ART IN WY: Call for Entries at the 2012 Railway Art Show & Sale!


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Thanks to the Arts Alliance of Cheyenne for all that they do to promote the arts in the community and surrounding area! Check out this upcoming event from the Cheyenne Depot Museum, a fabulous place to add to your must-see’s!  Be sure to visit The Cheyenne Depot Museum and their website for more information!

Call For Entries: 2012 Railway Art Show And Sale At The Cheyenne Depot Museum

A special opening preview and reception will be held on May 18 at 7pm for the Railroad Art Show and the much anticipated Union Central & Northern HO scale model at the Cheyenne Depot Museum.
Prospectus Purpose
• To gather and recognize important new contributions to the field of contemporary railway art from around the country.
• To celebrate the cultural heritage of the railroad in America.
• To support the goals of the Cheyenne Depot Museum.
• To make a contribution to the Permanent Collection of the Museum.
Visit the Arts Alliance of Cheyenne’s website for information on their programs and events!
‘Til Next Time…
Kati Hime, Editor
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Check Out the Caddie Shack


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When we were in Casper last Friday, we stopped in at one of Casper’s newest All-American restaurants…the Caddie Shack! Located at the Casper Municipal Golf Course, the restaurant also includes a bar area and a veranda that overlooks both Casper Mountain as well as the greens at the Muni.  We opted for indoor seating since we had our kiddos in tow, and, well, it was late January.  Summer, one of the restaurant’s owners, had promised me their burgers were an experience to be had, and WOW was she right!  Levi and I both chowed down on a flavorful burger that was cooked just to our request, with a nice thick bun that was both unique and filling.  It was a good thing our kids were loving the fries, because they were able to help us finish ours – we were stuffed!  The kids picked hot dogs from the kids’ menu, an item I also noticed on their adult menu as well.  There were many other interesting items, including some tempting salads and soups that would have warmed the cold spot the Wyoming wind had created, but we were feeling rather carnivorous that day.  The Caddie Shack’s burgers do NOT disappoint!

Our server had several tables keeping him busy at once when we arrived, but he still took he time to greet us and invite us to pick a table.  We were able to find a spot with multiple TVs to keep us entertained…golf of course was the channel of choice, which Levi was thrilled with…another screen had Nascar highlights, which kept the kiddos entertained. I noticed on their board that they have a Super Bowl party and other special events coming up — so be sure to stay tuned to their Facebook page and website for more information, as well as their daily specials and yummy soups! Even with the busy atmosphere, our server collected our order and delivered our food in good time.  We always come loaded with special questions when we dine out as we have a few health concerns in our clan — our server was excellent and knowledgeable.  We’re always thankful when a restaurant knows their stuff!

The cool thing about the Caddie Shack is they’re open during the off-season for golfing as well — and they also offer catering services!  For more information, visit their website, Facebook page, or call them at 307-233-6619.  Stop in for lunch and check out their burgers…and see if you can eat a whole one! They are VERY filling!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor


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Wyoming Happenings in February!


WOW there are a LOT of great events happening in Wyoming in February! Read on below for information…and if you have events that you’d like to add to our list here, just give us a shout at!

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SOUTH FORK ICE FESTIVAL —  This awesome annual event is on its way! News from the South Fork Ice staff…

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From the staff of — We now have 23 more days until the 14th annual “Waterfall Ice” Festival starts in CODY, WY! Event starts on Friday, February 17 at noon and will end on President’s Day, February 20th at noon.

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We are very excited for the 83 participants already signed up on-line and for the sponsors and vendors who are coming to support this “friendliest little ice festival” at the Cody Auditorium located at 1240 Beck Ave, same as last year.

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Visit for schedule of events, details on registration and more — this is a great annual Cody-area event!

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JACKSON HOLE JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL —  Read on for exciting details on the upcoming Jackson Hole Jewish Music Festival! (Read our current issue for more information on Chabbad Wyoming.)


Klezmania —

The opening concert for this year’s annual Jackson Hole Jewish Music Festival is the widely acclaimed Klezmania, founded in 1989 in San Francisco by world-class artist Ben Brussell.

A classically trained jazz musician and musicologist, Brussell plans to perform primarily Klezmer and Yiddish music followed by a sing-a-long with traditional Israeli songs that are popular in the US. He became enamored with Klezmer upon discovering it in high school. “I was a Jewish typical kid from the suburbs and I was so proud that this was part of my culture,” he said.

Klezmania is a contemporary representation of Klezmer music, he explained. “It’s interesting to be a modern Jew doing this antiquated music with the community and hearing peoples’ response to it.” He stresses that here has been much innovation, noting the influence of classical and American jazz.

