Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 29 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.

The coupon books can be pre-purchased for All 6 Movies for just $12.00 until June 12

Coupon Books go on Sale May 1ST until June 12TH (or until supply runs out) at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, Gering Public Library, Midwest Theater office or online at Buy early as supply is limited.

Midwest Theater Summer Membership Special

Become a new member between May 6-31,2019 and get SIX FREE TICKETS for the Summer Matinee Madness film series!

For membership information, visit

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 

Summer Hours: Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center delayed
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Due to winter weather conditions last week, the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center (HMERC) will delay opening for the 2019 season until Wednesday, May 29th.   Hours of visitor center operation are 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays.

The parking lot, trails, and restrooms will be available seven days a week. Exceptions to the Monday visitor center is Labor Day (September 2).

Guided tour fees of the Hudson-Meng Bison Bone Bed are $5 for adult; $4.50 for seniors; $3 for children from ages
of 5-12; age 4 and under is free. Tours are available when the HMERC visitor center is open.

Fees are used to defray the cost of operating the site and to provide additional educational and interpretive materials such as Junior
Archeologist booklet and interpretive signage.

For more information, please call the Nebraska National Forests and
Grasslands Supervisor’s office at (308) 432-0300, or Hudson-Meng Site Manager, Ryan Means, at (308) 221-4162.

Universe of Stories Summer Reading Blast Off @ Gering Public Library
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On May 29th, the Gering Library invites you to launch into summer reading at the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Blast Off! Sign-ups for cosmic readers of all ages will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fun activities and a sign up prize for kids and teens. Also, take a picture and give a high five to our special visitor, Hiram, the Western Nebraska Pioneers baseball team mascot.

The summer reading program is for the entire family. There will be fun activities for all ages. The early childhood programs for our youngest patrons will be held every Wednesday morning at 10:00 during the month of June for out of this world storytimes, playtime, and hands-on activities

Join us at the Gering Public Library on May 29th for sign-up day or any day thereafter during June to sign up, get a calendar of events and to register for the campout. It’s going to be a cosmic summer at the Gering Library. Don’t miss out on the out of this world fun! For more information call 436-7433, email, visit or the Gering Public Library page on Facebook.

Rep. Adrian Smith Mobile Office @ Sidney
May 29 @ 9:30 am


9:30 a.m. MDT
Cheyenne County Mobile Office 

Cheyenne County Courthouse – District Courtroom

1000 10th Avenue, Sidney, NE

BSB: Fremont Moo @ Pioneers @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 29 @ 6:15 pm
Conservation Nebraska Fireside Chat @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 29 @ 7:45 pm

Join Conservation Nebraska’s Common Ground Program at Legacy of the Plains Museum Firepit on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 7:45p.m. for a solar spectacle as the sun illuminates the International Space Station (ISS) with astronaut Nick Hague aboard.

NASA Solar System Ambassador Jessica Anders will join us as we learn how the ISS is a conservation star and how we can follow its lead. Learn about Nick’s visit to our area or message his Facebook or Twitter.

Relax by the fire and enjoy lemonade provided by Legacy of the Plains Museum.

Bring binoculars and lawn chairs if you have them, there will be seating limited, optimal predicted viewing around 8:21p.m.
This is a free event open to the community.

31st Annual Sugar Valley Rally Schedule
May 30 all-day

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tech Inspection         5:00 p.m.    (WNCC Auto Tech Building, ½ block North of East 27th & 17th Ave intersection, Scottsbluff)

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Rally School        10:00 a.m.  (Harms Technology Center, 2620 College Park, Scottsbluff)

Lunch for Rally Participants         12:00 p.m.

Stage 0 Start           1:00 p.m.    (Harms Technology Center, 2620 College Park, Scottsbluff – Public Invited)

Pit Stop          2:30 p.m.   (Kimball Event Center, Kimball – Public Invited)

Stage 0 Finish, Sponsored by Western NE Board of Realtors                     4:00 p.m.      (Oregon Trail Roadhouse, Gering – Public Invited)


Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Start Stage 1, Ceremonial    8:15 a.m.    (Fremont Motors, Scottsbluff – Public Invited)

Pit Stop  10:00 a.m.     (Mobius Communications, Hemmingford – Public Invited)

Lunch Stop  11:45 a.m.     (Alliance High School, Alliance – Public Invited)

