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Wyoming’s wind, cold followed spring breakers to Utah

April 22, 2014

Winter-weary Wyomingites escape high-altitude, ice-encrusted tundra by migrating to the Utah desert, but they don’t always find what they’re looking for.

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Destination nowhere: Winter in the Red Desert sand dunes

March 25, 2014

Even in the coldest of winter, Wyoming’s Red Desert is alive with a beautiful, shifting landscape.

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Winter Hiking: Wyoming’s underrated muddy and icy places

March 6, 2014

When the snow sport conditions deteriorate and you itch to stretch your legs in long strides, don’t be afraid of mud or ice. Head to …

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Celebrate the Olympics with a local ice skating adventure

February 20, 2014

You don’t have to travel to Sochi to get your thrills on the ice rink. Just pick the nearest lake in your Wyoming atlas.

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Cover more ground with a snow bike approach to backcountry skiing

January 24, 2014

Emilene Ostlind recently made her first successful attempt to access backcountry skiing in Wyoming’s Gros Ventre Mountains by fat bike.

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Water in the Desert at Oregon Buttes

December 26, 2013

When hiking the Red Desert’s Oregon Buttes, you traverse desert landscapes but are submerged in stories about water.

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Night Ski: Embrace the Cold

December 19, 2013

As the winter solstice approaches, staying in the holiday spirit in Wyoming requires making some peace with both the cold and the darkness.

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Sweetwater Road: Stories along a lonely Wyoming highway

July 9, 2013

On Highway 287 along the Sweetwater River we meet cyclists, booksellers, scientists and — in a former boomtown — a mad potter’s gang of zombies.

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10 sunny summer sights from Yellowstone and Grand Teton

June 11, 2013

Summer has arrived in Wyoming’s national parks. The visitors have come, but the residents are in shorter supply.

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March against racism supports Native man injured in altercation

March 26, 2013

The demonstration against dozens of small slights Natives experience off the reservation grew with outrage over the attack on Darryn Davis.

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Settlement to remove herds from Wyo. grazing lands riles mustang advocates

March 26, 2013

A settlement between Wyoming ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management over herd management has mustang advocates crying foul.

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WyoFile’s Cold Snap Champ: Rob Koelling

December 25, 2012

Wading through wind chill and snow, this year’s winner caught a glimpse of Wyoming’s biggest industry weathering the storm.

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Tarantino film Django Unchained features Grand Teton scenery

December 25, 2012

Wyoming moviegoers may recognize the snowy backdrop of a few scenes in the major Hollywood movie set for release on Christmas Day.

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Cold Snap Challenge: Focus on Energy

November 27, 2012

Attention Wyoming photographers: It’s time again to send us your best shots. This year, we’re looking for images of Wyoming’s booming energy industry.

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Iceland: The Wyoming of the North Atlantic

October 25, 2012

Iceland has a fierce sense of self-reliance, myriad geologic wonders and financial turbulence. It’s a long way from Wyoming, but it sounds familiar.

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Frankly Yellowstone

September 14, 2012

Dewey Vanderhoff brings his camera with him to Yellowstone Lake, the largest freshwater high-elevation lake in North America and a world unto itself.

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Yellowstone’s Mirror Plateau: A world away from the boardwalks

August 21, 2012

Open to only a handful of overnight hikers, Yellowstone’s Mirror Plateau is one of the most remote and untrammeled areas of the park.

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Going To (Tea) Pot

August 17, 2012

Little remains of the facilities at Teapot Dome except exhausted wells, abandoned buildings, and employees trying to make the best of the resources they’re given.

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WyoFile’s Summer Snap Champ: Kathy Lichtendahl

July 23, 2012

Kathy Lichtendahl was at the right place at the right time when a pair of horseback riders crossed a mountain creek underneath a smoky sky.

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Yellowstone planners set public meetings on ‘complicated’ but ‘defensible’ winter-use plan

July 10, 2012

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said Thursday that he believes the park’s newly released draft winter-use planis “complicated,” but also “incredibly defensible.”