Staff Reports

Local volleyball results Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

Tongue River wins in three over Moorcroft DAYTON — The Tongue River High School girls volleyball team won three straight sets against Moorcroft High School at Moorcroft Friday night. The scores were 25-13, 25-11 and 25-20. Coach Michelle Nielsen said she had five girls who stood out — Sarah Bacon with six digs, Mattie Boll Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to host community blood drive

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive Nov. 5 in hospital conference room B from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to the hospital, right now there is a need for O negative and O positive blood types. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, see www.bloodhero.com Read More

Coffeen still looking for guest readers

SHERIDAN — The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary kindergarten “Read to Me” program has new execution dates and registration guidelines. Margaret Klebba’s Classic Kindergarten class invites members of the community to sign up to read short stories to them on your lunch break. Among the many added benefits of this situation are that the children get Read More

Library celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County library system is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar. The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Read More

Forums scheduled on federal rules for home, community-based services

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Health is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn about expected changes to home and community-based services funding through Wyoming Medicaid. The Sheridan forum will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The new rules require adjustments to standards for community Read More

Departments partner for training exercise

Backcountry horsemen meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will hold a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service office in Buffalo. Dr. Tad Tipton will speak at the meeting about his mobile veterinary service. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dwight Read More

Arts Council accepting applications for Blanchan, Doubleday awards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2015 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. The deadline to apply is midnight Nov. 17. The Neltje Blanchan Award of $1,000 is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or script that is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Read More

PRBRC meeting, auction set for Nov. 1

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will hold its 42nd annual meeting, auction and dinner Nov. 1 at the Holiday Inn. After dinner, University of Wyoming professor Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood will present this year’s keynote address, “Living behind the carbon curtain: Wyoming, energy and censorship.” Lockwood teaches natural sciences and humanities at UW. Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to present Christmas bazaar Nov. 1

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas craft bazaar Nov. 1. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse in Big Horn. The event will feature crafts alongside a bake sale. Fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee will be served in the morning and sloppy joes Read More

Local Events Oct. 24, 2014

Events for October 25, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kalif Shrine Ladies pre-holiday bazaar, 145 W. Loucks St. • 10 a.m., Pet-O-Ween fun run and costume contest, Kendrick Park, $5 fee per entry • 11 a.m., book signing for Darcy Lipp-Acord, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery, 206 N. Main St. • 2 p.m., Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 24, 2014

Brinton to host scavenger hunt  Saturday BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a scavenger hunt and party Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Organizers encourage those who plan to attend to wear costumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and play with creepy crawly exhibits with Science Kids, make Halloween crafts and enjoy Read More

Reports Oct. 24, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2600 block North Main Street, 3:27 p.m. • Odor investigation, 1100 block East College Street, 9:02 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Medical, 2000 block South Sheridan Avenue, 7:39 a.m. • Medical, 1800 block Fort Road, 9:24 a.m. • Trauma, 1500 block, Sugarland Drive, 10:09 a.m. • Read More

SC tech center project gaining momentum

October 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College tech center construction is gaining momentum after the Wyoming State Building Commission approved planning dollars for the project and two other community college projects last week. The WSBC, comprised of five elected state officials, recommended Level II planning dollars for the Sheridan College tech center, a visual arts center at Read More

SHS seeking community members for ‘super choir’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School choir director Suzie Schatz-Benson is looking for community members to participate in a “super choir.” According to a press release from the school, on Jan. 18, the largest group of singers ever assembled from Sheridan County will perform two songs with full orchestra as part of the Host Night Concert Read More

First United Methodist Church to host pumpkin carving, trunk or treat

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will offer two activities to help area residents prepare for Halloween. On Sunday at 4 p.m., church officials have invited the community to transform pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. Bring your own pumpkin and carving tools to participate. Pizza will be served once the pumpkins are carved. On Oct. 31, the Read More

Holy Name to celebrate 100th anniversary with concert

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a concert Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Organizer say students will sing their way through the years, from 1914 up through 2014 with songs like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Rock Around the Clock.” Admission to the concert is free, but donations Read More

SC to host ‘Inside view from Mars on the world of commodities’

SHERIDAN — Two of Mars, Inc.’s global officials will present on a variety of business and agriculture topics at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The free presentation will be held inside the Whitney Presentation Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Global Commodity Senior Manager Luke Marriott and Global Chief Procurement Officer  Brice Russell will present on five topics: Read More

Laumann to present at Big Horn Historical Society

BIG HORN — Local historian Helen Laumann will present a program on the Civilian Conservation Camps at the October meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn. The meeting will begin with a potluck Read More

Enzi accepting applications for spring 2015 page position

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is now accepting applications from high school juniors to be a Senate Page for the spring session in Washington, D.C. There are a total of 30 page positions in the Senate and Enzi is sponsoring a Wyoming student to serve in one of them. The deadline for applications Read More

Friday Events Oct. 23, 2014

Events for Friday, October 24, 2014 • 7 p.m., encore performance of “42nd Street,” WYO Theater, 42. N. Main St., $20 for adults, $10 for students

Local Briefs Oct. 23, 2014

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’ SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased through Read More

Reports Oct. 23, 2104

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Police assist, Broadway Street and East First Street, 1:10 p.m. • Accident, North Main Street and Fifth Street, 1:25 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, 200 block Brock Street, 9:07 a.m. • Medical, 100 block Golf Course Road, 10:23 a.m. • Medical 1500 block West Fifth Street, 11:37 p.m. • Read More

Reward offered for damaged statue

SHERIDAN — The artist who created the sculpture “Bringing on the Heat” has offered a $500 cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the damage in the attempted theft. The Sheridan Police Department is currently investigating the damage to that sculpture, as well as the theft of two other sculptures, Read More

Weekend Sports Outlook Oct. 23, 2014

Weekend Sports Outlook Friday High school football Tongue River vs Pine Bluffs, 2 p.m. Big Horn vs Wheatland (Senior Night), 6 p.m. Sheridan at Cheyenne South, 6 p.m. NSI at Midwest High school volleyball Tongue River at Moorcroft, 3 p.m. Big Horn at Sundance, 4 p.m. Sheridan at Gillette, 4 p.m. Arvada-Clearmont at Kaycee, 5 Read More