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Developer brings forward new plan for Brundage Lane, Big Horn Avenue property

August 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — A year ago, a proposed development on the corner of Brundage Lane and Big Horn Avenue received significant opposition from nearby neighbors and was eventually tabled. That same piece of land is likely to be proposed for development again, but this time the approach is different. Developer Ron Patterson is seeking to build on Read More

With ‘whooping cough’ cases on the rise, doctors recommend vaccine

SHERIDAN — Most young parents these days are all too familiar with pertussis, commonly referred to as whooping cough, as pediatricians push for vaccination and awareness campaigns launched by March of Dimes flood the airways. “The Sounds of Pertussis” commercial features the intense sounds of a baby struggling to breath, shocking to many but aimed Read More

5 residents earn write-in option; 1 declines so far

SHERIDAN — There may be a few more choices on the ballot for the general election in November if write-in candidates from the primary election Aug. 19 decide to accept their nominations. Five Sheridan County residents received enough write-in votes to be placed on the ballot in November for nonpartisan seats, Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda Read More

‘Miles for Smiles’ 5K run/walk set for Sept. 13

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program will hold “Miles for Smiles,” a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. Participants will start in front of the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., and use Sheridan Pathways. There is a one-mile option for walkers. Runners will start first, followed by walkers Read More

Akcita Win to meet Sept. 2 at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win, a community-minded women’s club in Sheridan, is kicking off a new season and would like anyone interested in being a member to join them. The group will be gathering at the Holiday Inn Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. for dinner. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. The group Read More

Santosha Yoga to offer free classes Sept. 2-8

SHERIDAN— Santosha Yoga will offer a free week of yoga and meditation Sept. 2-8. Participants will get the chance to choose one free class during the week, receive discount prices for fall sessions, enter daily drawings for chamber bucks and donate and vote for a local nonprofit. There is a class schedule on their website Read More

Ogg buys first lottery ticket; first drawing Wednesday

August 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Mary Ogg had a pretty good day yesterday. By noon, she had the keys to her brand new Jeep, and the very first lottery ticket ever to be sold in Wyoming in her hands. Ogg won a promotional giveaway on Aug. 16 out of more than 20,000 entries to be the Read More

Leaders gather to learn about Wyoming industries

SHERIDAN — Last week, 15 congressional staffers from Washington, D.C., were able to see, hear and interact with the industries that drive northeast Wyoming in order to add on-the-ground experience to their “book knowledge” on issues like energy and agriculture in the third congressional fact finding tour sponsored by Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders in the last Read More

Officials discuss energy, air service with congressional staffers

SHERIDAN — During a fact finding tour for congressional staffers sponsored by Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders last week, regional officials took some time to talk about the importance of coal and the need for reliable air service with staffers who represent U.S. senators and representatives from across the nation. A stop at Sheridan College on Read More

SC begins artist residency program at Spear-O-Wigwam Sunday

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College Art Department will open its inaugural Spear-O-Wigwam artist residency and art student intensive program Sunday. The residency will run through Sept. 7 and will feature University of Akron professor Charles Beneke as the first resident artist. Beneke was invited by the Sheridan College Art Department faculty. This year Sheridan College art Read More

Sheridan College to offer math ‘boot camp’ for students

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College math department will host its annual math “boot camp” workshop on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will be in room 203 in the Whitney Building and is free and open to Sheridan College students. Additionally, Sheridan College offers academic support in the Tutoring Center and Math Center. Read More

Blood drive set for Friday at police department

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Police Department’s Rescue 911 Heroes will hold a blood drive Friday. The bloodmobile will be at 45 W. 12th St. from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are strongly recommended. You can make an appointment by logging onto www.bloodhero.com and entering sponsor code “rescue” or by calling 1-800-365-4450. Walk-ins are welcome and Read More

Local schools offer homework help for students

August 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — The new school year is upon us. Soon, evenings will be filled with club meetings and activities, sports practices and games and…homework. Homework is an almost daily requirement during a student’s school career and it is easy for students to get caught up with other, more engaging activities. However, educators stress that falling Read More

Caregivers closer in heart than in blood

SHERIDAN — It was a beautiful day with friends and food. But this was no ordinary group. This was a group of people bonded by the common thread of caring for loved ones and finding support in each other’s company. Peggy Krizan, RN, is quizzing members on what makes this particular group, caregivers bonded through Read More

Not too late to go back to school

SHERIDAN — A new school year is coming. Although school for you may be way back in your rearview mirror, can you imagine yourself going back to school? Many schools and classrooms can envision elders in the classroom not as students but as a foster grandparent. Foster grandparents can be invaluable in classrooms throughout Sheridan Read More

Away from home with no wheels?

Are you a student at Sheridan College, away from home and stuck without wheels? So you are excited to be in Sheridan and ready to start classes. You can’t wait to explore all that Sheridan has to offer. There’s just one problem. You don’t have a car and it’s kind of a long walk to Read More

Lottery kicks off Sunday

SHERIDAN — After months of promotion hinged on two words — just maybe — the Wyoming Lottery will go live at noon Sunday with the first ticket to be purchased in Sheridan. When Sheridan resident Mary Ogg makes her ticket transaction, lottery terminals at nearly 400 retail outlets across Wyoming will be activated to sell Read More

Music therapy helps connect both sides of brain

SHERIDAN — In January 2011 Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was a victim of a shooting in a reported assassination attempt outside Tucson, Arizona. The attacker killed a federal judge and left Giffords with serious brain damage. In the years since, she fought a difficult battle to survive and regain basic human functions including walking, speaking Read More

Market added to this year’s Heritage Days

BIG HORN— The first annual Big Horn Market will be Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collette Eliason  has been working with the Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile to put the event together. It is set to include food and music. Participants are expected to include local artists’ paintings, pottery, baked goods Read More

Nonprofit Tuesday to benefit scholarship fund

SHERIDAN  — The Blacktooth Brewing Co. will host a nonprofit event on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is money that helps to subsidize educational travel opportunities for Sheridan High School and Fort Mackenzie High School Read More

Local polo ranch hopes to change the game with breeding program

SHERIDAN — When it comes to how babies are made — you know, the birds and the bees — the process seems pretty straight forward. As a new technique for breeding polo ponies gets introduced in Sheridan County, though, that process can get a little complicated. Sebastian Mariani, the breeding manager and trainer for Jan Pamela Read More

Local officials prod congressional representation to help fix air service problems

SHERIDAN — At a meeting this week regarding air service in Sheridan and efforts by city, county and airport officials to enlist the help of Wyoming’s congressional delegation on the issue, Airport Manager John Stopka summed up why it is important to have reliable flights: “They’ve got to get to where they’ve got to go.” The Read More

WYO hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater announced Thursday that Gerard Gibbs joined the theater as executive director this month. According to a press release from theater officials, Gibbs was selected from a field of national and regional applicants for his extensive background in theater and performing arts management and brings exceptional experience in classical music. WYO Read More

Officials expect higher voter turnout for general election

SHERIDAN — Not even half of the state’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. In Sheridan County the turnout was even lower, with just 5,916 of the approximately 15,000 registered voters, or 40 percent, casting ballots. “Based on unofficial results from the county clerks, voter turnout for the primary election was 46 percent Read More

SMH offering TACE cancer treatment for first time

SHERIDAN — A new doctor is in town and thanks to his background and expertise, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is now able to offer a minimally invasive procedure previously only available to Sheridan area patients after a trip to Denver. Dr. William Taylor III joined SMH in July and performed his first Transarterial Chemo Embolization here Aug. Read More

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