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Also, Last month I told the Enterprise that I will be leaving their employ at the end of the year. I’ve learned a lot about caring for people in the 11 months I’ve been here. Can’t say the same for photography. I think they’ve already found my replacement. I say “I think” because, although I offered to review portfolios or conduct interviews, nobody has asked me for my opinion on a single candidate. I guess the managing editor, who asked me how to work a camera the other day, knows more about good photography than I do.
But on the opposite side, I haven’t gotten any calls or emails from prospective employees asking about the job, what it’s like, why I’m leaving, what to expect–nothing.
Anyway, I think I’ll be sticking around Cody for a little bit, so If you’re still interested in dropping by, Yellowstone is an hour down the road and opens in May.
Paul Luthy, owner of Chuck’s Signs, changes bulbs in the lamp post that illuminates the McDonald’s drive-thru on Sept. 2, 2011. “Some of them last a year, some last two years, some never burn out,” said Luthy of the bulbs.
A rider works his horse on a nearby hill during Meeteetse’s 99th annual Labor Day celebreation on Sept. 5, 2011.
A pair of Park County Volunteer Firefighters move to try and suppress flames flowing out the right side of the building as they battle a blaze inside a restaurant along the North Fork Highway next to the Wapiti Post Office on Sept. 6, 2011. Despite their efforts, the structure was a total loss.
Dave Klinck, from Ontario, Canada, shoots photos from the side of the road as Park County Volunteer Firefighters battle a blaze inside a restaurant along the North Fork Highway next to the Wapiti Post Office on Sept. 6, 2011. “I’ve never seen a fire,” said Klinck.
Jack Way floats his hot-air balloon over Menock Park the morning of Sept. 11, 2011.
Eleutian Technologies Director of Quality Management Jake Park (left) talks with Director of Information Technology Spencer Lewis talk in one of the unfinished offices during the grand-opening ceremony for the new Eleutian Technologies building on Sept. 14, 2011.
Elysa Nelson, of Cody, waits just off stage for her turn to walk the runway to model her Coyote Couture piece during a rehearsal for the Cody High Style fashion show at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center on Sept. 20, 2011.
Micki Ball, of Cody, fixes the hair of model Cheryl Tirrell as she prepares for the Cody High Style Fashion Show in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center on Sept. 21, 2011.
Amy Silva, with Rejuvalase Salon, wrestles with a bouquet of balloons while decorating her booth during the Boot Scoot N’ Boogie in downtown Cody on Sept. 22, 2011.
Artist Dan Rieple and his wife Susie dance together during the 30th Annual Buffalo Bill Historical Center Patron’s Ball on Sept. 24, 2011.
Clark Wilcox, of Powell, pauses to shoot a photo of Grant Redden’s work in progress during the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale Quick Draw at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center Powwow Grounds on Sept. 24, 2011.
Livingston Elementary School students crowd the fence as Carl Jones, of Ralston, takes his month-old miniature mule, Lucy, on a walk past the school playground during recess on Sept. 28, 2011. Allergy worries kept Jones from taking the animal inside the fence, but that didn’t stop kids from sticking their hands, often full of grass, through gaps in the fence to try and interact with the mule.
Friends and family gather in Cody High School’s Stock Activities Center following funeral services for Travis Calkin on Aug. 5, 2011.
At the Cody Nite Rodeo on Aug. 12, 2011.
Cody Schools Maintenance worker Carl Goubeaux checks to see that all locks are in working order as incoming Cody Middle School students get acquainted with their new lockers and classrooms on Aug. 17, 2011.
Members of Park County Search and Rescue watch from shore as a water team recovers the body of a drowning victim following a raft accident on the North Fork River just west of the Red Barn gas station on Aug. 24, 2011.
Elizabeth Walker plants a kiss on the cheek of her son Christopher Sizemore after dropping him off in Deb Scott’s kindergarten class on the first day of the 2011 school year at Livingston Elementary on Aug. 24, 2011.
Thomas Butz, 3, watches as chocolate syrup is poured on a heaping bowl of ice cream held by his mother, Donna, as the boy’s sister Amanda, 4, and father James (right) make their way down the line during the Ice Cream Social in City Park on Aug. 26, 2011.
Devyn Brotherton (left) and Chase Constantine lead the pack during a cross country meet at Beck Lake Park on Aug. 26, 2011.
Kim Asay, a teacher at Christ the King Preschool and Daycare, scrubs jelly from the underside of a table while cleaning classroom equipment ahead of the start of a new school year, which starts Tuesday, on Aug. 30, 2011. Asay says she cleaned around 70 pint-sized chairs and a couple tables.
