Today feels a bit stormy, but yesterday was a serene, picture-perfect kind of day. We snapped this while hiking near Worthen Meadows yesterday. Even some of the leaves were turning already!
How is it already the end of August?! Well here we are, and Tuesday is the LAST Lander LIVE of the 2015 season. Come down and enjoy Elephant Revival, an up-and-coming folk group from Colorado that has made a splash opening for well known bluegrass groups such as Trampled by Turtles, The String Cheese Incident, and Bela Fleck!
(Riverton, Wyo.) – City Park in Riverton was the place to be with the family on Friday night. It was an evening full of fabulous live music, burgers, balloons and bouncy houses. Thank you, Brooke Lehto, for sharing these photos from the event.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – According to multiple eastern news sources, Cheyenne-based retailer Sierra Trading Post will be opening a new location in Burlington, Vermont. This marks marks the first location outside of the western states.
(UNDATED) – In some states they are called cruisers, others refer to them as squads. In the Cowboy State they are referred to as a patrol car.
(Douglas, Wyo.) – Seventeen Bureau of Land Management gentled wild horses and burros were adopted during Wyoming Mustang Days, at the Wyoming State Fair, in Douglas, Wyo., Aug. 11-15.
(Lander, Wyo.) – At the September meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group this coming Tuesday, Sept. 1, the topic will be “How to Make Your Life Easier.” Dom Wong, an occupational therapist with SageWest Health Care Center in Lander, will talk about mobility, fatigue management, fall prevention, and self care. His short talk will be followed by questions and answers and a group discussion. This meeting of the Support Group will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Lander Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – A child from Fort Washakie had a wish granted this summer from Make-A-Wish® Wyoming when he was given the opportunity to visit Southern California. The highlight for Wish Child Colden, 5, was a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim. He also visited Sea World at San Diego.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – Fire information these days is distributed nearly instantaneously through electronic means, rarely is it done the “old Fashioned” way, in person unless at public meetings.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – Local amateur historian Steve Banks kitted out a young audience member as a trapper, complete with gun and traps, during a presentation on Mountain Man history in the Dubois town park on Saturday, August 29, sponsored by the Dubois Museum.
Have you noticed an increase in wasps this summer?
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Megan Ward captured this photo of Saturday night’s Super Moon. According to the National Weather Service, “The moon follows an elliptical orbit, and at perigee, the moon is 50,000 km closer to Earth than at apogee, it’s farthest distance from Earth.”
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Dubois Rams played in a four team six-man football scrimmage this afternoon in Riverton, testing out their offense and defense in a controlled practice with Meeteetse, Little Snake River and Midwest. Each team’s offense and defense had 12 plays from the 40 yard line with the teams rotating against each other.
(Casper, Wyo.) -Defeat the Washington Machine-Unleash the American Dream, was the message delivered in Casper Friday from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a candidate for the Republican nomination for President.
Two University of Wyoming College of Education academic programs received the highest possible rating during a comprehensive set of reviews conducted in preparation for its 2016 reaccreditation process.
You’ve been warned.
Tungsten Heavy Powder & Parts – a supplier of tungsten components for military, industrial engineering and medical markets worldwide – is moving its China-based production operation to Laramie, Wyoming, the company announced today.
(Lander, Wyo) – Starting August 28th, Sprouts Greenhouse is having a Progressive Sale which means you can get 20% off all plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, weeds) and every Friday prices drop an additional 10%!