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WOMEN IN WYOMING: PORTRAITS & INTERVIEWS OF WOMEN WHO SHAPE THE WEST
Throughout Wyoming’s history, its women have been brave, strong, and impactful. The mission of Women in Wyoming is to tell the inspiring stories of contemporary Wyoming women through art and media, celebrating their achievements, power, and learned wisdom.
CHPT I: Breaking Boundaries
Chapter I: Breaking Boundaries highlights some of Wyoming’s modern pioneers, including Wyoming’s first female Supreme Court Justice, Marilyn Kite, and Wyoming’s first Native American State Senator, Affie Ellis. Additionally, women who have overcome great personal odds and obstacles are also featured, like the artist, author and abstract expressionist painter, Neltje.
CHPT II: Filling the Void
Chapter II: Filling the Void features women who address a need or opportunity within themselves, their community or out in the world, like Wyoming entrepreneur, Megan Grassell and Eastern Shoshone linguist and cultural preservationist, Lynette St. Clair. The Void is not empty. The Void stands for space, potential, and energy to be harnessed.
CHPT III: POWER
Chapter III: POWER uncovers truth, voice and authenticity in action. Wyoming Department of Education’s Rita Watson and Wyoming cowgirl and living legend, Mickey Thoman, are profiled. Additionally, two multi-subject stories are also featured: the moms, leadership and staff of Climb Wyoming, and attendees and alumnae of the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference.
CHPT IV: Rising
Chapter IV: Rising builds upon Chapter III’s exploration of power, delving into the creative process, imagination, reinvention and leadership. Online homestead mentor and entrepreneur, Jill Winger, as well as Wyoming’s only female MEDEVAC pilot, Lauren Gurney, are featured.
Chapter V: The Cowgirl State
Chapter V completes the cycle of evolution and growth explored in Chapter’s I-IV. “The Cowgirl State” plays on Wyoming’s unofficial motto, “The Cowboy State,” and explores past, present, and future.
The first half of Chapter V is live and features Ann Simpson and Jessie Allen. The remainder of Chapter V will launch in 2021.
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SHARE HER STORY
Amplifying the voices of women and girls is central to our mission. Introducing, The Story Hotline. Call or text our voicemail box at (307) 296-7560 and leave us a message about the woman who inspires you. We share on our podcast and social media channels. We can’t wait to hear from you!
OCTOBER 25, 2019 TO AUGUST 2, 2020
The multimedia exhibit- Women in Wyoming - is on view at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW) in Cody, Wyoming from October 25, 2019 to August 2, 2020. The exhibit includes large-scale portraits, an audio soundscape, and interactive storytelling elements.
The BBCW includes five museums and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The BBCW is the only Wyoming affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Lindsay linton buk
Three years in the making, Women in Wyoming Director Lindsay Linton Buk has captured the stories of Wyoming women through portrait photography and audio interviews, creating a powerful collective of contemporary female role models -- from artists to politicians, ranchers, authors, business-women and community stewards. Through her work, she is dedicated to pioneering a platform to promote the integrity, diversity and profound legacy of Wyoming women.
THE ‘FIRST AND LAST MILE’ TO THE CUSTOMER
Morning Star and California Northern Railroad Keep Food in Supply during Pandemic
As restaurants closed and people ramped up food purchases to eat at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the logistics of foodstuff and grocery distribution became more complex. Genesee & Wyoming’s California Northern Railroad (CFNR) plays an important role in keeping store shelves and freezers stocked.
Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Gets Essentials to Market during Pandemic
While Genesee & Wyoming’s Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road (CUOH) has been an important part of transportation logistics for many customers across central and eastern Ohio for nearly two decades, the coronavirus pandemic further emphasized that role. Two customers served by the railroad produce essential products, including cleaners and disinfectants as well as pharmaceuticals and nutritional therapeutics.
Procter & Gamble Meets Sanitizer Demand during Pandemic via Indiana & Ohio Railway
An effective killer of viral and bacterial particles, hand sanitizer is critical in the fight against coronavirus. Genesee & Wyoming’s Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY) played a key role in meeting increased demand for the product across the region by closely supporting its manufacturing.
