ON THE CALENDAR: November 2, 2012


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Head to the 5th Annual Dubois, WY Women’s Business Expo Nov. 2, 4-8 pm at Headwaters Center. Over 30 vendors, exhibits, chocolates, wine tasting and more – – FREE admission! Contact  organizer Tammy Reed with questions at 307-455-2764.

from Red Dirt in My Soul


Click through to Carol’s entertaining and informational blog on ranching in Wyoming to learn more about her recognition — and of course to read about Carol and her fascinating ranching life in northern Wyoming… http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http://reddirtinmysoul.com/

CHEYENNE:  Cheyenne Depot Museum Holiday mart

It’s never too early to start planning for holiday shopping! On Saturday, November 24th (10 am to 8pm), head to the Cheyenne Depot Museum for  holiday fun! See Santa, have some hot coco and shop til you drop!  Visit their website for more information on the depot & the museum, as well as their annual events!

LARAMIE:  Zonta Features “Wyoming Chic” November 9


Saturday, November 10 beginning at 7:30 AM, get prepared and energized for the upcoming season! All events take place at the Stock Activity Center (next to Cody High School gymnasium): 

Pancake Breakfast 7:30 – 10:30

Cody High School Ski Swap 10:00 – 3:00

Ski Movie 6:00 pm

Call 307-250-7710 — and visit http://www.skisg.com/index.php for more info on Sleeping Giant!



The big stroll event is Friday, November 23 … but the Stroll button hunt continues until Christmas Eve. Stroll buttons will go on sale at the participating businesses the week of November 5. Visit the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce website for more information and more special events!


The winter season of racing kicks off tonight (Friday, November 2) with Indoor BMX Races at the Sweetwater Events Complex. Registration begins at 5 pm in the indoor arena with racing to follow. Racing continues on Saturday and Sunday as well. The weather looks perfect, the indoor arena is heated and admission is FREE! Make plans to stop by this weekend. Concessions are also available. Visit Sweetwater Events Complex’s website for more information.



appetizer pizza Chicken, bacon, onions, artichoke hearts, Moody Bleu and mozzarella cheese baked on a sweet honey pita. 8.
new york strip Twelve ounce cut of Certified Angus Beef®, dusted with Ancho seasonings and grilled to your liking. Served with chorizo and pepperjack mashed potatoes and batter fried jalapeno bottle caps. 21.5
graham cracker encrusted salmon Served with bourbon mashed yams and a cracked black pepper – blueberry sauce. 16.5

New Beers…
imperial red ale A winter warmer with rich caramel flavor and strong hop flavor and aroma. This ale is very boozy with an aged flavor reminiscent of sherry. It finishes with citrus-like hops. 7.6% ABV.
ACRES II pumpkin ale  (Fifty cents from each pint purchased will be donated to ACRES, UW’s student farm.) Brewed with pumpkins grown at ACRES Student Farm, this light colored and high alcohol ale is highlighted by orange and ginger with hints of pie spices. 6.75% ABV.

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veggie pizza Eight inch Italian pizza crust topped with marinara sauce, black olives, tomatoes, onions, red bell peppers, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese. 8.

baked pasta Cavatappi pasta tossed with grilled chicken breast, bacon and a Cajun seasoned cheddar and pepperjack cheese sauce. Topped with bread crumbs and baked until bubbly. Accompanied by a cup of soup or a small garden salad. 11.

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Dubois Main Street will be hosting the first in a series of ‘Taste of Dubois’ dining events on December 8th. The series will feature 5 or 6 Dubois restaurants, one restaurant at a time, throughout winter and spring. Look for ads and e-mail announcements soon for more information.


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Plan a Ski Movie, and See it Snow!

Well, I did it again. I planned a trip, and it snowed. So if you’re grumpy about the arrival of winter in Wyoming, I’m afraid you have me to blame. It happens every year during bridal fair season, and this year we added presenting ski movies to our list of special events — so henceforth there will be snow. (Sorry.)

