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TR Child’s Place hosting benefit April 27

April 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Child’s Place will host its annual benefit dinner and silent auction April 27 at the Ranchester Town Hall. Beer and wine will be served at 5:30 p.m. when the doors open, followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

SHS class of 1953 trying to locate six classmates

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1953 is planning it’s 60th reunion in July.They are trying to locate the following classmates: Mary Ann Beaton Hastings, Jim Jackson, Ronald Jacobson, Dick Minick, Dick Mitchell and Chris Vilos.If you have information about these people contact Lu Reeves at 674-9711.

Landon’s hosting 3 workshops

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to three free workshops on Saturday and one April 9. Saturday’s workshops will begin at 8:30 a.m. with “Eat Your (Very Own) Veggies.” Join Janelle Gray for an introduction to the basics of growing your own vegetables. She will cover planting, proper watering and pest control.

Obama proposes $100M for brain-mapping project

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to spend $100 million next year on a new project to map the human brain in hopes of eventually finding cures for disorders like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and traumatic injuries. Obama said the so-called BRAIN Initiative could create jobs and eventually lead to answers to ailments Read More

A different sacrifice

SHERIDAN — When his dad deployed to Iraq, Preston Gromer didn’t understand how important it was for his dad to go. He didn’t understand service to country or helping people overseas. “I was sad and mad that he had to leave. It didn’t seem like he was helping anything because he wasn’t helping me,” Preston, Read More

Tourists kidnapped, 1 sexually assaulted in Rio

April 1, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two foreign tourists were held for hours, brutalized and one of them sexually assaulted aboard a public transport van they boarded in Rio de Janeiro’s showcase Copacabana beach neighborhood, police said in a statement. Two men aged 20 and 22 have been taken into custody and a third is being Read More

Iranians rebel over price of beloved pistachio

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — This should be the time of year that nut shop owner Mohammad Ahmadi counts his profits, after the recent Persian new year holiday when Iranians scarf up huge amounts of their iconic snack, pistachios. Instead, he and others in the trade are staring at piles of unsold nuts. Iranians have rebelled Read More

Transit study survey available until April 19

SHERIDAN — A survey aimed at gauging resident sentiments about transportation in Sheridan has been made available to the public until April 19. The initiative is the first step in a project by the Public Transit Initiative of Sheridan County — an informal group of concerned citizens and organizations looking to improve transit options for Read More

Snow King resort undergoes major remodel

JACKSON (AP) — Stepping off the elevator on the fifth floor of the east wing of Snow King Resort, a damp mustiness creeps up on you. While leading a tour of the lodge recently, Jim Goslin, its director of sales and marketing for the past six years, said that in some parts of the hotel Read More

Wyoming’s strong economy pushes rise in homelessness

CHEYENNE – Robert Larsen spent three years crisscrossing the country looking for work. He cleaned oil from Florida beaches after the BP oil spill. He found work in the booming oil fields of North Dakota until a disagreement with his boss cost him his job. He chased leads in Colorado , New Jersey, Nevada and Read More

People can follow Yellowstone plowing progress

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is providing a way for people to follow the progress of plows clearing Yellowstone National Park roads of snow. Updated information will be posted to the park website every Tuesday through Friday morning at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/plowing.htm.

MOPS bazaar April 20

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Evening Mothers of Pre-Schoolers will host their second annual spring bazaar April 20. Local crafters and entrepreneurs will showcase a wide variety of goods and services.

SHS orchestras performing combined concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert Wednesday evening. The baroque orchestra will perform the first movement of Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven and Psalm and Fugue by Allan Hovhaness.

Little Big Horn professor to give presentation at archaeological society dinner

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner may be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.

Coney Island hopes for rebound after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — At the beginning of each tourist season, the entrepreneurs who pitch the thrill rides, hot dogs, sideshows and souvenirs at gritty Coney Island gather along its famous boardwalk to pray for two things: good weather and large crowds. Never have they prayed harder than now. Five months after Superstorm Sandy’s surge Read More

Search underway for Miles Community College president

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) — Miles Community College has begun its search for a new president.The last day of the current president, Stefani Hicswa, is May 31.Hicswa says an interim president will likely be appointed because it will be difficult to find a permanent replacement in that time.

Obama hears Easter service with political theme

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House and heard a sermon that criticized “captains of the religious right” for holding some people back.The sermon by Rev. Dr. Luis Leon at St. John’s Church was based on the Gospel of John and the resurrection of Jesus. Read More

Washington farm boy turns firefighter

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue firefighter and EMT Paul Juergens is a Washington native who first came to Sheridan in 1989 to attend Sheridan College. He earned two associate degrees, in animal science and ag technology, before returning to Washington for five years. However, he worked a summer job for the Sheridan County Fire Department in Read More

Prosecutors seeking death penalty for theater shooter

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in last year’s movie theater attack that killed 12, wounded 70 and spurred new gun control laws in Colorado. The much-anticipated disclosure came in a court hearing held four days after prosecutors publicly rejected an offer by Read More

Pope’s foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

March 30, 2013

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world’s poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy. Francis’ decision to disregard church law and wash the Read More

NKorea says it is in a state of war with SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea declared Saturday it has entered “a state of war” with South Korea in the latest of a string of threats that have raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s government, parties and organizations said in a joint statement that all matters between the two countries will now Read More

Alaska lawmaker apologizes for racial slur

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Don Young, the gruff Republican veteran who represents the entire state of Alaska, apologized Friday for referring to Hispanic migrant workers as “wetbacks” in a radio interview.“I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan, Alaska,” Young said in a statement after lawmakers from both political parties Read More

Local woman makes quilts for children with medical issues

For the past few years, young patients at the Shriner’s Orthopaedic Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City have received handmade quilts from Sheridan resident Fronia Roberson. The quilts are transported or mailed to the hospital by local members of the Sheridan Kalif Shrine and are meant to provide some comfort and security to children Read More

Group applies for bar and grill license to open in former Oliver’s location

SHERIDAN — Phoenix Restaurant Group has applied for a new bar and grill license in order to open up a new restaurant in the former Oliver’s Bar and Grill location at 55 North Main Street in Sheridan. The application was submitted in November 2012 and went before City Council December 17, 2012, where it received Read More

Association elects Young as president-elect

SHERIDAN — Dr. Paul Young, President of Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been appointed president-elect of the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Young will serve from July 1, 2013 -2015 as president-plect and then assume the presidency in 2015 to 2017.ATEA is the premier association for the postsecondary technical educator with emphasis on professional Read More