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Duprey receives leadership award

January 27, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Sheridan pastor Lt. David Duprey received the Admiral Zumwalt Award for Visionary Leadership at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium. Duprey is a chaplain assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. “It is a tremendous honor to receive this award and I will accept the award on Read More

Enzi got start in service group; pitches ‘Penny Plan’

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, stopped in Sheridan on Saturday to serve as keynote speaker at the Wyoming State Convention of the Jaycees, an organization that promotes leadership and community service for people ages 18-41. Enzi said he was honored to be speaking for the organization that launched him into politics. As president Read More

Cost of cigarettes could rise as anti-tobacco advocates seek tax increase

SHERIDAN — Anti-tobacco advocates are working to introduce a bill during the upcoming session of the Wyoming State Legislature to increase taxes on tobacco products by 5 cents per cigarette, or $1 per pack. While the hypothetical revenue generated by the measure could be used to help offset the state’s shrinking budget, an equal motivator Read More

Republican Women of Sheridan County seeking college scholarship applicants

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are seeking applicants for their college scholarship program. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican resident of Sheridan County who is planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school. Interested individuals should contact a RWSC member at least a Read More

‘Postcards of the Past’ scheduled for Feb. 2

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will present “Postcards of the Past” on Feb. 2. George Lunbeck will conduct the program focused on photographer Lou Larson of Story. The free presentation is open to everyone and will commence at 1:30 p.m. Cookies and coffee will be served. The meeting will take place at the Story Read More

‘Big Horn Country USA’ coming to Sheridan this summer; tickets on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now available for the “Big Horn Country USA” three-day camping and country music festival. 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 campsites are available at the Read More

Bear Lodge offering snowmobile activities and training

SHERIDAN — A variety of snowmobile activities will be offered at Bear Lodge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday including on-snow avalanche training. “Ride Rasmussen Style,” an all-day snowmobiling class taught by Bret Rasmussen, will feature technical riding skills and boondocking fun. The course will be offered Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m. with an 8:30 Read More

Martin honored for community service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Jarod Martin was recognized with one of the Jaycees highest honors at the annual state convention at The Black Tooth Brewing Company on Saturday night. Martin was awarded the Junior Chamber International Senatorship at Saturday night’s event. The Jaycees is an international civic organization for young adults ages 18 to 40 Read More

Patton still passionate about Wyoming education

January 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, has served several spans over the last five decades in Wyoming’s Legislature and is as passionate as ever about seeing state lawmakers operate efficiently and education systems operate in ways that will best serve the needs of the state’s youth. Over the years, he has sat on a variety Read More

Second Chance Cat Rescue hosting ‘Spayghetti and No Balls’ dinner

SHERIDAN — The Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is hosting a fundraising dinner “Spayghetti and No Balls” on Jan. 31. Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Powder Horn Clubhouse, the evening will feature an Italian buffet, live entertainment from Mick Johnson, a silent auction, door prizes and a grand prize drawing for a diamond necklace Read More

Next class on government grants offered Wed.

SHERIDAN — The next class in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library series of free classes for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal will be held Wednesday. Commencing at noon, “Find and apply for government grants using grants.gov” will be offered in webinar Read More

Senior center presents ‘…When I’m Sixty-Four’

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center will host the next presentation in the series entitled “…When I’m Sixty-Four” on Tuesday. This series of life planning lectures will take place monthly on the first Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. The program is designed to help people make informed decisions unique to aging individuals and families. The focus of Read More

Tongue River Middle School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Skye Bensel, KamiJo McCormick, Mary Miller and Dehlaney Schulthess.   7th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Mackenzie Aksamit, Macey McArthur and Morgan Warren.   6th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Zaveah Kobza, Rheagan Read More

When the snow starts to fly, Sheridanites pack the lanes

SHERIDAN — If hiking and biking are associated with outdoor summer sports, perhaps no other indoor sport is more closely linked with winter than bowling. Sheridan’s Cloud Peak Lanes offers hundreds of bowlers the opportunity to practice their sport all winter long. “In my mind, anything that involves a ball is sport,” said Cloud Peak Read More

Artists to portray the animals around, within

SHERIDAN — It all started a year ago when six artists, writers and photographers were driving down the Bighorn Mountains after a ski trip. They spoke together of the cold, beastly landscape surrounding them and the literal beasts — the cows, dogs and other animals — seen and loved daily on the Wyoming plains and in Read More

City to get another place to play

SHERIDAN — In its most recent Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the city of Sheridan recommended developing larger, regional parks within the city rather than small, seldom used “pocket parks.” A recent donation of land on West Fifth Street will help fulfill that goal. Sheridan Heights Ranch has donated 32 acres of land to the Read More

Coffeen students recognized for Blue Ribbon

SHERIDAN — Sen. John Barrasso made a brief visit to Sheridan yesterday to congratulate and visit with the students of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. The school was awarded the national 2013 Blue Ribbon School award. “We tell them if you work hard, good things happen,” school principal Nikki Trahan said about the impact the Read More

Business groups seek to revive Cash Mobs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Historic District Business Committee is looking for ways to bring new life to Sheridan’s locally owned businesses. In addition to efforts to rework the Cash Mob initiative, the small group of business owners brainstormed ways to entice a younger crowd of customers to shop Main Street. The Cash Mob initiative, sponsored primarily Read More

Walmart employee prosecuted for theft

SHERIDAN — A former Walmart employee appeared in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning to be arraigned for a charge of felony theft. Michele Milner, 23, pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $1,000 worth of gift cards while working as a cashier. According to an affidavit of probable cause submitted to the court, Read More

Students, staff jazz up lunch at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — Beginning Jan. 30, students and faculty in the Sheridan College music program are giving Sheridan area residents the opportunity to enjoy a free concert every Thursday at lunch in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The concerts are put on by students in the jazz improvisation class and they are joined by faculty Read More

‘Stars’ auditions next week

SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” auditions on Tuesday and Thursday. This youth talent show is open to children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate. There will also be an overall winner award who Read More

Senior Center to host dance Jan. 31

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host the Wyoming Drifters and Friends for a dance on Jan. 31. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. everyone is invited to this free dance. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. For more information call them at 672-2240.

UW Extension to offer hands-on training

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will offer hands-on exercises to help practice risk management and strategies for managing market risk as part of a master marketer workshop in Sheridan. On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wyatt Regional Agriculture Building at Sheridan College, five categories of instruction will be presented including Read More

Anthem to be played each morning at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College began a new tradition on Monday of playing the national anthem through the speakers on the college grounds daily Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. during the academic year. The practice is an effort to honor the growing population of veterans currently taking classes. The college also dedicated a new entrance Read More

Want gas? Board explores interest in pipeline

January 23, 2014

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board, which is seeking to bring natural gas service to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between, has begun to conduct an economic analysis and an assessment of public su­­pport for its project. On Friday, the board mailed out 2,000 surveys to residents in the Tongue River Valley Read More

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