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Local students raise funds for classmate with cancer

Local students raise funds for classmate with cancer

SHERIDAN — What started out as adults trying to play a practical joke on their neighbors took a more meaningful turn in the hands of their children. In late April, Brayden Brutlag and Becca Oetken, both students at Holy Name Catholic School, went out to play in the ravine behind their home. When they returned,… Continue Reading

Boley named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

Boley named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics named Georgia Boley as its 2015 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year at its recent annual conference in Laramie. Criteria for the award include a demonstration of outstanding leadership and service to the profession. “Georgia’s leadership as the WAND’s Reimbursement Representative was key in her nomination,” WAND President… Continue Reading

New local Alcoholics Anonymous hotline phone number

SHERIDAN — The Alcoholics Anonymous chapters that meet in Sheridan and Johnson counties have a new hotline phone number for anyone who may suspect he or she has a problem with drinking and is looking for a way to stop. While the local hotline has been in existence for years, the number has changed. The… Continue Reading

BHHS band, choir concert on Tuesday

  BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band and choir will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the BHHS auditorium. Choir selections will include “Where Go The Boats,” with poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, “Fly Away Medley” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Riversong” by Roger… Continue Reading

Wyoming DAR celebrating 100 years

SHERIDAN — You think of the American Revolution as a done deal, it’s over; but really there are people living all around you that have a direct connection to that time period. That is what Daughters of the American Revolution Sheridan chapter registrar Tammy Mansfield says. Take Maribeth Rose, for example. Rose is the descendent… Continue Reading

SIGNS OF SUMMER: U.S. 14A in Bighorns set to reopen Monday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials said Friday that U.S. 14A is scheduled to open for summer at noon, Monday. Maintenance crews from WYDOT have been working to open the seasonal road. According to a WYDOT news release, Burgess Junction crews have broken through and met up with crews from Lovell.  Crews from… Continue Reading

Column: Measures of devotion

Next week, The Sheridan Press will launch a series of features highlighting local veterans who have beared the burden of our country’s cause. We’ve been blessed to have individuals volunteer to sacrifice their lives, their time and their well-being for us in our nation’s armed forces. It is a debt that can never be fully… Continue Reading

Agendas may 16, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda — additions and deletions • Approve minutes of the May 4 regular Council meeting • Old business update • Announcements/correspondence • Hear from the director of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail… Continue Reading

‘Tween’ programs continue at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on clay sculpting. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering,… Continue Reading

Students spend day helping neighbors

Students spend day helping neighbors

SHERIDAN — A group of more than 40 junior high and high school homeschool students and their parents gathered together in late April for a volunteer day to commemorate National Volunteer Month. The students assisted five different people around the community with a variety of chores that needed to be done including yard work, window… Continue Reading

NWCCD honors Master Distance Educator of the Year

SHERIDAN — Nikki Smiley, health and human performance instructor for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been selected as the 2015 NWCCD Master Distance Educator of the Year, college officials announced recently. Smiley will be recognized at the 13th annual WyDEC Distance Education Conference awards banquet on Tuesday at Eastern Wyoming Community College’s branch… Continue Reading

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

RANCHESTER — Just one trip through Ranchester on U.S. Highway 14 and you’re bound to notice the construction: A mercantile across the street from the Information Center, a new school on the west end of town and more than one subdivision. Most of these sites right now are just fencing or disturbed earth, some still… Continue Reading

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

SHERIDAN— Archery takes knowledge, precision, discipline, strength and concentration. But with enough practice, it can be done by anyone and that’s why Eric Nations loves it. This weekend, a group of volunteers will be hosting an archery competition called the 3-D Tournament, allowing both young and experienced archers to compete in friendly, family-oriented events. There… Continue Reading

SHS, BHHS earn spots on U.S. News top schools list

SHERIDAN — Throughout the 48 school districts in Wyoming there are 84 high schools, and according to the 2015 U.S. News Best High Schools ranking, Sheridan High School is the third best of all of them. Each year, U.S. News and World Report reviews the more than 29,000 public high schools in America to determine… Continue Reading

‘Birding at The Brinton’ to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. With spring arriving, Canterbury said the birding should be exciting. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science… Continue Reading

FBI to bring in cyberprotection experts on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Forward Sheridan and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce have organized a training session on cyberprotection for local businesses. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will bring in three experts to speak about their strategies for cyberprotection from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse. Forward Sheridan and the Chamber… Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center

Ribbon cutting for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ed’s Natural Healthcare Center on Coffeen Avenue on May 11. Pictured, from left, are Chamber Ambassadors Bob De Fries, Theresa Hamilton and Scott Barten; Ed’s Natural Healthcare employee Robin Wiltse and owner Ed Gifford; Ambassadors Jason Wille, Brandy Campbell and Heather Vanderhoef. Continue Reading

Seven students chosen for High School Institute

SHERIDAN — Eighty-four high school sophomores from throughout the state will have an opportunity for intellectual and personal growth at the 30th annual Summer High School Institute to be held June 7-27 at the University of Wyoming. Seven students from Sheridan High School were chosen to attend the institute: Andrew Boint, Gabriel Briggs, Hannah Deutscher,… Continue Reading

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