Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Press"ing matters

The Wyoming Press Association's winter conference ended last night. It's basically a time for papers and PR people to mingle, "network," and, well, drink.

There are lunches and dinners with speakers like the governor and Tracy Ringolsby, a baseball writer originally from Cheyenne, an awards banquet, seminars, and...drinking.

The opening reception was Thursday night at the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle's printing facility, which was a really cool place to have a reception.

Coming up to the Tribune-Eagle printing facility...


Rolls of printing paper...


A close-up...


Papers printing. You can see on the left how fast they're moving...


Papers really bookin' it on a conveyor...


The room where they sort, stack, etc. the papers. The papers hang from those caterpillar-looking conveyors...


Looking out at the papers moving on the conveyor...


Looking up to where we just were...


A stack of finished papers...


What WPA is really about: the guitar night sing-along and drinks...

2 comments:

MOM said...

Ahhhhh, yes, I remember getting to go to WPA and loving it, from Gillette Campus. I remember the second year figuring out that afterwards is where everyone would meet and listen or play music and drink and talk. Then we joined in the festive mood until wee morning hours:) I also remember visiting with Mable Brown, a wonderful lady and journalist and history instructor, about getting started on my memoirs, and that she was trying to finish her book. I was sorry to hear of her death last October, and will remember her for a long time.

MOM said...

I forgot to add, Kimberly, thanks for the great pictures of the newspaper printing process. I hope Gillette campus was able to send some students this year.