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Billings man pleads not guilty to felony burglary

March 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — A Billings, Montana, man pleaded not guilty to felony burglary Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. The charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Gilbert D. Lefthand, 31, was arrested last month during a burglary in progress in Ranchester. According to court documents, Sheridan County deputy Read More

Councilors express hesitation over Holloway Avenue agreement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council decided to table a Holloway Avenue joint agreement with the county at its meeting Monday evening. Sheridan County previously approved a memorandum of understanding that calls for approximately $1 million in improvements to Holloway Avenue between 11th and 15th streets to bring the gravel road to urban street standards, Read More

‘Even Super Heroes Need A Day Off’ to show Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater. Admission to the shows is by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs. Organizers Read More

CTG cancels upcoming play ‘9 to 5’

SHERIDAN — The production of the musical “9 to 5” has been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to a press release from the Civic Theatre Guild. The press release added that the show’s directors have decided that it is best for the parties involved — cast, directors and the community — to shut down Read More

Museum to host ‘behind the scenes,’ Tidbit Sat.

SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period. A Tidbit Saturday program will Read More

‘Bottoms Up Bash’ to benefit colon cancer awareness

SHERIDAN — A “Bottoms Up Bash” will benefit colon cancer awareness Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and dance to the music of Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver. The event will also feature silent auction items and a photo booth. Read More

Council selects Killy’s

March 16, 2015

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to award the city’s available retail liquor license to Warehouse Market LLC, operating as Killy’s Smokehouse Deli. The move will allow the business to remake its image as a deli, Irish pub, liquor store and caterer, meaning Killy’s will get rid of its grocery store Read More

Luck of the Irish at Jaycees fun run

Caila Booth ties her shoes prior to the Sheridan Jaycees’ Run ‘Til You’re Green fun run Saturday morning at Kendrick Park. The annual event is a fundraiser for Jaycees projects that work to better the Sheridan community and a kickoff to the summer race season.

Fight still on for stiffer workplace fatality penalties

SHERIDAN — Mary Jane Collins isn’t done fighting yet. “We’re not giving up,” Collins said. “We’re sill here.” Collins’ goal is to see fines increase for serious violations of the Occupational and Safety Health Administration guidelines, and particularly for those violations that result in the death of a worker. Collins’ grandson Brett was killed in Read More

SCSD2 modeling PLCs to state

SHERIDAN — Continuing to move the needle on both Professional Learning Communities and the collaborative alternative school in the works for Sheridan County was the focus at the annual retreat of the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees Saturday at the Ranch at Ucross. PLC is a term used to describe a culture Read More

Local legislators, committees plan interim work

SHERIDAN — With the 2015 legislative session in the rearview mirror, local representatives don’t just turn the page to the 2016 budget session, as some of the most meaningful work leading up to Feb. 8 will take place in committees. Sheridan County legislators serve on a wide array of groups, each of which will serve Read More

SC students compete at theater festival

SHERIDAN — Nine students from Sheridan College’s theater department recently took part in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on the campus of Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, Washington. SC theater faculty member DannyLee Hodnett accompanied the students, who participated in acting competitions, workshops and presentations. The KCACTF Region 7 includes Wyoming, Montana, Read More

SHS Jazz Band to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The band will play songs performed at the Northwest College Jazz Festival and other jazz standards such as “Sentimental Journey” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” The SHS Read More

UW announces fall semester graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released its list of local graduates for the 2014 fall semester. The following degrees were awarded to Sheridan County students: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Science (MS) and doctorate (PhD). For additional information, see The following students from Sheridan Read More

Housing shortage keeps local rent high

March 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — When Anthony Fleak moved to Sheridan for his first engineering job out of college in August 2014, he ran into a road block — finding an affordable place to live. Early on, he began searching for somewhere to live, finding one-bedroom houses and apartments listed between $700-$800 per month without utilities payments included. Read More

Serving the underserved: Sheridan Health Center celebrates 10 years

March 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — Strong or weak, man or woman, rich or poor, big or small — anybody can get sick. Illness never discriminates. For millions of Americans, disease or injury means struggling to pay for health care in a system as confusing as it is expensive. The Sheridan Health Center, however, represents a beacon for those Read More

Sheridan man sentenced for felony forgery, stalking and burglary

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced in two different courtrooms for two different cases Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Joel Scott Elliott, 37, was sentenced first by Judge John Fenn for felony forgery in the smaller courtroom of the district court before moving to the larger courtroom to be sentenced on charges of Read More

SCSD3 welcomes Olympic athlete to coaching staff

CLEARMONT — After a special musical performance Wednesday night by Tri-M, the Sheridan County School District 3 honor music group, a former Olympic athlete joined the coaching team at Arvada-Clearmont High School, preliminary discussion on how to tighten the district budget by $200,000 began and an architect’s bid to manage summer projects was accepted at Read More

600 gather for Empty Bowl Fundraiser

SHERIDAN — Some say soup is good for the soul, and when you’re enjoying a hot bowl with 600 friends and fellow community members, coming together to support a good cause, that saying becomes all the more real. The seventh annual Empty Bowl fundraiser was held Thursday night at the Sheridan County YMCA. The event Read More

Agendas March 14, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. additions 2. deletions • Approval of the March 2 regular meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update 1. Administer the oath of office to Laurie Walters-Clark 2. Presentation from Cloud Peak Scanning on Dayton’s historical Read More

Five Sheridan College professors granted tenure

SHERIDAN — When you work hard at your job and have been consistently employed for a number of years, you hope to have earned a level of job security, a perception that your employer will allow you to continue doing what you do best for more years to come. In the education world, this level Read More

Celebrating Generations and Building Community Presentations

From  Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “Invest, Expand and Transform” is the topic in a series of community presentations that the Senior Center is hosting. Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Center, will present the driving and upcoming population trends that underlie the renovation and expansion projects under the Senior Center’s capital campaign ”Celebrating Generations Read More

Center Stage: Color on your plate — It’s not just about looks!

Georgia Boley MS, RD, LD, CSO is the registered dietitian at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. One of the many factors we consider when planning the Senior Read More

Enjoy the splash of color on your plate

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center A splash of color bursts across your eyes: greens, deep yellows, beige, white, reds. Are you looking an artist’s palette? In a way: you could be looking at your lunch plate. In addition to nutrition and variety, color plays a large part in making a meal appealing.  Transforming a Read More

Longtime Fort Mackenzie teacher announces her retirement

By 11th grade English class Fort Mackenzie High School SHERIDAN — Geri Roth, one of the original teachers at Fort Mackenzie High School, has announced that she will be going into retirement at the end of this year. For 18 years she taught what some see as the heart of FMHS, the Discovery class. Roth’s Read More

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