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Luck of the draw — First lottery ticket to be sold here

August 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — The first lottery ticket to be sold in Wyoming will be sold to Mary Ogg, 67, of Sheridan on Sunday at noon. Ogg won the drawing held by the Wyoming Lottery Saturday. She was chosen randomly from among the more than 27,000 entrants in a giveaway the Lottery created to promote its upcoming Read More

Clearmont residents discuss animal ordinance

CLEARMONT — Nearly one-sixth of the population of the town of Clearmont attended the Clearmont Town Council meeting Monday to discuss proposed changes to the town’s animal ordinance, which currently does not allow livestock, chickens, rabbits and similar animals within town limits. Mayor Chris Schock said the ordinance is not very well followed or enforced, Read More

Increased revenues, decreased expenditures could indicate economic uptick

SHERIDAN — Although only one month into its new fiscal year, the city of Sheridan is reporting increased revenues and decreased expenditures, potentially indicating the uptick in the economy that was hoped for earlier this year when City Council adopted a general fund budget for the year that was $500,000 more than the previous year’s budget. Read More

Bighorn elk hunters asked to assist with brucellosis surveillance

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — In cooperation with the Wyoming State Veterinarian’s office, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall. WGFD officials are asking successful elk hunters to assist in this effort by collecting blood samples from elk immediately after Read More

Internal medicine clinic for adults to open in Ranchester today

SHERIDAN — Physician’s assistant Stephanie Sander and nurse practitioner Kim Gilbert will alternate in conducting internal medicine outreach clinics for adults (age 16 years and older) in Ranchester on Tuesdays beginning today. The clinic, operated by Big Horn Mountain Medicine, an affiliate of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, will be open on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to Read More

BNF seeking advisory committee members

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest is seeking individuals to fill openings on the Bighorn Resource Advisory Committee. The committee recommends projects and funding to improve forest health, watersheds, roads and facilities on or adjacent to the Bighorn National Forest. Committee members will be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and must represent varied interests Read More

Student news Aug. 19, 2014

• Pfc. Gary Curtis Foster, 20, of Sheridan, graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps basic training in San Diego, California, Aug. 8. Foster successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot as one of 51 recruits. He will be home in Sheridan for 10 days leave, and then will Read More

Challengers report higher contributions than incumbents

August 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — Challengers in local races for the 2014 primary election raised more money than incumbents by huge margins for the May 12-Aug. 12 filing period. On the state level, though, candidate contributions vary more based on sources rather than total dollar amounts. The largest margins could be seen in the race for Sheridan County Read More

Primary voting: How it works

SHERIDAN — Although the word “primary” indicates something first in rank or essential to a system, voter turnout in primary elections versus general elections in America has been dropping since the 1970s, and Wyoming is no different. Records kept by the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office show that voter turnout for primary elections was 42 Read More

Szymanski enters race, any race, as write-in candidate

SHERIDAN — One candidate hoping to be elected to political office this fall has an unusual approach to the process — he’s asking you to elect him as a write-in candidate for whatever position you see fit. Darryl Szymanski sent out a press release Thursday afternoon making the request. “Reluctantly and belatedly no doubt, but Read More

Elected officials, 2014 hopefuls attend Reagan Day Dinner

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Republican Party held its annual Reagan Day Dinner Saturday night at the new Thorne Rider Campus Center at Sheridan College. Some of the notable guests included Sen. Mike Enzi, candidate for U.S. Senate Bryan Miller and Secretary of State candidate Pete Illoway. The keynote speaker was 20-year-old Charlie Kirk who has Read More

SCSD1 to host picnic Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 will host a potluck picnic Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. While the event is aimed at retired SCSD1 staff, organizers said anyone is welcome to attend. Those who do wish to attend should bring a dish to share, a chair and something to drink to Scott Park in Dayton. Read More

Werner Chamber Quartet to kick off three-part classical music series

SHERIDAN — A three-concert classical music series by the Sheridan Arts Council and First Baptist Church will kick off Friday. According to Sheridan Arts Council President Jack Burke, the idea for the project came when Nick Johnson, the former executive director of the WYO Theater, told the council that the WYO would no longer include Read More

Senior Center happenings

August 15, 2014

• Have surplus produce? The Senior Center has a Gardeners Market table in the lobby at 211 Smith St. every Monday through August between 10 a.m. and noon. For specifics, call Jane Perkins at 672-2240. • Bluegrass and burgers at the Senior Center, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7- 9 p.m. Free music. Open to the public. Read More

Self-neglect and our right to choose

The guiding value for the Department of Family Services/Adult Protective Services is “that for every action taken there must be a balance of the duty to protect the safety of the vulnerable adult and the adult’s right to self determination.” This is the same value that all adult protective service agencies attest to and to Read More

Health fair to focus on integrative therapies in health promotion

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is featuring the topic of integrative therapies in health promotion at its Healthy U! Health Fair on Aug. 26. Area professionals in  integrative therapies in health promotion will be at the fair to share educational information and demonstrations on topics such as chiropractics, yoga, acupuncture, Tai chi, deep tissue Read More

Enjoy a national monument for free

SHERIDAN — A trip to a monument can do a lot for perking up your attitude. Mark your calendars — there are free days in 2014 to national parks and monuments throughout the United States and in Wyoming. Each year the National Park Service waives entrance fees to national parks and monuments on designated days. Read More

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise Read More

Group working to get kids started in the classroom

SHERIDAN — As the first day of the new school year approaches, a local group is trying to make sure that the beginning of the school year gets off to a good start for Native American students. MORE, or Mah’heo’o is on the Rez Everyday, is spearheading an effort to provide backpacks, school supplies and Read More

Dayton candidates talk about growth

DAYTON — In an unprecedented race for a small town, five Dayton residents are in the running to fill two open seats on Dayton Town Council in the upcoming election. That field will be narrowed to four candidates for the general election following the primary election Tuesday. There have been times in past elections that Read More

Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

CHEYENNE (AP) — North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30 years. Good fossils also come in small packages: Exquisite rodent bones best examined by microscope, or even Read More

Cloud Peak Outdoors Center proposing new use for visitor center

SHERIDAN — At least one of the parties interested in revitalizing the former Burgess Junction visitor center has made proposed plans for the facility public. Sheridan resident Andrew Gast said his organization Cloud Peak Outdoors Center has been working with the U.S. Forest Service on a proposal that would reopen the facility as the company’s Read More

Courts waiting on Brookhouse psych evaluation

SHERIDAN — A court hearing for Paul Brookhouse remains unscheduled pending the completion of a psychological evaluation ordered through Sheridan County Circuit Court July 15. The evaluation was ordered to be completed through the Wyoming State Hospital for Brookhouse, who has been accused of killing James Lee Drake in June. Brookhouse, 57, was arrested on Read More

Annual Story Days celebration set for Aug. 22-24

STORY — The annual Story Days will be held Aug. 22-24 and this year’s theme is “Pastimes in the Pines.” There will be live music both Friday and Saturday night, run/walk/bike races, cook-offs, parade, vendors, plus many other events. To register for the cook-off call Debbie Woody at 763-7199. To register for the run/walk/bike race Read More

ParkFit to feature fitness from the YMCA

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 Washington Park. A full schedule of ParkFit Read More

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