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‘Women’s Fly Tying Night’ this Friday

February 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Fly Shop of the Bighorns will host a “Women’s Fly Tying Night” on Friday. This free class is open to all women and all materials required will be provided. From 6-9 p.m. at the shop, different fly tying techniques will be taught in a casual atmosphere. Guests are welcome to responsibly enjoy Read More

Sheridan Junior High School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its second semester honor roll recipients.   8th Grade Silver Honor Roll Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel Alsup, Sidnee Anderson, Christopher Archuletta, Allison Arndt, Korbyn Averett, Ashley Beld, Quinton Brooks, Helen Burch, Zhoe Calkins, Abagail Chavez, Jimmy Chen, Tristan Choong, Hayley Conley, Andrea Crabb, Elaine Read More

Hagemann to discuss Girls School archiving project Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society will host Veronica Hagemann on Wednesday. Hagemann will discuss the archival project at the Wyoming Girls School. The program is free and open to the general public. The event will commence at 7 p.m. and coffee and cookies will be served. The meeting will be held at the Read More

Fireman’s ball raises money for sculpture, scholarship

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue held the annual Firemens’ Ball at the Sheridan Inn over the weekend. Firefighter II John Syring said this year’s ball was the busiest yet. In the months leading up to the ball, the firemen sold 172 motorcycle raffle tickets. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward establishing a scholarship fund. The Read More

Committee begins work on summer theater festival

February 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — A group of residents dedicated to arts and economic development have begun planning a theater festival in Sheridan for this summer. “The impetus for this includes a lot of things,” said DannyLee Hodnett, one member of the committee working to pull off the event. “A perfect storm is about to be let loose Read More

Berger: Budget remains focus of legislative session

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature has five days down and 15 to go in its 2014 budget session in Cheyenne. The first week of proceedings was described as “robust” by local delegate Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn. “With more than 179 bills to consider in the House and 120 in the Senate, only a handful of Read More

Services for longtime Sheridan attorney, 6th Judicial District judge set for Mon.

SHERIDAN — Monday, Sheridan will bid farewell to a community pillar. Though Fred Dollison most recently served as a circuit court judge for Wyoming’s 6th Judicial District in Crook and Weston counties and attended high school in Newcastle, he gave many good years to the Sheridan community. Remnants of his legacy live locally in his Read More

FAB Conference date set for Sept. 27

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference has been set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. The committee of local women planning FAB has met twice so far this year to begin plans for the second annual event. The purpose of the conference is to educate and empower women. The committee includes Amy Read More

Sheridan Junior High School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its second semester honor roll recipients.   8th Grade Gold Honor Roll Hunter Anderson, Steen Avery, Blayne Baker, Taylor Bowie, Samuel Boyles, Amanda Buckler, Nina Charlson, McKinley Christopherson, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad, Bailey Coon, Marissa Coon, William Craft, Kyle Custis, Madelyn Estes, Dalton Read More

Worlds of music to hold events Fri.

SHERIDAN — On Friday and Saturday, Worlds of Music, a nonprofit program supported by the Wyoming Arts Council, will present a series of performances, a workshop, a talk and a community dance, held at various locations in Buffalo. All events will feature Orkestar Zirkonium, a 15 piece pan-Balkan wind, percussion and vocal ensemble from Seattle, Read More

Holy Name releases honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients. 90 percent of the school’s upper school children earned a spot on the honor roll. To be on the “A” Honor Roll a student must have a minimum 3.75 grade point average and no grade lower than Read More

Accidental 911 call results in arrest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police arrested a woman on an outstanding warrant Wednesday after she accidentally called 911 from her cellphone. Robyn Kapperman, 42, was released from custody the same day after posting a $360 bond. SPD Sgt. Travis Koltiska said Kapperman identified herself to police dispatchers and admitted her phone had dialed the emergency Read More

