May 13

Baggs represents Wyoming in the science fair

Michael Espy’s teacher and his mother almost cried and hugged seeing him shake United States President Barack Obama’s hand at the 3rd annual White House Science Fair in Washington DC on Monday. Carolyn Hicks, the teacher of Little Snake River Valley School, told that Michael appeared very professional. He smiled and said something to the president that she and Michael’s mom Peggy Espy could not listen on the live feed.

Later Michael Espy told that he thanked the president and he told him that it was really an honor to be there and be invited at the White House. This was a moment that he would always remember. He added that he would also never forget not forget sitting on the stage, hearing to the president tell participants that they are the next generation of engineers and scientists who will change the United States.

Little Snake River Valley School in the small south central Wyoming city of Baggs and the school will honor him in an assembly on Wednesday at 2 pm. Now, Michael is thinking of a career in chemical engineering. For his project, he sought to find out which organic component would offer the most methane gas. A byproduct toss out in potato processing bring forth the most material for his science project. Michael told that he was not informed why he was selected, but Hicks thinks this is because he is an awesome children and has an beautiful project.

Mar 13

Lake snow warning issued for Wyoming County

It seems that winter will not go away quietly as National Weather Service has issued new weather warning for Wyoming as well as Livingston counties. A winter weather warning is in effect till 11 am for the Livingston County. A lake snow advisory starts at 5 pm for Wyoming County, and goes on till 6 am, Thursday. Between four and 8 inches of snow are expected, according to Weather Service.

In a weather forecast discussion, the Weather Service told that the calendar might say spring starts Wednesday, but the overall pattern shows little signs of it. In fact, confidence is growing in an impressive late season lake snow for portions of Western and Central New York.

Now, this winter weather advisory also adds Wayne, Allegany, Ontario as well as northern Cayuga nations. Wintry mix and snow including freezing rain is expected to bring back tough travel times, with reduced visibilities and slippery roads, said the Weather Service.

Less than an inch of snow is anticipated to accumulate through 10 am. Ice accretion of 1/10th of an inch is also possible in the morning. Extra lake snow is possible during the night for different regions parts of Western New York. This lake snow advisory also includes places like Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and southern Erie counties. Snow reaching 4 – 8 inches in afternoon through Wednesday night is anticipated mainly through higher elevations, said the Weather Service.

Feb 13

Wyoming grabs drinking water compitition

Last week in the Great American Water Taste Test, Grand Targhee Resort’s tap water really pleased all the drinkers on the Capitol Hill. The resort that is placed in top 10 in the taste test which included water from all the fifty states. Wyoming was represented by the Grand Targhee Resort in Washington DC at the contest in conjunction with National Rural Water Association’s rally that takes place every year.

Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems’ Executive Director Mark Pepper told that it is true, the best snow makes the best water. In the year 2009, Grand Targhee had a top – 10 finish and also won Wyoming’s Best Tasting dringkin Water in the year 2008 and also in 2012.

A press release stated that the NRWA represents more than 32000 small and rural utilities throughout the nation. They finished against some of the top water systems from he other 49 state rural water associations which represent all the fifty states.

Grand Targhee Resort’s Water Utility Department Head Ron Overson brought their state’s winning sample to the US capital. The registered for the national water taste test  after their victory at the state level contest at Wyoming Association of Rural Water System’s Annual Conference.

Wyoming entries have ended in the top ten for the last 8 years with Town of Afton in the top 5 in the year 2005. The judges fir this year were  Dr. Andrew Sawyer, John Padalino, Carlisle Clarke, Lorene Wasland and Brett Challenger.

Jan 13

Wyoming Main Street Program

The Wyoming Main Street Program is all set to offer travel scholarships to a conference which will serve the participants to build and revitalize vibrant commercial districts in the downtowns in Wyoming.

Many scholarships are available for New Orleans’ National Main Streets Conference from 14th April to 16th April. The travel includes a trip to Mississippi and Louisiana’s Main Street communities sponsored by Wyoming Main Street. The trip from 12th April to 13th April will teach how the principals of the Main Street principles are applied to other communities.

The event assembles people from different communities and discusses issues and also came to know about new ideas and also develop downtown revitalization programs. The conference of this year’s will conference will concentrate on cultural economy.
The whole scholarship program covers the airfare, the registration fees for the conference as well as lodging the pre – trip. The application form can be found online -www.wyomingbusiness.org/program/main-street-news-and-events/4740.

Scholarship awards’ notification will be made from Wyoming Main Street staff around 6th February. Recipients have been told to give a reports to the local town council and the Wyoming Main Street Advisory Board regarding the info learned on the trip and how they will serve their community.

Dec 12

Hunting season starts at Wyoming’s Fort

Good news for hunters, along with unique cultural and educational experiences, Wyoming’s Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is now offering the scope to harvest game birds as well as big games in its 700 acre site.

For the last few years, this place has been contacted as a Hunter Management Area by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. As a Hunter Management Area, this place provides hunters a scope to reserve the whole site for a full day. They can even come in a group.

Misty Stoll, the Fort Phil Kearny Superintendent, told that what they (along with the Hunter Management Area) offer is that when people ask for a permission, visitor or a group of visitors get the site for an entire day. Misty added that once visitors get the permission; they know that they are the only ‘person’ in the whole site and this is what makes this site different from other sites.

Both resident and nonresident hunters can avail this site. Along with all regular game laws and fish laws, some other rules specific to the site apply. Speaking about why ATVs or vehicles are not allowed in this site, Stoll stated that they are managing natural areas and grazing areas to keep a balance. This is not a problem at all and till now, they have not heard any complaints.

This site has a measure of control and flexibility because it does not allow open access. Hunting season starts generally after when tourist season begins to wind down.

Nov 12

King James Bible’s 400th anniversary

Want to see a rare event? Then you must visit Wyoming this month. One of the most influential books in history is now on focus of a national traveling exhibit which will be on display from 7th October to 31st October at the Coe Library of University of Wyoming.

“Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” which is a national traveling exhibition, will start at 4.10 pm on 7th October at Coe Library’s room number 506. Philip Stine, a well known Bible translation scholar, will talk about the creation as well as the early reception of King James Bible. He will also sign the copies of his book named ‘Four Hundred Years on the Best Seller List.’

The year 2011 noted the four hundredth anniversary of King James Bible’s very first printing in the year 1911. This event not only reveal the dramatic story behind this book’s making, but it also adds its influence on American and British literature and most importantly its many-sided impact on society and culture till present day.

The event offers a chronological narrative which concentrates on the human part of this top cultural landmark as well as discovers the book’s literary, religious, cultural and social impact for more than four hundred years.
In this same event, Toppan Library of American Heritage Center will display Bibles from their rare collection of books. Albany County Public Library will display Bible translations and will host BYUtv film series called ‘Fires of Faith: The Coming Forth of the King James Bible.’