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Community drum circle set for Thursday

May 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA Arts and Humanities Residency Fund and Sheridan Anesthesia Associates John and Pam Standish are sponsoring a community drum circle Thursday. All members of the community are invited to attend and bring anything to beat from drums, buckets and pots to your hands at the drum circle lead by The Drum Read More

‘Rabbit Hole’ to be performed at Mars Theater

SHERIDAN — A locally directed and performed play kicked-off yesterday in the new Mars Theater. “Rabbit Hole” will offer performances through Sunday and again May 8-11. It stars Hannah Varney, Samantha Jacob, Dimitra Dugal, Aaron Trembath and David Britton in the story of a family trying to deal with the loss of a child due Read More

Simpson to highlight SC commencement ceremony

SHERIDAN — Retired historian and former Wyoming politician Pete Simpson will serve as the commencement speaker at Sheridan College next week. Simpson is a University of Wyoming alum, a native of Cody and worked as a dean at Sheridan College in the early 1980s. He has filled a variety of positions at the University of Read More

‘Bridges out of Poverty’ training set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A repeat offering of the “Bridges out of Poverty” training will be held Thursday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The presentation by Regina Lewis discusses strategies for communities and professionals looking to counter poverty and its impact at all levels of the community. The cost is $25 per person which includes a book Read More

Groups work to battle mental health stigmas

SHERIDAN — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and professionals in Sheridan County are working to increase local knowledge about best practices for optimal psychological health. In addition to spreading the word about services available locally, the month’s designation is an effort to counteract long standing societal stigmas surrounding mental health. “The theme this year Read More

First show at Mars Black Box Theater, ‘Rabbit Hole,’ opens tonight

May 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — An experience most can relate to: you’re a guest in someone’s home and an unexpected intimate moment happens. Whether it be a heated discussion between a couple, a moment of emotional weakness as a family struggle surfaces or a bout of uncontrollable laughter — being drawn into another’s life as they experience its Read More

Natural gas board seeks community support for project

DAYTON — While the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board awaits word on various funding and partnership options, board members are hoping to get some buy-in on the project from local residents. The board is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between as a cheaper heating alternative to electric and propane. Read More

FAB committee to host film screening May 8

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference Committee will host a screening of the documentary film “Raising Ms. President” on May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. The 60-minute film explores the challenges and perceptions that surround women in leadership positions and steps we can take to encourage more women Read More

BHMS students to help community members

SHERIDAN — Students from Big Horn Middle School are conducting a community service day on May 30 and are seeking members of the community who need their help. Types of projects they are looking for are painting, wood hauling, cleaning, yard work, light construction projects, spring cleaning like window washing and lawn care. They are Read More

Former Ucross Foundation artists-in-residence honored in spring awards season

UCROSS — A Pulitzer Prize in drama and 10 Tony Award nominations are among the list of awards being claimed by Ucross Foundation Fellows and former artists-in-residence in the spring awards season. A new musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” by composer Steven Lutvak and lyricist Robert Freedman was nominated Tuesday in 10 Read More

Conservation District hosting free workshops

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is hosting a series of free workshops at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The next event in “Productive Landscapes” will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. as author and master gardener Jodi Torpey will present “Water-Wise Gardening.” The library is located at 335 W. Alger Read More

Banks to present fifth variety show at the WYO Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Alex Banks will present “Just a-Singin’ and a-Dancin,” his fifth variety show, at the WYO Theater tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. Banks, who danced through his 20s until making a career change to work as a wardrobe manager with Western Costume, is still dancing and singing at the age of Read More

Akcita Win to host next meeting Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Powder Horn Golf Clubhouse. The evening will center around the club’s 65th birthday and will include a performance by the Big Horn A-Cappela Choirs and a demonstration by Katie Schaefer and Linda Lanners titled “Yard/Garden Art.” All members of the community Read More

African violet show and sale to start tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan African Violet Club will present “Sheridan’s Diamond Anniversary of Violets,” an African violet show and sale, tomorrow and Saturday. Prized flowers will be displayed and some will be available for sale at this free event which is open to all members of the community. Friday’s show will run from 10 a.m. Read More

Photography collection to open at library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Photographer’s Association will open their May display at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library today and an artist’s reception will be hosted Monday. The group of local photographers will display various works through the month in the mezzanine area. The reception will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is free to all Read More

Sheridan College to present five scenes from ‘Moby Dick’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Department of Music will present “Of Sailors and Whales: Five scenes from Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’” on Sunday. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The free evening of entertainment will feature the SC Wind Ensemble and the SC Jazz Ensemble and will also include Read More

District to resubmit community center plans

SHERIDAN — After reviewing the survey results regarding the proposed Big Horn community recreation facility, the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District met Wednesday to vote on reapplying to the county for a conditional use permit to build the facility. At the special meeting, the board voted unanimously in favor of the motion to Read More

Keystone Awards raise $58,000 for Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The annual Keystone Awards held last week to honor some of Sheridan’s most giving citizens raised more than $58,000 for the Sheridan Senior Center. “The event went very well overall,” event chair Sarah Aksamit said. “We’ve had great feedback and it seemed like everyone was having fun. It was a lot of fun Read More

Amsden Creek closure extended

DAYTON — The Wyoming Game & Fish Department recently extended the winter range closure on the Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Dayton. The area normally opens up for human presence on May 1, but will remain closed until May 17 due to persistent snowpack. “It’s not looking like snow conditions on the face Read More

Trooper injured in Johnson County crash

BUFFALO — A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper is recovering at home following a Wednesday morning incident in which his parked patrol car was struck by a vehicle on WYO 387 approximately 8 miles north of Midwest in southern Johnson County. Trooper Richard Burridge, who was seated in his patrol car, sustained minor injuries after his Read More

Kirtley named Sheridan College Distinguished Alum

SHERIDAN — Dr. Karmen Kirtley has been named the 2013-2014 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. “I have known Karmen since 1996, when she enrolled in the public speaking class I taught,” said SC instructor Ron Krikac, who nominated Kirtley. “She has since become a loyal friend and trusted colleague for whom I have deep admiration.” Kirtley Read More

Gillette man battles wife’s discharge from Green House

SHERIDAN — A resident at the Green House Living for Sheridan nursing home was involuntarily discharged from the facility yesterday afternoon. Gillette resident Tom Johnson said his wife, Jan Johnson, 61, was metaphorically booted from the facility on less than amicable terms. Green House Administrator Chris Szymanski confirmed there was a dismissal at the facility Read More

We the People team returns from D.C.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s We The People team has just returned from the national competition held in Washington, D.C., earlier this week and while the group didn’t bring home a top prize, they did experience several national treasures. “We’ve been spending a month, literally now in the realm of hundreds of hours, on essays Read More

Cram announces intention to run for re-election

April 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — County Commission Chairman Terry Cram has announced he will run for re-election for another four-year term on the Board of County Commissioners in the election this fall. Cram said that he is proud of what the board has accomplished together in recent years. “I take credit for being a part of a system Read More

Board of Ed. continues review of Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — Over the past couple months, Wyoming has made national headlines as the first — and to date only — state to “reject” or “block” the Next Generation Science Standards. Some news reported that the state Board of Education decided not to implement the NGSS. Others say that while the board wanted to implement Read More

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