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March 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — Despite high wind warnings and high fire danger warnings, some prescribed burns in the Sheridan area got out of control and kept firefighters throughout the area busy. Crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue, the U.S. Forest Service and nearly of the volunteer districts in the county responded to fires on Saturday. Fires included one off Read More

Agendas March 28, 2015

March 27, 2015

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Second floor commissioners board room Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes — March 5 • Matters from the public (items not on agenda) • New business 1. Read More

More than your typical Easter egg: Sheridan resident creates traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs

SHERIDAN — Traditionally, Ukrainian women prepared themselves for Pysanky decorating by purifying their spiritual state of mind for the entire day prior — living peacefully, avoiding gossip, being patient with family and preparing a fine dinner. Today, if you want to partake in the art of Easter egg dyeing, you probably just boil some eggs Read More

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

A project with a noble mission: Children’s Justice Project focuses on children in need

SHERIDAN — Abuse and neglect can be overwhelming ordeals for a child, made more difficult by an arduous journey through the court system on the way to stability. The Children’s Justice Project is the Wyoming Supreme Court’s way of making that journey a little easier to travel. The Wyoming Supreme Court started the CJP in Read More

Musician earns metal fans’ dream: Contest win gives Luckie chance of a lifetime

SHERIDAN — Since its inception in the early 1980s, metal band Megadeth has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and played thousands of sold-out shows in front of millions of fans. Back in the ‘90s, Shane Luckie was just another fan. The Sheridan native, then 17 years old, watched the band perform in Billings, Read More

AAUW panel to highlight contributions over 100 years

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Branch of the American Association of University Women and First Interstate Bank invite the public to view six creative panels highlighting the involvement of the branch’s contributions over the past 100 years and current AAUW programs. See all of the creative panels and meet members of AAUW, to learn about how Read More

Little Bighorn Battlefield spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Wednesday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 25. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument and the visitor center/museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and Read More

FAB conference tickets on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

USFS to hold open house Thursday

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house Thursday from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth. The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan. Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Read More

Trail End Museum to open for spring season

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Museum at Kendrick Mansion will open April 1 for the spring season. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. daily. Summer hours for the museum will begin June 1. The Trail End Museum is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For additional information, see trailend.com or call 674-4589.

SHS students take part in Big Brothers Big Sisters program

By Samantha Hamilton Sheridan High School SHERIDAN — For the past two years, students at Sheridan High School have been part of a growing program in Sheridan known as Big Brothers Big Sisters. Since being introduced in the school, the number of students involved has more than doubled, from six to 15 students. For some Read More

Summit Award Winner: Asia Robinson

Sheridan High School senior Asia Robinson is this week’s Summit Award winner. She is the daughter of LoriAnn Wilson and Eugene Robinson. Throughout high school Robinson has been involved in many extracurricular activities including student council, National Honor Society and W.A.T.C.H. club. In addition, she began playing the clarinet in junior high and has participated Read More

Center Stage: The privilege of working with amazing people

Nancy McKenzie has been the director of Volunteer Services at the Sheridan Senior Center for nine years. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. I have lived in Sheridan 25 years and began Read More

Senior Center Happenings March 28, 2015

• The Sheridan Senior Center’s annual famous cinnamon roll sale is coming! April 3 at two locations: the Senior Center dining room at 211 Smith St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or while supplies last for both locations). Read More

He lives in the past and present

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Dennis Heizer, a 64-year-old father of two daughters, two sons and 10 grandchildren, has been in Sheridan since 1977. He says that fact makes him qualified to be three-fourths Wyoming citizen. The contrast between his work at the First Interstate Bank and his “hobby” is remarkable. Heizer Read More

Getting to know your ‘everyday’ neighbors

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, a town of just over 17,000 and a county of not quite twice that, you see a lot of familiar faces from day-to-day. While some names are more familiar than others — making appearances in headlines or throughout history — there are people you see out and about every day but Read More

City gearing up for summer projects

SHERIDAN — Road and utility reconstruction, new street striping and material recycling are just some of the summer construction projects planned by the city of Sheridan in 2015. Road reconstruction The largest project, at least in terms of expense, planned for this summer is Phase 3 of the Wyoming Avenue and Park Street reconstruction, City Read More

Blacksmiths gather to share tips, knowledge

SHERIDAN — David Osmundsen drops a 4-foot piece of mild steel into the burning embers of the forge in Duane Bomar’s shop. Within seconds, the end of the steel turns into a fluorescent orange as it sizzles at a blazing 1,900 degrees. That’s when the magic happens. Osmundsen lays the scorching hot end of the Read More

Sheridan man faces 47 to life for alleged attorney’s office arson

SHERIDAN — When Judge John Fenn sentenced Joel Scott Elliott, 37, to a split sentence earlier this month, he commented that Elliott was not typical of defendants he saw in his courtroom. Elliot had a reputation for working hard, a degree in engineering from Black Hills State College and no significant criminal history. Fenn reminded Read More

4 SC students elected as Student Senate officials

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College students have been elected by their peers to serve as Student Senate officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Deneese Stone will serve as Student Senate president. Stone, of Lusk, is studying criminal justice and psychology. Vice president will be Jeannie Jex of Evanston, who is studying culinary arts and hospitality. Read More

Land’s End concert to be held on Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will host a concert by Land’s End on Thursday at the church. Land’s End is Canada’s premier classical chamber ensemble and will be joined by WYO Theater Executive Director Gerard Gibbs on oboe and Marcin Swoboda on viola. A pre-concert talk will Read More

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 state FFA degree recipients

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. The Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll in agriculture education and FFA, they select Read More

Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

March 26, 2015

RANCHESTER — If you ask a 13-year-old to name a personal hero, would they be more likely to choose Kim Kardashian or Clara Barton? Or maybe the choice is between Tom Brady and Stephan Hawking? If they had successfully completed the Hero Fair project at Tongue River Middle School, the answers would likely be the Read More

Juvenile justice plans to review data, programs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will take time between now and the start of the next session to examine several issues concerning juvenile justice including data collection, the possible expansion of Title 14 confidentiality to municipal and circuit court, what diversion programs are successful and the expunging of juvenile records. Neal Read More

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