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Light of Hope breakfast to honor Champion for Children

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns will host the Light of Hope breakfast at 7:30 a.m. April 22 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The organization will honor this year’s Champion for Children, Sheridan Junior High School principal Mitch Craft. Wyoming Supreme Court Justice E. James Burke is scheduled to attend the… Continue Reading

Brown Bag, After Hours lecture to focus on outcomes

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on language for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations will explore outcomes. The After Hours lecture is April 19 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation April 20 at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday. Both… Continue Reading

Openings available on Sheridan County P&Z Commission

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission currently has two open positions. The public advisory board reviews and advises the Sheridan County commissioners on public and private activities involved in the physical development of the county. Membership on the commission affords residents the opportunity to actively participate in the planning of the county… Continue Reading

Governor appoints new Division II water superintendent

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed David Schroeder as the new Water Division II water superintendent in Sheridan. Schroeder, who worked for the State Engineer’s Office Water Division II from 2005 to 2014, replaces Carmine Loguidice, who retired March 8 with more than 28 years of service. Schroeder will start April 11. The Division… Continue Reading

Library to host computer class

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a beginning computer class April 21 from 10-11 a.m. The class will include an introduction to using a computer. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions. The class is free, but organizers ask those planning to attend to reserve a seat. To do so, or for… Continue Reading

First Federal to host Business After Hours

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for April 20 from 5-7 p.m. The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the First Federal Savings Bank. The bank is located at 671… Continue Reading

Keystone Awards set for April 21

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Keystone Awards will take place April 21 beginning at 6 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The ceremony will honor three individuals whose work and volunteerism has helped shape the community. This year’s honorees are Jack Pelissier, Judy Taylor and Esther McKenzie. The honoree reception will begin at 6 p.m. and… Continue Reading

Has texting ban made a dent in the problem?

Has texting ban made a dent in the problem?

SHERIDAN— April is a popular month for awareness campaigns. It’s been dedicated to sexual assault, child abuse, alcoholism and autism, among others. In Wyoming, it’s now a month to focus on the risks of distracted driving, after a proclamation Gov. Matt Mead made on Monday. Distracted driving is a growing issue, experts say, but it… Continue Reading

Roger Miller to run for Sheridan mayor

SHERIDAN — Roger Miller, former owner of Fly Shop of the Bighorns, has announced his intention to run for mayor. He is the second candidate to enter the race, after City Councilor Alex Lee announced on Thursday. Miller grew up in Sheridan, attending both Holy Name Catholic School and public schools. Miller served in the… Continue Reading

SCSD1 puts student-proposed drug testing

SHERIDAN — Random drug testing at Sheridan County School District 1 is on hold — for now. At Tuesday night’s SCSD1 board of trustees meeting, administration and board members agreed to table potential random drug testing for students for the time being. Marty Kobza, SCSD1 superintendent, cited grim statewide financial concerns for school districts as… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Lions Convention returns to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Lions are coming! The Lions are coming! It has been 10 years since the Lions of Wyoming State Convention was held in Sheridan, but it’s back with a roar. According to organization’s website, the Lions are a service club organization whose members take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and… Continue Reading

Rogers gets Everest retry

SHERIDAN — The mountains are calling…again. After his first attempt to summit Mount Everest was cut short by a series of earthquakes and avalanches, Darren Rogers is heading back up the mountain on April 16. The Sheridan resident is climbing on a custom plan, similar to the one he began last year. There are only… Continue Reading

Veteran hero recognized for water rescue

SHERIDAN — On April 1, Mike McCafferty, member of the Sheridan Rotary Club, presented a resolution commending retired U. S. Air Force Col. William D. Patton for his bravery and heroic actions. According to a press release from the Rotary Club, Patton, of Sheridan, exhibited extraordinary courage and bravery on March 28 when he rescued… Continue Reading

Jennings to seek re-election

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Rep. Mark Jennings, R-Sheridan, announced Monday that he plans to seek another term representing House District 30 in the Wyoming Legislature. “I am honored and humbled that the people of House District 30 allowed me to represent them these past two years and I am asking them for that honor again,” Jennings… Continue Reading

Spring storm provides no long-term relief for local snowpack

SHERIDAN — A spring snowstorm that moved through the Sheridan area provided little relief for local water supplies. The storm that brought plenty of snow to the Bighorns near the end of March pushed snow water equivalent numbers to their highest levels in months. However, long-term effects were minimal as water supplies in the basin… Continue Reading

Rotary Club recognizes Students of the Month

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Rotary Club recently recognized its Students of the Month for March. The club recognized Sheridan High School senior Claire Turner, who is the daughter of Garth and Lori Jo Turner. She moved to Sheridan from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, her sophomore year. She has served as a peer mentor to incoming freshmen… Continue Reading

SHS Festival Band to perform April 19

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Festival Band will perform in concert April 19 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The concert will feature music from the band’s participation in the Northeast Wyoming District band festival. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the SHS activities office at… Continue Reading

Banks, friends to entertain at Senior Center April 16

SHERIDAN — Alex Banks and his musical friends will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Banks will deliver the standards of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s to attendees. He will be accompanied by Kristi Bilyeu. The performance is free and open to the public of all ages. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

WWA, WYO Theater to host Banff film festival

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the WYO Theater will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Hot on the heels of the largest mountain festival in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road, with stops in more than 200 communities and… Continue Reading

Plan released for attracting new business to northeast Wyoming

Plan released for attracting new business to northeast Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Business representatives from Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell counties have a plan to inject new life into the region’s faltering economy. The Northeast Wyoming Growth Alliance will have an office in Buffalo but will rely on a network of individuals and companies in Sheridan, Gillette and the neighboring areas to promote existing companies and… Continue Reading

Wyoming ‘feels the Bern’

Wyoming ‘feels the Bern’

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming Democrats handed presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders another victory Saturday over front-runner Hillary Clinton, but the small delegate prize was split evenly between them. Officials say the caucuses in 23 counties resulted in seven delegates each after Sanders won 56 percent of the votes cast and Clinton collected 44 percent. The win… Continue Reading

Open houses next step in bringing pipeline to valley

SHERIDAN — Officials with the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board hope that upcoming open houses will further the progress of bringing natural gas to the Tongue River Valley. The open houses will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton and Thursday at the Ranchester Tongue… Continue Reading

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