ON THE CALENDAR: Lander Brew Fest!

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Lander, WY — The Lander Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Fremont Toyota Lander Brew Festival on June 13-14, 2014. For $30 (each day, or $50 both days) visitors are welcome to taste a wide variety of beer samples. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce or at the festival.

The Brew Fest will be held Friday, June 13, 5-9 p.m. (adults only on Friday night), and Saturday, June 14, 2-7 p.m., at the soccer fields next door to Lander Valley High School, 150 Baldwin Creek Road. The Lander Brew Festival features “20+ brewers, local vendors, rockin’ music, and all-around great folks for a two-day brew tasting and epic taste-bud hop-dueling competition.”

There will be whiskey and wine tasting on Friday night only. Whiskey tasting cards will be for sale, 4 samples for $10. The wine tasting will be included in the cost of admission. There will also be non-alcoholic drinks available. Contact info@landerchamber.org www.landerchamber.org

And be sure to bring your appetite because there’ll be pizza, mexican and and lots more to keep your energy up for both days! Live music both days! Pets will not be allowed, so please keep your pet at home.

Saturday, June 14, an additional event this year includes the 1st Annual Brewers Golf Tournament beginning at 9 am at the Lander Golf and Country Club (1 Golf Course Drive). This 9-hole scramble is open for public entry ($21) and is your chance meet the festival brewers from all around the country who will be pouring beers later in the day.
The Fremont Area Road Tour (FART) will hold their ride on Saturday, June 14, and participants in the ride can get a discounted ticket into Brew Fest.  This is a Recreational Road Ride with routes from 3.5-100 miles, fully supported. Proceeds go to Injury Prevention resources to provide Bike Helmets to Kids. www.landercycling.com
Also, the Central Wyoming Speedgoat Rugby Club will compete in a match on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at the high school soccer field, 150 Baldwin Creek Road. Come watch this exciting event and then cool down with a nice cold beer at the Lander Brew Fest!For more information about event schedules and activities, call the Lander Area Chamber of Commerce 307-332-3892, info@landerchamber.org www.landerchamber.org,  www.landerbrewfest.com

For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar, or to request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233.




Wind River Country to Have a Team in Cowboy Tough Adventure Race

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Chuck Schuster and Karla Wagner competing in Leadville. Photo credit: Shad Hamilton

Fremont County, WY – The Rev3 Cowboy Tough Adventure Race will return to Wyoming for a second year, and this year not only will a considerable portion of the race take place in Fremont County, but the county will have its very own team.

The Wind River Visitors Council is sponsoring a local four-person team for the three-and-a-half-day race on July 17-20. The Wind River Country Team will be the local team to root for as the race makes its way from South Pass City to Casper. Adventure racing mixes outdoor sports like mountain biking, trail running, trekking, and water sports with navigation challenges over a course that, in this case, totals 290-390 miles.

Casey Adams is part of the Wind River Country Team in the Rev3 Cowboy Tough Adventure Race. Photo credit: Kelsi Dean

“We are so fortunate to live in a place with such incredible outdoor and recreational opportunities and community support from organizations like the Wind River Visitors Council,” said team captain Casey Adams. “We are very grateful to the council for making this race possible for us.”

The Wind River Visitors Council is looking forward to following the team, comprised of Adams, Shad Hamilton, Chuck Schuster and Karla Wagner, as they prepare for the race in the Southern Wind River Mountains of Wyoming over the next four months. These competitors will keep the public updated about their adventures in preparing for the race, while helping spread the word about the amazing access and recreational opportunities Wind River Country has to offer.

Shad Hamilton screaming down the Powerline descent at Leadville. Photo Credit: Shad Hamilton

Wind River Country is hosting the start of the Adventure Race on July 17, as well as a significant portion of the route on July 18. The race will start at South Pass City State Historic Site. Competitors will hike, bike trek and paddle through the Shoshone National Forest, Sinks Canyon State Park, Lander, Riverton, Shoshoni, Boysen Reservoir and Boysen State Park. On July 19, competitors will head toward Casper for the final portion of the race.

