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Third Annual Magpul Governors Match to be Held in Cody

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Contact: Domenic Bravo, 307-777-6324

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The third annual Magpul Governors Match will be held August 2-4 in Cody, Wyoming.  The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office along with match director Strategic Match Design (SMD) will bring the nationally recognized “multi-gun” competition and spectator event to Cody, WY.

“We have a strong firearms tradition in this country,” said Governor Matt Mead. “In Wyoming we celebrate firearms, hunting and shooting sports culture. This event allows us to highlight that heritage and watch elite level competition.”

The 2019 match will feature United Multi-Gun rules - allowing shooters to compete in traditional “3-gun”, “2-gun” or pistol caliber carbine divisions.  This year’s competition features a new partnership with the Cody Firearms Museum, which will align a historic firearms competition with the Magpul Governors Match.

“We are proud to once again be the title sponsor for the 2019 Magpul Wyoming Governor’s Match in August. We are a strong supporter of Wyoming and the freedoms and lifestyle that the state represents, and Wyoming has become an incredible home for our manufacturing and distribution operations. Strategic Match Design did a fantastic job with the match last year, and we are looking forward to an even better match this year in the new Cody location,” said Scott Creed, Director of Marketing for Magpul Industries Corp.

Domenic Bravo, Administrator of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office said, “This event will be great for shooters, spectators and their families. We are going to make sure this is a fun, festival atmosphere for everyone involved”.

The Governors Match will take place August 2-4, 2019, at the Cody Shooting Complex in Cody, Wyoming. Registration for the match is now open. For more information go to: https://strategicmatchdesign.com/

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Wyoming Territorial Prison Hosts Holiday Light Trail Event

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Enjoy a special opportunity to experience the Wyoming Territorial Prison Holiday Light Show up close by walking the Holiday Light Trail December 8 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Territorial Prison’s spectacular light show features more than 10,000 lights and 20 displays synchronized to favorite holiday songs.

Normally, this annual show can only be experienced from your car with your radio tuned to 99.5 FM.

This one-time opportunity allows the public on the grounds of the Territorial Prison. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for youth ages 12 to 17, and 11 and younger free. Admission to the event also includes a raffle ticket to win a gift basket from the gift shop. The admission fee supports the WTP’s Holiday Music and Light Show and other programs.

For more information, please contact Renee Slider or Lynette Nelson at 307-745.3733. WTPsnowy-1-2016

The Wyoming Territorial Prison is located at 975 Snowy Range Road in Laramie.

 

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Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative to meet Saturday

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The Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative is scheduled to meet this Saturday, December 1 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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Trail End Holiday Open House Celebration

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Contact: Cynde Georgen, 307-674-4589

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An annual tradition for more than 35 years continues with the Trail End State Historic Site’s annual Open House, a three-day holiday celebration from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., December 7-9.

Admission is $2 for adults. Children are admitted free of charge, but must be accompanied by an adult. The Holiday Open House is sponsored by the Trail End Guilds.

This old-fashioned holiday celebration features live music and tasty treats served up in a historically elegant atmosphere complete with all the traditional trappings of the season. The holiday decorations placed about the spectacular 1913 Kendrick Mansion provide the perfect backdrop for a special appearance by Father Christmas.

Throughout the event, audience members are invited to take a seat in the mansion’s historic Drawing Room where they can enjoy musicians and singers in a casual, non-concert setting.

Scheduled to perform are:

Dec. 7 – 4 p.m., Alex Banks; 5 p.m., Cathy Storm; and 6 p.m. Cheryl Sinclair

Dec. 8 – 4 p.m., Just Harmony; 5 p.m., Steve & Cathy Singalong; and 6 p.m., Patchwork Singers

Dec. 9 – 4 p.m., Bells of the Big Horns; 5 p.m., Sam Hoffman; and 6 p.m. Terry Garrison

Trail End Guilds President Steve Baskin notes that the Holiday Open House is his group’s gift to the community to thank them for their support throughout the year: “The Open House has grown to be not just a community tradition, but a family one as well. We have people who came here as children thirty years ago who are now bringing their own children. We love seeing the old faces – as well as all the new ones.”

