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Historic Governors' Mansion Egg Hunt scheduled April 20

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The Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion hosts the Ninth Annual Egg Hunt April 20 beginning at 9 a.m.

For children ages 2-4, the Egg Hunt features more than 1,200 eggs “hidden” on the Mansion grounds. Each egg is stuffed with a fun educational fact about the history of the MansioHGM2013-Egg-Huntn and Wyoming’s First Families as well as treats galore.

Children and their parents are encouraged to arrive early as the event is free and the eggs go fast. Ribbons are cut at 9 a.m. sharp.

The event is weather dependent. Please call the Historic Governors’ Mansion at 307-777-7878 for more information.

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Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

 

Wyoming State Parks Supported Public Land Bill Passes

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Legacy Public Land Bill Passes

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The U.S. House recently passed the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), including the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

This Act ensures the enhancement of recreational opportunities in Wyoming through continued federal funding.

“The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has been working with our congressional delegation for more than ten years on this process to ensure equal funding would come back to the states and to make certain this vital program would continue.” said Domenic Bravo, Administrator for WY State Parks and the Outdoor Recreation Office.  “The passage of this bill will provide much needed funding for construction and maintenance of outdoor recreation facilities statewide and improved access for the public across the board.”

This legislation provides many improvement opportunities for sportsmen, the shooting sport industry, and conservation, while not harming our very important energy extraction industry and agricultural industries.  It is monumental having this protection for wildlife corridors, clean water, public land access, and the thousands of jobs and billions of dollars that flow into our local economies.  

Since 1965, the LWCF has redirected $3.9 billion in oil and gas leasing royalties to fund more than 40,000 projects across the country, according to the Department of the Interior. More than $70 million (including match) has been spent across Wyoming from the LWCF-state assistance program.  This has built ballparks, playgrounds, swimming pools, greenways and so much more across our great state.

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A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

 

Winter Happenings at the Mansion

With spring quickly approaching, staff at the Historic Governors' Mansion are staying busy with planning for upcoming projects and events! We are still operating under our winter hours, in which we're open Wednesday through Saturday 9am to 5pm. We are open on Tuesday's by appointment only. So if you're going through town and want to see us give us a call! 

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KEYHOLE RESERVOIR TO HOST JACKALOPE JUMP MARCH 16TH

NEW DATE: KEYHOLE RESERVOIR TO HOST JACKALOPE JUMP MARCH 16TH

(A “POLAR PLUNGE” TYPE FUNDRAISING EVENT BENEFITING SPECIAL OLYMPICS WYOMING)

 

KEYHOLE RESERVOIR, WY – Due to the most recent weather forecast the Keyhole Jackalope Jump has be rescheduled to Saturday, March 16th.  We like cold weather for our jumps but not so cold it is potentially unsafe for our jumpers. It will be held at the same time, same place, with the same great fun!

 

On March 16th dressed in creative costumes, individuals and teams of the bravest souls will jump into freezing cold water and come out BELOW ZERO HEROS having raised funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes!

 

The Jackalope Jump is a fun-filled event where friends gather to celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes and spread the message of joy, courage, and inclusion. Jumpers raise a minimum of $100 per individual and $50 per team member and those funds provide equipment, training, and competition opportunities for more than 1800 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.

 

This fundraiser is a family-friendly, community event organized by local volunteers and local Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run members. It brings together local residents, friends from neighboring towns, as well as brave individuals of all ages representing philanthropic companies, civic organizations, clubs and schools.  Jackalope Jumps are open to the public, and spectators are encouraged to come out to cheer on the brave jumpers. 

 

There are sixteen Wyoming Jackalope Jumps scheduled in 2019. See the complete list at http://www.sowy.org/index.php/jackalope-jumps.

 

The Keyhole Reservoir Jackalope Jump will be held March 16th!

Registration will begin at 12:00 pm with the Jump starting at 1:00 pm.

For more information about the KEYHOLE Jackalope Jump or to register please visit www.firstgiving.com/event/sowy/2019-keyhole-reservoir-jackalope-jump .

 

If you’d like to support Special Olympics Wyoming athletes but cannot (or will not) jump into to the ice cold waters…come to the event or contact our office (307-235-3062) to purchase a “Too Chicken to Jump” t-shirt for $25.

 

Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

 

Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative Meets March 9

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The Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative is scheduled to meet Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Senior Center in Ten Sleep. 

The Collaborative is continuing to explore ways to promote outdoor recreation, develop new recreation opportunities, and create a plan to enhance the Big Horn Basin's recreation-based economy and quality of life.

The Collaborative consists of citizens, local, state and federal government, business owners, and outdoor recreation interest groups. 

The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office and Wyoming State Parks are facilitating the discussions and helping to inform members of potential funding resources to support their initiatives.  

The meeting is open to the public and comment is welcomed at 12:15 p.m.  For more information contact Brooks Jordan at 307-431-9921 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

 

Early Bird Sale for WyoParks Passes Ends February 15

Contact: Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
307-777-6323

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Persons planning to visit Wyoming’s State Parks and Historic Sites this year are reminded the Early-Bird discount period for daily use permits will end on February 15.

During the Early Bird sale, resident annual daily use permits are $34 and non-resident permits are available for $63; a savings of $6 for Wyoming residents and $7 for non-residents.

Permits can be purchased at most State Parks and Historic Sites, but please call ahead as some parks and sites are closed during the winter months. Persons can also purchase annual permits online at www.wyo-park.com, or by calling (877) 996-7275.

Selling Agent Locations:

Casper: Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Wagner’s Outdoor Outfitters, Walmart West, Cheyenne:Wyoming State Parks Headquarters (Barrett Building), Cody: Cody Chamber of Commerce, Douglas: Douglas Feed, Douglas Hardware Hank, Gillette: Rocky Mountain Discount Sports,Glendo: Glendo Trading Post, Rooch’s Marina, Guernsey: Howshar Hardware, Lander: One Stop Market, Laramie: West Laramie Fly Store, Pine Haven: Paradise Foods, Riverton: High Country Sporting Goods, Sheridan: Sportsman’s Warehouse, Shoshoni: Fast Lane, Thermopolis: Mack’s Market, White Horse Country Store, Torrington: Frontier Mart, Wheatland: Ace Hardware, Platte County Chamber of Commerce, and Worland: Outdoorsman

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2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

 

Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative Meeting scheduled Feb. 2 in Worland

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Contact: Brooks Jordan, 307-431-9921

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative is scheduled to meet Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex in Worland. 

The Collaborative is continuing to explore ways to promote outdoor recreation, develop new recreation opportunities, and create a plan to enhance the Big Horn Basin's recreation-based economy and quality of life.

The Collaborative consists of citizens, local, state and federal government, business owners, and outdoor recreation interest groups. 

The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office and Wyoming State Parks are facilitating the discussions and helping to inform members of potential funding resources to support their initiatives.  

The meeting is open to the public and comment is welcomed at 12:15 p.m.  For more information contact Brooks Jordan at 307-431-9921 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

 

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