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Kiwanis book giveaway lasts through Wednesday

July 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wednesday is your last chance to get a free book as the 24th annual series of Kiwanis sponsored book giveaways at Sheridan County libraries comes to an end. Since 1991 over 9,000 books have gone home with children from all walks of life thanks to a program that started under the federal “Reading Read More

Penrose Place senior living facility grand opening Wednesday

SHERIDAN— Penrose Place, a new 15-unit HUD subsidized apartment complex for seniors, will host a grand opening celebration Wednesday at 10 a.m. All members of the community are invited to this free event. Penrose Place is located at 667 East Sixth St. For more information call 763-4690.

Next farmers market set for Thursday downtown

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thurdsay on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign Read More

Off-Kilter to present ‘Baby With the Bathwater’ next week

SHERIDAN — A new local theater group, the Off-Kilter Fellowship, will present six editions of “Baby With the Bathwater,” July 31- August 2 and August 7-9 nightly at 7:30 p.m. at the Carriage House Theatre. The dark comedy about how difficult it is to be a parent and how scary it is to be a Read More

Local group seeks funding, ideas for aquatics facility

SHERIDAN — A group of residents calling themselves the Citizens for Community Recreation announced this week plans to change the landscape of Sheridan’s recreational pools. The group hopes to build an indoor aquatics facility that would host family swim programs similar to what is currently provided by the YMCA and the Sheridan Recreation District. It Read More

Court extends ‘deliberative process’ to open meetings law

SHERIDAN — A local judge extended the “deliberative process” privilege recently recognized by the Wyoming Supreme Court to rule in Sheridan County School District 2’s favor in a recent court case with The Sheridan Press. Press attorney Bruce Moats said he believes the extension of the ruling will have lasting impacts on Wyoming’s open government Read More

Fires start in Bighorns, county; restrictions set to go in place Monday

SHERIDAN — More than 20 wildfires have erupted around Sheridan County and in the Bighorn National Forest since early June, increasing in recent weeks as temperatures rise and abundant grasses caused by heavy spring rains dry out and become flammable. On Wednesday, county commissioners approved partial fire restrictions that will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Read More

Sheridan grad earns gig as world traveler

SHERIDAN — As the family gathers around the table for dinner in the close-quartered kitchen, the smells of incense and fish permeate the air. Though the three girls sitting together all refer to the elders as “mom and dad” it is obvious this is no traditional family. Here in the small rural town of Erlin, Read More

Never Flinch Summer Slam set for Aug. 2

SHERIDAN— The Never Flinch annual Summer Slam will be on Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. The annual Summer Slam is a 3-on-3, co-ed grass volleyball tournament that will help raise funds for the Weston Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The entry fee is $100 per team, and you can register up until 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 2. Read More

Yoga topic of Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

Sheridan County Fair kicks off next Thursday

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Fair will kick off Thursday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Open class entries can be submitted 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday at the Exhibit Hall. The deadline to sign up for pig wrestling is also Thursday. The event will take place Aug. 3, and you can pick up an entry form Read More

Wacky Science set for Wednesday at library

SHERIDAN — Join Sarah Mentock of Science Kids on Wednesday for “Wacky Science.” Children ages 10-16 are invited to learn cool scientific principles using everyday materials. Following the science activities, participants will have a pizza party. Both events are free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Inner Circle at the Sheridan County Read More

Crazy Days set for July 31-Aug. 2

SHERIDAN— The annual Crazy Days will take place July 31 through Aug. 2 all around Sheridan. The event is a three-day sidewalk and in-store sale coordinated by the Historic District Promotions Committee. The July 31 Farmers Market will have a special Crazy Days coloring activity for the kids, with prizes. For more information please call Read More

FCCLA takes top prizes at national contest

July 24, 2014

DAYTON — It is a good time to be in FCCLA at Tongue River High School as the group recently returned home from the national competition with pride behind them and good news ahead. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America are a group of students from the family and consumer sciences studies who, Read More

Natural gas board increases budget by $33,000

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board has increased its budget for fiscal year 2015 by approximately $33,000 over last year’s budget, indicating that the board seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between is gaining steam in its mission. The board is also entering its first full year Read More

Local man named Wyoming’s Physician Assistant of the Year

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Association of Physician Assistants named Jason Otto the 2014 Physician Assistant of the Year at their annual conference in Casper last week. Otto is a Powell native and University of Wyoming graduate who has been practicing at Big Horn Mountain Medicine, which is owned and operated by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, for Read More

Next week’s ParkFit to focus on fitness

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Kendrick Park. A full schedule of ParkFit Read More

Funny Face Productions to perform ‘13’ at Mars Theater

SHERIDAN— Funny Face Productions presents the musical comedy, “13,” featuring 23 Sheridan-area teens. The group will perform in the brand new Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., each night between July 30 and Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office Read More

Wyoming Wednesday to feature US Forest Service representative

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk Read More

College to honor Hoffman Aug. 1-2

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will host “Hoffman Days” Aug. 1-2 at Sheridan College. Bruce Hoffman has been with the Northern Wyoming Community College District for 50 years and coached the Generals men’s basketball for 16 years. All of the players from his coaching days have been invited to join in the recognition. Events Read More

Voters consider Gosar at forum

July 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar said Tuesday during a stop in Sheridan to rally supporters that he thinks having a Democratic governor working with a Republican Legislature produces a stronger, more well-balanced state. “As a Democrat, and as a minority, I think you understand how to compromise in how you deal and work with Read More

College to expand offerings in human services program

SHERIDAN — As part of an initiative to expand concurrent college enrollment for area high school students, the Northern Wyoming Community College District received a one-year grant from the Wyoming Department of Education to benefit Sheridan College’s online offerings in the human services program. Four courses — counseling ethics, counseling skills, case management and drugs Read More

Clearmont to pursue completion of 5-year capital facilities plan

CLEARMONT — In continued efforts to bolster the economy in Clearmont, members of Clearmont Town Council decided at their meeting Monday to prepare a five-year capital improvement plan that will prioritize projects and funding. Mayor Chris Schock said it is his hope that having a plan and sticking to it will enable improvement projects to Read More

Eagles #186 to host candidate meet and greet

SHERIDAN— The Eagles Aerie #186 will host a candidates’ meet and greet Monday. From 5:30-7:30  p.m. all members of the community are invited to ask political candidates for the upcoming election questions. The free meeting will be held at Eagles Club located at 850 North Main St. For more information call the club at 674-6881.

Senior Center offering free bicycle rentals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center invites members of the community to feel the wind in their hair again, no matter what their age may be. The center now offers bicycles and helmets for free daily rentals. Any interested party may visit the Senior Center located at 211 Smith St. to check out a bike. Read More

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