Team Remington has won
the 70th Annual One Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander, Wyoming
. Team Remington defeated several other teams including Team Wyoming which lost after former Vice President Dick Cheney missed both his chosen Antelope and his fellow hunters
The annual day long hunt consists of three man teams who take turns attempting to kill a buck pronghorn antelope
with a single shot. The winning team is the first to return with all three having made a successful single shot kill. The pronghorn, although not actually an antelope, is a small ruminant approximately 3 feet tall, and holds the distinction as the world's second fastest land animal, capable of running for extended distances at speeds over 50mph. [more inside]
posted by humanfont
on Sep 22, 2013 -
The best wind in America is in Wyoming. It is a door-snapping, heart-pounding wind that barrels in from the west, chasing the truckers along Interstate 80 as they race to make Omaha by nightfall. It is sometimes described with words ordinarily associated with dark chocolate or exceptional pinot noir. It has been called dense, world-class, consistently extraordinary, special, and fabulous.
. Advocates of wind power though are faced with a conundrum. [more inside]
posted by storybored
on Oct 3, 2011 -
Nearly seventy years ago, 10,000 Japanse Americans were forcibly relocated to Heart Mountain
, just outside Cody, Wyoming; they were part of a larger group of more than 120,000 men, women, and children incarcerated in War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps
due solely to their ancestry. This past weekend, about 100 survivors of the camp -- led by the delightfully named Bacon Sakatini
-- returned to this remote corner of Wyoming to celebrate the grand opening of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center
Of the ten WRA camps, Heart Mountain had the only organized resisters movement
, which was started in 1944 by seven men who formed the Fair Play Committee
to protest the drafting of Japanse American men while their families remained imprisoned -- leading to the largest draft resistance trial in U.S. history.
posted by scody
on Aug 25, 2011 -
Ten years ago today gay college student Matthew Shepard
died after having been savagely beaten, left alone for 18-hours and found tied to a fence
five days prior on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming
. America was stunned by the vicious hate crime
. As his mother, Judy
, pushes for passage of the Matthew Shepard Act
, advocating for federal hate crimes legislation, and directs the Matthew Shepard Foundation
, folks in Laramie ask: "...how has the town changed since 1998? ...how do we measure that change?
" And yet 10 years after Matthew's death the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law
has not been expanded to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability due to a veto threat by President Bush
. [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Oct 12, 2008 -
September 2, 1885, Rock Springs
(horrible music warning
). A mining town on the frontier, the Rock Springs of 1885 was consumed with race
tensions, and witnessed an unparalleled event during the history of Chinese-Americans in the U.S. west. The little known Rock Springs Massacre, was perpetuated by white miners on Chinese miners and left at least 28 of the latter dead and dismembered. [more inside]
posted by IvoShandor
on Sep 2, 2008 -
The Daily Coyote:
"Charlie came into my life when he was just ten days old, orphaned after both his parents were killed. He lives with me and a tomcat in a one-room log cabin in Wyoming."
posted by fandango_matt
on Dec 1, 2007 -
Tracks of Swimming Dinosaur found in Wyoming
The tracks of a previously unknown, two-legged swimming dinosaur have been identified along the shoreline of an ancient inland sea that covered Wyoming 165 million years ago, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student.
posted by hostile7
on Oct 19, 2005 -
Real-Time Biological Natural Gas Generation.
A research lab has discovered that microbes living in Wyoming's Powder River Basin are generating methane (natural gas) through their natural metabolism of local coal beds. In relation to the many Peak Oil discussions here, could be way to get more energy for the future. (via SpaceDaily.com)
posted by zoogleplex
on Nov 17, 2004 -
How We Got Homeland Security Wrong
-- If all the federal homeland-security grants from last year are added together, Wyoming received $61 a person while California got just $14, according to data gathered at TIME's request by the Public Policy Institute of California, an independent, nonprofit research organization. Alaska received an impressive $58 a resident, while New York got less than $25. On and on goes the upside-down math of the new homeland-security funding.
The TIME article uses AIR Worldwide Corp.'s Terrorism Loss Estimation Model.
posted by amberglow
on Mar 22, 2004 -
Phelps to erect anti-Matthew Shepard monument.
Anti-gay crusader Fred Phelps
' planned monument
(PDF, from Phelps' site), to be installed in City Park in downtown Casper, Wyo. (Shepard's home town), would contain the inscription, "Matthew Shepard, Entered Hell October 12, 1998, in Defiance of God's Warning: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as womankind; it is an abomination.' Leviticus 18:22." (More inside...)
posted by boredomjockey
on Oct 5, 2003 -
model rocketry woes.
the article mentions a wyoming senator who wants to amend the bill, but the homeland security act is/would put the squeeze on model rocketry, as the fuel of some engines will/would be classified as an explosive.
whoa. wonder if the NHRA is gonna follow this. hate to see 'em stop the top fuelers.
posted by asparagus_berlin
on Feb 26, 2003 -