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Library to host ‘Towards a Natural Forest’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jim Furnish, author of “Towards a Natural Forest,” will give a presentation at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Furnish, a former U.S. Forest Service employee, joined the agency in 1965. But nothing could have prepared him for the crisis that would soon rock… Continue Reading

Budget restraints force library to cut hours

SHERIDAN — The board that manages the local library system has decided to alter the hours of operation for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library due to budget restraints. Beginning this week, the Fulmer Library will no longer be open on Sundays. With the recent library budget reductions for fiscal year 2015-16, the board trustees… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses utilities mapping

DAYTON — Finding buried water valves and hidden manhole covers could become easier in Dayton, but the solution comes with a hefty price tag. Council members watched a presentation Wednesday on how geographic information system mapping could work in Dayton. If the system were purchased, it could cost more than $10,000, a cost that made… Continue Reading

Close to 90 percent of Sheridan County schools receive passing grade from state accountability system

SHERIDAN — While 74 percent of the state’s elementary and secondary schools have earned passing grades in the 2014-2015 school year, that percentage in Sheridan County is closer to 90 percent. According to Wyoming’s accountability system, of Sheridan County’s 19 public schools, five exceeded expectations and seven met expectations. Another three schools partially met expectations… Continue Reading

City inching closer to hiring administrator

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is one step closer to hiring a city administrator following City Council approval of a charter ordinance on first reading Tuesday evening. The ordinance allows for appointment of a city administrator with consent from the mayor and the majority of City Council. The administrator would be responsible for general… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Bar recommends Sheridan woman

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar announced last week that 45 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming. One of those individuals included Bethany Anne Gross of Sheridan. Gross was recommended for admission after receiving a passing score on the Uniform Bar Exam and meeting all other requirements for admission. Continue Reading

Cent$ible Nutrition classes to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Cent$ible Nutrition classes will begin Monday and run every Monday through Oct. 26. Two class times are available each week, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. The classes help participants learn how to save money, save time, learn menu planning and feed themselves and their families more nutritiously. Classes will be… Continue Reading

Livestrong program to begin Tuesday at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will offer another “Livestrong at the YMCA” class beginning Tuesday and running through Dec. 3. The class will be held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The program was created when cancer patients shared that they needed a safe, supportive space to get into a… Continue Reading

Boots to Business training to be offered at Sheridan VA next week

SHERIDAN — The Small Business Administration has organized a “Boots to Business: Reboot” event to be held at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System auditorium Sept. 15-16. The event is open to the public, but geared toward veterans. The “Boots to Business: Reboot” program is an extension of the Entrepreneurship Track of the Department… Continue Reading

Early morning crash near Sheridan results in death

Early morning crash near Sheridan results in death

SHERIDAN — A crash in the early morning hours of Monday near Sheridan resulted in the death of 25-year-old Derrick B. Coversup of Billings, Montana. The crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Wyoming State Highway 335 near mile post nine approximately 14 miles southwest of Sheridan. Coversup was the front-seat passenger of a 2008 Saturn Aura being… Continue Reading

Downtown bookstore to host two book signings Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host two books signings Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kari McLaughlin will sign copies of “Get Your Muster in a Cluster,” the latest in her series for children. McLaughlin is originally from Sheridan, but now works as an elementary school teacher in Gillette. From 1-3… Continue Reading

Annual Science Saturday kickoff set for Saturday

  SHERIDAN — The annual Science Saturday kickoff event will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The free event will feature a trip to the Sheridan College Dinosaur Quarry and be led by instructors Mike Flynn and Matt DeDeo. Transportation for the trip is not provided, but carpools will be organized that morning. Those… Continue Reading

USFS accepting comment on proposed motorized trail

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service is requesting comments on a proposal to designate a motorized trail in the Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest. The proposed trail would be located south of U.S. Highway 14A and across U.S. Highway 14 in the Burgess Junction area. The trail would be open to non-motorized… Continue Reading

PRBRC to host 10th annual Harvest Celebration

PRBRC to host 10th annual Harvest Celebration

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host its 10th annual Harvest Celebration on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event will include a home-grown supper consisting of barbecued hog and fresh produce to be served at 6 p.m. and music and dancing by Too Wet to Plow beginning at 7:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

Library to offer computer classes through October

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The classes will cover the following… Continue Reading

Little Bighorn Battlefield moves to fall hours

SHERIDAN — Today, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will switch to its fall hours. The monument and the visitor enter will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tour road to the Reno-Benteen site and monument trails will close at 5:30 p.m. The orientation movie is shown regularly in the visitor center… Continue Reading

Wyoming Business Council to meet in Sheridan this week

  SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council board of directors will gather in Sheridan for its quarterly meeting Wednesday and Thursday. “The board will get a better sense of how the community is approaching economic development,” said Shawn Reese, CEO of the WBC. “They are tying culture, the arts and their main street into other,… Continue Reading

SFR to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony

  SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host a remembrance ceremony for those that were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentago and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The ceremony will begin at 7:58 a.m. All local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other public servants and their families… Continue Reading

CHAPs to host event for veterans, recruiting volunteers

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership Equine Assisted Therapy will host an event for veterans and their families Sept. 12. On Saturday, the nonprofit’s Horses N’ Heroes program will begin at 9 a.m. The event is open to any veteran, their spouses and their children ages 7 and older. The purpose of the… Continue Reading

Blood drive set for Wednesday

  SHERIDAN — United Blood Services our of Billings will host a blood drive in Sheridan Wednesday. The 9/11 Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Blood Drive will take place from 1-5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Fire-Rescue station. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling UBS at 1-800-365-4450 or by going online to… Continue Reading

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