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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.

 
Brinton to display student art in February @ Brinton Museum
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will again partner with local elementary schools to present the second annual All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show, featuring original art by fifth-grade students from nine schools throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties. 

The student art show opens in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Thursday. A reception for the artists will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. 

Admission to the student art exhibit through Feb. 17 is free for students and teachers.

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show offers fifth-graders the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a professional, museum setting and share their classroom art projects with the public. 

“We are happy to again highlight art by young students in a special show at The Brinton Museum,” Museum Director Kenneth Schuster said in a press release. “This event gives students the chance to experience first-hand how a fine art museum functions as a valuable resource to the community, and that museums are a great place to see great art!” 

The All-Schools Fifth-Grade Student Art Show is available to guests through Feb. 17.

More information about upcoming exhibits and educational events is found on the museum’s website at www.thebrintonmuseum.org.

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

Feb
16
Thu
SC to host father, daughter art exhibit, reception @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Internationally-renowned artist Theodore Waddell, who has gifted the college his entire print collection, printing press and materials to Sheridan College, will give a presentation with his daughter, local artist Arin Waddell, on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m.  

Theodore Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of eastern Montana. He is known for expressionist animal and landscape painting and sculpture. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher.  He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article. 

The Waddells will work with Sheridan area high school students on Feb. 15 and Sheridan College students on Feb. 16. 

On Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m., the Whitney Center for the Arts will host an opening artist reception for Theodore Waddell and Arin Waddell. Both of their works will be on display in their latest exhibition: Waddell + Waddell. This reception is free and open to the public. The public is welcome to attend, view the works and meet the artists. 

Waddell + Waddell is on display through March 10.

The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

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
23
Thu
SAGE to host ‘Modern Masters’ @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — SAGE Community Arts will host a show entitled “Modern Masters: Jenna Jordan and Micah Trampe” through April 14.

A reception for the show will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, see artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

 
Mar
25
Sat
Sheridan County Republican Party to meet Saturday @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will conduct a Central Committee meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library for the purpose of electing officers.

All Republicans and precinct committee persons are asked to attend. Any precinct committee person wishing to utilize a proxy is asked to contact Chairman Ryan Mulholland at 461-9707 prior to the meeting date.

According to the county bylaws, a person residing in the same precinct as the duly elected committee person may carry a proxy if authorized in writing.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

 
Mar
29
Wed
Next Chamber Coffee set for Wednesday @ Lazy R Campground and Cabins
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The next Chamber Coffee organized by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will take place Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m.

Lazy R Campground and Cabins in Ranchester will host the event, which is meant to provide a way to network and discuss important issues with the communities in Sheridan County.

Lazy R Campground and Cabins is located at 652 U.S. Highway 14 in Ranchester.

Apr
4
Tue
Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ First Christian Church
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The April meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church. 

Dinner will be catered and the cost is $10. The group plans to bring items to donate to Advocacy & Resource Center. 

Reservations need to be called to president Connie Goodwin at 751-2550. 

 Akcita Win is a women’s sorority that meets monthly and new members are always welcome.

First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St.

Apr
5
Wed
Doubleday Sports Complex Committee to host public meeting @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital office
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Doubleday Sports Complex Committee will host a public meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital office at 61 S. Gould St.

The meeting will focus on the preliminary plan for the sports complex and provide area residents with an opportunity to provide feedback and ideas on the design to fit the needs of local sports groups that will use the facility.

Apr
6
Thu
Archaeological Society meeting to focus on Bomber Mountain @ Holiday Inn
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will gather Thursday for its monthly meeting. This month’s focus will be Bomber Mountain. 

Sylvia Bruner of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo will give the presentation.

Beginning as a part-time employee at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site in 2000, Bruner quickly obtained a love of history and museums which developed even further with a five-year stint of Civil War and Indian Wars reenacting. She was hired as the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum’s registrar in 2003 and in May 2016 she became the director. 

Bruner’s presentation will focus on the events surrounding the crash of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that led to the naming of Bomber Mountain in the Bighorns.

Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with the presentation following at about 7 p.m. The event will take place in the banquet room attached to the main dining room of the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Apr
13
Thu
City to host meetings on electronic signs @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host a series of public meetings to explore options regarding electronic sign regulation in the city.

The open houses will allow business owners and residents to learn more about the signage and provide feedback on possible options for new city regulations.

Meetings will take place:

• Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association, 121 S. Main St.

• April 18 from 5-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 171 N. Main St.

• April 20 from 5-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 171 N. Main St.

For more information, contact Robert Briggs at the city of Sheridan, 675-4226.

