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A look at education bills for the 2016 Legislature

SHERIDAN — Several education bills sit in the pipeline as the Wyoming State Legislature’s 2016 session approaches. The budget session, which begins Monday, requires any non-budget bills, such as the ones below, to have support of two-thirds of the legislators before being introduced. Below is a brief summary of each, with some commentary from Sheridan… Continue Reading

Planning Commission chair resigns

SHERIDAN — After moving out of city limits, a member of the Sheridan Planning Commission recently resigned from his position. In order for someone to sit on a city board, he or she must be a city of Sheridan resident. Sheridan city councilors accepted Jason Szewc’s resignation from the Sheridan Planning Commission last month. “He… Continue Reading

BNF firefighters to burn slash piles in upcoming weeks

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest firefighters will burn slash piles in areas around Forest Service Road 26, the Red Grade Road, in the next few weeks. Piles are located near Swamp Creek, Big Goose Ranger Station, Spear-O-Wigwam, Coffeen Park and along the road into Dome Lake. Burning will occur only when sufficient snow is on… Continue Reading

Local family wins $1,000 through H&R Block

Local family wins $1,000 through H&R Block

SHERIDAN —  H&R Block is giving local taxpayers a break with its Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes that started Jan. 4. There are already many winners and some local residents recently picked up their checks. Michael Forni and Michelle Forni of Sheridan recently won the contest. The Fornis filed their taxes on the first day to… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to feature annual business awards

SHERIDAN — The February luncheon of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is set for Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The luncheon will include a buffet lunch and the presentation of the Chamber’s 2015 Business Awards. Each of the nominees will be recognized and the winners will… Continue Reading

Regional Science Fair set for Feb. 10 at SC

SHERIDAN — The Northeast Regional Science Fair for grades six through eight will take place Feb. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. Approximately 150 students from Sheridan, Holy Name Catholic School, Big Horn, Tongue River, Upton, Recluse and Newcastle will compete for a chance to attend the State… Continue Reading

Tickets on sale for Ryan Innes concert

SHERIDAN — Tickets to see “The Voice” contestant Ryan Innes in concert at the WYO Theater are now on sale. The concert is set for 8 p.m. Friday and is sponsored by No Name Bar. Tickets to the event are $23 per person. Those planning to attend can also add $5 to their ticket price… Continue Reading

SC, NWCCD welcome new student affairs vice president

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College announced Monday the hiring of Dr. Leah Barrett as the new vice president for student affairs. Barrett joins the Northern Wyoming Community College District from the State University of New York, College at Brockport in Brockport, New York, where she served as the associate vice president for enrollment management and student… Continue Reading

Saturday U to return to Sheridan this weekend

SHERIDAN — Saturday University — the University of Wyoming’s popular, free, one-day college education program — will return to Sheridan on Saturday. Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day, with two UW professors and a Sheridan College faculty member lecturing. Wyoming immigration issues, understanding the meaning of poetry and… Continue Reading

MSU announces fall honor roll

SHERIDAN — The Montana State University 2015 fall semester honor roll included several students from Sheridan County. There are two MSU honor roll lists — the President’s and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Students must complete 12 credit hours to qualify for either list. Students with perfect 4.0 GPAs for the semester were named to the… Continue Reading

Lunbeck to discuss history of Tunnel Inn

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of the Story Historical Society is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Story Woman’s Club. George Lunbeck will discuss the history of the Tunnel Inn. Refreshments will follow the program, which is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Patty Hoover at 683-2452. The Story Woman’s… Continue Reading

Parents speak out on SHS sex education

Parents speak out on SHS sex education

SHERIDAN — Recent grumblings by a small group of parents upset with the sex education content at Sheridan High School have initiated conversations with school officials, prompting concerns among some parents on the other side of the issue that those complaints could lead the school to scale back a curriculum they believe is already too… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The February meeting of Akcita Win will take place at the Country Kitchen at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Anita Schamber will give a presentation on Life Mapping. In addition, the a capella group Just Harmony will entertain with song. The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required. For additional information, call Connie… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 30, 2016

Sheridan County Commission 8:45 a.m. Monday Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Voucher review • Staff/elected reports • Discussion concerning County Road 66 • Adjourn Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge… Continue Reading

Lady warrior with a gentle strength

Lady warrior with a gentle strength

SHERIDAN — One can almost hear the soft summer nights and country roads of a small Texas girl when Sue Moomey speaks. Moomey speaks with a soft elegance that is a light veil over an attitude of exuberance. One soon realizes he is speaking with a Southern lady, but may not readily discern that they… Continue Reading

Holwell named Summit Award winner

Holwell named Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award winner is Carson Holwell. Holwell’s academic achievements, drive for success and musical talent make her a deserving recipient of this award. Holwell’s interests include math, biology and music. Holwell is the daughter of Kim Yeamen and Nelson Holwell. Holwell, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.976.  During… Continue Reading

Senioritis in full bloom

Senioritis in full bloom

SHERIDAN — Is the “senioritis” and winter season dragging you down? Do you feel like the world has been so “blah” lately? Is time going by so slow? Here are a few quick and easy steps to make your last semester in 2016 more enjoyable and more “yay” than “nay.” Seniors — we all know… Continue Reading

SCSD3 first-semester, second-quarter honor roll

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 recently released its first-semester and second-quarter honor rolls. Students on the honor roll have a GPA of 3.0-3.49. The Board of Trustees honor roll includes students with GPAs of 3.5-4.0. First-semester honor roll Seventh grade: Lori Grubbs, Kerri Malli, Charlynn Mercer Eighth grade: None Ninth grade: John Malli… Continue Reading

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