Dining for a Cause — Friends of the Library @ Frackelton's
Mar 14 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next “Dining for a Cause” event will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m.

During those times, 100 percent of Frackelton’s sales and gratuities will be donated to the Friends of the Library to help purchase books and materials for the Sheridan County Library System. Reservations are encouraged.

For additional information or to make reservations, call 675-6055. For more information about the library system, see

Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main St.

Big game hunt area season setting @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department regional office
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are encouraging hunters who pursue big game in the hunt areas around Sheridan to attend a season setting open house Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Game and Fish Regional Office.

“We are proposing some significant changes to the hunting season structure for deer and elk in some hunt areas, particularly those areas west of Sheridan,” WGFD wildlife biologist Tim Thomas said. “The open house on March 14 provides an opportunity for hunters and the public to learn about local wildlife populations, ask questions and visit with local Game and Fish biologists and game wardens about the proposed upcoming hunting seasons.  We really encourage sportsmen to take advantage of this open house to provide input.”

The following changes are being considered:

• Areas 24 deer: To reduce regulation complexity, WGFD proposes closing the general license deer season on Nov. 30 with no extension into December. Antlerless deer harvest in December will only be on Type 6 and Type 8 doe/fawn licenses.

• Area 25 deer: Consider options for changing the deer season, with potential changes starting in 2017.

• Area 27 deer: WGFD proposes changing the general license deer season during October from “any deer” to “antlered mule deer or any white-tailed deer.” WGFD also proposes closing the general license deer season Nov. 30 with no extension into December. Antlerless white-tailed deer harvest in December will only be on Type 8 licenses.

• Area 37 elk: WGFD proposes eliminating the Type 6 September early cow elk season on national forest north of Wolf Creek Trail. This season is no longer meeting objectives. Cow elk hunting would still be allowed off national forest in September. Additionally, WGFD proposes closing the Area 37 Elk Type 6 season Nov. 30.

• Implement an Area 37 Elk Type 7 cow/calf season Dec. 1–31 off national forest. This season is intended to address damage issues on private lands with a limited number of hunters. This license type and season structure will be closely monitored to see if it addresses our goals.

Area 38 elk: Due to high elk numbers observed this year, WGFD proposes the Area 38 Type 4 license be valid in the entire area during the whole season. WGFD will likely return to the traditional restriction on this license type in subsequent years.

If you are unable to attend the open house, written comments may also be mailed to:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Individuals may also provide comments by going online at: and clicking on “Get Involved” and the “Public Meetings” tab. All written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 25 and are provided to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and field personnel for review.

ATV lodge connector meeting @ Tongue Ranger District Office
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Public meeting to provide an update on the proposed Lodge ATV Connector Trail project, to connect the lodges in the northern Bighorn Mountains.

District ranger Amy Ormseth will recount the history of the project, share input from the fall 2015 public comment period, and describe alternate routes the agency has considered for motorized recreation opportunities in the Burgess Junction area.

More information about the project is available online at 

DisABILITY Awareness Walk @ Sheridan Junior High School
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Sheridan’s participation in the statewide walk for DisABILITY Awareness Month! Registration and the walk itself will be at the Sheridan Junior High School outdoor track (enter the school campus from Clarendon Avenue). Free and open to all.

For more information, call Dawna Romeo at RENEW, (307) 672-7481.

In case of bad weather, the walk will be held in the gymnasium.

Chamber Coffee in Ranchester @ Ranchester Mercantile
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present a Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the brand new Ranchester Mercantile in Ranchester.

“Our Chamber Coffees are a great opportunity to provide businesses and residents throughout the county an opportunity to get together and talk about issues that may be affecting their businesses and other things happening in the surrounding communities,” said Dixie Johnson, Chamber CEO.

The coffee is open to the public and will be held in the Ranchester Mercantile, located at 254 U.S. Highway 14, across the street from the Ranchester Information Center.

Everyone is invited to Ranchester to enjoy coffee, goodies, discussion and networking.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Planning meeting for Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you a descendant of someone who lived and/or worked in the mining communities north of Sheridan?

If so, you are invited to a meeting to plan the Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic. The meeting will take place March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The picnic used to be an annual event and plans are being made to reestablish it. The picnic is scheduled to be held on July 31 at Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn Mountains.

For additional information, check the group’s Facebook page “Monarch Picnic aka Underground Coal Miners Picnic.”

“We the People” chili supper, showcase @ Sheridan High School
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On April 5, from 6-8 p.m., the Sheridan High School We the People team will host a chili supper and showcase at the high school.

Attendees to the event can meet the team, enjoy cinnamon rolls and chili and bid on silent auction items. The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $5.

In addition, the team will give a short presentation showcasing their knowledge for its upcoming competition.

The team will travel to the University of Maryland April 22-26 for the national competition. This is the third consecutive year the SHS team has won the state competition and moved on to nationals.

Each year, students raise money to attend the contest. The cost to attend this year is estimated at $53,000.

For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

City meeting on water meter replacements @ Sheridan County YMCA
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — City staff will host a public meeting on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA youth room to discuss a water meter replacement project.

