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Residents concerned about increase in energy bills; MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

Residents concerned about increase in energy bills;  MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents have recently noticed an increase in their energy bills and some have taken to social media to voice their concerns. While the conversation on social media exploded, MDU Resource Group spokesperson Mark Hanson said the company has received only a few complaints. Those who are voicing their concern over the higher… Continue Reading

Weather hampers repeater repair

SHERIDAN — A repeater used to page volunteer firefighters to fires, medical emergencies and vehicle accidents in Sheridan County that went down more than a week ago has yet to be repaired. The repeater services all volunteer departments in the county including Goose Valley, Clearmont, Ranchester, Dayton, Big Horn and Story. Sheridan Fire-Rescue uses a different… Continue Reading

Bring on the snow: More accumulation expected this week

SHERIDAN — So far, it’s been winter as usual, according to staff with the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana. National Weather Service Observations Program Leader Larry Dooley said snow accumulation in the Sheridan area has been close to normal. The National Weather Service keeps records on snow events and accumulation from trained cooperative… Continue Reading

Crop improvement set as topic for ‘Soupfest’

SHERIDAN — Grape geneticist and University of Wyoming instructor Dr. Sadanand Dhekney will speak at the Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly “Soupfest” on Friday. Dhenkey’s talk, entitled “The Development of Improved Plant Varieties: Boon or Bane?” will focus on the process of crop domestication and improvement. He will also speak to the advent of cutting edge… Continue Reading

Airman Konetzki graduates basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman First Class Shawn L. Konetzki recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Konetzki completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic… Continue Reading

Sagebrush art center to host ‘Uncapped’ painting class

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an “Uncapped” painting class Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The class is open to individuals of all ages and skills, but attendees 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will follow along as instructor Shanoa Gardiner leads artists through the process of creating… Continue Reading

Newton to discuss Native American fur trade

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however attendees are not required to purchase dinner in order to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m.,… Continue Reading

Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recognized

Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recognized

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young recognized the Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at the President’s Luncheon last month. In 2001, the 20 members of the local chapter initiated a unique scholarship program that gives preference to nontraditional, sophomore women students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average. The chapter awards… Continue Reading

Workshop to feature state poet laureate

SHERIDAN — The Range Writers will sponsor a workshop by state poet laureate Echo Klaproth on Jan. 10 beginning at 1 p.m. The workshop, “Recovering our sense of connection,” will be held in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The workshop is based on Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way — A… Continue Reading

Library programs to focus on ‘tweens’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” beginning in January. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time, but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and experiments… Continue Reading

‘Zumba for the Cause’ to support animal shelter

SHERIDAN — A “Zumba for the Cause” event will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter Jan. 5-7. The event will include three free days of Zumba, but donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the animal shelter. The event will be held at 118 W. Fifth St. each day beginning at 6… Continue Reading

Friday last day for teams to sign up for Winter Shootout

SHERIDAN — Teams have until the end of the day Friday to register for the 2015 Holiday Inn Winter Shootout, scheduled for Jan. 10-11 at various locations in Sheridan. The basketball tournament gives boys and girls in fifth through eighth grades a chance to increase their skills. Games will be played at various locations around… Continue Reading

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