Trees of Love open house @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. The trees will be lit at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

While many people purchase lights for someone who is no longer living, the lights also make an excellent holiday gift for a friend, neighbor or loved one.

With the donation, the Auxiliary sends a card to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

“Last year, it was overwhelming to see the growth in the support of the program,” Kalasinsky said. “I encourage people to join us at the lighting again this year and to remember friends and family with lights.”

Each year proceeds from the Trees of Love project go to fund a needed project or piece of equipment for the hospital.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk or in businesses and offices throughout the community and on the hospital’s website,

Ucross Christmas celebration @ Raymond Plank Creative Center
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its third annual community Christmas celebration Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

The event will include a Christmas story reading from Craig Johnson, music from the Buffalo Balladiers, crafts for kids, fireworks and the lighting of thousands of lights throughout the park.

Organizers have asked those planning to attend to bring canned or nonperishable food items to be donated to families in need.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center at the intersection of Highways 14-16 East.

For additional information, contact the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291.

Community memorial service @ Champion Funeral Home
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A service of memory and hope for the community will take place Monday at Champion Funeral Home.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., the staff will help area residents remember and celebrate loved ones who have died in the last year and who are no longer around during this special time of year.

Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, call 674-6329.

Champion Funeral Home is located at 244 S. Brooks St.

Chamber After Hours @ Mountain View Veterinary Hospital
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly networking and social event.

The event is free, compliments of the host business, and open to all.

Business After Hours @ Sensational Kids
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sensational Kids will host the February Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is held at different member locations each month.

The event is free, courtesy of the host business.

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

Sensational Kids is located at 918 W. Brundage Lane.

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.

Behind the Scene Saturday at Sheridan County Museum @ Sheridan County Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a behind the scenes event Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drop by anytime to take a peek at the museum and its upcoming 2016 exhibits.

From 10 a.m. to noon, younger visitors can participate in a Tidbit Saturday program led by Curator of Education Shawna Cullen.

At 1 p.m., Collections Assistant Peg Cullen will present “Collections Nuts and Bolts,” a look at how the museum catalogs and cares for historical objects.

At 3 p.m., Museum Director John Woodward will give a preview of upcoming exhibits and the process of developing and making museum exhibits.

All events throughout the day are free and open to the public.

For additional information, call Woodward at 675-1150 or email

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Free fly-tying class
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns Saturday.

From 1-3 p.m., tie flies with some of the area’s experts. If you’re skilled in the craft, bring your own patterns and equipment to show and share with other attendees. If you’re a beginner, come learn the basics.

No registration is necessary.

For additional information, call Roger Miller at 751-9436 or Fly Shop of the Bighorns at 672-5866.

Fly Shop of the Bighorns is located at 334 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 

Business After Hours @ Cowboy State Bank
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month.

This month’s event will take place at the Cowboy State Bank.

The bank is located at 232 GrinnellPlaza.

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

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.”

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 or Deurloo at or 307-439-9570.

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

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.

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.

Open house set for North Sheridan Interchange @ Trails End Motel
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A public open house will take place May 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. regarding the North Sheridan Interchange project.

The meeting will take place at the Trails End Motel and will include display boards depicting the final design alignment and the proposed construction phasing.

Representatives from the project team will also be available to answer questions.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to have another meeting once the contractor is selected.

The project is set to begin this year and be completed by Oct. 31, 2019.

The Trails End Motel is located at 2125 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.

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.

State Farm agent to host open house @ State Farm office
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jon Oman will host an open house at his State Farm office on Coffeen Avenue.

The company will provide complimentary food, nonalcoholic beverages and a variety of prizes.

The event is geared toward welcoming current customers to stop by and meet the team, but Oman said anyone from the public is invited to attend.

Oman took over Bill Phillips’ insurance office in October 2015.

Oman is a third-generation State Farm agent.

The State Farm office is located at 123 Coffeen Ave.

For additional information, call 672-3443.

Congressional representatives to host office hours @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Area residents are encouraged to stop by the Fulmer Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to visit with DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones.

Residents can discuss issues or views regarding the federal government. Those ideas and concerns will then be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.

Residents unable to attend may call Enzi’s local office at 682-6268, Barrasso’s office at 672-6456 or Lummis’ office at 673-4608.

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

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.

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 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.

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