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.

CHAPS to host ‘Ugly Sweater’ 5K run @ Thorne-Rider Park
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, will host an ugly Christmas outfit 5K run on Dec. 10 at noon at Thorne-Rider Park.

Proceeds raised will benefit CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy in Sheridan. The run will begin at Thorne-Rider park and take place eon the Sheridan running trail system.

The cost to participate is $30 for those who pre-register and $40 if you sign up the day of the race.

For more information about the event, see or contact Kristen Marcus at or 673-6161.

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. 

Powder River Pizza to host ‘Pizza for a purpose’ @ Powder River Pizza & Pub
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Powder River Pizza & Pub will host Pizza for a Purpose on Wednesday to benefit Volunteers of America homeless services in the Sheridan community. 

On Wednesday, Powder River Pizza & Pub will donate 110 percent of all profits — that means all profits plus an additional 10 percent of that sum. 

“We want to go above and beyond in helping our community,” explained Mike Browne, managing partner for the restaurant.

Volunteers of America staff will be on hand to accept donations and to share information about the programs and volunteer opportunities in the Sheridan community from 4-8:30 p.m.. 

“Pizza for a Purpose is a day that will be wonderful not only [to] raise money, but raise awareness for those in need in our community,” said Claude Alley, director of Homeless Services for Volunteers of America. “We are so thankful for the support of Powder River Pizza & Pub and the Sheridan community.” 

Powder River Pizza & Pub is open from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. at 803 N. Main St. in Sheridan. 

Food Bank of the Rockies to distribute meals in Sheridan @ Powder River Energy Corporation
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies in collaboration with WYO Coal and Powder River Energy Corporation, will distribute holiday meal boxes Tuesday at Powder River Energy Corporation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for families in need. 

Holiday meal boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be available.

Due to a generous grant from WYO Coal and Powder River Energy Corporation, plans are being made to provide holiday dinners for 300 families in need. The organizations are seeking the help of the Sheridan County community with financial donations to go toward the purchase of hams, turkeys or roasts for these dinners. If you or your business would like to donate funds to help with this endeavor, please contact Ashley Nickolai at WFBR,  307-265-2172 or meat donations can also be dropped off at the Powder River Energy Corporation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday prior to the start of the distribution.

Powder River Energy Corporation is located at 1095 E. Brundage Lane.

Dressember event set for Dec. 29 @ First Baptist Church
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Four LuLaRoe consultants will have their inventories of dresses, leggings and more at a pop-up boutique that benefits Dressember, a nonprofit that raises money to combat human trafficking and injustice against women worldwide. 

The event will take place Dec. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Each consultant will generously donate a portion of her sales — plus a match from LuLaRoe itself — to the Dressember Foundation, which is a nonprofit that raises money for the International Justice Mission’s work to end human trafficking and fight for justice for women across the world.

If you can’t make the sale or would like to donate directly to Dressember for this important cause, you can make your secure, tax deductible donation online at

First Baptist Church is located at 3179 Big Horn Ave.

Trout Unlimited annual banquet, fundraiser set for Saturday @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser Saturday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The evening will start with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

This year’s event will feature a presentation on the efforts underway to save the Yellowstone Cutthroat in Yellowstone Lake. There will also be a raffle and silent auction for fishing and related items. The fundraiser will help the local TU chapter teach fly tying and fly fishing skills, fishing area cleanup and other activities targeted to improve local fishing.

All TU members and guests are invited to attend. 

Banquet tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple payable at the event. 

Please RSVP by calling Nick Haderlie at 307-215-9663, emailing, or via Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited’s Facebook page.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Raise a pint to help raise a roof @ Black Tooth Brewing Company
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host a pint night Jan. 17 from 5-9 p.m. to benefit Habitat for Humanities of the Eastern Bighorns.

During that time, $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the nonprofit.

The event will also include live music, food from WYO Thai, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.

WYO Rodeo Royalty organizing fundraiser @ Best Western Sheridan Center
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo royalty would like to invite the public to attend their annual Coronation Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held Friday at the Best Western Sheridan Center.  

Tickets cost $20 apiece and can be purchased from any of the 2017 WYO Rodeo Royalty, at High Mountain Mercantile or at the door. The fundraiser will consist of cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program will follow at 7 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Live music will begin at 8 p.m.

