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Sheridan Recreation District plans Thorne-Rider tennis court repairs

June 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District plans to resurface the tennis courts at Thorne-Rider Park this summer. The project carries a cost of approximately $23,000, according to the low-bid from Evergreen Tennis out of Colorado. Rec. district director Richard Wright said Wednesday at the SRD regular board meeting that he has spoken with the Sheridan Read More

SCSD1 debates tech program changes

June 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Discussions about technology in the classroom dominated Tuesday’s meeting of the Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees in Ranchester. The regularly scheduled board meeting saw trustees approve the hiring of a part-time technology instructor for Big Horn Elementary in addition to discussions about how best to improve the district’s still relatively Read More

Sector faces ongoing challenges in U.S. politics

Editor’s note: This is the third in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” SHERIDAN — When Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead released his long-anticipated state energy strategy midway through May, he admitted that despite major concerns surrounding the future of the Read More

Airport moves ahead with master plan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners accepted a grant that will enable Sheridan County Airport to begin its master plan study as required every 10 years by the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant offer from the FAA was $373,291, which will cover 93.75 percent of the project cost. The State Aeronautics Division will contribute an additional Read More

County OKs 20-year quarry permit

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved a 20-year quarry permit for a 10-acre quarry located off East Ridge Road at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Big Horn Land and Leasing will excavate, grade, stockpile and haul topsoil and construction fill material from the site for use on local construction projects. Crushing is not proposed. Owner Read More

Sheridan High School Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students named to the second semester “A” honor rolls are: 12th grade Victoria Arno, Shelby Baumgartner, Nathan Berg, Drake Blasdell, Victor Blommel, Talitha Blommel, Kayla Bowie, Priscilla Bringas, Kylee Cahoy, Lucy Clement-La Rosa, Tyler Coonis, Kyle Dietsche, Cameron Ellis, Savanna Flock, Jillian Frank, Chelbe Garriffa, Natasha Hallam, Alexis Hart, Erin Read More

Korpela graduates from Naval Academy

SHERIDAN — U.S. Navy Ensign Keegan A. Korpela graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 24 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Korpela completed four years of academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science with a major in English. Korpela completed the total immersion Read More

Two local attorneys admitted to Wyo. State Bar

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar this week announced that the Wyoming Supreme Court has recommended a slate of people for admission. Each attorney has satisfied the admission requirements of the Wyoming State Bar. They must first have an oath of attorney and counselor at law administered and filed before practicing in the state. In Read More

Public Health and Health Center holding joint open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health and the Sheridan Health Center are hosting a joint open house for the public June 26 at the Sheridan County Public Health building at 297 S. Main St. from 4-6 p.m. Attendees can tour the building and also visit the Sheridan Health Center, whose entrance is at the rear Read More

Scott Foundation pledges to WYO campaign

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation has pledged $250,000 to the WYO Theater capital campaign. The Scott Foundation pledge includes a matching provision that will call on the entire community to become the base of support for the project. The WYO Theater Campaign Committee, comprised of eight volunteer members from throughout Read More

Googling ourselves to death and the end of privacy

At a party a few years ago, a young reporter bounded over to my cluster of social nodders and, with the breathlessness of a born tweeter, chirped: “What’s the new hot thing?!” Without disturbing my mascara, I replied: “Anonymity.” She looked befuddled. I continued: “To be Googled and to have nothing turn up. That’s hot.” Read More

County Commissioners approve East Ridge Quarry, Airport master plan

June 18, 2013

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County Commissioners approved a 20-year quarry permit for a 10-acre quarry located off East Ridge Road at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Big Horn Land and Leasing will excavate, grade, stockpile and haul topsoil and construction fill material from the site for use in its own construction projects. Crushing is not proposed. Read More

Black bear euthanized in Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — A four-year-old male black bear was euthanized in the Bighorn National Forest Sunday after he returned to a human inhabited site for a second feeding from a camper. The incident occurred in the Dayton Gulch area during the evening hours. “In most situations, bears will avoid humans,” District Ranger Clarke McClung wrote in Read More

