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Local Briefs Oct. 8, 2014

‘Science Saturday’ to focus on anatomy this weekend SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday is scheduled for this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon. The subject Saturday will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave.… Continue Reading

Box Cross Road to close Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — County Road 111, known as Box Cross Road, at milepost 0.3 will be closed to through traffic on Monday at 9 a.m. for utility work. The road will be reopened by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For additional information, call the Public Works Office at 674-2920. Continue Reading

SCSD2 to hire ‘graduation coach’ at $20-30K per year

SHERIDAN — After a presentation by Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach, followed by questions, conversation and a bit of discourse, the school board voted unanimously to approve the creation of a new Graduation Coach position at Sheridan County School District 2 during Monday night’s board meeting. The position will be a 195-day contract paying… Continue Reading

County to lift fire ban tonight

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastock and district fire chiefs have decided it is safe to lift the fire ban in Sheridan County. County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the fire ban will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and county residents will be allowed after that time to burn brush and trash piles.… Continue Reading

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His hunting… Continue Reading

Dog weight pull contest to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply is having its second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate and sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. The contest will be held at… Continue Reading

Tangles salon to host ‘Day of Beauty’ drawing

SHERIDAN — Tangles Salon has offered a “Day of Beauty” to local breast cancer survivors. During the month of October, Tangles will pick one name a week and pamper the winner for a relaxing day at the salon for free. For more information, or to enter, go to Tangles at 32 S. Main St. or… Continue Reading

Rosary crusade gathering to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimated 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at… Continue Reading

Fire Station Dedication Friday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388. Continue Reading

Wednesday Events Oct. 7, 2014

• 11:30 a.m. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St., lunch is $15 • 6-9 p.m. Celebrating Life and Those Who Search For It, fundraiser for Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Rainbow Bar, 264 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was… Continue Reading

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

SHERIDAN — Fresh out of college, Bighorn National Forest District Ranger Clarke McClung imagined his job would put him in the field every day to coax rangelands to grow and riparian areas to flourish. And while he did spend plenty of time outdoors in his nearly 35 years with the Bureau of Land Management and then… Continue Reading

Yager plans to appeal charge

SHERIDAN — Former probation and parole officer Chris Yager said he plans to file an appeal asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to consider whether his case should be dismissed based on the intent and verbiage of the law being applied. Yager was sentenced in district court Friday to two years of supervised probation on one… Continue Reading

Museum to host cemetery tours this month

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The tours will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tour… Continue Reading

Looking for a spooky night under the full moon?

Looking for a spooky night under the full moon?

SHERIDAN — The field was so bright that even the night wouldn’t allow an escape from the grisly scene as soldiers collected the bodies of their 81 massacred comrades. It was one of only three occasions in modern history in which a full moon, record lunar perigee — the distance from the moon to the… Continue Reading

Crow official cited in poaching case

SHERIDAN — A Crow Nation Fish and Game official has been cited with two violations connected to an elk poaching case in the Bighorn Mountains. The citations were issued in connection with a January poaching of three elk in the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Game and Fish officials said Friday that… Continue Reading

Oregon rejects Wyoming’s appeal of coal port

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life. Oregon’s lands department rejected the terminal in August and Wyoming appealed, saying the… Continue Reading

Local Events Oct. 4, 2014

Sunday • 12-2:30 p.m. Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner, 28 N. Piney Road • 2 p.m. Crop Walk, First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. Monday • 4:30-5:30 p.m. K-Life youth rally, Sheridan Junior High, 500 Lewis St., $5 per person Continue Reading

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