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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming.
Big Horn native, historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson will give the free presentation.
The Senior Center will offer a spaghetti dinner prior to Nickerson’s presentation at 6 p.m. Dinner is $10 per person and advance sign-up for the dinner is required by calling 672-2240 or stopping by the Senior Center before Wednesday.
The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center.
Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in learning new leadership skills and tools. The VLI was held over the last six months through webinars, virtual/online classes, books, teleconference calls, PowerPoint presentations and in-person sessions.
Candidates were nominated by AARP state office personnel and selected by the national office staff. Each participant was asked to develop a project that would help in a learning track (advocacy, community outreach or external representation). Schatz chose to build a website designed to share information and resources with Wyoming retirees. He will share highlights of the VLI class and visit the website with our local Sheridan AARP chapter.
All members of the community are welcome to this free event.
The evening will begin with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share.
The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet March 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.
The annual “Guest Sunday” meeting will include a carry-in lunch. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as food to share, for an afternoon of good food and visiting.
Tom Ringley will also present at the meeting.
For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-Grouse Local Working Group will consider recommendations for updating the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area and connectivity area maps on March 16.
The group’s recommendations will be passed along to the Sage-Grouse Implementation Team that will then make recommendations to Gov. Matt Mead.
Anyone proposing a change to a core or connectivity area boundary should provide the local working group with maps or written descriptions with a rationale for the proposal in advance of the meeting. Those documents can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Local Working Group is one of eight local working groups statewide. Each is composed of citizens representing various stakeholder groups interested in sage-grouse conservation and associated land management issues.
The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Johnson County Fire Station meeting room, located at 709 Volunteer Lane in Buffalo.
SHERIDAN — The Bowhunters of Wyoming will hold an annual winter meeting and dinner banquet March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
The event brings together new and existing members to review recent success and future opportunities.
The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with the executive council and a Wyoming Game and Fish presentation at 7 p.m. Also on Friday evening, Terry Waugh and the Wild Night Outlaw Band will perform beginning at 8 p.m.
Activities on March 21 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a poker run. Other activities will include a fly fishing workshop, an afternoon safety workshop and a membership meeting.
The banquet dinner March 21 will begin at 6 p.m. It will include a guest speaker and silent and live auctions. Tickets to the banquet are $35 for adults, or $7 for children 12 and younger.
Registration for the banquet must be purchased in advance and forms may be picked up at Vacutech, Xtreme Auto Body, Nationwide Sports and Big Horn Trading Company. Tickets for the banquet may also be purchased online at bowhuntersofwyoming.vcn.com.
For additional information, call George Rogers at 763-1003.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
BIG HORN — The March meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse.
The meeting will feature a presentation by local historian Scott Burgan on General George Crook and the 1876 campaign of the Indian wars from the perspective of his scouts.
The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch, followed by the presentation.
The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Judy Slack at 674-6363 or email@example.com.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital invites members of the community to build a healthier community together by attending a free presentation on colorectal cancer screening, education and resources.
The presentation will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in SMH Conference Room A located next to the cafeteria.
Featured speakers are Wanda Webb, case manager with the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, and Dr. Sara Smith, chief of staff and general surgeon at SMH.
The presentation is hosted by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Foundation for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Welch Cancer Center.
For more information, call 673-2418.
SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday, March 24, at the Masonic Building in Buffalo.
Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed.
The Masonic Building is located at 155 Cedar St. in Buffalo.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room.
Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.
Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau of Land Reclamation archaeologist George Shannon will give a presentation on the Mystic Maze site, located in Needles, California. Numbers of geoglyphs have been located on the large 100-acre site. The geoglyph designs were created with stones from the site. The Mystic Maze site is considered a portal to the Mojave Indians afterlife. It is also subject to a Chrome IV spill and is currently undergoing a cleanup action.
Shannon holds a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University and has practiced archaeology in the Arctic, Midwest, Eastern Seaboard, Southeast, Texas, Southwest, California and Great Plains over the past 40 years.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center.
Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022
SHERIDAN — The April meeting of Akcita Win will feature construction of hot rice packs to be donated to the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue, as demonstrated by hostesses Mary Ann Fiedor and Janice Nielsen. Attendees are also asked to bring a dog or cat toy to donate to the Dog and Cat Shelter.
All are welcome to attend. For more information about Akcita Win, call club president Karen Kjerstad at 751-5939.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 7 at Country Kitchen, located at 2617 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will present a program on rock art and historical inscriptions at its next regular meeting on April 26 at the Big Horn Woman’s Club.
Scott Burgan will talk about rock art and historical inscriptions he has found in northern Wyoming.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
A carry-in potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with the program to follow.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will host a program May 3 featuring a presentation by Steve Smith on the Leitner family, which came to Wyoming Territory in 1883 and settled near Kearney.
The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.
The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. May 3 at the Story Woman’s Club, located at 28 N. Piney Road in Story.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture on “Willow Dieback and the Condition of Willow Communities on the Bighorn National Forest” as part of its spring 2015 lecture series.
U.S Forest Service Forest Hydrologist Chris Williams will present the lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Science Museum/Mohns Center at Sheridan College.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 674-6446, ext. 3500.
Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held May 18-20 in Sheridan.
The forum seeks to provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond.
