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Jazz Ambassadors to give free concert at WYO Theater

March 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Jazz Ambassadors — the official touring band of the U.S. Army — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free concert will feature the 19-member ensemble formed in 1969. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements will highlight Read More

SHS orchestras to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony and Baroque orchestras will perform Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart and Brahms and the Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Weber, Elgar and Lalo. Jacob Jahiel will be featured as a soloist. In addition, Pippin Read More

SCSD1 will not have its own soccer team

March 25, 2015

BIG HORN — Despite months of discussion and planning by Sheridan County School District 1 school board trustees, athletic directors and administrators to field a home soccer team, the district will once again combine teams with Sheridan High School this season after they turned up short on players. Though early surveys of student interest showed Read More

WGFD proposes hunting season changes

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department released draft revisions for 2015 hunting seasons across the state and in the Sheridan region on March 19, and hunters are encouraged to submit comments on the proposals by the Tuesday deadline. The projected changes include decreasing available licenses in a few prominent elk and mule deer Read More

WGFD considers rules for use of drones in hunting

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department not only nails down quotas and seasons for game animals this time of year, but the state organization and its guiding commission also consider rule changes. One revision could drastically affect the way guides and hunters study wildlife before a hunt, as the WGFD is considering outlawing Read More

Former SHS wrestling coach injured in accident

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan High School wrestling coach and several others were injured Sunday night in a single-car rollover in the Wind River Canyon. Chuck Flickinger, 58, who is now a math teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Cody High School, was riding in the passenger seat of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee driven by Read More

Is Sheridan one step closer to air service?

SHERIDAN — While Critical Air Service Taskforce Chairman Bruce Garber doesn’t expect there to be any major announcement this week, he believes CAST’s upcoming meeting with SkyWest Airlines will get them closer to bringing commercial air service back to the Sheridan County Airport. “It’s probably going to be unreasonable for us to think that we Read More

‘Keys to the Stone’ recipients named

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced five outstanding high school students and one outstanding Sheridan College student as its 2015 “Keys to the Stone.” The 2015 Keys to the Stone will be recognized for their contributions to their school and local communities at the Senior Center’s 2015 Keystone Awards on April 23. The 2015 Read More

Easter Bunny Princess Pageant Saturday

SHERIDAN — An Easter Bunny Princess Pageant will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 15 years of age. Contestants should sign up at the door and it is free to enter the competition. Contestants should bring a party Read More

New recreational arts program seeks instructors

SHERIDAN — A recreational arts program for residents of the Sheridan Community Shelter called Create Opportunity has been launched, but community help is needed to provide lessons and materials for the program. The goal of the program is to help shelter residents develop skills that might serve useful in supplementing their income and gaining experience Read More

‘Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country’ workshop

SHERIDAN — Would you know how to react if you were hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and you suddenly came upon a mountain lion or if you were camping and a black bear wandered into your camp? How about if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park? The Read More

Be the first to stay at renovated Historic Sheridan Inn

SHERIDAN — Tickets are currently on sale for the unveiling of the Historic Sheridan Inn’s newly renovated rooms. On April 18, the rooms at the Inn will be raffled or auctioned for a one-night stay on May 15, giving individuals the opportunity to be the first guests since 1965 to have the ability or option Read More

Casper College 2014 fall President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Casper College officials recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the President’s Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify, students must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following students were named to the list: Elizabeth Hildebrand Read More

Teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees Chairperson Carol Garber said it’s time to “get back to business” after another school board meeting heavy on public comment included repeated emotional pleas that Big Horn Middle School/High School Principal George Mirich remain in place next school year and district superintendent Marty Kobza Read More

Local school districts see additional funding from block grant

March 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — Following action from the 2015 Wyoming State Legislature, each of the school districts in Sheridan County will get a little extra money in their upcoming budgets. The Legislature enacted an increase to the education resource block grant funding model and associated categorical grants through an external cost adjustment above and beyond what was Read More

The cost of growth: Nonprofit dollars pile up for local construction projects

SHERIDAN — It’s easy to get excited about everything happening in Sheridan when you talk to Whitney Benefits President Tom Kinnison about upcoming and current projects around town. He talks quickly, and with enthusiasm, as he starts to list the projects — Sheridan College is expanding annually; the ice rink is getting a new roof Read More

Agenda – Sheridan County School District 1, March 24, 2015

Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees meeting – amended agenda 6 p.m. today Big Horn High School Commons area – new location 333 Highway 335, Big Horn • Call the meeting to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of mission statement • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Public hearing — Read More

City narrows search for financial, administrative director

SHERIDAN — The city’s search for a financial and administrative services director, a position designed to oversee the clerk and treasurer departments, has been narrowed down to six individuals. Sheridan Human Resources Director Heather Doke said a committee last week pared down the list from 34 total applicants, and work will continue in the coming Read More

Jackalope Jump to raise money for Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — While the event was rescheduled after ice conditions at Lake DeSmet didn’t cooperate, the annual Jackalope Jump to support Special Olympics will be held at noon Saturday at Sheridan Junior High School. The family friendly polar bear plunge will be done in a pool outside at the school. Spectators are encouraged to attend Read More

DisABILITY Awareness Walk set for Saturday at SJHS

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will join statewide supporters for the annual DisABILITY Awareness Walk on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., the public is welcome to participate in the walk to be held at the Sheridan Junior High School track. The event is held to raise awareness for DisABILITY Awareness Month. Registration for the walk will be Read More

Comedy Night to feature John DeBoer on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Comedy Night featuring John DeBoer will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The evening of good, clean fun will benefit the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m., followed by raffle drawings. Read More

Wyoming Women’s Business Networking to host expo Saturday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods. Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting Read More

Landon’s to host pruning workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a pruning workshop Saturday at 11 a.m. Kelly Norris, an ISA certified arborist will share her expertise on the ins and outs of pruning trees and shrubs. Organizers recommend attendees dress appropriately for the weather as parts of the workshop will be held outside and include hands-on Read More

Fearnow sentenced in connection with Hospital Pharmacy burglary

March 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Kyle Logan Fearnow, who pleaded guilty to the May burglary of the Hospital Pharmacy on South Main Street, was sentenced to seven to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $26,000 in restitution Friday in 4th Judicial District Court. Fearnow had called police in October, telling them someone was trying Read More

VISTA serves Tongue River communities

RANCHESTER — Ending poverty is considered, by some, an unrealistic, unreachable objective. For Karen Walters, it’s part of her job description. The Ranchester resident is three weeks into her tenure as an AmeriCorps VISTA — Volunteers in Service to America — a program that began during the Johnson administration as the domestic arm of the Read More

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