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BNSF: Operational changes could result in closing of Sheridan stop

BNSF: Operational changes could result in closing of Sheridan stop

SHERIDAN — As the coal industry continues to get battered, railroad companies are also feeling the pinch. Officials at BNSF Railway said the company has initiated discussions with local employees and union representatives in Sheridan about operational changes that could result in the closing of the Sheridan stop. “Current volumes on the Bighorn subdivision are… Continue Reading

SCSD2 increases technology in classrooms eightfold since 2007

SHERIDAN — Learning technology is no longer an option in today’s society, and Sheridan schools are making sure that students are up to date with the times. Sheridan County School District 2 technology officials gave a presentation to board members Monday detailing the progress that has been made in increasing and enhancing technology hardware and… Continue Reading

Locals earn degrees from WGU

SHERIDAN — Several local students earned degrees from Western Governors University recently. The university held its 30th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Orlando on Feb. 6 and celebrated the graduation of more than 7,300 students. The following local students earned degrees: • Jessica Odom of Sheridan, Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies (K-8) • Michaela Uhling… Continue Reading

USFS seeking comment on tree thinning proposal

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on a proposal to thin trees throughout the Bighorn National Forest. Thinning of small diameter conifer trees is proposed in areas previously clearcut and where stand-replacing wildfires or severe weather events have occurred. The purpose of the proposal is to manage for the growth of… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Museum to host Tidbit Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a Tidbit Saturday event with a focus on dude ranching. The event, set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, is free and open to the public. Children ages 4-10 are encouraged to attend. They will learn about dude ranching while making their own exciting art project guided… Continue Reading

Prom fashion show set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — If you’re still looking for fashion ideas for prom, a fashion show Sunday will feature gowns and accessories for the big event. The Miss Wyoming Scholarship Program is organizing the event set to begin at 1 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Enter a drawing at the show for your chance to… Continue Reading

Three local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

Three local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

SHERIDAN — Three local teens recently received the highest Girl Scout Honor — The Gold Award. Robyn Ziler and LeAnn Burton of Sheridan and Lyndon Bare of Big Horn each earned the award. Each girl had to put in a minimum of 80 hours on a project that benefited an area of the community. Ziler… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump set for Sunday at Whitney Plaza

SHERIDAN — Dressed in crazy costumes, area residents will jump into freezing cold waters to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes on Sunday at Whitney Plaza. Registration for the Jackalope Jump will begin at 11 a.m. and the jump will start at noon. This fundraiser is a family-friendly, community event bringing together local residents,… Continue Reading

BHCHS to discuss Kendrick’s place in Wyoming politics

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch and will be followed by a program, “Montana’s third senator: John B. Kendrick’s place in Wyoming politics.” In recognition of this year being an election… Continue Reading

Thursday presentation to focus on tree-ring research

SHERIDAN — Bryan Swindell will give a presentation Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. on “Trees as prehistoric streamflow gauges: 800 years of water supply data for the Bighorn Mountains.” Swindell is a geographic information systems specialist and cartographer with SWCA Environmental Consultants. The presentation will take place at the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Local election season gets early start

Local election season gets early start

SHERIDAN — Each year, television talking heads and the general public discuss how much sooner election season seems to come. This year, too, those either seeking elected office for the first time or seeking to hold onto their current seats are getting a jump on filing season to announce their candidacies. Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 takes stock after budget cuts go through

RANCHESTER — School officials in Ranchester believe lawmakers dealt them not just a double whammy in budget cuts, as many in Wyoming’s K-12 world are arguing, but a triple whammy. Jeremy Smith, business manager for Sheridan County School District 1, said in an interview Thursday that decisions legislators made during the 2016 session and the… Continue Reading

Flower shop celebrates 50 years in business

Flower shop celebrates 50 years in business

SHERIDAN — In 1966, Collette Noonan, a longtime florist, decided to take her flower arranging skills out on her own. She bought a shop in downtown Sheridan, named it after her nickname “Babe” and opened up for business just a few days after New Year’s. Noonan probably intended to make a profit and build a… Continue Reading

Fort Road railroad crossing to be removed next week

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the city of Sheridan have partnered with Burlington Northern Santé Fe Railroad to remove the railroad crossing on North Main Street in Sheridan next week. Crews plan to be working in the area beginning on Monday. There could be minor interruptions to traffic on Monday, such as… Continue Reading

‘If I Were President’: Holy Name students learn about responsibilities of national office, voting

‘If I Were President’: Holy Name students learn about responsibilities of national office, voting

SHERIDAN — Beginning on President’s Day, Holy Name Catholic School second-grade teacher Mandy Leach led her classroom through an educational unit called “If I Were President.” The project was meant to encourage students to learn more about the responsibilities and challenges of the national office as well as learn basics about the voting process. On… Continue Reading

Agendas — March 12, 2016

Sheridan City Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes in the Jan. 25 meeting • Old business • New business A. Consideration of PL-16-5: Cloud Peak Ranch Twentieth Filing Minor Subdivision; a… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Chronic disease? Consider this

A lot of people wonder why I have a walker but I’m afraid of falling because I have fallen and my balance is very bad. I also have high blood pressure. I’ve been very frustrated with my condition of high blood pressure and my equilibrium. I found out about a Chronic Disease Management class that… Continue Reading

Transcribing a resonating life

Transcribing a resonating life

“I don’t think they would ever print anything from my diary if they found it somewhere a hundred years hence.” ~ Elsa Byron Spear Born in Big Horn in 1896, Spear grew up in Sheridan and on the families’ ranches at the beginning of the 20th century. In the photographic community, Spear is known for… Continue Reading

Ice Show set for March 18 at M&M’s Center

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Ice Show is set for March 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center. The show will feature performances from the Sheridan Ice figure skaters: Gennah Deutscher, Molly Butler, Katelyn Kayser, Jessica Ross, Maggie Pierce, Kairstyn Holden, Catherine Winnop, Marra Donahue and Victoria Smith. The girls… Continue Reading

K-Life to host dodgeball tournament

SHERIDAN — K-Life of Sheridan is organizing a dodgeball tournament for March 19 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Sheridan High School gym. The tournament is for those ages 8 to 98, but all are encouraged to come and watch. Teams will be comprised of six to eight people and will compete in… Continue Reading

Arts and crafts fair set for March 19

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will host an arts and crafts fair March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 40 Wyoming artists and crafters — with only handcrafted treasures — will be selling their art. Lunch and treats will also be available and a free goodie bag will be given to… Continue Reading

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