ONEHOPE Wine Rock Springs Event – Help Rock Springs & Green River Food Banks!



Mix, Mingle & Make An Impact!

Bring Your Favorite Wine Glass & Come Support Rock Springs & Green River Food Banks

 via ONEHOPE Wine – April Kelley

image by One Hope Wine
image by One Hope Wine

Date:  Saturday, March 5

Time:  2-4 PM

Location:  Hampton Inn – Rock Springs (1901 Dewar Drive)

This event is for ages 21 & over. Proceeds from this event will go to help the Rock Springs & Green River Food Banks. Seating is limited so please RSVP by Monday, February 29, 2016 at or call 202.805.3611.

*At this time, only debit/credit cards will be accepted for orders placed.*

WY MAIN STREET: Wyoming Main Street Programs Honored



Laramie & Rock Springs Main Street programs shared photos of their awards received at the Preserve Wyoming Conference in Powell.

Wyoming Main Street recognizes outstanding communities, businesses and volunteers

CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming Main Street communities, businesses and volunteers were honored tonight at an awards banquet during the Preserve Wyoming Conference in Powell, Wyo.

Award categories included Wyoming Main Street’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Event of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Wyoming Main Street Program of the Year and the Jim Davis Leadership Award.

“The individuals, entrepreneurs and communities honored by these awards have worked exceptionally hard this year to make their Main Streets truly stand out,” said Mary Randolph, executive director of the Wyoming Business Council’s Wyoming Main Street program. “I am always impressed by the dedication and creativity exhibited within Wyoming’s Main Street communities. This year’s award recipients were very deserving of the recognition they received.”

Award recipients were:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year went to Carlo Harryman with in Rock Springs. This award recognizes an outstanding entrepreneur who is heavily invested in a historic downtown district and Main Street program. The business is an integral part of the downtown business mix and has strong relationships with other businesses. Harryman is willing to listen to ideas and help promote events and activities within the community. He is creative in promoting local businesses and organizations and has participated in all Main Street events since the business opened just over 12 months ago.
  • Event of the Year was given to Rock Springs for its Downtown Burger Challenge.This award is given to a community with an extraordinary Main Street event that is creative and has strong volunteer support behind it. The Burger Challenge encouraged area residents to visit all five downtown restaurants during National Burger Month in May. The event reinforced the fact that downtown Rock Springs is home to many great eateries and reminded people to choose downtown as a place to dine. The event exceeded expectations in the number of participants.
  • Gillette Main Street Art Walk Committee was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. This award goes to volunteer(s) who can be depended on to get the job done, work hard for the betterment of the downtown district, and have done something outstanding that deserves added recognition. The Art Walk Committee dedicated many hours each month to working with businesses, soliciting artists, creating different activities for the event and overseeing advertising.
  • Laramie Main Street Alliance was awarded the Main Street Program of the Year. Laramie was chosen because it had an amazing year in both the design and organization categories of the Main Street Four Point Approach ®. Laramie stood out as a program that is embracing the entrepreneurial spirit by changing its strategies to meet a changing market.
  • The Jim Davis Leadership Award went to Dan Brecht with the Platte County Main Street program in Wheatland. The award is given to a person who has been instrumental in the preservation and revitalization of historic commercial districts. They are a rare leader who has not only dedicated their time to a downtown district, but has the leadership qualities necessary to recruit others to the Main Street movement. Brecht uses his time and money to enhance the Wheatland community, has an ability to draw unlike groups and organizations together and has personally preserved and renovated his own downtown businesses and buildings, inspiring others to do the same. He is committed to seeing projects through from beginning to end and his efforts have resulted in a tremendous beautification effort throughout Wheatland.

The Wyoming Main Street program was established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2004. Main Street is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and emphasizes a four-point approach to revitalization: economic restructuring, design, organization and promotion.  For more information visit:

The mission of the Wyoming Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council provides assistance for Wyoming businesses and start-ups, helps communities meet their development and diversification needs and recruits firms and industries that complement Wyoming’s assets. For more information, please visit

ON THE CALENDAR: October 26, 2012


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The Rock Springs Main Street Halloween Stroll will be held OCTOBER 27, from 11 A – 2 P, beginning at the Rock Springs Historical Museum downtown. There are even more merchants particpating this year, and RS Main Street is looking forward to a bigger and better stroll!! A great event for the family — click here for more info! 


