Black Footed Ferrets


Sept 26

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Black Footed Ferrets


Sept 26

Sept 26 5:30 pm        

Sept 26

5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Meeteetse Museums to Host

FREE Event - BLACK FOOTED Ferret Days Celebration

CODY, WYOMING – Monday, September 26th, 2016 marks the 35th
Anniversary of the rediscovery ofblack footed ferrets in the Meeteetse area. To commemorate this important event, the Meeteetse Museums will host a celebration at the Cody Theatre, in downtown Cody, Wyoming from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

The event is free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend. The evenings events include a roster of speakers associated with the black footed ferret rediscovery and on-going recovery efforts, as well as film clips from an upcoming documentary film on the subject. Free refreshments
will be served.
In 1979, the black footed ferret, a member of the weasel family found only in North America, was thought to be extinct. Then, on the morning of Se
ptember 26th, 1981, a ranch dog named Shep brought a mysterious looking creature to the doorstep of his owners, John and Lucille Hogg of the
Lazy BV Ranch west of Meeteetse, WY. The Hoggs decided to have the animal mounted, but local taxidermist Larry LaFranchi correctly identified the rare species as a black footed ferret and alerted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. A small population of black footed ferrets was
subsequently discovered on the neighboring Pitchfork Ranch, leading to what has been a 35 year process to recover the species.


Black footed ferrets were removed from the Meeteetse area in 1985 to establish the captive breeding program that saved the species from extinction. Finally, on July 26th of this year, 35 ferrets were returned to the Lazy BV Ranch and the Pitchfork Ranch. Successful captive breeding programs have led to the release of ferrets in the wild in approximately 28 different sites around the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


The Ferret Days Celebration will bring together several speakers to personally share the story of the black footed ferret rediscovery and return to the Meeteetse area. Speakers include: David Cunningham, Director of the Meeteetse Museums; Kris Hogg, daughter-in-law to John and Lucille
Hogg; Lenox Baker, current owner of the Pitchfork Ranch; Dennie Hammer, the biologist who first saw a live black footed ferret at the Pitchfork Ranch in 1981; and Zack Walker, Wyoming Game and Fish Biologist and Statewide Nongame Bird and Mammal Program Supervisor. Walker will update
the public on the ferret survey that is currently underway at the recent release sites.

 

 

 

Captain Fantastic


Sept 27

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Captain Fantastic


Sept 27

Sept 23 - 29 Nightly 7 Pm Saturday & Sunday 3 & 7 Pm      

Sept 23 - 29

Nightly 7 Pm

Saturday & Sunday 3 & 7 Pm

 

 

 

Captain Fantastic

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

Rating:

R (for language and brief graphic nudity)

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 119 minutes
 

 

Snow Fallin on Cedars


Sept 28

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Snow Fallin on Cedars


Sept 28

Sept 28 6:30 Pm        

Sept 28

6:30 Pm

 

 

 

 

 

NWC Intercultural Studies Film Series Presents

Snow Falling on Cedars

On a wintry Pacific Northwest island community in 1950, a quiet fisherman stands trial for murder. It looks like a straightforward case of cold-blooded homicide. But as the trial unfolds, the simple story of the man's death unravels into a deeply haunting mystery and an extraordinary tale about the persistence of hate and the power of love.

Rating:  PG-13 (for disturbing war images, sensuality and brief strong language)

Genre:  Drama , Romance

Runtime:  127 minutes

 

Captain Fantastic


Sept 29

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Captain Fantastic


Sept 29

Sept 23 - 29 Nightly 7 Pm Saturday & Sunday 3 & 7 Pm      

Sept 23 - 29

Nightly 7 Pm

Saturday & Sunday 3 & 7 Pm

 

 

 

Captain Fantastic

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

Rating:

R (for language and brief graphic nudity)

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 119 minutes