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Remains of the abandoned Buran program, Russia’s space shuttle.

Remains of the abandoned Buran program, Russia’s space shuttle.

A real press release: Hand, Boner Named to WCDA Board

Media Contact:  Kurt Box, Director of Communications & Public Relations, (307) 233-0056

Press Release – For Immediate Release 

 

Date:                        April 5, 2011

Casper - Governor Matt Mead recently named two new members to the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Board of Directors.

 

Pat Hand and Rob Boner were selected by Governor Mead and confirmed by the Wyoming Senate to serve four-year terms on the WCDA Board. Hand and Boner replaced Kemmerer attorney Joe Bluemel and Gillette retired banker Ron Bailey, who both had reached the end of their two-term limits.

 

Hand is a retired attorney who currently lives in Cheyenne. Prior to settling in Cheyenne, he was an attorney in Douglas for 45 years. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Highway Commission and on the Environmental Quality Council. He currently volunteers with the Wyoming State Bar Association and also sits on the Cheyenne Historical Preservation Board of Directors.

 

“I was pleased to be appointed to the open WCDA Board position mainly because I want to give back to Wyoming,” Hand said. “I am a veteran and I think WCDA has some housing programs that are helpful for returning soldiers.

 

“I am also mindful of Wyoming’s energy industry and how it seems to move around the state, so sometimes it is hard for the workers to put down roots. I believe WCDA’s affordable housing programs help those workers attain housing,” Hand said.

 

Boner is a lifelong Wyoming resident and a partner in a family ranching operation in Converse County.

 

“I feel the WCDA Board is a good place for me to serve the state,” Boner said. “Two of my interests are education and economic development – and housing is critical to any economy.”

 

Boner is a school board member in Converse County School District #1 and a member on the Converse Area New Development Organization Board of Directors.

 

“WCDA is extremely fortunate to have two new members who are so uniquely qualified,” WCDA Executive Director David Haney said. “With the burgeoning natural resources environment, workforce housing will be critical for Wyoming’s future. Agriculture too is critical to our economy and culture. Marrying the two with housing is a huge challenge going forward. We will be much better prepared as a result of Pat and Rob’s appointment.”

 

The WCDA Board of Directors is comprised of nine voting members and an ex-officio member  - Executive Director Haney. In addition to Boner and Hand, the current Board members are Governor Matt Mead, State Treasurer Joe Meyer (both of whom serve by virtue of their offices), Chairman Wayne Deahl of Torrington, Vice Chair Pam Snell of Cheyenne, Secretary Dan Sullivan of Casper, John Stoll of Laramie, and Ed Luhm of Worland. Gov. Mead’s designee on the Board is Shelly Andrews from his Budget Office. Treasurer Meyer’s designee is Sharon Garland from his office.

 

The WCDA finances affordable housing in Wyoming – this includes financing first-time homebuyer loans, housing rehabilitation loans, and allocating federal funds for the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing.

 

For more information, log on to www.wyomingcda.com or call (307) 265-0603.

 

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Facebook asks what I’m thinking. Twitter asks what I’m doing. Foursquare asks where I am. The internet has turned into a crazy girlfriend…
Justin Ochsner. Via Facebook.

We are all of us fallible beings, and broken.

What is a metaphor.

Jon: it’s also in a light blue, non-threatening color

Jeremy: Like a helpless baby blue.

Jon: like the bluebird on the windowsil in the morning that lets you know ur pregnant

Jeremy: like they sky-soaked eyes of a baby seal as it looks into the frothed ocean and dreams dreams.

Jon: like the tears of God caressing every kitten when it’s yawning and stretching just unwrapped from the stork’s cotton sheet

Jeremy: Like the dulcet tones of a love song playing on an Edison phonograph, the melody drifting out of a cottage window on a spring day as lilacs waft their scent on the breeze and the chickadees twitter and float and flirt and whip their wings against the warm water of the garden pond filled with fish the color of summer.

Jon: Like the snuggling giggles shared between lovers, the wisps of tenderness and evaporating sighs plucking lightly the lithe pushes on every inch of skin, the laughter of children never having eaten of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the smile of the sailor putting eyes on his wife for the first time, every time he journeys home.

