Gov. Mead Names New Poet Laureate
By executive order, Governor Matt Mead Wednesday named Echo Klaproth as Wyoming's 6th Poet Laureate. Klaproth is a fourth generation Wyoming rancher who teaches and farms with her husband, Rick, near Shoshoni, Wyoming. She writes to pay tribute to the unique heritage her family has enjoyed - raising cattle and sheep on ground homesteaded by their great-grandparents in the late 1800s.