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Center Stage: Childhood recreation

April 10, 2015

Bob Huff grew up in Upton, Wyoming. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. Palmer hill was about a mile north of our house in Upton. In the winter, it was a very Read More

Military, radio … movies?

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — John Foufoutakis’ life is as varied as one can get including a romp as an extra in Hollywood movies. Foufoutakis thinks that his movie experience may have started when he was 12 years old. The actor James Garner made a personal appearance at a local theater in Foufoutakis’ Read More

College board OKs alternative school land agreement

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is one step closer, though still many years out, to having a new collaborative alternative high school. During a regular board meeting Thursday night, the board of trustees for the Northern Wyoming Community College District authorized Sheridan College administration to enter into a long-term ground lease agreement with Sheridan County School Read More

Reports show snowpack well below normal

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County residents may welcome the warm and dry weather over the weekend, statewide water supplies continue to plummet to daunting levels. Data released from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office in Riverton shows a majority of major rivers throughout the state are falling below average water supply levels. The Tongue Read More

Fairgrounds water project stalled

SHERIDAN — EnTech Engineering, Inc. project manager Dave Engels hoped to tell the Sheridan County Fair Association Thursday evening the water project at the fairgrounds was completely finished, but that announcement will have to wait at least another month. Engels told the board at its March meeting contractors reached substantial completion on the project, which Read More

McMahon pleads not guilty to making counterfeit $100 bills

SHERIDAN — Wyatt McMahon of Sheridan pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit counterfeiting and forging obligations or securities of the U.S. on Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Wyoming in Casper. The indictment alleges that McMahon made the fake money in July 2013. If found guilty, McMahon may face up to Read More

Congressional office hours to be offered Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Sens. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, and John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, and Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, will hold office hours in Sheridan and Ranchester next week. DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones will be on hand to visit with area residents on an individual basis about their views, questions and concerns regarding Read More

Spring Thaw safety course set for Thurs. in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Gillette College’s Industry Safety Training Center will host its one-day Spring Thaw safety course in Buffalo on Thursday. “The Spring Thaw is geared toward refreshing employees of sand, gravel and bentonite mining operations on a variety of safety issues,” Industry Safety Training Center Director Jim Stratton said. “We encourage owners, supervisors and safety Read More

A little fun in vintage Easter hats

Annette Reed, left, and Mary Holstead don their vintage Easter hats for a ladies’ luncheon held at First Presbyterian Church last week prior to the Easter holiday. Attendants wore a variety of vintage hats — and Sharon Browne even turned an Easter basket into a clever hat — for a little good old fashioned fun. Read More

Scholar to present ‘Understanding the Middle East’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Ministerial Association in cooperation with Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council and the Wyoming Association of Churches is bringing Dr. Seth Ward, religion professor at the University of Wyoming, to Sheridan to give a presentation on “Understanding the Middle East.” The presentation is free and open to the public. It will Read More

Architects to host tour in Sheridan Tuesday

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with National Architecture Week, the American Institute of Architects Wyoming chapter will be hosting a series of architectural tours led by Wyoming architects throughout the state. In Sheridan, TSP, Inc., will host a tour at Coffeen Elementary School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Coffeen Elementary School is located at 1053 S. Sheridan Read More

Applications for vacant HD29 seat must be hand-delivered by April 17

April 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — Following the death of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, on Sunday, the Sheridan County Republican Party has begun the process of filling his open seat in the Wyoming House of Representatives, according to a media release. In accordance with state law, the secretary of the Sheridan County Republican Party has called a meeting of Read More

Sheridan VA wait times far below national average

April 9, 2015

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the national average. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system’s standards call for veterans to be seen within 30 days for non-emergency appointments. A national review of VA records by Read More

SCSD3 deliberates future of Rock School building

CLEARMONT — Discussions on what to do with the old Rock School building continued Wednesday at the monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 3. The one-room building owned by the district currently stands unused and in poor condition, but many members of the community see it as a historical marker and want Read More

Local Walmart reduces hours of operation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Walmart, located off of Coffeen Avenue, will soon cease being open 24 hours, seven days per week. Walmart officials confirmed Sheridan’s only 24-hour grocery store will reduce its hours to 6 a.m. to midnight. The change will take place on April 18. Betsy Harden, a Walmart spokesperson from the corporate office Read More

Holsinger: Sheridan’s downtown well ahead of curve

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Beth Holsinger told Chamber of Commerce members during the monthly luncheon Wednesday that she was pleasantly disappointed by what she took away from the National Main Street conference in Atlanta, Georgia. “I was hoping to bring back a wealth of knowledge and new ideas,” Holsinger said. “And while Read More

5 arrested in NE Wyo. on drug trafficking charges

GILLETTE — Five Gillette residents have been arrested on drug charges in an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization in northeastern Wyoming that has been supplying large quantities of methamphetamine to communities in the region. According to a Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation press release, the ring has been supplying drugs in Campbell, Sheridan, Read More

SC to present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at the WYO Theater April 16-18. The musical, written by award winners Howard Ashman and Alan Menken and based off the well-known films, will have showings at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18. A matinee at 2 p.m. will also be offered on April Read More

Trinity Lutheran to hold rummage, bake sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church. The sale will include household items, adult and children’s clothing, toys, books and craft items. The bake sale will include doughnut holes, and tables will be available at which to take a Read More

Junior High art students to display at library

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Sheridan Junior High Art Extravaganza will be held on the mezzanine at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library April 10-30. Artwork by SJHS students of Mary Lawson and Holly Legerski will be on display. A free public reception for the student artists will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. April 16 on Read More

Tween program to focus on DIY board games

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through April. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on do-it-yourself board games. The programs will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. “Tween Challenge Takeover” was developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time but aren’t Read More

History of Kane Ranches topic of upcoming presentation

SHERIDAN — Local rancher Chas Kane will present the history of the Kane Ranches at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Holy Name Parish Center. The program, sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum, will be an opportunity to learn about a local family that contributed to the growth and prosperity of Sheridan County. The presentation Read More

Employment workshops to be held prior to job fair

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Sheridan Workforce Center and the Sheridan Veterans Administration Healthcare System are partnering to host a job fair on April 22. This is the third year for the job fair partnership. In addition, two job fair preparation workshops will be held on April 16 at the Sheridan Workforce Read More

Wyo. Supreme Court Justices to visit Sheridan

April 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — Whether watching “Judge Judy” on daytime television forms the extent of your knowledge of the judicial system or you are a board certified attorney, you are invited to be a Supreme Court judge for a day. The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court will be visiting Sheridan this month to host a variety Read More

County OKs, questions liquor licenses

SHERIDAN — City-issued liquor licenses have garnered most of the headlines the past couple years, but the Sheridan County commissioners took issue with some of the renewed county liquor permits during their meeting Tuesday morning. Twenty-one businesses received licenses after the board OK’d the renewals, but Commissioners Terry Cram and Bob Rolston questioned whether all Read More

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