Jeremy: Like the pause — the touch of stillness — before the thunderclap of applause that celebrates greatness booming out the window of an opera house long forgotten yet still remembered in the hears of loyal men and women swept away on the currents of their daily lives yet still warmed by the fondness of memories that arch, like a stallion of the air, into the sky of mind’s eye and make the stars sing softly, oh so softly.

Bill: Like the gentle caress of the salty breeze of the sea on soft peach skin under a calloused, work-roughed hand in the early morning chill as the winking light of dawn awakens the senses of dew-eyed lovers, gloriously alive in the freedom of youth and careless abandon, like a pod of dolphins chirruping and leaping and stretching their wet-slick limbs in exuberant celebration of simply being more than simple beings, straining to the heights of consciousness and awareness of the joy of life unfettered.

Jon: like the enamored threshing of sound emitted by Jonathan Stutte’s vocal chords. The insouciant encouragement of his palatal stops, the coy trembling of his suprasegmental features as they wend their way through bubbling brooks showering white wine and roses on the virginal maidens sweeping their buckets to the streams for vigor of life, the brusque charm of his bilabial fricatives marching through the valleys and canals of ears yet unaccustomed to his uncompromising words, and from his non-pulmonic consonants the score of some Edenic overture pulled from God’s own mighty lips! and poured into humanity’s bath to nurture cleanliness and purity.

Jeremy: Like a triptych of flavor, bursting out of the frame of a simple meal and slipping the surly bonds of humble surroundings glorified by the hale glow of goodness streaming from gentle mother eyes hedging a family into the warm embrace of a tribute to a verdant soil birthing the kind of sustenance bound to bring life, springing it forward into the next beyond of moments felt firm and held hard, like the tropic’s heat, the sugar of a kiss and the bitter baste of pain and waste.

Surrounded by enemies. Sure — if you don’t include those peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan (those big nearby countries), and Israel’s overwhelming military superiority, supply of nuclear weapons and the vocal backing of the most powerful country in the world.

Surrounded by enemies. Sure — if you don’t include those peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan (those big nearby countries), and Israel’s overwhelming military superiority, supply of nuclear weapons and the vocal backing of the most powerful country in the world.

I’m not responsible for anything happening in this photo. It is, in fact, why my eyes are closed.

I’m not responsible for anything happening in this photo. It is, in fact, why my eyes are closed.

The sign has proclaimed a fallacy for a decade. The census got it wrong.

The official survey to count everybody in 2000 missed this town’s other four residents, 80 percent of the population. To the U.S. Census Bureau, they didn’t exist, lost somewhere in the Lost Springs prairie.

But now, the 2010 census data shows something different. Lost Springs has a population of four, both in reality and officially. For the first time in a decade, everyone has been counted. Found.

On Lost Springs, Wyo., population 1. From the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune’s Margaret Matray
U.S. versus China. As of this day, April 1, I think it’s clear who’s winning.

U.S. versus China. As of this day, April 1, I think it’s clear who’s winning.

I found the only Minnesota Twins item for sale in the entire state of Wyoming.

I found the only Minnesota Twins item for sale in the entire state of Wyoming.

H.G. Wells. Legendary science fiction author and, yes, a massive player.

H.G. Wells. Legendary science fiction author and, yes, a massive player.

One of the key features of what might be called the literary unconscious is a tendency on the part of the text to outwit or to confound the activity of closing or ending.
Marjorie Garber, author of Use and Abuse of Literature, in an sfgate.com review of the book by Seth Lerer
Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.
The comment policy of gapersblock.com, a Chicago-centric news and events web publication.
Members of a 1949 Smithsonian river trip in the Bighorn Canyon relax after a day on the river. (From Big Horn National Recreational Area)

Members of a 1949 Smithsonian river trip in the Bighorn Canyon relax after a day on the river. (From Big Horn National Recreational Area)

U.S. Foreign policy in 2011, a helpful illustration.

U.S. Foreign policy in 2011, a helpful illustration.