Columnist, author, and journalist Bill Sniffin has joined the team at the Cowboy State Daily, the state’s foremost digital daily news platform.
The veteran Lander journalist will be writing a weekly column, assisting with the daily newsletter called Coffee Break and will help with strategic planning as the digital site continues to expand and grow.
“I have been impressed by the Cowboy State Daily,” Sniffin said. “Wyoming needs a dedicated statewide digital news source and I am glad to be part of their team.”
Sniffin has written a weekly newspaper column for over 50 years. It turned into a statewide Wyoming column 17 years ago, after he lost in the 2002 Republican governor primary election.
His column currently appears in more than 20 newspapers and digital services in the state and is exposed to more than 100,000 readers each week. It is the most widely distributed column in Wyoming.
In recent years, Sniffin has published three coffee table books about Wyoming that have sold over 34,000 copies. Prior to that he published three other books about his columns.
He and his wife Nancy have owned all or part of more than 20 newspapers, magazines, print shops, ad agencies, and internet companies. They published the Lander Journal for 29 years.
Sniffin was president of the Wyoming Press Association in 1980 and has been awarded a Lifetime Membership. In 1999, he was given the highest award the Wyoming Tourist industry can offer, the Big WYO award.
The Sniffins live in Lander and have four children, 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.