ON THE CALENDAR: March 22, 2013


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CHEYENNE: WY State Museum New Exhibit

From Arts Cheyenne:  “Wyoming Passage,” a new temporary exhibit utilizing contemporary photographs and paintings, has opened at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. The exhibit combines images relating to transportation and the varied Wyoming landscape.

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CASPER: Casper College Dance Classes


ROCK SPRINGS — Community Fine Arts Center Celebrates Youth Art Month

From the Community F.A. Center:  YOUTH ART MONTH Student Exhibits have started at the Community Fine Arts Center! Rock Springs Junior High art students filled the gallery with great art through March 16th. Now the Rock Springs and Independence High Schools art students’ work is on display through March 30.


CAPSER — Nicolaysen Art Museum classes for April 2013

CHEYENNE — Mark your calendars! 17th Street Arts Festival

The 17th Street Arts Festival will be held August 16-17, 2013 in Cheyenne — stay tuned to Arts Cheyenne’s website or Facebook page for more info as it approaches!

LARAMIE — Downtown Laramie in need of summer volunteers!

From Downtown Laramie:  “Volunteers needed! Planning has begun for summer’s hottest events! If you’d like to be a part of Farmer’s Market, Brewfest or Laramie Jubilee Days, either as a sponsor or volunteer, contact us at downtownlaramie@gmail.com for a list of opportunities. We are looking for volunteers with a variety of skills, from marketing, education, design, management and outreach to assist in organizing these events.”


ON THE TABLE — foodie news from Wyoming…

ELK MOUNTAIN — Elk Mountain Hotel Easter event

Easter Sunday Luncheon at the Elk Mountain Hotel is set to be scrumptious! Menu is below — be sure to contact them if you have food allergies/intolerance so they can design a delicious menu just for you.

To beginspiced popcorn & pretzel mix, chicken soup with a herb biscuit, Easter spring salad

mesquite rubbed flank stank  — served with lime chipotle butter, steak fries & vegetable 27.5

spiced honey & pineapple glazed roast ham — served with mashed potatoes or apricot rice & vegetable 24.75

Mediterranean braised lamb  — served with apricot rice & vegetable 26.95

grilled salmon — served with wild rice & cranberry, ginger & herb relish 22.5

Easter dessert — classic dark chocolate mousse & chocolate dipped strawberries 5.99

Children’s menu (ages 5-10) — chicken fingers & fries, vegetable, salad, chocolate mousse 

20% gratuity added to parties of 6+; splitplate charge 5.00

Visit their website for more information.


LARAMIE — Altitude & Lovejoy Specials

marinated chicken breast — served over roasted artichoke and lemon scalloped potato gratin. Finished with roasted cranberries and brussel sprouts. 15.

hickory smoked salmon — paired with couscous studded with zucchini, squash and grape tomatoes. Topped with a creamy honey and red pepper sauce. 16.5

pub sirloin — six ounce cut of Certified Angus Beef® sirloin, grilled to your liking; served with hand made hop-infused pasta with a stone ground mustard sauce. 17.

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portuguese chicken wings — plump chicken wings drenched in a spicy Portuguese pepper sauce. Served with your choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing for dipping. 8.

hillbilly philly — sliced beef, sauteed mushrooms, banana peppers and onions tossed in our signature hobo sauce. Tucked in a hoagie and topped with melted pepperjack cheese. Served with fried, chips and salsa, creamy mashers, cottage cheese or a dinner salad. 9.

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Wyoming Whiskey makes a video appearance

John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters included Wyoming’s own bourbon in their new video… take a look!  


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ON THE CALENDAR: December 21, 2012


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CHEYENNE: Black Dog Animal Rescue’s Pet Pictures with Santa

Black Dog Animal Rescue to host Pet Pictures with Santa. Sunday, December 9th from 10 am until 2 pm at The Historic Train Depot in Cheyenne . Black Dog Animal Rescue’s popular Merry Mutt Fair has outgrown the only available indoor venue and therefore will not be held this year. But Black Dog Animal Rescue is planning a bigger and more exicitng Summer Mutt Fair, to be held outdoors in June 2013. Pet pictures with Santa were an exciting part of the Merry Mutt Fair, and BDAR will be hosting them as a stand alone event, Sunday, December 9th from 10 am to 2 pm at The Historic Train Depot in Cheyenne. Photos are being provided by Christine Kronz Photography for $10 with all proceeds going to BDAR. Photos can be taken home that day. Please call BDAR at 307-214-6600 with any questions or email them at bdar@bdar.org.

CASPER: First Night Casper 2013 New Year’s Eve

Follow their Facebook page for more information on button purchase to enter the events, the schedule and locations! Read our current issue for more information on this 2nd annual, community friendly, drug-and-alcohol-free event! Hosted by the 1224 Club in Casper!

