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Aug
25
Thu
Brinton to host music lecture, chuckwagon dinner @ Brinton Museum
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a two-part event Aug. 25 to celebrate the music of the American West.

Dr. Ariel Downing will present a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. about the history of popular cowboy songs and ballads from 1879 through the present. She will discuss their Mexican and Irish influences, too.

Following the lecture, at approximately 7:30 p.m., musical entertainment and a chuckwagon dinner will be featured. Tickets for the dinner cost $25 per person for nonmembers and $20 for members. Tickets for children ages 6-12 cost $15; children 5 and younger get in for free.

For additional information, contact The Brinton Museum at 672-3173. The event will take place in the pavilion.

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

Sep
13
Tue
Library to host shred fest @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System, AARP Wyoming and Secure Shred Wyoming will host a free shredding event and informational session on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The informational session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will focus on protecting your devices from viruses, hacking and other threats. AARP Wyoming Associate State Director Tim Lockwood will lead the session.

The shred fest will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the library parking lot. Residents may drop off up to two banker boxes of papers to be shredded for free. Additional boxes will be accepted for $10 apiece.

Those planning to participate in the shred fest are asked to remove all bindings and clips from the papers, though paper clips and staples are OK to leave. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
3
Mon
Welch Cancer Center open house set for Oct. 3 @ Welch Cancer Center
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a community open house at the Welch Cancer Center on Monday from 4-6 pm.

The event aims to educate and promote the importance of early breast cancer detection for better treatment options and outcomes.

“The Welch Cancer Center and services provided there are dedicated to each and every cancer patient, survivors and their many care givers. It is an honor to practice medicine at the Welch and to work with a professional, highly trained staff who make patient safety a priority,” said Dr. Greg Marino, hematology and oncology physician at the Welch Cancer Center. “We truly care for our patients and their caregivers and we want to show off the state-of-the-art facility to our community. We encourage everyone to come and take a look, meet the staff, talk with doctors and understand what a great facility we have right here in Sheridan for our patients.”

For more information, call Meredith Sopko at 673-2418 or see sheridanhospital.org.

The Welch Cancer Center is located at 1585 W. Fifth St.

Other events, including The Link — Partners in Pink set for Oct. 15 and a Dining for the Cause event at Frackelton’s, will be held throughout the month.

Nov
5
Sat
Black Mountain Nordic Club to host open house @ Barn in Big Horn
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host an open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The event will include lunch and a lecture about the Sibley and Cutler cross-country ski trails, hut expansion and upcoming special events.

For more information, contact blkmtnnordic@gmail.com or 763-6015.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson St.

Nov
7
Mon
Senior Center to host open house @ Sheridan Senior Center
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Day Break facility on Nov. 7.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. with an open house scheduled for 1-3 p.m.

The public is invited to both events to see the new facility.

Members of the Celebrating Generations and Building Community capital campaign committee, community supporters and Sheridan Senior Center staff will be on hand to celebrate the facility expansion.

For additional information, contact Rindy West at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

 
Nov
10
Thu
Hospital ICU open house set for Thursday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an Intensive Care Unit open house on Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

The event is for the public to see the new ICU which provides critical care for patients. The new facility is used to closely monitor, assess and intervene in patient care and recovery.

New patient rooms include a clinical monitor station with updated technology; natural light; private half bathroom; and a sleeping couch for family.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to park in the Medical Arts Complex next to the Watt Dialysis Center and follow the sings to the new ICU.

For more information, call the Sheridan Memorial Foundation at 673-2417.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St. 

Nov
17
Thu
‘Wage and Hour Bootcamp’ set for Thurs. @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Vital Community with support from the Bighorn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will present “Wage and Hour Bootcamp” on Nov. 17.

Two four-hour seminars — one from 8 a.m. to noon and another from 1-5 p.m. — will teach attendees what they need to know to keep their organization in compliance with federal and state pay laws.

Seminars topics will include information on the Fair Labor Standards Act and why you should care; nuts and bolts of counting hours worked, calculating overtime and payroll rules; exempt or non-exempt status and how to administer the administrative exemption; and implementing the new salary threshold for the “white collar” exemptions.

