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New citizens to be sworn in Friday

March 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — A naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in 4th Judicial District Court. The ceremony is an opportunity for the community to commemorate those becoming citizens. Elected officials will be introduced and asked to welcome the new citizens. A swearing in will be held as part of Read More

Santosha to host free day of yoga Saturday

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday on the top floor of the Old Taylor School. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held. There will also be two breaks for snacks, Read More

Tacofest to benefit The Food Group set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends. A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured. The Read More

Agendas March 2, 2015

Sheridan City Council Work session 6 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza CIP — Rotomill and Overlay   Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff from VOA Read More

Tongue River teachers excel in and out of the classroom

February 27, 2015

By Libby Heimbaugh Tongue River High School DAYTON — On the surface, boot camp and bands might not appear to have much in common, but the diverse talents of the Tongue River High School teaching staff bring together these elements and more as the educators use their personal lives to advance their classroom skills. English Read More

Academics for All names Joe Shassetz as this week’s Summit Award recipient

Academics for All proudly honors Joe Shassetz, the son of Jim and Jenifer Shassetz, with this week’s Summit Award. Shassetz maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP U.S. history, AP government, AP biology and AP chemistry. Shassetz was recognized for Read More

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow night, TV watchers across the nation and the United Kingdom will gather to watch the final episode of season five of the hit show on Masterpiece Theater “Downton Abbey.” Many questions are poised to be answered as the 8 million viewers of the most popular series in PBS history tune in: Will Read More

Center Stage: Knowledge is key when dealing with Parkinson’s

By Donna Lecholot and Dani Nichols We know that living with any chronic illness can be difficult, and it’s normal to feel angry, depressed or discouraged at times. According to the Mayo Clinic, support groups offer a place for you to find people who are going through similar situations and can support you. Parkinson’s disease presents Read More

Test your fraud IQ: A simple test to see how vulnerable you are to scammers

Source: AARP Bulletin/Real Possibilities March 2014 Online, have you ever: 1. Clicked on a pop-up ad? 2. Played solitaire or other games? 3. Opened an email from someone you don’t know? 4. Read a newspaper? 5. Signed up for a free trial offer? 6. Kept in touch with family members on Facebook or Twitter? 7. Read More

Senior Center Happenings Feb. 28, 2015

• Monday nights are support group nights at the Senior Center. The following community groups meet at the Center on Mondays after work: Parkinson’s Support Group (call 675-1978 for details), Cancer Support Group (call Renae at 674-6022) and Family Caregiver Support Group (call 675-1978). • So fun, we’re doing it again! The Senior Center is Read More

Scoundrels, rapscallions and rascals – protect your identity

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Debt collection is one of the top three fraud scams in Wyoming. Do you know how to tell the difference between a legitimate claim and a scam? How is this behavior a threat to your identity? “Scoundrels, rapscallions and rascals —how to spot and avoid being scammed” is Read More

City, county working toward agreement on dispatch, jail

SHERIDAN — Nearly a year and a half after a contract between the city and county for cooperative funding of the jail and dispatch lapsed, leadership on both sides feels an agreement may be close. Through a series of private meetings, Mayor John Heath and County Commission Chairman Tom Ringley have worked on a contract Read More

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of child endangerment that stemmed from his call to police Wednesday to report the death of a woman in his home. Joshua Barber, 30, called police at about 3:30 p.m. According to an affidavit of probable cause on file with the Sheridan County Circuit Read More

Student news: Osborn named to Carroll College fall 2014 Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Dawn Osborn of Sheridan was recently named to the Carroll College fall 2014 Dean’s List. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade point average or better for the semester while taking at least 12 credits.

DSA to host wine fest March 6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6. The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces second-quarter honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the principal’s honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and had no grade below a B. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade Read More

Governor submits commission, board nominees     

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead sent his list of nominees for state offices, boards and commissions to the Wyoming Senate on Thursday, and several Sheridan County residents were nominated for the first time or tapped for reappointment. “Boards and commissions play a significant role — from licensing doctors to overseeing highway budgets,” Mead said. “Those Read More

Agendas Feb. 28, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to Order and Pledge • Consent Agenda: A. Minutes from special session, Feb. 12, 2015; B. Minutes from staff meeting, Feb. 17, 2015; C. Minutes from regular session, Feb. 17, 2015; D. Minutes from staff meeting, Read More

College’s Plus 50 program focuses on lifetime learners

SHERIDAN — It is getting easier for non-traditional students, especially those over age 50, to return to school as Sheridan College is now in its third year of implementing the Plus 50 program. The program stemmed from a $15,000 grant received from the American Association of Community Colleges. The purpose of the grant was to Read More

WYO Rodeo tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — When Bruce Andrews got to the WYO Theater at 4:30 a.m. this morning, the frigid Sheridan temperatures had yet to rise above zero. But the early morning wake up and battling the cold temperatures was worth it — he was the first of 22,000 people expected to buy tickets this year for the Read More

Mraz felony forgery trial expected to stretch into next week

SHERIDAN — The fourth day of the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial in 4th Judicial District Court progressed a little more quickly Thursday as jurors were able to hear the cross examination of Robert Romeo and the testimony of several victims of Mraz’s alleged crime. Defense attorney John Robinson handled Romeo’s cross examination and asked Read More

Legislature OKs bill allowing BOE to consider Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — Multiple education bills saw significant movement in the Wyoming State Legislature Thursday, resolving controversial language in a science standards bill, advancing a comprehensive school safety program and creating a substitute bill on education accountability. A Joint Conference Committee convened Thursday regarding the Next Generation Science Standards-2 bill, House Bill 23, and agreed on Read More

Bill to increase funding for 911 services awaits governor’s signature

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan emergency dispatch budget could get a boost in 2016 thanks to the work of the Wyoming Legislature. House Bill 44, a 1.5 percent tax on prepaid cellphones and phone cards designed to help fund 911 services, passed the House and Senate and headed to the governor’s desk this week. “We are Read More

Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan set to open April 2015

SHERIDAN — Air Methods Corporation announced this week that a new Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan is set to open in April 2015. The helicopter air ambulance base will be located at Sheridan Memorial Hospital to help reduce the time it takes to transport a patient to a tertiary care facility. “We are very excited Read More

Tim Tebow to present ‘I’m Third’ K-Life award to local youth

SHERIDAN — On April 15, Tim Tebow will present a local youth with the K-Life “I’m Third” award at the K-Life Youth Rally. The award winner will be recognized during the rally and meet Tebow during the presentation. “The idea behind the award is to recognize a Sheridan youth who exhibits an active faith that Read More

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