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Placemaking Pays Off in the Place and in the Making

Cheyenne’s Celtic Musical Arts Festival took over Depot Plaza downtown this weekend.  The usual Fridays on the Plaza offered up high-octane Celtic grunge leading up to a romping good time with Celtic Americana of The Elders, a favorite from my KRFC days. … Continue reading

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Jalan Crossland Packs Cheyenne Downtown

Cheyenne’s Fridays at the Hynds is a bootstrap affair to bring more folks Downtown after work and to provide a friendly venue somewhere between the solo stage and the larger clubs.  I say bring folks downtown, rather than keep them … Continue reading

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A Story Within A Story: The Best of The Blog 2013

In the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7), author J.K. Rowling introduces a story about three brothers and their three magical items that promise to bestow eternal life.  The particulars are prime folklore, but the three legs of … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Be My Boss?

Laramie County needs a new Planning & Development Director.  The hitch?  You have to put up with me (or at least I hope you would put up with me).  Located in beautiful southeast Wyoming, in the state capital of Cheyenne, … Continue reading

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The Cantrells Come to the Library: An Americana Myth of Home

I wandered again through my home in the mountain Where in youth’s early dawn I was happy and free. I look for my friends, but I never could find ’em. I found they were all rank strangers to me. -“Rank … Continue reading

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County OKs wind turbine for Wal-Mart distribution center

Made the local newspaper today.  They didn’t spell my name right, but they got the gist of the story straight. Fairfield Energy Partners proposed to build a single 2.5 MW direct-drive wind turbine on an 80-meter tower, at the Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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One Year in Wyoming

Twelve months have flown by since I moved back Out West to join the Laramie County Planning & Development Department, here in Cheyenne, Wyoming. There are many differences between the eastern side of the Great Plains in Minnesota and the … Continue reading

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Strong Towns Curbside Chats Coming to Wyoming

From the Wyoming Business Council: CHEYENNE, WYO. – Starting Monday, the Wyoming Rural Development Council will host the first of four Strong Town presentations throughout the state. The WRDC, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Strong Towns, invites community leaders, … Continue reading

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Where the Well Things Are

Everything we thought we knew about energy development just a few short years ago seems to have been turned on its head.  Some of this change has been caused by new technology, some by old politics; a lot by larger … Continue reading

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Rutsfest to Debut as Cheyenne’s Premier Pick-a-thon

This weekend offers non-stop Americana/bluegrass/string band/jamgrass goodness on the Colorado-Wyoming border, at Cheyenne’s premier Rutsfest.  Alicia at Wheel Ruts Productions is putting on a real she-bang: Cheyenne’s own Beatgrass New Denver trad-country bad boys The Semaphores Fort Collins’ own Blue Gramma … Continue reading

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