Calendar

May
8
Wed
Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 8 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

Theatre West Pre-Season Ticket Sale
May 8 all-day

Season tickets are on sale for the 2019 Theatre West summer productions.  The grand opening of the remodeled WNCC performing arts center and theatre will coincide with Theatre West’s first 2019 production on June 14th .

Tickets can be purchased by mail or online from April 8 – May 8th
2019 SEASON TICKET PRICES
ADULT / $48 (savings of $12)
SENIOR / $42 (savings of $11)
STUDENT / $18 (savings of $3)

BY MAIL: THEATRE WEST / 1601 EAST 27TH STREET / SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
ONLINE: www.theatrewestnebraska.com

2019 SEASON

“FOREVER PLAID”  June 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 P.M. / June 22 at 2:00 P.M.

“SHREK”  June 27, 28, 29, July 5, 6 at 7:30 P.M. / June 29, 30, July 6 at 2:00P.M

“THE MUSIC MAN” July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 P.M / July 20 at 2:00 P.M.

“LION KING JR”   July 27, 28 at 2:00 P.M.

 

May
9
Thu
Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 9 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 Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 9 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
th.

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 MidewestTheater.com 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 midwesttheater.com/support/membership/

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 

UP steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844 @ Cheyenne to Ogden, UT
May 9 all-day

Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and the Living Legend No. 844 – are touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary.

Big Boy No. 4014 will leave Cheyenne with the Living Legend No. 844 May 4 following a 9:30 a.m. MT christening ceremony at the historic Cheyenne Depot and arrive in Ogden for the May 9 celebratory event. The event will be streamed live at 10:30 a.m. MT via the Union Pacific Facebook page.

The Big Boy and Living Legend will make several brief stops in communities on their way to Ogden.

The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world’s only operating Big Boy locomotive.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol urge motorists to be extra vigilant when traveling during the upcoming Union Pacific (UP) railroad events.

Motorists are not allowed to stop or park on the side of I-80 or along the overpasses or bridges.  Violators, who decide to stop along the interstate, can be fined up to $235.00.

Spectators can visit https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm for more information on tour schedule and stops.

Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change.

Join the Union Pacific Steam Club to be notified of major schedule updates. Small schedule changes will be communicated immediately via the UP Steam Club Facebook Group and the @UP_Steam Twitter feed located at twitter.com/up_steam.

 

Rolls & Issues Conference Calls with Senator Stinner
May 9 @ 7:30 am
Rolls & Issues Conference Calls with Senator Stinner will held on every other Thursday  at 7:30 a.m. You can use the phone bridge connection sponsored by CenturyLink and call in from your own office, from home or join us at the Chamber Office. The phone number to call is 308-635-8300.
This conference call with District 48 State Senator John Stinner gives you the opportunity to share your concerns and issues and stay informed on issues that pertain to our area and your business.
Additional Date: February 28th, March 14th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th, May 9th, May 23rd and June 6th.
If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at 308-632-2133.  1517 Broadway, Suite 104,  Scottsbluff.
Naval Ships with Wyoming Names @ Homesteaders Museum - Torrington
May 9 @ 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

Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight at homes, farms, and businesses across the Midwest.  Declining cost of PV solar installations makes installing a distributed solar electric system enticing for many farmers. Evaluating the financial investment in solar requires careful consideration of system costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, some proposals are hard to understand making it difficult to make fully informed investment decisions.

This six part professional development webinar series will provide you with resources and tools to help consult farmers who are considering investing in a solar electric system so they are able to make fully informed investment decisions.  Although the webinars are geared to an agricultural audience, the information that will be shared applies to anyone looking for information on making a wise solar energy investment.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE – NOTE: Times are Eastern.
Part 1: Estimating System Production – Date: May 7, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 2: Assessing System Cost – Date: May 9, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 3: Forecasting The Value Of Electricity – Date: May 14, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 4: Understanding Incentives – Date: May 16, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 5: Conducting A Financial Analysis – Date: May 21, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 6: Photovoltaic Solar Example – Date: May 23, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS https://osu-cfaes.zoom.us/meeting/register/7710e82d1165e33766858a512be5123a.

CONTACT INFORMATION
F. John Hay:  jhay2@unl.edu
Eric Romich:  romich.2@osu.edu

This Webinar Series is Supported by the North Central Region SARE.

Governor’s Town Hall Meeting @ Western Nebraska Regional Airport
May 9 @ 1:00 pm

Governor Pete Ricketts will be in Scottsbluff on Thursday, May 9th for a Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will be held in the Western Nebraska Regional Airport Meeting Room, 250023 Airport Terminal Street, Scottsbluff beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The Governor will be discussing this year’s legislative session and taking questions from citizens.

Gering Farmer’s Market Planning Meeting
May 9 @ 4:30 pm

Vendors who are interested in learning more about the new Gering Farmers Market and the opportunity to showcase and sell your goods and services; are invited to attend the first planning meeting of the Gering Farmers Market to be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center at 1050 M Street.

During the informational meeting; we will discuss planned Market operations, vendor booth size and fees, insurance and hours of operation. Your attendance is encouraged; and we welcome the input and suggestions from seasoned Farmers Market vendors on policies and practices to make the new Gering Farmers Market a success for both customers and exhibitors.

Questions about the new Gering Farmers Market, contact Karla at the Gering Visitors Bureau at karla@visitgering.com or 308.436.6886.

