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Pearl Anniversary, Wyo Livestock Roundup celebrates beginning of 30th year

Written by Saige

In 1989, W.L. “Bill” Glanz, publisher of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup wrote, “We of Maverick Press, Inc. welcome you as readers and customers to a new weekly livestock and agriculture newspaper, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup, Wyoming’s only weekly livestock and ag paper, published and printed in Wyoming by Wyoming people, for Wyoming people.”

Glanz promised to “keep you, the producer, informed of markets and events around the state.” 

After 30 years, the Roundup staff believes we have fulfilled that goal, and as our paper has grown, moved, seen changes in staff, challenges and joys, we look back on Glanz’ first words, as well as those of Don Hall, Roundup editor.

At a Glanz

By Publisher Bill Glanz

I feel the Wyoming Livestock Roundup will bridge the geographic barrier we have here in this great state of ours. It will bring us all closer together from corner to corner. As I travel around the state, I find Wyoming people, especially ag people, who have strong feelings about supporting in-state businesses, buying products produced and manufactured in state. 

The Roundup will be Wyoming’s paper. We feel that the advertising dollar now being spent in out-of-state publications can show a better return when spent on a Wyoming product. Any business that wants to reach livestock and agriculture people in the state of Wyoming will be able to do that by placing ads with the Roundup

I would like to thank all of you who have helped get the Roundup going and hope for your continued support…

Anytime you are in the Worland area, do stop in to visit. The pot is always on.

For the Hall of it

By Editor Don Hall

Welcome to the Wyoming Livestock Roundup! We’ve finally gotten our first issue out, and we’re excited about it. Of course, there’s still a long way to go to get it the way we want it and the way you want it, but we’re off the press and ready to go…

It takes a special breed of men and women to put in the months, years and decades building a farm or ranch operation, working from can’t to can any day of the year, as the moment requires, for the welfare of livestock and crops. People who don’t complain; people who care and share; folks with a sense of humor – they have to be able to laugh. The best people…

As we go to press, many things are happening in the livestock and agriculture industries in Wyoming. The state’s two largest livestock auction sale barns have changed ownership, on a purchase and the other a merger. Crops are progressing, although water is a concern, as it always is. A loan program on the Wind River Indian Reservation will help develop ag-oriented businesses for members of the Shoshone and Arapahoe tribes. Congress is hearing testimony on the U.S. Sugar Program, an issue of concern to Wyomingites…

Back here at the paper, we’re still trying to get our feet on the ground, and all this is rushing at us. We are developing a network of reporters and ad sales people from around the state to help us better serve you and make the Roundup truly a statewide newspaper. 

We are looking forward to the challenge of creating a newspaper you will find useful to your business, as well as entertaining. We thank those who have offered encouragement and assistance in our start-up period and hope you’ll stick with us as we grow.

Today

Through the passage of time, the Roundup has changed and grown. Under the leadership of long-time Publisher Del Tinsley and direction of Managing Editor Jennifer Womack, the paper garnered readers and advertisers from across the state. 

Many of our current staff members, including Curt Cox and Jody Michelena have served the paper for half of its existence. 

Though times have changed, the Roundup has moved to Casper and Dennis Sun has been publisher of the paper for more than a decade, many of the thoughts in the columns of the original team hold true today. 

The Roundup continues to strive to keep producers informed of the latest events going on around the state and across the nation. We hope to connect our readers with each other and ag business across Wyoming, and we strive to put out a weekly paper for the Wyoming agriculture industry, produced by Wyomingites. 

The Wyoming Livestock Roundup would like to thank our readers for years of continued support. As Bill Glanz put it, anytime you’re in the Casper area, stop by our office for a visit. We always have a pot of coffee on.

Saige Albert, managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup, compiled this article from our history books. Send comment on this article to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..