Calendar 2013-04-11T02:31:57+00:00
Community memorial service @ Champion Funeral Home
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A service of memory and hope for the community will take place Monday at Champion Funeral Home.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., the staff will help area residents remember and celebrate loved ones who have died in the last year and who are no longer around during this special time of year.

Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, call 674-6329.

Champion Funeral Home is located at 244 S. Brooks St.

Chamber After Hours @ Mountain View Veterinary Hospital
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly networking and social event.

The event is free, compliments of the host business, and open to all.

Business After Hours @ Sensational Kids
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sensational Kids will host the February Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The monthly social and networking event is held at different member locations each month.

The event is free, courtesy of the host business.

For additional information, call the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

Sensational Kids is located at 918 W. Brundage Lane.

Chamber to host coffee in Big Horn @ Barn in Big Horn
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a community-focused roundtable discussion Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The event will include coffee and is sponsored by the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson St. in Big Horn.

Behind the Scene Saturday at Sheridan County Museum @ Sheridan County Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a behind the scenes event Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drop by anytime to take a peek at the museum and its upcoming 2016 exhibits.

From 10 a.m. to noon, younger visitors can participate in a Tidbit Saturday program led by Curator of Education Shawna Cullen.

At 1 p.m., Collections Assistant Peg Cullen will present “Collections Nuts and Bolts,” a look at how the museum catalogs and cares for historical objects.

At 3 p.m., Museum Director John Woodward will give a preview of upcoming exhibits and the process of developing and making museum exhibits.

All events throughout the day are free and open to the public.

For additional information, call Woodward at 675-1150 or email

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Free fly-tying class
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns Saturday.

From 1-3 p.m., tie flies with some of the area’s experts. If you’re skilled in the craft, bring your own patterns and equipment to show and share with other attendees. If you’re a beginner, come learn the basics.

No registration is necessary.

For additional information, call Roger Miller at 751-9436 or Fly Shop of the Bighorns at 672-5866.

Fly Shop of the Bighorns is located at 334 N. Main St.

Big game hunt area season setting @ Wyoming Game and Fish Department regional office
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are encouraging hunters who pursue big game in the hunt areas around Sheridan to attend a season setting open house Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Game and Fish Regional Office.

“We are proposing some significant changes to the hunting season structure for deer and elk in some hunt areas, particularly those areas west of Sheridan,” WGFD wildlife biologist Tim Thomas said. “The open house on March 14 provides an opportunity for hunters and the public to learn about local wildlife populations, ask questions and visit with local Game and Fish biologists and game wardens about the proposed upcoming hunting seasons.  We really encourage sportsmen to take advantage of this open house to provide input.”

The following changes are being considered:

• Areas 24 deer: To reduce regulation complexity, WGFD proposes closing the general license deer season on Nov. 30 with no extension into December. Antlerless deer harvest in December will only be on Type 6 and Type 8 doe/fawn licenses.

• Area 25 deer: Consider options for changing the deer season, with potential changes starting in 2017.

• Area 27 deer: WGFD proposes changing the general license deer season during October from “any deer” to “antlered mule deer or any white-tailed deer.” WGFD also proposes closing the general license deer season Nov. 30 with no extension into December. Antlerless white-tailed deer harvest in December will only be on Type 8 licenses.

• Area 37 elk: WGFD proposes eliminating the Type 6 September early cow elk season on national forest north of Wolf Creek Trail. This season is no longer meeting objectives. Cow elk hunting would still be allowed off national forest in September. Additionally, WGFD proposes closing the Area 37 Elk Type 6 season Nov. 30.

• Implement an Area 37 Elk Type 7 cow/calf season Dec. 1–31 off national forest. This season is intended to address damage issues on private lands with a limited number of hunters. This license type and season structure will be closely monitored to see if it addresses our goals.

Area 38 elk: Due to high elk numbers observed this year, WGFD proposes the Area 38 Type 4 license be valid in the entire area during the whole season. WGFD will likely return to the traditional restriction on this license type in subsequent years.

If you are unable to attend the open house, written comments may also be mailed to:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Individuals may also provide comments by going online at: and clicking on “Get Involved” and the “Public Meetings” tab. All written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 25 and are provided to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and field personnel for review.

