boise.

In the category of Magazine Writing—Light Feature, Teton Family Magazine won first place with “Milky Ways: The Scoop on Raw Milk,” by Annie Fenn, M.D., editor Sue Muncaster. The article, which appears in the Fall 2012 issue of the magazine, considers the potential health pros and cons of raw milk, and also contrasts the very different ways the state health departments of Wyoming and Idaho regulate the product. Author Fenn, of Wilson,...

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A Swan's Song


A Swan's Song


A couple of weeks back, Powder Mountain Press publisher Nancy McCullough-McCoy was driving along Cedron Road on the west side of Teton Valley, when she came across a dead trumpeter swan near the small open-water spring known as Miller's Pond. "It was so beautiful," she says, explaining that she stopped and got out of the car to move the swan off the roadway. "I was shocked by how light it was, for a bird so big."

Later, Nancy ran into Emily Nichols of the Teton Regional Land Trust and told her about the trumpeter swan. Nancy knew that in the past the TRLT had worked with the local power company to install reflectors on the power lines just east of the pond. A lot of the...

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Winter Teton Valley Magazine


Winter Teton Valley Magazine

The stories from the winter 2012-13 edition of Teton Valley Magazine are now posted in their entirety (text, but not photos) here at LifeInTheTetons.com. Have a look, for example, at Raising the Bar, a fun little piece about Kate Schade and her successful energy-bar enterprise, Kate's Real Food.

After getting a taste of Kate's bars and some of the other stories, you'll want to grab a complementary copy of the magazine so you can read all of the articles in context with their photos and illustrations. You can find Teton Valley Magazine all over the place in Teton Valley, and at select locations in Jackson Hole including the...

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Winter Issue of Jackson Hole magazine is here!


Winter Issue of Jackson Hole magazine is here!


I've been working on the winter issue of Jackson Hole magazine since September 1. Well, really since mid-February, 2012. That was when I first sat down with a group to decide the stories that would be in the issue. Shortly after that meeting, I assigned the ideas we came up with to some amazing writers. (So that we can get the quality of images that our photo editor, Bradly Boner, wants, we have to plan nearly a year out.)  It was starting September 1 that I finally got to see the magic the writers had wrought.

And now you can see the magic too!

Jackson Hole News & Guide editor Angus Thuermer, Jr. writes about his new pair of Igneous skis. Hand-made and designed to...

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Yurt Skiing in the Tetons


Yurt Skiing in the Tetons

Molly Loomis, a frequent contributor to Teton Valley Magazine and Teton Home & Living, had a nice story with regional relevance published in The Boston Globe ealier this month. It starts out like this:

"The moment Katie crested the hill she stopped.

"'Those can’t be dogs,' she said.

"We caught up just in time to see four animals dashing across a bench on the other side of the small valley. Too large to be coyotes, too small and high in the mountains to be elk, they were wolves. Four of them.

"Our group of eight friends was less than 7 miles, as the crow flies, from the town of Driggs and just a half-hour ski tour from the comfort of our backcountry yurt. Still we had...

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RIGHT NOW Q&A: Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads


RIGHT NOW Q&A: Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads

The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads looks at the history of the iconic Wilson, Wyo. bar and the band that has played there every Sunday night since February 16, 1969.

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RIGHT NOW: WDC in Cowboys & Indians


RIGHT NOW: WDC in Cowboys & Indians

A great little piece about the Western Design Conference appears in both the July 2012 hard-copy edition of Cowboys & Indians ("The Premier Magazine of the West") and on the magazine's Web Exclusives. Click on this link to read it -- and don't neglect to run through the entire 17-photo slide show found at the bottom image.

The 2012 WDC kicks off two weeks from tomorrow!

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RIGHT NOW: Sherpa talks about K2 at NMWA tonight


RIGHT NOW: Sherpa talks about K2 at NMWA tonight

Author Amanda Padoan and climber Chhiring Dorje Sherpa talk about K-2 August 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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GETTING OUT: Hanging Canyon

On the west shore of Jenny Lake, Hanging Canyon is a short(ish) but steep hike.

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About This Blog

Michael McCoy

Editor Michael McCoy is a native Wyomingite who, through no choice of his own, moved to Iowa (“the third greatest state in the nation,” he says) when he was only a few weeks old. After high school graduation, he beelined it back to the University of Wyoming, where he earned a degree in Anthropology and the nickname of “Mac.” In addition to his Teton-area editorial duties, Mac works for the Missoula, Montana-based Adventure Cycling Association and writes freelance articles and books about the outdoors. “But that’s enough about me,” he says. “This blog is about you. I will prime the pump with an entry now and then--but ultimately, we hope it will be our readers, both locals and out-of-staters, who keep the streams of conversation flowing.”




Contributing blogger Susan Traylor Lykes was born and raised in the Denver area, a third-generation Coloradan. She spent much of her childhood in the mountains, and took up fly fishing at the tender age of ten, wielding her grandfather’s old bamboo rod and Pflueger reel. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Susan earned a master's degree in Town Planning from the University of Montana. For the past decade, she has focused on nonprofit land conservation and land use, serving on the boards of the Land Trust Alliance, the Teton Regional Land Trust, and the Orton Family Foundation.
Susan and her husband, Mayo, call both sides of the Tetons home. They are enthusiastic travelers and outdoorsmen — hiking, skiing, fly fishing, and bird hunting.




Contributing blogger Jeanne Anderson is a Cheyenne native and graduate of the University of Wyoming who has spent the last 25 years as a writer, PR consultant, columnist, and editor. Her passions include hiking, cooking reading, traveling, community, and creativity (she’s in her third term on the Idaho Commission on the Arts). She credits her broad practical streak to her parents, who started the first travel agency in the Cowboy State—from them she learned “every bathroom in the world is down the hall and to the left.” Jeanne and her husband Peter started Dark Horse Books in Driggs in 1995; their two-year experiment lasted 14 years. Now out from behind the bookstore counter, she’s looking forward to many new adventures.



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