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After making history as the first openly transgender woman to join a Wyoming sorority, Langford watched as right-wing media misrepresented her. Now, she’s telling her story.
Red Lodge, Montana attorney Walter Clapp says he gave up everything to run for president in pursuit of a singular solution to the country’s woes: a larger U.S. House.
Todd Dayton developed a system in Cokeville that produced the most high school football victories in the state’s history
Access to the ballot box is the one true equality in the United States, according to Symons, so she’s set out to build an informed Wyoming electorate.
Nate Shoutis left his dream job due to what he described as a climate of discrimination against LGBTQ+ students and the censorship of educators.
LeAnn Miller works to connect rural producers with urban consumers in a state of vast highways and harsh growing conditions.
Douglas Balmain tramps about the Shirley Basin as a “student,” drawing inspiration for what it might teach him about leading a lifestyle with purpose.
Forced to live in segregated housing as a child, the son of farmworkers went on to get his master’s in teaching from UW.
Crystal Lenhart’s passion for literacy closed the gap in reading proficiency at Big Horn Elementary.
After a world-famous Teton skyline crumbled, a 94-year-old climber who was part of its history reflects on time and the shared impermanence of mountains and men.
A passion for human-powered travel fueled a career advocating for and shepherding Wyoming path and road safety projects. In retirement, Young plans to spend time on the trails he helped make possible.
Bruner had big dreams for the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum when she became director in 2016. But first, she had to put out some fires.
Morgan’s Casper business, GloW Neon Lights, is breathing life into a dying craft.
How an insatiable curiosity for Wyoming’s people and places builds community.
Professor, archivist and beekeeper Jack States’ enthusiasm for history and science led to discoveries and insights on interconnectedness.
Driven by generosity and a hearty joie de vivre, Margaret Laybourn “stood for the underdog.”
She’s 27 years old, reputed for being a stellar mother and knows her way around a crowd. If you live in Jackson Hole she might be your nosy neighbor. Regardless, her olfactory senses are terrific. Wyoming resident Grizzly 399 has lived a wild life that has garnered attention around the world. Like the best of…
Wyoming offers a lifetime of discoveries for paleontologist J.P. Cavigelli. The dino digger shares his infectious curiosity and humor.
The HVAC specialist is so essential to state government one lawmaker has threatened to pass a law banning his retirement.
Severe conditions have created a busy season for Kevin Maynard and WYDOT’s fleet of drivers. Staff shortages only complicate the tricky equation of keeping state highways open.
Years in the NFL trenches brought the offensive guard fame but left his body crippled and mind corroded.
Seventeen years into recovery, Karen Miller continues to help those struggling with substance use disorders.
Bruce Moats’ retirement blows another hole through the fraying fabric of Wyoming journalism.
As founder and CEO of the Olivia Caldwell Foundation, she supports groundbreaking pediatric cancer research, in the name of her daughter.
Cody pillar died in November at age 91. Friends and family recall a man of understated strength and enormous generosity.
Connie Coca’s recipe for change involves planting seeds and enabling the community to take ownership in their growth, she said.