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Jan
11
Wed
Local congressional representatives to host office hours @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Representatives of Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA Whitney Room.

DeAnna Kay, field representative for U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi; Brianna Buckingham, field representative for Sen. John Barrasso; and Jackie King, deputy district director for U.S. Rep Liz Cheney are scheduled to attend.

Area residents are encouraged to visit with Kay, Buckingham and King on an individual basis to discuss issues or their views, questions or concerns regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will be relayed to the congressional delegation.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact:

• Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268;

• Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456; or

• Cheney’s Sheridan office at 307-673-4608.

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

Jan
13
Fri
Enroll Wyoming session planned for Friday @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center will host an Enroll Wyoming session for Sheridan County residents lacking health insurance coverage. 

The session will take place Friday from 8-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. 

Community members who need help finding health insurance of learning about health insurance options are encouraged to drop in during the designated time for one-on-one assistance.

Those who are unable to attend the session can call 2-1-1 or see healthcare.gov for assistance. 

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

Jan
17
Tue
Tween program to feature escape room @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

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

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

The topic for this week is “escape room.”

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Jan
25
Wed
Senior Center, CVC kick off next phase of community project @ Sheridan College in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center and the Center for a Vital Community will host a launch of the next phase of the Dementia Friendly Wyoming project on Jan. 25.

The event, which will take place in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dr. John Zeisel, president of the “I’m Still Here Foundation,” will facilitate a two-hour presentation and discussion that embraces our community as a powerful way to support those living with dementia and their care partners.

Volunteers working with the Dementia Friendly Wyoming project are currently finalizing a community needs assessment and will share some of the initial findings at this event. 

The group is celebrating the successful conclusion of this phase as it begins to build the education, support and services that will make Sheridan dementia friendly.

For additional information, contact Kay Wallick at 672-2240.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Sheridan student to speak at e2e @ Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming students who were named qualifiers in the recent Fisher Innovation Challenge will share their new companies at the next e2e Wyoming meeting in Laramie. One student is from Sheridan.

Students from six companies will discuss their business stories Jan. 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St. in Laramie.

Those students scheduled to speak are:

• Torre Roasts founder Emily Beagle, of Sheridan, who is a second-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering.

• Aktzin Systems founder Dakota Roberson, of Rock Springs, a fourth-year doctoral student in electrical engineering.

• Ullr Performance Parts founder Kyle Kuhn, of Laramie, a first-year master’s student in mechanical engineering.

• Resono Pressure Systems founder Pourya Nikoueeyan, of Iran, a third-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering.

• Pralee Eggs and Hatchery founder Jaycee Lindsey, of Wright, a senior in animal science.

• Lev’sonic founder Levente Papa, of Budapest, Hungary, a third-year doctoral student in chemistry.

The FIC was launched in spring 2016 as a new entrepreneurship competition focused on technology and innovation. It was administered by the Wyoming Technology Business Center, which seeks to catalyze Wyoming technology startup businesses. The FIC identified and stimulated the creation of new independent businesses in the seed, startup and early-growth stages, and will provide the qualifying companies an opportunity to approach a $125,000 seed fund for working capital.

A $100,000 seed fund was made possible through the financial gift of Donne Fisher, and it was matched by the UW Office of Research and Economic Development. Additional funding for the first year of the innovation challenge also was provided by UW’s School of Energy Resources.

Though inclusive to all UW students, the FIC was conducted in partnership with the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and had a specific focus on business concepts with technical roots and innovation. More than 40 applications were received from UW student-led teams and, over the course of the past year, this field was narrowed to six qualifying teams.

E2e is an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Casper, Gillette and Sheridan. It is designed to improve the climate for the startup and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Each e2e chapter meets bimonthly for 45 minutes of networking, followed by a 45-minute program. The programs feature successful entrepreneurs telling their stories, panel discussion on relevant topics and advice from experts in specific businesses.

Administered by the UW Office of Research and Economic Development, the WTBC is a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success.

 
Jan
30
Mon
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Feb
2
Thu
Archaeological Society to gather Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. 

Those planning to attend are asked to see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location, which is typically the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Attendees can either join for the dinner, speaker or both.

Dr. Staphan Peterson with the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will present on archaeological research in Yellowstone National Park, including lessons learned on the human past within the park, results of recent investigations and where archaeology research is headed in the park and beyond.

Peterson leads the cultural and natural resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and was park archaeologist at Yellowstone National Park for four years. Peterson was responsible for archaeological research and stewardship for Yellowstone’s 2.2. million acres. He has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and has 18 years of experience in the archaeology of the prehistoric and historic periods in the Great Plains and the Midwest. 

