Center for a Vital Community presenting ‘Bridges out of Poverty’

April 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community and the YMCA will present another “Bridges Out of Poverty” training on April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. Dr. Regina Lewis will present strategies for communities and professionals to help inspire innovative solutions for those looking to counter poverty and Read More

Local runner at Boston Marathon recounts tragedy

Editor’s note: The Associated Press contributed to this report. SHERIDAN — In addition to strength and conditioning training, many long-distance runners will tell you that mental toughness is key to completing a race. No amount of training could have prepared runners like Sheridan’s Del Acker for what happened Monday. Two bombs blew up seconds apart Read More

SF 104, repeal efforts spark debate among local politicians

April 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Local members of the Republican Party have expressed split reactions to the party’s State Central Committee endorsement of a referendum to repeal Senate File 104. The law enacted by the state Legislature restructured the Department of Education and significantly reduced the duties of the superintendent of public instruction. It was signed by Gov. Read More

Fire lecture April 30 at CTEL

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Natural Resource Lecture Series presents “Fire Ecology, Management and Land Recovery” April 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College CTEL presentation hall. The event will feature four presentations: • “History of Fire in the Northern Great Plains” by Ph.D. student Morgan Russell, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Miles City, Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Second St., in Big Horn.The meeting will start with a spring brunch at 10 a.m. Following brunch, biologist Darrell Meineke will lead a tour of the Wyoming Game and Fish Game Bird Farm Read More

Eagles to host ‘Bikes and Babes’ fundraiser for diabetes research

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be hosting a fundraiser for the fight against diabetes. The “Bikes and Babes” event is an opportunity to bring a motorcycle, get a picture taken and be entered in a contest to have your photo featured in a 2014 Read More

Kati Sherwood encourages service

SHERIDAN — Kati Sherwood is entering her third year as chair of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees. She and her husband, Kent, own Sheridan Physical Therapy and Buffalo Physical Therapy where she works as a speech language pathologist. She is a native of Reno, Nev., but moved to Sheridan in 1995 Read More

Sheridan College gear swap Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host their second community outdoor gear swap Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheridan College Golden Dome. The equipment swap provides a chance for people to clean out their garages and closets and get rid of outdoor items they no longer want. It Read More

SHS class of 1963 looking for 14 classmates

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1963 reunion committee is trying to locate classmates Steve Crawford, Diana Davey, Elaine Ferguson, Dallas Storey, Mildred French, Layle Robb, Carrien McKennan, Janet Hymas, Don Schneider, James Kolb, Sue Spear, Larry Owen, Dyanne Adams and Janice Goodlet Keller. If you can help the committee locate these people, Read More

Retirement preparation April 18 at Powder Horn clubhouse

April 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — On April 18 the public is invited to have cocktails and a “conversation” about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits presented by Swanson, Ferguson and Boley — a D.A. Davidson Company. The conversation facilitators will be three of the region’s Social Security and investment specialists: Sean Sturges (certified financial planner, Read More

Wyo. Livestock Board veterinarian to give brucellosis talk

SHERIDAN — Cattle producers, hunters and anyone else concerned about the recent evidence of brucellosis-stricken elk in the Bighorn Mountains will have an opportunity to learn more about the state’s response at a meeting Monday hosted by Moxey Schreiber Veterinary Hospital. The free event will feature a presentation by Bob Meyer, Wyoming Livestock Board assistant Read More

Red Cross accepting hometown hero nominations

SHERIDAN — The American Red Cross of Wyoming will celebrate local hometown heroes by nominating a person who has made the extra effort, taken the extra step or gone the distance to improve the lives of others. Any resident of Campbell, Crook, Weston, Johnson or Sheridan County can be nominated. Nomination categories are for heroes Read More

SHS band performing Festival Concert

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School band students, under the direction of Diane Knutson, will perform their Festival Concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert band will play selections they will perform at the Northeast District Festival to be held in Moorcroft later this month. The beginning band will Read More

Parent advisory meeting Thursday

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School parent advisory meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the SHS library. Topics will be planning the teacher appreciation luncheon in May and changes to SHS next year. The meeting is open to all parents and the public.

TRE Construction to begin soon

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith reported to the SCSD Board of Trustees last night that either expansion or construction on a new Tongue River Elementary School will likely begin soon. Smith said he recently met with representatives from the state School Facilities Department and learned that Tongue River Elementary Read More

People Assistance Food Bank offering two raffle prizes

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank is offering two raffle prizes as part of their 2013 fundraising activities. The prizes are a Rock River Arms LAR-15 Elite Comp .223 rifle and an 8- by 8-foot playhouse, including a porch, windows and front door with a screen. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25 and Read More

Come on…take a free ride

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County and the Downtown Sheridan Association are asking for donations of used bikes for use in the upcoming Bike Borrow program set to begin in early May. The Bike Borrow program coincides with the Wellness Council’s Bike to School Week, May 6-10 for kids, and the Bike to Read More

Soldier Ridge Trail opens for non-motorized recreation

April 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust announced this week that Soldier Ridge Trail has opened to the public for non-motorized recreation beginning today. The approximately 4-mile trail crosses Sheridan Heights Ranch and ERA Carroll Realty Co. property west of Sheridan city limits with a trailhead located at the end of West Fifth Street. The Read More

Calving means hard work

SHERIDAN — Along with the return of migrating songbirds, one of the signs of springtime in Wyoming is the sight of calves romping through the greening prairie. Calving season is now in full swing in much of Sheridan County. Several thousand calves started showing up in area pastures as early as February and will continue Read More

Forecast: North Platte water shortage deepens

CHEYENNE (AP) — Water runoff forecasts for the upper North Platte River and its tributaries in the months ahead keep getting worse with each week that passes without a big mountain snowstorm. A February runoff forecast prompted the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office to issue its first wintertime call on water rights for Wyoming’s portion of Read More

Missing Democrat leads to chaos in Montana Senate

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Senate erupted into chaos Friday when shouting Democrats pounded their desks in an attempt to drown out their Republican counterparts while they voted on bills and ignored Democratic attempts to stall the chamber. The brouhaha brought a noisy end to the session’s early promises of compromise and bipartisanship — Read More

Hillary Clinton headlines NY women’s conference

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a rousing speech Friday about improving the future of women across the globe, gave no hint of plans for her own future. But that didn’t mean everyone in the audience wasn’t thinking about it. “Of course, the big question now about Hillary is what’s next,” quipped Tina Read More

Judge OKS $4M for Mont. town asbestos attorneys

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that lawyers for victims of asbestos exposure in a contaminated Montana town are entitled to more than $4 million in fees and expenses out of a $19.6 million settlement with chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace and Co. Some victims had objected to the amount as excessive. They Read More

Salazar: Cape Wind could break ground this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday he is optimistic that the nation’s first offshore wind farm will break ground this year after more than a decade of delays. “I think there’s a good chance it will happen before the end of the year,” Salazar said in an interview with The Associated Press Read More

Summit winner has aptitude to succeed

Sidney Smith’s aptitude to succeed earns her the spot as this week’s Sheridan High School Summit Award winner.