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May 9, 2015

BIG HORN — It predates Sheridan County, built in a time when the town of Big Horn had more residents than Sheridan, Casper and Billings combined. It’s seen 25 presidents and the invention of the automobile. The building next to the Big Horn Mercantile in Big Horn has been part of the town for 130 Read More

Agendas May 9, 2015

May 8, 2015

Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the April 27 meeting • Old business • New business 1. Consideration of PL-15-10: Wrench Ranch phase two final plat Read More

Center Stage: Sheridan is fortunate to have Day Break facility

To the angels of the Senior (Center) Day Break, I want to extend my sincere thank you for all the magnificent work that you do with our senior population, specifically my mom. The ladies and other team members at the Senior Day Break offer so many wonderful opportunities for social activities, laughs, games, lunch and Read More

Appointments for free assistance with tax refund for elderly and disabled

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will be taking appointments to assist older and disabled Wyoming residents with applications for the tax refund program for elderly and disabled.  The purpose of this refund program is to provide an allowance to help cover sales and use taxes, property taxes and utility Read More

Johnson’s protagonist is a grandfather

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Walt Longmire novels and television series are well known to many who read or who watch television, both in the United States and 100 other countries worldwide, broadcast in English and 12 other languages. Craig Johnson, the creator of the Walt Longmire character, is a Sheridan Read More

TR FCCLA chapter prepares students for community leadership roles

By Libby Heimbaugh Tongue River High School DAYTON — When you look at Tongue River High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter, you may see a typical group of teenagers at first glance, but FCCLA molds students into leaders by encouraging them to prepare for the future, to strengthen family bonds and to Read More

Learn how to grow your own sprouts on Thursday

SHERIDAN — Georgia Boley and Alex Clearwater will lead a free workshop on how to grow sprouts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The workshop will feature fun facts about sprouts, tasty food and step-by-step instructions and demonstration on how to start and cultivate sprouts on your kitchen counter. For participants who want to start their own Read More

Welch Team to host fundraiser for Relay for Life on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Welch Team will be hosting a fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life on Friday. The fundraiser will include music by Bryan Ragsdale, a Wyoming native who has traveled the world singing the “Gospel of Wyoming” with songs about family, faith, freedom, friendship and fishing. He has played at Relay for Read More

Diane Carlson Evans to speak at Sheridan College graduation

SHERIDAN — Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps who served in the Vietnam War and founded the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, will provide Sheridan College’s commencement address on May 16. Sheridan College’s 66th annual commencement ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. inside Read More

Public comments open on proposed revisions to Hathaway Scholarship rules

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education has revised the Hathaway Scholarship Program’s Chapter 38 rules. These revisions were requested by Gov. Matt mead in 2013. The rules have been reduced from 38 pages to 18 pages. The Hathaway Scholarship Program has also seen a change in statutes and many of the program’s rules are Read More

Volunteers needed to help hang DSA flower baskets

SHERIDAN — On May 17, more than 800 petunias will be transplanted into more than 200 hanging baskets that will decorate Main Street north to Fort Road throughout the summer. The Downtown Sheridan Association needs a “small army” of volunteers to help transplant the flowers and hang the baskets. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. Read More

Kilbride named Community Hero for work at TRVCC

DAYTON — With quaint storefronts and the majestic Bighorns as a backdrop, Dayton at first feels a lot like other sleepy mountain towns. Early Wednesday afternoon, as rain misted down outside, a man filling his tank at Sinclair was the only soul visible from the town’s main drag. But Dayton and neighboring Ranchester are far Read More

Local agencies add 90 summer jobs

SHERIDAN — More than 90 seasonal part-time and full-time jobs will be added by Sheridan-area governmental entities this year. A majority of those jobs will go toward providing recreation for local residents. The highest governmental employer of seasonal help in the county is the Sheridan Recreation District, which employs an additional 54 workers during peak Read More

County P&Z approves two quarry renewals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved two quarry renewal permits with conditions at the meeting Thursday evening. Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve a renewal permit for Burgess Quarry. The quarry is located on 10 acres of land zoned agricultural. The new permit is good for 15 years. The most notable Read More

Western casino night to be held May 16

  SHERIDAN — The Daughters of the Nile will present a Western Casino Night on May 16 at the Kalif Shrine. Registration will be held from 6-7 p.m., and gambling will occur from 7-9 p.m. The top five winners will be paid in Chamber Bucks, and 50 percent of the buy-in will be paid out. Read More

Kids’ writing workshop with Poet Laureate May 16

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host Wyoming’s distinguished sixth Poet Laureate Echo Roy Klaproth on May 16 for a two-hour children’s creative writing workshop. This free event is presented in conjunction with Science Kids. A first-ever collaboration with Klaproth, the outdoor writing workshop will use the fascinating world of science to explore the Read More

Kids’ leather craft workshop to be held May 16

SHERIDAN — An introductory leathercraft workshop will be held for youth ages 19 and younger during the upcoming 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show in Sheridan. The free class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16 at Bethesda Worship Center in Bethesda 1. The class will be led by renowned Read More

SC honors agriculture students, donors

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College agriculture department honored more than 20 high-achieving students and several donors on May 1 at SC’s Agriculture Recognition Luncheon in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium. “We have so many great students, and our donors help those students make their dreams of earning a degree a reality,” SC Director Read More

Alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership

May 7, 2015

  SHERIDAN — Standing atop a tiny platform perched on a 16-foot wooden beam held erect by children applying equal pressure to ropes tied to all four sides, students in alternative physical education classes at Sheridan Junior High School and Fort Mackenzie High School took the “leap of faith.” Reaching the top was no easy Read More

County plans dust suppression, graveling this summer

SHERIDAN — Dust suppression and graveling make up the bulk of the Sheridan County summer project schedule for 2015, efforts that should extend the life of the county’s 500 miles of unpaved roads and provide rural residents safer travel. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said dust suppression accounts for nearly $1 million of the summer Read More

Visitors needing hotel room this month may be out of luck

  SHERIDAN— If you haven’t booked your hotel room in Sheridan for the month of May, you may be out of luck. Sheridan area hotels are filled to the brim for the month due to plethora of events. Starting this weekend, Big Horn will host more than 2,000 soccer players and their families at the Read More

Youth hunting challenge to be held May 30 in Upton

SHERIDAN — The Youth Hunter Education Challenge state hunting championships will be held May 30 in Upton. The event, sponsored by the National Rifle Association, allows Wyoming hunters age 18 and younger who have passed hunter education to showcase their skills and have a good time. The challenge tests youngsters in sporting clays style trap Read More

Thorpe named SC Distinguished Alum

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young has announced his approval of the Sheridan College Alumni Committee’s recommendation of Ken Thorpe as the 2014-2015 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. Thorpe will receive his award during this year’s Sheridan College commencement ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. May 16. “Ken demonstrates an absolute dedication to Read More

Model UN club to host international foods buffet

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Model United Nations club will host an international foods buffet from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Grace Anglican Church. Attendees are welcome to come and go anytime during the two-hour timespan of the event. The buffet will feature foods from a variety of countries, a silent auction and awards and Read More

Birding retreat at HF Bar Ranch May 15-17

SHERIDAN — The HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring will host a birding basics workshop with instructor Julie Rieder May 15-17. The course is designed for the beginning birder but birders of all levels are welcome to attend since there is always more to learn. Participants will spend time in the classroom, as well as outdoors Read More

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