Apr
18
Tue
City to host meetings on electronic signs @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host a series of public meetings to explore options regarding electronic sign regulation in the city.

The open houses will allow business owners and residents to learn more about the signage and provide feedback on possible options for new city regulations.

Meetings will take place:

• Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association, 121 S. Main St.

• April 18 from 5-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 171 N. Main St.

• April 20 from 5-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 171 N. Main St.

For more information, contact Robert Briggs at the city of Sheridan, 675-4226.

Apr
20
Thu
City to host meetings on electronic signs @ Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host a series of public meetings to explore options regarding electronic sign regulation in the city.

The open houses will allow business owners and residents to learn more about the signage and provide feedback on possible options for new city regulations.

Meetings will take place:

• Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association, 121 S. Main St.

• April 18 from 5-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 171 N. Main St.

• April 20 from 5-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, 171 N. Main St.

For more information, contact Robert Briggs at the city of Sheridan, 675-4226.

Real Resistance to gather Thursday @ Luminous Brewhouse
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Real Resistance Wyoming will host a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at which community members will discuss the impacts of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

Representatives from multiple agencies throughout Sheridan and the congressional delegation have been invited to speak about the proposed budget and its affect on local programs.

The event will take place at Luminous Brewhouse, located at 504 Broadway St.

For more information, contact Josh Hanson at bottomweavers@gmail.com.

Apr
22
Sat
Ucross new exhibit reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

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

May
4
Thu
SC to host reception for student show @ Sheridan College
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will present the 70th annual Sheridan College Student Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is on display through May 14 in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. The opening reception will take place May 4 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition was juried by local artist Joel Ostlind. Twenty-four Sheridan College students submitted work and 18 were selected to show. Those exhibiting are Taryn Bohlman, Shaelyn Moore Hytrek, Rebekah Blommel, Nichole Wolz, Lydia Johnson, Kari Lentz, Jonathan Kibodeaux, Helene Todd, Emily Swanson, Elijah McClendon, Dylan Campbell Peterson, Diana Goodrich, David Danielson, Colleen Swan, Cecilia Riddle, Ashlee Purcella and Trudy Schoonover.

The pieces were installed by Sheridan College students Nichole Wrigley and Jonathan Kibodeaux.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

May
10
Wed
Outdoor Recreation Task Force to meet in Sheridan @ Sheridan Inn
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Members of Gov. Matt Mead’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force will meet May 10-12 at the Sheridan Inn.

During the meeting, the task force will evaluate recommendations and propose implementation.

The group is scheduled to meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Public comment periods are scheduled for 8-8:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Public comment is also accepted at http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ORTF.aspx?tab=0 on the Outdoor Recreation Task Force website.

Additionally, there will be a “Listening Session” with State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Darin Westby from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Thursday for an update on the task force and to chat about outdoor recreation. This meeting is also scheduled at the Sheridan Inn.

The Outdoor Recreation Task Force will develop policy recommendations for Governor Mead’s consideration. Recommendations may include principles to guide and identify the benefits of outdoor recreation, outline efforts to expand business opportunities and improve recreation infrastructure in the state’s second largest industry.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

May
11
Thu
Outdoor Recreation Task Force to meet in Sheridan @ Sheridan Inn
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Members of Gov. Matt Mead’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force will meet May 10-12 at the Sheridan Inn.

During the meeting, the task force will evaluate recommendations and propose implementation.

The group is scheduled to meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Public comment periods are scheduled for 8-8:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Public comment is also accepted at http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ORTF.aspx?tab=0 on the Outdoor Recreation Task Force website.

Additionally, there will be a “Listening Session” with State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Darin Westby from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Thursday for an update on the task force and to chat about outdoor recreation. This meeting is also scheduled at the Sheridan Inn.

The Outdoor Recreation Task Force will develop policy recommendations for Governor Mead’s consideration. Recommendations may include principles to guide and identify the benefits of outdoor recreation, outline efforts to expand business opportunities and improve recreation infrastructure in the state’s second largest industry.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

May
12
Fri
Outdoor Recreation Task Force to meet in Sheridan @ Sheridan Inn
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Members of Gov. Matt Mead’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force will meet May 10-12 at the Sheridan Inn.

During the meeting, the task force will evaluate recommendations and propose implementation.

The group is scheduled to meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Public comment periods are scheduled for 8-8:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Public comment is also accepted at http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ORTF.aspx?tab=0 on the Outdoor Recreation Task Force website.

Additionally, there will be a “Listening Session” with State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Darin Westby from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Thursday for an update on the task force and to chat about outdoor recreation. This meeting is also scheduled at the Sheridan Inn.

