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Next ‘Tween Takeover Challenge’ to offer a mystery bag challenge

January 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” through February. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time, but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and experiments that Read More

Feb. 7 fundraiser to benefit Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — A “Love on Your Art” fundraising event will be held Feb. 7 at the historic Sheridan Inn beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward operations and the building purchase fund for the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The fundraiser will include silent and live auctions, food and a no-host bar. Read More

Civil Air Patrol provides training for local youth

January 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — Whether your young one plans to enter the U.S. Air Force, wants to take to the skies for fun or to help people or just needs a little more leadership, he or she may find a jump-start to their dreams in the Civil Air Patrol. CAP is a nonprofit organization that performs 90 Read More

So far, 5 applications received for liquor license

SHERIDAN — Today is the final day for advertising the availability of a $1,500 retail liquor license currently owned by the city. To date, five entities have applied for the license, and City Council will soon begin the process of reviewing applicants before choosing a buyer. Applications for the license are due by the end Read More

Sheridan man enters not guilty plea for child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one charge of child endangerment Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Nelson, 26, was charged after a Nov. 25 search warrant executed on his home resulted in his arrest. Police searching the home discovered drug paraphernalia, some with methamphetamine residue, littering the basement in a Read More

Senior Center to offer tax help Tuesdays, Thursdays

SHERIDAN — Free tax help sponsored by the AARP in coordination with the Internal Revenue Service will be offered at the Senior Center this year. The tax help and preparation will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the tax season, beginning Tuesday. Organizers said it is necessary to bring all pertinent paperwork and forms Read More

TRMS announces Principal’s honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll. The following students earned at least a 3.67 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Anastasia Beutler, Theron Kalasinsky, AJ Lytton, Olivia Miller, Tiffanie Read More

Brinton, SC to host ceramic artist for lecture, workshop

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum in partnership with Sheridan College will host an internationally-known ceramic artist for a lecture and workshop next week. Gail Kendall is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She will give an evening lecture Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Galley. The Read More

What’s next? Dayton, Ranchester pursue more in-depth planning for natural gas pipeline

January 29, 2015

DAYTON — It wasn’t the $2.5 million grant and $3.5 million loan they were hoping for, but members of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board expressed confidence Wednesday that the State Loan and Investment Board remains supportive of their efforts to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Read More

Easing the transition to UW: Agreements in the works to help ease student transition to 4-year school

SHERIDAN — Soon, students enrolling in one of 16 programs at Sheridan College with the intention of transferring to the University of Wyoming will be able to rest easy knowing that they have the same chances of receiving a bachelor’s degree in four years as students who spend their first two years at the University. Read More

Judge hears evidence in fraud case against Sheridan woman

SHERIDAN — Lawyers in the case of a woman accused of fraud presented arguments Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court concerning exhibits meant to be presented at trial. Miranda Mraz’s attorney John Robinson had objected to certain exhibits during a Jan. 13 hearing. Both he and County Deputy and Prosecuting Attorney Christopher LaRosa then agreed Read More

SC offering tax assistance again this year

SHERIDAN — It’s almost tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department will offer the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year. The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are Feb. Read More

TRMS releases honor rolls

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s Superintendent’s Honor Roll. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA in the second quarter and had an A in every subject. Eighth grade Mackenzie Aksamit, Emily Elliot, Jaren Fritz, Holly Hutchinson, Annie Kerns, Macey Read More

SMH to host three more ACA presentations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will offer three final public presentations to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. All three presentations will Read More

Creating functional art

January 28, 2015

Lloyd Marsden holds a wood bowl after finishing it on the lathe. The bowl will have to dry for several days before Marsden sands and oils it. The bowl will be auctioned at a fundraiser for the Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan. Marsden has been turning wood since his youth — his father was Read More

SMH looks to establish partnership with medical air transport service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital may soon have a medical air transport service on-site. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty told the hospital board of trustees Tuesday that they have be in discussions with Air Methods, a medical transport service with more than 300 bases nationwide, in order to get Wyoming Life Flight Services into Sheridan. While Read More

Shot down: Legislators kill bill to remove public vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature is making quick work of some of the bills presented in the 63rd session, including laying to rest a somewhat controversial bill that would have removed the public vote for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction. HJ0002 was killed Monday afternoon in the House Education Committee by a vote Read More

Bear Cloud eligible for parole after serving 25 years

SHERIDAN — Family and friends of Wyatt Bear Cloud gathered Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court as he received a more lenient penalty in the third round of sentencing stemming from the 2009 murder of local businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud had been sentenced to life in prison in 2011 in connection with the crime, Read More

Dayton Town Council prepares to fill vacant seat

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council met Tuesday to prepare for upcoming interviews of candidates who have applied to fill an open seat on the Council. Mayor Norm Anderson also used the work study to discuss various dos and don’ts he’d like to see followed by the Council, which will consist of three new Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at local art center

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s artists and writers at “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center a variety of artists and writers will present about their craft and their time at the residency program located in Ucross. The free event is open Read More

UW announces fall semester President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at the University of Wyoming recently released the 2014 fall semester President’s Honor Roll list. Thirty-two students from Sheridan County were named to the list, which includes students in undergraduate programs who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled in a minimum Read More

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The February Akcita Win meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in the Gourmet Room on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Heidi Heuerman will be the guest speaker and will discuss landscape fiber painting. The meeting will also include the Secret Sister unveiling. The event is free and open to the public. For Read More

Bear Cloud gets more lenient penalty in third round of sentencing

January 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Family and friends of Wyatt Bear Cloud gathered Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court as he received a more lenient penalty in the third round of sentencing stemming from the 2009 murder of local businessman Robert Ernst. Bear Cloud had been sentenced to life in prison in 2011 in connection with the crime, Read More

Senior Center announces 2015 Keystone honorees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced the 2015 Keystone Award honorees Monday. The individuals being honored this year will be Mary Kraft, Barbara Walter and Kim Love. The Keystone Awards began in 2011 and celebrate individuals with a lifetime achievement of service. The three honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Read More

Kinskey sponsors firefighter arbitration bill

SHERIDAN — Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, has sponsored a bill in the Wyoming Legislature that would make arbitration non-binding on governing bodies that must go into hearings with a neutral third-party mediator in order to settle employment contract negotiations with firefighter unions. Kinskey said the bill — Senate File 123 — places final say on Read More

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