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Happy 71st Birthday To The Wyoming Air National Guard

71 years ago today, on August 11, 1946, the Wyoming Air National Guard was officially created.

Over the years, the 153rd Airlift Wing has flown in the Korean War, Vietnam, the invasion of Panama, the Gulf War and the War on Terror...

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Sporting News, Rogers Photo Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of Bob Harris, Wyoming’s First Major League Baseball Player

Last year, New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo became the 15th Wyoming native to play Major League Baseball. Nimmo's long road to the majors is similar to the Cowboy State's first big leaguer, Bob Harris...

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Category: Hometown Heroes, Sports
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Wyoming Radio DJ Takes 3rd Place at the World Championship of Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating

Wyoming radio personality K.C. Kloppel always has fun on the air. This weekend, he had a ball in more ways than one.

K.C. competed in the World Championship of Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating, consuming nearly two pounds of deep fried bull testicles...

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Maverick Schutte Set To Undergo Open Heart Surgery Next Week

Next week, Maverick Schutte is scheduled to undergo open heart surgery.

Of course, this ain't Maverick's first rodeo. The seven-year-old Cheyenne boy was born with a congenital disease that affects his heart and lungs...

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Jenny Weiss, Townsquare Media
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Hometown Hero Brody Cress Delivers a Ride For the Ages at Cheyenne Frontier Days

Brody Cress has been coming to Cheyenne Frontier Days for as long as he can remember. Yesterday, he put on a show that local rodeo fans will never forget.

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Wyoming Man Wins $133k At The World Series of Poker

Richard Dixon was playing with the house money in Las Vegas last week. First, the Wyoming native won his $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker Main Event from legendary poker pro Daniel Negreanu, then he won over $100,000...

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Cheyenne Man Helps Thwart a Robbery On His Wedding Night

A Cheyenne man's wedding night was made even more memorable this weekend when he helped stop a robbery at a local convenience store.

The man, who prefers to remain anonymous, and his new bride were staying at the Nagel Warren Mansion after getting married on Friday night when he made a quick run to the Kum N Go convenienice store on Lincolnway...

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Photo Courtesy of Ms. Wheelchair Wyoming USA Facebook page
Photo Courtesy of Ms. Wheelchair Wyoming USA Facebook page
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Ms. Wheelchair Wyoming Prepares For National Pageant

There are a lot of strong women here in Wyoming, but this Cowgirl is one of the toughest. This month, Shellie Holzhausen will represent the Cowboy State at the Ms...

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Mrs. United States Organization via YouTube
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Mrs. Wyoming Katie Dunn Competes For Mrs. U.S. Crown This Week [VIDEO]

Katie Dunn, a mother-of-three who has been married for 27 years, will represent the Cowboy State at the Mrs. United States Pageant.

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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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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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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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