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State economists peg a 2.9 percent increase across the state

April 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — State economists recently completed an annual inflation study and pegged this year’s price increases across the state at an average 2.9 percent. For the purposes of the study, Sheridan belongs in the northeast quadrant survey area, along with Buffalo, Gillette, Sundance and Newcastle, where the rate was actually figured to be 2.7 percent Read More

Sheridan College to offer new programs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer three new programs this fall including one degree and two certificates. An associate of art degree in human services, a human services certificate and an addictions practitioner certificate were recently approved by the Wyoming Community College Commission and will be added to the Social Sciences department under the tutelage Read More

Powder River Basin Resource Council to host film festival Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host a series of films that will explore issues around water, energy challenges and change from exotic locations in the Pacific and South America to the prairies of the U.S. and Wyoming. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is set for Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. Read More

City, county to discuss growing list of unsolved issues between the entities

SHERIDAN — Mayor Dave Kinskey, Sheridan City Council and city department heads have submitted a letter to County Commissioners in preparation for the upcoming city/county meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall in which the two governmental bodies will discuss issues of concern. The letter includes a list of successful city/county partnership projects, the city’s Read More

K-LIFE to host dodgeball tournament, fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — K-LIFE Sheridan will host a dodgeball tournament and fundraiser on Saturday. The tournament will run from 2–9 p.m. at Sheridan High School. The cost to participate is $15 per player and includes a T-shirt. Teams will consist of six to eight players in one of four division, Super for Kindergarten through fifth grade, Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to host brunch Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a brunch and presentation on Friday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community beginning at 10 a.m. at the BHWC Clubhouse. Carmen Rideout, executive director at the Sheridan Senior Center, will present “An overview of the Senior Center.” For more information call Read More

D.A. Davidson to host investment talk Thurs.

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson and Co. will host three social security and investment specialists for an informational talk and cocktail reception at The Powder Horn on Thursday. The free event will help attendees learn to maximize social security benefits and prepare for retirement. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and Read More

‘Swapfest 2014’ to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group will host “Swapfest 2014” on Saturday. Items including radio gear, toys, televisions, phones, cameras and more will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Building. Food and drinks will be available as will ham radio license exams. Admission and parking are Read More

April 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — A familiar scenario: it’s Friday night and you are trying to decide where to go for dinner. A less familiar solution: head down to the high school for dinner in the cafeteria. Family and Consumer Science students at Tongue River High School are hoping to put that plan on the top of your Read More

$3.17M Illinois St. project set

SHERIDAN — If given a choice between driving Illinois Street and most any other street in town, City Councilman Robert Webster thinks most people would choose any other street. But he hopes that sentiment will change this year as Illinois finally gets an overhaul. “It’s been a long time coming. And if you’ve ever driven that Read More

Century 21 BHJ nabs prestigious award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan branch of a national real estate company has been awarded the highest recognition within the company. Century 21 BHJ Realty Owner and Broker Bruce Garber accepted the Art Bartlett 2100 Cup Award at the company’s global conference last month in Las Vegas. Garber purchased the 35-year-old business in 2005 and helped Read More

SKYWARN spotter training Saturday

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service Office in Billings, Mont. is working with Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group of Sheridan to host a SKYWARN spotter training session in Sheridan on Saturday. Volunteer severe storm spotters serve as a supplement to Doppler radar information on severe storms and the training will teach participants how to Read More

SC science center to open doors for lunar eclipse tonight

SHERIDAN — There will be a lunar eclipse tonight and the Sheridan College science center will open their doors for a viewing. From 11:30 p.m. tonight until 2 a.m. tomorrow the telescope at the observatory in the SC Museum of Discovery in the Mohn’s Center will be open. All members of the community are invited Read More

Grant writing classes being held in April at library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fulmer Public Library will host a series of three courses in April for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal. The first course will be held Wednesday at noon on “Grant Writing Basics” and will serve as an introductory overview Read More

Sheridan County Historical Society to host program Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society will host a program on Thursday at 7 p.m. Judy Slack of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Wyoming Room will present “The History of Local Foods.” Slack is the author of five books relating to Sheridan County. Coffee and cookies will be served and a 50/50 drawing Read More

SCSD2 announces early release Fri.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has announced early release times for Friday. Kindergarten will release at 11:25 a.m. Elementary schools will release at 12:35 p.m. Sheridan Junior High School and Ft. Mackenzie/The Wright Place will release at 1:10 p.m. Sheridan High School will release at 1:15 p.m.

City to offer service line peace of mind

April 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — When homeowners in Sheridan get the deed to call a house their home, many do not realize they also become the proud owners of the water and sewer pipelines running from their house to the main line — until they’ve had to fork over as much as $8,000 to repair or replace that Read More

Powder River Basin could be a major carbon polution area

SHERIDAN — An environmental group has labeled the Powder River Basin as one the major potential sources of carbon pollution in the United States. The report, released by the Sierra Club Thursday entitled, “Dirty Fuels, Clean Future,” outlines the group’s national policy recommendations to counteract climate change. The PRB is in the group’s sites because Read More

‘Piece of my Heart’ to premiere at the WYO Wednesday

SHERIDAN — In 1982, a wall was erected in Washington, D.C., bearing the names of the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War. Diane Carlson Evans attended the dedication of that monument and saw the names of her lost friends, family and patients and for the first time since the war, she started to reflect on Read More

SHS teens nab prestigious scholarship

SHERIDAN — Two local seniors have been accepted into the Daniels Fund Scholarship program after an extensive series of highly competitive applications and interviews. Dylan Lindly and Cody Welborn from Sheridan High School will receive a plethora of advantages including funding for all expenses to attain a four-year undergraduate degree at any nonprofit, accredited college Read More

Donkey Basketball game Thurs. at Tongue River High School

SHERIDAN — A game of Donkey Basketball will be played on Thursday at Tongue River High School. Donkeys will be brought in and fitted with protective footwear to take to the courts with players on their backs for a game of hoops. The teams will consist of TRHS staff and students versus Big Horn High Read More

UW Extension to host class on canning Thursday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host the next class in a series of three classes highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The second class will be offered Thursday on fermenting vegetables and water-bath canning from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for Read More

SJHS School art show Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Fifth Annual Art Extravaganza featuring the art, music and food students of Sheridan Junior High School will commence with an opening reception on Thursday. The show is a collaboration of students and teachers and will be on display at the Sage Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to everyone from Read More

SHS to host combination of music Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Beginning Band, Symphonic Band and percussion solos and duets will perform a concert on Tuesday. Commencing at 7 p.m. at the Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS, the public is invited to this free event. The concert will include music to be played at an upcoming festival in Gillette. Some Read More

SC to host student fine art exhibit Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Fine Arts Department will host the 2014 annual Student Art Exhibit opening Tuesday and closing May 12. An opening reception will be held Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Martinsen Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. The gallery is located in Read More

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