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Despite rain, hundreds gather for annual event

Despite rain, hundreds gather for annual event

SHERIDAN — Despite the steady downpour in Sheridan on Saturday, more than 275 people turned out for the sixth annual Sheridan County Out of the Darkness Walk, which focuses on preventing suicide and raising awareness for suicide prevention efforts. Event co-chair Vanessa Hastings said she hopes that those who walked “provide community support for those who… Continue Reading

TSA to return; Fly Sheridan seeks more support

TSA to return; Fly Sheridan seeks more support

SHERIDAN — Transportation Security Administration screening will return to the Sheridan County Airport on Saturday. Denver Air Connection flights serving Sheridan and Riverton will begin using TSA screening for all flights departing from these locations. Due to these changes, passengers must allow additional time for check-in. Fly Sheridan representatives recommend that you check in at least… Continue Reading

Symposium to focus on early childhood education

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community along with other statewide partners will host a two-day symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive.” The event will take place Thursday and Friday in the Whitney Academic Center atrium at Sheridan College. This year’s event will focus on closing the gap between what we… Continue Reading

Local Elks Lodge awards youth rodeo scholarship

Local Elks Lodge awards youth rodeo scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Lodge #520 awarded Abigail Deveraux with the Elks Youth Rodeo scholarship worth $2,010.44. Deveraux has competed in the Sheridan Elks Youth Rodeo since 2009. She was born and raised on a ranch 8 miles south of Newcastle. Deveraux plans to pursue her education by attending Casper College, where she will participate… Continue Reading

Crisis text line available in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — A new statewide Crisis Text Line will be used to provide anonymous and continuous crisis support to Wyoming residents who may be in crisis and at risk of suicide. The Grace for 2 Brothers Foundation, a Cheyenne-based nonprofit focused on suicide prevention and the Prevention Management Organization provide the Crisis Text Line that… Continue Reading

Volunteers needed at Antelope Butte on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area has rescheduled “Beaver Days” for Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to remove debris and dangerous trees form ski trails and service roads. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, snacks and a lunch. Other materials requested are pruners, chainsaws and gloves. The first 10… Continue Reading

‘Building Brains’ activity set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — “Building Brains!” is a fun, hands-on activity to learn about the science of early childhood that take place Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development. Topics for the event… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 26, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 11:38 a.m. • Smoke investigation, 100 block West College Avenue, 2:26 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block Gladstone Street, 4:22 p.m. Saturday • Duct fire, 1900 block Edwards Drive, 3:23 a.m. • RMA assist, West Loucks Street and South Brooks Street, 11:28… Continue Reading

Education board adopts new science standards

SHERIDAN County — The Wyoming State Board of Education unanimously approved the 2016 Wyoming State Standards during a board meeting at Eatons’ Ranch in Sheridan County Friday morning. Schools now have until the start of the 2020-21 school year to implement the new standards. The Wyoming Science Standard Review Committee, made up of 41 educators and… Continue Reading

SC Jazz Ensemble to open for Glenn Miller Orchestra

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will open its 2016-2017 season by hosting the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sept. 30. The performance, though, will feature local talent as well. The Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble will open for the world-renowned orchestra. “The WYO and the Sheridan College music department enjoy a terrific relationship,” WYO Theater Executive Director… Continue Reading

Raising Readers granted $7,500 and $2,000 grants

SHERIDAN — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500 to Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase books for distribution across the state of Wyoming. “We are pleased to support Raising Readers in Wyoming with this donation from our Foundation,” said Rita Meyer, Rocky Mountain Power Wyoming vice president.… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild to present ‘American Hero’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will open “American Hero,” a dark comedy written by Bess Wohl and directed by Chip King, at the Carriage House Theater on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. “American Hero” takes place in a franchise submarine sandwich shop in a strip mall of an unnamed American city. The story revolves… Continue Reading

Sheridan to host early childhood symposium next week

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community along with other statewide partners will host a two-day symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive.” The event will take place Sept. 29-30 in the Whitney Academic Center atrium at Sheridan College, the symposium will begin at 11:45 a.m. This year’s event will focus on… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 24, 2016

Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Sheridan City Hall   • Call to order • Roll call • Agenda additions/deletions • Review and approval of minutes — June 14 and June 29 • Treasurer’s report • Public comment • New business A. Request from SAGE Community Art Center B.… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host screening of ‘Scream’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present the third show in the inaugural Classic Horror Film Series on the big screen Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. The week’s horror film will be “Scream.” Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother’s mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems… Continue Reading

COMBAT Color Fun Run set for Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — The Student Veterans of America at Sheridan College will host a COMBAT Color Fun Run. Participants can choose to be in a 3-mile fun run or 1.5-mile walk filled with powdered color attacks by enemy combatants. Runners will begin the race in a clean white T-shirt and end the race colored from head… Continue Reading

Oktoberfest at Black Tooth Brewing Company

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host Oktoberfest on Oct. 1. Doors will open at noon, with music starting at 3 p.m. The all-day event will include beer specials, Legerski brats and fresh made pretzels by Pie in the Sky. For more information, call Jesse Woods 675-2337. Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at… Continue Reading

Sheridan Health Center seeks to expand services

Sheridan Health Center seeks to expand services

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Health Center officials hope to expand the clinic’s programs and ability to serve the entire community with a grant of $650,000. Currently, the health center serves individuals between the ages of 18-64. A federal grant, though, would allow the facility to transform into a community health center and serve individuals of all… Continue Reading

23-year-old man dies in head-on collision with WHP trooper

23-year-old man dies in head-on collision with WHP trooper

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Michael Westika, 23, died following a head-on collision with a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. According to a press release from WHP, troopers responded to the report of a vehicle traveling the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90. While responding, WHP Trooper David Motsick… Continue Reading

Sen. Burns: Legislative leadership ‘decapitated’

DAYTON — During a Dayton Town Council meeting this week state Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, spoke about funding for local projects and the leadership vacuum that will exist when the Legislature is called to session in 2017. Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson requested that state Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, provide an update of what to expect in… Continue Reading

Schools continued operations despite statewide threats

SHERIDAN — While Thursday morning the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security received notice of an anonymous email with threats made against state facilities, schools statewide and the Cheyenne Regional Airport, local schools were largely unaffected by the threat. At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, WDHS Director Guy Cameron forwarded the email, along with a letter urging… Continue Reading

35 students earn AP Scholar Awards

SHERIDAN — Thirty-five students at Sheridan High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or… Continue Reading

SC rodeo moved to AgriPark

SHERIDAN — Due to the weather, the Sheridan College Rodeo will be moved indoors to the college’s AgriPark facility. All slack and performances will be at the same time, just indoors. The AgriPark facility is located within the Wrench Ranch, on the north side of the city Sheridan, at 1 Chris LeDoux Way. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

New Faces

David King Hibdon David King Hibdon was born Sept. 7, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. He was welcomed by parents John Hibdon and Mary Sutton of Sheridan. His grandparents are Debra Weaver of Sheridan; Kimberly Sutton of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Richard Janis of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sarina Aurora… Continue Reading

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