Republican Women of Sheridan County to meet Monday @ Sheridan Inn
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will hold a lunch meeting before its summer recess on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Inn.

Melinda Brennan, scholarship chair, will announce the Sheridan County woman who has been selected as the 2017 recipient of a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. Anna Bailey will collect 2017 dues and a member will be featured with a “Red Boot” presentation.

Jen Crouse, executive director of the Sheridan College Foundation, will update the organization on the work of the foundation.

Those planning to attend should email their reservations to Dr. Anita Schamber, president of the RWS, at

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

The Brinton to host birding breakfast @ The Brinton Museum
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society has invited area residents to participate in a Birding at the Brinton breakfast Saturday from 9-10 a.m.

The breakfast will celebrate The Brinton’s newly designated status as an important bird area.

A light breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and juice will be available on The Brinton lawn. In the event of rain, breakfast will take place in the lobby of the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Building.

Birding at The Brinton will follow from 10 a.m. to noon.

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

BHCHS to meet Sunday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

A potluck lunch will start at 1 p.m. with a program to follow.

This month’s program will focus on “Big Nose George: On the Cold Trail of an Outlaw.”

In 1878, a gang of outlaws from the Powder River country entered Carbon County, attempted a train robbery and subsequently perpetrated the murder of two law enforcement officers. Big Nose George Parott was a principal figure in the gang and successfully avoided justice for the crime until 1880 when he was arrested in Montana.

This program discusses the crime, events leading up to it and the aftermath.

Dr. Mark E. Miller, a retired Wyoming state archaeologist, will lead the program. His great-grandfather, Ike C. Miller, was Carbon County sheriff at the time Big Nose George was hanged in Rawlins by a group of angry citizens.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 214 S. Second St.

Back country horsemen highway clean-up
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will gather Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The group will meet approximately 9 miles east of Interstate 90 on Highway 14 East for a highway clean-up.

A potluck will follow.

For additional information, find the group on Facebook.

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, 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 

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.

Trap Shoot @ Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association
Jun 28 – Jul 2 all-day

SHERIDAN — The 102nd annual Wyoming State Trap Shoot will take place Wednesday through Sunday at the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association.

Hundreds of shooters are expected to compete.

Each day of activities will begin at approximately 8 a.m.

For a full schedule, see

The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association is located at 89 Keystone Road. For additional information, contact jerry Reed at or call 672-8434.

Akcita Win meeting @ Ole's Pizza
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next Akcita Win monthly meeting will take place at Ole’s Pizza on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Kathy Kay from the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. The group will have a “pet shower” with those attending bringing toys, treats, dog collars, bleach, laundry detergent or anything they can think of to donate to the shelter.
Akcita Win is a women’s club that meets once a month and is open to the public, however reservations need to be called to Connie Goodwin at 751-2550.
Ole’s Pizza is located at 927 Coffeen Ave.


Flying Cowboys fly-in
Sep 8 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Flying Cowboys will host the annual fly-in Friday and Saturday at the Sheridan County Sportsman’s Club.

The fly-in of remote-controlled planes will include pilots from five states with 200 planes. 

For more information, call John Steir at 674-7342.

The Sheridan County Sportsman’s Club is located at 89 Keystone Road.

Flying Cowboys fly-in
Sep 9 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Flying Cowboys will host the annual fly-in Friday and Saturday at the Sheridan County Sportsman’s Club.

The fly-in of remote-controlled planes will include pilots from five states with 200 planes. 

For more information, call John Steir at 674-7342.

The Sheridan County Sportsman’s Club is located at 89 Keystone Road.