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The immigration no-brainer

July 11, 2014

As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis — more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn’t enunciated a policy. He may not even have one. Will these immigrants be allowed to stay? Seven times was Obama’s Read More

Absentee voting for primary election to end Aug. 18

July 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners passed a resolution in a special meeting Wednesday to open up absentee voting for the primary election to be held Aug. 19. Absentee ballots will be accepted today through Aug. 18, Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. The resolution adopted Wednesday established the County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St., Read More

New Faces

Lincoln Paul Damm Lincoln Paul Damm was born June 30, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Greg and Ethne Damm and brother Lukas, all of Sheridan. His grandparents are Stan and Jolene Crook of Freedom and Randy and Karleen Damm of Casper.   Mason Allen Read More

Free TIPS training July 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department, the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Health will present a free TIPS Training on July 22. From 8-10:30 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. beverage service training for concessions will be offered at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. “Training for Intervention Procedures” is an internationally Read More

ParkFit 2014 to be held Wednesdays

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be “Fun and functional circuits” by PurEnergy Wednesday at Sheltered Acres. A full Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ to focus on fish hatchery

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event representatives from the Wyoming Fish Hatchery in Story will give Read More

Student News

• Dr. Elise Lowe graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in May. She is a 2004 graduate of Sheridan High School. She is the daughter of Andy and Marie Lowe of Sheridan. • Alex Lowe graduated from Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts, in May. He is a 2000 graduate of Sheridan High School. Read More

Weekly concert brings in Nashville artists

July 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday featuring CJ Simmons from Nashville, Tennessee. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, Christian and Jessica perform music that falls somewhere between Bon Jovi and Garth Brooks. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged Read More

Local youth help Team Wyoming win All-Star Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Team Wyoming won the fourth annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Academic Challenge in June. Held at Montana State University-Billings, the competition consisted of a team of six high school students from each state playing in a variety of formats covering all academic subject areas. Team Wyoming consisted of students from Sheridan County including Andrew Schuster Read More

Tom Balding Bits and Spurs to hold barbecue Saturday

SHERIDAN — Tom Balding Bits and Spurs will host a customer appreciation barbecue Saturday. From noon to 5 p.m. tours of the workshop will be offered along with drawings, free bucking horse decals, refreshments and other give-aways. All members of the community are welcome to this free event. The workshop is located at 655 Riverside Read More

Chaulk, Schwartz married April 5

SHERIDAN — Wendy Dawn Schwartz and William Chaulk were married April 5, 2014, at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Gillette. Schwartz is a graduate of Sheridan High School and Chadron State College. She is employed by the Campbell County School District. She is the daughter of Martin Schwartz of Buffalo and Donna Fake of Sheridan. Read More

Library to host computer classes

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host three free computer classes this week. The first class will be held Thursday and will focus on email and internet use. On July 17, the focus of the class will be building upon skills learned in the first class. On July 24, the class will answer Read More

Vacant mayor seat; who is the fairest of them all?

The Sheridan City Council will accept Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey’s resignation Thursday and consider its options for his replacement — which are limited to the six council members currently in office according to state statute. The situation seems much like choosing from the dwarfs highlighted in the classic Disney tale of Snow White. They may Read More

The boots are off

SHERIDAN — The boots were flying last night at Kendrick Park as the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Boot Kickoff was held, marking the official beginning of rodeo week. The Boot Kickoff began with stick horse barrel racing for kids 8 and under. Four-year-old Adeline Miller, and her stick horse Skipper-Bucker, were getting some practice rounds in Read More

Reports, July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Carbonated Monoxide alarm, 700 block East Burkitt Street, 2:14 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • Medical, 100 block West 13th Street, 12:50 a.m. •Medical, 1400 block West 5th Street, 1:49 a.m. •Medical, 900 block East Bundage Lane, 12:11 p.m. •Trauma, 1600 block Dana Avenue, 1:45 p.m. •Medical, 100 block West Read More

Girls fitness camp to be held next week

SHERIDAN — A fitness and confidence camp for middle school-aged girls will be held next week. “Rise and Shine” Summer Health Camp for Girls will be hosted by Becky Newton, a physical therapist from Sheridan High School. July 14-18 from 8 a.m. to noon daily the camp will offer a variety of exercise opportunities, education Read More

Rapid Creek Rangers at the WYO Sun.

SHERIDAN — The ‘70s band Rapid Creek Rangers will reunite with local trio Spurs of the Moment to perform an evening of music Sunday at the WYO. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Mars Theater and will feature songs from groups including the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne and Read More

Sheridan Stationery to host ‘Where’s Waldo?’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery is hosting a shop local version of “Where’s Waldo?” A free, fun activity for all members of the community, Waldo is hiding in 22 downtown businesses and shoppers can find them all for a prize. Visit Sheridan Stationery to receive instructions and a list of businesses he is Read More

SHS Booster Club to host golf outing Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Booster Club will host a Shootout Sunday at the Powder Horn Golf Club. Beginning at 1 p.m. players will participate in four person teams in a scramble format. At the conclusion of play golfers will enjoy a meal together and hear from Bronc and Lady Bronc coaches and players Read More

Sheridan College announces graduates

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College held its 65th commencement ceremony May 10 and degrees and certificates were earned by local students. Sheridan area students recognized included: Linal Alltop, Kara Bacon, Joshua Barker, Michelle Bastian, Kaitlyn Bell, Gage Belus, Brandi Bradberry, Jacob Buszkiewic, Augustus Carter, Rayanne Collins, Tawnya Crowley, Jodi Damm, Michelle Davenport, Kirbie Dewitt, Kord Dover, Read More

Scherry scores PH hole-in-one

July 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Jon Scherry carded a hole-in-one on Wednesday, July 2, at the Powder Horn. Scherry hit a pitching wedge on the Eagle course’s number three hole, a 135-yard par three. Witnesses were Brian Morgen, Frank Hagen and George Dukich.

Trolley to offer services during rodeo week

SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for easier parking and less walking to rodeo week events, think about taking a free ride on the Sheridan Trolley to where you’re going. The trolley schedule for the week is as follows: Tuesday only • 3-8 p.m., shuttle service looping from the Black Tooth Brewing Company at the corner of Read More

Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness Tour Sat.

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Rock Creek recommended wilderness tour Saturday. A difficult tour of the wilderness with discussion of existing Read More

Creative Economy Council to meet Thurs. in Buffalo

SHERIDAN – The Creative Economy Council of Sheridan and Johnson Counties will meet Thursday in Buffalo. From 9-11 a.m. at the Cowboy Carousel Center all members of the community are invited to attend this free meeting. Potential members of the council will review a recommended organizational structure and plan for the fiscal year. The Creative Read More

Nelsons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

SHERIDAN — Rev. Ronald and Joan Nelson will host an open house celebration this week in honor of their up-coming 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Oct. 23, 1964, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, Nebraska. He was a senior pastor at Trinity Luthern Church in Sheridan from 1986-2005. She was a special education Read More