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Broken water pipe ends classes, causes little damage

February 13, 2014

CLEARMONT — The Arvada/Clearmont School suffered a water leak on Feb. 6 resulting in early dismissal for students, but luckily, very little damage. According to Sheridan County School District 3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui, the leak happened in the kindergarten and first-grade classroom. He said the extreme cold temperatures caused a fire sprinkler head to freeze Read More

Rec. facility could cost $48 million, operate at $1.7 million deficit

SHERIDAN — Two planning documents developed in relation to the multipurpose recreation facility being discussed by SCSD 2 indicate that the project could cost $48 million and potentially operate at an annual deficit of $1.7 million. As part of its investigation into creating a large, multipurpose recreation center adjacent to Sheridan High School, Sheridan County Read More

Snow causing budget woes

SHERIDAN — There is more to come — snow, that is. While some may wish the weather gods would remove Sheridan from their list of locations on which to dump more of the white stuff, County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said county snow removal crews typically expect the heaviest snows to come in March, April Read More

Sheriff’s office looking for three suspects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to locate three suspects for questioning in connection with a burglary of a liquor store in Ranchester over the weekend. Deputies have arrested one juvenile in connection with the heist and are searching for accomplices to the forcible entry of the Silver Spur Bar and theft Read More

Local Republican Party to hold Sheridan County Caucus Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will hold its 2014 Sheridan County Caucus Feb. 22. All Republican precinct committeemen and women, along with Sheridan County registered Republicans are welcome to attend. The Republican Caucus will convene in order to draft resolutions, platforms and bylaws for the county and state party. During the caucus delegates Read More

Sagebrush art center to host special class Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a special class “Uncapped” on Feb. 22. This painting workshop is tailored to adults and children and will be taught by Tongue River High School art student Hannah Johnston. Johnston will guide the class in a 20X16 painting with local artist Sonja Caywood serving as her Read More

Equine Assisted Therapy program to conduct volunteer orientation Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership Equine Assisted Therapy program will host volunteer orientation on Saturday, Feb. 22 and March 1. Lessons will be starting March 3 and several volunteer positions are available including grooming, side walking and stable help. All three classes are required for volunteer certification. Saturday’s class will begin at Read More

Getting ready for Valentine’s day

Jennifer Flannery rearranges vases of flowers for delivery Wednesday at Annie Greenthumbs. Valentine’s day is one of the busiest times of the year for the floral shop, which hires part-time help to keep up with the demand.

Chamber boasts continued growth

SHERIDAN — This year’s annual report from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce highlighted the progress and growth of the organization in the past year. Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson was the main speaker at the group’s monthly luncheon Wednesday, and she highlighted how she and her team worked to support and enhance local businesses. Johnson Read More

Pheasants Forever Banquet to be held Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The annual Pheasants Forever Banquet and Auction will be held Feb. 22. The fundraising buffet banquet benefits the Sheridan/Johnson County chapter of Pheasants Forever and will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $60 each or $90 per couple and purchases include a membership in the Read More

Kiwanis to host ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Feb. 21 at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” Feb. 21. This youth talent show will present children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate. There will also be an overall winner who will receive a scholarship toward Read More

Rising costs force some doctors to restructure

February 12, 2014

  By Tracee Davis and Hannah Wiest SHERIDAN — Independent physicians are becoming a rarity across the nation, and Sheridan is no exception. While many doctors are willingly giving up their independence to join larger groups to share the burden of on-call time and back office functions, others persist against growing industry oversight that renders Read More

Crashed car abandoned on Dana Ave. last week

SHERIDAN — A vehicle reported stolen from Holmes Avenue in Sheridan was found crashed last week. The story of the 1995 Subaru Impreza and how it ended up on the side of the road up against a telephone poll is a case that passed through the hands of both the Sheridan Police and the Sheridan Read More

City crews work to fix two breaks

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan crews were busy Tuesday dealing with two water line breaks. A break in a water main on 11th Street closed down a section of the street from 2 p.m. to about 9 p.m., Utility Maintenance Superintendent Ken Hirschman said. Approximately 12 houses were without water for about five hours. The pipe Read More

City planning board less active than past years

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Planning Commission, a volunteer board of seven community members, is scheduled to meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month. However, since September, the Commission has met only twice. City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs said there are a few reasons for the lack of Planning Commission meetings over the Read More

New parent-teacher conference dates set

SHERIDAN — Due to the snow day held Oct. 4, 2013, Sheridan County School District 2 has announced new calendar schedules with make-up dates and dates for parent-teacher conferences. Feb. 20 was originally scheduled to be an early release day and will now be a full school day. Feb. 21 was originally scheduled to be Read More

SAGE to host artist’s reception Thursday at 5:30

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al (SAGE) will host an artist’s reception and gallery talk on Thursday. From 5:30-7 p.m. the public is welcome to visit the gallery and enjoy refreshments as SAGE presents “Cowboy Country: Photographs by Mary and Arthur ‘Pete’ Dailey” which is on display now. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery is Read More

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ set for Feb. 19

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Feb. 19. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and Read More

Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum to host Presidents Day event Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host “Fun at the Museum: Presidents Day Crafts and History” on Monday in the community room at the Johnson County Library. This free event is open to everyone and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call 684-9331. The library is located at 171 Read More

Wyoming Geriatric Education Center to host workshop on ‘End-of-Life Care’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) will host an educational workshop on “End-of-Life Care” on Feb. 19 and 21. The agenda will be the same for each day and the cost to attend either series is $50 for adults or $35 for students but the fee will be waived for Sheridan College nursing Read More

Alternative school to take over old Highland Park

February 11, 2014

At their regular monthly board meeting, the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees voted to approve moving the Fort Mackenzie/Wright Place campus from its current location at Sheridan Junior High to the old Highland Park Elementary School. The old Highland Park school is currently housing students from Coffeen Elementary. However, those students will Read More

Ranchester bar burglarized; $2,000 in alcohol taken

RANCHESTER — Deputies with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the burglary of a liquor store in Ranchester that happened over the weekend. SCSO Lt. Mark Conrad said the owners of the Silver Spur Bar called Sunday morning after noticing the building had been forcefully broken into and a substantial amount of liquor was Read More

Officials seek funding to subsidize air service provider

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution at its staff meeting Monday that will start the process of improving commercial air service in Sheridan County. The resolution said the commissioners approve of the Critical Air Service Team filing an application to receive funds from the state in order to subsidize air service Read More

Wyoming Artist Blacksmith Winter Forge-In scheduled for Feb. 28

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Artist Blacksmiths will host a Winter Forge-In, an event intended to expose the public to the art of blacksmithing. The event is open to all, including beginners, and will be held Feb. 28 through March 2. The key presenter will be Mark Constable, a blacksmith visiting from Humberside, England, for this Read More

Montana State announces fall graduates

SHERIDAN — Montana State University has announced their fall graduates. Commencement ceremonies held on Dec. 14 granted diplomas to more than 1,000 undergraduates. John Hannahs of Parkman graduated with honors, a distinction given to those achieving between a 3.25-3.69 cumulative grade point average.

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