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Folster to offer basic guitar lessons

July 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Local musician and music therapist Michele Folster will present a free class on basic guitar skills. Folster will be at the Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. This class is meant for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it to the Read More

3-D archery shoot this weekend at Bear Lodge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association will hold a 3-D archery shoot Saturday and Sunday. The family friendly event will be at Bear Lodge Resort and costs $10 per shooter. If you want to shoot for competition, the cost is $20. There will be food and drinks available and sign-up starts at 8 a.m. Read More

Fundraiser set to benefit Harold Johnson

SHERIDAN— The Elks Lodge will hold a fundraiser for Harold Johnson to help raise money for costs associated with his cancer. From 4-6 p.m. on Saturday there will be a dinner, live music and an auction. The cost is $10 and the lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. If you can’t make it, Read More

Nature Conservancy celebrates 25 years

July 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Every time she drives down a road in Wyoming, she thinks about two kinds of people. “Some drive down that road and see nothing out the window. It’s just nothing,” Nature Conservancy State Director Andrea Erickson-Quiroz said. “Then there’s the person who drives down the road and says, ‘I can see everything, the whole Read More

Senior Center encourages active living with bike rental program

SHERIDAN — There is something special about riding a bicycle that goes beyond the old adage of never forgetting how and includes never losing the desire to hop on and go for a ride. Bicycling has been said to be one of the easiest forms of exercise, one that people of a variety of fitness Read More

Brinton Museum to host lecture Wednesday

BIG HORN— The Brinton Museum will host a lecture Wednesday at 10 a.m. Assistant Curator Jessie Landau will lead the discussion on Bradford Brinton and the early 20th century cult of masculinity. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information Read More

Meet and greet candidates for Dayton mayor, Town Council

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

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