Best of 2007
In April 2007 I accepted a job offer at The Laramie Boomerang in southeastern Wyoming resigning from my position as chief photographer at The Enid News & Eagle, Enid, Okla. Part of my decision to move was due to my mother’s failing health for which I would live just a few hours away from her home in Colorado. The other part of my decision was an excitement to live in this mountain college town with everything it had to offer. I would stay in Laramie for the next five and a half years often thinking about Oklahoma as it was the first place that truly felt like home. I also hold a fondness for Wyoming in it’s natural beauty and wide open spaces as well as covering division I sports at The University of Wyoming and Cheyenne Frontier Days.
City of Laramie maintenance workers Steve Brown and Daffney Kildoo stand on stencil masks while painting the word school in block letters near Slade Elementary School.
A shoe belonging to truck driver Boyd McCage of Del City, Okla. lies near wreckage of his tractor trailer transporting pigs as a co-worker looks inside the rig named “Beast of Burden” that swerved off U.S. 132 near Hillsdale, Okla.
A pedestrian stands on top of the Garfield Street footbridge overlooking railroad tracks as a hand railing casts a shadow across fresh snow.
Joe Hambert emerges from a dunk tank dressed in a jailbird outfit while volunteering during Butch Cassidy Western Outlaw Days at the Wyoming Territorial Prison.
Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Rick Colling investigates a rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer transporting produce losing control on U.S. 287 one mile north of the Colorado border.
Autumn Schmauss peeks through an opening in playground tube during a pre-school program at St. Laurence School.
Wyoming head basketball coach Heath Schroyer fires-up senior forward Joseph Taylor during a break in the action in a game against Colorado at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo. Wyoming beat Colorado 73-64.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen soccer players congratulate sophomore Kelsey Gapter in victory after beating Buffalo 2-1 in a shootout during round one of the 2007 Wyoming High School Girls State Soccer Tournament.
Pro rodeo clown Wade Kunz of Moorehead, Iowa applies makeup around his eyes while preparing for a Jubilee Days rodeo.
Debbie Bishop, left, and Sam Clark, right, work together to hang prayer squares on a line outside St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Flag Day. The squares were created in honor of over 200 Wyoming servicemen and women serving their country in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Skateboarder Talon Glover catches air while skateboarding on a ramp at Laramie Skate Park.
A Persian Gulf War veteran who only goes by the name of “Cougar” salutes from his wheelchair with a somber look during a Veteran’s Day Parade in Denver, Colo.
Trevaun Williams, a fourth-grader at Indian Paintbrush Elementary School, takes it easy going down a water slide at Laramie Recreation Center on the last full day of school.
Indian Paintbrush Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Elieen Johnson tells school children to give themselves a pat on the back after it was announced Johnson is Wyoming Teacher of the Year.
J.T. Beall reacts after spelling a word correctly during a spelling bee at Hayes Elementary School. Beall took second place overall after six rounds of competition.
Wyoming Cowgirls head basketball coach Joe Legerski, center, argues with an official as assistant coach Gerald Mattinson pulls Legerski away during second half action between the Wyoming Cowgirls vs. Kansas St. Wilcats basketball game. The Cowgirls defeat Kansas State 56-44.
Jon Bon Jovi gets a reaction from the crowd during a concert to kickoff Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Snow accumulates on flowers from an unseasonable June 7 snowstorm moving through southeast Wyoming.