Best of 2012

In August 2012 I moved from Laramie, Wyo. to Arvada, Colo. accepting a new position as a photo editor with Colorado Community Newspapers based in Golden, Colo. As I’m thankful for my five-plus years in Wyoming meeting and working with many wonderful people.

Unfortunately, as part of a company downsizing, I was laid off with six of my colleagues March 1, 2013 after only six months in my new position.¬†Onto bigger and better things I say as I’m always optimistic about the future wherever that may be.

One dog sniffs another dog’s backside which is an all too common site at the Laramie Dog Park.

FFA and 4-H members gather together as they recite a pledge during the Albany County Fair livestock sale.

Grant Bosch keeps a steady hand while painting reserved parking space signs for customers of The Haircut Co.

Cheyenne East cheerleaders jump simultaneously during opening introductions prior to playing Rock Springs during the 2012 Wyoming State High School Basketball Championships at the Casper Event Center.

University of Wyoming head coach Larry Schyatt, left, talks with a referee and Adam Waddell (15) and associate coach Scott Duncan listen in during a timeout against New Mexico at the Arena-Auditorium.

Mike Petri of USA Rugby dives between the goalpost to score a try against the Republic of Georgia during the Men’s Rugby Club Championship match at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

A C-130 plane makes a hard left turn as it drops fire retardant across the east face of Sheep Mountain as the Squirrel Creek fire spreads.

Wyatt Wand rides his pony during the Laramie Jubilee Days Kids Horse Show at the Albany County Fairgrounds.

Riley Pruitt of Gering, Neb. competes in calf roping during a Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo at Frontier Park.

Barrel man Kevin Higley of Hooper, Utah looks into a mirror while designing his clown makeup prior to the Laramie Jubilee Days PRCA rodeo.

Taylor Grauer of Winter Park celebrates after successfully skimming across a pond during the 2012 Spring Splash at Winter Park Ski Resort. Up to 100 skiers participated in spring splash which marks the end of the ski season.

A competitor in mutton bustin gets a hand putting on a helmet prior to the event at Jr. Bull Riding.

Kansas City Chiefs Justin Houston celebrates a play against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Kansas City won 7-3.

Travis Caldwell rides by Medicine Bow Peak observation point along Snowy Range Pass while competing in the Dead Dog Classic.

The Laramie police block off an area in the 400 block of S. 22nd where an officer shooting a suspect took place.

Nature paints an orange canvas as a thunderhead dissipates at sunset concluding a stormy day in southeastern Wyoming.

Wyoming guard Francisco Cruz celebrates with fans during an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo.

Erin Sanders (who portrays Joan of Arc on her horse Nate), leads a march from Prexy’s Pasture during Take Back the Night. A silent march to end domestic and sexual violence.

Cowgirls tennis player Simona Synkova prepares to serve against Denver.



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