Aug 26, 2012 From staff reports

CWC needs theater volunteers

Central Wyoming College theater director Mike Myers is seeking volunteer assistance from the community in a variety of ways.

"We get a lot of community actors, but there may be people who don't want to act but would like to be involved with the show," Myers said.

He said the department has a full season and is looking for people interested in building sets, hanging lights, painting, finding and building props, sewing costumes and serving as ushers.

"We will make every attempt to accommodate their schedules," he said of volunteers.

He suggested those interested in assistance such as sewing costumes can do so from their homes.

For more information or to offer assistance, contact Myers at 855-2217 or

Seminars target petroleum reduction

The National Outdoor Leadership School is partnering with the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition to host a day of seminars focused on petroleum reduction.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 at NOLS's Noble Hotel in Lander.

"The event will feature speakers presenting on alternative fuels and petroleum reduction strategies," a news release about the event states.

Speakers from NOLS, the coalition, Idaho National Laboratory, Amerigas Propane and Questar Natural Gas will be in attendance.

In addition to seminars throughout the day, some of the above listed organizations and businesses, as well as Encana, Fremont Motors and Yellowstone-Teton Business Partnership, will have displays detailing their work in alternative fuels locally.

NOLS environmental stewardship coordinator Aaron Bannon said the seminars would cover electrical vehicles, propane, biodiesel and ways to be more energy efficient with regular gas vehicles.

"There will also be alternative fuel vehicles on display," the release states.

Bannon said Central Wyoming College would be bringing one of their natural gas vehicles to show attendees and share knowledge about how it works in day-to-day usage.

"That first person insight is critical," coalition executive director Phillip Cameron said.

Cameron said the seminar would give people an opportunity to "really kick the tires on it" when it comes to alternative fuel vehicles.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. NOLS will provide lunch.

For more information and to register, visit

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