SHS choir concert @ Sheridan High School
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will perform in a choir concert Tuesday at 7 p.m.

An “all-Broadway” concert will be presented by the school’s four choirs — mixed, honor, Treblemakers and Spectrum.

The concert will take place at the school and is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Ashley Lecholat at 672-2495, ext. 1114.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Live from The Met: Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’ @ WYO Theater
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’” on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.

The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public.

The program allows audiences to experience the production at the same time as the audience in New York.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students.

Tickets may be purchased on the phone at 672-9084 or in person at the box office, which is located inside the theater at 42 N. Main St.

For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084.

Powder River Basin Resource Council meeting, dinner @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Oct 31 @ 3:45 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will conduct its annual meeting and dinner Oct. 31 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.

At 3:45 p.m., Sheridan attorney Tom Toner will discuss land and mineral owners’ rights in the oil and gas bust.

A social hour, music, live and silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature keynote speaker Andrew Nikiforuk. The award-winning Canadian journalist will present “Citizens’ Rights, Government Accountability and Big Oil.”

The cost to attend is $35 for PRBRC members and $45 for nonmembers.

Reservations should be made by Friday.

For additional information or to RSVP, call 672-5809 or see

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.

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.

SHS Jazz Band concert
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform its first concert of the year Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium.

The concert will feature jazz standards such as “Birdland,” “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” “Flight of the Foo Birds” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

The SHS Jazz Band is under the direction of Diane Knutson.

The Sue Henry Auditorium is at SHS, located at 1056 Long Drive.

SHS orchestras concert @ Sheridan High School
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra will present a combined concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform the “Overture to The Messiah” by Handel and Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto Number One” movements two and three.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform the “Prelude to Act One” from Verdi’s “La Traviata” opera, Bach’s “Fugue” in G minor and “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Vaughan Williams.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For additional information, call SHS at 672-2495.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

SheridanAires winter concert @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s SheridanAires will perform the group’s annual winter concert Thursday and Friday.

This year’s performances will be a tribute to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”

On Thursday, the performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. A contribution of $2 per person is suggested.

On Friday, a dinner featuring pork tenderloin will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the show at 7 p.m. The dinner cost is a suggested $10 per person. RSVPs are requested for dinner by Wednesday. There is no charge for only the show Friday.

For more information or to RSVP, call the center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

PBS Christmas concert featuring Amy, Annie Smith @ Sheridan Inn
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., the Historic Sheridan Inn will host an old-fashioned Christmas concert.

The concert will feature the soulful music of Wyoming natives Annie and Amy Smith.

Following the concert, hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

WyomingPBS will tape the concert and broadcast it as part of the “Wyoming Chronicle” series on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m., Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 8:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but organizers ask those planning to attend to pick up tickets at the Inn’s front desk before the event. Seating will be limited.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Amend, Wyoming PBS marketing and outreach director, at 855-2372.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

SC Christmas concert @ WYO Theater
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College music, theater and dance departments will present “A Sheridan College Christmas 2015” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

The performance will feature music from some of the newly formed musical groups at Sheridan College — Brass Ensemble, Chamber Strings and the Viol Consort. Other performers include the SC Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale, Chamber Choir and Dance Program.

Renditions of iconic holiday songs, such as “Sleigh Ride,” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as well as classic Christmas favorites will highlight the evening.

The performance’s finale will include a sing-along for the entire audience featuring the songs “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” “O Christmas Tree,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and active military members, and $5 for students. Children 12 and under are free, but will need a ticket.

Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, at 672-9084, online at or at the door.

For more information about the show, call Sheridan College faculty Dr. Eric Richards at 674-6446, ext 3009.

Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales @ WYO Theater
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Youth and Children’s Chorales will present the “Sounds of the Season” concert Monday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

Sheridan County’s best third- through eighth-grade singers will perform. Special guests will include Sheridan High School’s Spectrum Show Choir and flutist Leslie Viren.

