From the Aug. 13, 1925 News Record
J.A. Mallory who has ranch in Weston County 20 miles north of Upton near Clareton, was in Gillette last Saturday with a load of brooms that were made by him out of broom corn raised on his ranch. Mr. Mallory came to Wyoming from Kansas several years ago and for the past few years has been raising broom corn and making brooms for which he has been finding a ready market. The brooms are of good quality and well made, and so far as we know are the first Wyoming brooms to be put in the market.
From the Aug. 23, 1962 News Record
The announcement of “Oh, snake,” by 2-year-old son Olin Oedekoven as he was about to go into in the playhouse on the Charles Oedekoven ranch started a series of rapid events last week to say the least. Olin’s older brother, Ira, ran for the house and quickly brought Mrs. Oedekoven with a hoe in hand. As luck would have it, little Olin merely stood and looked at the rattler while Ira was calling. And the snake did the same, both at safe distance, she said. The frantic mother quickly disposed of the prairie rattler, which she reported was 3 feet long and about 11⁄2 inches in diameter. It is the second such report of a rattler being found in the yard of a ranch house this summer. Dorie Barbe said that they had found one in a hedge now around their yard about three weeks ago.
From the Aug. 2, 1987 News Record
It could have been worse. Still it was pretty bad. That was the consensus of horse owners and trainers at Cam-plex Saturday after recovering from the violent storm Thursday night. About 90 percent of the portable wooden and canvas stalls at Cam-plex were demolished by vicious winds, letting more than 400 horses loose and injuring many. Although no horses received career-ending injuries, a few had deep puncture wounds. Most of the horses had wood splinters, small lacerations and were in shock from a combination of the cold rain and lightning. Saturday’s races had many withdrawals, but 14 races were run on the slow, muddy track in the final day at Energy Downs.
“It could have been a lot worse. Really, were fortunate there weren’t any lives lost — horses and humans,” said owner/trainer Regina Clark.