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October 24, 2014

Apples to apples? Private school students don’t have to take standardized tests, but do anyway

SHERIDAN — While the Legislature continues to hear from school districts with pleas for changing, or not, the current mandated assessments, some schools are not required to administer standardized assessments at all, yet choose to do so. Private schools, as they are not receiving state funds, do not have to take the MAP, PAWS and Read More

Air service task force working through grant agreement for revenue guarantees

SHERIDAN — Plans for exactly how to use a $500,000 air service grant are still in the works as the Sheridan County Airport works with the Small Community Air Service Development Program to finalize the grant agreement. The announcement that Sheridan would receive the funding was made the first week of October. Brooke Chapman, director Read More

Backcountry horsemen meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will hold a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service office in Buffalo. Dr. Tad Tipton will speak at the meeting about his mobile veterinary service. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dwight Read More

Arts Council accepting applications for Blanchan, Doubleday awards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2015 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. The deadline to apply is midnight Nov. 17. The Neltje Blanchan Award of $1,000 is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or script that is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Read More

PRBRC meeting, auction set for Nov. 1

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will hold its 42nd annual meeting, auction and dinner Nov. 1 at the Holiday Inn. After dinner, University of Wyoming professor Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood will present this year’s keynote address, “Living behind the carbon curtain: Wyoming, energy and censorship.” Lockwood teaches natural sciences and humanities at UW. Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to present Christmas bazaar Nov. 1

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas craft bazaar Nov. 1. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse in Big Horn. The event will feature crafts alongside a bake sale. Fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee will be served in the morning and sloppy joes Read More

Local Events Oct. 24, 2014

Events for October 25, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kalif Shrine Ladies pre-holiday bazaar, 145 W. Loucks St. • 10 a.m., Pet-O-Ween fun run and costume contest, Kendrick Park, $5 fee per entry • 11 a.m., book signing for Darcy Lipp-Acord, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery, 206 N. Main St. • 2 p.m., Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 24, 2014

Brinton to host scavenger hunt  Saturday BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a scavenger hunt and party Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Organizers encourage those who plan to attend to wear costumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and play with creepy crawly exhibits with Science Kids, make Halloween crafts and enjoy Read More

Ready or not, here they come: Local dentists give tips on avoiding tooth decay caused by Halloween

October 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Chances are, they are coming, whether you are ready for it or not. Soon there will be a gathering in your kitchen, a collection at your desk and maybe even a few stragglers hanging out in your car. You are about to be surrounded by them: pieces of Halloween candy. Don’t panic. The Read More

SC tech center project gaining momentum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College tech center construction is gaining momentum after the Wyoming State Building Commission approved planning dollars for the project and two other community college projects last week. The WSBC, comprised of five elected state officials, recommended Level II planning dollars for the Sheridan College tech center, a visual arts center at Read More

Poaching numbers similar to past years

SHERIDAN — If you think there’s been more poaching this year than in previous years, you’re wrong. According to Bud Stewart, a public information specialist with Wyoming Game and Fish, there hasn’t been any more poaching this year than there has been in previous years. Stewart said that the Sheridan area saw 31 serious poaching Read More

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New equipment will allow for faster production of compost

SHERIDAN — Raking leaves can be more than a good workout or chore this fall. When leaves and other forms of “green waste” such as twigs and grass clippings are taken to the city landfill, they are added to the city’s composting operation and become fodder for growing vibrant gardens around town next spring. Previously, Read More

SHS seeking community members for ‘super choir’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School choir director Suzie Schatz-Benson is looking for community members to participate in a “super choir.” According to a press release from the school, on Jan. 18, the largest group of singers ever assembled from Sheridan County will perform two songs with full orchestra as part of the Host Night Concert Read More

First United Methodist Church to host pumpkin carving, trunk or treat

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will offer two activities to help area residents prepare for Halloween. On Sunday at 4 p.m., church officials have invited the community to transform pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. Bring your own pumpkin and carving tools to participate. Pizza will be served once the pumpkins are carved. On Oct. 31, the Read More

Holy Name to celebrate 100th anniversary with concert

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a concert Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Organizer say students will sing their way through the years, from 1914 up through 2014 with songs like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Rock Around the Clock.” Admission to the concert is free, but donations Read More

SC to host ‘Inside view from Mars on the world of commodities’

SHERIDAN — Two of Mars, Inc.’s global officials will present on a variety of business and agriculture topics at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The free presentation will be held inside the Whitney Presentation Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Global Commodity Senior Manager Luke Marriott and Global Chief Procurement Officer  Brice Russell will present on five topics: Read More

Laumann to present at Big Horn Historical Society

BIG HORN — Local historian Helen Laumann will present a program on the Civilian Conservation Camps at the October meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn. The meeting will begin with a potluck Read More

Enzi accepting applications for spring 2015 page position

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is now accepting applications from high school juniors to be a Senate Page for the spring session in Washington, D.C. There are a total of 30 page positions in the Senate and Enzi is sponsoring a Wyoming student to serve in one of them. The deadline for applications Read More

Friday Events Oct. 23, 2014

Events for Friday, October 24, 2014 • 7 p.m., encore performance of “42nd Street,” WYO Theater, 42. N. Main St., $20 for adults, $10 for students

Local Briefs Oct. 23, 2014

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’ SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased through Read More

Reward offered for damaged statue

SHERIDAN — The artist who created the sculpture “Bringing on the Heat” has offered a $500 cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the damage in the attempted theft. The Sheridan Police Department is currently investigating the damage to that sculpture, as well as the theft of two other sculptures, Read More

Big Horn reading program helps students learn on multiple levels

October 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — The classrooms in Big Horn Elementary School are taking a unique approach to reading, based not on grade level, but rather ability level. Leveraging the information received by the benchmark assessments already in place, the school uses the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Books system to form cross-classroom small reading groups, called flood groups, Read More

SCSD1 shaves $1 million off cost of new elementary

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 is one step closer to having its new elementary school funding approved after shaving $1 million off the project. The development of the new Tongue River Elementary school, which was originally to begin construction this summer, was halted during June’s Board of Trustees meeting after all bids for Read More

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