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The evolution of the American front porch

June 26, 2015

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 Read More

Reports June 25, 2015

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 Read More

Covolo wins all-expenses-paid vacation

June 24, 2015

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. Read More

Third Thurs. kicks off summer

June 19, 2015

Four-year-old Gabbie Bujan plays with one of the hula hoops that her family is selling during the Third Thursday street festival on Main Street in Sheridan.

Reports: June 18, 2015

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 Read More

Local students attend Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State

June 16, 2015

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 Read More

Measures of Devotion: Korean War veteran recalls time on ship

June 15, 2015

SHERIDAN — Leonard Hurst is known as a great many things: a veteran, a fireman, a singer, a board member at the Sheridan Senior Center. While it may be easy to assume that spending three and a half tours in active duty on a battleship in the Korean War would be the way in which Read More

My name is Bozeman Scout

June 5, 2015

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 Read More

Tour 23 to explore economic development around state

June 4, 2015

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, Read More

Rare case of heartworm diagnosed in Sheridan County

June 1, 2015

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. Read More

Do you think you know our downtown?

May 29, 2015

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, Read More

Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

May 28, 2015

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 Read More

Local students seek college degrees with options

May 27, 2015

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 Read More

SHS senior gives unusual speech

May 26, 2015

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 Read More

While many will don cap and gown, others choose a different path

May 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Payton Mills would have finished her junior year at Sheridan High School this year, if she stayed in school. But bullying led to her skipping school, which led to truancy issues with the law, which led to dropping out as soon as she was legally old enough to do so. “I don’t know Read More

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 Read More

College prioritizes enrollment growth funding

May 22, 2015

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 Read More

Nick Siddle reflects on 22-year career at SHS

May 20, 2015

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 Read More

Project Graduation designed to keep students safe

May 19, 2015

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 Read More

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

May 18, 2015

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 Read More

Wyoming DAR celebrating 100 years

May 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — You think of the American Revolution as a done deal, it’s over; but really there are people living all around you that have a direct connection to that time period. That is what Daughters of the American Revolution Sheridan chapter registrar Tammy Mansfield says. Take Maribeth Rose, for example. Rose is the descendent Read More

Daughters of the Revolution: Local DAR member finds herself through genealogy

SHERIDAN — Lois Huson Hall grew up in Clearmont, just down the road from an old brick house built by her grandfather. But Hall’s father passed away when she was just 6 months old — her grandmother passed six weeks before she was born — and being raised by a step-father she never really knew Read More

Despite increase in budget SCSD3 makes cuts

May 14, 2015

SHERIDAN — Although the preliminary budget for the 2015-16 school year in Sheridan County School District 3 is looking to have $200,000 more in funding than last year, the district is still looking to make budget cuts. With an external cost adjustment in place, and a projected enrollment of 85 students for next year, the Read More

SCSD1 OKs raises for staff

May 13, 2015

BIG HORN — More money and more time off are in store for most staff members in Sheridan County School District 1 after the board of trustees approved salary and benefit packages for the 2015-16 school year Tuesday night. Following the approval of the external cost adjustment by the Wyoming Legislature earlier this year, the Read More

SCSD1 board approves new employment policy

BIG HORN — Recently enacted requirements of the Affordable Care Act are affecting the practices of some school districts, including Sheridan County School District 1. The board of trustees for the district approved a new employment policy Tuesday night during a monthly board meeting. Policy GCR, the Hiring of Retired Staff Policy, requires all newly Read More






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