NewsApril 1, 2013
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — This should be the time of year that nut shop owner Mohammad Ahmadi counts his profits, after the recent Persian new year holiday when Iranians scarf up huge amounts of their iconic snack, pistachios. Instead, he and others in the trade are staring at piles of unsold nuts. Iranians have rebelled Read More
SHERIDAN — A survey aimed at gauging resident sentiments about transportation in Sheridan has been made available to the public until April 19. The initiative is the first step in a project by the Public Transit Initiative of Sheridan County — an informal group of concerned citizens and organizations looking to improve transit options for Read More
CHEYENNE – Robert Larsen spent three years crisscrossing the country looking for work. He cleaned oil from Florida beaches after the BP oil spill. He found work in the booming oil fields of North Dakota until a disagreement with his boss cost him his job. He chased leads in Colorado , New Jersey, Nevada and Read More
JACKSON (AP) — Stepping off the elevator on the fifth floor of the east wing of Snow King Resort, a damp mustiness creeps up on you. While leading a tour of the lodge recently, Jim Goslin, its director of sales and marketing for the past six years, said that in some parts of the hotel Read More
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is providing a way for people to follow the progress of plows clearing Yellowstone National Park roads of snow. Updated information will be posted to the park website every Tuesday through Friday morning at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/plowing.htm.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Evening Mothers of Pre-Schoolers will host their second annual spring bazaar April 20. Local crafters and entrepreneurs will showcase a wide variety of goods and services.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert Wednesday evening. The baroque orchestra will perform the first movement of Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven and Psalm and Fugue by Allan Hovhaness.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner may be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.
NEW YORK (AP) — At the beginning of each tourist season, the entrepreneurs who pitch the thrill rides, hot dogs, sideshows and souvenirs at gritty Coney Island gather along its famous boardwalk to pray for two things: good weather and large crowds. Never have they prayed harder than now. Five months after Superstorm Sandy’s surge Read More
MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) — Miles Community College has begun its search for a new president.The last day of the current president, Stefani Hicswa, is May 31.Hicswa says an interim president will likely be appointed because it will be difficult to find a permanent replacement in that time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House and heard a sermon that criticized “captains of the religious right” for holding some people back.The sermon by Rev. Dr. Luis Leon at St. John’s Church was based on the Gospel of John and the resurrection of Jesus. Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue firefighter and EMT Paul Juergens is a Washington native who first came to Sheridan in 1989 to attend Sheridan College. He earned two associate degrees, in animal science and ag technology, before returning to Washington for five years. However, he worked a summer job for the Sheridan County Fire Department in Read More
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused in last year’s movie theater attack that killed 12, wounded 70 and spurred new gun control laws in Colorado. The much-anticipated disclosure came in a court hearing held four days after prosecutors publicly rejected an offer by Read MoreMarch 30, 2013
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world’s poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy. Francis’ decision to disregard church law and wash the Read More
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea declared Saturday it has entered “a state of war” with South Korea in the latest of a string of threats that have raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s government, parties and organizations said in a joint statement that all matters between the two countries will now Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Don Young, the gruff Republican veteran who represents the entire state of Alaska, apologized Friday for referring to Hispanic migrant workers as “wetbacks” in a radio interview.“I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan, Alaska,” Young said in a statement after lawmakers from both political parties Read More
For the past few years, young patients at the Shriner’s Orthopaedic Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City have received handmade quilts from Sheridan resident Fronia Roberson. The quilts are transported or mailed to the hospital by local members of the Sheridan Kalif Shrine and are meant to provide some comfort and security to children Read More
SHERIDAN — Phoenix Restaurant Group has applied for a new bar and grill license in order to open up a new restaurant in the former Oliver’s Bar and Grill location at 55 North Main Street in Sheridan. The application was submitted in November 2012 and went before City Council December 17, 2012, where it received Read More
SHERIDAN — Dr. Paul Young, President of Northern Wyoming Community College District, has been appointed president-elect of the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Young will serve from July 1, 2013 -2015 as president-plect and then assume the presidency in 2015 to 2017.ATEA is the premier association for the postsecondary technical educator with emphasis on professional Read More
SHERIDAN — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week that Medicare recipients in Wyoming have saved about $9.5 million on prescription drugs since the passage of Affordable Care Act in 2010. According to a media release from agency, savings were accumulated mostly by the closure of a gap in coverage commonly refereed Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Big business and major labor unions appeared ready Friday to end a fight over a new low-skilled worker program that had threatened to upend negotiations on a sweeping immigration bill in the Senate providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants already in the U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who’s been Read More
Bailey McLean, a Sheridan High School senior with diverse interests, is this week’s Summit Award Winner.A review of McLean’s coursework for the past four years reveals a student who has made the most of a wide variety of classes offered at SHS. She is currently taking advanced placement biology and calculus and previously completed AP Read More
SHERIDAN — Some Sheridan High School and Sheridan Junior High ceramics students are getting the opportunity to not only have their work viewed in public, but used for a more practical purpose as well.SHS and SJHS students are making bowls for the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies “Filling an Empty Bowl” fundraiser. The event benefits Read More
SHERIDAN — April 15—this year’s tax deadline—is right around the corner. How can you and the older adults in your life save as much as possible? Here are 6 tips to consider from the National Council on Aging. Details are available at the NCOA website at www.ncoa.org. 1. See if there’s a tax relief program Read More
Minnesota on the Iowa line. Our mother celebrated all the seasons, most likely to make up for the bad times. Easter, of course was special, and included an egg hunt in our big back yard. I looked forward to it, as well as my two brothers, searching for those beautifully colored ones. There were lime, Read More