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Sheridan College to offer music therapy course this fall

August 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer a new course, Introduction to Music Therapy, this fall. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the fall semester, from 10-10:50 a.m. It is a two-credit course taught by board certified music therapist Michele Folster, a graduate of Sheridan College and Utah State University. The class Read More

SCSD2 shortens time spent away from school with summer programs

August 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — Ah, summer: a time for long hours of play, almost daily ice cream treats and plummeting reading levels. While summer break is blissful, research has shown that it can lead to a regression in learning levels that can hinder education in the new school year, especially for struggling learners, which is why Sheridan County Read More

No connection established between Fearnow arrest, burglaries

SHERIDAN — Local law enforcement officials said Monday they aren’t ready to draw any connections between the arrest of Kyle Logan Fearnow and the burglaries at local pharmacies in recent months. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska noted that two individuals were arrested in connection with the Hospital Pharmacy West burglary earlier this year — Robert Read More

DCI uses informant to nab local drug dealer

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Division of Criminal Investigation worked with a confidential informant to catch a local drug dealer in action this summer. According to court documents, on May 13, DCI agents interviewed the informant who told them he/she had recently spoken with Dave Deal about purchasing psilocybin mushrooms and that he/she had purchased Read More

Check backgrounds, references for caregivers

SHERIDAN — A recent court case involving a caregiver for a local senior citizen has sparked a renewed sense of caution among those seeking help caring for their loved ones. Brooke Bass recently accepted a plea agreement after being charged with felony theft for taking a brooch from an elderly woman she had helped care Read More

Mulholland wants more economic diversity; Patton touts experience

August 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, said he is seeking a fourth term as representative for House District 29, which encompasses much of Sheridan, because he believes his experience and knowledge will help him judiciously serve his constituents and mitigate between extreme viewpoints on a variety of issues including education and finance. Ptolemy Data Systems CEO Read More

Big Horn Mountain Catering earns People’s Choice

SHERIDAN — Several hundred people attended the annual Taste of Sheridan event held at Thorne-Rider Park on Sunday. Approximately 10 area restaurants participated in the event meant to showcase local culinary talents and raise money for the North Main Association. Four judges tried a bit of everything prepared by the local restaurants and tapped Frackelton’s Read More

Birding at The Brinton scheduled for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

Neuroscience researcher to present at Sheridan College Aug. 20

SHERIDAN — Affective neuroscience researcher and educator Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will present a talk at Sheridan College on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. The presentation titled “Me, my ‘self’ and you: Neurobiology of self and social emotion in learning,” will be held in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Immordino-Yang was named a “Rising Star” by the Read More

Man had nearly 400 narcotics on him when arrested

August 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan police officers who arrested a local man Wednesday for a municipal court warrant found nearly 400 prescription narcotics concealed on his person when conducting a search at the detention center. Police arrested Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, at the Apple Tree Inn, which is his current address. Sheridan Police Department detectives called to assist Read More

Jennings challenging incumbent Coleman for House District 30 seat

SHERIDAN — The race for House District 30, which includes portions of southeast and southwest Sheridan and much of the eastern half of Sheridan County, has pitted Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, against self-described “average citizen” Mark Jennings, who works as a handyman. Coleman was appointed by Sheridan County commissioners in October 2012 to fill the unexpired term Read More

Battling nature with nature

SHERIDAN — “It is a pretty common misconception of us — that we just spray chemicals,” Sheridan County Weed and Pest Assistant Supervisor Luke Sander said. “But biological control has always been part of our plan.” In fact, SCWP uses a large arsenal of tools in the fight against pests and noxious, or invasive, weeds Read More

Go in with a fighting spirit

SHERIDAN — Stormy Broad shares her experience when she was attacked. “It was mid-day in a busy parking lot,” Broad said, “when a man came up to me with a knife and told me to get into the car. I had enough fighting spirit in me. I pushed him back and shouted ‘No!’” Broad gave Read More

Goose bump moments

It was June 5, the evening before the 70th anniversary of D-Day. I couldn’t believe it: I was at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the eve of this incredible anniversary of that event. To add to the moment, I was with my friend, Bob Bender, a World War II Navy veteran. Read More

Julie Szewc to perform at farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include an acoustic performance by Julie Szewc. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths Read More

Yoga Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

PurEnergy organizing triathlon in Bighorns

SHERIDAN— PurEnergy Fitness is holding their third annual Sibley Lake Triathlon on Aug. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Sheridan Area Search and Rescue. They have also added a duathlon to this year’s events. There will be prizes for men, women and teams for both races as well as Read More

Enzi hosting ice cream social Aug. 17

SHERIDAN— Sen. Mike Enzi, and his wife Diana, are hosting ice cream socials in 21 communities over the next three weeks. The events are free and open to the public. Enzi will be Sheridan Sunday, Aug. 17. The social will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Monument Shelter in Kendrick Park. “Ice Read More

Last weeks of freedom

SHERIDAN — Every year around this time it happens and yet it always seems to catch kids off guard. In just over two weeks, school will start again. Read that sentence again and let it sink in: two weeks. To prevent the first day from sneaking up on you like a rattler in a marsh, Read More

Sheridan County ranks 11th of 23 counties in terms of health

SHERIDAN — Of the 23 counties in Wyoming, Sheridan is ranked 11th in terms of health according to a report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute. “County Health Rankings” analyzes nearly every county in the country and ranks them with the primary goal of raising Read More

Is it local?

SHERIDAN — There is a “Portlandia” episode that features the two main characters peppering their waitress with questions about whether the chicken served is local, how much room it had to roam and if it had any friends on the farm. Though a bit tongue-in-cheek — with the waitress presenting documents about “Colin’s” life on a Read More

Whitney Benefits to fund part-time instructor for SC nursing program

SHERIDAN — Whitney Benefits will fund a part-time instructor dedicated to the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Sheridan College, officials announced Friday. College officials estimate that there are 250 CNAs employed throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties, with an approximate turnover of almost 50 percent in long-term care facilities annually. “We all have the highest expectations Read More

Youth garden activity set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold its next youth garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to harvest produce from the garden and learn how to handle fresh vegetables. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is limited so please Read More

Next movie in the park Aug. 15

SHERIDAN— Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Aug. 15 at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.

‘This and That’ at SAGE Exhibit Gallery this month

SHERIDAN— The SAGE Exhibit Gallery will host an August art exhibition featuring members Edre Maier and Sally Labore titled, “This and That.” The show runs Aug. 4-31, with an artists reception planned for Aug. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception and refreshments will be served. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery Read More

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