Chadron State Park, Nebraska’s first state park, will celebrate its 98th anniversary with its annual celebration Saturday, June 8.
New to the event this year is the Kiwanis Regatta canoe race, which is being moved from its usual date later in the summer. Registration begins at the park’s pond at 2 p.m.
The Run for the Hills foot races, which include a 5k, 10k and a shorter fun-run or walk over the rugged Pine Ridge terrain, will begin at the junction of the Black Hills Overlook at 8 a.m. Registration and course information may be found at pineridgetrailsraceseries.com.
There also will be a classic car show at the park’s baseball field and a wide variety of displays and activities at the park’s newly renovated Trading Post. The building received a new floor, counters and other features over the winter.
Other activities include live music, an opportunity for kids to dive for money, discounted horseback rides, free paddle boat rides, archery and pellet gun shooting, nature and blacksmithing displays, and a lunch of buffalo sloppy joe or hot dog lunch for just 98 cents – appropriate to the park’s age, just one penny more than it cost last year.
Among the displays will be the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s trailer that houses many impressive taxidermy mounts that were confiscated because of game violations.
The anniversary celebration is open to the public free of charge, but a Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required for vehicles.
Following is the schedule:
Run for the Hills races, 8 a.m.; Free paddle boat rides 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Free pellet gun shoot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Classic car show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Naturalist activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Buffalo sloppy joe and hot dog lunches, Noon- 2 p.m.; Live music by Cheap Date, Noon-2 p.m.; Free archery card shoot (with prizes) 1-3 p.m.; Kiwanis Regatta, 2 p.m. registration, 2:30 p.m. race; Dive for money at the pool (ages 14 and under), 5 p.m.
Western Nebraska Wildflower Events
June 6 in Chadron. Plant grasses and wildflowers and learn about building soil and growing plants after construction work. Tour college planting sites from 10:30-noon. Gather at Eagle Ridge parking lot SE of CSC softball field. 308-430-4186,firstname.lastname@example.org
June 6 at Gilbert Baker Wildlife Area 6 miles north of Harrison, NE on Monroe Canyon Rd. Guided hike and botanizing with Steve Rolfsmeier. Gather at Gilbert Baker parking lot. 308-430-4186, email@example.com
June 7 in Scottsbluff. “Pollinators in the Plaza” presentation 10-10:30am at downtown plaza, 18th Street & Broadway. firstname.lastname@example.org, 308-630-8011
June 7 in Scottsbluff. Walking Tour of Scottsbluff Downtown Garden Arboretum 10:30-11:30am, beginning at downtown plaza, 18th Street & Broadway. email@example.com, 308-630-8011
June 7 in Gering. Take part in a planting and learning project, 1:30-3:30pm at Oregon Trail Park Stadium firstname.lastname@example.org, 308-436-6838
June 7 near Gering. Wildflower Hike at Wildcat Hills Nature Center, 210615 Highway 71, at 7pm. email@example.com, 308-436-3777
June 8 at Scottsbluff National Monument 9-11am. Hike will start from visitor’s center. Dress for rough terrain and bring water, sunscreen, camera, sketchbook, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a meal and fellowship with the folks from Calvary Lutheran Church! The BBQ includes your choice of garlic sausage, roast beef, or hot dog, with baked beans, chip and drink. Then top it off with ice cream, pie or a brownie. Tickets are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for 10 and under and $3.00 for dessert.
On Sunday the 9th, the BBQ will run from 11am to 5pm with live music from noon to 2pm!
For tickets contact the church office, 632-8023 or any Calvary member, or email: email@example.com
Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 17 E. 27th St. in Scottsbluff
Movie Synopsis: Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.
Runtime: 1h 45min
Friday, June 7th 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8th 7:30pm
Sunday, June 9th 1:30pm
All proceeds go to the Historic Midwest Theater!
Friends of the Midwest Theater is a 501-c-3 Nonprofit
The Fortis Boy Choir will be preforming their Spring Concert on June 9th, 3pm, at the Emmanuel Congregational Church, 4100 Ave B, Scottsbluff. They will be singing songs from all over the World! Please come for a fun event for the whole family!
This concert is Free!
The Fortis Boy Choir is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization and will have a free will donation at the concert
Sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, events will be held at venues across the state. Look for the Family Fishing Trailer, or a gathering of NGPC Staff and volunteers, where loaner rods and reels, bait and fishing instruction are available free to participants.
