Events happening in Cody Saturday

(Cody, Wyo.) – Check out #whatshappening in and around the Bighorn Basin Saturday, November 7. Have an event you’d like shared? Click here, and we’ll add it.

Saturday, November 7

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Cody Cupboard is hosting a food drive at the Cody Auditorium at 1240 Beck Ave. Volunteers will be canvassing neighborhoods this morning. Cody Cupboard is in need of nonperishable, non-expired food items. Toiletries and monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – On Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 am to 12 pm, West Park Hospital is hosting the Cirque Du Health Fair! Learn more here. 

Weekend Events happening around the Bighorn Basin

(Bighorn Basin, Wyo.) – Check out #whatshappening in and around the Bighorn Basin this weekend. Have an event you’d like shared? Click here, and we’ll add it.

Friday, November 6

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Cody-based band Rude Diary will be a regular act on the Friday night music scene in Cody throughout the winter, giving locals some tunes to enjoy long after the summer/fall rush has passed. They’ll be playing Friday, Nov. 6 starting at 6:00 p.m. Learn more here. 

“EYE AM GARRETT” Benefit for Garrett Randolph happening Saturday, Nov. 7

(Cody, Wyo.) – Last week, we shared a story about Cody local, Garrett Randolph, and his 10 year battle with an eye disease called Keratoconus.

Garrett is seeking the one sure shot he feels he has to keep his vision: Surgery. Specifically, INTACS for Keratoconus Treatment, during which semi-permanent inserts are put in to remedy the Keratoconus. For Garrett, the obstacle with this procedure lies not in the success rate or difficulty, but rather the financial aspect.

IMG_45621“Insurance won’t cover it, and it’s $21,000 for the surgery,” said Garrett. “Even though the success rate is so high, the insurance company won’t cover a dime because they see it as experimental.”

Teepee-raising launches Native American Heritage Month at NWC

(Powell, Wyo.) – In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Northwest College hosted a special Teepee raising event this evening, and it was a beautiful experience.

Although it was chilly, and got dark quickly, about 20 people gathered in the yard of the Intercultural Center to experience the teepee raise. It began with Elder Berdick Tow Legging of the Crow Tribe offering a blessing and prayer.

Following the blessing, Johnny Tim Yellowtail, Chris Finley and a few others, teamed up to raise a teepee.  Yellowtail is a member of the Crow Nation raised in the Apsáalooke ways. Finley is an archaeologist who retired a couple of years ago as cultural resource program manager for the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.

New Hot Springs County Airport: Come celebrate its GRAND OPENING Nov. 7

(Cody, Wyo.) – GDA Engineers is proud to announce the completion of the new Hot Springs County Airport.

(h/t GDA Engineers)

(h/t GDA Engineers)

The new airport is located approximately 10 miles Northwest of Thermopolis, WY off Highway 120. Planning for this new airport began in the 1980’s and officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony on September 13, 2012. Construction consisted of six major phases which began on October 16, 2012 and will be concluded this fall. The airport will be open to the public and pilots on November 7, 2015.

Yellowstone Quake is auctioning off painted pumpkins at their Halloween game! And hosting a haunted house

(Cody, Wyo.) – Last night, Oct. 29, during a team dinner for the Yellowstone Quake Hockey Team, all the players got into the Halloween spirit painted some seriously creative pumpkins! (Don’t miss the pumpkin gallery at the end of this!)

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There is a Quake home hockey game vs. the Billings Bulls at 7:30 pm on Halloween, Oct. 31, at which these wonderfully artistic pumpkins will be raffled. The game is at Riley Arena.

Spectators can purchase raffle tickets and choose their favorite pumpkin. The drawing will take place in the 3rd period of the Quake game.

Surely you can’t eat all that candy… We’ve got a few reasons why you should donate

Rocky Mountain Family Dentistry and Hill Family Dentistry are partnering this year to bring Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy Buyback to Cody for the first time.

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“Our goal is to host a fun event for children in our community, support our troops overseas, and to hopefully aid in the prevention of childhood cavities,” says Jaime Hill with Hill Family Dentistry.

