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District OKs agreement for second exit at SHS

District OKs agreement for second exit at SHS

SHERIDAN — It may soon become easier to get in and out of the parking lot at Sheridan High School. The Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees voted Monday to move forward with an agreement that will create a second access road to the Sheridan High School parking lot from Mydland Road. According… Continue Reading

Parent liaisons to ‘hit the ground running’ next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has finalized an agreement with Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns to provide parent liaisons as part of the district’s efforts to increase student success and graduation rates. The district’s board of trustees gave their approval of the agreement during a regular board meeting Monday. Sheridan Junior High… Continue Reading

Senior Center receives $250,000 donation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced Monday the First Interstate BancSystem and First Interstate Bank have pledged $250,000 to the Senior Center’s Celebrating Generations and Building Community Capital Campaign. The First Interstate BancSystem and First Interstate Bank pledge significantly contributes to the Center’s capital campaign goal to raise more than $8.3 million to invest,… Continue Reading

Planning commission recommends annexation of 34 acres

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is poised to grow again after the Planning Commission recommended annexation Monday evening of nearly 34 acres into city limits. The property, located off State Highway 336 (East Fifth Street) and Industrial Lane, met qualifications for annexation and would be zoned M-1 Industrial, according to City Planning Director Robert… Continue Reading

Furnish to discuss future of Forest Service

SHERIDAN — From the tourists staying at hotels and buying gas and food to the locals who head to the mountains to hike and play, Sheridan County residents don’t have to look hard to see the tremendous impact the Bighorn National Forest has on the region. The future of the U.S. Forest Service, however, looks… Continue Reading

Water Development Office to update watershed plans in northeast Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Like the rivers that shape Wyoming’s landscape, hydrology is constantly changing. That’s why the Wyoming Water Development Office is looking to update how water is being used in Wyoming. The Wyoming Water Development Office is beginning its update of the Powder/Tongue and Northeast River Basin plans, which could launch future projects in the… Continue Reading

‘American Idol’ winner to perform in Sheridan on Friday

SHERIDAN — The 2006 winner of the television singing competition “American Idol” will perform in concert in Sheridan on Friday. Taylor Hicks has become known as the Soul Patrol with his trademark vocals and bluesy harmonica. The concert will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at the Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with Science Kids and The Brinton Museum, will lead another session of the monthly bird walk at The Brinton on Saturday. “Birding at the Brinton” is a free event open to all ages and abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they… Continue Reading

Cooper to sign ‘Don’t Drag the Poop’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing with Michael Allen Cooper and his new book, “Don’t Drag the Poop,” on Saturday. The free event is open to all from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main St. Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host contemporary jazz concert

SHERIDAN — “A Rambling Stretch,” a concert of contemporary jazz music inspired by the beauty of Wyoming and its landscape, by composer and Wyoming native Tyler Gilmore, will be performed at the WYO Theater on Saturday. Part of a tour visiting eight Wyoming communities co-sponsored by Central Wyoming College, University of Wyoming Fine Arts Outreach… Continue Reading

Senior Center readies for annual Autumn Fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host its annual celebration of the Tongue River Valley community on Friday. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Dayton Community Hall, Autumn Fest dinner and dancing will be offered. The event is open to members of the community of all ages. Dinner will be served including bratwurst, sides and… Continue Reading

Free classes to be offered in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Free School, an educational collective dedicated to the concepts of lifelong learning, democracy and community, has begun offering free classes in the month of September. With no centralized leadership, the Free School is run by community members for community members at no cost. Free School began last week with a non-fiction book… Continue Reading

WHP trooper promoted to lieutenant in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Rock Springs area Trooper Erik Jorgensen was promoted recently to the Wyoming Highway Patrol Division C lieutenant in Sheridan. Division C is responsible for both Sheridan and Johnson counties. Jorgensen is an eight-year veteran with WHP and has served in the Rock Springs area throughout his career. His promotion became effective Saturday. He… Continue Reading

Toys for Tots Poker Run set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Toys for Tots Poker Run will be held Saturday. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn in Story with first cards drawn and kickstands up at noon. The first stop will be the Lake Stop at Lake DeSmet. Food will be available at this stop. The run will then… Continue Reading

Workloads manageable for local courts

SHERIDAN — Workload assessments show several Wyoming courtrooms are short on judges, but District 4 — encompassing Johnson and Sheridan counties — currently has enough judges to meet demand. A Wyoming Supreme Court evaluation released in late August shows the local district court is adequately staffed while circuit court is nearly sufficient. The work-study breaks… Continue Reading

Uninsured population grows in Wyoming, nowhere else in nation

SHERIDAN — While every other state in the union has seen a decrease in the number of uninsured residents since 2013, Wyoming’s uninsured rate has increased 1.6 percent. That statistic comes from a recent Gallup survey, which measured the number people who had health insurance throughout 2013 compared to the number of people who had… Continue Reading

WGCDD to host forum in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities will host a forum in Sheridan on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Every five years, the WGCDD travels the state of Wyoming to speak to communities about gaps in services for people with developmental disabilities. The feedback received is used to build the council’s five-year plan, which… Continue Reading

Events to celebrate success of GEAR UP college access program to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming and state community colleges including Sheridan College will celebrate the success of the GEAR UP college access program with events beginning Monday. The week commemorates the continuing success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, a program that provides students and families the support and resources they… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 12, 2015

Dayton Planning Committee 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approval of minutes • Announcements/correspondence • Old business A. Act on town Dayton Planning Committee operating policy B. Planning Committee comments/requests for future agenda items Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday City Council… Continue Reading

UW Extension Office to hold food preservation workshops

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will hold two food preservation workshops this month. On Tuesday, a workshop will focus on water-bath and pressure canning techniques for tomatoes. On Sept. 20, a workshop will focus on dehydration and fermentation. Both workshops will highlight tools and techniques as well as up-to-date recommendations for safety.… Continue Reading

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