A young lad in his prime, Wiley Combs is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the quondam local rag known as “News From Nowhere.” A quixotic Laramie resident with substantial intellectual proclivities, Combs is also a fan of ten-dollar words. He has been described as a “renegade social scientist,” among other (unprintable) things. Combs’ interests include reading, writing, philosophizing, and playing pool at the Buckhorn. His turn-offs include loud noises, altercations with the police, tightwads, and bigotry. He is a self-described anarcho-socialist political theorist. He possesses no legitimate academic qualifications, but what he lacks in degrees he makes up for in moxy.