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SC trustees propose $28.2M budget for FY2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College administrators presented their proposed fiscal year 2016 budget to trustees during an in-depth budget work session, held prior to their regular meeting Thursday night. The proposed operating budget, totaling $28.2 million, will go into effect after board approval on July 15 and will cover the period July 1, 2015, to June… Continue Reading

Local teen entrepreneurs develop hat business

Local teen entrepreneurs develop hat business

SHERIDAN — Cheyenne Buyert and Jessica Ross are owners of a growing business. Their product has sold around the world. In just one year, their business has doubled in sales. And they haven’t event graduated high school yet. The 17-year-old entrepreneurs and Sheridan High School students are the owners and operators of At the Drop… Continue Reading

Elliott trial pushed back

SHERIDAN — The man authorities allege set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office in June 2014 will face trial Aug. 17 at U.S. District Court in Casper. Joel S. Elliott was originally scheduled for trial beginning June 1, but Judge Scott W. Skavdahl accepted the defense’s motion to waive Elliott’s right to a speedy… Continue Reading

Health Watch: Focusing on emotional safety

June is national safety month. Safety is a fundamental human need. When we think of safety we tend to think of our physical safety and how to keep our bodies from harm.  As a mental health therapist, emotional safety is a frequent topic in my work with people wanting to improve their relationships. Emotional safety… Continue Reading

Rep. Mark Jennings responds to negative radio ad

SHERIDAN — A recent radio advertisement attacking state Rep. Mark Jennings, R-Sheridan, has created a cloud of questions. The ad says Jennings and his supporters support “(strapping) someone to the front of a pickup truck and to play chicken while the person is strapped to the pickup because that person is gay,” and “(putting) feces… Continue Reading

Caregivers care through Longest Day Bake Sale

By Stella Montano Tomorrow, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, a day referred to as “The Longest Day” in the Northern Hemisphere. For someone living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, every day is “The Longest Day.”  The Alzheimer’s Association has elected the longest day of the year to raise awareness about the challenges and… Continue Reading

Loving his new direction

Loving his new direction

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “I just love what I do; I just love it,” Gene Brewer said. Brewer refered to a new direction in his life after years as a caregiver: He is now volunteering at the Sheridan Senior Center’s Green Boomerang Thrift Store. “When my brother-in-law died,” Brewer said, “I… Continue Reading

SJHS announces spring 2015 Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the Spring 2015 Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Eighth grade Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Faith Atwell, Lucy Barten, Megan Beld, Elizabeth Braley, Emery Bree, Jonathan Briggs,… Continue Reading

Relay for Life to host fundraiser at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will return to Sheridan on Friday at Kendrick Park. From 5 p.m. to midnight, the family-friendly event is open to all. Attendees are encouraged to walk laps and fundraise, but supporters are welcome. At 5 p.m., a free dinner will be served… Continue Reading

Osborn named to Carroll College Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Officials of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, have released the names of students on the 2015 spring semester Dean’s List. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester and take at least 12 credits. Dawson Osborn of Sheridan was named to… Continue Reading

Black Hills State releases spring 2015 Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. A total of 662 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Local students named to the list include Megan Gibbs of Arvada, Misty… Continue Reading

Local students graduate from Northwest College

SHERIDAN — Some local students were among the 248 students who graduated from Northwest College in May. December 2014 graduates are also listed. Students who graduated with a 3.5 grade point average or better completed with honors. Sarah Nielsen of Dayton and Megan Eisenhauer of Sheridan both graduated with honors. Continue Reading

Relay for Life teams nearing fundraising goals

SHERIDAN — June has Sheridan seeing purple again as the annual Relay for Life fundraising efforts permeate the community in advance of the event set for June 26. Relay for Life acts as a fundraiser to fight cancer through donations and awareness. During the walk, participants can listen to the event’s music or check out… Continue Reading

Lack of carryover, low tax cause county deficit

SHERIDAN — A lack of carryover funds from the current fiscal year, rising personnel costs and decreasing property tax revenues have forced the county to look at reducing staff and services in the face of a looming $2.6 million deficit for fiscal year 2016. The county carried $1,834,747 into fiscal year 2015 from fiscal year… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

SHERIDAN — A man facing his third conviction for domestic violence in the last 10 years pleaded not guilty to two counts of domestic battery in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. The state alleges William Mabe, 39, hit a female on two separate occasions in May and charged him with two felonies for knowingly… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity to host ‘Women Build’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will host its annual “Women Build” event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Women Build is Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills and help build homes and communities. Basic construction and painting will be done on the home currently under… Continue Reading

County outlines severance packages for workforce reduction

County outlines severance packages for workforce reduction

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners held an emergency meeting Thursday to establish severance packages for county employees who either voluntarily leave their jobs or are fired. “If somebody is terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily these are the severance packages they will be eligible for,” Commissioner Tom Ringley said. Employees who have worked less than one… Continue Reading

Free Trolley rides Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Trolley will run for free today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The trolley will be on a continuous loop through Main Street, to hotels and campgrounds, and by the Trails End Concert Park to encourage visitors to experience the Sheridan community. It will take approximately one hour to… Continue Reading

Volunteers help with projects at the YMCA

Volunteers help with projects at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — Bringing together people from across the country, AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps is dedicating six weeks to a service project in Sheridan. Volunteering with the Sheridan County YMCA, the NCCC is helping with youth camps through early July. Based in Sacramento, California, the team making up the NCCC’s Gold Six, arrived in Sheridan… Continue Reading

City to hire operations superintendent

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan this week began interviewing candidates for an operations superintendent, a new job designed to oversee street repair and maintenance, levee maintenance, signs and lights, fleet planning, parks and city shop operations. Public Works Director Nic Bateson told the Sheridan City Council at a budget meeting this month the city… Continue Reading

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