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Tyler Myers recognized as Summit Award winner

The Academics for All committee is proud to announce this week’s Summit Award winner, Sheridan High School senior Tyler Myers. Myers is a wonderful blend of talents and interests combined with a focus that reflects a strong value system based on his goal of helping others. Myers’ high school transcript is an indication of the… Continue Reading

WORKPLACE SAFETY Trainings across state teach preparedness

WORKPLACE SAFETY Trainings across state teach  preparedness

SHERIDAN—  In response to a rise in mass shootings across the country in recent years, Wyoming officials are providing workplace safety trainings throughout the state and made a stop in Sheridan this week. The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and Wyoming Highway Patrol hosted three trainings at Sheridan College on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday… Continue Reading

Lisa Barber reflects on meeting Prince in 1986

SHERIDAN — When Lisa Barber was 20 years old, she and a friend decided to try winning an MTV contest that would award a date with Prince and have his new film “Under the Cherry Moon” premiere in the winner’s hometown. Luck was with her. Barber was the 10,000th caller in the contest and won… Continue Reading

SPD hopes to improve community connections

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Police Department will host Coffee With a Cop Monday afternoon at 5:30 at Starbucks on Coffeen Avenue. All community members are invited to attend to help break down barriers between the police department and the public over coffee in a relaxed, one-on-one environment. Officers organizing the event said the majority of contact law… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild to produce ‘Yankee Tavern’

Civic  Theatre Guild to  produce ‘Yankee Tavern’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will open Yankee Tavern, a play by Steven Dietz, at the Carriage House Theater on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. “Yankee Tavern” is set in a run-down Manhattan bar, five years after the attacks of 9/11, while the memory of the event is still a fresh wound. The most… Continue Reading

SHS announces third-quarter Principal’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the list of students named to the Principal’s Honor Roll for the third quarter. Those on the list are student’s who earned all As and are enrolled in at least five classes at SHS. The following students were named to the Principal’s Honor Roll. Freshmen Sarah Bicocchi, Nolan… Continue Reading

WYO to host another Live from The Met

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Richard Strauss’ “Elektra” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council discusses Shrine Bowl ad, artifacts for information center

SHERIDAN — The Ranchester Town Council covered a variety of items at its meeting Tuesday night. Old business included postponing the second reading of an ordinance regarding the Montana-Dakota Utility franchise until May 17 for clarification of issues. The Trails West Subdivision final plat was accepted with conditions. The necessary permits, including a permit to… Continue Reading

Nominate Your Neighbor campaign now underway

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Roofing announced earlier this month that it is accepting nominations for its Nominate Your Neighbor Campaign. The community program is a way to help a deserving neighbor in need by providing a new roof at no cost. Wyoming Roofing, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Exteriors, Sheridan Media and Knecht Home Center, started… Continue Reading

SHS announces third-quarter B Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its third-quarter honor roll. Students on the B Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 2.7-3.49 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the B Honor Roll. Freshmen Joshuea Ahrens, Bailey Aksamit, Evan Albea, Wyatt Ankney, Faith Atwell, Garett Avery, Aeden Baldo, Kain Bennage, Tristan Bower, Jaron… Continue Reading

CAST YOUR VOTE Two polling locations changing this election year

SHERIDAN — Voters in two more precincts will head to the fairgrounds to cast their ballots this election season. At the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners approved moving the balloting for precincts 2-2 and 2-4 from the Sheridan Senior Center to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Eda Schunk Thompson, county clerk… Continue Reading

Learning to teach through partnerships

Sheridan College education student Abby Fauber gives instructions to students during a Sheridan College elementary education classroom session at the Broadway Center in Sheridan. Sheridan College elementary education students have the opportunity to teach their own curriculum and experience a classroom before earning an associate degree. Typically, an education student would not be exposed to… Continue Reading

Citizen’s Police Academy: Participants’ take

Citizen’s Police Academy: Participants’ take

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Police Department graduated its fourth class of Citizen’s Police Academy students Tuesday night at city hall. The annual 11-week program, which began in 2012 but did not operate in 2015, is a move by the department to better connect with local residents and dispel some of the mystery that often surrounds policing.… Continue Reading

FAB Women’s Conference tickets on sale

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will return to Sheridan April 29 and will take place at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Last year’s event had more than 100 attendees for the afternoon of education, empowerment and networking. Brenda Abdilla will keynote this year’s event. Abdilla has traveled the… Continue Reading

Clearmont mayor: Town will have to cut $7,000 from next budget

SHERIDAN—Finances were the focus of the Clearmont Town Council meeting Monday night. Discussions included the town’s water main project, the hiring of summer help and preliminary budget discussions. Town councilors decided they can afford to hire summer help. The councilors went through the fiscal year 2017 preliminary budget and discussed how to trim it in… Continue Reading

Ucross hosting new art exhibit

UCROSS — A new exhibition, (We)st Maria Rose & E.K. Wimmer, opened at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday. The multidisciplinary exhibit features 20 paintings by Maria Rose, along with photographs, collages and video by Wimmer, representing 20 years of relationship between the two artists. As they state, “(We)st follows the trajectory of two… Continue Reading

WYO to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Gaetano Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted… Continue Reading

SHS announces third-quarter A honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently announced the third-quarter honor roll. Students on the A Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the A Honor Roll. Freshmen Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Lucy Barten, Rae Bassett, Megan Beld, Hunter Benedict, Madelynne Blackwell, Emery Bree, William… Continue Reading

Fire union rejects city contract proposal

SHERIDAN — The firefighters union rejected the city’s most recent contract proposal during negotiations Monday night, citing concerns that the deal would prematurely lock firefighters out of future pay raises. City officials countered that the offer includes immediate pay increases department employees would not otherwise receive. The two-year contract the city pushed for includes a… Continue Reading

Ranchester Mercantile ready for tenants

Ranchester Mercantile ready for tenants

RANCHESTER —  It took two years from grant approval to completion. January 2014 marked Ranchester’s approval for a Community Readiness Grant for $977,500, of which the town had to match 15 percent. The funding collected to build the mercantile totaled $1.15 million. The construction was completed in January 2016. According to Mayor Peter Clark, Ranchester’s… Continue Reading

SCSD2 after-school program continues to grow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2’s after-school program has seen increased participation over the past few years, according to district officials. The program, which includes extra-curricular learning opportunities for students after the school day has ended, has increased from 144 regular attendees last year to 250 this school year. Regular attendees, according to after-school… Continue Reading

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