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

Bighorn National Forest steering committee to meet Wednesday
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip.

Participants will meet at the Porcupine Ranger Station at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Medicine Wheel Ranger District. Discussion topics and locations include dispersed camping at the junction of Forest Service Road 14 and Forest Service Road 11, roadless areas at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead, recreation site analysis at Bald Mountain Campground, and timber salvage in the Little Horn area along Forest Service Road 125. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 p.m.

The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear and lunch. The group will take a lunch break at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead at 11:30 a.m.

The Forest Plan Steering Committee is comprised of Forest Service managers and cooperating agencies including county commissions, conservation districts and state agencies. The committee was formed during the revision of the forest plan and continues to help the USFS monitor the forest plan and project implementation. The committee meets twice a year.

The field trip agenda is available on the Bighorn National Forest’s website.

For more information about the committee and the field trip, contact Chris Jones at 674-2627 or

Annual hang glider fly-in jumps off Friday @ Sand Turn
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The annual hang glider fly-in will take place over the Labor Day weekend in the Bighorn Mountains.

Those not jumping can watch and photograph hang-gliders as they soar over the area. They take off at the Sand Turn turnout off U.S. Highway 14 West just outside of Dayton.

For additional information, contact Johann Nield at 751-1138 or

The event takes place wind and weather permitting.

Horseshoeing competition begins Saturday in Big Horn @ Big Horn Equestrian Center
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

SHERIDAN — The first day of the World Championship Blacksmiths Horseshoeing Contest will take place Saturday at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.

The contest will continue through Sunday and Monday as part of Don King Days.

The event is open to the public to watch expert farriers at work.

For additional information, call Cecile Pattison at 751-5454 or Vicki Kane at 752-0567.

For more information on Don King Days, see

The Big Horn Equestrian Center is located at 352 Bird Farm Road.

Barn in Big Horn to host craft show @ Barn in Big Horn
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Barn in Big Horn will play host to a craft show and market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show and market will include vintage inspired crafts, repurposed furniture, cupcakes and more.

For additional information, contact Terri Walton at 674-6023.

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

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.

Reagan Day Dinner set for Sept. 3 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn.
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party and HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation will host this year’s Reagan Day Dinner, entitled “In Honor of Our Heroes,” on Sept. 3 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

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

“Each year, the Sheridan County GOP works to bring guests to the event who are insightful and engaging, and this year is no exception,” Sheridan County GOP Chairman Ryan Mulholland said in a press release. “With thanks to the HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation, our featured speaker this year is retired U.S. Marine, John “Tig” Tiegen.

“Tig” has become well known as one of the “heroes of Benghazi” and is a co-author of “13 Hours” along with other members of the Benghazi CIA annex security team. He also consulted on the movie, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

Among the other honored heroes that evening will be the founder of HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation and former Golden Knights member, 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, who is married to “Tig.” Several other warriors will join guests for the evening as well.

“This night is all about our heroes. We will honor and recognize the men and women who are serving and have served in the United States Military, law enforcement and firefighters – our heroes who sacrifice to make this country a remarkable place,” Mulholland said. “It is certain to be a memorable night for all who attend.”

Tickets for this year’s Reagan Day Dinner are limited to 500 guests, and coordinators for the event anticipate it will sell out.

Table sponsors — which includes nine tickets — are available for $1,000 apiece. Couples can buy tickets for $175 and individual tickets cost $90 apiece.

For more information or to purchase tickets, see or email

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.

Press to host Rock the Vote event Sept. 17 @ Kendrick Park
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — In the last presidential election, just 25 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming cast ballots. Only 50 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming was even registered to vote.

The Sheridan Press hopes to move the dial on both of those statistics by hosting a Rock the Vote event Sept. 17 in Kendrick Park.

Rock the Vote is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that works to get youth to the polls. Since 1990, the organization has been registering voters and trying to demystify the process of voter registration and elections.

In Sheridan, the event will include voter registration opportunities. Those interested in registering just need to bring a form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license. They’ll have an opportunity to fill out a voter registration form and have it notarized on site.

In order to reach out to a younger crowd, the goal is also to make the process fun. Rock the Vote has been utilizing pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity for decades.

The Sept. 17 event will do the same. A live band — The InstaGators — will perform; games such as bean bag toss, giant Jenga and others will be available to play; and food trucks and a beer vendor will be on site as well. A photo booth will also be on site for attendees to enjoy.

While attendees register to vote and enjoy Kendrick Park on a fall afternoon — the event will take place from 4-7 p.m. — candidates seeking election this fall will be on site to mix and mingle with voters.

“There won’t be any formal speeches from candidates,” said Kristen Czaban, managing editor at The Sheridan Press. “But this will be an opportunity for them to chat with what we hope will be a large contingent of voters before the general election.”

While the general election will take place Nov. 8, early voting — or absentee voting — will begin Sept. 23, just after the Rock the Vote event.

In most races that will appear on ballots in Sheridan County, voters will have a choice between candidates.

“While voter registration was up in the primary election compared to 2014, we hope to keep moving that dial and get more and more people to the polls,” Czaban said.

For additional information on the event, contact Czaban at 672-2431 or

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