Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories: She'd Rather Ride A Horse http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-shed-rather-ride-horse <p></p><p>Alice Fales lives in Cody, WY. She recalls fond memories of the role horses played in her youth and riding a horse to school.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:05:25 +0000 Wayne Thomas 61625 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: She'd Rather Ride A Horse Xanterra Changes Will Impact Cody Tourism http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/xanterra-changes-will-impact-cody-tourism <p></p><p>Yellowstone National Park lost two hundred cabins this spring. They were part of the park’s largest lodging complex. No, it’s not in the Old Faithful area, nor Mammoth. Penny Preston reports it’s in Canyon Village, where the park’s biggest hotel once stood.</p><p>PENNY PRESTON:&nbsp; The Canyon Hotel was Yellowstone’s largest, from 1910, until 1960. It was created by Old Faithful Inn architect Robert Reamer.&nbsp;</p><p>ROBERT REAMER:&nbsp; “My parents used to like to go up there and have dinner.”</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:21:03 +0000 Penny Preston 59126 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Xanterra Changes Will Impact Cody Tourism Harry Jackson Estate Hopes To Sell Artist's Complete Life's Work http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/harry-jackson-estate-hopes-sell-artists-complete-lifes-work <p>The estate of acclaimed artist Harry Jackson is <strong><a href="http://www.harryjacksonstudios.com/lifesworkllc-to-represent-the-unprecedented-harry-jackson-collection/" target="_blank">inviting art dealers and collectors from across the country to evaluate Jackson’s life work</a></strong>. It’s part of an ongoing effort to sell the collection that’s housed in Cody.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:55:35 +0000 Micah Schweizer 56934 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Harry Jackson Estate Hopes To Sell Artist's Complete Life's Work House Gives Initial Approval To Economic Loan Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-gives-initial-approval-economic-loan-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wyoming House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that sets up a state loan program and also helps fund the expansion of a Cody business.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:45:36 +0000 Bob Beck 54807 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House Gives Initial Approval To Economic Loan Bill Governor proposes budget increase for local government http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-proposes-budget-increase-local-government <p>In the governor’s budget last week, one area that didn’t get a lot of attention is a proposal to increase funding to communities and counties by $175 million.&nbsp; That would be a $40 million increase over his previous proposal.&nbsp; 40 percent of that money would go for infrastructure, such as roads, but the rest would go into operations.&nbsp; If approved, it would come at a time when most local governments are dealing with less revenue.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:06:39 +0000 Bob Beck 50929 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Governor proposes budget increase for local government Wyoming Stories: Ruth Michels remembers a Yellowstone bear encounter http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-ruth-michels-remembers-yellowstone-bear-encounter <p>Ruth Michels lives in Cody, but she grew up in Laramie. Here, she remembers a childhood encounter with a black bear at Yellowstone National Park.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:41:47 +0000 Sydney Dalis & Micah Schweizer 49634 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Ruth Michels remembers a Yellowstone bear encounter Wyoming Stories: Martha Kinkade remembers the horse only she could ride http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-martha-kinkade-remembers-horse-only-she-could-ride <p>Cody resident Martha Kinkade tells her daughter Becky the story of a wild horse only she could ride. Martha’s future husband, Harley, needed someone to ride the horse while he was gone during the summer, so Martha took the reins.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:21:36 +0000 Sydney Dalis & Micah Schweizer 49225 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Martha Kinkade remembers the horse only she could ride Communities near parks hope end of shutdown will mean uptick in business http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/communities-near-parks-hope-end-shutdown-will-mean-uptick-business <p>Now that the government shutdown is over, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks have re-opened, and local communities are hoping business will pick up again.</p><p>Scott Balyo with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce says the area saw a 25 to 30 percent drop in business while the parks were closed.</p><p>“The first couple of days of the shutdown, we probably saw a slight increase in business, because people were hopeful that it would be short lived,” Balyo said. “So we had people who were willing to stay in the area and wait and see if the park would reopen.”</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:53:37 +0000 Willow Belden 48546 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Communities near parks hope end of shutdown will mean uptick in business Old and new mingle at the Whitney Western Art Museum http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/old-and-new-mingle-whitney-western-art-museum <p>Historically, many museums have been neatly divided: by genre, by artist, by time period. Now curators are mixing up exhibits, so works are in conversation (or in contrast) with one another. A prime example is the Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, in Cody. Curator Mindy Besaw explains why she displays old and new works side by side.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:03:39 +0000 Micah Schweizer 47814 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Old and new mingle at the Whitney Western Art Museum Wyoming Stories: Noel Richardson remembers chef who cooked for him, Buffalo Bill Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-noel-richardson-remembers-chef-who-cooked-him-buffalo-bill-cody <p>In this installment of Wyoming Stories, Stephanie Reutner interviews her neighbor Noel Richardson, both residents of Jelm. Richardson worked for the Forest Service in 1957, spraying trees against beetle kill around Cody and Yellowstone. He remembers a chef that cooked for the camp.