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Lady Generals outplay Central Wyoming 61-60

Lady Generals outplay Central Wyoming 61-60

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals brought down 19 offensive rebounds Friday night, none bigger than Tamara Brine’s with one second left that sent her to the free-throw line for the game winning point to beat Central Wyoming 61-60. The play was called to get Sheridan’s leading scorer Tiana Hanson a one-on-one drive down… Continue Reading

Column: Money was tight when I was a kid

Bob Huff grew up in Upton. He is a driver for the mini-bus managed by the Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. Money was scarce when I was a youth.… Continue Reading

Calm your mind, renew yourself through yoga

Calm your mind, renew yourself through yoga

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Yoga is an ancient discipline, experiencing a renewal today around our country.  It involves moving your body into various positions called postures.  The classical point of yoga and its posture is to get your  body “out of the way” so as  to calm your mind. If one were… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Holly Trujillo

A focus on her future distinguishes this week’s Summit Award winner, Holly Trujillo. Trujillo has challenged herself to attain success in all aspects of her life.  Academically she set a goal of achieving straight As from the sixth grade forward, and with only a couple of B+s along the way, she has been recognized as… Continue Reading

Learning and growing through serving others

Learning and growing  through serving others

By the 11th-grade English class Fort Mackenzie High School SHERIDAN —Fort Mackenzie High School students complete 750 to 1,000 hours of community service annually, under the belief that doing so will help them learn, grow and connect with others, among many other benefits. Through such projects as helping to clean parks, raising funds for nonprofits… Continue Reading

AARP meeting to be held at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Feb. 13 at the Sheridan Senior Center. A musical program of ballads from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s will be presented by Alex Banks and pianist Kristy Ballew. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. The evening will begin… Continue Reading

‘Conversations in History’ at the Senior Center Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversations in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. Wednesday’s meeting will run from 10-11 a.m. and will focus on the… Continue Reading

Harry Jackson exhibit to open at Ucross on Monday

Harry Jackson exhibit to  open at Ucross on Monday

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation will open a new exhibit featuring the abstract art of Harry Jackson. The show is the first of its kind since 1953 and will open at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery on Monday. A public reception for “Well-Aimed Lightning: The Abstract Art of Harry Jackson” will take place Feb. 21… Continue Reading

City awarded $3 million, plus loans for projects

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan received funding approval for three water projects from the State Loan and Investment Board Thursday that will allow the city to produce hydropower, to install more efficient water meters and to install a larger water main along Leopard Street. “We are blessed in Wyoming to have many funding resources… Continue Reading

Plans in the works to bring racing back to area

SHERIDAN — Auto racing is back in Sheridan. Craig Draper, a contractor and former racer from Casper, will take over as the new manager and owner of Sheridan Speedway, located east of Sheridan off of Industrial Lane. Draper has entered into a three-year lease-to-purchase agreement with the current owners Clint Jensen and Rod Will. Anytime… Continue Reading

A-C student wins statewide poetry contest

A-C student wins statewide poetry contest

CLEARMONT — Dylan Collins, a senior at Arvada-Clearmont High School, won the 2015 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud competition held Monday and Tuesday in Cheyenne. Poetry Out Loud is a memorization and performance competition for ninth- through 12th-grade students. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program is administered locally… Continue Reading

County to alter its notification requirements

SHERIDAN — In its notification of the public and surrounding landowners about applications for zoning or subdivision changes, variances, conditional use permits and quarry permits, Sheridan County has typically exceeded requirements set by state statute. However, the county’s regulations regarding notification are inconsistent, complicated, tedious and costly at times, County Planner Mark Reid said. That… Continue Reading

Firefighters thank supporters for opposition to SF123

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate Thursday by a narrow vote. “I thank all the wonderful people who emailed and called nonstop,” Sheridan Local 276 representative George Neeson said Friday morning about the bill failing. “That was really the… Continue Reading

Houck named WACCT Classified Employee of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Grounds Supervisor Zack Houck has been named the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees’ Classified Employee of the Year. Houck was presented the award on Thursday in Cheyenne at the annual WACCT Awards and Legislative Reception. Each year, faculty and staff at Wyoming’s seven community colleges are asked to nominate who… Continue Reading

Local students named to BHSU Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. The following students from… Continue Reading

Arbitration bill fails on third reading

Arbitration bill fails on third reading

SHERIDAN— Senate File 123, the bill that would have made arbitration with firefighter unions non-binding to governing bodies was defeated in the Senate this morning by a narrow vote. The vote was recorded this morning at 11:33 a.m. There were 14 votes in favor of the bill, including Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, who sponsored it.… Continue Reading

Bill reinstating review of science standards moves ahead

SHERIDAN — House Bill 23, a bill that would reinstate the review of the Next Generation Science Standards, continues to work its way through the Wyoming Legislature. Meanwhile, review — and a mixed bag of support and criticism — of the standards outside of the capital rolls on. The bill sponsored in part by Rep.… Continue Reading

Monday crash results in the death of one Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A two vehicle crash on Monday resulted in the death of Alfred Banda, 32, of Sheridan. The crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. on Wyoming Highway 50 approximately 24 miles south of Gillette at mile post 24.10. Banda was the front-seat passenger in a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by Lynn Poppell, 33, of Casper.… Continue Reading

Ranchester town council approves liquor licenses

RANCHESTER — Members of Ranchester Town Council approved four liquor license renewals at their meeting Tuesday with the stipulation that future approval of renewals will depend on the applicants being current on their utility payments. Mayor Peter Clark said a few renewal applicants have gotten behind on utility payments. He said state statute allows the… Continue Reading

Granger sentenced in sexual abuse case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man charged with sexual abuse of a minor was sentenced Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Clinton Michael Granger was arrested Feb. 8 after the victim approached authorities and told them Granger had molested her four years earlier. Granger pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of first degree sexual abuse… Continue Reading

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