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Old 10-03-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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What is your definition of a cowboy?
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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People are so isolated, self-sufficient, and self-regulating (including for their own property protection) in those two states. Other than in the larger cities, the need for law enforcement state-wide would seem to be rather low. Winters are rough "up there", and I know Wyoming is often very windy. It's obvious why they're thinly populated. Most people don't want to live in those conditions.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:12 PM
 
Location: WY
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Both states are rural, farming/ranch states. A ton of land, and people living off that land. Your question about "cowboys" isn't relative and isn't needed. "Cowboys" comes from the age of cowboys and Indians, unless you're 10 years old, join the real world
Well OP, you are getting lots of info. from people that don't live here. I can assure you that
the "Cowboy culture" in our state is still alive and well. Yeah, we have residents who have
nothing to do with ranches or rodeo, but we remain the foremost Western culture state in
the US. For your entertainment or edification, here are some vignettes:

Youtube: USA Through Music-Wyoming (Chancey Williams)
Chancey Williams talks about growing up here-his family ranches near Moorcroft.

https://youtu.be/pKyTeNJKw6E
Chancey Williams new album-home grown WY music. Video recorded entirely in Wyoming.

https://youtu.be/xlv-WxWjnbQ
Tris Munsick's new album-home grown WY music. Video recorded entirely in Sheridan WY.

https://youtu.be/sZdWDsyOdkw
Tris at work. Notice that our high school kids are pretty good at country swing dancing.
(I'm not) The Munsick family come from Dayton, which is near Sheridan in northern WY.

https://youtu.be/ICA7YNsQAGo
Ted Koppel actually does a decent job on us. Simpson's are an iconic family from Cody.

Your question about cowboys is definitely pertinent. We don't always wear western hats-
they are too hard to chase down in the wind. Sometimes we ride four-wheelers instead
of horses to check the cows. Rodeo is our official state sport. Cowboys don't ride range
like they did in the days before fences, but they are certainly alive and well in Wyoming.

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Old 10-03-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: WY
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To your questions about law enforcement openings. A good source would be:
wyomingatwork.com, which is the state job service site. I looked on there,
and currently there is one opening for a deputy sheriff in Kemmerer (which
would be the Lincoln County sheriff's department) Kemmerer is where the JC
Penney company started.

There are six police officer openings in a varied group of Wyoming towns:
Newcastle NE corner of the state, about 3500 population, near Black Hills
Wheatland SE part of state, about 3700 population, agricultural community
Sheridan North near MT border, about 17000 population, popular place to live
Powell NW part of state, about 6000 or so people, agriculture, junior college
Gillette NE, 32000 population, busy agriculture and energy industry town

In Wyoming, a town of say 3500-3700 is considered "good-sized". Gillette and
Sheridan are virtually "urban" experiences. I would think we could be a good
state to be a sheriff or police officer, unless you like lots of action. The only job
I saw at the State Highway Patrol was dispatcher. These are on wyomingatwork.
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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The town of Lander wyoming was advertising a police officer job on their Facebook page a few days ago.

I've heard being a cop in a small town can be pretty boring.

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Old 10-04-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: WY
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10/04/17 Add Rock Springs to the list. It says apply by Nov 27, about 54k salary.
Rock Springs is about 27000 population in the SW corner of the state a couple hrs.
from Utah. Might be a little more action-always somebody interesting going across
the country on I-80.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Rock Springs might be more exciting than Lander.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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What is your definition of a cowboy?
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