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An unusual night under the stars

September 17, 2013

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School Principal Deb Hofmeier spent last night outdoors after issuing a challenge to her students on the last day of school this past spring. “Our summer reading challenge for our kids was, if they could collectively read and record 50,000 minutes this summer I would sleep on the school roof,” Read More

Lowest beer tax in country

September 16, 2013

BUFFALO — Wyoming’s beer tax is the lowest in the nation at 2 cents per gallon — and it could stay that way after two motions to draft a bill to increase it and one motion to draft a bill to eliminate it failed in the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee in Buffalo Friday. The Read More

Sheridan in Top 3 of best places to live

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been identified as the third best city for young families in Wyoming by an independent consumer advocacy and financial literacy website. Nerdwallet.com Analyst Mike Anderson said he looked at several financial and social parameters to compile a top 10 list of family-friendly Wyoming towns. “We do studies like this as a Read More

Business workshop Sept. 24-25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day workshop presented by Wyoming Entrepreneur. “Profit Mastery” will teach you how to better understand financial management, accounting principles and cash flow management and how to safely grow your business. The workshop will be led by Bruce Morse, Director of the University of Wyoming Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club hosts luncheon

SHERIDAN — The first fall meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club is a Friendship Day potluck luncheon Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the clubhouse in Big Horn. There will be a get-acquainted game and short musical entertainment. Members are asked to bring a lunch dish to share. Guests are welcome.

‘Building Communities’ symposium

SHERIDAN — Early childhood and community experts will present a two-day symposium on “Building Communities where Children and Families Thrive.” This symposium will discuss how communities can help encourage and support the skills adults need to create the best environment for healthy childhood development. The conference is Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read More

High-speed chase friday morning in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department was involved in a high-speed chase around the outskirts of town Friday morning. Officers were attempting to apprehend a suspected tire thief. According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department, the incident began at approximately 10:30 in the morning when police received a report that someone driving Read More

Police involved in high speed chase over stolen tires

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department was involved in a high speed chase around the outskirts of town Friday morning. Officers were attempting to apprehend a suspected tire thief. According to a press release from the Sheridan police, the incident began at approximately 10:30 in the morning when when police received a report that someone Read More

Healthy soil is productive soil

September 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Healthy soil is productive soil. That was the driving sentiment behind the once-yearly meeting of the Sheridan County Local Work Group for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service held Tuesday. The work group seeks to implement local conservation programs and technical efforts, NRCS District Conservationist Andrew Cassiday said. The group makes recommendations Read More

Finding the Broncs brotherhood

SHERIDAN — Helping hands that guide Ed Arzy through a football practice are mostly patient ones. Like anything in football, they’re direct and firm, but the motions often end in thumbs up. Arzy, a sophomore lineman on the Sheridan High School football team, was born deaf. Working through drills in practice, teammates paired with him Read More

Blue jeans ball set for Sept. 21

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Foundation is partnering with the Sheridan FFA chapter to host the 2013 Blue Jeans Ball Sept. 21 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction and music Read More

New Faces

Elaina Rainne Biord Elaina Rainne Biord was born Sept. 3, 2013, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. She was welcomed by her parents Kalen and Leah Biord and brother Lincoln. Her grandparents are Red and Susanne White of Hartford, S.D., Jim and Deb Jansen of Castlewood, S.D., and John and Deb Read More

Brown graduates with B.S. in advertising

SHERIDAN — Stephanie M. Brown graduated in spring 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising in the College of Media from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the university, Brown was a four-year member of the Fighting Illini women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams. Brown is a global brands Read More

Banquet for couples married for 50 years or longer

SHERIDAN — The Golden Age Club will hold its annual banquet for couples married 50 years or longer Sept. 22 at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. There will be a social hour at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and there will be entertainment. This is Read More

Library hosts cemetery project

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery Project. The schedule: 5:30 p.m. — Sheridan High School teacher and local historian Tyson Emborg will give a presentation in the Inner Circle. 5:45 p.m. — Wyoming Room director Judy Slack will give a tour of that area of the Read More

Helping non-traditional college students

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education has kicked off an initiative to help non-traditional college students test the waters of returning to school. Mary Sue Vickers, director of the “Plus 50″ initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges, said the idea came about because of societal trends. “People 50 and Read More

Sheridan cemetery tour

Sheridan County Fulmer Library will host a tour and informational program about the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery on Sept. 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The tour will begin at the Inner Circle of the library with a presentation by Sheridan High School teacher and local historian Tyson Emborg about the city’s Master Cemetery Plan. It will Read More

Water from fair association ­­to be reallocated

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association voted to accept 14 shares of reallocated water from Whitney Benefits at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The water is a donation and will be used around the fairgrounds. “That’s enough water for us to use for two years,” Board Chairman Steve Eliason said. “For Whitney Benefits to Read More

Amercian Legion Wyoming wins high marks in Houston

September 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The American Legion’s Wyoming Department won high marks at the recent annual National Convention of The American Legion held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, Aug. 23-29. A number of Wyoming legionnaires and members of the Women’s Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion attended. At the Aug. 28 Read More

Wolf Creek Wrangle scheduled for Sept. 21

SHERIDAN — The annual Wolf Creek Wrangle, a run/hike event benefiting Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, will be Sept. 21 at Eatons’ Ranch in Wolf. Join in a half marathon for $55, a 10K run/hike for $40 or the kids run at no charge. Prizes will be given to the top three male Read More

VOA hosting 6th annual barn dance

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will hold its sixth annual fundraising Bandana Barn Dance Sept. 21 from 5:30-10 p.m. The event is $100 per ticket, which includes dinner, open bar, entertainment and dancing. Bring some money for games and to spend at the auction. The dance will be at the Winfield Ranch, 554 Read More

Daughters of the Nile holding ride

SHERIDAN — Sahida Temple No. 86 Daughters of the Nile is holding a Ride for the Kids poker run and Oktoberfest Sept. 21. Registration is at the Kalif Shrine Center from 11 a.m. to noon. The blessing of the vehicles will be at 11:45 a.m. followed by run. All the motorized vehicles are welcome. The Read More

Random acts of kindness

Yesterday’s anniversary of the September 11 attacks was marked throughout the country with various ceremonies and salutes…and by students at Sagebrush Elementary with random acts of kindness. The focus for students yesterday was spreading kindness, acceptance, and friendship throughout their school and community. The school promoted this kindness movement through group and individual activities. “It Read More

67 WyoLink sites now in service across Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Public Safety Communications Commission for the State of Wyoming met in Sheridan Wednesday — a fitting day for a group dedicated to fostering communication between local, county, state and federal health and safety departments. With the memory of 9/11 at the forefront of many minds, particularly for the Commission the lack of Read More

Lake DeSmet cleanup

Over the course of the next two Saturdays, local volunteers will descend on Lake DeSmet to help clear trash and debris … above and below water. Aquatic Scuba Adventures of Sheridan is partnering with the Ocean Conservancy to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup. The program takes place every fall throughout the world, involving thousands Read More

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