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Whitney Rink officials eye mid-December opening

SHERIDAN — The public’s first chance to see the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center ice arena is coming — and soon. Construction progress and a completed ice surface have officials projecting an unveiling on Dec. 19 featuring skating and tours. Competitive figure skating and traveling hockey squads began using Whitney Rink for practices a… Continue Reading

Kalif Shrine to host annual Christmas party Saturday

SHERIDAN — Gather around for some holiday cheer at the Kalif Shrine’s annual Christmas party Saturday. All kids are welcome to meet and have their pictures taken with Santa, who will be handing out Christmas stockings. Attendees can also enjoy a lunch of hot dogs, chips and soft drinks. The event is free and open… Continue Reading

Dillion’s ‘Peace’ poster chosen for competition

SHERIDAN — Samantha Dillion, a seventh-grade student at Holy Name Catholic School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club. Dillion’s poster was among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs… Continue Reading

WYDOT to close 14A for winter season today

SHERIDAN — Crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation planned to close U.S. 14A west of Burgess Junction for the winter at noon Tuesday. WYDOT seasonally closes the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming at the end of the fall hunting season. According to WYDOT District Maintenance Engineer… Continue Reading

High Mountain Holiday Bazaar set for Saturday

RANCHESTER — The High Mountain Holiday Bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Ranchester. The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will occur in the Ranchester Town Hall multi-purpose room. Breakfast items will also be served as a fundraiser for the Dayton Community Church youth group. For additional information or… Continue Reading

TRVCC to host Christmas in the Valley

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host “Christmas in the Valley” on Friday. Set to take place from 6-8 p.m., the event will feature Christmas traditions and free family fun including a dinner of stew, musical entertainment, a visit from Santa and fun and games for all ages. For additional… Continue Reading

A-C announces first-quarter honor rolls

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently announced the first-quarter honor roll recipients for the junior high and high school. Students on the Honor Roll had GPAs of 3.0-3.49. The Board of Trustees Honor Roll students earned GPAs of 3.5-4.0. Honor Roll Seventh grade: Karri Malli Eighth grade: None Ninth grade: John Malli… Continue Reading

O Christmas tree — Where can we find thee?

O Christmas tree — Where can we find thee?

SHERIDAN — Thanksgiving weekend marked the beginning of the prime buying window for the billion-dollar Christmas tree industry. Between now and Dec. 25, Sheridan residents will join their fellow seekers of Yuletide cheer in hunting for the perfect tree. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture count of farm products from 2012, there are no… Continue Reading

Main Street boutique gets new owners, name

Main Street boutique gets new owners, name

SHERIDAN — When Dawn Brehmer took a job as a seamstress 16 years ago, owning a business was the furthest thing from her mind. For several years, she split her time between making alterations on wedding dresses and accounting jobs. But when the owners of the One Step Closer Boutique decided to sell the store… Continue Reading

Gilead Fire spurring new growth in Bighorn National Forest

SHERIDAN — More than 8,000 acres of the Bighorn National Forest that burned in 2012 are growing back, and the area’s wildlife stands to benefit. The Gilead Fire, which charred sections of the Bighorn Mountains northwest of Buffalo, has spurred plant regrowth, attracting grazers. Bud Stewart, public information specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish… Continue Reading

Holy Name art show reception set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School students will have their 17th annual all-school art show at Sheridan County Fulmer Library. The show will open Thursday and be on display through Jan. 29. A public reception for the artists will be held Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Students in preschool through eighth grades… Continue Reading

SheridanAires to perform twice this week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s SheridanAires will perform the group’s annual winter concert Thursday and Friday. This year’s performances will be a tribute to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” On Thursday, the performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. A contribution of $2 per person is suggested. On Friday, a dinner… Continue Reading

Sign up to speak at 2016 Legislative Forum now

SHERIDAN — Organizers are currently asking those wishing to speak at the 2016 Legislative Forum to sign up soon. Each year before the beginning of the next session of the Wyoming Legislature, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee organizes the forum as an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their… Continue Reading

SHS orchestras to perform Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra will present a combined concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform the “Overture to The Messiah” by Handel and Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto Number One” movements two and three. The Symphony Orchestra will perform the… Continue Reading

Local unemployment increases in last 2 months

SHERIDAN — Despite a statewide slowdown of energy production and jobs, Wyoming’s unemployment rates remained steady over the past two months. According to the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of October was listed at 4 percent, remaining unchanged from September. As… Continue Reading

Weather doesn’t hinder Christmas Stroll’s success

Weather doesn’t hinder Christmas Stroll’s success

SHERIDAN — The weather outside may have been frightful, but that did not stop customers from heading to local businesses in droves beginning on Black Friday. With snow on the ground and temperatures plunging into the single digits Friday evening, Christmas Stroll representatives and small business owners were concerned the annual event — which pairs… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Tips and words of support for caregivers

The importance for caregivers to care for themselves is paramount. This was the message my father, Dr. Fred Araas, and I shared at an annual Senior Center’s caregiver Care for Yourself earlier this year. To help manage the stress related to changes in your roles, be cognizant of the stressors that will occur as a… Continue Reading

A special love: Grandparents raising grandchildren

A special love: Grandparents raising grandchildren

SHERIDAN — “We moved into a community and knew nobody,” said Robin Ruff. “We didn’t fit into any group. We are in our 60s. Parents with 10-year-olds could be our own children. People our age don’t have children. We are really isolated.” Robin and her husband, Roger, are two of the many Sheridan County grandparents… Continue Reading

Newest ‘When I’m 64 or More…’ coming up

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another edition of its “When I’m 64 or More…” lecture series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The lecture, “Eat your homework,” will be presented by registered dietitian Georgia Boley. Boley will discuss making evening snacks with recipes you can repeat at home. The… Continue Reading

Parents offered a night out

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is organizing a night out for Sheridan area parents. The nonprofit art center has partnered with the Open Range at the Sheridan Inn. Parents can drop kids — ages 3 and older — at the art center for a fun, art-filled evening while they enjoy a meal at… Continue Reading

See history come alive at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6. Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s. The open house will feature live performances by local… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the Fall 2015 Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all A’s and B’s. Eighth grade Richard Allen, Kim Allen, Kate Alsup,Michael Anderson, Tyra Araas, Mallory Arneson, Kaycee Arnold, Jacob Boint, Maya… Continue Reading

Nonprofit filling the gaps between school meals

Nonprofit filling the gaps between school meals

SHERIDAN — This weekend, as turkey lovers delight in the many variations on Thanksgiving leftovers and the seemingly endless store of good grub in the fridge, others in Sheridan will rely on weekend food boxes from a local nonprofit, counting down the days until school breakfast on Monday. The Food Group, which formed in 2010,… Continue Reading

Snowpack levels lagging behind average

SHERIDAN — Winter may have made Sheridan look like a winter wonderland outside, but snow levels are still lagging behind the average. Recent data from the University of Wyoming’s Water Resource Data System indicate the Tongue River Basin total precipitation is less than half of the median. As of Friday morning, snowfall is only 44 percent… Continue Reading

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