Racers, pancakes, a farewell and tweets
Date posted: June 19, 2013
The Sheridan Kiwanis Club served 600 for breakfast before the 21st annual Bighorn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run last weekend. The big event drew hundreds of participants, family members and support teams to Sheridan, many of them downtown Saturday. The event attracted an international contingent with contestants from Canada, Paris, and Japan. One-hundred mile champion Tsuyoshi Kaburaki of Machida, Japan, noted the sunrise over the Bighorns and told The Sheridan Press, through a translator, how impressed he was with the area and city. “Beyond expectations,” he said. His home trail is at the base of Mount Fuji.
Marta Ostler of Dayton also finished the 100-mile run in less than 29 hours. She was fifth in the women’s division and third in her age group. Karen Powers was the co-director of the race, a competition in which three records fell.
Race results for area finishers were in Monday’s edition of The Press.
More pancakes coming, of course.
From the Sheridan Kiwanis Club.
I bought 25 tickets Monday from Dr. Rod Bisbee for the July 12, Rodeo Week, community pancake breakfast. Last year, more than 2,100 were served, says Dr. Bisbee.
• The community bids farewell to Nathan Doerr, the curator for the past seven-plus years at the Sheridan County Museum. He’s done a fine job. Nathan has been selected to be the curator of education at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. This particular state museum position is newly created and Nathan will no doubt stretch professionally and add his considerable abilities to an already first-rate state museum. We wish him the best.
• A correction in last week’s Notebook interview with outdoors writer and novelist Tom McIntyre. I had the incorrect year for rioting in Los Angeles that proved to be a motivating factor in his relocation here. Actually, it was the 1992 riots, stemming from the Rodney King police beating/video/riots. (Sometimes, it’s hard to keep up with the rioting in southern California.) Tom graces our Thursday Outdoors pages with a fortnightly column.
Dept. of incidental info…….
The happiest place in the Twitter universe?
Napa, Calif., so say researchers with the U. of Vermont. They analyzed 10 million tweets with the most cheerful words, such as “friend” or “hope” or “beauty” and negative words like “hate,” “lied,” and “ugly.” Napa led the list because “wine” is considered a happy term, say researchers who ranked cities on which terms were used most often.
Other cheery places in the social media world: Spokane, Wash., Boulder, Colo., and Santa Fe, N.M. The gloomiest tweets: Beaumont, Texas.