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Advocacy groups ask Sheridan to say #nomore

Advocacy groups ask Sheridan to say #nomore

SHERIDAN — She was young and insecure. She wanted someone to love and someone to love her. She was the perfect choice. “They pick you, and they pick you great,” domestic violence survivor Channing Spradling said. “They can see right through you, so I think that they seek out that love, the need for somebody who… Continue Reading

Court orders murder suspect to state hospital for treatment

SHERIDAN — Paul Brookhouse, 57, arrested in June for the murder of 62-year-old James Lee Drake has been deemed unfit to stand trial. An evaluation from the Wyoming State Hospital determined Brookhouse was suffering from mental illness, but not the illness for which he was being treated. The evaluation did state that Brookhouse could, if… Continue Reading

SCSD2: Ditch PAWS, SAWS replace tests with Smarter Balanced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials presented to local Wyoming state legislators Monday afternoon at the district headquarters, touting the district’s status among 4A schools in the state and asking for the legislators’ support of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Superintendent Craig Dougherty, Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction… Continue Reading

City debates criteria for liquor license sales

SHERIDAN — Liquor licenses dominated discussions at Sheridan City Council Monday as councilors sought to establish criteria for the sale of a retail liquor license held by the city. The council eventually tabled the draft resolution establishing criteria for the sale of new liquor licenses so it could look into some legal questions and discuss… Continue Reading

FUMC to begin next phase of capital building campaign

SHERIDAN — Pastor Don Derryberry of the First United Methodist Church of Sheridan announced recently that the church plans to embark on the next phase of a capital building campaign. According to a media release from the church, the new undertaking will include renovations to the children’s Sunday school area, the church offices, child care,… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Eagles to host Halloween party on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a children’s Halloween party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Children age 10 and younger are welcome to attend free of charge. The event will feature games, prizes and a costume contest. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles is located at 1760 Commercial Ave. For more information contact… Continue Reading

Cast to perform encores of ‘42nd Street’

SHERIDAN — The cast of the WYO Theater’s gala fundraiser will perform encores of “42nd Street” this week. Shows are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office or by… Continue Reading

3 SHS students earn National Merit semifinalist status

SHERIDAN — Of the more than 1.5 million juniors nationwide vying for $33 million in scholarships to be awarded by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Corporation, three students from Sheridan County have moved on to the semifinalists round. Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program has been recognizing and awarding academically talented students without consideration… Continue Reading

Man breaks into home, attempts to rape woman

SHERIDAN — A man who has been in Sheridan just five days has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a North Main Street residence and attempting to rape a woman. Richard A. Alford, 36, was arrested for attempted first degree sexual assault and criminal entry. According to a media release from the Sheridan Police Department,… Continue Reading

Local congressional staffers to host office hours Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA. The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum to host Halloween scavenger hunt Saturday

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host a scavenger hunt and party Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Organizers encourage those who plan to attend to wear costumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and play with creepy crawly exhibits with Science Kids, make Halloween crafts and enjoy Halloween goodies. The event is free… Continue Reading

Annual Jaycees Halloween parade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will host the group’s annual Halloween Parade this weekend. The costume contest will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and trick-or-treating will begin at 2:30 p.m. Organizers have said those wishing to participate should meet at Sheridan City Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information,… Continue Reading

Clearmont resident wins photo award

CLEARMONT — Brenda Michelena of Clearmont won a statewide photography award for a photo she took in the Bighorn Mountains. The award in the scenic category of the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division’s seventh annual agricultural photo contest was announced last week. Michelena took the photo titled “Pocket of Gold” in Elgin Park. Photos were… Continue Reading

Dispelling the myths of Common Core

Dispelling the myths of Common Core

SHERIDAN — The Common Core State Standards continue to be an ongoing hot topic of conversation in Sheridan County and elsewhere, as is evident by the persisting debates and pre-election positioning on the issue. While it is commonly stated that there is much discourse between supporters and critics to the standards, there appears to be… Continue Reading

Broncs lose to Natrona 24-0

Broncs lose to Natrona 24-0

SHERIDAN — Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Natrona Mustangs only gave up 6.1 points a game, and their stifling defense was too much for the Broncs to handle last night in Casper. Head coach Don Julian knew that turnovers would be the difference maker in the ballgame, but he was hoping… Continue Reading

Hazardous materials team responds to Trails End Motel

SHERIDAN — A guest at Trails End Motel made a report Friday afternoon that he was ill and Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to the scene. Upon arrival, responders were given information by the man that he had recently returned from Africa, and was concerned he had contracted Ebola. RMA employees contacted Sheridan Memorial Hospital, who… Continue Reading

College to name street leading to AgriPark after LeDoux

College to name street leading to AgriPark after LeDoux

SHERIDAN — Construction on the new AgriPark will be complete later this month, and those heading out for a visit will find their way there on a very special road. The AgriPark is Sheridan College’s new large animal science center and future home for the men’s and women’s rodeo teams — in development now on… Continue Reading

Agendas Oct. 18, 2104

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday 55 Grinnell Plaza • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation • Roll call of members • Approval of consent agenda 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of regular council meeting Oct. 20 3. Claims • Communications from Junior Council 1. Swearing in new Junior Councilor Maya Gilmore 2.… Continue Reading

Sunday and Monday Events Oct. 18, 2014

Sunday • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free landfill weekend, 83 E. Ridge Rd. • 1-5 p.m. Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance, 45 W. Brundage St. Monday • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Healthy Back Class begins, Sheridan YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson St. • 8 p.m. “Farm to Fork” on PBS featuring SCSD1 Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 18, 2014

Polka Club dance Sunday SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a public dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two,” a band from Billings, Montana. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Healthy Back Class to begin… Continue Reading

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