Payson has become a hub for rodeo in Utah the past dozen years, and community leaders want to make it permanent.
Organizers are seeking donations to facilitate the purchase of a bronze statue and other memorabilia to honor local world champion rodeo cowboys Lewis Feild, Kaycee Feild and Wesley Silcox with an exhibit in the Western Room of the Peteetneet Museum.
Donations may be made on the town website (www.paysonutah.org).
In the future, Payson plans to stage a public event to recognize the achievements of the trio of world champions and Troy Lerwill, a six-time PRCA comedy act of the year and three-time Wrangler NFR barrelman.
Six in a row
Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard was named NBA Western Conference rookie of the month for the sixth straight month.
The Knicks' Chris Copeland was the Eastern Conference winner.
Lillard, the Weber State grad, led all rookies in scoring (19.0 ppg), assists (6.2 apg), field goals (61) and 3-pointers (19).
He broke the NBA rookie record for 3-pointers made in a season with 185, topping the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry's previous record of 166.
Lillard became the third rookie in NBA history, joining Oscar Robertson and Allen Iverson, to record at least 1,500 points and 500 assists.
Go to the videotape
Utah State athletic video coordinator Bill Garren has been named the 2013 Collegiate Sports Video Association's Western Athletic Conference video coordinator of the year for the fourth year in a row.
He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey national video coordinator of the year.
He can't win it next year, as the Aggies will leave the WAC for the Mountain West Conference.
Hey it's free
The Ogden golf courses -- El Monte and Mount Ogden -- will host free 10-minute golf lessons on May 18. Mount Ogden will run its lessons from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; El Monte will stage its lessons from 2 to 5 p.m.
For information, call the pro shops at El Monte (801-629-0694) or Mount Ogden (801-629-0699).
Former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards will perform the coin toss at EnergySolutions Arena tonight when the Utah Blaze take on the Chicago Rush.
It's a good bet he'll run into former Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride, now an assistant with the Blaze.
And here's betting the two olde ball coaches will be sharing a laugh or two.
The Utah Grizzlies will hold their popular equipment sale today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maverick Center. The sale will be in the visiting locker room. Besides equipment, several remaining game-worn jerseys from the 2012-2013 season will be sold as well. ...
The fifth annual Utah Bike Summit -- set for next Friday -- will gather citizens, riders, cycling advocates and representatives from bike brands to discuss, plan and promote the progress being made for two-wheeled transportation on the roads and trails in the Beehive State. The event, "Keep Utah Rolling," is open to the public at the University of Utah -- Guesthouse in Salt Lake City. Register at www.bikeutah.org. ...
American racing legend George Follmer, who won the United States Road Racing Championship in 1965, the SCCA Trans-Am Championship in 1972 and 1976 and the SCCA Can-Am Championship in 1972, visited Miller Motorsports Park. His grandson, Kyle Kraemer, was attending the Ford Racing School. Follmer is a member of the Wall of Legends in MMP. ...
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.