Much of the band’s improvisation is based upon Eastern European folk music idioms. “My contention has always been to push the boundaries of music. I think the music itself shouldn’t be sacrificed spiritually. The Ashkenazi Jewish experience is channeled through this music. The music itself is very pure, a soulful expression of the Jewish narrative.”

“Our approach is more like a New York society band. We dress up in suits. We’re a jazz band doing Klezmer. We don’t use a clarinet; we use a soprano saxophone. We’re probably the only Klezmer band on the planet that doesn’t use a clarinet,” Brussell says.

The accolades they get are manifold. “Their performance exceeded our wildest hopes,” one fan enthused.

“No words can describe how terrific you were,” raved another. “Being a musician myself, I’ve always believed that music is the most important element of any event.”

According to Brussell, “what we’re doing is unique because we’re a thriving simcha [celebration event] band that has transcended into the concert realm.” The musicians are of diverse backgrounds and were chosen for their superior talent.  Depending on the event, they play mandolin, violin, saxophone, accordion, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums. “Klezmer has many layers, just like any type of music,” Brussell said.

As for the Jackson Hole event, he thinks that it’s “exciting, and I’m honored to be going.” The kick-off event takes place Sunday, February 12, 5 pm, at Snake River Lodge & Spa, Sundance Ballroom, 7710 Granite Loop Road, Teton Village, Wyoming.

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For more information about the Klezmania concert and for tickets call 307.462.0847, or visit


February 17 & 18 brings annual excitement to Green River, as ice sculptors, foodies, runners and more from many locations converge for the Crystal Classic Winter Festival! An $11,000 purse prize is being offered in the Crystal Classic Ice Sculpting Competition…events such as Soup Cook-Offs, Snowshoe Softball, a 5K run, Human Dog Sled Racing, a pancake breakfast and more add to the fun — visit the City of Green River’s website and find schedule, registration information, and more! The whole community gets into the event! Green River is known for its love of art and this weekend doesn’t disappoint — make sure to visit the ice sculpting competition while you’re there to view some acts of wonderful winter art!



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The annual Wild West Winter Carnival in Riverton is FULL of fun! Ice sculpting, Quick Draw, Crab Crack and more! Visit their website for event schedule and lots of details!


Check out all the fun at Sleeping Giant Ski Area in Cody — an AWESOME community resort right in Yellowstone’s backyard!

KNOW OF ANOTHER FEBRUARY EVENT THAT WE NEED TO PROMOTE? Shoot us an email at and we’ll be sure to add it! Pictures make the post even more interesting to the viewer — be sure to include all credits!

Till Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor



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Stage Stop Begins!


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The 2012 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) starts Friday!  Visit their website at for lots of information, past results and some great images by Chris Havener.  According to the IPSSSDR’s website:  “In 1996 Frank Teasley, with the help of public nurse Jayne Ottman, launched the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race to showcase the beautiful state of Wyoming and to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. In addition, the race worked to spread the word about the need for childhood immunizations—and each year the race makes a contribution to communities on the race route for childhood immunizations.”

All images by Chris Havener

The 2012 schedule is as follows:

Friday, January 27: Jackson Hole

Saturday, January 28: Travel Day

Sunday, January 29: Lander

Monday, January 30: Pinedale/Cora

Tuesday, January 31: Big Piney/Marbleton

Wednesday, February 1: Alpine

Thursday, February 2: Evanston 1st day of racing

Friday, February 3: Evanston 2nd day of racing

Saturday, February 4: Park City

All images by Chris Havener

Here is the kickoff day’s timeline for events from Jackson!

Timeline race start at Town Square Friday, January 27, 2012:

5:00 Music on the sound system, food and booths

5:00 Storm Show’s 2011 ski/ride film “Action Jackson” playing on the JumboTron

6:00 P.M.  Welcome


7-9 Pedigree Party at Snow King

8  Torchlight Parade

8:30 Fireworks

Please note: START Bus runs every 15 minutes from the Town Square to the corner of Cache and Snow King from 7-8 PM then from 8-9 it runs from Town Square to Snow King Center Bus Stop.

All images by Chris Havener

Time to get mushin’!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor


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Miss Wyoming heads to the Miss America Pageant


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Catherine Brown was crowned Miss Wyoming 2011 on June 25, 2011 at the WYO Theater in Sheridan.  She hit the ground running making appearances around the state and moved to Gillette in August to begin work as a Speech Language Pathologist for the School District there.

For the past six months she has worked diligently to prepare for Miss America, as well as make appearances and work full time.  She is an amazing young woman with an incredible work ethic, the grace and poise of a princess and a wicked sense of humor!!!!

Folks can follow Catherine on her journey in Las Vegas to becoming the next Miss America on her Facebook page, Catherine Brown, or the FB page for The Miss America Organization.  A new feature of the program allows US to pick one of the finalists — visit the Miss America website and watch Catherine’s video — then vote for her!  Follow this link:

Folks can also check our website, for information and links.  The 2012 Miss America Pageant will be broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 on ABC.