5 locals to attend biz conference in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — At least five Sheridan businesses are gearing up to attend the Government Resources and Opportunities for Business Conference and Idea Expo in Cheyenne next week. This year’s conference will focus on providing a training and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs from across the state and will feature an appearance by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. Read More

Former mayor wary of ward changes

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, Sheridan City Council will vote on an issue that could alter the system of representation in city government that has been in place for more than 50 years. On third reading of an ordinance that would have slightly moved a boundary line between Ward 2 and Ward 3 to prevent split ballots Read More

Arbitrators: City should give raises to firefighters

SHERIDAN — An arbitration panel hired to settle a pay dispute between the City of Sheridan and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276 has determined the city should give raises to the firefighters of Sheridan Fire-Rescue. The union had asked for an additional 2 percent in pay for each grade and step but Read More

Press: SCSD2 violated Open Meetings Act

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Newspapers Inc. has filed a petition requesting the 4th Judicial District Court examine executive session minutes of Sheridan County School District 2 for a possible violation of Wyoming’s Open Meetings Act. The petition alleges that the SCSD 2 Board of Trustees has violated the act by conducting executive, or closed, sessions to Read More

County spelling bee proves tough competition

SHERIDAN — Worrisome, igneous, ambiguity, syntax and vulcanize are just a few of the words that area fifth- through eighth-graders had to spell at yesterday’s county spelling bee. Students from Sheridan Junior High School, Tongue River Middle School and Big Horn Middle School converged at Sheridan College yesterday to compete in the annual spelling bee. Read More

Sheridan College to present Sage Grouse discussion

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Science Museum Lecture Series will present “Monitoring Greater Sage-Grouse in the Powder River Basin” on Wednesday. The free lecture will commence at 7 p.m. in the Mohns Science Center. The PRB is home to a population of greater sage-grouse on the eastern edge of its range. It is an isolated Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients. 8th grade Principal’s Honor Roll Amanda Anderson, Mallarie Apodaca, Kathryn Arneson, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Miranda Johansson, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel McAdoo, Tazmyn Olson, Teal Scheuber, Karsyn Ulibarri. 7th grade Principal’s Honor Roll Ryan Read More

Broken water pipe ends classes, causes little damage

February 13, 2014

CLEARMONT — The Arvada/Clearmont School suffered a water leak on Feb. 6 resulting in early dismissal for students, but luckily, very little damage. According to Sheridan County School District 3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui, the leak happened in the kindergarten and first-grade classroom. He said the extreme cold temperatures caused a fire sprinkler head to freeze Read More

Rec. facility could cost $48 million, operate at $1.7 million deficit

SHERIDAN — Two planning documents developed in relation to the multipurpose recreation facility being discussed by SCSD 2 indicate that the project could cost $48 million and potentially operate at an annual deficit of $1.7 million. As part of its investigation into creating a large, multipurpose recreation center adjacent to Sheridan High School, Sheridan County Read More

Snow causing budget woes

SHERIDAN — There is more to come — snow, that is. While some may wish the weather gods would remove Sheridan from their list of locations on which to dump more of the white stuff, County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said county snow removal crews typically expect the heaviest snows to come in March, April Read More

Sheriff’s office looking for three suspects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to locate three suspects for questioning in connection with a burglary of a liquor store in Ranchester over the weekend. Deputies have arrested one juvenile in connection with the heist and are searching for accomplices to the forcible entry of the Silver Spur Bar and theft Read More

Local Republican Party to hold Sheridan County Caucus Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will hold its 2014 Sheridan County Caucus Feb. 22. All Republican precinct committeemen and women, along with Sheridan County registered Republicans are welcome to attend. The Republican Caucus will convene in order to draft resolutions, platforms and bylaws for the county and state party. During the caucus delegates Read More

Sagebrush art center to host special class Feb. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a special class “Uncapped” on Feb. 22. This painting workshop is tailored to adults and children and will be taught by Tongue River High School art student Hannah Johnston. Johnston will guide the class in a 20X16 painting with local artist Sonja Caywood serving as her Read More

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