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Chuck Engebretsen - Lost Springs

SPCR Commission Member-at-Large

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Term Ends: Thursday, April 01, 2021

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Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Engebretsen is a rancher and co-owner/operator of the Lost Springs Ranch, a 2008 Centennial Wyoming Ranch near Lost Springs. Chuck is a third generation Wyoming rancher and he and his wife, Mary, have operated the ranch since 1971. They also own a retail business, ‘Western Mall’, with their daughter, Marlisa Hall, in Torrington. It is a western boutique, ladies clothing, jewelry, gifts and tuxedo rental business on Main Street.

Engebretsen is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a life member of University of Wyoming Alumni Association and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors representing Converse County. He continues to serve the University as a member of the Board of Associates for the American Heritage Center. He also contributes to the Cowboy Joe Club, Art Museum, Alumni Scholarship Club and is a member of the UW President’s Club.

Engebretsen has served Converse County as a member of the County Planning and Zoning Commission and was appointed to the Converse County Tourism Board in 2007 and has served as Treasurer since his appointment. His term will run to June 2015. The Board expends Lodging Tax collections for promotion of Douglas, Glenrock and Converse County.

Engebretsen belongs to several agricultural organizations, namely Wyoming Farm Bureau, Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA), and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He served on the Executive Board representing Converse County Stock Growers for 20 years and was elected WSGA Regional Vice President 2001-2003.

Engebretsen is a life member of the Wyoming Pioneer Association and Friends of the Wyoming State Fair located in Douglas. He is a member of the Niobrara County Historical Society and Stagecoach Museum, Wyoming State Historical Society, Friends of South Pass and Alliance for Historic Wyoming.

Antelope hunting is a second business for the ranch, allowing out-of-state hunters to harvest up to 75 antelope yearly. The Engebretsens have a large collection of Indian artifacts, and they also collect turquoise jewelry, first edition Western Books, antique ladies clothing, hats and jewelry.

Engebretsen was appointed to the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission in March 2011 and represents the Commission on the Monuments and Markers Advisory Committee with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.

Engebretsen and his wife have two married children, Merritt (Lisa) Engebretsen of Casper, and Marlisa (Shawn) Hall of Veteran, and four grandchildren, Kassondra ‘Kasi’ (21) and Austyn (17) Engebretsen, and Harrison and Jadyn Hall (10).

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