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Castro, Geary wed Dec. 19 in Florida

Castro, Geary wed Dec. 19 in Florida

SHERIDAN — Kaitlyn Patricia Castro of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Scott Joseph Geary of Sheridan were married Dec. 19 at Hope Lutheran Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Castro has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Florida Atlantic University. She is the daughter of Steve Olivo of Harmony Township, New Jersey, and Marie Castro of… Continue Reading

Eighth annual Fireman’s Ball set for Feb. 14

SHERIDAN — The eighth annual fireman’s ball will be held Feb. 14 at the former Warehouse 201 building on Broadway Street. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and will include live music from the Teka Brock Band starting at 7 p.m. The ball is open to the public and tickets cost $25 per person.… Continue Reading

SCSD1 addresses concerns at public budget discussion

BIG HORN — Administrators at Sheridan County School District 1 hosted a public budget discussion Tuesday night at Big Horn Middle School that was attended by district staff and a handful of community members. Following the statement made in January by the district’s third-party auditors that the budget showed some areas of concern, SCSD1 distributed… Continue Reading

Eagles #186 to host Tipsy Taxi casino night on Saturday

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser to benefit the Tipsy Taxi is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles #186. The event will feature roulette, black jack and a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Admission is $20 per person, which includes funny money, food and two drinks. Additional funny money will also be available for purchase. Prizes… Continue Reading

Big Horn student to attend media conference

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School student Kaylin McKinley has been selected to represent Sheridan County as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. McKinley will join a select group of students from around the country for an extensive study of journalism and the media.… Continue Reading

Fire and Ice Ball to benefit Habitat

SHERIDAN — The annual Fire and Ice Ball to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at the Kalif Shrine Center. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include live music. Tickets are… Continue Reading

Spring term of ‘Saturday U’ set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day — this Saturday — with three professors from the University of Wyoming lecturing at Sheridan College for Saturday University. The free, one-day college education program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The day will… Continue Reading

Appraisal completed for SCSD2 Gollings paintings

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is the owner of $3,237,500 worth of William Gollings paintings, according to the appraisal the district received from Gary Temple of the Meadowlark Gallery in Billings, Montana. Members of the Capital Construction Committee at SCSD2 commissioned the appraisal of the paintings after members of the Whitney Benefits Board… Continue Reading

City to hire city administrator

SHERIDAN — City Council has directed department heads and legal counsel to begin the process of creating a new city administrator position to be funded in the fiscal year 2015-2016 budget. At the regular City Council meeting Monday, councilors voted unanimously to approve a resolution directing department heads and legal counsel to investigate the legal… Continue Reading

State to fund study for alternative school

SHERIDAN — TSP Inc., an architecture firm based in Sheridan, will spearhead the efforts to explore facility solutions for a collaborative alternative school in Sheridan County after the Capital Construction Committee of Sheridan County School District 2 selected the firm through the state procurement process. Recently, superintendents of each of the local school districts, as… Continue Reading

Firefighter contract negotiations delayed

SHERIDAN — City Council was set to begin negotiations on contracts with the IAFF Local 276 firefighters union on Monday, but both the president and vice president of the union were unable to attend, delaying the negotiations until the next Council meeting. Mayor John Heath said union representatives were in Cheyenne lobbying against a bill… Continue Reading

Relay for Life team offering Valentine Heart-a-Grams

SHERIDAN — The First Interstate Bank Relay for Life team is offering a way to keep you out of the doghouse this Valentine’s Day. The team is offering four packages to choose from that will be hand-delivered by either a sweet little deer, the Queen of Hearts or Mr. Incredible. The packages include the Valentine… Continue Reading

Story native wins ‘Young Artist Competition’

STORY — Jacob Jahiel of Story won the high school division of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition held Jan. 25 at Casper College. The contest is designed to recognize and encourage the musical artistry of young Wyomingites. Seven college and five high school finalists were selected from a field of applicants to participate… Continue Reading

Republican Women to discuss Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County and the Republican Central Committee will host a talk about the Next Generation Science Standards on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Firewater Grill. Jim Nations will present “The Next Generation Science Standards: The Junk Science in Wyoming Classrooms.” Nations has more than 30 years of experience… Continue Reading

Local child care center earns NAEYC accreditation

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center in Sheridan has been awarded accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. “For us, this is an affirmation that we provide an excellent early childhood program,” First Light Children’s Center Administrator Misty Rios said. “We work to assure that children of all ages in our… Continue Reading

CHAPS seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is currently seeking motivated, enthusiastic individuals to volunteer for the nonprofit organization. The group is seeking session volunteers and individuals to help with barn duties. Session volunteers work with horses and clients. Trainings for session volunteers will be Feb. 10 and Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Continue Reading

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