Heartland Hellcats Roller Derby

Roller Derby
For the FIRST HOME BOUT of the 2015 season, the Heartland Hellcats will face off against the visiting Platte Valley Roller Vixens!

At the March 28 bout, you’ll not only be enjoying a night of amazing derby action — you can also help support good causes! The Heartland Hellcats will be raising funds and collecting donations for PAWS-itive Partners of North Platte, and hold a 50-50 raffle to benefit the local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking this LINK, in person from any Heartland Hellcats team member, or at the door on the day of the event.

Advance tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children ages 7-12; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults or $7 for children ages 7-12. You can get $2 off your door ticket price by bringing pet food, pet treats or pet toys — benefiting the efforts of PAWS-itive Partners. If you have already bought an advance ticket but still bring a donation for PAWS-itive Partners, we will enter you into a special drawing for a Heartland Hellcats T-shirt!

Sandhill Crane Service

Witness the spectacular sights and sounds of the annual Sandhill Crane migration in the North Platte area.

The tour is approximately one hour, binoculars provided. The cost is $10 per person. Tours run every day March 1 – April 15.

To reserve your tour, call 308-660-2184. Provided by the 12th Man Errand Service.



Midwest Championship Fighting presents St. Patty’s Beatdown III.

Professional Main Event – McDonald vs. Hernandez

Other bouts include Schartz – Bringewatt – Prince – Erdman – Barker – Sellers

Also featuring Clary – Benitez – Guerrero – Hooper – Kubicka – Mecham – Kessler – Coomes and more.

At the D & N Event Center, 501 E. Walker Road. Doors open at 6pm, Fights at 7pm, Saturday, March 21.

And that’s the way it is, Monday February 26, 1979… the last time a total solar eclipse touched the U.S.A. Watch Walter Cronkite’s reporting of this incredible historical event – and remember just how far away 2017 seemed back in 1979! North Platte is vying to become a world destination for the eclipse of 21 August, 2017!

Excerpts from a LIVE ABC News Special Report that aired at 11:00-11:29 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 26, 1979 as the last total solar eclipse for North America until August 21, 2017 swept across the Pacific Northwest.

To find out more about what North Platte and west central Nebraska are planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, visit our 2017 Total Solar Eclipse web page, or like our Facebook Page. Then make plans to spend your Eclipse adventure with us in one of the premier viewing locations in the world.

Feedin SheepDisciple – Seventh Day Slumber – Decyfer Down – Nine Lashes

Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. At the North Platte Community Playhouse, 301 East 5th. Tickets available at www.iTickets.com or Bible Supplies in North Platte – 800-653-2304 (Credit Cards Welcome).

Advance – $15
Groups (5+) – $10
At the door – $20

Brought to you by North Platte’s Feedin’ Sheep Ministries.

Home Sweet Home
The North Platte Homebuilders Association hosts the 2015 Home Sweet Home Show February 21 – 22 at the Quality Inn and Suites / Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S. Jeffers.

The Home Sweet Home Show is a world-class home show held every year in February. A wide variety of exhibitors will be available to show off their great ideas and products to the community. Those who attend can find everything for their home projects and remodeling endeavors.

New this year is the children’s Building Brick Contest, inspiring children’s imaginations to build the future.

2015 Home Sweet Home Show

February 21st
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Age (6-9) Group 1
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Age (6-9) Group 2
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Age (6-9) Group 3
4:00 pm Awards/Prizes

February 22nd
11:00 am – 11:45 am Age (10-12) Group 1
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Age (10-12) Group 2
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Age (10-12) Group 3
2:00 pm Awards/Prizes

Please Register by February 14th, 2015 (12:00 pm central time).

More information can be found on the Building Brick Contest website.

Buffalo Bill Cody would be 169 years old on February 26, 2015 and to celebrate the old gentleman’s birth, the NEBRASKAland DAYS Foundation is planning a spectacular birthday bash on Saturday, February 28 at North Platte’s Quality Inn and Suites / Sandhills Convention Center.


The theme is “Anything Goes” – feel free to dress in your best western duds or recreate some of the popular themes from years past – Toga Party, Urban Coowboy, Mardi Gras, Pajama Party – just to name a few!

Tickets to the BASH are now available at the NEBRASKAland DAYS website.

A couple of things to know before you buy.

The format has been altered slightly this year.

The NEBRASKAland DAYS Foundation will hold a reception beginning at 7 pm in a separate area of the Quality Inn. There will be a couple of special presentations and the live auction. The Bash will be held in the main ballroom at the Quality Inn, with doors opening at 8pm.

If you want to come to both events, buy the combo, which includes everything you normally receive for $50. If you just want to attend the Bash, you can buy a bash only ticket, which does not include the 2 drink tickets that we used to hand out (thus the price is $10 lower at $40!). Hospitality booths open at 9.

You may also purchase only a Foundation Reception ticket for $10. This ticket does NOT include admission to the party with Tim Zach & The Whiskey Bent Band. Questions? Call the NLD office at 308-532-7939

Puttin Around North PlattePuttin’ Around North Platte 2015 has gone back to the 80’s!

Puttin’ Around North Platte is a putt putt bar crawl where golfers will play a putt putt golf hole at each bar. Teams will consist of 4 golfers and a designiated driver to make a 5 person team. For the full list of rules please visit the Puttin’ Around North Platte Facebook Page.

You are encouraged to come dressed in your best 80’s outfit, prizes will be awarded for the best hair, best costume, and more.

All participants must be 21 or older with proper identification.

Registration must be recived by Feburary 13th to be guarenteed a T-shirt on the day of the event.

Registration is limited to the first 50 paid teams.

Puttin Registration

Visit North Platte, our North Platte tourism partners and the Nebraska Tourism Commission have seen great success in the various travel writer press trips we have partnered in hosting, as can be seen in these great articles.

Canada’s oldest Camping Magazine features three iconic North Platte attractions in the Spring 2014 issue. The Golden Spike Tower and Union Pacific Railroad’s Bailey Yard, the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and the heartwarming story of the North Platte Canteen.

In the summer of 2014, motorcyclist travel writer and blogger Diana Rowe road tripped through western Nebraska. What better way to experience Nebraska’s wide open spaces than by motorcycle? Join her as she travels Nebraska’s byways and visits such sites as the historic Lincoln Highway, Fort McPherson National Cemetery, and the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills

Crowns & Gowns
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Welcome to the biggest prom event in the Midwest! Hirschfeld’s Prom Shoppe is bringing you over 1000 NEW PROM DRESSES from over 30 of the hottest designers! This is the ultimate prom shopping experience. Plus this year we are adding a high intensity, hugely amazing fashion show on Saturday night! The fashion show will feature participants in the Miss Nebraska Organization, other special guest, and a live performance by Miss Nebraska 2014, Megan Swanson!

This mega prom dress event from Hirschfeld’s Prom Shoppe will be even bigger and better than last year! We have tripled in space and almost doubled the number of dresses for our big weekend. We will also have over 20 DRESSING ROOMS – making your experience even better. We will also have over 100 dresses under $100, sizes 00-28 and every style imaginable, so no matter the look or price you want – we have it. With our dedicated and experienced staff of wonderful girls, we are here to truly make this your most memorable shopping trip.

This is a don’t miss weekend so plan now!! Saturday shopping opens at 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The doors then close as we prepare for the fashion show, and we will reopen at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8. Then, Sunday the shopping continues from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Miss Nebraska Organization will also be hosting an amazing line up of pageant workshops and more all weekend long! For more invormation, visit the Crowns and Gowns website.