LARAMIE — Tom Burman is confident that the Wyoming Cowboys will go bowling.
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS, Wyo. — Shirts whipping in the wind, scientists Craig Thompson and Christopher Robinson clambered over a boulder field recently exposed to wind and sun for the first time in thousands of years. Gray and black, the area looks like a wasteland of dirty ice and broken rock,…
CASPER, Wyo. — High in Wyoming's Wind River Range, the largest glacial complex in the American Rocky Mountains sits largely unstudied.
Professor Craig Thompson uses a turbidimeter to measure clarity of the runoff from Gannett Glacier during a scientific trip to collect data in early September. Glaciers produce glacier flour, which clouds the water. Measuring the clarity gives an indication of how much movement and grinding …
Craig Thompson, left, and outfitter Meredith Taylor look over a map before heading up the trail to Gannett Glacier in early September. Thompson, who has been studying the glaciers in the Wind River Mountains for 25 years, went with a team to collect samples from the glacial streams.
HENDERSON, Nev. - The Mountain West has extended its contract with commissioner Craig Thompson through the summer of 2012.