Calendar

Aug
26
Fri
Story Days set for next weekend @ Story, Wyoming
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

STORY — The annual Story Days events will take place Aug. 26-28.

Opening day will be Aug. 26 and will include a Dutch oven cook-off, Dutch oven demonstration, a silent auction at the Story Woman’s Club, and music at the Wagon Box and Story Store.

Events Aug. 27 will include the annual firefighters’ breakfast, a continuation of the silent auction at the Story Woman’s Club, a book sale at the library, an outdoor quilt shop and sale at the Pinewood Cottage Quilt Shop, the annual parade, Crow Nation dancers and singers, carnival games and a historical tour. Live music will be featured at a number of locations Saturday evening.

On Aug. 28, a community worship will take place at the Story Park followed by a picnic lunch.

For a full schedule of events for the 2016 Story Days, see storywyoming.org.

Aug
27
Sat
Early bird registration for Rhino Run through Friday @ Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — This year’s Rhino Run hosted by the college’s nursing department will take place at Sheridan College at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 27.

Early registration for the event will take place through Saturday at a charge of $10 per person. Registration after that date will cost $12 per person. The registration will include a trophy for first-place finishers for both boys and girls, race T-shirts, water and a snack.

On Aug. 27, event registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. on the north side of the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

The event will include 5K, 1-mile and 50-yard races.

For additional information, email nursingrhinorun@gmail.com or call 683-6293.

SC to host Rhino Run Saturday @ Sheridan College
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — This year’s Rhino Run hosted by the college’s nursing department will take place at Sheridan College at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Registration will cost $12 per person. The registration will include a trophy for first-place finishers for both boys and girls, race T-shirts, water and a snack.

On Saturday, event registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. on the north side of the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

The event will include 5K, 1-mile and 50-yard races.

For additional information, email nursingrhinorun@gmail.com or call 683-6293.

Wildlife, wine focus of upcoming event @ Weston Wineries
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bighorn Audubon Society have teamed up to offer the public a day in the field watching and learning about wildlife.

Meet the groups at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton, located at 1100 US Highway 14. They will tour Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area and Tongue River Canyon, near Dayton. WGFD and WWF experts will be on hand to discuss the species that inhabit the area as well as the importance of succulent forage for big game animals. A recent wildfire in the canyon will serve as the backdrop for the discussion.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring binoculars. Representatives of the Bighorn Audubon Society will provide attendees with some birding opportunities, including tips on what clues to look for, bird calls and species identification based on habitat type.

That evening, the group will gather in Sheridan to celebrate Wyoming’s wildlife at a special WWF Wine Event with speakers, music and a live auction at Western Wineries.

Weston Wineries has created a special vintage and wine label for this WWF fundraising event. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at Weston Wineries, located at 201 Broadway St. in Sheridan.

For additional information, see wyomingwildlife.org.

Elks Youth Rodeo set for Aug. 27-28 @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Some of the area’s toughest youth will compete in the Elks Youth Rodeo on Aug. 27-28 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The rodeo will include 26 events and attracts up to 1,000 entries daily from around the region.

The rodeo will take place from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28.

There is no charge to attend the rodeo.

For more information, contact Robert Strauser at 674-7297 or eyrelks520@fiberpipe.net or see sheridanelks.org.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St. in Sheridan.

PRBRC to host pig roast, celebration @ Barn in Big Horn
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host a pig roast and celebration Aug. 27 from 3-8 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The 11th annual harvest celebration will include a farmers market beginning at 3 p.m., followed by a homegrown dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the Pies for Guys Auction at 7 p.m.

The event will also feature a raffle for prizes and music from Too Wet to Plow and Friends.

Tickets to attend the event are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

For more information, or for tickets, contact Stephanie Avey at 672-5809.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson Street.

Family movie night planned for Kendrick Park @ Kendrick Park
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A family movie night will take place in Kendrick Park on Saturday.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. and those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair.

Free popcorn and soda will be provided.

For additional information, contact Real Life Church in Sheridan at 752-4906.

Aug
28
Sun
Elks Youth Rodeo set for Aug. 27-28 @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Some of the area’s toughest youth will compete in the Elks Youth Rodeo on Aug. 27-28 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The rodeo will include 26 events and attracts up to 1,000 entries daily from around the region.

The rodeo will take place from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28.

There is no charge to attend the rodeo.

For more information, contact Robert Strauser at 674-7297 or eyrelks520@fiberpipe.net or see sheridanelks.org.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St. in Sheridan.

Aug
29
Mon
WYDOT to host groundbreaking for N. Main interchange @ North Sheridan Interchange on Yellowtail Drive across from Vacutech.
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Sheridan Interchange on Monday at 2 p.m.

