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Photo by Beverly Merrick
USS Nebraska crew, downtown car parade
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From left, Miss Rodeo America Paige Nicholson, Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2015 Joni Qualm and Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2014 Gina Jesperson Wednesday the Buffalo Bill Rodeo.
Photo by Beverly Merrick
Antique auto, downtown parade
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Wild West Show trick rider
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Wild West Show native dancer
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Larry Blase is at the head of a long line waiting to pick up a prime rib sandwich Tuesday downtown. Lydia Wiseman of the Circle Hill 4H club (center) is a server.

The state's official celebration continues. Here is the busy schedule: 

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Friday, June 27

• Cody Park – NLD Junior Tennis Tournament. 8 a.m.

• Art and Gift Gallery - Competitive art show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Scout's Rest Ranch - Dusty Trails horseback rides. Noon-8 p.m. Short rides $10. Long rides $15. Petting zoo $5.

• Dave's Place – Wing Eating Contest. 3 p.m.

• Wild West Arena - Helicopter rides. 6-9 p.m. $40 per person.

• Wild West Arena - Laser tag. 6-9 p.m.

• Wild West Arena – Summer Jam Concert Series – Lady Antebellum with special guest David Nail. 8 p.m.

• Wild West Pavilion - After concert party 10 p.m.


 

Visitors coming in to North Platte should be aware of alternate routes to avoid the South Platte River bridges, which are under renovation and limited to one lane of traffic in each direction.  
   Official recommendations: 
   •
If coming from the east, take Exit 179 at Newberry Road, which becomes 12th St./Rodeo Road and continues to Buffalo Bill Ave. Turn north.
   • If coming from the west, take the Sutherland Exit. Go west on US 30 to reach Buffalo Bill Ave.
   • If coming from the south, take State Farm Road west to Buffalo Bill Ave.


Saturday, June 28

• Cody Park – NLD Adult Tennis Tournament Singles. 8 a.m.

• Lincoln County Museum – Heritage Festival opens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors, displays, contests, live music.

• Art and Gift Gallery - Competitive art show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Scout's Rest Ranch - Dusty Trails horseback rides. Noon-8 p.m. Short rides $10. Long rides $15. Petting zoo $5.

• Lincoln County Museum - Cowboy Poet William Hollopeter. 1 p.m.

• Lincoln County Museum – Antique Tractor Parade. 2:30 p.m.

• Wild West Arena - Helicopter rides. 6-9 p.m. $40 per person.

• Wild West Arena - Laser tag. 6-9 p.m.

• Wild West Arena – Summer Jam Concert Series – Billy Currington with special guest Tyler Farr and The Railers. 8 p.m.

• Wild West Pavilion – After concert party 10 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 29

• Cody Park – NLD Adult Tennis Tournament Doubles. 8 a.m.

• Wild West Arena Parking Lot – Carriage Driving Contest. 11 a.m.

• Art and Gift Gallery - Competitive art show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Scout's Rest Ranch - Dusty Trails horseback rides. Noon-8 p.m. Short rides $10. Long rides $15. Petting zoo $5.

• Lincoln County Museum – Heritage Festival continues starting at noon. Music by the North Platte municipal band.

• Lincoln County Fairgrounds – Beard growing contest. 1 p.m.

• Lincoln County Fairgrounds – John Harshfield Memorial Tractor Rodeo. 2 p.m.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 6/26/2014
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