The chorales are under the direction of Stephanie Zukowski, Samantha Knesebeck and Tami Davis with JoAnn Lilley as accompanist.

Tickets to the show are $5 for adults, seniors and students. Tickets for children 12 and younger cost $3. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at

SHS band concert @ Sheridan High School
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band will perform its winter concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the SHS auditorium.

For additional information, call Debbie Hanson at 672-2495, ext. 1.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Fat bike keg pull street party @ Black Tooth Brewing Company
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A street party (on Alger Street outside of Black Tooth Brewing Company) with a Fat bike keg pulling starting at 6 p.m.

The event will also include  live music starting at 8 p.m.

Black Tooth is providing the keys, Sheridan Bicycle Company is providing the bikes and sleds, and you provide the muscle!

No cover charge.

For more information, call Jesse Woods at 675-2337.

Money raised from the event will go to the Bomber Mountain Bike Club.

Dueling Duo fundraiser for Rotary @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Rotary Club will host an all-request dueling piano duo for a fundraiser set for Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall.

The Dueling Duo will sing and play attendee requests throughout the evening. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Tickets are available at Sheridan County Title or by calling Sasha Johnston at 672-6478.

The event is sponsored by the Sheridan Rotary Club, and proceeds will benefit the John W. Patton Memorial Project — a pavilion to be located at Rotary Park.

For additional information, contact Johnston.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

International Guitar Night @ WYO Theater
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host an evening of contemporary guitar music Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

International Guitar Night is a touring guitar festival. The performance Tuesday will feature Lulo Reinhardt of Germany, Mike Dawes from the United Kingdom, Andre Krengel from Germany and Brian Gore from California.

Tickets to the event cost $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and military members and $18 for students.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at

The WYO Theater is located at 42 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 

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.

Jazz on Mars @ Mars Theater at the WYO Theater
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second presentation of Jazz on Mars will take place March 29 at the Mars Theater inside the WYO Theater beginning at 8 p.m.

The evening will include music from the SC Jazz Ensemble, the SC Jazztet, the SC jazz faculty and Sheridan’s local jazz combo Canary Joe.

Each jazz group will perform a short set of music. The evening will end in a jam session/open mic led by SC jazz faculty and students. All aspiring jazz instrumentalists and singers are invited to perform.

The admission cost is $5 and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084 or Dr. Eric Richards at the college, 674-6446, ext. 3009.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

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.”

SC recital featuring director of strings, faculty @ Sheridan College
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A Double Bass Recital set for April 1 at 7 p.m. will feature Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, and college faculty.

Music by Koussevitzky, Elgar and others will be performed.

Admission to the concert is free. It will take place in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium at the school.

For additional information, contact Bergman at 674-6446, ext. 3010 or

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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.

Wyoming Baroque @ Sheridan College
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Baroque will perform in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Wyoming Baroque brings together the country’s most dynamic, historically informed instrumentalists to Wyoming. They will play instruments set up to baroque-era specifications, including the use of natural gut strings and lower-pitched tuning. Performers are coming from San Francisco, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina, to present a free concert at Sheridan College.

The repertoire for the concert explores tensions between Italian and French aesthetics of the 17th century and Francois Couperin’s reconciliation of the rift with his allegorical composition “L’Apotheose de Lully” (1725). The program concludes with a performance of an original composition by Dr. Mark Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, entitled “Steampunk Baroque.” In the spirit of “L’Apotheose de Lully,” this work synthesizes the diverse aesthetics of European baroque music, punk rock and 19th century art songs.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Bergman at 674-6446, ext. 3010 or by email to

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Tribute to John Denver @ WYO Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a tribute to John Denver and his music, starring Brad Fitch, on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

The event will have general admission seating and is a fundraising event for the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for two. Children younger than age 12 get in free.

For tickets or more information, call Denice Rollins at 751-6800. Tickets are also available at the WYO Theater box office.

For more information about Brad Fitch, visit

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

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