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I abandoned my old website template for something new a while back and have yet to post any recent work. So, with my second Wyoming winter imminent, here’s a quick look back through summer and into spring. It will soon be snowing every day and I’ll be standing on the sidelines of the football field dressed like the Randy Parker in A Christmas Story. Come next May, these photos will remind me that it will get warm again, eventually.

Students carry plants and garden tools Wednesday down a stairwell to work on a garden on the east side Twin Spruce Junior High School.
Students carry plants and garden tools Wednesday down a stairwell to work on a garden on the east side Twin Spruce Junior High School in Gillette, Wyo.
Dart Ventling accepts a box of Girl Scout Cookies at the Heptner Cancer Center as manager Leigh Worsley, from left, Leo Flores, Emma Dodson, with Troop 1021, and her mother Randi Dodson distribute them Wednesday morning. The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming purchased the extra cookies earlier to be used in its Gift of Caring learning program for scouts.
Dart Ventling accepts a box of Girl Scout Cookies at the Heptner Cancer Center as manager Leigh Worsley, from left, Leo Flores, Emma Dodson, with Troop 1021, and her mother Randi Dodson distribute them Wednesday morning in Gillette, Wyo. The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming purchased the extra cookies earlier to be used in its Gift of Caring learning program for scouts.
Sabrina Lane, from left, Rachel Weinand, Emme Chaffin and Isabella Weinand wait in a hallway Tuesday at CCHS North Campus before a dress rehearsal for an upcoming performance of Shrek the Musical.
Sabrina Lane, from left, Rachel Weinand, Emme Chaffin and Isabella Weinand wait Tuesday in a hallway at CCHS North campus in Gillette, Wyo., before a dress rehearsal for an upcoming performance of Shrek the Musical.
Jim Miller, of Luverne, N.D., fills up Saturday at the Kwik Shop on North Douglas Highway and East Second Street. Miller is in town for a Christian Bikers Association gathering at Cam-plex.
Jim Miller, of Luverne, N.D., fills up Saturday at the Kwik Shop on North Douglas Highway and East Second Street in Gillette, Wyo. Miller is one of hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts town for a Christian Motorcyclists Association gathering at Cam-plex.
A team of golfers walks to a tee off Wednesday during a game of foot golf at Bell Knob Golf Course.
A team of golfers walks to a tee off Wednesday during a game of foot golf at Bell Knob Golf Course in Gillette, Wyo.
at the Campbell County Public Library.
More than 100 children turned out Wednesday for a visit with Curtis Mork, the Lego Guy, at the Campbell County Public Library in Gillette, Wyo. Mork, of Platteville, Colo., is a life-long lover the plastic building block company founded in Denmark in 1932. It’s a passion that keeps him touring libraries regionally, where he shares the history of the LEGO Group and displays pieces from his personal collection of more than 290 complete sets. “Taking them to LEGO school is what I like to call it,” Mork said.
Ryan Guthrie, with Joy Global, talks on his phone Friday after semitrailer boom truck traveling north on Highway 59 left the roadway and plowed through the company's parking lot.
Ryan Guthrie, with Joy Global, talks on his phone Friday after semitrailer boom truck traveling north on Highway 59 left the roadway and plowed through the company’s parking lot in Gillette, Wyo.
A crew with S & S Builders uses pressurized water Friday to break loose concrete off of the southbound roadway across the Donkey Creek Bridge.
A crew with S & S Builders uses pressurized water Friday to break loose concrete off of the southbound roadway the Donkey Creek Bridge on South Douglas Highway in Gillette, Wyo.
Yard Waste Contamination
Mark Paxton, with the City of Gillette Solid Waste division, stands Thursday near trash removed recently from the city’s yard waste pile and pick-up containers in Gillette, Wyo.
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Darrell Lanigan of Union, Kentucky, drives his No. 14x late model onto the track Tuesday night during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Wild West Tour stop at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo.
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head mechanic Corey Richman and his son Colbey hang out in the pits Tuesday night between races at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo.
Thunder Speedway Races
Corey Richman, middle, and his son Colbey, right, watch a late model qualifying race Tuesday night at Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo.
Coy That gets tossed from a steer during competition Saturday in the Little Levi Rodeo at Cam-plex Wrangler Arena.
Coy That gets tossed from a steer during competition Saturday in the Little Levi Rodeo at Cam-plex Wrangler Arena in Gillette, Wyo.
Ropers watch the competition Saturday during Wright Days Perfect Calf Roping at the newly completed Wright Ag Complex.
Ropers watch the competition Saturday during Wright Days Perfect Calf Roping at the newly completed Wright Ag Complex in Wright, Wyo.
Gillette's Hunter Sylte pitches Tuesday during a game against Casper at Hladky Memorial Stadium.
