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Blacksmiths gather to share tips, knowledge

March 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — David Osmundsen drops a 4-foot piece of mild steel into the burning embers of the forge in Duane Bomar’s shop. Within seconds, the end of the steel turns into a fluorescent orange as it sizzles at a blazing 1,900 degrees. That’s when the magic happens. Osmundsen lays the scorching hot end of the Read More

Sheridan man faces 47 to life for alleged attorney’s office arson

SHERIDAN — When Judge John Fenn sentenced Joel Scott Elliott, 37, to a split sentence earlier this month, he commented that Elliott was not typical of defendants he saw in his courtroom. Elliot had a reputation for working hard, a degree in engineering from Black Hills State College and no significant criminal history. Fenn reminded Read More

4 SC students elected as Student Senate officials

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College students have been elected by their peers to serve as Student Senate officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Deneese Stone will serve as Student Senate president. Stone, of Lusk, is studying criminal justice and psychology. Vice president will be Jeannie Jex of Evanston, who is studying culinary arts and hospitality. Read More

Land’s End concert to be held on Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will host a concert by Land’s End on Thursday at the church. Land’s End is Canada’s premier classical chamber ensemble and will be joined by WYO Theater Executive Director Gerard Gibbs on oboe and Marcin Swoboda on viola. A pre-concert talk will Read More

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 state FFA degree recipients

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. The Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll in agriculture education and FFA, they select Read More

Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

March 26, 2015

RANCHESTER — If you ask a 13-year-old to name a personal hero, would they be more likely to choose Kim Kardashian or Clara Barton? Or maybe the choice is between Tom Brady and Stephan Hawking? If they had successfully completed the Hero Fair project at Tongue River Middle School, the answers would likely be the Read More

Juvenile justice plans to review data, programs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will take time between now and the start of the next session to examine several issues concerning juvenile justice including data collection, the possible expansion of Title 14 confidentiality to municipal and circuit court, what diversion programs are successful and the expunging of juvenile records. Neal Read More

Walters-Clark ready to serve Dayton as councilor

DAYTON — Dayton’s newest Town Council member hopes to bring teamwork and experience in conflict-resolution and contracts to her newest job. Laurie Walters-Clark thought it was time to contribute to a community she’s really come to enjoy after eight years living in the town. So she decided to throw her hat into the ring when Norm Read More

McCafferty and crew filming TV pilot in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Mike McCafferty spoke at a mile a minute inside the P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe. He was going over every line, coordinating with the cameramen and extras on movements. Then the cameras started rolling. “Hello everybody, we are here at the P.O. News Cafe …” he said. Several takes and an hour and Read More

BH considers national school lunch program withdrawal

BIG HORN — According to Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith, the district has begun discussions regarding Big Horn Elementary School’s potential exit from the National School Lunch Program. At the beginning of the school year, the district announced they would be pulling their middle and high schools from the program in Read More

Health insurance navigators at SC Saturday

SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on Saturday at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have Read More

Jazz Ambassadors to give free concert at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Jazz Ambassadors — the official touring band of the U.S. Army — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free concert will feature the 19-member ensemble formed in 1969. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements will highlight Read More

SHS orchestras to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony and Baroque orchestras will perform Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart and Brahms and the Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Weber, Elgar and Lalo. Jacob Jahiel will be featured as a soloist. In addition, Pippin Read More

SCSD1 will not have its own soccer team

March 25, 2015

BIG HORN — Despite months of discussion and planning by Sheridan County School District 1 school board trustees, athletic directors and administrators to field a home soccer team, the district will once again combine teams with Sheridan High School this season after they turned up short on players. Though early surveys of student interest showed Read More

WGFD proposes hunting season changes

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department released draft revisions for 2015 hunting seasons across the state and in the Sheridan region on March 19, and hunters are encouraged to submit comments on the proposals by the Tuesday deadline. The projected changes include decreasing available licenses in a few prominent elk and mule deer Read More

WGFD considers rules for use of drones in hunting

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department not only nails down quotas and seasons for game animals this time of year, but the state organization and its guiding commission also consider rule changes. One revision could drastically affect the way guides and hunters study wildlife before a hunt, as the WGFD is considering outlawing Read More

Former SHS wrestling coach injured in accident

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan High School wrestling coach and several others were injured Sunday night in a single-car rollover in the Wind River Canyon. Chuck Flickinger, 58, who is now a math teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Cody High School, was riding in the passenger seat of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee driven by Read More

Is Sheridan one step closer to air service?

SHERIDAN — While Critical Air Service Taskforce Chairman Bruce Garber doesn’t expect there to be any major announcement this week, he believes CAST’s upcoming meeting with SkyWest Airlines will get them closer to bringing commercial air service back to the Sheridan County Airport. “It’s probably going to be unreasonable for us to think that we Read More

‘Keys to the Stone’ recipients named

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced five outstanding high school students and one outstanding Sheridan College student as its 2015 “Keys to the Stone.” The 2015 Keys to the Stone will be recognized for their contributions to their school and local communities at the Senior Center’s 2015 Keystone Awards on April 23. The 2015 Read More

Easter Bunny Princess Pageant Saturday

SHERIDAN — An Easter Bunny Princess Pageant will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 15 years of age. Contestants should sign up at the door and it is free to enter the competition. Contestants should bring a party Read More

New recreational arts program seeks instructors

SHERIDAN — A recreational arts program for residents of the Sheridan Community Shelter called Create Opportunity has been launched, but community help is needed to provide lessons and materials for the program. The goal of the program is to help shelter residents develop skills that might serve useful in supplementing their income and gaining experience Read More

‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park? The Read More

Be the first to stay at renovated Historic Sheridan Inn

SHERIDAN — Tickets are currently on sale for the unveiling of the Historic Sheridan Inn’s newly renovated rooms. On April 18, the rooms at the Inn will be raffled or auctioned for a one-night stay on May 15, giving individuals the opportunity to be the first guests since 1965 to have the ability or option Read More

Casper College 2014 fall President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Casper College officials recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the President’s Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify, students must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following students were named to the list: Elizabeth Hildebrand Read More

Teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees Chairperson Carol Garber said it’s time to “get back to business” after another school board meeting heavy on public comment included repeated emotional pleas that Big Horn Middle School/High School Principal George Mirich remain in place next school year and district superintendent Marty Kobza Read More

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