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From staff reports SHERIDAN— Sheridan County is launching a county-wide contest to design a new logo that represents the county in a unique and identifying way. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 7. The County Commission will select up to 10 semi-finalists to be presented to the public for voting. Finalists will each receive $50 in Chamber Bucks, and the contest winner will receive $250 in Chamber Bucks.
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 hike up Crystal Creek in the Gros Ventre Wilderness on July 24 to view nature at work. This includes an interpretive hike with Tim Farris as he explains backcountry trail maintenance. Hikers will learn how the Forest Service manages challenges in its trail maintenance program. The hike is approximately 9 miles round-trip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan Farmers Market will commence Thursday at Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. weekly on Thursdays vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. This week features Mick Johnson Acoustic and youth activities. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or see www.downtownsheridan.org.
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 yoga with Erin Scherry on Thursday. 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— Habitat for Humanity presents “On the Foundation”, an evening of one-act plays, music, dessert, wine and beer 7 p.m. this Thursday at 1774 Poplar Trail. Tickets are $40, available at Sheridan Stationery, and all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Casting for Recovery, a two and a half day free retreat awarded to 14 women of Wyoming who are breast cancer survivors, will be held July 25-27. The fourth annual event includes fly-fishing instruction, breast cancer information and other tools for healing and socializing, including a psycho-social therapist, a health care professional and river helpers. The services are provided at no cost to the participants thanks to donations from individuals and businesses as well as grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation, Wyoming Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. The organization is currently seeking residents to apply for the 2014 retreat, which will be held in Dubois at the Absaroka Ranch. For more information about the program or to apply see castingforrecovery.org or call 888-553-3500. The deadline for applications is May 16. Space is limited to 14 participants who will be chosen at random.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Sheridan Workforce Center, and the Sheridan Veterans Administration are partnering to host their second annual job fair on Friday. From 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Sheridan VA Medical Center auditorium will open its doors to veterans only, but then starting at 4 p.m., they will open their doors to public job seekers. There will be over 20 employers from all career fields and participants are encouraged to dress for an interview and bring resumes. For more information call 672-9775.
AYTON—The 38th annual Dayton Days will be held Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, in Dayton. Friday’s events include the Cow Pie Classic golf tournament and the pet parade, movie, and talent show in the park. Saturday’s events include the pancake breakfast, mile race, and the parade at 10 a.m. If you would like to register for the parade, please fill out a parade registration and return it to Town Hall, PO box 100, Dayton, WY 82836. For additional information contact Dayton Town Hall at 655-2217, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERIDAN— Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Friday at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information please call 763-7320.
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 gradual climb to the top of Brooks Mountain. A moderate to strenuous hike, it leads to a breathtaking drop-off overlooking Brooks Lake and the DuNoir valley, with views of the Tetons. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas The walk will be approximately eight miles roundtrip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email email@example.com.
SHERIDAN— Join the Wyoming Wilderness Association for the Spur Ranch Fest Sunday for biking, live music, beer, and more. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 86 Peno Rd. and is a $10 entry free for adults, and children under 10 get in free. All proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Wilderness Association and Red Grade Trail Project. For more information call 672-8459.
BIG HORN— Join the Downtown Sheridan Association for the fifth annual Goose Creek Cup Sunday, 5 p.m., at the Flying H Polo Club on Bird Farm Road in Big Horn. Tailgating is encouraged at $10 per car, and there are events such as long ball contest and the champagne divot stomp. There will be an after party at 7 p.m. at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. If you are interested in being a private tent sponsor, please call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881.
SHERIDAN— Sheridan County School District 2 is holding a second opportunity for Kindergarten screening. All Kindergarten parents are urged to have their child attend this screening if they did not do so in April. Appointments can be made by calling 674-7405, extension 5105 no later than August 8. You can register your child for Kindergarten is Sheridan School District 2 at the screening. Parents and guardians need to bring a birth certificate and immunization records to the registration. Children must be five-years-old on or before September 15, 2014 to be eligible for Kindergarten this fall. For more information call Scott Stults at 647-7405, extension 5108.
SHERIDAN— Eagles Chapter number 186 will hold a candidates meet and greet Monday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 at 850 North Main St. This is a chance for the public to meet the candidates and ask questions.
Sheridan City Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Monday, City Council chambers, City Hall, 55 E. Grinnell Plaza • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the July 14, 2014 meeting 1. Old business 2. New business • Consideration of PL-14-15: West Loucks Street right-of-way vacation; a request to vacate 2,074 square feet of the West Loucks right-of-way for the construction of a garage. Located in front of 1039 W. Loucks St. • Consideration of PL-14-21: Cloud Peak Ranch 16th Rezone; a request to rezone ± 2.67 acres, from R-3 Residence to R-1 Residence District. Located north of Mydland Road and Dome Drrive and east of Featherbed Lane • Consideration of PL-14-20: Cloud Peak Ranch 16th Filing Preliminary plat; a preliminary plat approval to subdivide ±7.55 acres into 24 lots and 5 outlots, to be zoned R-1 Residence District. Located north of Mydland Road and Dome Drive and east of Featherbed Lane • Comments from commissioners and staff • Adjourn
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a retired railroaders day Tuesday at 8 a.m. at 211 Smith St. There will be coffee and donuts provided. For more information please call Jane Perkins at 672-2240.
SHERIDAN— The Tongue River community blood drive is Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester. There is a critical need for O negative, A negative, B negative, and O positive blood types. Donors must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and have a picture ID. To schedule your appointment, call 800-365-4450.
SHERIDAN — 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, band members Andy Edmundson and Bill Avery will play sections from popular musicals. 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 Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk about forest service policies and will focus on the Big Horn National Forest. The events are free and open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic lunches and stay and enjoy the visitor’s center before or after each program. The center is located off of Interstate 90 on the Fifth Street exit. For more information call 673-7120.
BIG HORN— The Brinton Museum will have a lecture Wednesday at 10 a.m. Hosted by assistant curator Jessie Landau on Bradford Brinton and the Early 20th Century Cult of Masculinity. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Rd., Big Horn. For more information please call 672-3173.
SHERIDAN— Penrose Place, a new 15-unit HUD subsidized apartment complex for seniors, will have its grand opening Wednesday at 10 a.m. Penrose Place is located at 667 East Sixth St. For more information, please call 763-4690.
SHERIDAN — Join Sarah Mentock of Science kids July 30 for “Wacky Science.” Children ages 10-16 are invited to learn cool scientific principles using everyday materials. Following the science activities, participants will have a pizza party. Both events are free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Kendrick Park. A full schedule of ParkFit events can be seen at www.wellnesscouncilsc.org. All members of the community are invited to these free events.
Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Downtown Sheridan Association, 121 South Main St. • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Approval of July meeting minutes • Treasurer’s report • Visitors • Old business 1. Update – Big Horn Community Center 2. Robotics discussion • New business 1. Board member terms • Adjournment
SHERIDAN— Funny Face Productions presents the musical comedy, 13, featuring twenty-three Sheridan-area teens. They will perform in the brand new Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, 42 North Main St. from July 30 until Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office or at www.wyotheater.com.