He has also investigated pioneer sites in Minnesota, Lewis and Clark campsites in Montana, large prehistoric towns in Indiana and Illinois, and many others. 

For additional information, contact Christine Varah at cfredri@gmail.com.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Feb
7
Tue
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Tongue River Branch Library
Feb 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ Country Kitchen
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its February meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen in Sheridan.  

The group’s guest speaker is Kay Wallick and she will talk about a “Dementia Friendly Community.” 

All are welcome to attend the meeting, however reservations are required and need to be called in to President Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
8
Wed
Chamber to celebrate business community at monthly luncheon @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will recognize leaders in the local business community at its monthly luncheon Wednesday.

The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and will include awards for the Spirit of Sheridan, Strength of Sheridan and Businessperson of the Year, among others.

The cost for lunch is $17 per person. Or, those wishing to buy a punch card for 12 or 24 luncheons can do so at the previous price of $15 per lunch.

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

 
Feb
10
Fri
UW conducting town-hall meetings on educator preparation @ Sheridan College in the Whitney Academic Center room 153
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative invites Wyomingites to participate in a series of town-hall meetings to gather stakeholder perspectives on the UW College of Education and its educator preparation programs in service of Wyoming’s preschool through high school students.

Students, parents, guardians, teachers, principals, superintendents, elected officials (including school board members), the business community and all community members are encouraged to attend. 

Meetings are planned for Sheridan, Jackson, Casper, Gillette, Torrington, Riverton, Powell, Cheyenne, Rock Springs and Evanston.

The Sheridan meeting will take place Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. at Sheridan College in the Whitney Academic Center room 153. Sheridan college is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The TEI was established by the UW Board of Trustees in fall 2014 to “elevate the UW College of Education to national pre-eminent status in professional educator preparation, ultimately to improve and enhance K-12 education in Wyoming.”

The TEI Governing Board will receive recommendations from a TEI National Advisory Board and workgroups composed of Wyoming students, parents, educators, school leaders, state officials and university faculty.

For updates to the schedule of town-hall meetings, see www.uwyo.edu/trust_edu_init/town-hall-meetings.html.

For more information, call Rebecca Watts, TEI executive director, at 307-766-5461 or email rwatts3@uwyo.edu.

 
Feb
14
Tue
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Feb
15
Wed
Cottonwood Properties to host Business After Hours @ Cottonwood Properties
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cottonwood Properties will host this month’s Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

This month, a drawing will be held for gift baskets from Ginger Salon, LLC; First Federal Bank and Trust; Tire Rama; and Cottonwood Properties, LLC. The event will also include refreshments and snacks. Cottonwood Properties is located at 205 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
20
Mon
Group organizing Presidents’ Day event at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Monday, from 6-8 p.m., the community is invited to an event in the lobby of the WYO Theater in honor of Presidents’ Day.

The event “Stand Up to Your President/s” is free, open to all ages and open to the public.

There is no set program. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring something to share — a poem, song, painting, drawing, plate of cookies or other offering.

The event aims to bring the people of the Sheridan area together to express hopes and dispel fears for the future and the values represented in policies being enacted on a local and national level.

In addition to providing the public with an opportunity to share thoughts, local nonprofit organizations will have a presence and provide opportunities for attendees to receive information about how to get involved in the community.

Grace Cannon of Big Horn is organizing Stand Up to Your President/s Day in coordination with a network of artists called Bad and Nasty, which will hold events across the country Feb. 20.

For more information about Monday’s event, email badnastywy@gmail.com.

Feb
22
Wed
Chamber Coffee planned for Big Horn next week @ Big Horn Smokehouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

BIG HORN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee will take place Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon.

The event is brought to the community by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee as a way to network and discuss important issues with all the communities within Sheridan County.

The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

WTBC to host mixer for Start-Up Challenge @ WYO Theater
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — In an effort to improve the entrepreneurial climate in Sheridan, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center is looking for individuals who are interested in starting a business. 

The organization will host an informational mixer for it’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge beginning at 6 p.m. at the WYO Theater on Wednesday.

The event will allow those interested to learn more about the competition and meet the WTBC business counselors.

The WTBC will provide a monetary incentive and the business support needed for contestants to act on their ideas through the challenge. 

The application and information are available at uwyo.edu/wtbc or contact John Dick at 675-1939 or jdick4@uwyo.edu.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
27
Mon
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Mar
7
Tue
Akcita Win to gather March 7 @ Elephant King
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Trails End Elephant King restaurant.

The program will include information on the North Main Improvement Association.

Akcita Win is a women’s sorority that meets monthly and is open to the public.

