The pursuit of beaver fur brought trappers West to Wyoming in the early days of European settlement. Those trappers adapted when the fur trade went south.

What Wyoming can learn about coal from the collapse of the fur trade

When the world switched from beaver-skin hats to silk hats in the 1800s, the fur trade plummeted. Instead of doubling down on pelts, smart fur-bearing states developed new industries.
The coal industry's downturn has cost the state of Wyoming nearly a third its budget. What happens if other carbon-based industries follow it down?

Climate change creeps into Wyo Legislature tax reform talks

The Revenue Committee’s co-chair asked tax reform opponents: What happens if Wyoming continues to depend on revenues from carbon-based minerals while the rest of the world moves away from them?
Wyomingites have fought for years against state takeover of federal public lands.

Wyoming lawmakers’ push to seize control over environmental review process on federal lands echoes public land transfer fight

After failing in 2017 to lay the groundwork for wholesale state seizure of federal public lands, Wyoming lawmakers are working to take control of the “NEPA” process that governs new mining development on BLM and National Forest lands within the state.
PFLAG's Casper chapter helps support the city's annual Pride celebration.

PFLAG's decades-long history of LGBTQ advocacy and support in Wyoming continues

PFLAG is the nation's oldest and largest organization that unites parents and allies with the LGBTQ community. Chapters currently operate in four Wyoming towns. They provide support, community education, and advocacy—and more of them are forming.