The training will be presented by Bradley T. Cave who is a legal expert from Cheyenne.

There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but RSVP is required.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Teresa Detimore at tdetimore@sheridanwyomingchamber.org

The training will take place at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 171 N. Main St.

Nov
30
Wed
Emborg to present Gollings Collection lecture on Nov. 30 @ Sheridan College
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A lecture on the Whitney Gollings Collection at Sheridan will feature Tyson Emborg, who will present Sheridan’s unique connection to one of the West’s greatest artists, E. William Gollings.

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Whitney Center of Arts at Sheridan College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Gollings Collection will be on view in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
4
Sun
SMH to host Christmas Trees of Love open house Sunday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Auxiliary of Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host the Christmas Trees of Love open house on Sunday from 4-5 p.m.

The trees will be lit at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

The $5 donation will include a card sent to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication from the Auxiliary. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk and on the hospital’s website at www.sheridanhospital.org.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Dec
7
Wed
Explore history of Clean Air Act at SC Wednesday @ Sheridan College
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on “Clean Air — Then and Now: The Role of Catalysts and Computers” on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will take a retrospective look at the reasons for the enactment of the 1970 Clean Air Act, which led to the use of catalytic converters as standard equipment on all American cars produced since 1974.

Today, exhaust emissions from our cars are 98 percent lower than they were in the early 1970s. Which would not have been possible without the co-development of catalyst and computer science. The lecture will include examples of how the automotive industry could match scientific advances in chemistry and electronics to accomplish what was thought impossible 40 years ago. Robert McDowell will present the lecture.

McDowell graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Villanova University while working in the research and development group of Johnson Matthey, the largest automotive catalyst company. He was part of the team that brought the first commercial three-way catalyst from concept into production and has manufactured emission control catalyst on four continents. He currently advises a diverse set of clients working in the R&D and prototyping areas, including lithium ion batteries, biofuels, precious metal recycling and emission control catalysts.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

Dec
8
Thu
Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
13
Tue
Sweeney to speak at e2e program @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — In less than three years Sheridan native Mike Sweeney launched Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics, grew the companies to over 175 employees with almost $40 million in annual revenue, and then sold both businesses to Waste Management, Inc.

Sweeney will speak at the next e2e Wyoming in Sheridan on Dec. 13. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and is open to the public.  

Sweeney will tell the story of Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics with an emphasis on topics such as startup funding, banking relationships, customer interaction strategies, servant leadership and out-of-the-box benefits.

Prior to launching Summit, Sweeney worked as a regional manager for an oil and gas construction company. It was this position that brought him to the Williston Basin in 2009. He has extensive management experience in the energy industry as well as in engineering, banking, and international business start-up. 

Sweeney is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Navy’s Supply Corps School. Sweeney lives in Sheridan, and is married to Stacy Sweeney. They have nine children. 

 
Dec
17
Sat
Museum to host events before winter closure @ Sheridan County Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a number of events this weekend before its winter closure.

On Saturday, Tidbit Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. and will focus on holiday traditions in Sheridan. Tidbit Saturday is a monthly program for youth ages 4-10.

On Saturday and Sunday, the museum will also host an open house to celebrate the end of its 2016 exhibit season. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with free admission for all visitors. 

Local author Craig Johnson will also share a Longmire Christmas story on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Following the weekend events, the museum will be closed through Jan. 1. Its office will reopen Jan. 2, but its exhibit gallery won’t reopen until May 1.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

 
Feb
9
Thu
Lecture to focus on the ‘Peopling of the Americas’ @ Sheridan College
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Bjarne Kristiansen for a faculty lecture entitled “The Peopling of the Americas: Who got here first?” on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

There is much conjecture on who first settled the Americas. Join Kristiansen for an examination of the archaeological record to determine which hypothesis makes the most sense today.

Kristiansen works for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a natural resources program principal, and is responsible for interacting with all non-coal mines in northeastern Wyoming. 

