The house – complete with a tiny deck and porch swing – was built this summer for Autumn by Make-a-Wish Wyoming, which grants wishes for children with terminal illnesses or other diseases.
At a recent auction in Powell, 12 pair of vintage jeans sold for more than $8,400.
A Cody historian has turned his attention to a visit to the area by a famous World War II naval officer.
For some terminally ill children, hunting can be a break from the grueling regimen of treatments and a chance to experience normalcy, Muley Fanatic Foundation Co-founder Josh Coursey said.
No one really can remember when the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center, built in 1934, began displaying its impressive holiday lights and decorations. It’s just been something Cheyenne and Laramie County residents, as well as regular tourists, expect every winter.
Donations to Wyoming’s Salvation Army kettles have declined this year, due in part to this year’s calendar, according to officials with the charity.
One of Wyoming’s most well-known bed and breakfasts recently shut its doors after 22 years in business.
A Wyoming resident is helping rodeo fans all over the country keep track of what is happening at the National Finals Rodeo this week in Las Vegas.
Things were busy at the Department of Interior this past Thursday. It was the annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree and caught up in all of the last minute preparations for the 90-minute event was newly appointed Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Rob Wallace.
Fight OAR Die. No, that’s not a typo. It’s the slogan for a group of military veterans who next week will begin a weeks-long journey across the Atlantic Ocean… in a rowboat.
Ever since Lorri Lang came to northeast Wyoming more than 30 years ago, she’s been in awe of the state’s natural beauty.
A rodeo stock company based near Riverton has been recognized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for providing consistently high quality bucking stock.
An exhibition designed to celebrate the women in Wyoming and the barriers they break will be on display at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for the several months.
A Midwest rancher and longtime rodeo cowboy has been inducted into the Rodeo Historical Society’s Hall of Fame.
The sign out front says “Volunteers Needed.” But that’s not exactly true for Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne.
Making art a part of people’s daily lives is very important to the future, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts said during a visit to Cheyenne.
A Casper neighborhood has been identified by Reader’s Digest magazine as one of the 50 “nicest places in America.”
War is hell, but returning to civilian life can be equally daunting for many military veterans, especially those whose wounds complicate the reintegration process.
In Cheyenne, at the Wyoming State Museum, families came to celebrate Dia de los Muertos this weekend. There was sugar skull cookie decorating, dancers, music, and preparations for the all important ofrenda.
From the historic Irma Hotel to an abandoned cemetery to a building which used to house an undertaker’s business, Cody has plenty of spooky ghost stories.
A giant replica of a sugar skull will greet visitors to the Cheyenne Botanic Garden on Friday and Saturday as the facility takes part in the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia De Los Muertos or “Day of the Dead.”
Investigating the paranormal or “ghost hunting” isn’t actually frightening, according to a member of a Colorado paranormal investigation group.
A Cheyenne tradition of fundraising reached a milestone of giving Thursday.
It’s called hyper-local community journalism, and three Wyoming publishers believe news coverage focused at the local scale holds the key to community newspapers’ successful future in Wyoming.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Cheyenne is one of Wyoming’s favorite and oldest ghost stories. Is St. Mark’s church really haunted? Rector Rick Veit took Cowboy State Daily on a tour just in time for Halloween.
Some Cheyenne residents are questioning a decision to remove a statue of the nation’s first female justice of the peace from in front of the newly refurbished Capitol.
Slime is sublime for Cheyenne brothers Mark and Joe Whiteaker.
As Halloween approaches, people around the Cowboy State are looking for a place to trick or treat, take the family or otherwise have a save good time celebrating. Halloween events around the Cowboy State are plentiful, ranging in venue from bars to restaurants, churches, civic centers and museums, all offering a different spin on the spooky season.
Enjoy this amazing conversation with master leatherworker and National Endowment for the Arts 2019 National Heritage Fellowship awardee James Jackson.
A Wyoming filmmaker will soon share the results of several years of document research and interviews to tell a story many people have never even heard of—atomic fracking.
Refurbishing a movie theater in Cheyenne so it can serve as a venue to world-class concerts is a first step in building a thriving arts community in Wyoming, according to a Cheyenne couple.
Arnette Tiller of Buffalo, Wyoming is leading the charge to restore the world’s only cowboy and indian carousel and return it to operation in downtown Buffalo.
A longtime Wyoming newspaper reporter and publisher is about to become president of the country’s largest community newspaper association.
