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Summit Award winner: Holly Trujillo

February 7, 2015

A focus on her future distinguishes this week’s Summit Award winner, Holly Trujillo. Trujillo has challenged herself to attain success in all aspects of her life.  Academically she set a goal of achieving straight As from the sixth grade forward, and with only a couple of B+s along the way, she has been recognized as Read More

Learning and growing through serving others

February 6, 2015

By the 11th-grade English class Fort Mackenzie High School SHERIDAN —Fort Mackenzie High School students complete 750 to 1,000 hours of community service annually, under the belief that doing so will help them learn, grow and connect with others, among many other benefits. Through such projects as helping to clean parks, raising funds for nonprofits Read More

AARP meeting to be held at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Feb. 13 at the Sheridan Senior Center. A musical program of ballads from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s will be presented by Alex Banks and pianist Kristy Ballew. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. The evening will begin Read More

Birding for beginners class to be held at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — To celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count, a birding for beginners class will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. The class will take place in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Instructor Julie Rieder will share her passion and knowledge of birding with attendees. The program is free Read More

‘Conversations in History’ at the Senior Center Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversations in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. Wednesday’s meeting will run from 10-11 a.m. and will focus on the Read More

Harry Jackson exhibit to open at Ucross on Monday

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will open a new exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson. The show is the first of its kind since 1953 and will open at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday. A public reception for “Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson” will take place Feb. 21 Read More

Farmers market named one of state’s top celebrated markets

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has been named as one of the state’s Top Celebrated Markets for 2014 by the American Farmland Trust. “This comes after what we feel has been our best efforts to date,” market manager Bonnie Gregory said in a press release. “The number of registered vendors, market attendance and an Read More

City awarded $3 million, plus loans for projects

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan received funding approval for three water projects from the State Loan and Investment Board Thursday that will allow the city to produce hydropower, to install more efficient water meters and to install a larger water main along Leopard Street. “We are blessed in Wyoming to have many funding resources Read More

Plans in the works to bring racing back to area

SHERIDAN — Auto racing is back in Sheridan. Craig Draper, a contractor and former racer from Casper, will take over as the new manager and owner of Sheridan Speedway, located east of Sheridan off of Industrial Lane. Draper has entered into a three-year lease-to-purchase agreement with the current owners Clint Jensen and Rod Will. Anytime Read More

A-C student wins statewide poetry contest

CLEARMONT — Dylan Collins, a senior at Arvada-Clearmont High School, won the 2015 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud competition held Monday and Tuesday in Cheyenne. Poetry Out Loud is a memorization and performance competition for ninth- through 12th-grade students. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program is administered locally Read More

County to alter its notification requirements

SHERIDAN — In its notification of the public and surrounding landowners about applications for zoning or subdivision changes, variances, conditional use permits and quarry permits, Sheridan County has typically exceeded requirements set by state statute. However, the county’s regulations regarding notification are inconsistent, complicated, tedious and costly at times, County Planner Mark Reid said. That Read More

Poaching case: One changes plea, 2 request bench trial

SHERIDAN — In a move that seemed to surprise most involved with the case, Colton Herrera, facing poaching charges, asked for a change of plea hearing Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Herrera was cited in August for knowingly taking an antlered or trophy animal in the alleged poaching of three elk at Eskimo Creek Read More

Firefighters thank supporters for opposition to SF123

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate Thursday by a narrow vote. “I thank all the wonderful people who emailed and called nonstop,” Sheridan Local 276 representative George Neeson said Friday morning about the bill failing. “That was really the Read More

Houck named WACCT Classified Employee of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Grounds Supervisor Zack Houck has been named the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees’ Classified Employee of the Year. Houck was presented the award on Thursday in Cheyenne at the annual WACCT Awards and Legislative Reception. Each year, faculty and staff at Wyoming’s seven community colleges are asked to nominate who Read More

Wildlife photography presentation to be held at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Rex Arney will display a variety of wildlife and landscape photos at a presentation set for Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The free slide presentation will feature a wide variety of landscapes from his journeys such as the red rocks of Arizona, the mountain peaks of Glacier National Park,  Read More

Local students named to BHSU Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. The following students from Read More

Arbitration bill fails on third reading

February 5, 2015

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate this morning by a narrow vote. The vote was recorded this morning at 11:33 a.m. There were 14 votes in favor of the bill, including Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, who sponsored it. Read More

Sheridan man may receive plea deal in burglary, theft of guns

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man facing felony burglary charges for the theft of his father’s guns may obtain a plea deal. Austin Dean Allen Woodley, 22, appeared Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court for a pre-trial conference. Austin Woodley is charged with one count of aggravated burglary by becoming armed, a felony that could, without Read More

Bill reinstating review of science standards moves ahead

SHERIDAN — House Bill 23, a bill that would reinstate the review of the Next Generation Science Standards, continues to work its way through the Wyoming Legislature. Meanwhile, review — and a mixed bag of support and criticism — of the standards outside of the capital rolls on. The bill sponsored in part by Rep. Read More

Monday crash results in the death of one Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A two vehicle crash on Monday resulted in the death of Alfred Banda, 32, of Sheridan. The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. on Wyoming Highway 50 approximately 24 miles south of Gillette at mile post 24.10. Banda was the front-seat passenger in a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by Lynn Poppell, 33, of Casper. Read More

Ranchester town council approves liquor licenses

RANCHESTER — Members of Ranchester Town Council approved four liquor license renewals at their meeting Tuesday with the stipulation that future approval of renewals will depend on the applicants being current on their utility payments. Mayor Peter Clark said a few renewal applicants have gotten behind on utility payments. He said state statute allows the Read More

Granger sentenced in sexual abuse case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man charged with sexual abuse of a minor was sentenced Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Clinton Michael Granger was arrested Feb. 8 after the victim approached authorities and told them Granger had molested her four years earlier. Granger pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of first degree sexual abuse Read More

Castro, Geary wed Dec. 19 in Florida

SHERIDAN — Kaitlyn Patricia Castro of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Scott Joseph Geary of Sheridan were married Dec. 19 at Hope Lutheran Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Castro has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Florida Atlantic University. She is the daughter of Steve Olivo of Harmony Township, New Jersey, and Marie Castro of Read More

Historical Society meeting to feature presentation on Story cafes of old

STORY — The Story Historical Society will meet Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club clubhouse. The meeting is free and open to the public. Longtime resident Jerry Johns will give a presentation on the cafes of old Story including the Story Lodge, Mountain View, Pine Nook Inn, The Rendezvous, The Village Inn, Read More

Eighth annual Fireman’s Ball set for Feb. 14

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual fireman’s ball will be held Feb. 14 at the former Warehouse 201 building on Broadway Street. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and will include live music from the Teka Brock Band starting at 7 p.m. The ball is open to the public and tickets cost $25 per person. Read More

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