Closure, use of downtown lot approved for Old Fashioned Christmas

By Rob VogtAlthough fall has just started, planning is under way for the Old Fashioned Christmas event to be held in downtown Claresholm once again.The event, established by the Claresholm Local Press more than 20 years ago, and now put on in partnership with the Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce will take place on Friday, Dec. 1.At its Sept. … Read more

Fun-packed Claresholm Fair Days planned for this weekend

By Rob VogtThere will be a lot to see and do when Claresholm opens its doors to the world for its annual Fair Days weekend.“I think it’s our biggest Fair Days to date,” said Megan McClung, the town’s engagement coordinator who is overseeing the planning. “It’s definitely going to be four full days.”This year’s theme is “The Good Old Days” as … Read more

Old West comes alive in hills west of Granum with cowboy action shooting

By Rob VogtThe clock will turn back to the late 1800s next week when cowboy action shooters with names such as “Alberta Annie”, “Southwest Trapper”, and “Greenhorn Slim” will gather in the hills west of Granum to determine who will be the national champions.From Aug. 15 to 20, the Porcupine Hills Shadow Riders, the local club, will present the “Shadow … Read more

‘Cinderella’ receives 11 nominations for community theatre

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm Arts Society has earned 11 nominations for its production of “Cinderella”.On July 24, Calgary’s Alliance of Community Theatres announced the nominations for the 2023 Community Theatre or CAT awards celebrating the best of community theatre in Calgary and neighbouring communities.A total of 17 productions were nominated from 12 different companies. There were four companies new to Calgary’s … Read more