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BH students take top honors at History Bowl and Bee

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School students took top honors at Wyoming’s first History Bee and Bowl, held March 15 at BHHS. The national history bee and bowl, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, started in 2010. BHHS students have participated in the Montana History Bee and Bowl the past few years, and most recently,… Continue Reading

Dr. Connie Fisk next Sheridan College lecture series presenter

SHERIDAN — Dr. Connie Fisk will present “Navigating the Produce Department Gauntlet” on Friday as part of the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series. Fisk is a sustainable food systems instructor at SC who has a master’s degree in both horticulture and food science from Oregon State University. The discussion will be held in… Continue Reading

Colon cancer awareness event to be held March 29

SHERIDAN — A colon cancer awareness event will be held March 29 at the Historic Sheridan Inn. “Bottoms Up Bash!” will commence at 7 p.m. and will feature country rock band Narrow Gauge from 8 p.m. to midnight. Attendees must be 21 or older and are invited to “wear blue and dance until they’re blue.”… Continue Reading

Community blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — United Blood Services will hold a community blood drive on Thursday. From 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester, donors of all blood types except AB can participate. Potential donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring a… Continue Reading

Forest Service office undergoing renovations

SHERIDAN — Visitor services will continue while the Bighorn National Forest’s Tongue Ranger District office in Sheridan undergoes renovations. The public entrance to the building will be relocated while the reception area receives fresh paint and new carpet. The relocated entrance will be off the parking lot on the east side of the building. Dates… Continue Reading

Ucross Ranch wins national rangeland stewardship award

UCROSS — The Ucross Ranch was recently recognized for its rangeland management practices when it received the Society for Range Management’s 2014 National Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship Award. Ucross won the society’s Wyoming award in 2012. The ranch is operated by the Apache Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary of Apache Corporation, a global, $50-billion oil and… Continue Reading

Game and Fish seeks information in antelope poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information to help find the person or persons who illegally killed two antelope in northeast Johnson County. The antelope were discovered just off the Lower Powder River Road 12 miles north of the Powder River Rest Area on March 13 and reported to Buffalo Game… Continue Reading

Unusual instruments, familiar notes

Unusual instruments, familiar notes

SHERIDAN — Not all instruments sound alike and not all musicians march to the beat of the same drum, or bodhran. These artists found and learned their art on instruments unfamiliar to most people by appearance, but with well-known sounds. Bill Bradshaw What is the instrument you play? Mandolins. I call one Mrs. Stiver and… Continue Reading

SCSD2: Whitney board member escalating conflict

SHERIDAN — In an ongoing dispute between Sheridan County School District 2 and Whitney Benefits, district board President Richard Bridger has accused members of the Whitney Board of fighting a private battle publicly. “As a Board, we would certainly prefer that any necessary discourse between our entities take place openly, honestly, and professionally, between our… Continue Reading

‘’Sidetracked’ performing at Beach Party

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a beach party on March 28. The party will feature live music by Bruce Zimmerschied and “Sidetracked,” a light show, margaritas, food and more beach-themed fun. Attendees are encouraged to wear optional beach attire. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the party will start at… Continue Reading

Kendrick Mansion to host volunteer training

SHERIDAN — Trail End State Historic Site, also known as the Kendrick Mansion, will hold its annual volunteer docent training Thursday. This training is for anyone interested in giving guided tours of the historic home. Kendrick Mansion is the former home of U.S. Sen. John B. Kendrick and represents the time period of 1913-1933. The… Continue Reading

Rainbow serving up celebration tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Rainbow Bar will celebrate 49 years of business tomorrow with a free party. The entire community is invited to enjoy a free pig roast, giveaways throughout the day and door prizes starting at noon. The bar is located at 264 N. Main St. For more information call 674-7848. Continue Reading

Local man pleads not guilty to sexual assault

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one felony count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. Clinton Granger, 37, was arrested Feb. 10 after a female approached authorities and gave details of being molested by Granger approximately four years ago. According to… Continue Reading

Fair Board considers funding for 4-H Dog Project equipment

SHERIDAN — Over the last year, the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association has made several efforts to enhance experiences at the fairgrounds for various user groups by repairing and improving facilities and making contributions toward the purchase of new equipment. On Thursday, Tom Terry, 15, approached the board to ask for support for the Dog Project,… Continue Reading

Big West Arts Fest to be replaced with symposium

Big West Arts Fest to be replaced with symposium

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College visual and performing arts department announced today its intention to launch the Sheridan College Cultural Arts Symposium, a new cross-disciplined, student-centered event, to replace the Big West Arts Festival. SC art faculty member Rod Dugal said the new event will allow the college to shift resources and increase involvement of… Continue Reading

‘Forever Plaid’ opens tonight

‘Forever Plaid’ opens tonight

Vocalists, from left, Philip Garber, Michael Gondal, AJ Longhurst and Ryan Koltiska perform on stage during the rehearsal of “Forever Plaid” on Tuesday night at the WYO Theater. The musical performance by the Civic Theater Guild and the WYO Theater is directed by Matt Davis with musical arrangements by James Raitt. The production will show… Continue Reading

Sheridan police seeking spray paint artists

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan police are looking for persons of interest who may be responsible for multiple incidents of graffiti in the last few months. The department has received seven reports of public and private property being spray painted overnight. According to a press release from the SPD, each of the seven incidents in question… Continue Reading

ERA to market SEEDA properties

SHERIDAN — ERA Carroll Realty of Sheridan has been chosen to market property owned by the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board. ERA won the bid against four other realtors last month, and has developed a website tailored to marketing business properties, including those in the high-tech business park and commercial park.… Continue Reading

Local student wins FFA 2014 Regional Star Award

DAYTON — Agriculture savvy, time management, organization, record-keeping and an outstanding work ethic are just a few of the characteristics all of the Wyoming FFA 2014 Regional Stars Award recipients have in common, selected earlier this month by the Wyoming FFA Association. Each year, the Wyoming FFA recognizes its outstanding young agriculturalists with the Regional… Continue Reading

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