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Mar
23
Mon
Open house on 2015 hunting seasons @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional office
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming.

There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region March 23-26. During the open houses, WGFD personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2015 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. This is an opportunity for sportsmen to share information, observations or ideas they think would be valuable in developing 2015 hunting season proposals.

The three open houses will be held at the following locations:

  • 4-7 p.m. March 23, WGFD Regional Office, 700 Valley View Drive, Sheridan
  • 4-7 p.m. March 24, Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo
  • 4-7 p.m., March 24, Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette

The final public information gathering meeting will be held on March 26 in Sheridan at the WGFD’s office, beginning at 7 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted at the meetings or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 31.

Mar
28
Sat
Wyoming Women’s Business Networking expo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods.

Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting your youth, touching lives in a way that can be counted and information on the upcoming FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference set for April 17.

The event will benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the local suicide prevention coalition.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.

Health Insurance Navigators @ Sheridan College Griffith Memorial Building, room 10
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on March 28 at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes.

This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

The special enrollment period began March 15 and ends at 9:59 p.m. on April 30. If a consumer enrolls in coverage before the 15th of the month, coverage will be effective on the first day of the following month.

This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked to provide basic information regarding their health coverage on their tax returns. Individuals who could not afford coverage or met other conditions may be eligible to receive an exemption for 2014. To help consumers who did not have insurance last year determine if they qualify for an exemption, CMS also launched a health coverage tax exemption tool today on HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov.

The navigators will be available to assist those having questions or wanting to enroll. People can walk-in or set up an appointment by calling 211.

For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, see healthcare.gov/marketplace.

Instrument petting zoo @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an instrument petting zoo in the Inner Circle on March 28 at 10 a.m.

Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible.

Some instruments can be delicate, expensive and complicated to use, which is intimidating to many would-be child and adult musicians. This event will allow participants to get up close with a variety of instruments to see, hear and touch them and learn how they work.

The program will be led by certified music therapist Michele Folster and musician Dr. Scott Flagg, who will bring several of their personal instruments to the event.

“We’ll be bringing and talking about some familiar instruments and some that you may have heard about but have never actually heard or seen like didgeridoos and Native American flutes,” Folster said. “It will be a fun time with fun instruments for all ages! Come make some noise with us!”

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Apr
2
Thu
Open house for new Forest Service District Ranger @ Tongue Ranger District office
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house April 2 from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth.

The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan.

Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Ranger from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands in Salida, Colorado. She began her work in Sheridan earlier this year.

The open house affords an opportunity for the public to meet Ormseth and district employees one-on-one and learn what the district has planned for the upcoming summer season.

For more information about this event, call 674-2600.

Apr
9
Thu
Citizen input on land use plans @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you curious about where and how Sheridan might grow in the future?  Do you have an opinion about what kind of land use you’d like to see surrounding city limits?  Do you want to see pathways extended from the city limits into the county?

Make your opinions heard at an open house next week regarding the future development of Sheridan and the land surrounding Sheridan.

The open house, open to all members of the public, will be held from 4-6 p.m. April 9 at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, located at 171 N. Main St.

The city of Sheridan, Sheridan County and planning consultants are updating the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan, and the city is also completing its new Land Use Plan. The open house is a public outreach effort to obtain citizen input about the direction and design of future land use.

A map of the proposed future land uses in Sheridan will also be available for public review and comments.

For more information, call city Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs at 675-4225 or County Planner Mark Reid at 675-2420.

May
1
Fri
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Dr.

May
2
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Dr.

May
3
Sun
Landon’s Greenhouse open house @ Landon's Greenhouse and Nursery
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host its Spring Open House May 1-3.

The weekend will include treasure hunts, refreshments and sales.

Landon’s is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

There will also be a farmers market with fresh, local produce from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is located at 505 College Meadows Dr.

May
18
Mon
UNPLUG: Banana Slug String Band and Great Elk Tour @ Mars Black Box Theater at the WYO Theater
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Unplug Week will kick off May 18 with an offering that is new this year, an evening at the WYO Theater aimed at educating children in a fun way.

The Banana Slug String Band — musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a learning environment for kids — will perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Mars Black Box Theater.

Claire Hobbs, communications and development associate with the SCLT, said the group teaches many different science and environmentally focused lessons ranging from water cycles to recycling in a fun and interactive way.

Just prior, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling “Great Elk Tour” conservation education exhibit will be open from 4-6 p.m. displaying world-class taxidermy as a way for children to better understand the habitat of the animals and how conserving them ensures our hunting heritage.

May
30
Sat
‘The Art and Science of Grasslands’ symposium @ Ucross Foundation
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will host its Wyoming Grasslands Celebration on May 29-30.

