The architects concept for the remodeling of the Double-A. (UW)

Nearly $13 million raised for Wyoming Athletics in 2013-14 fiscal year

 Laramie, Wyo. (Sept. 4, 2014) — University of Wyoming Athletics will benefit for years to come from the generosity of numerous individuals, corporations and other groups who donated this past year to support a variety of capital projects, endowments and scholarship funds.  That generosity from Cowboy and Cowgirl supporters resulted in a total of $12.8 million in pledges and gifts to UW Athletics for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Crowds watch airborne performances. Photo by Alan Culver.

Big crowds came out for the Lander Fly-In and Car Show

(Lander, Wyo.) – Hundreds turned out on this perfect Saturday afternoon for the 2014 Lander Fly-in and Car Show. The Fly-In was 8 am – 2 pm at Hunt Field Airport. Three aerobatic pilots performed. Their planes were a Pitts Special S-28, an MXS-R, and a Sorenson which is a 1930’s style biplane. There was also flour bombing and spot landing contests for small planes in addition to a couple dozen classic and muscle cars.

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Fremont County High School Rodeo happening now

(Lander, Wyo.) – Fremont County High School Rodeo Club’s rodeo got started at noon today with girls calf roping. The performances and competitions continue through the afternoon until 3 p.m. at the Lander Rodeo Grounds. The festivities continue tomorrow, Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. County10 plans publish results from the competition early next week.

Lander Rotary Scholarship Committee Member Mickey Douglas with recipient Marvin Aragon. (Ernie Over photo)

Marvin Aragon is recipient of Lander Rotary’s fall scholarship

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander Rotary Club has announced that Marvin Aragon, a 2014 Lander Valley High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship this fall. Marvin was a standout high school student who participated in track, cross country, rodeo, and the E.S.C.A.P.E. organization. Marvin is attending Casper College where he is enrolled in the welding program. His proud mother is Violet Aragon.

A paving crew from HK Contractors of Idaho is working Saturday on the 8 Mile Road resurfacing project. (Ernie Over photo)

Eight Mile Road overlay work in progress; A county one percent project

(Midvale, Wyo.) – An overlay project on the remaining four miles of the 8 Mile Road northwest of Riverton is underway. Crews from HK Contractors of Idaho completed the base overlay and are now working on the second overlay. Pilot cars are directing traffic through the construction zone with 10 minutes expected.

The Taiwan National Theatre in Taipei. (Ernie Over photo)

Bebout, other lawmakers, plan Asia trip to expand state’s economic opportunities

(Cheyenne, Wyo.)  – Six Wyoming lawmakers will travel to Asia next week to continue efforts to expand the State’s energy and manufacturing interests abroad. Wyoming Senate President Tony Ross and Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau will be joined by the Senate Majority Floor Leader, Phil Nicholas; Joint Appropriations Committee Cochairman and Senate Vice President, Eli Bebout; Rep. Bob Nicholas and Rep. Mike Greear, who both serve on the Select Committee on the Wyoming Value Added Energy and Industrial Plan. Staff from the Governor’s Office and Wyoming Business Council will join the delegation.

A Classic Lifegard medical helicopter, like the one pictured above, participated in the transport of a kayak accident Thursday. (file photo)

Unconscious Kayaker Rescued from Snake River; Riverton helicopter involved

(Moose, Wyo.)  — Just before noon on Thursday, September 4, Grand Teton National Park rangers and park paramedics responded to a boat accident with an unresponsive kayaker on the Snake River, about 3/4 of a mile downstream of the Pacific Creek landing.  Gerald Skinner, 80, of Brentwood, Tennessee was kayaking with his son near the confluence of the Buffalo Fork River when he apparently overturned his boat and lost consciousness.