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Mask making: Tradition one well-established in human history

SHERIDAN — Humans have used masks since the beginning of recorded history. Throughout time they have carried thousands of different meanings, have been made from an innumerable amount of substances and have change from culture-to-culture and from year-to-year. According to historians, in the early stone ages, hunting masks made of stone helped men covertly stalk their… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Oct. 7

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Oct. 7

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Oct. 7 from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual… Continue Reading

Surfer to speak at K-Life rally Mon.

SHERIDAN — K-Life is holding a youth rally on Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School. The event will feature Bethany Hamilton. Hamilton is a pro-surfer whose life story was featured in the movie “Soul Surfer” and she is currently appearing on “The Amazing Race” and “Dolphin Tale 2.” This event is… Continue Reading

Hospice volunteer training to begin late October

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns will have a volunteer training beginning in late October. The training will consist of four sessions to be held on Monday evenings. Volunteers have flexible hours and can participate in various ways: helping out in homes, in the hospice office or at various activities throughout… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Sept. 30, 2014

Archaeological Society Meeting set for Thursday at Holiday Inn SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free… Continue Reading

10 years of pumpkin picking

10 years of pumpkin picking

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 10th anniversary of trucking families out to the fields to handpick their favorite pumpkin. For Gary and Vicki Koltiska the journey began long before that, and used to involve a lot more manual labor. Vicki Koltiska said it all started 18 years ago when her husband… Continue Reading

Group seeking candidates for Mrs. Sheridan pageant

SHERIDAN — Sheree Lynch, executive state director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, said the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan.  Once selected, the woman will advance to represent her community in the 2015 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 30 at Central Auditorium in Cheyenne. Local titleholders will compete… Continue Reading

Girl Scouts to present at Akcita Win

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its next fall meeting Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. They will meet at Designing Dinners and will order from the menu. The program will feature Cadet Girl Scout Troop #1333. The girls will discuss an urban outing they created called an “Urban Camp,” which was held specifically for a… Continue Reading

After hours, brown bag seminars to begin next week

SHERIDAN — Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be hold free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will focus on anxiety and will be held Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at… Continue Reading

State archaeologist to discuss recent field work

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, Wyoming State Archaeologist Greg Pierce will… Continue Reading

SJHS teams five points away from perfect weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams were just five points away from another perfect weekend. After the seventh-graders took two wins in Powell, the eighth-grade Blue team followed suit with a 32-0 victory at home against Powell. Unfortunately, the eighth-grade Gold team fell just short, losing 12-8. Ryan Sessions got things started… Continue Reading

Lacunza arrested in connection with Friday chase, crash

Lacunza arrested in connection with Friday chase, crash

SHERIDAN — A 27-year-old Sheridan man has been arrested for stealing a vehicle and attempting to evade law enforcement officers. Micah Lacunza was arrested Friday and is expected to appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court this afternoon. At approximately 3 p.m. Friday, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash on Acme Road, just… Continue Reading

Absentee voting now open through Nov. 3

SHERIDAN — Absentee voting is now open for the general election and will continue through Nov. 3. Ballots can be completed at the Sheridan County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St. Absentee ballots can also be received and returned by mail. Call the County Clerk at 674-2515 or stop by the courthouse to submit… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Sept. 27, 2014

‘Pints for Prostate’ Tuesday at Blacktooth Brewing SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at the Blacktooth Brewing Company on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. The… Continue Reading

Agendas Sept. 27, 2014

Sheridan County Planning  and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday 2nd Floor Commissioners’ Board Room Sheridan County Courthouse,  224 S. Main St.  • Call to order and pledge • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes for Sept. 4, 2014 • Matters from the public • New business 1. Item No: EV-14-003: Reedy Utility/Drainage/Construction Easement Vacation… Continue Reading

Redle receives Wyoming State Bar professionalism award

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Bar announced last week that Sheridan County Attorney Matthew F. Redle is this year’s recipient of the Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award. The award was presented at this year’s Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference, which took place earlier this month at Little America in Cheyenne.  This is the fourth annual… Continue Reading

Ford named realtor of the year

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Realtors has announced the selection of Judy Ford as the 2014 Realtor of the Year. The daughter of Burl and Thea Ford, Judy received her Wyoming Real Estate License in 2006. After spending 20 years in the hospitality and management industry she joined The Powder Horn Realty Inc.… Continue Reading

Thrivent Financial’s Born earns Retirement Income Certified Professional designation

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial Financial Consultants Shelley Born and David Born recently earned the designation of Retirement Income Certified Professional after completing an intensive three-part course offered by The American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with LIMRA International and GAMA International.  Born serves Christians and their family members in Sheridan and surrounding areas… Continue Reading

NWCCD earns ‘Military Friendly’ school designation

NWCCD earns ‘Military Friendly’ school designation

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District was recently named a “Military Friendly” school for 2015. This is the third straight year the district has received the distinction from the Military Friendly Schools organization. College officials say the honor is attributed to the NWCCD’s faculty and staff, namely Director of Veteran Services Brett Burtis,… Continue Reading

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