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Brinton, SC to host ceramic artist for lecture, workshop

January 30, 2015

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum in partnership with Sheridan College will host an internationally-known ceramic artist for a lecture and workshop next week. Gail Kendall is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She will give an evening lecture Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Galley. The Read More

What’s next? Dayton, Ranchester pursue more in-depth planning for natural gas pipeline

January 29, 2015

DAYTON — It wasn’t the $2.5 million grant and $3.5 million loan they were hoping for, but members of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board expressed confidence Wednesday that the State Loan and Investment Board remains supportive of their efforts to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Read More

Easing the transition to UW: Agreements in the works to help ease student transition to 4-year school

SHERIDAN — Soon, students enrolling in one of 16 programs at Sheridan College with the intention of transferring to the University of Wyoming will be able to rest easy knowing that they have the same chances of receiving a bachelor’s degree in four years as students who spend their first two years at the University. Read More

Judge hears evidence in fraud case against Sheridan woman

SHERIDAN — Lawyers in the case of a woman accused of fraud presented arguments Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court concerning exhibits meant to be presented at trial. Miranda Mraz’s attorney John Robinson had objected to certain exhibits during a Jan. 13 hearing. Both he and County Deputy and Prosecuting Attorney Christopher LaRosa then agreed Read More

SC offering tax assistance again this year

SHERIDAN — It’s almost tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department will offer the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year. The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are Feb. Read More

TRMS releases honor rolls

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s Superintendent’s Honor Roll. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA in the second quarter and had an A in every subject. Eighth grade Mackenzie Aksamit, Emily Elliot, Jaren Fritz, Holly Hutchinson, Annie Kerns, Macey Read More

SMH to host three more ACA presentations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will offer three final public presentations to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. All three presentations will Read More

Creating functional art

January 28, 2015

Lloyd Marsden holds a wood bowl after finishing it on the lathe. The bowl will have to dry for several days before Marsden sands and oils it. The bowl will be auctioned at a fundraiser for the Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan. Marsden has been turning wood since his youth — his father was Read More

SMH looks to establish partnership with medical air transport service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital may soon have a medical air transport service on-site. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty told the hospital board of trustees Tuesday that they have be in discussions with Air Methods, a medical transport service with more than 300 bases nationwide, in order to get Wyoming Life Flight Services into Sheridan. While Read More

Shot down: Legislators kill bill to remove public vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature is making quick work of some of the bills presented in the 63rd session, including laying to rest a somewhat controversial bill that would have removed the public vote for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction. HJ0002 was killed Monday afternoon in the House Education Committee by a vote Read More

Bear Cloud eligible for parole after serving 25 years

SHERIDAN — Family and friends of Wyatt Bear Cloud gathered Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court as he received a more lenient penalty in the third round of sentencing stemming from the 2009 murder of local businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud had been sentenced to life in prison in 2011 in connection with the crime, Read More

Dayton Town Council prepares to fill vacant seat

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council met Tuesday to prepare for upcoming interviews of candidates who have applied to fill an open seat on the Council. Mayor Norm Anderson also used the work study to discuss various dos and don’ts he’d like to see followed by the Council, which will consist of three new Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at local art center

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s artists and writers at “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center a variety of artists and writers will present about their craft and their time at the residency program located in Ucross. The free event is open Read More

UW announces fall semester President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at the University of Wyoming recently released the 2014 fall semester President’s Honor Roll list. Thirty-two students from Sheridan County were named to the list, which includes students in undergraduate programs who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled in a minimum Read More

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The February Akcita Win meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in the Gourmet Room on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Heidi Heuerman will be the guest speaker and will discuss landscape fiber painting. The meeting will also include the Secret Sister unveiling. The event is free and open to the public. For Read More

Bear Cloud gets more lenient penalty in third round of sentencing

January 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Family and friends of Wyatt Bear Cloud gathered Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court as he received a more lenient penalty in the third round of sentencing stemming from the 2009 murder of local businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud had been sentenced to life in prison in 2011 in connection with the crime, Read More

Senior Center announces 2015 Keystone honorees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced the 2015 Keystone Award honorees Monday. The individuals being honored this year will be Mary Kraft, Barbara Walter and Kim Love. The Keystone Awards began in 2011 and celebrate individuals with a lifetime achievement of service. The three honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Read More

Kinskey sponsors firefighter arbitration bill

SHERIDAN — Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, has sponsored a bill in the Wyoming Legislature that would make arbitration non-binding on governing bodies that must go into hearings with a neutral third-party mediator in order to settle employment contract negotiations with firefighter unions. Kinskey said the bill — Senate File 123 — places final say on Read More

66 º: Monday temperature in Sheridan sets record high

SHERIDAN — While the East Coast readied for what forecasters said would be a record-setting blizzard, Sheridan area residents were soaking in the sunshine and warmth. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, Sheridan recorded a record high temperature at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. The 66-degree weather topped the 2002 record of Read More

Koetting charged with distribution of meth

SHERIDAN — Kristopher Koetting was back in court Monday before he was able to begin serving the probation to which he was sentenced on Friday. Koetting appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court on one charge of distribution of a methamphetamine, a felony that was pending before his sentencing on separate charges last week. He had Read More

Clemens death ruled suicide

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office has ruled the Jan. 16 death of 33-year-old Michelle Clemens a suicide. Clemens was killed when her car was hit by two Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives just north of Sheridan. Matt Jones, the BNSF director of public affairs for Wyoming and Montana, said the locomotives had been Read More

Fat bike keg pull set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bicycle Co. and the Black Tooth Brewing Company have partnered to host a fat bike keg pull street party Thursday. The fat bike keg pulling will begin at 6 p.m. at the brewery. Live music from Shot in the Foot will begin at 8 p.m. Organizers said heat lamps will be Read More

Performers added to Big Horn Country USA festival lineup

SHERIDAN — Concert organizers have announced additional performers for the 2015 Big Horn Country USA music festival set for June 18-20 at the Trails End Concert Park. Chris Young, the Eli Young Band, Old Dominion and the Randy Rogers band have been added to the lineup already highlighted by Keith Urban, The Band Perry and Read More

Winners of Neltje Blanchan, Frank Nelson writing awards announced

SHERIDAN — Matt Daly of Jackson and Marylee White of Wilson were announced as the winners of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2015 Neltje Blanchan and Frank Nelson memorial writing awards, respectively. Daly won the Neltje Blanchan award for nature writing for his manuscript, “Wolf Hunter and Other Poems.” Daly leads creative writing residencies for middle Read More

SHS claims 2nd straight “We the People” state championship

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Advanced Placement Government teacher Tyson Emborg had better be careful or students might start expecting that enrolling in his course automatically means you get to take a trip to Washington, D.C. The “We the People” team of SHS has once again claimed the state championship, and for the second year Read More

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