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University of Wyoming seeks public comment on desired qualities of new UW president

SHERIDAN — Members of the University of Wyoming community and people around Wyoming have an opportunity to voice their desired qualifications and characteristics for a new UW president. Presidential search listening sessions are scheduled on the Laramie campus and at UW-Casper with video-conferencing connections to many Wyoming communities, including Sheridan. Input gathered from the meetings… Continue Reading

Sheridan College president pledges support to local air service

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Paul Young announced Wednesday that once commercial air service is up and running in Sheridan, Sheridan College plans to only support official employee travel through the local airport. Critical Air Service Team members Jay Stender and Bruce Garber commented that it would take pledges like the… Continue Reading

Clearmont talks future of Rock School

Clearmont talks future of Rock School

CLEARMONT — Nearly 30 people headed to Clearmont Elementary School Wednesday evening to discuss the Rock School — a historic but crumbling building on the Sheridan County School District 3 campus. What should become of the old schoolhouse? Can the dilapidated structure be saved? And, if so, who will pay for it? While the audience… Continue Reading

Several break-ins reported in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Police encourage those with campers and cabins in the Bighorn Mountains take steps to protect valuables after a reported string of five break-ins over the past seven weeks. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Conrad said one cabin and four campers at Black Mountain Road, Dayton Gulch Road and Nickel Creek have been… Continue Reading

Deer poaching tip leads to felony firearms conviction

SHERIDAN — What started out as an investigation of a deer poaching incident ended up with a Sheridan area man receiving a felony firearms possession conviction. In July, Benjamin Medina, 58, originally from Brighton, Colorado, was ordered to pay $500 in fines and was sentenced to be imprisoned for 15 years by the U.S. District… Continue Reading

Polka Club to host dance Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge from 1-5 p.m. Music will be played by Up the Creek. All members of the public are invited to this event. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host tea party and doll show

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a tea party and doll show on Sunday. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., refreshments will be served and the doll collection of Carolyn Wertman will be displayed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to share. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 672-2240. Call… Continue Reading

WDE to host workshop on Farm to School initiative

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education will host a regional workshop on the Wyoming Farm to School initiative on Wednesday. The free event is open to all with food service directors, business managers, all school staff, child care providers, elder care providers, restaurants, hospitals and other interested parties highly encouraged to attend. From 4-7 p.m.… Continue Reading

CVC organizing study circles on dementia

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community is organizing study circles on dementia beginning with a kickoff Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to be part of the community conversation to create a dementia friendly community that will include education, resources and support for those living with dementia and their care partners. A… Continue Reading

Maize at Grandpa’s Farm open for season

SHERIDAN — The Maize at Grandpa’s Farm has opened for the season in Billings, Montana. Stephen and Julie Severe of Parkman started the corn maze in 1998. In addition to the maze, the Severes offer other forms of “agritainment” including hay slides, pig races, hay rides, animal displays, Kiddieville, a pumpkin patch and Apocalyptic Paintball.… Continue Reading

Marking an occasion

Marking an occasion

SHERIDAN — What can a building do? CTA architect Joel Anderson asked that question at a steel raising event held at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event was held to recognize the stakeholders and donors who have contributed to making the Whitney Center for the Arts a reality. But what can a building really do?… Continue Reading

Thrift store moving into downtown storefront

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s downtown will soon have one less empty storefront. The Sheridan Senior Center’s Green Boomerang Thrift Store will take over the old Dan’s Western Wear building. The building was purchased by Phoenix Limited Partnership — a company whose registered agent is listed as Kim Love — for the local nonprofit. “The Senior Center… Continue Reading

Tags popular with visitors provide economic boost

SHERIDAN — An antelope permit in the Sheridan region is quickly becoming a popular item. Wyoming Game and Fish Public Information Specialist for the Sheridan Region Bud Stewart said in the past two years, areas near Sheridan are seeing a large increase in antelope hunters. Last year had one of the highest number of hunters… Continue Reading

SCSD 1 watching state recalibration efforts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 continues to closely track Wyoming’s efforts to recalibrate education funding — particularly in the area of class size — Superintendent Marty Kobza told the district’s Board of Trustees Tuesday. Kobza said there are rumors the state might look to change the model class size to 25 students at… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council discusses water line break

SHERIDAN — The Ranchester Town Council discussed a water line break during its meeting Tuesday. An older water line that runs beneath the Childs Place and Tongue River Elementary School broke twice this past week. “It broke one night and broke again the next morning,” Mayor Peter Clark said. “We think it’s fixed for now.”… Continue Reading

Brinton to present ‘Meet the Artist’ with Rose Hill Sunday

BIG HORN — This month The Brinton Museum will commence its new “Meet the Artist” series, an educational program introducing patrons of all ages to a wide variety of artists, poets, writers, artisans, scientists and other professionals. The first of the series will be held Sunday at the Brinton Bistro. Attendees will be introduced to Wyoming’s… Continue Reading

Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits, families

SHERIDAN — The Tractor Supply Co. will host activities for families and their pets this week including pet adoptions on Saturday as part of Pet Appreciation Week. Pet Appreciation Week or PAW is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends. As part of the main event on Saturday, Tractor Supply… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday at clubhouse

BIG HORN — The first fall meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m at the BHWC clubhouse. The officers will host a Hawaiian luau. This is also Friendship Day, so invite a friend. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information, call Joyce Coates at… Continue Reading

SMH to host 5-year-old party

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host their annual 5-Year-Old Birthday Party on Saturday. All 5-year-olds are invited to bring their parents and join the party from 10-11 a.m. Prizes, games, music and fun will be offered for free in the patio and conference rooms at the back of the hospital. For more information, call… Continue Reading

County to facilitate Big Horn community meeting

BIG HORN — Sheridan County is hosting a community meeting to discuss issues that may be of interest to residents living in and around the community of Big Horn. These issues include street and road maintenance, storm drainage and flood plains and service and improvement districts. Sheridan County commissioners, County Attorney Matt Redle and county public… Continue Reading

District OKs agreement for second exit at SHS

District OKs agreement for second exit at SHS

SHERIDAN — It may soon become easier to get in and out of the parking lot at Sheridan High School. The Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees voted Monday to move forward with an agreement that will create a second access road to the Sheridan High School parking lot from Mydland Road. According… Continue Reading

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