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ABF announces ability to finalize purchase of ski area

ABF announces ability to finalize purchase of ski area

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation announced Monday it has secured all funding needed to complete its purchase of the ski area at Antelope Butte, 10 months ahead of schedule. The foundation will take ownership of the lodge, chairlifts and outbuildings that are currently possessed by the U.S. Forest Service. The ABF will place the… Continue Reading

SCSD2 eyes state budget work as job cuts possible

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature is not backing away from proposed cuts to the next two-year budget anytime soon, and Sheridan County School District 2 is beginning to determine how that loss of funding could translate to job cuts. Superintendent Craig Dougherty said the district has identified two positions it will not have to pay… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

Stars of Tomorrow winners announced

SHERIDAN — Area youth competed in the annual Stars of Tomorrow competition Friday at the WYO Theater. The youth talent competition sponsored by the Kiwanis Club is open to boys and girls in four divisions: kindergarten through second grades, third through fifth grades, junior high school students and high school students. First-, second- and third-place… Continue Reading

Senate approves $24 million for coal roads

SHERIDAN — Members of the Wyoming Senate approved allocating $24 million in abandoned mine lands funds to relocate roads preventing mining companies from gaining access to 133 million tons of coal. Senate File 40 is one of four appropriation bills in the Legislature this session. The bill sets guidelines for appropriating abandoned mine lands funds.… Continue Reading

Yearly teacher survey shows high satisfaction rates in SCSD2

SHERIDAN — A group of teacher representatives presented the results of their annual teacher climate survey to Sheridan County School District 2 trustees and officials Monday night and the findings were positive. Kevin Rizer, a social studies teacher at Sheridan High School, said that teacher responses this year indicated 97 percent of them felt they… Continue Reading

City OKs two annexations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors approved two property annexations during their regular meeting Monday. An annexation of three lots on Adkins Valley Avenue passed three votes to none during Monday’s meeting. Councilors Shelleen Smith, Jesus Rios and Kristen Kelly were absent from Monday’s meeting. Councilors also approved annexing 3470 Big Horn Loop unanimously. Before concluding… Continue Reading

Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club to host moonlight skiing

SHERIDAN — The Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club will host an evening of moonlight skiing from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Sibley Lake in the Bighorn Mountains. Attendees are encouraged to join the festivities around a fire at the warming hut. Light refreshments and music will be provided. Participants are also invited to bring their own… Continue Reading

Republican Women of Sheridan County to offer scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for a college scholarship program. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican who is at least 18 years old, a Sheridan County resident and is planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school beginning in… Continue Reading

Republican caucuses set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party will conduct its precinct caucuses Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The chairman of each precinct caucus will take nominations from the body of qualified Republicans residing in that precinct to be delegates and alternates to the county convention set for March 12. All registered Republicans in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School recently announced its first-semester honor roll. Students on the A Honor Roll completed at least five classes and earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following students were named to the list. Freshmen Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Garett Avery, Lucy Barten, Rae Bassett, Hunter  Benedict,… Continue Reading

Officials start talks about repurposing school

Officials start talks about repurposing school

SHERIDAN — As the new Tongue River Elementary building in Ranchester nears completion, district officials are examining a set of options to repurpose the old building. Sheridan County School District 1 will host three public meetings — one in Big Horn and two on the Tongue River side of the district— to gather input before… Continue Reading

Legislature examines criminal law bills

SHERIDAN — A bill before the Wyoming Legislature that would have increased penalties for certain domestic violence incidents failed introduction Friday. House Bill 132, sponsored by Rep. Charles Pelkey, D-Laramie, failed to receive the required two-thirds vote. Had it passed, the penalty for strangulation of a household member would have increased from five years imprisonment… Continue Reading

Critter’s Winter Carnival to benefit Dog and Cat Shelter

SHERIDAN — A winter carnival will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. The event will take place at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. It will feature fun games for the whole family, including a kid’s bucket raffle, face painting and a cake walk. All-you-can-eat chili, cornbread… Continue Reading

CHAPS to conduct volunteer training

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy will host training for potential volunteers Feb. 18, Feb. 20 and Feb. 23. Three-hour training opportunities will take place each of the days from 9 a.m. to noon. Those wishing to volunteer are asked to attend one of the trainings. The nonprofit offers a… Continue Reading

Sheridan York Rite Bodies to host chili feed Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan York Rite Bodies will host a chili feed Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Temple. Several different chilies and cinnamon rolls will be featured, along with fellowship. The cost to attend is $10 per adult or $5 for children 12 and younger. The event will benefit the Sheridan York… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — The next round of “Birding at The Brinton” will take place Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. Dr. Jackie Canterbury and the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with the museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Those planning to attend should meet in the parking lot prior to the event.… Continue Reading

Student news — Feb. 15, 2016

EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members SHERIDAN — Eastern Wyoming College inducted 31 students into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earlier this month. One Sheridan County student was inducted — Rebecca Gilbert of Sheridan. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth… Continue Reading

Fire department, city officials hold first round of contract negotiations Friday

SHERIDAN — In a special meeting held Friday, Sheridan City Council members and representatives from the Sheridan firefighters union began contract negotiations. During the meeting, International Association of Firefighters Local 276 President George Neeson laid out three major contract proposals, the first of which modifies firefighters pay scale. In 2013, Neeson said, the city conducted… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 13, 2016

Dayton Town Council 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Feb. 8, 2016, Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence.                   • Old business update • New business A. Liquor license… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings — Feb. 13, 2016

• Senior Center 101. Join us on Monday, Feb. 15 at the Senior Center. Learn about the mission of the Senior Center! 1 p.m. in the Senior Center Conference Room, 211 Smith St. • Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild? There is support for you in your very special role. Join us on Wednesday,… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Giving care to caregivers

I often think of a quote by Rosalynn Carter saying “There are only four kinds of people in this world: Those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Now that we have everyone covered, we can agree that it is in our… Continue Reading

Two valentines from Eatons’ Ranch

Two valentines from Eatons’ Ranch

The Academics for All committee is proud to honor Samantha Hamilton, daughter of Mike and Laura Hamilton, as this week’s Summit Award winner. Hamilton carries a cumulative GPA of 3.94 and received academic letters her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She remarks, “Education is indispensable, and learning gives me great satisfaction.” Having aspirations of becoming… Continue Reading

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