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Sherian College offering Avalanche Awarenes course

November 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present an Avalanche Awareness Course in Johnson County on Saturday. SC welding instructor Carl Schiner, a Level I Avalanche instructor and National Ski Patroller, will present an interactive course aimed to encompass all backcountry enthusiasts including skiers, snowmobilers and ice climbers. The free course is open to the public and Read More

Big Horn Historical Society hosts Larry Pointer

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host Larry Pointer on Sunday. Pointer researched and wrote about a Huntley Irrigation Project farmer named Herbert Grice who was suspected to have ties to the Wild Bunch gang of outlaws in the early 1900’s. Pointer will present “Grice, Whom Nobody Could Catch” at the Big Read More

Challenging students and teachers to meet a new standard

SHERIDAN — Common Core State Standards, a set of standardized teaching guidelines, has been rolled out in most states and Wyoming is in its third year of implementation. The new standards have challenged students and teachers to meet new guidelines that are the same in almost every state in the country. The standards were designed Read More

Legislative Forum set for Jan. 15-16

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum provided by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee will be held Jan. 15-16, 2014 in Sheridan. The session is a chance to share issues with a full panel of our local representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature. A few 15 and 30 minute presentation slots are still available. If you’re Read More

Gov’t officials visit high school classes for face-to-face learning

SHERIDAN — They can’t vote yet — but they will someday. That is why it is important to get high school students thinking about how government works and how they can have a voice in legislation, especially at the city, county and state level. That is why three of Sheridan County’s six legislators went to Read More

Rec. board discusses Weed and Mosquito program

November 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board discussed the weed and mosquito program at length during their regular meeting Wednesday. Presented with renewal of their yearly weed and mosquito agreement with the City of Sheridan, the board discussed the expanding areas that the SRD is responsible for what with the addition of South Park and Read More

Flood plain management passes 2-1 in Dayton

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council passed on second reading by a vote of 2-1 an ordinance regarding flood plain management in the town of Dayton at its meeting Wednesday. Councilwoman Joey Sheeley voted against the ordinance. Councilman Bob Alley was absent. Mayor Bob Wood only casts a vote when there is a tie. One community Read More

Library hosts event to promote healing for those affected by suicide

SHERIDAN — Saturday, The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host one of six statewide events orchestrated to bring together people affected by suicide in an effort to promote healing. The event will feature a broadcast by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 11 a.m. Saturday to mark Nov. 23 as International Survivors of Read More

SFR responds to fire late Tuesday

SHERIDAN— Sheridan emergency responders were called to a housefire at approximately 9:30 Tuesday night. The blaze at 435 Burton Street appears to have started near a gas fireplace insert and extended to the exterior siding of the home. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said a neighbor had used a garden hose to apply water to Read More

SEEDA moves forward with economic development strategy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority welcomed three representatives from two different consulting firms Wednesday to complete research and move into phase two of formulating an upadated economic development strategy. Joel Simon and Sarah Miller from the Counsel for Adult and Experiential Learning and Tony DeLisi from partner firm Avalanche Consulting will Read More

Big Horn High School Drama Club to present play

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School Drama Club will present “No One Can Hear You Scream” on Nov. 26 and 27. This suspenseful “whodunit” is about Beverly Caine, wheelchair-bound daughter of Fiona Street, film star, who must discover who killed Mr. Purdy, the man helping her identify a newly discovered long-lost brother. The play Read More

Energy City Voices to be at Sheridan College Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a performance by the Gillette College Energy City Voices on Saturday. “One Singular Sensation” will include singing and dancing by the group comprised of 12 GC students. The musical show tells the tale a group of kids working in a diner in a small town. This is the performance Read More

Substance Abuse Prevention group to meet Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will meet on Monday. The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Topics of discussion will be the 2014 benchmarks provided by the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming and setting 2014 goals based on the benchmarks. A light lunch will Read More

A magic kickoff lunch

Second-grade teacher Meg Stransky searches for Alice as she plays the role of the Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland” during the kickoff lunch for “Imagine the Magic of Words” learning theme Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. The school decorated the lunchroom with cutout doors like the ones from the movie “Monsters Inc.” Teachers Read More

SFR Responds to Fire on Burton St.

November 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan emergency responders were called to a housefire at approximately 9:30 Tuesday night. The blaze at 435 Burton Street appears to have started near a gas fireplace insert and extended to the exterior siding of the home. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said a neighbor had used a garden hose to apply water Read More

Ranchester passes final reading on flood damage prevention

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading an ordinance revising the town’s regulations regarding flood damage prevention, Town Engineer Chris Johnson said. Adopting the revised rules and new Flood Insurance Rate Maps was required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program. Read More

BOCC approves agreement with logging company, grant app. for Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement with a logging company out of Buffalo for a fuel treatment project on Stumpy Ridge that will reduce the likelihood of another forest fire in the area that burned in 2006, forcing evacuations and destroying three cabins. The agreement states that JL & Sons Logging Read More

Train show at Taylor school Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Model Railroad Association will host a Train Show on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. model trains will be on display in the basement of Taylor School. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. The school is located at 1030 N. Main St. For more information or Read More

Range Management activies hosted at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Society for Range Management hosted activities at Sheridan College last week including lectures, a ranch tour, the annual Rangeland Cup youth forum competition and an address from SC President Dr. Paul Young. For the Cup, students receive their topics mid-October and must prepare research, a speech and a poster. The students Read More

23rd annual Holiday Dinner to be held Dec. 8

SHERIDAN — The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner with be held on Dec. 8. The all-volunteer committee is seeking individuals or businesses to help prepare. The dinner is in need of cash donations to purchase food and gift donations for gift bags which will be distributed to over 450 children and disabled adults. All donors Read More

Bird Farm release

Big Horn Bird Farm employee Nate Brown opens the cages as a pheasant takes flight Tuesday at a Public Land Trust area on Rock Creek Road in Johnson County. The Bird Farm will release thousands of pheasants throughout the region this week with the exception of 1,200 breeders to produce eggs for next spring.

Wragge appointed to national community college board

November 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Walter Wragge, a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, has been appointed as an associate committee member to the Association of Community College Trustees. The ACCT is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards that represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees form more than 1,200 community, Read More

Sheridan City Council to vote on favorite downtown public art

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors will have the chance to cast a different kind of vote in coming weeks. Following a presentation by representatives of the Sheridan Public Arts Committee at their meeting Monday, councilors were invited to vote for their favorite of 20 on-loan sculptures set up around downtown Sheridan. Artists from around the Read More

‘Warren Miller’s: Ticket to Ride’ to be shown Nov. 29 at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — “Warren Miller’s: Ticket to Ride” will be presented at the WYO Theater on Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m. This film is part of a series which highlights skiing in exotic locations throughout the world. It will showcase Chris Davenport skiing the West face of the Eiger, Julia Mancuso skiing in the Arctic Circle Read More

Phillippi graduates basic military training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Travis D. Phillippi graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Phillippi is the son of Duane Phillippi of Sheridan. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and Read More

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