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June 17, 2013 Student news

June 18, 2013

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

Sixth annual ‘Parkman Daze’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Parkman is holding its sixth annual “Parkman Daze” on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The parade will be at 10 a.m., a chuck wagon feed at 5 p.m., and live music by “Oklahoma Swing Band” will start at 8 p.m. There will be a poker style horse race from the Mountain Inn Bar Read More

BH Woman’s Club meets Friday

BIG HORN — The next meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. This will be a picnic lunch held at the home of Ann Custis, 1056 Gladstone St., in Sheridan. Members are asked to bring either a salad or dessert. Guests are welcome. This will be the last club meeting Read More

SCLT home tour June 22

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust is presenting a tour of a spectacular home from the early 1900s. The home is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Sheridan. The tour will be June 22. Billie Little will be guiding the tour. Meet at the northeast corner of the Home Depot parking lot at 9 a.m. Read More

Despite coal’s image problem, world likely to continue relying on traditional energy sector

Editor’s note: This is the first in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” SHERIDAN — As the executive director of regional economic development group Forward Sheridan, Jay Stender spends much of his time trying to diversify an economy notorious for Read More

Creating community through gardens

June 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — “I would venture to guess that Sheridan has more community garden square-footage per capita than most any other comparable town in the U.S.,” said Gene Davis, who has helped organize several community gardens in Sheridan. Davis is a member of Partners in Philanthropy, a small group of Sheridan volunteers who provided financial backing Read More

Center’s services making a difference

As the Development Director for the Sheridan Senior Center, I get excited when the time rolls around for our annual Operation Independence Campaign. We are so thankful that your contributions and support help those who utilize the Center’s services to find comfort, strength and camaraderie. There are many, many great stories that we hear and Read More

The four-legged company we keep

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERDAN — Sheridan is definitely a dog-friendly town. On a given day, you are likely to see a dog or more in a vehicle. Many businesses with drive-through window service may offer a treat to your four-legged friend in the vehicle with you. “It’s not in the entire world Read More

Local libraries offering plenty of activities for young people

SHERIDAN — School may be out, but its not time to put away the books just yet. The Sheridan County Public Library System has numerous activities planned for young people this summer designed to expose them to the joys of a good book. “Studies show that a child can lose two grade levels over the Read More

Kleiber cabin serves as unofficial welcome to Dayton

DAYTON — The Hans Kleiber Studio and Museum in Dayton opened for the season on Monday and will be open through the summer every Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sonja Caywood, who has served as a tour guide at the museum since 2003, said the building almost didn’t open this year Read More

Parking lot, front entrance to SHS closed

SHERIDAN — Starting Monday the parking lot and front entrance of Sheridan High School will be closed for the summer due to construction. To enter the building, use the freshman entrance from Long Drive. Instructions for reaching the office will be posted. For activities or the weight room, use the bus loop parking lot and Read More

Miss Wyoming competitors here next week

SHERIDAN — The 2013 Miss Wyoming pageant will be held at the Sheridan WYO Theater next weekend. This year’s pageant theme is, “This Girl Is On Fire.” The preshow June 22 will begin at 7 p.m, followed by the pageant at 7:30 p.m. The pre-crowning ceremony will highlight the pageant’s little sisters program and Miss Read More

Through hail and high water

SHERIDAN — A hail storm like the one that ripped across north Sheridan Thursday afternoon is the reason people buy insurance, according to several local insurance agents whose phones haven’t stopped ringing since golf ball-sized hail pummeled the city. Roofs and windshields were damaged from the VA Medical Center to the North Heights neighborhood to Read More

BH fire department breakfast Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual pancake breakfast tomorrow. The event will be held at the Big Horn fire hall on Johnson Street in Big Horn from 7-10 a.m. Donations will be appreciated. A raffle for an iPad mini will be held. For more information call 672-5463.

SJHS bronze honor rolls

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its fourth-quarter “bronze” (3.0-3.49 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade Coral Admidin, Jacob Ahlstrom, Jacek Aksamit, Kayla Allen, Kathryn Anderson, Arianna Barela, Ashley Bates, Bailey Bennett, Brittny Blakeman, Hope Bowden, Shyanna Cahoy, Mason Clark, Sandis Cook, Kyle Crackenberger, Fallon Farr, Sydney Fauber, Ryan Fisher, Cody Read More

Silverados trail riding event June 22

SHERIDAN — Join the American Competitive Trail Horse Association for a Silverados trail trial riding event on June 22. This casual trail ride is open to everyone. Meet at the Buyok Ranch, eight miles north of Sheridan. The ride starts riverside, in view of the old mining town site of Monarch. It proceeds upward through Read More

SCLT and Science Kids planning field trip to Big Horn

SHERIDAN — Children ages 6-10 are invited to join Science Kids and the Sheridan Community Land Trust for a field trip to the Big Horn area for an up-close and personal tour of a small-scale agricultural operation. “Up McCormick Creek Without a Paddle” will explore the importance of agriculture to our community and follow the Read More

Gilead regeneration hike planned for June 22

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Gilead Fire regeneration and flower hike in the Bighorn National Forest June 22. Join Bighorn National Forest employee Tony Saba and Sheridan College professor and biologist Ami Erikson for a tour of the first season of new life in the Rock Creek recommended wilderness after last Read More

SAWS board OKs increased contract for mapping, modeling project with DOWL HKM

June 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply joint powers board approved spending an additional $7,900 on its contract for a SAWS mapping and modeling project at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. The contract with DOWL HKM provides routine updating of the hydraulic model used by SAWS to monitor its water system so it can better plan Read More

Wyoming working to become next leader in Internet technology industry

SHERIDAN — Just as America’s economy boomed — and everything became more accessible — after the passage of the Federal Highway Act in 1956 and construction of America’s Interstate Highway System, Flint Waters believes Wyoming could “reduce the size of those highways” by becoming the best connected state in the nation on the information superhighway. Read More

Fair board to boost recycling efforts

SHERIDAN — Enjoying the fair or Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds often means enjoying food and beverages, too. And that means empty containers at the end of the night that the fair board hopes will end up in recycling rather than the landfill. At its re-scheduled meeting Wednesday night, the fair board heard from Read More