The program will consist of honoring the 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty — Queen Bailey McLean, Princess Angel Richards and Junior Princess Mariah McFaul. Then, the coronation of the new 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty will take place. They are Queen Karyn Rieger, Senior Princess Libby Jost, Princess Hannah Jost and Junior Princess Lainey Konetzki. 

Funds raised will go toward the expenses the 2017 royalty incur during their reign.

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty serve as ambassadors for Sheridan County and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo giving them opportunities to travel and be a part of local and statewide rodeos, community events and fundraisers. In addition, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo queen will attend multiple clinics to prepare herself for competition at the state level and will compete for Miss Rodeo Wyoming in August 2017 at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. 

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.

Nordic club to host chili fest @ Willow Park Nordic Area.
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BUFFALO — The Powder Pass Nordic Club will host a chili fest Saturday at 11 a.m.

The event will take place at the Willow Park  Nordic Area. 

Join the group for chili, camaraderie, skiing and snowshoeing.

For additional information on the event, contact

Tickets for Ullr Ball on sale @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area Ullr Ball are now on sale.

The event will take place Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. It will feature live music, auctions and recognize a member of the community. 

This year, VIP passes will also be sold and will include complimentary drinks, hotel stay and breakfast in morning.

General admission tickets cost $35 per person or $65 for a couple. VIP tickets cost $150 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at

For additional information, see

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Ullr Ball to benefit Antelope Butte @ Holiday Inn
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ullr Ball is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. The event benefits the Antelope Butte Foundation and will be held at the Holiday Inn — Sheridan Convention Center on Sugarland Drive. 

All proceeds of the event will help fund the initiatives of the foundation, including the project to restore and open the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area in the Bighorn Mountains.  

“This event is a celebration of mountain recreation and Wyoming winters,” said Executive Director and Ski-EO Andrew Gast. “In 2016, with the help of the community, the Antelope Butte Foundation purchased the facilities at Antelope Butte and now we are looking to complete the restoration.” 

The event will feature silent auctions that include more than $25,0000 in travel packages, outdoor gear, art and tickets to sporting and theater events. More than 200 supporters of the Antelope Butte cause attended last year.

Renowned regional musicians The Wench will also perform at the Ullr Ball.  

“This is a festive evening with great music and fellowship, and like any mountain celebration it is not a formal event,” Gast said. “We are excited to bring the community together to celebrate in the spirit of Ullr.”  

Ullr is a Norse spirit that is hailed at ski areas as the patron deity of snow and skiing. The event encourages attendees to “Party Like a Norse god” and will include a costume contest and photo booth.

Tickets for the Ullr Ball are available at in advance. Tickets cost $35 for individuals or are $60 for couples, and include heavy appetizers and two drinks per person. VIP Packages that include hotel stay, breakfast, and complimentary beverages are also available.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Dueling Pianos featured at Friday fundraiser @ Kalif Shrine
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — You name it, they play it.

That’s the basic premise behind a night of entertainment with the Dueling Duo, a lively musical act to be featured at Sheridan Rotary’s fundraiser Jan. 27.

Organizers suggest coming to the event with cash — requests accompanied by $5, $10 or $20 bills have a better chance of getting played, and the money is split between the performers and the fundraiser cause.

Event organizer Sasha Johnston said money raised at this year’s fundraiser — the third annual with the Dueling Duo — will support scholarships for local youth to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards leadership camps in 2017. Since 2017 is the 100-year anniversary for Rotary, funds will also support a special anniversary project.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kalif Shrine, 145 W. Loucks St. Tickets are $50 in advance, on sale now at Barney & Graham, LLC, located at 247 Coffeen Ave., and Sheridan County Title Insurance Agency, located at 23 S. Main St. 

The event will include a raffle, appetizers and cocktails. For more information, call Johnston at 672-6478 or email

Fundraiser to benefit new sports complex @ Eagles
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Softball Association and the Doubleday Sports Complex committee will host a fundraiser Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eagles at Fifth and Main streets.

Check-in for the poker tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the planned Doubleday Sports Complex on the north side of the city.

There is a $50 buy-in to participate, with unlimited buy-ins until noon.

