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Museum kicks off summer with open house

Museum kicks off summer with open house

The Sheridan County Museum is having an open house Saturday and Sunday to kick off the summer season as it moves into full summer hours. It is an opportunity to explore the museum and see the updated exhibits at no cost. Special events for Saturday include a Tidbit Saturday program called Victory Gardens, from 10… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host Mars viewing event May 30

SHERIDAN— On the evening of May 30, the planet Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade. To celebrate, Sheridan College will host a viewing and observing session at the Mohns Center Observatory beginning at 9 p.m. and running until midnight. The session will be proctored by Sheridan College instructor Thomas… Continue Reading

Agendas — May 28, 2016

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday Commissioners’ Board Room, 2nd Floor Sheridan County Courthouse • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes • Matters from the public • New business • CU-16-003: The Brinton Education Center CUP. Owner: THC, LLC. This is… Continue Reading

Story yard sale set for June 5

STORY — A community-wide yard sale in Story is set for June 5. Come check out the sales all over Story to stock up on goods you’ve been looking for all year. Throughout the day, the Story Woman’s Club will also serve breakfast and lunch. Continue Reading

Last days of school upcoming

SHERIDAN — Summer is in the air and that means the last days of school are just around the corner. The following is a list of the last day of school for students in Sheridan County. • Sheridan County School District 1 (Ranchester/Big Horn) — June 2. • Sheridan County School District 2 (Sheridan) —… Continue Reading

Liquor Dealers Association to host golf event

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association’s annual scholarship fundraising golf scramble will take place June 5 at the Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. Choose your own four-person team to compete. The $85 sign-up fee includes 18 holes, shared cart, lunch following the event, pin prizes, door prizes and pro shop prizes for the winners.… Continue Reading

Game and Fish: Stay away from newborn wildlife

Game and Fish: Stay away from newborn wildlife

SHERIDAN— It’s springtime in Wyoming, and that means newborn wildlife. Over the next couple of weeks, antelope, white tail and mule deer will be giving birth to their young in the Sheridan area. And the Wyoming Game and Fish wants you to stay away. Bud Stewart, public information specialist with the Game and Fish office… Continue Reading

WWA to host two events June 4-5

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is encouraging area residents to get outside June 4 with a National Trails Day event. Get out in the wild and make a difference on the stewardship outing with WWA, the U.S. Forest Service and Black Mountain Nordic Club. The event will focus on trail maintenance. Check in with… Continue Reading

CHAPS seeking volunteer board members

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip equine assisted therapy is seeking volunteer board members. CHAPS is a local nonprofit committed to improving the lives of individuals with mental, emotional and physical challenges. If you can commit your time, expertise and leadership, and want to explore the opportunity, contact Spencer Kraft at 752-7550 or… Continue Reading

Holy Name gets $25,000 grant for new computers

Holy Name gets $25,000 grant for new computers

SHERIDAN— Holy Name Catholic School will supply each of its students with a personal computer starting in the fall. That’s thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Wyoming Catholic Ministries Foundation. Students in grades three and above will receive Chromebooks, while the younger grades will get tablets. They’ll be able to check out the devices… Continue Reading

New candidate announces for mayor

SHERIDAN— Add one more name to the list. Karl Mattlage, a licensed Wyoming attorney and semi-retired rancher, has announced his intention to run for mayor. That brings the total number of candidates to five: Mattlage, Robert Webster, Alex Lee, Jacob Martin and Roger Miller. Mattlage has not yet filed his paperwork with the city clerk’s office.… Continue Reading

SMH moves closer to bidding process on medical office building

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff are continuing progress on a future medical office building. At the SMH board meeting Wednesday night, Facilities Manager Rob Forester announced that the hospital will move forward with the design documents for the medical office building. The design documents are expected to be completed by August, then will be followed… Continue Reading

Brinton to open new exhibit, ‘Landscape & Beyond’

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will feature nationally-acclaimed American landscape painter Clyde Aspevig in a one-person exhibit, “Landscape & Beyond,” on display in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from June 5 through July 31. A reception to meet the artist is set for June 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for museum members. Known… Continue Reading

Local completes Eagle Scout project

Local completes Eagle Scout project

SHERIDAN — On May 7, Boy Scout Logan Jensen, along with help from Boy Scout Troop 210 of Sheridan and the Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited of Sheridan, erected a life jacket loan station at the Pewwee Point Boat Ramp at Tongue River Reservoir. Gary Mills from NWWU drilled holes with a bobcat to place the… Continue Reading

Chamber seeking RFPs for Ignite conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its second annual Ignite Your Business Conference, a one-day intensive training for businesses and employees to be held Oct. 18 at Sheridan College. The Business Retention and Expansion committee is currently accepting proposals to be a trainer at the conference. All proposals are due… Continue Reading

Hoop Jam set for June 4-5

SHERIDAN — The annual Hoop Jam is set for June 4-5 at Sheridan High School. The three-on-three street basketball tournament provides a wholesome and entertaining two-day event for the whole family. Approximately 18 courts and 800 participants of all ages from all over the region will join the fun. A minimum of four basketball games… Continue Reading

Longtime librarian retires from Meadowlark Elementary

Longtime librarian retires from Meadowlark Elementary

SHERIDAN — The library at Meadowlark Elementary is constantly changing. One month, there will be decorations of dinosaurs, complete with a replica of Fred Flintstone’s car. Another month, there will be old military uniforms in the front of the room and history books on past American wars. Decorating the library has always been a passion… Continue Reading

Man gets 4 years probation for sex with minor

SHERIDAN— Sascha Hess, 24, will serve four years of probation and undergo a psychosexual evaluation for having sex with a 15-year-old when he was 23. Hess, who has already served 219 days in jail for the offense, pleaded guilty to third degree sexual abuse of a minor, which is punishable by up to 15 years… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity invites volunteers for Women Build event

SHERIDAN – Women in the Sheridan community are invited to volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women Build event June 11. The project, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, aims to address the need for affordable housing. Local volunteers will help build at 1790 Willow Trail in the Poplar Grove subdivision. This home is being built… Continue Reading

Boyer, Jones to wed

Boyer, Jones to wed

SHERIDAN — Molly Elizabeth Boyer and Bradley Richard Jones are engaged to wed Aug. 13 at The Brinton Museum. Boyer, of Sheridan, graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and health promotion from the University of Wyoming and received her license to practice as a physical therapist assistant in 2015. She attended the PTA… Continue Reading

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