Calendar

Jun
10
Mon
Donate used durable medical equipment
Jun 10 all-day

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

Kimball Underpass Renovation Project @ Kimball
Jun 10 all-day

City of Kimball Underpass Renovation Project
The underpass construction will switch to a one way yield as of
Monday night, June 10, 2019.

New Student Registration Sessions @ Eastern Wyoming College - Torrington
Jun 10 all-day

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.

Jun
11
Tue
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline Grants @ Statewide
Jun 11 all-day

$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.

Retirement/Going Away Reception @ Harms Center at WNCC
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The community is invited to attend a retirement and going away party for Western Nebraska Community College’s retirees and departures on Tuesday, June 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the John N. Harms Center Plex (2620 College Park Drive) on the Scottsbluff Campus.
Those being honored at the reception will be Laurie Alkire (retirement), Peg Wolff (retirement), Dr. Todd Holcomb (assuming new position at Hawkeye Community College), and Dr. Kim Kuster Dale (assuming new position with Western Wyoming Community College).
There is no cost to attend and no RSVP is required.
Juvenile NA/AA Meeting
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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)

BSB: Hastings Sodbusters @ Pioneers @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 11 @ 6:15 pm
Empowerment with MS Group @ Gering
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Empowerment with MS Connection Group
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
First meeting: Tuesday, April 9
Independence Rising
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 ir.schwedaj@gmail.com.

Please contact Jamie before attending your first meeting.

Tracy Byrd in Concert @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm

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/

Jun
12
Wed
Monthly Outdoor Siren Test CANCELLED TODAY
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am

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.

BSB: Hastings Sodbusters @ Pioneers @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
Jun 12 @ 6:15 pm
Jun
13
Thu
2019 Pony Express Re-Ride
Jun 13 all-day

2019 Pony Express Re-Ride – June 10 – 20, 2019

Traveling West Bound

St. Joseph, MO – Sacramento, CA

Thursday June 13, 2019  (MT)

Big Springs 2:30 AM

Chappell 6:00 AM

Sidney 8:20 AM

Mud Springs 10:30 AM

Bridgeport 12:00 PM

Chimney Rock 1:15 PM

Program at Scotts Bluff National Monument 2:00 pm

Come learn all about the Pony Express and its fleeting 18-month existence with an interpretive program at 2:00 pm presented by National Pony Express Association President, Dean Atkin. Following the program, see the Pony Express in action when the Annual Re-Ride stops at Scotts Bluff National Monument.

The program will take place in the grassy area near the Oregon Trail foot path and we ask those attending to bring lawn/camp chairs or blankets for sitting. The Re-Ride is expected to arrive at Scotts Bluff National Monument at 4:00 p.m. but can be early or late.

Scotts Bluff National Monument 4:00 PM

Lyman 6:00 PM

Please note that all times are estimates and the Mail can be ahead or behind.

The National Pony Express Association is an all-volunteer, historical organization with the purpose of identifying, re-establishing and marking the original pony express trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, via Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and into California. We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) Association.  National Headquarters is located in Pollock Pines, California.

Excavation at the Hell Gap Paleoindian site
Jun 13 all-day

Once again, area residents and visitors will have an opportunity early this summer to observe, and in some cases, participate in excavation at the Hell Gap Paleoindian site, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2018.

A series of public meetings to introduce the site, its history, and possible future developments, will be held throughout the area prior to and during the field school season.

The Summer 2019 field school will run in three sessions from June 21 to July 29: June 21-July 1, July 6-15, July 20-29. Hell Gap is located northeast of Guernsey on Whalen Canyon Road.

For more information on this Advanced Field School 5180 opportunity, and related activities, contact

Marcel Kornfeld at anpro1@uwyo.edu, or Larson at mlarson@uwyo.edu, or visit the website http://www.uwyo.edu/anthropology/piri/, see the summer schedule tab.

Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
Jun 13 all-day

Scotts Bluff National Monument’s Centennial Exhibit will be on display at the Legacy of the Plains Museum this summer.

The exhibit titled “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” will be open to the public starting Thursday, May 9th, through September.

