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Local Briefs Oct. 23, 2013

October 23, 2013

Gun show set for Friday through Sunday   SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Sportsman semiannual gun show will be Friday through Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. The gun show will feature vendors from all over the region. The show is open Friday from 3-7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Read More

Warehouse 201 to host benefit

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host a Thankful Thursday event benefiting the Dog and Cat Shelter. From 6-8 p.m. on Thursday light appetizers, drink sampling and a 50/50 raffle will be offered with proceeds being given to the shelter. The beer garden area will feature dog bones for purchase, each of which will contain a Read More

‘Trunk or Treat’ at Methodist church

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will host “Trunk or Treat” in their parking lot at 215 W. Works St. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The church is providing the car trunks and the treats. Come in your costumes! For more information call the church at 672-9779.

Presentation on criminal law Thursday

SHERIDAN — Local attorney Ryan Healy will give a presentation on the aspects of criminal law addressed in the book “A Lesson Before Dying” on Thursday. This presentation is part of the Sheridan County Library Foundation’s “Big Read” series of events. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in room GMB 011, Griffth Memorial Building, Read More

WYO Theater selling raffle tickets

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater is selling raffle tickets to win one of four prizes including a handcrafted quilt, a lithograph, an oil painting and 100 bottles of wine from WYO Wine Cellar. The winners will be drawn at intermission during the final performance of “Cabaret” on Sunday and you do not need to be Read More

Emeritus hosting Halloween party Oct. 30

SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host a Halloween party Oct. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. This free party is for children through age 12. There will be games and treats. Wear your costume! For more information call Theresa Hamilton at 674-5575.

Harvest Festival Oct. 30

SHERIDAN — The Church of the Nazarene is having their Harvest Festival Oct. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of food, fun and games for the entire family. The church is located at 907 Bellevue Ave. For more information call 672-2505.

Women treated to pampering ‘extreme makeover’ style

SHERIDAN — Five Sheridan women were treated to a makeover Saturday morning at Curl Up and Dye salon on Main Street. Owner and stylist Heather Peterson said she was interested in hosting a makeover day after seeing similar events on television. “I’ve wanted to do this for years,” she said. “I thought it would be Read More

City OKs Railroad Historic District master plan

October 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved a Sheridan Railroad Historic District Master Plan at its meeting Monday to provide guidance for development and preservation in the Railroad Historic District that was created in 2004. The plan, which has been the subject of discussion for several years, was added to the consent agenda and approved prior Read More

Zombie walk/run Nov. 2 in Grinnell Plaza

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will have a fundraising “Zombie Walk/Run for Your Life” Nov. 2. The event will start on Grinnell Plaza and follow a route through downtown Sheridan along which participants must dodge zombie obstacles. The route finishes back at Grinnell Plaza. Awards will be given for the zombie securing Read More

Sheridan Jaycees hosting parade Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees and Downtown Sheridan Association will host their annual downtown Halloween parade Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Meet in front of Sheridan City Hall on Grinnell Plaza where Jaycees will take children ages 0-10 trick or treating to the downtown Sheridan businesses. Be sure to wear your costume and be eligible Read More

Powder River Basin Resource Council to host annual meeting Nov. 2

SHERIDAN — Powder River Basin Resource Council will hold its annual meeting, dinner and silent auction Nov. 2 at the Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Drive. The annual meeting is for PRBRC members only, but the dinner and silent auction are open to the public. Social hour and the silent auction will begin at 4 p.m., Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to host bazaar

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 2 at their clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn. Handmade art, crafts, jewely, decorations and other gifts will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The women will be serving coffee and cinnamon rolls as well as Read More

Battle over water underway

(AP) CASPER — Most years, water laps against the rim of the diversion dam on the Tongue River some 12 miles to the south of Miles City. The gentle waves represent the lifeblood for the farmers and ranchers here on the arid plains of eastern Montana, irrigating about 9,400 acres in the Tongue-Yellowstone Irrigation District. Read More

Waiver concerns rile residents

SHERIDAN — Nearly 50 Sheridan residents attended a legislative listening session Monday night at the Sheridan Senior Center to express concerns about the redesign of developmental disability waivers being conducted by the Wyoming Department of Health. The redesign is required by Senate Enrolled Act 82, which was passed by the Wyoming Legislature in 2013. It Read More

Pink flamingos introduced to Sheridan ecosystem

October 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees have admitted responsibility for introducing a non-native species of bird into the local ecosystem. The flock of approximately a dozen plastic pink flamingos has been traveling around the Sheridan area in an unpredictable pattern since it was introduced in mid-September. Jaycees President Michelle Edwards said the group, also known as Read More

SMH to celebrate with an ice cream social Tuesday

SHERIDAN — This week is National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week focused on bringing attention to the new and vital roles pharmacists now play in patient care. The evolution has been especially dramatic recently as pharmacists have become vital members of multidisciplinary patient-care teams. To celebrate this week, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital pharmacy department will Read More

WYO presents ‘Cabaret’ Oct. 24-27

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater is presenting “Cabaret” Oct. 24-27. Performances are Oct. 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. each evening and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. The Tony Award-winning musical is set in 1930s Berlin. An English nightclub singer, an American writer, a German landlady and a Jewish shopkeeper find their destinies linked and their futures Read More

‘Pet-O-Ween’ Saturday at Kendrick Park band shell

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will hold its annual “Pet-O-Ween” Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kendrick Park band shell. Bring your pet in costume and have it compete for prizes in the funniest, scariest or most creative division. The entry fee per animal is $5. All proceeds benefit the Dog and Cat Read More

Eagles to host Halloween party Sat.

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Mountain Eagles will have their free annual Halloween party for children 10 and under Saturday from 4-6 p.m. There will be a costume contest, games, prizes and candy. BHME is located at 1760 Commerical Ave.

Winners anounced in Public Land Users Committee drawing

SHERIDAN — The Public Land Users Committee held drawings for their raffle at their meeting Oct. 8. The winner of a Honda EU2000i generator was Raleigh Whalen and the winner of a Traeger pellet grill was Tom Balding.

Bird watching bonanza in Big Horn

BIG HORN — It seems many of us could learn a lesson or two from the art of birdwatching: Get away from the noise and just listen. First, silence. Then the swish of wind in yellow leaves turning brown as winter approaches. Then a peep, peep. And a chirpity, chirp. And a high-pitched trill, like Read More

Legislators discuss disability waiver redesign

October 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County legislators have scheduled a listening session to meet with residents who have concerns about the redesign of developmental disability waivers being conducted by the Wyoming Department of Health. The redesign is required by Senate Enrolled Act 82, which was passed by the Wyoming Legislature in 2013. It will affect the Medicaid Read More

Nonprofit forms to push cap tax for Nov. 5 election

SHERIDAN — A nonprofit organization entitled Citizens for Infrastructure Improvements has been formed for the purpose of supporting continuance of the Capital Facilities Tax here in Sheridan County. The special election on the proposition to allow the tax to continue is scheduled for Nov. 5. “It is imperative that the residents of Sheridan County understand Read More

Cowgirls game at SC tickets available through Wyoming ticket office

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the University of Wyoming’s Nov. 8 game at Sheridan College are available through Wyoming Athletics. Sheridan College has received plenty of questions on where to find the tickets, but SC has no part in ticket sales for the game. Wyoming will play Montana State-Northern at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, with Read More