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Rural fire district elections ongoing

October 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Five of Sheridan County’s six rural fire districts are holding elections to fill openings on their boards of directors. These include Big Horn, Clearmont, Dayton, Story and Tongue River fire protection districts. Approximately 2,880 ballots have been mailed to residences within the five fire districts. Volunteer fire departments are supported through fire district Read More

Wiest named Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — After an extensive, competitive process, Fort Mackenzie High School English teacher Mick Wiest has been named Wyoming Teacher of the Year by the Wyoming Department of Education. Wiest was informed of his award this past weekend when he received a phone call from State Superintendent Cindy Hill while he was attending the Sheridan Read More

State Building Commission holding special meeting Nov. 6

SHERIDAN — The State Building Commission will hold a special meeting Nov. 6. The meeting will covene at 2 p.m. in room B-63, Herschler building, 122 West 25th St., Cheyenne. The meeting is open to the public. Any person requiring American’s with Disability Act accommodations should contact the Department of Administration and Information Construction Management Read More

McDonald’s offering free hamburgers Oct. 31

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan area McDonald’s restaurants are offering free hamburgers Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. for children ages 10 and younger who stop by wearing a Halloween costume. For more information call the McDonald’s at 2146 Coffeen Ave. at 673-1100 or the McDonald’s at 2590 N. Main St. at 672-5900.

Horses find way into municipal cemetery

October 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Over the weekend, horses were spotted in the city of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. City ordinance prohibits horses, pigs, sheep, cows, goats and other similar animals from running at large in city parks, grounds and cemeteries. City Clerk Scott Badley said the city is aware of the problem and is working to address it. Read More

Songer leaving SFR after 18 years

October 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Today was the last day on the job for Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer. He is leaving behind an 18-year career with Sheridan-Fire Rescue to accept a position in another sector, and the decision is partially motivated by changes in city policy that omit his input during critical stages of fire prevention. Songer Read More

Woman gets suspended sentence for manslaughter

October 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Caron D. Avery was sentenced this month in Sheridan County’s 4th Judicial District Court for involuntary manslaughter and two counts of felony forgery. Judge John Fenn assigned Avery suspended prison sentences for all three charges and instead assigned supervised probation. Avery’s forgery charges stem from two incidents last summer when she forged endorsements Read More

Committee works to centralize social services

SHERIDAN — A small group of community nonprofit leaders is working to streamline access to social resources for Sheridan’s economically disadvantaged. The goal of the project is to establish a single point of entry to access social services with the ultimate goal of empowering clients to become self sufficient. The Resource Center Committee is developing Read More

Next Akcita Win meeting Nov. 5

SHERIDAN — The next Akcita Win meeting will be held Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Los Agaves, 922 Coffeen Ave. The program presenter will be Jennifer Viva-Rasp, Cardiac Cath Lab manager at Sheridan County Memorial Hospital. The presentation hostesses are Karen Kjerstad and Joanna Briggs. For more information call 672-9159.

Library to host zombie movie and costume contest Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will show a Halloween zombie movie and hold a costume contest Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The movie will be rated R. Come in costume and enter to win prizes. Families can come at 12:45 p.m. to participate in the makeup booth and costume contest that Read More

Acoustic evening at the WYO Nov. 7

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present an acoustic evening with Aaron Tippin on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for Aug. 11 and was rescheduled due to travel delays. Tippin is a singer songwriter whose most recent album focused on country music that salutes America’s truck drivers. Tippin is also Read More

Candy buy back at Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry on Sat.

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry at 531 Coffeen Ave. will buy back Halloween candy Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring in your extra unopened Halloween candy and receive $1 per pound, up to a maximum of 5 pounds. The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes individual holiday packages and Read More

Kicking off Halloween

Three-year-old Xavier Brown walks around dressed as a fire truck during the Sheridan Jaycees Halloween Parade Saturday on Grinnell Plaza. Brown won the costume contest for boys age 0-3.

New anticipated completion date for Wyo. Ave. area construction

October 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Work on Wyoming Avenue, Park Street and Lowell Street in Sheridan was scheduled to be substantially completed by Sept. 20. With the project more than a month behind schedule, the new anticipated completion date is Friday, weather dependent. Substantial completion means all streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters are finished and only enhancements such Read More

Bats have been filling Wyoming skies for millions of years

October 26, 2013

SHERIDAN ­– With Halloween around the corner, plastic and Mylar bats are out in full force for a few more days in schools, homes and stores. However, thousands of real bats have been flying above us all summer and in fact, have filled Wyoming skies for millions of years. Bats are astonishingly diverse and make Read More

‘Very few hurdles’ left in approval of Lake DeSmet lease

October 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission lease of Lake DeSmet to secure it as a prime fishery and boating area in northeast Wyoming remains in the limbo it entered nearly a year ago, but the end is in sight. “The water, right now, is being appraised. Once that appraisal comes back, then it’s Read More

NWCCD renews Young’s contract; OKs shutdown help for veterans

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to renew the contract of President Dr. Paul Young at their regular business meeting yesterday. No pay increases were included in the contract renewal. Young has worked for the district since February 2005 and was appointed president in 2010. The new contract Read More

Press wins explanatory reporting award for energy project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press staff was recently recognized by the Inland Press Association for their work on an in-depth reporting project about the energy industry. The project, “The Big Bang — A boom and bust energy industry,” was published in a series in June and July, then republished as a special section July 20. Read More

Red Grade Road closing Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will close Red Grade Road for the season beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. According to the county, the area has received a significant amount of accumulating snow fall. Any questions regarding the closure may be directed to the county Public Works Department, 674-2920.

Museum introduces new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society welcomed the newly appointed director of the Sheridan County Museum Thursday night. Ben Hruska started the job Oct. 15. Hruska received his master’s degree in public history from Wichita State University in Kansas in 2004, and finished his doctorate degree in May of last year at Arizona State Read More

New Sheridan Inn owners open house Sat.

SHERIDAN — Bob and Donna Townsend, the new owners of the Historic Sheridan Inn, will host an open house on Saturday. The community is invited to visit the Inn and meet the new owners from 6-8 p.m. The Townsends will be sharing their family history, plans for the restoration of the landmark and what led Read More

Sheridan Manor hosting trick or treating Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Manor is offering “Trick or Treat Safely” for kids of all ages from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Wear your costume to 1851 Big Horn Ave. and join in games, food and treats. For more information call Breann Brady at 673-2116.

Lunbecks to give presentation on Beaver Lake

STORY — John and Ardeth Lunbeck will give a presentation Nov. 3 to the Story Historical Society. The topic will be the history and current status of Beaver Lake, which is 16 miles up Penrose Trail in Story and feeds into Kearney Lake. Beaver Lake flows into the Piney Creek Drainage. The Northern Wyoming Community Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a theft of a metal religious figurine at the Acme cemetery. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Line at 67-CRIME or send an email to Read More

Tech helping diagnose despite distance

October 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — iPhones and iPads can be used for texting, talking, surfing the Internet — and reading an ultrasound from 425 miles away. The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a new hospital position Wednesday that will be filled by a team of cardiologists in Denver. Using wireless technology and the growing field of Read More

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