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SHS announces first quarter Principal’s Honor Roll

November 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials released the school’s first-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the Principal’s Honor Roll, students must be enrolled in fives classes at Sheridan High School and earn all As. Ninth grade Hunter Andersen, Christopher Brown, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad, Bailey Coon, William Craft, Kyle Custis, Lennon Dregoiw, Read More

Wednesday Events Nov. 18, 2014

Events for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • 11 a.m. to noon, Affordable Care Act marketplace presentation, conference rooms A and B, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheridan College AgriPark Open House, Chris LeDoux Way

Local Briefs Nov. 18, 2014

SC to host AgriPark open house SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College AgriPark will hold an open house on Wednesday. The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special recognition ceremony from 12:15-1 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The open house will include guided tours by the Read More

Students: We want our laptops back

BIG HORN — “They want their laptops back” was the message that trustee Carol Garber brought to the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees after meeting with the Big Horn High School and Middle School students. In the first round of student meetings, trustees divided up schools in the district to visit with Read More

Three cities team up to promote NE Wyo. to national businesses

SHERIDAN — The cities of Sheridan, Buffalo and Gillette have teamed up to pursue a Wyoming Business Council planning grant that will enable the three cities to launch a national marketing initiative to promote northeastern Wyoming as a desirable location for business relocation and expansion. Members of City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution Read More

City passes resolution outlining liquor license application policy

BIG HORN — With the latest in a long line of steps toward the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School completed, the outlook for the project is positive. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held, inviting construction companies to tour the site, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the scope of Read More

SCSD1 officials confident new TRE project will move forward

BIG HORN — With the latest in a long line of steps toward the construction of the new Tongue River Elementary School completed, the outlook for the project is positive. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held, inviting construction companies to tour the site, ask questions of the architect and learn more about the scope of Read More

City ceases efforts in development of entrepreneurial support facility

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Downtown Sheridan Association Monday announced intentions to cease pursuing an entrepreneurial support program facility in downtown Sheridan. In 2013, the DSA and the city partnered to explore the possibility of rehabilitating a building in the historic downtown to serve as a location for providing entrepreneurial support for downtown Read More

City waiting on approval for hydropower loan application

SHERIDAN — If a loan application is approved, the city of Sheridan will be able to produce hydropower on one of its raw water mains in the future and sell the power back to Montana-Dakota Utilities. City Council on Monday approved a resolution authorizing submittal of a loan application to the State Loan and Investment Read More

SCSD3 Board of Trustees approves wage increase for subs

November 15, 2014

CLEARMONT — It was a cold night for a drive in the country Wednesday as the Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees gathered for its monthly meeting. In an attempt to escape the bitter cold and snowy roads before it was too dark, the meeting — regularly scheduled for 7 p.m. — was Read More

Fostering a new kind of family : Vicki Nyback opens her door to veterans in need

SHERIDAN — Commercial door hinges are supposed to last a long time — under normal wear and tear. The wear and tear on Vicki Nyback’s home is definitely not normal, and that’s OK with her. “We’ve lived in this house over 30 years, and my husband uses commercial hinges on our front door,” Nyback said. “He said Read More

Historic business in Sheridan for sale: Sheridan Iron Works owners prepare to close up shop

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Iron Works sign is a comforting sight in Sheridan. The first lighted sign in Sheridan, it has been glowing on A Street since 1910. The future of that sight and that sign, though, is uncertain. “I’ll tell you that I’m going to be really picky about who buys this place,” Sue Read More

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 15, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 16 and Monday, November 17, 2014 Sunday • 1 p.m., Let’s Dance, Sheridan Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., $5 per person • 2 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military • 1-5 p.m., Big Horn Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 15, 2014

Polka Club to meet Sunday SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance at the Elks Lodge Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Music will be performed by the Wyoming Drifters and dancing will include polka, waltz and two-step. The event is free and open to the public. The Elks Lodge is located Read More

Agendas Nov. 15, 2014

Sheridan City Council 6-6:45 p.m. work session Council Chambers Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St • Park and Recreation Master Plan Update and West Fifth Street Park Plan Regular Council meeting 7 p.m. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the flag • Invocation • Roll Call of members • Approval of Consent Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 15, 2014

• “Dining for a Cause.” The cause is the Sheridan Senior Center! You, family and friends are invited to lunch or dinner at Frackelton’s on Monday. One hundred percent of  meal and beverage sales that day will go to support programs at the Sheridan Senior Center. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 Read More

Column: How do the fraudsters draw us into their webs?

Guest columnist Les Engleter is a member of the Executive Committee for the Sheridan chapter of AARP. “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.” Pick up any newspaper or listen to the latest Read More

Cherished friendships founded in service

November 14, 2014

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Jeannie Boe could not have imagined that asking about hydrotherapy services would lead her to new and lasting friendships. But Boe discovered more than a service at the Senior Center’s Day Break program: she discovered new friends. “I read in the paper that the Senior Center’s Day Read More

‘Homes on the Range’ screening set for Nov. 21

From the Sheridan Senior Center A screening of “Homes on the Range” will be held Nov. 21, at the WYO Theater, 42 North Main St. at 6 p.m. The screening is free and refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Scott Foundation. “Homes on the Range” describes how a community-based group of Read More

Avoid a dining room showdown: Ask kids to help prepare these fun Thanksgiving foods

SHERIDAN — Let’s face it, some kids can just be picky when it comes to what you put on their dinner plate. Sometimes getting them to eat the same thing as the adults around the table is no easy task. Apply this struggle to a holiday like Thanksgiving that comes with a traditional menu and Read More

FIB extending coat drive to Dec. 1

SHERIDAN — The Sugarland Branch of First Interstate Bank has extended its winter coat drive through Dec. 1. Organizers have asked community members to bring gently used, clean coats to the office for distribution to clients of Volunteers of America Northern Rockies. For more information, contact David Hubert at 672-1501. The Sugarland Branch is located Read More

WGFD Conservation Stamp Art Contest to feature swift fox

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will begin accepting entries for the 2016 Conservation Stamp contest Jan. 1. Artists are asked to submit their designs for the 32nd annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition by March 1. The selection of the competition winner will take place April 10. The judging will be held in Read More

Holiday Show now on display at Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al, “Members Only” Holiday Show opened Friday. The show will be on display in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s second floor mezzanine. This exhibit is open to all SAGE members and features a variety of art. A reception is scheduled for Nov. 20 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments Read More

SAGE silent auction fundraiser kicks off

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al. has kicked off the annual “Artly Altered Furniture” silent auction fundraiser. This year’s furniture — decorated and donated by SAGE members — will be located in several Sheridan businesses. Each piece of repurposed furniture will have a silent auction sheet. The auction ends Nov. 30, and high Read More

Food bank scrambling for Thanksgiving fare

SHERIDAN — Dan Lick will spend Friday and Saturday standing outside Safeway. He said he’s begging. “I need 150 turkeys,” he said. “I have three. I’m actually kind of scared.” Three turkeys means that nearly 150 people who signed up for a holiday meal may not get one. Lick, the executive director of People Assistance Read More

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