June was not a good month.
A baby fox stands near the entrance to it’s den early on June 3, 2011.
Dylan Ungrund (center), 4, celebrates with his fellow River Cats after squared off against the Ironbirds in Glendale Park on June 13, 2011.
Shoshone National Forest firefighters (from left) Anthony Overbeeke, Trent Dunn and Nicholas Grybauskas coil hose after brushing up on their skills in a field near Yellowstone Regional Airport ahead of the next day’s review on June 14, 2011. Wildfire season typically runs from the end of May through September, but fires are already causing problems in places like Arizona and New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.
Not good at all.
In late May a single-engine plane crashed in the mountains. The Deputies were really cool about access. In fact, the only restriction I had was that I couldn’t go in the helicopter with the rescuers. It was kind of boring, though, since I was basically standing around waiting for the helicopter to land. Everyone on scene was under the impression that they would be bringing the patients back to the landing zone, but they just flew them straight to the hospital. So all I really got pictures of was the chopper taking off and landing several times.
Cody Volunteer Firefighters (from left) Barry Cook, Troy Jones, Chief Jeff Steward, Asst. Chief Bryan Reiter, Sheriff’s Deputy J.J. Schwindt, and Cody Volunteer Firefighters Dale Nauyoks (cq) and John Cordes survey a map trying to figure the crash site after a single-engine airplane carrying two occupants crashed about 10 miles northwest of Younts Peak in the Shoshone National Forest on May 21, 2011. After a nearly five-hour operation involving Cody Volunteer Fire Department and West Park Hospital personnel, with assistance from Park County Search and Rescue, the two patients were airlifted to West Park Hospital by helicopter with trauma injuries.
Here’s what I did in May.
Cody High School students prepare for their Junior Prom in the Stock Activities Center on May 6, 2011. The theme of the prom is “A night on the Nile”
Girls dance to “Singin’ in the Rain” during the Cody Center for the Performing Arts’ 27th annual recital at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium on May 6, 2011.
Riders wait to compete in the Ranch Rodeo at the Cody Stampede grounds on May 7, 2011.
Fifth-grader Kyle Nevil watches from the stretcher, along with third-grader Peyton Nevil and first-grader Nathan Wilson (right) as West Park Hospital EMT Don Foote tests his stethoscope while talking with kids in Cody Parks and Recreations’ After School Activities Program at East Side School about the equipment and duties of an ambulance crew on May 9, 2011. The program’s theme this week is “Community Helpers,” which gives kids a change to meet and learn about police, fire, EMS and search and rescue duties.
Lisa McDonald (center) reacts as her cards are collected by dealer Mary Keller (left) after busting during a game of Blackjack with friends Jan Brenner and Barb Forsman (right) during Casino Night, the Riley Arena fund raiser, on May 13, 2011.
K.T. Irwin gives her Search and Rescue dogs Willa, Blue and Nia, the command to stay while talking to students in Cody Parks and Recreations’ after school program on May 13, 2011 in Canal Park.
Cody Postmaster Dean DiJenno loads crates of food on to a horse trailer after the goods were sorted by volunteers during a food drive, sponsored by the Post Office, to benefit Mannahouse and Cody Cupboard on May 14, 2011.
A diver prepares to descend into the water during an open SCUBA diving session in the Paul Stock Recreation Center pool on May 18, 2011.
With his mother Laura standing by with a jar to collect his catch, 5-year-old Gavin Spiering stoops to pick up worms that were forced into the Livingston Elementary parking lot by recent heavy rains on May 25, 2011. “He’s a bug kid,” said Laura about her son, who will use the worms to feed the African Clawed Frog he keeps at home.
Spanish teacher Emma Melbraaten (cq) gets hugs from her seventh-grade students Caitlin Schneider (left) and Kendall McHoe as students head for the doors of Cody Middle School to begin their Summer vacation on May 26, 2011.
Fifth-grader Lucille Sax poses while her mother Julie shoots a picture of the girl with her gold-medal award, given to the young student for learning material that was two grade-levels above her current grade, during Sunset Elementary School’s pirate-themed year-end celebration in the school gym on May 26, 2011.
Cody High School custodian Frank Hayner unlocks the doors leading to Sweitzer Gym as family members wait to enter to watch Cody High School’s 103rd Graduation Commencement ceremony on May 28, 2011.
Cody High School graduates Josey Pehringer and James Bushnell embrace after meeting in the Stock Activities Center following Cody High School’s 103rd Graduation Commencement ceremony on May 28, 2011.
I certainly am aware this blog still exists. I’ve been meaning to get to it for a couple weeks, but every time I think about it, I remember my hard drives are at the office still. Until then, here’s a quick photo I shot tonight from the end of my street of a storm rolling past just North of town.