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College offering free tax assistance Saturday

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — It’s tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department are offering the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year. The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are this Saturday, Read More

‘Live from the Met’ at WYO Theater Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Donna Del Lago’” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts Read More

Story Spring Bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Story School PTO’s spring bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. For additional information, call Tami Smith at 763-3105. The Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

March 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — Approximately 300 people gathered at Sheridan College Saturday night to enjoy Taco Johns, entertainment and games, raising money for The Food Group at the fourth annual Taco Fest. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization that feeds about 300 kids a week, sending them home from school on Read More

The potential of hydropower

SHERIDAN —Sheridan representatives expect the area’s first hydropower project not only to produce clean, sustainable energy, but also to eventually infuse cash into the city’s coffers. A timetable for installation of a microturbine on a water main at Beckton Hall Road has not been finalized, but Utilities Division Manager Dan Roberts said construction should begin Read More

VAMC to hold prescribed burn this week

SHERIDAN — The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan will conduct a controlled burn sometime during the week of March 9. The facility has received approval and permits from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to conduct the two-day burn and has notified adjoining landowners. The burn will be conducted by a professional local company. Read More

SJHS students perform well at Wyoming State Science Fair

SHERIDAN — Fifteen Sheridan Junior High School students attended the Wyoming State Science Fair March 1-3 on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. In order to qualify for the state fair students had to be a top-three finalist in their category at the Regional Science Fair held at Sheridan College last month. The WSSF Read More

AARP to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in Read More

Self care focus of DSA seminars Tues., Wed.

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 self-esteem revisited. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to the public with no Read More

Soupfest presentation to discuss Audubon project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly soupfest will be held Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. at the YMCA. The lunch of homemade soup, bread and cake will be complemented by a presentation about Audubon of the Rockies. Dusty and Jacelyn Downey will share how the group is using bird banding to engage communities in Wyoming. Read More

Citizenship through naturalization

SHERIDAN — One came for a better life. One came to escape war. One came for love. Born in three different nations and living in three different Wyoming towns, they became fellow citizens of the United States Friday in a naturalization ceremony at the 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Miguel Guerrero came to America Read More

Patton still in hospital, in stable condition

March 7, 2015

CHEYENNE — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, remains hospitalized in Cheyenne receiving oxygen for a lung ailment. The local representative is battling a respiratory infection doctors call acute respiratory distress syndrome. He is in stable condition. “He’s on sufficient oxygen, but he’s not in a position to be released,” Patton’s son, Jack, said. “We don’t have Read More

Teen confronts dating violence

SHERIDAN — When 15-year-old Kiley Carroll became involved in her first romantic relationship, she never imagined it would end in possessive behavior and her partner making a suicide attempt. And later when she began working on an FCCLA project about dating violence, she did not expect it to lead her to a personal realization that Read More

Local man pleads not guilty to burglary

SHERIDAN — A man facing charges of burglary and buying, receiving or disposal of stolen property pleaded not guilty Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Richard Sowell, 27, was arrested out of state and charged in the October burglary of Steven Baribeau’s shed and the disposal of a stolen Kawasaki Brute Force all-terrain vehicle. Both Read More

Koetting pleads not guilty to drug charges

SHERIDAN — Kristopher Koetting, 19, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamines. The charge stems from an investigation concerning Koetting’s drug activity between June 2013 and July 2014. According to court documents, a police investigation discovered Koetting was receiving methamphetamines from Jorge Enrique Barragon Gutierrez to sell. Gutierrez told investigators Read More

Sheridan woman pleads guilty to child endangerment charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty to child endangerment Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Ashley Bocek, 29, was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over Nov. 2 by the Wyoming Highway Patrol for speeding. Her boyfriend, Alan Underwood, was driving and there were four minor passengers in the car, including Bocek’s Read More

United Methodist Women luncheon to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host their annual salad luncheon on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An all-you-can-eat salad lunch will be served for $7 per person. All proceeds of the luncheon will benefit the Methodist Women’s Missions locally and around the world. The luncheon will be held at First United Read More

Annual Big Horn Homebuilders Home and Garden show to begin Friday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association annual Home and Garden Show will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The show will be open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The show will include a little something for everyone with Read More

Fort Mackenzie to present short comedies Thursday, Friday

SHERIDAN — The Fort Mackenzie High School drama department will present two short comedies Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. each night. The plays, “Hard Candy” and “Drugs Are Bad,” will be performed at the Fort Mackenzie High School, currently located in the old Highland Park School. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for Read More

‘Filling an Empty Bowl’ fundraiser to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The annual Volunteers of America “Filling an Empty Bowl” fundraiser will be held Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. A wide variety of homemade soups will be served by community churches and other organizations. The event will also include a silent auction, live music by Canary Joe, face painting and Read More

Sheridan County 4-H carnival, chili supper set for March 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H carnival and chili supper is set for March 14 from 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The event will include family fun, classic carnival games and a chili dinner. Games will include cake walks, a dunk tank and rubber band target shooting. Tickets can be purchased Read More

Summit Award Winner: Sheridan High School senior Jacob Jahiel

This week’s Summit Award winner, Jacob Jahiel, exemplifies exceptional qualities as a Sheridan High School senior. An accomplished violinist, an outstanding student, and a well-rounded, mature individual are just a few of the accolades which define Jahiel.  Academics have always been a priority for him, and he has demonstrated a remarkable ability to excel in Read More

Educational travel: BHHS Spanish teacher takes students abroad to experience classroom lessons first-hand

By Jack Roberts Big Horn High School BIG HORN — In Sheridan, Western culture seeps into many aspects of daily life and small-town warmth is abundant, but exposure to foreign ideas and traditions are absent at times and extensive culture can be scarce. At Big Horn High School, the Spanish class provides students with an Read More

Wyoming: The railroad state presentation

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community on Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming. Historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson is the presenter. A native from Read More

Center Stage: The Community Hall and fire truck

Bob Huff grew up in Upton. 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. The Community Hall was built during the Depression by Franklin Roosevelt’s work project administration (WPA).  The building had many uses Read More

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