Setting the stageMarch 13, 2014 Justin Sheely
Retired Sheridan schoolteacher Natalie Wright watches 4-year-old Alexandra Viren as the Celtic Sage members setup their instruments Wednesday morning at the Sheridan Senior Center. Alexandra is the granddaughter of the band’s longest playing member Leslie Viren.
Water wonders at Science SaturdayMarch 3, 2014 Justin Sheely
Ian Smith, 6, looks at a container of colored water spin around on a stir plate during Science Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center.
Getting ready for Valentine’s dayFebruary 13, 2014 Justin Sheely
Jennifer Flannery rearranges vases of flowers for delivery Wednesday at Annie Greenthumbs. Valentine’s day is one of the busiest times of the year for the floral shop, which hires part-time help to keep up with the demand.
Snow day funFebruary 11, 2014 Justin Sheely
Ian Taylor, 10, climbs the stairs leading up Linden Hill with his sled in tow Saturday.
Rope kingsFebruary 5, 2014 Justin Sheely
Dan Morales walks on a set of ropes in the hot room in the basement of King Ropes on Tuesday. The hot room maintains a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit to allow the ropes to stretch and flatten. In the summer time, longer ropes are taken to a field outside Sheridan to stretch under the Read More
Another snowy dayFebruary 4, 2014 Justin Sheely
Maintenance man Ron Schaal operates a leaf blower as he scrapes off the sidewalk at the Country Club Estates Tuesday morning. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, temperatures aren’t expected to rise above zero until Thursday.
Full of hot airFebruary 3, 2014 Justin Sheely
Otto Howard, 6, feels the pressure as the balloon fills with hot air during Science Saturday at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. The children made their own balloons using tissue paper and glue. The group later moved outside to reach greater heights in the cold air.
Dicing up winterJanuary 20, 2014 Justin Sheely
Matt Davis uses a chain saw to cut away sections of ice from Big Goose Creek on Saturday morning at Kendrick Park. Davis and friends will build a sauna next to the creek where they plan to take a dip.
SHS takes ‘We the People’ state championshipJanuary 14, 2014 Justin Sheely
Sheridan High School American government teacher Tyson Emborg emphasizes a point on human rights issues during a discussion session with members of the school’s “We the People” team Saturday morning at Java Moon. The group traveled to Cheyenne for a competition Monday and won the state championship. Emborg said the 23 students will now travel Read More
Gift wrapping seasonDecember 18, 2013 Justin Sheely
Taler Steir wraps a gift for a customer at the Cottonwood Shop Tuesday on Main Street. Traffic in downtown businesses has been increasing, as many Sheridan shoppers will be doing some last minute spending with only seven days left before Christmas.
Crowds gather for Ucross ChristmasDecember 17, 2013 Justin Sheely
Tyler Harnish holds his 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, as they watch the choir performance up in the loft at the Ucross Creative Center during the Christmas Celebration Saturday evening.
Model train showNovember 26, 2013 Justin Sheely
Ezekiel Peel, 8, reacts as he explores the scale model town during the Sheridan Model Railroad Association train show Saturday in the old Taylor School building.
Boy Scouts boat raceNovember 25, 2013 Justin Sheely
Allen Bergman, 8, picks up his boat to race in the Boy Scouts Rain Gutter Regatta Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Bergman won the first heat of the race with his boat.
A magic kickoff lunchNovember 21, 2013 Justin Sheely
Second-grade teacher Meg Stransky searches for Alice as she plays the role of the Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland” during the kickoff lunch for “Imagine the Magic of Words” learning theme Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. The school decorated the lunchroom with cutout doors like the ones from the movie “Monsters Inc.” Teachers Read More
Bird Farm releaseNovember 20, 2013 Justin Sheely
Big Horn Bird Farm employee Nate Brown opens the cages as a pheasant takes flight Tuesday at a Public Land Trust area on Rock Creek Road in Johnson County. The Bird Farm will release thousands of pheasants throughout the region this week with the exception of 1,200 breeders to produce eggs for next spring.
Birding at The BrintonNovember 18, 2013 Justin Sheely
Ten-year-old Grace Bailey, left, and her sister Billie Bailey, 12 look up from a bird identification book with Canterbury during the birding trip Saturday in Big Horn. The group started at The Brinton and then traveled to a residence nearby to find some Evening Grosbeak birds.
From the ground upNovember 6, 2013 Justin Sheely
Construction crews begin the dry-in phase at the new Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School Tuesday on South Sheridan Avenue. The structure is expected to be closed-in by mid-December. The project is two weeks ahead of schedule despite having some weather delays. The new school is expected to be complete in July 2014.
Kicking off HalloweenOctober 28, 2013 Justin Sheely
Three-year-old Xavier Brown walks around dressed as a fire truck during the Sheridan Jaycees Halloween Parade Saturday on Grinnell Plaza. Brown won the costume contest for boys age 0-3.
Big Horn homecomingOctober 17, 2013 Justin Sheely
Connor McCafferty, left, and Hanneah Puckett are crowned the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. Juniors Christian Mayer and Elianna Paninos were named homecoming prince and princess during the 2013 Homecoming Assembly at Big Horn High School Wednesday night.
Taking in the scenery for BiketoberfestOctober 15, 2013 Justin Sheely
Casper bicyclists from left; Chloe Sale, Leif Hohansson and Logan Santistevan huddle around a map of the route that they will be taking during the Biketoberfest race at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Saturday
Sheridan Fire-Rescue open houseOctober 14, 2013 Justin Sheely
Audience members watch as Sheridan Fire-Rescue firemen Klay Condos, left, and Jerry Johnston spray the box engulfed in flames during a side-by-side burn demonstration Saturday at Sheridan Fire-Rescue. The demonstration was to show the benefits of having residential fire sprinklers installed at home. This box was not fitted with sprinklers.
Getting (Park) fitAugust 15, 2013 Justin Sheely
Grace Carlson, front, holds a side plank with her mother, Elizabeth.
Taking a flying leapJune 26, 2013 Justin Sheely
Carl Askins, 9, leaps off the diving board Tuesday afternoon at Kendrick Pool.
Soccer celebrationJune 25, 2013 Justin Sheely
Ten-year-old Matt Hogge, left, and Colson Coon, 9, celebrate after making a goal during the YMCA soccer camp this morning. Fifteen volunteers helped run the soccer camp, which had almost 100 kids signed up.
Summer stringsJune 13, 2013 Justin Sheely
Maria Hall, 12, practices her violin with the intermediate group for the Summer Strings Program Wednesday morning at Sheridan High School. The concert will be held at the Sheridan High School Commons Friday at 12:15 p.m. and is free to the public.