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It’s winter: Brooks is closed

November 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — There are several tell-tale signs that winter is coming in Sheridan: wood smoke rising from chimneys across town, kids with sleds gathering on Linden Hill and the barricades on Brooks Street. “It’s been one of those Sheridan traditions for so long, that’s how some people know winter is here,” City Engineer Lane Thompson Read More

Friends of the Library hit $1 million

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library annual auction held Nov. 16 helped push the group to a milestone in its fundraising efforts: The $1 million mark. “It took 31 years to make that much money, but we did it!” said Friends of the Library Board Member Nancy Elliott. According to Elliott, The Friends of Read More

23rd Community dinner held on Dec. 8

SHERIDAN — The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner will be held on Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn. Everyone is invited to come enjoy Santa, live music, gifts for the children and a hot meal from 4-7 p.m. The free dinner is open to everyone in the community and has seen over 1,000 people attend Read More

Youth Chorales to hold annual concert Dec. 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales will hold their annual holiday concert Dec. 4. The group featuring 70 third to eighth grade singers will perform at the WYO Theater at 7 p.m. The Chorales will present traditional Christmas music from Carol of the Bells to Reindeer Rock. There will be a special Read More

Methodist Church to host food drive Wed.

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will host a special Thanksgiving service and food drive on Wednesday. Service will begin at 7 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring a box or can of food which will be donated to the Lunch Together Community Soup Kitchen. The service is open to the entire community. Read More

COPE program to start Dec. 3 at the Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will be hosting a nine-week program starting Dec. 3. COPE is a program designed to help attendees deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. The bereavement sessions will Read More

Annual Legislative Forum to be held Jan. 15-16

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum provided by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee will be held Jan. 15-16, 2014 in Sheridan. The session is a chance to share issues with a full panel of our local representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature. A few 15 and 30 minute presentation slots are still available. If you’re Read More

Boy Scouts boat race

Allen Bergman, 8, picks up his boat to race in the Boy Scouts Rain Gutter Regatta Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Bergman won the first heat of the race with his boat.

New exhibit ‘Key Ingredients: America by Food’ on display at Sheridan library

November 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — In less than a week, Americans will consume more than 45 million turkeys — one sixth of all turkeys sold in the U.S. each year — as part of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation. Those turkeys will be accompanied by mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie and myriad other dishes as people celebrate Read More

City of Sheridan being sued by fire fighters union

SHERIDAN — The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276 has notified the City of Sheridan it intends to sue for contractually established pay raises denied in September by a unanimous vote of the city council. The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in favor of the union earlier this year in a case stemming from a Read More

Library to host Suicide Prevention broadcast tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Fulmer Public Library’s Inner Circle will host the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 15th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day broadcast tomorrow. On the broadcast, a panel of individuals bereaved by suicide will address questions such as “Where can I find support?” Check in and registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. and the Read More

Tongue River Comunity Center hosting Turkey Hoop Shot Monday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host a Turkey Hoop Shot on Monday. Free throw competitions divided by age group will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and one can of non-perishable food will buy a five bonus shots. The winner of each age group will Read More

Sherian College offering Avalanche Awarenes course

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present an Avalanche Awareness Course in Johnson County on Saturday. SC welding instructor Carl Schiner, a Level I Avalanche instructor and National Ski Patroller, will present an interactive course aimed to encompass all backcountry enthusiasts including skiers, snowmobilers and ice climbers. The free course is open to the public and Read More

Big Horn Historical Society hosts Larry Pointer

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host Larry Pointer on Sunday. Pointer researched and wrote about a Huntley Irrigation Project farmer named Herbert Grice who was suspected to have ties to the Wild Bunch gang of outlaws in the early 1900’s. Pointer will present “Grice, Whom Nobody Could Catch” at the Big Read More

Challenging students and teachers to meet a new standard

SHERIDAN — Common Core State Standards, a set of standardized teaching guidelines, has been rolled out in most states and Wyoming is in its third year of implementation. The new standards have challenged students and teachers to meet new guidelines that are the same in almost every state in the country. The standards were designed Read More

Legislative Forum set for Jan. 15-16

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum provided by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee will be held Jan. 15-16, 2014 in Sheridan. The session is a chance to share issues with a full panel of our local representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature. A few 15 and 30 minute presentation slots are still available. If you’re Read More

Gov’t officials visit high school classes for face-to-face learning

SHERIDAN — They can’t vote yet — but they will someday. That is why it is important to get high school students thinking about how government works and how they can have a voice in legislation, especially at the city, county and state level. That is why three of Sheridan County’s six legislators went to Read More

Rec. board discusses Weed and Mosquito program

November 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board discussed the weed and mosquito program at length during their regular meeting Wednesday. Presented with renewal of their yearly weed and mosquito agreement with the City of Sheridan, the board discussed the expanding areas that the SRD is responsible for what with the addition of South Park and Read More

Flood plain management passes 2-1 in Dayton

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council passed on second reading by a vote of 2-1 an ordinance regarding flood plain management in the town of Dayton at its meeting Wednesday. Councilwoman Joey Sheeley voted against the ordinance. Councilman Bob Alley was absent. Mayor Bob Wood only casts a vote when there is a tie. One community Read More

Library hosts event to promote healing for those affected by suicide

SHERIDAN — Saturday, The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host one of six statewide events orchestrated to bring together people affected by suicide in an effort to promote healing. The event will feature a broadcast by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 11 a.m. Saturday to mark Nov. 23 as International Survivors of Read More

SFR responds to fire late Tuesday

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 to Read More

SEEDA moves forward with economic development strategy

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