The project will begin this fall. Most water meters in Sheridan County are about 20 years old and in need of replacement.

Later this year the city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board will begin installing new water meters in approximately 9,000 locations across the county. Meter-reading infrastructure within the water service area also will be updated.

State grants will cover half of the project costs. The remaining cost of the project will be managed with a 20-year, zero-percent state loan.

According to city officials, installing meters all at once also allows for bulk purchasing, efficient use of city resources and convenient/consistent installation for citizens.

The next steps include the city hiring a vendor to design the infrastructure and to procure and install the meters.

City officials estimate that the project will begin by the end of this year. Customers will be notified when installations begin in their area so that they may schedule a convenient time for meter replacement.

To learn more, see or email Chad Lynn at

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

VOA empty bowl fundraiser @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Volunteers of America annual “soup festival” fundraiser is planned for Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the VOA Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter.

A wide variety of homemade soups prepared and served by different community churches and other organizations will be featured at the event. It will also include live music, face painting and games for the kids.

In addition, you get to take home your handcrafted soup bowl, made by community members.

The event is meant to imitate a “simple” dinner one might have at a soup kitchen. The bowls are taken home to serve as a reminder of homelessness.

Tickets for the event are available at the door. They cost $25 for families, $10 for adults and $5 for kids; children 5 and younger get in free.

For more information, call Skye Heeren at 672-0475. The Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.

Beaver Creek Slide to benefit homeless shelter @ Dahlin residence (Start)
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The 13th annual Beaver Creek Slide and fourth annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 7. The Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter, operated by Volunteers of America, will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee.

Last year’s races had competitors from across Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.

Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile walk/run. The half marathon is a loop course covering primarily dirt and gravel roads along the scenic Big Horn Mountain foothills. The 3.5-mile course loops through Wild Turkey and Beaver Creek subdivisions. The courses are well marked and have aid stations.

Walkers for the half marathon start at 8 a.m. while runners start at 9 a.m. The 3.5 milers start at 10 a.m. Bike racers take the same course as the half marathon and do two loops starting at 8 a.m. Bikers should yield to runners and stay on the right side of the road while runners stay to the left.

Races will start at the Dahlin residence at 12 S. Sharptailed Road.

The entry fee is $30, payable to Wyoming Innovation. Entry forms can be picked up at the Sports Stop in Sheridan or via email by contacting

Each entrant receives a long sleeved T-shirt. Lunch is provided, and door prizes will be drawn after the race. Awards go to the top three finishers in each race for men and women.

Chamber lunch set for May 11 at Best Western @ Best Western Sheridan Center
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon May 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.

The event includes a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program.

The event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for the lunch.

For additional information, call 672-2485.

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

Harold Johnson Pickleball Tournament set for Saturday @ Thorne-Rider Park / YMCA
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The first annual Harold Johnson Pickleball Tournament is set for Saturday, and it’s not too late to register to play.

All donations from the tournament go to the YMCA’s Give Your Heart to a Child campaign under Johnson’s name.

Weather permitting, the tournament will be played on the courts at Thorne-Rider Park. Should poor weather force the event inside, games will be played at the indoor facility at Thorne-Rider Park as well as the YMCA.

You can sign up to play at the YMCA or contact Arlie Johnson at or 461-0994.

Methodist Men to host parking lot sale @ Sheridan Methodist
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Methodist Men will hold a semi-annual parking lot sale May 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at 215 W. Works St.

A lot of personal treasures, toys, kitchen wares, furniture and outdoor wares will be available. If you would like to donate items for the sale, contact the church office at 672-9779 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m. If you would like to rent a table to sell your own goods, contact the church. Spaces and tables are available for the cost of $15 for one table or two tables for $20.

The men’s group will also sell cinnamon rolls and coffee in the morning and hamburgers with chips and soda in the afternoon. The sale is a fundraiser for local and state mission projects.

Food, supply drive to benefit Cat Rescue @ Sheridan Motors
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Girl Scout Troop 1266 will earn its bronze award by hosting a pet food and supply drive for the Second Chance Cat Rescue at Sheridan Motors from 9 a.m. to noon May 14.

The nonprofit organization is in need of dry cat food, moist cat food, cat litter, cat brushes, toys and treats, garbage bags, office supplies and cleaning supplies.

For more information on needed items, contact the Second Chance Cat Rescue at 461-9555.

Sheridan Motors is located at 1858 Coffeen Ave.

Holy Name School Mayfest set for May 14 @ Elks Lodge
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host its annual Mayfest benefit fundraiser on May 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge ballroom.

This year’s theme is “It Was 1980 Something.” Attire from the 1980s is encouraged.

The event will include live music from Side Track, a live auction, appetizers and cash bar.

Tickets to attend are $35 per person, available at the door. Advance reservations not needed.

For more information, call the school at 672-2021.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

VFW to celebrate Poppy Drive @ Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The VFW Roy Eaton #1560 members will hold a Buddy Poppy drive Tuesday and Saturday.

On Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Buddy Poppies will be available at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, they will be available at Kmart and Wal-Mart.

The red Buddy Poppy symbolizes the lives lost in war.

