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Music therapy helps connect both sides of brain

August 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — In January 2011 Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was a victim of a shooting in a reported assassination attempt outside Tucson, Arizona. The attacker killed a federal judge and left Giffords with serious brain damage. In the years since, she fought a difficult battle to survive and regain basic human functions including walking, speaking Read More

Market added to this year’s Heritage Days

BIG HORN— The first annual Big Horn Market will be Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collette Eliason  has been working with the Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile to put the event together. It is set to include food and music. Participants are expected to include local artists’ paintings, pottery, baked goods Read More

Nonprofit Tuesday to benefit scholarship fund

SHERIDAN  — The Blacktooth Brewing Co. will host a nonprofit event on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is money that helps to subsidize educational travel opportunities for Sheridan High School and Fort Mackenzie High School Read More

Local polo ranch hopes to change the game with breeding program

SHERIDAN — When it comes to how babies are made — you know, the birds and the bees — the process seems pretty straight forward. As a new technique for breeding polo ponies gets introduced in Sheridan County, though, that process can get a little complicated. Sebastian Mariani, the breeding manager and trainer for Jan Pamela Read More

Local officials prod congressional representation to help fix air service problems

SHERIDAN — At a meeting this week regarding air service in Sheridan and efforts by city, county and airport officials to enlist the help of Wyoming’s congressional delegation on the issue, Airport Manager John Stopka summed up why it is important to have reliable flights: “They’ve got to get to where they’ve got to go.” The Read More

WYO hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater announced Thursday that Gerard Gibbs joined the theater as executive director this month. According to a press release from theater officials, Gibbs was selected from a field of national and regional applicants for his extensive background in theater and performing arts management and brings exceptional experience in classical music. WYO Read More

Officials expect higher voter turnout for general election

SHERIDAN — Not even half of the state’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. In Sheridan County the turnout was even lower, with just 5,916 of the approximately 15,000 registered voters, or 40 percent, casting ballots. “Based on unofficial results from the county clerks, voter turnout for the primary election was 46 percent Read More

SMH offering TACE cancer treatment for first time

SHERIDAN — A new doctor is in town and thanks to his background and expertise, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is now able to offer a minimally invasive procedure previously only available to Sheridan area patients after a trip to Denver. Dr. William Taylor III joined SMH in July and performed his first Transarterial Chemo Embolization here Aug. Read More

Girl treated after being attacked by pit bulls Thursday

SHERIDAN — An 8-year-old girl was treated and released from the hospital Thursday after being attacked by two pit bulls at the trailer court located at 5901 Coffeen Ave. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said the girl was riding her bike in the trailer court when the dogs attacked her. She sustained three bites — one Read More

SC hires endowed nursing chair

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has hired Marlene Ethier, a leader in nursing and nursing education with more than 25 years of experience, to take the reins as the Endowed Nursing Chair. The nursing chair position was made possible by an endowment from Whitney Benefits in 2008. The creation of the position strengthened the partnership with Read More

Horse trainer to present at The Brinton Wednesday

BIG HORN — Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday. At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics. This event Read More

Landon’s to hold fall planter workshop Aug. 30

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop on fall planters Aug. 30. At 10 a.m. Jessica Bohnsack will guide participants through switching out their old summer pots, and replanting them with fall plants. Attendees are asked to bring in their summer planters, dispose of them in Landon’s green waste container, Read More

Next farmers market to feature Zucchini Derby

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include Trippin’ for Biscuits and a Zucchini Derby. Attendance is free for customers and vendor Read More

Community blood drive set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Blood Drive will be held Monday from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The blood drive will take place in the ballroom at the Best Western Sheridan Center located at 612 N. Main St. There is an emergency need for O negative and O Read More

College discusses construction progress, future plans

August 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The many major construction projects at Sheridan College are starting to wrap up, but college President Dr. Paul Young warned Wednesday night at the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting “don’t put your hard hats away just yet.” “The big construction is wrapping up here until April or March or Read More

Art Badgett Pool has good season

DAYTON — Art Badgett Pool Manager Chad Aksamit told Dayton Town Council Wednesday that it was a good year for the Art Badgett Pool, in spite of pool closures early in the season due to bad weather conditions. A total of 140 children received swimming lessons in three separate sessions that taught levels 1-4, as Read More

Ranchester OKs plans to quiet horn

RANCHESTER — If all goes as planned, Ranchester should be a little quieter once a wayside horn is installed at the railroad crossing in town. Ranchester Town Council on Tuesday approved and signed an agreement for the horn with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. Installation of the horn will eliminate the Read More

Rec. district considers options for Kendrick

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Recreation District board introduced a couple of new members during its meeting yesterday, and those new additions are being thrown into the fire right away. Mayor John Heath was added to the recreation district board. As someone who has coached soccer and likes to get involved in the community, Heath said he Read More

Sheridan VA director to retire

SHERIDAN — Sheridan VA Healthcare System Director Debra L. Hirschman will retire on Oct. 31, 2014, after serving in the health care field for 45 years. According to a press release from the VA, the decision was made over a year ago. “It has been an honor and a privilege for me to serve veterans Read More

Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter to be renovated

SHERIDAN— Pedigree and GreaterGood have teamed up to give selected shelters across the nation a makeover. The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has been selected to receive renovation, and needs volunteers to help finish the project. The renovations will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers can sign up online Read More

Final 2014 ParkFit at Thorne-Rider to focus on circuits

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class has been offered at one of the local parks. The next and final session will be circuit by the A.J. Sare at Thorne-Rider Park. All members Read More

Wyoming Drifters to play at Senior Center

SHERIDAN— Pedigree and GreaterGood have teamed up to give selected shelters across the nation a makeover. The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has been selected to receive renovation, and needs volunteers to help finish the project. The renovations will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers can sign up online Read More

Organizers add activities to Story Days

STORY — Organizers have added some features to the 28th annual Story Days celebration set for this weekend in the timber-lined community south of Sheridan. “We have a new crew this year organizing it, so we have some new ideas,” longtime Story Days committee member Patty Hoover said this week. “That is always nice to Read More

County reviews budgets, hears from resident on Darby Pledge

August 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller told county commissioners at their meeting Tuesday that conservative budgetting and strict adherence by department heads to their budgets has lead to an approximately $2.38 million budget overage for fiscal year 2013-2014 that will be carried over into this year’s budget to reduce the amount that will need Read More

Incumbent commissioners move forward to general, challenger Fox eliminated

SHERIDAN — Three incumbent county commissioners will move forward to the general election for three open seats on County Commission following results from the primary election Tuesday. Commissioners Terry Cram, Steve Maier and Bob Rolston pulled ahead of challenger Dennis Fox, who was running on a platform of lower taxes and financial restraint. Fox pulled in Read More

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