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Leaving a legacy at SHS

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Between the poor ventilation, the daily high concentration of adolescent use and the lingering effects of an old science wing water leak, the smell at the end of a long, hot, fall day in the Sheridan High School locker rooms is less than desirable. However, the desires of the nose are but one Read More

Bond set for woman charged with forgery, kidnapping

SHERIDAN — A cash bond of $75,000 was set for a woman who allegedly forged paychecks before kidnapping a child of whom she had given up custody two years earlier when she was sentenced to prison. Destiny Marie Pyke participated in her hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court from jail via closed-circuit television. According to Read More

County P&Z recommends approval of event space in Big Horn

SHERIDAN — Big Horn may get an events center with indoor and outdoor activity space for weddings, meetings and more if county commissioners approve a conditional use permit Dec. 2. The proposed .42-acre site consists of an empty lot and an old wooden structure that are located south of the post office and Big Horn Read More

WYO Theater to host anniversary celebration

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will celebrate its 25th anniversary Nov. 15 with memories, music and surprises. The event is set to begin at 7 p.m. and is free. Organizers said the evening will celebrate donors, volunteers and patrons. Those interested in attending may call the WYO Theater box office to reserve a complimentary ticket. Read More

Civic Theatre Guild to hold auditions for Jan. production

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will hold auditions for its January production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on Monday and Tuesday. Nominated for six Tony Awards, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. In it, two middle-aged Read More

SC to host Veterans Day ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Plaza on Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. The plaza is located at the main entrance to the campus and features bricks inscribed with the names of veterans. The ceremony is free and open to the public and will include a dedication of the Read More

State Board of Education to meet in Clearmont next week

CLEARMONT — The Wyoming State Board of Education will meet Monday through Wednesday in Clearmont at the UCross Ranch. The board will be working on a strategic vision, goal setting, a legislative agenda and a communication plan during the meeting. The full agenda for the meeting is available on the Wyoming State Board of Education Read More

‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

November 6, 2014

Blood heroes: navigating the donation process

SHERIDAN — As a resident of Sheridan County, chances are you have heard the commercials or seen the fliers on a near monthly basis as United Blood Services rolls into town for a blood drive. Various locations play host to the mobile blood collection teams to help keep blood banks stocked and ready for others Read More

Dayton Town Council to vote on cell tower Nov. 19

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council will vote Nov. 19 on whether or not to allow Verizon to install a cell tower on town property near the community center. The tower is expected to improve cellphone reception in Dayton and surrounding areas. Six residents attended a public hearing regarding the cell tower on Oct. Read More

Another boom? Study shows Brook Mine could create 600 jobs

SHERIDAN — Ramaco, the company planning to open the Brook Mine 6 miles north of Sheridan, released a study and projections Tuesday that show Sheridan County may need to prepare for significant growth. While mining companies across the country struggle with red ink, securing export permits and what they’ve called a hostile Congress, Ramaco officials Read More

Ranchester sewer line replacement bid approved

RANCHESTER — Before work can begin on the new Main Street Mercantile in Ranchester, the town must replace the sewer line beneath the proposed site for the business center. Members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to award a bid for the sewer replacement project to Intermountain Construction and Materials of Sheridan for $54,809.22. The second Read More

Chamber prepares for Legislative forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has started planning the annual Legislative Forum, set for Nov. 24-25. The two-day event provides community members and organizations the opportunity to address local state legislators. Each group or individual is provided with 15- or 30-minute time slots. To present to the legislators, sign up by calling Read More

Home Depot helps make veterans homes more accessible

SHERIDAN — Home Depot’s Celebration of Service, which runs from Sept. 11 to Nov. 11 each year, will include helping to make local veterans’ homes more accessible this year. The Celebration of Service marks two months in which the store brings attention to the plight of veterans in need and steps in to help. The Read More

CEC set to begin two projects in spring

SHERIDAN — The Creative Economic Council for Sheridan and Johnson Counties has chosen two projects to begin in the spring. The CEC is a council of more than a dozen organizations that discusses options for developing a creative economy by utilizing often overlooked talent in many areas of creative thinking and expanding the networking opportunities Read More

TRMS announces first-quarter honor roll

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School staff announced their first-quarter honor roll recipients. Superintendent’s Honor Roll Eighth grade Mackenzie Aksamit, Emily Elliot, Jaren Fritz, Staci Helferich, Holly Hutchinson, Macey McArthur, Tiffanie Rosenlund, Bailee Stewart, Morgan Warren Seventh grade Zaveah Kobza, Rheagan Logan, Jacob McIntyre, Kenzie McPhie, Maddy Miller, Reagan Mullaney, Declan Nunn, Chloe Schilling, Emma Read More

Science Saturday to focus on solids, liquids and gases

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday event set for this weekend will focus on solids, liquids and gases. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids for a morning of hands-on, minds-on science. Activities with lava lamps, boat races, lemon batteries and more are planned. The Read More

Kalif Players to present ‘Stop the Presses’ Nov. 13-15

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Players will present the melodrama “Stop the Presses… or She’s Not My Type” next week at the Kalif Shrine Center. The play centers around Colorado Clarion editor Aspen Print, the none-too-bright newspaper girl Judy Paige and aging typesetter and Colorado Clarion owner Granny Print. Organizers invite community members to feel free Read More

Akcita Win to meet at Rib and Chop Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its November meeting at Wyoming Rib and Chop House on Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. An unspecified program will be presented and dinner will be enjoyed. The meeting is open to the public. Wyoming Rib and Chop House is located at 847 N. Main St.

Dept. of Education offering free conference for teachers

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Education is hosting a free K-12 Literacy, English and Language Arts Teachers’ Conference Nov. 14-15 in Cheyenne. All educators are welcome including private school teachers, substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, instructional facilitators and parents. Featured events include keynote speaker Jeff Wilhelm, author of “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys,” and arguably Read More

Friday Events Nov. 6, 2014

Events for Friday,  Nov. 7, 2014 • 8:30 a.m., veterans issues panel discussion, Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Drive • 2 p.m., Top Brass performance from the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Whitney Presentation Hall, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 4-7 p.m., Open Studios Fall Show and Sale, seven locations throughout Sheridan, for more Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 6, 2014

Screening of rock climbing documentary set for Friday SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a screening of “Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution” on Friday at 7 p.m. The feature-length documentary tells the untold story of the American counterculture of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn Read More

Mead gets four more years; Mead to focus on coal, Endangered Species Act

November 5, 2014

CHEYENNE (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he plans to push in his second term to finish projects that map out a better future for the state. Addressing campaign workers Tuesday night in Cheyenne, Mead said it’s incumbent on people who live in Wyoming to question what they can do every day to make the Read More

Anderson edges out Alley in Dayton mayor race

DAYTON — After 25 years of leadership in Dayton, Mayor Bob Wood will hand over the reigns to newly elected mayor Norm Anderson. Former Councilmen Anderson and Bob Alley both pursued the position of mayor. Anderson won the election with 212 votes. Alley received 134 votes. There were 13 write-in votes. Anderson has served 14 Read More

Election 2014

U.S. CONGRESS (statewide totals) U.S. Senator R – Mike Enzi, incumbent  (119,444) D – Charlie Hardy (29,031) L – Joseph S. Porambo (3,600) I – Curt Gottshall (13,164) U.S. Representative R – Cynthia Lummis, incumbent (111,054) D – Richard Grayson, Apache Junction, Arizona (37,345) L – Richard Brubaker (7,019) I – Daniel Clyde Cummings (6,628) Read More

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