April is National Poetry Month, with April 10-16 National Library Week. Celebrate by reading a poem to a family member. If your child is under age 4 — start with a nursery rhyme, Dr. Seuss or Mother Goose. Rhyme and rhythm are how we first learn language. Take advantage of that. Check out a book of […]Read More »
Wyoming has been ranked by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council as the No. 4 place to start a small business for 2016. The council’s small business policy index measures small-business and entrepreneurship policy environments, and doesn’t take into account things like the ability to recruit talent – especially in technology – or other measures […]Read More »
Japanese-American boys, Raphael Weill grammar school, taken by Dorothea Lange in 1942 just before they were sent to American imprisonment camps with their families. UPDATE – Oct. 8, 2015 – Hot Springs Co. High School student Lyle Veronica Rabarra interviewed Sam Mihara about the Heart Mountain internment. You can read her story, printed in The Predator […]Read More »
Governor Mead Invites Families to Great Outdoors Western Campout CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As part of Great Outdoors Month and the National Park Service Centennial celebration, Governor Matt Mead invites families with a fourth grader to apply for a “once in a lifetime” adventure. The Great Outdoors Western Campout is set for June 10-15, 2016, and […]Read More »
The Bighorn Basin Sage Grouse Working Group will hold a meeting April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Horn Federal Bank (643 Broadway) in Thermopolis. The public is welcome. The primary purpose of the meeting is to review projects for funding in order to implement local conservation plans. The Big Horn Basin Sage-Grouse Local Working […]Read More »
From our UW Extension personnel: Winter/Spring 2016 Webinars These can’t-miss webinars have everything you need to create a health-promoting school including: engaging parents in school health; and growing your school garden. Register for one or all of them today. Here’s the full list of webinars. Wellness Wednesday: Volunteers for Healthy Schools Wednesday, April 13 4:00-4:30 p.m. ET, 3:00-3:30 p.m. CT, […]Read More »
University of Wyoming Extension educators keep Master Gardeners and others up on the latest trends. Sign up for one of the workshops! Worland: March 5, 2 p.m. Growing Giant Pumpkins. Free. Washakie County Extension Office, Worland. Come get your free seeds and learn everything you need to know to grow a Wyoming Giant Pumpkin! Jay Richards will […]Read More »
The Conservation District’s annual seedling sale has opened and will continue through April 22. It is a great way to stock your garden or back yard. All funds from the sale go to help the Conservation District’s important work in the county. Pick up order forms at the CD office, 601 Broadway Suite A. More information: […]Read More »
The Second Annual Big Horn Basin Folk Festival is set for August 6-7. Music Demonstrators Storytelling – New this year is the Storytelling Circle — led by Spencer Bohren, our Wyoming-born and -raised blues and storyteller who now lives in New Orleans, with the help of members of the newly-formed Big Horn Basin Storytelling Guild.Read More »
Mark your calendar for the May ArtStroll, May 8-9. Friday night 5-8 p.m. downtown; Saturday, business hours. And don’t forget art activities at Hot Springs County Museum! Details to come! From recent ArtStrolls. Read More »
Comment cards at various venues through June 6. Next community open house to go over details: May 2, 5-7 p.m., Thermopolis Fire Hall. Public comments are now being accepted on the draft Hot Springs State Park Master Plan. The plan is designed to guide maintenance and development over the next 20 years. Copies of the […]Read More »
An exhibit of artwork by Ten Sleep, Wyoming, artist Belinda Allison Daugherty is at the Washakie Museum, Worland, through May 21. Daugherty paints landscapes, people and animals through the media of watercolor, oil, acrylic and ink.Some sketches and paintings are comical based on her experiences, especially guiding horseback rides and time in the mountains. She […]Read More »
Annual artist show of the Werner Wildlife Museum located on Casper College grounds. The museum is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located at 405 E. 15th St. Artist reception, 4 p.m., April 12. Exhibit through July 11, 2016. For more information: 307-235-3208 or email India Hayford, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More »
The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will host artists at a special exhibition of “The Fabric of Memory” with a free Artists’ Reception, April 7, at 6 p.m. The event features a quilt made by former Heart Mountain incarceree Naoko Yoshimura Ito and quilts made by the Textile Artists of Greater Yellowstone, including a quilt by Kathy Hammond of […]Read More »
Make a Traditional Egg Basket with Marsha Hill Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Worland Community Complex – Board Room Class Fee: $55 Contact: Marsha Hill 307-347-4933 email email@example.com Marsha Hill, who weaves baskets as “The Basket Case,” is one of Wyoming’s best traditional basket weavers. She has demonstrated during several monthly ArtStrolls in Thermopolis […]Read More »
Four folk artists have received 2016 Folk and Traditional Art Mentoring Project Grants from the Wyoming Arts Council. Projects were selected to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest traditional and folk art skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. The projects run January through October 2016. The recipients are: Darrell Lone Bear, Ft. Washakie, who […]Read More »
Hot Springs County Arts & Humanities Activities Dates subject to change. Events sponsored by Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation and its partners (Smoking Waters Art Guild, Arts in Education) unless otherwise specified. For more information and updates: www.hsglf.org. Sign up for regular updates on website. 2016 Year of Buffalo: Events to be determined, Hot Springs […]Read More »
We have a great lineup for the 2016 House Concert Series! The subscription-only series includes a performance in an intimate setting with refreshments — hors d’oeuvres, wine, desserts — with the opportunity to visit with the artists and friends. The series has sold out, but you can be put on the waiting list in case […]Read More »
YEAR OF THE BUFFALO – 100th anniversary of State Buffalo herd in Hot Springs State Park.
through April 23 – Photography Exhibits, Washakie Museum, Worland – “Rico Stine: Big Horn Mountain Landscape Photography”. Also colorized photos from Bill Sniffin’s book, “Wyoming at 125: Our Place in the West”.
National Poetry Month
7 Heart Mountain Interpretation Center: Fabric of Memory. Artist reception, 6 p.m. Quilts in the exhibit are from northern Wyoming’s Textile Artists of Greater Yellowstone. 307-754-8000. Quilt exhibit through April.
8-9 Second Friday ArtStroll, downtown Thermopolis. Fri.: 5-8 p.m., Sat.: business hours.
8-9 Antiques Strollshow. Sponsored by HSGLF and Thermopolis Chamber of Commerce. Reception for John Sollo Friday, 7 p.m. Appraisals sold out, but come watch at Broadway Bygones.
9 Program: “Growing up in Thermopolis,” Joe Doak. Sponsor: Historical Society. Refreshments. Free.
12 Smoking Waters Art Guild “Art Jam”, 5:30 p.m. Hope Agency, 426 Bighorn. Special guests: Girl Scouts, 4-H. Art activity 5:30-6:30 p.m. Business meeting 6:30-7 p.m.
13 Presentation: Folk Arts in the Big Horn Basin and northern Wyoming. Annie Hatch, folk arts specialist, Wyoming Arts Council. 5-6 p.m., location to be announced. Free.
13 Big Horn Folk Festival meeting. Open to the public. 6-7 p.m., location to be announced.