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SCSD #1 rolls out new stategic plan

September 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 has rolled out a new strategic plan that aims to have a districtwide minimum of 90 percent proficiency in math and reading by the end of the 2014 school year. In order to develop the plan and its goals, the district held a series of public meetings this Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 25, 2013

SHS homecoming celebration   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School invites the community to a homecoming celebration Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza. The SHS band and cheerleaders will be there and the burning of the Bronc head will take place. Food vendors will be present. This celebration is open to everyone at no charge. Read More

Theater lecture Oct. 3

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Faculty Lecture Series presents “Theatrical Elements or How to Join the Intelligentsia and Impress Your Date at the Theater.” The purpose of theater in society has been argued throughout the ages. DannyLee Hodnett, theater practitioner and Sheridan College Theater Department instructor, will discuss various theatrical elements and demonstrate how they can Read More

Dinosaur, mammal lecture Oct. 2 at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present “New Research on the Age and Correlation of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation” Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation is one of the most well-studied rock units in the world. It crops out across western North America and has Read More

Theatre Guild presents ‘God of Carnage’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present “God of Carnage,” a dark comedy by Yasmina Reza, at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings two sets of Brooklyn parents together for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting Read More

Akcita Win Meeting Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet at the Country Kitchen at 6 p.m. Oct. 1. Genealogy Club President Peggy Harper will give the presentation. For more information call 674-9421.

Shopapalooza set for Oct. 3 at brewery

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host “Shopapalooza” to benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center Oct. 3. The evening of shopping and food will be from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Timberline Room. Browse the items for sale, such as new and gently-used shoes, purses and accessories, and place our bids. Admission is $10 Read More

Open enrollment to begin Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Following a nearly 16-hour speech by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that lasted into the early hours on the Senate floor Wednesday, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is likely to be on many minds today. The speech was intended to rally support for Republican efforts to defund Obamacare before the Read More

Early childhood symposium to be held at Sheridan College

September 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will host the statewide symposium “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood” on Sept. 26 and 27. The event will be held at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall and is free and open to the public. “What we are trying to do is really raise Read More

Improvements for city parks, pathways in the works

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council held a work session Monday to discuss Sheridan’s parks and pathways. The discussion included project highlights from the year and goals for future expansion of one of Sheridan’s signature perks. Of Sheridan’s 8.5 square miles of land area, approximately 11 percent, or nearly 600 acres, is dedicated to parks and Read More

City Planning Commission OKs rezone on Val Vista

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval for a rezone on Val Vista Street. The rezone would consist of nearly 17,000 square feet of property west and south of Zowada Plumbing, located at 724 Val Vista St. between West Third and West Fourth streets. The zoning would change from R-3 residential Read More

Current events discussion Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a current events discussion Friday at 10:30 a.m. The topics are beer tax and Wyoming’s tax advantage. Current events discussion moderators are Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and Sy Thickman. These discussions are non-political, non-partisan conversations that encourage opinions of both genders and all ages. The public is Read More

Intellectual property session Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Information about protecting and developing intellectual property will be presented Thursday at 7 p.m. in Sheridan College’s Whitney Building, room W174. Phillip Wulf, intellectual property analyst with the University of Wyoming’s Research Products Center, will discuss a variety of intellectual properties such as patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He will explain some Read More

Individuals, organizations earn statewide awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society nominated several individuals and organizations who were recognized at the 60th annual meeting of the Wyoming State Historical Society held Sept. 6-7 in Torrington. The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum received the prestigious Chapter Award for the construction of a diorama for an exhibit in the museum Read More

Local Briefs

‘Building Communities’ symposium this week   SHERIDAN — Early childhood and community experts will present a two-day symposium on “Building Communities where Children and Families Thrive.” This symposium will discuss how communities can help encourage and support the skills adults need to create the best environment for healthy childhood development. The conference is Thursday from Read More

New regulations restrict coal development

September 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Officials at Cloud Peak Energy say new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will restrict coal development in the Powder River Basin. The new regulations, revealed Friday and now in a 60-day public comment period, set limits on carbon emissions allowed at coal-fired power plants. “We are concerned that these EPA regulations Read More

Teen charged after 3-car accident Friday on N. Main St.

September 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — A teenager under the influence of inhalants is thought to be the cause of a three vehicle accident at the intersection of North Main Street and 11th Street Friday night. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said officers were dispatched to the location at approximately 9:45 p.m. and found one of the vehicles had Read More

NWCCD named to Military Friendly Schools list

September 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Victory Media recently named the Northern Wyoming Community College District to the coveted “Military Friendly Schools” list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students Read More

Burning on Grinnell Thursday

SHERIDAN — The second annual “Burning on Grinnell” will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Grinnell Plaza downtown. The event celebrates homecoming week at Sheridan High School and the community is invited to attend. “When the high school was at the old junior high site, they had a lot of downtown connection and then Read More

Sign placed on Soldier Ridge Trail

SHERIDAN — In 2010 when the Sheridan Community Land Trust was building support for the Soldier Ridge Trail and conservation easement projects, the Bighorn Audubon Society was one of the first to offer formal support for the project, which went on to conserve 1,154 acres of prominent ridgeline while creating a more than four-mile trail Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 23, 2013

Fifth annual ‘Flyin’ 4 Food’   SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping fight hunger with their fifth annual “Flyin’ 4 Food” campaign to benefit the Sheridan Community Shelter. In honor of Hunger Action Month, when you bring a non-perishable food item to the Great Lakes counter during September, you’ll be eligible for a Read More

Presentation on Everest Sept. 30

SHERIDAN — A presentation on “Climbing Everest: The Myths, the Macabre and the Madness” will be given by Mark Jenkins Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College’s Whitney Presentation Hall. Jenkins, an author and international alpinist, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine. The Read More

Meador named 2013 Senior Poet Laureate

SHERIDAN — Retired teacher Renee Meador of Big Horn has been named the 2013 Wyoming Senior Poet Laureate for her poem “Companion.” Meador grew up in Sheridan and taught mathematics at Sheridan High School and Sheridan Junior High School. She retired in 2009. Amy Kitchener’s Angels Without Wings Foundation, a nonprofit literary society in Monterey, Read More

City takes vehicles to HAILUSA for repairs

SHERIDAN — HAILUSA, which is operating a paintless dent repair service out of the parking lot of the former Little Big Man Family Restaurant on Coffeen Avenue, had people drive by Friday when technicians were working on Sheridan Police Department squad cars and yell at them. “People are driving by yelling, ‘Taxpayers money!’ or something. Read More

Flood insurance rate maps meetin Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County and the city of Sheridan are hosting a public informational meeting to discuss the upcoming Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. These maps, along with the Flood Insurance Study, are used by Sheridan County and the incorporated Read More

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