TEholiday-open-houseFor more information on the Holiday Open House, please contact Trail End at 674-4589 or via Facebook.

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Wyoming Territorial Prison Hosts Holiday Music and Light Show

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Contact:  Deborah Cease, 307-745-3733

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Holiday Music & Light Show

Experience the magic of lights – a dazzling show of over 10,000 lights, 20 displays, synchronized to favorite holiday songs opens at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie on November 23.  This show will run nightly from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. until December 31.

            Watch from the comfort of your car in our spacious parking lot. Listeners tune car radio to 99.5 FM.  Come celebrate the holiday season with one of the largest light shows in the area. 

“WY State Parks’ mission is to impact communities and enrich lives.” Site Superintendent Deborah Cease said.  “We hope this gift from us to the community will give joy, make memories for families, and become a holiday tradition for years to come.”TPholiday-lights42015

A new piece is added each year to the display – come out and see for yourself!

            The Holiday Music & Light Show is made possible by our sponsors:  The Wyoming Territorial Park Historic Association and Fremont Electric.

            For more information contact Wyoming Territorial Prison at 307-745-3733 or visit www.wyomingterritorialprison.com

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Historic Governors' Mansion Tinsel Through Time Exhibit Opens November 16

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Plans are currently underway for this year’s Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion
annual “Tinsel Through Time: White Christmas” event featuring collections inspired by a winter
wonderland and holiday décor through the ages.


This year’s festivities begin with an opening reception on November 16 from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m. and features entertainment and refreshments. The exhibit continues through December
22, Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Also, visit the Historic Governors’ Mansion website at wyoparks.org to RSVP for a variety
of holiday events including two new “Craft in a Flash” offerings and Children’s Holiday Teas. The
children’s holiday teas each have a cost of $5.

 

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Tinsel Through Time: White Christmas has great partners in Visit Cheyenne, Pinnacle
Bank, Lowes, girls gone gourmet catering and Wyoming State Parks.

 

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

 

 

Crews Removing Hazardous Trees at Hawk Springs

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Contact: Ann Rose, 307-837-2084

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hawk Springs State Recreation Area is currently experiencing extensive trimming and removal of hazardous cottonwood trees affecting the campgrounds along the reservoir. 

TigerTree, Inc. of Laramie has arborist crews working to complete the work in the next couple of months before the reservoir level rises. 

Although the recreation site is open, the public is cautioned to avoid areas where arborists and their equipment are working.

Once the tree services are completed at Hawk Springs, the crews will be moving on to Guernsey State Park where they will be trimming trees at the Sandy Beach campgrounds.

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Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative to meet Saturday

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November 2, 2018

Contact: Brooks Jordan, 307-431-9921

FOR IMMEDIATE RLEASE

The Big Horn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative is scheduled to meet this Saturday, November 3. at 10 a.m. at the USFS Medicine Wheel District Ranger Station in Greybull. 

The Collaborative is exploring 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 2:45 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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State Parks' "Parks for Patriots" Program Offers Veteran Free Park Entrance Nov. 11

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Contact: Stephanie Dillmon, 307-777-5734

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            As part of the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails “Parks for Patriots” programming which honors military veterans, day use/entrance fees will be waived November 11 for military veterans.

            All veterans with proof of their veteran status (ID card, letter from VA, etc.) can enter any Wyoming State Park and/or Historic Site free of charge. This applies to day use fees only. All other fees, such as overnight camping, must still be paid. This promotion is in effect during Flag Day, June 14, and Veterans’ Day, November 11.

Veterans eligible for the free entrance are defined as: a person who served in active military, naval, or air service and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. This does not include active duty military personnel.

For more information, please call Wyoming State Parks at 307-777-6323.

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