Cody’s Artini Festival, Casper’s Corridor Gallery, Laramie Downtown an economic success



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The Terrace Restaurant & Bar and the Park County Arts Council are collaborating once again to host their Wyoming Artini Festival.  This artful challenge for martini enthusiasts and artistic competitors will once again tantalize the senses of our “artini” supporters. There will be a “whole lotta shakin'” going on as attendees wander among bartenders competing for the title of Master Martini Mixologist and peruse the silent auction artwork by area and regional artists. This gala event attracts martini and art enthusiasts from the entire Big Horn Basin dressed in cowboy to cocktail attire.

Throughout the evening, The Terrace Restaurant & Bar will provide sumptuous hors d’ oeuvres to tantalize your taste buds and compliment your martini palate. Cash prizes and prestigious awards are available to daring martini mixologists and inspired artini artists. All media is being accepted to guarantee a wide variety of interpretations of the martini and the martini culture from the past and its new resurgence. To reserve your bartender table, advance notice is required. Artwork must be delivered prior to the event. Contact The Terrace for more information — click on this link to be connected with their Facebook page or call The Terrace at 307.587.5868.

The $25 ticket price when purchased in advance — $30 at the door) provides a lively evening on Saturday, April 14 at Geyser on The Terrace, 525 West Yellowstone Avenue in Cody starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance at The Terrace (contact them for more locations for ticket pre-sales,) and of course at the door on the day of the festival – tickets are limited. All proceeds from this event benefit the Park County Arts Council. For further information, please call The Terrace at 307.587.5868 or the Park County Arts Council at 307.899.6693.

Shake out your favorite cocktail attire and head to Cody for a stirring night of Martinis and Art!


The Laramie Main Street Alliance celebrated several successes in 2011 in downtown Laramie including the opening of 12 new businesses and, among Main Street communities in Wyoming, led the state in job growth including 28 net full time jobs and 16 net part time positions. As a way to educate and thank their partners, they have developed a short, two-minute promotional video — follow the link:

Historic Downtown Laramie 2011



“Baby Fox”, LuDel Deal Walter


Refuse – Original Art by LuDel Deal Walter

The Refuse of life remains.  We Refuse to look at it.  This work Re-fuses the discarded object with meaning. My work communicates the boundaries of where time passes into memory and life passes into death.  How does memory hold the past captive?  How does place tie into time and memory?  This body of work refuses the passage of time by freezing the process of decay — a stop-action of a very slow natural process.  Memory seems to work in a similar fashion; as we recall people and events from our memories, they are frozen at a particular time like stop-action movie stills or loops of a single scene.

I incorporate objects that are often ignored or overlooked to create meaning.  The carcasses and the refuse of our lives are more than simple objects; they connect to the time when life and purpose was contained there.  I am using recycled and found objects (hand-made paper, junk, bones, etc.) to represent the passage of time and the space between life and death.  I find that by using images of actual carcasses and garbage in combination with textured papers and found objects, I have a stronger connection to the work because I’m forced to consider the feelings of disgust, shame and ambivalence surrounding the objects.  This body of work refuses the inevitability of  loss of meaning and purpose. We no longer revere life enough to consider the process of dying; because we can’t embrace death, we can’t fully embrace life.  Every living thing has a quality that leaves the body at the time of death.  Every object has a quality of memory.  What is that liminal quality?  Where is it?  These pieces are intended to ask the viewer to consider the life and purpose that once inhabited these images. – LuDel Deal Walter

The Corridor Gallery proudly presents “Refuse”, a solo exhibit of Wyoming artist LuDel Deal Walter. LuDel is an accomplished artist that is following through with her first Corridor solo exhibit after winning “Best In Show” during a past Corridor call-for-entries show based upon the subject of religion. The public and press are invited to attend the opening reception of “Refuse” on Friday, March 30th at 7pm. The exhibit will show only through Sunday, April 1st. The Corridor Gallery appreciates your continued support for local and regional artwork.