Pit Stop  2:00 p.m.     (Chimney Rock Villa, Bayard – Public Invited)

Stage 1 Finish   3:40 p.m.     (Fresh Foods, Gering – Public Invited)

Banquet, Gering Civic Center     Social Gathering 6:30pm                                                                           Dinner & Awards 7:15pm

Sunday, June 2st, 2019

Stage 2 Start, Breakfast available for purchase from 6:30-9:00 a.m.     8:00 a.m.   (Knights of Columbus, Scottsbluff – Public Invited)

Pit Stop  9:15 a.m.  (American Legion, Mitchell – Public Invited)

Rally Finish  11:15 a.m.  (Cozad’s Antique Ford Garage, Gering – Public Invited)

Lunch for Rally Participants, Sponsored by Gering Merchants                           11:00-1:00

(Across the street from Cozad’s, Gering – Public Invited, lunch available for purchase)

Awards Presentation    1:00 p.m.                    

Camp Clarke Days @ Bridgeport
May 30 all-day

Come to Camp Clarke Days in Bridgeport Thursday through Sunday!  “Honoring the Past in the Present”


Book Sale at Bridgeport Public Library


Hamburger Feed and Root Beer Floats 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Prairie Winds Community Center

Camp Clarke Play 7:00pm at the High School, Tickets are available at the door. “Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens”


Alumni 5K Fun Run/Walk 7:00am HS Track

Pancake Feed 7:30am to 10:00am Bridgeport Elementary Commons

Craft Show 10:00am-4:00pm Prairie Winds Community Center

Bike and Car Show 10:00am – 4:00pm 1042 “P” Street Jackson’s Garage LLC

PARADE  11:00am  “Honoring the Past in the Present”   Lineup begins at 10:00am at 5th and O Street.

50 years Memorability Display (following parade) Bridgeport Public Library – Celebrating 50 Years.

Side Walk Chalk Drawing (following parade) Prairie Winds Community Center  Adults and Kids

Presbyterian Church Pie Sale 11:00am  Prairie Winds Community Center

Horseshoe Tournament 1:00pm  West City Park      Register by 12:30pm

3 – On – 3 Basketball  1:00pm  Bball Courts west of Tennis Courts

Free Swimming 1:00pm – 6:00pm Dee Berg Memorial Pool

Kids Water Games 1:00pm – 2:15pm Swimming Pool Lawn

Goldfish, Frog, Toad, & Turtle Races 2:30pm Prairie Winds Community Center Gym

Platte Valley Bank Beef Cook Off  Tasting 5:00pm North/East of Prairie Winds Community Center  Judging and Beer Garden 4:30pm


All School Alumni Potluck 12 Noon   Bridgeport Elementary School

Camp Clarke Play   2:00pm   High School Auditorium

Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 30 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 or Facebook at

NET road trip @ Alliance, Scottsbluff, Gering, Lewellen, Brule
May 30 all-day

NET is packing its bags for a Nebraska road trip,
and we’re stopping in a town near you May 30 -June 3.

–3 p.m. Friday LIVE, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, Alliance
Be part of the audience during a live taping of NET’s arts
and entertainment radio show

–10 a.m. NET Town Talk, Cappuccino and Company, Scottsbluff
Meet NET Leadership for a discussion about Scottsbluff
–1 p.m. How To: Video Streaming Workshop, Lied Scottsbluff Library.  Learn how to utilize NET’s free video streaming services, as well as how to access NET Passport
–6 p.m. Small Town Cops Premiere Screening, Nile Theatre, Mitchell.  Screening of NET’s new documentary Small Town Cops
featuring the Mitchell Police Department

–10:30 a.m. PBS KIDS Family Event, Gering Public Library, Gering
Meet Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go!, and watch his new
movie One Small Step

–5 p.m. Friday LIVE, The Most Unlikely Place, Lewellen
Be part of the audience during a live taping of NET’s arts and
entertainment radio show

–5:15 p.m. Backyard Farmer, Bayside Golf Club, Brule
Connect with the Backyard Farmer experts and be a part of our television audience for a live taping

All events are free and open to the public. No registrations are necessary.   For more detailed information: or call (800) 634-6788

BSB: Fremont Moo @ Pioneers (Double Header) @ 960AM/100.3FM
May 30 @ 4:45 pm
BSB: WESTCO @ Gering (TV) @ KNEB.TV, Allo channel 15, Mobius channel 1500
May 30 @ 6:45 pm
Naval Ships with Wyoming Names @ Homesteaders Museum - Torrington
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Homesteaders Museum and the City of Torrington are excited to announce the arrival of the exhibit Naval Ships with Wyoming Names, a traveling exhibit from the Fort Casper Museum. This exhibit will be open to the public at the Homesteaders Museum on 495 Main Street in Torrington, WY with no cost of admission until the end of May. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment.

