Students can vote for their favorite books

Campbell County K-12 students can vote for their favorite 2020-21 Wyoming Library Association Book Award nominees at their school libraries.

People who read or listen to at least three books from the list below are eligible to vote at the Campbell County Public Library or their school library.

  • Buckaroo (grades K-3): “After the Fall,” “The Antlered Ship,” “The Donkey Egg,” “The Happy Book and Other Feelings,” “Little Red Riding Sheep,” “The Panda Problem,” “Potato Pants!,” “Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up,” “Rowdy Randy” and “The Three Vikings.”
  • Indian Paintbrush (4-6): “Bob,” “Dear Sister,” “Fish in a Tree,” “Forest of Wonders,” “Framed!,” “Front Desk,” “Refugee,” “Rising Water,” “The Trail” and “White Bird.”
  • Soaring Eagle (7-12): “Ash Princess,” “Game Changer,” “Grenade,” “The Library of Lost Things,” “Shout,” “Solo,” “They Both Die at the End,” “Truly Devious,” “Verify” and “Wizard for Hire.”

Ballots are available in the library’s children’s and youth services departments.

The award is sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and Wyoming State Literacy Association.

For more information, call 307-682-3223 and visit

VA to answer COVID-19 vaccine questions

The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host an hour-long veterans town hall for vets across the Cowboy State at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheridan VA Medical Center Director Pam Crowell will be joined by VA Pharmacy Chief Kelly Moran, who will talk about how distribution of the vaccine is going and answer questions live over the phone.

To spread the word about the event, many veterans will receive a pre-recorded phone call, but anyone can join in. Those who do not get an automated call can dial 1-855-859-6868 at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday. It also will be livestreamed at

Graphic novel contest deadline is this week

People have until Friday to submit a drawing of their favorite graphic novel characters to the Campbell County Public Library.

The library branches in Gillette and Wright are inviting people to create library-themed characters in the medium of their choice.

There are multiple divisions for grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-12 and 18 and older.

Entry forms are available at the Gillette and Wright public libraries as well as online at

The winners in each division will receive a $50 gift card while the People’s Choice winner will get $25 in art supplies. There will be prizes for first, second and third place in each division.

For more information, call 307-687-0009 or 307-464-0500.

Go shopping for some firearms at gun show

The Up in Arms Gun Show and Flea Market will be in town this weekend from 3-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cam-plex Central Pavilion.

Admission is free for the flea market and $6 for the gun show.

For more information, contact Lisa Webster-Sleight at 208-420-2265 or visit

Dance group to put on annual fundraiser

The Dance Youth Arts Company of Dance Arts Gillette is putting on its sixth annual Preview Show fundraiser Saturday.

The company is a dance program offered at Dance Arts Gillette for students looking for opportunities in dance training, performance and competition.

The event is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cam-plex Heritage Center Theater and will showcase 12 dancers and their 2021 routines.

Dance arts instructors will judge the performances and provide feedback to the dancers.

Tickets are $12.50 and people can attend in person at the Heritage Center or watch it on the group’s Facebook page.

The goal is to raise at least $200 per dancer or $2,400 in total.

For more information, visit

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