Money raised will also be matched by grants and other donations.

The Eagles is located at 850 N. Main St.

Dad, daughter dance planned for Saturday to benefit local school @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A dad, daughter dance will take place Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The cost is $50 per couple and $20 per additional daughter. Daughters 2 years old and younger get in for free.

Tickets will not be sold at the door, but are available in advance from Immanuel Lutheran Church or by calling 763-7320.

The proceeds from the event will benefit the Martin Luther Grammar School.

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.

Pint Night to benefit Project Schoolhouse @ Black Tooth Brewing Company
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A pint night at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will take place Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. 

During that time, $1 for each pint sold will be donated to Project Schoolhouse, which hopes to send several local community members to Nicaragua to help at a school. Project Schoolhouse is an international nonprofit that focuses on education, clean water and sanitation in rural Nicaraguan communities. It was founded by Tab Barker, a Sheridan native.

WYO Thai Food will also be on site Tuesday.

Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.

Luminous to host TGR’s “Tight Loose” @ Luminous Brewhouse
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Teton Gravity Research will celebrate its 21st birthday with a showing of “Tight Loose” at Luminous Brewhouse on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m.

With more than 21 years of traveling the globe and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, TGR has experienced the full spectrum of adventure. It has been a constant evolution of refining a lifestyle — keeping things as buttoned-up on the front end to seize the moment when they can. 

TGR’s latest film “Tight Loose” takes you from India to Alaska, as filmmakers discover unridden spine walls, massive airs and full throttle riding in some of the wildest and most spectacular places on earth. Witness the 21-year athlete roster as they come together for a reunion-style massive group shred of the Palisades at Squaw Valley. 

The cost to attend is $10 per person. The event will also include raffles and merchandise will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area.

Luminous Brewhouse is located at 504 Broadway St.

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.

Bighorn Mountain poker run to benefit Snomads @ Bear Lodge
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Snomads Snowmobile Club will host the Big Horn Mountain Snomads Poker Run on Saturday.

Registration will take place before 10 a.m. Saturday at Bear Lodge or the Wood Chuck Warming Hut.

Participants should return poker hands to Bear Lodge by 3 p.m. 

A drawing for door prizes will take place at 4 p.m.

All are welcome to participate. 

The cost to participate is $5 per hand.

Bear Lodge is located at 5600 U.S. Highway 14A in the Bighorn Mountains.

Saturday banquet to benefit SC rodeo team @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet will take place Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The event will include silent and live auctions followed by live entertainment by The Munsick Boys.

The cost to attend is $50 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit the Sheridan College rodeo program and scholarships. 

Tickets are available for purchase through the Sheridan College Foundation or the Sheridan College rodeo team. For more information contact Sheridan College rodeo at 674-6446, ext. 4006 or 4303.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

York Rite Bodies to host chili supper @ Kalif Shrine Temple
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host the fourth annual chili supper on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Temple.

The dinner will include different kinds of chili, cinnamon rolls and fellowship.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.

The event is a fundraiser for the Sheridan York Rite Bodies and the ladies of the Social Order of Beauceant.

The Kalif Shrine Temple is located at 145 W. Loucks St.

10th Fireman’s Ball set for Saturday @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Community Fireman’s Ball will take place Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn.

The event will feature live music from Gary Small and the Coyote Bros. beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will also include a no-host bar and light snacks.

Professional photography will also be available from FFF Photography. 

The cost to attend is $20 per person and may be purchased from a local firefighter or at the door.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Performance to benefit Advocacy and Resource Center @ Thorne-Rider Campus Center, Sheridan College
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College staff and students will present “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Thorne-Rider Campus Center.

Tickets to the event cost $5 for community members and $1 for students.

All of the money raised from the event will go to women’s charities, with 90 percent going directly to support the Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center.

Last year, more than 5,800 Valentine’s Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness toward ending violence against women. The events raised more than $5 million through performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and others as part of the V-Day 2016 College and Community Campaigns.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Dining for a Cause to benefit Habitat for Humanity @ Frackelton’s
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of Dining for a Cause will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. at Frackelton’s.

The event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns.

One hundred percent of sales will be donated to the nonprofit.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 675-6055 or at

Frackelton’s is located at 55 N. Main St.

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