Stanley Izatt, 88, has worked in sawmills in Star Valley since he was 9 years old, raising seven children along the way. He said his mill, Freedom Lumber, is the last of 13 sawmills that once operated in the vale. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)

How will history view the year 2018 in Wyoming?

We’ll probably remember the news events: the election of Mark Gordon as Wyoming’s next governor, the fight over grizzly bear hunting, the many hours spent debating the future of wilderness study areas or how much to spend educating our kids.

But let’s not forget some of the smaller, precious moments and hope we can recall them in our minds’ eyes: the pronghorn on the dusty sunset plains, the old logger at his mill, the day spent at the county fair or angling on the river.

Wyoming was blessed with all these sights, and many more, in 2018. May this gallery remind us of our unique homeland state and spur us, and it, toward a great 2019.

Click on the first photograph below to scroll through larger versions of the images and their captions.


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