For the first time in 30 years, the Ucross Foundation has announced that it is cancelling the Independence Day Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, July 3. This is the first time in the Foundation’s history that the popular community event has had to be canceled. The compelling reason that the decision was made had to do with continued high temperatures, on-going warnings about serious fire dangers, and the recent fires in the area around Ucross. Ucross Foundation President Sharon Dynak states, “We have been monitoring the unusual weather situation over the past few days and have concluded the risks are just too great. It is a big disappointment, but it’s best to err on the side of public safety and safety of the land.” All of the day’s events have been canceled.
The WYO Theater and Surf Wyoming proudly present Greenhorse and Karen Clift, live and unplugged, on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at 8 pm, for a night of inspired original music. Join us for this very special evening! It will most definitely be unlike anything you’ve seen before. LA based trio Greenhorse will be joined by internationally renowned soprano Karen Clift for a night of “Life Altering” music. Greenhorse is an experimental cold-wave trio featuring Chris Hackman, Shawn Day and Joel Saur. Their percolating and wistful melodies have been influenced by styles as diverse as 80s industrial, Chicago house, classic soul, experimental psychedelia, and straight-ahead pop music. Raised on the vast plains of the American West, Greenhorse has emerged from isolation with an artistic voice all their own.
The Buffalo Carousel Committee has big plans — REALLY BIG — for the historic Cowboy Indian Carousel. They have purchased the old Buetler’s building on Lobban and plan to move the Carousel there and build a center for the arts, community events and education around it. They have just recently signed a contract to purchase the building from Margi Schroth of the HF Bar who very generously immediately donated back part of the purchase price. Now the Carousel Committee wants to bring the whole of the Big Horn community and especially Buffalo that has been home to the Cowboy Carousel since Emerson and Anne Scott had the vision to buy it and bring it here in 1985.