Reservation are required and should be called in to Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.

The Elephant King is located at 2125 N. Main St.

Mar
10
Fri
AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will gather Friday at the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner and the meeting will start at 5:50 p.m. 

The program will include a legislative update from Wayne Schatz, AARP legislative chair for Northeast Wyoming.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring $3 and a potluck dish to share.

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

 
Mar
14
Tue
Veteran town hall planned for Tuesday @ Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a veteran town hall from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the VAHCS auditorium.

All veterans and those who care and advocate for veterans in the community are invited to attend the quarterly event. 

Dr. Kathy Berger, interim medical center director, will provide a brief update on the local VA health care system and accept questions from those in attendance.

Representatives from the VA Choice program contractor Health Net, veterans benefits administration, suicide prevention program, transitional care management program, patient education, enrollment/eligibility office and patient advocates will also be available to answer questions.

For more information, email the VAHCS public affairs office at shepublicaffairs@va.gov or call 675-3262.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Tongue River Branch Library
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Mar
15
Wed
Accents of Wyoming to host Business After Hours @ Accents of Wyoming
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at Accents of Wyoming, located at 250 N. Main St.

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

Mar
18
Sat
Birders look forward to arrival of cranes @ The Brinton Museum
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BIG HORN — The Bighorn Audubon Society in cooperation with The Brinton Museum will lead its monthly bird walk Saturday.

The sandhill crane regularly arrives in Big Horn in March, so birders expect much to see.

Those planning to participate in the walk are asked to meet in The Brinton parking lot at 9 a.m.

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

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.

 
Jan
11
Wed
Local congressional representatives to host office hours @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Representatives of Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA Whitney Room.

DeAnna Kay, field representative for U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi; Brianna Buckingham, field representative for Sen. John Barrasso; and Jackie King, deputy district director for U.S. Rep Liz Cheney are scheduled to attend.

Area residents are encouraged to visit with Kay, Buckingham and King on an individual basis to discuss issues or their views, questions or concerns regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will be relayed to the congressional delegation.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact:

• Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268;

• Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456; or

• Cheney’s Sheridan office at 307-673-4608.

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

Jan
13
Fri
Enroll Wyoming session planned for Friday @ Sheridan County YMCA
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center will host an Enroll Wyoming session for Sheridan County residents lacking health insurance coverage. 

The session will take place Friday from 8-11 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. 

Community members who need help finding health insurance of learning about health insurance options are encouraged to drop in during the designated time for one-on-one assistance.

Those who are unable to attend the session can call 2-1-1 or see healthcare.gov for assistance. 

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

Jan
17
Tue
Tween program to feature escape room @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jan 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

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

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

The topic for this week is “escape room.”

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

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Jan
25
Wed
Senior Center, CVC kick off next phase of community project @ Sheridan College in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center and the Center for a Vital Community will host a launch of the next phase of the Dementia Friendly Wyoming project on Jan. 25.

The event, which will take place in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dr. John Zeisel, president of the “I’m Still Here Foundation,” will facilitate a two-hour presentation and discussion that embraces our community as a powerful way to support those living with dementia and their care partners.

Volunteers working with the Dementia Friendly Wyoming project are currently finalizing a community needs assessment and will share some of the initial findings at this event. 

The group is celebrating the successful conclusion of this phase as it begins to build the education, support and services that will make Sheridan dementia friendly.

For additional information, contact Kay Wallick at 672-2240.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Sheridan student to speak at e2e @ Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming students who were named qualifiers in the recent Fisher Innovation Challenge will share their new companies at the next e2e Wyoming meeting in Laramie. One student is from Sheridan.

Students from six companies will discuss their business stories Jan. 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St. in Laramie.

Those students scheduled to speak are:

• Torre Roasts founder Emily Beagle, of Sheridan, who is a second-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering.

• Aktzin Systems founder Dakota Roberson, of Rock Springs, a fourth-year doctoral student in electrical engineering.

• Ullr Performance Parts founder Kyle Kuhn, of Laramie, a first-year master’s student in mechanical engineering.

• Resono Pressure Systems founder Pourya Nikoueeyan, of Iran, a third-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering.

• Pralee Eggs and Hatchery founder Jaycee Lindsey, of Wright, a senior in animal science.

• Lev’sonic founder Levente Papa, of Budapest, Hungary, a third-year doctoral student in chemistry.

The FIC was launched in spring 2016 as a new entrepreneurship competition focused on technology and innovation. It was administered by the Wyoming Technology Business Center, which seeks to catalyze Wyoming technology startup businesses. The FIC identified and stimulated the creation of new independent businesses in the seed, startup and early-growth stages, and will provide the qualifying companies an opportunity to approach a $125,000 seed fund for working capital.

