Our Wyoming is a collection of short stories highlighting the unique characters and characteristics of our state. From the release of buffalo on the Wind River Reservation, to the artisan blacksmith in a small Wyoming town, to the story behind the way in which some of the unique names have been bestowed upon our communities, Our Wyoming seeks to explore what makes our state uniquely ours.
As Wyoming's elected officials, legislature, and state agencies prepare to reoccupy the Capitol Complex in Cheyenne, Our Wyoming takes a look at the years-long renovation process. Former Governor Matt Mead, Capitol Oversight Committee Chairman Tony Ross, and Governor Mark Gordon discuss the building's importance to Wyoming, why the renovation was so necessary, and what it all means for Wyoming.
In the northeast corner of the state, Sundance has a unique blend of access to the Black Hills, a rich history of mining, and a future of embracing tourism to keep the town thriving. We'll learn about the native ritual of the Sundance, talk about the history of the town, and discuss how embracing a criminal can be a ticket to prosperity.
Glenrock may seem unassuming, but much of Wyoming's history can be traced to events that took place there. We'll visit Glenrock to explore the influential history of that area.
Bill Briggs is considered the father of extreme skiing. His crowning achievement came when he decided to conquer the Grand Teton by becoming the first to make a skiing descent of the majestic mountain.
As a young woman, Audra Draper used her work ethic and ambition to break into a field dominated by "crusty old men", and became the first female Master Bladesmith in the world. Her efforts helped pave the way for other women to chase their dreams of knifemaking.
Dubois has a proud tradition of hard workers, stunning scenery and wildlife, and a strong sense of community. In this Our Wyoming, we'll cover these topics, and explore the unique pronunciation of the town name, which came about to spite a congressman from Idaho.
Black powder skeet and trap shooting is a thing in Wyoming.
Havely Holt, a first time hunter, journeys out with former Chief Justice Marilyn Kite to try her luck during the Wyoming Woman's Antelope Hunt competition.
Former Miss Wyoming and Manager of the Diamond 4 Ranch explains what makes Wyoming unique.
Follow these paleontologists as they explore an ancient cave that holds clues to what wyoming looked like during the last ice age. They'll have to employ everything from single rope caving techniques to ancient dna analysis and radiocarbon dating to get as much data as they can during their 3 year expedition.
Thermopolis was named for exactly the reason you'd suspect. Thermal features + city (in Greek) = Thermopolis. But there's more to the town's history than that!
Lifelong Wyoming resident and WWII veteran Tom Guthrie shares his experience being deployed to the pacific from 1943 - 1945.
High-Elevation Wyoming Sauger are a unique species but are related to the walleye. After a massive decline in population, Tribal, State, and Federal wildlife agencies attempt to rebuild their numbers.
Chugwater would certainly make the top 5 of oddly named towns in Wyoming. In this episode we explore the history of Chugwater and how it got its name.
It might seem like old world craftsmanship has gone by the wayside. But in Pavillion, Wyoming, Dave Leniger is keeping one of those traditions alive. To him, there is nothing more satisfying than hand forging something useful from raw steel.
Bighorn sheep were once prolific across Wyoming. In this episode we look at what happened in to the Sinks Canyon herd, and how a number of people and organizations have come together to study the neighboring Temple Peak herd of bighorn sheep, one of the last remaining in the southern Wind River mountains. Their findings will be used to determine whether or not it would be beneficial to add additional sheep to the area.
Small towns with storied histories dot the Wyoming landscape. In this episode we look at Encampment and how it's past present and future help make Wyoming unique.
Wyoming has the highest density of Golden Eagles in the western United States, and only a handful of people trying to keep it that way. For Nathan Barnes, executive director of Wind River Raptors, the life and death consequences of rescuing and rehabilitating these injured, orphaned, or ill birds of prey is part of the job.
Every year thousands of Mormon youth travel to Wyoming from across the United States to pay tribute to the pioneers who settled the West. WyomingPBS explores the challenges and lessons learned as they walk, push, and pull their belongings by handcart for over 30 miles across the barren Wyoming plains.
Since 1885 the Shoshone people have been without buffalo on their land. After decades of effort beginning in the 1990's a coalition of individuals and organizations led by Jason Baldes have taken the first step in returning the North American Bison to their native lands. No where is this action more culturally and ecologically significant than on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming.