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Opening reception at Sagebrush Art Center Fri.

December 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — An opening reception for Sagebrush Art Center’s latest exhibition “Retrospective/New Prospective” will be held Friday. The exhibit pairs two seasoned local artists with two newcomers to Sheridan’s artist community and encompasses the first floor of the Historic Train Depot. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the public Read More

Sheridan College Wind, Jazz Ensemble to play Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform Sunday at Sheridan Junior High School’s Early Auditorium. The concert will commence at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to everyone. The ensembles are directed by Dr. Michael P. Flynn and he will be discussing the works to be performed ahead of Read More

Santa reading poems at Sheridan Stationary Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns and Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will present Santa on Dec. 14. St. Nick himself will be reading the Christmas poem “The Night Before Christmas” and handing out treats, starting at 10 a.m. at Sheridan Stationary. For more information email Sheridan Stationery is located at Read More

Library offering ‘Food for Fines’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County public libraries will be offering “Food for Fines” amnesty week from Sunday through Dec. 14. Library users who have outstanding fines or those with long overdue items can return their materials and have up to $2 in fines forgiven for each food item donated. All four library locations are participating. Read More

‘Cops for Kids’ receives $1,500 from Walmart

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has received a $1,500 “Local Community Contribution” grant from Walmart which will be used toward the third annual “Cops for Kids” program. The program offers deserving children in the community a holiday shopping spree. More than 30 children identified by local social service professionals will be shopping Dec. 14 Read More

Navigators host class to help residents work through marketplace

SHERIDAN — Two specialists trained in eligibility and enrollment in the national health care exchange held two educational sessions at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wednesday. The events were hosted by the Sheridan Health Center in conjunction with Enroll Wyoming, a statewide effort to help Wyoming’s uninsured understand and access health insurance. “We wanted Read More

City declares emergency snow route alert

December 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has declared an emergency snow route alert to go into effect at 8 tonight. City staff requests no parking on posted snow routes until the alert is lifted, which is estimated to take 48 hours or more, depending on snow conditions, City Engineer Lane Thompson said. Crews will begin Read More

Wheeler to retire at end of school year

SHRIDAN — Dirlene Wheeler, principal at Sheridan High School, will retire from her position at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Wheeler came to SCSD 2 specifically to assume an administrative position with the district. She served as assistant principal at SHS for three years before assuming the principal position 14 years ago. She Read More

Schools offer full musical schedule

SHERIDAN — One of the best parts of the Christmas season is the full schedule of musical offerings provided by area schools.   Choirs, bands and orchestras at all grade levels have been preparing for the season’s concerts for weeks and you don’t have to be the parent or grandparent of a student to attend Read More

Quarry south of Dayton gets OK

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved by a vote of 5-0 a quarry to be located approximately two miles south of Dayton at their meeting Tuesday. The 227-acre quarry will be used for three upcoming projects on Interstate 90. The Wolf Creek State Land Quarry was recommended for approval, with six conditions, by the Sheridan Read More

County revises flood plain management plan

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners re-visited a motion that was defeated in their Nov. 5 meeting regarding regulations for flood plain management in Sheridan County. After discussion of several options for revising the regulations, the commissioners unanimously passed an amended motion requesting the public works director to modify the regulations for Read More

Ranchester Town Council passes ordinance regarding minors in bars

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading Tuesday an ordinance regarding minors dining in bars. The ordinance will require children under 18 to be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older when dining in restaurants that are located within bars. It also restricts anyone under the age of Read More

Methodist Church cookie sale set for Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Church cookie and candy sale will be on Dec. 14. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more than 1,000 homemade cookies and candies will be available including gluten-free and sugar-free varieties. Shoppers can mix and match for $6 per pound. Contact the church office for more details at 672-9779. The Read More

Art display at Sheridan College Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The individual work of four Sheridan College art students will be on display Thursday from 4-6 p.m. in the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College, room 141. The art portfolio class open studio is free and open to the public. Art students Ivy Harbour, Alex Eisele, Chalice Weichman and Jasmine Vaira will exhibit Read More

Raymond Plank Creative Center to host two Christmas events

SHERIDAN — The Raymond Plank Creative Center will have two Christmas events this season. Their first community Christmas celebration will be Dec. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m. Festivities will include Christmas carols sung by local students, a book signing by the Raymond Plank Creative Center founder, Raymond Plank, food, children’s craft projects and gifts, fireworks and Read More

‘Christmas for Cowboys’ at the WYO Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — The Bar J Wranglers will present “Christmas for Cowboys” at the WYO Theater on Dec. 14 and 15. Christmas classics with a western flare and Western favorites will be performed with harmony, musicianship and humor by the band from Jackson Hole. The performance on Saturday is at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s starts at Read More

2013 campaign begins for Goodfellow Fund

SHERIDAN — K-Life of Sheridan will be taking a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, next spring and will be hosting a fundraiser from now through Christmas to help pay for part of the financial burden involved. Daily at Arby’s and Taco Johns 10 percent of all sales will be applied toward the trip if the Read More

Sheridan County Museum to host Auction tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a holiday dinner and silent auction tomorrow. The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center located at 612 N. Main St. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner and program begin at 6 p.m. Author Gary Temple will be discussing his Read More

County drug court earns 3-year CARF approval

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Adult Drug Court has been accredited for three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International. The CARF inspection was conducted to comply with new state requirements that the program be accredited by an outside agency to continue to receiving state funding. Justice Center Administrator Neal Madson said Read More

frigid temperatures forecasted for remainder of week

December 3, 2013

UPDATE— Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 a.m.: Sheridan County School District 3 will start two hours late this morning due to winter weather. SHERIDAN — A winter weather system that moved through Sheridan Monday evening brought with it several inches of snow and bitter cold temperatures, closing roads and delaying schools in the area. Meteorologist with Read More

City Council makes quick work of short agenda

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council kept its meeting short and simple Monday night. There was no old or new business to be discussed and no communications from staff, council or junior council. Total meeting time was approximately five minutes. In its consent agenda, which is a list of items approved with one vote at the Read More

Dayton Town Council passes Flood Plain Ordinance

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council passed its Flood Plain Ordinance on third and final reading Monday night. The vote was unanimous. After concern about the ordinance was expressed at the Nov. 20 meeting, the council invited engineer Dave Randall to attend Monday’s meeting and answer any questions from residents. However, no residents expressed any concerns, Read More

SCSD#2 votes to end its paritipation in SEEDA

The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees voted last night at their regular monthly meeting to discontinue its participation in the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority (SEEDA). SEEDA is an organization consisting of representatives from several area organizations including the City of Sheridan, Sheridan College, Sheridan County, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, Read More

Wright takes first place at the Heide Hermann Piano Competition

SHERIDAN — Frequent Sheridan performing artist Josh Wright took first place at the Heide Hermann International Piano Competition held in Westport, Conn., on Nov. 23 and 24. This is the pianist’s second win in international competition this year. He also won the Rosamond P. Haeberle International Piano Competition in Michigan in March. Wright has performed Read More

Sheridan Aires to present winter concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Aires will present their winter concert Thursday and Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. The concert will include performances by Alex Banks and the Happy Tappers as well as special guest Grace Cannon. Performances will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 7:15 p.m. Dessert will be served prior to Read More

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