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Buford, Wyoming auctioned off to foreign bidders; after 30 years, Population: 1 retires to CO (Friday, April 6, 2012)

Buford is a landmark in I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie. The still-standing billboard features former owner Don Sammons with a beard and cap, boasting a population of one and claiming to be America’s smallest town. (It’s technically not, for a … Continue reading

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Wyoming has big plans for the state’s film industry (March 9, 2012)

It was big news when Quentin Tarantino decided to film parts of “Django Unchained” in Wyoming. Other big Hollywood pictures that take place in Wyoming — namely the film adaptation of Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain — are often filmed in … Continue reading

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Sheep ranchers: “The best of times… the worst of times” (December 10, 2011)

Demand for lamb and ewes has skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a renaissance of sheep ranching in Wyoming, but wolves and coyotes (pronounced: KY-ohts) aren’t letting up. I spoke with several sheep ranchers around the state. Sheep Rancher Feature … Continue reading

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Wyoming beer is the focus of a statewide competition. (August 26, 2011)

The microbrewing craze was slow to catch on in Wyoming, but spread widely in recent years. With just more than a dozen of them across the state, though, they’re a small-enough cohort to be close-knit. Most of them travel to … Continue reading

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UPSTARTS: Lander native’s software company develops far-reaching demand while working close to home. (February 15, 2013)

I created the “Upstarts” series to profile Wyoming entrepreneurs and explore the benefits and challenges of starting a business in Wyoming. Jason Kintzler is interesting because he created a successful software start-up in Lander, WY. Kintzler is an approachable but … Continue reading

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UPSTARTS: Custom rifle maker builds luxury firearms, rides out the Recession (December 7, 2012)

In 2012, I created a series called “Upstarts” in which reporters profile Wyoming entrepreneurs. This was the first in the series. It’s a self-narrated profile of a high-end custom rifle maker in Laramie. Upstarts: Riflemaker Profile “Now we’ll play the … Continue reading

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Splendor in the grass: Appreciating Augusta’s largest crop (Sunday, June 5, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff MOUNT SOLON — To the untrained eye, it might just look like grass. But it’s never just grass. Not to a cattleman. The rolling fields of Augusta County are carefully planted with crops of orchard grass, fescue and … Continue reading

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