On May 29, the WYO Theater will feature the Sheridan premiere of the film, “The Ucross Experiment: Cross Pollination of Arts and Sciences,” a documentary film that captures the explorations and adventures of four pairs of prominent artists and scientists from the University of Wyoming when they came together at the Ucross Foundation in summer 2014.

The film is by Ali Grossman and features UW professors including composer Anne Guzzo, geologist Ron Frost, dancer Rachael Shaw, physiological ecologist Michael Dillon, rangeland ecologist Ann Hild, poet Harvey Hix, sculptor Ashley Hope Carlisle, microbial ecologist Naomi Ward and project leader Jeff Lockwood.

The film will begin with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, located at 42 N. Main St. The film will be shown from 7-8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

On May 30, there will be a day-long symposium at the Ucross Foundation about “The Art and Science of Grasslands.” The morning will include discussions on a variety of topics. The afternoon will include a photography workshop, a bird and plant walk, ranch mapping, a hydrology workshop and a naturalist hike for kids. Lunch will also be offered.

Participants in the symposium include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael Berman and William Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Jackie Canterbury; Yale University representatives Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton and Catherine Kuhn; Plank Stewardship Initiative representative John Heyneman; Rick Pallister and Trey Davis of The Nature Conservancy; Brian Mealor with the UW Extension Center and moderator Michelle Sullivan.

Morning discussions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., afternoon workshops will run from 1:30-4 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 4-5 p.m.

A Science Kids program will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both the documentary showing and the symposium are free and open to the public.

Call the Ucross Foundation at 737-2291 or email tkikut@ucross.org to RSVP by May 28 for the symposium or for more information.

Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

For more information call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

May
31
Sun
Community Appreciation Weekend @ Sheridan County Museum
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum.

During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum memberships.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

“Community Appreciation Weekend is one way we thank everyone in Sheridan County for their support,” museum Director John Woodward said.

Over the spring, staff have worked on developing new exhibits for the museum. This year’s three seasonal exhibits are: “Digging for White Gold: Sugar Beets in Sheridan County,” “Over There: Military Animal Breeding Along the Bighorns” and “Ranger, Painter, Printer: Hans Kleiber’s Artistic World.”

The exhibits will on display at the Sheridan County Museum throughout the rest of the year.

Community Appreciation Weekend also marks the beginning of the Sheridan County Museum’s summer schedule. Beginning May 30, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September.

For more information call Woodward at 675-1150 or email info@sheridancountyhistory.org.

Homecoming Sunday @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a celebration on May 31 called Homecoming Sunday.

Church officials invite anyone who has been connected to the church at some time in their lives to join the celebration.

Rev. Marc Stewart, the conference minister of the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ, will be the guest speaker. Cathy Storm will be the guest organist.

Coffee and fellowship time will be held from 10:30-11 a.m., the worship service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and a potluck lunch will be served following the service.

Meat will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert.

RSVP for the event by calling the church office between 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 672-2668.

Jul
14
Tue
Longmire Country evening @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A special evening with the author and two key cast members of the “Longmire” mystery novel and TV series.

Author Craig Johnson and TV cast members Robert Taylor (who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire) and Adam Bartley (who plays “the Ferg”) will be present to show actual episodes from the TV series and share behind-the-scenes comments about the filming.

All three will be available for autographs after the program along with light appetizers and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available at the Historic Sheridan Inn lobby desk. For more information, call 674-2178 or 763-8973.

Jul
15
Wed
A Summer Night at the Mansion @ Trail End State Historic Site
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Trail End State Historic Site will host “A Summer Night at the Mansion” Wednesday. From 6-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to tour the mansion with free museum admission. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a picnic dinner on the lawn or partake in badminton and croquet. For more information, see www.trailend.com or call 674-4589. The Trail End State Historic Site, otherwise known as the Kendrick Mansion, is located at 400 Clarendon Ave.

