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Wyoming State Parks tourism impact celebrated during Wyoming State Park, Outdoor Recreation and Wildlife Day. H/t Wyoming State Parks tourism.

My Wyoming: Cowboy State Outback Took a Beating During this Summer

Wyoming’s gigantic back yard — its national forests and wilderness areas — took a mighty beating this summer as Americans tried to escape from urban areas and get away from the scourge of the...

My Wyoming: ‘Code of the West’ Author Shows How to Age Gracefully

Jim Owen is one of the best-known, least-known people in Wyoming. The author of both Cowboy Ethics and The Code of the West, Owen had a huge influence on the state in the last decade...

My Wyoming: Four Women in Headlines After Wyoming Primary Elections

National history concerning women was made in Wyoming last Tuesday – and it occurred on the 100th anniversary of national suffrage for women. You just cannot make this up. The four major party candidates for U....

My Wyoming: This Week Marks Historic Anniversary of Deadliest Forest Fire in Wyoming History

       It was the worst of the worst. Good young men. Nowhere to hide. The fire was relentless.        This week marks the 83rd memorial anniversary of the worst forest fire disaster in Wyoming...

My Wyoming: Cowboy State Crammed Full of Odd, Curious Sights

Want to go see something odd and different? Well, you live in the right place. Wyoming is such an interesting place.  Even if you ignore Yellowstone, Grand Teton Park, and Devils Tower Monument, the state...
Red Desert Map

My Wyoming: The Red Desert: Loneliest Place In Loneliest State

Red Desert driving tour map (courtesy www.reddesert.org)  Jim Smail’s Scottish grandfather came to America and homesteaded in Farson back in 1915. That old desert rat started taking Jim’s father to the Red Desert back then and that...

In COVID-19 Era, What On Earth Do You Advise To 2020 Graduates?

Wow, what on earth would you say to a graduate this year about his or her future? Here in the age of COVID-19, there is more uncertainty now than any time during my lifetime. With 33,000,000...
Cattle grazing near Elk Mountain in southern Wyoming.

My Wyoming: Why is Cowboy State so Exceptional When it Comes to Surviving COVID-19?

Cattle grazing near Elk Mountain in southern Wyoming. The statistics here in Wyoming are incredible. No other state, and perhaps no other place in the world, is coming across as “healthy” as we are, when it...