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Mar
14
Mon
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: wgfd.wyo.gov 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.

Mar
15
Tue
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 www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project+45472. 

Mar
26
Sat
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.

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.

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.”

Apr
5
Tue
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.

Apr
6
Wed
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 www.sheridanwy.net or email Chad Lynn at clynn@ridgepointwyo.com.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

May
3
Tue
SC to host student art sale Tuesday @ Sheridan College, Whitney Academic Center atrium
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a student ceramics art sale Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium.

The event will include a display and sale of ceramic items and other artwork created by SC students.

For additional information, call Marcia McChesney at 461-3878.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
7
Sat
Ucross hosting new art exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — A new exhibition, (We)st Maria Rose & E.K. Wimmer, opened at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday.

The multidisciplinary exhibit features 20 paintings by Maria Rose, along with photographs, collages and video by Wimmer, representing 20 years of relationship between the two artists.

As they state, “(We)st follows the trajectory of two lives intertwined, exploring different perspectives on shared experiences. Measuring the course of our relationship over two decades and four Western states: New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming…the art reflects the highs and lows of a shared life: marriage, education, children, loss, growth and change.”

A reception for the artists will take place May 7 from 4-6 p.m. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will include a gallery talk by Maria Rose and Wimmer at 4:15 p.m. The talk will be followed by music performed by a string trio affiliated with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

The exhibition will be on display through June 10 and is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Award-winning Wyoming writer Nina McConigley, author of Cowboys and East Indians, has written the exhibition essay.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located ½ mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For additional information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

May
10
Tue
SC to host exiting student art show in Martinsen Gallery @ Martinsen Gallery, Sheridan College
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Martinsen Gallery will host an exhibit of exiting students’ art through Friday.

The show will feature the work of Micah Cornell, Tori Golab, Christina Harrelson, Brenna Powell and Jandey Shackelford.

The show opens Tuesday at the gallery and is available for public viewing daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free.

An opening reception will take place Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres.

For additional information, contact Linda Oetken at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

The Martinsen Gallery is located in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
11
Wed
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.

May
18
Wed
SHS artwork to be displayed at library @ Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The 48th annual Wyoming Art Symposium concluded at the Casper Events Center April 23, showcasing 4,518 pieces of artwork from around the state. The students of Sheridan High School submitted 79 pieces of artwork to represent their school.

Sixty-seven other schools in Wyoming also participated this year. The SHS student artwork included ceramics, collages, drawings, graphics, paintings and photographs that were created this year. All the students’ hard work and dedication paid off this year with 49 Blue Ribbons (best of show) and three First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards. The three pieces of artwork were chosen by the First Lady of Wyoming herself, Carol Mead, and will go on to Cheyenne to be displayed in the governor’s mansion for an entire year.

The Sheridan High School students’ artwork will be on display on the Fulmer Public Library Mezzanine through May 24. A public artists reception will take place May 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The following students earned awards at the Wyoming Art Symposium:

Blue Ribbon Winners

• Brooke Aksamit, Kain Bennage, Barak Broad, Kyra Campbell, Megan Culver, Hailey Dillon, Tea’ Fleenor, Alix Hegy, Alabama Ingram, Alyssa Lindberg, Emily Kelly, Molly Man, Gabbie Moore, Kayla Nelson, Katherine Nutt, Samara Ordahl, Sydnee Ordahl, Helen Patten, Gabby Reyes, Kylie Stedtnitz, Colleen Swan, Sara VonKrosigk, Kass Williamson

The First Lady of Wyoming Art Awards

• Kain Bennage, Gabbie Moore, Maddi Raymond

Sheridan College full-tuition scholarship

• Awarded to Colleen Swan

May
19
Thu
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

May
20
Fri
Powder Horn to host art show Thursday, Friday @ Powder Horn
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will host an art show Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show is open to the public and will be on display in the Cascade Room of the clubhouse.

A cocktail party is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit local artists.

May
25
Wed
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.

May
27
Fri
Buffalo shop to feature Brooklyn potter’s work @ Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts will feature the work of Brooklyn potter Claire Weissberg this summer. The show will run from May 27 through Aug. 6, with a reception for the artist set for Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Weissberg’s porcelain pottery is all wheel-thrown and fired in an electric kiln at mid-range. The magazine Ceramics Monthly features a pitcher from the show in its May issue.

Weissberg has no employees. She throws, trims, glazes, fires, sells and packs and ships her own work from her studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Weissberg was born in New York City, studied pottery with Clary Illian in Iowa and Chiyoichi Shimizu in Japan. She received her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a full-time potter in Brooklyn since 1989.

For questions or more information, please call Margo or Carey at 684-9406. Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts is located at 1 N. Main St. in Buffalo.

