ROCK SPRINGS – There is a new name for the exhibit hall at the Bunning Freight Building as the Rock Springs City Council took action on the change Tuesday. The council also approved several items for other events coming up in Rock Springs.
With John and Mary Bunning in the audience, the Rock Springs City Council unanimously voted to make the name of the events area in the Freight Station, Bunning Hall at the Freight Station.
Rock Springs Mayor Carl Demshar publicly thanked Mary and John and the Bunning family for donating the building to the city. He thanked them for their dedication to the city. There have already been a few events and Demshar said they have been very nice and it is a great addition to the city.
Rods and Rails
The Rock Springs City Council approved the closure of South Main Street on June 20 for the annual Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency Rods and Rails Car Show.
The car show will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature music, food, entertainment and of course, classic cars.
The street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, should the number of entries warrant additional space, the council also approved the use of the parking lot which runs along North Front Street.
As the date nears, the URA said they would know how many entries are expected and will notify the appropriate department should they need to use the parking lot.
Finally, the Main Street/URA invited the major to participate as a judge for the “Mayor’s Choice” category. All cars should be in place by 11 a.m. and judging can occur anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Main Street/URA will announce the winners at 3:30 p.m.
The council approved two requests for liquor catering permits on Tuesday. Both requests were from The Park, LLC. The first was for the Patterson Boy’s Dinner Benefit on June 4 from 2 p.m. until midnight at the Sweetwater Events Complex. The second is for the Veesart wedding on Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to midnight at the SCM Parish Center.
— The Wolf Den Bar is preparing for its annual Poker Run for the Cure for Alzheimer’s. The council gave permission to the Wolf Den to host the outdoor event on July 11. It starts from 8 a.m. and will run to 9 p.m. Nowhere Fast will be playing and there will be food and other activities throughout the day.
— Finally, Archie Hay Post 24 had fees waived to use the Train Depot by the Rock Springs City Council as they prepare for their annual American Legion Department of Wyoming Convention on June 25 -28.
This will bring around 250 to 300 people from other towns and cities to Rock Springs. This convention is used to discuss department level agenda items that affect the entire state’s American Legion Posts as well as the Posts health around the state.