This is the perfect opportunity for people of all ages who have never been fishing or have not fished for years to learn. All participants ages 16 and older need a fishing license (OutdoorNebraska.org for permits).
Donate “no longer needed” gently used durable medical equipment to people in need. Independence Rising is an organization that loans durable medical equipment to individuals with a disability or are recovering from an illness or surgery.
Examples are wheelchairs, walkers, canes, seated walkers, bath benches and chairs, toilet risers and commodes.
Independence Rising is an Independent Living Center located at Northfield, 2350 Five Rocks Road in Gering.
Equipment rents for $10/per item for 4 months, if after 4 months the equipment is still needed it will be an additional $10/per item for another 4 months.
Please contact Jamie Schweda @ Independence Rising 308-633-7025
City of Kimball Underpass Renovation Project
The underpass construction will switch to a one way yield as of
Monday night, June 10, 2019.
Eastern Wyoming College has announced that four new student registration events will be held at the main campus in Torrington on May 24, June 10, July 19 and August 5. Students will sign up for a 30-minute session to meet with their advisor to register for the Fall 2019 semester.
Students will have the opportunity to begin with ACCUPLACER placement exams, if needed. This placement exam is used to ensure placement into the appropriate English, reading and math courses. There is a fee of $20 for these computer-based exams. Students should bring a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.
Financial Aid staff will be available to assist students with the financial aid process and preparing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students are encouraged to sign up early for the new student registration sessions. To sign up, call Michelle at 307.532.8230 or visit the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu to sign up online.
Registration for the Summer 2019 session is also currently open. A complete schedule is available online at ewc.wy.edu.
$500 grants are still available from the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline. The grants are funded by Farm Aid, Nebraska Farmer’s Union Foundation, and other donors.
For grant applications, call the Hotline at: (800) 464-0258.
If you or someone you know got hurt by flooding or blizzards and could use a little help, call the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline. Their experienced and professional staff will help callers find the kind of assistance they need.
The $500 grants are simple to apply for. The application can be filled out over the phone, and the assistance is provided in confidence.
Valley Youth Connections is hosting a Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. This is a 17 and under closed group.
Snacks and refreshments available. The NA/AA group will have a meeting every Tuesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Valley Youth Connections, 29 S. Beltline Hwy West.
(Former Furniture Tech Building)
Empowerment with MS Connection Group
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
First meeting: Tuesday, April 9
At Northfield – 2350 Five Rocks Rd, Gering, NE 69341
Connection groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education, and mutual aid. This group provides a safe, confidential environment to share your thoughts, concerns and how you have been coping with your MS. Community speakers are sometimes brought in to provide local education opportunities.
For more information, contact Jamie at 308-633-7025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Jamie before attending your first meeting.
Tracy Byrd is marking 25 years since his first big hit and to celebrate the special occasion, he’s returning to the road for a tour that finds him performing all over the United States for the first time in several years. His tour will stop in Scottsbluff on Tues., June 11 for a concert at the historic Midwest Theater in downtown Scottsbluff.
The country hitmaker first reached No. 1 in 1993 with “Holdin’ Heaven,” and he followed up with a string of hits that included “Watermelon Crawl,” “Big Love,” “I’m From the Country,” “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo,” “Drinkin’ Bone,” and “The Keeper of the Stars,” which won ACM Song of the Year honors in 1996. He’s released 34 singles and ten studio albums, four of which have been certified gold, one platinum and one double platinum by the RIAA.
Individual tickets: $40 for Members
$45 for Non-Members
VIP Meet & Greet pass: $25 have an opportunity to have your photograph with Tracy and get his autograph (a limited number M&G passes are available)
To Purchase Tickets: Stop in at the Midwest Theater 1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff, Call 308-632-4311, Buy online at MidwestTheater.com
For more information, visit midwesttheater.com/
THE MONTHLY SIREN TEST WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED TODAY SEPTEMBER 11th DUE TO THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Region 22 Emergency Management and Scotts Bluff County Consolidated Communications Center will test the outdoor warning sirens in Gering, Scottsbluff, Terrytown, McGrew, Henry and Harrisburg on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. This test will only last for approximately one minute and will include the Western Nebraska Regional Airport and Western Sugar.
These tests will be conducted on the second Wednesday of every month through October. In case of inclement weather on the morning of the test, the test will be cancelled.
The purpose of these tests are to insure the sirens and their communications link are in proper working order in case the time comes that they are needed for a real emergency, such as a tornado, damaging straight-line winds, or chemical spill.