‘Unplug’ events designed to get youth outside

May 17, 2013

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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