Wyoming Stories http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories: An Unexpected Late Night Visit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-unexpected-late-night-visit <p>When John Simms moved to Jackson, he started a business giving tours of the Flag Ranch. After getting married, he started Jackson White Water Trips. In this story, John tells his daughter Morrison about an unexpected late night visit to their Jackson home.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Krystal Brown & Micah Schweizer 56676 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: An Unexpected Late Night Visit Wyoming Stories: Childhood Prank Teaches Harold Turner A Life Lesson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-childhood-prank-teaches-harold-turner-life-lesson <p></p><p>Harold Turner grew up on the Triangle X Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming. Here, he recounts how some childhood mischief taught him a valuable lesson.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:50:11 +0000 Krystal Brown & Micah Schweizer 56564 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Childhood Prank Teaches Harold Turner A Life Lesson Wyoming Stories Podcast #6 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-6 <div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Stories from two famous Wyomingites: CJ Box and Pete Simpson</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:56:08 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 56199 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #6 Wyoming Stories: Public Health And Education Hazards On The High Plains http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-public-health-and-education-hazards-high-plains <p> Josh and Susan Anderson—Evanston natives who met only after they were both going to college in Utah—work for the Uinta County school district. In this story, the couple talks about how they arrived at their vocations.</p><p>Both of the Andersons’ children were born in Jackson—the closest hospital to their home at the time, and more than a two hour drive away. Naturally, this left the couple with some wild stories about childbirth on the frontier.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:45:54 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 55840 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Public Health And Education Hazards On The High Plains Wyoming Stories: Curt Artery On Working With Cattle And Their Horns http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-curt-artery-working-cattle-and-their-horns <p>Like his dad and two uncles, Curt Artery is a rancher. His involvement&nbsp; in rodeos gave him the idea of raising Corriente cattle—the cattle used for team roping. Curt learned to make black powder horns as a young man. Later, after thinking about the Corriente horns that would otherwise go to waste on his ranching operation, he began using them to craft jewelry and other decorative items. WPM listener Georgia Wier spoke with Artery.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:48:42 +0000 Georgia Wier 55657 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Curt Artery On Working With Cattle And Their Horns Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-mark-soldier-wolf-talks-about-life-res <p>Mark Soldier Wolf is a Northern Arapaho tribal elder. He grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation, outside of Riverton. For him, the past is forever inscribed on the present, a sentiment he shares in this lesser known version of the Battle at Little Bighorn.</p><p></p><p>When Soldier Wolf returned to Wyoming from the Korean War, there were very few resources for veterans. In this story, he describes how he got his life back together, and the atmosphere of Riverton during wartime.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:21:54 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 55102 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res StoryCorps: CJ Box Talks With His Daughter About Their Favorite Pastime, Fly Fishing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-cj-box-talks-his-daughter-about-their-favorite-pastime-fly-fishing <p>Wyoming writer CJ Box and his daughter, Molly Donnell, talk about one of their favorite pastimes: fly fishing. Box is a self-taught, avid fly-fisherman and from the time his daughters were very young he was intent on teaching them about the sport, too. He remembers the first time he handed his daughters fishing rods.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:22:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55012 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: CJ Box Talks With His Daughter About Their Favorite Pastime, Fly Fishing Wyoming Stories Podcast #5 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-5 <p>Stories about the Snowy Range Ski Area, a sticky car crash, and how the Centennial train depot became a museum.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:14:55 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 54778 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #5 Wyoming Stories: Frontier Life In Centennial http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-frontier-life-centennial <p>Melanie O’Hara grew up on the far side of the Hogback in Centennial. She reflects on the astonishing diversity of Centennial in the 19<sup>th</sup> century.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:00:41 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 54771 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Frontier Life In Centennial Wyoming Stories Community Recordings in Evanston http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-community-recordings-evanston <p><em><strong>Evanston Listeners</strong></em>... <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPublicMedia?ref=stream&amp;directed_target_id=0">Wyoming Public Media</a></strong> would like to record <em><strong>your </strong>Wyoming Story</em> at the&nbsp; <strong><a href="http://www.uintaeducation.org/" target="_blank">Uinta Boces Education Center</a></strong>, room 202 on February 27 &amp; 28.</p><p>To reserve a recording time<strong> </strong><em>in <a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44AFAC29A31-wyoming7"><strong>Evanston</strong> click here</a></em>.