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High winds cause power outages, damage

High winds cause power outages, damage

SHERIDAN — A storm front blowing in from the north caused widespread power outages across Sheridan County Wednesday morning. As of 8 a.m., Montana-Dakota Utilities’ website, which tracks outages in the company’s service area, showed more than 100 customers were without power. Areas affected included homes in Story, east of the Big Horn Y and… Continue Reading

Ranchester approves digital infrastructure upgrade

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council decided Tuesday to upgrade its aging computers and digital infrastructure for approximately $27,000. Casper-based Computer Professionals Unlimited, Inc., will provide a main server, three workstations, a router, new monitors, as well as off-site backup/storage and monitoring in a move Mayor Peter Clark said was long overdue. “Our systems were… Continue Reading

County approves permits, new part-time hires

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners granted two 10-year conditional use permits for land leased by Storm Cat Energy and approved Public Health’s plans to make new hires in an effort to restructure and reduce cost. The permits are for two sites that Storm Cat Energy USA Operating Corporation uses to store equipment… Continue Reading

Sheridan Swim Team bazaar set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — More than 100 tables of arts and crafts for sale will be set up in the exhibit hall and pavilion of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sales are part of the Sheridan Swim Team arts and crafts bazaar, which will also include a lunch and bake… Continue Reading

Woodland Park Elementary School to host bazaar

SHERIDAN — A craft bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park Elementary School. The event will include the sale of homemade crafts and items from small businesses. For additional information, or for booth space, contact Sheilta Rambur at Woodland Park Elementary School is located at 1010 Woodland… Continue Reading

Sunrise bazaar set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sunrise fall bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Assembly of God Church. The event will feature crafts, baked goods, a quilt raffle, food and more. There will also be a kid’s store, with help for the kids for gift wrapping. For additional information or… Continue Reading

SHS to host college financial aid workshop Friday

SHERIDAN — All Sheridan High School students considering an education beyond high school are invited, along with their parents or guardians, to attend a financial aid workshop at the SHS library Friday from 5-7 p.m. The free workshop will discuss the steps necessary to apply for federal student aid. The Educational Opportunity Center has partnered… Continue Reading

Big Horn City Historical Society to gather Sunday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The program, “Death at our doorstep,” will be given by local historian Don Fisk. He will present an overview of the Bozeman Trail from its founding in 1864 until its closing in 1868.… Continue Reading

Book signing for ‘Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan residents have collaborated with Central Recovery Press to publish a book to help those with mental illness develop self-acceptance as a foundation for recovery. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing for “Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Building on the knowledge… Continue Reading

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council on Monday lent its support to local arts by authorizing submission of a $2 million Wyoming Business Council Downtown Development grant on behalf of Sheridan College and the WYO Theater. The money will help fund phase 2 of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center via renovation of the… Continue Reading

Senior Center names 2016 Keystone honorees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announce the selection of the 2016 Keystone honorees. These three individuals will be recognized for their work in shaping the culture of our community through their work and volunteerism at the sixth annual Keystone Awards event. The three 2016 Keystone honorees are Jack Pelissier, Judy Taylor and Esther McKenzie.… Continue Reading

Mischke, Demarais wed in Bozeman in August

Mischke, Demarais wed in Bozeman in August

SHERIDAN — Katie Lynn Mischke of Sheridan and Chance Michael Demarais of Malta, Montana, wed Aug. 15, 2015, at Le Petit Chateau in Bozeman, Montana. Mischke graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, in 2014 and will attend the physician assistant program at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, in 2016. She is currently employed… Continue Reading

Explore art in Tongue River valley Saturday

DAYTON — Have you been searching for a way to see the artistic talent of the Tongue River valley? Here’s your chance. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour artists’ local studios. Tour maps will be available at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton and the Beauty Bar. A lunch and… Continue Reading

Clearmont, SHS to host ‘We the People’ rehearsal

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, Arvada-Clearmont High School and Sheridan High School will host a joint “We the People” dress rehearsal. The event will be held at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 5-8 p.m. Stop by for just a few minutes or stay and watch each group of students as… Continue Reading

SMH organizing Christmas card design contest

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is seeking a design for its 2015 Christmas card. Entries will be accepted from third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in Sheridan County. Artwork provided by students will be judged by a committee and the overall winner’s design will be used on the card sent out in December. In addition to… Continue Reading

School districts keep eye on recalibration committee meeting

SHERIDAN — The Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration will meet in Casper on Monday and Tuesday to hammer out a preliminary plan to fund the state’s public schools for the next five years. Amid declining state revenues and expected budget-tightening, school districts will be watching closely. The Wyoming Legislature is required to update the… Continue Reading

Local WHMAs close for the season

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds hunters and the general public that the Amsden Creek and Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Areas close to human presence beginning today. The closures reduce stress on wildlife during a critical time of year as big game head to winter ranges and gather as much forage as… Continue Reading

BNF now selling Christmas tree permits

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for those who want to hunt for their own holiday cheer. The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 10-feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of additional permits. Permits are available at Bighorn National Forest offices in… Continue Reading

Fly Sheridan launch party set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and Johnson counties Critical Air Service Team has invited area residents to an official launch party for the new Denver Air Connection service between Sheridan and Denver. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan County Airport. The group will meet the first incoming… Continue Reading

Live from The Met to feature Berg’s ‘Lulu’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Alban Berg’s “Lulu” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live… Continue Reading

Senior Center seeks to aid grandparents raising grandchildren

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is seeking ways to support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren or great-grandchildren. Staff members at the center are inviting grandparents raising their grandkids to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The goal of the program is to find ways to support those families. Dinner will be provided as… Continue Reading

Tongue River football finishes season in second place

LARAMIE —Tongue River High School’s historic football season came to a disappointing end Saturday as the team fell to the Upton-Sundance Patriots 33-14 in the 1A 11-man state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. While a loss in the state championship game wasn’t the outcome head coach John Scott was hoping for, he… Continue Reading

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