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K-Life holding ‘After Dark’ concert event June 1

May 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — K-Life, Sheridan’s community Christian youth organization, will host a “K-Life After Dark” concert event on June 1. Christian hip-hop recording artist “Flame” and local band “Revival Instinct” will perform.The concert will be at Trails End Concert Park, 2125 N. Main St. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with the music starting at 8:15 p.m. Read More

Sheridan grad to serve D.C. internship

SHERIDAN — Emily Beagle of Sheridan has been named by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to the 2013 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program. This summer Beagle, a master’s student at the University of Wyoming, will spend nine weeks in Washington, D.C., where she will meet government representatives about important issues involving technology. Read More

Rabies clinic June 4-8

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will hold its annual rabies clinic June 4-8 at the Kendrick Park band shell. All dogs and cats are welcome to receive rabies vaccinations. The cost is $10 per shot. The rabies vaccination is good for three years as long as the animal has previously had two rabies Read More

Laffitte and Johlman to marry June 15

SHERIDAN — Megan Laffitte and Daniel Johlman, both of Sheridan, are engaged to marry. Laffitte is the daughter of Christopher and Shawna Laffitte of Sheridan. Johlman is the son of Edward and Janie Johlman of Sheridan. A June 15 wedding is planned in Sheridan.

SheridanAires to perform June 6

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires spring follies “As Time Goes By” will be performed at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 6 and 7. The performance on June 6 will be at 1:30 p.m. On June 7 there will be a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the performance at 7:15 p.m. The cost of the Read More

SHS sends off 190 in 2013 commencement

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School said goodbye to almost 200 graduates Sunday afternoon on Homer Scott Field. It was apparent, as with any high school graduation, Sunday afternoon’s 2013 event that SHS carried varying degrees of importance to everyone involved. For commencement speaker Doug Raney, it was a goodbye of sorts, as the psychology teacher retires Read More

SPD officer honored by Elks as ‘Officer of the Year’

May 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Officer Howie Fitzpatrick was selected earlier this month as the Wyoming Elks Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the organization’s annual state meeting in Cody. A 12-year veteran of the Sheridan Police Department, Fitzpatrick was chosen for the award from a statewide field of nearly 20 candidates — all Read More

Fort Mackenzie High School celebrates 10 graduates

SHERIDAN — “This is an impressive class in more ways than one,” Fort Mackenzie High School counselor Sally Stults said about the graduating class of 2013. Ten FMHS seniors will graduate today at 1 p.m. at the Early Building Auditorium. Among this year’s graduates is Rhyan Gessner, valedictorian and the school’s first recipient of a Read More

State’s unemployment rate drops to 4.8 percent

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 percent in March to 4.8 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate remained significantly lower than the national rate of 7.5 percent. Nearly all Wyoming counties followed their normal seasonal patterns and decreased slightly Read More

Memorial Day weekend closures

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Several schools and government offices will closed in observance of Memorial Day weekend. • All schools in Sheridan County School District 1 will be closed Monday. School will be in session Friday, and the last day of school will be June 4. • All schools in Sheridan County School District Read More

Field of Honor flag display coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will host its first “Field of Honor” flag display Aug. 9-11. The program began on the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a way to depict the immensity of the loss suffered through the posting of 3,000 flags — one for each person killed that day. The concept has Read More

A-C grads built unique bond growing up

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont class of 2013 is not the biggest, but it certainly is not lacking in achievement. Seven seniors from A-C are leaving the halls of high school behind, but the educational experience is not over for the graduates. The entire class is headed to post-secondary education. “I think for the most part, Read More

Armed with knowledge: Fight the silent killer

May is Hypertension Awareness Month. Did you know the American Heart Association reports one in three Americans over the age of 20 has hypertension, also known as high blood pressure? By the time we reach our 50s the odds are 50/50 that we will have high blood pressure. There is no other condition as prevalent Read More

From the military to county magistrate

SHERIDAN — Many students work during the summer or part-time jobs during the school year but few can match the experiences of Duane Buchholz. In 1943, the Buchholz family came to Sheridan where his father worked for Peter Kiewit. “I did the usual things as a youngster,” Buchholz said. “(I) had a paper route, worked Read More

Circus to perform at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — Elephants, clowns and trapeze artists are coming to Sheridan to entertain audiences under the big top. The Carson and Barnes Circus will perform two shows in Sheridan May 30 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. “I know that it is a full-blown circus,” said Michelle Edwards, president of the Sheridan Jaycees club. “They will Read More

Microsoft touts Xbox One at unveiling

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one. The company unveiled the Xbox One, an entertainment console that wants to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies, sports and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year, for an undisclosed price. For the past two years, Microsoft’s Read More

Students safe after armed man reported at school

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say all the students at a Denver-area high school are safe after a report that a man with a rifle was seen outside the building. Thornton Police spokesman Matt Barnes said Friday the search of Thornton High School is nearly complete and no gunman has been found. No injuries were Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Company canning beers

SHERIDAN — Thanks to the recent installation of a canning line in the back of the popular brewery, fans of The Black Tooth Brewing Company will have another means by which to enjoy Sheridan’s native beer come June. Following a lengthy planning process that entailed both logistical and regulatory hurdles, workers at the Broadway facility Read More

Residents get look at N. Main interchange project

SHERIDAN — Area residents got a big picture look at the proposed redesign of the North Sheridan Interchange at a public meeting Thursday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. It was the third public input session held by the city and the North Main Association and overall reaction was positive, said John Heyneman, contractor and Read More

Press to host women’s conference this fall

SHERIDAN — This September, The Sheridan Press will launch the first-ever fall edition of Destination Sheridan. The magazine will feature information on fall and winter recreation in the area as well as must-see attractions for tourists. As with each Destination Sheridan magazine, though, the fall edition will have a theme. This year’s will center around Read More

‘March Against Monsanto’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — March Against Monsanto has announced that on Saturday, tens of thousands of activists around the world will “March Against Monsanto.” Currently, marches are planned on six continents, in 36 countries and more than 250 cities. In the U.S., events are slated to occur simultaneously in 48 states and Sheridan will host one of Read More

Honoring Old Glory — Flag etiquette tips

SHERIDAN — Hundreds of American flags will be displayed throughout Sheridan County this Memorial Day weekend. While it is a great showing of patriotism and appreciation for veterans, there are proper and improper ways to display your flag. Perhaps the best-known points of etiquette note that the flag is not to be displayed upside down, Read More

Mag. chloride application continues

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will continue its annual magnesium chloride application project Monday through Thursday. The roads scheduled for these days include: Young’s Creek Road (County Road 1237), Soldier Creek Road (CR 74), Beckton Road (CR 89), Little Goose Canyon Road (CR 77), Wolf Creek Road (CR 67), Read More

Library offering ‘Groundbreaking Reads’ for young readers

SHERIDAN — In anticipation of school being out, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is offering “Groundbreaking Reads,” a program to promote summer reading for entertainment. Numerous studies show that students can lose as much as two grade levels in skill if they do not read over the summer. On June 1, adults and young adults Read More

Pinterest workshop June 1

SHERIDAN — The last of the Pinterest-inspired craft workshops will be June 1 from 9-11 a.m. This workshop will be about outdoor living and ways to enjoy the outdoors. There will be ideas for barbecues, recipes, outdoor games, decorating and outdoor fun for all ages. This interactive workshop is $25 per person including materials and Read More