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Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash

Time: 6pm

Phone: (888) 313-5606

Saturday, February 23

Sandhills Convention Center

Dinner, Silent Auction and DJ Romeo
6pm - 1am


Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association announces rodeo queen clinic

Time: 8:30am

Phone: 308-535-3642

Entries are now being accepted for a rodeo queen clinic hosted by the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association. The registration deadline is Feb. 15, and entries will be limited to 12 participants.


The clinic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the North Platte Community College South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd., in North Platte. The theme is, “So You Want to Become a Rodeo Queen?”


Participants will learn the ins and outs of rodeo queen contests by competing in a mock pageant. Each will receive one-on-one assistance with the help of a personal mentor.


The clinic is recommended for those ages 14 and older. The cost is $200, which includes lunch.


There will also be an informational session for mothers, chaperones and pageant coaches. The cost of that is $10, including a lunch.


There will not be a boutique at the clinic this year.


Those interested in registering or receiving more information can contact Cathy Ewing, pageant chair,


SWNE Community Links Activities Fair

Time: 4:00pm

Phone: 308-345-3200

Join the Southwest nebraska Leadership Institute for an activities fair on February 28th at the McCook City Auditorium. Free Admission.  Open House from 4-8pm


Share A Spare Color Run/Walk

Time: 8am

Phone: (308) 532-9998

Saturday, March 2
Lake Maloney Golf Club

The Nebraska Kidney Association and the Platte River Fitness Series join together to fight against kidney disease and promote organ donation through the Nebraska Kidney Association.

The Nebraska Kidney Association will use proceeds from the 2019 Share a Spare Color Run/Walk to fulfil its mission to provide resources that ensure Nebraskans with kidney disease continue living the Good Life. The Nebraska Kidney Association does this through advocacy, education and early disease detection and patient services. Every dollar raised in Nebraska, stays in Nebraska!

Register online Now!
Adult - $30
Children - $15


Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching

Time: .

Phone: 308-345-3200

The Young Professionals Group wants to remind area senior students who are interested in attending Mid Plains Community College - McCook Campus, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, or the McCook Beauty Academy in 2019-2020, that they are offering scholarships in the amount of $500! Deadline to submit applications is March 15! Applications are available on our website at or visit with your local guidance counselor. Please return your application to the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce, P O Box 337, McCook NE 69001. Please call the Chamber with any questions at 308-345-3200.


2019 Storm Spotter Class Schedule

Time: 6:30 PM

Phone: .

Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
Tuesday, February 26 th : Thomas County (Colby) Community Building downstairs, 285 E 5 th Street
Monday, March 4 th : Greeley County (Tribune) Tribune Fire Department, Ingalls and W Greeley Avenue
Tuesday, March 5 th : Graham County (Hill City) Frontier Stage, 321 Main Street
Thursday March 7 th : Hitchcock County (Culbertson) Culbertson Fire Station, Warsaw and Taylor
Monday, March 11 th : Decatur County (Oberlin) Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple Street
Tuesday, March 12 th : Sherman County (Goodland) Wolak Building, 1006 Center Street
Wednesday, March 13 th : Cheyenne County CO (Kit Carson) Kit Carson Volunteer Fire Department, 306 W 287/Hwy 40
Thursday, March 14 th : Dundy County (Benkelman) EMS Building, 1305 A Street
Friday, March 15 th : Wallace County (Sharon Springs) Wallace County Fairgrounds CAB Building
Monday, March 18 th : Kit Carson County (Burlington) Burlington Ambulance Building, 1576 Lowell Avenue

Tuesday, March 19 th : Yuma County (Wray) Wray Ambulance Building, 204 West 3rd

Wednesday, March 20 th : Red Willow County (McCook) Heritage Senior Center, 1312 W 5 th Street
Thursday, March 21 st : Wichita County (Leoti) Leoti Fire House, 301 N 4 th Street
Monday, March 25 th : Gove County (Grainfield) Gove County 4-H Building, 757 W 3 rd Street
Tuesday, March 26 th : Sheridan County (Hoxie) Bowen Scott House, 1041 Sheridan Avenue
Thursday, March 28 th : Logan County (Oakley) Logan County Courthouse downstairs, 710 W 2 nd Street
Tuesday, April 2 nd : Rawlins County (Atwood) Prairie Development Center, 208 S 4 th Street
Wednesday, April 3 rd : Norton County (Norton) Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, 14935 US Hwy 36


Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

Time: 8am

Phone: 308-345-8122

May 31st - June 2nd

Multiple locations in McCook

Prepare for a whole lot 'a stories, music, and fun at the 23rd Annual Buffalo Commons Storytelling and Music Festival May 31 - June 2, 2019 in McCook, Nebraska. Events will include a bus adventure, dinner cabaret, stage show, museum concert, garden party, local stories and songs, open mic opportunities, children's story theatre and much, much more.

This year’s guest artists, include: Bil Lepp -- nationally acclaimed storyteller, author and recording artist; Zoe Lewis -- English folk musician; Roxanne Layton -- Manheim Steamroller percussionist and recorder. Rounding out the talented trio of musicians will be Kate Wolf on the bass Guitar. Chuck Peek -- 2016 Nebraska Book Award Winner, historian, author, poet will return to his "hometown" once again to entertain us.

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