Much of this book is based on interviews I have conducted with residents of Laramie and of Wyoming in general. I have used the full names of public figures—journalists, state and local politicians, and Laramie residents repeatedly portrayed in the national media. When given permission by interviewees, I have also used the full names of private citizens. Some of my interview subjects have asked that I identify them only by first name, to protect their privacy, which I have agreed to do. In the case of three interviewees, I have agreed to use pseudonyms; each pseudonym is noted in the text.