Author Archives: Alisa Brantz

Measures of Devotion: Veteran joins to invest in future

Measures of Devotion: Veteran joins to invest in future

SHERIDAN — Robert Lewis spent more time training for his position as a helicopter electrician and rescue air crewman than he did in active warfare in the U.S. Navy. But as he was preparing to be someone who replenished necessary supplies by airlifting pallets of goods to soldiers while pulling people from the waters below,… Continue Reading

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

Local Girl Scout participates in Space Camp

SHERIDAN — Briannon Marcus of Sheridan recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center. The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making. Marcus was… Continue Reading

Teams line up for 2015 Beds Along the Bighorns race

Teams line up for 2015 Beds Along the Bighorns race

SHERIDAN — Miss Eglantine Price could make her bed fly by tapping the bedknob three times and turning it a quarter turn to the left in the classic film “Bedknobs and Broomsticks.” It took a little more ingenuity and strength to make the homemade beds fly down Main Street Friday morning for the 2015 Beds… Continue Reading

First People’s Powwow and Dance

First People’s Powwow and Dance

SHERIDAN — The third annual First People’s Powwow and Dance will return to the Historic Sheridan Inn Friday afternoon as hundreds of Native American dancers and drum teams in full regalia gather to perform traditional ceremonial dances. In anticipation of the celebration, a powwow was held on the lawn of the Inn Wednesday with members… Continue Reading

Rodeo timers have weighty task

SHERIDAN — The cowboys are the stars of the rodeo; the announcers are heard by all; the pick-up men, bullfighters, performers and flag girls are front and center. But the ones who help determine the winners are two women whom most never see and many don’t understand: the timers. The job of a rodeo timer… Continue Reading

The evolution of the American front porch

The evolution of the American front porch

SHERIDAN — Front porches are as American as apple pie, and the history of the American front porch is in some ways the history of the American people as well. From evolving status symbols and evolving functions to declining (and possibly resurging) use, the evolution of the porch is a uniquely American phenomenon. The modern… Continue Reading

Reports June 25, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1100 Delphi Avenue, 2:42 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday-Wednesday No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday Admission — Lance Owen Wagner, Sheridan Dismissal — Primrose Brisies Bestram, Sheridan SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website. Wednesday Medical, Gladstone… Continue Reading

Covolo wins all-expenses-paid vacation

Covolo wins all-expenses-paid vacation

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a raffle contest to raise money for the Chamber Training and Development fund, raffling off an all-expenses-paid trip to The Royal in Playa del Carmen for three days. Monies raised will be used to help offset costs for future trainings and possible scholarships for programs like Leadership Sheridan.… Continue Reading

Reports: June 18, 2015

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday Activated fire alarm, 500 block Lewis Street, 6:19 p.m. Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 800 block Olympus Drive, 8:44 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday Trauma, U.S. Highway 14 West, 3:24 a.m. Trauma, Intersection of Fifth Street and Main Street, 9:11 a.m. Medical, 1100 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:33 a.m. Trauma, 200 block North Connor… Continue Reading

Local students attend Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State

Local students attend Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State

Recently, young representatives of Sheridan County attended Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State in Douglas. The week of activities, hosted by the American Legion, brings boys from all over Wyoming to gain knowledge of their state and its governmental structure as delegates meet to build mock city, county and state government and participate in legislative and court… Continue Reading

My name is Bozeman Scout

SHERIDAN — They call me the Bozeman Scout, and the name fits, I guess, because I stand here observing. I’ve been a resident of Sheridan County for 14 years, but it isn’t the mountains or the rivers I’m here to explore: it’s the people. For here I stand on the corner of Main Street and… Continue Reading

Tour 23 to explore economic development around state

SHERIDAN — School may be out but recently several representatives of Sheridan County received an invitation from Gov. Matt Mead to attend a meeting of the minds on June 16 at Sheridan College. Tour 23, an initiative of the Wyoming Business Alliance, is coming to town. Tour 23 is a comprehensive effort involving the WBA,… Continue Reading

Rare case of heartworm diagnosed in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — There is a patient currently being treated at a clinic in Sheridan County with a somewhat rare but often deadly disease, but there are preventative measures that can be taken. A simple monthly pill can help prevent contracting this disease, which is transferred through the blood and can be spread by mosquito bites.… Continue Reading

Do you think you know our downtown?

Do you think you know our downtown?

SHERIDAN — Picture this: you’re walking down Main Street in Historic Downtown Sheridan and you bump into a friend…literally. You and your friend were both looking down at your phones and didn’t see each other coming. Has that ever happened to you? As handheld devices are the norm, and so is staring at them relentlessly,… Continue Reading

Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

SHERIDAN — Junior high and high school students in Wyoming are using cigarettes and alcohol less than in recent years, according to new survey reports. However, in some cases, including in Sheridan County, marijuana use is now more frequently reported than cigarette use. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, a University of Wyoming department, administered… Continue Reading

Local students seek college degrees with options

Local students seek college degrees with options

SHERIDAN — It may come as no surprise that enterprise in Wyoming differs from the national norms, with industries such as energy and agriculture dominating the workforce. But when the youth of Wyoming and Sheridan County grow up and move on to their collegiate studies, are they preparing themselves to remain in Wyoming and in… Continue Reading

SHS senior gives unusual speech

SHS senior gives unusual speech

SHERIDAN — High school graduation can be a time of mixed emotions: joy, sadness, fear and pride. Breaking from the typical mold, the commencement ceremonies of Sheridan High School on Sunday had a different dominating mood: humor. SHS Principal Brent Leibach said in his 30-plus years attending graduation ceremonies he had never heard a speech… Continue Reading

SHS ‘Graduation Coach’ efforts seem to work

SHERIDAN – On average, countywide over the past three years, 19 percent of the student body didn’t graduate within four years. Some went on to be fifth- even sixth-year seniors and eventually get their full diploma. Others did not. During this school year, Sheridan County School District 2 has led a concentrated effort to increase… Continue Reading

College prioritizes enrollment growth funding

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community College Commission will be meeting in Sheridan on June 26 and the presidents of each of the seven state community colleges will discuss and approve their budget requests to forward along to the governor. During this meeting, the three items of focus for Sheridan College will be seeking enrollment growth… Continue Reading

Nick Siddle reflects on 22-year career at SHS

Nick Siddle reflects on 22-year career at SHS

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has a history of holding onto its agriculture teachers for long periods of time. Since the 1940s, they have only had three lead teachers with one at the reigns from the 1940s through 1967 and the second from then until 22 years ago when Nick Siddle came along. As Siddle… Continue Reading

Project Graduation designed to keep students safe

SHERIDAN — Any one of the roughly 220 graduates of the Sheridan County School District 2 class of 2015 could be walking away from graduation with a certified pre-owned Cadillac, that is, if they attend the drug-free and alcohol-free after-party. The 20th annual Project Graduation party will bring back favorite features of the free event… Continue Reading

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College returned to its roots during the 66th annual commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon as the faculty, graduates and guests in attendance celebrated not only graduates but also veterans for their accomplishments. Approximately 540 degrees and certificates were earned by Sheridan College students during the 2014-15 school year and many of them, along… Continue Reading

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