Diverted Shoshone River water takes 12 hours to make its way to Garland
Early Monday morning, the gates were opened to allow water to flow into the Garland Canal. But it takes time to reach its far-flung destinations, starting just downstream of the Corbett Bridge, running to Garland, and all parts in between.
At around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Larry Cain, lead power plant operator for the Shoshone Irrigation District, fires up the gas motor to lift the gates at the Corbett Tunnel entrance to feed the Garland Canal.
March 30 designated as Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day
Although a welcome home was long overdue for many Wyoming veterans and troops serving in wars too easily forgotten or reviled, the courageous men and women finally got their just due from Wyoming citizens last week.
A bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature and signed by Gov. Matt Mead this year designates March 30 as Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day. That day was celebrated Wednesday at the VFW in Cody.
Although detained Japanese departed the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp in 1945, their presence left a lasting stamp on the landscape of northwest Wyoming.
The internment of Japanese residents is a sad chapter in American history, but visiting the camp gives historians a better feel for that period in history, said University of Wyoming graduate student Mac Blewer.
On Jan. 29, two ice climbers ascended “Cabin Fever.”
Their climb: Straight up “Cabin Fever,” a 200-foot waterfall that dumps into Cabin Creek — which in turn fuels the South Fork of the Shoshone River. Hilary Eisen of Cody and her friend, Rebecca Cedel, of Powell, stand at the foot of the gigantic icicle.