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Sheridan College rodeo set for Sept. 23-25

Sheridan College rodeo set for Sept. 23-25

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s rodeo team will host a rodeo over the weekend of Sept. 23-25. Returning this year are several important veterans about whom head coach Marc Gilkerson is very excited: Tayte Clark, who finished seventh in the nation in saddle bronc riding; Sam Thurston, who finished third overall in the Central Rocky Mountain… Continue Reading

Welcoming autumn jar by jar in your home

With summer behind us and fall not quite here, this time of year calls to us to set aside a few good things for the harsh months ahead. Of course you could purchase an item or two from those who have done this work for you at the farmers market, and I hope you do.… Continue Reading

Reduced funding challenging senior services

Reduced funding challenging senior services

SHERIDAN — A recent article in the Casper Star-Tribune reported how Senior Centers across the state are being negatively impacted by the state budget cuts. Following is an interview with Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center, on how state budget cuts are affecting the center here in our county. Q: How have… Continue Reading

Agendas—Sept. 16, 2016

Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board Regular Meeting 5 p.m. Thursday Sheridan County Commissioners Meeting Room • Call to order • Consent agenda A. Minutes of the Aug. 10 regular meeting B. Treasurer’s report 1. Bills as of Sept. 16 2. Account status 3. Investment accounts 4. Budget vs Actual • Review and approval… Continue Reading

First-class mailbox gardens

First-class mailbox gardens

Even if the daily mail doesn’t amount to much, a cheerful mailbox garden stamps you as First Class in the neighborhood. It’s also a fun gardening opportunity. Mailboxes perched on posts at the curb give you a chance to create a postage-stamp garden design. Think of the mailbox as a piece of functional sculpture that… Continue Reading

Flood Marketing expands locations, business

Flood Marketing expands locations, business

SHERIDAN — Technology can show a person the world; it has also helped open the world to a local business. Flood Marketing has expanded to several markets over recently and they’ve done so by taking a unique approach to growing the business. Flood Marketing began in 2010 as a social media-based marketing company but has… Continue Reading

Walk on Sept. 24 to fight suicide

With Wyoming’s high suicide rate and recent cuts in state-funded suicide prevention, community support for the Wyoming Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is more critical now than ever. AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. In 2010, the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition… Continue Reading

City to host meet, greet of city administrator candidates

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will host a meet and greet of candidates seeking the city administrator position on Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. Candidates will be available to meet area residents and discuss the role of the city administrator. At a meeting earlier this… Continue Reading

Sheridan High School student reflects on LEDA Scholar experience

Sheridan High School student reflects on LEDA Scholar experience

SHERIDAN — Soon, high school seniors will begin to fill out applications to seek entrance into colleges and other post-secondary institutions. In that process, John Lenzi is shooting for the stars. His choices include some of the top schools in the country: Rice University, Brown University, Stanford and Swarthmore College. Considering he was recognized as one… Continue Reading

Finalists for city administrator selected

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan officials have selected the final two candidates for the city administrator position. Mark Collins and Anthony Tolstedt were announced as the finalists for the position Thursday morning. Collins has served as the associate vice president for administration and local government relations at the University of Wyoming since July of 2007. Prior… Continue Reading

Micah Wyatt to perform at Small Stage Concert Series

SHERIDAN — The Carriage House Theater will host the next concert in the Small Stage Concert Series Sunday. At 7:30 p.m., Micah Wyatt will perform. Wyatt, a seasoned performer, is a former Sheridan resident now living in California. He uses a mix of acoustic instruments, instrument effects, looping technology and beatbox skills to make a single… Continue Reading

Arch Coal accepting Teacher Achievement Award nominees

SHERIDAN — Arch Coal is now accepting applications for the 2017 Teacher Achievement Award, which recognizes 10 nominees as exemplary teachers who challenge their students and raise the bar on academic achievement across the state of Wyoming. Each teacher will receive a $3,500 personal cash award, as well as widespread recognition. Teacher nominations may be… Continue Reading

Ranchester gauges interest for paving project

Ranchester gauges interest for paving project

RANCHESTER — Mayor Peter Clark and town engineer Chris Johnson held a meeting Tuesday for the property owners on Mobile Drive, Mobile Circle and H Street in an effort to move forward with a paving project in Ranchester. The meeting was held to communicate the known issues, to learn about unknown issues and to determine… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer free programs to the community

SHERIDAN —  The Sheridan County YMCA will offer three free classes to adults in the Sheridan community. A personal fitness class will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour during a 12-week period. Times for the class will be 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Livestrong will be available for a 12-week… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host Lake DeSmet lecture

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan College will host Travis Neebling when he gives a presentation on the Reservoir Research Program and evaluation of Lake DeSmet fisheries on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The lecture will focus on native and non-native sport fish populations in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs, new gear and techniques. Neebling will also evaluate fish… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 15, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block Parkside Court, 2:39 a.m. • Illegal burn, Lane Lane, 7:36 a.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block North Main Street, 3:52 p.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 5:45 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Illegal burning, Brayton Lane, 7:57 a.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE… Continue Reading

Making the most of mountain recreation

Making the most of mountain recreation

The world is creating more new and inventive ways for us to enjoy the mountains and outdoor world. Sometimes these ideas are crazy and other times I wonder why I didn’t think of it. This week I was invited to a summer camp for adults in Park City, Utah, where outdoor professionals have the chance… Continue Reading

Kicking off a new season of art

Kicking off a new season of art

SHERIDAN — As the school year settles in, singers, dancers and musicians at local schools are getting ready for the big stage. Sheridan High School  The Sheridan High School performing arts department has already set up a preliminary schedule for its 2016-17 school year. The choir will host its first performance on Oct. 25. Ashley… Continue Reading

Back to school means opportunity for art

The new box of crayons have the points worn down a bit. Back packs are now filled with books and homework. Flashing lights in school zones remind us to slow down at certain times of the day. New back-to-school clothes have been through a laundry room. All that plus a nip in the morning air… Continue Reading

Business friendly? Council candidates discuss what city could do

SHERIDAN — As legislators and public servants on nearly every level of government continue to discuss economic development and how community’s can diversify, the goal of “business friendly” is often discussed. The term encompasses any number of efforts that would help recruit new businesses to an area or help existing businesses grow. Those factors could… Continue Reading

Elks award rodeo scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Lodge #520 awarded Rickie Engesser with the Elks Youth Rodeo scholarship. Engesser is a recent graduate of Spearfish High School in Spearfish, South Dakota. She will attend Gillette Community College this fall where she plans to study to become a Veterinary Technician and participate on the rodeo and basketball teams.… Continue Reading

Annual 5-year-olds birthday party set for Sept. 17

SHERIDAN ­­­— Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host the annual 5-year-old birthday party on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. The event will be held on the back cafeteria patio area at the hospital. All children that were born in 2011 are invited to attend with their parents and siblings. Activities will include face painting, balloons and… Continue Reading

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