Cheyenne

George Curtis Levi

During the formation of the United States, many landmarks were named after white settlers. Local Native activists believe changing these names will be a first step in reckoning with a racist history.

Girls Who Code

The Array Foundation is a nonprofit that promotes computer science and engineering in Wyoming, and it's announced a new chapter of Girls Who Code in Cheyenne.

NCAR/UCAR

The National Center for Atmospheric Research Cheyenne supercomputer will be replaced and updated this year.

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This week, the Vatican concluded its own investigation of Wyoming Emeritus Bishop Joseph Hart, ruling that there was not enough evidence to find him guilty of the numerous allegations against him.

The family of Sharon Widener

Nearly 500 Wyomingites have died from the coronavirus since April. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler brings us this obituary of Cheyenne resident Sharon Widener.

Widener died on Oct. 29, 2020 from COVID-19. Widener is survived by her two children, a granddaughter, her siblings and extended family. Widener's daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Tim Thorson remember her life.

Anna Rader

A man who allegedly lit his car on fire outside the State Capitol building in Cheyenne has been arrested and charged with third-degree arson.

Array School of Design and Technology

High school students across Wyoming now have free access to a self-paced computer programming course offered through the Array School of Design and Technology in Cheyenne. It's all thanks to a $3,000 grant by the Cheyenne Rotary Club.

West Edge Collective

Downtown Cheyenne will host the fifth annual Paint Slingers street festival on July 18 and 19. Attendees are invited to celebrate urban art culture and watch regional artists in action. Desiree Brothe is one of the event organizers and said there’s something for everyone.

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world's largest outdoor rodeo, has been cancelled for the first time in its 124-year history.

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Restoring a critical source of water in Cheyenne has been the goal of many in the area for several years. And that revival effort for Crow Creek just got another significant boost in funding.

Jason Hammock

A new virtual gallery has made it possible for those self-distancing to still enjoy the arts. It Takes A Village is the brainchild of Cheyenne-based artist Bria Hammock and is Wyoming's first quarantine-friendly art gallery. 

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On March 12, Amy Surdam and her husband Dr. Dan Surdam waged war on COVID-19. The two Wyoming residents own Stitches Acute Care - a clinic in Laramie, Cheyenne and Wellington, Colorado. The clinics have transformed into a testing and treatment center for the global pandemic at a local level as well as an information hub for the whole state. Amy and Dan Surdam tell the story of how their world has changed in just a week.

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There are 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming as of Thursday, March 19, spread between Sheridan, Fremont, Park, Laramie and Teton Counties.

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The Wyoming State Museum's traveling exhibit on black homesteaders, "Empire: A Community of African-Americans on the Wyoming Plains" is on display now at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne. Founded in 1908, Empire was a black community about ten miles northeast of Torrington, and about a mile past the Nebraskan border. 

Milken Family Foundation

Educators put in a lot of time with little recognition, but sometimes a light is shown on their work. Recently, at Johnson Junior High School in Cheyenne, a well-thought-of principal was awarded a major prize in the school's first all-school assembly.

Milken Family Foundation

Johnson Junior High School had never had an all-school assembly. On Monday, December 9, it had its first.

Brian Cox, the school's principal, organized the whole thing, but thought he was setting up an assembly for Wyoming's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. He expected her to recognize the school's initiatives to ensure that all students had access to breakfast. Little did he know that the multiple VIPs from around the state that were there, were there to recognize him.

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The Colorado nonprofit Irish Dance Theatre is hoping to introduce Wyoming audiences to a new kind of Irish Dance. The Celtic Gift is a family-friendly musical dance show that brings to life a holiday fairytale.

Ballet With A Twist

Sep 27, 2019
Ballets with a Twist

A New York City ballet company is coming to Cheyenne, with a performance called Cocktail Hour: The Show. It's exactly what it sounds like: dance vignettes of drinks. The Bloody Mary, the Mint Julep, the Shirley Temple...all performed with original choreography, music, and costumes. This is classical ballet with a twist. Wyoming Public Radio's Erin Jones got the scoop from choreographer Marilyn Klaus.

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The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities is featuring a new way to conserve water and promote pollinators. Dena Egenhoff is the board's water conservation specialist and she tells us that they have created a Habitat Hero Garden featuring flowers, drought resistant plants and grasses to teach people how they can create beautiful yards while saving water. She discusses the effort with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

Bob Beck

For the last four years, the Wyoming legislature has been meeting at a remodeled Kmart as the state capitol complex has undergone extensive renovations. While new state office space is being constructed, the big news surrounds the restoration that has taken place inside the capitol building.

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Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr sees accessible, affordable, high-speed broadband as critical to the city's prosperity and future. Back in January, she announced the formation of a broadband task force. The City Council recently adopted a resolution drafted by the task force following several months of research.

F.E. Warren Air Force Base

A large federal investment is coming to Wyoming as Congress is investing $90 billion in modernizing Intercontinental Ballistic Missile weapon systems (ICBMs). ICBMs are stored at three locations across the United States, including F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.


A Pennsylvania Grand Jury report found that leaders in the Roman Catholic Church there persuaded victims not to report sexual abuse and convinced law enforcement not to investigate it either. News of the cover up, which protected over 300 abusive clergy, has sparked a call for increased accountability nationwide. Catholics in Wyoming are also reckoning with allegations of clergy abuse.

Cheyenne Police Department

The Cheyenne Police Department is seeking information from any victims or witnesses of sex abuse crimes related to any church official. 

A new music school is opening in Cheyenne, and it’s is different from most traditional music schools. 

U.S. Air Force

Historic church bells seized in the Philippine-American War and brought back to the Mountain West may soon head back home. But Wyoming's delegation is not happy with the possible move across the ocean.

U.S. Conference of Mayors

A new question on the 2020 census about citizenship is heading to court.  The U.S. Conference of Mayors is filing a suit contesting its inclusion. But not everyone in the region is on board.  

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The City of Cheyenne is suddenly without air service after the surprise announcement that Great Lakes Airlines is immediately suspending air service. Great Lakes announced that is ending service in the five states that it serves.  

mobile homes in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Bob Beck

Cheyenne’s local government has been putting a lot of work behind its Fight the Blight campaign to address a number of abandoned houses and run-down buildings. But efforts to clean those places up have indicated another problem—a lack of affordable housing. 

 

Soon after Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr took office in 2017, she formed the Fight the Blight committee. 

 

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The Cheyenne Capital Chorale is accustomed to performing at 6,000 feet; they've been doing it for sixty years. But this winter, they'll have the benefit of a little more oxygen. On January 15, nine members of the Chorale will be performing the works of Sir Karl Jenkins at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

Barb Boyer is a board member of the Chorale and one of the representatives headed to New York. She told Wyoming Public Radio's Annie Osburn that this performance will be a bit different for the Chorale.   

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