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Summit Award Winner: Asia Robinson

Sheridan High School senior Asia Robinson is this week’s Summit Award winner. She is the daughter of LoriAnn Wilson and Eugene Robinson. Throughout high school Robinson has been involved in many extracurricular activities including student council, National Honor Society and W.A.T.C.H. club. In addition, she began playing the clarinet in junior high and has participated… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings March 28, 2015

• The Sheridan Senior Center’s annual famous cinnamon roll sale is coming! April 3 at two locations: the Senior Center dining room at 211 Smith St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or while supplies last for both locations).… Continue Reading

He lives in the past and present

He lives in the past and present

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Dennis Heizer, a 64-year-old father of two daughters, two sons and 10 grandchildren, has been in Sheridan since 1977. He says that fact makes him qualified to be three-fourths Wyoming citizen. The contrast between his work at the First Interstate Bank and his “hobby” is remarkable. Heizer… Continue Reading

Getting to know your ‘everyday’ neighbors

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, a town of just over 17,000 and a county of not quite twice that, you see a lot of familiar faces from day-to-day. While some names are more familiar than others — making appearances in headlines or throughout history — there are people you see out and about every day but… Continue Reading

City gearing up for summer projects

City gearing up for summer projects

SHERIDAN — Road and utility reconstruction, new street striping and material recycling are just some of the summer construction projects planned by the city of Sheridan in 2015. Road reconstruction The largest project, at least in terms of expense, planned for this summer is Phase 3 of the Wyoming Avenue and Park Street reconstruction, City… Continue Reading

Blacksmiths gather to share tips, knowledge

Blacksmiths gather to share tips, knowledge

SHERIDAN — David Osmundsen drops a 4-foot piece of mild steel into the burning embers of the forge in Duane Bomar’s shop. Within seconds, the end of the steel turns into a fluorescent orange as it sizzles at a blazing 1,900 degrees. That’s when the magic happens. Osmundsen lays the scorching hot end of the… Continue Reading

4 SC students elected as Student Senate officials

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College students have been elected by their peers to serve as Student Senate officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Deneese Stone will serve as Student Senate president. Stone, of Lusk, is studying criminal justice and psychology. Vice president will be Jeannie Jex of Evanston, who is studying culinary arts and hospitality.… Continue Reading

Land’s End concert to be held on Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will host a concert by Land’s End on Thursday at the church. Land’s End is Canada’s premier classical chamber ensemble and will be joined by WYO Theater Executive Director Gerard Gibbs on oboe and Marcin Swoboda on viola. A pre-concert talk will… Continue Reading

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 state FFA degree recipients

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. The Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll in agriculture education and FFA, they select… Continue Reading

Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

RANCHESTER — If you ask a 13-year-old to name a personal hero, would they be more likely to choose Kim Kardashian or Clara Barton? Or maybe the choice is between Tom Brady and Stephan Hawking? If they had successfully completed the Hero Fair project at Tongue River Middle School, the answers would likely be the… Continue Reading

Juvenile justice plans to review data, programs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will take time between now and the start of the next session to examine several issues concerning juvenile justice including data collection, the possible expansion of Title 14 confidentiality to municipal and circuit court, what diversion programs are successful and the expunging of juvenile records. Neal… Continue Reading

Walters-Clark ready to serve Dayton as councilor

Walters-Clark ready to serve Dayton as councilor

DAYTON — Dayton’s newest Town Council member hopes to bring teamwork and experience in conflict-resolution and contracts to her newest job. Laurie Walters-Clark thought it was time to contribute to a community she’s really come to enjoy after eight years living in the town. So she decided to throw her hat into the ring when Norm… Continue Reading

McCafferty and crew filming TV pilot in Sheridan

McCafferty and crew filming TV pilot in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Mike McCafferty spoke at a mile a minute inside the P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe. He was going over every line, coordinating with the cameramen and extras on movements. Then the cameras started rolling. “Hello everybody, we are here at the P.O. News Cafe …” he said. Several takes and an hour and… Continue Reading

BH considers national school lunch program withdrawal

BIG HORN — According to Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith, the district has begun discussions regarding Big Horn Elementary School’s potential exit from the National School Lunch Program. At the beginning of the school year, the district announced they would be pulling their middle and high schools from the program in… Continue Reading

Health insurance navigators at SC Saturday

SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on Saturday at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have… Continue Reading

Jazz Ambassadors to give free concert at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Jazz Ambassadors — the official touring band of the U.S. Army — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free concert will feature the 19-member ensemble formed in 1969. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements will highlight… Continue Reading

SHS orchestras to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony and Baroque orchestras will perform Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart and Brahms and the Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Weber, Elgar and Lalo. Jacob Jahiel will be featured as a soloist. In addition, Pippin… Continue Reading

SCSD1 will not have its own soccer team

BIG HORN — Despite months of discussion and planning by Sheridan County School District 1 school board trustees, athletic directors and administrators to field a home soccer team, the district will once again combine teams with Sheridan High School this season after they turned up short on players. Though early surveys of student interest showed… Continue Reading

WGFD proposes hunting season changes

WGFD proposes hunting season changes

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department released draft revisions for 2015 hunting seasons across the state and in the Sheridan region on March 19, and hunters are encouraged to submit comments on the proposals by the Tuesday deadline. The projected changes include decreasing available licenses in a few prominent elk and mule deer… Continue Reading

WGFD considers rules for use of drones in hunting

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department not only nails down quotas and seasons for game animals this time of year, but the state organization and its guiding commission also consider rule changes. One revision could drastically affect the way guides and hunters study wildlife before a hunt, as the WGFD is considering outlawing… Continue Reading

Is Sheridan one step closer to air service?

Is Sheridan one step closer to air service?

SHERIDAN — While Critical Air Service Taskforce Chairman Bruce Garber doesn’t expect there to be any major announcement this week, he believes CAST’s upcoming meeting with SkyWest Airlines will get them closer to bringing commercial air service back to the Sheridan County Airport. “It’s probably going to be unreasonable for us to think that we… Continue Reading

‘Keys to the Stone’ recipients named

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced five outstanding high school students and one outstanding Sheridan College student as its 2015 “Keys to the Stone.” The 2015 Keys to the Stone will be recognized for their contributions to their school and local communities at the Senior Center’s 2015 Keystone Awards on April 23. The 2015… Continue Reading

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