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor


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First Night Casper


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The holidays are upon us! Looking for something to do New Year’s Eve? Check out First Night Casper!  This family-friendly event is organized by the 1224 Club, a Casper community resource built around recovery.  See the paragraph at the bottom of this post for more information on the 1224 Club!

Started in Boston in 1976, the First Night program is a drug- and alcohol-free, family-friendly arts & culture celebration. Today, the program is a licensed event, occurring internationally. The First Night program is held in communities throughout the United States — the closest locations to the Casper program are Fort Collins, CO and Missoula, MT.

The program is simple:  Purchase a button for admission to LOTS of events, entertainment, and fun city-wide!  Buttons cost $10 each for adults; children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.  In Casper, purchase buttons at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Downtown Development Authority, Messy Moose, Mercer Family Resource Center, Chamber of Commerce and the 1224 Club.  The theme for the First Night program changes annually — this year, the theme is ‘Reflections’.  Buttons have become collector’s items, with new designs and new themes every year — in addition to buttons, First Night Casper will offer logo apparel and other souvenir items for sale.

Once you have your buttons, get ready to have some fun!  Click here to connect with the First Night Casper activity schedule — or visit and click on the ‘First Night Casper’ link, then the schedule link.  Check out their awesome sponsors while you’re at it! Thanks to Ken Knight Photography who has graciously offered photography services for the evening as well.

The buttons are your admission into the whole series of events — the 10 locations for fun include:  MC Market, 2nd Street Community Area, First United Methodist Church, Yellowstone Garage, WY National Apartments Lobby, The Downtown Grille, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Children’s Theater, The Science Zone and the 1224 Club.  Attendees may visit the locations in any order they wish — allowing them to create their own map to fun for the evening. Each location contains its own form of entertainment — musicians, illusionists, comedians, art galleries, dance performances, theater, play and discovery space for the kids — there is a LOT to take in! Visit food vendors at the 2nd Street Community Area and take part in an inexpensive chili dinner at the First United Methodist Church.  Be sure to check out First Night Casper for a fun and substance-free, culturally-rich event for the entire family!

The 1224 Club was formed almost 20 years ago by a group of nine recovering alcoholics. They derived their unique name from the 12 step programs and the 24 hour a day work that it requires to overcome addiction.  An organization unique to Casper, the community resource is built around recovery from addiction.  While they serve occasionally as a facility for 12 step program meetings, the 1224 Club is not a 12 step program in itself.  The club does not employ counselors, but does provide free resources in a safe and anonymous environment open to all individuals seeking recovery from addiction.  The club also provides its facilities for a wide variety of other addiction groups as well.  The 1224 Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) entity, funded primarily by donations and grants through gracious corporations and foundations.  The proceeds from First Night Casper will go to benefit the 1224 Club.  For more information on the organization and the services they provide to the Casper area, visit       

Thank you to The 1224 Club for sharing what they do as well as providing such a valuable and welcoming service to the Casper area.  Visit their website to see how you can help, donate and support their service — and be sure to attend First Night Casper for a fun and unique event for the entire family!

‘Til next time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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Holiday weekends in Wyoming are always FULL of excitement!  Check out these events happening this weekend around the state — and let us know what we’ve missed and we’ll add it!

This beautiful image is by our dear friend Bernice Shuster! Bernice keeps us supplied with gorgeous photos of Wyoming — especially Southwest Wyoming — all year long! Thanks Bernice!


Centennial — Christmas in Centennial December 10, 9:30-2:30

Laramie — Holiday Home Tour hosted by University Women’s Club December 11, 12-4

Snowy Range Ski Area is open!

UW Cowgirls Bball Action vs. Maryville University Saints! December 10, 2 PM

Downtown Laramie — Be sure to pick up your Mistletoe Mosey buttons! See our blog for information — or visit the Downtown Laramie on links!

Ivinson Mansion Open House — December 10 & 11


Greybull — Christmas Dinner Theater & Silent Auction December 10, 4:30


Gillette — Christmas Pictures with Ponies December 10, 11-3 PM


Cheyenne — Santa Visits the Depot December 11

Cheyenne — Dubstep/House Show December 9


Cheyenne — Black Dog Animal Rescue’s Merry Mutt Fair December 10 from 9-5 at the Archer Complex! Come support a wonderful cause!


Casper — “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” December 9, 10, 11

Hogadon Ski Area is open!



Sleeping Giant Ski Area is open!