</p><p>The chef, named Phonograph Jones, was in his 80s then and had also cooked for Buffalo Bill Cody and Prince Albert I on his trip to Wyoming 100 years ago. His great great grandson, Prince Albert II, is in Wyoming this week.</p><p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:03:33 +0000 Irina Zhorov 47250 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Noel Richardson remembers chef who cooked for him, Buffalo Bill Cody Luke Bell: The Glory and The Grace http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/luke-bell-glory-and-grace <p>Hailing from the&nbsp;mountains and plains of Northern Wyoming, <strong><a href="http://lukebellmusic.com/">Luke Bell</a></strong>’s music is shaped by his lineage of ranchers, tobacco farmers and&nbsp;ministers. This young singer-songwriter naturally brings us a blend of the old time&nbsp;blues/country sound and contemporary lyricism about poverty, loss, hardship, and&nbsp;redemption.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALKFssZDWDw</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:27:04 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 47169 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Luke Bell: The Glory and The Grace Prince of Monaco to visit Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/prince-monaco-visit-cody <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p>Prince Albert II of Monaco will be visiting Cody, Wyoming this week.</p><p></p><p>Thursday Marks the 100<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Prince Albert I’s trip to Wyoming, during which he hunted and camped with Buffalo Bill Cody.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:05:35 +0000 Jordan Harper 47027 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Prince of Monaco to visit Cody Future of Artist Harry Jackson’s Work Uncertain http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/future-artist-harry-jackson-s-work-uncertain <p>The fate of a major art collection hangs in the balance, as the estate of renowned Cody artist Harry Jackson looks for a benefactor. And unless a donor steps forward, Jackson’s life work will be piecemealed to pay the bills.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:47:01 +0000 Micah Schweizer 46898 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Future of Artist Harry Jackson’s Work Uncertain Wyoming Stories Community Recordings - Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-community-recordings-cody <p><em>Wyoming Public Media will be recording Cody’s Wyoming Stories on Thur. Aug. 29 and Fri. Aug. 30 at the University of Wyoming Outreach School in Cody - Park County Complex, 1501&nbsp; Stampede Avenue.</em></p><p><em>For additional information and to reserve a recording time, </em><em>please visit the Cody <a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44AFAC29A31-wyoming">Wyoming Stories registration site </a>.</em></p><p><em>_______________________________________________________</em></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:10:47 +0000 Diana Denison 45424 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Community Recordings - Cody Study examines reasons behind decline in migratory elk calves http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-examines-reasons-behind-decline-migratory-elk-calves <p>Since the 1990s, elk that migrate between Yellowstone National Park and Cody have been raising fewer calves. But the elk that stay in the foothills near Cody year round and <em>don’t</em> migrate have been doing very well. A new study looks at why that’s the case. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with the lead author on the report, Arthur Middleton. He says they spent years looking at the elk’s predators and habitat, and how those corresponded to elk pregnancies and overall wellbeing.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:52:13 +0000 Willow Belden 41978 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study examines reasons behind decline in migratory elk calves Ice climber rescued from South Fork Drainage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ice-climber-rescued-south-fork-drainage <p>An ice climber from Powell, Wyoming is lucky to be alive after spending the night in the rugged South Fork Drainage several miles east of Cody. The Drainage is world renowned for its climbing opportunities and that is what drew second year climber, 54-year old Kenneth Richmond to the area Wednesday.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 00:27:24 +0000 David Koch 40217 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ice climber rescued from South Fork Drainage Effort to raise money for plowing road to Yellowstone is underway in Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/effort-raise-money-plowing-road-yellowstone-underway-cody <p></p><p>The Cody Chamber of Commerce is trying to raise 50 thousand dollars to be used to pay for snow plows to clear off the east entrance into Yellowstone National Park.&nbsp;</p><p>Park officials have said they needed to delay the plowing due to federal budget cuts and that would likely mean delaying the opening of Yellowstone by two weeks.&nbsp;&nbsp; Chamber Director Scott Balyo says it’s a serious issue for the Cody business community.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:26:28 +0000 Bob Beck 38014 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Effort to raise money for plowing road to Yellowstone is underway in Cody Wyoming Artist Profile - Jeff Troxel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-artist-profile-jeff-troxel <p>Wyoming native, <strong><a href="http://www.jefftroxel.com/">Jeff Troxel</a></strong>, is a &nbsp;guitarist, composer, and songwriter from Cody.&nbsp; Jeff Troxel has released three albums, his newest <em>Spirit of Our Time</em>, was released in 2011. Troxel became the National Flatpicking Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival after winning state championships in both Wyoming and Utah. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:42:21 +0000 Anna Rader 37059 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Artist Profile - Jeff Troxel Wyo. judge sets $2M bail for suspected abductor http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-judge-sets-2m-bail-suspected-abductor <p>A judge has set bail at $2 million cash for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl.<br>&nbsp;<br>Thirty-nine-year-old Jesse Paul Speer made his initial court appearance today/Friday before Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters in Cody. His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 26.