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WGFD to hold aquatic invasive species training

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be offering watercraft and equipment inspection and decontamination training for aquatic invasive species during April, May and June at various locations around the state. The trainings are open to anyone interested in learning more about aquatic invasive species and becoming certified in watercraft inspections. The trainings… Continue Reading

SC Adventure Club annual gear swap Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host its annual spring gear swap on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center atrium. “The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club’s gear swap is one way we reach out to the community,” SC student and club President Adam Haile said. “I… Continue Reading

SHS bands to perform concert April 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band department will hold a pre-festival band concert at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble will be performing the songs they are taking to the Northeast District Music Festival to be held at Campbell County… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society program on early Banner

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Story Woman’s Club. The program will feature Banner resident Bea Hutson who will speak on the history of Banner. Coffee and cookies will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Story Woman’s Club is located at… Continue Reading

Agenda: NWCC district board of trustees meeting

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 6 p.m. Thursday W132, Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Call to order and roll call Agenda additions and deletions Consent agenda Regular meeting minutes from March 10 President’s report Gillette College Advisory Board report Johnson County Advisory Board report Organization reports Classified staff council SC Student… Continue Reading

Trial date set for County Attorney Office arson

SHERIDAN — The man accused of setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office pleaded not guilty to federal charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Casper. His trial is scheduled to begin June 1 at 9 a.m. before Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. Joel S. Elliott, 37, faces five counts in relation to the fire:… Continue Reading

Sheridan County on par for cost of living

SHERIDAN— A dollar in Sheridan County spends about the same as the rest of the state, according to a recent report. Research from Wyoming’s Department of Administration and Information Economic Analysis Division indicates Sheridan County’s comparative cost of living is on par with the rest of the state. The data, which compared numbers from December… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to search for signs of spring

SHERIDAN — This week’s Science Saturday, “Searching for Signs of Spring: A Walk in the Woods in Search of LIFE,” will feature a walk from the college to South Park to look for critters, bugs and birds. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is free and open to… Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes at Sheridan County Museum Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join the staff at the Sheridan County Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Behind the Scenes Saturday program will examine upcoming exhibits and programs in 2015. For younger visitors, there will be a Tidbit Saturday program at 10 a.m. The event is free… Continue Reading

Storyteller Dave Sage at Story library

SHERIDAN — Storyteller Dave Sage, author of “The Heirs of the Medallion,” will be at the Story Branch Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday. The program is geared towards adults but children in junior high and above will also enjoy Sage’s storytelling. For more information, call the Story Branch Library at 683-2922. The Story Branch Library… Continue Reading

Brinton to host David Shannon for 10th Illustrator Show

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon. “The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled… Continue Reading

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

UPDATE: (11:59 a.m.) SHERIDAN — Family members of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, have confirmed that he died Sunday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Patton was 84. His oldest son Bill Patton said this morning that he died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday at the hospital from pulmonary failure. Patton had a heart attack in Cheyenne on Feb.… Continue Reading

Weekend Easter egg hunts planned

SHERIDAN — A number of Easter egg hunts will be held in Sheridan County this weekend as area residents celebrate the spring holiday. The following is a list of activities planned for the upcoming weekend. The list was compiled by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Saturday • 10-11 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center… Continue Reading

Court Briefs April 4, 2015

Simmons sentenced for drug possession SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced a 26-year-old to three to six years in prison for felony possession of more than 3 grams of methamphetamines on Friday morning. David Simmons had a long criminal history, having previously appeared numerous times in circuit court with more than 40… Continue Reading

F.A.B. McNenny set to speak at annual women’s conference

SHERIDAN — The third annual F.A.B. (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference presented by The Sheridan Press is less than two weeks away and will feature local and regional experts, personal and professional development, good times, good food and of course, fabulous women. After a winter storm snowed out the inaugural year and scheduling issues arose… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings April 4, 2015

• Countdown to Keystone Awards 2015!  The Sheridan Senior Center’s fifth annual Keystone Awards is April 23. Tickets are now on sale at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. Honoree reception at 5:30 p.m. and award show at 7:30 p.m. $75 per person.  Ticket price is $35 per person if you are registered with… Continue Reading

Do I need long-term care insurance?

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — What is long-term care insurance? What does it cover? How do long-term care policies work? Do you need it? These questions will be addressed at the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” community presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be hosted on the dining… Continue Reading

Senior Center to serve Easter dinner

Senior Center to serve Easter dinner

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center kitchen team is preparing an Easter holiday dinner to serve on Sunday. The Center will be serving lunch during its usual walk-in lunch hours at 211 Smith St. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Individuals registered with the Senior Center can use a Senior… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Makayla Hallam

Makayla (“Mak”) Hallam has earned recognition as this week’s Summit Award winner. Hallam has a somewhat unique background compared to her peers at Sheridan High School.  She was born in Hawaii where her parents, Dale and Candy Hallam, were stationed as members of the United States Air Force.  At age 2, her folks were transferred… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum offers ceramic artist lecture, workshop

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday. Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces. Dickey received her master of fine arts… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon to focus on keeping your business safe

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The program, “Keeping Your Business Safe and Secure,” will feature Johan Bloomhart from WatchGuard Technologies. The luncheon is open to the public. The cost for the buffet lunch is… Continue Reading

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