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A new Discovery Channel show features one of Wyoming’s own. Ashley Hlebinsky is the curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and is now a judge on “Master of Arms” as well.

Short-Term Energy Outlook
U.S. Energy Information Administration

As of August, the U.S. is the leading producer of crude oil in the world. A new analysis shows the nation surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in total number of barrels produced per day (b/d) that month, with 11.35 million (b/d).

Yellowstone National Park

In September, Ear Spring Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted. At 20 feet, it was the largest eruption in over 60 years. But it wasn't just water that spewed out.

Denver-Based Indie Rock Band Wildermiss On Wyoming Sounds

Nov 1, 2018
Anna Rader

Wildermiss live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 11/01/18.

Tennessee Watson / Wyoming Public Radio

University of Wyoming leadership held a town hall meeting Wednesday to get input on a transition plan for the closing of the Biodiversity Institute, but many who attended are still uncertain about what's to come.

Fort Worth Five Photograph

The McCracken Research Library is a local history library not only a library specializing in all things Buffalo Bill. And the Cody area is not lacking interesting stories of the west.

Archives On The Air 79: "Sci-Fi Was My High"—The Forrest Ackerman Collection

Nov 1, 2018
American Heritage Center

Forrest Ackerman is not a household name but he made a big impact in popular culture.

Archives On The Air 78: The Wyoming Opera—Root's Opera House Scrapbook

Nov 1, 2018
American Heritage Center

Did you know that Laramie, Wyoming had its own opera house?

Ryan Zinke's official United States Secretary of Interior portrait
Tami Heilemann / U.S. Dept of Interior

An escalating investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s actions has been referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The Washington Post and CNN both confirmed through anonymous sources that the Interior Department’s Inspector General has passed along an inquiry. According to an analysis by the Center for Western Priorities, Zinke is facing 18 investigations overall. Only one investigation has reached the DOJ level, though the topic isn’t yet known.

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The University of Wyoming is introducing new mandatory training for faculty and staff in an effort to foster a stronger culture of inclusivity. Increased programming on diversity and inclusion is part of the university's strategic plan.

Oregon State University Press

A full-color atlas of Wyoming's big game migrations is now on bookshelves. It's called Wild Migrations and uses maps to reveal the complex world that wildlife navigate in order to survive.

Archives On The Air 77: Kitten Kaye—Leon BeRoth Papers

Oct 30, 2018
American Heritage Center

Comic strip Don Winslow of the Navy ran from 1934 to 1955. It was used as a military recruitment tool specifically targeting the Midwest. The comic strip ran in 285 newspapers.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Saturday's attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh has focused attention on the rising number of hate crimes in this country. In 2016, according to the latest FBI data , more than 6,000 hate crimes were reported-motivated by biases against things like race, religion or sexual orientation. Most happen in cities. But data is lacking for these crimes in rural areas, including the Mountain West.

The Laramie Regional Airport could become the nation’s second private drone hub. The airport is partnering with Infinity Development Partners to bring the growing industry to Wyoming.

Archives On The Air 76: Wind And Mayhem—Verna Endicott papers

Oct 29, 2018
American Heritage Center

It only takes one visit to Wyoming to know how intense the wind can be.

Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot; NA.203.838

Often the uniqueness of a piece stands out more than something that follows the trend. For Hunter Old Elk, the curatorial assistant of the Plains Indian Museum, this rings true for a particular beaded bag in the museum’s collection.

Yellowstone National Park

After a controversial year, the Yellowstone grizzlies are back on the Threatened Species List. The issue is frustrating to state officials because the state has to fund the majority of grizzly management.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a staff directive making it more difficult for the public to obtain important documents - particularly ones related to the Endangered Species Act and decisions surrounding new listings. Noah Greenwald, Endangered Species Director of the Center for Biological Diversity, said the controversy all started with a leaked memo.

Ken Shipp/U.S. Department of Energy

Coal-fired power plants are closing down in unprecedented numbers, many of which are Wyoming coal customers. In June, President Trump took a step to change that. Taylor Kuykendall, a coal reporter with S&P Global Market Intelligence, gives context to the coal and nuclear plant subsidy introduced last June.

Matthew Shepard Foundation

After Matthew Shepard's murder, his autopsy was filed away and never released to the public. Julie Heggie was the coroner at the time and said, she decided, along with law enforcement and the county attorney's office, that was the best thing to protect the report from mass distribution.

Bob Beck

Lawrence Struemph is Wyoming's Libertarian Candidate for governor. Dr. Struemph is a native of Fremont County who has a doctorate in Instructional Technology from the University of Wyoming. He's an educator, an avid gun owner and outdoorsman and very active in the Laramie community. Struemph tells Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck that working with a variety of organizations opens his eyes up to the needs in Wyoming.

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It's election season and on November 6 Wyomingites will have the chance to participate in what's arguably the most local election of all: for the local school board. Caroline Ballard sat down with education reporter Tennessee Watson to discuss some of the hot topics in school board races across the state.

Public Domain

Most people know John Wesley Powell as the first man to travel through the Grand Canyon. However, as author of The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West, John F. Ross found out that adventure inspired Powell to re-envision water usage in the West. 

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October is coming to a close, which means Halloween is just around the corner and spooky stories are on the agenda. A little more than a decade ago, Joe Donnell was working as a park ranger Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah. One of his responsibilities was to manage the trail grooming program for the national forest – meaning he’d be high up in the mountains in the dead of winter. His story begins with an abandoned car in deep snow.

Kids! It's almost Halloween, but this year your spooky shenanigans can last longer than October 31. The Cheyenne Youth Short Film Festival presents the 2018 Fear Film Fest. Anyone under 18 from anywhere in Wyoming is invited to create their own suspense/thriller film.

Archives On The Air 75: Aviator And Olympian—Eugene Vidal Papers

Oct 26, 2018
American Heritage Center

Eugene Vidal was both a competitor and coach in the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, but he is best known for his contributions to the world of aviation.

Andi Clifford

On the Wind River Indian Reservation, there have been a string of events to stir up excitement for the upcoming mid-term election. These events have included games, candidate speeches, and food. Securing the votes from the Wind River Reservation could win two Northern Arapaho candidates seats in Wyoming's legislature.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Parks and Wildlife officials are putting a warning out there about a rise of dangerous interactions between moose and humans. A new video educates the public how to avoid interactions with moose.

US BLM Document related to the 4th quarter BLM lease sale
Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Wyoming will delay nearly all of the acreage that had been proposed for a December oil and gas lease sale. Those 790,000 acres intersect with sage grouse habitat. The BLM opted to remove the parcels after a court disputed the agency’s decision to truncate a public comment period earlier this year. When the court placed a preliminary injunction requiring a full input period, the BLM dropped sage grouse habitat lands from its proposed lease sale.

Music Video Premiere: Sarah Sample - Redwing

Oct 26, 2018

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