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Enrollment remains steady at SCSD1

BIG HORN — Enrollment is stable at Sheridan County School District 1. At the SCSD1 board of trustees meeting Tuesday night at Big Horn High School, Superintendent Marty Kobza announced that enrollment from last year has increased by eight students. “It’s not a lot, but any kind of growth is good growth,” Kobza said. There… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses landfill closure, garbage rates

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council discussed a number of projects during its meeting Monday. Mayor Chris Schock reported that the landfill will officially close for construction debris Sept.17. Branches, grass and garden waste will continue to be accepted, but another area will need to be dug out for those materials by Nov. 1. Pacific Steel… Continue Reading

Commissioners divvy up funds to local organizations

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners divided up federal monies to several local agencies at their meeting Tuesday morning. The commissioners signed contracts with the Compass Center for Families, Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters and Eagle Ridge Rehabilitation Services to distribute the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant. The $50,000 grant will be split… Continue Reading

WGFD asks hunters to collect blood samples

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is requesting cow elk hunters in the northern Bighorn Mountains to collect blood samples and return radio collars from elk harvested this hunting season. Earlier this year, WGFD officials contracted to have approximately 50 cow elk radio-collared in the northern Bighorn Mountains as part of a larger… Continue Reading

Tyree, Davis wed in Jackson Hole

Tyree, Davis wed in Jackson Hole

SHERIDAN — Payton Kay Tyree and Sam Davis, both of Sheridan, wed Aug. 12, 2016, in Jackson Hole. Tyree has the prerequisites for the dental hygiene program in Sheridan. She is the daughter of Jill and Rick Hamilton of Sheridan and Brett Tyree of Roundup, Montana. She is currently a dental assistant at Cotant Family… Continue Reading

Registration for Chamber’s ‘Ignite’ conference now open

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host “Ignite Your Business,” a professional development conference that will take place on Oct. 18 at Sheridan College. The cost to attend is $150 for Chamber members and $100 for each addition person or $175 for non-members and $125 for each additional person. It will include… Continue Reading

Sagebrush ‘Growlers’ reception set for Sept. 29

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an opening reception for “Growlers: On Beyond the Purity of Law” on Sept. 29 form 5-7 p.m. Curators for this invitational show include Elaine Henry, Rod Dugal, Jason Lanka and Brittney Denham. The event will include artistic interpretations of growlers (a jug-like vessel for holding and transporting… Continue Reading

Softball Association golf tournament set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Softball Association will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Powder Horn Golf Club in Sheridan. There is an entry fee of $100 per person or $400 per team. The Scramble format will include $5 mulligans that are two per player. Pin and long drive… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 21, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 50 block of East Ridge Road, 10:35 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1000 block Delphi Avenue, 2:10 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2300 block Shirley Cove, 3:41 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Vehicle fire, mile marker 24, Interstate 90, 12:17 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday •… Continue Reading

Need a side dish? Try these potatoes

Need a side dish? Try these potatoes

OVEN ROASTED RED POTATOES WITH PESTO AND TOMATOES  Servings: makes 6 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered 1/2 cup unsalted chicken or vegetable stock 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup refrigerated pesto Grape tomato halves for… Continue Reading

Fall baking

I really enjoy the thought of fall baking. I love to use apples in pies and sauces, cakes and cookies, and who knows this year I might add a new apple recipe just to shake things up a bit. Along with pumpkin, my favorite pie of all, an apple pie is the family favorite. We like… Continue Reading

Tips for recreation in the Bighorns this fall

Tips for recreation in the Bighorns this fall

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Officials with the U.S. Forest Service offered some tips to enjoy the Bighorn National Forest this fall. • In a press release, forest officials noted that black bears roam throughout the Bighorns, so individuals exploring the area should be prepared to share the forest with black bears. They said you should keep… Continue Reading

Western urges new take on Wyoming’s economy

SHERIDAN — Local resident and author Sam Western urged attendees of a gathering Monday night to begin a new conversation on Wyoming’s economic future. The talk, given to attendees who were primarily graduates of local leadership programs, gave a glimpse into what Western’s class at Sheridan College will offer this fall. “I’m worried that our… Continue Reading

Urbatchka, Rossetti wed in Jackson in July

Urbatchka, Rossetti wed in Jackson in July

SHERIDAN — Colleen A. Urbatchka of Sheridan and Richard A. Rossetti of Grafton, Massachusetts, wed in Jackson on July 16, 2016. Urbatchka earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Wyoming. She is currently employed with Teton County School District 1. She is the daughter of Rich and Kathy Urbatchka… Continue Reading

Life Link receives grant

SHERIDAN — Life Link of Sheridan County has received a $1,000 grant from the Big Horn Mountain Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. This funding will be used to support people in Sheridan County in need of personal emergency response systems. Life Link of Sheridan County is local, volunteer board-governed, nonprofit organization that provides community-based PERS to individuals. PERS… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Public Health to host flu clinics

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health will host a number of  flu clinics this fall. For more information or if you are interested in setting a flu clinic for your business or setting up a voucher so your employees are encouraged to get flu shots, call 672-5169. The following is a list of flu clinic times… Continue Reading

Volunteers needed at Antelope Butte on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area has another scheduled workday, called a “Beaver Day,” on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to remove debris and dangerous trees from ski trails and service roads at the mountain recreation area. Volunteers are invited to participate between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday by helping for the day… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 20, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 12:05 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 5:31 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Monday • Admissions — Mildred M. Estell, Sheridan;… Continue Reading

High school student attends medical conference, internship

High school student attends medical conference, internship

SHERIDAN — Someday, Ryan Vrieswyk may be referred to as Dr. Vrieswyk. While he is wrapping up his senior year, the Sheridan High School student took steps this summer toward making sure his dream of becoming a doctor becomes reality. In June, Vrieswyk attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The program is held by the… Continue Reading

SPD issues scam warning

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has received numerous reports of a scam involving the police department’s phone number. The caller identifies himself as an employee of the Internal Revenue Service and demands payment on outstanding taxes or threatens arrest. The SPD has no IRS agents working inside the office. Department officials also reminded citizens… Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Representatives from the Girls State program will present on their experiences at the event. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library… Continue Reading

Ladies Fly Fishing class set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — Rod, Reels and Heels will host a Ladies Fly Fishing class on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics covered will include entomology, knots, gear for you and gear for your rod. The cost of the class is $50 and will include lunch, goodie bags and wine. Those who couldn’t attend the… Continue Reading

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