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White to lead dream analysis workshop

October 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — Have you ever been curious about your dreams? Counselor Kelly White will lead a dream analysis workshop Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 in a small interactive setting. The cost to attend is $50 per person and pre-registration is requested. The workshops will be held at 23 N. Scott St. suite 21A. For more Read More

Sugarland Ridge to host Halloween festivities

SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host games and treats for children ages 0-12 on Thursday. From 6-7:30 p.m., the senior living facility welcomes children to wear costumes and visit. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575. Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge is located at Read More

Pub crawl to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — A Turkey Trot Pub Crawl will benefit The Food Group on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring three canned food items to receive one drink token for the Mint Bar, the Pony Grille and Bar and the Blacktooth Brewing Company. The pub crawl will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Blacktooth Brewing Company. Read More

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’” on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The performance is an installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts Read More

How do you teach home-schoolers PE?

October 24, 2014

DAYTON — As home schooling of students has increased in popularity in recent years, so has the need for home-schooled students to have access to some traditional public school electives. While there are many curriculum options for home-school parents and teachers, the options for classes such as physical education, art and music are harder to Read More

Are you prepared for a power outage?

SHERIDAN — Power outages are quite possible with bad weather.  With some thought and planning, you could be ready to ride out a power outage until power is restored. Here are a few tips to put together your personal home emergency kit.  You can build your own kit a little at a time over a Read More

Senior Center to host Halloween carnival Oct. 31

SHERIDAN — Mashed diggings? Green gopher gut soup? What’s being served at the Sheridan Senior Center? In the “spirit” of Halloween, the Senior Center is hosting a Halloween carnival at its 211 Smith St. location on Oct. 31. “We chose a carnival theme for Halloween,” said Jean Harm, activities assistant at the Senior Center. “We Read More

Medicare age is still 65

If you’re in your 60s, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But it’s important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not — it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, Read More

Woodland Park student to perform in Billings ‘The Nutcracker’

SHERIDAN — The Sugar Plum Fairy will be dressed to the nines, and the Mouse King will be covered in fur. Clara and her Nutcracker Prince will be ready to dance, warmed up and anxious backstage at the Alberta Bair Theater. As it does every year around the holidays, “The Nutcracker Ballet” will soon return Read More

Sheridan couple discusses making marriage official

SHERIDAN — Two years ago, it would have been hard for Marcus Jackson and Jason Brown to imagine Wyoming joining the ranks of states to legalize same-sex marriage. Both men had battled others, and themselves, about their sexuality for years. Jackson recalled family members having a tough time dealing with the revelation that he was Read More

Development authority picks board officers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Downtown Development Authority leapt the few final hurdles to formation this month as the mayor swore in five new board members Oct. 9. With a brand new set of bylaws and officers finally elected, the new DDA is nearly ready to go to work providing for developmental and economic projects to Read More

City moving forward with plans for 32-acre park on west side

SHERIDAN — In coming years, Sheridan residents will have access to a large park on West Fifth Street in which to recreate with views of the Bighorn Mountains. The park is proposed to include approximately 16 acres of multi-purpose sporting fields and another 16 acres of open space with playgrounds, pathways, picnic areas and gazebos Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital to host community blood drive

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive Nov. 5 in hospital conference room B from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to the hospital, right now there is a need for O negative and O positive blood types. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, see www.bloodhero.com Read More

Coffeen still looking for guest readers

SHERIDAN — The Henry A. Coffeen Elementary kindergarten “Read to Me” program has new execution dates and registration guidelines. Margaret Klebba’s Classic Kindergarten class invites members of the community to sign up to read short stories to them on your lunch break. Among the many added benefits of this situation are that the children get Read More

Library celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County library system is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar. The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Read More

Forums scheduled on federal rules for home, community-based services

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Health is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn about expected changes to home and community-based services funding through Wyoming Medicaid. The Sheridan forum will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The new rules require adjustments to standards for community Read More

Steady Stream Hydrology updating work on Big Goose Creek banks

SHERIDAN — Big Goose Creek in Kendrick Park has received a face lift. This past week staff with Steady Stream Hydrology worked to preserve and enhance the Big Goose by constructing pathways to various access points on the creek and re-seeding vegetation along the stream banks to provide stability and fight the effects of erosion. Read More

Departments partner for training exercise

Apples to apples? Private school students don’t have to take standardized tests, but do anyway

SHERIDAN — While the Legislature continues to hear from school districts with pleas for changing, or not, the current mandated assessments, some schools are not required to administer standardized assessments at all, yet choose to do so. Private schools, as they are not receiving state funds, do not have to take the MAP, PAWS and Read More

Air service task force working through grant agreement for revenue guarantees

SHERIDAN — Plans for exactly how to use a $500,000 air service grant are still in the works as the Sheridan County Airport works with the Small Community Air Service Development Program to finalize the grant agreement. The announcement that Sheridan would receive the funding was made the first week of October. Brooke Chapman, director Read More

Backcountry horsemen meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will hold a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service office in Buffalo. Dr. Tad Tipton will speak at the meeting about his mobile veterinary service. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dwight Read More

Arts Council accepting applications for Blanchan, Doubleday awards

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2015 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. The deadline to apply is midnight Nov. 17. The Neltje Blanchan Award of $1,000 is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or script that is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Read More

PRBRC meeting, auction set for Nov. 1

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will hold its 42nd annual meeting, auction and dinner Nov. 1 at the Holiday Inn. After dinner, University of Wyoming professor Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood will present this year’s keynote address, “Living behind the carbon curtain: Wyoming, energy and censorship.” Lockwood teaches natural sciences and humanities at UW. Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to present Christmas bazaar Nov. 1

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas craft bazaar Nov. 1. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse in Big Horn. The event will feature crafts alongside a bake sale. Fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee will be served in the morning and sloppy joes Read More

Local Events Oct. 24, 2014

Events for October 25, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kalif Shrine Ladies pre-holiday bazaar, 145 W. Loucks St. • 10 a.m., Pet-O-Ween fun run and costume contest, Kendrick Park, $5 fee per entry • 11 a.m., book signing for Darcy Lipp-Acord, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery, 206 N. Main St. • 2 p.m., Read More

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