Event Details

Event: “Refuse” Original Artwork by Wyoming artist LuDel Deal Walter

Specifics: Located at The Corridor Gallery: 120 E. 2nd St. Casper, WY 82601 Tickets Cost/Avail: Free Admission Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm Open Showing: Saturday, March 31st 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday, April 1st noon to 4pm

Information: For more information, please contact The Corridor Gallery at 307.333-7035, Reed at 307. 259.8001 or visit LuDel Deal Walter email:



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WY Cowboys Head to Invitational & Jackson Hole Chamber Receives Recognition


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The Wyoming Cowboys are invitational bound! Check out the details on the upcoming game THIS Wednesday, March 14, vs. North Dakota State at the AA…

From the Cowboy Joe Club:  What a season Coach Shyatt and the seniors put together this year!   After achieving a 20-11 record, the Cowboys were able to clinch one of only 16 spots in the 2012 College Basketball Invitational (CBI).  This year’s field is stacked with high profile participants such as 2010 and 2011 national runner up Butler, Oregon State and Washington State out of the Pac 12, Pittsburgh out of the Big East, and out of the Ivy League, Princeton and Penn!  For the Cowboys, the tournament starts this Wednesday (March 14) at 7pm with a home game vs North Dakota State.  Along with the game, we will be hosting a very special halftime show honoring Kenny Sailors on his induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame!

We encourage all of our fans not only to attend the game but to bring your friends to support our cowboys.  If you’re not able to attend the game this Wednesday we ask for your consideration in showing your support of Head Coach Larry Shyatt and the Cowboys by purchasing a ticket to the game.

Read more at Cowboy Alititude

Cowboy fans may purchase tickets through the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office by going online at or by calling 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850. Tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for youth (3-18) and $5 for UW students.  Unfortunately this game will not be televised.

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The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has received quite a recognition! Read on for more information…

From the Jackson Hole Chamber:  The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce received notification that it has received a Four Star Accreditation by the US Chamber of Commerce.  This places the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce in the top 2% of 6,936 chambers of commerce in the United States.  The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is the only accredited chamber of commerce in Wyoming and part of an elite group of 152 chambers of commerce nationwide that have been validated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accreditation Program as “having solid programs, demonstrating clear organizational procedures, and as being a catalyst for positive action in the community.”

The US Chamber of Commerce states that “The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has demonstrated a good track record of operating a successful chamber and achieving desirable results for its members.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to accredit the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce with our 4-Star designation.  Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!”  The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce improved upon its Three Star Accreditation in 2006.  Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tim O’Donoghue states:  “Since 2006, we have worked at continuous improvement of our member services, organizational capabilities and performance, and effectiveness at championing the interests of local businesses, enhancing their prosperity, strengthening the economic climate of Teton County, and being an active contributor to the interests of business in the State of Wyoming.  We have received this accreditation and recognition through a rigorous process conducted by a panel of industry experts and leaders.  While we may never fully meet the accreditation criteria of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of our non-partisan, non-endorsement of political candidates, we are pleased to have received this accreditation and high-level recognition of our work and organization.  I also believe our accreditation is a reflection of the excellence present in our business and overall community.”

For more information on the Accreditation of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, please contact Tim O’Donoghue at (307) 733-3316 or

Congratulations to everyone — best of luck to Cowboy Bball this week — GO WYO!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor


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Girl Scouts Turns 100 — WY Celebrates the Year of the Girl


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Girl Scouts Today:  Today girls have a variety of options at camp, from horseback riding to pottery to rock climbing. This photo was taken at the Outdoors and S’mores camp in Casper, Wyoming, in 2010. Girls learned skills to cook foods over a campfire while enjoying some traditional camp activities, such as s’more making and singing around the campfire.

Who hasn’t heard of Girl Scouts? Generations upon generations of girls and women have experienced the leadership and skills that Girl Scouts teaches.  This legendary organization is celebrating their 100th birthday in 2012, and a fun event is taking place in Billings, MT for Montana and Wyoming Girl Scouts of present and past to celebrate! Stay tuned to our Sprinter issue for some fun images from Wyoming Girl Scouts over the past 100 years!

Girl Scouts of the USA has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl!  During this centennial year, Girl Scouts councils nationwide will celebrate the organization’s 100 years as the premier leadership experience for girls.

Inspired by the trailblazer Juliette Gordon Low launching Girl Scouts in 1912, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming are hosting a journey through the last century of Girl Scouting.  At special events held throughout the council, girls will be transported to a period in history to experience activities enjoyed by girls of that time.

A celebration was held in Casper in January 2012, where girls were invited to take a trip back to the 1930s and 1940s.  Celebrations will continue throughout the year:  Cody will be held on April 21, where girls will experience life from the 1950s; Missoula, MT on July 13-15, where a campout and activities from 1972-1991, and Cheyenne, featuring a sing-a-long and activities (date TBD).

On March 30-31, the annual Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) will hold a 100th birthday celebration at its annual meeting in Billings!  Visit their website at for more information!  Congratulations on Girl Scouts and welcome to the Year of the Girl!

