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Carrie Fisher Was A Frequent Wyoming Visitor
Long before she gained fame at Princess Leia in Star Wars, Carrie Fisher was part of an infamous Hollywood scandal that would eventually bring her to Wyoming on several occasions. When she was only two years old, her father, actor Eddie Fisher, left her mother Debbie Reynolds and married Elizabeth T…
Wyoming’s World Series of Poker Champion
Yesterday, we published a list ranking Wyoming’s Five Best Poker Players. We left one name off the list because he no longer lives here. However, there is one Cowboy State native who owns a World Series of Poker bracelet. Joe Cassidy was born and raised in Cheyenne. He still comes home every …
Wyoming’s Greatest Lawyer: Gerry Spence
Gerry Spence is one of the greatest courtroom lawyers in American legal history. After graduating from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1952, the Laramie native never lost a criminal case and hasn’t lost a civil trial since 1969. His professional career began in Riverton, where he esta…
How Wyoming Public Schools Helped Create An Evil Genius
He was born Randall Severn Parker III, but fans of the popular adult cartoon South Park know him as Trey Parker. During his career, Parker has won five Emmy awards, four Tony awards and a Grammy for the long running cartoon and his hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. He has also written and [[&#…
The Legend of Matt Groathouse, Wyoming’s ‘Skater Guy’
Most students who attend the University of Wyoming eventually graduate and move along. Some of them never leave. Matt Groathouse‘s love for skateboarding began in seventh grade. Throughout junior high, high school and college, the Laramie native would practice new tricks on the UW campus. Ove…

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