The Outdoor Recreation Task Force will develop policy recommendations for Governor Mead’s consideration. Recommendations may include principles to guide and identify the benefits of outdoor recreation, outline efforts to expand business opportunities and improve recreation infrastructure in the state’s second largest industry.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

May
23
Tue
WGFD meeting on wolf hunting, other issues @ WGFD regional office
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a public meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan Regional Office.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input on proposed wolf hunting seasons, wildlife damage claims, mountain lion hunting seasons and aquatic invasive species regulations. This meeting is one of several being held across Wyoming to discuss these issues.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Written comments will be accepted at the public meeting or through 5 p.m. June 12 for mountain lion hunting seasons, damage claims and AIS regulation and through 5 p.m. June 19 for wolf hunting seasons through the online comment form or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Regulations 3030 Energy Lane Casper, WY 82604.

The Sheridan Regional Office is located at 700 Valley View Drive.

May
24
Wed
Suicide prevention training with Cynthia Cloud @ Sheridan Senior Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud will give the keynote address at the Light in the Darkness suicide prevention presentation and training Wednesday.

Cloud lost her son to suicide in 2016.

Dinner will be provided at the event set for 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center.

For more information, contact Brooke Wattum at bjpoavs@yahoo.com.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jun
10
Sat
Universal Language of Birds @ Ucross Foundation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

UCROSS — For bird lovers and art lovers alike, Saturday will provide an opportunity to experience a combination of the two, through a series of events at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. 

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Universal Language of Birds” by Christina Baal, a day of festivities will take place, building connections between people, art, science, birds and all of the natural world.

Events will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a morning talk on birding and nature journaling, and guided bird walks on the Ucross Ranch, culminating with an artist’s talk and gallery reception starting at noon.

Dr. Jackie Canterbury, President of Bighorn Audubon, will join Christina Baal to lead the day’s activities.

Inspired by Baal’s dedication to public engagement, the exhibition will also include bird-related art submitted by the local community, such as a painting by Worland artist Victoria Bales, and from the national Ucross community, such as poems by Pittsburgh poet and Ucross fellow J.C. Todd.

The community art will also be catalogued online at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com, a website created by Baal intended to develop a community of “citizen artists.”

The following is the schedule of events:

• 9 a.m. — doors open at the Ucross Art Gallery

• 9:30-10 a.m., presentation by Baal and Canterbury, with tips on birding and nature journaling

• 10 a.m. to noon — Guided bird walks led by Baal and Canterbury, starting from Big Red 

• Noon — gallery reception begins

• 1 p.m. — Artist talk by Baal

• 3 p.m. — reception concludes

Morning participants will receive nature journals and a copies of “Recognizing 10 Common Birds of Ucross and Wyoming,” created by Baal for the event. Participants should wear weather appropriate attire and binoculars are recommended (a few will be on hand for guest use).

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located one-half mile east of the intersection of Highways 14 and 16 East in Ucross.

For more information, call 737-2291 or email info@ucross.org. 

Jun
14
Wed
Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon June 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
The luncheon will include a presentation on local school districts and Sheridan College.
The cost of the buffet lunch is $17 per person. No reservation are needed.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

Jun
22
Thu
Wyoming Board of Education meeting @ Sheridan County School District 2
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education will conduct a one-day meeting in Sheridan on June 22. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheridan County School District 2 central office, located at 201 N. Connor St. 

The SBE will hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education liaison Lisa Weigel and WDE staff about accreditation, an update on Every Student Succeeds Act, the Professional Judgment Panel and Advisory Committee, JEIC reports, alternative schedule and school performance ratings, and an update on Chapters 6, 10, and 31.

The board will also hear updates from SBE committees and will take action on recommendations.

All meetings are open to the public or you can join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/4523548969, or dial, (646) 558-8656 using access code 452-354-8969.

Following the meeting, the WDE will conduct a community input meeting on Wyoming’s Social Studies Content and Performance Standards as they pertain to Wyoming’s new “American Indian education program” legislation. These meetings will inform the public of the standards review process and gather public input to be shared with the Social Studies Standards Review Committee for their consideration prior to their work.

A presentation will discuss House Enrolled Act 119 and the process to ensure the cultural heritage, history and contemporary contributions of American Indians are addressed in the review of the Social Studies Standards.

Participants will be asked to respond to two questions:

• Why is it important for everyone to learn about American Indians?

• What do you want the review committee to know about the cultural heritage, history, and contemporary contributions of American Indians as they review the Social Studies Standards?

The community input meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the SCSD2 central office. 

Those unable to attend can also respond online through Sept. 8.

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Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon @ Best Western Sheridan Center
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Wyoming Board of Education meeting @ Sheridan County School District 2
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