Gillette’s Hunter Sylte pitches Tuesday during a game against Casper at Hladky Memorial Stadium in Gillette, Wyo.
Tim Ross looks Tuesday at the damage caused to his home by a truck that crashed into it early Sunday morning. The impact pushed the single-wide trailer about four feet off its foundation causing extensive damage to the inside and outside of the home.
Tim Ross looks Tuesday at the damage caused to his home by a truck that crashed into it early Sunday morning in Gillette, Wyo. The impact pushed the single-wide trailer about four feet off its foundation causing extensive damage to the inside and outside of the home.
Alex Sisneros, left, and Jake Gillett sit in their cars Sunday after a pile up during the 80's Class of the 2015 Razor City Rumble Demolition Derby. Sisneros when on to win the class after race officials unpiled the cars.
Alex Sisneros, left, and Jake Gillett sit in their cars Sunday after a pile up during the 80’s Class of the 2015 Razor City Rumble Demolition Derby at Morningside Park in Gillette, Wyo. Sisneros went on to win the class after race officials unpiled the cars.
Melanie Hays almost collides with her brother Andrew as both go for the ball during a game of mud volleyball Saturday at Bicentennial Field.
Melanie Hays almost collides with her brother Andrew as both go for the ball during a game of mud volleyball Saturday during a Fourth of July celebration at Bicentennial Field in Gillette, Wyo.
Official Matt Blakesley watches two teams compete Saturday in a game of human foosball at Bicentennial Field.
Official Matt Blakesley watches two teams compete Saturday in a game of human foosball during a Fourth of July celebration at Bicentennial Field in Gillette, Wyo.
Hundreds of people gather Saturday for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Morningside Park.
Hundreds of people gather Saturday for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Morningside Park in Gillette, Wyo.
Suan keeps an eye on the Fourth of July parade route Saturday along with John Lynch and his son Jared.
Suan keeps an eye on the Fourth of July parade route Saturday along with John Lynch and his son Jared in Gillette, Wyo.
Riley Roberdeau, with Trailheaders, accompanied by his daughters Sydney, left, and Hayden, drives his jeep Saturday past the Rockpile Museum in the Fourth of July parade.
Riley Roberdeau, with Trailheaders, accompanied by his daughters Sydney, left, and Hayden, drives his jeep Saturday past the Rockpile Museum during the Fourth of July parade in Gillette, Wyo.
Fred Neugebauer builds a rack Tuesday that will be used to launch some of about 1,000 mortars during this year's 20 minute long Fourth of July fireworks display at Morningside Park.
Fred Neugebauer builds a rack Tuesday that will be used to launch some of about 1,000 mortars during this year’s 20 minute long Fourth of July fireworks display at Morningside Park in Gillette, Wyo.
Gillette Athletics' Zach Beckman gets five from his coach Mike Terrell after driving in a run Tuesday during a Babe Ruth game against Buffalo at Bicentennial Park.
Gillette Athletics’ Zach Beckman gets five from his coach Mike Terrell after driving in a run Tuesday during a Babe Ruth game against Buffalo at Bicentennial Park in Gillette, Wyo.
Scott Green, left, and Troy Derby, both with the City of Gillette Water Division, begin shutting down a hydrant after fsuhing it Tuesday on West Lakeway Road.
Scott Green, left, and Troy Derby, both with the City of Gillette Water Division, begin shutting down a hydrant on after flushing it Tuesday on West Lakeway Road in Gillette, Wyo.
A rainbow trout wriggles out of Steve Diekema's net into the lake.
A rainbow trout wriggles out of hatchery supervisor Steve Diekema’s net Tueday as he stocks the Fishing Lake at Dalbey Memorial Park in Gillette, Wyo.
Shane Ammerman places cones in an empty lot behind Bicentennial Park during a day in commercial driving school on April 21.
Shane Ammerman places cones in an empty lot behind Bicentennial Park during a day in commercial driving school on April 21, 2015, in Gillette, Wyo.
Race official Doug Hack hides from the window Saturday as racer Kyle Deines, of Joliet, Mont., flies past at Powder Basin Motocross Track.
Race official Doug Hack hides from the wind Saturday as racer Kyle Deines, of Joliet, Mont., flies past at Powder Basin Motocross Track in Gillette, Wyo.
Samuel Koehn tries the combination on his new locker Thursday at Sage Valley Junior High School.
Samuel Koehn tries the combination on his new locker Thursday during orientation for incoming students at Sage Valley Junior High School in Gillette, Wyo.
Logan Johnson, 9, rolls past his fine-year-old sister Makiah outside of their home Monday near Lakeview Elementary School.
Logan Johnson, 9, rolls past his 9-year-old sister Makiah outside of their home Monday near Lakeview Elementary School in Gillette, Wyo.
