Celebrate the 4th in Big Horn County

by nathan oster

It’s shaping up to be a quiet Fourth of July, event wise, in Greybull.

Last year, the Greybull firemen pulled the plug on their popular fireworks show, citing safety concerns and dry conditions.

This year, the Greybull Recreation District has done the same to its Old Fashioned Fourth of July picnic in the park.  So there will be no organized events, whatsoever, this Fourth of July in the city park.

So what’s a person with fun Independence Day aspirations to do?

There are options, right here in Big Horn County.

Basin pool party

The Basin outdoor pool will be open Thursday, July 4, with open swimming from noon to 7 p.m.

Daily swimming prices are $1.50 for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade; $2 for grades 6-12 and $2.50 for adults. Toys and flotation devices, which are normally rented out during open swim, will be available for use for free on the holiday.

There will be a barbecue at the pool from noon to 2 p.m. The barbecue will feature hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, fruit and pop. The cost is $3.

For more information call 568-2113.

Day at the Lake’

The big event happening in north Big Horn County this weekend is the “Day at the Lake” celebration on Saturday, July 6.  Horseshoe Bend will be in the focal point of the celebration, which begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

There will be free boat rides into canyon.

For more information, see bighornlake.com.

A triathlon is also planned.  This year’s course will include an 800-yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a three-mile run.  As in previous years, the youth division course will be half the distance of the adult course.

Additional information about the event can be found online at www.bhlaketriathlon.webs.com/, by calling Ben Zeller, (307) 254-0344, or emailing beezeen@yahoo.com.