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Habitat, AmeriCorps to host volunteer day

March 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will team up with AmeriCorps NCCC to host a community day of volunteering Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The groups welcome individuals willing to volunteer to help work on projects including painting and caulking for a new Habitat for Humanity home. Attendees are welcome to help as Read More

Stone circles topic of Archaeological Society meeting presentation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Jason Weston Read More

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

March 2, 2015

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and Whitney began after SCSD2 expressed interest in selling Read More

Mraz forgery trial requires weekend testimony

SHERIDAN — Rife with continuing sequestration issues, the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial stretched into the weekend, resulting in a full day of proceedings Saturday in 4th Judicial District Court before both the state and the defense rested their cases. Issues with sequestration were addressed after a deputy’s report ordered by Judge John Fenn revealed Read More

Exploring the caves of Vietnam

SHERIDAN — Even now, five years later, Mark Jenkins still struggles to describe the magnitude and utter blackness of his journey into the bowels of the Earth. “I can’t even explain how dark it is. We’re used to thinking of darkness, but you can still kind of get around, right?” he said. “The darkness in Read More

TRHS to offer dinner, show next week based on ‘Frozen’

DAYTON — Since its release in November 2013, nothing has been able to slow the momentum of “Frozen,” Disney’s hit musical animated film. Now Elsa, Anna and the rest of the gang are getting ready to “Let it Go” in Dayton as the Tongue River High School choir and drama students prepare for their second Read More

Crews respond to Ranchester fire Sunday, Monday

RANCHESTER — Several fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of H Street in Ranchester Sunday morning. Crews responded to the same location early Monday morning after the fire reignited. No injuries were reported. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Bob Dobbs said no one was in the house when SFR responded to the Read More

‘Tween Takeover Challenge’ at the library to continue through April

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through April. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and Read More

New citizens to be sworn in Friday

SHERIDAN — A naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in 4th Judicial District Court. The ceremony is an opportunity for the community to commemorate those becoming citizens. Elected officials will be introduced and asked to welcome the new citizens. A swearing in will be held as part of Read More

Santosha to host free day of yoga Saturday

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday on the top floor of the Old Taylor School. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held. There will also be two breaks for snacks, Read More

Tacofest to benefit The Food Group set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends. A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured. The Read More

Agendas March 2, 2015

Sheridan City Council Work session 6 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza CIP — Rotomill and Overlay   Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff from VOA Read More

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

February 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow night, TV watchers across the nation and the United Kingdom will gather to watch the final episode of season five of the hit show on Masterpiece Theater “Downton Abbey.” Many questions are poised to be answered as the 8 million viewers of the most popular series in PBS history tune in: Will Read More

City, county working toward agreement on dispatch, jail

SHERIDAN — Nearly a year and a half after a contract between the city and county for cooperative funding of the jail and dispatch lapsed, leadership on both sides feels an agreement may be close. Through a series of private meetings, Mayor John Heath and County Commission Chairman Tom Ringley have worked on a contract Read More

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of child endangerment that stemmed from his call to police Wednesday to report the death of a woman in his home. Joshua Barber, 30, called police at about 3:30 p.m. According to an affidavit of probable cause on file with the Sheridan County Circuit Read More

Student news: Osborn named to Carroll College fall 2014 Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Dawn Osborn of Sheridan was recently named to the Carroll College fall 2014 Dean’s List. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade point average or better for the semester while taking at least 12 credits.

DSA to host wine fest March 6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6. The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces second-quarter honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the principal’s honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and had no grade below a B. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade Read More

Governor submits commission, board nominees     

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead sent his list of nominees for state offices, boards and commissions to the Wyoming Senate on Thursday, and several Sheridan County residents were nominated for the first time or tapped for reappointment. “Boards and commissions play a significant role — from licensing doctors to overseeing highway budgets,” Mead said. “Those Read More

Agendas Feb. 28, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to Order and Pledge • Consent Agenda: A. Minutes from special session, Feb. 12, 2015; B. Minutes from staff meeting, Feb. 17, 2015; C. Minutes from regular session, Feb. 17, 2015; D. Minutes from staff meeting, Read More

College’s Plus 50 program focuses on lifetime learners

SHERIDAN — It is getting easier for non-traditional students, especially those over age 50, to return to school as Sheridan College is now in its third year of implementing the Plus 50 program. The program stemmed from a $15,000 grant received from the American Association of Community Colleges. The purpose of the grant was to Read More

WYO Rodeo tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — When Bruce Andrews got to the WYO Theater at 4:30 a.m. this morning, the frigid Sheridan temperatures had yet to rise above zero. But the early morning wake up and battling the cold temperatures was worth it — he was the first of 22,000 people expected to buy tickets this year for the Read More

Mraz felony forgery trial expected to stretch into next week

SHERIDAN — The fourth day of the Miranda Mraz felony forgery trial in 4th Judicial District Court progressed a little more quickly Thursday as jurors were able to hear the cross examination of Robert Romeo and the testimony of several victims of Mraz’s alleged crime. Defense attorney John Robinson handled Romeo’s cross examination and asked Read More

Legislature OKs bill allowing BOE to consider Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — Multiple education bills saw significant movement in the Wyoming State Legislature Thursday, resolving controversial language in a science standards bill, advancing a comprehensive school safety program and creating a substitute bill on education accountability. A Joint Conference Committee convened Thursday regarding the Next Generation Science Standards-2 bill, House Bill 23, and agreed on Read More

Bill to increase funding for 911 services awaits governor’s signature

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan emergency dispatch budget could get a boost in 2016 thanks to the work of the Wyoming Legislature. House Bill 44, a 1.5 percent tax on prepaid cellphones and phone cards designed to help fund 911 services, passed the House and Senate and headed to the governor’s desk this week. “We are Read More

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