Kamila Kudelska

Cody Reporter

Phone: 307 578-4056
Email: kkudelsk@uwyo.edu 

Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila just received her master in journalism from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys a solid run, a game of squash and recording nature.

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Wyoming farmers were hoping that they could possibly start growing hemp this summer. But as the summer comes close to an end, the United States Department of Agriculture still hasn't approved Wyoming's industrial hemp plan. It also hasn't released its own hemp regulations.

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When you think of epic Western landscapes, what comes to mind is probably those of Albert Bierstadt. Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, said he stood out as a Western painter because he really brought 1800’s East Coast and European audiences to a scene they otherwise couldn’t imagine. 


Bob Wick, BLM

The Trump administration officially released its proposal on how to manage the greater sage grouse across the Mountain West region on August 2.

A gas flare, used to burn off flammable gas -- on Highway 59 from Gillette
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Barrasso Pushes To Get Wyoming Natural Gas Sold Overseas

U.S. House Democrats are taking aim at an issue Wyoming Senator John Barrasso seems to have spent the most time on in the past few years: Exporting American, well – Wyoming energy – abroad. Correspondent Matt Laslo has the story from Washington.

Kamila Kudelska

Jenny Lake is one of the most popular destinations in Grand Teton National Park. The area got an upgrade approaching $20.5 through a partnership between the park and its foundation, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It mostly focused on trail improvements, orientation and key infrastructure. But it also made an effort to become more accessible for people with disabilities.

National Park Service, Public Domain

Legislation making its way through the U.S. Congress would significantly increase funding for roads in national parks.

Cody Labs

On June 11, the parent company of Cody Labs, the Philadelphia-based Lannette Company announced it will be closing down its operations in Cody. This came as a shock to the community. The business development agency Forward Cody was at the forefront, trying to keep the company open.

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This past weekend was the annual pilgrimage to Heart Mountain. This year's events included a screening of the new documentary Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story.

Cody Firearms Museum

The Cody Firearms Museum has a pretty unique Colt Texas Paterson. The revolver is a repeating firearm with a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers. 

Bishop Museum

Back in 1908, Hawaiian Cowboys competed in the Cheyenne Frontier Days. In the new book, Aloha Rodeo: The Three Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and the Hidden History of the American West, co-author David Wolman explores how and why Hawaiian Cowboys came to compete in the rodeo. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska asked Wolman if the two cowboy cultures were different in any way.

Wyoming Business Council

A new publicly generated map hopes to provide better data on internet speed in the state. The Wyoming Business Council and the University of Wyoming GIS department partnered up to create a tool that is more detailed than the federal data collected in the state.

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department commission voted against requiring hunters to carry bear spray in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).

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Restoration of the Jenny Lake recreation area in Grand Teton National Park is officially complete. The project updated trails, built new bridges and added interpretive signs.

Plains Indian Museum

The Nez Perce Tribe historically was a nomadic tribe that roamed the Plains. The tribe is known for their use of color in beadwork using both geometric and floral designs. 


Buffalo Bill Museum, Garlow Collection

Although the Pony Express only lasted for about a year and half, the mail service has become synonymous with the Old West. The story of riders delivering mail from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in ten to eleven days at the time was the fastest a letter was ever delivered before electronic communication. 

Courtesy of the Tony Foster Foundation

The Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West hosted explorer artist Tony Foster for a week. For the past 35 years, Foster takes journeys to paint wild areas…many of them in the American West. Before his residency at the Buffalo Bill Center, he went on a rafting journey on the Green River. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with Foster to get a better understanding of what it means to be an explorer artist today.

Thursday, July 11 marks the beginning of the fourth season of Famous and Infamous Women of the West: the Cody Monologues.

Statewide traffic fatalities are way up from last year around the same time. That's according to Cody Beers, a public relations specialist with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Beers said there have been 84 traffic fatalities this year as of July 9, compared to 49 last year.

Draper Natural History Museum

The Clark’s Nutcracker is a high mountain bird located in the Western U.S. The bird is pretty unique for its ability to cache said Corey Anco, the assistant curator of the Draper Natural History Museum. 

Kamila Kudelska

On Saturday July 6, the newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will reopen its doors to the public. It's long been home to one of the largest firearm collections in the world. The museum is trying to move away from just a display of guns to telling a story of the role of firearms in American culture.

Wikipedia

A recent report found that Wyoming hospitals are charging private insurance way more than Medicare. The report raised questions about why that may be the case and if hospitals are overcharging.

Cody Labs

Last week, the Philadelphia-based Lannette Company, which owns Cody Labs, announced it will close all operations in Cody. Cody Labs produces generic prescription pain medications. But the actions of some in Cody may indicate workers and officials there are not giving up hope.

Images courtesy the Cody Firearms Museum

The Thompson Submachine Guns was invented in the early 1900s and it was originally meant for the battle field. But it became notorious as the gangster gun because it has been used in some gangster crimes. One of the most well-known is the 1929 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.


During World War I, some Winchester Repeating Arms Company employees were eventually exempt from the draft because their skills were essential to the war effort.

Yellowstone National Park

The first tribal marketplace and fashion show in Yellowstone National Park starts Tuesday, June 11. Northern Plains artists will display and engage with park visitors through discussions and demonstrations.

Kamila Kudelska

If you've never been to a Shopko, it's similar to a small Walmart. You can get groceries, apparel and lawn products all in one place. They're usually found in small towns.

Back in March, Shopko announced it will be closing all its locations, and it's a big deal for small towns. This is a big deal but towns throughout the Big Horn Basin are being proactive about the news.

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