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Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ Wed.

February 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and Read More

Oltion named to Cornell dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., has announced its 2013 fall semester honor roll recipients. Keely Oltion of Sheridan has been placed on the dean’s list of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship. For more information call Linda Glaser at 607-255-8942.

Management Council: budget is first

SHERIDAN — The Management Council of the Wyoming Legislature put in place on Friday a process to address the recent decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Senate File 104, a law enacted by the Legislature in 2013 that stripped Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of most of her duties and placed them with the Read More

Tongue River Assessment to be finalized later this year

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Watershed Steering Committee met Thursday in Ranchester to discuss ongoing efforts to monitor and improve water quality in the Tongue River. Included in the discussion was a presentation about the Tongue River Assessment started in late fall 2013. The assessment is being completed by a team of retired Natural Resources Read More

BeneTerra working to create environmentally friendly alternatives

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan-based water and land management firm is pioneering technology intended to serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional handling of waste water created as a byproduct of oil and gas production. BeneTerra has modified existing evaporation technology to cater to the unique operational location of an oil or gas well pad. Read More

DFS issues violation for rough handling of kids to Children’s Center Jan. 3

SHERIDAN — The Children’s Center in Sheridan was issued a notice of violation by the Department of Family Services in connection with an incident of mistreatment that occurred at the center last fall. DFS Day Care Licensing Coordinator Rachel Huckfeldt confirmed a notice of violation of a rule prohibiting “rough handling of children including, but Read More

County recommends approval for shop permit Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a 30-by-50 foot shop building to be built next to a residence in the Spirit Ridge Subdivision in Ranchester at its meeting Thursday. The structure will be a pole barn with steel siding and a roof. It will be used Read More

‘Conversation in History’ set for this Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

Fireman’s Ball to feature Teka Brock Band on Feb. 15

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Fireman’s Ball will be held Feb. 15 at the Historic Sheridan Inn. From 7-11 p.m. entertainment will be provided by the Teka Brock Band, snacks will be served, a silent auction will be offered and a wine ladder and Harley Davidson motorcycle will be raffled off. A cash bar will Read More

Paw Prints sponsors holiday prize package

SHERIDAN — Is your dog your Valentine? Bring a loving picture of you and your dog into Paw Prints Pet Boutique by Feb. 19 and you could win a prize package. The owner of the best picture will be awarded a free self-serve dog wash, a free nail trim, a bag of Valentine’s dog biscuits Read More

Last year Sheridanites threw away over 89 tons of electronics

SHERIDAN – For the first time in several years, electronic waste (e-waste) collected at the Sheridan landfill showed a downward trend in 2013. However, in the years prior to 2013, electronic waste increased yearly at a high rate, from 56.84 tons in 2010, to 76.18 tons in 2011 and 89.08 tons in 2012. The reason Read More

UW 2013 fall honor rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced the 2013 fall semester honor roll recipients. “President’s” honor roll The President’s list consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades and 22 students from Sheridan County Read More

Committee considering multipurpose facility

February 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — At the Whitney Benefits education summit held last week, Sheridan County School District 2 Board Chairman Richard Bridger said the district is investigating the possibility of constructing a large indoor multipurpose facility. “I probably don’t need to tell you this but in Wyoming the winters can be long and cold,” Bridger told the Read More

EPA issues violation notice to city

SHERIDAN — Water Superintendent Tom Manolis announced Wednesday that the city of Sheridan’s water system — which serves Sheridan, Downer Addition and Sheridan Area Water Supply (SAWS) customers — has received a notice of violation from the Environmental Protection Agency after two water samples taken in the same month exceeded maximum contaminant levels for coliform Read More

DeFlavis pleads guilty; makes plea deal for 2-4 years

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday morning to aggravated assault and battery that stemmed from an early morning bar fight almost two months ago where he stabbed another man in the face and neck. Anthony DeFlavis pleaded guilty to the felony charge in exchange for a recommendation Read More

Conservation District: Watershed projects ongoing around county

SHERIDAN — Nearly 30 people met Wednesday to discuss a variety of projects in the Goose Creek Watershed, a 418-square-mile area that encompasses Sheridan, Big Horn, surrounding ranchland and a portion of the Bighorn National Forest west of Sheridan. The Goose Creek Steering Committee is open to anyone interested in protecting the watershed, which includes Read More

VA seeking veterans’ art for competition; deadline Feb. 28

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Veterans Administration Healthcare System is seeking veterans to submit art work for the annual Creative Arts Competition. Annually throughout the country, veterans are given the opportunity to compete in creative arts competitions at their local VA. The 2014 Sheridan VAMC Creative Arts Competition will be held March 3-5 with the art exhibit Read More

Free admition to Devils Tower on President’s Day

SHERIDAN — Devils Tower National Monument will offer free park entrance in honor of President’s Day on Feb. 15-17. All hiking trails will be open to explore for bald eagles, prairie dogs and turkeys, among other natural wonders. Devils Tower is located 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft, 27 miles northwest of Sundance and 9 miles Read More

‘Warriors Don’t Cry’ at the WYO Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Bushnell Center will present “Warriors Don’t Cry” at the WYO Theater on Wednesday. Part of the Children’s Education and Family series at the theater, the play tells the story of the Little Rock Nine who risked their lives in 1957 to end segregation at Central High School. The play received the American Read More

Firefighters battle early-morning blaze in sub-zero temperatures

STORY — Sheridan County emergency responders were called to a structure fire at the Chuckwagon convenience store and gas station in Story early Thursday morning. In the course of battling the blaze, firefighters were confronted with record setting temperatures of 28 degrees below zero. The Story Volunteer Fire Department spearheaded fire suppression efforts with the Read More

Ranchester approves liquor licenses renewals; application for grant

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved three liquor license renewals at its meeting Tuesday. There were no comments or objections regarding the renewals, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. Licenses for Ranchester Liquor, the Silver Spur Bar and Lounge and Buckhorn Liquor were renewed through March 6, 2015. The council also voted to approve conversion of Read More

Sub-zero temps close, delay schools

SHERIDAN — Freezing temperatures have caused delays and cancellations of some schools and day cares in Sheridan County. Sheridan County School Districts #1 and 2 are on two-hour delays, while district #3 is delayed only one hour. Holy Name Catholic School in Sheridan is on a two-hour delay. Sheridan’s Head Start program is also on Read More

Rope kings

February 5, 2014

Dan Morales walks on a set of ropes in the hot room in the basement of King Ropes on Tuesday. The hot room maintains a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit to allow the ropes to stretch and flatten. In the summer time, longer ropes are taken to a field outside Sheridan to stretch under the Read More

County forwards claims to insurance company

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners acknowledged receipt of two claims brought by individual residents at their meeting Tuesday. They denied both claims and said they would be submitted to the county’s insurance company for review. Commission Chairman Terry Cram said acknowledging receipt and issuing a denial is standard procedure. “A simple claim of some kind Read More

Trustees heading to DC to discuss student loans

SHERIDAN — Several members of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees met yesterday at Sheridan College to receive a briefing on possible changes on the federal level to the Higher Education Act Reauthorization. The act affects students who receive Pell Grants or Direct Student Loans from the federal government. Dr. Susan Bigelow, Read More

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