Jul
18
Sat
Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to attend a free self-guided garden tour Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The “Landon’s 2015 Garden Tour” offers and opportunity to view some of the most amazing gardens in Sheridan County. Landon’s crew has chosen some spectacular finalists from our 2015 entries and they are ready and waiting to show you their masterpieces. Come into the store Friday or Saturday and pick up your “Map of the Stars” and head out Saturday at 8 a.m. to show yourself around. More information can be found online, www.landonsgreenhouse.com. Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Jul
27
Mon
Wyoming Connections Academy information sessions @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host free information sessions for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Wyoming Connections Academy is a program of Big Horn County School District 1 and serves students across Wyoming. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered will include how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other learning coach and the use of technology. The information sessions will be held Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or see www.connectionsacademy.com. The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Aug
1
Sat
7th annual Story Home Sampler @ various homes throughout Story
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, the Story Woman’s Club will host the 7th annual Story Home Sampler. A self-guided tour of five Story-area homes from quaint log cabins to modern mansions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased now from Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery, the Buffalo Gardens in Buffalo, the Story Store in Story or day of at the Story Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 28 N. Piney Road. Maps of the homes can be picked up from the clubhouse the day of the event. Raffle items will also be available to win. The event is a fundraiser for the Story Woman’s Club Building Maintenance Fund. Beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until the food is gone, a lunch will also be served at the clubhouse. For $10 a plate, lunch will include your choice of chicken caesar salad or chicken poppy seed salad with a dessert and a drink. For more information, call Patty Hoover at 683-2452.

Aug
3
Mon
Monday at the Museum @ Sheridan County Museum
Aug 3 all-day

The Sheridan County Museum will host another “Monday at the Museum,” offering free admission, on Monday. As part of the free experience, the Museum will host a brownbag lecture featuring local author, historian and superintendent of Trail End State Historic Site Cynde Georgen at noon. Georgen will present “A Family Vacation in Yellowstone, July 1914.” Travel with the Kendrick Family on their vacation in Yellowstone National Park, based on Rosa-Maye Kendrick’s diary entries and photographs from the Trail End archives. This will be the last Monday at the Museum for 2015. For more information, contact John Woodward, SCM Museum Director at 675-1150 or info@sheridancountyhistory.org. The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Aug
8
Sat
Saturday U @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir. For directions, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/location. Opening remarks will be offered at 8:50 a.m. Each Saturday U term features lectures from three outstanding UW professors or community college representatives. Following the lectures, all three professors will participate in a final roundtable discussion. Participants may attend one, two, three or all four sessions. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. The roundtable discussion and luncheon will be held outdoors, weather permitting. The program topic descriptions and UW professors lecturing include: • “Early Paleoindian Lifeways in the High Rockies,” with Marcel Kornfeld, Department of Anthropology professor from 9-10 a.m. • “Arts Activity in Wyoming and Its Impact,” with Bruce Richardson, UW-Casper Department of English, senior lecturer, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. • “Bringing together wildlife science, wild lands management and the public since 1953: The UW-NPS Research Center in Grand Teton National Park,” with Harold Bergman, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, and director of the UW-National Park Service Research Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Sheridan program, see the Saturday U website at www.uwyo.edu/saturdayu.

Aug
18
Tue
Tidbit Tuesday @ Sheridan County Museum
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Tidbit the mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m.

This week’s program will explore the history of coal mining in Sheridan County.

All Tidbit Tuesday programs are geared toward children ages 4-10 but older children are welcome to attend.

All Tidbit programs include a story and a hands-on activity.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested.

All children must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager.

Call the museum at 675-1150 for reservations.

Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Aug
23
Sun
“George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” @ Sheridan College Mountain Campus
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The next offering in Sheridan College’s monthly summer mountain lecture series will be offered Sunday with “George Beck and Founding of Cody, Wyo.” Presented by Jeremy Johnston, curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Western American History, the presentation is an opportunity for all members of the community to experience the Mountain Campus at no cost. There is no need to register for the event. Attendees re encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, come early and tour the campus. For more information, call Julie Davidson at 674-6446, ext. 8350 or see www.spearowigwam.com. The Mountain Campus is located 28 miles outside of Sheridan in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains at the southeast edge of Park Reservoir. Directions can be found on the website.

Aug
25
Tue
Trailhead Meet and Greet @ upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a Trailhead Meet and Greet with Wildwood Trails, Inc. on Tuesday.

From 5-8 p.m., all members of the community are invited to meet the trail contractor who has been selected to complete the first 1.8 miles of trail in the Red Grade Trails System project this fall. The contractors will share construction techniques and field questions from attendees.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at this free event.

The meet and greet will be held in the upper gravel parking lot off of Red Grade Road.

For more information, call 673-4702 or see www.sheridanclt.org.

Aug
27
Thu
Forest Plan Steering Committee field trip @ Arrowhead Lodge
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet Thursday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip. Participants will meet at Arrowhead Lodge at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Tongue Ranger District. Discussion topics include wetland mitigation for the Burgess South highway project, travel management, trails, recreation sites and forest plan monitoring. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 pm at the last stop on the tour, the Hunt Mountain Gravel Pit. The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear. The group will take a lunch break at Bear Lodge at 12:30 pm. For more information, call Susie Douglas at 674-2600. Arrowhead Lodge is located at 6002 U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains.

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