Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Roping the sky: Casper holds first drone rodeo
On Saturday, the Casper Air Modelers is teaming with the Casper Sports Alliance, hosting the first Western States Drone Rodeo.
“Drones are becoming real popular, obviously. So we wanted to try and hold an event that would expose people to an organized side of the hobby,” said Josh Nelson, president of the Casper Air Modelers.
“Also, (we’re) trying to get rid of the stigma that (drones) are dangerous and causing all kinds of problems. If used in a responsible manner, they’re just a lot of fun.”
This is the first drone-related event hosted by the Casper Air Modelers, whose outdoor course near the Casper Events Center is mainly reserved for model airplanes.
The event will feature obstacle courses, races and more. The idea came from John Giantonio, director of the Casper Sports Alliance....more