(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Five years of collaborative research documenting the Cowboy State’s outdoor heritage by the Wyoming Arts Council and the University of Wyoming American Studies Program has resulted in a new exhibit, “Art of the Hunt: Wyoming Traditions.”
(South Pass City, Wyo.) – The 2014 Gold Rush Days Vintage Base Ball Tournament went the distance Sunday.
(Casper, Wyo.) – The first participants of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have from July 11 until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts and make decisions on additional conservation activities that will benefit priority natural resource issues.
(Yellowstone National Park) – Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of June is up more than 7 percent compared to the previous year. Visitation for the first six months of the 2014 is over the one million mark.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Thunder Run roared through Lander this morning, several hundred motorcycles strong. Members of the Legacy Vets and Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Clubs and others gathered at the Shopko parking lot and rode down Main Street. The motorcycles stopped underneath the large flag hanging at Fourth and Main to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The second annual “Run Like A Bighorn” race will be held Saturday, July 19th at 7 am. Runners should meet at the Sawmill picnic shelter for registration, which starts at 6 am. Participants may also pre-register at the Sinks Canyon State Park Visitor Center. The cost of registration is $20 for adults, and $10 for kids under 13. This cost includes an official race t-shirt and water bottle, along with gifts from our sponsors.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Facilities Task Force will meet Tuesday, July 22 at the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) in Lander to continue discussing the roles and needs of the state’s public healthcare facilities.
(South Pass City, Wyo.) – The first day of Gold Rush Days at South Pass City State Historic Site drew some 1,200 visitors who took-in events, music and historic mining demonstrations and 1900 rule vintage Base Ball.
(Pavillion, Wyo.) – This buck deer with its antlers in velvet was enjoying grazing a pasture just outside of Pavillion this past week when County 10 drove by and captured this photo. Wyoming Wildlife, it’s worth the watching!
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Model Planes Fly-in continues today at the Wyoming Modeler’s Park. Featuring radio controlled model flying machines from all over the region including planes, helicopters, and even jets; go watch the pilots perform some of their best maneuvers. The Fly-In offers day and night flying at the park, which is located between the Walmart and Honor Farm Rd.
(Yellowstone National Park) – The 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be held October 6-8, 2014, in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming.
(Salt Lake City, Utah) – Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program has once again received national recognition. For the 11th year, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory ranked PacifiCorp—which includes Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power—in the top five utility green power programs in the country. For 2013, Blue Sky ranks second for participating customers and third for renewable energy sales through a voluntary program.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Day in the Park today at Riverton City Park was a blast, and it could have been much hotter than it was. Hundreds of people flowed through the park to browse the various vendors, meet different organizations and shake hands with political candidates.
The summer heat has arrived and Park County Sheriff Scott Steward reminds residents it takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The original 1986 Lander Valley High School soccer team reunited at coach Dan Howlett’s retirement party. Above from left are: Michael Durnal, Ron Glasscock, Dan Howlett, Ron Hanson, Alex Ayers, Chris Peterson. Thanks to Durnal of Studio 7 Photography for sharing the photo in an effort to recognize his coach!