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Meet and greet candidates for Dayton mayor, Town Council

July 28, 2014

RANCHESTER—  Come meet the candidates for Dayton mayor and Town Council on Thursday. At 6 p.m., all candidates will be at the Tongue River Valley Community Center to answer questions. The center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton. For more information please call Gina at 655-2443. This event is free and open Read More

First Presbyterian Church to host women’s retreat

SHERIDAN— The First Presbyterian Church will host a women’s retreat from Aug. 8-10. Open to all women in the community, the retreat will be held at Camp Story. Dr. Anita Schamber, Christian life coach, is the guest speaker for the retreat. Those who would like to attend should pick up a registration form at the Read More

Sock hop set for Friday at Story Woman’s Club

STORY— The Story Woman’s Club will host a sock hop Friday from 6-8 p.m. You must wear socks, and hopefully dress in 1950s-style clothing. The club will also serve cookies and punch. Free and open to the public, the sock hop will be held at the Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road in Story. Read More

SCSD1: Lack of inflation adjustment from Legislature hurting school districts

July 25, 2014

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 has joined forces with six other Wyoming school districts to form a coalition leading the charge to convince the state Legislature to resume an inflation adjustment to the school funding program. Calling themselves the Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment, the group says K-12 schools statewide Read More

You’ve said ‘I do,’ now what?

SHERIDAN — Last week I found myself wishing a couple strange wishes: 1) I wish I had an electric bill to pay, and 2) if only I’d signed a lease agreement in the last 30 days. It’s not that I had a sudden desire to give my money away; I was scrambling to find proof of Read More

Presentation on self-defense for older women set for Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — Is self defense for an older woman different than for any other age? Not according to Francine Russell, founder and director of Empower Wyoming, an organization devoted to teaching women to fight back should they be confronted by an assailant. “We often visualize assailants as big and brutish but in reality they are Read More

VISTA volunteering for the young, young at heart

During my junior year of college, I had a bright idea. My minor was Spanish and I thought, “Why not go into the Peace Corps and get paid to polish my Spanish. I would be able to work with and in a completely different culture.” The response of the Peace Corps was, finish your degree, Read More

Kiwanis book giveaway lasts through Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Wednesday is your last chance to get a free book as the 24th annual series of Kiwanis sponsored book giveaways at Sheridan County libraries comes to an end. Since 1991 over 9,000 books have gone home with children from all walks of life thanks to a program that started under the federal “Reading Read More

Penrose Place senior living facility grand opening Wednesday

SHERIDAN— Penrose Place, a new 15-unit HUD subsidized apartment complex for seniors, will host a grand opening celebration Wednesday at 10 a.m. All members of the community are invited to this free event. Penrose Place is located at 667 East Sixth St. For more information call 763-4690.

Next farmers market set for Thursday downtown

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thurdsay on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign Read More

Off-Kilter to present ‘Baby With the Bathwater’ next week

SHERIDAN — A new local theater group, the Off-Kilter Fellowship, will present six editions of “Baby With the Bathwater,” July 31- August 2 and August 7-9 nightly at 7:30 p.m. at the Carriage House Theatre. The dark comedy about how difficult it is to be a parent and how scary it is to be a Read More

Local group seeks funding, ideas for aquatics facility

SHERIDAN — A group of residents calling themselves the Citizens for Community Recreation announced this week plans to change the landscape of Sheridan’s recreational pools. The group hopes to build an indoor aquatics facility that would host family swim programs similar to what is currently provided by the YMCA and the Sheridan Recreation District. It Read More

Court extends ‘deliberative process’ to open meetings law

SHERIDAN — A local judge extended the “deliberative process” privilege recently recognized by the Wyoming Supreme Court to rule in Sheridan County School District 2’s favor in a recent court case with The Sheridan Press. Press attorney Bruce Moats said he believes the extension of the ruling will have lasting impacts on Wyoming’s open government Read More

Fires start in Bighorns, county; restrictions set to go in place Monday

SHERIDAN — More than 20 wildfires have erupted around Sheridan County and in the Bighorn National Forest since early June, increasing in recent weeks as temperatures rise and abundant grasses caused by heavy spring rains dry out and become flammable. On Wednesday, county commissioners approved partial fire restrictions that will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Read More

Sheridan grad earns gig as world traveler

SHERIDAN — As the family gathers around the table for dinner in the close-quartered kitchen, the smells of incense and fish permeate the air. Though the three girls sitting together all refer to the elders as “mom and dad” it is obvious this is no traditional family. Here in the small rural town of Erlin, Read More

Never Flinch Summer Slam set for Aug. 2

SHERIDAN— The Never Flinch annual Summer Slam will be on Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. The annual Summer Slam is a 3-on-3, co-ed grass volleyball tournament that will help raise funds for the Weston Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The entry fee is $100 per team, and you can register up until 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 2. Read More

Yoga topic of Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

Sheridan County Fair kicks off next Thursday

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Fair will kick off Thursday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Open class entries can be submitted 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday at the Exhibit Hall. The deadline to sign up for pig wrestling is also Thursday. The event will take place Aug. 3, and you can pick up an entry form Read More

Wacky Science set for Wednesday at library

SHERIDAN — Join Sarah Mentock of Science Kids on Wednesday for “Wacky Science.” Children ages 10-16 are invited to learn cool scientific principles using everyday materials. Following the science activities, participants will have a pizza party. Both events are free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Read More

Crazy Days set for July 31-Aug. 2

SHERIDAN— The annual Crazy Days will take place July 31 through Aug. 2 all around Sheridan. The event is a three-day sidewalk and in-store sale coordinated by the Historic District Promotions Committee. The July 31 Farmers Market will have a special Crazy Days coloring activity for the kids, with prizes. For more information please call Read More

FCCLA takes top prizes at national contest

July 24, 2014

DAYTON — It is a good time to be in FCCLA at Tongue River High School as the group recently returned home from the national competition with pride behind them and good news ahead. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America are a group of students from the family and consumer sciences studies who, Read More

Natural gas board increases budget by $33,000

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board has increased its budget for fiscal year 2015 by approximately $33,000 over last year’s budget, indicating that the board seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between is gaining steam in its mission. The board is also entering its first full year Read More

Local man named Wyoming’s Physician Assistant of the Year

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Association of Physician Assistants named Jason Otto the 2014 Physician Assistant of the Year at their annual conference in Casper last week. Otto is a Powell native and University of Wyoming graduate who has been practicing at Big Horn Mountain Medicine, which is owned and operated by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, for Read More

Next week’s ParkFit to focus on fitness

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Kendrick Park. A full schedule of ParkFit Read More

Funny Face Productions to perform ‘13’ at Mars Theater

SHERIDAN— Funny Face Productions presents the musical comedy, “13,” featuring 23 Sheridan-area teens. The group will perform in the brand new Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., each night between July 30 and Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office Read More

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