The Second Story Books

Here we go up the stair to The Second Story Books, one of the most colorful and charming book stores in SE Wyoming and the ONLY private seller of NEW books in Albany County.

With its second story connecting door with Night Heron (used) Books & Coffee House, we do spill through briefly so that you can imagine the endless opportunity available in these two stores.

By the way, we also scramble down the outdoor fire escape and allow a voluptuous view of the outstanding mural celebrating The Second Story AND Big Hollow Food Coop.

Fort Vasquez

In Platteville, Colorado, on the “Canada American” Highway (U.S. 85) located literally amid the northbound and southbound lanes one encounters this small community historic site that celebrates the local cultural heritage. This tour offers a peek at what is to be seen inside. 

As a “rest stop” Fort Vasquez offers quite a lot: coffee, candy samples, gift shop. As a historic site you will find some rich diorama displays of artifacts and photographs and a reconstruction of Fort Vasquez. You will most days meet the museum’s director and curator who is forthcoming with a number of interesting bits of lore. 

Next time you are avoiding traffic hell on I-25, take a half-hour break at Fort Vasquez. The coffee and internet access are free and the overstuffed chairs very comfortable. 

Laramie Regional Airport

We welcome Laramie Regional Airport (LAR) to our family of organizations who have their own Street View virtual tours of their sites. LAR is on the move. Adding jet service to Denver some years ago has dramatically increased demand for travel out of LAR. The recently repaved parking lot now is full of vehicles with some still having to park on an expansion lot just to the west of the paved lot. Still, the parking is free and it’s always a short walk to the terminal building. Look for big things from Laramie Regional Airport and panowyoming.com will be there with up-to-date tours of updated facilities. 


Riegel Body Shop

What has surprised us about photographing Riegel Body Shop is the size. It is a family owned business currently headed by Ted Riegel and it has a homey touch. The facility on Washington Avenue in West Laramie can be deceiving. It is much larger than one might imagine seeing the front.

But you can see for yourself. Just click on the image above and you can see it all.

Works of Wyoming

A virtual tour of Works of Wyoming is live on Google Street View.

WOW has a gallery offering various shows throughout the year featuring Wyoming artists and a gift shop, on site and online, showcasing the work of Wyoming artists and crafts-people. They also offer art production workshops, business of art classes and one-on-one marketing consultations in Laramie and throughout Wyoming, on site and online as well. Business Counseling is available to all Wyoming Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses as well as artists.

Works of Wyoming, a project of the Wyoming Women’s Business Center, was created for artists to increase their business knowledge as well as enhance their visibility. WOW was created to encourage Wyoming artists with networking, training and workshops, art community building. WOW works directly with artists to develop training in business and marketing practices.

Laramie Dental Arts

Congratulations Laramie Dental Arts on your new virtual tour. Troy Knaub, DDS, is the principal at this long-standing Laramie dental practice. Dr. Knaub acquired and remodeled the former Laramie Plains Federal Credit Union building at 352 N 4th Street in Laramie. The new home for the practice includes beautiful operatories and the latest equipment. One recent addition is a dental cone beam CT scanner capable of creating 3D images of the patient’s entire mouth.

Cowgirl Yarn on East Ivinson

Here is another great panowyoming.com tour. Great because the client has an absolutely gorgeous store filled with everything and anything associated with yarn, knitting, looms and more.

Click on the image above and immerse yourself in beautiful colors and fine products. Here are a few more clickable examples:

Cowgirl Yarn is in early stages of introducing a studio in its recently improved ground level. Access may be obtained from inside the store but this link is a little more straightforward.