Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

Agriculture Matters 5K and 10K Feb. 4

New to the Platte River Fitness Series! Racers, their families and the general public are invited to join farmers and ranchers at the Rec Center during Agriculture Matters 5K and 10K!  There will be fun for all ages with interactive activities and engaging education stations.   Race day registration and packet pickup begin at 8:00 […]

Heartland Hellcats Roller Derby

Tickets are on sale for the final home bout of the season — Sept. 17 at North Platte’s D&N Event Center! It’ll be Hellcat vs. Hellcat in a mashup with hard-hitting skaters from around the Midwest. Tickets sell out fast, so get yours early — on our website at, from Express AVL on Rodeo […]

Colt Starting Challenge

September 9 & 10, Rocking SH Arena, 5773 West State Farm Road. 5 Round pens – 5 Unbroke horses – 5 Horse Trainers Come watch the action as five experienced horse trainers compete to gentle and ride five unbroken horses in just a few hours using natural horsemanship methods. On Friday they have 2 hours, […]

North Platte Jaycees Glow Ball

The North Platte Jaycees and Coors Distributing of North Platte are hosting the 3rd Annual Glow Ball Tournament 2016, on September 9th at Lake Maloney Golf Course. 2 person scramble. Limited to the first 36 paid teams. $100 per team if you have your own cart. $110 per team if you need to rent a […]

Stary Olsa at The Espresso Shopps

You’ve always wanted to experience medieval classic rock, right? Well now you can cross it off your bucket list with this performance of Stary Olsa at the The Espresso Shop by Caravan in downtown North Platte tonight! The group says their music exemplifies past meeting the present, where tradition mingles with innovation, and contemporary creative […]

Maxwell Outdoor Expo and Wild Game Feed

January 30, 2016! Event schedule! (ALL events free except the Blue Rock Shoot) –5 Stand Blue Rock Shoot (starts at Noon) $10 a Round. Shells $8 a box if you wish to purchase any shells. –Pheasant Hunt (9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm) Limited to groups of 4. MUST PRE-REGISTER! Call 308-530-2229 –3D Archery Course in a […]

Eagle Viewing

Eagle viewing has returned to the area as many Bald Eagles choose to overwinter in the Platte River Valley. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s Eagle-viewing facilities are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Dec. 26, 2015 at the J-2 Hydroplant south of Lexington on Johnson Lake and […]

The Reckoning

MMA Cage fighting returns to North Platte on Saturday, November 21 at the D & N Event Center, 501 E. Walker Road. Tickets available now at

MPCC saddles up for fall rodeo

The countdown is on. Two days of fast-paced, hoof-stompin’, bull-snortin’ action are about to take over the Wild West Arena in North Platte, and only a handful will come out on top. The 2015 Rail Town U.S.A. College Rodeo is planned for Sept. 18-19. The best athletes in the Great Plains Region will be pitted […]

Steve Smith Memorial Trap Shoot

Test your skill at the Steve Smith Memorial Trap Shoot at the Sutherland Lions Club Trap Range on Saturday, August 29. The Trap Range is located east of Sutherland on Highway 30, then south on O’Fallon Road pas the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks. Signup will start at 9:30 a.m. 75 Singles – $15 75 Handicaps […]