SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Grizzly Bear ecology tour in the Shoshone National Forest. On Saturday, Chuck Neal, a retired U.S. Department of the Interior ecologist, will lead the group into grizzly bear country and teach the ecology and biology of the bears. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas. The walk will be approximately 5 miles roundtrip, and is a steep uphill climb. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN— Local musician and music therapist Michele Foster will present a free class on basic guitar skills. Folster will be at the Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. This class is meant for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it to the class. Folster will have two available for use. For more information, please call the Sheridan County Fulmer Library at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN— Local author Abbie Johnson will read from her work Saturday. Johnson will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Library at 2 p.m., and will read from her novel, ‘We Shall Overcome’, as well as poems from two of her collections. Copies of her two books will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the author at 674-6109.
SHERIDAN— The Elks Lodge will hold a fundraiser for Harold Johnson to help raise money for his cancer challenge. From 4-6p.m. on Saturday there will be a dinner, live music, and an auction. The cost is $10 and the lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. If you can’t make it, you can send donations to the Harold Johnson Fund, PO box 5082, Sheridan, WY 82801. For more information please call Terry Jurosek at 686-7755 or Sara Silla at 461-1442.
Sheridan County Commission 8:45 a.m., Monday, August 4 216, Commission Library, Commission Office, 2nd floor, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Voucher review • Consider Mill Levies for FY 2014-2015 • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn
SHERIDAN— The Chamber’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Sheridan County Cattlewomen are holding the 10th annual Buyers’ Reception. The reception precedes the 4-H/FFA livestock sale on Monday, August 4, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The dinner is at 4 p.m. with the livestock sale beginning at 6 p.m. For more information please call Marlin Norling at 752-1460.
Town of Dayton Council Agenda 7:30 p.m., August 4, 2014 Dayton Town Hall, 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Call to order. • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the July 16, 2014 secondary council meeting. • Reports – Utility Clerk/building permits, Fire/Rescue Department, Law Enforcement, Engineering, Employees, Planning Committee, Council, Tongue River Joint Powers Board. • Approve warrants. • Announcements/correspondence. • Old business update. • Award Yard of the Month for July. • Acknowledge Councilman Alley’s contribution to Dayton Days. • Hear a presentation from Devin Peterson about Cannon printers. • Discuss a dog kennel for the Town Shop • Act on and discuss the Verizon Tower Agreement. • Council comments/requests for future agenda items • Citizen communique • Adjourn to executive session to discuss real estate
Board of County Commissioners 9 a.m., Tuesday #220, Second Floor Boardroom, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Consent Agenda: 1. Minutes from staff meeting, July 14, 2014 2. Minutes from special session, July 14, 2014 3. Minutes from regular session, July 15, 2014 4. Minutes from staff meeting, July 21, 2014 5. Minutes from special session, July 23, 2014 6. Findings of Fact for V-14-0012: Phillips Lot Size Variance 7. Findings of Fact for CU-14-003: Walker Equine Clinic CUP 8. Sheridan County License Agreement 1415LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 9. Sheridan County License Agreement 1416LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 10. Affirm application for 24-hour catering permit for the Big Horn Y, LLC, for a poker run to be held July 26, 2014; at the Big Horn Y, 7088 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 11. Affirm amendment No 2 with Envision Pharmaceutical Services, LLC (“Envision”) amending claims for covered drugs under the Affordable Care Act, effective August 1, 2014 12. Affirm Plan Document and Summary Plan Description with Employee Benefit Management Services (EBMS), effective July 1, 2014 13. Affirm Non Voluntary Contract with Delta Dental Plan of Wyoming D.B.A. Delta Dental of Wyoming, effective July 10, 2014 14. Release of Mortgage to Mildred Chambers for Lot 3, Block 2, Woodland Park Subdivision – Phase One, Acknowledging Payment Received of $21,400.00 15. General County Vouchers, July 16. General Airport Vouchers, July • Consider Agenda • Announcements • Public Comments on matters not on the Agenda • Consider Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Grant Award for FY 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) • Consider S-14-001M: Arab Acres Three Minor Subdivision • Consider CU-14-007: Maestri Ranch Private Air Strip CUP • Consider CU-14-008: Big Horn Community Center CUP • Consider Resolution 14-08-024 Proposition for Continuance of Optional One Cent Sales/Use Tax • Consider Resolution 14-08-025 Grant Application to WYDOT for 2015 CMAQ Funds • Consider Resolution 14-08-026 Grant Application to WYDOT Aeronautics for Airfield Tractor and Mower • Consider Resolution 14-08-027 Response to City of Sheridan Resolution 21-14 Annexation of Property and Roads • Consider Rescinding Resolution 14-07-023 Fire Restrictions and Consider Adopting 14-08-028 Revised Fire Restrictions • Consider Resolution 14-08-029 Vacation of a Portion of Upper Big Horn Sheridan Road A.K.A. Big Horn – Sheridan Upper Road • Consider Agreement of Acceptance with WYDOT for Loop Road • Adjourn
SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held next week. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space is limited to 24 children so pre-registration is requested. Subsequent activities will be on Aug. 19. For more information or to register call 675-1150. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
SHERIDAN— Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This month’s presenters include an encaustic artist, a performance artist, a narrative fiction writer, a painter, a photographer and a fiction writer. The art center is located on the corner of Fifth and Broadway, and this event is free and open to the public.
