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Red Grade Trail system opening Saturday

Red Grade Trail system opening Saturday

SHERIDAN — The first section of the Red Grade Trail system will open Saturday and will be celebrated with a day of activities. The first two miles of trail will be open and can be accessed by taking Red Grade Road southwest 7.5 miles to the upper state parking area. At 2 p.m., volunteers can… Continue Reading

Making the switch to assisted living, nursing homes

Making the switch to assisted living, nursing homes

SHERIDAN — It was not an easy decision. Shirley Miller and her husband built their life in New Mexico. There, they had a beautiful home and many good friends. But an extended trip to the hospital changed all of that. After spending several weeks in the hospital, Miller and her husband moved to Sheridan to… Continue Reading

Discourse on our students’ main course

Discourse on our students’ main course

SHERIDAN — Eating good, local food may not be as much of a challenge as it seems. Locals gathered Wednesday to talk more about what can be done to increase the amount of locally produced food in our schools. It’s part of the Farm to School program the Wyoming Department of Education is sponsoring, which… Continue Reading

PLCs continue to promote learning growth in students, staff

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 continues to develop and evolve its professional learning communities, which are groups that recognize and capitalize on the collective strengths and talents of staff. PLCs group teachers of similar curriculum together to share and examine their practice in an ongoing, reflective, collaborative, learning-oriented and growth-promoting way. The district’s… Continue Reading

Free school to be offered in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Free School, an educational collective dedicated to the concepts of lifelong learning, democracy and community, has begun offering free classes in the month of September. With no centralized leadership, the Free School is run by community members for community members at no cost. Free School will continue Wednesday with a fiction writing… Continue Reading

Presbyterian Women to host Fall ABC sale next week

SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold the annual Fall ABC (Attic, Basement, Closet) sale at First Presbyterian Church on Oct. 2-3. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. Friday and end at noon. On Saturday, the sale will begin at 8 a.m. with the $2 per sack sale and will continue through noon. Books… Continue Reading

Dining for a Cause to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — On Monday, Frackelton’s will donate 100 percent of its sales and gratuities to The Food Group, a local nonprofit that provides weekend backpacks of food to children in the community who otherwise would spend weekends at home with little to eat. Frackelton’s is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and… Continue Reading

‘Worlds of Music’ to present Manmay La Kay Folk Band

SHERIDAN — From Wednesday through Oct. 3, Worlds of Music will present a series of school visits, workshops, performances and talks along with a community dance featuring Manmay La Kay Folk Band of Saint Lucia, West Indies. All of the events will take place in Buffalo and are free and open to the public. Buffalo’s… Continue Reading

Cattlewomen host Ag Day for local students

Cattlewomen host Ag Day for local students

Sheridan High School FFA student Bell Ward, left, points to a bull during the Sheridan County Cattlewomen Ag Day Tuesday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Fourth-grade students from Sheridan County schools converged on the fairgrounds Tuesday for the event, which was intended to expose youth to agriculture and to show where food comes from. Justin Sheely… Continue Reading

Availability, staffing topics at mental health summit

Availability, staffing topics at mental health summit

SHERIDAN — Regional health professionals gathered Tuesday to discuss mental health care needs in Sheridan. The discussion centered on the mental health care needs of veterans in the community, as well as their families. Vivianne Tran, with the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said that Sheridan has both common things to deal with and more… Continue Reading

Improvements, incorporation discussed in Big Horn

BIG HORN — At a community meeting in Big Horn held Tuesday, area residents discussed improvements they would like to see in their part of the county. But officials said those projects cost money, likely in the form of taxes, which is what Big Horn residents have historically avoided by staying unincorporated. Jeremy Smith, the… Continue Reading

Dance at Big Horn Mountain Eagles to benefit Mary Kuzara

SHERIDAN — A silent auction, supper and benefit dance will benefit Mary Kuzara on Sunday at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles. The Mountain Rose Band and Midnight Special will perform at the event and Ernie Truijjo will provide Mexican cuisine during the event with pork chili and beef or chicken enchiladas. The cost for dinner… Continue Reading

TRVCC organizing ‘Doggy Dash’ for Saturday

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center has organized a 5k Dayton Doggy Dash for 9 a.m. Saturday. The race will take place on the streets of Dayton and will travel around the neighborhoods. Participants should bring their dogs, but remember the pets must be on a leash. The cost to participate is $10… Continue Reading

Federation of Republican Women to host meals with politicians

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Federation of Republican Women will host a series of meals with politicians as part of the organization’s state convention. On Oct. 2, the organization will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. with state Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn. Berger serves as the majority leader for the state House of Representatives. The… Continue Reading

SPD to participate in Drug Take Back Day

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department will participate in the national Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The purpose of the program is to give residents an opportunity to properly dispose of old, outdated or unneeded prescription medications so they can be safely and properly disposed of. The department currently… Continue Reading

Holy Name sets annual carnival, chili supper for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host its 80th annual carnival and chili supper Saturday. The event will run from 3-7 p.m. in Whitney Commons. It will include games, booths, a country store, slides, a bouncy house, dunk tank, toys, a cake walk, obstacle course and more. Burgers, hot dogs, cinnamon rolls and a… Continue Reading

City administrator ordinance moves through 2nd reading

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council unanimously approved the second reading of a charter ordinance to hire a city administrator at the regular meeting Monday evening. The city again went out of its way to emphasize it would maintain a strong mayor-council form of government if the charter ordinance — which requires a two-thirds majority… Continue Reading

Traffic, flooding still concerns with PUD before city

SHERIDAN — A handful of nearby residents continue to protest the planned unit development located off Woodland Park Road and Coffeen Avenue, but the Sheridan City Council approved the second reading of the zone change Monday evening. Woodland Creek Estates LLC proposes 26 patio homes or duplex units and 25 single-family homes on approximately 14… Continue Reading

Clearmont Town Council updates ordinances

SHERIDAN — With some laws still on the books dating back more than 100 years, Town Council members in Clearmont are working toward more concise ordinances. “We had ordinances dating back to 1910,” Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock said. The ordinances, which numbered more than 100, covered anything from how long a person can park their… Continue Reading

Community celebrates completion of Lewis Street Bridge project

Community leaders and those involved in the project helped to celebrate the completion of the Lewis Street Bridge reconstruction project recently. Pictured, from left, are Chamber ambassador Yvonne Swanson, Sheridan County Commissioner Terry Cram, Wyoming Department of Transportation representative Mark Gillette, Sheridan Mayor John Heath, Emma Hubert, Meg Hubert and Jack Hubert, Sheridan City Councilor… Continue Reading

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