Justin Sheely

Bird house fun

April 24, 2014

Keira Campbell expresses her excitement as she hammers a nail with her father Wayne Campbell during the birdhouse building project Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. This is the fifth year Sagebrush has held their bird house building day with kindergarten students and their fathers or other significant male role models. The Home Depot store in Read More

Earth Day cleanup

April 23, 2014

Big Horn High School students walk with elementary students during an Earth Day clean up Tuesday in the town of Big Horn. Pictured in back, juniors Christian Mayer, left, and Jack Roberts; in front, first-graders Josie Yaponcich, left, and Rachael Miller. Big Horn students picked up trash in the town and along the highway in Read More

Fierce concentration

April 1, 2014

Delenn Layher paints a birdhouse at Buckingham Lumber’s vendor booth during the “Get out and Shop” event Saturday at Sheridan High School. More than 50 vendors from the region came to sell goods and wares in the gymnasium.

‘Forever Plaid’ opens tonight

March 20, 2014

Vocalists, from left, Philip Garber, Michael Gondal, AJ Longhurst and Ryan Koltiska perform on stage during the rehearsal of “Forever Plaid” on Tuesday night at the WYO Theater. The musical performance by the Civic Theater Guild and the WYO Theater is directed by Matt Davis with musical arrangements by James Raitt. The production will show Read More

Kids work to fight hunger abroad

March 18, 2014

Shayla Christensen, center, sets down a bag of dehydrated food as Mario Montaño, right, directs traffic during the food packing day Saturday at Sheridan High School. SHS and Sheridan Wesleyan Church youth group partnered with Kids Against Hunger and the Nice Foundation to pack 12,000 meals to send to the children in Nicaragua.

Setting the stage

March 13, 2014

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 Saturday

March 3, 2014

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 day

February 13, 2014

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 fun

February 11, 2014

Ian Taylor, 10, climbs the stairs leading up Linden Hill with his sled in tow Saturday.

Rope kings

February 5, 2014

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 day

February 4, 2014

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 air

February 3, 2014

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 winter

January 20, 2014

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 championship

January 14, 2014

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 season

December 18, 2013

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 Christmas

December 17, 2013

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 show

November 26, 2013

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 race

November 25, 2013

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 lunch

November 21, 2013

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 release

November 20, 2013

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 Brinton

November 18, 2013

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 up

November 6, 2013

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 Halloween

October 28, 2013

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 homecoming

October 17, 2013

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 Biketoberfest

October 15, 2013

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