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:58:52 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 54632 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Community Recordings in Evanston Wyoming Stories: Wyoming Makes An Impression On Walt Niekamp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-wyoming-makes-impression-walt-niekamp <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Walt Niekamp and his wife, Dorothy, lived in Casper years ago where they taught in the Natrona County schools. He has never forgotten Wyoming’s hospitality and landscape. Walt describes how his love for Wyoming, as well as his own career in media, inspired him to support Wyoming Public Media.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:23:26 +0000 Cordelia Zars 54522 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Wyoming Makes An Impression On Walt Niekamp Wyoming Stories: Murray Self Tells Three Centennial Classics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-murray-self-tells-three-centennial-classics <p>Murray "Murf" Self grew up in Centennial where his father Pat ran the Old Corral Hotel &amp; Steakhouse. When Pat was eighteen years old, he started receiving a money from the VA on account of his own father’s death in World War I. This windfall marked the beginning of Pat Self’s tumultuous life with fancy cars.</p><p> Have you ever wondered why so many small towns have turned their old train depots into museums? In a story about his mother’s quest to open an interpretive center in Centennial, Self explains how.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:56:42 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 54298 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Murray Self Tells Three Centennial Classics Wyoming Stories: Running The Snowy Range Ski Area Is A Family Affair http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-running-snowy-range-ski-area-family-affair <p>Becky and Aaron Maddox own the Snowy Range Ski Area west of Laramie.&nbsp; Becky is a fourth generation Laramie resident, and Aaron grew up in Steamboat Springs.&nbsp;</p><p>The couple grew up skiing, and their love for the sport motivated them to invest their lives in Snowy Range.&nbsp; Becky and Aaron describe how the ski area is not only their business, but is their passion, their family, and their life.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:48:12 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 54190 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Running The Snowy Range Ski Area Is A Family Affair Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-jackson-rodeo-legends-bill-and-martha-saunders <p>Bill and Martha Saunders are long-time Jackson residents. The couple was instrumental in founding the Jackson Hole Ski Club, and their family was also central in Wyoming's rodeo scene. Bill and Martha share memories of their rodeo experiences, including Martha's tour with the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:13:55 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53866 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-pete-simpson-discusses-his-parents-and-growing-near-heart-mountain <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.</p><p>Today, we hear from two members of one of Wyoming’s most famous families.&nbsp; Milward Simpson, the grandson of former Governor and U.S. Senator Milward Simpson, interviews his father Pete Simpson, a noted historian, educator, Republican nominee for Governor, and former legislator.&nbsp; They begin their conversation talking about Pete’s parents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:55:17 +0000 Bob Beck 53722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps: Pete Simpson Discusses His Parents And Growing Up Near Heart Mountain Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-wild-times-stagecoach-bar <p>Phil Round is a guitarist and singer from Jackson Hole.&nbsp; He’s a member of the fabled Stagecoach Band, which holds down a weekly Sunday night gig and dance at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson.&nbsp;Phil shares some early memories from the bar with his son, Wilden.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:34:41 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53681 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Wild Times At The Stagecoach Bar Wyoming Stories Podcast #4 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-4 <p>Stories from Jackson Hole about historic skiing, an indestructible skirt, and overcoming obstacles.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:14:31 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 53467 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #4 Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-bill-briggs-makes-history-skiing-grand-teton <p>Bill Briggs, a Dartmouth graduate from Maine, moved to Jackson Hole and became North America’s “father of extreme skiing.” In Jackson he worked as a climbing and ski guide for many years, driven by his own passion and encouraged by the supportive outdoor community to surmount the insurmountable. In 1971, Briggs was the first person ever to descend the Grand Teton on skis, a feat most considered to be impossible.&nbsp; His friend Spark M asks him to describe the experience.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:49:21 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53317 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Bill Briggs Makes History Skiing Grand Teton Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-dail-barbours-indestructible-skirt-and-other-jackson-hole-memories <p>Dail Barbour was twenty-four-years-old when she moved to Jackson Hole. She worked at the Wort Hotel, a historic inn in the heart of the city, where she was issued a remarkable uniform.&nbsp;</p><p>Dail Barbour arrived in Wyoming the summer she graduated from high school, 1964. She and a few friends bicycled across the country. They spent a week in Yellowstone and Barbour swore she would return. Six years later, she moved to Teton County permanently, settling for some time in Wilson where she spent many days and nights at the legendary Stagecoach Bar.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:20:19 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Jennifer Tennican 53210 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Dail Barbour's Indestructible Skirt And Other Jackson Hole Memories Wyoming Stories: A Quixotic Quest To Deliver 'Float-o-Graphs' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-quixotic-quest-deliver-float-o-graphs <p>Jackson resident Charlie Thomas recounts a local raft tour company owner's against-all-odds attempts to deliver 'float-o-graphs' to his rafting customers.