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Elk Antler Auction benefits habitat at National Elk Refuge (May 10, 2013)

Elk antlers are huge in western decor. There are a ton of them in the Jackson Hole area, especially for the National Elk Refuge… but that’s off-limits to the public. So I interviewed a spokeswoman there about how they gather … Continue reading

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Small movie theaters struggle to switch from film to digital

During a recent reporting trip, I stopped into the single-screen Ritz theater in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Locals say the only other thing to do in town is visit the famous hot springs there, which, while amazing, get old after a while. … Continue reading

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Demand drives up Jackson Hole housing market; supply becomes scarce (April 24, 2012)

The housing market in Jackson Hole is booming, and it’s getting even more expensive to live there. Last week, the Jackson Town Council decided to buy an apartment building to house town employees, so they could afford to live in … Continue reading

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The BLM makes changes to the sales of wild horses and burros (January 17, 2012)

The Bureau of Land Management has announced new restrictions on the sales of wild horses and burros. A recent ProPublica report alleged that thousands of wild horses bought from the BLM were sold to be slaughtered in Mexico. Previously, buyers … Continue reading

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Four more years: What a second Obama administration could mean for energy in Wyoming (November 16, 2012)

Wyoming’s economy is enormously dependent on the energy industry. The state produces the most coal in the country, and natural gas production flourishes here. Before the 2012 election, industry leaders warned that re-electing President Obama could cripple the state’s economy… … Continue reading

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Ag Industry Encourages Producers to Add Value To Businesses (August 17, 2012)

The “buy local” philosophy is a difficult one to follow in Wyoming, and most of the food here is important. Small portions of the state are suitable for growing produce; much of the rest is used to produce hay and … Continue reading

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Casper’s yard waste ban could save the city big bucks (May 18, 2012)

Waste management is really interesting to me because it balances environmental impacts with fiscal efficiency. Casper’s landfill is state-of-the-art and is constantly looking to save space and money. When they banned yard waste from the landfill, the city ramped up … Continue reading

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