DOUGLAS — When Allie Oban qualified for the Boston Marathon on her first try, it was one of the biggest accomplishments of her life. When the in-person event was postponed, then cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it threatened to ruin the milestone she worked years to achieve. Inste…
GILLETTE — The wind whipped through a recent cool Saturday morning as about 20 people gathered at the Sage Hoppers RC Club’s annual Fly-In at its airfield east of Cam-plex in Gillette.Biscuits and gravy served alongside hot coffee helped warm up the remote-control pilots as they gathered in…
THERMOPOLIS — More questions than answers. That's what retired archeologist Danny Walker has come up with after excavating a 12-by-12 foot hole last week at Legend Rock Petroglyph Site. The newest exploratory dig is a culmination of decades of research to uncover the puzzle left behind thous…
DUBOIS — Sarah Meiser and Teresa Gergen completed climbing all 36 peaks in Wyoming above 13,000 feet in 2015.Eli Boardman did the same in 2020.It took Meiser and Gergen many years to complete; it took Boardman 45 days.Born in Boulder, Colorado, Eli has spent a lot of time in Dubois through h…
By the time Theo Hirshfeld realized what was happening, it was too late.
The Sister’s Hill excavation site received another visit this year from an archaeological team researching a newly discovered habitation of the site roughly 11,000 years ago. The nearly two-week research stay was led by Wyoming State Archaeologist Spencer Pelton and Buffalo local Cody Newton…
Getting fed lots of marshmallows and going for walks at least twice a day: the perks of two months at home during a pandemic — at least for the Freise’s fair pigs.
BUFFALO, Wyo. — Full from the buyer’s dinner and armed with bidder’s numbers, the crowd at the auction settled into the bleachers wrapped around the small sale pen.
Sue Jarrard is one of two Johnson County residents who will be inducted with the 2020 class of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. Jarrard is one of several in the Jarrard family to have been included in the hall of fame. She moved to Kaycee with her husband after they got married and has been …
Linda Metzer is a typical proud grandmother – cheering from the sidelines at sports and 4-H events, providing advice when it’s asked for and giving an abundance of hugs.
After several months of not allowing visitors, the Amie Holt Care Center was able to partially allow guests back to visit residents at the beginning of July. Guests go through screening when they arrive - getting temperatures checked, applying hand sanitizer and then applying a mask. The bac…
The barbecue grills outside Michael Plourde’s house still smell of smoke, even though they haven’t been used in a couple of days.
Versatility is a common quality among employees of small school districts, and it’s not unusual to see a teacher or administrator juggling multiple responsibilities.
In 1954, an entire living room set cost $190; “White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, played in the movie theater; “Mr. Sandman” by the Chordettes played on the radio; and Don and Vyonne Kraen were married.
In Greek mythology, the sirens sang a mesmerizing song that lured sailors to sea.
On the night he was feted with scouting’s highest honor, Obadiah Rogers said he wasn’t entirely sure what the future holds for him. But the possibilities are endless.
Buffalo is fortunate to have many talented people call the city home. From music to pottery, Buffalo is full of creative residents. Two of those residents are a married couple who create landscapes that capture the drama of light and contrast the shape of industry against the horizon.
Sgt. Arlis Wayne Bolinger talked with his soldiers while pulling security over an open field in Vietnam in 1968. They had been “in country” for months, some for almost a year.
“This is just a drill,” the dispatcher says over the Buffalo High School loud speaker, but that is small comfort.
Dusty Smith can look at a saddle and tell you if it’s been made right. A good saddle not only must be functional, but it should also be aesthetically pleasing. It needs to fit the horse well and allow the rider’s weight to be distributed evenly. The construction requires both good craftsmans…
Dean States knows every inch of the landscape even though he has never traveled it.
The cowboy is a fading image of the American West.
When asked to pose for a photo, Anna Buckingham immediately knew what she wanted to do.
A friendly teenager with an infectious smile who got along with everyone. That’s how people remember Justyn Hall, 14, of Buffalo, who died from injuries sustained in a cliff-diving accident at Tie Hack Reservoir on Aug. 3.
Avery Devore shows her rabbit's ears at the 2019 County Fair. DeVore was named grand champion in the senior division for rabbit showmanship.
Fair week on Wednesday afternoon, the grounds were quiet.
One of Amanda Kaufmann’s earliest memories is of a small horse.
The story of Cpl. DeMaret Marston Kirtley is one told in faded black-and-white photographs of young Marston playing with turkeys and sheep at his home in Kaycee.
When Lisa Purcella signed on with Pamida in 2009, it was supposed to be a short-term gig. But a decade later, and she’s still working retail in the store. She’s seen many changes – most notably that Pamida sold to Shopko Hometown in 2012. On Tuesday afternoon, Purcella locked the doors on th…
The engines of a black Boeing RB-50, a large specially equipped B-29 airframe, hummed loudly, secretly flying along the cold Pacific Ocean shore of enemy territory. Within the fuselage, wearing radio headphones, 1st Lt. John “Jack” Carr listened to Beethoven being transmitted from a Soviet w…
School is a marathon – not a sprint.
“Words are important,” Susie Berry says.
Thanks to volunteers, the annual Midwinter Bald Eagle survey took place in Johnson County despite the partial government shutdown that has closed the local Bureau of Land Management office.
When you look at the ledger art of Alaina Buffalo Spirit, you first notice the colors and the depictions of strong Native American women.
Behind a series of doors in the Johnson County Justice Center, Sheriff Steve Kozisek stood with his son, Buffalo Police Department Investigator James Kozisek.