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23rd annual Holiday Dinner to be held Dec. 8

November 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner with be held on Dec. 8. The all-volunteer committee is seeking individuals or businesses to help prepare. The dinner is in need of cash donations to purchase food and gift donations for gift bags which will be distributed to over 450 children and disabled adults. All donors Read More

Bird Farm release

Big Horn Bird Farm employee Nate Brown opens the cages as a pheasant takes flight Tuesday at a Public Land Trust area on Rock Creek Road in Johnson County. The Bird Farm will release thousands of pheasants throughout the region this week with the exception of 1,200 breeders to produce eggs for next spring.

Wragge appointed to national community college board

November 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Walter Wragge, a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, has been appointed as an associate committee member to the Association of Community College Trustees. The ACCT is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards that represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees form more than 1,200 community, Read More

Sheridan City Council to vote on favorite downtown public art

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors will have the chance to cast a different kind of vote in coming weeks. Following a presentation by representatives of the Sheridan Public Arts Committee at their meeting Monday, councilors were invited to vote for their favorite of 20 on-loan sculptures set up around downtown Sheridan. Artists from around the Read More

‘Warren Miller’s: Ticket to Ride’ to be shown Nov. 29 at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — “Warren Miller’s: Ticket to Ride” will be presented at the WYO Theater on Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m. This film is part of a series which highlights skiing in exotic locations throughout the world. It will showcase Chris Davenport skiing the West face of the Eiger, Julia Mancuso skiing in the Arctic Circle Read More

Phillippi graduates basic military training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Travis D. Phillippi graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Phillippi is the son of Duane Phillippi of Sheridan. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and Read More

Who is making your food?

SHERIDAN — Wyoming law dictates every public restaurant should be inspected at least once a year by an expert from the Department of Agriculture. Visits from the food inspector are unannounced to restaurant owners and staff, and can give the public an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes of their favorite eateries. Read More

While temperatures drop, reports of animal abuse rise

November 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — The subject of animal abuse is one notorious for escalating emotions. On a local level, defining and prosecuting cases of cruelty to domestic animals is a variable task that relies primarily in individual judgement. With winter slowly making a decisive descent into Sheridan, owners of both pets and livestock have decisions to make Read More

U.S. House, Senate campaign teams prep for 2014 election

SHERIDAN — Less than a year remains until the election for a variety of statewide offices — including governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and superintendent of public instruction — and two of Wyoming’s three seats in U.S. Congress. Yoder resident Jason Senteney is challenging incumbent Rep. Cynthia Lummis for her Republican seat in the Read More

‘Butte-ify the Bighorns’ held Saturday

SHERIDAN — “Butte-ify the Bighorns” was held on Saturday night in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium at Sheridan College. The fundraising event for the Antelope Butte Foundation partnered with the Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club to raise awareness of the re-opening of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. ABF is a nonprofit Read More

Annual Country Christmas Bazaar held Nov. 22-23

SHERIDAN — The annual Country Christmas Bazaar will be at the Best Western Sheridan Center on Nov. 22 and 23. The hours will be 5-8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The bazaar is open to outside vendors. For more information contact Bea Hutson at 672-8594. The BWSC is located at 612 Read More

TRVCC to host annual Family Carnival Friday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host their annual Family Carnival on Friday. From 5-8 p.m. there will be activities including bingo, mini golf, inflatables, face painting, a cake walk and more. The event will also include a raffle and dinner. Proceeds benefit the youth programs in the Tongue River valley. The Read More

Sunrise Church to host fall bazaar Nov. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sunrise Assembly of God Church will host a Fall Bazaar on Nov. 23. Crafts, food and more will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A kid’s store will also be available with help for kids in giftwrapping. The bazaar is open to outside vendors. For more information contact Crystal O’Brien Read More

Library to offer guidance on mobile devices Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer guidance on mobile devices Wednesday. At 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle, attendees will have the chance to ask questions about mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Devices belonging to the library will be on hand but attendees are encouraged to bring their Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Middle School has announced first quarter honor roll recipients.   8th-Grade “A” honor roll Kathryn Arneson, Cheyna Bradshaw, Kristen Carlson, Baylee Clemens, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel McAdoo, Makayla Morris, Tazmyn Olson, Karsyn Ulibarri.   7th-Grade Read More

Birding at The Brinton

Ten-year-old Grace Bailey, left, and her sister Billie Bailey, 12 look up from a bird identification book with Canterbury during the birding trip Saturday in Big Horn. The group started at The Brinton and then traveled to a residence nearby to find some Evening Grosbeak birds.

Highway 14A to close

November 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — U.S. Highway 14A west of Burgess Junction will close for the winter at noon Monday, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The stretch of road generally closes at the end of fall because heavy snow and relatively light traffic make maintenence of the road impractical. WYDOT District Maintenance Engineer Read More

SC students win honors at Rangeland Cup

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College agriculture students merited honors in the annual Rangeland Cup, part of the Wyoming Society for Range Management activities, Tuesday at Sheridan College. Sophomore student Julia Collins, 20, of Crowheart, and teammate Karyn Rieger, a 19-year-old freshman from Worland, won the competition with their presentation, “Removal of Russian Olive on Rangelands: Read More

Food banks prep for busier than usual holiday season

SHERIDAN — With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, shopping carts are exiting grocery stores, wheezing beneath the weight of Thanksgiving dinner goodies. Turkeys, yams, stuffing, cranberries, marshmallows, rolls, pies and gravy. With that veritable horn of plenty rolling before a person, it can be easy to overlook the carts that are more like rolling Read More

Big Horn on top after nearly 10 years

LARAMIE — It took eight minutes for the Big Horn Rams to get their hands on the football, but when they did, they were off and running their first state title in almost a decade. Haughty defense and a monster day Friday from junior Christian Mayer lifted the Rams to a 47-22 win over the Read More

Trade your bulbs, save money this season

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Home Depot is participating in a national campaign to encourage homeowners to celebrate the holiday season with more eco-savvy lights. The store is collecting old strands of Christmas lights in exchange for a discount on newer decorative lights that use LEDs. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that decorative Christmas lights around Read More

Fair Board continues maintenance projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association approved a plan to resurface the exhibit hall parking lot by laying rotomill and installing concrete curb and gutter and drainage structures at its meeting Thursday. This should alleviate what is a nearly chronic mud problem in the area, Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said. “It’s wonderful news for Read More

Locals heading to jail in order to raise money for muscular dystrophy

SHERIDAN — The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up event will be held Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event features the “incarceration” of various community members who must raise $1,600 for MDA to get out of jail. “It’s an event we’ve been having for so many Read More

Sternberg resigns as UW president

LARAMIE (AP) — Bob Sternberg resigned as president of the University of Wyoming on Thursday, ending his tenure that lasted just over four months after taking over as president of the state’s only four-year university. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Sternberg said he decided to resign because he didn’t feel he had Read More

Conversion to natural gas to cost $500-1,500 per home

DAYTON — Additional information gathered after a recent story about a workshop held by the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board — which is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and area schools — indicates that the cost to convert from propane to natural gas will be $500 to $1,500 per household. The Read More

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