Some terrible crimes and some oddball happenings have been occurring here during the hottest time of our Wyoming summer.
There is so much more to see than just Devils Tower.
I am writing about the “Wyoming Black Hills,” which although lesser known than their South Dakota big brothers, still offer some wonderful visiting opportunities.
Yes, Devils Tower is the center of everything. This towering monolith was our nation’s first national monument back in 1906 and it is a totally impressive place.
The history of coal’s significance to Wyoming’s economy is being written today. It is beginning to look like a swan song.
Wyoming’s long love affair with coal can be written in five brief epochalparagraphs:
Although local Wyomingites are not surprised by this fact, out-of-staters are always stunned by the velocity of our wind. It is scary powerful.And it is probable that our wind is cursed more often than it is viewed as a blessing.
Charles Pelkey, a state legislator and attorney in Laramie, put a story on Facebook about the pitfalls of being a grown-up adult in today’s society:
Surprisingly, we saw some “local” tourists from Wyoming, Montana and Idaho in Yellowstone this past week while making two trips through the world’s first national park.
My 45 years in Wyoming has been mainly spent as a journalist. Most folks who know me see me as a newspaper owner, writer, columnist, author or reporter.
Over the years, a person in my line of work has heard hundreds of stories from politicians. A great many of them are funny and memorable.
Recently in Laramie, several such stories were told from the same podium and I would like to share them with you.