Some Girl Scout stories from fans on our Facebook page:

Jana:  “I was a Girl Scout and my Mom was a scout leader…so many cherished memories!!!”

Cat:  “I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout…’s an amazing program. It allows the girls to form their own thoughts and opinions along with learning self reliance and independance. Happy 100th Girl Scouts!!!”

Laura:  “Happy 100th! I started in Brownies and received my Gold Award around 1990. Loved my Girl Scout experience”

Susan:  “I was a Girl Scout leader and all three of my girls were Scouts. My oldest daughter acheived her Gold Award.”

Lori:  “Wheatland/Guernsey are having a huge lockin for GS birthday!!!”

Shantelle:  “The Governor will sign the Girl Scout Proclamation this Friday in Cheyenne and then Girl Scouts of all ages will march to the depot. 100 Years!”

Cheryl:  “Yep, I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout–even have my Senior Girl Scout uniform, along with all the “stuff” on the jacket & gold cording, hanging in a closet. Great character building program–I have many fond memories all my gal pals from those long ago days. Thanks for the memories, and Happy 100th Birthday to the Girl Scouts. ♥”

Mary:  “Started with Brownies in the ’50s, got my curved bar in G.S. I still have my book and my sash. My mom was a leader and camp nurse. I was a Brownie then Girl Scout leader and camp counselor for my daughter. Great memories. Sold G.S. cookies for $! a box…that wasn’t discount but the real price ;-)”


‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor


In honor of Dr. Seuss: My Ode to Wyoming Life


In honor of the amazing Dr. Seuss’ birthday today, I felt a little inspired to write a little poem about Wyoming.  Now, I’m not a poet, and believe me, I know it… But I digress and will give my rhyming a rest.  So if you don’t mind taking a moment or three, and reading my poem — this is Wyoming to me…

My Ode to Wyoming Life — A Seuss-istic poem by Kati Hime

Tell someone Wyoming is where you live

And a wide-eyed stare back to you they will give

Says the city-slicker back from the far coast

“Say, isn’t a horse what you ride the most?

And cars aren’t really welcome there, I hear…

Why, didn’t you just get electricity last year?”

Yes, we’re small, and our state is big,

To get from town to town takes more than a jig.

And it may seem like we’re backwards at best,

But really, we give our boasting a rest

Although if I could go on, I would be happy to

And here’s what I’d say to you…

Get in your car and drive end to end

‘Cross prairies and lakes and mountains and then

Dip your feet in a river, or smell the fresh air

Ride a horse, or a bike, take a tram through the air,

And feast on our grub until your belly is full,

And experience our history – it’s far from dull.

Then walk around a town – big or small,

You have to stop everywhere to see it all.

You’ll see ranchers and farmers, cowboys and cowgirls,

You’ll see climbers standing on top of the world

You’ll see high western fashion to well-worn jeans

You’ll see parkas and sandals because we’re more than it seems

We’re a little bit of everything, believe it or not

In Wyoming, a tough spirit is what we’ve got.

You have to be tough to live in the wind

And every summer, know that winter will happen again

But that’s what we do – because we love our home state

And once you visit, you’ll agree – it is great

This is what makes Wyoming beautiful to me

And if you don’t like it, you can disagree

But we’re a little bit of everything – every one too,

But no one does it quite like we do

And that makes us unique — even a little sweet

Which makes talking to city-slickers a real treat

When they ask “Is electricity all that you thought it would be?”

I simply smile and say “Well…we’ll see.”

Happy Birthday Yellowstone!


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Yellowstone National Park turns 140 today! The park was established by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872 — the first national park in the world!  It has been enjoyed by generations from across the entire planet — and its majority lies within our own boundaries in Wyoming.  Idaho and Montana also contain portions of the park. The Yellowstone Caldera is the largest supervolcano on the continent, and because of this the ongoing thermal activity makes Yellowstone a site to behold — 60% of the world’s geysers reside in the park, including world renowned Old Faithful.

Many people have memories and stories of Yellowstone National Park, and we’d love to celebrate its birthday today by hearing your stories!  Did you visit as a child? In different seasons?  Do you remember the 1988 Yellowstone fires?  As a child, our family visited the summer after the fires, in 1989.  It was quite the experience!

Please share your stories, photos and memories with us, and we will add them to this blog! Post here, on our Facebook page, our Twitter page (@wyolifestylemag), or email us at!

Happy Birthday Yellowstone — May you live long and wow millions more with your wonders!

Kati Hime, Editor


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