Ghost Tours of Laramie City, “Terror Behind Stone Walls”  runs October 26, 27 and 31. This tour is a two-part tour, and will last approximately an hour and a half. The tour starts off at the Territorial Prison, where thrill seekers will be led through a section of the park by a menacing character. After that, a hayride will wind though Downtown Laramie. Guests will hear the ghostly stories of the Gem City and see local historical haunts. After that, guests will return to the prison via hayride and finish up the tour in the penitentiary.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for children ages 7-12 (not recommended for children under 7). There are six tours a night starting at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30. Payment in full is required in making your reservations. Time slots fill up fast so please call or come down to the Territorial Prison to reserve tickets ahead of time. Click here for more information.


The Laramie Main Street Alliance presents the annual Scaramie event — a fun time for families in Downtown Laramie! Lots & LOTS of candy, a city fire truck parked in front of the Laramie Main Street office at 207 Grand Ave. for kids to explore, as well as carnival style games in the First Street Plaza at First & Grand Ave. coordinated by the LHS Choice Kids program. The Gem City Grand (Albany County Transportation Authority) will also be parked downtown at the First Street Plaza and will be handing out candy from their decorated bus. 10 A – 12 P on October 27!  Click here for more!


From October 26-28 (6 and 7:30 PM), the Cheyenne Street Railway has partnered with the Paranormal Hunting Observation Group to investigate local hauntings. They’re presenting their observations on this year’s Ghost Tours! “These 90-min tours illuminate the spirits of who once inhabited the vasst prairie and our wild west town,” the Visit Cheyenne website says. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children — reservations are REQUIRED. Tickets are on sale at the Depot, W. 15th St. and Capitol Ave., or by calling 307-778-3133 with a credit/debit card. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.  Click here for more information.



October 26 (5 P – 7 P; 9 P – 12 P), and October 27 (7 P – 12 P), the NCHS haunted mansion fundraiser helps raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Admission is $5 but with a donation of one non-perishable food item, admission is discounted to $4. More info:



October 27 (6 P -8 P), head to the Casper Recreation Center for carnival games, inflatables, a costume parade and other spook-tacular activities! Candy & Prizes will be awarded at the games; refreshments will be available. FREE event for kiddos 12 & under and their parents; sponsored by the Community Recreation Foundation.



On October 26 (2 P – 4 P), children ages 2-8 years old are invited to the Bear River State Park Visitor Center for fun-filled Halloween activities! There will be games, activities, pumpkin picking decorating for all. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED — register at the rec center. Parent supervision is required. Pumpkins are donated by Wal-Mart.


On October 26 & 27 on campus in Riverton, the CWC Theater Department & Student Activities hosts the Halloween Trail of Terror, guided tours of outdoor campus haunts. From 7-10 PM, this scary, family-friendly event is free, but donations to breast cancer awareness will be appreciated.

Sponsored by the CWC Theater Department and Student Activities, guided tours of outdoor campus haunts are provided by theater students Rustin Burr and Zedikiah Mills from 7-10 p.m. on both evenings. Click here for more info!


On October 31st, the popular Shoshoni Haunted House is held at the Shoshoni Senior Center basement from 7 – 9 PM. Cost if $3/person, $2/person wiht a canned food item donation. With three months’ worth of work going into the event by the Shoshoni Recreation Department staff, you won’t want to miss this popular event!


A free haunted house will be held at Hands On Pottery, 110 W. 4th St., on October 26 & 27 from 6-7 PM. The event, geared toward smaller children, will be free, with treat bags FOR ALL WHO SURVIVE!!!!! Muuuhahahaha!! (OK, that’s what they said.) 🙂 “We will be closing the store early each night for the haunted house. Please come by and enjoy in the fun!” they add. For more information check out their Facebook page.


Head to the Halloween Carnival in Story on Friday, October 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 P at Story Elementary School, 103 Fish Hatchery Road. Carnival games, fortune teller, cake walk, prizes, costume contest, haunted house! Free admission, including free chili dogs. For more information, call Ramona at (307) 752-5004 or the Story school at (307) 683-2316.


Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 7:30 – 10:30 P at Holy Name Catholic School, 121 S. Connor. Enjoy this haunted house adventure, recommended for ages 8 and up. $5/person. For more information, call Holy Name Catholic School at 307-672-2021.


