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Local unemployment increases in last 2 months

SHERIDAN — Despite a statewide slowdown of energy production and jobs, Wyoming’s unemployment rates remained steady over the past two months. According to the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of October was listed at 4 percent, remaining unchanged from September. As… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Tips and words of support for caregivers

The importance for caregivers to care for themselves is paramount. This was the message my father, Dr. Fred Araas, and I shared at an annual Senior Center’s caregiver Care for Yourself earlier this year. To help manage the stress related to changes in your roles, be cognizant of the stressors that will occur as a… Continue Reading

A special love: Grandparents raising grandchildren

A special love: Grandparents raising grandchildren

SHERIDAN — “We moved into a community and knew nobody,” said Robin Ruff. “We didn’t fit into any group. We are in our 60s. Parents with 10-year-olds could be our own children. People our age don’t have children. We are really isolated.” Robin and her husband, Roger, are two of the many Sheridan County grandparents… Continue Reading

Newest ‘When I’m 64 or More…’ coming up

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another edition of its “When I’m 64 or More…” lecture series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The lecture, “Eat your homework,” will be presented by registered dietitian Georgia Boley. Boley will discuss making evening snacks with recipes you can repeat at home. The… Continue Reading

Parents offered a night out

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is organizing a night out for Sheridan area parents. The nonprofit art center has partnered with the Open Range at the Sheridan Inn. Parents can drop kids — ages 3 and older — at the art center for a fun, art-filled evening while they enjoy a meal at… Continue Reading

See history come alive at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6. Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s. The open house will feature live performances by local… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the Fall 2015 Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all A’s and B’s. Eighth grade Richard Allen, Kim Allen, Kate Alsup,Michael Anderson, Tyra Araas, Mallory Arneson, Kaycee Arnold, Jacob Boint, Maya… Continue Reading

Snowpack levels lagging behind average

SHERIDAN — Winter may have made Sheridan look like a winter wonderland outside, but snow levels are still lagging behind the average. Recent data from the University of Wyoming’s Water Resource Data System indicate the Tongue River Basin total precipitation is less than half of the median. As of Friday morning, snowfall is only 44 percent… Continue Reading

Nonprofit filling the gaps between school meals

Nonprofit filling the gaps between school meals

SHERIDAN — This weekend, as turkey lovers delight in the many variations on Thanksgiving leftovers and the seemingly endless store of good grub in the fridge, others in Sheridan will rely on weekend food boxes from a local nonprofit, counting down the days until school breakfast on Monday. The Food Group, which formed in 2010,… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 28, 2015

Ranchester Town Council 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall 145 Coffeen St., Ranchester • Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order and roll call • Approve and sign minutes • Approval of agenda • Old business A. One Third Subdivision Final Plat B. Website • Mayor’s report • Report on projects • New business A.… Continue Reading

Turkey day fun run

Turkey day  fun run

Eight-year-old Avery Christopherson, dressed as a turkey, runs ahead of the pack for children to chase during the annual Turkey Trot Thursday morning at Kendrick Park. More than 150 participants registered to run. Adult participants ran four laps around the park loop for a total of 2.8 miles. Micah Sweeney finished in first place, followed… Continue Reading

Wyo. faith-based organization seeks help for refugees

SHERIDAN— An area nonprofit is asking for assistance with the final round of school supplies, blankets and other donations to top off a 40-foot shipping container for refugees in northern Iraq. Patrick Klein, executive director of Visions Beyond Borders, which has offices in Casper and Bozeman, Montana, visited Iraq in May to deliver donations. He… Continue Reading

Sheridan region biologists work to preserve finescale dace

SHERIDAN — The area near the headwaters of Middle Redwater Creek is hardly extraordinary. Located in the Black Hills National Forest 10 miles north of Sundance, scraggly trees and brush surround shallow ponds and slow-moving streams. In the scenic Black Hills, it seems unlikely the average hiker would make the trip for photos, and probably… Continue Reading

Tween Club to discuss silent films

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about silent films Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include GPS/GIS and a New Year’s Eve party. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The… Continue Reading

Marriages — Nov. 27, 2015

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in September and October • Lawrence William Peterson, 30, Bozeman, Montana, and Laura Macy Brin, 27, Bozeman, Montana, Sept. 2 • Paul Edward Fleming, 55, Sheridan, and Harriet Walker Baker, 47, Sheridan, Sept. 4 • Kacey Ray Outland, 35, Sheridan, and Jennifer Shantel Tarver, 33, Sheridan,… Continue Reading

New Face — Nov. 27, 2015

Saige Noel Myers Saige Noel Myers was born Nov. 19, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Will and Sarah Myers of Sheridan, and sister Ava. Her grandparents are Lynn and Sonya Moss of Lewiston, Idaho, and Ted and Patty Myers of Hamilton, Colorado. Madelyn JoAnn… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include oil painter Lynette Lombard of Galesburg, Illinois; photographer Nancy Floyd of… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces first-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the first quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all A’s. Eighth grade Elizabeth Arnold, Brock Bomar, Leah Bouley,Olivia Chase, Kairstyn Holden, Taylor Katschke, Margaret Kuhl, Katie Ligocki, Wesley Ndago, Harry… Continue Reading

SHS Rodeo Association organizing NFR party

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Rodeo Association is organizing its annual National Finals Fantasy Rodeo Party. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The party will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, bucket raffles, a live auction for the NFR teams and live music from the Terry Waugh… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-quarter B honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently announced the first-quarter B Honor Rolls. Students on the list are enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 2.7 to a 3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C. Ninth grade Joshuea Ahrens, Wyatt Ankney, Faith Atwell, Aeden Baldo, Rae Bassett, Kain Bennage, Tristan… Continue Reading

FATAL CRASH: 2-year-old dies in accident on I-90

SHERIDAN — A single vehicle rollover crash Tuesday on Interstate 90 north of Sheridan resulted in the death of a 2-year-old child. Ja’ Kodda R. Wegner, of Sheridan, died from injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Alyssa Wegner, a 23-year-old Sheridan resident, was driving eastbound at 12:05 a.m. when she… Continue Reading

Homelessness among Sheridan youth mirrors statewide trends

SHERIDAN— On Monday, Gov. Matt Mead declared November Wyoming Children and Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, the latest in recent efforts to respond to a 40 percent spike in homelessness among Wyoming students between the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. The increase vastly outpaced national increases during the same time period, and, in Sheridan County, the… Continue Reading

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