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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.

Jun
6
Tue
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.

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
12
Mon
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.

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.

Jun
23
Fri
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.

Aug
1
Tue
Antiracism series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A local group calling itself Real Resistance Wyoming has organized a series of summer programs meant to combat racism.

Each of the events is free and open to the public. The final event in the series is set for Tuesday and will focus on contemporary voices. The group will discuss “Letter to My Son” by Ta-Nahisi Coates and read selections from Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

For additional information, contact Josh Hanson at 307-461-1293. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Aug
7
Mon
Eclipse, full moon program
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host a series of programs on the upcoming solar eclipse and a viewing party for the full moon next week.

On Aug. 7, the program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and at 7:30 p.m. at the Story Branch Library.

At 8:30 p.m., the state historic site will host a full moon and night sky viewing party.

The programs will be led by Samantha Ogden, program coordinator for the NASA Space Grant Consortium in Laramie. Her programs will focus on the science of eclipse and how to safely view them.

Those planning to attend the viewing party at the fort are asked to bring a chair or blanket, binoculars and bug spray.

Aug
27
Sun
Car club
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Model A and Pioneer Car Club of Sheridan and Johnson counties will cruise to the Ranch at Ucross Sunday for lunch.

Those in Buffalo will meet at the Big Horn Tire parking lot at 11 a.m. Those in Sheridan will meet at the Maverick on the south side of Sheridan at 11 a.m.

The groups will cruise to Ucross. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP for lunch by calling 684-2917 or emailing ctlimadsen@gmail.com.

Members and nonmembers are welcome.

Sep
5
Tue
Akcita Win @ Ole’s Pizza
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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.

Jentel Presents @ SAGE Community Arts
Sep 5 @ 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 figure drawer Bob Shay, of Lexington, Kentucky; fiction writer Chris Drangle, of Oakland, California; book artist Suze Woolf, of Seattle, Washington; collage artist Lani Asher, of San Francisco, California; novelist Adrienne Celt, of Tucson, Arizona; and painter Blanche Nettles Powers, of Savannah, Georgia.
The event is free and open to the public. SAGE Community Arts is located at 21 W. Brundage St.

 

Sep
7
Thu
Local foods discussion, tea @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — As part of the three-day Harvest Moon Festival celebrating family, food and community, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and Sheridan Local Foods will host a tea social and public discussion on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle.

During the program, the group will screen short, inspiring TED Talks on local food and agricultural topics and follow the videos with discussion of how to implement the ideas in local communities.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. with homemade herbal teas and locally-sourced snacks. The video portion of the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by discussion led by Donald Legerski. This program is free and open to all members of the public.

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

Sep
11
Mon
9/11 remembrance ceremony @ Sheridan Fire-Rescue
Sep 11 @ 7:45 am – 8:45 am

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host a remembrance ceremony Sept. 11 to honor those lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

All local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and the public are invited to the event, which will take place at the SFR station.

The ceremony will begin at 7:50 a.m. It will include ringing of the LaFrance bell at the time the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. A moment of silence will follow along with the release of doves, an invocation and bag pipe performance.

SFR is located at 151 S. Scott St.

Sep
12
Tue
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
13
Wed
Chamber luncheon @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The luncheon will include a presentation.

The cost of the buffet lunch is $17 per person. No reservations are needed.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
14
Thu
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Sep
15
Fri
Jane Wohl writing workshop @ Sheridan Senior Center
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Jane Wohl will lead a writing workshop Sept. 12-15 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. each day. 

Attendees will experiment with developing characters, creating scenes and dialogue and writing strong narratives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have gained confidence in writing their own stories, writing techniques and sharing those stories.

Wohl is an experienced writing teacher who has published three volumes of poetry along with short stories and essays. She has taught writers from kindergarten to graduate school.

The cost to participate in the four-day workshop is $50 for seniors registered with the Senior Center and $75 for others. Supplies are included in the cost. 

Those planning to participate are asked to sign up by Sept. 11 by calling 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

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