Longtime Wyoming sports reporter Robert Gagliardi has left the world of newspapers for a position with the state Game and Fish Department.
Several hundred people gathered at Cheyenne’s historic Plains Hotel last weekend to take part in the city’s second “Chey-Fy Comic Expo.”
Like a challenge delivered out of the Old West, a shootout at high noon was held Saturday in Shoshoni, Wyoming.
On a hot Labor Day afternoon, crowds gathered at Riverfront Park, on a bend of the Platte River. Some were there for food trucks, cold beer and a car show. But most were there to witness a ritual of Labor Day, a hot dog eating contest.
A national program aimed at teaching people how to improve their digital skills reached Wyoming last week.
For those with a soft spot in their hearts for the epicurean delight that is the hot dog, Mills is the place to be this long holiday weekend.
For 30 years, singer-songwriter Michael DeGreve was a fixture at Cheyenne’s old Hitching Post Inn.
Cheyenne residents and area visitors from all over the region are in for stellar performances, great food and a happening party this Saturday, August 24 as Edge Fest takes over the new Civic Commons Park and Amphitheater on Cheyenne’s West Edge.
It’s only fitting that a man dubbed “the most badass cowboy you will ever meet” hails from the Cowboy State.
Wyoming’s next great museum is under construction and will open next May.
Farmers and ranchers in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska are facing nature’s deadline as construction crews work to repair an irrigation breach that left 800 irrigators without water.
The more than 14,000 people held at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp near Cody showed an amazing ability to support their country despite the fact it imprisoned them, newscaster Tom Brokaw said at the camp last weekend.
Friends and admirers of the late bull rider Lane Frost shared their memories this week of Frost’s death in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo arena 30 years ago.
You can tell it’s Cheyenne Frontier Days because the heat has finally kicked up to the 90s in Cheyenne. When the July heat starts cooking, Cheyenne Frontier Days gets into gear. Part of the magic can be witnessed by locals and tourists who can step in the arena mud and dirt as part of the Behind the Chutes tour.
The U.S. Air Force precision flying team the Thunderbirds took to the skies over Cheyenne for the 66th time on Wednesday for its annual demonstration of high-speed formation flying.
A cowboy is given a second chance to ride a bull or horse, called a reride, on a new animal if his first ride was affected by equipment failure or if the livestock did not buck sufficiently.
Just to give you an idea of the high points, Cowboy State Daily’s Jim Angell visited the midway to try 10 different carnival foods and rank them according to his preference. Take a look at his gastronomical journey and watch to the end to see his top 10 choices.
Pickup men are two cowboys on horseback who help roughstock riders dismount after their ride and then escort the bull or horse to the exit gate.
A Go-Round is essentially what it sounds like: A round of competition at a rodeo.
The Fort Carson Mounted Colorguard – stationed just outside Colorado Springs, Colorado – is at Cheyenne Frontier Days this week performing reenactments of stage coach robberies and showcasing the important role of the calvary in the establishment of the American West.
On July 16, 1979, Cheyenne was hit by the largest tornado (F3) to ever hit the state of Wyoming.
Cowboy State Daily’s Jim Angell — who confesses he looks like an idiot in a cowboy hat — visited the experts at The Wrangler in Cheyenne the other day to get some tips on how to look good in this unique bit of headgear.
A U.S. Air Force veteran who is traveling the country to photograph veterans stopped in Cody recently to add several portraits to her collection.
Slack refers to rodeo events scheduled at times other than the main rodeo because there is not enough time to squeeze everything into the main rodeo schedule.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum houses 163 regional examples of horse drawn vehicles — the largest and most diverse Western carriage collection in the world.
If you’ve always wanted to hear your name followed by the phrase, “Come on down!” then you’re in luck: “The Price is Right” is coming to Cheyenne in December.
Cheyenne residents are bracing for the start of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo next week and the influx of more than 100,000 visitors.
The Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is one of the largest collections of firearms in the world. Now that collection – with interactive exhibits highlighting the role of firearms in our culture – is back on public display in all its metallic glory.
Wyoming is big sky country, and there are few things its residents enjoy more than lighting that sky on fire in celebration of Independence Day.
Affordable housing costs, a lack of inventory and Wyoming’s tax structure are contributing to create a seller’s market for Cheyenne homes, according to members of the city’s real estate and lending industries.