City Council OKs final plat for Cloud Peak

SHERIDAN — City Council approved the final plat for Cloud Peak Ranch 17th filing at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The plat subdivides a portion of the Sheridan Country Club Minor Subdivision, located west of the intersection of Mydland Road and Bruce Mountain Drive near Highland Park School, into 36 lots and four open space Read More

SCSD2 to install cameras on all buses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a vendor bid from Elder Equipment of Casper for $48,649.58 to install surveillance cameras in all district buses. The district currently has six buses with cameras installed, but will increase that number to 40. Each bus will carry three cameras. Read More

PAC formed in support of SC bond issue

SHERIDAN — A group of community members have formed a political action committee to raise public awareness and win voter support for a $15.85 million bond for renovation and expansion of the Sheridan College Technical Education Center. Mark Kinner, former Sheridan College trustee and chairman of Supporters of Sheridan College, said the PAC will focus Read More

City approves 2014 budget, two-year capital improvement plan

SHERIDAN — City Council adopted and approved the fiscal year 2014 budget and the two-year capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2014-2015 at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The budget included one revision. Engineering professional services were overlooked and were added to the budget at a cost of $50,000, which will be taken from supplemental Read More

Michelena, Perry to marry in July

SHERIDAN — Regis Joseph Michelena and Brooke Noel Perry are engaged to marry July 27 in Aurelia, Iowa. Michelena graduated from Sheridan High School in 2001 and from the University of Wyoming in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is employed at Lowham Walsh Engineering and Environmental Services in Gillette. Michelena is Read More

‘Bug Out’ class June 24-27

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is holding a “Bug Out” weeklong class for kids ages 9-11. Bugs are everywhere and children who attend the class will spend a week identifying insects and other invertebrates. They will discover the wonderful things bugs do, many of which are helpful to humans. Aspiring entomologists will also have the opportunity Read More

Sheridan High School Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students named to the second semester principal’s (4.0 GPA) honor roll are: Danielle Ackels, Davis Alden, Sarah Alley, Sierra Atwell, Alexandra Bammel, Kathryn Beardslee, Heather Belus, Alesha Bolin, Sierra Bosley, Lachlan Brennan, Morgan Brenneman, Katelynn Brooks, Kolby Brown, Taylor Bruso, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell, Sarah Campbell, Zachary Campbell, Read More

June 17, 2013 Student news

Clarendon named to Southwestern University dean’s list STORY — Sadie Clarendon of Story has been named to the dean’s list at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, for the spring semester. To be selected, students must have at least a 3.6 GPA. Black Hills State University announces spring dean’s list SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Read More

Memories of old mining town still vivid to some

Editor’s note: This is the second in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” “When we go to Monarch, I can still tell you where people lived and where their houses were,” said Nancy Silla, a Sheridan resident who grew up Read More

Seven become citizens on Flag Day in naturalization ceremony

June 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — For seven Wyoming residents, Flag Day on Friday was more than a day to fly Old Glory and feel patriotic. That day, three men and four women stood in 4th Judicial District Court, their hands over their hearts, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance for their first time as citizens of the United Read More

Unusual four-legged rescue on I-90

SHERIDAN — Three people and eight llamas were successfully extracted from an overturned truck and trailer early this morning near mile marker 32 of Interstate 90. While none of the three human passengers were harmed as a result of the accident, some of the animals suffered minor injuries. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams Read More

Tongue River Middle School honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School has announced its fourth-quarter honor rolls: Superintendent’s Honor Roll Eighth grade — Emma Balstad, Libby Heimbaugh, Heidi Henderson, Brennan Kutterer, Elizabeth Martin and Ian Ostler. Seventh grade — Skye Bensel, Courtney Good, KamiJo McCormick, Claire Reed and Dehlaney Schulthess. Sixth grade — Holly Hutchinson and Theron Kalasinsky. Principal’s Honor Read More