Senior Amanda Wells paddles back toward shore as Cody High School students spend a Life Sports class session kayaking around Beck Lake on Aug. 31, 2011. The class seeks to educate students about various non-traditional sports, such as climbing, skiing, mixed martial arts and other outdoor sports.
July was a little better.
Justin Brost is comforted by his wife Jennifer during the memorial ceremony for his son, Jordon Brost-Byrd, at Wyoming Veteran’s Memorial Park on July 2, 2011.
Parade announcer Jack Way reads from his information packet on the roof of a downtown business as the Kiddie Parade made it’s way down Sheridan Avenue on July 2, 2011.
A Cody Volunteer Firefighter peers through the back window of a burned garage after members of the Cody Volunteer Fire Department responded to a garage fire on 37th Street near Cherokee Road on July 3, 2011.
Nate Vance, a Cody resident and veteran of the Vietnam War with the Army’s 5th Special Forces, pays his respects at the Wyoming Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial following the Freedom Celebration at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on July 3, 2011. “Several people I served with are on that wall,” said Vance.
Caleb Henocks, left, celebrates with teammates Alex Connor, center, and Bill Despain after Henocks scored the final run in the seventh inning to push Lovell over Greybull in the team’s first loser’s-bracket game during the District IV Babe Ruth Tournament at Legion Field on July 15, 2011.
A storm cloud dumps it’s contents near the McCollugh Peaks after sparing Cody the precipitation on July 19, 2011.
Bradley Fredrickson (center right), 7, of Stansbury Park, Utah, holds on as he takes a ride on the Glendale Park merry-go-round with brother David (center left), 12, and cousins (from left) 13-year-old Rylan Hemsley, of Lehi, Utah, Reid Hemsley, 9, and Alivia Hemsley, 7, on July 19, 2011.
Jance McClain (left), 13, looks up at Chris Hurst, 12, as Hurst prepares to backflip into the Cody Reservoir near Beck Lake while swimming with other kids on July 20, 2011.
A ride attendant, who declined to give his name, watches as fairgoers ride on the Kamikaze at the 2011 Park County Fair in Powell on July 27, 2011.
Bailey Atkinson, 14, shears a sheep with the help of his grandpa, Paul Atkinson, while preparing for a showing at the 2011 Park County Fair in Powell on July 28, 2011.
Cody balloon pilot Jack Way peeks inside his balloon’s envelope as it inflates during the annual Wild West Balloon Fest in Mentock Park on July 30, 2011.
Balloon pilot Marty Hill, from Centennial, Colo., gets help from his grandson, John Hill, of Virginia Beach while inflating his balloon during the annual Wild West Balloon Fest in Mentock Park on July 30, 2011.
A balloon floats skyward during the annual Wild West Balloon Fest in Mentock Park on July 30, 2011.
With the Cody Nite Rodeo every evening from June 1st to Aug., 31st, the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo July 1st to 4th, and the Xtreme Bulls bull riding sometime in late June, Cody likes to call itself “The Rodeo Capital of the World.” People come from all over the country (including Hawaii) to compete, and the stands contain people from at least three different counties each night.
Rodeo fans wait in line at the ticket booth before heading inside to watch the last night of the Cody Nite Rodeo Finals on Aug. 31, 2011.
A cowboy ties up a steer during the tie-down roping event at the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 4, 2011.
A dog pokes his head out of an opening in a cattle trailer as a cowboy passes during the Cody Nite Rodeo on June 14, 2011.
Austrailian native Hilary Sattell stands to shoot a photo as the Cody Nite Rodeo gets underway on June 14, 2011.
Horses stand tied to their trailers during the 92nd Annual PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 1, 2011.
A concession stand attendant makes her way to the restroom during the 92nd Annual PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 2, 2011.
Rodeo fans make their way to their seats on a catwalk that passes over the bull pen before the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 3, 2011.
Stampede Riders make their way out of the arena after presenting flags of the rodeo sponsors during the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 3, 2011.
Bareback rider Caleb Bennett takes a moment to gather himself after being bucked just short of the buzzer during the PRCA Cody Stampede Rodeo on July 4, 2011.
Keith Gideon, 8, stands near the bucking chutes before the bareback riding began during the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 9, 2011.
Jerrod Lee, of DeKalb Ill., pauses to say a quick prayer before hopping into the bucking chute to ride bareback during the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 11, 2011.
Cowboys gather behind the arena as they prepare for the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 11, 2011.
J.L. Luppencott readies himself in the chute before taking a bareback ride during the Cody Nite Rodeo on July 9, 2011.
Chance Madson (left) and Alex Christofferson tape their arms ahead of the bareback riding competition during the last night of the Cody Nite Rodeo Finals on Aug. 31, 2011.