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Whether a multiday backpacking trip, a short hike on your lunch hour or just a little time spent idling outdoors, encounters with the natural world can improve our sense of well-being.

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Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes await Saturday delivery for Jackson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Temple Grandin — doctor, author, speaker and advocate for animal welfare and autism awareness — is coming soon to a library near you (virtually, that is).

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The 38th annual Moran Fire Station fundraiser will look a little different this year — but it’s still happening.

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Take a long look at the night sky. Stepping out into the darkness, it may take a minute for your eyes to adjust — but as they do, more and more celestial bodies will reveal themselves: planets, stars, galaxies, probably a meteor or two if you wait. Set up a telescope or use binoculars and yo…

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Looking for 400 or so pounds of right-handed elk antlers, slightly used? How about a beautiful 6-by-6 rack with skull cap? Or, if you’ve got a really big project in mind, a trailer full of white antler?

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Temple Grandin — doctor, author, speaker and advocate for animal welfare and autism awareness — is coming soon to a library near you (virtually, that is).

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Take a long look at the night sky. Stepping out into the darkness, it may take a minute for your eyes to adjust — but as they do, more and more celestial bodies will reveal themselves: planets, stars, galaxies, probably a meteor or two if you wait. Set up a telescope or use binoculars and yo…

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Looking for 400 or so pounds of right-handed elk antlers, slightly used? How about a beautiful 6-by-6 rack with skull cap? Or, if you’ve got a really big project in mind, a trailer full of white antler?

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Billed as a “lively discussion” on the history of how Wyoming and Western states led the nation in winning women the right to vote 100 years ago, the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum hosts an online lecture Thursday with some expert historians in the field.

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When you think of a prescription, you generally expect a bottle of medication, right? Well, the “apothecary” on exhibit at the Center for the Arts this month offers a different sort of prescription: poetry.

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In addition to the unavoidable COVID-19 challenges brought to every function this year, the 39th annual Teton Valley Balloon Rally battled weather woes.

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Celebrating the nation’s birthday will look different during a pandemic: no parade, no pancakes, limited picnic space — but more professional fireworks. And the rodeo is a go.

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It's been more than two months since the Center for the Arts drew the curtain on events for live audiences. In that time, the venue has developed a robust presence on Facebook Live, and helped to promote events and offerings from the myriad nonprofits housed in the building. 

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A quarantine is the perfect time to catch up on reading for many reasons: Books can provide an escape to another reality, new knowledge and insights, and a way to pass the time while sitting at home.

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Art spans pandemics

Shari Brownfield Fine Art’s latest exhibition is highly conceptual and doubles as a good snack. In accordance with directives from curator David Zwirner, the gallery will pile 240 to 1,000 “optimistic” fortune cookies somewhere in the gallery.

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‘Beside Myself’ simplifies

The paintings in Vicki Sher’s latest exhibition, “Beside Myself,” are decidedly abstract and geometric, but they are also full of life.

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At the 2019 SHIFT summit Dr. Bill Marchand moderated a panel of doctors and researchers in discussing nature contact as a tool for relieving psychological distress in active-duty military service members. Although the panelists were optimistic about the efficacy of such methods they also rec…

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More extraterrestrial news

The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, a relatively nearby galaxy, though still over 100,000 light years away. Within the galaxy, there lies a particularly chaotic star-forming nebula called the Tarantula Nebula.

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Restaurants and clubs may be shut down across Jackson, but the town is anything but quiet. At 8 every night howls rise from the valley, bouncing off the surrounding hills and buttes.