Medicine Bow music teacher sings, plays, motivates - By Christine Peterson, Star-Tribune, Sunday, May 20, 2012
Medicine Bow Resident Tries to Raise Interest in Old Airport - Zachary Laux, Rawlins Daily Times, May 4, 2012
Wyoming coal-to-gasoline plant gets fuel buyer, Jeremy Fugleberg Star-Tribune energy reporter, Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Man's quirky art could be what the small town needs - By Christine Peterson Star-Tribune staff writer, Sunday, July 17, 2011
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Six miles Southwest of Medicine Bow, on the County road to Elk Mountain, is the former location of the World's Largest Wind Turbine, built by Hamilton Standard Co.. This was one of two built in the late 1970's and early 1980's, as part of an alternate energy research project, conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bureau of Reclamation.
The Death of a Giant
Photos below courtesy of John Petrick, copyright 2002.
With the death of this giant, comes the birth of a new turbine. You can learn more about the new Clipper Turbine. This project currently has a total of nine working turbines on it's property.
Current Wind Turbine Activity
There is a new wind turbing project currently being installed six miles to the west of Medicine Bow, along Highway 30. The plans are for 37 units to be installed by December of 2008. The remainder are to be installed beginning in the Spring of 2009, for a total of 78 units.
All photos in this section by Kevin Wheeler, September and October 2008.
New wind farm being built six miles west of Medicine Bow.
Entrance of the wind farm project near Medicine Bow
Close up view of some of the wind turbines in the new project
west of Medicine Bow
New wind turbines west of Medicine Bow.
One of the generators on the way out to the new wind farm.
Another view of one of the generators. These things are about the size fo a medium sized motor home.
Our kids and our '92 Corolla to show the size of the generators at the wind farm six
miles west of Medicine Bow.
A section for one of the wind towers. Parked outside of JB's in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.
Again, using our '92 Corolla to get an idea of the scale of the towers for the wind turbin project.
As I was taking pictures of the pieces of the wind turbines parked in Medicine Bow, another section arrived. The red pickup is a full sized pickup that just happened to go by at the time.