For me, though, I LOVE snow!!! A gentleman I know calls me a ‘Wyoming Road Warrior’. I take that as a compliment. My father the Highway Patrolman calls it insane. I think that is part of the definition of ‘Wyoming Road Warrior’ — a little bit of courage and insanity mixed together — and add some 4-wheel drive. 🙂

I left last Friday morning for a 3-day adventure in northwest Wyoming. What an adventure it was, too! I arrived in Jackson and had lunch with my friend Tim Harland, VP of Sales & Marketing for Snake River Brewery in Jackson, and author of our column, “The Beer Made Here”, which takes an educational approach to the life and times of brew in Wyoming. I enjoyed lunch and a tour of the brewery — this business really strives to work in tandem with the community of Jackson, and they have grown by leaps and bounds. (They also make a pretty tasty pulled pork sandwich, although I had to give Tim my fries, it was so filling — it was either that or his story of fried bologna and ketchup sandwiches that made my lose my appetite.) 🙂

While waiting for our Jackson screening of Warren Miller’s “Wintervention” to begin, I went shopping in downtown Jackson. If you’re there, do NOT miss MADE, in Gaslight Alley! I bought a really fun and funky glass ring for $15. Seriously. John, the owner, makes beautiful works of glass art, including Steamboat belt buckles! They are COOL! As always, I enjoyed my time shopping in Jackson — the shopping is where the West meets New York. Always a treat for me!

Our movie screening was decent — the JH High School was very accomodating, and the ski coach, Cody Hansen, was a great help. We had a modest crowd, but it’s a good start to our work there. We’ll be there next year and will look to grow on what we started!

I stayed in the most ADORABLE inn. The Inn on the Creek. Oh my GOSH is all I can say! This inn combines a handful of comfortable yet luxurious rooms that are contained within a quaint stone cottage that overlooks ‘the creek’. My room was the Goldeneye, with a jacuzzi tab and gas fireplace in my bedroom, complete with votive candles! I felt a little guilty about being there by myself — but the jacuzzi tub soak and a good book helped ease that guilt slightly. 🙂 Breakfast was served to my door right on the nose, with my specifications made when I checked in. The staff was so gracious and friendly, and I will definitely put this on my list of repeats. Bravo!!!!!

I hit the road on Saturday morning and headed to Cody by way of Dubois, Riverton, Shoshoni and Thermopolis. My Road Warrior status was challenged slightly as snow was falling on a slick road over Togwotee Pass. The beautiful scenery welcomed me to Dubois, and I was excited to see that the Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration was taking place! I enjoyed meeting members of the tree committee as well as an online friend from the area! It was a fun, short stop!

The rest of my trip was uneventful, and I always love traveling through the Wind River Canyon. What a town Cody is! I had a great time. My hosts highly recommended Cassie’s for supper and brunch Sunday morning, and they were absolutely spot on. I recommend the rotisserie chicken, which was HUGE! For brunch, I had the cream cheese stuffed french toast with berries and whipped creme…it was absolutely enormous and decadent! The Bloody Marys are known as some of the best in town. The atmosphere is very cozy, and the history just oozes from the walls. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The manager is always greeting guests and making sure everyone is well cared for. When I arrived, I was greeted by probably half a dozen employees! The live music was a nice touch for my Saturday night visit, and I can imagine how much fun one can have on their dance floor!

Sunday morning pre-brunch I enjoyed the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. What a gem! I could go on and on about all that I loved…the historical models, the displays, the William Cody antiques and family memorabilia, the Plains Indians exhibit, the Yellowstone displays…just outstanding. Definitely one not to miss! Post-brunch, I took a drive up to the Buffalo Bill Dam (BEAUTIFUL!!!) and stopped in to see the Irma Hotel. Another historical gem not to be missed — built by William Cody and named for his daughter, the hotel celebrated its centennial in 2002. I also had only a moment to explore downtown shops before the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived in Cody, so I popped into Reindeer Ranch on Sheridan Ave. WOW!!! The beautiful Christmas decorations were jaw-dropping. The store is a mixture of historical components and fun holiday decorations. I could have spent a LOT of time in that store!

I felt very privileged to experience the arrival of the tree in Cody. The turn-out was impressive, and the excitement was electric! It was fun to be a part of that energy, even if it was for a brief moment — we had some movies to put on!

Our two screenings of Warren Miller’s “Wintervention” in Cody went over VERY well! The Sleeping Giant Ski Area staff were great at connecting with the public, and the attendees were very supportive of the resort. We had a great turn-out, people had fun, and it was a real joy working with the staff. Tony and the staff of Big Horn Cinema were AWESOME, and extremely accommodating! I’m excited to go back next year!

The drive home was slow, with snow the entire way from Cody to Laramie. Levi waited up for me as always to get home, and we rolled into bed at 3 AM — but it was worth it, it was a GREAT weekend!

Til next time — I’m logging the miles and excited to see where the adventure takes us next!


Kati Hime