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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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WyoFile’s Cold Snap Challenge

November 29, 2011

WyoFile is seeking compelling photography of wintertime in Wyoming. We’re looking for people, scenery, wildlife or whatever you and your camera come across.

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Capturing The Cowboy Heart: Cheyenne writer tests romance market, finds her niche

October 18, 2011

Joanne Kennedy’s life could belong to one of her heroines in her Western romances. The Cheyenne author has triumphed over the odds…

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John Mionczynski: A biologist revered and ridiculed

September 20, 2011

John Mionczynski has spent decades tracking evidence of the creature known as Bigfoot. But to cast him off as a paranormal nut would be unfair …

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Sex, Sunsets and Sandlin

August 23, 2011

As his latest novel, “Lydia,” was being shipped to bookstores this spring, Tim Sandlin sent a mysterious crate to the sales staff at Sourcebooks in …

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Excerpt from “Lydia,” by Tim Sandlin

August 23, 2011

The first chapter of Tim Sandlin’s new book, “Lydia.”

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Heart Mountain: ‘Things like this should never happen again’

August 16, 2011

Only three buildings remain at the site of the former Heart Mountain War Relocation Center between Powell and Cody. But during its years of operation, …

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‘Rodeo cowboys want to have fun’

July 19, 2011

The most ambitious competitors will want to ride on the college and Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association circuits at the same time. And many of those …

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Insect Intellect: The Literary Turn of UW Entomologist Jeffrey Lockwood

June 7, 2011

At the height of his scientific career, UW entomologist Jeffrey Lockwood walked away to teach in the humanities and write. Today, Lockwood has published a …

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Dose Unto Others

June 7, 2011

Dose Unto Others
Excerpt from the unpublished manuscript, Dose Unto Others, by Jeffrey Lockwood
Sergio pressed me for more about why I was interested in the body, …

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Rising From the Right: Barrasso’s rise in Senate follows increasingly conservative course

May 31, 2011

Sen. John Barrasso’s uncompromising brand of politics has puzzled some who expected a less-confrontational approach when he first went to Washington. Barrasso made his first …

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Dirt Court Dreams: Fort Washakie woman drafted to WNBA

May 3, 2011

Tahnee Robinson was a third-round WNBA pick by the Phoenix Mercury, which traded her to the Connecticut Sun, a team owned by the Mohegan Tribe. …

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Hispanic Wyoming: A Shift From Agriculture

April 26, 2011

A U.S. Census report released March 3 revealed a 60 percent increase in Wyoming’s Hispanic and Latino population since 2000. The Hispanic population in Wyoming …

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Teenage Bottlerocket: Punk Rockers from Wyoming

April 19, 2011

Members of Teenage Bottlerocket admit there’s a certain pleasure in living a sort of dual life, with fame in the international punk world and the …

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UW Professor Brad Watson nominated for fiction award

March 22, 2011

Brad Watson, 55, who turned to writing after his failed year in Hollywood, is not new to literary prizes. His first collection of short stories, …

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Alan Simpson’s ‘Moment of Truth’

December 6, 2010

Former Sen. Alan Simpson has completed his work as co-chair of a federal panel tasked with reducing America’s budget deficits and reigning in the national …

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Seven Boys, Four Horses: Wyoming Boys’ School Could Lose Equine Therapy Program

November 9, 2010

Seven boys, lucky enough to get time with four special horses, have grim stories. One of them was sent to the Wyoming Boys’ School in …

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Six-Legged Teachers: Lessons from Locusts and Beetles

November 2, 2010

We’ve entered (actually, created) the Era of Homogeneity. The two greatest environmental crises of our age-mass extinction and global climate change-can be framed in …

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Been Here For Generations – Farm Families of Powell

October 26, 2010

This combination of photographs and texts documents seven Powell families who still farm the original homestead and in most cases, live on the early home …

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WyoFile Names New Editors

October 5, 2010

WyoFile has hired two prominent state journalists — Dustin Bleizeffer as Editor-in-Chief and Ruffin Prevost as Managing Editor — to lead expanded news coverage of …

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Sunset in Sweetwater: In Memory of Activist Attorney Ford Bussart

September 28, 2010

It was one of our less stellar college moments, that Friday night on Flint Street in Laramie back in the 1960s — for me, and …