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Beaver Creek Slide, Slog to take place May 3

SHERIDAN — The 11th annual Beaver Creek Slide and second annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 3. Walkers, runners and bikers are invited to participate in a half marathon or 3.5 mile walk/run along the Bighorn Mountain foothills. The events are benefits for the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter, who receives $12.50 of… Continue Reading

Middle school students get jump on programming

When most of us think of computer programming, if we think about it at all, we envision a computer whiz spending mind-numbingly boring hours in front of a computer screen typing in code. However, this stereotype is becoming outdated as students at Sheridan County School District 1 are taking up computer programming in a fun… Continue Reading

Agricultural producers focus on conservation

SHERIDAN — For crop and livestock producers, it all comes down to the bottom line. They want to produce the most crops and best livestock they can while conserving as much money as possible. While putting up fences to divide pastures for grazing rotation may not seem like a way to conserve money in the short-term,… Continue Reading

Visiting servants seek additional local projects

SHERIDAN — There are some strangers in town who are hoping to become friends to Sheridan, and fast. They call themselves Green 7 and they are a team of young adults from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps here on a seven-week community service trip. Their mission, to assist Habit for Humanity in the finishing… Continue Reading

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood says it’s time to step down

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood says it’s time to step down

DAYTON — Long story short, he’s 79 years old, and while he still feels healthy, he feels like it’s time to step down — or out, since he’s never been one to put himself above others, even if the name plate on his immaculately clean desk inside Dayton Town Hall does read, “Mayor.” Mayor Bob… Continue Reading

Toasting community

Toasting community

SHERIDAN — Some of Sheridan’s most community minded and influential people gathered at the WYO Theater last night for the fourth annual Keystone Awards. The event is a benefit for the Sheridan Senior Center that celebrates individuals who have provided a lifetime of service to the community. This year’s award winners were Dixie See, William… Continue Reading

Sheridan moving toward more Earth-friendly habits

SHERIDAN — This weekend, dozens of local businesses have teamed up with government and environmental groups to make a push for education to make savvy practices a lifestyle as opposed to a passing trend the week of Earth Day. The build-up to this weekend’s grand finale Earth Day event began last week and continued this… Continue Reading

Onstott honored as 2014 Champion of Children

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns has chosen Reta Onstott as the 2014 Champion for Children. The Sheridan based nonprofit presented her award at the sixth Annual Light of Hope Breakfast at the Best Western Sheridan Center this morning. “Quite frankly, Reta should have won a long time ago,” said Susan Carr,… Continue Reading

Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Officers from the Sheridan Police Department will be manning a drug take-back station in the Walgreens parking lot on Coffeen Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The effort is part of a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to get unused and unnecessary prescription drugs out of homes,… Continue Reading

Man killed when tree branch falls on him

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan County man died Thursday night when, it appears, a large branch fell on him while he was trimming a tree, Sheridan County Coroner PJ Kane said. Kane released the name of the deceased man as 63-year-old David Mader. Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Williams confirmed his crews were called to… Continue Reading

Healthy, Safe Kids Day set for Saturday at YMCA

SHERIDAN — Healthy, Safe Kids Day will be held tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan County YMCA. A free community pancake breakfast will be held from 8-9 a.m. in the front room. From 9-11 a.m. interactive booths will be offered and the entire Y facility will be open and free to all.… Continue Reading

Ranchester blood draw to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Ranchester Community Blood Draw will be held Wednesday at Ranchester Town Hall. From 6:30-9 a.m. a variety of blood tests will be offered. A wellness panel with TSH will cost $50, a complete blood count will cost $15, a PSA for men will cost $30, a colorectal screening kit will cost $5… Continue Reading

Kooper wins NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

SHERIDAN — The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation has announced the Wyoming recipient of its 12th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. The awards are a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Alexandra Kooper, senior at Sheridan High School, won the NFIB/Captel Teleservices Young entrepreneur Award.… Continue Reading

Buddist monk to teach in Sheridan this week

SHERIDAN — Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan is a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Ladakh, India, who has been traveling and teaching throughout the U.S. for over 30 years. He is in Sheridan this week presenting a series of free events to the community. Today from 7-8 p.m. “Practicing Compassion in Daily Life” will be… Continue Reading

Project Graduation seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — The 19th annual Project Graduation will be held May 25 and the planning committee is seeking volunteers. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free graduation party for the Sheridan High School graduating class. The event is free and runs from 9 p.m. the night of graduation until 3 a.m. the following morning.… Continue Reading

Rep. Kathy Coleman announces bid for second term

SHERIDAN — Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, has announced she will seek a second term as representative for House District 30, which encompasses much of central Sheridan County mostly outside of city limits. Coleman is currently serving her first term in Wyoming’s House of Representatives after being appointed to serve the remaining term of former Rep. John… Continue Reading

Local groups work to keep kids healthy, happy

SHERIDAN — The weather is warming and the school year is ending. Soon our youth will be free to stretch their legs, soak up the sun, go for a swim and play outside all day long. It’s easy to assume that the freedom from cafeteria food and the confines of sitting at a desk all… Continue Reading

Wyoming G&F Commission signs Lake DeSmet lease

SHERIDAN — With little fanfare, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission signed a lease for its most ambitious and most expensive water leasing project to date on Wednesday in Casper. The $2.9 million lease on Lake DeSmet of a majority of the lake’s shoreline and surface area will secure and stabilize boating, fishing and other… Continue Reading

Committee continues struggle to find secondary air service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Critical Air Service Team has hit a wall in its efforts to recruit a dependable charter plane service to serve the community. The difficulty of funding a small airline, either via subsidy or passenger traffic alone, is an issue that increasingly plagues communities across the nation. Over the past months, representatives from… Continue Reading

Survey: BH residents support rec programming

SHERIDAN — A majority of respondents to a survey conducted by the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District said additional activity programming would be a positive addition to the Big Horn area. The Recreation District board held a worksession Wednesday to go through the survey results. A total of nearly 230 responses were received.… Continue Reading

Bird house fun

Bird house fun

Keira Campbell expresses her excitement as she hammers a nail with her father Wayne Campbell during the birdhouse building project Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. This is the fifth year Sagebrush has held their bird house building day with kindergarten students and their fathers or other significant male role models. The Home Depot store in… Continue Reading

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