Big Piney — Big Piney Choir Christmas Concert December 11

Pinedale — The Pinedale Community Choir presents “A Festival of Lessons and Carols” December 11 


Rock Springs — 2nd Annual Home Vendor Gift Show December 10 — America’s Best Value Inn & Suites from 11-6

Green River — Ladies Christmas Tea Party December 10, at the Green River Pavillion at Expedition Island. 5-8 pm. Come and enjoy ladies from the community. Free.


Jackson — Dancer’s Workshop presents “Snow White” December 9, 10

Jackson Hole Mtn. Resort is open!

Grand Targhee is open!

Snow King is Jackson’s Town Hill! They’re opening TODAY for upper intermediate & experts skiers — beginner runs will be opening soon!


Our buddies at the Mountain Pulse in Jackson ALWAYS have the latest scoop and awesome info — check them out!


Meadowlark Ski Area is open!






Wyoming State Capitol Chanukah Celebration

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Thank you to Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming for sending us this information on the State Capitol’s Chanukah Celebration! You can learn more about Wyoming’s Jewish community in our upcoming winter issue of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine — in the meantime, mark your calendars to attend this important event!


Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming to Light Up One of 10,000 Public Menorahs Worldwide, Symbolizing Universal Message of Religious Freedom


Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming, based in Jackson but serving Jewish Wyomingites across the State, will ignite a public 10-foot menorah erected at the State Capitol Building, followed by a community-wide celebration on the 7th day of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 27, 2011. The ceremony will feature Chanukah songs from the Montessori School of Cheyenne children’s choir, Menorah kindling with beloved Holocaust survivor siblings Zolly Gancz and Hellen Zigmond and greetings from community leaders and elected officials.  Following the menorah lighting ceremony, many will dance, sing and eat delicious Chanukah treats such as potato latkes and jelly doughnuts.

The public menorah lighting was organized by Chabad Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn, Executive Director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming, who remarked, “The Menorah serves as a symbol of Wyoming’s dedication to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship G-d freely, openly, and with pride.  Specifically in America, a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her religion free from restraint and persecution, the Menorah takes on profound significance, embodying both religious and constitutional principles.”

Shira Michaels from Cheyenne, who is looking forward to attending the public menorah lighting commented, “I want my kids to grow up with pride in their Jewish heritage and a feeling of equality and self-confidence as an American. Chabad’s Chanukah Menorahs are arguably one of the most important developments ever to help my child’s education. I wish they had this where I grew up.”

The Capitol menorah is one of thousands of large public menorahs sponsored by Chabad throughout the world, helping children and adults of all walks of life discover and enjoy the holiday message.

Throughout the State of Wyoming, Chabad will be presenting scores of Chanukah events and celebrations, including public menorah lightings, public menorah displays, joyous Chanukah parties and more. To find a local event in Wyoming or practically anywhere throughout the world, visit www.JewishWyoming/ChanukahEvents. For more information about Chanukah and a local schedule of events, visit



Tuesday, December 27, 2011; 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.


State Capitol Building, 200 West 24th Street, Cheyenne, WY; West Hallway


Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory – more than 2,200 years ago – of a militarily weak, but spiritually strong, Jewish people over the mighty forces of a ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land and threatened to engulf the land and its people in darkness.

The miraculous victory of religious freedom was compounded by a second great miracle that took place when only one jug of sacred oil was found still pure and sealed.  The Maccabees poured the one-day supply of oil into the great Menorah and rekindled the Menorah that had been desecrated and extinguished by the enemy.  The small amount of oil did not burn out at the end of the first day, but continued to burn continuously for eight days, until the special process for preparing new oil could be completed.

Lighting the Chanukah Menorah reminds us of these events and also serves as a universal symbol and a cosmopolitan message of triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of right over might, of light over darkness. This crucial message is at the heart of every Wyomingites’ and every Americans’ hope for better days ahead.

Chanukah Low-Fat Potato Latke Recipe

· 3 teaspoons vegetable oil, preferably canola

· 2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 or 5), peeled

· 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion (about 1 medium onion)

· 1/4 cup all-purpose white flour

· 1 teaspoon salt

· 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

· 1 large egg, lightly beaten

· 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Set oven racks at middle and lower positions of the oven. Preheat oven to 450° F. Prepare 2 baking sheets by brushing with 1 teaspoon oil on each sheet.

Grate potatoes using hand grater or shredding blade of food processor. Place in a large bowl and add onions, flour, salt and pepper; toss to mix well. Add egg, egg white and remaining 1 teaspoon oil; toss to mix.

Drop onto prepared cookie sheets by the tablespoonful and press lightly to form cakes. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. Flip latkes, switch position of baking sheets, and bake about 5 more minutes, or until golden brown.

Transfer to a platter, arranging browned-side up, and serve with no-fat sour cream or applesauce, or both. May be made ahead and stored overnight in fridge. Reheat at 350° F for 10 minutes. Makes about 24 latkes.

