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Fearnow pleads guilty to pharmacy burglary

Fearnow pleads guilty to pharmacy burglary

SHERIDAN — A local man pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge Thursday at his arraignment in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, explained to Judge William Edelman how he had climbed to the roof of the Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street in May, entered the store through the attic, filled a trash… Continue Reading

NGSC bill requires ‘unique’ science standards

SHERIDAN — The “Next Generation Science Standards-2” bill (House Bill 23) passed its third reading in the Wyoming State Senate Thursday, but the bill which was created to remove a hindrance on the State Board of Education’s review of new state science standards now carries a new caveat as an amendment was added. The Wyoming… Continue Reading

Fairgrounds Association adding 8th member to board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association decided Thursday to add one more member to its board. The board’s bylaws allow it to consist of five to nine members, board Chairman Steve Eliason said. As chairman, he is allowed to propose changes to the number of members to the Board of County Commissioners. No vote… Continue Reading

County officials: Be cautious when burning piles, fields

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County fire warden and the rural fire protection districts of Sheridan County issued a notice to remind landowners and contractors to be careful with pile and field burning during the coming months. Officials advise that burning should not be done when high winds are expected. Officials added that the last few… Continue Reading

SMH Auxiliary presents donations totaling $45K

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented donations totaling $45,000 to the hospital at its annual meeting Feb. 6 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. With these funds, the Auxiliary has now given more than $498,000 to the hospital over the years.    Auxiliary President and Kozy Korner Gift Shop buyer Wanda Hanebrink presented two checks… Continue Reading

Family birding trip to be held Monday

SHERIDAN — To celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count, a family birding trip will be held Monday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Attendees will meet at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. From there, transportation will be provided. Instructor Julie Rieder will share her passion and knowledge of birding with attendees, who will look for and learn… Continue Reading

Enzi now accepting applications for summer page

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, is now accepting applications from high school juniors to be a Senate Page for the summer session in Washington, D.C. Duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material to the Capitol, preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the appropriate people on… Continue Reading

Healthy back classes at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will host a healthy back class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. beginning March 23. Organizers said the program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. The class is preventative in nature and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises. Program participants… Continue Reading

Nordic club to host chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host a chili feed Saturday at the warming hut at the Sibley Lake trails from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers said chili and cookies will be provided at the event. The Black Mountain Nordic Club is a nonprofit organization that promotes cross-country skiing while providing trail… Continue Reading

SC students claim top honors at agriculture conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College was the only two-year college to compete at the 64th annual Society for Range Management conference last week in Sacramento, California, but the local students in attendance still claimed some top honors. Three SC students majoring in the Natural Resources and Ranch Land Management program — Colton Rosalez of Sheridan, Sara Leffingwell… Continue Reading

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in SCSD2 open meetings case

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in SCSD2 open meetings case

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in the case regarding whether Sheridan County School District 2 violated open meeting laws by discussing a proposed multi-purpose facility behind closed doors. The lawsuit filed by The Sheridan Press alleges that at least some discussions involving the up to $45 million building should… Continue Reading

Polka Club to host Sunday dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The monthly dance will feature music by D1 Marie and Company. The cost to attend is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623.… Continue Reading

Foundation seeks nominations for award

SHERIDAN — Nominations for the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation Leadership Awards are due Feb. 17. Director Susan Thomas encourages people throughout Wyoming to nominate adults who inspire Wyoming learners that struggle in school and in life. The winner of the annual award receives $2,500 and is honored at a statewide press conference and enjoys… Continue Reading

Casting for Recovery accepting applications

SHERIDAN — This year will mark the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming will offer a weekend retreat for survivors of breast cancer. Due to generous donations from individuals, businesses and grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation, the Wyoming Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, this 2.5… Continue Reading

Getting ahead: College credit in high school

Getting ahead: College credit in high school

SHERIDAN — As education in America continually becomes more rigorous at earlier grades, the demand — and opportunity — for college level studies during high school years continues to expand as well. Three unique but similar options exist for students to earn college credit before receiving their diploma, and depending on the school district of… Continue Reading

Greater access to great outdoors

ACME — Greater access to Sheridan’s great outdoors is available after construction of a new pier at Kleenburn Recreation Area that will allow people with limited mobility to catch a trout…or a large mouth bass…or a yellow perch…or a nice 25-inch tiger muskie…or any other fish in the nearby fishing pond. The handicap-accessible fishing pier… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces silver honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students who earned spots on the school’s second-quarter gold and silver honor rolls. Gold honor students achieved all As during the quarter. Silver honor roll recipients earned all Bs. The following students earned a spot on the silver honor roll. Sixth grade Izak… Continue Reading

Annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series to continue at local libraries

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries. The Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss. Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring… Continue Reading

Bar J Wranglers to perform at WYO this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Bar J Wranglers will offer two performances this weekend at the WYO Theater. Some call it a Western musical show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music and others call it the best musical experience in the West. The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole will deliver one… Continue Reading

City examines initiation of additional annexations

SHERIDAN — In an unusual circumstance that city staff said will likely become more common, the city’s Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval of an annexation requested by the city. The proposed annexation comprises approximately 3.14 acres on Dry Ranch Road that is owned and occupied by Montana-Dakota Utilities. The annexed land will be… Continue Reading

SCSD3: District now smallest in Wyoming, again

SHERIDAN — While total statewide student enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year has increased 2 percent, Sheridan County School District 3 has seen a decrease in enrollment of 12.5 percent, making it the smallest school district in the state, again. SCSD3 has 84 students, a decrease of 12 students compared to the prior year, which… Continue Reading

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