According to Paula McCormick, Marketing Director of the Wind River Visitors Council, a partnership with Governor Matt Mead’s Office, Wyoming Office of Tourism and Central Wyoming College are making it possible to host the start of the race in Fremont County.  Joining the Wind River Visitors Council in supporting this team already are the National Outdoor Leadership School, the Lander Cycling ClubBrooks Running and Deuter.

Shad Hamilton screaming down the Powerline descent at Leadville. Photo Credit: Shad Hamilton

“The Wind River Visitors Council is working with our partners to make this race great for the competitors and for locals and visitors who may want to watch portions of the race. We are very proud that Fremont County was selected to be the start of the race in its second year in Wyoming,” McCormick explained.

Fremont County is a great place for adventures—an outstanding location to train for an adventure race such as the Cowboy Tough. Not only do the mountains afford excellent training grounds, but the communities also provide support like an extended family.

About The Wind River Visitors Council:

The Wind River Visitors Council is Fremont County’s Lodging Tax Board that oversees tourism promotion for the county and its communities. For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar, or to request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233.

ART IN WY: WY Film & Cardinal Matters, Casper’s Corridor Gallery Event

WYOMING FILM IN DUBOIS:  The 2013 Wyoming Short Film Contest winner, Mark Christian, is working towards a film shot in Dubois, Wyoming — Cardinal Matter — and they’re going to the people to help put together their budget! They’ve just got 13 days left and $12,000 at stake…can you help them out? Read on for a letter from Mark…

My name is Mark Christian, winner of the 2013 Wyoming Short Film Contest, held by the Office of Tourism and Wyoming Film Office and was awarded $25,000 to make a film to be shot in Wyoming. I am reaching out to you because we are trying to spread the word of the film across the state. The film will be shot 100% in the state of Wyoming showing off its beauty and providing work for its kind and hardworking people.

Our film, Cardinal Matter, is a feature length film about Austin, a US soldier on leave who has lost all his family. All he has left is his cousin, Hunter, but when he goes to visit he becomes the target of a deadly corporate cover-up. It’s a powerful tale illustrating the effects of large cities on rural America and we feel strongly about telling a good story through a compelling narrative that audiences of all demographics will enjoy.

Currently, our biggest obstacle is budget. We are about $12,000 shy of our goal on indiegogo. Myself and the rest of the Cardinal Matter crew are hoping you can share our campaign page/fb page to spread the word to your followers. I have provided a link to our facebook page as well as the Indiegogo campaign below.

I would be happy to answer any questions! You can reach me at cardinalmatterfilm@gmail.com.
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“It’s Not about the Frame,” John Atherton

CASPER:  The Corridor Gallery Welcomes “It’s Not About the Frame”

The Corridor Gallery is excited to announce “It’s Not About the Frame” an upcoming show opening on December 13th at 7pm featuring a collection of Classic American Illustration. “It’s Not About the Frame” is a hand selected batch of 45 original American Illustration works from Fred Taraba’s collection. The Corridor has chosen to remove existing frames and show all work sans distraction. Knowing that most who purchase any of these works will opt to have framed themselves, The Corridor is offering a $100 framing certificate with each sale. The show’s flagship piece is an original illustration done for the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1945 by illustrator John Atherton. Given the popularity of The Saturday Evening Post, many of the less known cover illustrations have sold in excess of six digit figures. More intriguing than a potential price tag on this piece is the fact that John Atherton gifted it to a few women that saved Atherton’s life after a ski accident in 1945. John concluded his life saga by drowning in a fly-fishing accident shortly after at the age of 51. Every single piece of this collection reveals complex and interesting stories such as this.