A $100,000 seed fund was made possible through the financial gift of Donne Fisher, and it was matched by the UW Office of Research and Economic Development. Additional funding for the first year of the innovation challenge also was provided by UW’s School of Energy Resources.

Though inclusive to all UW students, the FIC was conducted in partnership with the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and had a specific focus on business concepts with technical roots and innovation. More than 40 applications were received from UW student-led teams and, over the course of the past year, this field was narrowed to six qualifying teams.

E2e is an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Casper, Gillette and Sheridan. It is designed to improve the climate for the startup and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Each e2e chapter meets bimonthly for 45 minutes of networking, followed by a 45-minute program. The programs feature successful entrepreneurs telling their stories, panel discussion on relevant topics and advice from experts in specific businesses.

Administered by the UW Office of Research and Economic Development, the WTBC is a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success.

 
Jan
30
Mon
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Feb
2
Thu
Archaeological Society to gather Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. 

Those planning to attend are asked to see the hostess at the restaurant for the meeting location, which is typically the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. Attendees can either join for the dinner, speaker or both.

Dr. Staphan Peterson with the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will present on archaeological research in Yellowstone National Park, including lessons learned on the human past within the park, results of recent investigations and where archaeology research is headed in the park and beyond.

Peterson leads the cultural and natural resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and was park archaeologist at Yellowstone National Park for four years. Peterson was responsible for archaeological research and stewardship for Yellowstone’s 2.2. million acres. He has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and has 18 years of experience in the archaeology of the prehistoric and historic periods in the Great Plains and the Midwest. 

He has also investigated pioneer sites in Minnesota, Lewis and Clark campsites in Montana, large prehistoric towns in Indiana and Illinois, and many others. 

For additional information, contact Christine Varah at cfredri@gmail.com.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Feb
7
Tue
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Tongue River Branch Library
Feb 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ Country Kitchen
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its February meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen in Sheridan.  

The group’s guest speaker is Kay Wallick and she will talk about a “Dementia Friendly Community.” 

All are welcome to attend the meeting, however reservations are required and need to be called in to President Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Feb
8
Wed
Chamber to celebrate business community at monthly luncheon @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will recognize leaders in the local business community at its monthly luncheon Wednesday.

The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center and will include awards for the Spirit of Sheridan, Strength of Sheridan and Businessperson of the Year, among others.

The cost for lunch is $17 per person. Or, those wishing to buy a punch card for 12 or 24 luncheons can do so at the previous price of $15 per lunch.

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

 
Feb
10
Fri
UW conducting town-hall meetings on educator preparation @ Sheridan College in the Whitney Academic Center room 153
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative invites Wyomingites to participate in a series of town-hall meetings to gather stakeholder perspectives on the UW College of Education and its educator preparation programs in service of Wyoming’s preschool through high school students.

Students, parents, guardians, teachers, principals, superintendents, elected officials (including school board members), the business community and all community members are encouraged to attend. 

Meetings are planned for Sheridan, Jackson, Casper, Gillette, Torrington, Riverton, Powell, Cheyenne, Rock Springs and Evanston.

The Sheridan meeting will take place Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. at Sheridan College in the Whitney Academic Center room 153. Sheridan college is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The TEI was established by the UW Board of Trustees in fall 2014 to “elevate the UW College of Education to national pre-eminent status in professional educator preparation, ultimately to improve and enhance K-12 education in Wyoming.”

The TEI Governing Board will receive recommendations from a TEI National Advisory Board and workgroups composed of Wyoming students, parents, educators, school leaders, state officials and university faculty.

For updates to the schedule of town-hall meetings, see www.uwyo.edu/trust_edu_init/town-hall-meetings.html.

For more information, call Rebecca Watts, TEI executive director, at 307-766-5461 or email rwatts3@uwyo.edu.

 
Feb
14
Tue
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Feb
15
Wed
Cottonwood Properties to host Business After Hours @ Cottonwood Properties
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Cottonwood Properties will host this month’s Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

This month, a drawing will be held for gift baskets from Ginger Salon, LLC; First Federal Bank and Trust; Tire Rama; and Cottonwood Properties, LLC. The event will also include refreshments and snacks. Cottonwood Properties is located at 205 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
20
Mon
Group organizing Presidents’ Day event at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Monday, from 6-8 p.m., the community is invited to an event in the lobby of the WYO Theater in honor of Presidents’ Day.

The event “Stand Up to Your President/s” is free, open to all ages and open to the public.

There is no set program. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring something to share — a poem, song, painting, drawing, plate of cookies or other offering.

