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Sept. 10, 2014 Local Briefs

September 10, 2014

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 7:58 a.m. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will be host a remembrance ceremony for those who were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2001. The department has invited all local law enforcement, Read More

Dayton officials launch development of properties near Scott Park

September 9, 2014

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council approved two expenditures Monday that will launch development of property near Scott Bicentennial Park on Broadway Avenue that was recently purchased by the town to provide more parking and, potentially, more green space. The property consists of two lots near the entrance of the park that are occupied Read More

Are students going hungry?

SHERIDAN — With the recent announcement from Sheridan County School District 1 that officials have withdrawn their secondary schools from the National School Lunch Program in favor of locally sourced foods and higher calorie counts, many students, parents and community members in SCSD2 have been questioning why their schools, particularly Sheridan High School, have not Read More

SCSD2 enrollment up; staff considers ways to solve water problem at Coffeen school

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is 10 days into the 2014-15 school year and numbers show that enrollment districtwide is up, again. Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults reported that total elementary enrollment was up 93 students from last year including the largest kindergarten class yet, which is up 35 students from 2013. Read More

A Place of Wholeness retreat set for this weekend at HF Bar

SHERIDAN — A Place of Wholeness will hold its 11th annual retreat at HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring, Wyoming. Friday through Sunday, the theme for this year will focus on the heart, lungs, cardiovascular and pulmonary health as well as lung and breast cancer. Dr. Mark McGinley will join Dr. Vivek Shanbhag in presenting information Read More

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host 9/11 remembrance event

SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 7:58 a.m. the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will be hosting a remembrance ceremony for those that were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2001. We have invited all local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other Read More

Vend or space, child care, tickets available for FAB

SHERIDAN — With the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference just three weeks away, organizers continue to confirm session speakers, recruit vendors and sell tickets for the event set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. Sessions are scheduled to include a range of topics, including self-defense, building a business, making the move to leadership, investing Read More

Bigelow to host grant-writing workshops

SHERIDAN — Dr. Susan Bigelow will present a workshop for grant writers Thursday at Sheridan College. Bigelow is vice president of external relations and economic development for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. She will present from 1-5 p.m. inside the Whitney Building, room 168. The cost is $20 per person. The presentation is presented Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 9, 2014

All Nations Indian Relay Championships Friday-Sunday SHERIDAN — The All Nations Indian Relay Championships will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds starting Friday. More than 30 Native American relay teams from the Arapaho, Blackfeet, Colville, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Omak, Shoshone and other nations will be competing. On Friday and Saturday, the events begin at Read More

Dayton Mercantile gets new start

DAYTON — Owners Craig and Elaine Stevens have breathed new life into the Dayton Mercantile. They bought the historic building last September, and moved from Cheyenne to open it on June 30. They originally just bought the building as a residence, but once they moved here and learned the history of the building, along with Read More

Crews respond to three fires near Port of Entry

September 8, 2014

RANCHESTER — Three fire departments responded to three separate wildland grass fires that burned approximately 41 acres near the Port of Entry on Interstate 90 Sunday. Crews worked approximately four hours to knock the fires down. The cause of the fires is still under investigation. Tongue River Fire Chief Donnie Dobrenz said the call came Read More

Police make additional arrests in kidnapping case

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department arrested Aaron Andrew Arnold, 30, of Sheridan on Friday on additional charges stemming from an incident in which he’s accused of beating his wife and trying to force her to fly to Arizona. Arnold was charged with aggravated assault and battery and released on a $10,000 cash bond late Read More

Campus center open house set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold an open house on Wednesday inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., college officials are encouraging the public to tour the new facility. There will be free food samples from 2-4 p.m. Highlights of the campus center include a student lounge with flexible seating, bleacher-style Read More

Interested in clowning around?

SHERIDAN — Carolyn Wertman is a certified clown with the CYAS Clowns of Yuma, Arizona, and is looking for others to join her. She is having a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Senior Center to discuss the opportunities of becoming a clown. Clowns in Sheridan would usually perform at schools, day cares, Read More

Cunningham needs votes, competing in ‘Oh, Say Can You Sing?’

SHERIDAN — Bailey Cunningham, a 12-year-old student at Big Horn Middle School, has been nominated to compete in the “Oh, Say Can You Sing? Wrangler NFR National Anthem Contest” in the youth category. Winners will be invited to sing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December. Winners will be selected by popular vote. Cunningham Read More

With elections on the horizon, school officials discuss role

September 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — Every other year as November draws near, public spaces are once again filled with advertisements supporting candidates for one thing or another. This year, as a gubernatorial race pulls to the forefront of everyone’s attention, three contested races will hit the ballots with predictably less fanfare. Every general election, approximately half the trustees Read More

Pulling out all the stops: Local pipe organ oldest in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — It is a sound that you feel, more than you hear. If you are lucky enough to sit in the pews of one of several Sheridan area churches that are home to a pipe organ, then your Sunday services are surely improved with the addition of this amazing instrument. The complex, layered music Read More

Memories preserved: Clearmont Historical Group working toward museum opening

CLEARMONT — Before Clearmont became a town in September 1892, there was the town of Huson, complete with cemetery, post office and newspaper. Huson ceased to exist in November 1892 just six months after its post office was established because the owners of the Burlington and Missouri Railroad didn’t like a bend in the rail Read More

Sept. 6, 2014 Agendas

Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees 6 p.m. Monday Central Office, Board Room, 201 N. Connor St. • Call to Order 1. Pledge of Allegiance • Recognition 1.  Lorna Poulsen, Certified Staff Member of the Year 2. Jackie Jackson, Classified Staff Member of the Year • Approval of agenda • Welcome — audience Read More

FAB conference set for Sept . 27

September 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — With the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference just three weeks away, organizers continue to confirm session speakers, recruit vendors and sell tickets for the event set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. Sessions are scheduled to include a range of topics, including self-defense, building a business, making the move to leadership, investing Read More

Cloud Peak announces sale of share of Decker Mine

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced Thursday that on Aug. 29 the company agreed to sell its 50 percent interest in the Decker Mine in Montana to Ambre Energy. The sale agreement includes all the related assets and that Ambre will assume all reclamation and other liabilities, giving Ambre 100 percent ownership of the mine. Read More

Couple highlights Sheridan on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

SHERIDAN — Imagine sitting on your couch flipping through channels on your television when, there it is. It’s Sheridan — the Bighorn Mountains, historic downtown Sheridan and all of your other local hangouts. Many current and former Sheridan residents had that experience Wednesday when the city was featured on the national program “House Hunters.” It Read More

Tackling issue of suicide at local level

SHERIDAN — Tina Hart and her husband have always loved visiting Sheridan and one day the open land and the animals called them to move here from the East Coast. But the change proved to be more drastic than Hart had anticipated, with a long, cold winter, less people and greenery, and a slower pace Read More

Planning Commission denies variance for shop already built

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend denial to county commissioners of a setback variance request for a shop building constructed 8 feet from the front property line instead of the required 25 feet on a parcel located on Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The vote for denial was not made Read More

Noble Entertainment obtains liquor license

SHERIDAN — City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of a liquor license from Warehouse 201, LLC, to Noble Entertainment Group, LLC, which listed the premise address on the license application as 237 N. Main St., Suite 30, also known as the Old Press Building. The license was used in the operation of the Warehouse Read More

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