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SEEDA enters next phase of industry study

August 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Task Force voted Tuesday to move forward into the next phase of a Sheridan Area Career Technical Education and Training Strategy and Target Industry Study. SEEDA has contracted with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, a nonprofit corporation based in Chicago, to research local and regional Read More

Open house and fly-in Sept. 7

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Pilots’ Association is hosting an open house and fly-in at Sheridan County Airport on Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pilots and aircraft from throughout the region will participate in the fly-in. Pilots will be at the open house so the public can see, touch, watch and possibly fly Read More

Sheridan Angels hosting fundraiser

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Angels will host a dinner and auctions to benefit their upcoming Christmas projects. The event is scheduled for Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Drive. There will be a silent auction, live auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and music by Chuck Belus and The Let ‘Er Read More

Sheridan grad completes military basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Cody J. Parsley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Parsley is a 2011 graduate of Sheridan High Read More

Community yard sale Sept. 7-8 to benefit RENEW

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming will have a community yard sale Sept. 7-8 from 7 a.m. to noon each day. Items for sale include kitchen appliances and food preparation items, household furniture, televisions, outdoor and camping gear and much more. The proceeds will go toward beautifying and landscaping RENEW’s residential homes. The Read More

City OKs minor subdivision

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission voted to recommend approval to City Council of a minor subdivision at its regular meeting Monday. The Mallo Minor Subdivision will be located at 1300 and 1320 De Smet Ave. Approximately .90 acres will be platted into two lots and zoned R-1 Residential, City Planning and Development Director Robert Read More

Number treated at SMH cath lab exceed projections

SHERIDAN — Just six months after opening a cardiac catheterization lab at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, seven patients have been successfully treated for a heart attack and 110 other patients have benefitted from diagnostic or non-emergent interventional cath lab procedures. “So far, these numbers are ahead of our projections for the year,” hospital CEO Mike McCafferty Read More

Judge sets bond for Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — Sean O’Leary, 34, of Sheridan, appeared before Judge Shelley Cundiff of Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing on two felony charges stemming from an incident over the weekend where he allegedly discharged a firearm inside a residence and subsequently had a standoff with police. According to court documents, officers Read More

Shots fired in Sheridan home

August 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sean O’Leary appeared before Judge Shelley Cundiff of Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing on charges stemming from an incident over the weekend where he allegedly discharged a firearm inside a residence and a subsequently had a standoff with police. According to court documents, officers with the Sheridan Police Read More

Wolf trapped, killed near Bull Creek

August 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Aug. 16, a control officer for the Sheridan County Predator Management District trapped and killed a gray wolf responsible for killing 21 sheep in the Bighorn Mountains. The wolf was the first documented kill in the Bighorn Mountains by the predator management district. The gray wolf was a 130-pound, 2-year-old female that Read More

Story Days once again proves to be a ‘Treasure in the Pines’

August 26, 2013

STORY — From the kaleidoscope of color at the quilt show, to the squeals of delight from children who “struck” gold at the gold panning demonstration, to the obvious joy Story residents took in chatting with neighbors and friends over puffballs of cotton candy, Story Days lived up to this year’s theme: Treasure in the Read More

Enzi: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs more oversight

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is warning Americans to be wary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He said the agency has unlimited ability to write financial regulations and unchecked access to every American’s bank accounts. He also called the invasion of private records worse than the unethical surveillance of U.S. Citizens by the Read More

Lummis to speak at Republican Women event Sept. 5

SHERIDAN — Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., will be the speaker at a Republican Women of Sheridan County lunch meeting Sept. 5. The meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at The Powder Horn clubhouse. RSVPs are prefered, but you can attend without making a reservation. The public is invited to the meeting, which is open to Read More

Flying Cowboys plan fly-in

SHERIDAN — The annual “Flying Cowboys” remote controlled planes fly-in will be Sept. 6-8 at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club, 89 Keystone Road. Pilots from five states will have approximately 200 planes on display. They will also be flying these planes during the three-day event. The planes range from small electric powered flyers to Read More

Barbecue Fest Sept. 7

SHERIDAN — The Best of the West Barbecue Fest will be held in Sheridan on Sept. 6 from 6-9 p.m. and Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This a Kansas City Barbecue Society licensed competition where teams will vie for cash and prizes in several categories. The People’s Choice competition for wings is Read More

‘Unbound’ books at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — Past resident artists from Jentel Foundation are taking a different look at the world of books in an exhibition at Sagebrush Community Art Center starting Wednesday and ending Oct. 5. “Unbound” features examples of creative approaches to exploring various aspects of handmade books — binding, paper, content, format, printing, images, media and styles. Read More

Notable neighbors: Bonny and Bob — biker buddies

SHERIDAN — Bob Simpson and his 10-year-old Golden retriever Bonny are regular riders on the Sheridan streets. For five years, Bonny has accompanied Bob on his trips around town in a Velorex sidecar attached to Bob’s Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster. “Every time we left, we would kind of feel bad,” Simpson said on how Bonny Read More

Will fluoride make history in Sheridan again?

August 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — People talked, petitions circulated and the newspaper became a battleground for letters to the editor. Those in favor of adding fluoride to the water supply felt it was a certain way to prevent tooth decay. Those against insisted that fluoride in the water would lead to cancer, stomach ulcers and more. The issue Read More

Cheerleaders ready to rock

SHERIDAN — With more than 50 young girls signed up, and a new coach on board, the Little Guy Football cheerleaders are ready for the first games of the season. The cheerleading program has been offered through the Sheridan Recreation District since the 1980s and is open to girls in first through sixth grades. The Read More

happenings for seniors

• The Iron Brotherhood is hosting its Second Annual Poker Run to benefit the Sheridan Senior Center’s meal program Aug. 31. Registration will be from 9:30-10 a.m. at Little Goose Liquors on Coffeen Avenue. The cost is $10 a hand or $15 for two hands. The route includes Little Goose Liquors, the Mountain Inn in Read More

Scams prolific as Portulaca oleracea L.

I see a parallel between unwanted telephone solicitations and an unwanted weed in my garden — the Portulaca oleracea L. known to many as Purslane. Both are prolific, tenacious, and invasive. I’ve experienced an alarming trend this year with telephone and email solicitations to the Senior Center: the solicitor using the name of a reputable Read More

Probation officer charged with felony sexual assault

SHERIDAN —A probation officer for the Sheridan-based Wyoming Department of Correction’s Probation and Parole Office has been charged with second degree sexual assault after engaging in a five-month romantic relationship with a female he formerly supervised. The complaint filed in Sheridan County Circuit Court alleges Chris Yager had a five-month sexual relationship with the female Read More

Jeopardy contestant competes

SHERIDAN — Patrick Geary was propelled to local notoriety when it became public that he was selected as a contestant on the popular syndicated game show, Jeopardy! Geary was the winner the first round he participated in. Following his experience on the famous syndicated game show, Geary was contacted by Senior Center staff member Nancy Read More

Summit meant to address gaps in services for veterans

SHERIDAN — More than 70 mental health professionals, veteran’s hospital employees and veteran’s service organization members gathered in Sheridan yesterday for a mental health summit to help identify and address gaps in services to veterans with mental health needs. Jacklyn VanMark, public affairs director at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said more than 200 Read More

Tennis association and after-school program pitch ideas

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District heard two presentations without taking action Thursday at their regular meeting. One proposal came from the Sheridan County Tennis Association. The SCTA, which has long struggled in finding a place for their proposed indoor tennis facility, presented to the board their early-stages idea for covering two of the outdoor Read More

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