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Man had nearly 400 narcotics on him when arrested

Man had nearly 400 narcotics on him when arrested

SHERIDAN — Sheridan police officers who arrested a local man Wednesday for a municipal court warrant found nearly 400 prescription narcotics concealed on his person when conducting a search at the detention center. Police arrested Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, at the Apple Tree Inn, which is his current address. Sheridan Police Department detectives called to assist… Continue Reading

Jennings challenging incumbent Coleman for House District 30 seat

SHERIDAN — The race for House District 30, which includes portions of southeast and southwest Sheridan and much of the eastern half of Sheridan County, has pitted Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, against self-described “average citizen” Mark Jennings, who works as a handyman. Coleman was appointed by Sheridan County commissioners in October 2012 to fill the unexpired term… Continue Reading

Battling nature with nature

Battling nature with nature

SHERIDAN — “It is a pretty common misconception of us — that we just spray chemicals,” Sheridan County Weed and Pest Assistant Supervisor Luke Sander said. “But biological control has always been part of our plan.” In fact, SCWP uses a large arsenal of tools in the fight against pests and noxious, or invasive, weeds… Continue Reading

Yoga Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be… Continue Reading

Julie Szewc to perform at farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include an acoustic performance by Julie Szewc. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths… Continue Reading

PurEnergy organizing triathlon in Bighorns

SHERIDAN— PurEnergy Fitness is holding their third annual Sibley Lake Triathlon on Aug. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Sheridan Area Search and Rescue. They have also added a duathlon to this year’s events. There will be prizes for men, women and teams for both races as well as… Continue Reading

Enzi hosting ice cream social Aug. 17

SHERIDAN— Sen. Mike Enzi, and his wife Diana, are hosting ice cream socials in 21 communities over the next three weeks. The events are free and open to the public. Enzi will be Sheridan Sunday, Aug. 17. The social will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Monument Shelter in Kendrick Park. “Ice… Continue Reading

Sheridan County ranks 11th of 23 counties in terms of health

Sheridan County ranks 11th of 23 counties in terms of health

SHERIDAN — Of the 23 counties in Wyoming, Sheridan is ranked 11th in terms of health according to a report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute. “County Health Rankings” analyzes nearly every county in the country and ranks them with the primary goal of raising… Continue Reading

Is it local?

Is it local?

SHERIDAN — There is a “Portlandia” episode that features the two main characters peppering their waitress with questions about whether the chicken served is local, how much room it had to roam and if it had any friends on the farm. Though a bit tongue-in-cheek — with the waitress presenting documents about “Colin’s” life on a… Continue Reading

Whitney Benefits to fund part-time instructor for SC nursing program

SHERIDAN — Whitney Benefits will fund a part-time instructor dedicated to the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Sheridan College, officials announced Friday. College officials estimate that there are 250 CNAs employed throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties, with an approximate turnover of almost 50 percent in long-term care facilities annually. “We all have the highest expectations… Continue Reading

Youth garden activity set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold its next youth garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to harvest produce from the garden and learn how to handle fresh vegetables. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is limited so please… Continue Reading

Next movie in the park Aug. 15

SHERIDAN— Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Aug. 15 at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320. Continue Reading

‘This and That’ at SAGE Exhibit Gallery this month

SHERIDAN— The SAGE Exhibit Gallery will host an August art exhibition featuring members Edre Maier and Sally Labore titled, “This and That.” The show runs Aug. 4-31, with an artists reception planned for Aug. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception and refreshments will be served. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery… Continue Reading

Commedia dell’Arte coming to Mars Theater Aug. 15-24

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan College Theater Department will offer a theatrical double feature of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Gerry Hansen’s Commedia dell’Arte play “Ros & Guild” this month. The shows will be performed at the Mars Theater Aug. 15-24. Shows are at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. “Hamlet” will be… Continue Reading

Mountain lecture to focus on Hemingway

SHERIDAN —  The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus will have its third summer lecture Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on Ernest Hemingway and will be presented by Valerie Hemingway. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information, call Julie Davidson at… Continue Reading

Group continues gathering support for aquatics project

Group continues gathering support for aquatics project

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents calling themselves Citizens for Community Recreation continued their outreach efforts Wednesday by meeting with the Sheridan County Commission to discuss a new indoor aquatics facility and potential funding for it. The group, which includes board members and leadership from the YMCA, Sheridan Recreation District and area foundations, has… Continue Reading

Commissioners tout accomplishments, challenger talks change

SHERIDAN — Four candidates running for three positions on Sheridan County Commission participated in Wednesday’s candidate forum, which was again well-attended by area residents. The positions on County Commission will be decided in the primary election Aug. 19. Included in the forum were:  Commissioner Steve Maier: Maier said he has been responsive to the people of… Continue Reading

City Council candidates talk fluoridation, chief of staff

SHERIDAN — There are four positions open on City Council. Three candidates will run uncontested for the three four-year terms after Mayor John Heath dropped out of the running when he was appointed mayor. Candidates include Council President Alex Lee, Councilman Jesus Rios and City Planning Commissioner Kelly Gooch. The fourth position is a two-year unexpired… Continue Reading

Internet, Tongue River focus of Town Council forum

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River watershed project and faster Internet highlighted the portion of Wednesday’s candidate forum that included candidates for Dayton Town Council. All five candidates for the two open seats attended the event — Chris Smith, Craig Reichert, Clifford Reed, Jeremy Smith and Eric Lofgren. While some candidates admitted their lack of know-how… Continue Reading

Candidates for treasurer discuss customer service

SHERIDAN — The two candidates for Sheridan County treasurer each emphasized a desire for improved customer service in that office during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce hosted candidate forum Wednesday night. Incumbent Pete Carroll and challenger Scott Hininger both discussed the need for staff to be cross-trained in order to most effectively serve the… Continue Reading

Jogging, fitness focus of next week’s ParkFit

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be jogging and fitness by Steve Gage at Kendrick Park. A full schedule… Continue Reading

Folster to present on music therapy

SHERIDAN — Local musician and music therapist Michele Folster will give a free public presentation on music therapy. Folster will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Aug. 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. The presentation will include an explanation of what music therapy is, its history and who it can help. The library is… Continue Reading

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