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Celebrating 10 years of living with cancer: Friends, family, colleagues celebrate with SHS staff member

October 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Maxine Fudge’s face registered surprise and delight when she walked into a room filled with friends and fellow teachers cheering for her at Sheridan High School after class on Tuesday. This day was special — it marked 10 years of living with breast cancer. Fudge works as a paraprofessional at Sheridan High School. Read More

Stopka receives lifetime achievement award

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Airport Operators Association late last month presented Sheridan County Airport Manager John Stopka with the WAOA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given in recognition of Stopka’s community and airport dedication and his years of service improving aviation in Wyoming, a media release stated. Stopka began his aviation career in 1975 when Read More

Artists reception set for Thursday at SAGE Gallery

SHERIDAN — An artists reception for the SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes” will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery. The show features paintings by local artists Nancy Furnish, Patti Manigault and Darlene Reiter. The show is free, open to the public and will be on display through Oct. 30. For more information, Read More

Candidate forums set for Oct. 14-15

SHERIDAN — Election day is Nov. 4 and in preparation two candidate forums will be held next week. On Tuesday, candidates for local positions will have a chance to discuss their views on various topics with the public. On Oct. 15, state and national candidates will visit with voters. Both forums will take place in Read More

Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt dinner, auction set for Friday

UCROSS — The second annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt fundraising auction and dinner will be on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling 721-7007 or seeing www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org. Additional information on the event can also be found on the website. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. Read More

Martin to present ‘A Biological Arms Race’ Oct. 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center will continue its fall 2014 lecture series Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The lecture to be presented by Holly Martin will focus on “A Biological Arms Race.” Martin is a member of the biology faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be held in the Sheridan College Read More

Thursday Events Oct. 8, 2014

Events for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 • 5:30-7 p.m. artists reception for SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes,” SAGE Gallery, 171 N. Main St. • 7 p.m. Sheridan High School homecoming pep rally, Grinnell Plaza

Local Briefs Oct. 8, 2014

‘Science Saturday’ to focus on anatomy this weekend SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday is scheduled for this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon. The subject Saturday will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. Read More

County plans to pave Holloway Avenue to accommodate high traffic

SHERIDAN — Two blocks of Holloway Avenue between 13th Street and 15th Street are now in the process of becoming a county road in order to allow the county to pave and improve the roadway used by 800 to 1,000 cars per day. Holloway Avenue between 11th Street and 15th Street, which is also known as Read More

Box Cross Road to close Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — County Road 111, known as Box Cross Road, at milepost 0.3 will be closed to through traffic on Monday at 9 a.m. for utility work. The road will be reopened by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For additional information, call the Public Works Office at 674-2920.

Signs of the season

October 7, 2014

SCSD2 to hire ‘graduation coach’ at $20-30K per year

SHERIDAN — After a presentation by Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach, followed by questions, conversation and a bit of discourse, the school board voted unanimously to approve the creation of a new Graduation Coach position at Sheridan County School District 2 during Monday night’s board meeting. The position will be a 195-day contract paying Read More

City holds off on sale of retail liquor license; plans to consider other applications

SHERIDAN — City Council was slated to discuss two applications to purchase a retail liquor license owned by the city at its meeting Monday but decided at the meeting to remove those items from the agenda and instead hold a discussion on liquor licensing in general. City Council tabled a request from Lou’s, LLC, to Read More

County to lift fire ban tonight

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastock and district fire chiefs have decided it is safe to lift the fire ban in Sheridan County. County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the fire ban will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and county residents will be allowed after that time to burn brush and trash piles. Read More

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His hunting Read More

Officials continue to discuss best care for ‘sickest of the sick’

SHERIDAN — County officials and hospital staff met Monday to continue discussions on the best way to care for severely mentally ill patients who are admitted to Sheridan Memorial Hospital under an involuntary 72-hour hold. The discussions are centered around the “sickest of the sick” who comprise approximately 20 percent of all patients who are Read More

Dog weight pull contest to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply is having its second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate and sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. The contest will be held at Read More

Tangles salon to host ‘Day of Beauty’ drawing

SHERIDAN — Tangles Salon has offered a “Day of Beauty” to local breast cancer survivors. During the month of October, Tangles will pick one name a week and pamper the winner for a relaxing day at the salon for free. For more information, or to enter, go to Tangles at 32 S. Main St. or Read More

Rosary crusade gathering to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimated 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at Read More

Fire Station Dedication Friday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388.

Wednesday Events Oct. 7, 2014

• 11:30 a.m. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St., lunch is $15 • 6-9 p.m. Celebrating Life and Those Who Search For It, fundraiser for Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Rainbow Bar, 264 N. Main St.

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

October 6, 2014

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was Read More

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

SHERIDAN — Fresh out of college, Bighorn National Forest District Ranger Clarke McClung imagined his job would put him in the field every day to coax rangelands to grow and riparian areas to flourish. And while he did spend plenty of time outdoors in his nearly 35 years with the Bureau of Land Management and then Read More

Yager plans to appeal charge

SHERIDAN — Former probation and parole officer Chris Yager said he plans to file an appeal asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to consider whether his case should be dismissed based on the intent and verbiage of the law being applied. Yager was sentenced in district court Friday to two years of supervised probation on one Read More

Museum to host cemetery tours this month

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The tours will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tour Read More

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