Public Input Opportunity

Guns in Schools public discussion at School Board meeting on Oct. 17 at 5:30.

Thank you to all who attended the work session last week. It was a polite group and we all heard many comments by the School Board members that should be addressed at the regular board meeting on October 17.

Below is the link to the “sample policy” the Park County School Board 6 was discussing at their work session this week. The policy comes from a committee set up by the WY Dept. of Ed. Please note all the issues/concerns that it includes for local boards to address. Inform yourself on this important issue. Bring your concerns to the School Board on October 17.

Your School Board contact information is here.

The Guns In Schools Draft Policy: Non-Regulatory Guidance.pdf

Past events

Civility Program

In Search of Civility: A Community Forum Discussion with Q & A

Featuring panelists Senator Al Simpson, former Governor Mike Sullivan, Mayor Nancy Tia Brown, School Board Chair Dossie Overfield with moderator Hon. Steve Cranfill.

This program is coordinated by the Community Outreach Committee of Wyoming Rising–Northwest. Sunday, Sept. 24, 3–5 p.m.

Wyoming Rising Open Meeting

Sunday Sept 10. Wyoming Rising – Northwest OPEN MEETING at Christ Episcopal Church, 825 Simpson Ave, Cody, WY 82414. (Many thanks for letting us use this beautiful gathering space.)

The MEETING will be held in the SANCTUARY from 2-4:00 PM, followed by a SOCIAL HOUR in the FELLOWSHIP HALL from 4-5:00 PM. Refreshments will be served and it will be a good time for us to visit and build on the ideas brought up at the meeting.

PLEASE, PLEASE COME! We need you and we need each other now more than ever. We have work to do, actions to take. Bring friends. Help spread the word.

August 16: Rally against hate

5–5:30 PM.  Stand against organized hate groups and in solidarity with Charlottesville, VA. While there will be no formal program, please bring a candle or a sign. You are invited to read a quote or short poem. This is a quick action — only a half hour of your week to make a statement of solidarity against white supremacists and hateful violence. In Powell, we’ll gather near the bandshell in Washington Park; in Cody, the site is on Sheridan Ave. in front of the City Park. Meeteetse, Worland, Greybull and other towns, please gather in your towns.

August 2-3:  The Wyoming Legislature’s Revenue Committee Meets in Thermopolis

The Wyoming Legislature’s Revenue Committee will be meeting for a scheduled session at Days Inn in Thermopolis. Their topic will be the state’s budget for the next two years. The Legislative Services Office in Cheyenne confirm this session is open to the public. After each topic the committee is considering, they open it up to public comment and input before going on to the next topic. If people have ideas on how to trim the state budget in light of the expected $300M shortfall, or if you just want to be there to listen and comment, you are welcome. The list of House and Senate members who are on the committee can be found HERE

July 27-28: ENDOW Executive Council Meets

The ENDOW Executive Council is scheduled to meet in Cody (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming).  Thursday and Friday, July 27-28. Attached is a copy of the working agenda for the meeting. For those interested in attending, the meeting will take place in the Cody Auditorium. The Council will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 27th. Then from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on July 28th. Please see agenda (attached above) for public comment times.  For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be live broadcast on the ENDOW Facebook page. > –

July 13: Wyoming Rising–Northwest Open Meeting.

6:00 PM in the Grizzly Room at the Cody Library.

July 7: Deliver letters opposing the Senate Health Care Bill to Senator Mike Enzi’s field office.

June 2: Wyoming Statewide Day of Action.

On June 2 concerned constituents across the state of Wyoming will gather to demand that our public officials be accountable to all constituents in the state.  Community groups have created a Statewide Day of Action to highlight the fact that our US Congressional Delegation: Senator John Barrasso, Senator Mike Enzi, and Congressman Liz Cheney have not held any town hall meetings or other events open to the public since January.  Our officials represent all of us, and ought to offer public forums while in the state during district work periods so all citizens have the chance to ask the delegation about their votes.

Here is a partial list of activities in concert with the June 2 Statewide Day of Action.

