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Glendo State Park hosts "Two Boos at Two Moon" evemt, Oct. 28



Glendo State Park is hosting the fourth-annual "Two Boos at Two Moon" Trick-or-Treat Event on Saturday, October 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend as all fees are waived for this event. 

Scheduled yearly on the last Saturday in October, the event offers families a fun, safe, and unique way to trick-or-treat. Trick-or-treaters follow a paved path through the west loop of the Two Moon Campground to pick up candy at several stations and admire the spooky scenes and decorations along the way. Decorations are considered more "spooky" than "scary", so trick-or-treaters of all ages are welcome. 

The event is a fantastic way to bring together the local communities of Glendo, Wheatland, Douglas, Glenrock, and even Casper and Cheyenne. About 300 visitors attended the event last year -- which is more than the Town of Glendo itself! All of the candy that is given out is donated by local businesses who become event sponsors in return for advertising throughout the event. 

"We have a great time hosting this event each year because it is a unique opportunity for folks to come enjoy the park in a different way while safely celebrating Halloween," says Glendo State Park Superintendent Brian Johnson. "We are fortunate to have a community that really supports the event in every aspect and is excited to come back year after year."

Park Staff strives to improve the event each year, and this year is no different. There will be new decorations, more candy, and maybe even activities to enjoy. Although the event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., it is recommended that trick-or-treaters arrive by 7:15 p.m. to allow for plenty of time to explore all of the spooky attractions. Candy and other goodies are while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Wyoming Territorial Prison popular Pumpkin Walk event October 7



A celebration of the Fall season featuring food, games, pumpkins and candy is scheduled at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site Pumpkin Walk, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost to attend the event is $5 per adult.

Scheduled yearly on the first Saturday in October, this family-friendly event, funded by the Wyoming Territorial Park Historic Association, offers a variety of activities including a straw bale maze, pumpkin bowling, a pumpkin ring toss, a photo back drop, tric- or-treating and pumpkin pie by the slice.

“The Pumpkin Walk is an event that focuses on families with children 12 years of age and younger,” Wyoming Territorial Prison Superintendent Jessica Lira said. “It celebrates the transition from summer to fall with a pumpkin theme.”

While there are elements of the Halloween Holiday, the event is geared towards providing the site’s visitors a good time. Children get an opportunity to not only collect some candy, but a prize wheel provides a chance at winning a prize. Additionally, there will be a Pumpkin Patch where kids can get a pumpkin.  All prizes, pumpkins, etc. are while supplies last. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Planning for the Pumpkin Walk begins in June, according to Lira, with a bulk of the planning picking up in August and involves meetings with local event partners. Laramie Connections coordinates the volunteers for the Pumpkin Walk and sponsorships from C&A Pet and Livestock Supply and Aspen Family Chiropractic help make this community event possible.

With a favorable weather forecast and the Fresno State vs Wyoming football game scheduled at 6 p.m., Lira expects this year’s event to be well attended and a great time for everyone.

Lira reminds the public that the Wyoming Territorial Prison is closed to regular visitation during the Pumpkin Walk.


Behind the Numbers

30,000 – pieces of candy to be distributed

4,000 -- prizes

3,000 – expected Pumpkin Walk attendees

1,200 – pumpkins

120 – volunteers

20 – State Park support staff

1 -- Day of Fall fun

Join the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Trails Program and Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative for National Public Lands Day


Join the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Trails Program and Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative for National Public Lands Day


In celebration of 30 years of National Public Lands Day, the Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative is hosting a cleanup of public lands on September 30th in the Government Draw recreation area east of Lander. This workday is in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s Lander Field Office, Tread Lightly!, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation and the Wyoming Trails Program. 


Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (WRORC) is a grassroots initiative that brings together local community members, stakeholders, federal and state agencies, and other non-governmental organizations to support sustainable outdoor recreation growth and enhancements in Fremont County.


The cleanup is part of the WRORC’s initiative to improve and bring awareness to the Government Draw recreation area which is enjoyed by many Fremont County residents looking for close-to-home recreation on public lands. 


“Misuse of public land is what causes it to be taken away. If we want it to continue to remain open for all types of recreation, we need to take care of it. Please come join us in cleaning up this very popular public recreation area,” states Forrest Kamminga, Manager of the Wyoming State Trails Program. 


Past volunteer cleanup efforts in Government Draw have removed cartridges, targets, household waste and appliances. While annual cleanups have resulted in less trash and public feedback is increasingly positive, litter and illegal dumping continue to impact the area. 


Volunteers are welcome to join the cleanup initiative at any time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. To reach the cleanup site, turn east from Lyons Valley Road onto Coal Mine Road, cross the Little Popo Agie River and continue on Coal Mine Road to the staging area adjacent to the cattle guard. 


Volunteers should be dressed appropriately for outdoor work and are encouraged to bring work gloves and water. Lunch will be provided to volunteers who RSVP by Wednesday, September 27th.  


For more information about the cleanup and to RSVP, please visit bit.ly/NPLD2023GovDraw.

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