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Local Briefs Nov. 29, 2014

Arvada Elementary concert Tuesday SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary School Christmas Concert will be held Tuesday. The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will commence at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Elisa Olson at 758-4411, ext. 107. The Powder River Community Center… Continue Reading

Agendas Nov. 29, 2014

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 8:45 a.m. Monday Second floor, Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main Street • Call to order • Voucher review • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn Board of County Commissioners meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom #220 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St.… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 29, 2014

• Healthy U! health fair focuses on Emergency Preparedness. Pick up tips and information for being prepared for an emergency.  The GoSafe medical alert system will be demonstrated. There will be a drawing for a $100 Car Care package donated by Fremont Toyota of Sheridan. The fair is Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in… Continue Reading

Column: The spirit of holiday spirit

Rindy West is the Development Director at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. We sure appreciate all of the warm wishes during the Holidays and say thank you… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest lecture to address fire and insect risk

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest Resources Staff Officer Bernie Bornong will present a public lecture Wednesday about how the two major agents of change on subalpine forests — fire and bark beetles — could affect the Bighorn National Forest. “Landscape Scale Changes in Subalpine Forests — Fire and Beetles” will focus on how the forests… Continue Reading

Festival of Trees to be held Dec. 8

SHERIDAN — The 22nd annual Festival of Trees will be held Dec. 8 at the Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. The event will include cocktails and a live and silent auction. Silent auction items have been donated by community members and businesses, and the live auction will include various trips and a wide… Continue Reading

Improving education on the reservation: The First People’s Center for Education trains teachers to educate Native American students

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is known throughout the state and regionally for its strong educational systems, so it comes as no surprise that the community houses an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the level of education for Native students. The First People’s Center for Education officially formed in 2004 with the mission to improve… Continue Reading

Future of Burgess Junction Visitor Center still unknown

SHERIDAN — Plans continue to evolve for use of the Burgess Junction Visitor Center located approximately 50 miles west of Sheridan near the junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 14A. In April, Bighorn National Forest staff began seeking individuals or firms who would be interested in providing alternative uses for the facility that was closed… Continue Reading

Santa at the Kalif Shrine Temple Dec. 6

SHERIDAN — Santa will be at the Kalif Shrine Temple on Dec. 6. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. he will give out Christmas stockings to all children. The Kalif Shrine will serve free hot dogs, chips and pop. For more information, contact Warren Pearson at 752-0394. The temple is located at 145 W. Loucks… Continue Reading

Edward A. Whitney Center wins ‘Outstanding Project’ award

Edward A. Whitney Center wins ‘Outstanding Project’ award

SHERIDAN — Learning by Design magazine recently selected Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center as an “Outstanding Project” in its 2014 Awards of Excellence publication. Learning by Design, “the premier source for education design innovation and excellence,” featured the Sheridan College building in the New Construction/Addition category in its fall 2014 publication. “The expansion and… Continue Reading

Legacy Pregnancy Center annual Christmas concert Dec. 5

SHERIDAN — The Legacy Pregnancy Center will present its annual Christmas concert, “Blessings,” Dec. 5. The concert will feature local artists at the WYO Theater beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For more information, call 673-4757. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Saturday Events Nov. 28, 2014

Events for Nov. 29, 2014 • 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Invitational Basketball Tournament, Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 Sheridan College students with Activity Card or high school age and under Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 28, 2014

Cancer support group starting Monday SHERIDAN — A new cancer support group, “A Shared Journey,” will meet weekly beginning Monday. The group is a general cancer support group, and all are welcome no matter their diagnosis. The group will meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sheridan Senior Center. For more information, contact… Continue Reading

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

SHERIDAN — Before Thanksgiving, The Sheridan Press took to the streets to ask people what they were grateful for, with a catch: they couldn’t mention something that they were thankful for last year. Many residents said home and family, but some found new thankful thoughts. Americans take time during in November to remember what they… Continue Reading

Too many toys? Time to rethink Christmas giving

SHERIDAN — The more the merrier? Not always. In ages past, blacksmiths who stuffed too many items into their fire to be forged would ruin their products when they lost track of what they were doing. “Too many irons in the fire” now refers to trying to tackle too many tasks at once, resulting in a… Continue Reading

Alternative schools: Unique learning environments

Alternative schools: Unique learning environments

SHERIDAN — Each of the school districts in Sheridan County, and most throughout the nation, have begun to focus on individualized student learning, realizing that education is not cookie-cutter for all. Beyond the traditional learning labels of personality issues or mental capacity, it is now commonly accepted that any number of things could affect the… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a December meeting on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn. The event is open to the public and will feature games and dinner. The meeting will commence at 6 p.m. in the Chaparral Room, to the right of the restaurant. For more information, email The Holiday Inn is located… Continue Reading

Bernie Bornong to speak at Sheridan College on Dec. 3

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will feature “Landscape Scale Changes in Subalpine Forests – Fire and Beetles.” The presentation will be held Dec. 3 in the Mohn’s Science Center at Sheridan College at 7 p.m. Bernie Bornong of the United States Forest Service and the Bighorn National… Continue Reading

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