Luke Anderson

A new podcast about the ever-changing face of the Mountain West. In our first season we're looking at America's Great Divide. I'm reporter Nate Hegyi with the Mountain West News Bureau.

A couple months ago, I decided to slow the news cycle down and really listen to people grappling with this division. And I did that by riding a bicycle hundreds of miles along America’s continental divide. So grab your helmet, saddle up and come along for the ride.

Graphic by Michael Patti, Texas Observer

This article was reported in collaboration with The Texas Observer and created in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

It's a modest museum on the edge of a modest town. The Lander Pioneer Museum is dimly lit, a nod to its log cabin beginnings, and its mismatched display cases house everything from antique saddles to applesauce mills-artifacts of early settlers in what is now Lander, Wyoming. In the main gallery, a placard announces the institution's major show, "Tribal Warrior Art." The exhibition, which debuted in fall of 2018, contains about 100 ledger art drawings- narrative illustrations created by Indigenous artists from the Plains on discarded account books, mostly during the late 19th century.

Chuck Bartlebaugh

A new study finds that bear spray is still effective in wind and cold.

The study, led by Brigham Young University, tested bear spray range for different conditions that might occur in harsh climates.

A newly published study out of the University of Idaho suggests that the higher perceived risk of a disease, the more likely someone is to vaccinate.

Charlotte Allis left Beloit [Bu-LOYT], Wisconsin in April 1854 on a wagon journey.

From 1946 to 1958 the U.S. Government conducted nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. 

1990 marked the 100th year of Wyoming statehood. Celebrations were held across the state. From Yellowstone to the Medicine Bows, natives and visitors alike were encouraged to participate in festivities to mark the occasion.

Most UFO sightings can be attributed to weather balloons, blimps or satellites. Often, it’s a simple case of mistaken identity.

Amid the economic downturn, Idaho and Utah have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

Every October, young Latinas from across Wyoming gather for the Latina Youth Conference.

Fifth through twelfth graders meet for the two-day conference. They enjoy banquets, cultural performances, informational presentations and educational workshops.