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Signs label trash inside the manufacturing barn during the Pyrotechnic Guild International’s Wyoming Fireworks Showdown at Cam-plex in Gillette, Wyo.
Children circle floodwater in kayaks Tuesday in front of the Becker and Cassidy homes on Goldenrod Avenue in after a thunderstorm dumped an inch of rain on Gillette in less than an hour.
Children paddle kayaks Wednesday in pooled water outside the Becker and Cassidy homes on Goldenrod Avenue in Gillette, Wyo., after a thunderstorm dumped an inch of rain on the city in less than an hour.
Lightening strikes Wednesday during a severe thunderstorm Tuesday seen moving northwest from American Road.
Lightening is visible Wednesday during a severe thunderstorm seen moving northwest from American Road in Gillette, Wyo.
More than a dozen young artists spent last week painting, stenciling and wheat pasting outside the AVA Community Art Center. Patrick McGirr, a Gillette born artist who now lives and works in Denver, Colorado, taught the 5-day Teen Street Art Week class which allowed students to learn techniques used by artists in the growing street art culture. Amber Austin, 14, works on a mural wall mural Wednesday outside the AVA Community Arts Center.
More than a dozen young artists spent last week painting, stenciling and wheat pasting outside the AVA Community Art Center in Gillette, Wyo. Patrick McGirr, a Gillette born artist who now lives and works in Denver, Colo., taught the 5-day Teen Street Art Week class which allowed students to learn techniques used by artists in the growing street art culture. Above, Amber Austin, 14, works on a mural wall mural Wednesday outside the AVA Community Arts Center.
at Morningside Park.
Sam Sturges, in Unamend & Untamed, takes on Ronnie Sturges, in Nasty Boy, during the Monster X Tour drag races Wednesday at Morningside Park in Gillette, Wyo.

 

Taycen Enriquez, left, age 8, and his brother Jayce, 13, walk their Nubian goats Wednesday before the live stock events at Cam-plex
Taycen Enriquez, left, age 8, and his brother Jayce, 13, walk their Nubian goats Wednesday before the live stock events during the Campbell County Fair at Cam-plex in Gillette, Wyo.
Stunt dogs Bullet, from left, Peter, Toby, Rosie and Superfreak enjoy a day off Wednesday inside the All Star Stunt dog RV at Cam-plex. The pack will begin performing its high flying antics at 11:50 a.m. Thursday through Saturday in The Plaza.
Stunt dogs Bullet, from left, Peter, Toby, Rosie and Superfreak enjoy a Wednesday off inside the All Star Stunt dog RV at Cam-plex in Gillette, Wyo. The pack will begin performing its high flying antics at 11:50 a.m. Thursday through Saturday in The Plaza.
Richard Davis scoops kettle corn Sunday in the concessions area at Morningside Park before the fireworks.
Richard Davis scoops kettle corn Sunday in the concessions area at Morningside Park before the first night of displays in the Pyrotechnics Guild Internationals Wyoming Fireworks Showdown in Gillette, Wyo..
Cameah Stevens, 12, heads a ball at the net Wednesday during a soccer camp at Bicentennial Park.
Cameah Stevens, 12, heads a ball at the net Wednesday during a soccer camp at Bicentennial Park in Gillette, Wyo.
The boys of team Hambo, Schmidt, Mason Kuhbacher, Kaspar Kuhbacher and Joseph Acosta, in no particular order, try to get a hold of a pig Friday during the pig wrestling competition at Morningside Park.
The boys of team Hambo, Schmidt, Mason Kuhbacher, Kaspar Kuhbacher and Joseph Acosta, in no particular order, try to get a hold of a pig Friday during the Campbell County Fair pig wrestling competition at Morningside Park in Gillette, Wyo.
Tanner Allison, of Moorcroft, goes over the front end Saturday during the Campbell County Fair Ranch Rodeo bronc riding competition at Morningside Park.
Tanner Allison, of Moorcroft, goes over the front end Saturday during the Campbell County Fair Ranch Rodeo bronc riding competition at Morningside Park in Gillette, Wyo.
Ryan Morgan, with Wyoming State Helitack, watches a Type 3 helicopter lift off Thursday during a refresher training for pilots and ground crews at Campbell County Fire Station #7.
Ryan Morgan, with Wyoming State Helitack, watches a Type 3 helicopter lift off Thursday during a refresher training for pilots and ground crews at Campbell County Fire Station #7 in Gillette, Wyo.
Cheyenne East's Finley McLLwaine challenges Gillette's Andy Guernsey during a game Friday at CCHS South Campus.
Cheyenne East’s Finley McLLwaine challenges Gillette’s Andy Guernsey during a game Friday at CCHS South Campus in Gillette, Wyo.

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