#Whatshapping in the Wind River Country today, MLK Jr. Day and beyond

Here are the latest #whatshapping events around the Wind River Country *Sunday, Jan. 17th* HUDSON - The Fremont County Democratic Party January Meeting will be Sunday, January 17 at 4 PM at the Hudson Town Hall. On the agenda-- finances, April Democratic Party Caucus, State Convention and more, followed by a presentation from Vice Chair of the Wyoming Democratic Party Bruce Palmer. His program is titled, "Stop Playing Politics with Our Public Lands." Bring a table setting and a dish to share. *Monday, Jan. 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day* RIVERTON - Walk for Equality. Organized by Wyoming Indian High School Facing History Night Class, WIHS Traditional Club and Wyoming Indian Middle School Unity, will participate in Fremont County's Annual Martin Luther King Day Walk, gathering at 10 a.m. at Riverton City Park and walk to Riverton City Hall for several guest speakers. RIVERTON - The Wind River Native Advocacy Center and the citizens of Fremont County will be observing Martin Luther King JR. Day. Location will be at the Riverton City Park band shell. From 12PM to 2PM, there will be a small informal gathering with an open mic. RIVERTON - The Wyoming Humanities Council Book Discussion Group is beginning in January with a new series entitled “Journey Stories”. Explore the exciting chaos of New York City in the early 1900s in “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow. This first book discussion will be held on Monday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Riverton Branch Library. Pick your book up at the library and join in on the discussion! For more information, call the library at 856-3556. *Tuesday, Jan. 19th* HUDSON - Fremont County Historical Society Program featuring archaeologist Mike Bies. "Who was that Masked Man? Bies will discuss several recently recorded rock art sites in the northern Bighorn Basin. These sites contain incised, abraded and painted profile-anthropomorphic figures that show connections with the Mississippian cultures located along the Mississippi and Missouri river drainages. Hudson Town Hall, 7:15 p.m. *Tuesday Jan. 19th through Thursday Jan. 21st * CODY, DUBOIS, LANDER - Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Wyoming Wilderness Association,Togwotee Pass Backcountry Alliance, NOLS, and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition are hosting mapping workshops for skiers and snowshoers in Cody, Dubois, and Lander during the week of January 19. We will discuss how to use online mapping tools to gather and share information about skiing on the Shoshone National Forest and provide information on how to get involved in the ongoing Shoshone National Forest winter travel management planning process. Skiers and snowshoers of all experience levels are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Mapping workshops will take place as follows: Cody: Tuesday, January 19. 6-8pm in the Bighorn Federal community room (1701 Stampede Ave) Dubois: Wednesday, January 20 at 5:15-7:15 pm in the Dubois library meeting room (202 N 1st St) Lander: Thursday, January 21 at 6-8 pm at the Nobel Hotel (288 Main Street) *Saturday, Jan. 23* LANDER - The Wyoming Wilderness Association presents the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s 11th annual Backcountry Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Lander Community and Convention Center. The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its collaboration with filmmakers, ranging from grassroots to professional, from all corners of the globe. The festival provides a fresh line-up of films committed to get everyone from van dwellers to weekend warriors awakened to adventures in the snow and environmental initiatives happening all around the world. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Lander Community and Convention Center, 950 Buena Vista Drive in Lander. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth under age 18. Tickets will be sold at the door, CASH ONLY, and seating is limited. *Wednesday, Jan. 27* FORT WASHAKIE - Fort Washakie School is hosting a Culture Night starting at 5 p.m. with a meal. Location: 90 Ethete Road, Fort Washakie. "We welcome everyone to come out and enjoy our Culture event. *Thursday, Jan. 28th* RIVERTON - Meet at the Riverton Public Library from 6:00-8:00 pm to learn more about the valuable assistance available to support Wyoming’s businesses and economy from the Wyoming Business Resource Network. Do not miss this opportunity to meet the passionate people who want to help your company succeed. Funding from the State of Wyoming and local and federal government resources supports a wide variety of business services, most of which are free of charge. This presentation will connect you with the expertise in the Wyoming Business Resource Network, and you will learn how they can serve your business – from start-up to expansion, to exit, and everything in-between! There is no fee for this seminar, but please register by calling 851-2029 or visiting, and clicking on “Classes.” *Saturday Jan. 30* DUBOIS - The Dubois Association for Recreation & Trails (D.A.R.T.) will host a public screening of the Anthill Films/Teton Gravity Research movie, UnReal, at Nostalgia Bistro’s Fireside Lounge at 6 p.m. In seeking new membership and to showcase the successes of 2015, D.A.R.T. will host the event replete with appetizers and information about upcoming projects, including groomed trails for cross country skiing, and 2016 dates for Monthly Trail Days. While this event is open to the public, RSVPs are encouraged through connecting with D.A.R.T. at Suggested donation is $5, to cover the cost of appetizers. *Feature Photo: A recently recorded rock art image in the Northern Big Horn Basin is the topic of Tuesday's Fremont County Archaeological Society Meeting in Hudson. (Mike Bies / Pitchengine Communities) * *#county10 #news *