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Natural gas board seeks community support for project

DAYTON — While the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board awaits word on various funding and partnership options, board members are hoping to get some buy-in on the project from local residents. The board is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between as a cheaper heating alternative to electric and propane.… Continue Reading

FAB committee to host film screening May 8

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference Committee will host a screening of the documentary film “Raising Ms. President” on May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. The 60-minute film explores the challenges and perceptions that surround women in leadership positions and steps we can take to encourage more women… Continue Reading

BHMS students to help community members

SHERIDAN — Students from Big Horn Middle School are conducting a community service day on May 30 and are seeking members of the community who need their help. Types of projects they are looking for are painting, wood hauling, cleaning, yard work, light construction projects, spring cleaning like window washing and lawn care. They are… Continue Reading

Conservation District hosting free workshops

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is hosting a series of free workshops at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The next event in “Productive Landscapes” will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. as author and master gardener Jodi Torpey will present “Water-Wise Gardening.” The library is located at 335 W. Alger… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to host next meeting Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Powder Horn Golf Clubhouse. The evening will center around the club’s 65th birthday and will include a performance by the Big Horn A-Cappela Choirs and a demonstration by Katie Schaefer and Linda Lanners titled “Yard/Garden Art.” All members of the community… Continue Reading

African violet show and sale to start tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan African Violet Club will present “Sheridan’s Diamond Anniversary of Violets,” an African violet show and sale, tomorrow and Saturday. Prized flowers will be displayed and some will be available for sale at this free event which is open to all members of the community. Friday’s show will run from 10 a.m.… Continue Reading

Photography collection to open at library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Photographer’s Association will open their May display at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library today and an artist’s reception will be hosted Monday. The group of local photographers will display various works through the month in the mezzanine area. The reception will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is free to all… Continue Reading

District to resubmit community center plans

SHERIDAN — After reviewing the survey results regarding the proposed Big Horn community recreation facility, the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District met Wednesday to vote on reapplying to the county for a conditional use permit to build the facility. At the special meeting, the board voted unanimously in favor of the motion to… Continue Reading

Keystone Awards raise $58,000 for Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The annual Keystone Awards held last week to honor some of Sheridan’s most giving citizens raised more than $58,000 for the Sheridan Senior Center. “The event went very well overall,” event chair Sarah Aksamit said. “We’ve had great feedback and it seemed like everyone was having fun. It was a lot of fun… Continue Reading

Amsden Creek closure extended

DAYTON — The Wyoming Game & Fish Department recently extended the winter range closure on the Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Dayton. The area normally opens up for human presence on May 1, but will remain closed until May 17 due to persistent snowpack. “It’s not looking like snow conditions on the face… Continue Reading

Trooper injured in Johnson County crash

BUFFALO — A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper is recovering at home following a Wednesday morning incident in which his parked patrol car was struck by a vehicle on WYO 387 approximately 8 miles north of Midwest in southern Johnson County. Trooper Richard Burridge, who was seated in his patrol car, sustained minor injuries after his… Continue Reading

Kirtley named Sheridan College Distinguished Alum

SHERIDAN — Dr. Karmen Kirtley has been named the 2013-2014 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. “I have known Karmen since 1996, when she enrolled in the public speaking class I taught,” said SC instructor Ron Krikac, who nominated Kirtley. “She has since become a loyal friend and trusted colleague for whom I have deep admiration.” Kirtley… Continue Reading

Gillette man battles wife’s discharge from Green House

SHERIDAN — A resident at the Green House Living for Sheridan nursing home was involuntarily discharged from the facility yesterday afternoon. Gillette resident Tom Johnson said his wife, Jan Johnson, 61, was metaphorically booted from the facility on less than amicable terms. Green House Administrator Chris Szymanski confirmed there was a dismissal at the facility… Continue Reading

We the People team returns from D.C.

We the People team returns from D.C.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s We The People team has just returned from the national competition held in Washington, D.C., earlier this week and while the group didn’t bring home a top prize, they did experience several national treasures. “We’ve been spending a month, literally now in the realm of hundreds of hours, on essays… Continue Reading

Cram announces intention to run for re-election

SHERIDAN — County Commission Chairman Terry Cram has announced he will run for re-election for another four-year term on the Board of County Commissioners in the election this fall. Cram said that he is proud of what the board has accomplished together in recent years. “I take credit for being a part of a system… Continue Reading

Commissioners compare notes at statewide meeting

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners recently returned from the spring meeting for the Wyoming County Commissioners Association held in Saratoga last week. WCCA Board President and Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston said the greatest take-home from the meeting was the reassurance it gave knowing that Sheridan County is part of a strong state association that has… Continue Reading

Christmas Stroll button design competition now open

SHERIDAN — The Christmas Stroll Committee has opened the design competition for the 2014 Christmas Stroll button. Children in first through sixth grades are invited to create a colorful design conveying this year’s theme of “Sugar Plum Stroll.” The winner receives accolades and a Chamber Bucks gift certificate for $100. The deadline for submissions is… Continue Reading

Local student earns college honors

SHERIDAN — Demetre Gostas, a graduate of Big Horn High School, has been selected as one of 21 Outstanding Graduates for the college of arts and sciences at the University of Wyoming for 2014. The designation is the highest honors the college has bestowed annually since 1991. The names of each student honored are on… Continue Reading

WYDOT paves detour on Highway 14 East near Jim Creek Hill

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation road crews have created a hasty bypass on Highway 14 East of Sheridan after a landslide first noticed this spring made significant movement over the past few days. The emergency action allows the road to remain open, yet keeps traffic away from the potential hazard. WYDOT spokesperson Ronda Holwell… Continue Reading

Sheridan High School gets national award

SHERIDAN — U.S. News and World Report recently announced the 2014 Best High Schools and Sheridan High School was recognized as a Silver Award winner. The award represents the school placing in the top 3.49 percent of schools evaluated nationwide. U.S. News analyzed more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states and the… Continue Reading

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