Georgia-Pacific Moves Paper Products during Pandemic with Help from Portland & Western Railroad
With state orders to stay at home and social distancing guidelines in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, residential consumption of toilet paper, facial tissue and paper towel products increased dramatically – almost overnight – becoming one of the most sought-after essential items and stressing the industry’s delivery logistics. In fact, the Statista Consumer Market Outlook claims that toilet paper sales in the U.S. for March 2020 rose by nearly 60 percent compared to the same period in 2019.
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad Service to Include Mega Rail Terminal
In April 2021, after serving the Port of Savannah for 23 years, G&W’s Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT) agreed to broaden its services to include the Port’s new Mason Mega Rail Terminal. When completed, the Port’s size will grow by 15 track-miles, and the terminal will have the ability to build and receive six 10,000-foot trains simultaneously and cut transit times to the Midwest by 24 hours.
Maryland Midland Railway Team Willing to Get Hands Dirty for County Bureau
To many passerby, the scene was likely nothing more than mounds of dirt. But for Maryland Midland Railway (MMID), that dirt translated to big business. In 2017, Carrol County Bureau of Resource Management (CCBRM) approached MMID regarding a project to redirect Little Pipe Creek and create a drainage pond to improve waterflow and reduce downstream flooding in Westminster, Maryland. With the streambed directly adjacent to MMID’s mainline, the county sought shuttle service to haul 70,000 cubic yards of dirt to two locations roughly five miles west in New Windsor, Maryland – a site that was being repurposed into a baseball field and a farm that was undergoing regrading.
Drax Gets Wood Pellets from Louisiana to U.K. with Help from Rail Link, Inc.
G&W’s Rail Link, Inc. subsidiary has served as the Port of Baton Rouge’s contracted industrial-switching provider for more than 20 years. And since 2015, Rail Link has played a pivotal role in getting wood pellets from Louisiana to the United Kingdom, where they are used as an alternative fuel source.
Customers Benefit from Kyle Railroad’s Railcar Storage during Pandemic
COVID’s crippling impact on the economy forced many railcar owners to seek storage space at levels rarely seen – to the tune of 390,000 cars stored across North America’s rail-freight network by the end of March 2020. Determined to make the best of an unprecedented situation and support its customers, G&W’s Kyle Railroad (KYLE) devised a plan that leveraged its 550-mile footprint across Kansas and eastern Colorado to satisfy the demand and help keep the rail industry’s network fluid.
G&W Starts Up Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad in South Dakota
On May 30, 2014, the newly created Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCPE) completed its purchase of the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E West) rail line. That evening, the 670-mile line, which runs from western Minnesota across South Dakota and into northern Nebraska and western Wyoming, shut down. On June 1, following 24 hours of safety training and orientation, the 177 newly hired employees commenced freight service on the RCPE.
Nestle Purina Uses San Joaquin Valley Railroad’s Multi-Modal Solution
One of the primary components of pet litter is bentonite clay, a light and dusty material that turns sticky when wet. Such chemistry can pose challenges in smoothly transloading the product between railcar and truck. But the San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR) was up to the task for Nestle Purina, which produces pet litter as part of its expansive consumer-products line.
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OUR HISTORY: In 1999, Casper Mountain was recognized as one of Wyoming’s “worst Urban–Wildland Interface” areas. The Wyoming State Forestry Division requested help from the Casper Mountain Forest Stewardship Association and the Casper Mountain Fire District to set up a Wildfire Mitigation Pilot Project on Casper Mountain. The project was funded by a U.S. Forest Service grant obtained by the Wyoming State Forestry Division, and was named FIREWISE WYOMING.
Firewise Wyoming - Natrona County Committee was organized to administer this project.
We offer the following services to Natrona County wildland-urban interface and mountain landowners:
- We consult with landowners about developing defensible space areas around their homes and cabins, and on developing Forest Management and Fuel Reduction Management plans for their land.
- We conduct educational workshops.
- We provide training on Defensible Space and Forest Management.
- Cost-Share Practices to help defray the expense of implementing these wildfire mitigation activities.
- We work with local fire departments, private landowners, Wyoming State Forestry Division, Natrona County and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to create shaded fuel breaks that act as “lines” to stop the spread of an uncontrolled wildfire.
- We provide information and literature on Defensible Space, Firewise Construction, Mountain Pine Beetle, and bi-annual newsletters. Publications are available on this website as downloadable PDF’s.
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