Holiday Gift Bazaar to include Santa Claus @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Gift Bazaar will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The event will include shopping, food and a visit from Santa Claus.

For more information, call the Holiday Inn at 672-8931.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.

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

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

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

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

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Craft bazaar in Ranchester to include a free chili lunch @ Ranchester town hall
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The High Mountain Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place on Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ranchester town hall multi-purpose room.

The bazaar will include free breakfast items and a chili lunch.

The funds raised from the bazaar will go toward the Dayton Community Church youth group.

For more information, call Barabara Brackeen-Kepley at 655-2283.

The Ranchester town hall is located at 145 Coffeen St.

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

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

The event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. 

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

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

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

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

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Craft, sweet holiday bazaars continue Saturday
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The holiday season means the appearance of a number of craft and cookie bazaars and this weekend is no exception.

Here’s a list of local bazaars planned for Saturday.

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Gingerbread cookie and candy sale, treats will be sold for $6 per pound, First United Methodist Church, 215 W. Works St.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — ‘Tis the Season Christmas Boutique, 2042 Papago Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. — doors open

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

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

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

10-10:10 a.m. — break

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

11:15-11:25 a.m. — break

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

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

For more information call 672-6789.

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

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

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

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

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

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

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

For more information call 672-6789.

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

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

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

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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

Get Out and Shop set for Saturday @ The Sheridan Wesleyan Church
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The ninth annual Get Out and Shop event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Sheridan. 

Get Out and Shop features nearly 40 vendors offering all types of goods and services. There is no charge for admission to the event. 

Proceeds of the booth rentals benefit educational projects of PEO International. For more information about Get Out and Shop, see the website at or on facebook/getoutandshop. 

The Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at  404 W. Brundage Lane.

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

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

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

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

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

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information or to register, see

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

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

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

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

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

Library to host program on railroad history @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, railroad expert and historian James Ehernberger will present an educational program on the history of railroads in northeast Wyoming.

Railroad construction during the 1880s was greater in the West than any other decade in the history of our country. In 1887, the first Burlington line reached Wyoming and the Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad built westward in 1890 to Moorcroft, in 1891 to Gillette and to Sheridan on Nov. 26, 1892. In 1893 and 1894, the line was completed northward to a connection with the Northern Pacific for service into Billings.

The livestock trade was one of the great revenue sources for railroads during that time. Herds of Texas Longhorn cattle were driven north and pastured on the rich Wyoming grasslands, with railroads playing a vital role in this movement of livestock.

Ehernberger, a Cheyenne resident since 1950, has been researching Wyoming railroad history for nearly 60 years. He worked for Union Pacific railroad for 34 years and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, as well as several PBS presentations.

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

Eclipse speaker to present at SC @ Sheridan College
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

Tim Slater, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education at the University of Wyoming, has traveled into deeply rural Africa to catch a glimpse of the disappearing sun. In May, he will travel across Wyoming to visit schools, public libraries and community centers to build awareness, generate excitement and help children, parents, teachers and community leaders to prepare for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun.

Slater is scheduled to speak about the nature of eclipses in the Sheridan area Monday, including visiting with Sheridan High School students and teachers at 1:45 p.m., and giving a public talk from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sheridan College.

In his lectures, Slater describes how to safely observe the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun and uses scientific digital visualization simulations to explain why scientists from all over the world are coming to Wyoming to observe this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Visible from much of Wyoming and known as the Great North American Solar Eclipse, this rarely visible sky event occurs midday Aug. 21.

For more information, call Slater at 307-314-9831 or email

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at SAGE Community Arts.
Jentel Presents is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency.
Presenters include mixed media artist Meredith Lynn, of Terre Haute, Indiana; sculptor Lee Running, of Grinnell, Iowa; fiction writer Sandra Hunter, of Simi Valley, California; digital media artist Nicole Hill, of Eureka, California; photographer Bailey Russel, of Laramie; and screenwriter and filmmaker Marya Cohn, of New York City.
SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

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 

Monday@theMuseum @ Sheridan County Museum
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — Monday@theMuseum, the Sheridan County Museum’s summer program series will kick off next week.

Monday@theMuseum brings speakers from a range of disciplines to the museum. The program will begin at 10 a.m. on the museum’s porch. 

On Monday, Kim Ostermyer, manager of The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, will be the guest presenter. Ostermyer will present, “The Sheridan Cemetery: Past, Present and Future.” The program is based on Ostermyer’s work related to Sheridan Municipal Cemetery records.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Karen McNenny presentation @ Sheridan college Broadway Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Karen McNenny will return to Sheridan this week for a number of events, including a community presentation set for 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

McNenny will help local groups learn to talk about their organizations so people want you to keep talking.

She’ll help you be ready when the next person asks, “What do you do?” You’ll be able to seize the opportunity and avoid fumbling for the right words.

The event will also help attendees develop the skills to speak effectively at the next networking social, public event or media opportunity. The cost of the presentation is $30 per person. It will take place at the Sheridan College Broadway Center, located at 245 Broadway St.

For more information, contact the Center for a Vital Community at 674-6446, ext. 4203.