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Green Waste Dump Closed Temporarily

Effective February 23, 2024, the Green Waste Dump is closed temporarily due to ongoing issues with improper dumping. Individuals are disposing of items such as mattresses, pallets, railroad ties, garbage, and tires, which are not permitted materials for this facility. The Green Waste Dump is designated solely for the disposal of green waste, including grass, tree trimmings, and similar landscape materials. Updates regarding the reopening of the Green Waste Dump will be provided when available. Notifications of the closure were included in the utility bills mailed 2/23/24.


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Village Holiday Closures 2024

New Year’s Day ………………………………. January 1

Martin Luther King Day …………………… January 15

Presidents Day ……………………………….. February 19

Arbor Day ………………………………………. April 26

Memorial Day …………………………………. May 27

Juneteenth …………………………………….. June 19

Independence Day ………………………….. July 4

Labor Day ………………………………………. Sept 2

Columbus Day ………………………………… October 1

Veteran’s Day …………………………………. November 11

Thanksgiving Day……………………………. November 28

The day after Thanksgiving ………………. November 29

Christmas Day ………………………………… December 25

Upcoming Events

February 2024

February 21 – Wednesday – 5 PM – Help clean the Community Hall

February 29 – Thursday – HAPPY LEAP DAY!

March 2024

March 4 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

March 4 – Monday – 7:30 PM – Fire Hall – Lodgepole Rural Fire Protection District meeting

March 5 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting and Street Improvement Hearing

March 9 – Saturdday – 1:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

March 9 –  Saturday – Doors open at 3:30 PM  – Community Hall – LCF – Elks Bingo & Silent Auction – Event 4-6 PM

March 10 – Sunday – Daylight Savings Time – Spring Forward

March 11 – Monday – 8:30 AM – Help clean the PAC Boardroom

March 11 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

March 14 – Wednesday – Village office closed (maintenance still available via the emergency phone number)

March 16 – Saturday – 5:00-7:00 PM – Community Hall – Lions Club Pancake Feed

March 17 – Sunday – HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

March 17 – 22 – Village office closed for clerk training (maintenance still available via the emergency phone number)

March 19 – Tuesday – First day of Spring

March 29 – Friday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

March 30 – Saturday – 9:30 AM – East Park – Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt – Coffee/Doughnuts

March 30 – Saturday – 5:00-7:00 PM – Lodgepole Fire Hall – Fireman’s Soup Supper

March 31 – Sunday – HAPPY EASTER!

April 2024

April 1 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

April 2 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

April 8 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

April 14 – Sunday – Community Hall – Library Puzzle Tournament (if inclement weather, the tournament will be held on April 21)

April 26 – Friday – Office closed for Arbor Day

May 2024

May 6 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

May 7 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

May 13 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

May 27 – Monday – Office closed for Memorial Day

June 2024

June 3 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

June 4 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

June 10 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

June 19 – Wednesday – Office closed for Juneteenth

July 2024

July 1 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

July 2 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

July 4 – Thursday – Office closed for Independence Day

July 8 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

July 20-27 – Cheyenne County Fair

August/September 2024

Aug 5 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

Aug 6 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

Aug 10 – 12 – Deuel County Fair

Aug 12 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

Aug 23 – Sept 2 – Nebraska State Fair

Aug 30 – Sept 2 – 100th Old Settlers’ Days

September 2024

Sept 2 – Monday – Office closed for Labor Day

Sept 2 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

Sept 3  – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

Sept 9 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

October 2024

Oct 1 – Tuesday – Office closed for Columbus Day

Oct 1 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

Oct 7 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

Oct 14 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

November 2024

Nov 4 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

Nov 5 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

Nov 11 – Monday – Office closed for Veteran’s Day

Nov 11 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

Nov 28 & 29 – Thursday & Friday – Office closed for Thanksgiving

December 2024

Dec 2 – Monday – 6:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – VISIONS meeting

Dec 3 – Tuesday – 7:00 PM – Panther Activity Center – Village of Lodgepole Regular Board Meeting

Dec 9 – Monday – 5 PM – PAC room 16 – Lodgepole Housing Authority

Dec 25 – Wednesday – Office closed for Christmas

Location/Population

Lodgepole is located, on U.S. Hwy 30/385, 19 miles east of Sidney, and just three miles north of I-80 at exit 76. It is one of five towns in Cheyenne County. Lodgepole is 190 miles northeast of Denver, CO on I-80 & I-76; 121 miles southwest of Cheyenne, WY on I-80, 328 miles west of Lincoln, NE and 379 miles west of Omaha, NE.

Lodgepole’s population according to the 2010 Census is 318. Latitude 410902 / Longitude 1023826; Ground Elevation 1167.0.

History

Lodgepole was founded in 1867, platted in 1884 and incorporated as an official town in 1901.

The town was named Lodge Pole by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867. In 1895 the postal department changed the name to the one word spelling of Lodgepole.

The community’s name is derived from the creek bearing the same name, stemming from when the Indians cut poles for teepees along it banks. It is the second oldest community in Cheyenne County.

Interesting Facts

Lodgepole is home to the 1987 Ford Bronco used to mark the Pony Express route from the east coast to the west coast. Joe Nardone, National Executive Director and Historian for the Pony Express Trail Association, used the Bronco to dedicate monuments along the trail. The Bronco was donated to the Lodgepole Depot Museum in 2010.

Lodgepole is on the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express Route, the first transcontinental railroad (Union Pacific) and the first transcontinental highway; the Lincoln Highway aka US Hwy 30.

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