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Former Poke Larry Nance, Jr. Takes Second In NBA Dunk Contest

The first Wyoming alum to compete for the title almost became the first second-generation slam dunk champion, losing by two points in the final round.

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Category: Hometown Heroes, Sports
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Joern Pollex, Getty Images
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Wyoming Couple Celebrates Their 73rd Valentine’s Day Together

Joe and Eldine Maixner currently have the longest running marriage in Wyoming, dating back to their wedding day on February 2, 1946.

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Category: Hometown Heroes
Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection, Buffalo Bill Center of the West via Getty Images
Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection, Buffalo Bill Center of the West via Getty Images
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Test Your Knowledge With The ‘Famous Wyoming Names’ Quiz

Travel back in time as we honor the Cowboy State's greatest heroes from yesteryear.

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Wyoming Mascot ‘Cowboy Joe’ Stars In Awesome New Video

When Cowboy Joe V takes the field at War Memorial Stadium, he carries on a proud family tradition that dates back five generations and 68 years.

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MIke Lawrie, Getty Images
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Cheyenne-Born Musician Scott Avett Shines In New HBO Documentary

Several legendary musicians have lived in Cheyenne, including Sammy Davis, Jr., Neil Diamond, Chris LeDoux and Scott Avett. The singer and his band The Avett Brothers are profiled in the new HBO film May It Last.

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Larry Nance, Jr. Brings ‘Dunk Town’ To The NBA Slam Dunk Contest

During his days at the University of Wyoming, Larry Nance, Jr. was the "Mayor of Dunk City". This month, he will become the first former Poke to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

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Streeter Lecka, Getty Images
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Legendary Jamaican Bobsled Driver Now Lives In Wyoming

In 1999, the Jamaican national bobsleigh team came to Evanston, Wyo. to train for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Four-time olympian Winston Watts never left.

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Test Your Football Knowledge With The Wyoming Super Bowl Quiz

To get pumped up for the big game on Sunday, let's find out how well you know these Super Bowl champions from the Cowboy State.

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Wyoming Skiier Will Go For The Gold At 2018 Winter Olympics

Alta, Wyo. is 5,708 miles away from PyeongChang, South Korea. Next month, USA freestyle skiier Jaelin Kauf is hoping to bring a gold medal back to her hometown.

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Photos courtesy of Frontier Auto Museum
Photos courtesy of Frontier Auto Museum
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Take A Virtual Tour Of Wyoming’s Coolest Car Collection [GALLERY]

The Frontier Auto Museum in Gillette recently expanded to include several Model T's and a 1918 Chevy delivery van, which is still running over a century later.

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Jacob Hollister Could Become Wyoming’s 13th Super Bowl Champ

As an undrafted free agent out of college, nobody expected Jacob Hollister to ever play in the NFL. On February 4th, the New England Patriots tight end has a chance to become the 13th Super Bowl champion from Wyoming.

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Category: Hometown Heroes, Sports
Photo courtesy of Birch and Anne Smith
Photo courtesy of Birch and Anne Smith
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Wyoming Girl Wins Invite To Wrestling Tournament In Japan

Maggie Smith isn't your typical 12-year-old; she's one of the toughest girls in the world. In March, the seventh grader from Rock Springs will represent the United States at the All-Female Japan wrestling tournament.

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