He is also an adjunct professor of anthropology at Sheridan College.

The lecture will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall and refreshments will be available following the presentation.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
25
Sat
SC to host Saturday University Feb. 25 @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — Go back to college for a day — minus the tests, stress and homework. Join other attendees for three lectures, delivered by top-notch professors who will enlighten and entertain you as part of Saturday U, the free one-day college education on Feb. 25.

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. There is no pre-registration necessary and the lectures are free and open to the public. The day wraps up with a lunch and conversation as the professors explore links among their topics.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents who have a desire to learn.

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The program is presented locally by Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council, and the UW outreach School.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. — doors open

8:30-8:50 a.m. — free coffee and pastries

8:50-9 a.m. — welcome and opening remarks

9 a.m. — “How the Brain Learns to See: Studying Tadpoles to Understand People” presented by Kara Pratt, assistant professor of zoology and physiology at UW

10-10:10 a.m. — break

10:15 a.m. — “Democracy’s Past, Democracy’s Future: Problems and Possibilities” presented by Scott Henkel, assistant professor of English at UW

11:15-11:25 a.m. — break

11:30 a.m. — “Will We Ever Have Beautiful Forests Again? Bark Beetles, Resilience and Future Forests” presented by Daniel Tinker, associate professor of botany at UW

12:30-1:45 p.m. — lunch and questions and answer session with presenters

The program will take place at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Feb
28
Tue
SC to host open house for new Agriculture Center @ Sheridan Colleg
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house for the new Mars Agriculture Center Tuesday. All are welcome to attend, and the center will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of the facility guided by current students. 

There will also be students and faculty in class working on their current studies. The open house is free, and light refreshments will be served.

The Mars Agriculture Center provides the college with a 16,000-square-foot learning environment for a variety of disciplines within the Sheridan College Ag Department. The building is attached to the existing Science Center, which underwent a renovation that updated existing space during summer 2015.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
1
Wed
SC to conduct ‘Intense Innovation’ course @ Sheridan College Broadway Center
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Timberline Training will host a course on Intense Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Center.

The goal of the course is to help create a thriving culture of innovation within an organization. It will teach personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation and a process for implementation.

The cost of the course is $200, which includes lunch.

For additional information, call Matt Melinkovich at 307-567-8171. 

To register for the class, call 307-686-0254, ext. 1431.

The Sheridan College Broadway Center is located at 245 Broadway St.

Mar
7
Tue
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 7 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

UW to host open house in Sheridan @ UW Northeast Regional Center
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming will host an open house on March 7 from 2-6 p.m. in Sheridan.

The open house will take place at the UW Northeast Regional Center, located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

All are welcome to learn about UW’s role in the community.

Those with questions may contact Dawn Kiesel or Becky Johnston at 672-8737.

For additional information and to register for prizes, see facebook.com/UWyoOutreach or bit.ly.uwstatewideopenhouse.

Mar
8
Wed
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

SC to host presentation on fossil discovery @ Sheridan College
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery lecture series will feature a presentation titled “Grasslands to Well Pad — Fossil Discovery During Construction Monitoring” on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paleontologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted initial surveys for a proposed well pad development in eastern Wyoming. The survey area was nearly entirely vegetated, and it presented few bedrock exposures. Though sparse, observed fossils consisted of heavily weathered bone fragments. A year later a paleontologist was on site full time to monitor ground disturbing activities.

Initial discoveries included isolated skeletal elements from hadrosaur and ceratopsian dinosaurs and turtles. Then three closely associated bones were exposed in a channel sandstone horizon. An exploratory excavation revealed that the elements were really one specimen — a partially complete skull of cf. Triceratops horridus.

Because this project followed proper mitigation protocol, a new specimen of Triceratops and associated geographic and stratigraphic data will be available for study.

Georgia Knauss, who will give the presentation, is the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants based in Sheridan; and works as a mitigation paleontologist.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
23
Thu
UW Extension to host ‘Real Food’ classes @ Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April.

The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.

Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to reduce packaged/processed foods and added sugar, plan meals and read labels to decipher ingredient lists.

Attendees will receive a cookbook, handouts, weekly food samples and new ideas and skills.

The enrollment deadline for the classes is March 16.

For more information, call 674-2980 or kwillis3@uwyo.edu.

 
Apr
5
Wed
Lecture to focus on genomics revolution @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Vikram Chhatre will give a lecture on “The Genomics Revolution” on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.

The discovery of polymerase chain reaction ushered in a new era of biological research by instantly providing tools to study organisms at unprecedented depths. In the ensuing decades, the advent of affordable and high throughput DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized a large number of biological disciplines.  

This genomic revolution aided by informatics tools has impacted our lives in a multitude of ways. Chhatre will discuss examples of the application of various genomic technologies in medicine, mitigation of global climate change, understanding organismal evolution and designing strategies for ecosystem conservation.  

Chhatre grew up in India fascinated by the natural world and with a curiosity to understand what makes it work. Eventually narrowing down his focus to long-living forest trees, he adopted population genomics and bioinformatics tools to understand how they adapt to their environment.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
18
Tue
Register for SHRM seminar by April 7 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Apr 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.

Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.

Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.

Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.

The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.

The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.

Apr
27
Thu
The Brinton to present lecture on Gollings @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”

The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

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

Aug
25
Thu
Brinton to host music lecture, chuckwagon dinner @ Brinton Museum
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a two-part event Aug. 25 to celebrate the music of the American West.

Dr. Ariel Downing will present a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. about the history of popular cowboy songs and ballads from 1879 through the present. She will discuss their Mexican and Irish influences, too.

Following the lecture, at approximately 7:30 p.m., musical entertainment and a chuckwagon dinner will be featured. Tickets for the dinner cost $25 per person for nonmembers and $20 for members. Tickets for children ages 6-12 cost $15; children 5 and younger get in for free.

For additional information, contact The Brinton Museum at 672-3173. The event will take place in the pavilion.

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

Sep
13
Tue
Library to host shred fest @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System, AARP Wyoming and Secure Shred Wyoming will host a free shredding event and informational session on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The informational session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will focus on protecting your devices from viruses, hacking and other threats. AARP Wyoming Associate State Director Tim Lockwood will lead the session.

The shred fest will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the library parking lot. Residents may drop off up to two banker boxes of papers to be shredded for free. Additional boxes will be accepted for $10 apiece.

Those planning to participate in the shred fest are asked to remove all bindings and clips from the papers, though paper clips and staples are OK to leave. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Oct
3
Mon
Welch Cancer Center open house set for Oct. 3 @ Welch Cancer Center
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a community open house at the Welch Cancer Center on Monday from 4-6 pm.

The event aims to educate and promote the importance of early breast cancer detection for better treatment options and outcomes.

“The Welch Cancer Center and services provided there are dedicated to each and every cancer patient, survivors and their many care givers. It is an honor to practice medicine at the Welch and to work with a professional, highly trained staff who make patient safety a priority,” said Dr. Greg Marino, hematology and oncology physician at the Welch Cancer Center. “We truly care for our patients and their caregivers and we want to show off the state-of-the-art facility to our community. We encourage everyone to come and take a look, meet the staff, talk with doctors and understand what a great facility we have right here in Sheridan for our patients.”

For more information, call Meredith Sopko at 673-2418 or see sheridanhospital.org.

The Welch Cancer Center is located at 1585 W. Fifth St.

Other events, including The Link — Partners in Pink set for Oct. 15 and a Dining for the Cause event at Frackelton’s, will be held throughout the month.

Nov
5
Sat
Black Mountain Nordic Club to host open house @ Barn in Big Horn
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host an open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The event will include lunch and a lecture about the Sibley and Cutler cross-country ski trails, hut expansion and upcoming special events.

For more information, contact blkmtnnordic@gmail.com or 763-6015.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson St.

Nov
7
Mon
Senior Center to host open house @ Sheridan Senior Center
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Day Break facility on Nov. 7.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. with an open house scheduled for 1-3 p.m.

