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US14A to open Monday

May 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Maintenance crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation will open U.S. Highway 14A west of Burgess Junction for the summer at noon Monday. “We’ve got a few rocks to remove from the roadway, a guardrail to fix and equipment to move,“ said Rich Hall, WYDOT crew supervisor for the Sheridan area. According to Read More

College finds women learning more than men

SHERIDAN — At its regular monthly board meeting Thursday night the board was updated on the Student Learning Assessment by Jon Connolly, vice president for academic affairs. One highlight of the data was the significant difference in learning between men and women. Connolly said while grades have traditionally been viewed as a measure of student Read More

Sheridan residents enjoy Bike to Breakfast event

SHERIDAN — Friday morning’s Bike to Breakfast event was a welcome sight for archeologist Jonathan Walker. A recent transplant from Fort Collins, Colo., Walker was among about a dozen people congregating in Whitney Plaza at around 7:45 a.m. eating breakfast before they headed to work. While bike commuting is a part of daily life for Read More

Holy Name makes National Register of Historic Places

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has a new addition to the list of buildings currently on the National Register of Historic Places. Two buildings owned by Holy Name Catholic Church and operated by the Holy Name Catholic School were placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service at their April meeting. The Read More

STT continues rebranding efforts

SHERIDAN — The executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism appeared before the Sheridan City Council Thursday to provide an overview of his organization’s recent efforts and plans for the upcoming year. The presentation by Shawn Buckley was another installment of recent near-daily hearings as the City Council works to prepare its municipal budget for Read More

On the hunt for the perfect rack

DAYTON — When the snows of winter begin to settle in the Bighorn Mountains, resident elk, deer and moose turn into snowbirds — of sorts. Obviously there are no RVs or lemonades by the poolside, but there is a search for sunny slopes and good food. Big game animals — particularly elk — in the Read More

VA names nurses of the year

SHERIDAN — In honor of National Nurses Week, Director Debra L. Hirschman of the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System announced last week that Mountain View Living Center Nursing Assistant Stephanie Copp, Medical Unit LPN Rita Patterson, Education RN Kyle Rhone and Medical Unit RN Cheryl Wieland are the 2013 Nursing of the Year recipients. Read More

‘Pie and Plant’ event Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center volunteers are holding their annual “pie and plant” event Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plants from the VA’s greenhouse will be for sale including flowers, tomato plants, pepper plants and other vegetables and herbs. The plant sale will be at the VA’s greenhouse on Air Read More

Brick ceremony honoring veterans May 27

SHERIDAN — On May 27, Sheridan College will celebrate the placement of engraved brick pavers honoring veterans at the recently finished Veterans Plaza. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. with the presentation of the flag by the Sheridan College Veterans Club. The dedication ceremony will include a musical performance by the Sheridan College Brass Read More

Jeans and Queens holding hoedown

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Jeans and Queens Square Dance Club will host the 62nd annual Cowtown Hoedown at the Sheridan County YMCA on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This square dancing hoedown brings dancers from around the country — young and old, beginners and experienced. Spectators are welcome and it’s free to come watch. Read More

CHAPS accepting applications

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses, and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy is now accepting applications for participation in their therapeutic riding and equine assisted therapies. CHAPS is a member of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International and offers a staff of PATH certified instructors and licensed clinical social workers to facilitate therapeutic riding, equine facilitated Read More

Big Horn Home Builders recognize SC students, Food Group

May 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of the Big Horn Home Builders Association dedicated their final meeting of the season to recognizing members of the Sheridan community involved in both philanthropy and professional development earlier this week. Awards were presented to 14 Sheridan College students involved in technical programs, while the executive director of the nonprofit Food Group Read More

Dayton OK’s conservation subdivision

DAYTON — The first conservation subdivision to be considered in Wyoming was approved by Dayton Town Council at its regular meeting Wednesday. The McMeans subdivision, owned by Michael and Vicky McMeans, was approved by the county planning and zoning commission May 2. With approval from Dayton Town Council, it will now be considered by the Read More

City on path to implement curbside recycling program

SHERIDAN — The solid waste division for the city of Sheridan completed its curbside recycling evaluation and recycling opinion survey in 2012-2013 and has determined that this fiscal year may be a prime time to begin a curbside recycling program in Sheridan. “Our intent today was to show City Council that we are probably in Read More

Rec. District budget down slightly for FY2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District spoke about their budget before the Sheridan City Council and at their own board meeting Wednesday. The district proposed a Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which begins July 1, slightly less than last year’s. In 2012-13 the SRD had a $1.2 million budget, and this year’s allocates $1,181,150. The SRD’s operating revenue Read More

Legion poppy drive Saturday

SHERIDAN — American Legion No. 7 Auxiliary will hold a poppy drive at Walmart and Warehouse Market on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members will be handing out poppies and collecting donations for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan. The poppies are made in veterans hospitals by disabled veterans and are a Read More

SMH moves cashier’s office

SHERIDAN — The cashier’s office at Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been moved to the front entrance of the hospital, according to a press release. The office is located immediately to the left after entering the main hospital doors. The cashier’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients can Read More

VA hosting mental health event

SHERIDAN — To wrap up Mental Health Awareness Month, the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a mental health awareness event May 30. “Understanding and Combating the Stigma of Mental Health” will be presented by Social Work and Homeless Veteran Housing Coordinator Deb Stevens and Dr. Vivianne Tran. The presentation will be from 9-11 Read More

People Assistance Food Bank fundraiser Fri. and Sat.

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have a picnic on Main Street in front of JC Penney and Accents of Wyoming on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving cheddar-bacon brats, hamburgers and salad. They will also be selling tickets for two raffle prizes as part of their Read More

Senior Center and TRVCC sponsoring picnic at Poulson-Griffith Youth Camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center and Tongue River Valley Community Center invite you to celebrate Memorial Day with a picnic at Poulson-Griffith Youth Camp on May 30. The camp is five miles west of Sheridan on Big Goose Road (take Loucks Street west) and provides a park-like setting on the banks of Big Goose Read More

Vets Council planning Memorial Day events

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Veterans Council has a number of Memorial Day activities planned. On May 26 from 1-4 p.m. Girl Scouts and community volunteers will be placing flag holders on the graves of veterans at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Volunteers should be at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. for orientation. It will be helpful Read More

Rec. District hoping to make a splash

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board of trustees has taken the first real step toward funding a new Kendrick Pool. Last night at their regular meeting, the board finalized details of a capital funding request letter they plan to submit for a new Kendrick Pool. Parameters of the new pool, including square footage and even its location Read More

First People’s Center wins $5K, director recognized

May 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — The First People’s Center for Education in Sheridan has received a $5,000 donation from Safeco Insurance in honor of Executive Director Charitina Fritzler, who recently received its Community Hero Award. Just 16 people across the nation received the Community Hero Award. An ongoing online voting contest will give the 16 winners a chance Read More

Police, fire chiefs discuss FY2014 budgets, goals

SHERIDAN — The executive heads of the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue appeared before the City Council Tuesday afternoon to outline their plans for the upcoming fiscal year. Both SPD Chief Richard Adriaens and SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said that despite a handful of changes to their budgets, citizens can expect the same level Read More

Newsweek names SHS ‘Best Public High School’

SHERIDAN — For the second time, Sheridan High School has been named a “Best Public High School” by Newsweek magazine. SHS is the only Wyoming high school to make the 2013 list. SHS first made the magazine’s list in 2008. The criteria for selection are graduation rate, college entrance and the number of students taking Read More