**Update** Found it on BugGuide.net. Plains Yellow-winged Grasshopper (Arphia simplex)
Been trying to figure out all last night and this morning what type of grasshopper this is. I haven't succeeded but wanted to post anyway because of how interesting it is. For an amateur like me, grasshopper identifications are hard. There are too many of them and they all seem to look similar. Except this one... it is about as unique as they come and I still can't figure it out.