Donations will be accepted for the poppies. All proceeds raised will benefit veterans and their families.

Buddy Poppies are assembled in VA hospitals by veterans.

Wal-Mart is located at 1695 Coffeen Ave. Kmart is located at 2571 N. Main St.

Miners picnic planning meeting set for Wednesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A planning meeting for the Monarch/Underground miners picnic will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Fulmer Room.

All interested parties are urged to attend.

The picnic will take place July 31 at Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn National Forest. It will be begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 5 p.m.

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

VFW to celebrate Poppy Drive @ Wal-Mart and Kmart
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The VFW Roy Eaton #1560 members will hold a Buddy Poppy drive Tuesday and Saturday.

On Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Buddy Poppies will be available at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, they will be available at Kmart and Wal-Mart.

The red Buddy Poppy symbolizes the lives lost in war.

Donations will be accepted for the poppies. All proceeds raised will benefit veterans and their families.

Buddy Poppies are assembled in VA hospitals by veterans.

Wal-Mart is located at 1695 Coffeen Ave. Kmart is located at 2571 N. Main St.

Fashion with Impact to benefit Bought Beautifully @ Barn in Big Horn
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully is organizing a fashion show fundraising event for Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

Fashion with Impact will provide attendees a way to use their purchasing power to positively impact the world.

The event will include fresh, trendy and high fashion looks, using pieces from both local and global vendors. Food, drinks and shopping will also be available.

Tickets to attend are $60 apiece or $100 for two.

Tickets may be purchased online at

For more information, contact nonprofit director Emily Betzler at 752-8139.

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

Story Woman’s Club to serve breakfast, lunch during yard sales @ Story Woman’s Club
Jun 5 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

STORY — The public is invited to stop by the Story Woman’s Club for breakfast and lunch during the annual Story Yard Sale Day on June 5.

At breakfast, from 7-11 a.m. (or until it’s gone), the group will be serve biscuits and gravy for $7 and cinnamon rolls for $2.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until it’s gone) and will include pulled pork sandwiches for $7.

Proceeds from the meals will benefit the Story Woman’s Club building maintenance fund.

The Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 N. Piney Road in Story.

Walk for Life set for Saturday @ Pregnancy Center and Washington Park
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN— The Legacy Pregnancy Center will host its sixth annual family-friendly Walk for Life.

   On June 11, the walk will take place between the Pregnancy Center located at 846 Coffeen Ave. and Washington Park.

   Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Walkers may pre-register at There is no cost to participate but donations and pledges for the 2-mile walk are accepted.

   Funds raised will help support the Legacy Center, which embraces, encourages and empowers those facing unplanned pregnancy.

   Refreshments and an inflatable slide will be offered. For more information call the center at 673-4757.

Shelter to host ‘Kitten Shower’ Saturday @ The Dog and Cat Shelter
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will host its first “Kitten Shower” at the shelter on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The party is being held to raise awareness of the kittens coming to the shelter and to gather donations of supplies needed to care for the kittens.

Suggested donations include milk replacement, turkey or chicken Stage 1 baby food, gift cards that can be used for supplies, baby bottles, cans of Iams, Nutro or Sheba brand kitten Pate food and clay cat litter. In addition, shelter officials said they need small #357/303 batteries for the electronic “Snuggle Kitten” heart. These small devices replicate the sound of a mother cat’s heartbeat, which provide comfort to orphaned kittens that are being bottle-fed.

Attendees of the Saturday event will be able to visit with shelter staff members, meet shelter kittens and other resident animals and learn about fostering opportunities.

All ages are welcome. For more information call the shelter at 674-7694.

The Dog and Cat Shelter is located at 84 E. Ridge Road.

Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues. @ Country Kitchen
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Kitchen for a no-host dinner.

Linda Orr will talk about finances and explore improvements to be made. All are welcome.

For more information contact Jean Arzy 672-3623.

Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Story Community Fund races set for June 25 @ Story Community
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Story Community Fund will host a community run, walk and bike event celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Fort Phil Kearny.

The event will take place June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with check-in at 8 a.m.

Events will include a 1-mile fun walk, 5K run/walk, 8K run and a half marathon. Bike events will start at 11 a.m. with a 5-, 7-, 10- and 18-mile ride.

The entry fee is $45 and includes lunch at the Wagon Box and a race souvenir. Proceeds will go to the Story Community Fund’s Story Trails System project.

To register go online to or stop by The Sport Stop, Foot of the Bighorns, Sheridan Bicycle Company or the YMCA.

For more information, contact Patrick Morgan at 763-2440.

Event to raise money to fight cancer @ Sheridan County Sportsman Association Complex
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — H&R Block will sponsor an Amateur Trapshooting Association registered fundraiser Cancer Shootout on Saturday and Sunday at the Sheridan County Sportsman Association Complex.

Trap Shooters from around the region are encouraged to compete in the event that begins at 9 a.m. each day, and members of the public are welcome to attend and watch.

In addition to the contest, there will be items for raffle to raise money to fight cancer.

Last year, the event raised $1,800 for the Welch Cancer Center.

For additional information, call Barbara Hodgson at 672-9787.

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