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School finance committee continues to evaluate school funding

SHERIDAN — Continuing to reevaluate Wyoming’s funding model of K-12 schools, the Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration heard suggestions for salary increases and changes to the regional cost adjustment this week. With recalibration occurring just every five years, the committee formed to offer suggestions during the legislative meeting that will take place in the… Continue Reading

Firefighters respond to fire in Bighorn National Forest

SHERIDAN —  Ten Bighorn National Forest and Bureau of Land Management firefighters responded to the Bald Fire, which was reported Monday afternoon. Firefighters held the lightning-caused fire to about two-tenths of an acre and continued to work on the fire through the day Tuesday. The fire started in heavy timber at the head of the… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers at the residency. This… Continue Reading

Museum to offer special events for Rodeo Week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will offer several special events and discounted or free days throughout the next couple of weeks in honor of the Fourth of July and Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week. Celebrate Independence Day with a look back at Sheridan County’s past. The Sheridan County Museum will be open from 10 a.m.… Continue Reading

Not too late to sign up for Rodeo Royalty competition

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty Competition to select the 2016 royalty is coming Monday to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, and it’s not too late to join as a contestant. Girls between the ages of 10 and 24 will compete in horsemanship, appearance and personality rounds in order to vie for the 2016 Sheridan… Continue Reading

Sheridan unveils new recycling digs

Sheridan unveils new recycling digs

SHERIDAN — With curbside recycling about a month away, Sheridan recycling center staff welcomed community members Monday afternoon to check out the upgraded facility as the city makes its final push to beginning the program on Aug. 3. The last two weeks of July, residents in single-family homes and duplexes will start receiving blue, 96-gallon… Continue Reading

State funding may fall short for mentally ill patients

SHERIDAN — State legislators and executive branch officials last week discussed cost cutting methods in regard to involuntary holds of severely mentally ill patients in hospitals around the state. The state currently has $4.4 million set aside in its two-year budget to pay for the care of mentally ill patients who have been hospitalized due… Continue Reading

Brinton to host gallery talk Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum’s Assistant Curator Katie Belton will host a gallery talk titled “To Honor The Plains Nations” on Wednesday. Beginning at 10 a.m., premier exhibit of American Indian art in the new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s John and Adrienne Mars American Indian Gallery at the museum will be highlighted, focusing on… Continue Reading

Vandal pleads guilty

SHERIDAN — The Story man who vandalized Whitney Commons and several other signs and buildings near Sheridan Avenue pleaded guilty in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Luke Young, 19, told Judge Shelley Cundiff he and some friends — the Sheridan Police Department previously cited two minors — spray-painted a few locations June 9 and… Continue Reading

WCCC drafts 2016 budget

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community College Commission outlined a draft budget for all community colleges in the state. If accepted by the governor and Legislature, the budget will go into effect July 1, 2016. The Commission provides coordination and accountability for the seven colleges within the state, and is tasked with setting tuition rates and… Continue Reading

Building a year-round destination

Building a year-round destination

SHERIDAN — Since the purchase and sale agreement with the U.S. Forest Service was signed on June 19, the representatives for the Antelope Butte Foundation have reiterated that 2015 is the “go year.” For the first time since the revitalization of the Antelope Butte Ski Area was conceptualized, the ABF is on a financial deadline… Continue Reading

Local students attend Wyoming Girls State

SHERIDAN — Samantha Hamilton, Julie Tritschler, Anastasia Giljum, Heather Bergey, Madison Pehringer, Allison Reed and Catherine Winnop, Girls State Delegates from Sheridan County, attended the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State held on the campus of Northwest College, in Powell on June 7-14. During the program, which is operated in accordance with… Continue Reading

Probation, counseling for man in domestic fight

SHERIDAN — A man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for domestic battery in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday after his housemate pleaded not guilty to the same charge. Judge Shelley Cundiff suspended a 60-day jail sentence for David Williamson, 39, of Sheridan in favor of probation and counseling at Volunteers of America. Williamson… Continue Reading

What are your Fourth of July plans?

SHERIDAN — Firework shows will be available for the whole county July 4, but some people may have to drive a bit to get there. Connor Battlefield State Park in Ranchester will host live music starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. That’s when Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers start playing the blues, rockabilly, surf and… Continue Reading

Arrest made in Whitney Commons vandalism case

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department last week arrested a man authorities allege vandalized Whitney Commons. Luke Young, 19, of Story was arrested and jailed Thursday evening. He was charged with destruction of property $500-$1,000. Last week, SPD cited two minors for vandalism in relation to the case. On June 10, residents awoke to notice… Continue Reading

Play tennis this week at ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with tennis at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Rapid Creek Rangers to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Summertime in Sheridan means lots of celebrating and getting together with friends old and new. It also means that the Rapid Creek Rangers are coming to town. In the early 1970s, a group of local kids formed a band covering songs made famous by musicians such as the Beatles, James Taylor, Carole King,… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday to feature Kim Fuka

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on… Continue Reading

The evolution of the American front porch

The evolution of the American front porch

SHERIDAN — Front porches are as American as apple pie, and the history of the American front porch is in some ways the history of the American people as well. From evolving status symbols and evolving functions to declining (and possibly resurging) use, the evolution of the porch is a uniquely American phenomenon. The modern… Continue Reading

Digging up wildflowers could cost you

Digging up wildflowers could cost you

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — Picking flowers is a part of life whether young or old, but gardeners should be weary when looking to take wildflowers and place them in their yard. “It is illegal to remove them by digging them up and transplanting them,” Bighorn National Forest spokeswoman Susie Douglas said. Local authorities can fine… Continue Reading

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