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Remembering fish tales with photos

May 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — He’d sat on a dock by Alcova Lake near Casper for six hours, casting, cranking and casting again. Then, in the heat of that summer day, Joey Puettman felt a jiggle, then a tug, then a pull. Could it be? He gripped his fishing pole tighter and turned the crank. “I sat on Read More

More than 400 degrees, certificates awarded in 65th ceremony

SHERIDAN — Nothing quite symbolizes the hope, excitement and new opportunities of spring as graduates crossing the stage to accept their degrees and begin the next phase of their lives. On Saturday, students were presented with the more than 450 degrees and certificates they earned this year at Sheridan College. In addition, nearly 20 University Read More

Students to present work Thursday at library

May 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — Three University of Wyoming Department of Global and Area Studies Program students will present results of their fieldwork on Thursday in Sheridan. The free presentation is open to the community and will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library. The students will discuss their independent research conducted abroad last summer Read More

Science Kids, HF Bar ranch to host weekend-long birding class

SHERIDAN — The Science Kids and HF Bar Ranch will host a weekend-long birding class May 16-18. The adult class is designed for beginners but birders of all levels are welcome to attend. The classes will be led by Julie Rieder at the Saddlestring School and will include some time in the classroom and a lot Read More

Second annual Western Craftsmen Exhibit on display at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — The second annual Western Craftsmen Exhibit is currently on display at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and an artists’ reception will be held Friday. Work including leather-tooling, metal work and photography of cowboys at work has been submitted by artists Tom Balding, Wayne Hape and Adam Jahiel. The free reception is open to Read More

Wellness Council of Sheridan County hires new director

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County has announced the hiring of a new director. Paul Graslie assumed the role of executive director on April 28. Outgoing Executive Director Michele Fritz has led the council since July 2012 and will continue to work to be an active part of wellness in the county. The Read More

SC Booster Club golf tournament Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Booster Club will host their Spring golf tournament on Friday at the Powder Horn. The deadline to register for this fundraiser outing is Tuesday. The cost is $125 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and practice balls, a gift bag, a dinner and awards ceremony, Read More

Hands-on learning set for this summer

SHERIDAN — Although the school year will be coming to an end shortly, a local program is offering classes to ensure that Sheridan County children have an opportunity to continue learning through the summer. And have fun doing it. “The reason I started Science Kids was I had lived in Sheridan for 10 years or Read More

Nearly 12,000 sign up on marketplace

SHERIDAN — Numbers recently released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveal that 11,970 Wyomingites purchased insurance on the Federal Exchange in compliance with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment in the social programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Wyoming between October of last year and March Read More

City to allocate more money to training

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has started its series of work sessions to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The first session was held Wednesday and focused on the budgets for the mayor, council, clerk, treasurer, Internet technology department and human resources department. The second session was held Friday. In it, representatives from Read More

Teachers helping students explore world around them

SHERIDAN — It’s time for science class for two rooms of fifth-graders at Big Horn Elementary School and the lesson plan calls for bugs. Lots of them. The aquariums are stocked with Madagascar cockroaches, stick bugs, caterpillars and other creepy crawlers of interest and the three meter plot of observation land in the back field Read More

Teen in one-vehicle rollover in Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s emergency responders were called to a single vehicle rollover at Kendrick Park at approximately 10 o’clock last night. A 17-year-old male was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Details regarding the accident were limited this morning, but the Sheridan Police Department’s activity summary indicates the teenager was cited for driving Read More

Entities look at changes in where 1-cent funding could go

SHERIDAN — The Optional One-Cent Sales Tax is up for renewal this year and will be on the ballot in November. On Thursday, representatives from Dayton, Ranchester, Clearmont, Sheridan and Sheridan County met to discuss possible uses for the funds and how to proceed with public outreach and education. Over its history, the one-cent sales tax, Read More

Former parole officer gets probation for affair

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan probation and parole officer has accepted a plea agreement with the 4th Judicial District Court that would keep him from serving time for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman he had supervised. Chris Yager signed an agreement Wednesday to serve two years of supervised probation in lieu of Read More

Fair board member announces he’s leaving; board OKs projects

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fair Association Vice Chairman Ed Johlman announced his intention to leave the board when he relocates to Rifle, Colorado, in June for a job as chief financial officer at Grand River Health. Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said he would be missed after years of dedicated service to the fair association. In other business, Read More

Local artist wins national art exhibition

SHERIDAN — Diane Wyatt of Sheridan won a first place award in this year’s National Greeley Art Exhibition in Greeley, Colo. More than 300 entries from 17 states were submitted and 130 were selected to show. Wyatt took first in Pastels with her painting “Layers” and also had two other pieces selected to show.

Donkey basketball at SHS on Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs basketball team is bringing donkey basketball to SHS Monday. Four teams will compete in the event including the Lady Broncs and Broncs basketball teams, SHS staff and a community team. Donkeys will be brought in to take to the courts with players on their backs for a Read More

Hospital to host 3 discussions on the future, priorities of health care

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host three public discussions on the future direction and strategic priorities of health care in Sheridan. The first will be held Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The remaining two sessions will be held May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon and May 19 from 6-8 p.m. All discussions will be Read More

SC graduation this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s 65th annual commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. inside the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. More than 450 degrees and certificates were earned by students at the college this year. For the first time in the college’s history, honorary degrees will be bestowed on members of the community and Read More

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Good Samaritan Awards will be held tomorrow night at the Holiday Inn, recognizing the people of the Sheridan community that quietly and selflessly serve others. Don Warriner, captain at The Salvation Army, said they received 25 nominations and the board selected eight highly deserving individuals or couples representing a variety of organizations. Read More

SJHS ranked 11th in nation

May 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School is ranked 11 in the article titled “The 50 Best Middle Schools in the U.S.” by thebestschools.org. Schools are selected on several weighted factors including academic excellence, state assessment scores, National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, awards and more. The complete article can be seen at www.thebestschools.org/features/50-best-middle-schools-grades-7-8-america.

Free daily webinars to be held during Small Business Week

SHERIDAN — Next week is National Small Business Week and the Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center will be sponsoring free daily webinars in honor of the more than half of Americans who own or work for a small business. All webinars will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and can be accessed by Read More

Ranch sustainability forum to be held next week

SHERIDAN — The Padlock Ranch and Sheridan College will host a Ranch Sustainability Forum Monday through Wednesday. The forum will provide information resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond and host a variety of speakers and topics. The keynote speaker will be McDonald’s Corporate Read More

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ this Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have Read More

Free info session on virtual school Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free informational session in Sheridan on Tuesday. From 6:30-8 p.m. the public is invited to the Wingate by Wyndham to learn about the online program of Sheridan County School District 1 which is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Read More

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