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Panel to discuss issues facing veterans Friday

November 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — A panel of experts will discuss issues facing today’s veterans at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The forum is part of the annual staff conference of the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies being held Nov. 6-7. “As Veterans Day approaches, one way we want to honor the men and Read More

SHS rodeo team to host NFR party Saturday at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s rodeo team will host a fantasy National Finals Rodeo party as a fundraiser Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Admission to the event is free, but individuals will be able to purchase teams or individuals from the top 15 NFR qualifiers randomly drawn into 15 team positions and auctioned as Read More

Wednesday Events Nov. 4, 2014

Events for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 • 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sheridan Memorial Hospital blood drive, 1401 W. Fifth St., conference room B • 7 p.m., Big Horn High School band concert “Dracula,” Big Horn High School auditorium, 333 U.S. Highway 335, Big Horn

Local Briefs Nov. 4, 2014

Open Studios Fall Show and Sale set for this weekend SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show and Sale will be held Friday through Sunday at seven locations around the county. This weekend event is a collaboration of 16 artists to provide access to a unique range of art by opening their Read More

Preparing students for the future

November 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — College and career readiness is more than just a goal in Sheridan County School District 2, it’s a class. Sheridan High School and Fort Mackenzie High School each offer a course in the cluster of Career and Technical Education that takes their students beyond discussing their next step in life to doing a Read More

Attorneys ask that Ernst murderer’s case be sent back to district court

SHERIDAN — At least one of the three men convicted of murder in the 2009 home-invasion killing of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst is set to be re-sentenced in coming months following orders from the Wyoming Supreme Court. Friday, the attorneys for state and defendant filed a motion to remand the case of Dharminder Vir Sen Read More

UW professor discusses threat of censorship

SHERIDAN — Jeffrey Lockwood, professor of natural science and humanities at the University of Wyoming, spoke to a group of more than 120 people about instances of censorship, particularly in the arts, by institutions in which members of the fuel economy are major donors. Lockwood is currently writing a book titled “Behind the Carbon Curtain: Read More

Fairgrounds to host vintage craft market Saturday

SHERIDAN — A vintage craft market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The market will feature more than 45 arts and crafts booths, repurposed furniture, home and garden decor, cupcakes and vintage and retro finds. The event is sponsored by Red Shed Redos and will Read More

SCSD2 to release students early Thurs. for conferences

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will hold parent/teacher conferences Thursday and Friday. Students will be released early Thursday and there will be no school on Friday. The following are the early dismissals times: • Kindergarten: 11:25 a.m. • Elementary schools: 12:35 p.m. • Sheridan Junior High School: 1:10 p.m. • Ft. Mackenzie/Wright Place: Read More

Christmas craft bazaar set for Saturday in Story

STORY — The Story sorority and Story Elementary School PTO will host a Christmas craft bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature various crafters with hostess gifts, jewelry, stocking stuffers, goodies and more. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m. The bazaar will be held at the Story Woman’s Read More

Archaeological Society presentation to focus on Little Big Horn battle

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Little Big Read More

Webster, Garber top local campaign fundraising

November 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Campaign contributions for the filing period between the primary election and the general election were generally small and varied for candidates in local races, with several reporting no funds raised. Incumbent City Councilman Robert Webster reported the largest amount of campaign finances raised in any local race with a total of $744.24. Sheridan Read More

Longtime business planning move: Farmers Co-op purchases property on Coffeen Avenue

SHERIDAN — It’s been on the corner of Scott Street and Brundage Street for nearly 60 years — a place to buy propane, gasoline or cattle feed, to outfit for horseback hunting trips, or to reference as a landmark when giving directions to newcomers in town. But next summer, the Farmer’s Co-op building will stand Read More

Holy Name to host Remembrance Mass for All Saints’ Day

SHERIDAN — In the Western secular world, Halloween — a time for costumes and candy — is over, but in much of the religious world All Hallows’ Eve, or Hallowe’en for short, is just the beginning of the celebration. Today is the Solemnity of All Saints or All Saints’ Day, a holy day of obligation Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Nov. 1, 2014

Sunday • 1:30 p.m., Story Historical Society meeting, Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road, Story • 7 p.m., Sheridan College band concert, Sheridan High School, 1056 Long Drive Monday • 5-7 p.m., Halloween candy buy-back, Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry, 531 Coffeen Ave. • 3-6 p.m., Halloween candy buy-back, Sheridan Memorial Hospital Urgent Care, 1401 W. Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 1, 2014

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community Read More

Agendas Nov. 1, 2014

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the flag • Invocation • Roll call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of Regular Council Meeting Oct. 20, 2014 3. Claims 4. Proclamation – Prematurity Awareness Month 5. Read More

Senior Happenings Nov. 1, 2014

October 31, 2014

• “When I’m 64 or More” life lecture series topic: Caregiving 101 community presentation for those caring for loved ones, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center Dining Room. The keynote speaker is Stella Montano, Director of Family Caregiver Services at the Sheridan Senior Center.  The presentation is offered free to the community of all Read More

Column: The homesteaders or the wolves

Guest columnist 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.” Many of the early day homesteaders waged a constant battle with the wolves, coyotes and other predators.  Their Read More

Cowboy poetry coming to Senior Center

By Lois Bell  Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The tradition grew out of cattle drives and ranch life and today is an icon of American western life. After long hard days, cowboys would relax around the flickering lights of a campfire and entertain each other with song and extemporaneous poetry.  They sang and shared about Read More

Keys to mental health

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Learning to relax, look at the humor in life and exercise are keys to supporting good mental health according to psychiatrist Dr. Lisa McDuffie. McDuffie was the professional guest for the “Talk with a Doc” feature at the Senior Center’s Healthy U health fair on Oct. 28.  Read More

Coffeen students welcome cougar mascot

SHERIDAN — The newest school in town has a new face in the halls, one a little furrier than your typical student. The cougars of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School now share their new building with a monument to their mascot: a real cougar — well, a previously living, stuffed and mounted cougar, to be Read More

SC to produce ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” inside the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater in November. The play, written by dramatist Brian Friel and winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, will have showings at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8. A matinee at 2 p.m. will also be Read More

Piatigorsky Foundation to offer special performance at the WYO

SHERIDAN — For the 12th consecutive year, The Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. Two tours will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The Wyoming Arts Council has served as the facilitator with each of the 16 communities throughout the state. As part of the Read More

Civic Theatre Guild production set for November

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will perform “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” this month at the Carriage House Theater. Dimitra Dugal will direct the dramatic play by Neil Simon in which a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm gets the ax. While things fall apart around the executive, he does the only Read More

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