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SHS takes third at Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School earned a third-place finish at the 19th annual Wyoming Academic Challenge on Dec. 6 at Sheridan College. Eighteen teams from across the state competed, with Cheyenne East High School finishing first and Big Piney High School finishing second. SHS took third with 98 points with team members Lachlan Brennan, Adam… Continue Reading

Churches to host ‘Blue Christmas’ service Wed.

SHERIDAN — Local churches are working together to host a Blue Christmas worship service Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For many, Christmas can be a painful time for a variety of reasons that can cause individuals to feel alone or blue. First Christian, Trinity Lutheran and First United Methodist churches… Continue Reading

Tickets for the 2015 Wine Fest on sale Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association announced that tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on Tuesday. The event set for March 6 at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. Two levels of tickets are available.… Continue Reading

Proposal would require kids in school at younger age

Proposal would require kids in school at younger age

SHERIDAN — During the November conference of the Wyoming School Board Association, a resolution proposed by Sheridan County School District 2 to lower the age at which students are required to enroll in school was adopted and is now working its way toward the state Legislature. The WSBA represents the interests of its member local… Continue Reading

Water shortage: New project could provide long-term water supply

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board received initial approval Thursday for a project that could provide an efficient, cost-effective way to obtain needed long-term water supplies for the Sheridan area. The approval — which won’t be final until the Wyoming Legislature approves the Omnibus Water Bill… Continue Reading

Changes in Sheridan College placement structure pays off

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s efforts to get their students in college-level English and math courses faster seems to be paying off. After piloting changes to both the placement in and the structure of developmental education, or remedial, courses last year at the college, some new initiatives were implemented this fall that officials hoped would accomplish… Continue Reading

Sunday and Monday Events Dec. 13, 2014

Sunday • 1 p.m., Music by Mike Kuzara at the Big Horn Historical Society meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Third St., Big Horn • 2 p.m., “Christmas at the Carriage House,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military • 2:45 p.m., Celebration of Life… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Dec. 13, 2014

GEAR UP welcomes family to Tuesday event SHERIDAN — Sheridan County GEAR UP students and their families are invited to Family Night at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event will include presentations, games and video clips, and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early… Continue Reading

What are our water supply needs?

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press sat down with City Public Works Director Nic Bateson to discuss the area’s current water supply and future water supply needs. The discussion applied to the supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. • Where is the area’s current water supply stored? Twin Lakes, Park Reservoir and Dome… Continue Reading

NWCCD nominates 6 for leadership awards

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District will submit six names for consideration for this year’s Wyoming Association of Community College Trustee Leadership Awards. The individuals were each nominated by their peers within the NWCCD. Criteria for the awards are different for each category, but all involve excellence in the individuals’ chosen areas, contributions… Continue Reading

Center Stage: And I get paid for this?

Renee Meador is a Sheridan resident. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. The best job I ever had was picking and arranging wildflowers. Then I had to identify them. The bouquet recipients… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 13, 2014

• Out on the town: Soup, Christmas light tour and dessert, Monday, Dec. 22. Join us for Jean’s hearty vegetable soup at 5:30 p.m. with the tour to follow. End the evening with a hot beverage and a treat at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Return time is 8 p.m. The entire package is $13… Continue Reading

Lights, cameras…fun!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — For many, Christmas includes a tour of neighborhoods to see homes decorated for the holiday. The Senior Center is offering its annual Christmas lights tour for older adults again this year. The tour has been part of the center’s community activities for several years. “I’ve been going… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Judy Chen

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Judy Chen, daughter of Ru and Chao Chen of Sheridan, is this week’s Summit Award winner. She maintains a 4.0 GPA despite a challenging course load, working part time, and many extracurricular activities. Jeanne Hackman was Chen’s Gifted and Talented English (GATE) teacher for three years. She… Continue Reading

Library to host Christmas craft program

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a free Christmas crafts program for young adults, in conjunction with Science Kids! on Wednesday. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Youth ages 10 and older are welcome to participate. Attendees will make homemade soaps, lotions and body scrubs. Each… Continue Reading

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ to focus on self-esteem

SHERIDAN — Self-esteem will be the next topic featured as part of the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars.” Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will discuss holiday stress in the seminar co-sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to everyone with no reservations required. The seminar… Continue Reading

Natural gas board meets with governor

SHERIDAN — At times, those working to bring natural gas to the Tongue River Valley have felt like Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill, watching it roll down and then pushing it back up again in an eternal cycle of frustration. However, progress has been made, Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Chairman Peter… Continue Reading

Lessons in court

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School government class observed a hearing Thursday at Sheridan County Circuit Court as a defendant petitioned the court for a change of bond. Keevin Donnell Ware, of Sheridan, has been incarcerated since his arrest Dec. 2. Judge Shelley Cundiff imposed a $2,500 cash bond Dec. 3. At 19 years old,… Continue Reading

SC: Fees for nursing, dental hygiene programs to increase in 2015

SHERIDAN — Fees will likely increase for students entering the Sheridan College nursing or dental hygiene programs in the fall of 2015. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young presented the proposed fee increases to the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Young noted that every program at the college operates at… Continue Reading

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

SHERIDAN — With the season of giving in full swing, the various charitable organizations in Sheridan County seem to be experiencing support in differing degrees. While organizers of the annual Community Holiday Dinner reported more donations and volunteers this year than ever before, programs like the Festival of Trees benefitting the Special Olympics and the… Continue Reading

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