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A screening of Jackson resident Will Taggart’s documentary film “Our Local Epic” is just one of many Earth Day events happening around Wyoming. (photo by Will Taggart)

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day and Wyomingites are commemorating the 46th anniversary with a host of events statewide.

Right of way, wrong market conditions

The four-track rail corridor out of the southern Powder River Basin has been jammed with coal trains for years. The critical route connecting Wyoming energy with far flung markets is seeing a lot less traffic lately.
A hen mallard made her return migration to  northwest Wyoming from points south in time for the latest blast of winter weather. (Timothy C. Mayo Photography. All rights reserved.)


Waterfowl and winter weather have both returned to much of Wyoming.
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.