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Free series of workshops at the library Thursday

May 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is hosting a series of free workshops at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The final event in “Productive Landscapes” will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. as Scott Hininger from the University of Wyoming Extension presents a program on energy conservation titled “Exploring Energy Efficiencies Read More

Dougherty named as finalist for Presidential Scholars Program

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Gretchen Dougherty has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,000 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities. Final selection of the scholars will be Read More

First Baptist Church hosting concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Artists of the Piatigorsky Foundation out of New York will perform a classical music concert at the First Baptist Church on Thursday. Award winning singer Katie Calcamuggi, a mezzo-soprano, and John Elam on piano will perform at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to all members of the community thanks to Read More

DSA hosting ‘Main Street 101’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is hosting “Main Street 101” on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon. The training course will go over the “Main Street Four-Point Approach” aimed at assisting businesses, property owners, future property owners and volunteers. The training is free and open to all but reservations are requested. For more information Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present their next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. This month’s presenting artists are fiction writer Glendaliz Camacho, painter Erika Diehl, memoir writer Grace Lee and a collaboration of three artists — John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zachary Culler — who work together in the fields of sculpture, site-specific Read More

Former resident’s art heading to Washington, D.C.

SHERIDAN — The art of a former Sheridan resident is headed to Washington, D.C. Heidi Heuerman submitted a piece in a Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored contest titled “Honoring our Heritage: Art Through the Ages.” Though she was living in Missouri at the time, she submitted the piece representing her old DAR chapter in Read More

Horses? Post-its? Time for pranks nears

SHERIDAN — Graduation time is upon us and as teachers prepare for final exams, stores stock up on congratulatory cards and parents purchase caps and gowns, some graduating seniors have something a little — tiny — bit more mischievous on their minds. Whether rounding up the horses, purchasing thousands of Post-It notes or plotting furniture Read More

City crunching numbers for FY2015 budget

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is cautiously optimistic as it heads into its season of budget work sessions and preparation of the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. The new fiscal year will begin July 1. The two-part budget, which includes an 8 mill levy and the budget itself, will be adopted by City Council at its Read More

Maier, Rolston announce re-election bids

SHERIDAN — Two more elected officials have announced their intentions to run for re-election this fall — County Commissioners Bob Rolston and Steve Maier. Rolston was first elected to the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners in 2006 and is currently in his second term. “It has been a pleasure serving the residents of Sheridan Read More

Ticket to ride

SHERIDAN — In most circumstances, beer drinking and bikes is not a suggested mix. However, next Saturday, the two will be safely paired for a fun afternoon of celebrating bikes and bike culture in downtown Sheridan. The Freedom Machine Vintage Bike and Art Show will make its debut May 10 at 50 N. Main St. Read More

Kraft’s Jewelry celebrates 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — A staple business on Sheridan’s Main Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday. Kraft’s Fine Jewelry has been operated in the same location and by the same family for the entirety of its tenure. Richard Kraft, 82, grew up in Wisconsin and was trained as a watchmaker in Illinios. He and his Read More

Work on Little Goose Bridge to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced this week that the contractor S&S Builders of Gillette will begin a bridge deck rehabilitation project on the Little Goose Bridge located on Coffeen Avenue just down the street from the old JB’s Restaurant building. Work will begin on Monday and is expected to last for six Read More

City Council votes on second reading for property annexation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted on the second of three necessary readings to approve the annexation of a property on the east side of the city Wednesday. The property is located at the corner of KROE Lane and East Ridge Road and consists of 2.23 acres on which a FedEx sorting and distribution Read More

City discusses changes to 1-Cent tax distribution

SHERIDAN — City councilors have held two listening sessions this week to discuss Sheridan County’s Optional One-Cent Sales Tax, which is up for renewal in November. The sessions have been informal gatherings in which councilors interact with residents to gauge support for the tax and discuss ideas for its use in coming years, if it is Read More

After battle with cancer, family pushes awareness

SHERIDAN — Ken Mellinger was a young man when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Approximately six in 10 cases are diagnosed in men ages 65 and older and the average age at the time of diagnosis is 66. Mellinger was 46 at the time of his diagnosis Read More

Rep. Rosie Berger announces bid for re-election

BIG HORN — Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, announced this week that she will seek re-election to represent House District 51 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Berger said her agenda centers around low taxes, tight budgets and pro-community decisions. “For me, serving as a representative is all about people: families, seniors, young people, children. Read More

New childcare facility planned off Coffeen Avenue

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-1 to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a childcare center in the Adkins Valley Subdivision located west of Coffeen Avenue. Commissioner Steve Noecker voted against the permit. County Planner Mark Reid said the center would occupy an approximately 900-square-foot house and serve five Read More

Hospital’s chief financial officer resigns

SHERIDAN — It was announced at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital board meeting Thursday that Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman has announced his resignation from his position at the hospital. Johlman’s last day will be June 27. He has accepted a position at Grand River Health, a critical access hospital in Rifle, Colo. Johlman worked for Read More

Radiation oncologists from Billings to work at Welch Cancer Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees discussed Thursday how the hospital will handle the departure of radiation oncologist John Stamato, whose last day was Thursday. Stamato has taken a position at the Heptner Cancer Center in Gillette after 18 years of serving in Sheridan at the hospital and the Welch Cancer Center. Read More

SHS art show reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan High School art show state symposium blue ribbon winners will be at the Sagebrush Downtown gallery on Thursday for a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. The Wyoming High School Art Symposium is held every spring at the Events Center in Casper where more than 5,000 entries are on display. All members Read More

Community drum circle set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA Arts and Humanities Residency Fund and Sheridan Anesthesia Associates John and Pam Standish are sponsoring a community drum circle Thursday. All members of the community are invited to attend and bring anything to beat from drums, buckets and pots to your hands at the drum circle lead by The Drum Read More

‘Rabbit Hole’ to be performed at Mars Theater

SHERIDAN — A locally directed and performed play kicked-off yesterday in the new Mars Theater. “Rabbit Hole” will offer performances through Sunday and again May 8-11. It stars Hannah Varney, Samantha Jacob, Dimitra Dugal, Aaron Trembath and David Britton in the story of a family trying to deal with the loss of a child due Read More

Simpson to highlight SC commencement ceremony

SHERIDAN — Retired historian and former Wyoming politician Pete Simpson will serve as the commencement speaker at Sheridan College next week. Simpson is a University of Wyoming alum, a native of Cody and worked as a dean at Sheridan College in the early 1980s. He has filled a variety of positions at the University of Read More

‘Bridges out of Poverty’ training set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A repeat offering of the “Bridges out of Poverty” training will be held Thursday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The presentation by Regina Lewis discusses strategies for communities and professionals looking to counter poverty and its impact at all levels of the community. The cost is $25 per person which includes a book Read More

Groups work to battle mental health stigmas

SHERIDAN — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and professionals in Sheridan County are working to increase local knowledge about best practices for optimal psychological health. In addition to spreading the word about services available locally, the month’s designation is an effort to counteract long standing societal stigmas surrounding mental health. “The theme this year Read More

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