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Red Grade to get some safety upgrades

March 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — In an attempt to make Red Grade Road a little safer, county commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a grant that will pay for a flashing sign to warn drivers to slow down on a curve that sees multiple vehicles per year leave the road and enter an adjacent property owner’s yard. The Read More

SCSD2 starts new program to boost graduation rates

SHERIDAN — In an effort to continue improving high school graduation rates, Sheridan County School District 2 has initiated the “Graduation Counts” program. Modeled after a similar, successful program in Montana, Graduation Counts aims to encourage every high school student to complete school and receive a diploma, whether they choose to then enter the workforce Read More

Georgia Navy deserter found in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A man wanted on a federal warrant for deserting the Navy was arrested by police in Sheridan Monday. Keyarius Storey, 29, was located in the community after police received a tip he was wanted. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the warrant for Storey was issued Feb. 11 of last year by the Read More

SC hires new VP for academic affairs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College announced Tuesday the hiring of Dr. Richard Hall as the new vice president for academic affairs. Hall will join the college district from Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz., where he is currently serving as the dean of mathematics, sciences and health sciences — a position he has held since July 2010. Read More

Ranchester approves final plat of new subdivision

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved the final plat for phase one of the Stone Ridge Meadows Subdivision west of Ranchester at its meeting Tuesday. The plat was approved with the understanding that several conditions suggested by Town Engineer Chris Johnson must be met before the Council officially signs the plat. The approval will allow Read More

Eagles Lady Auxiliary hosting breakfast Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 Ladies Auxiliary will host a community breakfast on Sunday. From 8-10 a.m. sausage gravy and biscuits, ham, eggs, fruit and beverages will be served. Breakfast will cost $7 per plate and $3 for children younger than 5 and proceeds will benefit the Eagles charities. For more information Read More

University of Montana announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — The University of Montana has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list recipients. To qualify for the dean’s list undergraduate students must earn a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and receive only grades of A or B while taking at least nine credit hours of courses. Annie Smidt of Sheridan was named to Read More

Arvada Elementary to host concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary students will host a concert tomorrow at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada. Commencing at 7 p.m. the students will present “The Blue Dog Blues.” The concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” project they have been working on in art class. The community center is located in the old Read More

AARP to hold meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the AARP will hold a meeting Friday. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. the community is invited to a potluck and bingo night at the Sheridan Senior Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own place settings. Read More

Kids work to fight hunger abroad

March 18, 2014

Shayla Christensen, center, sets down a bag of dehydrated food as Mario Montaño, right, directs traffic during the food packing day Saturday at Sheridan High School. SHS and Sheridan Wesleyan Church youth group partnered with Kids Against Hunger and the Nice Foundation to pack 12,000 meals to send to the children in Nicaragua.

City approves establishment of electric utility on first reading

SHERIDAN — In an effort to establish redundant power in the High Tech Business Park and draw data centers, light manufacturing and other businesses to the area, Sheridan City Council on Monday voted 5-0 on first reading to pass an ordinance that will create a city owned electric utility. City Councilwoman Kristin Kelly, who works Read More

Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has hired Debi Crawford as its new executive director. Crawford was most recently the manager of City Bark, a New Orleans dog park overseen by the city. From 2008 to 2012, she worked at the Campbell County School District science center in Gillette. Crawford will replace Cel Read More

Local psychologist Hollis Hackman receives national award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Hollis Hackman recently received the Federal Advocacy Coordinator award from the American Psychological Association. It is the first time the award has been given to a Wyoming citizen. Hackman, who retired from full-time work as a psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2010, continues to work there part-time doing Read More

Programmers develop plan for remedial math app

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Programmers Guild has been awarded a grant from the Wyoming Business Council that will enable the company to develop software that helps students study remedial math. The Phase 0 Wyoming Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Programs are designed to give small companies a chance to compete for additional funding Read More

Museum to host ‘Behind the Scenes’ event this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” and “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and Read More

Holloway to discuss lessons learned ‘waving a stick’

SHERIDAN — As part of the Faculty Lecture Series at Sheridan College, Chuck Holloway will present “What 15 years of rowing a boat has taught me about education” on Thursday. Beginning at 7 p.m. in room 153 of the Whitney Building, Holloway, a horticulture and agriculture faculty member will share what he has learned from Read More

Prevention Management to host open house Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming will host an open house Thursday to thank coalition members and the community for the hard work and dedication of Sheridan County. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the main hall of First Christian Church, appetizers will be served and the new Suicide Prevention Coalition Community Read More

BHE art reception at The Brinton on Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The seventh biennial Big Horn Elementary All-Student Art Show at The Brinton Museum will open Thursday. A reception will be held by the BHE Home and School Association on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All members of the community are invited to this free event. The show will run through March 30 with no Read More

Run ‘Til You’re Green event a hit

March 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was the greener the better at Saturday’s ninth annual “Run ‘Til You’re Green” fun run hosted by the Sheridan Jaycees. In spite of temperatures in the 20s with winds gusting over 30 mph, more than 100 Sheridanites of all ages showed up to run through town — or ride in a stroller, Read More

WYO director credits community with success

SHERIDAN — It’s no secret that the WYO Theater is amidst a period of change. While the blocked off sidewalk and plastic tarp draped over the building front is immediate evidence of the physical modifications underway, a less obvious change is that Executive Director Nick Johnson is leaving. Johnson gave notice last month that he Read More

Mulholland to run for state House seat this fall

SHERIDAN — Local businessman and former Sheridan City Councilor Ryan Mulholland announced Sunday that he will run for a seat in the Wyoming House of Representatives this fall. Mulholland will file to represent House District 29, which encompasses much of the city of Sheridan. House District 29 is currently served by Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan. Read More

Trout Unlimited hosting free fly tying class Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a free fly tying class Saturday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are welcome to join a group of local professional tyers to learn basic skills for new tyers. Attendees are encouraged to bring tools and a vice if they have them, Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Co.’s next Non-Profit Tuesday tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host their next Non-Profit Tuesday tomorrow benefiting the Sheridan Senior Center. From 5-7 p.m. more than $1,000 in raffles will be offered with all proceeds directly benefitting the Keystone Awards Fundraiser supporting Senior Center programs and services. Raffle items include a $500 certificate to the Lodge of Deadwood, Read More

First Light Children’s Center to host open house Thurs.

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center will host a community open house on Thursday. Celebrating their second anniversary, the public is invited to help them “March into Year 3” from 5:30-7 p.m. Birthday cake will be served as well as samples of the healthy lunches the children at the center receive from Volunteers of America’s Read More

Big Horn Historical Society to host potluck Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Lois Hall will present Read More

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