Tip: Use the grater attachment of a food processor to simultaneously grate both the potatoes and the onion. Set the shredded material in a colander over a bowl to catch the dripping liquid. When the grated potato-onion mixture stops squishing combine with the egg, egg white and remaining teaspoon of oil as above. Carefully pour out the liquid collected from under the grated potatoes and onions, taking care to save the white cake which has formed at the bottom of the bowl (the potato starch). Add this white stuff to the latke mixture and mix well. Complete the above recipe as written.

At WLM, we strive to appreciate all walks of life, and are proud of our history as The Equality State. Thank you to the Wyoming state government for recognizing this important event!

‘Til Next Time,

Kati Hime, Editor

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Casper Chrsitmas Parade, 2011 — Image copyright Lona Patton

The holiday season is here, and Wyoming is especially springing to life this weekend of December 1 through 4! Here’s a list of some activities going on around our state this weekend, and if you have things that we’ve missed, please let us know!


Laramie – Gem City Starlight Christmas Parade:  December 2, 6:00 PM

Laramie — Holiday Festival, Laramie Plains Civic Center:  December 3, 10-4 with Ballet 7220 performing ‘Snow White’, 7:30 PM LPCC Theater


Greybull – Greybull Holidazzle:  December 2-3  Chili dinner, Holidazzle Lighted Parade, Christmas Craft Bazaar, Santa


Gillette – Annual Parade of Lights:  December 3


Saratoga – Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland:  December 3,

Saratoga – Festival of Trees Gala and Auction:  December 1-2,

Rawlins – 2011 Festival of Trees and Wreaths:  December 1-3 for viewing; December 3 for Live & Silent Auction and Treats,

CONVERSE COUNTY:  Let us know if there is an event we can share!

CROOK COUNTY:  Let us know if there is an event we can share!


Riverton – Festival of Trees:  December 1-2:

Lander – Light Up Lander:  December 2:

Lander — Art in the Afternoon, Noble Hotel:  December 4, 10am-2pm. Lots of great local arts & crafts for easy Holiday shopping!


Torrington – Christmas Parade:  December 3:


Table Mountain Vineyards:  December 2-4:  Winery open house series Fri-Sun. 11-4pm. for more info.

HOT SPRINGS COUNTY:  Let us know if there is an event we can share!


Buffalo – Christmas Parade:  December 3:



Cheyenne – Santa Visits the Depot:  December 4:

LINCOLN COUNTY:  Let us know if there is an event we can share!


Casper —  “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge”: December 2, 3:

Casper — Casper is the host city for the Wyoming First Lego Robotics Competition on Saturday Dec 3rd at the Events Center, and the Broadway Show Young Frankenstein is at the Events Center on Dec 4th.

Casper — Gun Show in Casper this coming weekend, at the Natrona County Fairgrounds.


Lusk – Chamber Christmas Celebration:  December 1:

Lusk:  Christmas Bazaar:  December 3, 9:00am at the fairgrounds. 66 vendors from 3 state area.:


Powell – Powell Country Christmas:  December 3:

Cody – Yellowstone Harmony Chorus:  December 3:

Cody — Buffalo Bill Historical Center Open House:  December 3, 10-5:


Guernsey – Hub City Toy Run:  December 3

Wheatland – Parade of Lights:  December 2


Sheridan – Festival of Trees:  December 1:

Sheridan – Kalif Shrine Kids’ Christmas Party:  December 3:


Pinedale – Museum of the Mountain Man 18th Annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction: December 2:


Green River – Green River Craft Fair & GHSC Christmas Bazaar:  December 2-3:

Rock Springs – 14th Annual Lighted Holiday Parade:  December 3:


Check out The Mountain Pulse’s website & Facebook page for LOTS of Teton county info and events!

Jackson — Christmas Kick-Off at the Museum:  December 4:  Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum


Evanston – Christmas Open House & Lighted Christmas Parade:  December 1:

Evanston – 3rd Annual Festival of Trees:  December 3:


Worland – Christmas at the Washakie Museum Opening Night:  December 1:

WESTON COUNTY:  Let us know an event that we can share!

If you have an event to add, please let us know! — THANKS!


‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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Thanks to the Niobrara Conservation District for sending us this awesome information!  All images of the kids at work & finished products are compliments of the Niobrara Conservation District.

The Niobrara Conservation District in Lusk is trying to obtain grant funding from Pepsi for a recycling trailer built by the students of Niobrara County High School. The structure of this grant contest is such that 100+ projects have been submitted; now it is up to the communities’ support to cast votes in favor of their project!  After the top 20 projects will be finalists for the monetary award. Currently Niobrara is ranked at #65. As I am sure you know, Niobrara County is the least populated county in this Great State, so obtaining many votes is a challenge. I know it would be greatly appreciated if Niobrara County could call upon the entire State of Wyoming to cast some votes for the remainder of the month of November. Votes can be cast daily via phone text (send to 73774 message 109190), and by following this link, creating an account and signing in to vote . The sign up is free and there is no obligation to receive any other information from Pepsi.

