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Wyoming DAR celebrating 100 years

May 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — You think of the American Revolution as a done deal, it’s over; but really there are people living all around you that have a direct connection to that time period. That is what Daughters of the American Revolution Sheridan chapter registrar Tammy Mansfield says. Take Maribeth Rose, for example. Rose is the descendent Read More

Daughters of the Revolution: Local DAR member finds herself through genealogy

SHERIDAN — Lois Huson Hall grew up in Clearmont, just down the road from an old brick house built by her grandfather. But Hall’s father passed away when she was just 6 months old — her grandmother passed six weeks before she was born — and being raised by a step-father she never really knew Read More

GROWTH: Ranchester looks to economic development to help town grow

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Mayor Peter Clark believes every municipal government focuses on the same basic concepts. No matter what you hear a city or town council discussing, he says it can be traced back to one of the three. “My philosophy is every town in the world does three things: economic growth, quality of life Read More

SIGNS OF SUMMER: U.S. 14A in Bighorns set to reopen Monday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials said Friday that U.S. 14A is scheduled to open for summer at noon, Monday. Maintenance crews from WYDOT have been working to open the seasonal road. According to a WYDOT news release, Burgess Junction crews have broken through and met up with crews from Lovell.  Crews from Read More

Agendas may 16, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda — additions and deletions • Approve minutes of the May 4 regular Council meeting • Old business update • Announcements/correspondence • Hear from the director of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Read More

Cultivating memories of mom in the flower garden

May 15, 2015

By Renee Meador The earth is damp with moisture this April, remnant of the three-foot snowdrift undulating along the south side of my home three weeks ago, and the thunderstorm a few nights ago that created a canopy of sheet lightning while I walked the dog.  The moisture is a blessed relief, not the usual Read More

She’s a winner: Johnson recognized for lifetime of volunteerism

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Her volunteerism spans from locales as exotic as Guam to as familiar as Sheridan. At age 83, Billie Johnson was honored for her community volunteerism as one of four finalists for the Wyoming Jefferson Award in 2015. The Jefferson Award is given to outstanding volunteers in every Read More

The universal language of dance: Students compete with local studios

By Eliza Beisher Big Horn High School BIG HORN — Dance is known by many as the universal language. “Some people may consider it a universal language because almost anyone can understand the emotion you are putting out there on stage,” Sheridan High School sophomore and dancer Olivia Boley said. “No matter what language you Read More

‘Tween’ programs continue at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on clay sculpting. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, Read More

Story Elementary to give spring concert on May 22

SHERIDAN — Students at Story Elementary School will give a spring musical performance at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Story School. The concert is free and open to the public. Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

Students spend day helping neighbors

SHERIDAN — A group of more than 40 junior high and high school homeschool students and their parents gathered together in late April for a volunteer day to commemorate National Volunteer Month. The students assisted five different people around the community with a variety of chores that needed to be done including yard work, window Read More

NWCCD honors Master Distance Educator of the Year

SHERIDAN — Nikki Smiley, health and human performance instructor for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been selected as the 2015 NWCCD Master Distance Educator of the Year, college officials announced recently. Smiley will be recognized at the 13th annual WyDEC Distance Education Conference awards banquet on Tuesday at Eastern Wyoming Community College’s branch Read More

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

RANCHESTER — Just one trip through Ranchester on U.S. Highway 14 and you’re bound to notice the construction: A mercantile across the street from the Information Center, a new school on the west end of town and more than one subdivision. Most of these sites right now are just fencing or disturbed earth, some still Read More

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

SHERIDAN— Archery takes knowledge, precision, discipline, strength and concentration. But with enough practice, it can be done by anyone and that’s why Eric Nations loves it. This weekend, a group of volunteers will be hosting an archery competition called the 3-D Tournament, allowing both young and experienced archers to compete in friendly, family-oriented events. There Read More

City settles lawsuit with residents over picnic areas

SHERIDAN — After two years, approximately $27,000 and the construction of two picnic shelters, a lawsuit between the city of Sheridan and one set of property owners on Pioneer Road has come to an end. In 2012, Bruce R. Elworthy and his wife Anne B. Marshall sued the city because they did not approve of Read More

SHS, BHHS earn spots on U.S. News top schools list

SHERIDAN — Throughout the 48 school districts in Wyoming there are 84 high schools, and according to the 2015 U.S. News Best High Schools ranking, Sheridan High School is the third best of all of them. Each year, U.S. News and World Report reviews the more than 29,000 public high schools in America to determine Read More

‘Birding at The Brinton’ to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. With spring arriving, Canterbury said the birding should be exciting. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Read More

FBI to bring in cyberprotection experts on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Forward Sheridan and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce have organized a training session on cyberprotection for local businesses. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will bring in three experts to speak about their strategies for cyberprotection from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse. Forward Sheridan and the Chamber Read More

Ribbon cutting for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center on Coffeen Avenue on May 11. Pictured, from left, are Chamber Ambassadors Bob De Fries, Theresa Hamilton and Scott Barten; Ed’s Natural Healthcare employee Robin Wiltse and owner Ed Gifford; Ambassadors Jason Wille, Brandy Campbell and Heather Vanderhoef.

Seven students chosen for High School Institute

SHERIDAN — Eighty-four high school sophomores from throughout the state will have an opportunity for intellectual and personal growth at the 30th annual Summer High School Institute to be held June 7-27 at the University of Wyoming. Seven students from Sheridan High School were chosen to attend the institute: Andrew Boint, Gabriel Briggs, Hannah Deutscher, Read More

Junior high choir concert to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. The event is free and open to the public. Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

CAST continues search for air service provider

May 14, 2015

SHERIDAN— The possibility of an air service in Sheridan by summer is doubtful, Critical Air Service Task Force Chairman Bruce Garber told attendees of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday. In March, CAST members went to SkyWest’s headquarters in St. Georges, Utah, to present their case to SkyWest executives. The group expected Read More

Despite increase in budget SCSD3 makes cuts

SHERIDAN — Although the preliminary budget for the 2015-16 school year in Sheridan County School District 3 is looking to have $200,000 more in funding than last year, the district is still looking to make budget cuts. With an external cost adjustment in place, and a projected enrollment of 85 students for next year, the Read More

SAWS board receives proposed budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board acknowledged receipt of a $2 million draft budget at the meeting Wednesday evening. The board will discuss and potentially approve the budget at its June 10 meeting, but SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin said the motion Wednesday was necessary because the proposed budget must be Read More

Campgrounds to open this weekend

  BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Four campgrounds will open this weekend to officially kick off the summer season in the Bighorn Mountains. The Leigh Creek, Middle Fork, South Fork and Tie Hack campgrounds in the southern end of the forest will be ready to receive campers beginning Friday. Campers are reminded to bring their own drinking Read More

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