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UW AHC’s Simpson Institute Partners with LCCC to Host Economic Discussion

April 9, 2019

The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center’s (AHC) Simpson Institute for Western Politics is partnering with Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne to host a moderated discussion, “Breaking the Boom and Bust Cycle in Wyoming: Viewpoints from Southeast Wyoming,” Thursday, April 18.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Clay Pathfinder Building on the LCCC Cheyenne campus. For more information about the LCCC campus and directions, visit

The discussion will be moderated by former state representative and UW administrator/instructor Pete Simpson. It will focus on Wyoming’s vision for the future from a socio-economic standpoint.

Panelists include current state Reps. Sara Burlingame, Sue Wilson and Cathy Connolly; former state Rep. Michael Madden; Jerimiah Rieman, executive director of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association; and author and poet Sam Western.

The Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leaders is a program of the AHC that focuses on the acquisition and preservation of collections from prominent individuals, businesses and organizations that have provided leadership -- political, economic, social and cultural -- for Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West.

For more information, call Leslie Waggener at (307) 766-2557 or email

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