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Churches to host ‘Blue Christmas’ service Wed.

December 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Local churches are working together to host a Blue Christmas worship service Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For many, Christmas can be a painful time for a variety of reasons that can cause individuals to feel alone or blue. First Christian, Trinity Lutheran and First United Methodist churches Read More

Tickets for the 2015 Wine Fest on sale Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association announced that tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on Tuesday. The event set for March 6 at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. Two levels of tickets are available. Read More

Proposal would require kids in school at younger age

December 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — During the November conference of the Wyoming School Board Association, a resolution proposed by Sheridan County School District 2 to lower the age at which students are required to enroll in school was adopted and is now working its way toward the state Legislature. The WSBA represents the interests of its member local Read More

Water shortage: New project could provide long-term water supply

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board received initial approval Thursday for a project that could provide an efficient, cost-effective way to obtain needed long-term water supplies for the Sheridan area. The approval — which won’t be final until the Wyoming Legislature approves the Omnibus Water Bill Read More

Is fat the new winter fad? Bikes built for snow, sand finding a niche with riders

SHERIDAN — The shorter and cooler days have arrived, which for cyclists in our area, signals that it is time to swap two-wheeled transportation for four-wheeled, and that cycling season is over for another season. Or is it? In recent years, a new type of bicycle has emerged that allows cyclists to continue with their Read More

Changes in Sheridan College placement structure pays off

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s efforts to get their students in college-level English and math courses faster seems to be paying off. After piloting changes to both the placement in and the structure of developmental education, or remedial, courses last year at the college, some new initiatives were implemented this fall that officials hoped would accomplish Read More

Board approves livestock sale building to be built on fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association voted Thursday to allow fairgrounds staff to build a shed to house operations for the 4-H/FFA livestock sale held each year during the Sheridan County Fair. Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said a request to have a permanent building in which to administer the sale was mentioned at a Read More

Sweat equity: Hoffman signs on Habitat for Humanity home

SHERIDAN — Mia Hoffman left Sheridan County Title Insurance Company on Thursday with the keys to a new home and an interest-free mortgage thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Hoffman, a single mother with two teenagers and a 2-year-old son, has been living in a three-bedroom apartment. Gathered around a boardroom table in the title office, Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Dec. 13, 2014

Sunday • 1 p.m., Music by Mike Kuzara at the Big Horn Historical Society meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Third St., Big Horn • 2 p.m., “Christmas at the Carriage House,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military • 2:45 p.m., Celebration of Life Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 13, 2014

December 12, 2014

GEAR UP welcomes family to Tuesday event SHERIDAN — Sheridan County GEAR UP students and their families are invited to Family Night at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event will include presentations, games and video clips, and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Read More

What are our water supply needs?

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press sat down with City Public Works Director Nic Bateson to discuss the area’s current water supply and future water supply needs. The discussion applied to the supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. • Where is the area’s current water supply stored? Twin Lakes, Park Reservoir and Dome Read More

NWCCD nominates 6 for leadership awards

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District will submit six names for consideration for this year’s Wyoming Association of Community College Trustee Leadership Awards. The individuals were each nominated by their peers within the NWCCD. Criteria for the awards are different for each category, but all involve excellence in the individuals’ chosen areas, contributions Read More

Center Stage: And I get paid for this?

Renee Meador is a Sheridan resident. 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. The best job I ever had was picking and arranging wildflowers. Then I had to identify them. The bouquet recipients Read More

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 13, 2014

• Out on the town: Soup, Christmas light tour and dessert, Monday, Dec. 22. Join us for Jean’s hearty vegetable soup at 5:30 p.m. with the tour to follow. End the evening with a hot beverage and a treat at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Return time is 8 p.m. The entire package is $13 Read More

Lights, cameras…fun!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — For many, Christmas includes a tour of neighborhoods to see homes decorated for the holiday. The Senior Center is offering its annual Christmas lights tour for older adults again this year. The tour has been part of the center’s community activities for several years. “I’ve been going Read More

Summit Award winner: Judy Chen

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Judy Chen, daughter of Ru and Chao Chen of Sheridan, is this week’s Summit Award winner. She maintains a 4.0 GPA despite a challenging course load, working part time, and many extracurricular activities. Jeanne Hackman was Chen’s Gifted and Talented English (GATE) teacher for three years. She Read More

Library to host Christmas craft program

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a free Christmas crafts program for young adults, in conjunction with Science Kids! on Wednesday. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Youth ages 10 and older are welcome to participate. Attendees will make homemade soaps, lotions and body scrubs. Each Read More

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ to focus on self-esteem

SHERIDAN — Self-esteem will be the next topic featured as part of the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars.” Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will discuss holiday stress in the seminar co-sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to everyone with no reservations required. The seminar Read More

Sheridan County school districts to hold holiday concerts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School Districts 1 and 2 will host a variety of holiday concerts in the upcoming week. All concerts are free and open to the public. The following is a schedule of events.­­ Sheridan County School District 1 • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Big Horn Middle School band concert at Big Horn High Read More

Lions Club presents check to SC basketball coaches in support of Booster Club

SHERIDAN — The annual Lions Club basketball tournament at Sheridan College celebrated its 40th year over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. On Dec. 4, Lions Club officials presented a $1,200 check to Sheridan College basketball coaches Matt Hammer and Frank McCarthy and SC Foundation official Debi Isakson, in support of the SC Booster Club. “The Lions Read More

Natural gas board meets with governor

SHERIDAN — At times, those working to bring natural gas to the Tongue River Valley have felt like Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill, watching it roll down and then pushing it back up again in an eternal cycle of frustration. However, progress has been made, Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Chairman Peter Read More

Lessons in court

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School government class observed a hearing Thursday at Sheridan County Circuit Court as a defendant petitioned the court for a change of bond. Keevin Donnell Ware, of Sheridan, has been incarcerated since his arrest Dec. 2. Judge Shelley Cundiff imposed a $2,500 cash bond Dec. 3. At 19 years old, Read More

SC: Fees for nursing, dental hygiene programs to increase in 2015

SHERIDAN — Fees will likely increase for students entering the Sheridan College nursing or dental hygiene programs in the fall of 2015. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young presented the proposed fee increases to the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Young noted that every program at the college operates at Read More

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

SHERIDAN — With the season of giving in full swing, the various charitable organizations in Sheridan County seem to be experiencing support in differing degrees. While organizers of the annual Community Holiday Dinner reported more donations and volunteers this year than ever before, programs like the Festival of Trees benefitting the Special Olympics and the Read More

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022.

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