Local Briefs, Oct. 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

Reception for Bateman photo exhibit   SHERIDAN — Misty Bateman will have an exhibit of her photography at the Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College starting Tuesday through Nov. 26. “For Love of Photography; from Analog to Instagram and Place in Between” encompasses a wide spectrum of photography. Bateman is a Sheridan native and received a Read More

Benefit for Kim Schoenbaum Sunday at Elks

SHERIDAN — A fundraising chili supper and silent auction to benefit Kim Schoenbaum will be Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. Schoenbaum has been diagnosed with lymphoma and needs help with medical and travel expenses. The Basket Case is also raffling off 25 gift baskets to benefit Schoenbaum. Raffle Read More

Knights of Columbus hosting spaghetti diiner

SHERIDAN — The Knights of Columbus are hosting a spaghetti dinner to benefit Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center. The dinner will be Oct. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall, 301 E. Brundage St. The cost is $8 for 13 and older, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and Read More

Sheridan Fire-Rescue open house

Audience members watch as Sheridan Fire-Rescue firemen Klay Condos, left, and Jerry Johnston spray the box engulfed in flames during a side-by-side burn demonstration Saturday at Sheridan Fire-Rescue. The demonstration was to show the benefits of having residential fire sprinklers installed at home. This box was not fitted with sprinklers.

D.A. Davidson hosting presentation on retirement Oct. 24

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson & Co. is hosting an evening of cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize your Social Security benefits. The local D.A. Davidson & Co. office of Swanson, Ferguson and Boley will present three of the region’s Social Security and investment specialists for this informative talk: • Sean Sturges Read More

Sheridan College to host lecture Oct. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present “Anthropogenic Global Warming: Disciples vs. Doubters and Disbelievers” Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Dr. Scott Nickerson will give the presentation at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center. Anthropogenic, or human-induced, global warming has been touted as a serious and urgent problem for Read More

FAB Women’s Conference rescheduled for Nov. 2

October 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the FAB (For.About.By) Women’s Conference announced Nov. 2 as the reschedule date for the event that was canceled last weekend due to an early snowstorm that knocked out power to much of Sheridan. While the conference will be slightly different — for example it will be one day rather than a Read More

Sheridan foster service going above and beyond

SHERIDAN — It is possibly the most challenging, and more rewarding, of volunteer endeavors…fostering a child. However, there is a level of foster care being offered in Sheridan County that takes the already challenging foster experience a step further, and works to help heal the emotional scars that some children carry. Unlike traditional foster care, Read More

Wyoming Game and Fish stocks Mavrakis pond

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Story Fish Hatchery stocked 275 11-inch golden trout in Mavrakis Pond on Thursday. In light of the recent good survival of the breeding fish, WGFD personnel were able to stock out extra fish that were no longer needed for egg production. Story Fish Hatchery has the only captive Read More

Sheridan College students place in statewide discussion contest

SHERIDAN — Tuesday, Sheridan College agricultural students Jake Bare, Torrey Belus, Julia Collins and Amelia Manual traveled with their coach, Chuck Holloway, to the University of Wyoming in Laramie. They competed for the first time in the Wyoming Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Contest. The competition tests the students’ knowledge of contemporary agricultural issues and the Read More

Man defies probation, arrested for befouling

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested Wednesday afternoon near Sugarland Drive after he urinated in a public lounge and then entered a roadway afoot as he attempted to leave the establishment. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said Raymond Adams, 67, had been asked to leave Rendevouz Liquor and Lounge on Sugarland Drive after he Read More

Fair board approves facilities repairs

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees approved an emergency repair on the roof above the boardroom at their meeting Thursday. Last week’s heavy snows caused approximately $3,000 worth of damage to the roof, including leakage into the ceiling of the boardroom. The repairs will be done in-house by Fairgrounds Read More

Economist: Recovery dependent on world market

SHERIDAN — A select group of Sheridan investors met at the Best Western Sheridan Center Thursday afternoon to hear an overview of the current economic climate from First Interstate Bank Staff Economist and Senior Investment Manager Rick McCann. The presentation targeted the bank’s customers and Sheridan community leaders. McCann projected that Wyoming’s economy is likely Read More

SC ensembles to perform free concert Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College wind and jazz ensembles will perform a free public concert Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Big Horn High School auditorium. The ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Michael P. Flynn. At 6 p.m., Flynn will discuss the works to be performed by the ensembles. The jazz ensemble will Read More

‘Full Moon Fort’ tours set for Oct. 18 at Fort Phil Kearny

BANNER — Fort Phil Kearny will host “Full Moon Fort” lantern tours Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. These guided lantern tours on the night of the October full moon will be part of the fort’s special event about the “Bloody Bozeman” Trail. Visitors will hear fun facts and “grisly” details related to the daily lives Read More

Library to explore ‘Reel Ingredients’ through film

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will be hosting a film series titled “Reel Ingredients” that looks at the connection between food and culture. The films will be Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Dinner will be provided Read More

Shelton, DeMartini wed in San Francisco

SHERIDAN — Anthony Shelton and Elizabeth DeMartini were wed Sept. 14 in San Francisco, Calif. The wedding was at the San Francisco Zoo, with a reception following. Shelton is from Sheridan and is the son of Doug and Peggy Shelton of Sheridan. He is employed as an electrical engineer for Peter Kiewit. DeMartini is the Read More

ABC sale set for Oct. 18-19

SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual fall ABC (attic, basement, closet) sale Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 at First Presbyterian Church. Items for sale will include clothing, shoes, toys, household items, jewelry, books and seasonal decorations. The sale will be Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Oct. 19 from Read More

Annual Kalif bazaar, raffle next week

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Shrine ladies will be having their annual bazaar and raffle Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This craft bazaar will also feature homemade goodies such as jams and fudge. Raffle tickets will be sold at a cost of $5 for six tickets. Raffle items include a trip to Deadwood, Read More

Science Kids going birding Oct. 19

SHERIDAN — Science Kids, The Brinton Museum and Big Horn Audubon are offering a free birding session Oct. 19 from 9-11 a.m. Come to The Brinton Museum and join Sheridan College instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury to learn about birding. Birders of all ages and abilities are welcome. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 11, 2013

On Sept. 21, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Valley Road in regards to the report of a traffic crash involving a bicyclist and vehicle, which resulted in the bicyclist receiving very minor abrasions and the vehicle fleeing the scene. The vehicle was described as a blue, four-door sedan bearing out-of-state (possibly California) Read More

Waterline near Maverick Road to move

October 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a contract with NST Construction to relocate a SAWS water line near Maverick Road bridge at its meeting Wednesday. The 60-day contract was bid at $124,136. Sheridan County and the Wyoming Department of Transportation have accessed funds to replace the bridge, and the water Read More

Energy company still pursuing NW export facility

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy, Inc., has joined a campaign to rally support for the establishment of a coal export terminal in the state of Washington. The company wants to build a launching point for coal mined from the Powder River Basin destined for markets in Asia, but the effort has been met with opposition Read More

Former exchange students return to Sheridan

October 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — Akira Sakai, a Japanese resident who first visited Sheridan 40 years ago, was in town Thursday to see old friends and visit Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to see the results of a large donation he made to the library two years ago. Sakai first visited Sheridan as an exchange student in 1973. Read More

Sheridan County Library Foundation awarded $24,000

October 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Library Foundation was awarded a $24,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation in early September. The award is made possible through the McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund held by the Wyoming Community Foundation. The funds are specifically to be used for archival projects in The Wyoming Room at the Read More