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School officials discuss pressing matters at forum

November 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County’s state legislators gathered for the 2014 Legislative Forum Monday, administrators from local educational bodies came forward to discuss the issues most pressing to them. Representatives from each of the three local school districts, the college and NSI Academy spoke on topics ranging from funding to assessments and everything in between. Read More

Diabetes: Are you at risk ? Wyoming diabetes rate nearly doubled in 12 years

November 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — According to the Wyoming Department of Health, in little more than a decade the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming — rising from 4.5 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2013 — leading to new efforts to help limit the disease. WDH is teaming up with WYhealth, a group that Read More

Sheridan College Generals defeat Planet Athlete Prep in Casper

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan College Generals get quick transitions off defensive stops, they are a tough team to go against. That is what head coach Matt Hammer said after the team took down yet another all-star team Friday afternoon in Casper. After defeating the Wyoming All-Stars Tuesday at home 110-69, Friday’s game against Planet Read More

NWCCD extends president’s contract for another year, salary increased

November 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Enrollment and degree completion numbers are at record highs for Sheridan College since Dr. Paul Young took over as president in June 2010, and now his salary will reflect that fact. During the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting in Gillette Thursday Young’s contract was extended another year and his Read More

AgriPark unveiled: Community gathers for Sheridan College’s new large animal science center grand opening

November 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — In true Sheridan fashion, it took a chilly weather, dirt-spattered event complete with the smell of horses and crocks of chili to bring together some of the most influential people in our community. The grand opening ceremony of Sheridan College’s new AgriPark was held Wednesday afternoon at the Wrench Ranch north of Sheridan. Read More

Hall: Let’s focus on student success

November 19, 2014

NWCCD’s vice president settling into Sheridan, new role at college SHERIDAN — Students at Sheridan College may have noticed a new face in the halls since the spring, and with his commanding presence and booming voice thought to themselves, “I didn’t know we had a football team.” Though Dr. Richard Hall is a former athlete, Read More

Students: We want our laptops back

November 18, 2014

BIG HORN — “They want their laptops back” was the message that trustee Carol Garber brought to the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees after meeting with the Big Horn High School and Middle School students. In the first round of student meetings, trustees divided up schools in the district to visit with Read More

City passes resolution outlining liquor license application policy

BIG HORN — With the latest in a long line of steps toward the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School completed, the outlook for the project is positive. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held, inviting construction companies to tour the site, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the scope of Read More

SCSD1 officials confident new TRE project will move forward

BIG HORN — With the latest in a long line of steps toward the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School completed, the outlook for the project is positive. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held, inviting construction companies to tour the site, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the scope of Read More

SCSD3 Board of Trustees approves wage increase for subs

November 15, 2014

CLEARMONT — It was a cold night for a drive in the country Wednesday as the Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees gathered for its monthly meeting. In an attempt to escape the bitter cold and snowy roads before it was too dark, the meeting — regularly scheduled for 7 p.m. — was Read More

Avoid a dining room showdown: Ask kids to help prepare these fun Thanksgiving foods

November 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Let’s face it, some kids can just be picky when it comes to what you put on their dinner plate. Sometimes getting them to eat the same thing as the adults around the table is no easy task. Apply this struggle to a holiday like Thanksgiving that comes with a traditional menu and Read More

Watergate journalist shares insight on D.C. leaders

CHEYENNE — There are few people who can honestly say that they have sat down with nearly every national and world leader since the 1970s; Robert Woodward is one of them. The renowned investigative journalist who was half of the duo of reporters to break the news on the Watergate scandal made a visit to Read More

Honoring our veterans; Tongue River Middle school celebrates veterans with community

November 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — It is a tradition at Tongue River Middle School to honor our nation’s veterans with an assembly on Veterans Day, but this is no traditional “thank you.” For the second year, the assembly has taken the shape of a community celebration with the help of the eighth-grade class and a member of the Read More

Seeking a little excitement? Sheridan College offers classes in outdoor leadership

November 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Outdoor Leadership may sound like a term describing the kid who is known to gather his friends to build a fort or the hiker who charges to the front of the path, but it is actually a course of study available at Sheridan College. Wrapping up its first full year as a degree Read More

Burtis continues work as liaison for college’s veterans

November 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Veterans Day may come once a year, but Sheridan College works hard to recognize and provide for its veteran students year round. On Tuesday, Dr. Paul Young, Sheridan College president and retired Navy Commander, will once again open a ceremony at the college honoring the service of the men and women who served Read More

SCSD2 develops program to encourage health

November 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Staff who are focused on overall wellness will not only be healthier and feel better, but they will also perform better. At least that is what Sheridan County School District 2 Human Resource Coordinator Cody Sinclair believes, and that thought is the basis of new programs and policies within the district. Sinclair is Read More

Leaving a legacy at SHS

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Between the poor ventilation, the daily high concentration of adolescent use and the lingering effects of an old science wing water leak, the smell at the end of a long, hot, fall day in the Sheridan High School locker rooms is less than desirable. However, the desires of the nose are but one Read More

Blood heroes: navigating the donation process

November 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — As a resident of Sheridan County, chances are you have heard the commercials or seen the fliers on a near monthly basis as United Blood Services rolls into town for a blood drive. Various locations play host to the mobile blood collection teams to help keep blood banks stocked and ready for others Read More

SCSD1 gets new board member: Dayton resident Mary Schilling ousts incumbent Penny Mentock-Barkan

November 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — One of only two incumbents in Sheridan County elections who were ousted from positions by challengers in Tuesday night’s general election came from the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees. Challenger Mary Schilling claimed a spot on the five-person team after edging out trustee Penny Mentock-Barkan, 865-731. Trustee Carol Garber was Read More

SCSD2 board gets one new member

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees will have one newcomer in January after Susan Wilson won the vacant seat left when trustee Scott Hininger decided not to run for another term. The remaining three trustees up for re-election retained their spots. After 12 years on the board, Hininger changed directions Read More

SCSD2 adds graduation coach to staff

November 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The administration of Sheridan County School District 2 made quick work of creating, approving and filling their newest position: a graduation coach at Sheridan High School. During the October meeting of the school board, SHS Principal Brent Leibach and Sheridan Junior High School Principal Mitch Craft presented on behalf of the Graduation Counts Read More

Preparing students for the future

November 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — College and career readiness is more than just a goal in Sheridan County School District 2, it’s a class. Sheridan High School and Fort Mackenzie High School each offer a course in the cluster of Career and Technical Education that takes their students beyond discussing their next step in life to doing a Read More

Holy Name to host Remembrance Mass for All Saints’ Day

November 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — In the Western secular world, Halloween — a time for costumes and candy — is over, but in much of the religious world All Hallows’ Eve, or Hallowe’en for short, is just the beginning of the celebration. Today is the Solemnity of All Saints or All Saints’ Day, a holy day of obligation Read More

Coffeen students welcome cougar mascot

October 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — The newest school in town has a new face in the halls, one a little furrier than your typical student. The cougars of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School now share their new building with a monument to their mascot: a real cougar — well, a previously living, stuffed and mounted cougar, to be Read More

Big Horn, SC students collaborate for art exhibit

SHERIDAN — Two years ago Jason Lanka was brought on board as art faculty at Sheridan College with a dual mission to not only build a sculpture program, but also do outreach in grade schools throughout the district. The outreach is an effort to both promote the programs available at the college and offer support Read More

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