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Patton named WCCA Legislator of the Year

May 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming County Commissioners Association recently presented the 2015 WCCA Legislator of the Year awards to the late Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and the now retired Sen. Jim Anderson, who represented Platte and Converse counties, at its annual spring banquet in Pinedale. Patton was chosen as a recipient due to his long and Read More

Historic Sheridan Inn opens to first guests in 50 years

SHERIDAN — Four-year-old Kamryn Carden was more concerned about playing with toys than being a part of history. The daughter of K.C. and Candice Carden was jumping up and down with excitement in the lobby of the Sheridan Inn after being promised there would be lots of space to play with toys. Meanwhile, K.C. and Read More

Local Daisy and Brownie troops donate cookie sales

SHERIDAN — Members of Daisy Troop 1404 and Brownie Troop 1192 out of Ranchester and Dayton used part of the proceeds from their Girl Scout cookie sales to donate to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. The money was used to make dog toys and treats, cat toys, dog bandanas and treat jars. The Girl Read More

Soap making class at Senior Center on May 27

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a natural soap making class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 27. Participants will make six bars of soap and will paint stained glass while waiting for their soap to process. The event is open to all members of the community. Cost is $40 for those who are over Read More

UW honors top business student from Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Top University of Wyoming College of Business students received year-end departmental awards at the recent 64th annual recognition dinner. Tyler Walton of Sheridan was named the Wyoming Society of CPA’s outstanding master’s student in accounting.

SC honors history as veterans school at graduation Saturday

May 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College returned to its roots during the 66th annual commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon as the faculty, graduates and guests in attendance celebrated not only graduates but also veterans for their accomplishments. Approximately 540 degrees and certificates were earned by Sheridan College students during the 2014-15 school year and many of them, along Read More

County’s new web-mapping site easier to use

SHERIDAN — Finding information like assessed values or other property information used to require a phone call to the Sheridan County clerk or assessor. Not anymore. The county recently took its new interactive mapping website live, and the online geographic information system, or GIS, contains everything from zoning information to hunt areas. “This is a Read More

Local students raise funds for classmate with cancer

SHERIDAN — What started out as adults trying to play a practical joke on their neighbors took a more meaningful turn in the hands of their children. In late April, Brayden Brutlag and Becca Oetken, both students at Holy Name Catholic School, went out to play in the ravine behind their home. When they returned, Read More

Boley named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics named Georgia Boley as its 2015 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year at its recent annual conference in Laramie. Criteria for the award include a demonstration of outstanding leadership and service to the profession. “Georgia’s leadership as the WAND’s Reimbursement Representative was key in her nomination,” WAND President Read More

New local Alcoholics Anonymous hotline phone number

SHERIDAN — The Alcoholics Anonymous chapters that meet in Sheridan and Johnson counties have a new hotline phone number for anyone who may suspect he or she has a problem with drinking and is looking for a way to stop. While the local hotline has been in existence for years, the number has changed. The Read More

BHHS band, choir concert on Tuesday

  BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School band and choir will present a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the BHHS auditorium. Choir selections will include “Where Go The Boats,” with poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, “Fly Away Medley” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Riversong” by Roger Read More

Wyoming DAR celebrating 100 years

May 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — You think of the American Revolution as a done deal, it’s over; but really there are people living all around you that have a direct connection to that time period. That is what Daughters of the American Revolution Sheridan chapter registrar Tammy Mansfield says. Take Maribeth Rose, for example. Rose is the descendent Read More

Daughters of the Revolution: Local DAR member finds herself through genealogy

SHERIDAN — Lois Huson Hall grew up in Clearmont, just down the road from an old brick house built by her grandfather. But Hall’s father passed away when she was just 6 months old — her grandmother passed six weeks before she was born — and being raised by a step-father she never really knew Read More

GROWTH: Ranchester looks to economic development to help town grow

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Mayor Peter Clark believes every municipal government focuses on the same basic concepts. No matter what you hear a city or town council discussing, he says it can be traced back to one of the three. “My philosophy is every town in the world does three things: economic growth, quality of life Read More

SIGNS OF SUMMER: U.S. 14A in Bighorns set to reopen Monday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials said Friday that U.S. 14A is scheduled to open for summer at noon, Monday. Maintenance crews from WYDOT have been working to open the seasonal road. According to a WYDOT news release, Burgess Junction crews have broken through and met up with crews from Lovell.  Crews from Read More

Agendas may 16, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda — additions and deletions • Approve minutes of the May 4 regular Council meeting • Old business update • Announcements/correspondence • Hear from the director of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Read More

Cultivating memories of mom in the flower garden

May 15, 2015

By Renee Meador The earth is damp with moisture this April, remnant of the three-foot snowdrift undulating along the south side of my home three weeks ago, and the thunderstorm a few nights ago that created a canopy of sheet lightning while I walked the dog.  The moisture is a blessed relief, not the usual Read More

She’s a winner: Johnson recognized for lifetime of volunteerism

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Her volunteerism spans from locales as exotic as Guam to as familiar as Sheridan. At age 83, Billie Johnson was honored for her community volunteerism as one of four finalists for the Wyoming Jefferson Award in 2015. The Jefferson Award is given to outstanding volunteers in every Read More

The universal language of dance: Students compete with local studios

By Eliza Beisher Big Horn High School BIG HORN — Dance is known by many as the universal language. “Some people may consider it a universal language because almost anyone can understand the emotion you are putting out there on stage,” Sheridan High School sophomore and dancer Olivia Boley said. “No matter what language you Read More

‘Tween’ programs continue at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through May. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on clay sculpting. “Tween Challenge Takeover” is geared toward kids in fifth through seventh grades. The program includes activities and experiments that draw from the fields of science, technology, engineering, Read More

Story Elementary to give spring concert on May 22

SHERIDAN — Students at Story Elementary School will give a spring musical performance at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Story School. The concert is free and open to the public. Story School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

Students spend day helping neighbors

SHERIDAN — A group of more than 40 junior high and high school homeschool students and their parents gathered together in late April for a volunteer day to commemorate National Volunteer Month. The students assisted five different people around the community with a variety of chores that needed to be done including yard work, window Read More

NWCCD honors Master Distance Educator of the Year

SHERIDAN — Nikki Smiley, health and human performance instructor for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been selected as the 2015 NWCCD Master Distance Educator of the Year, college officials announced recently. Smiley will be recognized at the 13th annual WyDEC Distance Education Conference awards banquet on Tuesday at Eastern Wyoming Community College’s branch Read More

Ranchester infrastructure: Ready for growth

RANCHESTER — Just one trip through Ranchester on U.S. Highway 14 and you’re bound to notice the construction: A mercantile across the street from the Information Center, a new school on the west end of town and more than one subdivision. Most of these sites right now are just fencing or disturbed earth, some still Read More

Nonprofit archery program promotes clean lifestyle

SHERIDAN— Archery takes knowledge, precision, discipline, strength and concentration. But with enough practice, it can be done by anyone and that’s why Eric Nations loves it. This weekend, a group of volunteers will be hosting an archery competition called the 3-D Tournament, allowing both young and experienced archers to compete in friendly, family-oriented events. There Read More

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