  • Sheridan: June 2nd – planning to host at Universalist Fellowship, 1950 E. Brundage Ln, Sheridan WY.
  • Cheyenne: June 2nd, 6-8pm – Public Forum at Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne WY.
    Former KGWN Television news anchor Dave Lerner will moderate the session, where attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of and give feedback to their representatives. Those wishing to speak may register to do so beginning at 5:30 p.m. on June 2. The organizers especially hope to hear from unaffiliated and independent voters. Voter registration services will also be available at the meeting. Those wishing to register are asked to bring identification.
  • Laramie:  June 1, 5:30-8pm – Town Hall at Alice Hardie Stevens Center.
    Potluck and music 5:30, Town Hall 6:30. Ryan Greene speaks at 8:00 pm.
  • Jackson Hole: June 2nd, 6-8pm – Alternative Town Hall at Miller Park.
    Open mic to speak to your representatives through music, comedy, poetry, or any creative art form. Join us for food and creative activism.
  • Pinedale: June 5th, 6-7:30pm – Town Hall, Pinedale Library Lovett Room.
    Hosted and moderated by citizens of Sublette County.

May 7: Wyoming Rising–Northwest Open Meeting

Our next Open Meeting is on Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 PM in the Grizzly Room at the Cody Library. The theme of this meeting is WYOMING RISING — THE FIRST 100 DAYS!
Committee reports and Announcements will be on the agenda as well as an overview of our original purpose, what we’ve accomplished, and what we hope to achieve moving forward.

Sunday, May 7th, from 1:30-3:00
in the Grizzly Hall meeting room at
Park County Library – Cody
1500 Heart Mountain Street
Cody, WY 82414

April 22: Earth Day March For Science

12:00 to 1:00 in Cody City Park (on Sheridan Avenue). The March for Science celebrates sound, evidence-based science and its value to society. Join us in this historic, international March For Science on Earth Day April 22, 2017. All are welcome.

Speakers at the Cody March For Science will include:
Dan White, Hunter, Educator. “What is Science?”
Larry Todd, Ph.D. Greybull River Sustainability Initiative
Mr. Miller, Cody High School. “Energy Sciences”


April 20: Town Hall with Enzi, Barrasso, and Cheney

Our Members of Congress have been invited to participate in a Town Hall meeting with the citizens of Park County. 9:30 to 11:30 am, in the Cody Library Grizzly Room. Bring your questions and statements and prepare for a lively discussion.


Cardboard members of congress created for the Feb 2017 Town Hall in Jackson WY, by artist Greta Gretzinger.

The Ides of Trump Postcard Parties

Calling every protester from every march, each citizen, every volunteer, donor, and petition signer — we will write a single postcard to the White House and put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, 2017. Park County citizens have planned three Postcard Parties. Come join them.

07 March, Tuesday 6:00pm Cody, Cody Public Bison Room
11 March, Saturday 11:00am Cody Public Library Bistro
  • 12 March, Sunday 1:30pm Powell Gestalt Gallery and Coffee Shop

One day of card-making. Our final count: 676 postcards. Way to go, Wyoming Rising–Northwest!


The clubhouse is located about one mile north of Kamm’s Korner (Lane 9 and Road 18) on Highway 294 in Powell. Highway 294 is a left hand turn off the Powell Highway, two miles northeast of the Japanese Relocation museum. As you head north on Highway 294, the clubhouse will be on your right.)

March 8: A Day Without A Woman

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
  4. Download and post this photo on your FB:


March 15: Women and Allies March Presentation

March 15, at the Intercultural House at NWC in Powell, 565 College Drive, 6:30 PM. More information

March 19: Open Meeting of Wyoming Rising–Northwest

Members and interested friends are invited to keep the momentum going by joining our open meeting at Mountain View Clubhouse at 1:30-3:00 on Sunday March 19. The Clubhouse is near Ralston WY on Highway 294 (Badger Basin Road).

Directions: The clubhouse is located about one mile north of Kamm’s Korner (Lane 9 and Road 18) on Highway 294 in Powell. Highway 294 is a left hand turn off the Powell Highway, two miles northeast of the Japanese Relocation museum. As you head north on Highway 294, the clubhouse will be on your right.