Legend of Rawhide
The Niobrara County Sheriff's Office is requesting your assistance.
Special enforcement is underway for 'The Legend of Rawhide' weekend.
Come to Lusk, Wyoming July 12 and 13, 2013 to experience the pageantry of the old west. Visit the Legend of Rawhide website for more details. Legend of Rawhide website.
As normal, law enforcement and security services will be on hand to assist with traffic control and enforcement of laws and regulations.
The goal is for everyone to have fun and be entertained in a safe environment. There will be controlled fires, explosions, pyrotechnics and livestock on the streets. If any one has a concern or witness actions or events that are suspicious; report it immediately by calling 9-1-1.
As with most events that draw large numbers of people, some individuals may have other plans. Be mindful of items that are left un-attended or suspicious actions or persons. Report it to emergency services immediately. Above all have a safe and fun Legend Weekend.
You should also be aware of the following:
No Alcohol can be brought on to the grounds of the Niobrara County Fairgrounds. Persons violating this will be asked to leave. Alcohol is only served to persons who are 21 years of age and older at the dance concession stand.
Minors found to be in possession or have consumed alcohol will be arrested. Persons 18 years and older and up to 21 years will be taken to an adult jail. Persons under 18 years will be charged with MIP and turned over to their parents or legal guardian. If parents or guardian are not found the minor will be transported to a juvenile detention center.
Persons who provide alcohol to any minor will be charged with contributing.
It is illegal to have any open container of alcohol in any motor vehicle. A driver may be subject to a DWUI arrest based on driving or over the legal limit of .08% BAC and if in physical control of the vehicle, i.e. keys in hand and vehicle is near while driver is over the limit.
Being intoxicated on a State Highway is illegal.
Open container in the public in the town of Lusk is illegal.
All traffic laws will be enforced.
On Saturday, their is a parade on main street in Lusk, Wyoming also known as US Highway 18/85, expect to be delayed. If you have time stick around for the Saturday night Legend of Rawhide Pageantry and the dance is open to everyone of all ages until 2 am.
We just want to wish everyone a safe, fun filled weekend.
July 12 - 13, 2013.