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Wyoming’s Confectionary Perfection

Tim Kellogg, who formerly competed in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider and known professionally as the Meeteetse Chocolatier, started selling chocolates in 2004 to pay for a new saddle. (Courtesy photo from Tim Kellogg)

Meeteetse Chocolatier thrills in creating new flavor combinations

CODY, Wyo. — A cowboy astride a bucking horse has been an iconic representation of Wyoming for more than a century—at least since 1921, when that silhouette first graced  uniforms for baseball players at the University of Wyoming. And chocolate has been connected to Valentine’s Day since 1861, when Richard Cadbury sold heart-shaped boxes of chocolate candies adorned with roses and Cupids. Tim Kellogg’s retail display case offers a range of chocolate truffles and other hand-crafted confections. Continue Reading →

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Meeteetse Chocolatier commutes through Yellowstone, Grand Teton to new Jackson store

Better known as the Meeteetse Chocolatier, Tim Kellogg has made a name over the past decade for creating rich, European-style chocolate truffles and other confections, which he sells online and from a storefront in Meeteetse, about 90 minutes from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park. In late June, Kellogg opened a small retail outlet in downtown Jackson, just south of Grand Teton National Park. For the past month, Kellogg's weekly commute has taken him through Yellowstone and Grand Teton, as he now splits his time between Meeteetse and Jackson. Continue Reading →

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Black-footed ferrets poised for Internet stardom on YouTube, Facebook

Federal wildlife managers are using social media tools like Facebook pages and YouTube videos to raise awareness of recovery efforts for the endangered black-footed ferret.

Looking to harness to the natural synergy between cute baby animals and the Internet, federal wildlife managers are hoping to make social media stars out of young black-footed ferrets, animals once thought to be extinct before about 130 were found on a Wyoming ranch east of Yellowstone National Park. The National Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program, a multi-partner project lead by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has created a Facebook page that allows fans to follow the progress of newborn ferret kits. Continue Reading →

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Cowboy Bar in Meeteetse stays true to its Western outlaw roots

For nearly 120 years, The Cowboy Bar in Meeteetse, Wyo. has served outlaws, locals and visitors making the trip to nearby Yellowstone National Park. Both the bar and the small ranching community have stayed true to their roots, offering an authentic taste of the Old West while making sure modern-day cowboys have a place to shoot pool, play cards and get a drink. Continue Reading →

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