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Community Resources

Medical Facilities: Two medical clinics service the Lusk area, open Monday through Friday.

Currently the hospital and nursing home are undergoing renovations, closed in the spring of 2000, it is to re-open in the fall of 2004. The new Niobrara Health and Life Center will include a 24/7 Emergency Room, 4 Acute Care beds, and 20 long term care beds. It will also include a Rural Health Clinic and will offer laboratory and radiology services.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Day Care: Lusk has two licensed day care centers and numerous private day care centers.

Senior Citizens' Center And Senior Housing are available in Lusk.

Churches: Churches of various faiths and denominations serve Niobrara County.

CULTURAL RESOURCES

Museum And Cultural Attractions: Stagecoach Museum, Texas Trail Marker, Mother Featherlegs Monument, Last Indian War, George Lathrop's Grave Monument, Railroad Redwood Water Tower and the Historic Hat Creek Stage Station.

Library: The public library has a total of 35,000 volumes.

PARKS AND RECREATION

Recreational Facilities: The County Fairground has been the social hub of Niobrara County for more than 50 years. The facility is used by county residents for approximately 260 days per year. In 1997, the County Fairground has made the following additions: Grand Stand Arena, three meeting rooms and new kitchen facilities.

The fairground is now fully handicap accessible. Ranch Recreation accommodations are available. For a complete listing, please contact Lusk's Chamber of Commerce (800-223-LUSK).


Golf Courses: The Town of Lusk features a beautiful nine-hole golf course, which has a creek that winds its way between the greens

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Spring: Motor Cross Bike events, High School Musicals, PRCA Rodeo, ART's Etc., Spring Fling, swimming, horseback riding, tennis and sightseeing.

Summer: Niobrara Country Club Open Golf Tournament, county fair, rodeo, Legend of the Rawhide (Second week of July each year), Country and Western Dances, Square Dance Festival, Rawhide Art Show, Invitational Golf Tournament, Circus.
Moorcroft celebrates its heritage each year at the Moorcroft Jubilee held the second Saturday in July. The Jubilee, a fun-filled day of Chuck Wagon Breakfast Feed, Parade, Free Bar-B-Que, Rodeo Play Day and Street Dance. Sundance hosts an annual Crook County Fair and Rodeo. Hulett offers its annual Free Bar-B-Que event on the last Sunday in September. Special events are also found in Aladdin.

Fall: Motor Cross Bike events, October Fest, Senior Pro Rodeo, Hunting and Hunter/ Rancher Feed.

Winter: ARTS Etc. Christmas Bazaar, Hospital Auxiliary's Lights of Love Program.