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‘Polish Joke’ set for Carriage House in Nov.

October 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present “Polish Joke” at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. “Polish Joke” is a comedy by David Ives and is directed by Chip King. The play is about ethnic identity and the eternal American search for roots. Jasiu is a Polish-American who has been taught not to Read More

The Wyoming Room to hold book signing

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library has published a book titled “Now and Then: Photographic History in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of Sheridan County.” A book signing will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank, 4 S. Main St. Researchers and writers who Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received the report that several vehicles had been burglarized on Highway 14 West near Granite Pass. Items stolen include tools, hunting equipment and fuel. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Read More

Principal: Comments on social media websites disrupt school

SHERIDAN — A social media site which featured negative and sometimes threatening comments about Sheridan High School students has disrupted school this week and caused administrators to seek removal of the site. The site was created Monday by an unknown person and soon after, began circulating comments about specific students at the school. “Actually, I Read More

Rec. board hears year-end updates on pool, ice cream stand

October 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board worked through a full agenda at their regular meeting Wednesday, hearing year-end reports from two of its cornerstone summer programs. Reports on the much-maligned issue of the aging Kendrick Pool weren’t as bleak Wednesday, as the board heard the final report from aquatics director Jamie Ostermyer. The SRD Read More

Power in numbers for natural gas project

DAYTON — Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan County School District 1 are hoping there will be strength in numbers as they join together to try to bring natural gas service to the Tongue River valley. All three entities have passed an agreement to form a joint powers board that will do the necessary leg work to make Read More

Dayton OKs lease renewal with TRVCC

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved a renewal of a lease agreement with the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton at its meeting Wednesday. The new lease agreement allows the community center to rent its property from the town of Dayton for $0 per year, Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said. It specifies that the Read More

Homer Scott Sr. inducted into Wyo. Business Hall of Fame

SHERIDAN — Homer Scott Sr. is among the inaugural class of the newly formed Wyoming Business Hall of Fame. The award originates from a tripartite consensus of the University of Wyoming College of Business, the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming Business Alliance. Wyoming Business Council President Bob Jensen said the idea to recognize exemplary Read More

City to start leaf collection Oct. 21

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will start leaf collection Oct. 21 and continue through Nov. 29. Take your leaves to the landfill or to a green waste drop site if possible. For a list of green waste drop sites see If you are unable to take leaves to the landfill or a green Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 17, 2013

ABC Sale set for Friday and Saturday   SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual fall ABC (attic, basement, closet) sale Friday and Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Items for sale will include clothing, shoes, toys, household items, jewelry, books and seasonal decorations. The sale will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 Read More

First ‘Play and Pray’ this Sat.

SHERIDAN — First Christian, First United Methodist and Trinity Lutheran churches are offering an opportunity for children, youth and families to join in monthly “Play and Pray” gatherings. The first Play and Pray will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. It will be a time Read More

Two local brews given honors

SHERIDAN — Two of Sheridan’s brews were given honors at the Great American Brew Festival in Denver last weekend. Blacktooth Brewing Company’s Black Eagle Baltic Porter won a gold medal in the porter category, and the Stumpy Ridge Stout brew won a bronze medal in the category of stouts at the largest beer competition in Read More

Gun show set for Oct. 25-27

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Sportsman semiannual gun show will be Oct. 25-27 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The gun show will feature vendors from all over the region. The show is open Oct. 25 from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 Read More

‘The Nose’ to be re-broadcast Oct. 30 at WYO

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater presents a high definition re-broadcast performance from The Metropolitan Opera. “The Nose,” an opera by Shostakovich, will be shown at 6 p.m. Oct. 30. William Kentridge’s production of Shostakovich’s opera dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Paulo Szot portrays a bureaucrat whose satirical misadventures Read More

Food Bank, Sheridan Motors to host fundraiser

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank is partnering with Sheridan Motors for a fundraiser Saturday. The food bank food truck will be at Sheridan Motors, 1858 Coffeen Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be selling breakfasts of biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, orange juice and coffee. Lunch offerings will be chili dogs, Read More

Big Horn homecoming

Connor McCafferty, left, and Hanneah Puckett are crowned the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. Juniors Christian Mayer and Elianna Paninos were named homecoming prince and princess during the 2013 Homecoming Assembly at Big Horn High School Wednesday night.

Short play scheduled for this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Interdisciplinary Art House will give a short play Friday at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of Eaton House at Sheridan College. The performance integrates the work of 12 theater, music and art majors who have collaborated on the project. The play, titled “Solo Cups and Viking Horns,” explores the Read More

Kerns area: no motorized vehicles

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is advising hunters that the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area is temporarily closed to motorized vehicle travel due to significant snow accumulation and muddy conditions. The area closed to motorized vehicles on Oct. 15 but will re-open if conditions improve. Access to the area via foot and Read More

County to upgrade court security

October 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners considered its annual round of Homeland Security grants at its meeting Tuesday, approving three separate grant awards for a total of $68,281.53. The Homeland Security grant program began after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable municipalities to update safety and communications systems. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Read More

Shutdown impacts go beyond loss of funding

SHERIDAN — While an end to the national government shutdown now in its 16th day seemed to be in sight this morning, the Veterans Administration has been moving closer to exhausting funds available for veterans, which could impact several thousand Sheridan residents. These veterans received a total of $42.386 million in disbursements, including compensation and Read More

JPB forming to advocate natural gas service

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees unanimously approved participation in a joint powers board to be formed between the towns of Dayton and Ranchester and SCSD 1 at their regular board meeting last night. Trustee Karen Walters was voted as the district’s representative. A primary motivation for forming the board Read More

Ranchester OKs natural gas service board

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed a resolution to accept an agreement to form a joint powers board that will oversee the process of bringing natural gas service to the Tongue River Valley at its meeting Tuesday. Council members Peter Clark and Randy Sundquist were appointed to the joint powers board. The joint powers board Read More

Girl Scouts holding membership drive Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Girl Scouts will hold a membership drive Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McDonald’s, 2590 N. Main St. This is an opportunity for girls ages kindergarten through 12th grade and for adults interested in volunteering with Girl Scouts to find out more information and to register. McDonald’s will be serving Read More

‘Miss Representation’ Tuesday at Carriage House Theater

SHERIDAN — The film “Miss Representation” will be shown Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. This film was originally scheduled to be shown at the FAB Women’s Conference, but was rescheduled due to weather. This documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newson explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have let Read More

Author of ‘Prairie Silence’ to hold book signing Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.

SHERIDAN — Melanie Hoffert, author of “Prairie Silence,” will have a book signing Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. “Prairie Silence” is Hoffert’s coming-out story as well as her memoir about growing up on a farm in North Dakota and her love-hate relationship with the stark terrain Read More

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