Hey Wyoming, let’s help these guys out! What a neat idea!  For questions, contact Lisa Shaw with the Niobrara County Conservation District in Lusk: 307-334-2953 ext 101.  

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Kati Hime, Editor

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Halloween in Wyoming!

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It’s Halloween in Wyoming! There are LOTS of fun activities coming up — we have a growing list below that we’ll continue adding to as new info arises, so be sure to post on our Facebook page or email us at with any events that we’ve missed! Thanks to the people that contributed this info!

ROCK SPRINGS:  Halloween Stroll — for children of all ages, family members and pets! Sat., 10/29, 11 AM – 2 PM; Pick up a bag & a map at the Rock Springs Historical Museum, 201 B St., at the start of the Stroll. 

WHEATLAND:  The Younger Brothers Band is playing 10/28 — visit their website for details!

DUBOIS:  Main Street Merchants are planning a Halloween Event for Dubois children, Monday, October 31st. The Spookytown Parade begins at 5 PM, with Carnival Games – Trick or Treat Goodies – dancing to Dave Raines’ Monster Mash Street Band and an old fashioned Hayride. Festivities are planned from 5 until 8 PM.  Visit Dubois’ Main Street website!

JEFFREY CITY:  Costume Party at the Split Rock Bar and Cafe in Jeffrey City. Saturday night, 7PM – prizes for costumes in several categories, lots to eat, drink and be MERRY!

SARATOGA:  Downtown Saratoga/Halloween walk kids cam trick-or-treat at local retail shops… convenient and safe for all! Visit the Saratoga Chamber’s website!


GUERNSEY:  Guernsey trick or treaters can trick or treat at Guernsey’s Treat Street at over 20 businesses from 3:30 until 5:00. The annual Halloween Carnival will be held at Guernsey-Sunrise High School from 6:00 until 8:00. This community event is for everyone and will feature inflatables, games and food. The carnival is sponsored by the Guernsey Lions Club. Platte County Chamber website


JACKSON:  Don’t miss this year’s Haunted Maze!! Everyone loves a “CARN-EVIL”!!!  October 28th, 29th, 30th an 31st from 7-10 pm nightly. Great for kids and adults of all ages. (Unless you scary easily) The cost is $10 per soul and a portion of the proceeds are donated to charity. Located at Amaze’n Jackson Hole, 45 E. Snowking Avenue. (307) 734-0455

JACKSON:  Day of the Dead — Nov. 02, 5:30-8 PM Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church; Contact the Latino Resource Center for more information:  307-734-0333

SHERIDAN:  Sheridan Wesleyan Church is having the annual Family Fall Fun Fest. October 31 5-8 PM Here are some hilights from last year Over 1700 guests last year. Free admission, Free pictures Free Candy. Come have some fun with us.

CHEYENNE:  Goblin walk at Paul Smith’s Village in Lions Park — This walk through the gardens is going to be filled with Halloween themed scenes and costumed actors appropriate for children. There will be a pumpkin patch, Shreck, Disney characters, Superheroes, Princesses, moving hallway, fog machines, lights, a mine shaft, pirate cave, and many other attractions. October 27th (5-9pm) and 28th (2-4pm & 5-9pm), 2011 Visit the Cheyenne city website


CHEYENNE:  Haunted Ghost Tours on the Cheyenne Trolley on Oct. 28-30. Tours are at 6:00 and 7:30 pm each night. Tickets are going fast!

CASPER:  Trick or Treat Trail at The Science Zone in Casper Monday night 10/31 4-8pm  Science Zone website


PINEDALE:  Pinedale- Pinedale Aquatic Center’s Annual Haunting. Thurs 7-9 and Friday 6-9. Recommended for ages 8+ $5.00. Fall Festival ages 10 and under Friday 6-8 FREE! Pinedale Aquatic Center


CODY:  If you’re in the CODY area here are some activities: Fri 10/28 party at the Rec Center; downtown trick or treat 4-6 on Halloween; Cody Church of the Nazarene is holding a Family Fall Festival on 10/31 6-8 PM — the Cody Chamber website has an AWESOME calendar!

