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SC continues construction on Whitney Center for the Arts

SHERIDAN — Construction is underway for one of Sheridan College’s largest projects. With a $16 million donation from the Whitney Benefits Board in June 2014, the Whitney Center for the Arts is on track for its scheduled completion next summer. Sheridan College is raising the last $4 million needed for the project. In the summer… Continue Reading

City on track to start recycling Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan’s curbside recycling program remains on track to start Aug. 3, but not everybody is happy about the fledgling initiative. City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts on Monday told the Sheridan City Council that staff would finish delivering the 96-gallon blue recycling bins on Tuesday or early Wednesday. Then, trucks will… Continue Reading

Council approves land purchase

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan took another step toward creating a northern gateway into the community by agreeing to purchase 6.28 acres off Decker Road for $160,000 at Monday’s Sheridan City Council meeting. The city used executive sessions at the last two meetings to try to finalize a deal with property owner Ernest E.… Continue Reading

Tularemia concerns raised in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Recent reports of tularemia activity among animals and humans in northern Wyoming are raising concerns this summer about the disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever” or “deer fly fever,” frequently affects rabbits, hares and rodents and has been associated with rabbit and rodent die-offs. “Recently,… Continue Reading

Commissioners answer questions during budget review

SHERIDAN — After Sheridan County commissioners read their budget at a public meeting Monday, they took questions from community members. Resident Nick Siddle wanted to know why the county didn’t have a specific pay scale for employees. “I spent 31 years working for the school district, and when you look at the pay scale for… Continue Reading

Dayton to host annual celebration this weekend

DAYTON — The 39th annual Dayton Days are coming this weekend. On Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday all day a variety of activities will be offered at the Lomax Ranch and Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton. On Friday, at Lomax Ranch on Tongue River Canyon Road, the Cow Pie Classic golf tournament starts at… Continue Reading

Library to host Lander author Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host an educational program with Lander author Sarah Kolman on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Kolman is a nurse and integrative health coach with a master’s degree in psychotherapy who recently published the book “Full Plate: Nourishing Your Family’s Whole Health in a Busy World.”… Continue Reading

‘On the Foundation’ fundraiser set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — “On the Foundation,” a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, will be held Thursday in the Poplar Grove Subdivision. From 7-10 p.m., an evening of comedy, theater, music, dessert, wine and beer, featuring the music of Micah Wyatt and Josh and Amber Hanson, will be offered on the site of… Continue Reading

Crews respond to structure fire in Ranchester

UPDATE: 2 p.m. RANCHESTER — A structure fire reported this morning at an apartment on West Halbert Street in Ranchester turned out to be a pan left on a stove unattended and producing moderate smoke, Sheridan-Fire Rescue Capt. Robert Dobbs said. The apartment did not suffer structural damage, and no one was injured. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Sheridan Wyo Rodeo attendance up this year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo attendance and payouts increased in 2015, and local businesses relayed a strong week in sales. Rodeo President Zane Garstad reported preliminary attendance figures of 21,900, a small jump from 21,700 in 2014. Total payouts eclipsed $300,000, another increase over last year’s $288,000. “It was a great success,” he said. “Again,… Continue Reading

SCSD3 budget fairly steady for upcoming fiscal year 2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 will see little change in its general budget for fiscal year 2016. Overall, the total budget remains similar to last year’s, operating at $3.85 million dollars as opposed to FY15’s $3.9 million. For the 2016 budget, business manager John Camino’s main focus was to decrease expenditures. The district… Continue Reading

‘Vaudevillians’ return to WYO Weds.

SHERIDAN — The seventh season of Vaudeville at the WYO Theater has commenced and another performance of “The New Vaudevillians” will be offered Wednesday. Ron Kensey is back as emcee, along with Kathy McNickle and the New Vaudevillians Band. Vaudeville is a series of “up to 5 minutes” upbeat, high energy acts including singing, dancing,… Continue Reading

Lewis’ celebrate 50 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Robert and Liz Lewis of Sheridan celebrated 50 years of marriage Sunday. The couple was married July 19, 1965 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Vietnam War. He retired from employment with the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years. She worked for… Continue Reading

Hear a fish tale at Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run throughout July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history… Continue Reading

Play pickleball at ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with pickleball at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Local school districts see drop in PAWS scores from last year

SHERIDAN — Wyoming scores on the statewide Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students tests have continued, on average, to drop. PAWS tests students in grades three through eight each year in math and reading and grades four and eight in science. State education officials noted this was just the second year of testing under new, tougher… Continue Reading

Agendas July 18, 2015

Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall • Call to order — Community Development Block Grant hearing for the Clear Creek Community Center ADA compliance upgrades • Adjourn • Call meeting to order • Pledge • Attendance • Visitors • Approval of  minutes A. June 15 regular meeting B. June 29 Level II… Continue Reading

Happy birthday Older Americans Act

Anyone who knows me knows that I just don’t have that muscle in my body that triggers getting a card out to someone before their birthday, anniversary or any other big occasion. So, is it no wonder that I didn’t get a birthday greeting out to Washington wishing them a Happy Birthday for the 50th… Continue Reading

Man of many talents

Man of many talents

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — John Engels, 68, was born in New York near Lake Ontario. He moved to Wyoming with his family at a very young age when his parents purchased the Banner store. His mother served as postmistress there for nearly 50 years. Farming was Engels’ main occupation until he… Continue Reading

Wyoming Buddy Walk to be held Sept. 12 in Laramie

Wyoming Buddy Walk to be held Sept. 12 in Laramie

SHERIDAN — The 15th Annual Wyoming Buddy Walk will take place on Sept. 12 in Laramie at the Washington Park band shell. The purpose of the Wyoming Buddy Walk is to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome and raise awareness about Down syndrome in Wyoming. The annual Wyoming Buddy Walk also raises money to… Continue Reading

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