CHEYENNE: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Visit the Cheyenne website for more information on this second annual event! Festivities begin in Downtown Cheyenne at 11:30 PM on New Year’s Eve!

CHEYENNE:  Cheyenne Bridal Expo January 6

Our sister magazine, Wyoming Weddings,  has a few booth spaces available in our 2013 Cheyenne Bridal Expo on January 6! This is the 21st annual event, traditionally hosted by Dan D Party Corner — and co-hosted by Dan D Party Corner and Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision!

DOUGLAS: Platte River Photography Show January 16-23

If you’re a photographer and love to shoot images of Wyoming, contact the Converse Chamber of Commerce in Douglas for more information on this fun photographic event! 307.358.2950

On the Table — Food News Across Wyoming

Wyoming Whiskey Gets Whiskycast Seal of Approval — click the image to link to whiskycast.com


















yellow tail amber jack Baked on a cedar plank and topped with pineapple-banana salsa. Served with Caribbean spiced risotto. 15.
apple glazed pork chops Twin grilled pork chops brushed with an apple and honey glaze. Paired with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes. 14.
cajun chicken pasta Cajun spiced chicken breast tossed in a creamy Fontina cheese sauce with mushrooms and green onions. Served over ziti pasta. 14.

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corned beef reuben Thin sliced corned beef stacked on marbled rye with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing. Served with your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or a dinner salad. 8.5

grilled pork loin Topped with a honey, lemon and apple glaze. Served with creamy mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and your choice of a cup of soup or a small garden salad. 11.

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ON THE CALENDAR: November 30, 2012


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LARAMIE: UW Art Museum’s Happy Holidays Laramie

A community celebration of arts and beautiful Christmas trees and holiday decorations is on display at the UW Art Museum from 10:30 A – 3 P Saturday, December 1. Visit Santa and enjoy the beautiful music provided by Laramie’s groups!


CHEYENNE: Holiday High Tea @Nagle Warren Mansion

This historic home is decked out in traditional Victorian fashion while Jake Martin regales you with holiday music on the antique concert grand piano. The tea menu fills a 12-foot dining room table and is served by costumed waitresses. You will sit at individual tea tables set with fine English china and silver service.







CHEYENNE: Holiday House 2012, Women’s Civic League

The 44th Annual Christmas House is held at the home of Steve and Pat Caldwell — 2900 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne. Hours Open:  Friday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 1, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Please note the new end time on Saturday!) ; Home Tour: $6.00 per person Children 5 and under Free  Tickets will be Available at the Door

image from Buffalo Bill Historical Center

CODY: Holiday Open House, Buffalo Bill Historical Center

From 10 A – 5 P December 1, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center celebrates the holiday season with its annual, FREE event day filled with festive decorations, Santa Claus, and entertainment.

LANDER: Christmas Tree Lot Supports LVHS Band

The Lander Valley High School Marching Band is sponsoring the Community Christmas Tree Lot at the Ace parking lot, 485 Main St., featuring better trees from a new tree farm! There will be a beautiful selection of Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Michigan Grand Fir and Scotch Pine. Weekday hours are 4-8 pm; Saturday hours are 9am-8pm; and Sunday hours are 9am-6pm. Open through December 24. Come support the LVHS award-winning band! Free hot cocoa and apple cider. Optional delivery for a small donation. Contact landerbandboosters@gmail.com with any questions.

RIVERTON: Knights of Columbus Holiday Craft Fair

The Knights of Columbus Riverton Community Christmas Craft Fair will be Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Margaret’s School, 220 N 7th E, Riverton. Come see local vendors and artisans!

EVANSTON: Uinta County Christmas Craft Fair








image from Main Street Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS: 15th Annual Holiday Lighted Parade

December 1, 5:30p.m., head to Downtown Rock Springs for this annual holiday favorite! Make sure you stop by  Christmas in the Park at Bunning Park and the Festival of Trees at the  Broadway Theater before and after the Parade with your donations!!! Santa will make a special appearance in the parade, and Cookies and Cocoa will be served at the Rock Springs  Historical Museum and at various locations along the parade route. Catch a live broadcast on KQSW 96.5 if you can’t make it!

