Archive for June, 2014

Big Red Express here June 28

Union Pacific Railroad will operate a special passenger train from Omaha to North Platte, Nebraska, with whistle stops in Columbus, Grand Island and Kearney, on Saturday, June 28, to celebrate the historical connection between the railroad and University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Nebraska communities. Husker coaches, along with other UNL representatives, will be on board to […]

Making the Rodeo Dream Come True

Hershey man balances rodeo, ranching, family Quirt Hunt has carved out his niche in the world, doing what he loves, making a living at it, and supporting his family. The Hershey, Neb. man is a bullfighter – one of two men at a rodeo who wear the clown makeup but have a serious mission: protect […]

Trail Rides added at Buffalo Bill Ranch

Trail Rides will be a new addition to Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and State Recreational Area. The rides, provided by Dusty Trails LLC, will be hour-long rides through the State Recreational Area and will travel along the scenic North Platte River. Rides will start June 21, which is the first Saturday of the […]

North Platte Farmer’s Market opens June 14

The North Platte Farmer’s Market has found a home in downtown North Platte, opening for the first time this season on this Saturday, June 14th. The Farmer’s Market will be open each Saturday beginning this Saturday through October, as produce and weather permits. Starting July 8th running through September the Farmer’s Market will also be […]

Miss Rodeo Nebraska Style Show

It’s the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Style Show, Tuesday June 17. 5:00pm the Vendor Booths open; 5:45pm is the visiting State Queens’ Autograph Session; 6:30pm is the social hour with finger food and a cash bar. 7:00pm is the live auction and at 7:30pm is the Style Show. Your Master of Ceremonies are David Fudge and […]

Enter to win fully restored ’67 Camaro

“Tickets are $10 each and the North Platte Community College Foundation only sells 6,000. This is an amazing car and it’s already generating a lot of interest so we just might sell out this year.” said Chuck Salestrom, Area Associate Vice President of Public Information and Marketing. This year’s hotrod, generously donated by Lorna Bouzek […]

Clowning Around at the Rodeo

Oklahoma cowboy to entertain in North Platte The only difference between a stand-up comedian and Justin Rumford, is that he does his “schtick” in the middle of a rodeo arena. Rumford, who lives in Ponca City, Okla., will be the rodeo clown and barrelman for the 2014 Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte June 18-21. […]

Joseph Hall – Elvis: Rock N Remember Show

Back by popular demand! Fans have been requesting Joseph Hall to return to the North Platte area, and he’s doing just that on June 19 with a show at the North Platte High School Performing Arts Center at 6:30pm. Sponsored by the North Platte Senior Center, Golden Games and the RSVP, this is truly a […]

Movies in the Park: Monsters University

Movies in the Park begin June 6 at dusk in the Cody Park ballfields. The event is free to the public – bring your own lawnchairs, blankets, sweaters, bug spray and even snacks if you would like!The movie is Monsters University, sponsored by Allo Communications. The other movies throughout the summer are: July 6 (Saturday) […]

NEBRASKAland DAYS Community Spiritual Choir

NEBRASKAland DAYS is forming a community-based Spiritual Choir to open the Family Night activities on Monday June 23rd, 2014. This choir is open to members of their congregational Music Ministry. Rehearsals will be 6:30-8:00p.m. June 11, 18 and 22 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. If interested in participating, please contact Tim Vanderheiden, director. Phone 308-520-3675, […]