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Nordic club to host chili feed Saturday

February 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host a chili feed Saturday at the warming hut at the Sibley Lake trails from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers said chili and cookies will be provided at the event. The Black Mountain Nordic Club is a nonprofit organization that promotes cross-country skiing while providing trail Read More

SC students claim top honors at agriculture conference

February 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College was the only two-year college to compete at the 64th annual Society for Range Management conference last week in Sacramento, California, but the local students in attendance still claimed some top honors. Three SC students majoring in the Natural Resources and Ranch Land Management program — Colton Rosalez of Sheridan, Sara Leffingwell Read More

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in SCSD2 open meetings case

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in the case regarding whether Sheridan County School District 2 violated open meeting laws by discussing a proposed multi-purpose facility behind closed doors. The lawsuit filed by The Sheridan Press alleges that at least some discussions involving the up to $45 million building should Read More

Upgrades at water treatment plant just weeks away from completion

SHERIDAN — If one word were used to describe the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board meeting on Wednesday, that word could be progress. The board discussed several projects that have received the go-ahead to begin, that are steps away from getting a green light or that are about to wrap-up after years of Read More

Citizen’s Police Academy: SPD: Participation consistent through first few years

SHERIDAN — For those who want to know why the police do the things they do, the Citizen’s Police Academy might be right up their alley. The Sheridan Police Department is offering a 12-week course that will meet on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. beginning Feb. 24. The course will include classes on traffic stop procedure, Read More

Polka Club to host Sunday dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The monthly dance will feature music by D1 Marie and Company. The cost to attend is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Read More

Foundation seeks nominations for award

SHERIDAN — Nominations for the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation Leadership Awards are due Feb. 17. Director Susan Thomas encourages people throughout Wyoming to nominate adults who inspire Wyoming learners that struggle in school and in life. The winner of the annual award receives $2,500 and is honored at a statewide press conference and enjoys Read More

Casting for Recovery accepting applications

SHERIDAN — This year will mark the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming will offer a weekend retreat for survivors of breast cancer. Due to generous donations from individuals, businesses and grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation, the Wyoming Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, this 2.5 Read More

Getting ahead: College credit in high school

February 11, 2015

SHERIDAN — As education in America continually becomes more rigorous at earlier grades, the demand — and opportunity — for college level studies during high school years continues to expand as well. Three unique but similar options exist for students to earn college credit before receiving their diploma, and depending on the school district of Read More

Greater access to great outdoors

ACME — Greater access to Sheridan’s great outdoors is available after construction of a new pier at Kleenburn Recreation Area that will allow people with limited mobility to catch a trout…or a large mouth bass…or a yellow perch…or a nice 25-inch tiger muskie…or any other fish in the nearby fishing pond. The handicap-accessible fishing pier Read More

Sheridan Junior High School announces silver honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students who earned spots on the school’s second-quarter gold and silver honor rolls. Gold honor students achieved all As during the quarter. Silver honor roll recipients earned all Bs. The following students earned a spot on the silver honor roll. Sixth grade Izak Read More

Annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series to continue at local libraries

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries. The Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss. Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring Read More

Bar J Wranglers to perform at WYO this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Bar J Wranglers will offer two performances this weekend at the WYO Theater. Some call it a Western musical show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music and others call it the best musical experience in the West. The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole will deliver one Read More

City examines initiation of additional annexations

February 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — In an unusual circumstance that city staff said will likely become more common, the city’s Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval of an annexation requested by the city. The proposed annexation comprises approximately 3.14 acres on Dry Ranch Road that is owned and occupied by Montana-Dakota Utilities. The annexed land will be Read More

SCSD3: District now smallest in Wyoming, again

SHERIDAN — While total statewide student enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year has increased 2 percent, Sheridan County School District 3 has seen a decrease in enrollment of 12.5 percent, making it the smallest school district in the state, again. SCSD3 has 84 students, a decrease of 12 students compared to the prior year, which Read More

Is traditional barbering a thing of the past?

SHERIDAN — Outside the White Swan Barber Shop rests the iconic barber pole. It’s the perpetual swirl of blue, white and red stripes spinning their way upward. Inside you can find Ron Charlson. He’s a barber; he has been for more than 25 years. Maybe he’s inside listening to talk radio while reading the newspaper, Read More

Wyoming ranked 7th in nation on ‘Quality Counts’ education report card

SHERIDAN — The 19th annual edition of Education Week’s “Quality Counts” takes a revamped approach to the state report card and ranks Wyoming seventh in the nation in terms of quality education. Wyoming earned a grade of B- with 80.6 points, making its first appearance in the top 10 since Quality Counts started issuing summative Read More

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to battery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of battery against a woman he knew was pregnant. Dustin Drew Morris was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court on Monday for his alleged actions against the victim on Nov. 18. The victim said Morris yelled and shoved her into a wall, causing Read More

SJHS announces second-quarter gold honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students who earned spots on the school’s second-quarter gold and silver honor rolls. Gold honor students achieved grades of all As during the quarter. Silver honor roll recipients earned all Bs. The following students earned a spot on the gold honor roll. Sixth Read More

Science Saturday to focus on ‘Secrets of the Heart’

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s edition of Science Saturday will focus on “Secrets of the Heart.” The event, sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center in rooms SC134, SC144 and the Mohn’s Science Center. Attendees will have Read More

5 SHS students earn Trustees’ Scholars Award to UW

SHERIDAN — Eighty-eight outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming, including five from Sheridan, have been selected to receive the 2015 Trustees’ Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming’s top academic scholarship. Sheridan High School students Raien Emery, Lachlan Brennan, Marissa Hegy, Joseph Klebba and Elizabeth Winnop earned the scholarship. The scholarship for Wyoming resident high Read More

‘Live from The Met’ to include double feature on Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present a double feature for this week’s “Live from The Met.” The event will include Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other Read More

Landon’s to host African Violet Society discussion

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will host a free workshop on Saturday. Beginning at 11 a.m. Sheridan’s African Violet Society members will discuss African Violet growing practicum, dos and don’ts and society membership. Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market this Saturday from 9-11 a.m. A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop Read More

Eagle Ridge earns CARF accreditation

SHERIDAN — The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) international announced that Eagle Ridge Rehabilitative Services Inc., has been accredited for a period of three years in the areas of community employment services, community housing, community integration and supported living. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to Read More

Banquet raises $40K for Sheridan College rodeo

February 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — Approximately 325 people gathered at the Holiday Inn Convention Center on Saturday night for food, fun and to show their support for the 2015 Sheridan College rodeo program at the fifth annual SC Rodeo Banquet. Ticket sales and donations from live and silent auctions, games and additional pledges help fund scholarships and operating Read More

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