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Nov
5
Thu
Geologic evolution of the Bighorn Mountains lecture @ Room 008, Thorne-Rider Campus Center, Sheridan College
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — As part of the Sheridan College faculty lecture series, Tom Johannesmeyer will present at 7 p.m. Thursday on the geologic evolution of the Bighorn Mountains.

Johannesmeyer will focus on the single most important geologic event that shaped the landscape of this corner of Wyoming: the Laramide Orogeny.  This mountain building event, which began in the Cretaceous period and culminated in the Eocene epoch folded and faulted the bedrock units to form the Bighorn Mountains and the adjacent Bighorn and Powder River Basins.

The lecture will provide a detailed overview of the major fault and fold structures of the Bighorn Mountains and their relationship to the physical geography of the Bighorns, the sedimentary record and thermochronology studies which constrain the age of this mountain building event, and the global tectonic processes that caused the Laramide Orogeny.

The event will take place in Room 008 in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center at Sheridan College. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact Misty Bateman at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Nov
10
Tue
e2e — Black Tooth Brewing Company @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Want to hear about how Black Tooth Brewing Company got started and how it advanced to where it is today? Join e2e Wyoming at the Best Western Sheridan Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tim Barnes will talk about the launching of the brewery as it approaches its fifth anniversary.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

For additional information or to register, contact John Dick at 675-1939 or jdick4@uwyo.edu.

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

Nov
12
Thu
Blueprint for global investing @ Sheridan Inn
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Representatives from Stifel Financial will give a presentation on a “Blueprint for Global Investing” Nov. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Inn.

Robert Hagstrom, senior portfolio manager and author of “The Warren Buffett Way,” and Michael Scherer, Stifel portfolio manager will lead the discussion.

The event will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested by Thursday.

For additional information or to RSVP, call Stifel Financial at 672-3434 or serslandb@stifel.com.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 N. Broadway St.

Dec
1
Tue
“Eat Your Homework” lecture @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another edition of its “When I’m 64 or More…” lecture series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

The lecture, “Eat your homework,” will be presented by registered dietitian Georgia Boley. Boley will discuss making evening snacks with recipes you can repeat at home.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, contact Lois Bell at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Dec 1 @ 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 oil painter Lynette Lombard of Galesburg, Illinois; photographer Nancy Floyd of Atlanta, Georgia; short story writer Allison Alsup of New Orleans, Louisiana; author, filmmaker, producer and former journalist Melissa Burch of Cambridge, Massachusetts; sculptor Molly Sawyer of Asheville, North Carolina; and social practices artist Katerie Gladdys, Gainesville, Florida.

“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 is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Jan
22
Fri
‘We the People’ dress rehearsal @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School “We the People” team will perform a dress rehearsal for the state competition Jan. 22 at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 31 government students from SHS as they prepare for the Feb. 1 competition.

The group encourages members of the community to attend the practice. The team members will rehearse their answers to whatever questions are thrown their way about the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, their long history and the documents’ application to present-day situations.

The rehearsal is a drop-in event, therefore members of the public are encouraged to attend anytime they can between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

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

Feb
2
Tue
Jentel Presents @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 2 @ 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 acrylic painter Andrew Hladky of Dexter, Michigan;  mixed media artist Hedieh Ilchi of Rockville, Maryland; multi-disciplinary artist J. Myszka Lewis of Madison, Wisconsin; fiction writer Emma Törzs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; short story writer Devin Symons of Washington, D.C.; and artist Karen Mobley of Spokane, Washington.

“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 is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Feb
24
Wed
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.

Feb
25
Thu
e2e program featuring Vacutech CEO @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — John Tucker, CEO of Vacutech, will share his company’s history from inception to strong growth at the next e2e Wyoming program set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Vacutech was formed in 2004 to design and manufacture central vacuum systems used by car washes and industrial customers. The company soon outgrew its manufacturing facility.

In 2012, the company opened its doors in Sheridan.

Vacutech took an investment from Vopne Capital in 2014 to assist with the company’s growth and currently employs 125 people.  Vacutech’s vacuum systems can be found in every state in the USA, throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

To learn more about the company’s growth, attend the e2e program at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main St.

Mar
2
Wed
“Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land” @ Sheridan Junior High School
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his experiences exploring Southeast Asia’s Burma (Myanmar) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School.

Jenkins, a field staff writer for National Geographic and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, will present “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land.” The program is part of UW’s Global Studies Excellence Initiative and continues the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

On the border of Tibet, the Hkakabo Razi peak lies in the far north of Burma. Jenkins’ team traveled by train, bus, motorcycle, boat and foot, all while battling leeches, poisonous spiders and venomous snakes. Upon arriving at base camp, the team ascended the serrated and heavily glaciered west ridge of Hkakabo Razi.

Jenkins’ story about his expedition, “Point of No Return,” was in September’s National Geographic. The journey also was featured in globally recognized climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk’s documentary, “Down to Nothing.”

In his public presentation, Jenkins will take audiences across Burma, culturally and geographically — exploring his team’s hardships, fears, failures and freedom — in addition to ascending the country’s highest peak at 19,300 feet.

Jenkins has won numerous writing awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” in 2013 and a National Magazine Award with colleague Brint Stirton for “Who Murdered the Mountain Gorillas” in 2009. Both projects provided the basis for statewide presentations at Wyoming’s community colleges as part of the “World to Wyoming” outreach series.

The public talks are sponsored by UW’s Center for Global Studies, UW’s Global and Area Studies Program, the Wyoming Humanities Council, the UW Outreach School and Wyoming’s community colleges, with additional support from the Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation and InterConnections21.

Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

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
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 nkramer@bwenergylaw.com or Deurloo at brdeurloo@gmail.com or 307-439-9570.

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

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.

“We the People” chili supper, showcase @ Sheridan High School
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On April 5, from 6-8 p.m., the Sheridan High School We the People team will host a chili supper and showcase at the high school.

Attendees to the event can meet the team, enjoy cinnamon rolls and chili and bid on silent auction items. The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $5.

In addition, the team will give a short presentation showcasing their knowledge for its upcoming competition.

The team will travel to the University of Maryland April 22-26 for the national competition. This is the third consecutive year the SHS team has won the state competition and moved on to nationals.

Each year, students raise money to attend the contest. The cost to attend this year is estimated at $53,000.

For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

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.

Apr
27
Wed
Clearmont Chamber Coffee @ Ucross Foundation
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

UCROSS — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee April 27 from 8-9 a.m.

The event will take place at the Ucross Foundation. It is free and open to the public.

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

The Ucross Foundation is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Clearmont.

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
17
Tue
Tween Club to gather Tuesday at the library @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is “escape room.”

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

May
19
Thu
Wyoming Office of Tourism to visit Sheridan @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will pay a visit to Sheridan on Thursday for an educational event focused on tourism’s interactive marketing best practices and the state of the American traveler.

The group will provide useful information for anyone dependent on (or just plain interested in) tourism marketing in Wyoming.

The event will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office.

Topics to be covered include how the American traveler plans travel, how travel brands are responding to this transformative change, using a data-driven approach to marketing content and personalization of your marketing strategy.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is located at 171 N. Main St., Suite D.

May
25
Wed
SMH to host Chamber Coffee next week @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion over breakfast coffee Wednesday from 8-9 a.m.

The event will take place at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. It is free and open to the public.

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

SMH is located at 1401 W. Fifth 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.

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