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Is Sheridan one step closer to air service?

Is Sheridan one step closer to air service?

SHERIDAN — While Critical Air Service Taskforce Chairman Bruce Garber doesn’t expect there to be any major announcement this week, he believes CAST’s upcoming meeting with SkyWest Airlines will get them closer to bringing commercial air service back to the Sheridan County Airport. “It’s probably going to be unreasonable for us to think that we… Continue Reading

‘Keys to the Stone’ recipients named

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced five outstanding high school students and one outstanding Sheridan College student as its 2015 “Keys to the Stone.” The 2015 Keys to the Stone will be recognized for their contributions to their school and local communities at the Senior Center’s 2015 Keystone Awards on April 23. The 2015… Continue Reading

Easter Bunny Princess Pageant Saturday

SHERIDAN — An Easter Bunny Princess Pageant will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 15 years of age. Contestants should sign up at the door and it is free to enter the competition. Contestants should bring a party… Continue Reading

New recreational arts program seeks instructors

SHERIDAN — A recreational arts program for residents of the Sheridan Community Shelter called Create Opportunity has been launched, but community help is needed to provide lessons and materials for the program. The goal of the program is to help shelter residents develop skills that might serve useful in supplementing their income and gaining experience… Continue Reading

Casper College 2014 fall President’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Casper College officials recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the President’s Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify, students must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following students were named to the list: Elizabeth Hildebrand… Continue Reading

Teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

Teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees Chairperson Carol Garber said it’s time to “get back to business” after another school board meeting heavy on public comment included repeated emotional pleas that Big Horn Middle School/High School Principal George Mirich remain in place next school year and district superintendent Marty Kobza… Continue Reading

Local school districts see additional funding from block grant

Local school districts see additional funding from block grant

SHERIDAN — Following action from the 2015 Wyoming State Legislature, each of the school districts in Sheridan County will get a little extra money in their upcoming budgets. The Legislature enacted an increase to the education resource block grant funding model and associated categorical grants through an external cost adjustment above and beyond what was… Continue Reading

City narrows search for financial, administrative director

SHERIDAN — The city’s search for a financial and administrative services director, a position designed to oversee the clerk and treasurer departments, has been narrowed down to six individuals. Sheridan Human Resources Director Heather Doke said a committee last week pared down the list from 34 total applicants, and work will continue in the coming… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump to raise money for Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — While the event was rescheduled after ice conditions at Lake DeSmet didn’t cooperate, the annual Jackalope Jump to support Special Olympics will be held at noon Saturday at Sheridan Junior High School. The family friendly polar bear plunge will be done in a pool outside at the school. Spectators are encouraged to attend… Continue Reading

DisABILITY Awareness Walk set for Saturday at SJHS

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will join statewide supporters for the annual DisABILITY Awareness Walk on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., the public is welcome to participate in the walk to be held at the Sheridan Junior High School track. The event is held to raise awareness for DisABILITY Awareness Month. Registration for the walk will be… Continue Reading

Comedy Night to feature John DeBoer on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Comedy Night featuring John DeBoer will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The evening of good, clean fun will benefit the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m., followed by raffle drawings.… Continue Reading

Wyoming Women’s Business Networking to host expo Saturday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods. Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host pruning workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a pruning workshop Saturday at 11 a.m. Kelly Norris, an ISA certified arborist will share her expertise on the ins and outs of pruning trees and shrubs. Organizers recommend attendees dress appropriately for the weather as parts of the workshop will be held outside and include hands-on… Continue Reading

VISTA serves Tongue River communities

VISTA serves Tongue River communities

RANCHESTER — Ending poverty is considered, by some, an unrealistic, unreachable objective. For Karen Walters, it’s part of her job description. The Ranchester resident is three weeks into her tenure as an AmeriCorps VISTA — Volunteers in Service to America — a program that began during the Johnson administration as the domestic arm of the… Continue Reading

New business to teach locals to fly

SHERIDAN — It’s hard for Marius Hoffman to describe what it’s like to fly. There is a rush of adrenaline — looking down at the world thousands of feet below cruising at speeds of around 150 miles per hour. Manning an aircraft comes with a great sense of accomplishment and gives you a tremendous amount… Continue Reading

Explore a world of instruments at the library Saturday

SHERIDAN — Petting zoos have long offered children and adults the opportunity to interact with animals to which they are not otherwise exposed. To be able to see, touch, hear and experience this mix of typical and docile pets and strange and exotic creatures is a treasured experience. On Saturday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public… Continue Reading

Raley sentenced for fraud for writing bad check

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Friday after his sentencing had been continued last month. Steven Raley had been arrested on fraud charges after paying a roping instructor $4,000 with a bad check. Sentencing for the charge was originally supposed to have been last fall, but Raley failed to… Continue Reading

Keystone Awards fundraiser set for Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Cozy Corner will host a fundraising party for the Senior Center’s Keystone Awards on Friday from 3-7 p.m. The event will include music, drinks and a chance to give back. Admission is free, but tickets for the raffle packages to be awarded at the April 23 Keystone Awards will be available for… Continue Reading

First Christian Church to host free workshop

SHERIDAN — First Christian Church and the Wyoming Association of Churches will host a biblically-grounded workshop, “Preparing for Resurrection,” on Friday. The workshop, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be led by author and coach Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter. The workshop will take a deep look at how participants can prepare for resurrection by… Continue Reading

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