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Raising Readers director resigns

November 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — After serving Raising Readers in Wyoming for more than a decade, the board of directors recently announced that Jolene Olson will resign as executive director of the nonprofit organization. “Being a part of Raising Readers was challenging, but also an extremely rewarding and fun experience,” Olson said. “The people of Wyoming are so Read More

SPD finds small amount of meth during traffic stop

SHERIDAN — Sheridan police removed some drugs from the streets Wednesday night when a routine traffic stop turned into a small methamphetamine bust. Michael Jack, 41, of Sheridan, was stopped on Coffeen Avenue because a patrol officer noticed a headlight on Jack’s vehicle was out. “During the stop, the officer noticed some cues and clues Read More

Local social worker honored

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recognized Sheridan resident Billie Chapman with its Emerging Leader Award at its annual meeting in September. Chapman is an employee at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was nominated by NASW Wyoming board president Deb Stevens. “Upon assuming the social work role Read More

SPD continues alcohol compliance checks

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police continued alcohol compliance checks Wednesday night and caught two establishments in the act of selling alcohol to a minor. Employees at the Holiday Inn and Los Agaves restaurant were cited when they served alcohol to a decoy. Last week, three other local establishments were also charged with the same offense. Police Read More

Sheridan Seed Company hosts a special kind of ‘hide and seek’

SHERIDAN — The warehouse of Sheridan Seed Company was the scene for a special game of “hide and seek” among the pallets last week. Except rather than excited children playing the game, there were adults and their canine companions. The hide and seek game they participated in is actually a national scent training program for Read More

Finding friends at the Dog and Cat Shelter

Jenaya Keo waves a handmade cat toy in front of a resident cat at the Dog and Cat Shelter on Thursday. Tongue River Valley Community Center students made dog treats and cat toys during their service learning project and gave them to the shelter. The children were given a tour of the shelter and played Read More

SHS announces Principal Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced its first-quarter honor rolls: “Principal” honor roll — 4.0 GPA Danielle Ackels, Sarah Alley, Lyndsee Anderson, Sierra Atwell, Melissa Barber, Kathryn Beardslee, Heather Belus, Heather Bergey, Clara Bouley, Lachlan Brennan, Brittney Buckler, Luke Burrell, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell. Sarah Campbell, Zachary Campbell, Lillian Cannon, Shania Channel, Read More

‘Give with Impact’ set for Nov. 16

SHERIDAN — The “Give with Impact” holiday market will take place Nov. 16 at the Shall We Dance Ballroom. This gift market will feature products made by artists from around the world. The market will be open from 2-6 p.m. at 20 S. Tschirgi St. For more information contact Emily Betzler at 752-8139.

Cowboy comedian to perform at Eagles

SHERIDAN — Cowboy comedian Kip Attaway will perform at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 on Nov. 15. An Indian taco dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. for $6. Attaway’s performance will follow from 7:30-10 p.m. for $10. The Eagles club is located at 1760 Commercial Lane. For more information call 674-9010.

‘Magic’ food drive Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sports Alley will host a “Magic: the Gathering – Commander Food Drive” tomorrow. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1660 Big Horn Ave. The event is open to everyone and free with donation of three cans of food. Raffle prizes will be given away throughout the Read More

SC to present ‘The Rivals’ Nov. 14-16

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present the No Frills Theater Company in “The Rivals” Nov. 14-16. Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s restoration comedy about Captain Jack Absolute has been thrilling audiences since 1775. This performance is directed by Doug Sheehan and will take place at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. Performances on Read More

Nov. 8, 2013 reports

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Structure fire, 400 block East Fifth Street, 1:18 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 300 block West Burkitt Street, 2:04 a.m. • Chimney fire, 20 block Timm Place, 5:48 a.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • Fire standby, 400 block East Fifth Street, 1:17 a.m. • Medical, 300 block West Burkitt Read More

Wy. delegation gives away pay earned during shutdown

November 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — All three of Wyoming’s Congressional representatives have pledged to give away the portion of their salaries paid to them for the period of time the government was partially shut down in early October. Congressional pay during the funding disagreement was protected by the 27th Amendment of the Constitution, but Wyoming’s two Senators and Read More

Crews respond to report of two structure fires this morning

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s firefighters responded to two fires early this morning. While both incidents caused some damage, no injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Firefighter II Robert Dobbs said the first call came in at 1:18 a.m. When crews from SFR and Goose Valley Fire Department arrived with backup from Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the Sheridan Read More

Few details available in Decker Road crash

SHERIDAN — The Montana Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident near the Spring Creek Coal Mine at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The crash involved a car and a semi truck. A communications supervisor with the MHP said the incident occurred near mile marker eight on Highway 314, also called Decker Road. The aftermath of the Read More

DJ splits time between L.A., hometown

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan native who is now a producer and disc jockey based out of Los Angeles is making a point to bring his work back home on a monthly basis. Shawn Day, 34, has started hosting a monthly residency at the Oasis Lounge, located within the Holiday Inn. Day was born in Osaka, Read More

VFW holding Buddy Poppy drive Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary #1560 will hold a Buddy Poppy drive at three locations on Saturday. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924. The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy Read More

SMH annual Christmas bazaar Nov. 14 4:30 – 7 p.m.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s annual Christmas bazaar will be held Nov. 14. Items crafted by hospital employees, volunteers and members of their family will be available for purchase from 4:30-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the downstairs cafeteria area, in conference rooms A and Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore Class Nov. 12

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be Nov. 12. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus, 171 N. Main St. The topic of this month’s class is conflict resolution. Read More

Talk on Affordable Care Act Nov. 14

SHERIDAN — The State of Wyoming Insurance Commissioner, Tom Hirsig, will speak at Sheridan City Hall regarding the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 14. This free presentation is open to the public and will share his insight, particularly a Wyoming perspective, on the ACA. The presentation and discussion will also be broadcast live on cable Read More

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program info session Nov. 13

SHERIDAN – The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host an informational session on the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program on Nov. 13. The meeting will take place at the Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle from 7-8 p.m. and offer more information on the organization and the program being offered. The library is located at 335 Read More

Ranchers donate to SD neighbors

SHERIDAN — When winter storm Atlas came through Sheridan Oct. 4, it left a path of destruction that included thousands of damaged trees and power outages for hundreds of area residents. However, as it moved east across Wyoming and into western South Dakota and Nebraska, the damage increased to include thousands of dead cattle spread Read More

Dayton Town Council OKs new flood plain map, regulations

November 6, 2013

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved on first reading at its meeting Monday a new flood plain ordinance that includes adoption of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and revised rules and regulations regarding development in the flood plains around Dayton. Ordinance #384 will replace the town’s old flood plain ordinance and could “significantly impact building Read More

County rejects new flood plain rules, regulations

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners rejected a motion to adopt new rules and regulations governing flood plain management by a vote of 3-2 at its meeting Tuesday. Commissioners who rejected the motion to adopt the rules said they felt too rushed and wanted more time to work on a few areas of concern. Read More

Ranchester clarifies regulations regarding minors in bars

RANCHESTER – Ranchester Town Council approved on first reading an ordinance that will amend existing code regarding underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at its meeting Tuesday. The code will be amended to state that no person under age 21 can enter or remain in a licensed room where alcohol is dispensed unless accompanied Read More

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