Calendar

Feb
24
Wed
Ping Pong Club @ Sheridan County YMCA
Feb 24 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

SHERIDAN — A new Ping Pong Club will launch Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Following Wednesday’s gathering, weekly competitions will continue each Wednesday evening.

Those interested in participating will be assigned a rating that indicates skill level, then will be grouped with others with similar skill sets to compete in a Round Robin format. New ratings will be generated for each week of play.

All ages and skill levels are welcome, but at least some ping pong knowledge is needed. Participants should bring their own paddle.

For additional information, call Brad Balmer at 763-2422 or see sheridanpingpong.com.

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

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

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

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

No registration is necessary.

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

Fly Shop of the Bighorns is located at 334 N. Main St.

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
2
Sat
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 27th annual Sheridan County Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will take place April 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The event will include a buffet meal and a number of raffles for firearms, artwork and home furnishings.

Banquet tickets are $35 each, plus RMEF membership by at least one member of the household (adult membership is $35, youth membership is $20). Banquet and advance raffle tickets, as well as membership signup if needed, is available at https://events.rmef.org/!NPZ.

For more information, call Bob Smith at 751-1331 or visit the website.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Apr
5
Tue
“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.

May
5
Thu
InfraGard security training set for May 5 @ Sheridan Inn
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The second annual InfraGard training session will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector — an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

The training will include “best practices” for different areas of potential threat.

The training is free and open to anyone who could benefit from this information, but pre-registration is required.

For more information locally, including a more detailed agenda, call Forward Sheridan at 673-8004.

To RSVP or to ask additional questions, email denver.infragard@ic.fbi.gov.

For more information about the InfraGard organization, visit www.infragard.gov.

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

May
7
Sat
Frontier Regulars to meet Saturday @ Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Frontier Regulars, a living history organization, will conduct a public introduction, training and new recruitment program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.

Persons interested in learning more about the organization, which participates in Indian and Civil War demonstrations, are encouraged to attend. During the program current members of the Frontier Regulars will practice Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery drills.

There will also be a weapons demonstration on the military methods of firearms and artillery use, and a limited introduction into the Native American equipment and culture of the time.

Throughout the presentations, the public is encouraged to ask questions, meet with the group’s members, learn about the volunteer support activities and discuss the unit’s membership.

For more information, call 684-7136 or email rcwilson@vcn.com.

The Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Road in Banner.

May
24
Tue
Back Country Horsemen to meet, clean up highway @ Buffalo Run Highway
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will meet and participate in a highway cleanup on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Cleanup will take place on Highway 14 about 9 miles east of Sheridan, near the Buffalo Jump area.

A potluck will follow the cleanup. Future trail projects and State Rendezvous at Turpin Meadows will be also discussed.

 For more information see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

Jun
2
Thu
The Brinton to host Rolls-Royce debut @ Brinton Museum
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will light up the Wyoming countryside June 2 with the Mountain West debut of the Dawn supercar. The launch will take place at The Brinton Museum, and offer guests an opportunity to experience the twin-turbo, 6.6-liter, V12 juggernaut in a setting that is quintessentially Rolls-Royce.

The Mountain West debut of the Dawn coincides with a Society of American Travel Writers chapter conference being hosted in Sheridan June 2-5.

While in Sheridan, conference attendees will have an opportunity to explore Sheridan, the Bighorn Mountains, centuries-old guest ranches, our historic downtown, Indian battle sites, and beyond, and also test drive the new Dawn while visiting The Brinton Museum.

Sheridan Travel & Tourism is putting together programs with local businesses that showcase all that Sheridan has to offer, from starry night state park drives, downtown dine arounds, craft culture experiences, powwows and more.

For more information on the Mountain West debut of the Rolls-Royce Dawn, contact Sheridan Travel & Tourism at 673-7120 or see www.sheridanwyoming.org.

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

Jun
14
Tue
Library to host writing workshop with Lori Howe on June 14 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will sponsor a free writing workshop by Lori Howe on June 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

Howe’s program, “All the Water in Wyoming: Poems and Personal Essays” will allow participants to write on the meanings of water in Wyoming, whether via poetry or personal essay. Your knowledge, memories and thoughts are the ink on the page in this workshop, which features a dedicated issue of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West.”

When participants leave the workshop, they will have a strong framework and approach for writing creatively about matters of great importance to them as Wyoming citizens, drawing on their own knowledge and experience to add their voices critically and meaningfully to ongoing, community and state conversations — some, through the venue of publication.

Howe is the author of “Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains” and “Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns.” She has taught English and creative writing workshops for the last decade at the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College.

She holds a bachelor’s in English and Spanish, a master’s in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from UW and is a doctoral candidate in literacy studies at UW, with a focus on critical thinking skills and creativity for struggling writers.

She teaches workshops for the Wyoming Latina project and the Wyoming Writing Project, and has been a guest poet on Wyoming Public Radio. She is editor in chief of “Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West,” an online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of Wyoming writers.

“Water in Wyoming” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature.

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

Jun
17
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club picnic set for Friday @ Kathy Hosford’s home in Big Horn
Jun 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold its annual picnic Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The meeting is open to all women.

For additional information contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

The event will take place at Kathy Hosford’s home, located at 69 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Jun
18
Sat
Landon’s Greenhouse free workshops set for Saturday @ Landon’s Greenhouse
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host three free informational workshops on Saturday.

The first workshop is all about conifers, from care to troubleshooting and begins at 9 a.m.

The next workshop is at 11 a.m. and is all about roses. Nursery experts will go over proper care, pest control and fertilization needs.

Learn how to grow hydrangeas successfully and care for them in Wyoming in the third workshop at 1 p.m.

Landon’s Greenhouse will host a free Father’s Day barbecue on the front patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

To register for these workshops call Landon’s at 672-8340.

