Calendar

Feb
23
Tue
“Revitalization of HR Role Through Mindfulness” presentation @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will feature a presentation by Lori Green on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green will discuss the revitalization of the human resource role through mindfulness. Green will explore the evidence-based practice of mindfulness and how increased emotional equanimity affects both the personal and professional spheres for the better.

The event costs $10 for SHRM members, $13 for nonmembers. The cost includes lunch.

RSVPs are required by noon Friday.

For additional information or to RSVP, call Nichole Simque at 675-4220.

The event will take place in Conference Room A at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, located at 1402 W. Fifth St.

Tween Club — movie @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Feb 23 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday.

The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics.

The topic for this week is a movie.

For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Feb
24
Wed
Ping Pong Club @ Sheridan County YMCA
Feb 24 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

SHERIDAN — A new Ping Pong Club will launch Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

Following Wednesday’s gathering, weekly competitions will continue each Wednesday evening.

Those interested in participating will be assigned a rating that indicates skill level, then will be grouped with others with similar skill sets to compete in a Round Robin format. New ratings will be generated for each week of play.

All ages and skill levels are welcome, but at least some ping pong knowledge is needed. Participants should bring their own paddle.

For additional information, call Brad Balmer at 763-2422 or see sheridanpingpong.com.

The Sheridan YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Mar
30
Wed
Chamber Coffee in Ranchester @ Ranchester Mercantile
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present a Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the brand new Ranchester Mercantile in Ranchester.

“Our Chamber Coffees are a great opportunity to provide businesses and residents throughout the county an opportunity to get together and talk about issues that may be affecting their businesses and other things happening in the surrounding communities,” said Dixie Johnson, Chamber CEO.

The coffee is open to the public and will be held in the Ranchester Mercantile, located at 254 U.S. Highway 14, across the street from the Ranchester Information Center.

Everyone is invited to Ranchester to enjoy coffee, goodies, discussion and networking.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Planning meeting for Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Are you a descendant of someone who lived and/or worked in the mining communities north of Sheridan?

If so, you are invited to a meeting to plan the Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic. The meeting will take place March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The picnic used to be an annual event and plans are being made to reestablish it. The picnic is scheduled to be held on July 31 at Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn Mountains.

For additional information, check the group’s Facebook page “Monarch Picnic aka Underground Coal Miners Picnic.”

Apr
2
Sat
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The 27th annual Sheridan County Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will take place April 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The event will include a buffet meal and a number of raffles for firearms, artwork and home furnishings.

Banquet tickets are $35 each, plus RMEF membership by at least one member of the household (adult membership is $35, youth membership is $20). Banquet and advance raffle tickets, as well as membership signup if needed, is available at https://events.rmef.org/!NPZ.

For more information, call Bob Smith at 751-1331 or visit the website.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Apr
5
Tue
“We the People” chili supper, showcase @ Sheridan High School
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — On April 5, from 6-8 p.m., the Sheridan High School We the People team will host a chili supper and showcase at the high school.

Attendees to the event can meet the team, enjoy cinnamon rolls and chili and bid on silent auction items. The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $5.

In addition, the team will give a short presentation showcasing their knowledge for its upcoming competition.

The team will travel to the University of Maryland April 22-26 for the national competition. This is the third consecutive year the SHS team has won the state competition and moved on to nationals.

Each year, students raise money to attend the contest. The cost to attend this year is estimated at $53,000.

For additional information, contact Tyson Emborg at 672-2495, ext. 3228.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

May
7
Sat
Frontier Regulars to meet Saturday @ Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Frontier Regulars, a living history organization, will conduct a public introduction, training and new recruitment program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.

Persons interested in learning more about the organization, which participates in Indian and Civil War demonstrations, are encouraged to attend. During the program current members of the Frontier Regulars will practice Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery drills.

There will also be a weapons demonstration on the military methods of firearms and artillery use, and a limited introduction into the Native American equipment and culture of the time.

Throughout the presentations, the public is encouraged to ask questions, meet with the group’s members, learn about the volunteer support activities and discuss the unit’s membership.

For more information, call 684-7136 or email rcwilson@vcn.com.

The Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Road in Banner.

May
24
Tue
Back Country Horsemen to meet, clean up highway @ Buffalo Run Highway
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will meet and participate in a highway cleanup on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Cleanup will take place on Highway 14 about 9 miles east of Sheridan, near the Buffalo Jump area.

A potluck will follow the cleanup. Future trail projects and State Rendezvous at Turpin Meadows will be also discussed.

 For more information see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

Jun
2
Thu
The Brinton to host Rolls-Royce debut @ Brinton Museum
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will light up the Wyoming countryside June 2 with the Mountain West debut of the Dawn supercar. The launch will take place at The Brinton Museum, and offer guests an opportunity to experience the twin-turbo, 6.6-liter, V12 juggernaut in a setting that is quintessentially Rolls-Royce.

The Mountain West debut of the Dawn coincides with a Society of American Travel Writers chapter conference being hosted in Sheridan June 2-5.