About Fred Taraba

Fred Taraba is a dealer in original American illustrative artwork… that is, painting and drawings that have been created specifically for reproduction in books, magazines, advertisements and many other media. He has been in the business of caring for, writing about and selling original illustration since 1983. For sixteen years he was the Director of Illustration House, Inc. a New York City gallery and auction house specializing in the art form. Prior to that he spent eight years with The Society of Illustrators in New York as their Assistant Director/Curator and Librarian. The public are invited to the opening reception on the evening of Friday, December 13th at 7pm. There will be a cash malt beverage bar at hand and the Fred will be present for questions. “It’s Not About the Frame” will ONLY be showing through Sunday, December 15th. Please contact the Corridor Gallery or Fred Taraba with any questions. 

Event Details

Event: “It’s Not About the Frame” featuring 45 works of original illustrative artwork
Opening Reception: Friday, December 13th at 7pm
Admission Cost: Free Show
Showing Through: Dec 13th 7pm-midnight, Dec 14th 10am-5pm, Dec 15th noon-4pm
Accommodations: Cash malt beverage bar
Information: For more information, please contact The Corridor Gallery at (307) 333-7035, Reed at (307) 259-8001 or visit http://www.tarabaillustrationart.com/


ON THE CALENDAR: Fourth of July Around Wyoming


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FORT LARAMIE:  Old Fashioned Fun on the Fourth

Our current issue profiles the fun to be had at Fort Laramie this Fourth of July! All day long, enjoy history, fun & games — visit our current issue for more details! CLICK HERE

CODY:  94th Annual Cody Stampede

Cody’s major event of the year with rodeos, parades, fireworks and family entertainment.

7:00 a.m. Cody Runner’s Stampede
5K walk, 5K & 10K run—begins at Recreation Center
9:30 a.m. Stampede Parade – Cowboys, Indians & Thieves (Mainstreet) 2013 Theme – Cowboys, Indians, Lawmen, and Thieves! 2013 Grand Marshal is Craig Johnson author of the Longmeir book series that has been made in to an A&E TV show.
10–5 p.m. Wild West Extravaganza
Arts, Craft & Food Show (City Park)
11–1 p.m. Elk’s Lunch
(BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Coleslaw) $6.00
11–2 p.m. BBQ at Eagles Lodge (Public Welcome)
11–4 p.m. VFW Display of Guns, Vietnam
11–4 p.m. VFW WWII Memorabilia & BBQ Burgers,
Brats & Dogs with Fixings $5.00
12:00 p.m Freedom Bell Ceremony VFW Post
1–4 p.m. Entertainment
5:00 p.m. Cody Stampede PRCA Rodeo
Gates open @ 3:00 (Stampede Park on Cody’s West Strip)
10:00 p.m. Fireworks—Cody Skylighters

City Park
12:00 Stomp & Company 1:00 Triple C Cowboys
2:00 Sid Hausman 2:30 Wilson Family Band
3:30 Cimarron 4:30 Susan Parks
4:30 Dennis Jay

Wild West Extravaganza – To get a booth for this craft fair located next to City Park, please contact Becky Kinkade at 307-578-7040.

LARAMIE:  Freedom Has a Birthday

Laramie’s annual Fourth of July celebration draws thousands to Washington Park, all day long! Beginning at 9:30 AM, enjoy live music, food, lots of people and a great time to be had by all!

DUBOIS:  “Hats Off to America” Theme for Dubois Fourth of July Parade

The Dubois parade is unique with its spectacular scenery as the backdrop to this charming western town.

With all the 4th of July parades going on, it’s difficult to decide where to go. The Dubois parade is unique with its spectacular scenery as the backdrop to this charming western town. It includes just about every group of folks who live and work in Dubois as well as the town’s past and present. It is diverse and includes the dude ranching culture as well as the schools, churches, civic organizations, local groups and clubs. Below are events for the Fourth of July and the days adjacent:
Schedule of events:July 3–National Bighorn Sheep Center 20th Birthday Party – FREE “BRAT”LUNCH @noon (till food is gone). 307-455-3429July 3 – Boot Scootin’ Into Summer with Jan Marrou 6:30 p.m  at The Rustic Pine 307-455-2430July 4 – Kiwanis Kid’s Games in City Park -11 a.m. 307-455-2269.July 4 – Parade – 2 P.M. Starts at Town Park. THEME: “Hats Off To America” 307-455-2556

July 4 –Cub Scout’s Annual “Ducky” Race in Horse Creek (After the parade.)

