Gorilla on Elk Street in Rock Springs gets much-needed paint job

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Tyler Johnson, [email protected]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (July 14, 2021) – Ever noticed that gorilla with a cowboy hat that’s located near the Elk Street and Springs Drive intersection in Rock Springs?

If not, don’t worry. There’s no way anybody can miss it now.

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The Community Fine Arts Center Advisory Board painted the gorilla statue in an assortment of colors thanks to paint provided by Ron Wilde from Rocky Mountain Power.

“We just wanted something bright and cheerful – something people will notice from the street,” said Susie von Ahrens, a member of the CFAC Advisory Board.

The gorilla statue has been in the same location for about 20 years, von Ahrens said. It’s owned by Carmen Loredo and her dad, who gave permission to the board to paint it.

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The board has rights to the gorilla statue for two years, in order to maintain it or repaint it if needed.

CFAC Advisory Board members include R.J. Pieper (Chairman), Angela Thatcher (Vice-Chair), Breanna Jackman (Secretary), Nathan Wonnacott (Treasurer), Anthony Boaten, Susie von Ahrens, Hank Ketelsen and Carol Jelaco.

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