While in Sheridan, conference attendees will have an opportunity to explore Sheridan, the Bighorn Mountains, centuries-old guest ranches, our historic downtown, Indian battle sites, and beyond, and also test drive the new Dawn while visiting The Brinton Museum.

Sheridan Travel & Tourism is putting together programs with local businesses that showcase all that Sheridan has to offer, from starry night state park drives, downtown dine arounds, craft culture experiences, powwows and more.

For more information on the Mountain West debut of the Rolls-Royce Dawn, contact Sheridan Travel & Tourism at 673-7120 or see www.sheridanwyoming.org.

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

Jun
17
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club picnic set for Friday @ Kathy Hosford’s home in Big Horn
Jun 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold its annual picnic Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The meeting is open to all women.

For additional information contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

The event will take place at Kathy Hosford’s home, located at 69 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Jul
20
Wed
Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Sheridan Meat Market Place
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at Sheridan Meat Market from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

For more information call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Sheridan Meat Market Place is located at 1842 Sugarland Drive.

Aug
21
Sun
Polka Club to gather Sunday @ Elks Lodge
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The event will feature the music of Just Jim and Tammy, a band from Billings, Montana.

The dance is open to all and will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Aug
23
Tue
Back country horsemen to meet Aug. 23 in Buffalo @ Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108, at 63 N. Burritt St. in Buffalo.

For additional information, see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

Aug
31
Wed
Bighorn National Forest steering committee to meet Wednesday
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet on Wednesday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip.

Participants will meet at the Porcupine Ranger Station at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Medicine Wheel Ranger District. Discussion topics and locations include dispersed camping at the junction of Forest Service Road 14 and Forest Service Road 11, roadless areas at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead, recreation site analysis at Bald Mountain Campground, and timber salvage in the Little Horn area along Forest Service Road 125. The field trip will conclude around 3:30 p.m.

The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear and lunch. The group will take a lunch break at the Bucking Mule Falls Trailhead at 11:30 a.m.

The Forest Plan Steering Committee is comprised of Forest Service managers and cooperating agencies including county commissions, conservation districts and state agencies. The committee was formed during the revision of the forest plan and continues to help the USFS monitor the forest plan and project implementation. The committee meets twice a year.

The field trip agenda is available on the Bighorn National Forest’s website.

For more information about the committee and the field trip, contact Chris Jones at 674-2627 or christopherdjones@fs.fed.us.

Sep
6
Tue
Akcita Win to gather Tuesday @ Country Kitchen.
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The September meeting for Akcita Win will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen.

The organization’s special speakers will be Cindy Baker and Amanda Reichenbach from a Place of Wholeness. The group will also have instillation of new officers.

The public is welcome but reservations are required by calling Karen Kjerstad at 672-6052. The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Oct
18
Tue
American Legion Auxiliary to gather Tuesday in Sheridan @ Country Kitchen
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at the Country Kitchen.

Department president Sonja Wright will speak with the group.

All are welcome to attend.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Oct
21
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

The program will be presented by the Advocacy and Resource Center.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For more information, call Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Nov
3
Thu
Newton to present at Archaeological Society @ Holiday Inn
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Dinner can be ordered from the menu but is not required to attend.

At 7 p.m., Cody Newton with SWCA Environmental Consultants will give a presentation regarding archaeological investigations and preliminary analysis of one of the “Camps of Instruction” recently located in north central Wyoming.

Reservations are not required to attend.

For more information, contact Christine Varah at cfredri@gmail.com.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. 

 
Nov
18
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

The program will be presented by Carmen Rideout. She will discuss many activities and services provided by the Sheridan Senior Center.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For more information, call Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn. 

Nov
20
Sun
Big Horn Historical Society to meet Sunday @ The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club.

A carry-in potluck lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The meeting will feature a presentation on the life of Edward Gillette and the exploration of the Bighorn Canyon. Helen Laumann will give the presentation.

For additional information, call the society at 751-4908. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Dec
9
Fri
Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Dec
16
Fri
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. The club will host its annual Christmas party and cookie exchange.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to exchange.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 307-389-2804.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

 
Jan
5
Thu
Archaeological Society to meet Thursday @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn. 

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the speaker starting around 7 p.m. You do not have to attend the dinner to listen to the speaker.

Dave McKee with the Bighorn National Forest will present a program covering the history and management of the Medicine Wheel/ Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark. The Bighorn Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark constitutes one of the most important and well-preserved Native American sacred sites in North America. The landmark’s archaeological remains, ancient trail system and traditional use areas relate to its primary function and significance as a spiritual and ceremonial place with use that continues to the present day. This past year marked the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Medicine Wheel Historic Preservation Plan which emphasizes education, preservation and continued ceremonial use.

McKee is the forest staff officer for recreation, lands, trails, wilderness and archaeology on the Bighorn National Forest. He received a master’s degree in anthropology with an emphasis in northwest plains archaeology from the University of Wyoming. He has worked as an archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service for the past 28 years on the Medicine Bow, Black Hills and Bighorn National Forests. 

The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Jan
15
Sun
Polka Club to gather Sun. @ Elks Lodge
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge #520.

The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Midnight Special.

All are welcome. The event will include polka, waltzes, two-steps and many more dances.

For more information contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

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