Exhibit: “100 Years of Scotts Bluff National Monument” @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 23 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

Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 23 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 

Rolls & Issues Conference Calls with Senator Stinner
May 23 @ 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.
Summer Reading Program Begins @ Alliance Public Library
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration for the Alliance Public Library’s summer reading program will begin Thursday May 23. All library patrons, from preschool to adult, are invited to come during regular library hours to sign up for “A Universe of Stories.”

The theme is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and will focus primarily on outer space, with reading challenges, contests, and special programs for all ages from May 28-June 28. A special “outer space” themed make and take craft will also be available every weekday in the library.

Please visit the Alliance Public Library, our website (, or our Facebook page for more information.

N150 Traveling Exhibit @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A traveling exhibit highlighting the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s 150 year history will be on display at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering from May 14th through the 23rd, 9am to 5pm M-Sa, and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.

The display features key moments in the University’s history and is on a year long tour around Nebraska.

For more information visit:

Naval Ships with Wyoming Names @ Homesteaders Museum - Torrington
May 23 @ 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

Free Basic Computer Skills Class @ Alliance
May 23 @ 1:00 pm

In an effort to encourage computer literacy, The Alliance Public Library will offer a Basic Computer Skills class on Thursday, May 23 from 1-5 p.m. The class is best suited for individuals with little to no computer experience. Topics include turning a computer on and off, operating a mouse and keyboard, accessing the internet, and setting up email. The presentation will be on the Windows 10 operating system. Participants may bring their own laptops or use a computer provided by the library.

The class will be held in Community Room A of the Alliance Learning Center at 1750 Sweetwater Avenue and is provided free of charge courtesy of the Alliance Public Library. Space is limited to six participants. To reserve a seat, please contact the library at 762-1387.

Boating Safety Course @ Harms Center at WNCC
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Boating Safety
May 21 & 23 (T, TH)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., $10

Required of all motorboat operators
(including personal watercraft like jet
ski, WaveRunner, and other water craft)
in Nebraska born after December 31,
1985. Minimum age 14 or turning 14 this
calendar year to register.

Call Scott Eveland at 308.289.0017

or email to register.

New Student Registration Sessions @ Eastern Wyoming College - Torrington
May 24 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 to sign up online.

Registration for the Summer 2019 session is also currently open. A complete schedule is available online at

It’s Hot Diggity Dog Time for Festival of Hope @ Viaero Wireless in Scottsbluff
May 24 @ 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.

“Stock Car Racing” @ HiWay 92 Raceway Park
May 24 @ 4:00 pm

“Stock Car Racing”at HiWay 92 Raceway Park
East of Gering on Highway 92  (Located 4 miles east of Gering on Highway 92)

4:00 p.m. Gates Open
6:15 p.m. Qualifying
7:00 p.m. Racing Starts

This week; special Friday night races featuring Farm Trucks, Super Stocks, Bandoleros and Legends. Racing Saturday are Minions, Figure 8’s, Warriors, Farm Trucks, Limited Late Models.

Admission: $10.00 for adults, $6.00 kids (9-12; kids under 8 are FREE), $8.00 for seniors and $6.00 for veterans-military-police-fire department and EMS.

Concessions available.

For more information visit

Prairie Rose Vintage Market @ Torrington
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Prairie Rose Vintage Market

Antique, Repurposed, Farmhouse Finds, Western and Handmade Crafts.

Friday, May 24th, 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Saturday, May 25th, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Food available Friday evening and all day Saturday.

Ag Hall, Goshen County Fairgrounds, Torrington

More info on Prairie Rose Vintage Market Facebook page.

Promotional materials funded by Goshen County Lodging Tax.

Square Dance @ Gering
May 24 @ 6:30 pm

Friday, May 24-The Oregon Trail Dance Club will have a Regular Dance at the IOOF Hall in Gering from 7:00-9:00 with Lucky calling.  We will have PLUS dancing from 6:30-7:00pm

The IOOF Hall is at 800 N Street.

“Shazam!” @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 24 @ 7:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the film “Shazam!” will show this weekend May 24-26.


Movie Synopsis: We all have a Superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. 

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 12min

Friday, May 24th 7:30pm
Saturday, May 25th 7:30pm
Sunday, May 26
th 1:30pm

Car Seat Check-Up @ Scottsbluff Public Safety Building
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Scottsbluff Police Department and the City of Scottsbluff will conduct a Child Car Seat Check-Up, Saturday,  at the Scottsbluff Public Safety Building, 1801 Avenue B, from 9:00am to 12 Noon.

Enter the parking lot off of West 19th Street.  In case of bad weather, the check-up will be moved indoors.

If you are pregnant, please schedule your seat check 4 to 6 weeks before your due date, otherwise, no appointment is needed, allow 20 to 30 minutes per seat.  It is free of charge.

Prairie Rose Vintage Market @ Torrington
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Prairie Rose Vintage Market

Antique, Repurposed, Farmhouse Finds, Western and Handmade Crafts.

Friday, May 24th, 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Saturday, May 25th, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Food available Friday evening and all day Saturday.

Ag Hall, Goshen County Fairgrounds, Torrington

More info on Prairie Rose Vintage Market Facebook page.

Promotional materials funded by Goshen County Lodging Tax.

Summer Hours: Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center delayed
May 25 @ 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.

Volunteers Needed to Place Veteran’s Cemetery Flags @ Sunset and Fairview Cemeteries - Scottsbluff
May 25 @ 9:00 am

Volunteers are needed to place US flags on the deceased veteran’s graves at both Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff, NE and Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery between Scottsbluff and Mitchell on highway 26 at the following listed times and dates.


  1. Volunteers are asked to meet at Fairview Cemetery at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019


  1. Volunteers are also asked to meet at Sunset at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019
Prairie Flower Power Wildflower Walk @ Scotts Bluff National Monument
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Prairie Flower Power Wildflower Walk

Scotts Bluff National Monument

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a trail walk to earn the amazing ecological benefits of wildflowers and their importance to pollinators and a heathy prairie ecosystem. A free, family friendly guided tour, talk and walk.

Walk will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the front of the Visitors Center. NO entrance fees for visiting Scotts Bluff National Monument this summer.

For more information, call the Monument at 308.436.9700 or find
us on Facebook.

Veterans State Cemetery Foundation golf tournament @ Alliance
May 25 @ 12:00 pm

The Veterans State Cemetery at Alliance Foundation will host the first golf tournament of the season.  The event will begin at noon on Saturday May 25, 2019 at the Sky View Golf Course in Alliance.

This will be a four person scramble with both men’s and women’s flights.  The VSCAF Memorial tournament is held each year the Saturday before Memorial Day and is the primary benefit for the Veterans Cemetery Foundation.

The entry fee is $75.00 per person which includes golf, steak dinner, flight prizes, door prizes, a putting contest and hole prizes.

You do not need to be a Veteran to participate.  You can sign up at Sky View Golf Course either in person or by calling 308-762-1446.