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Landowner requests 88 acres annexed into city

October 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — A local landowner has requested that approximately 88 acres located east of I-90 and south of the EMIT manufacturing campus on Heartland Drive be annexed into city limits. The annexed land will be used for future development of heavy commercial and light industrial businesses in the area. The Sheridan Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend Read More

Local organizations to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Halloween activities this Friday. The following is a list of activities open to the public. • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Halloween costume contest, Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, individuals age 21 and younger are invited to stop by the office in costume to be entered into Read More

Lunbeck to present at Story Historical Society

STORY — The November meeting of the Story Historical Society will be held Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. Jean Lunbeck will present a program on the limestone quarry. Refreshments will be served following the presentation, which is free and open to the public. The Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 Read More

Spinfest to benefit Sheridan Health Center

SHERIDAN — An indoor cycling event set for Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will benefit the Sheridan Health Center. Time slots cost $30 per person and those interested in participating may register online at purenergy.com or in person at the gym. Time slots vary in length and intensity. The event will feature Read More

Wednesday Events Oct. 28, 2014

Events for Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 6 p.m., Live from The Met: Mozart’s “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., $18 for adults, $9 for students • 6:30 p.m., Willy Wonka movie night, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, 335 W. Alger St.

Local Briefs Oct. 28, 2014

Chamber invites businesses to sign up for stroll SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving just more than a month away, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual Christmas Stroll, set for Nov. 28 from 4-8 p.m. The chamber has invited all local businesses to participate in the event. The cost to participate Read More

Crews respond to rubbish fire over weekend

SHERIDAN — A call to a fire behind Kmart this weekend turned out to be just a rubbish fire, Sheridan Fire-Rescue officials said. “It was just wood rubbish,” SFR Capt. Robert Dobbs said. “There was no damage to any structures.” A call was made to Sheridan Fire-Rescue at 11:39 a.m. Sunday to report a fire Read More

Molvar to discuss ways to protect sage grouse population

October 27, 2014

BIG HORN — For Wildlife Biologist Erik Molvar, protecting Wyoming’s greater sage grouse population can be looked at like car maintenance. “It’s like you have a car in need of an oil change. You can either change the oil and save the engine or wait until the engine blows up and have an even greater expense,” Read More

White to lead dream analysis workshop

SHERIDAN — Have you ever been curious about your dreams? Counselor Kelly White will lead a dream analysis workshop Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 in a small interactive setting. The cost to attend is $50 per person and pre-registration is requested. The workshops will be held at 23 N. Scott St. suite 21A. For more Read More

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host games and treats for children ages 0-12 on Thursday. From 6-7:30 p.m., the senior living facility welcomes children to wear costumes and visit. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575. Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge is located at Read More

Pub crawl to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — A Turkey Trot Pub Crawl will benefit The Food Group on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring three canned food items to receive one drink token for the Mint Bar, the Pony Grille and Bar and the Blacktooth Brewing Company. The pub crawl will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Blacktooth Brewing Company. Read More

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’” on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The performance is an installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts Read More

How do you teach home-schoolers PE?

October 24, 2014

DAYTON — As home schooling of students has increased in popularity in recent years, so has the need for home-schooled students to have access to some traditional public school electives. While there are many curriculum options for home-school parents and teachers, the options for classes such as physical education, art and music are harder to Read More

Are you prepared for a power outage?

SHERIDAN — Power outages are quite possible with bad weather.  With some thought and planning, you could be ready to ride out a power outage until power is restored. Here are a few tips to put together your personal home emergency kit.  You can build your own kit a little at a time over a Read More

Senior Center to host Halloween carnival Oct. 31

SHERIDAN — Mashed diggings? Green gopher gut soup? What’s being served at the Sheridan Senior Center? In the “spirit” of Halloween, the Senior Center is hosting a Halloween carnival at its 211 Smith St. location on Oct. 31. “We chose a carnival theme for Halloween,” said Jean Harm, activities assistant at the Senior Center. “We Read More

Medicare age is still 65

If you’re in your 60s, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But it’s important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not — it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, Read More

Woodland Park student to perform in Billings ‘The Nutcracker’

SHERIDAN — The Sugar Plum Fairy will be dressed to the nines, and the Mouse King will be covered in fur. Clara and her Nutcracker Prince will be ready to dance, warmed up and anxious backstage at the Alberta Bair Theater. As it does every year around the holidays, “The Nutcracker Ballet” will soon return Read More

Sheridan couple discusses making marriage official

SHERIDAN — Two years ago, it would have been hard for Marcus Jackson and Jason Brown to imagine Wyoming joining the ranks of states to legalize same-sex marriage. Both men had battled others, and themselves, about their sexuality for years. Jackson recalled family members having a tough time dealing with the revelation that he was Read More

Development authority picks board officers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Downtown Development Authority leapt the few final hurdles to formation this month as the mayor swore in five new board members Oct. 9. With a brand new set of bylaws and officers finally elected, the new DDA is nearly ready to go to work providing for developmental and economic projects to Read More

City moving forward with plans for 32-acre park on west side

SHERIDAN — In coming years, Sheridan residents will have access to a large park on West Fifth Street in which to recreate with views of the Bighorn Mountains. The park is proposed to include approximately 16 acres of multi-purpose sporting fields and another 16 acres of open space with playgrounds, pathways, picnic areas and gazebos Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to host community blood drive

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive Nov. 5 in hospital conference room B from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to the hospital, right now there is a need for O negative and O positive blood types. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, see www.bloodhero.com Read More

Coffeen still looking for guest readers

SHERIDAN — The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary kindergarten “Read to Me” program has new execution dates and registration guidelines. Margaret Klebba’s Classic Kindergarten class invites members of the community to sign up to read short stories to them on your lunch break. Among the many added benefits of this situation are that the children get Read More

Library celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County library system is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar. The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Read More

Forums scheduled on federal rules for home, community-based services

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Health is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn about expected changes to home and community-based services funding through Wyoming Medicaid. The Sheridan forum will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The new rules require adjustments to standards for community Read More

Steady Stream Hydrology updating work on Big Goose Creek banks

SHERIDAN — Big Goose Creek in Kendrick Park has received a face lift. This past week staff with Steady Stream Hydrology worked to preserve and enhance the Big Goose by constructing pathways to various access points on the creek and re-seeding vegetation along the stream banks to provide stability and fight the effects of erosion. Read More

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