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Piney Creek tour; ‘Longmire’ anew

Come Saturday, June 7, The Alliance for Historic Wyoming, in partnership with the Ucross Foundation, will host a workshop and tour of the historic buildings beginning at 10 a.m. Interested people should meet at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. The “Unbarred” tour of the area will be a self-guided driving and walking tour running from 3 to 6 p.m.

The facilities that are included will be The Ranch at Ucross, the Rule Ranch, the Ucross Foundation and Kearney Hall. The tours and the workshops are open to the public. The workshop includes lunch and there is a charge of $45, or $30 if there is a AHW membership. The tour also includes an opportunity to visit resident artists in their studio at Ucross’ Big Red Complex.

If you’d like to know more about the tour and workshop, call 307.333.3508.

 

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Well, finally. Something good on television.

Come Monday, the new season of ‘Longmire’ debuts on A&E Network. Now in its third season, the program has a lot of fans locally as its characters are set in the mythical Absaroka County, Wyoming. (The program is filmed near Pecos, New Mexico.)

It’s based on Craig Johnson’s ‘Longmire’ books. Just about everyone hereabouts knows Craig, the best-selling author who lives in Ucross and is a familiar figure at book-signings, western movies at the WYO Theater and so forth. Australian actor Robert Taylor plays the central character in the series, sheriff Walt Longmire. There’s action, mystery, drama, some love interests, politics – it touches all the bases. It’s the highest-rated program on the A&E Network.

Our friends at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce will again host ‘Longmire Days’ July 18-20, a two-day wingding of everything ‘Longmire.’ Including cast members Taylor, Bailey Chase (Branch Connaly), Cassidy Freeman (Cady Longmire), Katee Sackhoff  (Victoria ‘Vic’ Moretti) and Adam Bartley (The Ferg). Bartley led the street dance last summer in Buffalo and kicked off the karaoke singing. These cast members, and possibly Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry Standing Bear), will return to Buffalo and take part in the festivities. There will likely be a golf tournament as well and lots of folks whooping it up at the Occidental Hotel.

“We love coming here,” Taylor told me last year while standing on the deck at the HFBar dude ranch, HFBar near Buffalo. “The fans are great.”

Ms. Sackoff echoed these sentiments: “We do a lot of these things (cast parties), but this one is the best, thanks to the people of Johnson County.”

 

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Quotable

 

“God is love, but get it in writing.”

 

–Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress and entertainer, 1911-1970

 

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