About Us

The Modern West is a destination for those who want to experience the West both past and present. It’s a rich collection of cultural stories, news, oral histories, artist performances and podcasts that draw from original Wyoming Public Media productions as well as a variety of sources linked to major Wyoming cultural sites.

If you live in Wyoming or other western states, you’ll experience what you already know and discover much that you don’t. If you’re looking for a deep dive into the ethos of the West, you’ll find a rich trove of information that will enrich your experience and understanding of this vast land.

Experience The Modern West through stories of coal miners and cowboys, Native Americans and scientists, wildlife and livestock—from our wind-swept prairies and soaring mountains.

Digital Destination

A place for visitors and residents of Wyoming to experience the West, both past, and present.

Hear The West

Experience a sound rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West.

Explore The West

Find your next vacation spot! The Modern West offers a chance to explore the towns and attractions of the Cowboy State.

Global Connection

Features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more offer a snapshot of Western life and connect the West to the world.

Photography Credit: 

Snowy Range Wildflowers – Melanie McCormack