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Two wilderness events scheduled for next weekend

SHERIDAN — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984 the Wyoming Wilderness Association, the U.S. Forest Service and Wilderness Watch will present two events next weekend. On June 13 “Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Vision for America’s Wilderness”… Continue Reading

‘Walk for Life’ to be held on June 14

SHERIDAN — Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center will host their annual two-mile family-friendly “Walk for Life” on June 14. From 10-11 a.m. all members of the community are invited to join in the walk along the pathway between the Resource Center and Washington Park. There is no cost to participate but donations or pledges from others… Continue Reading

Annual poker run to be held June 14

SHERIDAN — The Iron Brotherhood motorcycle club will present their annual poker run to benefit the Sheridan Senior Center’s meal program. On June 14 starting at Sutton’s Tavern, registration will be open from 9:30-10 a.m. The run will travel to the Wagon Box, the Lake Stop, Cowboy Bar and Little Goose Liquors. Other activities will… Continue Reading

School year over? Still plenty of chances to learn

RANCHESTER — Although the last day of the academic school year has passed, for many area students, learning opportunities will continue throughout the summer. Both Sheridan County School District 1 and 2 schools are offering a variety of programs and activities designed to keep kids learning through the summer, without the pressure of homework, tests… Continue Reading

Positive effect of taxi program not seen in countywide DUI arrests

Positive effect of taxi program not seen in countywide DUI arrests

SHERIDAN — Despite robust public education efforts and the implementation of a “Tipsy Taxi” program, there has been no significant reduction in overall driving under the influence arrests in Sheridan County over the last few years. Under the Tipsy Taxi program — a joint effort between businesses, community prevention specialists and law enforcement — bar… Continue Reading

Dog and Cat Shelter offering rabies vaccinations

Dog and Cat Shelter offering rabies vaccinations

SHERIDAN — For many, the saying “man’s best friend” is more than a saying; it is a way of life. Pets from dogs and cats to horses and rabbits can be your closest companions and often someone you would do anything to protect. But even as medical and technological advancements have given four-legged friends longer… Continue Reading

County P&Z votes against proposed location

SHERIDAN — By a 2-1 vote, the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission decided to recommend denial of a quarry proposed to be located near Bird Farm Road less than one mile west of the intersection with U.S. Highway 87 near Banner. The Board of County Commissioners will consider the Rhiner Creek Quarry at its regular… Continue Reading

Wyo. Supreme Court affirms ruling for Sheridan B&B

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed a 4th Judicial District Court ruling Thursday that will allow a local bed and breakfast to continue operating in its current location. “We were in our third successful season of a B&B that, for the most part, the people of Sheridan love and support,” Residence Hill Bed and… Continue Reading

Talbot to perform at Holy Name

SHERIDAN — Contemporary Christian musician John Michael Talbot will perform a concert on Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church, Quick Printing, Valley Motor Honda and Carroll’s Furniture. For more information contact the parish office at 672-2848 or Vince Mockensturm at 660-8718 or… Continue Reading

‘Uncorked’ workshop planned for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host another “Uncorked” workshop on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. “Mountain Camper” will offer music, fun and step-by-step guidance from local artist Sonja Caywood on painting your own 20-inch-by-16-inch acrylic painting. The event is open to all and attendees may bring their own beverages. All art supplies are… Continue Reading

Student news June 6, 2014

• Meghan Johnson of Dayton graduated from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. She earned her Bachelor of Science in education degree. • Ashley Jelly of Sheridan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in physical education, exercise science, from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota. • Two local students… Continue Reading

Sheridan Angels to host ‘Summer Music Bash’ on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Angels will hold a fundraising “Summer Music Bash” on Tuesday. From 5-9:30 p.m. at Black Tooth Brewing Co. live music by the Insta-Gators featuring Melissa Butcher and Kid Chaos and the Afterthoughts will be offered. Additional activities will include dinner for $8 a plate from Valley Meats including pork sandwiches and… Continue Reading

Customer service class set for Tues.

SHERIDAN — The next and final Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Tuesday. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at Sheridan College. The topic of this month’s class is “providing ‘wow’ customer service.” The class will be… Continue Reading

Finding a voice in pageants after tragedy

SHERIDAN — The bright lights shine on the crowns and sashes as the pageant contestants cross the stage in their evening gowns. The audience laughs or maybe sheds a tear as the representative from their state takes to the mic to speak about her platform and answer impromptu questions from the judges. There are many… Continue Reading

City continues discussions on mixed-use development

SHERIDAN — The process of revising the ordinance for planned unit developments continues as city staff and council members strive to balance the concerns of community residents with the desires of developers. On Monday, City Council pulled Ordinance 2147 off the table and approved several amendments to the ordinance on second reading. However, a few… Continue Reading

Officials investigating suspicious start to Wednesday fire

SHERIDAN — Investigators suspect arson may be the cause of an early morning fire Wednesday morning at the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office on Brooks Street. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said a sample has been sent to a laboratory to confirm whether a petroleum product, like gasoline, was used to start the blaze. Lenhart said… Continue Reading

Sheepdog Trials to be held Sat., Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Clear Creek Sheepdog Trials will be hosted Saturday and Sunday from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. A U.S. Bordie Collie Handlers Association sanctioned event, 60 dogs will compete in a difficult sheep herding obstacle exercise each day. The event is free and open to everyone. Concessions will be available and… Continue Reading

Penrose hike this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will host their second field trip of the season on Saturday. The group will hike up Penrose Trail in Story led by Jennifer Williams. The event is free and open to everyone. The hike has medium intensity with uneven footing and fairly steep terrain. Participants are encouraged to… Continue Reading

‘Wireless’ auditions Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site and The Trail End Guilds are collaborating for another weekend of “Wireless: Live Readers Theater from the Golden Age of Radio,” in August at the Carriage House Theater and auditions will be held Monday-Wednesday at 6 p.m. daily. The performances on August 15-17 will be held as… Continue Reading

No out of state Swine at Cowboy youth Classic

SHERIDAN — Out of state swine will not be allowed to participate in the 2014 Cowboy Youth Classic in Laramie on June 20-21 due to a porcine epidemic diarrhea virus outbreak. CYC representatives have provided the following guidelines for swine exhibitors at the show: • CYC will follow guidelines provided by the Wyoming Livestock Board.… Continue Reading

New location, same mission

New location, same mission

SHERIDAN — A crowd of community business leaders and administrators turned out Wednesday afternoon to support the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and celebrate its new location. The Chamber hosted an open house to show off its new office space in what used to be the home to Sheridan College on Main Street. The offices… Continue Reading

300 apply as lottery vendors, several local

SHERIDAN — Officials at the newly established Wyoming Lottery are encouraging retailers to apply to be ticket vendors. In a press release this week, the corporation indicated it has received approximately 300 applications online and through the mail, representing more than 500 locations. “Our goal is to place a maximum of 450 to 500 terminals… Continue Reading

Trust between dog, handler key to competition

SHERIDAN — Some say the connection between man and dog is as strong as that between fellow men and Sheridan County shows no shortage of love for “man’s best friend.” Katie Fennema says that connection is what makes sheepdog trials so fascinating to watch. “For the dog to trust the handler, that what he’s asking… Continue Reading

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