Jun
1
Wed
SAGE Juried Art Show opens June 1 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Opening day for the sixth annual SAGE National Juried Art Show will be June 1 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

The show is an exhibit from artists all over the country, in any medium, on display through June 30. This year’s juror is Boston artist Vincent Crotty, who will also be giving an oil painting workshop June 17-19.

The awards ceremony and reception is June 16 from 5-7 p.m. Cash awards will be presented for best of show; first, second and third places; and honorable mention. Both the exhibit and the awards ceremony are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the art center at 674-1970. The host organization, SAGE, is the Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al.

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

Jun
5
Sun
Brinton to open new exhibit, ‘Landscape & Beyond’ @ Brinton Museum
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will feature nationally-acclaimed American landscape painter Clyde Aspevig in a one-person exhibit, “Landscape & Beyond,” on display in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from June 5 through July 31.

A reception to meet the artist is set for June 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for museum members.

Known by museums and world class collectors, Aspevig is highly regarded as an accomplished American painter who uses vibrant color to depict spectacular Western landscapes. Aspevig is the recipient of numerous awards going back to the 1980s, including more recently the 1997 Prix de West Invitational Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame; the prestigious 2006 Autry National Center John J. Geraghty Award; and the 2013 Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape at the 102nd California Art Gold Medal Show, USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California.

As an artist who grew up on a ranch in Montana, his paintings evoke a sense of passion about the land that tugs at an emotional sensibility in all of us. The exhibit includes 28 paintings representing new work as well as a selection of oils dating back to 2013.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Jun
6
Mon
Submissions for juried photography show due June 15 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center has issued a call for submissions for the second annual juried photography show.

The show is open to all artists residing in the U.S., but works cannot exceed 3-foot-by-3-foot.

The works to be exhibited will be chosen by Adam Jahiel, a world-renowned photographer who lives in Sheridan County.

All entries must be submitted by June 15  to be considered. Details on how to submit photos can be found at artinsheridan.com.

The show will open at the art center July 6 and run through Aug. 23.

For additional information, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@qwestoffice.net.

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

Library kicks off June exhibit on mezzanine @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the artwork of local student artists Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wrigley and Maria Stacy on the mezzanine during the month of June.

A free public reception for the artists will be held on the mezzanine on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

Blommel grew up in Sheridan and is currently an art major at Sheridan College. She is trying out different mediums to better understand the materials used and to develop a style that speaks to her. She loves nature and enjoys snapping moments in time using of photography.

Nichole Wrigley grew up in Wright and is currently attending Sheridan College as an art major. She plans to move on and become an art educator. She tries to experiment with new techniques and processes in her work while exploring new mediums. She combines illustration and realism in her work.

Maria Stacy said her ultimate goal is to make something that will have a positive effect in someone’s life and art is going to be a part of that goal. She said she makes art not because she loves it, but because of the impact it has had on her life. She currently attends Sheridan College discovering what she wants to do with her love for art in the job field.

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

Jun
7
Tue
Jentel Presents set for June 7 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” on June 7 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 at the event.

Presenters will include critical writer Andrew Glasgow, of Asheville, North Carolina; drawer Kathleen Thum, of Liberty, South Carolina; writer/filmmaker Salvatore (Max) Brown of Sheridan, Wyoming; novelist and artist Jonathan Santlofer, of New York City; artist Nathalie Miebach, of Brookline, Massachusetts; and collage/works on paper artist Barbara Kendrick, of Champaign, Illinois.

“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.

Jun
15
Wed
Submissions for juried photography show due June 15 @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center has issued a call for submissions for the second annual juried photography show.

The show is open to all artists residing in the U.S., but works cannot exceed 3-foot-by-3-foot.

The works to be exhibited will be chosen by Adam Jahiel, a world-renowned photographer who lives in Sheridan County.

All entries must be submitted by June 15  to be considered. Details on how to submit photos can be found at artinsheridan.com.

The show will open at the art center July 6 and run through Aug. 23.

For additional information, contact Kate Harrington at 674-1970 or sage3@qwestoffice.net.

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

Jun
21
Tue
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.

Jun
25
Sat
‘Collage with Neltje’ workshop set for June 25 @ The Sagebrush Community Art Center
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Collage with Neltje” on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost to attend is $60 for a member and $70 for a non-member.

Supports and glue will be provided, including pictures from newspapers or

magazines and trinkets or earrings. Supplies will cover an area approximately 20 inches by 15 inches.

Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or the class will go out to eat during the one-hour lunch break.

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

Jun
28
Tue
‘Paint for a Cause’ set for Tuesday @ The Paint Post
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Paint Post will host “Paint for a Cause” to benefit Joey’s Foundation, whose programs uses fly-fishing to mentor children.

The cost to participate will be $40 per person and the event will take place on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

For more information and to reserve a spot call Laura McColley at 752-8677.

The Paint Post is located at 117 N. Main St.

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