Youth

Class project turns into 40-minute documentary

July 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ever since she was a young child, Sheridan High School senior Nikki Copenhaver has loved horses. However, for a recent journalism class assignment, she decided to create a documentary film that captured other people’s love of horses, rather than her own. “I’ve always been horse crazy,” Copenhaver said. “It always comes down to Read More

Have recent shootings affected screen violence?

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a year ago this week that the sickening sound of gunfire rang out at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. The mass shooting reverberated painfully in Hollywood, and how could it not? It happened at the movies. Five months later, the horrific massacre of Read More

Big Horn student heads to D.C.

July 12, 2013

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School senior Miles Novak will travel to Washington, D.C., July 19-26 to participate in the annual American Legion Boys Nation program. He is one of 98 high school students from around the U.S. who have been chosen to attend. He was selected for inclusion in the program based on Read More

Girls School students help clean up after fireworks

SHERIDAN — Though the hundreds of people who attend the annual fireworks display at the Big Horn Equestrian Center each year may leave at the end of the night, the fields are far from empty. In fact, as the sun rises the following morning, the fields are revealed to be full of thousands of pieces Read More

Wyoming Boys’ State in Douglas

July 5, 2013

A group of Sheridan area students recently attended Wyoming Boys’ State in Douglas June 1-7. Boys from across the state participated in the week of activities, gaining knowledge of the state and its governmental structure. Novak was elected governor at Boys’ State.

Boy Scout jamboree to host hundreds of girls

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Make room, guys. The girls are coming to the Boy Scouts of America’s national jamboree. Hundreds of female participants will be among the more than 40,000 Scouts and leaders attending the national gathering that occurs every four years. The jamboree runs July 15 to 24 at the Summit outdoor adventure Read More

Lifeguarding: Not just a day in the sun

June 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Being a lifeguard may look easy, but if you ask Tyler Kaufmann it’s no day at the beach. Kaufmann is one of 28 lifeguards at the Kendrick Pool and he has done the job for the last three years. He says it is not quite as carefree as it looks. “People think it Read More

Six from Sheridan County taking part in National Junior High finals

June 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Saige Pollard will compete next week at the national level in a sport that she has taken part in since she has been able to walk. Pollard, who is going into ninth grade at Big Horn High School, will join five other Sheridan County youths at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup, Read More

Local libraries offering plenty of activities for young people

June 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — School may be out, but its not time to put away the books just yet. The Sheridan County Public Library System has numerous activities planned for young people this summer designed to expose them to the joys of a good book. “Studies show that a child can lose two grade levels over the Read More

SHS student second woman in seven years to get welding certification as a junior

June 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School student is showing that when it comes to welding, it’s not just a man’s world. Bailey Burr, who will be a senior at SHS next year, was certified as a level 1 welder in May, becoming only the second woman who was a junior to do that in the last seven Read More

Summer String Program June 10-14

May 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 summer string program will be June 10-14 from 8-10:30 a.m. each day at Sheridan High School. This is open to SCSD 2 elementary through high school students. Students must have their own instruments to participate. Students will work on music literature at their ability level to enhance Read More

Neatness, promptness key for teens finding, keeping job

SHERIDAN — It’s summer time and the livin’ is easy. However, for teens, summer time can mean having to enter the workforce. With schools closing their doors for three months, youths are brushing up their interview skills, polishing up their resumes and searching for a job that can give them some extra spending cash. “Its Read More

Circus to perform at fairgrounds

May 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Elephants, clowns and trapeze artists are coming to Sheridan to entertain audiences under the big top. The Carson and Barnes Circus will perform two shows in Sheridan May 30 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. “I know that it is a full-blown circus,” said Michelle Edwards, president of the Sheridan Jaycees club. “They will Read More

Microsoft touts Xbox One at unveiling

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one. The company unveiled the Xbox One, an entertainment console that wants to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies, sports and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year, for an undisclosed price. For the past two years, Microsoft’s Read More

Drivers education class for high school students June 10-12

May 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — A drivers education class for high school students is planned for June 10-12. The 15-hour class is part of the 30 hours required by state law for youth to obtain a driver’s license by the age of 16 1/2. In order to attend the class, students are required to have completed the health Read More

‘Unplug’ events designed to get youth outside

SHERIDAN — It’s time to get outside. With springtime in full swing, the Sheridan Community Land Trust and The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation are sponsoring “Unplug,” a series of events designed to get young people and families away from electronic devices and enjoy the great outdoors. “We live in an amazing part of Read More

Local exchange students work to end stereotypes

May 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — A group of young people is showing local students that the world is not as big a place as it may seem. “I think the world is so small that young people should know each other,” said Donna Shelley, local coordinator for the exchange student program, Center for Cultural Interchange. “They are not Read More

A new ‘Dead Island’ vacation with zombies

May 3, 2013

Zombie stories never have happy endings. So when the heroes of 2011′s “Dead Island” made it out alive, you knew there had to be a catch. The catch is that any video game that isn’t a complete flop gets a follow-up these days. And as “Dead Island Riptide” (Deep Silver, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation Read More

Helm’s series coming to Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo’s latest slate of original programming is led by Ed Helms as a 4-inch-tall crime fighter. “Tiny Commando,” created by the “The Office” star, was unveiled Monday night in a presentation by Yahoo to advertisers in New York. It stars Helms, along with Zachary Levi, of “Chuck,” and Gillian Jacobs, of Read More

Painting by Big Horn student wins statewide award

SHERIDAN — Alex Eisele turned some simple objects on her dresser into a trip to Washington, D.C. Eisele, a senior at Big Horn High School, recently won the Congressional Award at the Wyoming High School Art Symposium with her painting “Dresser Top.” She describes the painting as a highly detailed piece of items on the Read More

TR Elementary holding ‘Bike to School Week’

From staff reports RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School students will get to take a two-wheeled ride to school next week. The Sheridan County Wellness Council is sponsoring “Bike to School Week” next week and several bike and bike-related activities are being held at the school. Students prepared for the ride May 1 by going Read More

Local high school students place well at SkillsUSA state competition

April 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — Local students got to put their experience to good use recently. Aaron Baker, a junior at Sheridan High School and Matthew Hansen, a junior at Big Horn High School took first place at the state SkillsUSA competition April 15 and now will go on to participate in the SkillsUSA national competition June 24-29 in Kansas City, Read More

Summit winner is well rounded

April 19, 2013

Well-rounded is a great way to describe this week’s deserving Summit Award Winner, Alexandra Vaira. Vaira’s interests include academics, cross-country, track, reading, horseback riding and playing the violin. Vaira is the daughter of Travis and Annette Vaira. Vaira, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.979. She received academic letters her sophomore Read More

Students compete in DI competition

SHERIDAN — Local students competed in the Destination Imagination competition at Casper College April 4-5. Results are as follows: Sheridan County School District No. 2. First place — Sheridan Junior High School Team “Change in RealiTee!” Improvisational Challenge. Team members: Cooper Luhman, Hunter Andersen, Oscar Patten, Ashley Phillips, Kathryn Bammel and Bren Steel. First place — Read More

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