If you kept your eyes peeled earlier this week you may have seen a lone cowboy, riding along the road on his horse. Typical for Wyoming, yes, but this was a special cowboy and a special ride. Pastor Len Crow from Orillia, Ontario, Canada, was passing through Thermopolis on his seventh Ride for Missions, traveling from Deadhorse, Alaska to Guadalajara, Mexico, speaking and raising funds for missions in Mexico, Cambodia, the Philippines, Guatemala and India.
Crow will travel over 11,000 miles before his ride is finished. He began this most recent journey in June, 2014.
He started these rides in 1996 with a 4,200 mile ride from Alaska to Texas, followed by his 1998 journey along the Pony Express trail in Utah, riding 151 miles by horseback in just 24 hours.
The Bobcat indoor track team had their season opener last weekend as they were hosted by Spearfish, So. Dak.
The Cats made a good showing on both the girls side as well as the boys in a very large field of competitors, dominated by 4A schools. “Our kids had some great efforts and marks to start the 2015 season,” head coach Brenna Abel said. “We have some new members trying out new events and it was exciting to see them making strides.
“The kids are working hard during practice and this will start to pay off.” While a majority of the competition in Spearfish was 4A, Big Horn and Tongue River did join Thermopolis in the 2A division.
“Our varsity letter winners that lead the way for the Bobcats were our juniors, Cody Bjorhus, Jake Hart and Zoe Stehlin,” Abel said. “These athletes represented the Bobcats by placing in the top 10 and top 20.”