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Wyoming Baroque to perform at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Baroque will perform in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. Wyoming Baroque brings together the country’s most dynamic, historically informed instrumentalists to Wyoming. They will play instruments set up to baroque-era specifications, including the use of natural gut strings and lower-pitched… Continue Reading

County looks ahead to tough budget season

County looks ahead to tough budget season

SHERIDAN — County officials are entering a months-long, back-and-forth process with department heads to write next year’s budget, and while many of the specifics are still unknown, Sheridan County is anticipating another tough run. Renee Obermueller, county administrative director, said that while it’s too soon to put a number on it, she is certain the… Continue Reading

Symons enters HD30 race

SHERIDAN — While candidate filing doesn’t open until May, another individual has announced her intentions to seek public office this election season. Sheridan County resident Gail Symons announced her candidacy last week for Wyoming House District 30, which includes areas primarily east of Interstate 90 in central Sheridan County. Symons is a retired U.S. naval… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman charged with felony theft, forgery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman has been charged with stealing money from her former employer and forging her boss’ authorization to do so. The two felony counts are both punishable by up to 10 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines or both. Stephanie Gail Rosalez, formerly the director of operations at Resource Staffing,… Continue Reading

Local teams earn first-place finishes in DI competition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area students competed in the 2016 Wyoming Destination Imagination Competition at CY Middle School in Casper on March 19. Teams placing first in their division and challenge have the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, from May 25-28. Several teams were also awarded special awards. Results are… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include photographer and printmaker Linda Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; writer Elizabeth (Zebbie)… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to show Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, April 9. 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… Continue Reading

WYO Theater expansion on hold, not forgotten

WYO Theater expansion on hold, not forgotten

SHERIDAN — While the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors failed to approve funding for the continued expansion and updating of the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan, it did recommend the project for reconsideration in September. WYO Theater Executive Director Erin Butler said the theater and Sheridan College are working together on the schedule for… Continue Reading

Spring snowstorm targets Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is in the crosshairs of another spring snowstorm. Snow fell Monday in parts of central and western Wyoming and is expected to impact other areas of the state — including Sheridan County — Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service posted a blizzard watch for Johnson, Converse and Niobrara counties and part… Continue Reading

3 SHS students chosen for Wyoming Girls State

SHERIDAN — Tailor Geeting, Olivia Boley and Clara Bouley of Sheridan High School have been selected to attend the 74th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to take place on the campus of Northwest College in Powell June 11-18. American Legion Auxiliary Girls State was established in 1941 and is an annual program… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces third-quarter honor rolls

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently released the third-quarter honor rolls for the Arvada-Clearmont junior high and high schools. Students on the Honor Roll earned a GPA of 3.0-3.49. Students on the Board of Trustees Honor Roll earned a 3.5-4.0 GPA. The following students earned spots on the lists. Honor roll Seventh… Continue Reading

Little Bighorn spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Friday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. These spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 30. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument, and the Visitor Center/Museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and… Continue Reading

Celebrating disABILITIES

Celebrating disABILITIES

SHERIDAN — If you’ve driven down Main Street anytime in the past three weeks, you’ve likely seen the big banner hanging above traffic proclaiming it “disABILITY” Awareness Month. Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming, a local special needs service agency, sponsored activities in Sheridan throughout March in recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Staff at… Continue Reading

Clearmont resident helps pick inductees for WCHF

SHERIDAN — Choosing Wyoming’s best cowboys can’t be an easy task. The Cowboy State has its fair share of individuals who spent many years of their lives in the saddle. Soon, the board of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will have to choose its 2016 inductees; nominations are due Thursday. Nominees have to be… Continue Reading

Wyoming losing people because of energy downturn

CHEYENNE (AP) — More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry, and it’s a trend that an economist doesn’t see reversing until oil and gas prices rebound. “We have to wait for oil and gas supply and… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in Silver Spur Cafe fire

SHERIDAN — Fire crews responded to a structure fire at 832 N. Main St. on Saturday. No injuries were reported in the blaze. The building is home to the Silver Spur Cafe. Sheridan Fire-Rescue firefighter George Neeson said firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday for a report of smoke coming… Continue Reading

Officials seeking applicants for county library board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System is accepting applications for two open board positions that will begin July 1. Applicants must complete the board application, and the application must be received no later than April 29 at 5 p.m. to be considered. Applications can be emailed to the Board of County Commissioners —… Continue Reading

Local students receive WGU scholarships

SHERIDAN — The following local residents received scholarships from Western Governors University. As a nonprofit, online university that is committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible for everyone, WGU typically awards scholarships based on the applicant’s academic record, readiness for online study, financial need and other considerations. Dennis Lynch of Sheridan received the… Continue Reading

Tickets for Big Horn Country USA on sale now

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Big Horn Country USA music festival. The third annual event set for June 16-18 at the Trails End Concert Park will feature Trace Adkins, Hunter Hayes, Chase Bryant and more. Ticket prices will go up April 1. Currently general admission for the three-day festival is… Continue Reading

Nominations for Leopold Conservation Award open

SHERIDAN — Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association are accepting applications for the 2017 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners… Continue Reading

Clearmont workers cherish their time on the road

Clearmont workers cherish their time on the road

SHERIDAN — As the smallest school district in the state, Sheridan County School District 3 has plenty of commuters. While some teachers or administrators live in Clearmont, Arvada or the surrounding area, most drive to the tiny town every day from Buffalo or Sheridan. While a long commute is often seen as a downside, some… Continue Reading

Sheridan nonprofit finds a new home in old Taylor School

Sheridan nonprofit finds a new home in old Taylor School

SHERIDAN — If you give, you shall receive. Kelley Olson lives her life by that motto. The executive director of the Sheridan Angels has spent the past several years providing clothing, appliances, furniture and food to those in need. It’s a job that has given her a sense of fulfillment and reward in ways that… Continue Reading

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