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SHS students, staff take time for 1-mile walk to promote healthy lifestyles

May 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Friday, students at Sheridan High School participated in National Physical Education and Sport Week by walking a mile. “As a state, Wyoming wanted to do this initiative, Move Wyoming, and try to get every kid in Wyoming doing some kind of activity or movement during the week,” SHS physical education teacher Corey Read More

Big Horn releases spring concert schedules

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School and Big Horn Middle School have scheduled their spring concerts. Performances are: • Tuesday — 7 p.m., high school guitar class • May 15 — 7 p.m., high school jazz band • May 16 — 7 p.m., elementary and middle school band, grades five through eight • May 21 Read More

Dayton woman selected for honor society

SHERIDAN — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Meghan Johnson of Dayton was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent Read More

SCCD presenting open house ‘Soil, Water and You’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is providing a chance for the public to learn about their programs and cost-share opportunities for corral relocations, off-channel stock water, fencing, riparian buffers, grazing management and septic system replacements.“Soil, Water and You” will be the theme of the SCCD open house Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Read More

AARP senior driving class Saturday

SHERIDAN — A one-day AARP driver safety class will be offered Saturday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and over to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how to compensate for them. Rich Macht Read More

Unity event at Kendrick Park Friday

SHERIDAN — Easter Seals, Eagle Ridge and Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming — Sheridan’s local organizations serving developmentally disabled adults — are teaming up to promote “Unity in the Community.” “Unity in the Community” encourages unity among the organizations’ clients and with the rest of the Sheridan community. The first unity event will be Read More

Relay for Life fundraiser May 18

SHERIDAN — A garage sale fundraiser for one of Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life teams will be held May 18. The sale will open at 7 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. There will be vendors and food will be available for purchase. Item donations are being accepted. The sale will Read More

Combat Color Run draws 200

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area residents took some time out of their busy schedules to throw colored powder at each other for a good cause Sunday morning at Sheridan College. The SC Veteran’s Affairs department organized a Combat Color Run which drew more than 200 runners, walkers and — most entertaining of the group — the Read More

A new ‘Dead Island’ vacation with zombies

May 3, 2013

Zombie stories never have happy endings. So when the heroes of 2011′s “Dead Island” made it out alive, you knew there had to be a catch. The catch is that any video game that isn’t a complete flop gets a follow-up these days. And as “Dead Island Riptide” (Deep Silver, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation Read More

Helm’s series coming to Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo’s latest slate of original programming is led by Ed Helms as a 4-inch-tall crime fighter. “Tiny Commando,” created by the “The Office” star, was unveiled Monday night in a presentation by Yahoo to advertisers in New York. It stars Helms, along with Zachary Levi, of “Chuck,” and Gillian Jacobs, of Read More

Painting by Big Horn student wins statewide award

SHERIDAN — Alex Eisele turned some simple objects on her dresser into a trip to Washington, D.C. Eisele, a senior at Big Horn High School, recently won the Congressional Award at the Wyoming High School Art Symposium with her painting “Dresser Top.” She describes the painting as a highly detailed piece of items on the Read More

TR Elementary holding ‘Bike to School Week’

From staff reports RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School students will get to take a two-wheeled ride to school next week. The Sheridan County Wellness Council is sponsoring “Bike to School Week” next week and several bike and bike-related activities are being held at the school. Students prepared for the ride May 1 by going Read More

The Wyoming bachelor’s life in the 1940s

I met George Alvin Dowdy at a horse sale in 1947. I was 14 and Dowdy was 18. The friendship lasted 50 years until he died in 1998. His uncle, Charley Dowdy, had married Bessie Wellman. They all lived at the Wellman ranch about 13 miles south of town. Charley Dowdy and Bessie Wellman went Read More

Teens find niche volunteering at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Somewhere between wanting to play the games in elementary school and not old enough to work or drive, presents a challenge for middle school and younger high school students. Two young ladies found a positive use of this time in their lives to help make the Senior Center the vibrant, active place it Read More

Urban chickens make backyard comeback

SHERIDAN — If you’ve been to a feed store recently, you’ve seen them — the little peeping balls of fuzz in horse troughs that draw you over for a look. Baby chickens and ducks. There was a time when keeping chickens and ducks was part of any family farm. Fresh eggs were gathered, coops were Read More

Local schools honored by U.S. news

Three local high schools have been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. Sheridan High School received a silver award this year, and had the second highest ranking in the state behind Jackson Hole High School. This is the second year the high school has received a silver award. In addition, Big Horn Read More

P&Z approves first conservation subdivision

SHERIDAN — The first conservation subdivision to be considered in Sheridan County received the go-ahead on step one of its journey toward becoming an official subdivision dedicated to preserving open space. The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the permit for the McMeans Conservation Subdivision west of Dayton at its meeting Thursday. A Read More

New regs set for West Tensleep Corridor

SHERIDAN — New regulations regarding dispersed camping and containment of solid human waste are in effect in the West Tensleep Corridor in the Bighorn National Forest, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service. The corridor, located about 45 miles west of Buffalo off U.S. Highway 16, is a heavily used recreation area Read More

P&Z OKs minor subdivision at Big Horn ‘Y’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved by a three to one vote a minor subdivision located at the Big Horn “Y” at its regular meeting Thursday. Board member Audrey Brown voted against the subdivision because she said she didn’t think it was necessary. The property is located at the junction of Read More

8 selected for Boys State

SHERIDAN — Eight local seniors have been for the 65th annual Wyoming Boys State Conference June 1-7 in Douglas. Sheridan delegates are Aaron Campbell, son of Bill and Kelli Campbell; Dylan Lindly, son of Daniel and Juli Lindly; and Henry Smith, son of Shelleen Smith. Big Horn delegates are Kristopher Johnson, son of Toby and Read More

BH teachers challenge students to engage

BIG HORN — Big Horn Elementary third-grade teachers Laurie Graves and Lamont Clabaugh have received national recognition from the Pearson Foundation through The Model Classroom program for their project “The Then and Now of Sheridan County.” The Model Classroom recognized just 20 projects this year and the goal is to encourage learning outside of the Read More

County to apply mag. chloride to roads

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will continue its annual magnesium chloride application project Monday through Thursday. The roads scheduled for this week include: Lower Powder River Road (County Road 269), Coal Creek Road (CR 195), Thompson Creek Road (CR 219), Murphy Gulch Road (CR 147), Meade Creek Road (CR Read More

SC wind and jazz ensembles’ final concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform their final concert of the year, “Lincoln Portrait,” on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Sheridan High School auditorium. The ensembles are directed by Dr. Michael P. Flynn. At 6 p.m. Flynn will discuss the works to be performed. The jazz ensemble will Read More

DSA to hang flower pots May 18

SHERIDAN — Join the Downtown Sheridan Association on May 18 to help prepare and hang the flower pots for the downtown lampposts. Meet at the Sheridan College Greenhouses, 3059 Coffeen Ave., at 7 a.m. to pot the flowers. After the potting is finished, the group will head downtown and hang the flowers. At 9 a.m. Read More

SC nursing club hosting 5K and 10K

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Nursing Club will host a 5K and 10K “fun run” May 18 starting at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds south entrance on Victoria Street. All proceeds from the race will go to the Sheridan Health Center (formerly known as the Free Clinic). There will also be a raffle Read More