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2013 strolling still in full swing

December 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The 2013 Christmas Stroll event may be over but the strolling is not. Stroll buttons continue to offer you three ways to win through the end of the year. Each of the 95 participating businesses will continue to display unclaimed winning numbers through Dec. 24 or until the owner of the matching button Read More

Thursday last day to donate to Tongue River Valley food drive

SHERIDAN — The final day for donations to the Tongue River Valley food drive currently in progress is Thursday. Donations of non-perishable food items can be made before then at five locations. The food will be used in the local area. If you would like to help sort or deliver food please contact Brenda Nixon Read More

High expectations, family can cause holiday stress

SHERIDAN — If Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of whimsical wonder, why do so many people feel as though they have a rock in the stomach when they think about the holidays? It turns out that being surrounded by festive decorations and cheery personas only goes so far to protect against the Read More

Honoring friends with a little light

December 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Years ago, when her mother passed away, she bought a white light in her honor as part of the Trees of Love project at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. That light shone with hundreds of other lights on the trees in front of the hospital, a symbolic display of love for those who were no Read More

Sheridan Angels continue expansion efforts

SHERIDAN — The home-grown Sheridan Angels network is quickly growing beyond its informal roots. The Facebook-based group, initiated by Sheridan transplant Kelley Mason, now entails a board of directors and exists as a nonprofit limited liability company registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State, with plans to file for tax exempt status by the end Read More

Kids learn hunting skills at Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

SHERIDAN — Fifteen area youth participated in the fourth annual Kids’ Hunt at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site this past weekend, bagging a total of 27 pheasants. The historic site is a registered Hunter Management Area with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and offers hunting opportunities during the year. However, the Kids’ Read More

Celebrate Special Olympics, holidays with Festival of Trees

SHERIDAN — The first time Angel Yager saw her son win a gold medal in Special Olympics, the joy on his face as he stood on the podium and received his award was the most she’d ever seen. That image of joy would have been enough, she said, but then she looked around the crowd Read More

Boley explains aspects of hunger, how to help

SHERIDAN — Sheridan community members and Sheridan College students will soon have the opportunity to learn about the effects of hunger and how they can help in the Sheridan area. Sheridan College instructor and registered dietitian Georgia Boley will present to Sheridan College students today, showing how hunger can strike any household and how it Read More

SC to present a winter concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College department of music will present “A Winter Concert…a Musical Celebration” on Saturday. The Collegiate Chorale, the Chamber Choir, a brass quintet and special guests acappella choir Scared Pitchless and string duo String Chicks will perform four songs of the nativity by Howard Blake and “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Read More

TRHS to host ‘Taste of Tongue River’ Tues.

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School will host the annual Taste of Tongue River on Tuesday. The showcase of the music, art and family and consumer science departments’ students will begin at 5:30 p.m. Projects will be on display, the TRHS and middle school music students will perform and then a sampling of food from Read More

Bell choir to perform at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Bell Choir will perform Sunday at Kendrick Mansion. The performance will begin at 4 p.m. and include seasonal favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night.” Kendrick Mansion is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For more information contact the church at 672-9779.

Holiday scavenger hunt set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Dig out your ugly sweaters and gather your teams for a Christmas scavenger hunt. On Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. a citywide scavenger hunt will be held, starting at 118 W. Fifth St. The cost is $20 per team if preregistered or $30 at the door. Each participant must also bring a white elephant Read More

Endless ways to give

SHERIDAN — The holiday season is all about giving and receiving and this year, there are plenty of opportunities for Sheridan residents to participate in the giving part of the season. The Sheridan area is home to many nonprofits and organizations that are working hard this season to ensure that the holidays are happy for Read More

SAGE Members Winter Show reception Thurs.

SHERIDAN — An artists’ reception for the annual SAGE Members Winter Show will be held Thursday at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery located at the Sheridan College Main Street campus. The show is currently open and will be shown through Jan. 31. The reception will run from 5:30-7 p.m Thursday. The public is invited and refreshments Read More

SC Foundation hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation Board of Directors has hired a new executive director, Tim Stransky. The SCF is an independent nonprofit corporation that raises funds from private sources to support Sheridan College projects and programs that fall beyond the College’s operating budget. Stransky is a Wyoming native who received his Bachelor of Arts Read More

SHS grad to skydive into Broncos-Titans game

SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan resident Allison Reay will be part of a team of professional skydivers making an aerial entrance to the Sports Authority Field at Mile High prior to the start of the Dec. 8 Denver Broncos game against the Tennessee Titans. Reay will make her first jump as part of Team Thunderstorm, the Read More

City of Sheridan declares emergency snow route alert

December 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has declared an emergency snow route alert. Crews began removing snow on declared snow routes early this morning and expect to continue for another 24 or more hours, depending on snow conditions, City Engineer Lane Thompson said. City staff requests no parking on posted snow routes until the alert Read More

‘The Wild and the Woolly’ wins favorite sculpture

SHERIDAN — The sculpture “The Wild and the Woolly,” part of the Public Sculpture On-Loan Program, has received a $250 award from the Sheridan Public Arts Committee for favorite sculpture of 2013. The sculpture, by Glendale, Ariz., artist Curt Mattson, features an early rodeo woman named Lulu Parr who was one of the pioneer women Read More

SMH board working to reduce spending on supplies

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees heard a presentation Wednesday about how the hospital is working to reduce spending on supplies. “As we go into the future, there’s not going to be more money coming into the system. Any way you look at it, there will probably be less coming in,” Chief Human Read More

Opening reception at Sagebrush Art Center Fri.

SHERIDAN — An opening reception for Sagebrush Art Center’s latest exhibition “Retrospective/New Prospective” will be held Friday. The exhibit pairs two seasoned local artists with two newcomers to Sheridan’s artist community and encompasses the first floor of the Historic Train Depot. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the public Read More

Sheridan College Wind, Jazz Ensemble to play Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform Sunday at Sheridan Junior High School’s Early Auditorium. The concert will commence at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to everyone. The ensembles are directed by Dr. Michael P. Flynn and he will be discussing the works to be performed ahead of Read More

Santa reading poems at Sheridan Stationary Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns and Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will present Santa on Dec. 14. St. Nick himself will be reading the Christmas poem “The Night Before Christmas” and handing out treats, starting at 10 a.m. at Sheridan Stationary. For more information email Sheridan Stationery is located at Read More

Library offering ‘Food for Fines’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County public libraries will be offering “Food for Fines” amnesty week from Sunday through Dec. 14. Library users who have outstanding fines or those with long overdue items can return their materials and have up to $2 in fines forgiven for each food item donated. All four library locations are participating. Read More

‘Cops for Kids’ receives $1,500 from Walmart

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has received a $1,500 “Local Community Contribution” grant from Walmart which will be used toward the third annual “Cops for Kids” program. The program offers deserving children in the community a holiday shopping spree. More than 30 children identified by local social service professionals will be shopping Dec. 14 Read More

Navigators host class to help residents work through marketplace

SHERIDAN — Two specialists trained in eligibility and enrollment in the national health care exchange held two educational sessions at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wednesday. The events were hosted by the Sheridan Health Center in conjunction with Enroll Wyoming, a statewide effort to help Wyoming’s uninsured understand and access health insurance. “We wanted Read More

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