Few outdoor-recreation organizations have a finer reputation for safety and professionalism than the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Even so, the Lander-based nonprofit notched a sad milestone in September—its 12th death in the wilderness-education school’s 46-year history. Tom Plotkin, a
Friess has made national headlines in recent weeks thanks to his contributions to a super PAC that supports Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Friess is the main benefactor of the Red White and Blue Fund, which spent $537,000 on ads to help the Pennsylvanian Republican win the Iowa caucuses.
Foster Friess made big waves in the GOP presidential primary with his endorsement of candidate Rick Santorum. Read a profile of the Wyoming businessman and philanthropist here.
Raymond Plank has had a colorful past: Yale graduate, WW2 fighter pilot and the billionaire founder of a energy corporation. But as he prepares to turn 90 in May, Plank’s focus has shifted to his philanthropic legacy.
Some critics wonder if the Wyoming Recreation Safety Act's “inherent risk” doctrine goes too far in protecting against death and injury lawsuits.