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By Alex Hargrave
Lusk Herald Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Lusk 'freelance paleontologist' featured on Discovery Channel show


September 10, 2020

LUSK – Todd Hoelmer’s spot on Main Street is not a visible one. 

The white structure looks like an abandoned garage at first glance. Step inside, and it still looks that way, thanks to remnants of a 2015 flood Hoelmer said he is still dealing with. 

Past empty rooms with concrete floors is The Skeleton Closet, as indicated by his business card. The work area, illuminated by dim lights and filled with fossils of early mammals and dinosaurs alike, is where he restores and preserves these ancient artifacts.

“It’s something I never imagined I’d end up doing,” Hoelmer said. “I h...

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