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Audio

Conference on the Rural West: Complete Audio

Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Ogden, Utah
(Oct. 13-14, 2012)

Introduction
Welcome to the Conference on the Rural West
Introductory remarks by David M. Kennedy, Faculty Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University

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Cow Town to Boom Town: “A Feeding Frenzy”

Cow Town to Boom Town: "A Feeding Frenzy"
Duration: 5:46 (download as podcast)

 

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The new $20 million aquatic center in Pinedale

By Claire Woodard

The influx of wealth from the gas boom has brought a lot of new infrastructure, investment, and business opportunities to Sublette County, Wyoming. But it has also inspired an unfamiliar and sometimes troubling response among residents: greed.

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Cow Town to Boom Town: “Ambivalence”

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By Claire Woodard

Residents of Pinedale, Wyoming have decidedly mixed feelings about the area’s gas boom. Though the boom has brought wealth and much opportunity to the community, it has also presented a host of challenges, from a transformed town culture to environmental degradation.

In “Ambivalence,” Pinedale locals share their thoughts on the boom’s benefits and its drawbacks.

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Cow Town to Boom Town: A Series of Multimedia Essays

Click the player above to watch the video, "The Boom: Pinedale, Wyoming in Transition"

 

By Claire Woodard

“Cow Town to Boom Town” is a series of audio-visual essays about the effects of the natural gas boom on the community of Pinedale, Wyoming. The project draws on interviews with residents conducted by the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center, as part of their oral history collection “Wyoming’s Energy Boom, 1995-2010.” We thank the Center and its Associate Archivist Leslie Waggener for kindly sharing interviews and materials.   

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