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K-Life to host dodgeball event Saturday

February 25, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan K-Life will host a day of dodgeball fun for all ages Saturday at the Sheridan High School gym. The event will run from 2-9 p.m. It is open to anyone age 8 or older. The cost is $15 per person, with the chance to purchase extra lives for $5. Dodgeball teams should Read More

Tongue River Child’s Place benefit set for Saturday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Child’s Place annual benefit dinner and dance will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a beef dinner, silent auction, live music by The Craft Brothers, raffle baskets and kids activities. Alcohol will also be served at the event. Read More

Artist reception planned for SC employee art exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit will open Tuesday in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and folk art. Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Read More

BHHS announces school honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade lower than a C. The following students were named to the honor rolls. School Honor Roll 12th grade Zachary Blaney, Kayla Crouse, Read More

Sheridan woman on trial for felony forgery

February 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — Miranda Mraz’s felony forgery trial got underway Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. The jury is comprised of eight women and five men. Mraz was arrested in June on charges of felony forgery and theft stemming from accusations that she allegedly altered customer credit card receipts at the Firewater Grill on Main Street Read More

SCSD2 offers online registration for 2015-16 school year

SHERIDAN — While the use of technology in the classroom continues to expand, parents will also begin experiencing the benefits of living in a digital world. Sheridan County School District 2 will offer online student registration for the coming school year. Previously, high school course selection and some minor forms like demographic changes have already Read More

Dept. of Education seeks summer food service program sponsors

SHERIDAN — Officials at the Wyoming Department of Education are seeking sponsors to participate in the Summer Food Service Program for the summer of 2015. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, the need for good nutrition remains. Children learn better, behave better and feel better when they aren’t hungry. The SFSP Read More

Rep. Patton remains hospitalized in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, remains hospitalized Tuesday due to a setback in his recovery from a blocked artery and heart procedure. Doctors diagnosed the 84-year-old with a lung ailment late last week, delaying his anticipated discharge from the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. “They’re describing it as a general malady called acute respiratory distress Read More

SPD: Easy way to avoid abandoned vehicle notice

SHERIDAN — If you can’t drive it, don’t leave it on the street. That is the rule of thumb to avoid finding a sticker on your vehicle informing you that you have three days to move it. A city ordinance states that any junked vehicle parked on public property — streets, alleys, easements, or rights Read More

WGFD to host public meeting on water project Monday

CLEARMONT — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a public informational meeting to discuss work associated with lower Clear Creek and the Kendrick bypass channel Monday at 7 p.m. in Clearmont. Fisheries biologist Bill Bradshaw and aquatic habitat biologist Travis Cundy will be present to discuss recent fisheries work in the area. “We Read More

Sheridan Ice groundbreaking March 4

SHERIDAN — The nonprofit Sheridan On Skates officials are inviting the public to the construction ground breaking for the new Whitney Rink at the M & M’s Center ice arena. A brief ceremony will take place at noon March 4 at the current rink. There will be a short program sharing project details and thanking Read More

National Geographic writer to discuss underground caves March 11

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming World to Wyoming lecture series will feature Mark Jenkins at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Auditorium. Jenkins, from National Geographic and UW, will present “Vietnam underground: The Viet Cong, spelunkers and the biggest cave on earth.” Hidden deep in the jungles of central Read More

Songwriters in the round to feature local artists Saturday

SHERIDAN — Groundloop Records will present Songwriters in the Round Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. The event will feature Sarah Sample, Julie Szewc and Tris Munsick. Tickets for the event are $12 and are available through the WYO Theater box office, online at wyotheater.com or by phone at 672-9084. Tickets will Read More

SHS students win Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College recently hosted the Wyoming Academic Challenge. Eight Wyoming high schools sent thirteen teams to compete. The two- to five-member teams participated in four rigorous rounds of competition. Questions ranged from current events to mathematics and literature. Schools participating were Big Piney, Cheyenne East, Douglas, Evanston, Lovell, Riverside, Sheridan and Tongue Read More

Big Horn High School announces Principal’s Honor Roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the principal’s honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and had no grade below a B. The following students were named to the Principal’s Honor Roll. 12th grade Garrett Allen, Edward Atter, Lyndon Bare, Rebecca Read More

2 snowmobilers found after night in the Bighorns

February 23, 2015

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Conrad said this afternoon that the father, son pair of snowmobilers who were reported missing Sunday night were found late Monday morning. Conrad said Corey Gostonczik, 40, and his teenage son, Cole, had left Bear Lodge Resort at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday and Sheridan Area Search Read More

Crews respond to early morning fire

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire early Monday morning. Capt. Greg Luhman said the department was called out at 5:40 a.m. to a house in the 600 block of Canby Street. The house was under construction and vacant. “The center of the home burned and into the walls,” Luhman said. “There’s some Read More

Crews search for 2 snowmobilers

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Sheridan Area Search and Rescue continued the search for two missing snowmobilers this morning. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, SASR was called out around 11 p.m. Sunday to search for two guests of Bear Lodge who had not returned. SCSO officials said the father and his teenage son had left Read More

Students could get more help through Hathaway

SHERIDAN — Future graduates of Wyoming high schools attending the University of Wyoming or any of the state’s seven community colleges under a Hathaway Scholarship could have the ability to work their way up to more free money if House Bill 192 passes through the 2015 legislative session. The Education-Hathaway scholarship program bill, sponsored by Read More

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

SHERIDAN — The Stars of Tomorrow competition was held Friday night at the WYO Theater. The competition was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and was open to children in kindergarten through high school. The top three finishers received a trophy and certificate. The overall winner will also receive a scholarship toward attending college and the Read More

Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo tickets go on sale Friday at WYO Theater box office

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2015 Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo will go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday through the WYO Theater box office. Performance dates for this year’s rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, will be July 8-11. Internet ticket sales, in addition to purchases made by phone will begin at 12:01 p.m. Friday. Purchases may Read More

Free suicide prevention training set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will offer free training Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The QPR training will teach individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Refreshments will be provided. Space for the training is limited, therefore organizers Read More

Registration open for ‘Sound of Healing’ retreat

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the April 10-12 “The Sound of Healing” women’s retreat featuring yoga and music for transformation. The all-inclusive weekend retreat includes shared accommodations at The Ranch at Ucross, five meals, a guided hike and classes appropriate for all levels of yoga and music experiences. Classes will include healing with Read More

SC seeking candidates for massages

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College massage therapy program students are celebrating random acts of kindness by offering chair massages to the employees of Sheridan businesses. The program is seeking nominations for businesses that deserve some TLC for the service that they provide for our community. Nominations including the name of the business, its contact information (phone Read More

ONE MORE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

February 21, 2015

“The sunsets in Sheridan are beautiful. There are times when we play, and we stop and just go ‘look at that.’ You just don’t get to see that anywhere else.” — Zane Garstad SHERIDAN — Bittersweet. That’s the word being tossed around by the Sheridan Hawks hockey team as they head into the final home Read More

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