This exhibit was organized by Fort Caspar Museum as a traveling exhibit that features many of the U.S. Navy ships named after the state of Wyoming—its people, cities and towns, counties, and rivers—beginning with the earliest ship in 1900 up through ones that are in service today

BSB: Nebraska vs. UConn (NCAA Tourney @ Oklahoma City) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM
May 31 @ 10:30 am
It’s Hot Diggity Dog Time for Festival of Hope @ Viaero Wireless in Scottsbluff
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

It’s Hot Diggity Dog Time!

WHERE: Scottsbluff Viaero     2822 Ave I

WHEN: Fridays in May

TIME: 11 am to 1 pm

Join us for Hot Dogs Across America! We’ll be
featuring a different dog each week! Get a hot
dog, chips, and a drink for only $5! All proceeds
will go to the Festival of Hope.

KNEB May Beef Month Wrap-up Parking Lot BBQ
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

KNEB May Beef Month Wrap-up Parking Lot BBQ

Friday, May 31st, from 11am to 1pm at KNEB Studios 1928 East Portal Place Drive.

 Live broadcast sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council.

Hosted by KNEB Radio benefiting Camp Scott.

Enjoy a hamburger, or all beef hot dog, chips, drink, and a Runza cookie for a free will donation.  Stop by and have your pic taken with Hiram the Pioneers mascot.

We will be wrapping up our beef month celebration, register for beef bundle baskets, also register for our Cash Wall Summer Promotion.
Thanks to our sponsors Nebraska Beef Council, Paul Reed/Green Egg, Runza, High Plains Budweiser, Pepsi, Sandberg Implement, Scotts Bluff County Fair, Bluffs Sanitary, and KNEB.
PBS Kids Family Event @ Alliance Public Library
May 31 @ 1:00 pm

The Alliance Public Library will host a PBS KIDS Family Event on Friday May 31st at 1 PM. Meet Jet Propulsion from Ready Jet Go and watch his new movie One Small Step.

BSB: Casper Horseheads @ Pioneers @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 31 @ 6:15 pm
Local screening premiere of “Born to Rein” @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
BORN TO REIN will premiere in three Nebraska cities and venues including the Historic Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff!

— Friday, May 31st @ 7:30 p.m.
— Saturday, June 1st @ 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Filmmakers* after each screening. Ticket prices are $7.00 for Adults; $4.00 for Midwest Members & Students. No passes, coupons, corp or gold cards accepted.

Born To Rein features the journey of a young, Minatare, Neb., native John A. Nerud, who first arrived in Saratoga Springs in 1937 and worked as a groom for the Jock Whitney Stables. Ironically, 20 years later in 1957, Nerud would train Gallant Man and win the Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Peter Pan Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Nassau County Handicap and Hibiscus Stakes. Gallant Man set a 1 1/8-mile track record at Saratoga in the Travers Stakes.
Marion Van Berg was the first Nebraskan ever to be inducted into the Nebraska Racing Hall of Fame; and the National Hall of Fame in 1970. His son, Jack Van Berg would be become the first trainer ever to reach a career high of 5,000 wins; and setting a record with 496 wins in one year

Jack Van Berg was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1985.
John Nerud was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1972.
*Jody L. Lamp & Melody Dobson
Co-Founders,  American Doorstop Project
Co-Producers, Born To Rein
Park speaker series kicking off with osprey program @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

The summer speaker series in Nebraska’s state parks kicks off this week with a program about ospreys and other birds of prey.

Shelley Mangram, a ranger at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, will deliver the presentation Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Fort Robinson State Park’s Soldier Creek Campground.

The series of presentations, which also includes programs at Chadron State Park, is a collaboration of the National Park Service’s Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, the U.S. Forest Service’s Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The programs are open to the public free of charge but vehicles must have a Nebraska Park Entry Permit, available at or from vendors throughout the state.