The keynote address will be given by Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese belong in a Healthy Diet.”
Beginning at 9 a.m. on May 18, Whit Hibbard will teach a course on “Low Stress Livestock Handling.” The course will continue on May 19. The cost is $40 for two days or $25 for one day.
On May 19, activities will include a class on practical software for ranching, an open house at the University of Wyoming Ag Experiment Station, dinner with the keynote speaker and a presentation by Wayne Fahsholtz of the Padlock Ranch on beef marketing trends. The dinner and keynote address cost $30.
On May 20, a symposium will be held beginning at 9 a.m. that will feature a variety of speakers and topics including hiring and retaining top talent, extending weaning for overwintered calves, keys to healthy ranch businesses and more. The symposium will cost $30.
Events will be held at Sheridan College, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
For reservations, call Lisa at the Padlock Ranch at 655-2264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase tickets and view an agenda, visit agwingroup.com/ranch-sustainability-forum-agenda/.
UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.
On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.
The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.
The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.
On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.
Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.
Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.
A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.
Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email email@example.com to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.
SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July.
Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90.
Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events.
The events are free and open to all.
The next event will feature Bill Mentock, an accomplished historian of mining communities such as Monarch, Kleeburn and Dietz, will bring his expertise about these colorful enterprises that thrived in the early 1900s.
Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events. The events are free and open to all. The next event will feature Fred Patz, an educator and historian, as he reveals knowledge about Father DeSmet.
Mark your calendars for the next Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus 2015 Lecture Series presentation; it’s the topic you’ve all been waiting for. Dr. Scott Johnson of Towson University in Maryland will presents “Bluebirds of the Bighorn Mountains: Their ‘Secret Sex Life’ and Much More” on Sunday. This presentation is free and open to the public, and will run from 1-3 p.m. Johnson studies the reproductive biology and behavior of small songbirds. He does his research in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming. His past studies have focused on a wide variety of topics including song, mating behavior, parental behavior and the effect of high-elevations on reproductive strategies. “The Mountain Lecture Series presents a great opportunity for community members to come up and experience the Mountain Campus at no cost,” said Trudy Munsick, NWCCD dean of the Mountain Campus. “We encourage folks to come early, tour the campus and bring a picnic lunch.” For more information, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/community-events. The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is located 28 miles from Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains, on the southeast edge of Park Reservoir.
The Cloud Peak Back Country Horseman will host a meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The meeting, to be held at Carroll ERA Reality, is free and open to all members of the community.
Discussions will include Forest Service projects, the Red Grade project and the state rendezvous.
ERA is located at 306 N. Main St.
The final Wyoming Wednesday program of the summer series will be presented Wednesday.
Activities will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90.
Wyoming Wednesday has been offering informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming weekly. Emphasis has been placed on culture, history and events.
The event are free and open to all.
The next event will feature the Sheridan County Museum Director, John Woodward, as he presents on the importance of the buffalo in our area’s history.
The Senior Center Lecture Series will return Tuesday with “The Story Behind the Pictures — Your Family’s History is Important.” As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series offered the first Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center dining room, Judy Slack from the Wyoming Room will present. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Lois Bell at 672-2240. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir. For directions, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/location. Opening remarks will be offered at 8:50 a.m. Each Saturday U term features lectures from three outstanding UW professors or community college representatives. Following the lectures, all three professors will participate in a final roundtable discussion. Participants may attend one, two, three or all four sessions. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. The roundtable discussion and luncheon will be held outdoors, weather permitting. The program topic descriptions and UW professors lecturing include: • “Early Paleoindian Lifeways in the High Rockies,” with Marcel Kornfeld, Department of Anthropology professor from 9-10 a.m. • “Arts Activity in Wyoming and Its Impact,” with Bruce Richardson, UW-Casper Department of English, senior lecturer, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. • “Bringing together wildlife science, wild lands management and the public since 1953: The UW-NPS Research Center in Grand Teton National Park,” with Harold Bergman, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, and director of the UW-National Park Service Research Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Sheridan program, see the Saturday U website at www.uwyo.edu/saturdayu.
The next offering in Sheridan College’s monthly summer mountain lecture series will be offered Sunday with “George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” Presented by Jeremy Johnston, curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Western American History, the presentation is an opportunity for all members of the community to experience the Mountain Campus at no cost. There is no need to register for the event. Attendees re encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, come early and tour the campus. For more information, call Julie Davidson at 674-6446, ext. 8350 or see www.spearowigwam.com. The Mountain Campus is located 28 miles outside of Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains at the southeast edge of Park Reservoir. Directions can be found on the website.
Stacia Skretteberg of PeAk will host a presentation on “Interviewing with Confidence and Skill” on Tuesday in the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room A.
Sponsored by the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the presentation will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. discussing behavioral-based interviewing.
Hiring the wrong person for your company is expensive and extremely time consuming. Choosing the most highly qualified person isn’t that difficult.
Behavioral-based interviewing is a technique that many companies are using in their interview process today that, if done correctly, can give you the concrete data you need to make a successful hiring decision and protect you legally.
The presentation is $10 for SHRM members and $13 for non-members, including lunch.
To attend, RSVP to Jennifer McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday.
Attendees are asked to enter the hospital from the back side.
The hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.