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The Former World Heavyweight Wrestling Champ Who Lived In Wyoming

Long before Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and The Rock, there was Jack Taylor. In the 1920s, Taylor was the World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and he called Casper home.

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Wyoming Native Played On The Last L.A. Dodgers World Series Team

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988. They may have never made the playoffs that year without Wyoming native Mike Devereaux

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Category: Hometown Heroes, Sports
Photo courtesy of Marti Linnane
Photo courtesy of Marti Linnane
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Maverick Schutte And Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Sign New Heart Screening Law

7 year-old Maverick Schutte joins Wyoming Governor Matt Mead for the signing a new law requiring hospitals to screen newborns for heart defects.

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Wyoming’s Greatest Kicker Left The NFL To Serve In Vietnam

Jerry DePoyster is one of only two kickers from the University of Wyoming to play in the NFL. During the height of his professional career, he left the game to serve his country during the Vietnam War.

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Happy 71st Birthday To The Wyoming Air National Guard

71 years ago today, on August 11, 1946, the Wyoming Air National Guard was officially created.

Over the years, the 153rd Airlift Wing has flown in the Korean War, Vietnam, the invasion of Panama, the Gulf War and the War on Terror...

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The Story of Bob Harris, Wyoming’s First Major League Baseball Player

Last year, New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo became the 15th Wyoming native to play Major League Baseball. Nimmo's long road to the majors is similar to the Cowboy State's first big leaguer, Bob Harris...

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Maverick Schutte Set To Undergo Open Heart Surgery Next Week

Next week, Maverick Schutte is scheduled to undergo open heart surgery.

Of course, this ain't Maverick's first rodeo. The seven-year-old Cheyenne boy was born with a congenital disease that affects his heart and lungs...

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Jenny Weiss, Townsquare Media
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Hometown Hero Brody Cress Delivers a Ride For the Ages at Cheyenne Frontier Days

Brody Cress has been coming to Cheyenne Frontier Days for as long as he can remember. Yesterday, he put on a show that local rodeo fans will never forget.

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