Samuel Western writes that Wyoming is America’s monolith of demographic, educational, political, and economic monoculture — and monocultures collapse.
Although Tom Balding had always excelled as a welder and a tinkerer, it was a long and sometimes difficult road to his business success.
While energy development is arguably central to Wyoming's economy, it wasn't always this way.
Wyoming has been successful in mitigating abandoned coal mine problems, but it continues to receive large amounts of funding from the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund. That money has been spent on a variety of non-mine projects, from infrastructure to research.
On Sunday, April 8, longtime Wyoming journalist Dennis Curran passed away. In a WyoFile special feature, Samuel Western takes a moment to memorialize Curran’s career and his many contributions to Wyoming journalism and public life.