The ninth annual PEAKS to Conga bicycle ride got underway shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday when 100-plus bicycles hit Highway 14/16/20 east of Cody on a 66-mile journey to the tiny town of Shell as part of a fundraiser to assist cancer patients in the Bighorn Basin.
On the last day of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming contestants help put on a Special Olympics version of the competition for area special olympians.
Branding day in Wyoming means hard work, comrade, training and stewardship. At the 3J Ranch in central Wyoming, it means catching glimpses of real cowboys (and rodeo stars) are at work.
Jonah Bank and Taco John’s teamed up for the third year in a row to raise money for suicide prevention with Grace For 2 Brothers — a Cheyenne-based suicide prevention organization. This year, more than $14,500 was raised and the funds will be distributed to suicide prevention centers across Wyoming.
If variety is the spice of life, then Glenrock is the place to be this weekend for the community’s annual “Deer Creek Days” festival.
Cooks from around the country converged on the tiny town of Chugwater, Wyoming this weekend for the 34th annual Chugwater Chili Cook-off.
One of Wyoming’s most experienced tax accountants is retiring after 45 years in the business.
Want a sneak peek into the minds of Wyoming’s future leaders? Sixty-three of them are in Cheyenne this week learning the ins and outs of government.
The chips will fly in Encampment this weekend as competitors from around the region gather for the town’s annual Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo.
Downtown Cheyenne, long a seesaw of forward momentum and stumbles backwards, is lighting up with some new neon (and looking downright sophisticated) as The Metropolitan Downtown nears completion.
The centuries-old art of quilting gets its moment in the spotlight this weekend with a show, classes and lectures all dedicated to quilts at Green River’s Expedition Island.
Cheyenne’s Botanic Garden thrives despite the city’s lousy growing climate, its low population and its elevation, according to the man who directed the facility’s operations for 40 years.
Pie contests, sheep dog trials, a quilt show, horse races and many more activities are in the spotlight in northern Wyoming this weekend as Hyattville holds its annual Cowboy Carnival.
A longtime representative of Wyoming’s coal industry is being remembered as an untiring supporter of Wyoming who set the tone for those who spend their time in the Capitol lobbying legislators.
Letter carriers across Wyoming will be taking part Saturday in what is believed to be the biggest one-day food drive in the country.
Friends of a well known Cheyenne photographer who died in April remembered him as someone who was always willing to help others.
In this interview with the Cowboy State Daily, former steam locomotive engineer Bob Krieger — a member of the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club, Inc. — discusses the Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive and explains the allure of steam engines and trains in general. The model train layout in the background is in operation and can be seen every weekend at Cheyenne’s Frontier Mall.
Costumes, video gaming and panel discussions on major pop culture topics are on the schedule for this weekend’s WyoCon at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs.
Ahead of the big reveal of the $300 million restoration of the nearly 130-year-old building, we joined State Senate Vice President Ogden Driskill for a last look at the life of a state legislator in the humble digs of the temporary capitol.
Be sure to watch this update featuring a remarkably upbeat Winsor who says, “I’m really, really blessed and so thankful that I do have that relationship with Christ.”
You’d recognize those blue corduroy jackets with their gold medallions embroidered on the back anywhere. And the number of young people sporting the handsome garb is on the rise in Cheyenne this week as the Wyoming FFA Association State Convention comes to town.
The events that followed inspired Elizabeth to found the non-profit Toby’s Shower for Babies, which delivers baskets full of comfort items and information about caring for premature infants to Newborn Infant Care Units in Wyoming and Colorado.
Cowboy State Daily’s Robert Geha and Mike McCrimmon sat down with the father-son duo to talk radio, local journalism and running a small business in Cheyenne.
A new upscale restaurant and events center will be opening in downtown Cheyenne later this year.
As the Cheyenne Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy grows, primary coach and owner Matt Cano hopes to see Wyoming earn a place on the MMA map, but until then, he plans to keep rolling with his students and sharing his love for the sport.
“Spiritually and mentally, you’re in the zone with that training partner,” Cano said. “We share blood, sweat and tears on these mats. We’re all brothers and sisters here.”
The distillery itself and attached tasting room opened in November of 2017. Since then, more than 500 gallons of Pine Bluffs Distilling’s spirits has been released, but thousands more gallons are in barrels to be aged for a few years.
Both Jennie Gordon, First Lady of Wyoming and Governor Mark Gordon worked alongside Cheyenne volunteers Monday evening to fill 925 food bags for area children who may not have access to nutritious meals when school is out for spring break.