Needs of Dubois

A look at Dubois during Day of the Cowboy, posted on Facebook by Dubois Main Street...
A look at Dubois during Day of the Cowboy, posted on Facebook by Dubois Main Street. Click on the image to be connected with Needs of Dubois.

Dubois, WY, by Wind River Country – On Tuesday night, Dec. 30, Dubois Wyoming, in Fremont County, suffered a fire on their Main Street, burning multiple buildings and affecting numerous businesses.

Needs of Dubois (NOD) is now accepting funds to help rebuild the areas affected by the fire. NOD is a volunteer organization with no paid staff and a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Donations made to NOD are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to Needs of Dubois and note ‘Dubois Fire’ in the memo of the check. Send checks to: PO Box 865, Dubois, WY 82513.,, 307-455-3173.

NOD will contact people affected by the fire and have them complete an application for distribution of funds collected. According to NOD’s bylaws, please note that NOD pays service providers directly (i.e. NOD will pay bills of those affected by the fire). Also note that 100% of these donations will go to fire victims; all NOD’s administrative costs come from fundraising activities.

Donations can also be given to the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department or the Fremont County Fire Protection District.

When a crisis affects one of our towns, it affects all of our communities. Please continue to support Dubois during the aftermath of the fire as they clean up and plan to rebuild. We are grateful that there were no personal injuries in the fire.

This is tragic for those businesses involved, however the aftermath of the fire is not impacting travel. Dubois motels and restaurants are open for business, and the snow conditions are excellent for snowmobiling, cross country and back country skiing. The Dubois area local events are being held as planned. Additional visitor information for lodging and activities can be found at:

For additional information, contact the Town of Dubois: 307-455-2345 or Dubois Chamber of Commerce at 307.455.2556 or duboischamber@gmail com.  Special thanks to all the firefighters and emergency personnel who responded to the blaze.

Thanks to Wind River Country for this information & text!

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

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.
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,,

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