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Rabies clinic to be held Tuesday-Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will host a rabies clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the Kendrick Park band shell. Rabies shots will be $10 per pet. City dog licenses will also be on sale for $10 for altered dogs and $15 for unaltered dogs. People are asked to… Continue Reading

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Wyoming Life Flight

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Wyoming Life Flight

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Wyoming Life Flight, Wyoming’s original medical transport service, on May 16. Pictured, from left to right, are Gretchen Paul, Wyoming Life Flight nurse; Chamber Ambassadors Jason Wille and Meredith Sopko (also the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Coordinator); Burton Hayden, Wyoming Life Flight clinical… Continue Reading

Municipal golf courses struggle to break even

Municipal golf courses struggle to break even

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick Municipal Golf Course features lush greens, rolling hills, several water features and, on clear days, prominent, unimpeded views of the Bighorns. And while it might not be as ballyhooed as several other courses in the region, Kendrick is beloved by locals and tourists alike who hit the links in droves, particularly… Continue Reading

Details released in armed robbery

SHERIDAN — Details in the armed robbery that occurred May 23 in the 400 block of West Burkitt Street have been released as official charging documents were filed in Sheridan County Circuit Court this week. According to court documents, Keevin Ware and Adam Broussard knocked on the door of the home where two women were… Continue Reading

Bringing home hardware

Bringing home  hardware

BIG HORN — Sam Cooke released his hit song “A Change is Gonna Come” back in 1964. Some 51 years later, the song that was voted No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500 songs of all time could be considered the anthem of the 2015 Big Horn girls track team. “It’s been a long,… Continue Reading

Federal grants now available to help prevent obesity

SHERIDAN — Obesity is a serious and costly condition, and nearly 23 percent of all adults in Sheridan County are obese. Though this rate is significantly lower than the national rate, it still affects both the health and the economy of Sheridan County. Now, the Wyoming Department of Health is inviting nonprofit community organizations across… Continue Reading

Summer program ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ begins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Tuesdays again this summer for children ages 4-10. The events will allow children to learn about history through a story and special activity. Tidbit Tuesdays will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the museum, located at 850 Sibley Circle. Kids must be accompanied by… Continue Reading

TRHS students get pumped up

TRHS students get pumped up

DAYTON — Wyoming has a reputation for being a more physically active state than many others, so perhaps it comes as no surprise that 20 percent of the Tongue River High School student body shows up at 7 a.m. to lift weights at school. In efforts to promote an all-around healthy lifestyle, Tongue River gives… Continue Reading

Can we be a ‘Greatest Generation’ for our future?

As the development director for the Sheridan Senior Center, I get excited when the time rolls around for our annual Operation Independence Campaign.  At the Senior Center, we have made it our mission to help older adults maintain and regain their independence. This year our Operation Independence Campaign is a part of our larger effort… Continue Reading

Do you think you know our downtown?

Do you think you know our downtown?

SHERIDAN — Picture this: you’re walking down Main Street in Historic Downtown Sheridan and you bump into a friend…literally. You and your friend were both looking down at your phones and didn’t see each other coming. Has that ever happened to you? As handheld devices are the norm, and so is staring at them relentlessly,… Continue Reading

City budgets $175,000 for city administrator

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan plans to move forward with hiring a city administrator in fiscal year 2015-16 and allocated $175,000 into the budget to fund the position’s salary and benefits, according to figures presented at a budget meeting Wednesday evening. The Sheridan City Council passed a resolution on Feb. 2 authorizing department heads… Continue Reading

Did SCSD2 hold illegal meetings?

SHERIDAN— While Sheridan County School District 2 on Wednesday released a redacted version of executive session meeting minutes pertaining to a proposed multi-million dollar recreational facility, the notes contain few details on the project. The executive — or closed — session minutes were released following a unanimous Wyoming Supreme Court decision ordering the school district… Continue Reading

Von Krosigk joins Hospital Foundation board

Von Krosigk joins Hospital Foundation board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation announced this week that Kristi Von Krosigk has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. According to Von Krosigk, she has been living in Sheridan for the past 11 years after moving here from Laramie when she and her husband, Greg, decided this is where they wanted to raise… Continue Reading

Stock Growers to host convention in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is hosting a plethora of ranchers from around the state next weekend as the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will host its summer convention and trade show on June 3-6 at the Holiday Inn. With the theme of “The Nuts and Bolts of Your Industry,” ranchers will hear presentations from local legislators, leaders… Continue Reading

Audubon Society to host dinner banquet June 12

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Audubon Society will host its annual dinner banquet and meeting at 6 p.m. June 12 at the Big Horn Woman’s Club. The dinner will feature roast turkey and homemade pie. The cost is $20 per person. C.J. Grimes will speak on “Birds of the Western Bighorn Mountains.” Originally from Ohio, Grimes… Continue Reading

Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

SHERIDAN — Junior high and high school students in Wyoming are using cigarettes and alcohol less than in recent years, according to new survey reports. However, in some cases, including in Sheridan County, marijuana use is now more frequently reported than cigarette use. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, a University of Wyoming department, administered… Continue Reading

Natural gas board discusses financial commitments

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board talked funding requests for the next fiscal year, and a couple individuals had questions on whether the school district was upholding its financial commitment to bringing a natural gas pipeline to the area. Chairman Peter Clark said the board formally requested $5,000 apiece from Ranchester, Dayton… Continue Reading

SMH staff continue planning for future

SHERIDAN — Over the next few months, Mike McCafferty, CEO of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, will begin to disseminate information to board members about the future of the hospital’s strategic planning process. McCafferty told hospital board members at Wednesday’s monthly meeting that information that has been gathered over the past years will go toward forming the… Continue Reading

First Congregational to host Homecoming Sunday celebration

SHERIDAN — First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a celebration on Sunday called Homecoming Sunday. Church officials invite anyone who has been connected to the church at some time in their lives to join the celebration. Rev. Marc Stewart, the conference minister of the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ,… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers… Continue Reading

UW honors Sheridan health sciences students

SHERIDAN — Divisions within the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences recently honored students for outstanding academic performance and potential to succeed in the health care field. Students were recognized for their accomplishments in communication disorders, kinesiology and health promotion, nursing, pharmacy and social work. Katelynn Julian, of Sheridan, received honors in academic excellence… Continue Reading

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