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

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

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

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

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

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

For more information call 672-6789.

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

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

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

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

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

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

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

For more information call 672-6789.

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

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

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

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
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
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.

 
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.

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

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

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

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

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

The event is free and open to the public.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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
15
Mon
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 tslater@uwyo.edu.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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.