The visiting journalist program continued to reap rewards in January with a wonderfully descriptive piece from Tribune Services
freelance writer Marlise Kast, who visited Wyoming in September 2022. “Getting Roped in by Wyoming”
evoked Wyoming wanderlust, as she recounted her adventures exploring Sheridan, Buffalo, Dayton and Gillette, and detailed the state’s impressive beauty, experiences and people. The story was syndicated to 18 additional outlets with a total reach of over 24 million.
Cody, Wyoming was named one of the “20 Most Beautiful Towns in the United States”
by Carrie Dennis for her Travel + Leisure
story. Once again, the Wyoming Office of Tourism’s Piper Singer was quoted and this time on her knowledge of Buffalo Bill Cody. Piper commented that Buffalo Bill “was so impressed with the scenery, farming, and hunting opportunities, as well as its proximity to Yellowstone, that he started up the town we know today as Cody,” and that “you can still see, feel and experience that Western vibe that began so many years ago” in the modern day downtown of the Rodeo Capital of the World.
In other news, Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis and Granite Falls Hot Springs in Jackson were included in the “12 Hot Springs in the West to Visit”
roundup for Deseret News
, while 3 Spear Ranch in Dubois was chosen as a top wedding venue in The Knot’s “Guide to Wedding Destinations in the American West.”
The property was praised for an Old Western film ambience and for its remarkable nuptial offerings. Finally, Snow King Mountain in Jackson was named as one of “8 Cool Mountain Getaways in the US”
, with writer Jenny Wilden commending the resort for its breathtaking views of the Teton, small lines and crowds, and exhilarating activities.