The event aims to bring the people of the Sheridan area together to express hopes and dispel fears for the future and the values represented in policies being enacted on a local and national level.

In addition to providing the public with an opportunity to share thoughts, local nonprofit organizations will have a presence and provide opportunities for attendees to receive information about how to get involved in the community.

Grace Cannon of Big Horn is organizing Stand Up to Your President/s Day in coordination with a network of artists called Bad and Nasty, which will hold events across the country Feb. 20.

For more information about Monday’s event, email badnastywy@gmail.com.

Feb
22
Wed
Chamber Coffee planned for Big Horn next week @ Big Horn Smokehouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

BIG HORN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee will take place Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon.

The event is brought to the community by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee as a way to network and discuss important issues with all the communities within Sheridan County.

The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

WTBC to host mixer for Start-Up Challenge @ WYO Theater
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — In an effort to improve the entrepreneurial climate in Sheridan, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center is looking for individuals who are interested in starting a business. 

The organization will host an informational mixer for it’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge beginning at 6 p.m. at the WYO Theater on Wednesday.

The event will allow those interested to learn more about the competition and meet the WTBC business counselors.

The WTBC will provide a monetary incentive and the business support needed for contestants to act on their ideas through the challenge. 

The application and information are available at uwyo.edu/wtbc or contact John Dick at 675-1939 or jdick4@uwyo.edu.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
27
Mon
Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Story Branch Library:
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Mar
7
Tue
Akcita Win to gather March 7 @ Elephant King
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Trails End Elephant King restaurant.

The program will include information on the North Main Improvement Association.

Akcita Win is a women’s sorority that meets monthly and is open to the public.

Reservation are required and should be called in to Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.

The Elephant King is located at 2125 N. Main St.

Mar
10
Fri
AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will gather Friday at the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner and the meeting will start at 5:50 p.m. 

The program will include a legislative update from Wayne Schatz, AARP legislative chair for Northeast Wyoming.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring $3 and a potluck dish to share.

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

 
Mar
14
Tue
Veteran town hall planned for Tuesday @ Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a veteran town hall from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the VAHCS auditorium.

All veterans and those who care and advocate for veterans in the community are invited to attend the quarterly event. 

Dr. Kathy Berger, interim medical center director, will provide a brief update on the local VA health care system and accept questions from those in attendance.

Representatives from the VA Choice program contractor Health Net, veterans benefits administration, suicide prevention program, transitional care management program, patient education, enrollment/eligibility office and patient advocates will also be available to answer questions.

For more information, email the VAHCS public affairs office at shepublicaffairs@va.gov or call 675-3262.

The Sheridan VAHCS is located at 1898 Fort Road.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Tongue River Branch Library
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Local libraries to host book discussions through spring @ Fulmer Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series will begin in January at Sheridan County libraries. Story Branch and Tongue River Branch libraries will offer the series “Immigration: On Becoming an American” and Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer “Growing Up in the West.” 

Katie Curtiss will lead discussions at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Norleen Healy will lead at Story and Tongue River branches.

Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will start their discussions in January and Sheridan Fulmer will start its discussions in February. Books are available now at the front desk of each library.

Participants can attend any or all sessions and can also attend sessions at different libraries if they choose. There is no charge for these programs and new participants are welcome.

The schedule for the Fulmer Library:

• Feb. 14 – “English Creek” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Meadow” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 11 – “The Round House” at 6:30 p.m.

• May 9 – “Cowboys and East Indians” at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Story Branch Library:

• Jan. 30 – “The Namesake” at 6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 27 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 6:30 p.m.

• March 27 – “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 6:30 p.m.

• April 24 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Tongue River Branch Library:

• Jan. 10 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” at 4:30 p.m.

• Feb. 7 — “The Book of Unknown Americans” at 4:30 p.m.

• March 14 – “The Namesake” at 4:30 p.m.

• April 25 – “Children of Syria” (video) at 4:30 p.m.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins.

She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband, Samuel Yorks.

She finished college and became a social worker in Portland.

When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

Mar
15
Wed
Accents of Wyoming to host Business After Hours @ Accents of Wyoming
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at Accents of Wyoming, located at 250 N. Main St.

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

Mar
18
Sat
Birders look forward to arrival of cranes @ The Brinton Museum
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BIG HORN — The Bighorn Audubon Society in cooperation with The Brinton Museum will lead its monthly bird walk Saturday.

The sandhill crane regularly arrives in Big Horn in March, so birders expect much to see.

Those planning to participate in the walk are asked to meet in The Brinton parking lot at 9 a.m.

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

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.

 

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