150th anniversary of women's suffrage in Wyoming

web only

LARAMIE – Celebrating the “year of Wyoming women,” the University of Wyoming, together with Wyoming Public Media and the Wyoming Humanities Council, hosted a symposium Thursday and Friday diving into Women’s Suffrage on the Northern Plains.

Stories abound about how and why Wyoming’s women were afforded suffrage. They are part of the history and pride we will celebrate, and should debate, during the 150th year celebration.

I never bought into the notion that somehow women were treated differently than men in the political arena, or, for that matter, that somehow leadership styles are different between the two.

I have had the honor of working with Wyoming high school students who participate in Girls and Boys State, a summer leadership and civics program. The kids run for state office, as well as draft and debate policy bills. The issues they choose are some of the most cutting and crucial topics o…

Vance and Angela Streyle of Cheyenne are pleased to announce the recent engagement of their daughter, Shaina Grace, to Royce Daniel Fertig, son of Ray and Catherine Fertig of Cheyenne. Read more

  • Comments

We get it. You want nothing more than to fire up the grill, crack open a cold one, and have all your friends and family over for a good, old-fashioned cookout this Independence Day. You’ve all been apart too long, and the holiday seems like the perfect chance to gather again. Read more

  • Comments

Race is much on America’s mind now, in all the myriad ways it shapes our lives, whatever color our skin might be. It also lies at the heart of Brit Bennett’s moving and insightful new novel, “The Vanishing Half,” the story of twin sisters who choose to live their lives as different races, on… Read more

Jim and Angie Rayls are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week. The pair met through family friends and married June 24, 1960, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Natural Bridge, Kentucky. Read more

  • Comments

Pride Month is about much more than a rainbow flag. This year, many members and supporters of the LGBTQ community are reminding others how Pride began – a protest and eventual riot not unlike the scenes that have dominated the news cycle throughout this month. Read more

  • Comments

We don’t think much about pirates, and when we do they’re watered-down versions of the real thing, inspirations for goofy movies and theme park rides and, locally, for a big family-friendly parade with the slightest naughty, noisy edge. Read more

  • Comments

The last time Yonder Mountain String Band played together March 12, the U.S. was a different place. Most of the country didn’t own a cloth mask, there were no medical tents in New York’s Central Park, and the late-night talk shows had just announced they would pivot to taping shows without a… Read more

  • Comments

Tiger Woods, much like Michael Jordan before him, once occupied a unique space in the American sports psyche. He was an omnipresent figure who a captivated audience watched under a microscope for decades, but about whom relatively little was known beyond his athletic excellence and a careful… Read more