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City’s update of Parks and Recreation Master Plan shows residents want more

February 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — After completing a yearlong process to update the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the general consensus is that people like what Sheridan currently offers but they’d love to have more. The plan, which was originally drafted in 2009, was updated with input from a public survey and outreach initiatives as well as Read More

Flu season means something different for local schools

SHERIDAN — Flu management in schools is no easy task, one that all local administrators say begins with vaccinations, continues with standard hand washing and health procedures and then grows into a variable array of efforts. February has begun and with it comes the peak of flu season, but already this season has seen the Read More

Making the move to smoke-free

SHERIDAN — Lorraine King immediately felt the difference. As soon as she stepped inside Kim’s Family Restaurant, King rushed toward the long-time owner Young Ki Kim and gave him a hug. “Thank you,” she told him while embracing the owner. With a puzzled and surprised look on his face, Kim asked why. “You know why,” Read More

Wyo. schools urged to add Diwali to school holiday calendar

SHERIDAN — A group of Hindus are urging Wyoming schools, public as well as private, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said that it was not fair treatment of Hindu pupils and their families — of which Read More

Agendas Feb. 7, 2015

Sheridan County Conservation District Regular meeting 4 p.m. Monday Cottonwood Building, upstairs conference room 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to Order • Approval of Agenda • Contracts/Request 1. Project Payments 2. Social Indicators Survey Project 3. Forster Enterprises, Stinger Agreement 4. Summer Internship Opportunity • Minutes 1. Jan. 13, 2015 • Financial 1. Monthly Budget Read More

Crooked Street to be closed Monday for tree removal

STORY — Crooked Street located in Story will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree removal from the Story Fire Hall to the bridge. For additional information, contact Ken Muller with the Sheridan County Public Work’s Office at 674-2920.

Generals fall to Central Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Looking at the box score from the Sheridan College men’s basketball team’s loss Friday night against Central Wyoming, it’s hard to pinpoint what caused the Generals demise. They outrebounded Central 40-33; they only had nine turnovers and they brought down 17 rebounds on the offensive end. They shot just 57 percent from the Read More

Lady Generals outplay Central Wyoming 61-60

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals brought down 19 offensive rebounds Friday night, none bigger than Tamara Brine’s with one second left that sent her to the free-throw line for the game winning point to beat Central Wyoming 61-60. The play was called to get Sheridan’s leading scorer Tiana Hanson a one-on-one drive down Read More

Column: Money was tight when I was a kid

Bob Huff grew up in Upton. He is a driver for the mini-bus managed by the Senior Center. 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. Money was scarce when I was a youth. Read More

Calm your mind, renew yourself through yoga

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Yoga is an ancient discipline, experiencing a renewal today around our country.  It involves moving your body into various positions called postures.  The classical point of yoga and its posture is to get your  body “out of the way” so as  to calm your mind. If one were Read More

Summit Award winner: Holly Trujillo

A focus on her future distinguishes this week’s Summit Award winner, Holly Trujillo. Trujillo has challenged herself to attain success in all aspects of her life.  Academically she set a goal of achieving straight As from the sixth grade forward, and with only a couple of B+s along the way, she has been recognized as Read More

Learning and growing through serving others

February 6, 2015

By the 11th-grade English class Fort Mackenzie High School SHERIDAN —Fort Mackenzie High School students complete 750 to 1,000 hours of community service annually, under the belief that doing so will help them learn, grow and connect with others, among many other benefits. Through such projects as helping to clean parks, raising funds for nonprofits Read More

AARP meeting to be held at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Feb. 13 at the Sheridan Senior Center. A musical program of ballads from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s will be presented by Alex Banks and pianist Kristy Ballew. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. The evening will begin Read More

Birding for beginners class to be held at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — To celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count, a birding for beginners class will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. The class will take place in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Instructor Julie Rieder will share her passion and knowledge of birding with attendees. The program is free Read More

‘Conversations in History’ at the Senior Center Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversations in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. Wednesday’s meeting will run from 10-11 a.m. and will focus on the Read More

Harry Jackson exhibit to open at Ucross on Monday

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will open a new exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson. The show is the first of its kind since 1953 and will open at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday. A public reception for “Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson” will take place Feb. 21 Read More

Farmers market named one of state’s top celebrated markets

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market has been named as one of the state’s Top Celebrated Markets for 2014 by the American Farmland Trust. “This comes after what we feel has been our best efforts to date,” market manager Bonnie Gregory said in a press release. “The number of registered vendors, market attendance and an Read More

City awarded $3 million, plus loans for projects

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan received funding approval for three water projects from the State Loan and Investment Board Thursday that will allow the city to produce hydropower, to install more efficient water meters and to install a larger water main along Leopard Street. “We are blessed in Wyoming to have many funding resources Read More

Plans in the works to bring racing back to area

SHERIDAN — Auto racing is back in Sheridan. Craig Draper, a contractor and former racer from Casper, will take over as the new manager and owner of Sheridan Speedway, located east of Sheridan off of Industrial Lane. Draper has entered into a three-year lease-to-purchase agreement with the current owners Clint Jensen and Rod Will. Anytime Read More

A-C student wins statewide poetry contest

CLEARMONT — Dylan Collins, a senior at Arvada-Clearmont High School, won the 2015 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud competition held Monday and Tuesday in Cheyenne. Poetry Out Loud is a memorization and performance competition for ninth- through 12th-grade students. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program is administered locally Read More

County to alter its notification requirements

SHERIDAN — In its notification of the public and surrounding landowners about applications for zoning or subdivision changes, variances, conditional use permits and quarry permits, Sheridan County has typically exceeded requirements set by state statute. However, the county’s regulations regarding notification are inconsistent, complicated, tedious and costly at times, County Planner Mark Reid said. That Read More

Poaching case: One changes plea, 2 request bench trial

SHERIDAN — In a move that seemed to surprise most involved with the case, Colton Herrera, facing poaching charges, asked for a change of plea hearing Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Herrera was cited in August for knowingly taking an antlered or trophy animal in the alleged poaching of three elk at Eskimo Creek Read More

Firefighters thank supporters for opposition to SF123

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate Thursday by a narrow vote. “I thank all the wonderful people who emailed and called nonstop,” Sheridan Local 276 representative George Neeson said Friday morning about the bill failing. “That was really the Read More

Houck named WACCT Classified Employee of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Grounds Supervisor Zack Houck has been named the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees’ Classified Employee of the Year. Houck was presented the award on Thursday in Cheyenne at the annual WACCT Awards and Legislative Reception. Each year, faculty and staff at Wyoming’s seven community colleges are asked to nominate who Read More

Wildlife photography presentation to be held at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Rex Arney will display a variety of wildlife and landscape photos at a presentation set for Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The free slide presentation will feature a wide variety of landscapes from his journeys such as the red rocks of Arizona, the mountain peaks of Glacier National Park,  Read More

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