Landon’s Greenhouse is located at 505 College Meadow Drive.

Jul
19
Tue
City to host Kendrick Park public workshop @ Kendrick Park amphitheater
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Public workshops will be held July 19-21 in the Kendrick Park amphitheater. Workshop topics include park elements/locations, design character, overall design alternatives, parking and circulation.

On July 19 from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting to review site analysis and conceptual alternative diagrams will take place.

For day two, a public meeting to review two alternative designs will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the park.

The final day from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting will review preferred design.

For more information contact Mathers Heuck at 620-2753 or email mheuck@sheridanwy.net.

Jul
20
Wed
Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Sheridan Meat Market Place
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at Sheridan Meat Market from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

For more information call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Sheridan Meat Market Place is located at 1842 Sugarland Drive.

Aug
4
Thu
Start a business workshop set for Aug. 4 @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A start your own business workshop will take place Aug. 4 at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is geared toward people over the age of 50 and will cover the knowledge needed to start and grow a small business, but all who wish to gain information about business are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, call the Small Business Administration Wyoming district office at 261-6500.

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

Aug
21
Sun
Polka Club to gather Sunday @ Elks Lodge
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The event will feature the music of Just Jim and Tammy, a band from Billings, Montana.

The dance is open to all and will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Aug
23
Tue
Back country horsemen to meet Aug. 23 in Buffalo @ Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108, at 63 N. Burritt St. in Buffalo.

For additional information, see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

Aug
29
Mon
Seed saving workshop set for Monday @ Sheridan County Extension Office, Watt Agriculture Center,
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council and Sheridan County Extension will host a free workshop all about seed saving on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Extension Office located at the Watt Agriculture Center, 3401 Coffeen Ave.

The workshop led by Mae Smith, Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator with University of Wyoming Extension, will allow participants to explore the basics of seed saving, including growing, pollinating, harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing for planting. The workshop will also include hands-on activities so participants can experience the seed saving process firsthand.

Workshop attendees will also have the chance to view and check out seeds from the Sheridan County Seed Library. The seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that community members can borrow from for free.

The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kentz Willis, Sheridan County Extension at 674-2980 or Megan Taylor at Powder River Basin Resource Council at 683-7761.

Aug
31
Wed
Bighorn National Forest steering committee to meet Wednesday
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip.

Participants will meet at the Porcupine Ranger Station at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Medicine Wheel Ranger District. Discussion topics and locations include dispersed camping at the junction of Forest Service Road 14 and Forest Service Road 11, roadless areas at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead, recreation site analysis at Bald Mountain Campground, and timber salvage in the Little Horn area along Forest Service Road 125. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 p.m.

The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear and lunch. The group will take a lunch break at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead at 11:30 a.m.

The Forest Plan Steering Committee is comprised of Forest Service managers and cooperating agencies including county commissions, conservation districts and state agencies. The committee was formed during the revision of the forest plan and continues to help the USFS monitor the forest plan and project implementation. The committee meets twice a year.

The field trip agenda is available on the Bighorn National Forest’s website.

For more information about the committee and the field trip, contact Chris Jones at 674-2627 or christopherdjones@fs.fed.us.

Sep
6
Tue
Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ Country Kitchen.
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The September meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen.

The organization’s special speakers will be Cindy Baker and Amanda Reichenbach from a Place of Wholeness. The group will also have instillation of new officers.

The public is welcome but reservations are required by calling Karen Kjerstad at 672-6052. The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Sep
8
Thu
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ Sheridan County Library
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
9
Fri
USFS to host workshop on preservation of recreation residences @ between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will host a free two-day workshop on historic preservation of recreation residences.

On Sept. 8, participants will learn how to preserve the historic character of recreation residences and how to determine eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This portion of the workshop will be held in the Inner Circle Room of the Sheridan County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

On Sept. 9, participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking area on U.S. Highway 14 between Pine Island Campground and Arrowhead Lodge for a field trip to local recreation residences.

The field trip will end around 12:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the workshops and you don’t have to own a recreation residence to participate.

The recreation residence program was started in 1897 to encourage public recreation. Recreation residences, also known as summer cabins or recreation cabins, are privately owned cabins that are located within formally established lots designated for that purpose. The cabins are authorized and administered under special use authorizations that require payment of an annual rental fee. There are 263 recreation residences in the Bighorn National Forest.

There is no fee for this workshop. RSVPs are requested to assist the workshop planners.

For more information and to RSVP, please call 307-777-3418 or email erica.duvic@wyo.gov.

Sep
22
Thu
Thrivent Financial workshop to host John Busaker @ Holiday Inn
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial will host a workshop led by John Busaker, author of “Do less, be more: The life-changing power of focus” on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. followed by a networking event from 5-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

The interactive session will inspire participants with three core principles of being fully engaged and teach practical, immediately actionable steps for consistent and courageous leadership.

The Generosity Multiplied networking opportunity will be a chance to connect with Sheridan residents, Thrivent members, area Church leaders, non-profits and area business leaders in a relaxed setting.

The cost to attend is $25 and food and drinks will be served.

Attendees will receive a copy of John Busaker’s book.

To RSVP call, 675-1166 or email krista.huntley@thrivent.com.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

Sep
25
Sun
Ladies Fly Fishing class set for Sunday @ rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rod, Reels and Heels will host a Ladies Fly Fishing class on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Topics covered will include entomology, knots, gear for you and gear for your rod.

The cost of the class is $50 and will include lunch, goodie bags and wine.

Those who couldn’t attend the casting clinic are welcome to join. Rods and reels will be available for use for attendees.

To volunteer, email Brenna at rodsreelsandheels@gmail.com.

Attendees are asked to RSVP.

For more information and to RSVP call Brenna at 621-0444.

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