Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 The Year in Photos: Part 1

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Gregory Lyons gets help on the drums from his niece, Zakhilah Royal, 2, during "Salute to Martin Luther King Jr." at Second Baptist Church in Cheyenne, Wyo. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Members of the Cheyenne Youth Group sang, danced and performed a play in memory of the former civil rights leader. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Wyoming's Chaundra Sewell wrestles with TCU's Delisa Gross fpr a loose ball during first half action at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Wyoming defeated TCU 61-44 to advance to the semifinals of the Mountain West Women's Basketball Championships. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Carrie Simpson-Petty paints the original decorative pattern on the ceiling of the Historic Pine Bluffs High School gymnasium dome on 30 feet of scaffolding in PIne Bluffs, Wyo. Friday, January 27, 2012. The historic high school renovation project started last October and will cost around $1.5 million in grant money when finished in March. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne East's Rachel Erickson celebrates with a swarm of teammates after hitting a game-winning shot at the buzzer against Cheyenne Central at Storey Gym in Cheyenne, Wyo. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. After Central tied the game with seconds remaining, Erickson drove the length of the floor and put up a contested shot at the buzzer to give East a 48-46 win. (James Brosher/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Joe Schaffer, the new president of Laramie County Community College, shares a laugh with Dawn Jung during a welcome reception at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyo. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Schaffer took over as president on Jan. 17. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cora Kline, 9, catches some air while sledding at Pando Park in Cheyenne, Wyo. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (Dominic Benintende/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

"I think of myself as more of a penetrator than a shooter because I'm pretty good at creating off the dribble," said Cheyenne East senior Derek Graves. Graves averaged 19 points in the T-Birds two wins this past weekend to earn Prep Athlete of the Week honors. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Marlene Child, 13, second from right, shields her candle from the wind during a suicide and anti-bullying vigil near the Big Boy steam engine at Holliday Park in Cheyenne, Wyo. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Matthew Goldie, a former Carey Junior High student who says he has been bullied, organized the event in memory of 13-year-old Alexander Fry and others who have been bullied or committed suicide. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Freshman Alyssa Fuller, right, and senior Alex Coffelt put on makeup before a dress rehearsal for " Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen" at Cheyenne Central in Cheyenne, Wyo. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, smiles as he claps for Governor Matt Mead's State of the State speech during the 61st Wyoming Legislature at the Wyoming State Capital in Cheyenne, Wyo. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

A woman takes a picture of a wind damaged business sign leaning into the eastbound lane of traffic on East Lincolnway in Cheyenne, Wyo. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. R & B Breakfast Club owner Bill Garcia said the sign collapsed around 12:30 p.m., and crews had the sign removed within two hours. The National Weather Service recorded winds gusting up to 70mph at 10:35 a.m. and sustained 35 to 40 mph for most of the day. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne East's junior Blaze Cress celebrates after winning the 132-pound state championship match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Cress defeated Sheridan's Clay Carter 3-2 in overtime, helping East to a second place team finish. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Natrona County's Steven Myler gains a hold on Cheyenne East's Miclo Cruz in a 170-pound match during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Myler won in a 17-3 decision. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Lingle wrestler Lane Hageman sits by himself in the hallway outsideof the locker rooms during the WHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne resident and zombie actress Amizainia Thompson waits for filming to start during a scene for a movie entitled 'From the trailer to the grave' in front of the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Wednesday , Feb. 15, 2012. Wyoming filmmaker K. Harrison Sweeney was filming screen tests and promotions for the movie with about 20 zombie actors. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne South's Devyn Nuanes kicks the ball into Rawlins' Omar Dozal (17) during a game at Cheyenne South in Cheyenne, Wyo. Monday, March 26, 2012. (Dominic Benintende/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Tegan Towns, 9, enjoys the wind in her hair and the sun on her face while playing at Lions Park in Cheyenne, Wyo. Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

McKormick Junior High 8th grader Luke Dramko uses his calculator for a portion of the Wolsborn-Drazovich Memorial State Math Contest at Storey Gymnasium in Cheyenne, Wyo. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Over a hundred local 7th through 12th grade students competed in the annual contest which is sponsored by the Wyoming Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges and the Wyoming Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

World Way II Navy veteran Eldon Jones listens to a speech by Gov. Matt Mead during a Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day ceremony at the American Legion Post 6 building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Friday, March 30, 2012. The event was part of five around the state that honored veterans. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Bailey Martinez, 4, learns a dance move from Cheyenne Central cheerleader Jamie Drazkowski during the Central Cheer Clinic at Cheyenne Central in Cheyenne, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Children attending the clinic showed off their new moves during halftime at the Cheyenne Central girls' basketball game. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Buford's sole resident Don Sammons is interviewed before the auction of the town Thursday, April 5, 2012. Buford, billed as the smallest town in the country, sold for $900,000 to two men from Vietnam. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

William Moore, 6, grimaces as Brittany Debus wipes fluoride form his teeth during the eighth annual Give Kids A Smile event at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Dentist and dental hygiene students offered free dental care for children without access to regular dental care. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne East junior wrestler Blaze Cress won the 132 pound class 4A wrestling title last weekend in Casper. Cress defeated heavy favorite Clay Carter 3-2 in overtime. For his effort, Cress has been named Prep Athlete of the Week by the Cheyenne WyoSports desk. (Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Derrick Person climbs down a ladder after measuring a pipe in the Dinneen Building extension in Cheyenne, Wyo. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (Michael Smith/ Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Cheyenne American Legion Post 6 baseball player Lincoln Trujillo, 14, struggles to break a branch while doing yard work on the grounds of the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. Saturday, March 24, 2012. Players from the Post 6 teams spent the morning cleaning up the grounds, doing basic maintenance and repairs, and visiting veterans. (Miranda Grubbs/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

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