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Local helps launch new HighTower team

SHERIDAN — HighTower recently announced the launch of HighTower Omaha, the firm’s first team in Nebraska. The team transitioned to HighTower from Morgan Stanley and manages $500 million in assets under the direction of Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor Thomas G. Foley and Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor Keith W. Hier. Keith Hier is formally of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host diabetes classes in Sept.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a diabetes education and empowerment class in September. Join the class throughout the month to learn tips and techniques for living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The course is taught in partnership with Mountain Pacific, Sheridan County Public Health and the Sheridan Senior Center. Registration is required. You… Continue Reading

Reports—August 23, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 3:51 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Avoca, 6:39 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Vehicle accident, mile marker 12.5, Soldier Creek Road, 1:28 a.m. • Medical, 1400 block Airport Road, 9:22 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available… Continue Reading

Missing boy found in Bighorns

Missing boy found in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — After spending a night in the Bighorn Mountains by himself, a 12-year-old Powell boy who was reported missing Saturday was found Sunday by search and rescue crews. According to Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office officials, they were notified of the missing boy at approximately 2:45 p.m. Saturday. The 12-year-old — Benjamin Kellett  —… Continue Reading

Sheridan teacher learns from UW-led technology program

Sheridan teacher learns from UW-led technology program

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher Rachael Esh is like many of her students, with limited exposure to many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Esh was among 30 teachers — mainly from various Wyoming school districts — who were on the University of Wyoming campus this summer for a… Continue Reading

Wildlife, wine focus of upcoming event

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bighorn Audubon Society have teamed up to offer the public a day in the field watching and learning about wildlife. Meet the groups at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton, located at 1100 US Highway 14.… Continue Reading

SC to host Rhino Run Saturday

SHERIDAN — This year’s Rhino Run hosted by the college’s nursing department will take place at Sheridan College at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration will cost $12 per person. The registration will include a trophy for first-place finishers for both boys and girls, race T-shirts, water and a snack. On Saturday, event registration will take place… Continue Reading

Reports—August 22, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Stonegate Drive, 3:47 a.m. • RMA assist, odor investigation, 1700 block North Main Street, 3:55 p.m. • Motor vehicle accident, West Fifth Street and North Main Street, 5:31 p.m. • RMA assist, 1300 block Avoca Place, 11:37 p.m. Saturday • Odor investigation, 50 block North… Continue Reading

Teachers dedicate time, money to classes

Teachers dedicate time, money to classes

SHERIDAN — Megan Garnhart doesn’t give a second thought to buying classroom supplies for her students. When the third-year teacher at Coffeen Elementary School walks past the back-to-school section of Walmart, she doesn’t hesitate to load her shopping cart up with $0.18 three-ring binders. “When you see school supplies for that cheap, teachers love that.… Continue Reading

Aiello, Nagra wed

Aiello, Nagra wed

SHERIDAN — Jennifer Ann Nagra of Bozeman, Montana, and Anthony Joseph Aiello of Sheridan wed July 16, 2016, at Wyoming High Country Lodge. Nagra earned a Bachelor of Science in anthropology from Montana State University in 2008 and nore works with Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. She is the daughter of Sally Perrine and the late… Continue Reading

Preschool’s move into SCSD1 facility would enable growth

Preschool’s move into SCSD1 facility would enable growth

SHERIDAN — Officials in the Tongue River Valley have commented repeatedly on the growth of the area over the last several years, and school officials noted the change as the primary reason a new elementary school was needed. As the population has grown, the demand for early childhood care has echoed with it. This is… Continue Reading

Tongue River Elementary has Bighorns theme: New school features landscapes, scenes from the mountains under which it sits

Tongue River Elementary has Bighorns theme: New school features landscapes, scenes from the mountains under which it sits

RANCHESTER — Every inch of space of Tongue River Elementary was thoughtfully designed with useful purpose. It reflects the beauty of its surroundings and the beauty and joy of the people who work there. The faculty, staff and students were involved throughout the design and building process. “The faculty picked out everything from which wing… Continue Reading

No write-ins to move on to general election: Filing for local school boards, conservation district open

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan County canvassing of primary election results wrapped up Friday, Election Supervisor Brenda Kekich said no write-ins had enough votes to move on to the general election in November. There were many write-ins, though. While state Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, ran unopposed in the primary, 61 write-in votes were cast. It… Continue Reading

Students receive help transitioning through school

Students receive help transitioning through school

SHERIDAN — Students transition a handful of times throughout their 12-year public schooling in Sheridan County’s three school districts and additional years if the student chooses to attend college. Schools in Sheridan County commit to helping ease the transition process for students and parents alike. Kindergarten gives students their first taste of elementary school. “We… Continue Reading

Elks Youth Rodeo set for Aug. 27-28

SHERIDAN — Some of the area’s toughest youth will compete in the Elks Youth Rodeo on Aug. 27-28 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The rodeo will include 26 events and attracts up to 1,000 entries daily from around the region. The rodeo will take place from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. to 5… Continue Reading

To be the best caregiver, don’t go it alone

Did you know that every 71 seconds someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? There is not yet a cure for Alzheimer ‘s disease, but research has discovered strategies, therapies and treatments throughout the course of the disease to help maximize the quality of life for all affected. It is particularly difficult and stressful for… Continue Reading

How to frame a fire

I’ve been doing a little reading up on mantels and fireplaces. We have two gas fireplaces, one in the master bedroom and one in the living room. They are very efficient and it doesn’t take long until you either shut them off or you are driven from the room. But they are great to have… Continue Reading

USFS lifts fire restrictions in the Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Bighorn National Forest supervisor Bill Bass has lifted stage 1 fire restrictions in the national forest. Stage 1 restrictions were implemented on July 29 in response to unusually hot and dry conditions in the forest when fire danger was rated very high. Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have reduced the fire danger… Continue Reading

Brown graduates from Indiana University

SHERIDAN — Michelle M. Brown recently graduated with distinction from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in recreation. She majored in tourism, hospitality and event management and graduated in the summer of 2016. Brown is a member of Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society. She also completed an internship with Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut.… Continue Reading

PRBRC to host pig roast, celebration

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host a pig roast and celebration Aug. 27 from 3-8 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn. The 11th annual harvest celebration will include a farmers market beginning at 3 p.m., followed by a homegrown dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the Pies for Guys Auction at… Continue Reading

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