On November 2nd from 4-7 pm, children can bring their candy to 1110 Beck Ave where Hill Family Dentistry and Rocky Mountain Family Dental will “buy back” their candy for $1 per pound, up to $5. The candy will then be donated to Operation Gratitude for their Halloween Candy Buyback Program.

It’s not just tricks … “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween at Cody United Methodist Church

(Cody, Wyo.) – During the Cody Downtown Trick or Treat, there will be another place for kiddos to go and get some candy (and hot chocolate and hot dogs!).

On Halloween, Sat. Oct. 31 from 4 – 6 pm, the Cody United Methodist Church’s Youth Group is sponsoring a “Trunk or Treat” via the back door to the church. A neat way to add on to the Halloween trick (trunk!) or treating fun on Saturday!

The church fellowship hall also will be open and serving belly-warming hot dogs and hot chocolate for a little more sustenance than candy can offer.

So much FAMILY FUN at the Halloween Carnival tomorrow night at the Cody Rec Center!

(Cody, Wyo.) – It’s almost HALLOWEEN, folks! And that means we’re all gearing up for some serious Halloween fun. Come to the Paul Stock Aquatic & Recreation Center’s Annual Halloween Carnival tomorrow, Friday Oct. 30, from 6 – 7:30 pm for your first big dose of Halloween festivities!

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“The Halloween Carnival is the  annual night of frightful fun for all ages!” said Amy Quick, City of Cody Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities Youth Recreation Coordinator.

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Festivities will include a variety of carnival games with fun prizes – cookie walk, donut dangle, face painting, tattoos, crafts and more! Plus, there’s a costume contest judged by guest judges from the Park County Library.

Eat Pancakes & Benefit Wyoming Special Olympics! Powell PD is serving up an all you can eat pancake dinner on Nov. 14

(Powell, Wyo.) – On Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5-8 pm, the Powell Police Dept. is providing community members with a way to satisfy your appetite and benefit our local Wyoming Special Olympics Team in Powell.

The pancake dinner will be held at the Commons at Pond Park in Powell. And truly, come hungry! It’s all you can eat!

Prices to enjoy this PPD pancake dinner at $9 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under eat for free! There is also a family deal available: $30 for a family of four or more.

#HEADSUP: Halloween Safety Tips for Families (Infographic)

(Bighorn Basin, Wyo.) – It’s almost time for all the little witches, zombies, vampires and princesses to emerge on Halloween, enjoy parties, go trick-or-treating and eat yummy treats.

Fremont Motor Company, Injury Prevention Resources, Safe Kids of Wyoming, as well as the American Legion are joining forces to share the following Halloween and Trick-or-Treating safety tips.

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First Annual Park County Festival of Wreaths coming to Cody Nov. 13

(Cody, Wyo.) – Calling all Artists/Crafters/Pinteresters/Clubs/Groups/Individuals!!!

The Riley Arena invites you to participate in our newest Community Event, the 1st Annual Festival of Wreaths. This event will mark the start of the Holiday Season and hopes to attract hundreds of visitors to our community. Participating is a marvelous way to shine the spotlight on your business, group, club or your own artistic talents!

Enrich your intellectual & artistic experience: Judge NWC forensics events!

(Powell, Wyo.) — Area residents who enjoy humor, drama, debates about important issues and more are encouraged to judge at Northwest College forensics events.

To help people feel more comfortable with judging, the NWC Forensics Department will hold 45-minute judging workshops at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, and again at 5:15 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Room 208 of the Yellowstone Building.

Bob Becker, an assistant professor of communication and one of the NWC forensics coaches, said some people are hesitant to judge because they don’t think they’re qualified, but find it quite simple and enjoyable when they do it. The primary component of judging individual events is simply to rank performances from best to worst.

Local Garrett Randolph is losing his eyesight, & our community can help him keep it

(Cody, Wyo.) – Many in the Cody community know Garrett Randolph as a local musician on the rise as well as part of the sound and video team at Cactus Productions.