SHERIDAN— The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee is hosting a Candidate Forum Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 and 6. This is a chance for the public to ask all of the candidates, both locally and at a state level, questions. On Tuesday, candidates for U.S. and State positions will be at Sheridan College’s Whitney presentation hall, 3059 Coffeen Ave. On Wednesday, candidates for County, City and Town positions will be there. Both events are at 7 p.m. For more information please call the County Elections Office at 674-2515.
HERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, directed by Don Cherni and Areil Downing. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available. For more information on the concert call David Kuzara at 751-7960.
SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus will hold a blood drive Wednesday. From 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at 301 E. Brundage, they will be taking blood donations. Donors must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. For more information call Ken Weber at 672-5058.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive Thursday, August 7. There is a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. From 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room B, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment log onto www.bloodhero.com. For more information call Mike Frigon at 800-365-4450 ext. 3054.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Fulmer Library is featuring two art exhibits in the month of August. In the Inner Circle, local artist Daniel Granger will have his first public exhibit. Granger experiments in several mediums, including ink, fountain pen, pencil drawings, acrylic paint and wax. An artist reception for Granger will be held in the Inner Circle from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN— The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include a watermelon eating contest, homemade pie contest, rooster crowing contest, a market basket raffle and a beer and wine garden. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or see sheridanfarmersmarket.org.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Watercolor Society will have an awards ceremony and artists’ reception Thursday. They are hosting the 29th annual National Watercolor Exhibition again this year at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The reception starts at 5 p.m., and refreshments are provided. Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For more information call Karen Myers at 751-6411.
SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Barre Body with Michele. Sign-up is required and it is limited to 12. Donations will benefit The Food Group. For more information or to nominate a cause to promote contact Michele Fritz or Evelyn Ferrante at email@example.com. The studio is located in Journeys Center of Wellbeing at 37 S. Main St.
Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m., August 7 2nd floor Commissioners’ Board Room, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of Agenda • Approval of minutes- July 2nd, 2014 • Matters from the public (items not on Agenda) • New business 1. Item No: CU-14-009: Koltiska Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Gary and Vicki Jo Koltiska 2. Item No: CU-14-010: Sheeley Ranch Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Sheeley Ranch, Inc. 3. Item No: CU-14-011: Turned Antiques Expansion CUP OWNER: Neltjie 4. Public Hearing- proposed amendment to the rules and regulations governing zoning, Sheridan County, Wyoming • Matters from staff 1. WYOPASS Annual Conference, September 17-19, Pinedale, Wyoming • Matters from Commissioners 1. None at this time • Adjournment
SHERIDAN— Help the Sheridan Jaycees raise funds to prevent malaria in Africa. On Thursday, August 7, there will be family fun at Kendrick Park starting at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment from the Boot Hill band, dance lessons, silent auction, food vendors, and adult beverages. This is a fundraiser for Nothing but Nets, an international organization that supplies bed nets to African families. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information call Michelle Edwards at 371-1460.
SHERIDAN— The Senior Center is having a garage sale Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9. They are currently accepting donations for it. On Friday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. On Saturday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. If you’d like to donate, you may contact Nancy at 672-2240. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a workshop and campout in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. On Friday, hikers will gather and camp at the Paint Rock Ranger Station and then hike out of the Paint Rock and Medicine Lodge Lakes Saturday. A Leave-No-Trace Awareness will be led by Lead Wilderness Ranger Donna Wilson. Bring a picnic lunch and plan to spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas. The walk will be approximately six miles roundtrip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN— The NSI Academy presents their fall fest Friday August 8 and Saturday August 9. On Friday there will be a Pig Spit BBQ and live music by The Craft Brothers starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m., there will be a 5k Color Run that you can register online for. There will also be a lunch and a duck race. Both days will feature musical performances by the student body and inflatables for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome to establish a performing arts program at NSI Academy. The NSI Academy is located at 5 Lane Ln. For more information call 674-6878.
SHERIDAN— The North Main Association presents a Taste of Sheridan, Sunday, August 10. Come try foods from ten different vendors at Thorne-Rider park from 3-7 p.m. Ten tickets may be purchased at the entrance for $20 and there is a beer and wine garden, kids’ games, and live music performed by Canary Joe, Instagators, and Side Track. For more information or if you’d like to volunteer, call John at 763-2541.