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Funding for aquatic center gaining steadily

SHERIDAN — Almost two months into its campaign to raise money for a new aquatic center, the Sheridan County YMCA is more than halfway to its funding goal. Despite what organizers have done so far, YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis said some have been skeptical about the ability to raise the amount needed. In total,… Continue Reading

CHAPS hosts fall horse show

CHAPS hosts fall horse show

SHERIDAN — Children Horses and Adults in Partnership (CHAPS) equine assisted therapy held its annual fall horse show Oct. 24. Eight clients age 21 and younger participated. There were a total of seven classes: costume contest, walk only, walk/trot, cross rails (walk), cross rails  (walk/trot), obstacle course (walk) and obstacle course (walk/trot). Each participant was… Continue Reading

Auditions for ‘Outside Mullingar’ this week

SHERIDAN — Auditions for the production of “Outside Mullingar” will take place Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in room 209 of the former Hallmark building on Main Street. “Outside Mullingar” was a 2014 Tony nominee for best play. In 2015, it has become one of the top 10 most-performed plays in American theater. The… Continue Reading

SHS to host Wyoming State String Clinic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will host the Wyoming State String Clinic today through Tuesday. The event started Sunday and 11 high schools will take part. Approximately 300 students will participate in three different orchestras — A, B and C. The C orchestra will be conducted by Sarah McCoy, who is the director of orchestras… Continue Reading

Teachers take part in training at Heart Mountain

SHERIDAN — Teachers from Casper, Cheyenne, Clearmont, Cody, Dubois, Glenrock, Laramie, Pinedale, Sheridan, Shoshoni and Wheatland recently attended a recent two-day professional development seminar focusing on the historical and constitutional issues surrounding the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Representatives of Wyoming History Day; We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution; and We… Continue Reading

SCSO investigating Saturday night shooting

SCSO investigating Saturday night shooting

UPDATE: 12:54 p.m. BIG HORN — In connection with the shooting that took place Saturday around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 8 on Highway 335, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the suspect vehicle involved. Law enforcement is looking for a dark-colored, possibly dark blue, early to mid-2000s two-door, extended cab pickup… Continue Reading

Don McLean, Judy Collins to perform at WYO

SHERIDAN — Don McLean and Judy Collins will perform at the WYO Theater on Saturday. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $50 per person and available through the WYO Theater box office, at 672-9084 and online at For more information on the performers, see or The… Continue Reading

Performances of ‘Standing By’ to begin Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will perform Norman Barasch’s romantic comedy “Standing By” beginning Thursday. The play is directed by Anne Quick and stars Patrick Suchor and Melissa Brackley. The story follows a television writer who is delighted to sit next to a flutist on a flight from Los Angeles to New York.… Continue Reading

Halloween costumes fun for all ages

Halloween costumes fun for all ages

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Teddy Araas recalls fondly many Halloweens where she and her siblings would dress up and travel from door-to-door with their father trick-or-treating. Halloween was not only an evening, but also an event to look forward to for the entire Araas family. While father Fred escorted the children,… Continue Reading

Book signing planned for Sam Western’s ‘Canyons’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing for Sam Western’s new book Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. The launch party and book signing will feature Western’s new novel, “Canyons.” According to a press release, Western spent 14 years on the novel, much of which takes place in the Bighorn Mountains and… Continue Reading

Bowens to celebrate 40th anniversary

Bowens to celebrate 40th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Ken and Eadie Bowen will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Sunday. The Bowens were married Nov. 1, 1975, at First Christian Church in Sheridan. Ken Bowen served as a U.S. Navy mechanic, worked 18 years at Rent-It Center and is currently employed at Fed-Ex Ground. Eadie Bowen has loved and cared for… Continue Reading

Community action forum on dementia set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — A community action forum regarding local efforts to create dementia-friendly communities will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. The event will take place at the Sheridan County YMCA. It is a culmination of five weeks of community study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities. The kickoff meeting was held in September. The event Wednesday… Continue Reading

Supreme Court upholds Yager conviction

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the third-degree sexual assault conviction of a former Sheridan probation agent who had a romantic relationship with a client. Chris Yager was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court in October 2014 to two years of supervised probation after accepting a plea deal. The agreement allowed a “conditional plea… Continue Reading

Donations needed for prom for adults with disabilities

SHERIDAN — A dance for adults with special needs is in the works for Dec. 11 and organizer Stephanie Vela is asking for donations. The dance will be a winter-themed ball for the clients of three local organizations: Eagle Ridge, Easter Seals and Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming. Vela is asking for Sheridan area… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 31, 2015

Ranchester Town Council 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall • Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order and roll call • Approve and sign minutes • Approval of agenda • Public hearing — transer of liquor license ownership • Old business A. Computer upgrade • Mayor’s report • Report on projects • New business •… Continue Reading

State revenue continues slide, could decrease by 20 percent

SHERIDAN — Wyoming may see its revenue decrease by more than 20 percent in coming years as oil, gas and coal prices remain low nationwide. This data comes from a Consensus Revenue Estimating Group report that was released Monday. That decrease is based on a revenue projection of approximately $4.45 billion for general government operations… Continue Reading

BUDGET WOES: County officials discuss budget future

SHERIDAN — A quarter of the way through fiscal year 2016 and county officials are being asked to think about where 5 percent of their budgets can be cut next year. “No one’s happy about this, but we’re probably going to have to decrease the budget next year,” County Commissioner Steve Maier said. During a… Continue Reading

Halloween Plans? Here are some ideas

Halloween Plans? Here are some ideas

Friday Events • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., seasonal flu shot clinic, Sheridan County Public Health, 297 S. Main St., $30 per vaccine • 10-11 a.m., “Navigating Facebook” workshop, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. • 6-7:30 p.m., Halloween at Brookdale Ridge, 1551 Sugarland Drive • 6-8 p.m., Halloween at Sheridan Manor, 1851 Big Horn… Continue Reading

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