Saturday, October 27, from 2 – 3:30 P. Meet on Grinnell Plaza in Historic Downtown Sheridan. The Sheridan Jaycees will be taking the kids trick or treating to the downtown businesses. Be sure to wear your costume – and maybe get a prize in the costume contest too! Bring your own bucket or bag (or something even bigger!) For more information, contact Jarod Martin at 307-751-5738.


The 12th Annual Pet Costume Contest kicks off at the Kendrick Park Band Shell, and runs from 11 A – 12:30 P. Bring your costumed pet and
compete for prizes in three categories — Scariest, Most Creative, and Funniest. Treats for all entries. Entry fee is $5/pet, with proceeds to benefit the Dog & Cat Shelter. Also enter the raffle for many other prizes. Music and fun for the whole family. Bring dog or cat food, which will be shared with people who are struggling to afford feeding their pets. For more information, call the Shelter at (307) 674-7694 or Kandy DeTavernier at (307) 763-1146.


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Ring in 2012 in Wyoming!


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Looking for something to do in Wyoming on New Year’s Eve?  We have some suggestions for you — and let us know what we’ve missed, we’ll be sure to add it!

CHEYENNE:  Wyoming Community Media is bringing live video streaming of Cheyenne’s New Year’s celebration online — and we get to play hosts! Join Levi & I as we interview folks and bring the celebration to you!  Coverage will be streamed on KGWN TV 5’s website beginning at 11:30!

CASPER:  First Night Casper — Substance-free, family-friendly and culturally rich — a great event! Check it out on our blog:

CASPER:  Lai Thai’s New Year’s Eve celebration:


LARAMIE:  Attend the coronation of Laramie Jubilee Days Queen-to-be!

JACKSON:  Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has a LOT of events listed on their website:  New Year’s Eve Champagne Special at Terra Cafe at Hotel Terra…Glow Worm & Torch Light Parade & Fireworks…New Year’s Gondi Gala at Couloir…Kids’ Night Out…New Year’s Eve Party at the Peak, Four Seasons Resort…WOW!

JACKSON:  Thanks to Aaron Davis for the scoop! Screen Door Porch is playing the lobby of Snow King Hotel in Jackson. 9pm-12:30am. $5. Americana, Rock, Folk-Blues. Get there early because it fills up fast! More info at

JACKSON:  Check out the music scene for New Year’s Eve in the Teton area thanks to Aaron Davis Music:

JACKSON:  Check out The Mountain Pulse for a full list of Teton New Year’s Eve happenings!

LANDER:  Thanks to Jennifer Cole O’Connor for the scoop! Lander Children’s Museum is hosting New Year’s at Noon on Saturday!  

EVANSTON:  Thanks to Samantha Hill for the scoop! Evanston has Time Square in Depot Square…always a good fireworks show!

ROCK SPRINGS:  Thanks to Bernice Shuster for the scoop! From Rock Springs Main Street:  Have you gotten your tickets for this year’s Top Hats and Tiaras New Year’s Eve Ball? We still have a few left and it’s a great way to ring in 2012! Call TODAY to reserve your tickets: 352-1434.  Click on the name for their Facebook page!

ROCK SPRINGS:  Thanks to Bernice Shuster for all sorts of great tips! The Young At Heart Sr. Center (YAH) is having a New Year’s Eve Family Night Dinner and Dance at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs. Roast Beef dinner and all the extras from 6pm to 8pm. The dinner and dance is from 6 pm to 1 am. $20/person ($5 ages 10 and under). The Sundowners & EIO Bands will be playing. Tickets available at the door or at the YAH. You can reserve a table by calling 307-352-6737. Games for the kids.

ROCK SPRINGS:  The Rock Springs Civic Center will be hosting a New Year To Remember. Kids 7-12 can stay until 1am for $17.00. The fee includes a t-shirt, swimming, games, dinner and snacks. Sign up starts at 8pm on Dec. 31st and children must be picked up by 1 am. This is not an all night party! Proof of age may be requested.

SHERIDAN:  Thanks to Buy Local Sheridan for the scoop! Check out the Rails to jam to the Teka Brock Band and Greenhorse … Or head to the Holiday Inn for Gumby Brown & The Nifty Critters! 

CODY:  New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party at Olive Glenn Golf & Country Club:  Celebrate the ball dropping at the Irma Hotel!

See what we’ve missed?  Shoot us an email at and we’ll be sure to add your event!

‘Til Next Time…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Kati Hime, Editor


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