The public is welcome to the ceremony that will kick off the project. Several elected officials, including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, will speak at the event.

The groundbreaking will take place at the North Sheridan Interchange on Yellowtail Drive across from Vacutech.

Seed saving workshop set for Monday @ Sheridan County Extension Office, Watt Agriculture Center,
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave.

The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of Wyoming Extension, will allow participants to explore the basics of seed saving, including growing, pollinating, harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing for planting. The workshop will also include hands-on activities so participants can experience the seed saving process firsthand.

Workshop attendees will also have the chance to view and check out seeds from the Sheridan County Seed Library. The seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that community members can borrow from for free.

The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kentz Willis, Sheridan County Extension at 674-2980 or Megan Taylor at Powder River Basin Resource Council at 683-7761.

Aug
30
Tue
Next fall book discussion set for Aug. 30 @ Sheridan Fulmer Library
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System will offer its annual fall book discussion series beginning in August.

The program at Sheridan Fulmer Library, “Immigration: On Becoming an American,” will feature books about the immigrant experience.

The discussion group meets at noon in the Fulmer Library Inner Circle and the program is free and open to the public. Because the discussions will be held over the lunch hour, a light lunch will be provided for participants. Katie Curtiss will lead the sessions.

Book discussions will also be offered this fall at the Story and Tongue River branch libraries. The theme at the branch libraries will be “Nature, Animals and People: Interacting.”

Both discussions will be led by Norleen Healy.

The Story Branch Library group will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the Tongue River Branch Library group will meet at 4:30 p.m.

Books are available now for checkout at the front desk of each participating library.

The Sheridan Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Sheridan Fulmer Library at noon:

“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” — Aug. 30

“The Namesake” — Sept. 27

“Native Speaker” — Oct. 25

“Children of Syria” (Frontline DVD video) — Nov. 29

Story Branch Library at 6:30 p.m.:

“The Light Between Oceans” — Sept. 6

“Two Old Women” — Oct. 4

“Refuge” — Nov. 1

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Dec. 5

Tongue River Branch Library at 4:30 p.m.:

“Refuge” — Sept. 13

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Oct. 11

“The Light Between Oceans” — Nov. 8

Sep
3
Sat
ERA Rodeo event set for Sept. 3 @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Sep 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Elite Rodeo Athletes, League of Rodeo Champions will make the 11th stop on its national tour in Sheridan on Sept. 3 over Labor Day Weekend for the very first Cowboy State Elite Rodeo at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

Tickets start at $24 and are available at the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan and at ExtremeTix.com.

The ERA Premier Tour will make stops in eight cities, with 15 performances this summer. The inaugural tour features 87 of the top rodeo athletes in the world, representing more than 135 world titles collectively. The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will host events including bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and barrel racing.

ERA was created for the fans, founded by the top pro rodeo athletes from across the globe — and the Cowboy State Elite Rodeo will put the state’s local athletes center stage.

The one-night payout is projected to exceed $200,000.

Saturday’s rodeo performances at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds will begin at 4 p.m.; a pre-show meet and greet will begin at 2:30 p.m. All ERA Premier Tour athletes will be on hand to sign autographs and spend one-on-one time with their fans.

Athletes include 23-time World Champion Cowboy Trevor Brazile; 11-time World Champion Barrel Racer Charmayne James; five-time World Champion Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho; three-time World Champion Tie-Down Roper Tuf Cooper; eight-time World Champion Tie-Down Roper Fred Whitfield and World Champion Barrel Racer Fallon Taylor.

Speakers announced for Reagan Day Dinner @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party and HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation will host this year’s annual Sheridan County GOP Reagan Day Dinner. The event is also known as “In Honor of Our Heroes” and will be held Sept. 3 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The Reagan Day Dinner is the annual fundraiser for the Sheridan County Republican Party. Proceeds will also help to support the efforts of the HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation.

Speakers for the event include U.S. Marine John “Tig” Tiegen; retired U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Dana Bowman; retired U.S. Army Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Don Jenkins; and U.S. Army veteran Margaret Tiegen.

For more information or to purchase tickets see www.SheridanCountyGOP.com.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Sep
12
Mon
Registration open for conference for violence prevention, response @ Ramkota hotel
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the Wyoming Conference for Violence Prevention and Response.

Cost to attend is $75 and the event will be held in Casper from Sept. 12-15 at the Ramkota Hotel.

The conference is a two-day event that provides training, dialogue and connections to prevent and respond to violence.

To register see http://www.wyocvpr.net.

For more information, contact Kandice Hansen at 777-7200 or kandice.hansen@wyo.gov.

The Ramkota hotel is located at 800 N. Poplar St. in Casper.

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