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Disk golf coming to ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with disk golf at Sheltered Acres Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you… Continue Reading

SMHF annual meeting open to all Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its 2014-2015 annual meeting and report on Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in conference room A&B. The meeting is open to all members of the community. The accomplishments of the foundation over the past year will be recognized, retiring board members will be… Continue Reading

‘Field Sketching for Children’ coming to Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Sagebrush Community Art Center and Science Kids will present “Field Sketching for Children” on Thursday. Local artist Joel Ostlind will host a field sketching workshop for children 8 to 12 years old on The Brinton Museum grounds. Participants will meet at the Sagebrush Art Gallery located in the Historic Train… Continue Reading

Woodward to present at final Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — The final Wyoming Wednesday program of the summer series will be presented Wednesday. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday has been offering informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming weekly. Emphasis has been placed… Continue Reading

Where they lead, trails are made

Where they lead, trails are made

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents and area visitors love to recreate in the Bighorn National Forest and, with approximately 1,100 miles of trails over 1.8 million acres, outdoor enthusiasts have no shortage of options for four-wheeling, hiking, horseback riding or biking. Yet, when you head out to your favorite trail, do you ever stop to think… Continue Reading

Tesla chargers installed at Best Western in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Four Tesla Motors car chargers are built and ready to use in the Best Western Sheridan Center lobby parking lot. Since the electric charging stations were finished July 16, two drivers have already used them. One was from Wyoming, the other Toronto. Best Western general manager Gunter Orband said making space for the… Continue Reading

Honey makers share product at local farmers market

SHERIDAN — On any given Thursday, you can find Dennis and Judy Walker’s booth set up at the Sheridan Farmers Market, offering a product that is just a little bit sweeter than most of the other venders. One of the many local foods that can be made in the high plains of northeast Wyoming is… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair to be held July 30 – Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair is returning Thursday and will run through Aug. 3, and registrations for various competitions are now open. Open class competitions will be available to all residents in the following categories: Arts and photography Crafts Needlework and sewing Culinary Floriculture Vegetables and fruit School exhibits Pie contest Bear dressing contest… Continue Reading

Fultz to sign ‘Alive’ at Sheridan Stationery Friday

SHERIDAN — Author Candee Fultz will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery signing copies of her new fictionalized autobiography, “Alive,” on Friday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are invited to this free event. What do you get when you combine Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” “Back to the Future” and “CSI:… Continue Reading

Funny Face Productions to perform comedy at WYO

SHERIDAN — Funny Face Productions will be performing “The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Thursday through Aug. 1 at the WYO Theater. The show follows a fictional spelling bee set in a middle school. Six adolescents compete in the bee, which is run by three quirky grown-ups. Each day will feature a 7 p.m.… Continue Reading

Walmart thief enters plea agreement

SHERIDAN — A man who attempted, with limited success, to steal nearly $1,600 in merchandise from Walmart pleaded guilty to shoplifting in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Judge William Edelman accepted a plea agreement between the state and Robert Cunningham of Busby, Montana. In exchange for the 42-year-old’s guilty plea, the prosecution agreed to drop… Continue Reading

Local woman pleads guilty to forgery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court to forgery and child custody interference, charges likely to land her in jail for six to 10 years. Destiny Pyke, 28, stole and forged checks from her employer totaling more than $6,500 and, after admitting the crimes to her boss, took a… Continue Reading

Educational summit brings what challenges school districts into focus

SHERIDAN — The second day of Sheridan County School District 2’s educational summit brought distinguished educator and lecturer Dr. Anthony Muhammad to the stage. The three-day event, called Advancing Student Success Through Professional Learning Communities, focused on the positive outcomes of incorporating PLCs at a school, district and statewide level. Having worked with more than… Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Ambulance service increases rates

SHERIDAN — Trips to the hospital will cost Sheridan County residents more this year than in the past. Rocky Mountain Ambulance Service, which contracts with both the city and county, increased it’s fees by 10 percent as of July 1. RMA representative Thomas Goodwin said those rate increases are break-even for the company. “There is… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will host a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. The meeting, to be held at Carroll ERA Reality, is free and open to all members of the community. Discussions will include Forest Service projects, the Red Grade project and the state rendezvous. ERA is located at 306 N.… Continue Reading

Crazy Days returns to downtown

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Historic District Promotion Committee announced that Crazy Days on historic downtown Main Street is scheduled for next week. July 30 through Aug. 1, downtown retailers will be discounting much of their prior year’s inventory in order to get ready for fall and holiday shipments that will be arriving soon. Weather permitting,… Continue Reading

Despite negative reviews, school districts stand by textbooks

SHERIDAN — Regardless of the controversy surrounding Common Core State Standards, 43 states have adopted CCSS as part of their required guidelines for education. While some states have modified the original standards, Wyoming’s is verbatim. With Common Core’s incorporation into education across the country since 2009, manufacturers started labeling textbooks as aligning with the new… Continue Reading

TRVJPB to receive funding, discusses study options

SHERIDAN — A check for $5,000 is in the mail to the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board from Sheridan County School District 1. Last year Ranchester and Dayton pledged $10,000 each to fund the board while SCSD1 allocated $6,000. The board has previously discussed its hope that each entity would contribute equal amounts. The… Continue Reading

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