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SEEDA moves forward with economic development strategy

November 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority welcomed three representatives from two different consulting firms Wednesday to complete research and move into phase two of formulating an upadated economic development strategy. Joel Simon and Sarah Miller from the Counsel for Adult and Experiential Learning and Tony DeLisi from partner firm Avalanche Consulting will Read More

Big Horn High School Drama Club to present play

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School Drama Club will present “No One Can Hear You Scream” on Nov. 26 and 27. This suspenseful “whodunit” is about Beverly Caine, wheelchair-bound daughter of Fiona Street, film star, who must discover who killed Mr. Purdy, the man helping her identify a newly discovered long-lost brother. The play Read More

Energy City Voices to be at Sheridan College Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a performance by the Gillette College Energy City Voices on Saturday. “One Singular Sensation” will include singing and dancing by the group comprised of 12 GC students. The musical show tells the tale a group of kids working in a diner in a small town. This is the performance Read More

Substance Abuse Prevention group to meet Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will meet on Monday. The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Topics of discussion will be the 2014 benchmarks provided by the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming and setting 2014 goals based on the benchmarks. A light lunch will Read More

A magic kickoff lunch

Second-grade teacher Meg Stransky searches for Alice as she plays the role of the Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland” during the kickoff lunch for “Imagine the Magic of Words” learning theme Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. The school decorated the lunchroom with cutout doors like the ones from the movie “Monsters Inc.” Teachers Read More

SFR Responds to Fire on Burton St.

November 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan emergency responders were called to a housefire at approximately 9:30 Tuesday night. The blaze at 435 Burton Street appears to have started near a gas fireplace insert and extended to the exterior siding of the home. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said a neighbor had used a garden hose to apply water Read More

Ranchester passes final reading on flood damage prevention

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading an ordinance revising the town’s regulations regarding flood damage prevention, Town Engineer Chris Johnson said. Adopting the revised rules and new Flood Insurance Rate Maps was required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program. Read More

BOCC approves agreement with logging company, grant app. for Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement with a logging company out of Buffalo for a fuel treatment project on Stumpy Ridge that will reduce the likelihood of another forest fire in the area that burned in 2006, forcing evacuations and destroying three cabins. The agreement states that JL & Sons Logging Read More

Train show at Taylor school Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Model Railroad Association will host a Train Show on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. model trains will be on display in the basement of Taylor School. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. The school is located at 1030 N. Main St. For more information or Read More

Range Management activies hosted at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Society for Range Management hosted activities at Sheridan College last week including lectures, a ranch tour, the annual Rangeland Cup youth forum competition and an address from SC President Dr. Paul Young. For the Cup, students receive their topics mid-October and must prepare research, a speech and a poster. The students Read More

23rd annual Holiday Dinner to be held Dec. 8

SHERIDAN — The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner with be held on Dec. 8. The all-volunteer committee is seeking individuals or businesses to help prepare. The dinner is in need of cash donations to purchase food and gift donations for gift bags which will be distributed to over 450 children and disabled adults. All donors Read More

Bird Farm release

Big Horn Bird Farm employee Nate Brown opens the cages as a pheasant takes flight Tuesday at a Public Land Trust area on Rock Creek Road in Johnson County. The Bird Farm will release thousands of pheasants throughout the region this week with the exception of 1,200 breeders to produce eggs for next spring.

Wragge appointed to national community college board

November 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Walter Wragge, a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, has been appointed as an associate committee member to the Association of Community College Trustees. The ACCT is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards that represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees form more than 1,200 community, Read More

Sheridan City Council to vote on favorite downtown public art

SHERIDAN — Sheridan city councilors will have the chance to cast a different kind of vote in coming weeks. Following a presentation by representatives of the Sheridan Public Arts Committee at their meeting Monday, councilors were invited to vote for their favorite of 20 on-loan sculptures set up around downtown Sheridan. Artists from around the Read More

‘Warren Miller’s: Ticket to Ride’ to be shown Nov. 29 at the WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — “Warren Miller’s: Ticket to Ride” will be presented at the WYO Theater on Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m. This film is part of a series which highlights skiing in exotic locations throughout the world. It will showcase Chris Davenport skiing the West face of the Eiger, Julia Mancuso skiing in the Arctic Circle Read More

Phillippi graduates basic military training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Travis D. Phillippi graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Phillippi is the son of Duane Phillippi of Sheridan. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and Read More

Who is making your food?

SHERIDAN — Wyoming law dictates every public restaurant should be inspected at least once a year by an expert from the Department of Agriculture. Visits from the food inspector are unannounced to restaurant owners and staff, and can give the public an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes of their favorite eateries. Read More

While temperatures drop, reports of animal abuse rise

November 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — The subject of animal abuse is one notorious for escalating emotions. On a local level, defining and prosecuting cases of cruelty to domestic animals is a variable task that relies primarily in individual judgement. With winter slowly making a decisive descent into Sheridan, owners of both pets and livestock have decisions to make Read More

U.S. House, Senate campaign teams prep for 2014 election

SHERIDAN — Less than a year remains until the election for a variety of statewide offices — including governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and superintendent of public instruction — and two of Wyoming’s three seats in U.S. Congress. Yoder resident Jason Senteney is challenging incumbent Rep. Cynthia Lummis for her Republican seat in the Read More

‘Butte-ify the Bighorns’ held Saturday

SHERIDAN — “Butte-ify the Bighorns” was held on Saturday night in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium at Sheridan College. The fundraising event for the Antelope Butte Foundation partnered with the Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club to raise awareness of the re-opening of the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area. ABF is a nonprofit Read More

Annual Country Christmas Bazaar held Nov. 22-23

SHERIDAN — The annual Country Christmas Bazaar will be at the Best Western Sheridan Center on Nov. 22 and 23. The hours will be 5-8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The bazaar is open to outside vendors. For more information contact Bea Hutson at 672-8594. The BWSC is located at 612 Read More

TRVCC to host annual Family Carnival Friday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host their annual Family Carnival on Friday. From 5-8 p.m. there will be activities including bingo, mini golf, inflatables, face painting, a cake walk and more. The event will also include a raffle and dinner. Proceeds benefit the youth programs in the Tongue River valley. The Read More

Sunrise Church to host fall bazaar Nov. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sunrise Assembly of God Church will host a Fall Bazaar on Nov. 23. Crafts, food and more will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A kid’s store will also be available with help for kids in giftwrapping. The bazaar is open to outside vendors. For more information contact Crystal O’Brien Read More

Library to offer guidance on mobile devices Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer guidance on mobile devices Wednesday. At 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle, attendees will have the chance to ask questions about mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Devices belonging to the library will be on hand but attendees are encouraged to bring their Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Middle School has announced first quarter honor roll recipients.   8th-Grade “A” honor roll Kathryn Arneson, Cheyna Bradshaw, Kristen Carlson, Baylee Clemens, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel McAdoo, Makayla Morris, Tazmyn Olson, Karsyn Ulibarri.   7th-Grade Read More