Business After Hours @ Cowboy State Bank
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month.

This month’s event will take place at the Cowboy State Bank.

The bank is located at 232 GrinnellPlaza.

For additional information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.

DisABILITY Awareness Walk @ Sheridan Junior High School
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Sheridan’s participation in the statewide walk for DisABILITY Awareness Month! Registration and the walk itself will be at the Sheridan Junior High School outdoor track (enter the school campus from Clarendon Avenue). Free and open to all.

For more information, call Dawna Romeo at RENEW, (307) 672-7481.

In case of bad weather, the walk will be held in the gymnasium.

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.

Dual Language Immersion meeting @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — A presentation and meeting regarding dual language immersion programs will take place Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Brian Deurloo, vice chair of the Wyoming Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, and Dr. Mark Mathern, secretary of the organization, will host the meeting.

Their presentation will explore the questions, opportunities and challenges surrounding dual immersion programs that seek to develop bilingualism/biliteracy, academic achievement and cross-cultural competencies for all students starting in kindergarten and first grade.

In dual language immersion programs, students learn content through both their native language and the target language.

Deurloo and Mathern will discuss the practicalities of creating programs in a community, citing examples from the Chinese and Spanish programs in Casper.

For additional information, contact Nicol Kramer at or Deurloo at or 307-439-9570.

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

City meeting on water meter replacements @ Sheridan County YMCA
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — City staff will host a public meeting on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA youth room to discuss a water meter replacement project.

The project will begin this fall. Most water meters in Sheridan County are about 20 years old and in need of replacement.

Later this year the city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board will begin installing new water meters in approximately 9,000 locations across the county. Meter-reading infrastructure within the water service area also will be updated.

State grants will cover half of the project costs. The remaining cost of the project will be managed with a 20-year, zero-percent state loan.

According to city officials, installing meters all at once also allows for bulk purchasing, efficient use of city resources and convenient/consistent installation for citizens.

The next steps include the city hiring a vendor to design the infrastructure and to procure and install the meters.

City officials estimate that the project will begin by the end of this year. Customers will be notified when installations begin in their area so that they may schedule a convenient time for meter replacement.

To learn more, see or email Chad Lynn at

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

Open house set for North Sheridan Interchange @ Trails End Motel
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A public open house will take place May 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. regarding the North Sheridan Interchange project.

The meeting will take place at the Trails End Motel and will include display boards depicting the final design alignment and the proposed construction phasing.

Representatives from the project team will also be available to answer questions.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to have another meeting once the contractor is selected.

The project is set to begin this year and be completed by Oct. 31, 2019.

The Trails End Motel is located at 2125 N. Main St.

State Farm agent to host open house @ State Farm office
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jon Oman will host an open house at his State Farm office on Coffeen Avenue.

The company will provide complimentary food, nonalcoholic beverages and a variety of prizes.

The event is geared toward welcoming current customers to stop by and meet the team, but Oman said anyone from the public is invited to attend.

Oman took over Bill Phillips’ insurance office in October 2015.

Oman is a third-generation State Farm agent.

The State Farm office is located at 123 Coffeen Ave.

For additional information, call 672-3443.

Congressional representatives to host office hours @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Area residents are encouraged to stop by the Fulmer Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to visit with DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones.

Residents can discuss issues or views regarding the federal government. Those ideas and concerns will then be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.

Residents unable to attend may call Enzi’s local office at 682-6268, Barrasso’s office at 672-6456 or Lummis’ office at 673-4608.

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

Elks to host candidate meet and greet @ The Eagles
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Eagles No. 186 will host a candidate meet and greet Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. This is a chance for the public to meet the candidates and ask questions. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Mona Hansen at 751-5626 or

The Eagles is located at 850 N. Main St.

Back Country Physical Therapy to host open house @ Back Country Physical Therapy
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Back Country Physical Therapy will host a community open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include free hot dogs, cotton candy, chocolate and raffle tickets for prizes.

The business is located at 2240 Coffeen Ave., Suite G.

For additional information, call 307-461-9669.

Welch Cancer Center open house set for Oct. 3 @ Welch Cancer Center
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a community open house at the Welch Cancer Center on Monday from 4-6 pm.

The event aims to educate and promote the importance of early breast cancer detection for better treatment options and outcomes.

