People

Wyoming is blessed with breathtaking landscapes and abundant resources, but its people are equally unique and captivating. WyoFile profiles and interviews newsmakers and everyday people from across the state.

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Women in Wyoming: Anne Gardetto

July 15, 2014

Anne Gardetto, Women in Wyoming Profile highlights her educational achievements in Torrington, Wyoming.

Featured Women in Wyoming

Women in Wyoming: Dr. Ray Fleming Dinneen

May 6, 2014

The success that young mothers find through Wyoming’s CLIMB program can be traced to the foundation of the mother-daughter bond between Pat Fleming and her …

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Women in Wyoming; Phyllis Preator

April 1, 2014

A passion for history and love for the land drives artist, author and historian Phyllis Preator to preserve the story of the McCullough Peaks.

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Craig Johnson takes Walt Longmire on tour

July 30, 2013

WyoFile catches up with the Ucross author in Lander and learns about the news behind his fiction, and the books’ road to the small screen.

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Randy Udall; A remembrance

July 9, 2013

Energy activist Randy Udall was found dead in the Wind River Range July 3. He leaves behind a legacy in his conservation efforts.

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Backstage at the College National Finals Rodeo

June 18, 2013

WyoFile takes you backstage at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper with a photo montage.

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Juvenile justice without a juvenile jail

March 19, 2013

Closing Fremont County’s juvenile detention center means placing young offenders in neighboring counties and states while renewing the movement to keep kids out of jail.

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Ethics 101: More Wyoming schools take on morals & ethics programs

October 23, 2012

To improve behavior and reduce bullying, character development curricula is catching on in Wyoming education. But approaches differ among schools.

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Whiskey Barbers: Jackson entrepreneurs tap into nostalgia

July 17, 2012

A new Jackson business is successfully appealing to nostalgia. It might be how Don Draper would have it; a haircut and a whiskey.

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Central Wyoming College rodeo coaches leave for Cochise College

July 3, 2012

The 2012 College National Finals Rodeo, held in Casper last month, marked the end of a rodeo era in Wyoming, as Rick and Lynn Smith, …

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Tom Balding: Custom bridle & bit craftsman was inspired when bucked off a horse

June 26, 2012

Although Tom Balding had always excelled as a welder and a tinkerer, it was a long and sometimes difficult road to his business success.

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Wyoming’s Long Tradition of Service

May 29, 2012

Wyoming has had a long tradition of military service, stretching back to 1800s. Time and again, Wyomingites have signed up to serve in our military …

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Born in war-torn Africa, Alexandra Fuller found her voice in Wyoming

April 24, 2012

As a child living in Central Africa in the 1970s, Alexandra Fuller kept an Uzi under her bed at night and fell asleep to the …

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Remembering longtime Wyoming journalist Dennis Curran

April 12, 2012

On Sunday, April 8, longtime Wyoming journalist Dennis Curran passed away. In a WyoFile special feature, Samuel Western takes a moment to memorialize Curran’s career …

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As elders pass, Wind River Indian Reservation teachers turn to technology to preserve Shoshone language

February 28, 2012

Few native Americans speak the Shoshone language today and, sadly, elders who do speak Shoshone are slipping away. But tech-savvy students in Fort Washakie are …

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Wyoming Billionaire Backs Santorum

January 21, 2012

Friess has made national headlines in recent weeks thanks to his contributions to a super PAC that supports Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Friess is …

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Wyoming Philanthropist Foster Friess: Hates taxes, opens wallet wide to those in need

January 17, 2012

Foster Friess made big waves in the GOP presidential primary with his endorsement of candidate Rick Santorum. Read a profile of the Wyoming businessman and …

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Raymond Plank: Hitting a Gusher With His Philanthropy

January 10, 2012

Raymond Plank has had a colorful past: Yale graduate, WW2 fighter pilot and the billionaire founder of a energy corporation. But as he prepares to …

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Second Saturday Scotch Tasting: Connoisseurs of Scotch whisky gather in remote Atlantic City to sip and discuss

December 27, 2011

The monthly “Second Saturday” scotch tasting in the Miner’s Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Atlantic City has steadily fermented into the rhythm of cultural …

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WyoFile’s Cold Snap Champ

December 20, 2011

WyoFile was floored with the amazing photography sent in to the 2011 Cold Snap Challenge. Picking a winner wasn’t easy, but it happened:
"Bison Caravan" — …