The public is invited to both events to see the new facility.

Members of the Celebrating Generations and Building Community capital campaign committee, community supporters and Sheridan Senior Center staff will be on hand to celebrate the facility expansion.

For additional information, contact Rindy West at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

 
Nov
10
Thu
Hospital ICU open house set for Thursday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an Intensive Care Unit open house on Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

The event is for the public to see the new ICU which provides critical care for patients. The new facility is used to closely monitor, assess and intervene in patient care and recovery.

New patient rooms include a clinical monitor station with updated technology; natural light; private half bathroom; and a sleeping couch for family.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to park in the Medical Arts Complex next to the Watt Dialysis Center and follow the sings to the new ICU.

For more information, call the Sheridan Memorial Foundation at 673-2417.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St. 

Nov
17
Thu
‘Wage and Hour Bootcamp’ set for Thurs. @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Vital Community with support from the Bighorn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will present “Wage and Hour Bootcamp” on Nov. 17.

Two four-hour seminars — one from 8 a.m. to noon and another from 1-5 p.m. — will teach attendees what they need to know to keep their organization in compliance with federal and state pay laws.

Seminars topics will include information on the Fair Labor Standards Act and why you should care; nuts and bolts of counting hours worked, calculating overtime and payroll rules; exempt or non-exempt status and how to administer the administrative exemption; and implementing the new salary threshold for the “white collar” exemptions.

The training will be presented by Bradley T. Cave who is a legal expert from Cheyenne.

There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but RSVP is required.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Teresa Detimore at tdetimore@sheridanwyomingchamber.org

The training will take place at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 171 N. Main St.

Nov
30
Wed
Emborg to present Gollings Collection lecture on Nov. 30 @ Sheridan College
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A lecture on the Whitney Gollings Collection at Sheridan will feature Tyson Emborg, who will present Sheridan’s unique connection to one of the West’s greatest artists, E. William Gollings.

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Whitney Center of Arts at Sheridan College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Gollings Collection will be on view in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
4
Sun
SMH to host Christmas Trees of Love open house Sunday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Auxiliary of Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host the Christmas Trees of Love open house on Sunday from 4-5 p.m.

The trees will be lit at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

The $5 donation will include a card sent to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication from the Auxiliary. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk and on the hospital’s website at www.sheridanhospital.org.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Dec
7
Wed
Explore history of Clean Air Act at SC Wednesday @ Sheridan College
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on “Clean Air — Then and Now: The Role of Catalysts and Computers” on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will take a retrospective look at the reasons for the enactment of the 1970 Clean Air Act, which led to the use of catalytic converters as standard equipment on all American cars produced since 1974.

Today, exhaust emissions from our cars are 98 percent lower than they were in the early 1970s. Which would not have been possible without the co-development of catalyst and computer science. The lecture will include examples of how the automotive industry could match scientific advances in chemistry and electronics to accomplish what was thought impossible 40 years ago. Robert McDowell will present the lecture.

McDowell graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Villanova University while working in the research and development group of Johnson Matthey, the largest automotive catalyst company. He was part of the team that brought the first commercial three-way catalyst from concept into production and has manufactured emission control catalyst on four continents. He currently advises a diverse set of clients working in the R&D and prototyping areas, including lithium ion batteries, biofuels, precious metal recycling and emission control catalysts.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

Dec
8
Thu
Listening session at Sheridan College to host UW President Laurie Nichols @ Sheridan College
Dec 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and other UW leaders will visit Sheridan on Dec. 8 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Sheridan College to solicit statewide input on a strategic plan to guide the university for the next five years.

The event will take place in the University of Wyoming Watt building in rooms 131 and 132. The listening session is free and open to the public.

“These sessions are for us to hear from the people of Wyoming about their land-grant university,” Nichols said. “Creating a strong five-year plan is so important as it sets priorities and indicates areas of focus. I want to be there personally to listen to people’s hopes and dreams for Wyoming’s university, as well as the obstacles to achieving those dreams and ideas on how those challenges can be overcome.”

