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Volunteers get matched with a local nonprofit

January 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — Volunteer Wyoming, a project of ServeWyoming, is helping volunteers be part of the solution and organizations be a trendsetter while locating additional support for their cause. Members of the community looking to be more involved but unsure where to start can register their interests and talents at www.servewyoming.org to be paired with organizations Read More

SMH striving to increase use of Transitional Care Unit

January 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — In the last year, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been striving to provide greater continuity of care to its patients who need a step of care between surgery and returning home. Chief Information Officer Nyle Morgan updated the hospital board of trustees Wednesday on efforts in the last year to more fully utilize the Read More

Grant to provide cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation announced Wednesday that it received a $50,000 grant that will help provide cancer screenings and diagnostic tests for patients who don’t have insurance or are underinsured. The announcement was made at the hospital’s monthly board meeting. “It’s really exciting today to announce the culmination of conversations with the Read More

Sheridan resident charged with reckless endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man has been charged with reckless endangerment after he pointed a gun at a woman during an argument. Daniel Lovick appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday and was assigned a $2,500 unsecured bond. According to court documents, Lovick had spent the evening with a female friend, but when the woman Read More

Lunchtime seminar focuses on controlling fear

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Campus on Main Street hosted a “Brown Bag Lunch Seminar” Wednesday. This week’s installment of the series of free 40-minute classes taught by Lynn Gordon, a counselor at the Family and Personal Counseling Center in Sheridan, focused on understanding and managing fear. “I have lot of things I’ve prepared for Read More

‘Nominate Your Neighbor’ looking for nominees

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Roofing Residential and Commercial is asking residents to “Nominate Your Neighbor” for a free new roof. If you know someone who needs a new roof and cannot afford one, they could be chosen to receive a new Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration roof if you nominate them. Nominations should be submitted online at Read More

Ducks Unlimited hosting next membership banquet Feb. 8

SHERIDAN — The Buffalo Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their 30th annual membership banquet, dinner and auction on Feb. 8. DU works to meet the needs of waterfowl in Wyoming by creating and enhancing wetlands and associated upland habitats. The evening will include dinner, raffles and an auction. Auction items available will be wildlife Read More

Kit Wendtland named to Gonzaga University President’s list

SHERIDAN — Gonzaga University in Washington has announced their fall 2013 semester President’s list honor roll recipients. In order to qualify for the honor, students must earn a 3.7 minimum grade point average. Kit Wendtland of Sheridan has earned placement on the President’s list.

Ucross initiative wins Google Earth award

UCROSS — The Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative research team, based at the Ucross Foundation’s Raymond Plank Creative Center, has received a Google Earth Engine Research Award. The UHPSI is directed by Yale University’s Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies Chadwick Oliver and is staffed by a team of graduate students and research scientists Read More

Sheridan College to host free day of college

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present “Saturday University: The Free One-Day College Education” on Feb. 8. Members of the community are invited to go back to college for a day — minus the tests and late-night study sessions — as three professors from the University of Wyoming present lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read More

Grover loves his Broncos ‘man cave’

SHERIDAN — There are only two days standing between football fans and the biggest game of the year. If you’ve tried to buy balloons at Walmart in your team’s colors for your Super Bowl party, you’ve likely noticed the gaping holes where the orange and blue bags used to hang. Sheridan has Broncos fever. But Read More

Mercantile to spur growth in Ranchester

January 29, 2014

RANCHESTER — Earlier this month, Ranchester received a major step up in its economic development goals when it was approved for a $977,500 Community Readiness Grant through the Wyoming Business Council. Town engineer Chris Johnson, who prepared and submitted the grant, said contracts have yet to be signed — estimated to occur by March — Read More

Leibach to replace Wheeler at Sheridan High School

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has announced that Highland Park Elementary Principal Brent Leibach has been chosen as principal for Sheridan High School. Leibach will replace Dirlene Wheeler who is retiring in June 2014. His appointment was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 13. “Brent’s laser-like focus on education and improving Read More

Unemployment rises .5% since Nov.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s unemployment rate for December 2013 rose slightly to 4.9 percent, up 0.5 percent from the previous month. Statewide, the unemployment rate averages 4.4 percent, a figure that is unchanged from November, but 0.5 percent lower than the same months in 2012. Senior Economist for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research Read More

New phone scam hits Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department issued a warning Tuesday after reports of a phone scam featuring a caller who claims to be a local police officer and then solicits funds. The SPD does not conduct fundraisers for any of its services. In a press release, Sgt. Travis Koltiska revealed a caller notified the police Read More

Water line break at the Children’s Center causes over $100k in damages

SHERIDAN — A water line at the Children’s Center caused more than $100,000 in damage last month. The line associated with an upstairs bathroom broke within the facility the weekend of Dec. 14 and was discovered by staff Monday morning. By that time, the facility had four to six inches of standing water pooling on Read More

Sheridan County’s StormReady recognition renewed

SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service in Billings has renewed Sheridan County’s StormReady recognition for its continued support of improved communications and an increased level of severe weather awareness. StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness, and arms communities with Read More

Sadie Clarendon named to dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Southwestern University in Texas, has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list. To be selected for the list, students must have at least a 3.6 grade point average while taking at least 12 credit hours of courses and be in good standing with the university. Sadie Clarendon of Story was named to the Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ to be held Tues.

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by artists at the residency. This month’s presenters include a photographer, a fiction writer, a mixed media artist, an oil painter, a poet and a printmaker. The free Read More

Super fan Lori Roe is ready for the game, are you?

SHERIDAN — Denver super fans are not hard to find in Sheridan. Enthusiasts like Kay Roush decorate their offices and collect gear to wear all year. Another Broncos fanatic also has a shrine of blue and orange — some may call it a throne — but in a much more unusual place. Sheridan resident Lori Read More

Rep. Coleman: Medicaid expansion would grow already broken system

January 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Over the 2013 interim session for the Wyoming Legislature, the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee tackled several issues including Medicaid expansion and how to define what constitutes misconduct in order to disqualify workers for unemployment insurance. It was hoped by many state residents that the committee would propose a bill to address Read More

Broncos fever sets in for super fan Kay Roush

SHERIDAN — The boys in blue and orange are headed to the big game this weekend and Sheridan has Broncos fever. While some may simply be swept up in the excitment, for some fans, this is a life- long passion at its finest. Super fans are everywhere, hiding among us as average citizens. But when Read More

Education proponents discuss plans

SHERIDAN — Local educators, government representatives, members of philanthropic foundations and others gathered last night at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center last night to discuss education issues in Sheridan and Johnson counties. The event was hosted by Whitney Benefits with the intent of bringing various stakeholders together to hear from education administrators about the Read More

Children’s Center board fails to address parental concerns at Monday meeting

SHERIDAN — Three parents attended Monday’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Children’s Center in order to address the board of trustees about concerns related to the quality of child care provided by the center. Approximately two hours into the meeting, board chair Robert Wyatt opened the floor for public comment, but by that time, Read More

Akcita Win to host next meeting Feb. 4

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host their next meeting Feb. 4 in the Trails End Motel meeting room. Georgia Boley from Journey’s Center of Wellbeing will address the nutritional services for disease prevention and treatment as well as dietary adjustments for good health in a presentation titled “It’s not just corn, peas and green beans Read More

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