August 21, 2013 |
Senior point guard Jeremy Lieberman of Calabasas has committed to Wyoming, Coach Jon Palarz said. Eric.email@example.com
August 9, 2013 |
Californians weren't the only ones this week who were startled by their cellphones jangling with the Amber Alert text message about the missing San Diego County teen and the man suspected of kidnapping her. Over the past few days, authorities widened the area of the Amber Alert to Oregon, Washington, Nevada and part of Idaho. That means the cellphones of nearly the entire western United States got buzzed. And guess what? It seems to be working. Friday morning, San Diego County law enforcement officials announced that they found the now infamous blue Nissan stripped of its license plate (most of us had practically memorized the number from seeing it on freeway signs so often)
July 18, 2013 |
They say cowboys are the toughest, flintiest characters out there, and that the Wyoming breed might be the most hard-bitten of them all. Starting Thursday, the state will be the scene of a competition to give athletes a chance to prove they're Wyoming hardy: the first-ever Cowboy Tough race that will feature a madcap scramble by bike, foot, climbing gear and canoe across 300 miles of roads, trails, mountainsides and blue water. Think Ironman Triathalon or Tour de France -- only out in the middle of nowhere.
July 16, 2013 |
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, dove headlong into her first run for political office Tuesday, announcing an unusual bid to unseat Wyoming's incumbent Republican senator, Mike Enzi. Cheney, 46, who moved from Virginia to Wyoming last year to assay a possible run, made her intentions known in a six-minute YouTube video released 30 minutes after Enzi declared his intentions to seek a fourth term. The Republican lacerated President Obama and “his liberal allies” - after going on at some length about her family's deep Wyoming roots - but never mentioned the name of her opponent, a reliable and well-liked conservative.
July 8, 2013 |
Here's one way to experience Yellowstone National Park as nature intended: quietly, without the summer crowds. But you'll need to don cross-country skis or snowshoes and brave chilly weather to do it. VBT, a longtime operator of hiking and biking tours that recently added ski itineraries, is offering a six-day trip, “
July 4, 2013 |
The brother of a U.S. senator was found dead in the Wyoming wilderness Wednesday after taking a long backcountry hike from which he never returned. No foul play was immediately suspected. James “Randy” Udall, 61 -- brother of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) -- had told his family about his plans to take an extended hike through an obscure route in the Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming, which his family said was Randy Udall's "favorite mountain range in the world. " The 6-foot-4 hiker was a hardy outdoorsman, despite having suffered a previous hip injury, and embarked on a six-day solo hike through the range on June 20. His disappearance was first reported to the Sublette County Sheriff's Office on Friday, two days after he failed to return.
April 21, 2013 |
HELENA, Mont. - Stephen Watt is no stranger to gun violence. In 1982, as a 26-year-old Wyoming state trooper, he stopped a fleeing bank robber who pumped five bullets into Watt before leaving him for dead on an empty stretch of highway. Watt lost his left eye and a good chunk of his liver. He has a bullet lodged in his spine, which still causes pain, and uses crutches and a wheelchair to get around. Despite all that, Watt is a fierce opponent of gun control, convinced it doesn't work.
April 6, 2013 |
CODY, Wyo. - For many, the federal budget ax that fell last month has meant a few nicks here and there. For Joe Kondelis, it's sliced a lot deeper. After stewing for days, the 53-year-old opened his wallet and delivered a $2,000 check to the Cody Chamber of Commerce to help pay for snowplowing at Yellowstone National Park. It wasn't easy. Cash is scarce once Yellowstone shuts down for the winter. But after automatic spending cuts idled the National Park Service plows and threatened to delay opening day for two weeks - two weeks that could cost his beer distributorship $100,000 in sales - Kondelis felt he had no choice.
March 31, 2013 |
CODY, Wyo. - The drive east of Cody is through high desert, and the February weekend of my visit was bitterly cold. But I was wearing a heavy down coat, snow pants and boots, and riding in a cozy, warm SUV. That's not how nearly 14,000 earlier visitors had arrived in Cody. They came by train from California in late August, and they weren't wearing down or fleece, nor did they have a comfy hotel room awaiting them. They were among the 100,000 Japanese Americans relocated from the West Coast to the interior of the U.S. at the beginning of World War II, shortly after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
March 11, 2013 |
Nobody is sure why deer bound onto rural roads, offering themselves as sacrificial lambs to unsuspecting motorists and causing crashes that take lives nationwide every year. But a Wyoming researcher, Morgan Graham, wants to find a way to prevent such crashes. Graham, with the Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools, is the lead investigator in a study with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to determine whether new high-tech highway reflectors can prevent collisions between vehicles and deer.