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Sheridan College earns first WY Tree Campus USA designation

March 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees was informed at its regularly scheduled board meeting last night that Sheridan College has been designated as a Tree Campus USA site. This is the first designation of its kind for any college campus in Wyoming. Started in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a Read More

Local man pleads not guilty to sexual assault

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one felony count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. Clinton Granger, 37, was arrested Feb. 10 after a female approached authorities and gave details of being molested by Granger approximately four years ago. According to Read More

Fair Board considers funding for 4-H Dog Project equipment

SHERIDAN — Over the last year, the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association has made several efforts to enhance experiences at the fairgrounds for various user groups by repairing and improving facilities and making contributions toward the purchase of new equipment. On Thursday, Tom Terry, 15, approached the board to ask for support for the Dog Project, Read More

Big West Arts Fest to be replaced with symposium

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College visual and performing arts department announced today its intention to launch the Sheridan College Cultural Arts Symposium, a new cross-disciplined, student-centered event, to replace the Big West Arts Festival. SC art faculty member Rod Dugal said the new event will allow the college to shift resources and increase involvement of Read More

‘Forever Plaid’ opens tonight

March 20, 2014

Vocalists, from left, Philip Garber, Michael Gondal, AJ Longhurst and Ryan Koltiska perform on stage during the rehearsal of “Forever Plaid” on Tuesday night at the WYO Theater. The musical performance by the Civic Theater Guild and the WYO Theater is directed by Matt Davis with musical arrangements by James Raitt. The production will show Read More

With a full-time peace officer on staff, Sheridan College crime rates scrape rock bottom

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is the only community college in Wyoming that keeps certified peace officers on staff to handle legal affairs on campus. One could argue that it’s either because of, or perhaps in spite of this, that campus crime rates scrape rock bottom. The Sheridan College campus police force consists of two full-time Read More

Sheridan police seeking spray paint artists

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan police are looking for persons of interest who may be responsible for multiple incidents of graffiti in the last few months. The department has received seven reports of public and private property being spray painted overnight. According to a press release from the SPD, each of the seven incidents in question Read More

ERA to market SEEDA properties

SHERIDAN — ERA Carroll Realty of Sheridan has been chosen to market property owned by the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board. ERA won the bid against four other realtors last month, and has developed a website tailored to marketing business properties, including those in the high-tech business park and commercial park. Read More

No trapping to be added to Kleenburn Recreation Area

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Parks and Recreation Board issued a notice of intent Tuesday to amend the rules at Kleenburn Recreation Area near Acme to add “No Trapping” to the list of rules. Board Chairman Mike Nickel noted that trapping is not against the law, but that several people who walk their dogs in Read More

Dayton Town Council votes down Crazy Woman Saloon plans

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council voted 3-1 to deny a request from Crazy Woman Saloon to have a live band and outdoor catering permit Friday night of Dayton Days at its meeting Wednesday. The saloon was approved for an all-night dance with a catering permit on Saturday, July 26, at a previous meeting but had Read More

Local student wins FFA 2014 Regional Star Award

DAYTON — Agriculture savvy, time management, organization, record-keeping and an outstanding work ethic are just a few of the characteristics all of the Wyoming FFA 2014 Regional Stars Award recipients have in common, selected earlier this month by the Wyoming FFA Association. Each year, the Wyoming FFA recognizes its outstanding young agriculturalists with the Regional Read More

Perry asking for historical help

Big Horn — Shane Perry, the great-grandson of Norman Perry, is writing a detailed paper on his great-grandfather’s life and is asking for help from the community. Norman Perry spent most of his life in Big Horn after working in the movie industry in California in the early 1900s. Shane Perry is asking for anyone Read More

Sheridan College to present performance Saturday

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Sheridan College Interdisciplinary Art House will be presenting a performance involving visual art, theater and music. Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poem “Reflection,” this innovative show is the culmination of a cooperative workshop between college and high school students and staff. This free event is open to all community members and Read More

Sheridan Earth Day Committee seeking vendors

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Earth Day Committee is seeking vendors and participants for the annual worldwide Earth Day celebration. The mission of the event is to foster a better understanding of and to create enthusiasm in the Sheridan community for the caring of the environment. The local celebration will be held April 26 from 11 Read More

VOA receives three-year accreditation for excellence

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-based Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Supportive Services to Veteran Families Program has received a three-year accreditation from a nationally recognized quality assurance evaluation agency. The Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities bestowed its longest lasting stamp of approval for the agency after a rigorous inspection revealed the VOA facility is operating Read More

Sheridan native fighting for equal rights in Utah

March 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has cultivated and exported a gutsy political activist. Steven Germann, 21, was among a group of 13 arrested in February in the Utah state Capitol building after the Salt Lake City-based Legislature refused to consider a bill broadening rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals. Germann was raised and schooled in Read More

Red Grade to get some safety upgrades

SHERIDAN — In an attempt to make Red Grade Road a little safer, county commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a grant that will pay for a flashing sign to warn drivers to slow down on a curve that sees multiple vehicles per year leave the road and enter an adjacent property owner’s yard. The Read More

SCSD2 starts new program to boost graduation rates

SHERIDAN — In an effort to continue improving high school graduation rates, Sheridan County School District 2 has initiated the “Graduation Counts” program. Modeled after a similar, successful program in Montana, Graduation Counts aims to encourage every high school student to complete school and receive a diploma, whether they choose to then enter the workforce Read More

Georgia Navy deserter found in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A man wanted on a federal warrant for deserting the Navy was arrested by police in Sheridan Monday. Keyarius Storey, 29, was located in the community after police received a tip he was wanted. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the warrant for Storey was issued Feb. 11 of last year by the Read More

SC hires new VP for academic affairs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College announced Tuesday the hiring of Dr. Richard Hall as the new vice president for academic affairs. Hall will join the college district from Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz., where he is currently serving as the dean of mathematics, sciences and health sciences — a position he has held since July 2010. Read More

Ranchester approves final plat of new subdivision

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved the final plat for phase one of the Stone Ridge Meadows Subdivision west of Ranchester at its meeting Tuesday. The plat was approved with the understanding that several conditions suggested by Town Engineer Chris Johnson must be met before the Council officially signs the plat. The approval will allow Read More

Eagles Lady Auxiliary hosting breakfast Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 Ladies Auxiliary will host a community breakfast on Sunday. From 8-10 a.m. sausage gravy and biscuits, ham, eggs, fruit and beverages will be served. Breakfast will cost $7 per plate and $3 for children younger than 5 and proceeds will benefit the Eagles charities. For more information Read More

University of Montana announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — The University of Montana has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list recipients. To qualify for the dean’s list undergraduate students must earn a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and receive only grades of A or B while taking at least nine credit hours of courses. Annie Smidt of Sheridan was named to Read More

Arvada Elementary to host concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary students will host a concert tomorrow at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada. Commencing at 7 p.m. the students will present “The Blue Dog Blues.” The concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” project they have been working on in art class. The community center is located in the old Read More

AARP to hold meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the AARP will hold a meeting Friday. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. the community is invited to a potluck and bingo night at the Sheridan Senior Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own place settings. Read More

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