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4-H to hold annual carnival March 15

March 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H club will host their annual carnival fundraiser on March 15. From 3-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall a chili supper, cake walk, dunk tank, duck darts, treasure hunt along with other food and activities will be offered. There is no cost to attend and all optional activities Read More

County P&Z: Deny quarry permit

SHERIDAN — Nearly 50 people packed Thursday’s Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to speak about a quarry proposed on Bird Farm Road near the intersection with U.S. Highway 87. While a majority spoke against the quarry, a representative for the permit applicants and one nearby neighbor spoke in favor. After listening to more Read More

Fort Mackenzie to perform local play ‘Murder Twice Baked’

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School will perform a “musical who done it” written by a local playwright for its spring play March 13 and 14. Set in 1920s England, the play, “Murder Twice Baked,” was written by Sheridan resident Bruce Scigliano with his writing partner George Krawczyk of Michigan. Together, Scigliano and Krawczyk write Read More

e2e program hits on economics of investment

SHERIDAN — A group of approximately 60 Sheridan entrepreneurs were treated to a crash course in Wall Street economics and investments Thursday night by one of Wyoming’s leading experts in the field. This week’s “Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur” seminar presented by the University of Wyoming’s Technology Business Center and the Wyoming Business Council featured investment CEO Read More

SHS Jazz band to perform Festival Concert this Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform their Festival Concert on Tuesday. The band will be playing songs which they will be performing at the Kinser Jazz Festival in Casper and the Northwest Jazz Festival in Powell later this year. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. at the Sue Henry Auditorium Read More

Empty Bowl fundraiser set for Thursday at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will host their annual Empty Bowl event Thursday. The fundraising event serves attendees a simple dinner emulating what one might eat at a soup kitchen served in a handcrafted bowl and accompanied by music from Canary Joe, a silent auction, face painting for kids and more. Attendees Read More

Gardeners gather from across the state despite mountains of snow

SHERIDAN – Although piles of snow still dot the landscape and cap the mountains, gardeners from around the state will gather in Sheridan next weekend to learn new gardening techniques and swap seeds at the Wyoming Master Gardeners and Farmer’s Marketing Association Joint Conference. Despite the title, the conference is not only for ‘master’ or Read More

United Methodist Women to host spring luncheon

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host the annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Thursday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church “March Gladness” will serve an all-you-can eat lunch for $7 a person. The proceeds will benefit the UMW mission projects. The church is located at 215 W. Works Read More

‘Wings of Life’ to be presented at library

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will present a free viewing of the film “Wings of Life” on Tuesday. The film by Disneynature is narrated by Meryl Streep and offers an intimate look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers. The film will be shown at The Inner Circle at 6:30 p.m. The film Read More

Celtic Sage to perform at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Celtic Sage on Wednesday. The band will perform a free concert of seasonal music from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch may be ordered for a charge but is not necessary to attend the performance. Chicken enchiladas will be served. The concert and lunch are open to all. Read More

County Parks and Rec board discuss Kleenburn, Three Poles areas

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Parks and Recreation Board, consisting of the county commissioners, met Tuesday to discuss election of officers and issues about park land in the county. Commissioner Mike Nickel was elected board chairman, and Commissioner Terry Cram was elected secretary/treasurer. Commissioner Bob Rolston was reappointed to a five-year term on the board to Read More

Police car damaged on icy roads

SHERIDAN — A police patrol car was damaged Wednesday when it slid across an ice patch and into a mailbox. The law enforcement vehicle sustained more than $1,000 in damage, but the mailbox was anchored in concrete and undamaged. Sheridan Police Department Sgt. Travis Koltiska said an officer was conducting a traffic stop and hit Read More

A day in the life of a legislator

CHEYENNE — During a Legislative session in Cheyenne, not all battles occur over a bill on the House or Senate floor. For the 90 legislators who travel across the state to vote aye or nay on more than 300 bills that will impact life for citizens across Wyoming, the days are packed with myriad other Read More

Story faces two power outages in one day (updated)

STORY — Story residents have been affectd by two different electrical outages in the last 24 hours. The first was caused by a truck that hit an electrical pole, while the cause of the second was a tree branch damaging a transformer. “Yesterday, there was a concrete pump truck that went off the road on Read More

Sheridan College Border Wars showcase FFA achievement

March 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — Several students from Arvada-Clearmont High School and Sheridan High School placed in top spots at the 12th annual Border Wars FFA Competition at Sheridan College on Tuesday. Twelve teams and 47 students from high schools across Wyoming participated in career development event contests in Ag Sales and Environmental and Natural Resources. In the Read More

Easter Seals players get set for ‘A Wild Night at the Grammys’

SHERIDAN — Participants of Easter Seals Wyoming will present their 13th annual play at the WYO Theater on Friday. While a theatrical performance in celebration of National Disabilities Awareness Month is a long-standing tradition for the organization, this year, dynamic funding policy changes are promising unprecedented changes to come for individuals who need assistance because Read More

One person transported to hospital following Story house fire

SHERIDAN — Emergency responders were called to a residential fire in Story at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rocky Mountain Ambulance confirmed one person was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Story Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Jerry Prescott said they were called to 97 Fish Hatchery Road and found that some rooms of the house were up Read More

Two NWCCD teachers win excellence awards

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College instructor Dr. Rachel Kristiansen and Gillette College instructor Travis Grubb have been honored with Teaching Excellence awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Kristiansen, a Sheridan native, began her career at Sheridan College in 2010 and is a full-time faculty member in the social science department. She received Read More

Senior Center to host Helen Laumann for next ‘Conversations in History’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

The Josties to perform three free concerts in March

SHERIDAN — The Josties, a family from Southern Alberta, Canada, will perform three free concerts March 14-16. Parents Dale and Lisa Jost along with their 11 children perform a mix of religious, acoustic country, folk and light contemporary music. The free concert is sponsored by the Pastors United in Christ but donations will be accepted. Read More

Joint horticultural conference being held March 13-15

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association and the Wyoming Master Gardeners will host a 2014 joint horticultural conference March 13-15. The conference is open to all and will offer a variety of activities including conference sessions, workshops, Market Manager and Master Gardener training and a two-day seed swap along with dinners and awards. Certain Read More

Whitney board fears SCSD2 trying to influence members

SHERIDAN — Members of the Whitney Benefits board fear Sheridan County School District 2 may be trying to influence the individuals the district appoints to the foundation. The Whitney Benefits board consists of 13 members who serve four-year terms and are appointed by the boards of trustees of the three county school districts — one Read More

Rawlings winner of Good Citizen award

SHERIDAN — Sarah Rawlings, a senior at Tongue River High School, was the recipient of the Sheridan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Contest award. Contestants of the contest were required to write an essay on being an American citizen. Academic performance, community service and leadership were considered in the selection of the Read More

SC women’s team hosts soccer camp at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s soccer team just finished up a four week clinic with the YMCA. “The clinic was a great start to prepare these kids for their upcoming seasons this spring,” SC coach Stefan Skillman said. “We had over 50 kids participate ranging from fifth through eighth grade.” Each week the players Read More

SC signs Montana hitter to Lady Generals volleyball team

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball coaching staff has announced that three-time state champion Courtney Smith from Ballantine, Mont., officially signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Lady Generals next fall. Smith is a 5-foot, 9-inch middle hitter who can be used anywhere across the net. “I am very excited to add Courtney Read More

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