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Webster, Garber top local campaign fundraising

November 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Campaign contributions for the filing period between the primary election and the general election were generally small and varied for candidates in local races, with several reporting no funds raised. Incumbent City Councilman Robert Webster reported the largest amount of campaign finances raised in any local race with a total of $744.24. Sheridan Read More

Longtime business planning move: Farmers Co-op purchases property on Coffeen Avenue

SHERIDAN — It’s been on the corner of Scott Street and Brundage Street for nearly 60 years — a place to buy propane, gasoline or cattle feed, to outfit for horseback hunting trips, or to reference as a landmark when giving directions to newcomers in town. But next summer, the Farmer’s Co-op building will stand Read More

Holy Name to host Remembrance Mass for All Saints’ Day

SHERIDAN — In the Western secular world, Halloween — a time for costumes and candy — is over, but in much of the religious world All Hallows’ Eve, or Hallowe’en for short, is just the beginning of the celebration. Today is the Solemnity of All Saints or All Saints’ Day, a holy day of obligation Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Nov. 1, 2014

Sunday • 1:30 p.m., Story Historical Society meeting, Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road, Story • 7 p.m., Sheridan College band concert, Sheridan High School, 1056 Long Drive Monday • 5-7 p.m., Halloween candy buy-back, Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry, 531 Coffeen Ave. • 3-6 p.m., Halloween candy buy-back, Sheridan Memorial Hospital Urgent Care, 1401 W. Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 1, 2014

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community Read More

Agendas Nov. 1, 2014

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the flag • Invocation • Roll call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of Regular Council Meeting Oct. 20, 2014 3. Claims 4. Proclamation – Prematurity Awareness Month 5. Read More

Senior Happenings Nov. 1, 2014

October 31, 2014

• “When I’m 64 or More” life lecture series topic: Caregiving 101 community presentation for those caring for loved ones, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center Dining Room. The keynote speaker is Stella Montano, Director of Family Caregiver Services at the Sheridan Senior Center.  The presentation is offered free to the community of all Read More

Column: The homesteaders or the wolves

Guest columnist Bob Huff grew up in Upton. “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.” Many of the early day homesteaders waged a constant battle with the wolves, coyotes and other predators.  Their Read More

Cowboy poetry coming to Senior Center

By Lois Bell  Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The tradition grew out of cattle drives and ranch life and today is an icon of American western life. After long hard days, cowboys would relax around the flickering lights of a campfire and entertain each other with song and extemporaneous poetry.  They sang and shared about Read More

Keys to mental health

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Learning to relax, look at the humor in life and exercise are keys to supporting good mental health according to psychiatrist Dr. Lisa McDuffie. McDuffie was the professional guest for the “Talk with a Doc” feature at the Senior Center’s Healthy U health fair on Oct. 28.  Read More

Coffeen students welcome cougar mascot

SHERIDAN — The newest school in town has a new face in the halls, one a little furrier than your typical student. The cougars of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School now share their new building with a monument to their mascot: a real cougar — well, a previously living, stuffed and mounted cougar, to be Read More

SC to produce ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” inside the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater in November. The play, written by dramatist Brian Friel and winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, will have showings at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8. A matinee at 2 p.m. will also be Read More

Piatigorsky Foundation to offer special performance at the WYO

SHERIDAN — For the 12th consecutive year, The Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. Two tours will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The Wyoming Arts Council has served as the facilitator with each of the 16 communities throughout the state. As part of the Read More

Civic Theatre Guild production set for November

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will perform “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” this month at the Carriage House Theater. Dimitra Dugal will direct the dramatic play by Neil Simon in which a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm gets the ax. While things fall apart around the executive, he does the only Read More

Annual Open Studios Fall Show set for Nov. 7-9

SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show and Sale will be held Nov. 7-9 at seven locations around the county. This weekend event is a collaboration of 16 artists to provide access to a unique range of art by opening their doors to the community. Participating artists this year are Dean States, Read More

Vacutech announces investment; mulls expansion plans

SHERIDAN — Vacutech announced earlier this week an investment in the company by Vopne Capital and the hiring of a new chief operating officer, two moves that owners say signify expansion of the Sheridan-based business. Vacutech manufactures central vacuum systems used in car washes and industrial markets. Vacutech CEO John Tucker did not disclose the Read More

Big Horn, SC students collaborate for art exhibit

SHERIDAN — Two years ago Jason Lanka was brought on board as art faculty at Sheridan College with a dual mission to not only build a sculpture program, but also do outreach in grade schools throughout the district. The outreach is an effort to both promote the programs available at the college and offer support Read More

Natural gas board fears backward slide

DAYTON — Representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities presented a new project overview for bringing natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester at the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting Wednesday, but board Chairman Peter Clark said it didn’t look too promising. The board will have its consultant, Pinedale Natural Gas owner Steven Shute, review the project Read More

Center plans year of saving for expansion projects

SHERIDAN — Fifteen patrons of the Sheridan Senior Center crowded into a small conference room Wednesday to find out what the center is planning over the next two years. Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center, outlined the purpose and future of the center, which includes renovations and a new building for an Read More

Brundage Lane speed limit to drop Monday

SHERIDAN — Drivers in Sheridan are going to have to take their feet off their gas pedals when driving Brundage Lane. Starting Monday, the speed limit on Brundage Lane from the interstate to Big Horn Avenue will be 30 mph rather than the 40 mph people are accustomed to. “We’ve been doing speed studies and Read More

Hospital to give cash for candy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will give cash for candy Monday from 3-6 p.m. All of the candy collected will be given to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to troops stationed overseas. The hospital will give $1 for every pound of candy. Those wishing to trade candy for cash should bring their candy to Read More

Buddy Poppy drive set for Nov. 7-8

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary #1560 will distribute Buddy Poppies Nov. 7 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Nov. 8 at Warehouse Market, Kmart and Walmart from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered Read More

Wyoming Arts Council to meet in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Members of the Wyoming Arts Council board will meet in Sheridan on Nov. 6-7 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Nov. 6, the board will adjudicate Governor’s Arts Awards nominations, hear reports, plan for upcoming events and conduct business. The board invites individuals and organizational representatives to attend Read More

BHHS band to present unique concert Wednesday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band will present a fall concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium. This year’s concert differs from previous concerts performed by the school band. The Music Technology Ensemble will show the 1931 classic “Dracula,” while performing the film soundtrack live. The BHHS band has Read More

Egg to release: Kids help raise pheasants

October 30, 2014

 Kids learn connection to wildlife through program ACME — Local pheasant hunters trekking into the fields this weekend for the opening of pheasant season can tip their hats to students at nearly 20 area schools for their help in hatching hundreds of the 28,000 birds to be released this season around the state. This year Read More

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