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VA to celebrate completion of residential treatment facility with ceremony Thursday

September 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veteran Affairs Medical Center recently completed space for a residential rehabilitation treatment program. On Thursday at 2 p.m. the VA will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest building. “We are excited to have the building complete and be able to move patients into the new and beautiful space,” Director Read More

10 years of pumpkin picking

September 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 10th anniversary of trucking families out to the fields to handpick their favorite pumpkin. For Gary and Vicki Koltiska the journey began long before that, and used to involve a lot more manual labor. Vicki Koltiska said it all started 18 years ago when her husband Read More

Group seeking candidates for Mrs. Sheridan pageant

SHERIDAN — Sheree Lynch, executive state director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, said the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan.  Once selected, the woman will advance to represent her community in the 2015 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 30 at Central Auditorium in Cheyenne. Local titleholders will compete Read More

Girl Scouts to present at Akcita Win

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its next fall meeting Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. They will meet at Designing Dinners and will order from the menu. The program will feature Cadet Girl Scout Troop #1333. The girls will discuss an urban outing they created called an “Urban Camp,” which was held specifically for a Read More

After hours, brown bag seminars to begin next week

SHERIDAN — Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be hold free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will focus on anxiety and will be held Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at Read More

State archaeologist to discuss recent field work

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, Wyoming State Archaeologist Greg Pierce will Read More

SJHS teams five points away from perfect weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams were just five points away from another perfect weekend. After the seventh-graders took two wins in Powell, the eighth-grade Blue team followed suit with a 32-0 victory at home against Powell. Unfortunately, the eighth-grade Gold team fell just short, losing 12-8. Ryan Sessions got things started Read More

Lacunza arrested in connection with Friday chase, crash

SHERIDAN — A 27-year-old Sheridan man has been arrested for stealing a vehicle and attempting to evade law enforcement officers. Micah Lacunza was arrested Friday and is expected to appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court this afternoon. At approximately 3 p.m. Friday, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash on Acme Road, just Read More

FAB Women of the Year: Rideout’s contributions to community have far reaching impact

September 26, 2014

“Carmen Rideout is one of the most beautiful people inside and out that you will ever meet. She is kind, compassionate and smart. Her social skills background coupled with her non-profit savvy make her an ideal person to promote community. Carmen’s work at the Sheridan Senior Center has been extremely dedicated and her service to Read More

Absentee voting now open through Nov. 3

SHERIDAN — Absentee voting is now open for the general election and will continue through Nov. 3. Ballots can be completed at the Sheridan County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St. Absentee ballots can also be received and returned by mail. Call the County Clerk at 674-2515 or stop by the courthouse to submit Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 27, 2014

‘Pints for Prostate’ Tuesday at Blacktooth Brewing SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at the Blacktooth Brewing Company on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. The Read More

Agendas Sept. 27, 2014

Sheridan County Planning  and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday 2nd Floor Commissioners’ Board Room Sheridan County Courthouse,  224 S. Main St.  • Call to order and pledge • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes for Sept. 4, 2014 • Matters from the public • New business 1. Item No: EV-14-003: Reedy Utility/Drainage/Construction Easement Vacation Read More

Redle receives Wyoming State Bar professionalism award

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Bar announced last week that Sheridan County Attorney Matthew F. Redle is this year’s recipient of the Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award. The award was presented at this year’s Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference, which took place earlier this month at Little America in Cheyenne.  This is the fourth annual Read More

Ford named realtor of the year

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Realtors has announced the selection of Judy Ford as the 2014 Realtor of the Year. The daughter of Burl and Thea Ford, Judy received her Wyoming Real Estate License in 2006. After spending 20 years in the hospitality and management industry she joined The Powder Horn Realty Inc. Read More

Thrivent Financial’s Born earns Retirement Income Certified Professional designation

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial Financial Consultants Shelley Born and David Born recently earned the designation of Retirement Income Certified Professional after completing an intensive three-part course offered by The American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with LIMRA International and GAMA International.  Born serves Christians and their family members in Sheridan and surrounding areas Read More

A day at a one-room schoolhouse

Pair works to ensure stories of ‘foundlings’ not forgotten

SHERIDAN — It was an 80-year experiment in which more than 250,000 children were taken in train loads away from an overly crowded city and dispersed to families far away. As the train rolled in, those interested in getting a kid would gather at the platform to look through their options. The lines of children Read More

Medicine donations: Program distributes prescriptions to low-income residents

SHERIDAN — Since launching in 2008, the Wyoming Medication Donation Program has helped low-income residents around the state fill more than 86,000 prescriptions — worth approximately $5.6 million — for medications they would not otherwise be able to afford. Medications are dispensed at no cost to qualified patients and come from donations of unused, unexpired Read More

NWCCD earns ‘Military Friendly’ school designation

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District was recently named a “Military Friendly” school for 2015. This is the third straight year the district has received the distinction from the Military Friendly Schools organization. College officials say the honor is attributed to the NWCCD’s faculty and staff, namely Director of Veteran Services Brett Burtis, Read More

Sip ‘Pints for Prostate’ this Tuesday at Blacktooth Brewing Company

SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at the Blacktooth Brewing Company on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. The “Pie in the Sky” food truck will Read More

Rain or shine, Red Grade Grind set for Oct. 4

BIG HORN — The 37th annual Red Grade Grind will be held Oct. 4. Runners, walkers and cyclists are welcome to join the 3-mile journey starting at the end of the pavement on Highway 335 and going to the top of Red Grade Road. The distance includes about a 2,000 foot elevation gain. The event starts Read More

Saturday Events Sept. 26, 2014

• All day event, FAB Women’s Conference, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $50 • All day event, Drug Take Back Day, call 1-855-257-5041 • 11 a.m. “Riders of the Orphan Trains” presentation, Inner Circle, Sheridan Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 1-4 p.m. Museum Day Live!, free admission to Kendrick Mansion with ticket, 400 Colonial Read More

Young girl sustains minor injuries after hit by truck; mother cited for careless driving for response to scene

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department officials said an incident involving a young girl being struck by a truck resulted in only minor injuries. Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the child was “more or less knocked off the bike” at a low speed when attempting to cross Coffeen Avenue near Taco Bell. The incident occurred shortly before Read More

Final Drug Take-Back Day to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — More than 5,200 collection sites across the country will accept drugs, no questions asked, on Saturday for the ninth and final DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. New Drug Enforcement Administration disposal regulations have been approved and will go into effect next month that will expand the options available to safely and securely Read More

Test results confirm Wyoming presence of Enterovirus D68

September 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Testing recently completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta confirms that the enterovirus D68 virus is present in Wyoming, as expected by the Wyoming Department of Health.  “We are not surprised CDC testing has confirmed two Wyoming residents were ill due to this specific virus, which has gained so Read More

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