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Wednesday Events Oct. 7, 2014

October 7, 2014

• 11:30 a.m. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St., lunch is $15 • 6-9 p.m. Celebrating Life and Those Who Search For It, fundraiser for Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Rainbow Bar, 264 N. Main St.

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

October 6, 2014

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was Read More

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

SHERIDAN — Fresh out of college, Bighorn National Forest District Ranger Clarke McClung imagined his job would put him in the field every day to coax rangelands to grow and riparian areas to flourish. And while he did spend plenty of time outdoors in his nearly 35 years with the Bureau of Land Management and then Read More

Yager plans to appeal charge

SHERIDAN — Former probation and parole officer Chris Yager said he plans to file an appeal asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to consider whether his case should be dismissed based on the intent and verbiage of the law being applied. Yager was sentenced in district court Friday to two years of supervised probation on one Read More

Museum to host cemetery tours this month

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The tours will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tour Read More

Shelter accepting entries for annual calendar contest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is still accepting entries for its annual calendar contest. Photos of any animals are accepted, but there cannot be a human in the photo. The cost is $15 per photo, and you can bring them to the shelter from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Read More

Ranchester hall to be dedicated to past firefighters

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388.

Looking for a spooky night under the full moon?

October 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The field was so bright that even the night wouldn’t allow an escape from the grisly scene as soldiers collected the bodies of their 81 massacred comrades. It was one of only three occasions in modern history in which a full moon, record lunar perigee — the distance from the moon to the Read More

Crow official cited in poaching case

SHERIDAN — A Crow Nation Fish and Game official has been cited with two violations connected to an elk poaching case in the Bighorn Mountains. The citations were issued in connection with a January poaching of three elk in the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Game and Fish officials said Friday that Read More

Oregon rejects Wyoming’s appeal of coal port

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life. Oregon’s lands department rejected the terminal in August and Wyoming appealed, saying the Read More

Battling breast cancer together: ‘The Link’ helps raise money for local treatment

SHERIDAN — She had no history of cancer in her family and figured it would never happen to her. All the same, Sheridan resident Jodie Calkins started getting yearly mammogram screenings for breast cancer when she turned 40 because that’s what health officials recommended. “It’s just something that you do,” Calkins said. In Calkins’ case, Read More

Local Events Oct. 4, 2014

Sunday • 12-2:30 p.m. Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner, 28 N. Piney Road • 2 p.m. Crop Walk, First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. Monday • 4:30-5:30 p.m. K-Life youth rally, Sheridan Junior High, 500 Lewis St., $5 per person

Local Briefs Oct. 4, 2014

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program Read More

Agendas Oct. 4, 2014

Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees 7 p.m. Wednesday Clearmont Elementary  Multi-Purpose Room  • Call to order • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Delegation, visitors, communications and public comments • District presentation 1. Student Council • Consent items 1. Approval of warrants and vouchers 2. Approval of minutes A. Sept. 10 Read More

Column: Is enrollment in Medicare optional?

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the third article in a series on the basics of Medicare. Prior articles addressed qualifying for Medicare through your work history and an introduction to the four major parts of Medicare coverage. You’re turning 65, the magic age for Medicare.  You’ve never been 65 before. Read More

Center Stage: The buffalo skull

Guest columnist Bob Huff grew up in Upton. He is a driver for the mini-bus managed by the Senior Center.“Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age.” After moving to Banner in 95, I Read More

Breast cancer awareness walk set for Oct. 11 in Whitney Commons

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event, “The Link,” Saturday, Oct. 11. There will be a 10K run, a 5K walk/run, and a 1.5 mile walk. The $35 registration includes a T-shirt, chip timing and snacks. The event will begin at Whitney Commons, 326 Alger St. Registrations Read More

Bike-tober Fest set for Oct. 11 at the fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Oct. 11 Bike-tober Fest will feature a 15K trail run, 25K mountain bike race, 5K fun run and 5K bike race. All races will start and end at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Race registration includes chip timing, a T-shirt, food and beer tickets and admission to the after party. Organizers have encouraged Read More

Tickets now on sale for 25th annual WYO gala

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 25th anniversary gala fundraiser set for Oct. 18 at the WYO Theater. The annual event raises money for the nonprofit downtown theater. This year’s event will include hors d’oeuvres and desserts before the production of “42nd Street.” In the play, it’s 1933 and New York City Read More

Highland Park Elementary earns Blue Ribbon designation

October 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is home to another blue ribbon. The National Blue Ribbon School Program named Highland Park Elementary School an Exemplary High Performing School for the 2013-14 school year. The program honors public and private K-12 schools where students perform at very high levels — such as HPE’s award — or where students are Read More

Cellphone towers planned for Clearmont, Arvada

SHERIDAN — Cellphone service in eastern Sheridan County will significantly improve if plans progress to install two new cell towers near Arvada and Clearmont. The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend approval of two conditional use permits that would allow two cell towers to be built along Highway 14/16. The towers would Read More

SLIB awards city funding for waste water treatment projects

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has received two state loans that will enable the city to improve handling of biosolids at the waste water treatment plants and to build a new service center. Thursday, the State Loan and Investment Board approved a $3.15 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan that will be repaid Read More

‘The hip bone’s connected to the…’ theme of next Science Saturday

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday is scheduled for Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. The subject will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

SHS raising money to help fight breast cancer

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School is once again recognizing and supporting those with cancer as they prepare for “Pink Bronc Day” today. Student FBLA members have been selling shirts with the slogan “SHS stomps together against breast cancer” at the high school for $10 each. All proceeds will be donated. School officials said they especially Read More

Fall Festival downtown to feature apple press, pumpkin derby

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the Sheridan Farmers Market will present the Fall Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza. There will be live music by Too Wet to Plow and a beer and wine garden, along with face painting and a bouncy house for kids. Attendees may bring their own Read More