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Feb
24
Wed
Chamber to host coffee in Big Horn @ Barn in Big Horn
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The event will include coffee and is sponsored by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

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

Feb
25
Thu
e2e program featuring Vacutech CEO @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — John Tucker, CEO of Vacutech, will share his company’s history from inception to strong growth at the next e2e Wyoming program set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Vacutech was formed in 2004 to design and manufacture central vacuum systems used by car washes and industrial customers. The company soon outgrew its manufacturing facility.

In 2012, the company opened its doors in Sheridan.

Vacutech took an investment from Vopne Capital in 2014 to assist with the company’s growth and currently employs 125 people.  Vacutech’s vacuum systems can be found in every state in the USA, throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

To learn more about the company’s growth, attend the e2e program at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main St.

Mar
2
Wed
“Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land” @ Sheridan Junior High School
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his experiences exploring Southeast Asia’s Burma (Myanmar) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School.

Jenkins, a field staff writer for National Geographic and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, will present “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land.” The program is part of UW’s Global Studies Excellence Initiative and continues the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

On the border of Tibet, the Hkakabo Razi peak lies in the far north of Burma. Jenkins’ team traveled by train, bus, motorcycle, boat and foot, all while battling leeches, poisonous spiders and venomous snakes. Upon arriving at base camp, the team ascended the serrated and heavily glaciered west ridge of Hkakabo Razi.

Jenkins’ story about his expedition, “Point of No Return,” was in September’s National Geographic. The journey also was featured in globally recognized climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk’s documentary, “Down to Nothing.”

In his public presentation, Jenkins will take audiences across Burma, culturally and geographically — exploring his team’s hardships, fears, failures and freedom — in addition to ascending the country’s highest peak at 19,300 feet.

Jenkins has won numerous writing awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” in 2013 and a National Magazine Award with colleague Brint Stirton for “Who Murdered the Mountain Gorillas” in 2009. Both projects provided the basis for statewide presentations at Wyoming’s community colleges as part of the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

The public talks are sponsored by UW’s Center for Global Studies, UW’s Global and Area Studies Program, the Wyoming Humanities Council, the UW Outreach School and Wyoming’s community colleges, with additional support from the Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation and InterConnections21.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

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.

Apr
5
Tue
Dual Language Immersion meeting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A presentation and meeting regarding dual language immersion programs will take place Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Brian Deurloo, vice chair of the Wyoming Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, and Dr. Mark Mathern, secretary of the organization, will host the meeting.

Their presentation will explore the questions, opportunities and challenges surrounding dual immersion programs that seek to develop bilingualism/biliteracy, academic achievement and cross-cultural competencies for all students starting in kindergarten and first grade.

In dual language immersion programs, students learn content through both their native language and the target language.

Deurloo and Mathern will discuss the practicalities of creating programs in a community, citing examples from the Chinese and Spanish programs in Casper.

For additional information, contact Nicol Kramer at nkramer@bwenergylaw.com or Deurloo at brdeurloo@gmail.com or 307-439-9570.

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

Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

This month’s presenters include photographer and printmaker Linda Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; writer Elizabeth (Zebbie) Watson of Athens, Georgia; sculptural installation artist John Kenneth Melvin of Seattle, Washington; artist Caitlin Strom of Mount Kisco, New York; writer and director of interdisciplinary theater Kevin Doyle, of New York City and Antwerp, Belgium; and artist Melissa (Missy) Suzanne Washington of Los Angeles.

“Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.

For more information, see www.jentelarts.org or call Jentel at 737-2311.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center building is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

“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.

Apr
27
Wed
Clearmont Chamber Coffee @ Ucross Foundation
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

UCROSS — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee April 27 from 8-9 a.m.

The event will take place at the Ucross Foundation. It is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

The Ucross Foundation is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Clearmont.

May
17
Tue
Tween Club to gather Tuesday at the library @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is “escape room.”

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

May
19
Thu
Wyoming Office of Tourism to visit Sheridan @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will pay a visit to Sheridan on Thursday for an educational event focused on tourism’s interactive marketing best practices and the state of the American traveler.

The group will provide useful information for anyone dependent on (or just plain interested in) tourism marketing in Wyoming.

The event will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office.

Topics to be covered include how the American traveler plans travel, how travel brands are responding to this transformative change, using a data-driven approach to marketing content and personalization of your marketing strategy.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is located at 171 N. Main St., Suite D.

