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

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 or see

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

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.

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

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

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

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

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

For more information, contact Kandice Hansen at 777-7200 or

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

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