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Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports

Learn about natural gas vehicles

Encana Corp. is inviting the public to attend the Riverton Natural Gas Vehicle Ride & Drive event from from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 1.

The program will be at Encana's compressed natural gas fueling station at The Pit Stop in Riverton at 819 S. Federal Blvd.

For more information, contact Encana Natural Gas Inc. marketing manager Amy Zmolik at amy.zmolik@encana.com or (720) 876-5726.

Attendees can learn how fueling with natural gas can be just as easy as gasoline and even easier on the bottom line. They can also learn how to purchase a natural gas vehicle.

Attendees can also drive more than 10 bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas vehicles including Chevy Silverado 1500, Chevy Silverado 2500, Chevy Tahoe, Ram 2500 CNG, Ford F-150, Ford F-250 and more.

State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, will be the special guest speaker at the event.

Suppliers attending will include Alternative Vehicle Solutions, Autogas America, BAF Technologies, Chrysler, Freightliner, Fremont Motors, GM, Go Natural CNG, IMPCO Automotive, Landi Renxo / Baytech, Venchurs Vehicle Systems abnd Westport.

An NGV Exhibition Open House that is open to the public will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. There will be no ride-and-drive opportunities available at that time.

Take a hike to Gannett Peak

A few slots have opened for Central Wyoming College's expedition to Gannett Peak, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-19.

"It really is a fantastic adventure learning opportunity at a very good price ," said outdoor education professor Darran Wells, who leads the expedition to Wyoming's highest peak.

For the cost of tuition for four credits and a $290 fee, Wyoming students can join the guided climb of Gannett for $658.

Participants may take it for no college credit and the cost is reduced to $325 regardle ss of state residency. The fees cover meals, transport, group equipment, instruction and permits. Students must be 16 or older.

Wells has obtained permission from the U.S. Forest Service to hike out at Green River Lakes, which he said makes the route significantly shorter and easier in the past.

For more information, contact Wells at (307) 349-9205.

Dubois Museum talks wolves

The Dubois Museum will sponsor "Public Attitudes About Wolves," a free presentation by Cat Urbigkit at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Dennison Lodge, 909 W. Ramshorn, in the Dubois Museum Complex.

She will examine human interactions with wolves, including historic accounts from different eras and portrayals of wolves in literature.

She is an award-winning author and photographer based on a sheep ranch near Pinedale. She writes a news blog about wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains.