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Consultants: Arts not strong enough to be economic focus

January 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority joint powers board received a sneak preview of a new career and technical education and training survey Thursday morning. The team reviewed initial findings of a consulting team comprised of members from the Center for Adult Experiential Learning and Avalanche Consulting during a conference call. The Read More

Start dreaming

CHEYENNE (AP) — Meet YoLo the Jackalope, the face of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. It beat out the bucking horse and other state icons to star as the centerpiece of the lottery logo. Warehouse Twenty One, a Cheyenne-based marketing firm, designed YoLo and the insignia. The fictitious critter received its name because it is jumping Read More

Man charged with possession of child porn

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office last week for sexual exploitation of a child. John William Zullig, Jr. was assigned a bond of $10,000 or 10 percent cash in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday for the charge of possession of child pornography. Judge Shelley Cundiff declined to provide Read More

Judiciary Committee brings hard-hitting bills

SHERIDAN — The 2013 interim session for the Joint Judiciary Committee brought some hard-hitting but critical bills before members, Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, said about his work with the Wyoming Legislature over the last year. Schiffer is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. To date, there are 18 bills listed that came out of the Read More

MSU announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Montana State University Billings has announced their fall 2013 Dean’s list recipients. In order to qualify for the honor, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or more while taking at least 12 credit hours which are not of a pass/fail nature. Jacqueline Minick of Ranchester and Jonathon Ahlquist, Barbara Deveraux Read More

Friendship tea set for Feb. 7

SHERIDAN — The Friendship Club of Sheridan (formerly the Sheridan Newcomers Club) will host a Get Acquainted Tea on Feb. 7. From 10 a.m. to noon at the Inner Circle in Sheridan Fulmer Public Library women of all ages are welcome to enjoy punch or tea and cookies. The tea is a chance to get Read More

SC rodeo banquet to feature live entertainment

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet will be held Feb. 8. The event is a fundraiser benefitting scholarships and operating costs for the men’s and women’s student-athlete rodeo teams. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Silent and live auctions Read More

Volunteers get matched with a local nonprofit

SHERIDAN — Volunteer Wyoming, a project of ServeWyoming, is helping volunteers be part of the solution and organizations be a trendsetter while locating additional support for their cause. Members of the community looking to be more involved but unsure where to start can register their interests and talents at to be paired with organizations Read More

SMH striving to increase use of Transitional Care Unit

January 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — In the last year, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been striving to provide greater continuity of care to its patients who need a step of care between surgery and returning home. Chief Information Officer Nyle Morgan updated the hospital board of trustees Wednesday on efforts in the last year to more fully utilize the Read More

Grant to provide cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation announced Wednesday that it received a $50,000 grant that will help provide cancer screenings and diagnostic tests for patients who don’t have insurance or are underinsured. The announcement was made at the hospital’s monthly board meeting. “It’s really exciting today to announce the culmination of conversations with the Read More

Sheridan resident charged with reckless endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man has been charged with reckless endangerment after he pointed a gun at a woman during an argument. Daniel Lovick appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday and was assigned a $2,500 unsecured bond. According to court documents, Lovick had spent the evening with a female friend, but when the woman Read More

Lunchtime seminar focuses on controlling fear

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Campus on Main Street hosted a “Brown Bag Lunch Seminar” Wednesday. This week’s installment of the series of free 40-minute classes taught by Lynn Gordon, a counselor at the Family and Personal Counseling Center in Sheridan, focused on understanding and managing fear. “I have lot of things I’ve prepared for Read More

‘Nominate Your Neighbor’ looking for nominees

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Roofing Residential and Commercial is asking residents to “Nominate Your Neighbor” for a free new roof. If you know someone who needs a new roof and cannot afford one, they could be chosen to receive a new Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration roof if you nominate them. Nominations should be submitted online at Read More

Ducks Unlimited hosting next membership banquet Feb. 8

SHERIDAN — The Buffalo Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their 30th annual membership banquet, dinner and auction on Feb. 8. DU works to meet the needs of waterfowl in Wyoming by creating and enhancing wetlands and associated upland habitats. The evening will include dinner, raffles and an auction. Auction items available will be wildlife Read More

Kit Wendtland named to Gonzaga University President’s list

SHERIDAN — Gonzaga University in Washington has announced their fall 2013 semester President’s list honor roll recipients. In order to qualify for the honor, students must earn a 3.7 minimum grade point average. Kit Wendtland of Sheridan has earned placement on the President’s list.

Ucross initiative wins Google Earth award

UCROSS — The Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative research team, based at the Ucross Foundation’s Raymond Plank Creative Center, has received a Google Earth Engine Research Award. The UHPSI is directed by Yale University’s Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies Chadwick Oliver and is staffed by a team of graduate students and research scientists Read More

Sheridan College to host free day of college

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present “Saturday University: The Free One-Day College Education” on Feb. 8. Members of the community are invited to go back to college for a day — minus the tests and late-night study sessions — as three professors from the University of Wyoming present lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read More

Grover loves his Broncos ‘man cave’

SHERIDAN — There are only two days standing between football fans and the biggest game of the year. If you’ve tried to buy balloons at Walmart in your team’s colors for your Super Bowl party, you’ve likely noticed the gaping holes where the orange and blue bags used to hang. Sheridan has Broncos fever. But Read More

Mercantile to spur growth in Ranchester

January 29, 2014

RANCHESTER — Earlier this month, Ranchester received a major step up in its economic development goals when it was approved for a $977,500 Community Readiness Grant through the Wyoming Business Council. Town engineer Chris Johnson, who prepared and submitted the grant, said contracts have yet to be signed — estimated to occur by March — Read More

Leibach to replace Wheeler at Sheridan High School

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has announced that Highland Park Elementary Principal Brent Leibach has been chosen as principal for Sheridan High School. Leibach will replace Dirlene Wheeler who is retiring in June 2014. His appointment was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 13. “Brent’s laser-like focus on education and improving Read More

Unemployment rises .5% since Nov.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s unemployment rate for December 2013 rose slightly to 4.9 percent, up 0.5 percent from the previous month. Statewide, the unemployment rate averages 4.4 percent, a figure that is unchanged from November, but 0.5 percent lower than the same months in 2012. Senior Economist for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research Read More

New phone scam hits Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department issued a warning Tuesday after reports of a phone scam featuring a caller who claims to be a local police officer and then solicits funds. The SPD does not conduct fundraisers for any of its services. In a press release, Sgt. Travis Koltiska revealed a caller notified the police Read More

Water line break at the Children’s Center causes over $100k in damages

SHERIDAN — A water line at the Children’s Center caused more than $100,000 in damage last month. The line associated with an upstairs bathroom broke within the facility the weekend of Dec. 14 and was discovered by staff Monday morning. By that time, the facility had four to six inches of standing water pooling on Read More

Sheridan County’s StormReady recognition renewed

SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service in Billings has renewed Sheridan County’s StormReady recognition for its continued support of improved communications and an increased level of severe weather awareness. StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness, and arms communities with Read More

Sadie Clarendon named to dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Southwestern University in Texas, has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list. To be selected for the list, students must have at least a 3.6 grade point average while taking at least 12 credit hours of courses and be in good standing with the university. Sadie Clarendon of Story was named to the Read More

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