But not many are aware that for the past 10 years, Garrett has been battling an eye disease called Keratoconus.

“I was diagnosed at 13 by Dr. Jonathan Hartley here in Cody,” said Garrett, now 20. “Keratoconus is where your cornea, instead of being shaped like a normal round cornea – like a basketball, is pointed like a football. With keratoconus, it’s almost a jagged shape, like a mountain range. Essentially, it’s a misshapen cornea.”

Cody’s Halloween Downtown Trick or Treat! Here’s when & where to BE THERE!

(Cody, Wyo.) – One of the sweetest things about spending Halloween in our small town is the community Trick or Treat in downtown Cody, Wyo.! This year, it’s on Halloween, Sat. Oct 31 from 4 – 6 pm. 

(h/t Cody Chamber)

(h/t Cody Chamber)

During this time, go walk the stretch of Sheridan Ave. between 11th and 14th St. in downtown Cody and collect your tricks ‘n treats from local Cody businesses. Most importantly, dress to impress in your Halloween costume! (Parents, that means you too! 😉

(h/t Cody Chamber)

(h/t Cody Chamber)

This section of Sheridan will be officially closed for the trick or treating from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Saturday.

Cirque Du Health Fair: Health Fortunes, Nutritional Balancing Act & more on Sat., Nov. 7

(Cody, Wyo.) – On Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 am to 12 pm, West Park Hospital is hosting the Cirque Du Health Fair!

(h/t West Park Hospital)

(h/t West Park Hospital)

The event will be located at West Park Hospital at 707 Sheridan Ave in Cody. Please enter throughout the ER Main Entrance!

“It will be a family fun event with lots of activities for the kids and must have’s for adult health,” said Ashley Trudo of West Park.

(h/t West Park Hospital)

(h/t West Park Hospital)

The event will be in a newly completed West Park addition.

Buffalo Bill FFA Haunted Barn Oct. 30 & HALLOWEEN EVE!

(Cody, Wyo.) – On Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, the Buffalo Bill FFA Chapter will be hosting a Haunted Barn. The Haunted Barn will run from 6 – 9:30 pm both nights.

It will be located at the FFA Barn – 3825 Sheridan Ave. (just past Sunset School).

The price to enter Buffalo Bill FFA’s Haunted Barn is $5, and all proceeds will benefit this local FFA chapter.

*** In addition, please bring canned foods to donate toward supporting our local community! 

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CHS drama puts on MURDER MYSTERY performances & haunted lobby for Halloween Oct. 29 – Oct. 31

(Cody, Wyo.) —The Cody High School drama club is proud to announce their upcoming production of MURDER MYSTERY at the MURDER MYSTERY. Performances will take place Thursday, October 29, Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 at 7 p.m. Admission is free with donations encouraged. In addition to the performance, attendees will have the opportunity to enter the Wynona Thompson Auditorium through a HAUNTED LOBBY.

And then there were 9… NWC Forensics hosts 2nd GOP debate screening Wednesday, Oct. 28

(Powell, Wyo.) — And then there were nine. According to recent national polls, only nine GOP presidential candidates will be eligible to participate in the next debate held at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The Northwest College Forensics Team invites the public to view them all on a large screen and then participate in an open-forum discussion afterward.

The showdown gets underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Fagerberg Building, Room 70.

Based only on recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal polling, nine Republicans would make the main debate stage: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Chris Christie.

Join Park County Nordic Ski Association for 21st Annual Ski Trail Cleanup this Saturday, Oct 24

(Cody, Wyo.) – Join the Park County Nordic Ski Association (PCNSA) this Saturday, October 24 is the Annual Ski Trail Cleanup at Pahaska.

(h/t Pete Freire)

(h/t Pete Freire)

“It will be a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and get some exercise while you are at it,” said Pete Freire of PCNSA.

Volunteers will meet at 9 am in the Pahaska parking lot and will divide into work groups.

The focus of the cleanup will be to remove any down trees, limbs and trash from the trails so they will be ready once the snow starts falling. Participants can bring a hand saw, a lopper, clippers, etc. if they so wish.