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Nov
2
Mon
Republican Women of Sheridan County @ Frackelton's
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will conduct the final meeting of 2015 on Monday.

At 11:30 a.m., the group will meet at Frackelton’s. The event is open to the public.

Outgoing President Carla Klopfenstein will present slides from the national convention and highlight her four years as president.

The election of officers for 2016-2017 will also be held.

The cost of the lunch is $18.

For additional information, contact Klopfenstein at 763-2672.

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

Nov
4
Wed
Community action forum on dementia @ Sheridan County YMCA
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A community action forum regarding local efforts to create dementia-friendly communities will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

The event will be held at the Sheridan County YMCA.

It is a culmination of five weeks of community study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities. The kickoff meeting was held in September.

The event Wednesday will focus on the action steps developed by the study circles.

For additional information, call the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.

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

Dec
5
Sat
High Mountain Holiday Bazaar @ Ranchester Town Hall
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

RANCHESTER — The High Mountain Holiday Bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Ranchester.

The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will occur in the Ranchester Town Hall multi-purpose room.

Breakfast items will also be served as a fundraiser for the Dayton Community Church youth group.

For additional information or to reserve table space, call Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283.

Ranchester Town Hall is located at 145 Coffeen St. in Ranchester.

Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar @ Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School.

The bazaar will feature a wide variety of small businesses and crafters.

The event is sponsored by the elementary school’s parent-teacher organization.

For additional information or to reserve booth space, contact Crystal Terry at 620-2835.

Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School is located at 1053 S. Sheridan Ave.

Mar
14
Mon
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: wgfd.wyo.gov 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.

Mar
15
Tue
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 www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project+45472. 

Mar
26
Sat
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.

Mar
30
Wed
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.”

Apr
6
Wed
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 www.sheridanwy.net or email Chad Lynn at clynn@ridgepointwyo.com.

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

May
11
Wed
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.

May
25
Wed
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.

Jun
21
Tue
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.

Jul
13
Wed
Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday @ Holiday Inn
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

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

A panel of speakers will give updates from county, city and municipal governments.

The event is open to the public. The lunch buffet costs $15 per person. No reservations are needed.

For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Jul
27
Wed
Downtown Sheridan Association annual meeting set for Wednesday @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will hold its annual meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the community room.

The meeting will introduce new board members, elect new officers, recap the past year’s activities and discuss future projects.

All are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, see www.downtownsheridan.org or call 672-8881.

The Downtown Sheridan Association community room is located at 121 S. Main St.

Medical Marijuana meeting set for Wednesday at library @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle room
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — An informational meeting on the voter initiative Peggy A. Kelly Act will take place at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle room on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The act would allow medical cannabis and hemp production in Wyoming. Wyoming NORML will present and encourages attendees to bring questions. The group has been circulating a petition to put the issue on the ballot.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
2
Tue
Dayton candidate meet and greet planned for Aug. 2 @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A meet and greet for the Dayton Town Council and Sheridan County Commission candidates will take place at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton on Aug. 2 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to stop in and get to know the candidates, ask questions and be informed.

For more information contact Dixie Johnson at 672-2485.

The Tongue River Valley Community Center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.

Aug
3
Wed
Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday @ The Holiday Inn
Aug 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

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

The lunch buffet costs $15 per person, and all are welcome to attend. No reservations are needed.

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

The Holiday Inn is located just off the highway at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Elks to host candidate meet and greet @ The Eagles
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Eagles No. 186 will host a candidate meet and greet Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. This is a chance for the public to meet the candidates and ask questions. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Mona Hansen at 751-5626 or mono_bafona2@yahoo.com.

The Eagles is located at 850 N. Main St.

Aug
9
Tue
Candidate forum set for Aug. 9 @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church.
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A two-day candidate forum for the Aug. 16 Wyoming primary election will take place on Aug. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Sheridan Wesleyan Church.

The event is an opportunity for the different candidates that are on the Sheridan County ballots to share their views with the public.

An exact schedule for the different candidate positions will be posted on the Chamber website at www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2486. The Wesleyan Church is located at 404 W. Brundage Lane.

Aug
22
Mon
‘Teach-in’ to discuss roadless rules @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Council for the Bighorn Range has joined in the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative as a wilderness/roadless representative. The group will host a “teach-in” on Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The discussion will include the history and effects of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in the Bighorn National Forest and how the public can affect the recommendations on the remaining roadless areas on public lands across the Bighorn Mountains. The meeting is open to the public.

Since late 2012 when the Roadless Rule was affirmed, the Bighorn National Forest has been out of compliance with the rule. The collaborative is composed of members from industry, Wyoming State Forestry, agriculture, recreation, conservation, sportsmen and local government.

The collaborative will take comment from the public in forming its recommendations.

In the spring of 2017, the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative will make recommendations to the governor for future management of these roadless areas.

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

Aug
25
Thu
G&F to hold public meeting on furbearing animal hunting Thursday @ Sheridan WGFD office.
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a series of statewide public meetings to discuss proposed changes to Game and Fish Commission Regulations Chapter 4, Furbearing Animal Hunting or Trapping.

The meeting in Sheridan will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan WGFD office.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend. A full listing of proposed changes is available for review online. Comments can also be submitted online until 5 p.m. Sept. 26.

The public is also invited to provide comments on the proposed incorporation to the new Chapter 35, Hunting Regulation for Persons with Disabilities, which includes the previous independent regulations Chapter 38, Hunters with a Qualifying Disability Authorized to Shoot from a Vehicle and Chapter 64, Regulation for Central Visual Acuity Disability Permits.

Game and Fish is also planning to repeal Chapter 38 and 64 which have already been incorporated into the new Chapter 35.

For additional information, contact the WGFD at 307-777-4600.

The Sheridan WGFD office is located at 700 Valley View Drive.

Sep
3
Sat
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.

Sep
15
Thu
Last Third Thursday of the season next week @ Grinnell Plaza.
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The last Third Thursday of the 2016 season will take place next week in downtown Sheridan.

The Thursday event will feature a variety of food, drink and craft vendors alongside booths for nonprofits and other organizations. Live music will also be featured.

The event will take place from 5-9 p.m.

In conjunction with the festival, the Sheridan Farmers Market will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza.

Sep
17
Sat
Genealogical Society to gather Saturday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The first meeting of the Sheridan County Genealogical Society will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

All interested individuals are invited to attend to learn about exciting events and helpful programs planned for 2016-2017. Participants will learn ways to search for family members and find information on family heritage.

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

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