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.

Big Horn students garner awards at FBLA Conference

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School students Eddie Atter, Rebecca Gilbert, Gracie Goldhammer, Jadyn Mirich, Miles Novak, Hunter Sersland and Matthew Wigglesworth attended the state Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Cheyenne March 13-16. The club’s adviser is Katherine Hecker.

Sheridan YMCA has numerous camp offerings

SHERIDAN — The summertime is the best time to experience a variety of different activities and the Sheridan YMCA has plenty to offer local youths. Registration for camp will be April 13, at 8:45 a.m. at the YMCA and signing up has become a rite of spring for many families. The camps serve youth ages Read More

Celebrating God’s creation

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 At 6:30 a.m. on Easter our church gathered at the Sheridan Information Center to greet the sunrise and to celebrate the dawn of Easter. While the temperature was cold the view of the sun coming over the hills Read More

Seniors can ‘Unleash the Power’ at camp

SHERIDAN — May celebrates older Americans through the 2013 theme: Unleash the Power of Age.To celebrate the power of older Americans in our community, the Sheridan Recreation District. Carriage House, Sheridan YMCA and the Sheridan Senior Center have teamed up to offer a series of camps for campers age 55 years and older. The camps Read More

Volunteers preparing for April 25 tribute evening

SHERIDAN — It’s countdown time to the 2013 Keystone Awards event. From meals to facilities to entertainment to ticket sales, volunteers have been working for eight months toward the 2013 Awards tribute evening scheduled on April 25.

Building reservoirs

My granddad staked my dad to a new D7 Caterpillar with a cable operated dozer in 1937. Under President Roosevelt’s program the Agricultural Adjustment Act the ranchers were were paid 15 cents a yard to build reservoirs on their property. My dad charged the rancher 12 cents a yard and the rancher got to keep Read More

Obama seeks deal, proposes cuts to Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republicans as well as reductions, loathed by liberals, in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs. The plan, if ever enacted, could touch almost all Americans. The rich would see tax Read More

New ‘broad spectrum’ best when choosing sunscreen

Help is on the way to consumers confused by the jumble of sun protection numbers, symbols and other claims on sunscreens. Starting this summer, consumers can start looking for SPF 15 bottles with the label “broad spectrum” and feel confident they’re being protected from an increased risk of cancer. Currently, standards of protection apply only Read More

Planting trees, shrubs and perennials

Early springtime is a good time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials in Wyoming. Trees, shrubs, and perennials need time to recover from transplant shock before hot weather sets in and to establish new roots before next winter. Because this time of the year is cooler and wetter there is less stress on plants and Read More