Veteran Stand Down and Enrollment Fair @ Harms Center at WNCC
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) will host a Veteran Stand Down and Enrollment Fair on May 9 & 10, 2019. The event is open to all Veterans and their families and there is no charge for any of the services provided.

The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 9th and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 10th at the Western Nebraska Community College Harms Center, Low Bay on 2620 College Park in Scottsbluff.

New to the event is a focus on Veteran enrollment and eligibility for VA services.  Individuals who have served in the military but have never received VA health care or have become disconnected with VA health care may wish to attend to learn more.   Veterans should bring their DD 214 and 2018 annual household income

In addition to the variety of resource booths, on May 9th,
VA BHHCS Director, Sandra Horsman, will host an informal “Coffee with the Director” where Veterans can stop by a booth to ask questions and discuss what’s important in VA health care.

The event is cosponsored by the Western Nebraska Community College Veterans Upward Bound, Nebraska Department of Labor, and VetSet Nebraska.

For more information about the Stand Down contact Jamison Hild at 605-490-8587 or Chris Wolf at 308-635-6042.

Art Center Presentation to Don Montileaux CANCELLED @ West Nebraska Art Center
May 9 @ 6:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

West Nebraska Arts Center is honored to present Don Montileaux with a presentation on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Come learn about Don Montileaux’s journey and art.

 

The Continuing the Tradition- A Celebration of Native American Art Exhibit is still in the main gallery for everyone to see.
This exhibit runs till May 26, 2019.

Please come and see this beautiful display of Native American art. There will be cookies and coffee anytime you come in.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00
p.m.

WNAC is located at 106 East 18th Street in Scottsbluff, NE. Visit the Arts Center’s website, www.thewnac.com, to learn more

High Plains Auto Club Meeting @ Wills Chiropractic Clinic
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
The High Plains Auto Club meeting for February is RESCHEDULED for February 7th instead of the usual second Thursday which would fall on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. 
The High Plains Auto Club meets every second Thursday of the month, (except in June).  Meetings are held at Wills Chiropractic in Gering, in the basement at 7 p.m.
For more information contact Daryl Wills at 308-219-4087.
May
10
Fri
CSP ranking deadline
May 10 all-day

The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm or ranch to the next level.

While applications are accepted throughout the year, interested producers should submit applications to their local NRCS office by May 10, 2019, to ensure their applications are considered for 2019 funding.

Changes to the Program
The 2018 Farm Bill authorizes NRCS to accept new CSP enrollments from now until 2023, and it makes some important improvements to the program. These updates include:
– NRCS now enrolls eligible, high ranking applications based on dollars rather than acres. For fiscal year 2019, NRCS can spend up to $700 million in the program, which covers part of the cost for producers implementing new conservation activities and maintaining their existing activities.
– Higher payment rates are now available for certain conservation activities, including cover crops and resource conserving crop rotations.
– CSP now provides specific support for organic and for transitioning to organic production activities and a special grassland conservation initiative for certain producers who have maintained cropland base acres.

For additional information about CSP, contact your local USDA service center.

Puzzles of the Past @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 10 @ 9:00 am

Puzzles of the Past will be held this Friday  at 9am. Discussions will continue to focus on the town of Lyman.

Puzzles of the Past meets on the second Friday of the following months: January, February, March, April, and May.

For more information, call Legacy of the Plains Museum (308) 436-1989.

Veteran Stand Down and Enrollment Fair @ Harms Center at WNCC
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) will host a Veteran Stand Down and Enrollment Fair on May 9 & 10, 2019. The event is open to all Veterans and their families and there is no charge for any of the services provided.

The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 9th and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 10th at the Western Nebraska Community College Harms Center, Low Bay on 2620 College Park in Scottsbluff.

New to the event is a focus on Veteran enrollment and eligibility for VA services.  Individuals who have served in the military but have never received VA health care or have become disconnected with VA health care may wish to attend to learn more.   Veterans should bring their DD 214 and 2018 annual household income

In addition to the variety of resource booths, on May 9th,
VA BHHCS Director, Sandra Horsman, will host an informal “Coffee with the Director” where Veterans can stop by a booth to ask questions and discuss what’s important in VA health care.

The event is cosponsored by the Western Nebraska Community College Veterans Upward Bound, Nebraska Department of Labor, and VetSet Nebraska.

For more information about the Stand Down contact Jamison Hild at 605-490-8587 or Chris Wolf at 308-635-6042.

Beef Bash @ Bridgeport
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Morrill County Cattlemen are hosting their annual Beef Bash at the Sonny’s parking lot Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a hamburger, chips and water for just $2.
The proceeds will go to the Morrill County Cattlemen.

It’s Hot Diggity Dog Time for Festival of Hope @ Viaero Wireless in Scottsbluff
May 10 @ 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.

On Location @ Viaero Wireless
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
N150 at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research & Extension Center will be celebrating the 150th birthday of the University, May 10th from  1:30 to 5:00 pm.  Special guests include Dr. Ronnie Green, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and Michael Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Dr. Green will speak at 1:45pm

There will be music by the Gering High School Band and Scottsbluff High School Choir.  A new scholarship will be unveiled, plus laboratory tours and fun displays of what NU does in the Panhandle.

PLUS:  Delicious cake and Nifty 150 Ice Cream from the UNL Dairy Store!

Come to the open house at your UNL Campus, The Panhandle Research and Extension Center,  4502 Ave. I Scottsbluff

There will be an Open House for the public at that time to showcase all that is done at the Center and Nebraska Extension.

n150,unl.edu     #N150