Another incentive was was the opportunity to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, but Wyoming remains the Cowboy State, boasting a bucking horse and rider on its license plate and sports teams from the University of Wyoming known as the Cowboys and Cowgirls. It was no surprise that the buckaroos came first to the rodeo called “The Daddy of ‘em All.” Here are some wild images of this year’s action. All photos are by Don Christner.
The industrial-scale art project proposed by the artist Christo Javacheff and his Over the River Corporation (OTR) will significantly impact the Arkansas River corridor from Salida, Colo., downstream to Canon City. The artist proposes to suspend 5.9 miles of fabric panels over several segments of a 45-mile reach of the river, eight to 20 feet off the surface in areas of prized public fishing access. In order to anchor the cables that will support the fabric, OTR must drill 9,100 anchor holes within and adjacent to the riparian zone. These holes must be drilled by large industrial machines that require hazardous and toxic fluids to operate and maintain.