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dec
13
Tue
Sweeney to speak at e2e program @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — In less than three years Sheridan native Mike Sweeney launched Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics, grew the companies to over 175 employees with almost $40 million in annual revenue, and then sold both businesses to Waste Management, Inc.

Sweeney will speak at the next e2e Wyoming in Sheridan on Dec. 13. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and is open to the public.  

Sweeney will tell the story of Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics with an emphasis on topics such as startup funding, banking relationships, customer interaction strategies, servant leadership and out-of-the-box benefits.

Prior to launching Summit, Sweeney worked as a regional manager for an oil and gas construction company. It was this position that brought him to the Williston Basin in 2009. He has extensive management experience in the energy industry as well as in engineering, banking, and international business start-up. 

Sweeney is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Navy’s Supply Corps School. Sweeney lives in Sheridan, and is married to Stacy Sweeney. They have nine children. 

 
Dec
17
Sat
Museum to host events before winter closure @ Sheridan County Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a number of events this weekend before its winter closure.

On Saturday, Tidbit Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. and will focus on holiday traditions in Sheridan. Tidbit Saturday is a monthly program for youth ages 4-10.

On Saturday and Sunday, the museum will also host an open house to celebrate the end of its 2016 exhibit season. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with free admission for all visitors. 

Local author Craig Johnson will also share a Longmire Christmas story on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Following the weekend events, the museum will be closed through Jan. 1. Its office will reopen Jan. 2, but its exhibit gallery won’t reopen until May 1.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

 
Feb
9
Thu
Lecture to focus on the ‘Peopling of the Americas’ @ Sheridan College
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Bjarne Kristiansen for a faculty lecture entitled “The Peopling of the Americas: Who got here first?” on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

There is much conjecture on who first settled the Americas. Join Kristiansen for an examination of the archaeological record to determine which hypothesis makes the most sense today.

Kristiansen works for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a natural resources program principal, and is responsible for interacting with all non-coal mines in northeastern Wyoming. 

He is also an adjunct professor of anthropology at Sheridan College.

The lecture will take place in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall and refreshments will be available following the presentation.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
25
Sat
SC to host Saturday University Feb. 25 @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — Go back to college for a day — minus the tests, stress and homework. Join other attendees for three lectures, delivered by top-notch professors who will enlighten and entertain you as part of Saturday U, the free one-day college education on Feb. 25.

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. There is no pre-registration necessary and the lectures are free and open to the public. The day wraps up with a lunch and conversation as the professors explore links among their topics.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents who have a desire to learn.

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The program is presented locally by Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council, and the UW outreach School.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. — doors open

8:30-8:50 a.m. — free coffee and pastries

8:50-9 a.m. — welcome and opening remarks

9 a.m. — “How the Brain Learns to See: Studying Tadpoles to Understand People” presented by Kara Pratt, assistant professor of zoology and physiology at UW

10-10:10 a.m. — break

10:15 a.m. — “Democracy’s Past, Democracy’s Future: Problems and Possibilities” presented by Scott Henkel, assistant professor of English at UW

11:15-11:25 a.m. — break

11:30 a.m. — “Will We Ever Have Beautiful Forests Again? Bark Beetles, Resilience and Future Forests” presented by Daniel Tinker, associate professor of botany at UW

12:30-1:45 p.m. — lunch and questions and answer session with presenters

The program will take place at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Feb
28
Tue
SC to host open house for new Agriculture Center @ Sheridan Colleg
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house for the new Mars Agriculture Center Tuesday. All are welcome to attend, and the center will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of the facility guided by current students. 

There will also be students and faculty in class working on their current studies. The open house is free, and light refreshments will be served.

The Mars Agriculture Center provides the college with a 16,000-square-foot learning environment for a variety of disciplines within the Sheridan College Ag Department. The building is attached to the existing Science Center, which underwent a renovation that updated existing space during summer 2015.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
1
Wed
SC to conduct ‘Intense Innovation’ course @ Sheridan College Broadway Center
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Timberline Training will host a course on Intense Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Center.