SHERIDAN: Christmas Trees of Love Lighting & Open House

December 2, 4-5:30 P. Annual event provided by the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, giving residents an opportunity to purchase a light to be put on the hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love in memory or honor of a loved one. During the open house, the trees will be lit and refreshments will be served. Taesub Kim, nursing student at Sheridan College, will be playing the piano. The lights are $5 each – white lights to memorialize a deceased love one, green lights to honor a relative or friend, and red lights to honor a child or a pet. With the $5 donation, the Auxiliary sends a card to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication. Donation forms are available at the hospital front desk or at www.sheridanhospital.org









Trail End State Historic Site

SHERIDAN: Trail End State Historic Site Open House

Sheridan’s popular historic museum comes alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas all rolled into one three-day event. Featuring nine performances by local musicians. For more information, 307-674-4589 or visit at 400 Clarendon Avenue in Sheridan or www.trailend.org.

GILLETTE: 2012 Campbell County Parade of Lights

Gillette Main Street presents the 2012 Campbell County Parade of Lights — December 1, 5:00 PM, Downtown Gillette. This year’s theme will be : Coal County Christmas!

CASPER: Candlelight at the Fort — Fort Caspar

An unforgettable evening exploring the past. You will experience 19th century frontier life by candlelight with army, pioneer, and mountain men reenactors. Enjoy cannon demonstrations, cookies and hot chocolate, and hands-on children’s activities. Step back in time with the Museum’s exhibitions: “Images of Black Wyoming,”focusing on African Americans in the West and “Color on the Plains,” featuring Northern Plains Indian objects.  Visit Fort Caspar’s website for more information.

PINEDALE: Holiday Farmers’ Market

Don’t miss the Holiday Market at the PAC, Sunday Dec 2, 1pm to 4pm. Door prizes, gift wrapping, holiday music in addition to these awesome goodies for sale — Gift Baskets, Essential Oils, Beehive Cheese, Homemade Cleaning Supplies, Fresh Farm Eggs, Organically Raised Grass Fed Ground Beef, Holiday Wreaths, Willow Decor, Baked Yummalicious Goods, Ceramics, Wyomatoes, Wyobasil, Spices, Teas, Jewelry, Western Lamps, Positively Posh, Miche and gads more!




chorizo pizza An appetizer sized pita pizza topped with chorizo sausage, pepperjack cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños and Anaheim peppers. 7.
grilled chicken breast Brushed with an apple honey glaze. Served with creamy mashed potatoes and asparagus. 12.
pan seared cod Wrapped in nori and served over rice noodles with spicy sesame soy sauce, carrots, green onions, bok choy and mushrooms. 14.
curry spiced sirloin Eight ounces of Certified Angus Beef®, rubbed with curry spices and grilled to your liking. Paired with a coconut Thai chili risotto with basil and sweet soy sauce. 18.

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panini special Thin sliced black forest ham, fresh bell peppers, tomatoes and muenster cheese stacked on a multi grain bun drizzled with sundried tomato vinaigrette. Served with your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or a dinner salad. 8.5
alfredo pizza Italian pizza crust brushed with alfredo sauce and topped with grilled chicken breast, mushrooms, spinach and melted mozzarella cheese. 8.5

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DUBOIS: Taste of Dubois to Begin in December

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.


KIRBY: Wyoming Whiskey Launches!

images by Wyoming Whiskey

December 1 Wyoming Whiskey launches with an open house and lots of fun…we’ll be there, hope to see you too!



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Wyovore: WY Food & Humanities News May 11


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Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Check out Troll Beads — visit Blackberry Gift Shoppe in Downtown Casper for Troll Beads as well as tons of other great gifts for the favorite Mom in your life… 


If you missed our WY Food News blog on April 26, click here to read more about WY-P-A, Wyoming’s collaboration brew which is similar to an IPA. A joint effort between Wyoming’s breweries, the brew was created in Pinedale in late April. The participating breweries gathered and each contributed a portion of this historic compilation.  Now, on May 14, the brew will be served simultaneously at each participating brewery — and we’re excited to see the response! Altitude sent us some great images of the group in Pinedale, as well as their own Nathan Venner from the event…totally diggin’ the tux…

WYOMING CHRONICLE — Wyoming PBS Program features Wyoming Whiskey and WY-P-A

(Riverton, Wyo.)  – This Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. on Wyoming PBS, Wyoming Chronicle visits with Wyoming Whiskey COO David DeFazio, and Master Distiller Steve Nally about their obsession with creating the state’s first bourbon whiskey from all Wyoming ingredients, a spirit that is scheduled to make its first appearance in December of this year.

Next, Chronicle producer Richard Ager sits down with brew masters Steve Simpson from Snowy Mountain Brewery in Saratoga and Richie Strom from Wind River Brewing Company in Pinedale and talks about the collaborative effort taken by thirteen brew masters from across the state, including Lander, who gathered recently in Pinedale to create a single beer for Wyoming, WyPA, just in time to celebrate National Craft Beer Week, May 14-20.

