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Bond set at $50,000 for man accused of entering home, attempting rape

October 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Bond was set at $50,000 cash yesterday in Sheridan County Circuit Court for a man charged with first-degree sexual assault. Richard A. Alford, 36, was arrested in the early hours Saturday after a woman called 911 and reported that an intruder had entered her North Main Street home and attempted to rape her. Read More

FUMC to begin next phase of capital building campaign

SHERIDAN — Pastor Don Derryberry of the First United Methodist Church of Sheridan announced recently that the church plans to embark on the next phase of a capital building campaign. According to a media release from the church, the new undertaking will include renovations to the children’s Sunday school area, the church offices, child care, Read More

Big Horn Mountain Eagles to host Halloween party on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a children’s Halloween party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Children age 10 and younger are welcome to attend free of charge. The event will feature games, prizes and a costume contest. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles is located at 1760 Commercial Ave. For more information contact Read More

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’

SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office or by Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter organizing Pet-O-Ween Contest for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has scheduled the 14th annual Pet-O-Ween Contest for Saturday at Kendrick Park. Registration for the two-part event begins at 10 a.m. A pet-owner walk/run will start at 11 a.m. and cost to participate in the race is $5 per person. The first 50 entries will receive a Read More

Need legal advice? Pro bono clinic set for Thurs.

October 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for free legal advice, this is the week to get it. This week is National Celebrate Pro Bono Week and the Sheridan County Bar Association and the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid will offer free legal advice during a clinic at Sheridan College. The clinic will run from 6-9 pm. Read More

3 SHS students earn National Merit semifinalist status

SHERIDAN — Of the more than 1.5 million juniors nationwide vying for $33 million in scholarships to be awarded by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Corporation, three students from Sheridan County have moved on to the semifinalists round. Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program has been recognizing and awarding academically talented students without consideration Read More

Man breaks into home, attempts to rape woman

SHERIDAN — A man who has been in Sheridan just five days has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a North Main Street residence and attempting to rape a woman. Richard A. Alford, 36, was arrested for attempted first degree sexual assault and criminal entry. According to a media release from the Sheridan Police Department, Read More

Local congressional staffers to host office hours Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA. The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis. Read More

Brinton Museum to host Halloween scavenger hunt Saturday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a scavenger hunt and party Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Organizers encourage those who plan to attend to wear costumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and play with creepy crawly exhibits with Science Kids, make Halloween crafts and enjoy Halloween goodies. The event is free Read More

Annual Jaycees Halloween parade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host the group’s annual Halloween Parade this weekend. The costume contest will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and trick-or-treating will begin at 2:30 p.m. Organizers have said those wishing to participate should meet at Sheridan City Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, Read More

Clearmont resident wins photo award

CLEARMONT — Brenda Michelena of Clearmont won a statewide photography award for a photo she took in the Bighorn Mountains. The award in the scenic category of the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division’s seventh annual agricultural photo contest was announced last week. Michelena took the photo titled “Pocket of Gold” in Elgin Park. Photos were Read More

Dispelling the myths of Common Core

October 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Common Core State Standards continue to be an ongoing hot topic of conversation in Sheridan County and elsewhere, as is evident by the persisting debates and pre-election positioning on the issue. While it is commonly stated that there is much discourse between supporters and critics to the standards, there appears to be Read More

Broncs lose to Natrona 24-0

SHERIDAN — Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Natrona Mustangs only gave up 6.1 points a game, and their stifling defense was too much for the Broncs to handle last night in Casper. Head coach Don Julian knew that turnovers would be the difference maker in the ballgame, but he was hoping Read More

Hazardous materials team responds to Trails End Motel

SHERIDAN — A guest at Trails End Motel made a report Friday afternoon that he was ill and Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to the scene. Upon arrival, responders were given information by the man that he had recently returned from Africa, and was concerned he had contracted Ebola. RMA employees contacted Sheridan Memorial Hospital, who Read More

College to name street leading to AgriPark after LeDoux

SHERIDAN — Construction on the new AgriPark will be complete later this month, and those heading out for a visit will find their way there on a very special road. The AgriPark is Sheridan College’s new large animal science center and future home for the men’s and women’s rodeo teams — in development now on Read More

Legislators consider combining two proposed workplace safety bills

SHERIDAN — Brett Collins died on the job in 2012. The 20-year-old was hit by the bucket of an excavator as he worked in a trench — a violation of safety standards set by Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Negotiations between Occupational Safety and Health Administration and COP Construction, where Collins worked, reduced the Read More

12 city vehicles receive Global Positioning Systems to improve operations

SHERIDAN — New Global Positioning Systems being installed in 12 city vehicles this week will enable more efficient operations and improved tracking and accountability, Public Works Director Nic Bateson said. The systems, which will be primarily installed in snow removal equipment, were approved in this year’s general fund budget utilizing up to $75,000 in supplemental Read More

Agendas Oct. 18, 2104

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday 55 Grinnell Plaza • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation • Roll call of members • Approval of consent agenda 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of regular council meeting Oct. 20 3. Claims • Communications from Junior Council 1. Swearing in new Junior Councilor Maya Gilmore 2. Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Oct. 18, 2014

Sunday • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free landfill weekend, 83 E. Ridge Rd. • 1-5 p.m. Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance, 45 W. Brundage St. Monday • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Healthy Back Class begins, Sheridan YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson St. • 8 p.m. “Farm to Fork” on PBS featuring SCSD1

Local Briefs Oct. 18, 2014

Polka Club dance Sunday SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a public dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two,” a band from Billings, Montana. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Healthy Back Class to begin Read More

Column: Aging in your home

October 17, 2014

Karen St. Clair, MBA, is a certified aging in place specialist and a recent presenter at the Sheridan Senior Center on the subject of aging in place. 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 Read More

Column: Is there an advantage to Medicare Advantage plans?

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — In past articles, we gave an overview of three different coverage levels – referred to as “Parts” – under Medicare. Medicare Part A provides hospital insurance, Medicare Part B provides medical insurance and Medicare Part D provides prescription medication assistance.  Medicare Parts A and B are referred Read More

Senior Center announces opening of Green Boomerang Thrift Store

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announces the opening of its Green Boomerang Thrift Store on 945 Werco St. in Sheridan.  This is the first time in its 41-year history that the Senior Center has launched a thrift store under its flag. The Green Boomerang name was inspired by Read More

Need a costume? Try these quick tips to create your Halloween garb

SHERIDAN — Next weekend in Sheridan a variety of free activities around town will play host to costumed kids and Halloween merriment. At 2 p.m. Oct. 25, children of all ages will gather at city hall for the Sheridan Jaycee’s annual costume contest and downtown trick-or-treating. At the same time, a free costume party complete Read More

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