Jennifer is a Wyoming transplant who can’t imagine living anywhere else. She comes to Outliers with more than a decade of community reporting experience from publications around the state. For story ideas and tips, contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sackett name has deep roots in the Big Horn community. In the late 1880s, John Henry Sackett toured the area during his stint as a hunter and guide for the Buffalo Bill Wild West show. He fell in love with ... Read More
Risking everything, braving the unknown and leaving home for a better life is what the West was founded on. And in many ways, still is.
From the homesteaders, who literally loaded their lives into a wagon for... Read More
When they first built the trapeze rig in their backyard, Patty and Steven Tobi initially felt intimidated out there by themselves in the shadows of the Bighorns – then they started inviting others to join and t... Read More
Northeastern Wyoming has a rich history when it comes to sheep and wool growers. More than a century ago, Basque sheepherders from Spain and France settled the region and created a thriving industry that still ... Read More
Recently, I interviewed two filmmakers from New York City and San Francisco, respectively, who were in Wyoming working on a documentary about ranching communities. They flew into Cheyenne, and once on the tarma... Read More
Historic TA Ranch Serves up Dose of Old West with Down-home Charm
When Kirsten Giles and her parents first went to look at the historic TA Ranch north of Buffalo in the early 90s, they nearly fell through the ... Read More
When Johann Nield saw his brother-in-law Jim Bowman leap off Garden Creek Falls in Casper on his hang glider during a family reunion, he was immediately hooked. It brought back boyhood memories of when he used ... Read More
The other day, when I was riding the elevator up to our office on the fourth floor of the Mill Inn, I was with a very perky, friendly lady who also worked in the building. She commented on the weather and what ... Read More
When you look at the rows of bright red geraniums, lush green herbs and colorful hanging baskets packed into the sprawling greenhouses at Landon’s Greenhouse & Nursery, it’s easy to forget that those plants... Read More
Joe Wesnitzer hasn’t been this happy in a long time. Puffing on a cigarette at his 50-plus acre ranch nestled in the base of the Big Horns, he watches a newborn Scottish Highland calf sidle up to its mother. ... Read More