COMBAT Color Fun Run

A volunteer for the 2016 Combat Color Run admires his painting skills during the event. 

Boomerang file photo

Biodiversity Institute to screen free movie

A free screening of “Dirt! The Movie” is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. March 5 at the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute. The Wednesday screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring soil experts from around the state. The movie, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, explores the environmental, economic, social and political effect of soil, with stories from experts around the world. Go to for more information.

‘Bearded Lady Project’ to premier at UW

A documentary about the challenges of women in the paleontology field is set to premier at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the University of Wyoming Classroom Building Room 113. “The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science” features UW scientists along with others around the world. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s cast and crew. An opening reception for an accompanying photography exhibit is set for 7:30-9 p.m. Friday in the UW Geological Museum. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to fund a scholarship for female scientists. The exhibit will be on display through May 16. Go to for more information.

Chubby Chaser fatbike race set for Happy Jack

The Chubby Chaser fatbike race is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 4 at the Happy Jack Trailhead, which sits about two miles northeast of Interstate 80 off Wyoming Highway 210. The event should include two distances for cyclists on fatbikes with a minimum tire width of 3.7 inches. Registration is free, but donations will be accepted. Helmets are required. Go to for more information.

Friday Night Bouldering Series to return for spring

The latest installment of the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program’s Friday Night Bouldering Series is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the UW Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center. The low-key competition includes new routes for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers. There will also be a raffle for all participants. Registration is limited to the first 75 climbers and starts at 5 p.m. The competition is free for Half Acre members and $7 for non-members. Go to for more information.

COMBAT Color Fun Run set for April

COMBAT Color is a timed fun run that combines camouflage and “battles” of color, according to a news release. Volunteers along the run route “battle” runners by throwing handfuls of color (cornstarch dyed with food coloring) at runners as they pass. Runners “battle” volunteers by throwing color back. COMBAT Color is not about who wins or loses — it’s about having fun and celebrating the nation’s warriors, the release states. Runners are encouraged to wear camouflage and a white shirt to make the color more visible. Then, at the finish line, runners are incited into “battles” with their family and friends. There will also be live music and food/drink vendors, and extra color and T-shirts will be available for purchase.

COMBAT Color is organized by United States Veterans, and all proceeds will be used to support the Connor Cloud.

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