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Local Events Sept. 20, 2014

September 20, 2014

Sunday • 8 a.m. Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association free day at the range, 5 Coyote Lane. • 1-5 p.m. Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance, Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. Monday  No events scheduled.

Local Briefs Sept. 20, 2014

Polka Club dance Sunday SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will play at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome to attend the dance. For additional information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Black Tooth hosting women’s roller Read More

Urban, The Band Perry, Keith to perform in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Trails End Concert Park has announced a portion of the lineup for the 2015 Big Horn Mountain USA concert. June 18 will feature Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge. The Band Perry, which since 2010 has ascended to dizzying heights for hits like “If I Die Young,” will Read More

AAUW celebrates 100 years, continues battle against gender wage gap

SHERIDAN — Less than 90 years ago in Sheridan, it was illegal for women to be downtown alone. In Montana, it was illegal for unmarried women to fish alone. Women have come a long way in just under 100 years. Strides for women’s equality rights have been made by many groups, but there is one Read More

What are all these Medicare parts?

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the second article in a series designed to introduce emerging retirees to the basics of Medicare. In last Saturday’s Sheridan Press, the first article in this series addressed how one earns credits for Medicare coverage during their work history. You’ve done your due diligence and Read More

BAM! Class can help with balance

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Need help with balance, stability and upper and lower body strength? Consider trying out a Basic A.M. Moves class. “The exercises we do in this class are designed to help with all these things that can stop communication among the parts of the body,” class instructor Ginny Read More

Column: Caring tips when your loved one wanders

Guest columnist Stella Montano is the director of Family Caregiver Services at the Sheridan Senior Center.“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.” Have you ever entered a building or room that you have Read More

Students to see additional Hathaway Scholarship funding

SHERIDAN — Earlier this year the Wyoming State Legislature approved an increase to the amount of money Hathaway Scholarship recipients receive; however, the requirements for qualifying have remained the same, for now. Despite several comments from the public that a volunteer requirement was added to the list of qualifications, the Department of Education states the Read More

Thurow wins Best of Show at the watercolor exhibition

September 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Elizabeth Thurow of Sheridan was awarded the Best of Show prize for her watercolor painting “Just You Wait.” It was one of seven awards announced at the awards ceremony and artists’ reception for the 29th Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition which was held Aug. 7 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The exhibition Read More

Former Heart Mountain prisoner to discuss experience Tuesday at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host the “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” presentation by Sam Mihara on Tuesday. Mihara was a prisoner at the Heart Mountain and Pomona (California) internment camps during World War II. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Mihara is one of Read More

Tongue River blood drive set for Wednesday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River community blood drive will be held Wednesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester. Potential blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring picture identification. To schedule your blood donation appointment, call United Read More

Final downtown farmers market this Thursday

SHERIDAN — The next and final Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Street. 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. This week’s activities include an acoustic set by Bill Heide. Attendance is free for customers and Read More

Agendas Sept. 20, 2014

Board of County Commissioners Staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Commissioners’ Library, 2nd floor Sheridan County Courthouse  224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Consider permit denial CU-14-005:  Jelly Childcare Center CUP • Consider indigent burial claim, account 24, 4/21/14 • Consider indigent burial claim, account 32, 5/31/14 • Consider agreement with O’Dell Construction, Read More

Tongue River falls to Upton 54-14

SHERIDAN — ”It was onslaught,” coach John Scott said about the Tongue River football game last night. The Eagles lost to Upton-Sundance 54-14. Scott said Upton rushed for around 500 yards and jumped all over the team early. “We couldn’t match their speed and misdirection,” he said. “And everything they wanted to do, they did Read More

SHS grad excels in FBI career

SHERIDAN — It’s been 10 years since he’s been back to Sheridan, but it’s really the same town he remembers. Mike Rankin arrived in town Thursday afternoon to speak at the Wyoming Big Data Conference held at the former Warehouse 201 building. “It has grown a lot,” Rankin said of Sheridan. “There are a lot Read More

School districts continue fight for funding from Legislature

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 and Lincoln County School District 1 in Kemmerer have joined the seven current members of the Wyoming School District Coalition fighting for an external cost adjustment from the Wyoming Legislature. The coalition was founded, in part, by SCSD1 with the goal of convincing the state Legislature to resume Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance Sun.

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will be playing at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome to attend the dance. For additional information, please call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

Meet the ‘Wreckers’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN— The Blacktooth Brewing Company will host a nonprofit event on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. For every pint sold, $1 is donated to the Wild West Wreckers. The Wild West Wreckers are Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team. There will be raffle prizes throughout the night, door prizes and food vendors. Terry Waugh and The Read More

Habitat hosting Wolf Creek Wrangle Sat.

SHERIDAN— Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is holding the Wolf Creek Wrangle Saturday, a fundraising race. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. at Eaton’s Ranch. The half-marathon is $50 to register, the 10k is $45, the 5k is $40 and kids run and hike for free. You Read More

Ranchester lease to Visionary Communications could improve Internet access

September 18, 2014

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to lease town property located at the town’s water tank to Visionary Communications in order for the company to install a tower that will potentially increase access to wireless Internet in the area. Visionary uses microwave radios to provide wireless broadband Internet access. The property will be leased for Read More

Nonprofit group accepts gift of Sheridan ice rink: Sheridan on Skates raising money to cover, expand rink

SHERIDAN — The local ice rink received new owners Wednesday night, twice. Whitney Benefits gifted Sheridan Ice to Sheridan College which accepted the gift and immediately passed it along to Sheridan on Skates, the local nonprofit that has been operating the rink under Whitney’s ownership. During the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees Read More

Law enforcement pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash

SHERIDAN — One juvenile male was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital this morning following a crash in which a pickup truck rolled and he was ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred on Interstate 90 behind Sheridan College and crews accessed the wreck from the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking lot. No information on the Read More

Recreation district discusses importance of encouraging youth athletics

SHERIDAN — It was pretty smooth sailing at yesterday’s Sheridan County School District 2 Recreation District board meeting, as the biggest topic of discussion was the 2014 Fall Program Guide. Recreation District Executive Director Richard Wright led the discussion about the guide, which features information on both youth and adult sports for the end of Read More

Little public input provided at West 5th Street open house

SHERIDAN — Plans to reconstruct West Fifth Street continue to move ahead with an expected start date in 2016. The section slated for the update will start just west of the Mydland Road intersection and end where the pavement ends on West Fifth Street, city Project Manager Joe Schoen said. City, county and Wyoming Department of Read More

Science museum kicking off fall lecture series

SHERIDAN— The Science Museum will kick off its fall 2014 lecture series Sept. 24. The first lecture will be “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” presented by Carrie Rogaczewski at 7 p.m. Carrie Rogaczewski has been with the Sheridan County Conservation District for just over 16 years.  In that time, she has provided Read More

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