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High school programs, staying local saves grads thousands

High school programs,  staying local saves grads thousands

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School seniors Amanda Buller and Austen Scammon will graduate this weekend with the class of 2015, and both plan to attend Sheridan College in the fall. The duo, along with fellow grads attempting post-secondary education, heads to college in an era of uncertainty. Despite a recovering economy, a student loan… Continue Reading

Few students continue sports at collegiate level

Few students continue sports at collegiate level

SHERIDAN — You’ve seen the commercials. “There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most of us go pro in something other than sports.” It’s a National Collegiate Athletic Association slogan that emphasizes the student rather than the athlete. If you’re a sports fan attending any of the high school graduations this weekend, a large portion… Continue Reading

Recycling materials coming in, start date still on track

Recycling materials coming in, start date still on track

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s curbside recycling program continues to take shape, and city representatives say the start date of Aug. 3 remains tentatively on track. The recycling center received the first shipment of blue recycling bins Wednesday, according to Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Darla Franklin. By the time deliveries finished up Friday, the city received… Continue Reading

Internship programs offer path to career readiness

Internship programs offer path to career readiness

SHERIDAN — Whether they are tired of school or have a burning passion for something that can’t be found in the classroom, traditional college is not always the most attractive prospect for high school seniors. That’s why many graduates are beginning to looking elsewhere to build their careers. This year, 49 seniors at Sheridan High… Continue Reading

SHS ‘Graduation Coach’ efforts seem to work

SHERIDAN – On average, countywide over the past three years, 19 percent of the student body didn’t graduate within four years. Some went on to be fifth- even sixth-year seniors and eventually get their full diploma. Others did not. During this school year, Sheridan County School District 2 has led a concentrated effort to increase… Continue Reading

Becoming partners

SHERIDAN — High school students often work a few part-time jobs in their teens, just beginning to scratch the surface of possible careers — or not, depending on what the jobs were — but things went a little differently for Sheridan High School senior Tate Williamson. At 18, he is already a part-owner in the… Continue Reading

Agendas May 23, 2015

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Wednesday Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of April 22 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business A. Update: Casper Star ad B. Funding request to JPB members • New business A. Pay bills… Continue Reading

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

“Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.” — President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address     SHERIDAN — Death — the… Continue Reading

Arvada-Clearmont — small but mighty class of 2015

Arvada-Clearmont — small but mighty class of 2015

CLEARMONT — Linzee Adamson is the valedictorian of her class. She is involved with FFA, student council National Honor Society, Tri-M, high school rodeo, 4-H, yearbook staff and plays basketball. Her best friend KayLee Stidham is the salutatorian. Stidham is involved with FFA, student council, Tri-M, FBLA, youth group yearbook and plays volleyball and basketball.… Continue Reading

New branding effort for Sheridan unveiled

New branding effort for Sheridan unveiled

  SHERIDAN — Highlighting the blend between Western roots and modern conveniences, members of the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force selected the tagline “Naturally” and released the new logo for the community at an unveiling Thursday night in front of droves of community members at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce office. “(Naturally) is meant… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads guilty in counterfeiting case

CASPER (AP) — A man and a woman have pleaded guilty to counterfeiting-related charges in federal court in Casper. The change-of-plea hearings for Wyatt T. McMahon, of Sheridan, and Amanda Buell, of Buffalo, were held Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl. KTWO radio in Casper reports that McMahon pleaded guilty to one count… Continue Reading

Press to request release of SCSD2 meeting minutes

SHERIDAN — Attorneys for The Sheridan Press will file a motion asking the 4th Judicial District Court to order Sheridan County School District 2 to release the executive session meeting minutes as stipulated in the May 14 Wyoming Supreme Court decision. In February 2014, The Press filed a lawsuit against the school district alleging its… Continue Reading

College prioritizes enrollment growth funding

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community College Commission will be meeting in Sheridan on June 26 and the presidents of each of the seven state community colleges will discuss and approve their budget requests to forward along to the governor. During this meeting, the three items of focus for Sheridan College will be seeking enrollment growth… Continue Reading

Food bank to hold food drive this weekend

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will hold its annual Memorial Day food drive today-Monday. Based on availability of volunteers, community members will be able to donate food goods at Warehouse Market, Albertson’s, Kmart and Ridley’s. Each location will provide a list of needed items. The People Assistance Food Bank provides food to 300-500… Continue Reading

Museum to host appreciation weekend May 30-31

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Weekend May 30-31 at the Sheridan County Museum. During the two-day event admission to the museum will free for all visitors. There will also be a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum’s Mercantile shop and a discount on museum… Continue Reading

Hang gliders fly-in to be held Sat., Sun. in Bighorns

DAYTON — The annual Memorial Day weekend hang-gliders fly-in will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Bighorn Mountains. The event draws hang-gliders and paragliders from around the region. The gliders take off at the Sand Turn turnout off of U.S. Highway 14 just outside of Dayton. Gliders will be out all day if weather… Continue Reading

Big Horn Middle School band to perform Thursday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Middle School band will give a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Big Horn High School auditorium. The concert will feature students in grades 5-8. The concert is free and open to the public. The band is directed by music teacher Ariel Downing. Big Horn High School is… Continue Reading

Mother, daughter open late night coffee shop

Mother, daughter open late night coffee shop

SHERIDAN— Andi’s Coffee House isn’t located on bustling Main Street; it’s located out of an old residential house and there is a good chance you have never heard of the brand of coffee they brew. Sheridan’s newest coffee shop is anything but conventional — and owners Annie and Dionne Hendrickson wouldn’t have it any other… Continue Reading

Dayton budget moves through first reading

DAYTON — Budget season continued around Sheridan County Wednesday night, as the Dayton Town Council passed the first reading of its 2015-16 version. The town projects a $793,475 general fund budget, balanced in revenues and expenditures. Dayton plans to finance several projects totaling $52,300 out of its general reserves. Some of these include Town Hall… Continue Reading

SRD, city discuss moving mosquito program

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Recreation District furiously zooms into the summer season, Bill Russell and the maintenance staff continue their quest to eradicate mosquitoes and weeds in Sheridan. It’s a large challenge that the district must face each year, but Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson is wondering if the task would be better… Continue Reading

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