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Anita Bartlett, Townsquare Media
Anita Bartlett, Townsquare Media
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Wyoming’s High School Football Coach Of The Year Is Also The Local Police Chief

The football players at Kaycee High School know better than to get in trouble. After all, their own coach could throw them in jail.

USA Today just released the 2016 All-USA Wyoming Football Team...

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Courtesy of Wyoming State Archives
Courtesy of Wyoming State Archives
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100 Years Ago: Fire Destroys Cheyenne’s Legendary Inter-Ocean Hotel

This week marks the 100th anniversary of an infamous Cheyenne tragedy. Dec. 17, 1916, The Inter-Ocean Hotel burned the ground, killing a family of six...

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The 444 Monkeys Oyster Bar Restaurant was one of Cheyenne's earliest businesses. Wyoming State Archives.
The 444 Monkeys Oyster Bar Restaurant was one of Cheyenne's earliest businesses. Wyoming State Archives.
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November 28, 1867: Cheyenne’s First Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 28, 1867, just 15 days after the Union Pacific Railroad had reached Cheyenne, one of the town's original shopkeepers, H.H. Ellis, helped prepare the first Thanksgiving feast in the new city...

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Jerrad Anderson, Brian "Alf" Grzegorczyk, Leslie Hill, Donovan Short and Rob Roberts pose with the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Award for "Best Public Service".
Jerrad Anderson, Brian "Alf" Grzegorczyk, Leslie Hill, Donovan Short and Rob Roberts pose with the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Award for "Best Public Service".
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A Salute to Cheyenne’s Million Dollar Man, Brian ‘Alf’ Grzegorczyk

Last night, Cheyenne's Thankful Thursday officially passed a major milestone. In six years, the event has now raised over $1 milllion for local charities...

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Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
Rick Roddam, Townsquare Media
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Five Lessons I Learned From a Wyoming War Hero

Last night, Wyoming war hero Jerry Miles was awarded the Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal. I was lucky enough to join Jerry and a few family members for that celebratory beer and this is what I learned.

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Built by Barney Ford in 1870, the Inter-Ocean Hotel was a Cheyenne landmark for nearly four decades. Photo Courtesy of Wyoming State Archives.
Built by Barney Ford in 1870, the Inter-Ocean Hotel was a Cheyenne landmark for nearly four decades. Photo Courtesy of Wyoming State Archives.
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The Legendary Story of Barney Ford

Barney Launcelot Ford was born into slavery in the 1820s. From his humble roots on a Viriginia farm, the illegitmate son of a white plantation owner and black woman eventually became one of the wealthiest men in the west and a prominent pioneer for civil rights...

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The Five Most Famous Horses in Wyoming History

It's estimated that horses first arrived in Wyoming around 1740 after Native American tribes drove Spanish explorers north from present day New Mexico...

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Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo
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Why Cheyenne Can Thank Greeley For Frontier Days

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the "Daddy of 'Em All", Cheyenne Frontier Days. But did you know, Cheyenne Frontier Days would have never happened were it not for the town of Greeley, Colorado...

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Capture Of San Juan Hill
Painting depicts a charge by American troops that led to the capture of the strategically important San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War, Cuba, July 1, 1898. Hulton Archive, Getty Images.
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A Tribute to Wyoming’s First War Hero, Charles Duval Roberts

This weekend, we remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country.

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Wyoming Filmmaker Releases ‘Memorial Day’ Tribute

Cole Smith is a filmmaker and active duty Air Force officer stationed in Cheyenne.

His latest project is a short film titled "Memorial Day," produced in cooperation with the Wyoming Arts Council, which depicts two friends commemorating a fallen comrade...

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