July 4 – Fireworks at dusk.

July 5 – Rodeo – 8 P.M. Clarence Allison Memorial Arena.  307-262-6094

July 6- Rodeo – 8 P.M. Clarence Allison Memorial Arena.  307-262-6094

July 7 – Dubois Chamber of Commerce Chicken BBQ at Town Park. 4-8 p.m. 307-455-2556 or 307-455-3320 $12. Local entertainment.

CASPER:  Casper Events Center Hosts Fourth of July Event

Good Morning Tonight 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Another Lost Year 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Jalan Crossland 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Aquile 8:45pm – 10:00pm

The BIG FIREWORKS SHOW IN THE SKY will start at approximately 10:00 pm. The Official Fireworks Festival soundtrack will be broadcasted on 104.7 KISS-FM, 107.9 The River, K2 Radio, Rock 96.7, My Country 95.5, and AM 1400, ESPN Radio – all Townsquare Media Stations.

Pursuant to City Park regulations, no glass containers and no alcohol will be permitted to be carried onto the premises. Coolers, food and beverages are permitted. The beer garden will have a service area available. Must be 21 years of age or older and show a valid photo ID to enter the serving area. Gates to the grounds of the Casper Events Center open at 4:00 pm. Admission is $10 per vehicle, $5 per motorcycle, and $5 per bicycle and pedestrian. All gate admission is on a CASH ONLY basis. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Casper Events Center  Box Office at 307-577-3030 or at 800-442-2256 or online at www.CasperEventsCenter.com.

RIVERTON:  1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous

Riverton, WY – The annual re-enactment of the 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous will be held this year from July 3rd to the 7th.  This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original rendezvous.  This rendezvous is the only re-enactment located on the actual historic site. One is walking in the footsteps of such great trappers and traders such as Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Joe Meek, Andrew Drips, William Drummond Stewart, Moses “Black” Harris, and others.

This year’s fun starts on the Wed. the 3rd at 3 pm with a parade down Main Street in Riverton, followed by opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. with a free dinner and Native American dancing to follow. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see the normal black powder shooting, hawk ‘n knife competitions and numerous seminars centered around the fur trapping era.  This year there will be more traders than usual as the national rendezvous will be the next week in Laramie. This gives visitors a chance to “shop til they drop”.

The organizers pride themselves on having a “beginners” or “teaching” rendezvous with the seminars offered. Saturday will be set aside as a family day with a great number of activities for kids and “non” participants in the rendezvous.  There will be seminars on fire starting with flint and steel, dutch oven cooking, flint knapping, Teepee set-up and organization, various trapping methods, historical information about the era, and many others.

To find the rendezvous, travel east on Monroe off of Federal Blvd to Smith Rd. turn south and follow the signs. www.1838rendezvous.com

July 3-7, 2013
Held on the Original 1838 Rendezvous Site in Riverton, WY

Seminars on “skills & history” of early fur trade era
Primitive & Tin Tipi (modern) Camp Areas
Black powder / Hawk & Knife competitions
Vendors dealing in pre-1840 Trade Goods

Wednesday, July 3
Parade: Main St. beginning @ Bank of West 3 p.m.  Main St., Riverton
Opening Ceremonies 5 p.m. at the Parade grounds
Wind River Heritage Ctr Cook-out @ Roost 6 p.m. at the Roost
American Indian Dances 7 p.m. at the Roost

Thursday, July 4
Shooting Range open: public/re-entry shoot 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Shooting Range
Hawk & Knife re-entry 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hawk & Knife Range
Seminars – TBA
Shooting Range open: public/re-entry shoot 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Shooting Range
Booshway Camp Carry-in Dinner 6 p.m. at the Roost
Council Fire, entertainment 8:30 p.m. at the Council Fire

Friday, July 5
Shooting Range open: public/re-entry shoot 8 a.m  – 12 p.m. at theShooting Range
Hawk & Knife re-entry 9am-5pm at the Hawk & Knife Range
Seminar – Beaver Trapping on the River 10 a.m.
Seminar- Trapping other fur bearers 11 a.m.at the River
Seminar – Fire Making with Flint and Steel, etc. 1 p.m.

