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Housing shortage keeps local rent high

March 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — When Anthony Fleak moved to Sheridan for his first engineering job out of college in August 2014, he ran into a road block — finding an affordable place to live. Early on, he began searching for somewhere to live, finding one-bedroom houses and apartments listed between $700-$800 per month without utilities payments included. Read More

Serving the underserved: Sheridan Health Center celebrates 10 years

March 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — Strong or weak, man or woman, rich or poor, big or small — anybody can get sick. Illness never discriminates. For millions of Americans, disease or injury means struggling to pay for health care in a system as confusing as it is expensive. The Sheridan Health Center, however, represents a beacon for those Read More

Sheridan man sentenced for felony forgery, stalking and burglary

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced in two different courtrooms for two different cases Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Joel Scott Elliott, 37, was sentenced first by Judge John Fenn for felony forgery in the smaller courtroom of the district court before moving to the larger courtroom to be sentenced on charges of Read More

SCSD3 welcomes Olympic athlete to coaching staff

CLEARMONT — After a special musical performance Wednesday night by Tri-M, the Sheridan County School District 3 honor music group, a former Olympic athlete joined the coaching team at Arvada-Clearmont High School, preliminary discussion on how to tighten the district budget by $200,000 began and an architect’s bid to manage summer projects was accepted at Read More

600 gather for Empty Bowl Fundraiser

SHERIDAN — Some say soup is good for the soul, and when you’re enjoying a hot bowl with 600 friends and fellow community members, coming together to support a good cause, that saying becomes all the more real. The seventh annual Empty Bowl fundraiser was held Thursday night at the Sheridan County YMCA. The event Read More

Agendas March 14, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. additions 2. deletions • Approval of the March 2 regular meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update 1. Administer the oath of office to Laurie Walters-Clark 2. Presentation from Cloud Peak Scanning on Dayton’s historical Read More

Five Sheridan College professors granted tenure

SHERIDAN — When you work hard at your job and have been consistently employed for a number of years, you hope to have earned a level of job security, a perception that your employer will allow you to continue doing what you do best for more years to come. In the education world, this level Read More

Celebrating Generations and Building Community Presentations

From  Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “Invest, Expand and Transform” is the topic in a series of community presentations that the Senior Center is hosting. Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Center, will present the driving and upcoming population trends that underlie the renovation and expansion projects under the Senior Center’s capital campaign ”Celebrating Generations Read More

Center Stage: Color on your plate — It’s not just about looks!

Georgia Boley MS, RD, LD, CSO is the registered dietitian 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. One of the many factors we consider when planning the Senior Read More

Enjoy the splash of color on your plate

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center A splash of color bursts across your eyes: greens, deep yellows, beige, white, reds. Are you looking an artist’s palette? In a way: you could be looking at your lunch plate. In addition to nutrition and variety, color plays a large part in making a meal appealing.  Transforming a Read More

Longtime Fort Mackenzie teacher announces her retirement

By 11th grade English class Fort Mackenzie High School SHERIDAN — Geri Roth, one of the original teachers at Fort Mackenzie High School, has announced that she will be going into retirement at the end of this year. For 18 years she taught what some see as the heart of FMHS, the Discovery class. Roth’s Read More

Birding at The Brinton set for March 21

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on March 21 from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at Read More

Seminars to focus on self care

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on time use. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to the public with no Read More

Bowhunters of Wyoming Conference set for March 20-21

SHERIDAN — The Bowhunters of Wyoming will hold an annual winter meeting and dinner banquet March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The event brings together new and existing members to review recent success and future opportunities. The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with the executive council and Read More

Attorney asks for bench trial in elk poaching case

SHERIDAN — Clayvin Herrera, one of four members of the Crow Nation cited for poaching last year, appeared Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Herrera’s attorney Kyle Ann Gray asked Judge Shelley Cundiff to dismiss the two citations against Herrera as defective because neither had been sworn nor signed by the game warden. Gray told Read More

New WyoLotto game launches Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WyoLotto’s success in its first six months has prompted the organization to try their luck with a new game. On Sunday, the WyoLotto will release Wyoming’s first in-state lottery game. The five-number draw game, called the Cowboy Draw, promises better odds of winning compared to the current multi-state jackpot games. The twice-weekly Read More

Kobza named Superintendent of the Year nominee

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza has been named the northeast region nominee for 2016 Wyoming Superintendent of the Year by the Northeast Superintendents of Wyoming. The Wyoming Association of School Administrators has issued the award since 1989, with the recipient representing Wyoming at the annual American Association of School Administrators Read More

Kendrick Park boardwalk removed

Lisa Fenner walks her dogs down what used to be the Kendrick Park boardwalk Tuesday morning. City parks manager Chuck Carbert said the city’s Parks division removed the decaying boardwalk in late February because of liability concerns and maintenance expense. The exact age of the boardwalk is unknown, but references note the boardwalk in archived Read More

Fairgrounds wraps up water project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds water project recently reached substantial completion, EnTech Engineering, Inc. project manager Dave Engels informed the fairgrounds association Thursday. “That means the system is in, all the tests have passed and water is available for use,” he said. The new system allows for year-round use with increased pressure. Engineers must Read More

BOE seeks assessment task force members

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education has been statutorily charged with assembling a statewide assessment task force to study options for future statewide assessments and to make a recommendation to the state board and legislative committees. Interested members from the education community are asked to fill out an expression of interest form to Read More

Chamber welcomes winery to Sheridan

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Table Mountain Vineyards to Sheridan with a ribbon cutting. Pictured, from left, are Chamber ambassadors Theresa Hamilton, Scott Barten, Yvonne Swanson and Nanci Herdt, Table Mountain Vineyards co-owner Patrick Zimmerer, ambassador Blake Spiegelberg, co-owner Lorie Zimmerer, ambassadors Debi Isakson, Kitt Laidlaw, Neel Dhodapkar and Meredith Sopko. Courtesy Read More

Fishing pier at Kleenburn to be dedicated Thursday

SHERIDAN — Officials from Sheridan County, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and representatives from Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming will dedicate a new fishing pier at 2 p.m. Thursday. The pier is a handicapped-accessible pier at the Kleenburn Recreation Area. The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public. For additional information, Read More

NE Wyo. Sage-Grouse Working Group to accept input

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-Grouse Local Working Group will consider recommendations for updating the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area and connectivity area maps on Monday. The group’s recommendations will be passed along to the Sage-Grouse Implementation Team that will then make recommendations to Gov. Matt Mead. Anyone proposing a change to a core Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The annual “Guest Sunday” meeting will include a carry-in lunch. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as food to share, for an afternoon of good food and visiting. Tom Ringley will Read More

Polka Club to hold monthly dance on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge for its monthly dance from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. All members of the public are invited to come and enjoy dancing to music by Rapid Creek. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623 The Read More

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