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Fires fill Sheridan area skies with smoke

March 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — While high wind and high fire danger warnings cautioned area residents against any burning Saturday, at least two private attempts to burn fields and brush piles in the Sheridan area got out of control and kept firefighters busy throughout the day. Crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue, the U.S. Forest Service and nearly all of the volunteer districts Read More

SHS track and field teams take first in overall points at Jerry Campbell invite

March 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — All of the track and field athletes of Sheridan County had a chance to shine Friday as Buffalo High School hosted the Jerry Campbell Invite for nine girls teams and 10 boys teams competing in 17 events. In the end, Sheridan High School took first in both girls and boys overall points, but Read More

Agendas March 28, 2015

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Second floor commissioners board room Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes — March 5 • Matters from the public (items not on agenda) • New business 1. Read More

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

AAUW panel to highlight contributions over 100 years

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Branch of the American Association of University Women and First Interstate Bank invite the public to view six creative panels highlighting the involvement of the branch’s contributions over the past 100 years and current AAUW programs. See all of the creative panels and meet members of AAUW, to learn about how Read More

Little Bighorn Battlefield spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Wednesday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 25. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument and the visitor center/museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and Read More

FAB conference tickets on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

USFS to hold open house Thursday

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house Thursday from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth. The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan. Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Read More

New faces March 27, 2015

Olivia Mia Morris Olivia Mia Morris was born March 17, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Chad and Robin Morris of Sheridan. Her grandparents are Phil and Amber Stahl of Big Horn; Jim and Jennifer Hughs of Billings, Montana; Larry and Linda Morris of Montreal, Read More

4 SC students elected as Student Senate officials

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College students have been elected by their peers to serve as Student Senate officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Deneese Stone will serve as Student Senate president. Stone, of Lusk, is studying criminal justice and psychology. Vice president will be Jeannie Jex of Evanston, who is studying culinary arts and hospitality. Read More

Land’s End concert to be held on Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will host a concert by Land’s End on Thursday at the church. Land’s End is Canada’s premier classical chamber ensemble and will be joined by WYO Theater Executive Director Gerard Gibbs on oboe and Marcin Swoboda on viola. A pre-concert talk will Read More

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 state FFA degree recipients

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. The Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll in agriculture education and FFA, they select Read More

Reports March 27, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Huntington Street, 2:18 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday Medical, 1500 block North Heights Road, 1:01 a.m. Trauma, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 7:47 a.m. Trauma, Bear Lodge, 12:18 p.m. Medical, 700 block Huntington Avenue, 2:15 p.m. Medical, 100 block Swan Street, 2:23 p.m. Medical, 1400 block Read More

Lewallen, Townsend wed in the Bighorns

March 26, 2015

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Denise Lewallen of Casper and Donnie R. Townsend of Sheridan were married Feb. 28, 2015, at Bear Lodge Resort in the Bighorn Mountains. Lewallen graduated from Natrona County High School and has two associate degrees from Casper College. She currently works at Wyo-Ben Inc. Her parents are the late R.V. “Doc” Lewallen of Read More

Health insurance navigators at SC Saturday

SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on Saturday at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have Read More

Jazz Ambassadors to give free concert at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Jazz Ambassadors — the official touring band of the U.S. Army — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free concert will feature the 19-member ensemble formed in 1969. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements will highlight Read More

SHS orchestras to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony and Baroque orchestras will perform Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart and Brahms and the Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Weber, Elgar and Lalo. Jacob Jahiel will be featured as a soloist. In addition, Pippin Read More

Reports March 26, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday Activated alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 3:37 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday Medical, 100 block West 13th Street, 12:34 a.m. Medical, 1400 block West Fifth Street, 10:24 a.m. Medical, 1800 block Fort Road, 2:11 p.m. Medical, 5900 block Coffeen Avenue, 3:40 p.m. Medical, 900 block West Brundage Lane, 4:02 p.m. Trauma, 400 Read More

‘Keys to the Stone’ recipients named

March 25, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced five outstanding high school students and one outstanding Sheridan College student as its 2015 “Keys to the Stone.” The 2015 Keys to the Stone will be recognized for their contributions to their school and local communities at the Senior Center’s 2015 Keystone Awards on April 23. The 2015 Read More

Easter Bunny Princess Pageant Saturday

SHERIDAN — An Easter Bunny Princess Pageant will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 15 years of age. Contestants should sign up at the door and it is free to enter the competition. Contestants should bring a party Read More

New recreational arts program seeks instructors

SHERIDAN — A recreational arts program for residents of the Sheridan Community Shelter called Create Opportunity has been launched, but community help is needed to provide lessons and materials for the program. The goal of the program is to help shelter residents develop skills that might serve useful in supplementing their income and gaining experience Read More

‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park? The Read More

Be the first to stay at renovated Historic Sheridan Inn

SHERIDAN — Tickets are currently on sale for the unveiling of the Historic Sheridan Inn’s newly renovated rooms. On April 18, the rooms at the Inn will be raffled or auctioned for a one-night stay on May 15, giving individuals the opportunity to be the first guests since 1965 to have the ability or option Read More

Casper College 2014 fall President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Casper College officials recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the President’s Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify, students must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following students were named to the list: Elizabeth Hildebrand Read More

SC volleyball to host tourney Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team will host a spring scrimmage this weekend at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The tournament will feature five teams — Sheridan, Rocky Mountain College, Casper College, Black Hills State and Central Wyoming College. Each team will compete in four matches, and each match will consist of two sets Read More

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