Week honors volunteers who serve community

April 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Imagine a world without volunteers. Housing projects for the poor, meal delivery to the elderly, summer programs for the young and even ticket sales to cultural events would suffer — or not exist. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to hundreds of programs and organizations around the state. Volunteers should be thanked every day, Read More

Maxwell takes over at First Light

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center has named long-time educator William Maxwell as its executive director. Maxwell relocated to Sheridan from Nashville, Tenn., and started his position Monday. Maxwell has been in the education field his entire life and has helped develop, build and operate children’s programs around the country. His career experience includes leadership Read More

Kinsey nominated for academic honor society

SHERIDAN — Brandon Kinsey of Sheridan was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Kinsey is pursuing a degree in music at University of Wyoming.

Bike pick up day May 2

SHERIDAN — May 2 is the day you can pick up a used bike to borrow for up to two weeks. Bikes can be picked up between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association on the corner of Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. All ages are allowed to borrow bikes and there Read More

County celebrating 125th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Join in celebrating Sheridan County’s 125th anniversary. The original Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting was held on April 23, 1888. Come to the BOCC’s special commemorative session on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Sheridan County Courthouse addition. The commissioners will hold a brief meeting giving a Read More

Pesticides lecture at SC May 2

SHERIDAN — Kim Dickerson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, will be speaking at Sheridan College’s Science Center on May 2 at 6 p.m. Dickerson works for the Wyoming Ecological Services Environmental Contaminants Program. The program’s primary mission is to identify contaminant problems involving migratory birds and threatened and endangered species. Each year over two billion Read More

Bridges Out Of Poverty seminar April 26

SHERIDAN — As part of their ongoing efforts to educate Sheridan residents about the social and economic effects of poverty in Wyoming, a pair of area social agencies is set to host its second day-long seminar on issues surrounding life under extreme financial hardship. The Bridges Out of Poverty program is sponsored by the Center Read More

A few thousand attend Earth Day Festival, Local Food Expo

SHERIDAN – A couple thousand attendees enjoyed the Earth Day Festival and Local Foods Expo Saturday at Sheridan College, according to Ace Young, event coordinator. Spread out between the Golden Dome, the Watt Agricultural Center and an outdoor tent, the expo offered a variety of educational events and vendors to celebrate Earth Day and local Read More

Poor weather closes Tongue River Branch Library

The Tongue River Branch Library will be closed today due to the weather and the closure of School District No. 1 along with the no unnecessary travel advisory issued by Wyoming Department of Transportation. The Tongue River Branch Library will reopen on Tuesday with normal hours.

Big Horn Elementary students raise $1,046 for Dog & Cat Shelter­

April 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Six Big Horn Elementary Students helped the Dog and Cat Shelter to the tune of $1,046. Aleyah Eisele, Mary Nicholson, Mallory Arneson, Kate Alsup, Sheridan Blackburn and Alexa Bradshaw who are better known as the Teeny Tiny Toilets Destination Imagination Team used bake sales and raffles to help raise the funds. “We like Read More

Volunteerism doesn’t translate between cultures

Our family hosted an exchange student from Russia one school year when our son was a student at Sheridan High. We were enthralled to see what an adventure the year would bring. Rauf Muzaffarov came to us from a former communist culture with his genealogy rooted in Eastern European history. We plugged Muzaffarov right in Read More

Turning trash into treasure

SHERIDAN — Joe Laughton sees treasure where others see trash. Laughton has been creating sets for performance organizations in Sheridan since he retired from teaching in 1977. His Rumpelstiltskin touch transforms throw-aways into beautiful sets. Laughton has transformed purple shopping bags into flowers, cardboard rug rolls into trees, egg cartons into rock walls and split bathroom Read More

Summit winner is well rounded

Well-rounded is a great way to describe this week’s deserving Summit Award Winner, Alexandra Vaira. Vaira’s interests include academics, cross-country, track, reading, horseback riding and playing the violin. Vaira is the daughter of Travis and Annette Vaira. Vaira, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.979. She received academic letters her sophomore Read More

