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Agendas — Aug. 27, 2016

Sheridan County Commission Staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse   • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan Memorial Hospital 4 p.m. Wednesday Conference Rooms A&B Sheridan Memorial Hospital 1401 W. Fifth St.   • Call to order • Welcome, public comments, introductions • Approval of August… Continue Reading

Center Stage: The wonders of water

Water is the largest component of the body and makes up 50 to 70 percent of our total body weight. Water is also a primary component of many important physiological functions that take place inside the human body each day. Our bodies rely on the presence of water for processes such as regulating body temperature,… Continue Reading

75 years singing for God

75 years singing for God

SHERIDAN — “My 11th birthday was December 8, 1941. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, Sunday. I didn’t get to have my birthday party as we were all listening to the radio. It upset me greatly,” said Leonard Hurst. “In those days, I would get a card from my parents and kids that… Continue Reading

Reagan Day Dinner set for Sept. 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party and HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation will host this year’s Reagan Day Dinner, entitled “In Honor of Our Heroes,” on Sept. 3 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The Reagan Day Dinner is the annual fundraiser for the Sheridan County Republican Party. This year’s event will also help to… Continue Reading

Big Horn Heritage Days set for Sept. 4

BIG HORN — The annual Big Horn Heritage Days celebration will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, in downtown Big Horn. This year’s event will include live music from Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band along with Tris and Sam Munsick. Live music will be performed between 4-11 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend. For… Continue Reading

Challenger to Trump hopes to make Wyo. ballot

CASPER — An establishment Republican challenger to Donald Trump is making a hurried effort to stand as an independent presidential candidate on Wyoming’s general election ballot in November. Supporters of Evan McMullin are hoping to gather the 3,302 signatures required by the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Monday deadline. McMullin, a former CIA operative and chief policy… Continue Reading

WGFD to temporarily close Solder Creek HMA

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will temporarily close access to Soldier Creek Hunter Management Area west of Sheridan to facilitate herbicide treatment for cheatgrass. Starting Friday, Soldier Creek HMA will be closed to all human presence while herbicide is applied in an effort to treat cheatgrass and other noxious weeds becoming established on… Continue Reading

Local cadet completes basic training

RANCHESTER — Cadet LeeAnna Mitchell, daughter of Brian and Kati Mitchell and Lela Lewis, recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. Mitchell entered West Point on June 27 and has completed six weeks of CBT, one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of the four-year program… Continue Reading

New Faces

Dylan Everett Wade Soper Dylan Everett Wade Soper was born Aug. 23, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Nysha and Justin Soper of Ranchester. His siblings are brothers Kaiden and Jullian. His grandparents are Susie and Leroy Westika of Sheridan, Patricia Soper of Sheridan and… Continue Reading

WYDOT to host groundbreaking for N. Main interchange

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Sheridan Interchange on Monday at 2 p.m. The public is welcome to the ceremony that will kick off the project. Several elected officials, including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, will speak at the event. The groundbreaking will take place at the… Continue Reading

DAC celebrates 1,000th flight in Sheridan

DAC celebrates 1,000th flight in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — For a few months in 2015, local officials weren’t sure when or if they would accomplish the task of bringing commercial air service back to Sheridan and Johnson counties. In March of that year, Great Lakes Airlines had ceased its service. Many travelers in the region were fed up with unreliable service and… Continue Reading

Reports—August 26, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 7:25 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No admissions reported. • Dismissals — Nysha R. Soper, Ranchester; Dylan Everett Soper, Ranchester; Sabrina… Continue Reading

Dual, concurrent enrollment give students a head start

Dual, concurrent enrollment give students a head start

SHERIDAN — Madison Pehringer will leave for college this weekend. She’ll be heading east to attend Michigan State University with plans to major in international relations. While leaving for college typically comes with a level of trepidation associated with making new friends and taking higher level academic classes, Pehringer will have a little less to… Continue Reading

Holy Name students score in earn high scores on assessments

Holy Name students score in earn high scores on assessments

SHERIDAN — Next week, 120 local students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight will head to class at Holy Name Catholic School. This summer, the Wyoming Department of Education released its 2015-2016 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students results, and Holy Name students earned some of the highest scores in Sheridan County. “Our test scores are phenomenal… Continue Reading

Discussions continue on Roadless Rule in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Rob Davidson, founder and president of the Council for the Bighorn Range, led a discussion Monday about the history and effects of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in the Bighorn National Forest and how the public can affect the recommendations on the remaining roadless areas on public lands across the Bighorn Mountains. “During… Continue Reading

ERA Rodeo event set for Sept. 3

SHERIDAN — Elite Rodeo Athletes, League of Rodeo Champions will make the 11th stop on its national tour in Sheridan on Sept. 3 over Labor Day Weekend for the very first Cowboy State Elite Rodeo at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Tickets start at $24 and are available at the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan and at… Continue Reading

Family movie night planned for Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — A family movie night will take place in Kendrick Park on Saturday. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. Free popcorn and soda will be provided. For additional information, contact Real Life Church in Sheridan at 752-4906. Continue Reading

Powder River Energy to host food drive

SHERIDAN — Powder River Energy’s Corporate Accounting, Finance and Administration Department will host a food drive over the next few weeks. Canned and nonperishable food and cash donations will be accepted at PRECorp offices located in Sundance, Gillette and Sheridan through Sept. 30 to benefit those in need. PRECorp members may also donate at the… Continue Reading

Reports—August 25, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 50 block Belleview Avenue, 3:29 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from… Continue Reading

Lessons from the trail, part II

Lessons from the trail, part II

School is starting and the weather is changing. I, like many, want to cling to the last weeks of summer as tightly as possible. What better way to accomplish that than to spend some moments reflecting on the many wonders the past three months have provided? For instance, I can hardly believe a month has… Continue Reading

Act like a professional, part 2

With part one of this series still on my mind, I watched and learned as professional artists at the Jackson Hole Art Fair addressed prospective customers and discussed their work. There was one tent filled with beautiful, abstracted landscape paintings. The artist wasn’t there, nor was anyone watching his or her booth when we came… Continue Reading

CHAPS participates in Special Olympics event

CHAPS  participates in Special Olympics event

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy represented Sheridan County at the Special Olympics Summer Classic Equestrian Games in Casper this past weekend. Chloe Laumann, Rachel Koltiska and Fallyn Ragsdale traveled to Casper to compete in three classes each: working trail class, stock seat equitation and the two-man relay race. Laumann… Continue Reading

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