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By Alex Hargrave
Lusk Herald Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Lusk man featured on Discovery Channel show

 

September 9, 2020

Alex Hargrave

Todd Hoelmer restores and preserves fossils in his shop in Lusk. His passion recently earned him a spot in the new Discovery Channel program. "Dino Hunters."

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 had a childhood...



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