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Chadron announces spring honor roll

May 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, has announced their spring 2014 honor roll recipients and several local students were recognized. Presidents List – 4.0 GPA • Ashley Daniels, Sheridan • Audra Gorzalka, Sheridan • Tonia Wiley, Sheridan Deans List – 3.5+ GPA • Craig Blackwell, Sheridan • Haley Patterson, Sheridan

Campgrounds open this weekend

SHERIDAN — Multiple campgrounds will open this weekend in the Bighorn Mountains, kicking off the summer season. The Ranger Creek Recreation Area, Leigh Creek, Tie Hack and Shell Creek campgrounds will open tomorrow. The Shell Falls Interpretive Site will begin its season Saturday. Other campgrounds, trailheads and picnic areas will open as weather and conditions Read More

Creative Economy Council holding organizational meeting Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Creative Economy Council for Sheridan and Johnson counties will hold an open organizational meeting on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. The meeting will include discussions and implementations of plans for the council — which will recognize, support and promote a wide variety of creative organizations and individuals that contribute to economic growth in Read More

SC facility earns recognition

SHERIDAN — The Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College is being recognized at a national level for its design and ability to further the educational environment of the school. College Planning & Management has chosen the project to be featured as part of the organization’s 2014 Education Design Showcase. “Good designs don’t just Read More

Campout at Kendrick Park tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a campout at Kendrick Park tomorrow. The event is the grand finale of a week-long series of events called “Unplug” focused on getting families away from technology and outside together. From 6-8 p.m., a bluegrass jam will be performed featuring Bill Bradshaw and other local musicians in Read More

Hang gliders to take flight in Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Each Memorial Day weekend in Sheridan County for the past 35 years, the American Flag has not been the only thing waving with pride. Saturday morning, once again, daring athletes will take flight for the annual Hang Gliders Fly-In. Hang gliding is a sport critics call deathly dangerous and enthusiasts call natural and Read More

County denies lot size variance in Story

May 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted 0-5 on a request for a lot size variance on property occupied by the Wagon Box Inn in Story. The 0-5 vote means the request for a variance was denied. The same variance request was recommended for denial by the County Planning and Zoning Commission on May Read More

SDSD1 budgets $45K to cover new programs

SHERIDAN —New programs are coming to Sheridan County School District 1 as of the 2014-2015 school year and though $45,000 is budgeted to cover them, the district said most of that money was already being spent on activities and the overall district budget will not see an increase. At the SCSD1 May board meeting the Read More

Construction on new elementary school in Ranchester to begin

RANCHESTER — Construction on the new elementary school in Ranchester can now officially begin after Sheridan County School District 1 received approval from Ranchester Town Council Tuesday for a special permit that will allow Town Engineer Chris Johnson to issue a building permit for the building. SCSD 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith said construction will begin Read More

Highway 14A to open Thursday at noon

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced U.S. Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will open Thursday at noon. Holwell said the first travelers on the road this year must still use extra caution. “It’s still winter up there, even though we would like to believe we might have gotten some summer Read More

Statewide unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent; Sheridan County at 4 percent

SHERIDAN — The statewide unemployment rate for Wyoming fell to 3.7 percent during the month of March, while Sheridan County is slightly above that average at 4 percent. Wyoming’s overall unemployment rate is a full percentage point lower than it was one year ago, and is still well below the nationwide average of 6.3 percent. Read More

Children’s Center wins local award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation has recently recognized The Children’s Center as the Sheridan College Outstanding Community Partner in Service-Learning. The honor was given because the center allows college students to observe and participate in the center’s operations on a continuous basis and buses their pre-school students to the Sheridan College Lab School every Read More

Registration open for summer programs at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — Trail End State Historic Site, also known as Kendrick Mansion, will host two summer programs for junior high and high school students and registration is now available. Junior Curator Camp is returning for those in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. The program runs from June 2-6, 8 a.m. to noon daily, and the Read More

VFW to hold Buddy Poppy drive this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary #1560 will hold a Buddy Poppy drive this weekend. Buddy Poppies are artificial flowers which have symbolized the blood shed by service members since the VFW registered the name with the U.S. Patent Office in 1924. The poppy flowers are assembled by disabled, needy or aging veterans Read More

Local programmers take first in competition

SHERIDAN — A team including two computer programmers from Sheridan took first place at a two-state application design competition sponsored by Google over the weekend. Local information technology gurus Anne Gunn, of the Sheridan Programmers Guild, and Mark Thoney of WyoLution, LLC, were part of a four-person team of Wyomingites who traveled to Denver to Read More

City offers counter proposal; IAFF frustrated

May 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — City Council offered a counter proposal to the contract changes submitted by the local firefighters union earlier this month. The counter proposal was not acceptable to union representative George Neeson, so he said he would bring another counter proposal to the next council meeting in June. In the meantime, since the city and union Read More

Crews plan for weekend opening of Highway 14A

BURGESS JUNCTION — Outside it is 18 degrees, and though it is not currently snowing, the wind gusts grab powder loosened by the crew chipping away at the 12-foot high mounds and create blizzard-like conditions. Inside the cab of the Kodiak Loader Mounted Rotary Snow Blower, it is just another comfortable day of work for operator Read More

Candidates file for 2014 primary races

SHERIDAN — While filing for local and state offices runs through the end of the month, some candidates got an early jump on the task. Twelve local officials have put their names in for re-election in the primary set for August. Those candidates include County Assessor Paul Fall, County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson, Clerk of Read More

Bell graduates University of Jamestown

SHERIDAN — Christien Bell of Sheridan graduated from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota, with a degree in business administration during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 10. Bell was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, an honor for students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better Read More

WYO to host film screening, dance Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a two-part event on Saturday with a film screening and dance. Commencing at 6:30 p.m. a one-hour documentary film will be shown. “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” was produced by Jennifer Tennican under the auspices of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and explores the long-time community Read More

People Assistance holding Memorial Day food drive

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will host a four-day food drive for Memorial Day. Friday through Monday donations and volunteers are needed. For more information or to help call 675-1140 or 674-1509. The food bank is located at 2560 N. Main St.

Parade, ceremony to honor veterans

SHERIDAN — A Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held Monday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Dow streets near Wells Fargo and head south on Main Street to the county courthouse. A ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn during which 40-50 wreathes will be Read More

Nonprofits concerned about potential shift in funding

SHERIDAN — City officials are re-thinking the way the Optional One-Cent Sales Tax will be distributed in the future and the possible change in the way the funds are requested and distributed has caused some concerns among groups that depend on the contributions for operational expenses. Most recently, one-cent taxes were distributed to nonprofit organizations Read More

Complaint filed after dismissal from nursing home

May 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — A woman who was involuntarily discharged from the Green House Living for Sheridan nursing home has filed a complaint against the facility. Johnson was told on March 31 she would have to leave the Green House because her care provider had indicated they would no longer keep her as a patient due to Read More

Turn off the gadget, get outside this week

SHERIDAN — While terms like Twitter and Snapchat mean little to older adults and many thirtysomethings didn’t have email until they were in high school, it is not uncommon to see children as young as 10, 6 and 3 playing with an iPad or swiping their fingers across their dad’s smartphone with surprising finesse. Social Read More

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