Showcasing the vast history and culture at Scotts Bluff National Monument, the exhibit will feature an original soap box derby car, an adobe brick made by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930’s, historical photographs, interpretive displays and the William Henry Jackson prints originally housed in the Visitor Center, which is undergoing a major renovation and expansion project.

The centennial exhibit will be free and open to the public.  Regular museum admission is required for the main gallery.

Legacy of the Plains Museum is open Monday through
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnp

Midwest Summer Matinee Madness! @ Historic Midwest Theater
Jun 13 all-day

Midwest Theater is once again hosting the Midwest Summer Matinee Madness! All Summer Matinee Madness Screenings are held on Thursdays. 

2 screenings each day, 9:00am and 1:30pm.

2019 Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Movie List Dates and Titles (subject to change):

June 13 “The Land Before Time” Rated: G
June 20 “Wonder Park” Rated: PG
June 27 “An American Tale” Rated: G
July 11 “The Tale of Despereaux” Rated: G
July 18 “The Great Muppet Caper” Rated: G
July 25 “The Lorax” Rated: PG 

Nebraska Rural Response Hotline Grants @ Statewide
Jun 13 all-day

$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.

New Performing Arts Center Dedication @ WNCC - Scottsbluff
Jun 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Western Nebraska Community College will hold a dedication and tour of the new Platte Valley Companies Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the new space.
The community is invited to attend the event at no cost. No RSVP is required. This will be the first opportunity for community members to see the completed performing arts center and theater, which has been under construction since 2017.
The dedication will honor the namesakes of the new facility, which include the Platte Valley Companies Performing Arts Center, the Judy Chaloupka Theater, and the Kelley Bean Box Office. Those attending will also have an opportunity to tour the new space.
A ribbon cutting for the entire Scottsbluff Campus Main Building renovation is planned for the afternoon of August 15.
Local Author Featured in Library Program @ Gering City Council Chambers
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm

Victorine Lieske, local author of over 20 books, will talk about her publishing journey June 13, at 5:30 in the Gering City Council Chambers.

In April of 2010 Lieske self-published her first book, “Not What She Seems.” By March 2011 it was making its way up the New York Times eBook best sellers list. After starting with suspense and murder, she penned a sci-fi romance. Her first comedic romance, “Accidentally Married,” made the USA Today best-selling books list in 2015.

Lieske features her home state of Nebraska in many of her books which she calls “sweet” romance, suitable for all audiences. She is a past president of the Nebraska Writer’s Guild and has won awards for her service to other authors.

This program is free and open to the public.

Baby Goat Yoga @ Scottsbluff
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm

Victory Hill Farm in Scottsbluff will host four special classes, each limited to 16 participants.  Thursday and Friday, June 13-14 at 6 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, June 17-18 at 6 p.m. Classes are 90 minutes, with the last 20 minutes reserved for playing with the baby goats.

Classes are for beginners who should prepare themselves to interact with free roaming baby goats who can be playful in the form of nuzzling, snuggling, and occasionally walking on the backs of yoga students. Bring a blanket and yoga mat for this unique experience. 

Participants must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a participating adult if 16 years or younger. Only ticket holders, who bring a mat and participate in the yoga class, can interact with the animals.

Tickets are $21 per person regardless of age. Classes are limited to 16 participants each. Tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-goat-yoga-at-victory-hill-farm-scottsbluff-tickets-61276663149. or call Lisa Betz-Marquez at 308-672-1114 for more information.

Bicycle Friendly Driver Training @ Gering Public Library
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A two hour interactive class will help you brush up on the rules of the road in Nebraska regarding bicycles including the three foot passing law.  The class is free, designed for drivers 15 years of age and older.

Help make our communities make a good impression on Tour De Nebraska visitors with your bicycle friendly driving skills!

The class will be offered at the Gering Public Library  Community Room June 13th from 6pm to 8pm (accessible by stairs only), and at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library Community Room, on June 15th from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Class size is limited to 30 in each session.  Free will donations support the Libraries  and Bike Walk Nebraska.