The goal of the course is to help create a thriving culture of innovation within an organization. It will teach personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation and a process for implementation.

The cost of the course is $200, which includes lunch.

For additional information, call Matt Melinkovich at 307-567-8171. 

To register for the class, call 307-686-0254, ext. 1431.

The Sheridan College Broadway Center is located at 245 Broadway St.

Mar
7
Tue
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 7 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

UW to host open house in Sheridan @ UW Northeast Regional Center
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming will host an open house on March 7 from 2-6 p.m. in Sheridan.

The open house will take place at the UW Northeast Regional Center, located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

All are welcome to learn about UW’s role in the community.

Those with questions may contact Dawn Kiesel or Becky Johnston at 672-8737.

For additional information and to register for prizes, see facebook.com/UWyoOutreach or bit.ly.uwstatewideopenhouse.

Mar
8
Wed
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

SC to host presentation on fossil discovery @ Sheridan College
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery lecture series will feature a presentation titled “Grasslands to Well Pad — Fossil Discovery During Construction Monitoring” on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paleontologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted initial surveys for a proposed well pad development in eastern Wyoming. The survey area was nearly entirely vegetated, and it presented few bedrock exposures. Though sparse, observed fossils consisted of heavily weathered bone fragments. A year later a paleontologist was on site full time to monitor ground disturbing activities.

Initial discoveries included isolated skeletal elements from hadrosaur and ceratopsian dinosaurs and turtles. Then three closely associated bones were exposed in a channel sandstone horizon. An exploratory excavation revealed that the elements were really one specimen — a partially complete skull of cf. Triceratops horridus.

Because this project followed proper mitigation protocol, a new specimen of Triceratops and associated geographic and stratigraphic data will be available for study.

Georgia Knauss, who will give the presentation, is the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants based in Sheridan; and works as a mitigation paleontologist.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
23
Thu
UW Extension to host ‘Real Food’ classes @ Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April.

The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.

Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to reduce packaged/processed foods and added sugar, plan meals and read labels to decipher ingredient lists.

Attendees will receive a cookbook, handouts, weekly food samples and new ideas and skills.

The enrollment deadline for the classes is March 16.

For more information, call 674-2980 or kwillis3@uwyo.edu.

 
Apr
5
Wed
Lecture to focus on genomics revolution @ Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Vikram Chhatre will give a lecture on “The Genomics Revolution” on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center.

The discovery of polymerase chain reaction ushered in a new era of biological research by instantly providing tools to study organisms at unprecedented depths. In the ensuing decades, the advent of affordable and high throughput DNA sequencing technology has revolutionized a large number of biological disciplines.  

This genomic revolution aided by informatics tools has impacted our lives in a multitude of ways. Chhatre will discuss examples of the application of various genomic technologies in medicine, mitigation of global climate change, understanding organismal evolution and designing strategies for ecosystem conservation.  

Chhatre grew up in India fascinated by the natural world and with a curiosity to understand what makes it work. Eventually narrowing down his focus to long-living forest trees, he adopted population genomics and bioinformatics tools to understand how they adapt to their environment.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
18
Tue
Register for SHRM seminar by April 7 @ Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Apr 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The deadline to register for the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual seminar will be April 7.

Speakers for the full day seminar, planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18, will include coach Sherry Winn and Brad T. Cave.

Winn will cover three essential ingredients for success and emphasize communication and team building.

Cave will give a legislative update, comment on the changes during the first 90 days of the Trump administration and discuss retaliation in the workplace.

The cost to a attend either the morning or afternoon session for members is $75; the cost to attend both is $125. For nonmembers, the morning or afternoon sessions cost $90 or $155 for both.

The seminar will take place at the Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

For more information or to register, see bighornmountain.shrm.org/events.

Apr
27
Thu
The Brinton to present lecture on Gollings @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will present a gallery talk on artists Hans Kleiber and Bill Gollings on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Chief Curator Kenneth Schuster will give the lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition “Gollings and Kleiber: In the Classroom.”

The presentation is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

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