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Website Ranks Melvin IPA As Wyoming’s Best Craft Beer [POLL]

The craft beer movement is alive and well here in Wyoming. Dozens of breweries are now operating across the state; four of whom won medals at last year's Great American Beer Festival...

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Wyoming’s Oldest Dog Is Still Going Strong At 116

Meet the oldest dog in Wyoming.

His name is Teddy and he's still going strong at the ripe old age of 116. Teddy is a black and brown retriever mix who local historians believe was born in 1901 in the town of Encampment...

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Adam West Almost Lost The Role of ‘Batman’ To A Guy From Wyoming

As we remember Adam West, who passed away this weekend at the age of 88, here's a fun fact. Did you know the lead role in the iconic television series "Batman" was decided between two finalists; West and a guy from right here in Wyoming...

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How Many Wyoming Players Have Won An NBA Title?

With the Golden State Warriors poised to reclaim the NBA championship this weekend, here's a question. How many Wyoming players have won an NBA title...

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Sports Website Names Boyd Dowler ‘Wyoming’s Greatest Football Player’

Wyoming has produced dozens of professional football players over the years, including 12 gridiron greats who went on to become Super Bowl Champions...

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Local Hero Maverick Schutte Needs Your Help

During his short life, Cheyenne native Maverick Schutte has inspired people across the world with his courage and charisma. Now, after helping raise millions of dollars for the Children's Miracle Network, Maverick's family needs our help...

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Food Site Names Wyoming’s ‘Most Insane’ Eating Challenge

JC Burgers and Catering is one of Casper's most popular diners. But according to one food website, only a crazy person would take on their infamous "Ring of Fire Challenge"...

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Kenny Sailors poses with a painting from the University of Wyoming's 1943 NCAA Championship. Courtesy of UW Photo Service.
Kenny Sailors poses with a painting from the University of Wyoming's 1943 NCAA Championship. Courtesy of UW Photo Service.
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Laramie High School’s Most Famous Graduates

It's graduation weekend and, to salute the Class of 2017, here's a tribute to Laramie High School's legendary alumni.

Kenny Sailors, Class of 1939 - Credited as the inventor of basketball's "jump shot", Sailors moved to Laramie as a teenager and was a star athlete at Laramie High...

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Relive Wyoming’s 1987 NCAA Tournament Win over UCLA [VIDEO]

It was March 14, 1987 when junior Fennis Dembo thrust himself into the national spotlight, as he led the Wyoming Cowboys past UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.

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William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody, circa 1900. Photo courtesy of Hulton Archive, Getty Images.
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The Greatest Inventions in Wyoming History

According the Wyoming State Library, over 4,200 patents have been issued to inventors here in the Cowboy State. Here's a look back at some of the greatest inventions in Wyoming history...

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96 Years Ago: Laramie Legend Elmer Lovejoy Invents The Garage Door Opener

Next time you open your garage door, thank Elmer Lovejoy. 96 years ago, on May 17, 1921, the Laramie native patented a tracking system for automatic door openers...

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Wyoming War Heroes Salute: Vice Admiral Francis Xavier McInerney

Born in Cheyenne in March 1899, Francis Xavier McInerney was commissioned from the US Naval Academy in June 1921. He would serve many tours before he'd be Vice Admiral McInerney by 1940.

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