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Community food drive running through May 5

April 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sherwin Williams is hosting a community food drive benefitting the Food Group of Sheridan. Donations of food can be made now through May 5 at 1281 Coffeen Ave. For more information call 672-5821.

Healthy, Safe Kids Day set for Saturday at YMCA

SHERIDAN — Healthy, Safe Kids Day will be held tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County YMCA. A free community pancake breakfast will be held from 8-9 a.m. in the front room. From 9-11 a.m. interactive booths will be offered and the entire Y facility will be open and free to all. Read More

Ranchester blood draw to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Ranchester Community Blood Draw will be held Wednesday at Ranchester Town Hall. From 6:30-9 a.m. a variety of blood tests will be offered. A wellness panel with TSH will cost $50, a complete blood count will cost $15, a PSA for men will cost $30, a colorectal screening kit will cost $5 Read More

Kooper wins NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

SHERIDAN — The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation has announced the Wyoming recipient of its 12th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. The awards are a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Alexandra Kooper, senior at Sheridan High School, won the NFIB/Captel Teleservices Young entrepreneur Award. Read More

Buddist monk to teach in Sheridan this week

April 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan is a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Ladakh, India, who has been traveling and teaching throughout the U.S. for over 30 years. He is in Sheridan this week presenting a series of free events to the community. Today from 7-8 p.m. “Practicing Compassion in Daily Life” will be Read More

Library to host last class on grant proposals Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host the final class of three courses in April for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal. The course will be held Wednesday at noon on “Guide to Online Grant Seeker Resources” and will explore resources Read More

Project Graduation seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — The 19th annual Project Graduation will be held May 25 and the planning committee is seeking volunteers. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free graduation party for the Sheridan High School graduating class. The event is free and runs from 9 p.m. the night of graduation until 3 a.m. the following morning. Read More

Local soldier competes in Fort Benning competition

SHERIDAN — The 31st annual Best Ranger Competition in Fort Benning, Ga., was held April 11-13 and 1st Lt. John Steger of Big Horn competed. Less than 1 percent of all rangers are eligible to participate in the event which consisted of Airborne Infantry Rangers in 51 two-man teams. The event begins with a 60-hour Read More

Rep. Kathy Coleman announces bid for second term

SHERIDAN — Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, has announced she will seek a second term as representative for House District 30, which encompasses much of central Sheridan County mostly outside of city limits. Coleman is currently serving her first term in Wyoming’s House of Representatives after being appointed to serve the remaining term of former Rep. John Read More

Local groups work to keep kids healthy, happy

SHERIDAN — The weather is warming and the school year is ending. Soon our youth will be free to stretch their legs, soak up the sun, go for a swim and play outside all day long. It’s easy to assume that the freedom from cafeteria food and the confines of sitting at a desk all Read More

Wyoming G&F Commission signs Lake DeSmet lease

SHERIDAN — With little fanfare, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission signed a lease for its most ambitious and most expensive water leasing project to date on Wednesday in Casper. The $2.9 million lease on Lake DeSmet of a majority of the lake’s shoreline and surface area will secure and stabilize boating, fishing and other Read More

Committee continues struggle to find secondary air service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Critical Air Service Team has hit a wall in its efforts to recruit a dependable charter plane service to serve the community. The difficulty of funding a small airline, either via subsidy or passenger traffic alone, is an issue that increasingly plagues communities across the nation. Over the past months, representatives from Read More

Survey: BH residents support rec programming

SHERIDAN — A majority of respondents to a survey conducted by the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District said additional activity programming would be a positive addition to the Big Horn area. The Recreation District board held a worksession Wednesday to go through the survey results. A total of nearly 230 responses were received. Read More

Bird house fun

Keira Campbell expresses her excitement as she hammers a nail with her father Wayne Campbell during the birdhouse building project Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. This is the fifth year Sagebrush has held their bird house building day with kindergarten students and their fathers or other significant male role models. The Home Depot store in Read More

SCSD2 requested $30K in tense departure

April 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has officially withdrawn from the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority. The exit was acknowledged by all necessary parties as of Monday night, despite tensions during the process. Tuesday, representatives from the remaining SEEDA entities met for the first time since the district’s withdrawal. A quorum for the Read More

Dayton budget preview

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council met Monday to discuss the town’s preliminary budget for fiscal years 2014-2015, which is up slightly from the previous year. The first reading on the budget will be held at the council meeting May 21. The proposed budget, while still described as conservative by Town Clerk Linda Lofgren, is up Read More

City, IAFF on new grounds with public contract negotiations

SHERIDAN — Members of City Council and a representative of the local firefighters union found themselves wading through new, somewhat murky waters Monday when the union and a full quorum of councilors met to negotiate firefighter contracts in public — for the first time ever. Typically the process of collective bargaining is conducted behind closed doors Read More

Wellness summit aims to streamline facts, promote health

SHERIDAN — The changing climate of health care in America coupled with rising costs of sick care has some people more focused on preventative care and maintaining their health than ever before. However, the ever-evolving rules and plethora of information that come along with the health scene can often leave interested parties with more questions Read More

Unemployment rates continue to drop in state

SHERIDAN — The state’s unemployment rate continued its four-year plummet in March of this year, and now stands at 4 percent. Sheridan County, by itself, came in at 5.1 percent according to recent data released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning section, which is still below the national average of 6.7 Read More

Coffeen Elementary to host ‘Spring Carnival” tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Henry A. Coffeen Elementary school will host a “Spring Carnival” fundraiser tomorrow at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Food including hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more will be sold. Games and activities including a duck pond, face painting, a Can Toss Photo booth, a cake walk, boat racing, golf, a balloon pop and Read More

Big Horn Historical Society to host potluck Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Ken Kerns will Read More

VFW Auxiliary announces election results

SHERIDAN — Elections of Women Officers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars USA Sheridan chapter, Roy Eaton Post Auxiliary 1560, were held May 10. The following offices were elected: • President — Sharon Brantz • Senior Vice President — Vickie St. Clair • Junior Vice President — Cindy Marshall • Secretary — Andi Ralston • Read More

Lannan to read from new book Sun.

SHERIDAN — Treva Lannan, author of “Can you hear me now?” will read from her new book of poetry on Sunday. She will read from “Sharing thoughts” at 2 p.m. at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The event is free and open to all. Copies of the books will be available for sale. Read More

Fort Mackenzie, Wright Place release honor roll

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School and The Wright Place middle school have announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade “A” honor roll Harley Borzenski, McKyla Borzenski, Michael O’Kelly and Ashley Velos.   11th grade “A” honor roll Gabrielle Migrants, Jessica Paulson, Alexandria Van Vliet and Elizabeth Van Vliet.   10th grade “A” Read More

Earth Day cleanup

Big Horn High School students walk with elementary students during an Earth Day clean up Tuesday in the town of Big Horn. Pictured in back, juniors Christian Mayer, left, and Jack Roberts; in front, first-graders Josie Yaponcich, left, and Rachael Miller. Big Horn students picked up trash in the town and along the highway in Read More

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