Seminar – Teepee Lore at Segundo Campsite 2 p.m.

Shooting Range open: public/re-entry shoot 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Shooting Range

Seminar-Learning to throw the hawk and kniffe at the Hawk and Knife range 3 p.m
Seminar – TBA 4 p.m.
Council Fire, Prize Awards, Entertainment 8:30 p.m. at the Council Fire

Saturday, July 6
Calcutta – Auction @ Roost 9 a.m.
Calcutta Shoot – immediately following Auction at the Shooting Range

Seminar – Beaver Trapping on the River 10 a.m.
Seminar- Trapping other fur bearers 11 a.m.at the River
Seminar – Fire Making with Flint and Steel, etc. 1 p.m.

Seminar – Teepee Lore at Segundo Campsite 2 p.m.

Shooting Range open: public/re-entry shoot 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Shooting Range
Seminar-Learning to throw the hawk and kniffe at the Hawk and Knife range 3 p.m
Seminar – TBA 4 p.m.
Council Fire, Prize Awards, Entertainment 8:30 p.m. at the Council Fire
July 7 Sunday Location
Church Services 9 a.m. at the Council Fire
Closing Ceremonies 10 a.m. at the Council Fire

For updated schedule www.1838rendezvous.com

LANDER: 119th Pioneer Days Parade & Rotary Buffalo BBQ

Pioneer Days Parade — 10 AM Lander Main Street

The annual Rotary Buffalo Barbecue will be Thursday, July 4, 11 am-2 pm at Lander City Park. The menu consists of buffalo bratwurst w/sauerkraut or grilled onions, buffalo hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, corn on the cob, chips, soda and water.

Cost is $7 in advance or $8 at the gate on July 4. Proceeds benefit local Rotary projects. Tickets are now available at the Lander Area Chamber of Commerce, 160 N 1st St.

ROCK SPRINGS: Parks & Rec Department Fireworks

The Rock Springs Parks & Recreation Department will once again be hosting Wyoming’s Largest Fireworks Display over the Wataha Recreation Area in 2012.The Fireworks show will commence at 10:00pm. Events leading up to the fireworks include the FireWhacker golf tournamentconcerts,contests, local food vendors and we will also broadcast the synchronised music into the Wataha Rec Area for all who attend to hear. Begins at 10 PM!

EVANSTON: Fresh Air, Freedom & Fun Festival

Join our friends in Evanston at the annual Independence Day Fresh Air, Freedom & Fun Festival. Food, fun, games, and music for your enjoyment in Hamblin Park.  Check the July calendar of events for dates and times. Annual 4th of July fireworks are always displayed on the 4th.

CHEYENNE: Fourth of July Events at Frontier Park

Cheyenne Frontier Days and the City of Cheyenne have released the Fourth of July celebration schedule at Frontier Park.

  • 5:30 p.m. Frontier park opens
  • 6:00 p.m. Music by Country Club Band
  • 7:30 p.m. Intermission
  • 8:00 p.m. Tops in Blue- the Air Force’s Entertainment Showcase
  • 9:35 p.m.  Fireworks

All events are free and open to the public. Parking is free as well. Fireworks other than the professional show are not permitted on Frontier Park.

TEN SLEEP: 67th Annual 4th of July Parade & Rodeo

67th Annual 4th of July Parade and Rodeo in Ten Sleep!! Parade at 10 am, rodeo at 1. Country roundup: craft fair in the Ten Sleep park 9-2

EVANSTON:  Uinta County Veterans Board Mud Races — Saturday, July 6, Uinta County Fairgrounds

SHERIDAN:  Big Horn Equestrian Center Fireworks — Gates open at 4:00!