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If you meet a living legend, you better get to know him


An old grizzled editor told me 50 years ago that during my career I should always to be on the lookout for real life heroes. “If you are lucky, you might get to know at least one in your life. If so, spend time with them. You will never regret it,” I was told.

During my 46 years in Wyoming, I have known many great men and women around the state who achieved national and international stature.

Here in my hometown, despite being a small town full of big characters, two men stand tall as I look back on my Lander-based career.

The first was the late Paul Petzoldt, founder of the National...

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