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Dustin Bleizeffer unpacks notes in Shanghai after touring energy facilities in China in 2014 for WyoFile. Bleizeffer will be a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford for the 2016-17 program. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

WyoFile reporter wins Knight fellowship

WyoFile reporter Dustin Bleizeffer is a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow for the 2016-17 program at Stanford University in California where he’ll research a major new editorial project for WyoFile.

Putting the aw(e) back in auditing

Having written about the Wyoming State Auditor in a previous column, and received a summons to her office as a result, Geoffrey O’Gara decided he ought to learn what the elected position actually entails. Turns out the auditor “spends the money.”
WyoFile has hired Patrick "Padraig" Sheehy as executive director to lead the online news site through a changing media environment in the Equality State. Sheehy, a Laramie resident, has decades of experience in nonprofits and journalism. (WyoFile)

WyoFile welcomes new director

WyoFile has hired Patrick ‘Padraig’ Sheehy as its executive director, a Laramie resident who has career experience in both journalism and nonprofits.
Frank and John Craighead in front of the Tetons. The twin brothers advanced biology by using radio telemetry to track grizzlies in Yellowstone. Grizzly bears weren't found along the Snake River when the brothers took this picture, but they populate the area today. (Craighead Institute)

A bear of a legacy

Twin brothers Frank and John Craighead launched a 12-year radio-tracking study of Yellowstone area grizzly bears in 1959.
William Henry Jackson took "Photographing in high places" in 1872. WyoFile reporter Angus Thuermer rephotographed the spot more than 100 years later and first published the new image in the Jackson Hole News. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr.)

Photographing in high places

Bradly J. Boner's forthcoming book ___ will be an exciting addition to the ever growing collection of works dedicated to the world's first National Park. But William Henry Jackson made photographs beyond Yellowstone's borders as well, and Boner isn't alone in trying to recreate them.
Ski pioneer Bill Briggs holds a weekly clinic for ski instructors in Jackson (Kelsey Dayton)

Ski pioneer Bill Briggs still teaching at 84

Legendary ski mountaineer Bill Briggs teaches weekly clinics for instructors in Jackson at age 84. The Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee is best known for the first ski descent of the Grand Teton, and a 100-mile traverse of the Bugaboos, but his contributions to ski instruction may be his biggest legacy.