Students compete in DI competition

SHERIDAN — Local students competed in the Destination Imagination competition at Casper College April 4-5. Results are as follows: Sheridan County School District No. 2. First place — Sheridan Junior High School Team “Change in RealiTee!” Improvisational Challenge. Team members: Cooper Luhman, Hunter Andersen, Oscar Patten, Ashley Phillips, Kathryn Bammel and Bren Steel. First place — Read More

Tongue River High School hosting discussion about service project

SHERIDAN — The public is invited to the Tongue River High School auditorium Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to learn about the TRHS Book Club’s recent community service project that has contributed to the building of water wells in South Sudan. The TRHS-Tongue River Branch Library Book Club has been in existence for several years. Each Read More

SC students win award at skills competition

Sheridan College has received the Outstanding College Chapter award from the recent SkillsUSA competition in Casper. The SkillsUSA Championships took place in Casper April 15 and showcased career and technical education students from around the state who competed in several trade, technical and leadership fields. Students representing Sheridan College’s technical programs won several first, second Read More

BH students second at academic challenge

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School took second place at the 17th Annual Wyoming Academic Challenge State Tournament held at Central Wyoming College April 13. The team narrowly lost to East High School of Cheyenne, 160-150. “It doesn’t get much closer than the two trophy rounds,” said WAC state director John Tate. “Each trophy round Read More

Local bird farm raises thousands of pheasants each year

SHERIDAN — Although Easter was several weeks ago, local kids may delight to know that the ultimate egg hunt is still underway at the Sheridan Bird Farm. The bird farm, located near Big Horn, raises several thousand pheasants each year that will eventually be released for area hunters to pursue. For the past couple weeks, Read More

Ptolemy wins Laureate award

SHERIDAN — A nonprofit technology awards group named Sheridan-based Ptolemy Data Systems a 2013 Laureate, the company announced Thursday. Founded by International Data Group in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the nonprofit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. The program honors individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic Read More

Firefighters preparing for upcoming fire season

SHERIDAN — They look like a tornado, swirling taller than a tree, 40, 50, 60 feet high. They are bright and hot, blazing hot. “You can definitely feel a fire whirl. Just watch pictures of a tornado and see the fallout of a tornado. That’s the same kind of thing you get out of a Read More

Crazy Woman Trading Company closing after 16 years

SHERIDAN — Longtime Sheridan businesswoman Linda Fauth knows that despite her exciting plans for the future, April 30 is going to be rough. After all, that’s the day she and her husband Willis are set to close Crazy Woman Trading Company — a 16-year staple of Sheridan’s downtown and an enterprise she describes as one Read More

Clearmont student gets scholarship

SHERIDAN — Tyrell Perry, formerly a member of the Clear Creek FFA Chapter in Clearmont, was awarded a $1,250 Encana Oil & Gas scholarship in partnership with the Wyoming FFA Foundation. Perry will use the scholarship to continue his graduate studies in soil sciences while obtaining his reclamation and restoration ecology graduate certification. Scholarships were Read More

Healthy Kids, Safe Kids Day at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The YMCA and the Wellness Council of Sheridan County present Healthy Kids Day and Safe Kids Day at the Sheridan YMCA April 27. Events start with a pancake breakfast from 8-9 a.m. that is open to the public. From 10-11 a.m. two events are planned, based on childrens’ ages. A YMCA Play Land Read More

SC student’s work named ‘Best of Show’

Art student Ivy Harbour has had one of her works named Best of Show in the recent Annual Student Art Exhibition at Sheridan College. The piece, “Unconventional Still Life”, is an oil painting by Harbour. “My favorite part of making this piece was creating my own interpretation of a familiar image,” said Harbour. “I enjoy Read More

Buffalo speaker to give talk at Historical Society meeting

SHERIDAN — Dollie Iberlin from Buffalo will present a program to the Sheridan County Historical Society on April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association’s Community Room. Iberlin will talk about the Volga Germans from Russia who immigrated to the Clear Creek Valley in Johnson and Sheridan Counties to grow sugar beets. Iberlin’s Read More