National Geographic Video: Cody rancher Nic Patrick testifies about being attacked by grizzly sow with two cubs while out irrigating two summers ago

(Cody, Wyo.) –  “I normally carry bear spray when I go hiking out in the hills, which I do often, but I was irrigating … June 20, 2013 …” Cody rancher Nic Patrick says as he begins to tell the story of the day he was attacked by a grizzly sow with two cubs two summers ago at his ranch southwest of Cody. He is speaking in a video National Geographic published Sept. 15, entitled “‘It Really Wasn’t the Bear’s Fault’: Grizzly Attack Survivor Reflects.”

Riverton Lions Club worked on River Walk project this month

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Members of the Riverton’s Lions Club volunteered time to spread wood mulch underneath the benches and picnic tables along the Riverton’s River Walk park area this month. This has been an ongoing community service by the Lions to enhance this area. In the photo is pictured above from right Mike Zirbel, Fred Craft, Dick Inberg and Bruce Brimmer (in the background) who were part of this work.

NOLS Celebrates 50 Years with 10th Mountain Division Living History Display

(Lander, Wyo.) – As part of the NOLS 50th Anniversary Celebration, the 10th Mountain Division is hosting a Living History Display featuring the uniforms and equipment that Paul Petzoldt, founder of NOLS, helped develop for the Army. The display includes mountaineering equipment, skis, sleeping bags, packs, climbing boots, and a display of military mountaineering medicine from that time.

The 50th Birthday Bash is this Saturday! Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence with us.

(Riverton, Wyo) – St. Margaret’s Catholic School is inviting all alumni, benefactors, former staff, families and community members to celebrate 50 Years of Excellence! The no-cost event is this Saturday, October 10th beginning with Mass in St. Margaret’s church at 5pm. Following Mass (around 6pm) there will be a hot dog and brat dinner in the school gym. Many former staff members, principals and pastors will be in attendance and the archives of old pictures have been prepared for viewing!

House votes to lift Crude Oil Export Ban; Wyoming’s Lummis praised bi-partisan effort

(Washington, D.C. )– Today the U.S. House voted 261-159 to increase American energy production and spur economic growth by passing bipartisan legislation to lift the 40 year old ban on crude oil exports. The export ban was put in place in 1975 in response to the Arab oil embargo. Since then the U.S. has become a leading producer of oil in the world, but the policy has not changed, jeopardizing the ability of American production to stay globally competitive, a news release from the Congressional Western Caucus said.