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Toddler tumbling: Classes focus on basics

February 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — After the success of its youth tumbling program, the Sheridan Recreation District has introduced a new class for even younger tumblers—Toddler Tumbling. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright said that the district’s tumbling program was offered last year for the first time and attracted a lot of interest and great participation. However, the Read More

Sheridan Speech and Debate Team takes third place

January 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Speech and Debate Team took third place at a competition last weekend in Cheyenne. The tournament was the second of the year and individual winners included Dylan Lindly, who took a second-place award as well as a first-place award with his duo partner Judy Chen. In addition, duos Isaac Read More

Hands off Drugs program a real commitment

December 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — More than 200 Sheridan Junior High students gathered in a school hallway on Tuesday to make a visual display of their commitment to abstain from all harmful and illegal chemical substances. The Hands Off Drugs Program at the school is in its 13th year. The program encourages students to sign a pledge showing Read More

Tooth Fairy tab nears $4

August 30, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 percent jump over last year’s rate of $3. And that’s a 42 percent spike from the $2.60 per Read More

Four youth complete the Cutt Slam certification in one week

SHERIDAN — Four youth and two instructors with Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation recently completed a whirlwind trip around Wyoming to earn Cutt Slam certification. “Normally people try to acquire this over periods of time,” explained Sheila Blackburn, executive director of Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation. “This group found it fun to try to get it done Read More

Cheerleaders ready to rock

August 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — With more than 50 young girls signed up, and a new coach on board, the Little Guy Football cheerleaders are ready for the first games of the season. The cheerleading program has been offered through the Sheridan Recreation District since the 1980s and is open to girls in first through sixth grades. The Read More

While time in the community is short, impact long lasting

August 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Though the Up With People visit to Sheridan ends tonight with a second and final performance of their show, the group’s impact on Sheridan will be felt for a long time. During the past week, the 100 cast members divided up projects for local charitable organizations. Collectively, the group donated hundreds of volunteer Read More

2013 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Report

August 14, 2013

Weight, Name, Price, Buyer   Grand Champion Market Steer 1380 Wyatt Ankney $5.00 Wyo Group Construction Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer 1342 Braden West $4.00 Spring Creek Coal Champion Weight Division I 1223 Elana Ostler $3.00 Napa Auto Parts Champion Weight Division II 1258 Brayton Ankney $4.25 Zowada Recycling & Steel Champion Weight Division III Read More

2 SHS students tour Europe

August 9, 2013

Sheridan High School student Brittney Buckler stands in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Buckler traveled to Europe this past June as part of the Wyoming Ambassadors of Music program. SHS student Jacob Belus was also a member of the trip, but no photo was available by press time.  

BH students trek to Europe

Five Big Horn High School students were part of the 2013 Wyoming Ambassadors band and choir group this past June. The group consisted of approximately 230 other Wyoming students that toured seven countries in Western Europe including the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany. Pictured in front of Buckingham Palace, from left, Read More

N. Colorado professor performs cello on Longs Peak

August 2, 2013

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Hikers are usually rewarded for a trip to the summit of Longs Peak with views that stretch for miles, tired legs and the accomplishment of climbing the tallest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park at 14,259 feet. But Gal Faganel, who is in his third year as an assistant professor of Read More

Gardeners turn rocky beginning to plentiful harvests

RANCHESTER — Midway through our local growing season, on July 24, the Tongue River Elementary school garden in Ranchester was overflowing with flowers and produce. It was also overflowing with young gardeners. Fifty-three of them to be exact. They were watering, weeding, harvesting cucumbers and cabbage, tying up tomatoes and spraying organic pesticides to prevent Read More

Teen aims for around-world, solo flight record

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old Australian who describes flying as “magical” aims to become the youngest person to go solo around the world and could break a world record set just a month ago by a 21-year-old Californian. Ryan Campbell left Wollongong, Australia, on June 30 and wants to finish his trip by Sept. Read More

Local youth make Legos move

July 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ten children spent most of this week at Tongue River Valley Community Center playing with Legos. However, rather than building a fire truck, skyscraper or train, the kids were creating lions that roar, monkeys that drum and alligators that snap their jaws. Using grant money from the University of Wyoming NASA Space Grant Read More

Release sought for 8 protesters detained at border

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer is seeking the release of eight protesters who were detained by U.S. authorities at a southern Arizona border crossing when they tried to re-enter the country from Mexico. The eight young people, who were born in Mexico but were brought to America illegally when they were children, tried to re-enter Read More

Michelle Obama highlights kids, gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second term as first lady finds Michelle Obama using her spotlight to draw attention to another issue involving the welfare of children: young people and gun violence. A meeting with high school students from a rough neighborhood in her hometown of Chicago led Mrs. Obama to start putting a new spin Read More

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

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