TORRINGTON & LINGLE:  Ellis’ Harvest Home in Lingle offers a great deal of family fun. Corn maze, corn boxes, hay maze, giant spider web, tomatoe launcher, fresh produce, and of course lots of pumpkins. Call 575-2567 for more details. (By the way, if weather is good Ellis Harvest Home does the maze in the dark w/flashlights!) The Halloween Safety Treat Night happens on 10/31 from 5-6 in downtown Torrington for ‘ghouls & goblins under the age of 12’ 🙂 — accompanied by an adult of course! And the Elks Lodge is holding a haunted house from 10/29-10/31, 5-10 PM; $3 admission! Call 532-2547 for more info! The Goshen County Chamber has an AWESOME website!

LARAMIE:  Scaramie is happening Sat 10/29 from 10-12 in AMAZING Downtown Laramie! Visit the Main Street website!  The Wyoming Union’s Safe Treat happens 10/31 from 4-6 PM (visit their website), and Laramie Physicians for Women & Children is having their open house & trick or treat afternoon on Friday 10/28 from 4-6:30 at their office.  Laramie Film Society is having a special showing of Coraline in 3D, Saturday 7PM!  Visit their website!  Looking for something to do Friday or Saturday? Go to this!! Albany County 4-H to host Haunted Barn Friday, Saturday | Laramie Boomerang

LANDER:  The Asylum is happening in Lander, Wy, fri the 28th, sat. the 29th and sun. the 30th from 7- midnight. The location is 576 Main street and will kick off at 6:30pm at Ace Hardware for a Zombie Walk to the haunted house. (It’s only about a block but zombies are slow….) We will be showing scary movies in the lobby… $5.00 entry fee to The Asylum.

GLENROCK: Halloween Costume Parade is Monday, Oct. 31, at 3:30pm. The parade lines up at the Deer Creek Drug and will parade in the down town area.  The parade is for little kids through the 4th grade.  If you would like to hand out goodies that would be great. Last year we had 40ish kids. Halloween Carnival at the Rec Center from- 4pm-6pm.
Tickets are 25cents each and games cost 1-4 tickets. Visit the Glenrock Chamber on Facebook!

Thanks for all the info! Send us what we’ve missed and we’ll add it! Post on our Facebook page or email — thanks!

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Wednesday Early Out After School Program — Now registering for Session II!

“World Cultures”

Dates: October 19 – November 30 (No class November 23rd)

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Cost: $60 per session, museum members receive a $5 discount.  Class size is limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is encouraged.

Come join us for an opportunity to learn about each other!

We will explore Canada, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa through play, stories, songs, celebrations, art, toys, food, and school experience.

Discovery Clubs — Tiny Tots

Drop-in program for pre-K (ages 2-6), free with paid admission.  Caregivers must accompany children.

When: Tuesdays beginning October 4th

Time: 10:00 – 10:45 am

After School

Program for children ages 7 and up.  Work on Science Fair projects, general science discovery, robotics and technology.  Pre-registration strongly encouraged.

When: Thursdays beginning October 6th

Time: 3:30 – 4:45 pm

First Friday Family Nights

Discounted admission of $5/ family.

Light dinner is offered for $2 per person

Time:  5-7 pm

Dates:  October 7 — November 4 — December 2 — January 6 — February 3 — March 2

Don’t Miss Out on a Great Night Out!


Thanks to the Lander Children’s Museum for some great programming for Lander families! I’m impressed!

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WY PEOPLE: Support Black Dog Animal Rescue For Just $1!

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“Russell”, from Black Dog Animal Rescue in Cheyenne, WY — Facebook page

The Doo House and Black Dog Animal Rescue Team Up for $1.00

Laramie/Cheyenne, WY – Southeast Wyoming’s premiere pet waste removal and pet services company has partnered with Southeast Wyoming’s premiere no kill animal shelter for just $1.00.

The Doo House – Pet Waste Removal and Pet Services has partnered with Black Dog Animal Rescue (BDAR) in hopes that everyone will donate just $1.00 in the first ever “Donate a $1.00 to the Dogs” campaign to support Black Dog Animal Rescue.

This idea is the brainchild of Matthew Blaylock, owner of The Doo House in Laramie, WY. “I believe what Black Dog Animal Rescue does is extremely important and want to support it anyway I can,” Blaylock said. “We at The Doo House try and do something for charity every year over the holidays and doing something for animals just felt natural, so I sent an email, made a phone call and poof an idea came together.”

It was natural fit for a pet waste removal and pet services company to look to dogs to raise money as they are cleaning up after them daily.  The goal of the whole fundraiser is not to break anyone’s bank; that is the reason for only asking for $1.00. If everyone that reads or hears about this donates just $1.00 it is hard to tell how much could be raised!

“When The Doo House approached us with this idea, we were really excited,” said Britney Wallesch, founder and president of Black Dog Animal Rescue. “We’re excited about the opportunity to work with a company in Laramie and host a big event there. The community has always been very welcoming and we think this will help us save a lot of dogs.”

The “Donate a $1.00 to the Dogs” fundraiser officially kicked off on October 8, 2011 but is just now getting into full swing.

