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Local band to compete at International Blues Challenge

Local band to compete at International Blues Challenge

SHERIDAN — The Melissa B. Band has the blues, and they couldn’t be happier about it. After winning the Wyoming Blues Challenge in Casper last month, the local blues band will be heading to the heart of the blues world to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, in January. The five-piece band… Continue Reading

Domestic violence awareness increasing locally

SHERIDAN — It has been nearly a year since running back Ray Rice was indefinitely suspended from the NFL after video surfaced of him punching his then fiancée in the face and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the 12 months since the incident, the media has… Continue Reading

Easter Seals clients to hold 3 car washes

SHERIDAN — Clients of the Easter Seals will host three fundraising car washes in Sheridan this week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to get a wash in the Walgreen’s parking lot. All funds raised will support the clients participation in activities throughout… Continue Reading

UW seeking public input on presidential search

SHERIDAN — The first of two committees charged with identifying candidates for the University of Wyoming presidency plans to seek input from the public and UW stakeholder groups regarding desired qualifications and characteristics of a new president. During the initial meeting of the first presidential search committee Wednesday, members agreed to solicit such input during… Continue Reading

Fulmer Library hosting traveling Sioux ledger

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming State Museum during August and September featuring ledger drawings from the Lakota Sioux Native American tribe. In 1900, the Milwaukee Museum purchased a leather-bound ledger book that was captured by Capt. R. Miller on Wounded Creek, South Dakota, on… Continue Reading

SMH Foundation announces officers, new members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation held its 39th annual meeting on July 28 and announced its officers for the coming fiscal year, as well as two new elected directors. The Foundation also reviewed cash distributions to Sheridan Memorial Hospital for the 2014-15 year. The hospital used the funding for a variety of patient… Continue Reading

Concussions law outlines rules, training but has little bite

SHERIDAN — While a state law passed in 2011 outlined steps school districts should take in order to prevent concussions, that law has no enforcement power. The law gives all 48 Wyoming school districts guidelines for implementing concussion policies that restrict players from returning to games if they appear to have a concussion. For example,… Continue Reading

Traveling to Uruguay, experiencing gaucho culture

Traveling to Uruguay, experiencing gaucho culture

BIG HORN — A month and a half ago I nervously arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport to meet eight other adventurous high school students from across the U.S. and our Austrian group leader: Stephan Grabner. We awkwardly played “ice breakers” and other games for a couple hours, then boarded our plane to start… Continue Reading

Athletes help bring treatment of concussions to forefront

Athletes help bring treatment of concussions to forefront

SHERIDAN — The sports world is an ever-changing place. Athletes are growing and developing, transforming into machines as they further their skill sets in their respective sport. Rules and regulations continue to be modified to fit the fast-paced advancements of the athletes and games. The fall-winter-spring-summer seasons of yesteryear have melted into a goo of… Continue Reading

Bigelow chosen as finalist in Arizona’s Coconino Community College presidential search

SHERIDAN — After receiving 40 applications for its presidential search, Arizona’s Coconino Community College has selected Dr. Susan Bigelow from Northern Wyoming Community College District as one of its five finalists. Currently serving as the vice president for external relations and economic development in Sheridan, Bigelow has been with NWCCD for nine years. An avid… Continue Reading

‘Suds ‘N Spurs’ Brewfest to be held Aug. 29

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Suds ‘N Spurs” Brewfest on Aug. 29. From 3-8 p.m., beer sampling, live music and a variety of food vendors will be available. The event features unlimited beer sampling from different craft brewers from all over the region for $30 for those 21… Continue Reading

BB gun bandit denied bond reduction

SHERIDAN — A man accused of driving around town and shooting at individuals with an airsoft gun was denied a bond reduction in Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Devonte Johnson, 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanors — use and possession of marijuana, shoplifting, hit and run and two citations for assault —… Continue Reading

A new breed of outlaws

A new breed of outlaws

SHERIDAN — The outlaw living on the fringe of society has been a part of the lore of American West history. But the outlaw’s image has changed over the years, at least for one Sheridan group. There’s a new breed of outlaws roaming the front range of the Bighorn Mountains. At any one time, their… Continue Reading

Serious sports mean serious injuries

Serious sports mean serious injuries

SHERIDAN — Concussions are a touchy subject these days when discussing athletics, especially at youth and high school levels. As long-term symptoms continue to pop up amongst former athletes and concussions move to the forefront of sports-injury discussions, the study and understanding of concussion-related injuries has greatly improved. From prevention to diagnosis to treatment, organizations… Continue Reading

Final ParkFit offered at Thorne-Rider Park

SHERIDAN — The final offering of ParkFit, the weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, for the summer will be held Wednesday. All members of the community are invited to attend the free event. This year, points were given for each activity you attended and awards for the most points will be given out at this last… Continue Reading

Western wildfires cause hazy Sheridan skies

Western wildfires cause hazy Sheridan skies

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan area has been receiving an unwelcome visitor from the Pacific Northwest this week. Smoke from wildfires spanning from north-central Washington to western Montana has made its way into the Sheridan area creating extremely hazy and hazardous air conditions. “It hasn’t been this bad in a few years,” meteorologist Kurt Hooley with… Continue Reading

BHHS, SHS top state ACT average

SHERIDAN — Results are in. The Wyoming Department of Education released the state’s 2015 ACT, PLAN and EXPLORE results and the success is mixed. This is the third year that the assessments have been administered statewide in order to comply with the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act. Sheridan County School District 2 ranked fourth statewide… Continue Reading

Man charged with failing to register as a sex offender

SHERIDAN — Charges against a Spearfish, South Dakota, man prosecutors allege never registered as a sex offender in Sheridan County despite living and working in the area were bound over to District Court Thursday. Michael Paul Jurkowski, 29, will be arraigned at a later date. According to testimony from Sheridan Police Department officer Annalisa Jones,… Continue Reading

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