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:48:01 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53156 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Quixotic Quest To Deliver 'Float-o-Graphs' Spring 2014 Community Recordings Schedule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/spring-2014-community-recordings-schedule <p><strong>Jackson: </strong>January 3 – <strong><a href="http://tclib.org/" target="_blank">Teton County Library</a></strong></p><p><strong>Evanston: </strong>February 27 &amp; 28 – <strong><a href="http://www.uintaeducation.org/" target="_blank">Uinta Boces Education Center</a></strong>, room 202</p><p><strong>Rawlins: </strong>March 13 &amp; 14 – <a href="http://carboncolibrary.state.wy.us/siteshours/rawlinslibrary.html"><strong>Rawlins</strong><strong> Library</strong></a>, Carbon Room</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:04:25 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53024 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Spring 2014 Community Recordings Schedule Wyoming Stories: Bert Raynes On His Love Of Nature http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-bert-raynes-his-love-nature <p>Bert Raynes, a distinguished naturalist in Jackson Hole, tells the story of how he became interested in wildlife. Bert has published many books about nature, and he continues to write a column titled “Far Afield” in the Jackson Hole News and Guide newspaper. Fellow Jackson resident Rebecca Huntington interviews him.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:09:45 +0000 Cordelia Zars, Rebecca Huntington & Micah Schweizer 52966 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Bert Raynes On His Love Of Nature Wyoming Stories: Making A Difference In The Lives Of Students http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-making-difference-lives-students <p>Teffany Fegler coordinates the University of Wyoming’s &nbsp;Student Educational Opportunity Center in Ethete, WY. The daughter of two educators, she continues her family's legacy by helping students achieve the dream of going to college.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:02:35 +0000 Jordan Harper & Micah Schweizer 52651 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Making A Difference In The Lives Of Students Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-donna-robeson-remembers-life-south-pass-city <p>Donna Robeson’s great grandmother came to South Pass in 1868.&nbsp; She was a converted Mormon from Scotland and married English immigrant Richard Sherlock.&nbsp; They heard there was going to be a big gold strike, so they came to seek their fortunes in mining.&nbsp; This dream didn’t quite pan out.&nbsp; Instead, the family started hotel and ranching businesses to earn a living.&nbsp; Donna tells historian Susan Layman what she remembers from her childhood, at the ranch and with her aunt and uncle in the hotel.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:08:46 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 52545 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City Wyoming Stories: Pam Spencer-Hockett Recaptures The Pioneer Spirit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-pam-spencer-hockett-recaptures-pioneer-spirit <p>Pam Spencer-Hockett was one of Wyoming's first woman architects. The cabin she built with her husband in Atlantic City ties into her family's pioneer heritage.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:47:10 +0000 Jordan Harper & Micah Schweizer 52408 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Pam Spencer-Hockett Recaptures The Pioneer Spirit Wyoming Stories Community Recordings in Jackson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-community-recordings-jackson <p><em><strong>Jackson Listeners</strong></em>... <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPublicMedia?ref=stream&amp;directed_target_id=0">Wyoming Public Media</a></strong> would like to record <em><strong>your </strong>Wyoming Story</em> at the Teton County Library on Friday, January 3 rd.</p><p>To reserve a recording time, visit the registration site<strong>:&nbsp; </strong><a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44AFAC29A31-wyoming6">Jackson Wyoming Stories Registration</a> .</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:22:12 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 51710 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Community Recordings in Jackson Wyoming Stories: Christmas on New Year's http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-christmas-new-years <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. Reporter&nbsp;Irina Zhorov’s family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but there’s still a tree and a Santa, sort of. She writes about her family’s tradition of celebrating the New Year the way they did in the Soviet Union.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:28:56 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51608 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Christmas on New Year's Wyoming Stories: Christmas and a movie http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-christmas-and-movie <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. In this piece, news director Bob Beck&nbsp;tells us about a lonely Christmas in college.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:35:03 +0000 Bob Beck 51606 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Christmas and a movie Wyoming Stories: Building a Christmas tree http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-building-christmas-tree <div><p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about &nbsp;memories and traditions that stand out to them. In this piece, energy reporter Stephanie Joyce tells us about overcoming the challenge of spending Christmas on a treeless island in Alaska.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:19:05 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51605 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Building a Christmas tree Wyoming Stories: Food and friends on Christmas Day http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-food-and-friends-christmas-day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. In this piece, reporter Chelsea Biondolillo tells us about her family's tradition of welcoming those without anywhere else to go.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:05:32 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 51604 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Food and friends on Christmas Day