From the beginning of the college until 1975, the student newspaper, which was a tabloid format and printed erratically in Nebraska, had under gone at least three name changes. They included the “Engima,” “Campus Free Press” and “Crow Creek Gazette.”
  • In 1976, the format was changed to a biweekly newsmagazine; the name was changed to “Wingspan” after the college’s Golden Eagle mascot, and the printing was transferred to the college’s in-house media services department. {Wingspan trivia question: Who renamed the publication? In fall 1976, Jeanne Uphoff, a staffer who was also Miss Wyoming in the Miss America contest, offered the new name, and we knew it was a perfect fit the moment we heard it.} Stability has remained ever since. 
  • In fall 1988, Wingspan became one of the first student publications in the nation to be completely digitally produced. 
  • The fall 1999 semester marked another milestone in Wingspan’s history when the administration increased funding for the publication. This allowed Wingspan to be published off campus at the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle by a press capable of running four-color photographs on the cover, back and centerspread. The format returned to a tabloid size. In addition, a fourth issue was added to each semester. 
  • On May 18, 1995, Wingspan became the first student publication in Wyoming to go online via the Internet through the founding efforts of Vicki Cox and Jessica English.
  • In fall 2008, Wingspan started printing in full color on every page.
Throughout the years, the college has published a literary magazine, including the college’s first professionally printed one called “A Yuletide Fanfare.” In 1977, some 9,000 copies of this publication were printed using trustees’ innovative funds. However, it was not until 1989 that a formal Literary/Arts Magazine Club was formed and an advisor named. The High Plains Register, which is digitally produced by students, was printed locally until 1999. It was revitalized in 2001.