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Firefighter contract negotiations delayed

February 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — City Council was set to begin negotiations on contracts with the IAFF Local 276 firefighters union on Monday, but both the president and vice president of the union were unable to attend, delaying the negotiations until the next Council meeting. Mayor John Heath said union representatives were in Cheyenne lobbying against a bill Read More

Man arrested for drunken driving threatens hospital staff, law enforcement

SHERIDAN — A Montana man pleaded not guilty to several misdemeanor charges Monday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Jacob Benjamin Lorenzen, 36, of Hardin, Montana, was pulled over Saturday by a Sheridan County deputy for drunken driving and was found to be in possession of marijuana and to be driving on a suspended license. An Read More

Relay for Life team offering Valentine Heart-a-Grams

SHERIDAN — The First Interstate Bank Relay for Life team is offering a way to keep you out of the doghouse this Valentine’s Day. The team is offering four packages to choose from that will be hand-delivered by either a sweet little deer, the Queen of Hearts or Mr. Incredible. The packages include the Valentine Read More

Story native wins ‘Young Artist Competition’

STORY — Jacob Jahiel of Story won the high school division of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition held Jan. 25 at Casper College. The contest is designed to recognize and encourage the musical artistry of young Wyomingites. Seven college and five high school finalists were selected from a field of applicants to participate Read More

Republican Women to discuss Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County and the Republican Central Committee will host a talk about the Next Generation Science Standards on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Firewater Grill. Jim Nations will present “The Next Generation Science Standards: The Junk Science in Wyoming Classrooms.” Nations has more than 30 years of experience Read More

Local child care center earns NAEYC accreditation

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center in Sheridan has been awarded accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. “For us, this is an affirmation that we provide an excellent early childhood program,” First Light Children’s Center Administrator Misty Rios said. “We work to assure that children of all ages in our Read More

CHAPS seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is currently seeking motivated, enthusiastic individuals to volunteer for the nonprofit organization. The group is seeking session volunteers and individuals to help with barn duties. Session volunteers work with horses and clients. Trainings for session volunteers will be Feb. 10 and Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More

Partnership nabs $1.9M to protect watershed

February 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Initiative recently received a large grant and is looking for a little help from key partners — landowners in the Tongue River, Goose Creek and Prairie Dog Creek watersheds — to help spend it. Wish list items could include improving irrigation efficiency (money saved, healthier crops), providing better stream passages Read More

Early graduation not always just about academic achievement

SHERIDAN — Graduating early from high school is no small feat, requiring extra courses and hard work for the shortened time a student is enrolled. But having the ability to move on from secondary education is not always just a mark of academic achievement — sometimes it is the outcome of necessity. “We have students Read More

Bighorn National Forest welcomes new ranger

SHERIDAN — Like many others, Amy Ormseth was drawn to Sheridan for the spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains. As the new district ranger for the Bighorn National Forest Tongue Ranger District, she said she will work to preserve those views for future generations. The Bighorn National Forest, which covers 1,115,073 acres of land to Read More

Sheridan man arrested for battery

SHERIDAN — A man was arrested Thursday for domestic battery following a fight in the home at which he was staying. Police responded about 8 p.m. Thursday to a call about a fight between Antonio Sean Allen, 22, and another party in the home. According to court documents, the victim told police that Allen was Read More

FFA celebrates Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week was held Jan. 26-Feb. 4. Organizers said the week focuses on encouraging FFA members to be the voice of agriculture and engage their local communities in discussions about where their food comes from and how agriculture contributes to Wyoming’s economy and culture. “Our team decided to start this day Read More

RMEF seeking volunteer committee members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is currently recruiting committee members. The local chapter has a long history of success and in 2014 set a record for fundraising, also passing the $1 million mark for total dollars raised for wildlife. A volunteer roundup meeting will be held tonight at Read More

Knapp to present at Archaeological Society meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner may be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Big Horn Read More

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The next gentle yoga balance class will be held Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The class is offered for a suggested donation of $1. The class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help participants be more conscious of how they breathe. Sitting in chairs or Read More

‘Geologic evolution of the Bighorns’ topic of science lecture at SC

SHERIDAN — Tom Johannesmeyer will discuss the geologic evolution of the Bighorn Mountains during a lecture Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center. Johannesmeyer earned his master’s in geology from the University of Montana in 1999. His career alternated between community college teaching and industry. In his lecture, Johannesmeyer will attempt Read More

Dispute continues over Crow off-reservation hunting rights

January 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — A few members of the Crow Nation are gearing up for a pitched battle in an arena where, historically, they have not done so well. Colton and Clayvin Herrera and Ronnie Fisher were cited in October for poaching elk in January 2014 near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn Mountains. Their defense, they have Read More

Technology in education: Easter Seals clients benefit from new technology purchase

SHERIDAN — A simple question asked a little over a year ago has led to clients at Easter Seals finding new ways to learn, communicate and accomplish goals such as finding a job, losing weight and becoming better readers. While an investigation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities may not typically be seen Read More

Sheridan resident competes, wins at National Western Stock Show

SHERIDAN — Maybe it was beginner’s luck for Sheridan resident T.J. Cox. Cox didn’t think he had a chance of winning at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. He and his 4-year-old border collie “Ice” had never competed in a stock dog trial, and they were going up against the top cattle dogs in Read More

Agendas Jan. 31, 2015

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation to be given by Tony Forman, Cornerstone Church • Roll Call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda A. Agenda B. Minutes of regular Council meeting Jan. 19 C. Claims D. Approve job Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 31, 2015

• Have a favorite grandmother, grandfather, wife, husband, aunt or uncle you would like to pay tribute to?  The Senior Center has kicked off its annual Valentine Tribute!  Hang a valentine in the Senior Center’s dining room at 211 Smith St. before Feb. 13 with a lovely tribute message like “I Love You” or “You Read More

I don’t need a weapon – I am one

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be afraid to turn around if you think you’re being followed. You don’t need to know martial arts to know self-defense. These tips and more on self-defense will be shared next week at a free demonstration hosted by the Sheridan Senior Read More

AARP announces 2015 driver safety schedule

From Sheridan Senior Center How can you keep up on changes in driver safety tips and techniques and changes in “rules of the road”? Consider taking a driver safety course. The investment of time is minimal compared to the payoff including possible discounts on your auto insurance. AARP offers its driver safety course to drivers Read More

Column: Valentine tributes, facts

Rindy West is the development director at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. Did you know that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day several times a year?  According to Read More

Healthy U Kicks off 2015 with focus on support groups

By Brittany Hoblit Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The “Healthy U” mini-health fair took place at the Sheridan Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 27. This monthly community resource fair takes place in the Senior Center lobby and is free to the public. January’s fair titled “Community Support Groups” highlighted local resources that strive to support Read More

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