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Students to display musical, artistic, culinary talents

March 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — The musical, artistic and culinary talents of Sheridan Junior High students will be on display in early April at the fifth annual Art Extravaganza. The Extravaganza is held annually at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery at the Sheridan College Main Street location. “This is a truly wonderful event that shows the combined hard work Read More

Trumble to present lecture on railroad tie cleanup

SHERIDAN — As part of the Sheridan College Science Museum Lecture Series, John Trumble will present “Cleanup and Remediation of Creosote Impacted Soils from a Railroad Tie Chipping Facility” on Wednesday. Trumble, the president of Cordilleran Environmental Consultants, Inc., will discuss the findings of a research study sponsored by BNSF Railway Company and conducted near Read More

Trout Unlimited to host Craven Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The local chapter of Trout Unlimited will host guest author, fly designer and fly tyer Charlie Craven on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Best Western. Craven, a world renowned tyer from Boulder, Colo., will offer a demonstration of his fly tying techniques. The event is free and open to all but donations Read More

Stock Growers Assoc. seeking Leopold Award nominations

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Stock Growers Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award. The award recognizes Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources and is presented by Sand County Foundation, WSGA and Peabody Energy. The annual award includes a check for $10,000 and an automatic entry into the National Read More

Sand, sandbags available at county Road and Bridge shop on Short Road

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works department has sand and sandbags available at no charge for residents who need them for flood control. Visit the Road and Bridge Shop at 48 Short Road Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for supplies. Check in with Connie Bennick when you arrive. For help Read More

Council of Social Agencies seeking nominations

SHERIDAN — The Council of Social Agencies is seeking nominations for Sheridan’s Human Service Person of the Year and Human Service Lifetime Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize an individual each year in the human service field who has made a significant contribution to our community through their employment and/or volunteer Read More

Celtic Sage takes center stage this weekend

SHERIDAN – For almost 15 years, local band Celtic Sage has been entertaining Sheridan audiences with traditional Irish music. The band had its beginnings in 2000, when co-founder Leslie Viren gathered a few musicians to create an Irish band, the only one of its kind in Sheridan. Viren said her love of Irish music and Read More

Teen cited by police after ‘mooning’ woman

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan teenager was cited by police Thursday for “mooning” another motorist. Ryan Deitchler, 18, was issued a ticket after a woman complained to police that he had flipped her off and displayed his bare buttocks. The complainant had attempted to follow Deitchler after it happened, but ultimately lost sight of him. However, Read More

WYO Theater to present six ‘Forever Plaid’ performances

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater and Sheridan Civic Theater Guild will present “Forever Plaid,” a play by Stuart Ross. Performances will be held at the WYO March 20-23 and 27-30. Thursday-Saturday nights performances commence at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays will be presented at 2 p.m. Comical musical “Forever Plaid” stars Ryan Koltiska, Philip Garber, AJ Read More

Free ‘Healthy Back’ class to be offered at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County YMCA will offer a free three-week class starting March 24. “Healthy Back” is designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. Program participants will learn 15 simple exercises that can be done daily for back support. The class is free to all members of the community. Class space is Read More

Girl Scouts celebrate 102nd anniversary

SHERIDAN — Wednesday was the 102nd birthday of the Girl Scouting in America, which began on March 12, 1912, in Georgia. This week was National Girl Scout week and the Sheridan County Girl Scouts celebrated with a variety of activities including community service projects. Several troops worked together to make gifts for the first baby girl Read More

SC to host disability discussion on Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host guest presenter Ben Anderson on Monday. The discussion will include dialogue relating to disabilities such as discrimination, getting an education and misdiagnosis. The discussion will be held in Presentation Hall W136 of the SC Whitney Building from 6-7:30 p.m. The college is located at 3059 Coffeen Avenue. For more Read More

‘Never Flinch’ scholarship available

SHERIDAN — The family of Sheridan High School assistant football coach Weston Johnson, who died after a two-year battle with melanoma cancer Jan. 17 at his home in Wray, Colo., has started a scholarship to honor Johnson’s memory. The “Never Flinch” Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Sheridan High School and one Read More

Plans to open Inn for guests this June

SHERIDAN — The Historic Sheridan Inn is within a few months of opening under new ownership. Hopes are that by early June, 11 of the Inn’s rooms will be ready to rent and the new restaurant will be up and running, but first-floor tours from volunteer guides may start as early as next week. After Read More

Man sentenced for August standoff with police

SHERIDAN — A man who engaged in an armed standoff with police was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday. Judge William Edelman assigned Sean O’Leary five years of supervised probation in lieu of prison largely because the incident was primarily the product of psychological trauma from military and law enforcement service. The charge Read More

Event helps residents understand life in poverty

SHERIDAN — The idea is to host a simple dinner, encouraging attendees to forgo their usual routine to experience a meal someone would likely have in a shelter — soup, bread and water. The soup is served in handmade bowls donated by the community, which attendees then bring home with them. At home, the bowl Read More

Next three months determine drought, flood scenarios

March 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Precipitation in Wyoming was nearly 180 percent of average for the month of February, but the months of April, May and June will be the ones that determine whether the state is in for a summer drought. The Powder River Basin, like others in the state, is expected to have above normal snowmelt Read More

Water treatment plant timeline indicates fluoride could be added by late August

SHERIDAN — Work continues on conventional upgrades to the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants with an estimated completion date of October 2014. Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board Project Manager Dan Coughlin gave the board a memo at its meeting Wednesday that outlined a time frame for major components of the upgrade. Read More

Rep. Berger recaps legislative action at monthly event

SHERIDAN — The spotlight at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon went to the four state legislators representing the Sheridan area who recently returned from this year’s legislative session in Cheyenne. Speaker Pro Tempore and House District 51 Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, gave an overview of the major legislative energies that went Read More

A-C students wins Poetry Out Loud contest, again

ARVADA-CLEARMONT — For the fourth consecutive year, Sara Ellingrod of Arvada-Clearmont School has captured the Poetry Out Loud first-place title. Ellingrod vied with 11 other high school competitors from across the state in the memorization and recitation competition. The runner-up was Rebecca Dulaney from Sundance Secondary. Ellingrod and Dulaney’s selections included “The Pomegranate and the Read More

Landon’s hosting three free workshops Sat.

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting three free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Easy Composting” will be presented by Phil Gilmore offering tips on composting, including samples available for viewing and storage method discussions. At 11 a.m. members of the city recycling program will talk about the many options for recycling in Read More

First local roller derby plans meet and greet

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s first local roller derby league, the Bomber Mountain Derby Devils, is hosting a recruitment meet and greet event on Wednesday for the newly formed women’s team. Commencing at 6 p.m. at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169, refreshments will be served and attendees will learn more about roller derby including participation requirements. Read More

Sheridan County Museum seeking 2014 sports and recreation submissions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is seeking submissions for the 2014 season. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “History of sports and recreation in Sheridan County” and is looking for members of the community to loan items such as rodeo-related items, dance hall memorabilia, jerseys, panoramic crowd shots and other related items from Read More

Stroke awareness fundraiser to be held Fri.

SHERIDAN — A Stroke Awareness fundraiser on behalf of Troy Winder of the Sunset Cafe will be held at Tongue River Middle School on Friday. From 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria a soup and chili dinner will be served, a silent auction will be held and basket raffles will be offered. The cost of dinner Read More

Polka club to host dance Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, music will be provided by Rapid Creek. The dance is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 Read More

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