“The Welch Cancer Center and services provided there are dedicated to each and every cancer patient, survivors and their many care givers. It is an honor to practice medicine at the Welch and to work with a professional, highly trained staff who make patient safety a priority,” said Dr. Greg Marino, hematology and oncology physician at the Welch Cancer Center. “We truly care for our patients and their caregivers and we want to show off the state-of-the-art facility to our community. We encourage everyone to come and take a look, meet the staff, talk with doctors and understand what a great facility we have right here in Sheridan for our patients.”

For more information, call Meredith Sopko at 673-2418 or see

The Welch Cancer Center is located at 1585 W. Fifth St.

Other events, including The Link — Partners in Pink set for Oct. 15 and a Dining for the Cause event at Frackelton’s, will be held throughout the month.

Black Mountain Nordic Club to host open house @ Barn in Big Horn
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host an open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn.

The event will include lunch and a lecture about the Sibley and Cutler cross-country ski trails, hut expansion and upcoming special events.

For more information, contact or 763-6015.

The Barn in Big Horn is located at 228 Johnson St.

Senior Center to host open house @ Sheridan Senior Center
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Day Break facility on Nov. 7.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. with an open house scheduled for 1-3 p.m.

The public is invited to both events to see the new facility.

Members of the Celebrating Generations and Building Community capital campaign committee, community supporters and Sheridan Senior Center staff will be on hand to celebrate the facility expansion.

For additional information, contact Rindy West at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Hospital ICU open house set for Thursday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an Intensive Care Unit open house on Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

The event is for the public to see the new ICU which provides critical care for patients. The new facility is used to closely monitor, assess and intervene in patient care and recovery.

New patient rooms include a clinical monitor station with updated technology; natural light; private half bathroom; and a sleeping couch for family.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to park in the Medical Arts Complex next to the Watt Dialysis Center and follow the sings to the new ICU.

For more information, call the Sheridan Memorial Foundation at 673-2417.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St. 

SMH to host Christmas Trees of Love open house Sunday @ Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Auxiliary of Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host the Christmas Trees of Love open house on Sunday from 4-5 p.m.

The trees will be lit at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member. White lights memorialize a deceased loved one; green lights honor a relative or friend; and red lights honor a child or a pet.

“Lights can be dedicated to a loved one with a donation of $5 or more any time until Dec. 31. However, donations that are received after the tree lighting may not be acknowledged until after the first of the year,” said Joan Kalasinsky, chairperson for the Trees of Love project.

The $5 donation will include a card sent to the honoree or the family informing them of the dedication from the Auxiliary. The honoree’s name is then inscribed in the Book of Love, which will be on display in the hospital lobby during the holidays.

Application forms are available at the hospital’s reception desk and on the hospital’s website at

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is located at 1401 W. Fifth St.

Museum to host events before winter closure @ Sheridan County Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a number of events this weekend before its winter closure.

On Saturday, Tidbit Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. and will focus on holiday traditions in Sheridan. Tidbit Saturday is a monthly program for youth ages 4-10.

On Saturday and Sunday, the museum will also host an open house to celebrate the end of its 2016 exhibit season. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with free admission for all visitors. 

Local author Craig Johnson will also share a Longmire Christmas story on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Following the weekend events, the museum will be closed through Jan. 1. Its office will reopen Jan. 2, but its exhibit gallery won’t reopen until May 1.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

SC to host open house for new Agriculture Center @ Sheridan Colleg
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house for the new Mars Agriculture Center Tuesday. All are welcome to attend, and the center will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of the facility guided by current students. 

There will also be students and faculty in class working on their current studies. The open house is free, and light refreshments will be served.

The Mars Agriculture Center provides the college with a 16,000-square-foot learning environment for a variety of disciplines within the Sheridan College Ag Department. The building is attached to the existing Science Center, which underwent a renovation that updated existing space during summer 2015.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

UW to host open house in Sheridan @ UW Northeast Regional Center
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming will host an open house on March 7 from 2-6 p.m. in Sheridan.

The open house will take place at the UW Northeast Regional Center, located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

All are welcome to learn about UW’s role in the community.

Those with questions may contact Dawn Kiesel or Becky Johnston at 672-8737.

For additional information and to register for prizes, see or