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Junior docents explore history at Trail End

June 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — Museums are usually “hands-off” places. Because they often house very old or very rare items, they tend to be places where visitors use their sense of sight, rather than sense of touch. Consequently, it can be challenging to engage young visitors. However, an annual summer program at Trail End State Historic Site allows Read More

Senior center receives $500,000 grant for new facility

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a $500,000 Business Ready Community Business Committed Grant to enable the Sheridan Senior Center to construct a new Day Break facility. The request was one of 19 the board approved, representing more than $16 million of grant funding awarded. The Day Break program is a Read More

Mars gifts $4 million to create new SC agriculture center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College officials announced Friday a $4 million gift, the largest gift from an individual in the history of Sheridan College, from Jacomien and Forrest E. Mars Jr. of Big Horn for the creation of a new Mars Agriculture Center. The new center will be a 13,000-15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and will Read More

Chippendales coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Break out your dollar bills! The Eagles #186 will present the Chippendales show June 28 at 8 p.m. The “one night only” girls night out will feature a seven-man show. Tickets are on sale now at the Eagles #186, located at 850 N. Main St.

‘Honey Do Day’ scheduled for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the American Association of Retired People will work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns to hold a “Honey Do Day” on June 26. Eligible seniors in need of services will be selected from applicants from “A Brush with Kindness,” a part of Habitat for Humanity, Read More

‘Wacky Science’ program this week

SHERIDAN — Join Sarah Mentock of Science kids June 26 and July 30 for “Wacky Science.” Children ages 10-16 are invited to learn cool scientific principles using everyday materials. Following the science activities, participants will have a pizza party. Both events are free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Inner Circle at Read More

Yoga with Michele set for this Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

Scientists, artists to collaborate for Saturday University

SHERIDAN — Four of the University of Wyoming’s top scientists will pair with four accomplished UW artists this month to produce original works that will be presented in a public program June 28. The collaboration, “The Ucross-Pollination Experiment,” is sponsored by Saturday University, UW’s program that connects popular professors with lifelong learners in free one-day Read More

High school students experience nursing profession

SHERIDAN — In less than one day, 48 high school students participating in two week-long camps dedicated to exploring the nursing profession had their media-induced stereotypes of nurses shattered. Goodbye to the most evil nurse of all time: Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Goodbye to sexy nurses, both competent and evil, Read More

Mars gifts $4 million to SC for new agriculture center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College officials announced Friday a $4 million gift, the largest gift from an individual in the history of Sheridan College, from Jacomien and Forrest E. Mars Jr. of Big Horn for the creation of a new Mars Agriculture Center. The new center will be a 13,000-15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, and will Read More

Colleagues remember longtime senator as legislative ‘sage’

SHERIDAN — Longtime Wyoming Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, died Thursday morning at age 68 after a battle with liver cancer. Colleagues described him as an unassuming leader, a straight-shooter and one who put family above all else. Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon, a business partner and friend of Schiffer, said he’d known the late senator Read More

Music fest brings crowd, campers

SHERIDAN — This weekend is an economic event for Sheridan’s North Main Street. Thousands of out-of-towners are visiting for the Big Horn Country USA music festival at the Trails End Concert Park. While some have chosen traditional guest lodging in one of Sheridan’s hotels or motels, a few hundred will stay at a three-day camp Read More

Warm weather welcomes Third Thursday

SHERIDAN — The sixth summer season of Third Thursday Street Festivals kicked off last night in Historic Downtown Sheridan and a few thousand people gathered for food, music, fun and shopping under clear blue skies. Crowds mingled among nearly 100 vendors and danced to live music provided by ‘80s cover band Sidetrack while popping into Read More

SCFA, county plan several fairground improvements

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association approved its fiscal year 2015 budget Thursday night, planning for $554,850 in both revenues and expenditures. Board members described the budget as very conservative in terms of projections for revenue, which include county general fund support, Optional One-Cent Sales Tax funding and lease fees. The biggest expenditure for Read More

Residents report another phone scam

SHERIDAN — Deputies with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office say a fraudulent caller has been contacting Sheridan residents claiming to be associated with local law enforcement. In reality, the caller is attempting to commit phone fraud. While several instances of similar scams were reported a few months ago, the newest report to the sheriff’s office Read More

Black Tooth hosting Ms. Wheelchair Wyoming fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host a fundraiser Tuesday for Sheridan resident Chandra Hendricks, the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Wyoming. Hendricks will represent Wyoming in the Ms. Wheelchair USA Pageant and is fundraising to cover costs. From 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday a portion of the night’s proceeds and all other funds raised will Read More

MSUB announces 2014 spring dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Montana State University Billings has announced their spring 2014 dean’s list honor roll and several local students received the honor. To be eligible students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 or better while enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of courses that are not of a pass/fail nature. Jacqueline Minick Read More

Landon’s hosting two free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting two free workshops on Saturday. At 10 a.m. “Made in the Shade! Shade loving Perennials” will be presented and at 1 p.m. “Perennial Gardens, the Who, What and Where” will be the topic. Both workshops will be led by Landon’s Perennial Manager Rick Schmidt. The morning session Read More

Next ParkFit event to focus on fitness

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be “Fitness” by the YMCA Wednesday at Whitney. A full schedule of ParkFit Read More

Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, dies at 68

June 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Colleagues of Wyoming Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, have confirmed that the longtime state legislator died this morning at age 68. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, said this morning that Schiffer had been feeling ill for a couple of months, but believed it to be pneumonia. On May 31, he was diagnosed with liver Read More

Recreation district moving ahead with tennis agreement

SHERIDAN—Three main topics were discussed Wednesday afternoon when the Sheridan Recreation District held their monthly board meeting at the Sheridan Recreation Office in Thorne-Rider Park. The Sheridan Parkfit program, the Sheridan Community Softball Agreement, and the covered tennis court facilities at Thorne-Rider Park were all on the docket for the June meeting. Emit Technologies has Read More

WYDOT gathers feedback on new interchange

SHERIDAN — Representatives from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, city of Sheridan, Sheridan County and consulting firm Russell + Mills Studios gathered at the Best Western Sheridan Center on Wednesday to gather feedback from the public on designs for the proposed new North Main Street interchange. The open house style meeting included display maps of Read More

Three projects underway at SC

SHERIDAN — Construction is rolling along on time and within budget at Sheridan College and the current state of their four biggest projects was presented at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District. Three projects are in active construction phases and the fourth is currently being discussed Read More

College includes raises in FY15 budget

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District held a budget work session Wednesday night for discussion on the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget to be voted on July 16. Highlights of the potential budget line items include a raise for college staff and the creation of new positions. There has not been a raise Read More

Dayton approves final 2014-2015 budget

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council on Wednesday approved on third and final readings its fiscal year 2014-2015 budget as well as the town’s annual mill levy ordinance. At the council’s last meeting, the budget total was brought up to $831,620 with the addition of costs for utilizing the services of Cloud Peak Scanning to Read More

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