Wyoming PBS is a non-commercial, educational institution and cultural resource dedicated to connecting and enriching Wyoming lives through innovative media. Wyoming PBS can be found on various channels across Wyoming; for more information, check local listings, or go to www.wyomingpbs.org for a complete schedule of channel numbers.

–Wyoming PBS

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CHEYENNE — Cheyenne International Film Festival 2012

The Cheyenne International Film Festival is about to begin! May 17-20, enjoy Wyoming productions and independent films. We’re also thrilled to be sponsoring the screening of Wyoming Triumph by KGB Productions in Jackson, Wyoming.  Click here for a trailer of Wyoming Triumph — this action-packed ski film takes viewers on a tour of Wyoming’s skiing destinations and locations.  Definitely one to check out!  Wyoming Triumph will be played as part of the Wyoming Showcase on Friday, May 18.  Also at the Wyoming Showcase, the winner of the Wyoming Film Office’s Short Film Contest will be screened.  This is a night of Wyoming film talent not to be missed!

LARAMIE — Lovejoy’s Specials

ham & turkey panini — Thin sliced black forest ham, turkey and melted Swiss and American cheeses stacked on toasted multi-grain bread spread with mustard. Served with your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or dinner salad.

grilled sirloin — Six ounce sirloin, grilled to your liking and topped with a Worcestershire cream sauce. Served with creamy mashed potatoes, grilled bell pepper and onion skewers and your choice of soup or salad. 11.50

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Photo from Billings Gazette story posted on February6, 2010

That’s the only word I can think to describe the scenery I drove through yesterday, and that one word doesn’t hardly do it justice. I left at 5 AM on a journey to Ten Sleep for an interview that will be featured in our new issue of WLM, due out in August — something about having to get up early in the morning, I never sleep well the night before because I am afraid of sleeping through my alarm! So, sleep-deprived and blurry eyed, I began my journey. I was jerked awake though by the sight of so many animals on the drive to Casper! I lost count of how many antelope, deer, rabbits, birds, etc. I saw…it was really something!

I traveled through Casper, to Shoshoni, up to Thermopolis, to Worland, and then over to Ten Sleep. The drive from Thermopolis to Ten Sleep was absolutely incredible — the river was full, the mountains were multi-colored and dotted with greenery…it was simply jaw-dropping. The last time I was up in the area was three years ago, with a car full of girls on our way to a state Job’s Daughters function — they were singing loudly and it was approaching nighttime, and I obviously failed to notice the scenery around me! Yesterday was a different matter: I was able to truly appreciate what I saw around me. It was breathtaking!

After the interview, I enjoyed a shaved ice from Ten Sleep at Sno Shavers — make sure you do NOT say it’s a snow cone, because it’s not! I made the mistake of using that term and was given a demonstration on how the ice is actually shaved — it looks like a spider web of ice, it’s really good! Said hello to some folks and met some new friends — what a neat little town!

I spun through Worland, where I stopped in at the Washakie Museum. WOW!!! Be sure to check out this brand new attraction with your kids! It’s a class act! http://www.washakiemusuem.org

I then traveled onto Thermopolis, although FIRST I stopped in Kirby to say hello to the nice folks, Steve & Donna Nally, over at Wyoming Whiskey. They run tours of the distillery and it’s a neat place — definitely worth the stop! Also check out the local restaurant, Butch’s Place, on the way into town — my husband says lunch there is also worth the stop! For Wyoming Whiskey, visit: http://www.wyomingwhiskey.com Butch’s Place is on Facebook! Check them out: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kirby-WY/Butchs-Place/143376546110?v=wall

I met the nice folks over at the visitors’ center in Thermopolis as well — what a beautiful town with some great tourist attractions! Be sure to check out their website! http://www.thermopolis.com/

I journeyed back through Shoshoni, where I need some more info on the Yellowstone Drug — are they now Shoshoni Malt? Is this the same place with a new name, or a different place? I’d love some info from WLM fans, please!

Traveled through Casper, where I stopped at my FAVORITE Cold Stone Creamery for some smiles from the girls working — they are an enthusiastic bunch! I tried the Key Lime Pie concoction, which I know has a catchy name that has escaped my brain at the moment…forgive me… At any rate, it was GOOD, and Cold Stone is ALWAYS on my list of favorites in Casper! They’re also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Casper-WY/Cold-Stone-Casper/120090941356284?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=40

Then I made it home, where I nursed my aching head and sore back, but shared my travels with my husband…what a BEAUTIFUL day in Wyoming! Beautiful scenery, friendly people, new friends and fans, and TONS of wildlife…a 17 hour work day never was so much FUN!

‘Til Next Time — I’m loggin’ my miles!

Kati Hime, Editor