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Wyoming People: Skip Hornecker, A Hall-Of-Fame Sheriff With The Soul Of A Cowboy Poet
Skip Hornecker has spent decades keeping the peace in Fremont County. The now-retired sheriff who loves to write and recite cowboy poetry has been inducted into the Wyoming Law Enforcement Hall of Fame.
Wendy Corr13 min read
Dozens Of Dynamic Murals Energize Cheyenne’s Urban Downtown Landscape
Eye-catching artwork can be found around nearly every corner around downtown Cheyenne. Proponents of the public art movement say colorful murals are transforming Wyoming’s capital city.
Wendy Corr8 min read
Wyoming History: Who Was Lakota Medicine Man Black Elk?
Black Elk, a Lakota medicine man, was not as famous during his own time as he has since become. Born in Wyoming, he survived Wounded Knee, converted to Catholicism and performed in Buffalo Bill Cody’s “Wild West" show.
Renée Jean11 min read
How Wyoming’s Brinton Museum, Home To World-Class Indian Art, Was Saved By An American Candy Tycoon
When the Brinton Museum was on the verge of closing, a neighbor not only saved it, he elevated the Brinton into a world-class museum of Indian and Western art and artifacts. That neighbor was American candy magnate Forrest E. Mars Jr.
Renée Jean10 min read
What The Heck Is … That Giant 13.5-Foot-Tall Head On A Corner In Laramie, Wyoming?
What the heck is that giant 13.5-foot-tall head at the intersection of Clark Street and Snowy Range Road in Laramie? Well, Cowboy State Daily can confirm that it’s NOT President Joe Biden.
Greg Johnson3 min read
Buffalo Bill Cody Loved The Sheridan Inn So Much, He Held Auditions For His ‘Wild West' Show There
Twenty-two rooms in the Sheridan Inn offer 22 windows on iconic Wyoming history. The historic inn, saved from demolition in the 1960s, is where Buffalo Bill Cody lived while he was in Sheridan, and where he auditioned performers for his “Wild West” show.
Renée Jean9 min read
The Globetrotting Nurse: Pinedale Woman Has Worked On All 7 Continents (And She's Not Done)
From treating critically injured fishermen in the Bering Sea to treating researchers at South Pole Station in Antarctica, Leslie Hagenstein, who grew up on a ranch in Pinedale and still calls it home, has worked as a nurse on all seven continents. And she's not done...
John Thompson9 min read
Cheyenne’s Historic Steam Locomotive Big Boy 4014 Heads To College World Series Next Month
Train enthusiasts in eastern Wyoming and Nebraska will have a chance to see Big Boy 4014, the only one of 25 massive 1.2 million-pound steam locomotives still in operation. It will depart to the College World Series on June 7 and make whistle stops along the way.
Wendy Corr5 min read
Lucky Chukar Ranch In The Bighorns Lives Up To Its Name After Spectacular Back-To-Back Rainbows — Including A Double
Rainbows are not more common in the Bighorn Mountains, Cowboy State Daily Meteorologist Don Day says, but they’re still a beautiful sight, especially with a more-generous-than-usual wildflower bloom in progress.
Renée Jean6 min read
Wyoming Obituaries: Week of April 1 - 7, 2023
Here’s a list of recent deaths of Wyoming residents and those with close affiliations to the state for the week of April 1 – 7, 2023.
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Former Northern Arapaho Leader Stephen Fasthorse Dies Unexpectedly At 45
Stephen Fasthorse, a former top leader for the Northern Arapaho Tribe, died of an unexpected and sudden emergency, the tribe announced on Wednesday night.
Clair McFarland2 min read
Douglas Mayor Dies After Long Battle With Cancer
Douglas Mayor Rene Kemper died early Friday morning after a long battle with cancer. The two-term mayor leaves behind one daughter, Dorina, who graduated from Douglas High School and the University of Wyoming.
Clair McFarland3 min read
Bill Sniffin: Remembering Susie McMurry
Mick and Susie McMurry looked around and everywhere in their beloved Wyoming they saw needs that were not being met. They saw projects that needed to be done or projects that were stymied because of a lack of dollars.
Bill Sniffin6 min read
Casper’s Tom Browning, Pitched Perfect Game With Reds, Dead at 62
Tom Browning, the Casper native who went on to pitch the Cincinnati Reds only perfect game, died at his home in Union, Kentucky on Monday at the age of 62.
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Obituary: Bruce Kunz Of Cheyenne
Bruce R. Kunz, 88, of Cheyenne, WY, went home to be with his heavenly father on November 7, 2022 in his home.
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Obituary: Former Wyoming State Sen. Jerry Geis
Former President of the Wyoming State Senate Jerry Geis died at the age of 89 on November 2, 2022.
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Wyoming Obituary: William (Bill) Smith
William (Bill) Burns Smith, born in 1965 a fifth generation native of Cheyenne passed on September 19th from cancer.
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Clarene Law, Longtime Wyoming Legislator And Businesswoman, Died
Friends and colleagues remember Wyoming's Clarene Law as an example who set a standard for decorum and polite civil manners when dealing with tough issues.
Leo Wolfson6 min read