May
25
Wed
SMH to host Chamber Coffee next week @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee Wednesday from 8-9 a.m.

The event will take place at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. It is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

SMH is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Jul
27
Wed
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
17
Wed
Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Kennon Sign Shop
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at Kennon Sign Shop from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

For more information call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Kennon Sign Shop is located at 2071 N. Main St.

Aug
20
Sat
‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday @ The Brinton Museum
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday.
Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk. Organizers of the event say birds are moving, so it will be an interesting event.
Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m.
For more information call Ariel Downing at 672-3173 or email bighornaudubon@gmail.com.
The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

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
30
Tue
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

Sep
6
Tue
‘Eat Your Water’ presentation set for Tuesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dr. Erin Nitschke will present as part of the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64…or more” presentation Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The presentation is free to the community and will focus on ways to stay hydrated. All ages are welcome to attend the event. Refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary.

For more information, contact Lois Bell at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
13
Tue
Fraud Watch program set for Tuesday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A Fraud Watch program will take place Tuesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The AARP will discuss smartphone safety.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a light dinner, followed by the program at 5:30 p.m.

All ages are welcome and the event and meal are free and open to the public. To RSVP for the dinner, call 674-8585, ext. 129.

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

Library to host shred fest @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System, AARP Wyoming and Secure Shred Wyoming will host a free shredding event and informational session on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The informational session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will focus on protecting your devices from viruses, hacking and other threats. AARP Wyoming Associate State Director Tim Lockwood will lead the session.

The shred fest will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the library parking lot. Residents may drop off up to two banker boxes of papers to be shredded for free. Additional boxes will be accepted for $10 apiece.

Those planning to participate in the shred fest are asked to remove all bindings and clips from the papers, though paper clips and staples are OK to leave. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Sep
14
Wed
Have coffee with a cop Wednesday @ Andi’s Coffee House
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Join some of Sheridan’s police officers for a cup of coffee Wednesday between 4-7 p.m. at Andi’s Coffee House.

The event, part of “Coffee with a Cop,” is meant to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.

The event does this by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Andi’s Coffee House is located at 738 Broadway St.

For additional information, contact Jerry Rasmussen at jrasmussen@sheridanpolice.com or 672-2413

Sep
17
Sat
WWA to host stewardship day @ Sibley Lake
Sep 17 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the U.S. Forest Service will lead a stewardship outing at Sibley Lake on Saturday.

The group will spend the morning and early afternoon completing a trail project that was started at the beginning of the summer by clearing brush, doing tread work and repairing a board-walk.

The Wyoming Wilderness Association encourages individuals to get outside and help maintain the wild spaces and solitude that make Wyoming special.

For more information and to sign up for the outing, contact Heidi at 672-2751 or heidi@wildwyo.org.

CHAPS to conduct community outreach Saturday @ Tractor Supply
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip equine assisted therapy will conduct community outreach at Tractor Supply on Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Representatives from the organization will be on site to talk about what the program does to help the Sheridan community.

CHAPS is also seeking volunteers for the event.

Those interested in helping should contact Christina at 859-230-7088 or info@chapswyo.org.

Tractor Supply is located at 1140 East Brundage Lane.

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.

Sep
20
Tue
City to host meet, greet of city administrator candidates @ Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium.
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host a meet and greet of candidates seeking the city administrator position on Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium.

Candidates will be available to meet area residents and discuss the role of the city administrator.

At a meeting earlier this month, Sheridan City Council members and attendees spoke via teleconference to John Hodgson, the senior consultant for The Prothman Group, regarding the role of the city’s administrator position.

The Prothman Group was hired by the city of Sheridan to lead job search efforts for the position that was approved last year.

During the discussion, Hodgson explained the process his company and the city plan to use to hire the administrator. Once the field is narrowed down to five applicants, there will be an opportunity for the community to meet the candidates in an informal setting — the purpose of Tuesday’s gathering.

At that time, city officials said, the group will provide a short biography of each of the candidates. This allows community members to provide feedback on each of the candidates.

The following day, the council, key community members, selected staff members and others will conduct interviews with the candidates. Later, council members will select the candidate to take the position.

No timeline was given for when the position is expected to be filled.

The city administrator’s salary is listed at $105,870 – $161,513 annually, plus benefits; the position was approved by the city last fall.

Sep
21
Wed
Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Kennon Sign Shop
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at Alpine Climate Control from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

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

Kennon Sign Shop is located at 800 E. Burkitt St.

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