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Wyoming is experimenting with the grains that started human civilization. Emmer, einkorn, and spelt were the grains grown in Mesopotamia over 10,000 years and were the lifeblood of Egypt thousands of years later. But in Western culture, their added complexities and costs led to them being shunned by farmers. The University of Wyoming Extension is…

A local science teacher is a finalist for a Presidential Award. Cody high school science teacher Cris Williams is among six Wyoming teachers being considered for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This is the highest recognition K-12 teachers in these subjects can receive in the country, jointly awarded by the…

It’s officially winter – in Yellowstone, at least. Yellowstone has announced that December 15th will be the first day of the 2019-2020 Winter Season. This means that roads are now open to commercially-guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches. The North, West, and South Entrances will be ready for snow traffic on the 15th. Over-snow travel from the…

Wyoming soldiers aren’t asking for Christmas gifts this year – they’re asking for school supplies. Charlie Company is the only Army infantry unit in Wyoming, and right now their maintaining peace along the border of Kosovo and Serbia. The region where they are stationed is impoverished and suspicious of Americans after the brief 1998 offensive…

You might expect a change in your gas bill next year. Black Hills Energy has received approval to consolidate their base rates and tariffs and implement a general rate increase. This is the result of the consolidation of their four natural gas utilities across Wyoming. This has led to $150 million dollars of investment in…

A local show is in the running for a regional theatre award. The Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Wild West Spectacular has been nominated for a 2019 Regional Theatre Award through the website BroadwayWorld Montana. The site is a resource for everything theatrical in Montana, covering professional and community productions that are produced. The Wild West…

Wyoming’s population has grown in one community – sage grouse. Wyoming Game and Fish reports that sage grouse reproduction was up slightly in 2019 compared to last year. Officials collected the wings of hens and chicks from hunters. The collected wings give an estimate of sage grouse reproduction and the number of chicks in the…

There might be a Christmas present you can give to Cody – Bring ‘em Back Home. That’s the name of the new effort Forward Cody plans to pursue in 2020. The prosperity and success of Cody depends on everyone in our community, including those who may not be living here today. James Klessens, CEO of…

A new study reveals Wyoming might be a new Valhalla for millennials. The career-based website Zippia ranked all 50 states to determine the best and worst states for the generation, based on four factors: Millennial Unemployment Rate, Average Student Loan Debt, Millennial Home Ownership and the Percent of Millennials Living in Poverty. The list was…

It’s time to mail your Wyoming Letters About Literature. The Wyoming Letters About Literature Writing Contest deadline is January 11th, 2020. The rules of the contest are simple – students from 4th to 12th Grade read a book that personally affects or inspires them. They then write a letter to the author telling them how…


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