<br>&nbsp;<br>Prosecutors allege Speer forced a Cody girl into his SUV at gunpoint on Oct. 8, then assaulted and abandoned her outside of town. Hunters eventually found the girl.<br>&nbsp;<br>He was arrested Saturday in Montana.<br>&nbsp; Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:58:02 +0000 The Associated Press 31658 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyo. judge sets $2M bail for suspected abductor Yellowstone Jazz Festival turns 25 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-jazz-festival-turns-25 <div _fallwcm="1" class="bdyItmPrt" id="divBdy"><div><div><div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><font face="Cambria,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The Yellowstone Jazz Festival will celebrate its </span></font><font face="Cambria,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">25</span></font><font face="Cambria,serif" size="-1"><sup>th</sup></font><font face="Cambria,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> anniversary next week in Cody. Sat, 07 Jul 2012 00:27:28 +0000 Madison Williams 26624 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone Jazz Festival turns 25 Wild West Balloon Fest - Cody (& Region) http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wild-west-balloon-fest-cody-region <p>The Wild West Balloon Fest draws ballooners from all over the country for a unique festival and competition set in a breathtaking arena. Balloons launch at dawn from a grass covered city park. The public is most welcome to mingle with the pilots and crews-indeed volunteers are welcome to help the crew. The pilots can instruct you on the spot for a new experience and a grand adventure. This is a small, relaxed rally. Safe, conservative flying is their hallmark, fun is the goal.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:57:56 +0000 Greater Yellowstone Free Press 26160 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wild West Balloon Fest - Cody (& Region) Cody Concerts in the Park http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cody-concerts-park <p>The Cody Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for another great summer of FREE live music in Cody&rsquo;s downtown City Park. The Concerts in the Park expose residents and visitors to a diverse array of musical talent in an amazing outdoor venue&mdash;made even better last year with the addition of a new sound system!</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:21:27 +0000 City of Cody 25878 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cody Concerts in the Park Celebrating the Plains Indian Museum Powwow - Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/celebrating-plains-indian-museum-powwow-cody <p>Periodically, the Plains Indian Museum staff fields the question &ldquo;What makes your powwow unique and special compared to other powwows?&rdquo; Typically, the question is asked by those who have never attended this powwow. However, once they do, the answer unfolds before them. The Plains Indian Museum Powwow has been celebrated for 31 years each summer in Cody, Wyoming, and now attracts 300 dancers from all over the United States, nearly 5,000 visitors, and is the largest, longest running public program at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 20:37:44 +0000 Rebecca West 25588 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Celebrating the Plains Indian Museum Powwow - Cody Cody Country Art League http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cody-country-art-league <p>Established in 1964, the Cody Country Art League is located in the <em>original</em> Buffalo Bill Museum.&nbsp; The fine art gallery offers unique, original, and one-of-a-kind collectibles created by local artists. Paintings, jewelry, and bronzes are displayed within walking distance of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">WINTER HOURS<br />Monday &ndash; Friday<br />9:00 am &ndash; 5:00 pm</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:12:57 +0000 Cody Country Art League 25472 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cody Country Art League Welcome to Listeners in Cody! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/welcome-listeners-cody <p>I&rsquo;m delighted to welcome Cody to the &ldquo;Best of Wyoming&rdquo; roster of cities.&nbsp; We often imagine the history of Buffalo Bill when we think of Cody, and there certainly is a wonderful historical center commemorating his life located in the city.&nbsp; But there&rsquo;s so much more in Cody that waits to be explored, like the <em>Yellowstone Jazz Festival </em>and the <em>Cody Country Art League</em>.&nbsp; &ldquo;<a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/best-wyoming">Best of Wyoming</a>&rdquo; is dedicated to just this kind of exploration that highlights the peopl Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:02:15 +0000 Christina Kuzmych 25226 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Welcome to Listeners in Cody! Yellowstone Jazz Festival - Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-jazz-festival-cody <p>The Yellowstone Jazz Festival will be celebrating 25 years of presenting live jazz to audiences this July. The Alex Nauman Jazz Trio will start the event with a free performance from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Cody City Park. The &ldquo;Jazz on the Lawn&rdquo; outdoor jazz event will be held the next day at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center outdoor stage in Cody with a different set of music featured every 45 minutes from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. Audience members will be able to hear everything from big band jazz to contemporary smooth jazz or to hear a great jazz vocalist.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:48:06 +0000 Yellowstone Jazz Festival 25225 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone Jazz Festival - Cody Buffalo Bill Historical Center - Cody http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/buffalo-bill-historical-center-cody <p>CODY, Wyo. &ndash; After six months and millions of dollars in major renovations, the <a href="http://www.bbhc.org/explore/buffalo-bill/">Buffalo Bill Museum</a>&mdash;one of five museums within the Buffalo Bill Historical Center located in Cody, Wyoming&mdash;will officially re-open just in time for the 2012 summer vacation season. And even as the final pieces are put into place, the venue is already receiving buzz as one of the country&rsquo;s hottest new tourist attractions. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 20:48:55 +0000 Buffalo Bill Historical Center 24922 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Buffalo Bill Historical Center - Cody