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What is Indian enough?

February 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — To the residents of Montana and Wyoming, Indian culture is not a foreign concept. However, there are nearly 600 federally recognized tribes existing in the United States, each with their own customs, history and traditions and many of which are completely unknown to mainstream culture. Matika Wilbur, a widely-exhibited and collected photographer from Read More

Local business leaders make handshake connections

CHEYENNE — This is an age where business occurs over the phone and networking often means connecting via video conference calls on a broadband network. Sheridan area business leaders would not argue against the many advantages of technology in business. However, there is still something to be said about the bridges that are built over Read More

Learning what matters with a leap into leadership

CHEYENNE — This story could tell you what Food Group Director Jess Riley wore to the Leap into Leadership dinner and reception Thursday in Cheyenne, but it won’t. This story could tell you how much salad and chocolate cake Riley ate, but it won’t. Because when it comes to being a woman in leadership, those Read More

Chandler graduates from basic military school

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Matthew S. Chandler has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A 2005 graduate of Sheridan High School, Chandler is the son of Scott and Frankye Chandler of Sheridan. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Read More

EPA/HUD training to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services with the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Montana State University Extension Housing Program, is sponsoring an event to be held in Sheridan on Thursday. “EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training” will be held at the Holiday Inn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More

Two win awards at NWCCD Trustees Conference Thursday

SHERIDAN — Two people from the Northern Wyoming Community College District received awards at the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees conference in Cheyenne last week. Diego Zepeda and Monica Leonard-Walsh were honored at the 2014 conference Thursday. Zepeda was named the 2013-14 Student of the Year and Leonard-Walsh was named the 2013-14 Classified Employee Read More

Man charged with sexual exploitation of children

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday to sexual exploitation of children. John Zullig Jr., 41, was arrested by deputies of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office last month after child pornography was found in his home. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Sheridan County Read More

Contractor: Traffic flow won’t be hindered by construction

SHERIDAN — Sheridan can look forward to a new bridge on Lewis Street this fall, as work is underway to not only replace the dilapidated structure, but to use the opportunity to clean up a couple intersections and enhance the parks and pathways system. The Lewis Street bridge project is a joint project of the Read More

College plans some renovations to tech facility

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees heard from NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young and Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Heath on potential facilities renovations and upgrades planned for Sheridan College. Although a bond proposal for a new technology facility was defeated in an election last fall, Young said $1 Read More

Deadline for Senate page applications March 5

SHERIDAN — March 5 is the deadline to apply to be a Senate page for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, for one of the two summer sessions in Washington, D.C. Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material at the Capitol. Other duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills Read More

Fat Tuesday party to kick off fundraising efforts

SHERIDAN — The Best of the West BBQ Fest committee will host a Fat Tuesday celebration to kick-off their fundraising season. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. complimentary appetizers and music by the Teka Brock Band will be provided at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. “Sundae cups” of coleslaw, baked beans and barbecue pork will be Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ this Tuesday at Sagebrush

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host their March “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a free community outreach event open to everyone which features visual presentations and readings by artists in residency. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and refreshments will be served. This Read More

Cloud Peak Wilderness photos at the library through March

SHERIDAN — Photographs taken in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area will be on display in The Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library during the month of March. Local representatives of the U.S. Forest Service will be displaying the photographs as a part of their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of Read More

Bill seeks community integration for people with disabilities

CHEYENNE — A recently passed bill in the Wyoming Legislature has created some confusion about employment options for people with developmental disabilities in Sheridan. House Bill 73, sponsored by Rep. Lee Filer, D-Laramie, establishes that the state should have a policy that promotes “employment first,” meaning that, when possible, state agencies should try to place Read More

e2e set for Thursday at Black Tooth

SHERIDAN — e2e Wyoming will host a presentation by Patrick Fleming on Thursday at Black Tooth Brewing Company. Fleming, the former Chief Executive Officer of Barclay Investments, a 77 year-old investment firm in New York, will discuss his journey from the Wyoming prairie to Wall Street and back. Fleming, a Cheyenne native, is currently a Read More

City, county hope to meet, ‘clear the air’ on several issues

February 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — In response to a request from the Sheridan mayor to meet with a few Sheridan County commissioners and “clear the air” on several issues, the commissioners have sent a letter to the entire City Council saying they are interested in meeting, but publicly. “We have concluded that both bodies meeting for the purpose Read More

Withstanding years of challenges

In a letter sent from Whitney Benefits Board President Tom Kinnison to Sheridan County School District 2, Kinnison describes an earlier challenge to the Whitney will from a 1938 court case. The following exerpt is from that letter.   “ On August 30, 1938, the Whitney Board adopted a resolution to acquire a site and to Read More

‘Lancifer’ to release new album in hometown

SHERIDAN — Lane Terzieff is back in Sheridan, and now, he’s “Lancifer,” a pop, dance and hip-hop musician with a full-length album to cut loose. Terzieff chose to launch the album March 1 from the place where he spent his adolescence and still considers to be his home. Terzieff moved to Sheridan with his parents, Read More

Sheridan College to host ‘Border Wars’ Tuesday

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host their 12th annual “Border Wars” on Tuesday and registrations to compete are due tomorrow. More than 100 high school students from Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota are expected to compete in one of two categories: agricultural sales or environmental and natural resources. Prizes will be Read More

‘Big Horn Country USA’ tickets now on sale, price to go up

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now available for the “Big Horn Country USA” three-day camping and country music festival and prices will increase tomorrow. Sheridan will host national performing artists including Lady Antebellum, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols and Brett Eldredge, along with several other national and local musicians on June 19-21. More than 1,000 Read More

Sheridan High Schools ‘Grease’ to start Wed.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical, “Grease,” Wednesday through March 9. One of the most popular musicals of all time, the show will feature songs like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightning,” and “Beauty School Dropout” complete with hand jives. The students, directed by Marva Craft, will offer five performances. Wednesday through Read More

Rodeo tickets to go on sale tomorrow

SHERIDAN — This year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 7 a.m. Tickets will only be available at the WYO Theater box office located inside the theater at this time and a line is expected to form prior to opening. Tickets will be available over the phone or online beginning at noon. The Read More

Sheridan College Wind Ensemble to perform Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform their third of four concerts this year on Sunday. Directed by Dr. Michal P. Flynn, the theme of the concert will be “Music from the James Bond franchise.” The concerts will be held at the Big Horn High School auditorium. Admission is free Read More

Counties eye Legislature’s actions with interest

February 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — What happens in Cheyenne during the 2014 session of the Wyoming Legislature will have a direct effect on cities and counties around the state. That means local government officials have been busy tracking bills these past few weeks, urging amendments, denial or passage as they feel best. While support or opposition can be Read More

Open house on Lewis St. bridge project Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The replacement of the Lewis Street bridge will begin March 10, and contractors have already begun staging equipment in the area. A representative from Reiman Corp, the contractor from Cheyenne hired to do the job, will be available at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 5-7 p.m. to answer questions about the Read More

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