You can donate to this great cause by going to and searching it out or by clicking the provided link  Learn more about Black Dog Animal Rescue at:  Learn more about the Doo House in Laramie at:

If you do not have access to a computer you can also mail a donation to:

The Doo House

P.O. Box 2093

Laramie, WY 82073

All checks can be made out to The Doo House just put in the memo line “Donate a $1.00 to the Dogs.”

The fundraiser will officially end December 31, 2011 but to cap it all off the Black Dog Animal Rescues with The Doo House will hold an adopt-a-thon in Laramie, WY on January 14, 2012 where a check will be presented to the Black Dog Animal rescue. More info will be released in the near future.

About the Black Dog Animal Rescue: Based in Cheyenne, WY the Black Dog Animal Rescue is a 501c non-profit no kill animal shelter that runs strictly on donations and volunteers. BDAR believes that no healthy, treatable, or rehabilitatable animal should be euthanized in Wyoming’s shelters because of population restrictions the length of time it may take to find a permanent home. BDAR can be found on the web at

About The Doo House: Based in Laramie, WY The Doo House – Pet Waste Removal and Pet Services started in business in January 2010. They come to your home or place of business and do the worst part of being a pet owner, cleaning up after them. After almost two years in business The Doo House has become not only Southeast Wyoming’s premiere pet waste removal company but also the premiere pet services company. The Doo House can be found on the web at


Thanks guys for such a wonderful cause! Black Dog Animal Rescue does WONDERFUL work in Wyoming — and the Doo House is awesome for coming up with such an easy way to give back! Contact them for more info!

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What is “Bad” art? We all have our own ideas on what makes a piece of art suck worse than the next but we’ve put people to the test. The Corridor Gallery in Casper released a call for entries in August asking the public to submit bad art for a chance at a $500 prize for Worst In Show. Entries poured in and most made us sick. How do you quantify the amount of bad artwork that was submitted? We counted it. We have over 40 pieces of pathetic attemps at art ready to show. We’re happy, embarassed, a little saddened and generally sickened to display them for the October 22nd Bad Art Event at the Corridor Gallery.

The Corridor Gallery is excited to announce the one day event: “Bad Art”, a call for original submissions. The submitted original work was derrived from artists, friends, family, found, purchased at thrift stores, antique stores, garage sales. All works but the “Worst in Show” can be bid upon to either keep or destroy by checking a box on the silent auction sheet. Works with a winning bid of destruction will be destroyed by fire, explosion or weaponry by Corridor staff and a video will be made public of the acts. Attendants to the opening will be given raffle tickets with the purchase of a drink or can buy 2 tickets for $5. The raffle ticket will double as a write in vote for “Worst in Show”. The submitter of the winning “Worst in Show” piece will win a cash prize of $500 based upon public vote at the opening reception.

Event Details

Prize: $500 Cash for “Worst In Show”

Location: The Corridor Gallery, 120 E. 2nd St. Casper, WY 82601 Opening & Showing: ONE NIGHT ONLY! Saturday, October 22nd Doors Open: 7PM

Catering: Malt beverages will be sold

Raffle Tickets: One free ticket will be issued with each drink purchase or sold 2 for $5

Auction: “Destroy or Save” auction to be voted on raffle tickets General Admission: Free

Call 307-333-7035 or email with any questions.



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Wyoming’s libraries highlighted on Snapshot Day

 On Tuesday, Oct. 11 the state’s libraries will host Wyoming Snapshot Day, an event highlighting the importance of libraries to the state. More than 60 libraries will collect photos, comments and usage numbers to illustrate their impact every day of the year. Participating sites include public, school, special, community college and University of Wyoming libraries.

“Wyomingites love their libraries,” Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library statistics librarian said. “They use them to encourage their kids to read, to find a job, to further their education. Last year, circulation was well over 5 million. Wyoming public libraries alone typically have between 3 and 4 million visits and nearly a million computer uses a year. The typical school librarian sees every student in the building at least once a week.”

Many libraries will be taking pictures of their activities and asking patrons to fill out short survey forms and to provide comments. “Beyond the numbers, we really want people’s stories,” Mark said. “Whether it’s a child checking out a book for the first time, a high school student learning how to do research, or someone finding information on how to re-enter the workforce, we want to know how people are using our libraries.”

Wyoming residents can participate in Snapshot Day by visiting their local library and providing their comments. More information on the event, and a list of participating libraries may be found at

Wyoming Snapshot Day is a project of the Wyoming State Library (WSL) and the Wyoming Library Association. For more information, contact Susan Mark, WSL statistics librarian at 307-777-5915 or

Thank you to our fabulous Wyoming libraries and librarians who dedicate their time to enriching our lives in the Cowboy State!

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