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County awards bids for streambank stabilization projects

October 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners awarded two bids for streambank stabilization projects along the Tongue River at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Commissioners also approved a lot size variance and a quarry permit. Commissioners awarded the bid for stabilization along Tongue Canyon Road (County Road 92) to CDS Excavation out of Dayton in Read More

Casual Conversations in History set for Oct. 9

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting “Casual Conversations in History,” conversations about history in the Sheridan area led by Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society. The schedule is: Oct. 9 — Sheridan and Sheridan County in 1910 Nov. 13 — Custer Battlefield Highway These discussions are free and open to the Read More

Local student accepted to UW nursing program

SHERIDAN — Alexa Blare of Sheridan has been accepted into the nursing Aspire program at the University of Wyoming. The Aspire program is designed to encourage, promote and nurture scholarship, leadership and professionalism in future nurses. Blare is a 2012 graduate of Big Horn High School. She is the daughter of Judy Ford of Sheridan Read More

Science Saturday on ‘Matter’s What Matters’

SHERIDAN — “Science Saturday” will be presented by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. This month’s topic is “Matter’s What Matters.” The behavior of solids, liquids and gases will be explored. This is free and open to all ages. No registration is necessary. Science Saturday will Read More

USFS to present ‘People and the Bighorn Mountains’

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service will present a program about “People and the Bighorn Mountains.” The program will discuss the relationship of people — past and present — with the mountains as part of a scenic byway project. If you have a story, photo, diary, letter or other records that tell about people in Read More

Republican Women seeking applicants for scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are seeking applicants for their college scholarship program. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican in Sheridan County who is planning on attending a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school. If you are interested, contact a RWSC member at least one Read More

Federal workers unsure when they’ll see paychecks

SHERIDAN — As the partial shutdown of the federal government continues into its second day, federal offices and workers in the Sheridan area continue to feel the squeeze. “The long and short of it, personally, is I won’t be paid for this time,” Andrew Cassiday, district conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Read More

Wyoming Association of Churches works to address poverty at annual meeting

October 1, 2013

SHERIDAN—The Wyoming Association of Churches met in Sheridan last week for their annual business meeting and a weekend full of educational workshops. This year’s conference theme for the group was “Faith-Action in Response to Poverty.” While the connection between churches in business and politics is often unacknowledged, the WAC embraces the reality that social change Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 1,2013

Dinosaur and mammal lecture set for Wednesday   SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present “New Research on the Age and Correlation of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation” Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation is one of the most well-studied rock units in the world. It crops Read More

Sheridan County La Leche League

SHERIDAN — For the first time, Sheridan County has an active chapter of La Leche League, the international organization that aims to inform women throughout the world about the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. The new group is led by Dayton resident Erin Standage. Standage, her husband and two children recently Read More

Teacher award nominations now open

SHERIDAN — Arch Coal Foundation has kicked off its annual teacher recognition program, the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. Award recipients each receive a $3,500 personal cash award. The public nominates teachers and a blue-ribbon panel of past recipients will judge the applications. Nomination forms are available at local schools and libraries and at Taco Read More

Three punk rock groups to perform Fri.

SHERIDAN — Balls-a-Rollin Productions will present three punk rock groups at the Sheridan Eagles Aerie No. 186. Guttermouth, Agent Orange and Pinata Protest will appear in concert Friday from 7-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and the concert is open to all ages. Part of the proceeds will go to diabetes research. Get your Read More

Archaeolgical Society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu if you wish to have a meal. About 7:15 p.m., Sheridan archaeologist Colin Ferriman will give a presentation about the Athabaskan Read More

36th annual Red Grade Grind fun run

SHERIDAN — The 36th annual Red Grade Grind fun run will be Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The run is open to runners and bicyclists of all ages and features a 2,000-foot gain in elevation in three miles. Meet at the last parking lot at the end of the pavement before heading up Red Grade Read More

Photography from Wyoming to Alaska

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild, Et al, presents “Photography from Wyoming to Alaska” on display during October. The show features scenic photos by Roger Appell and Justin Sheeley, both of Sheridan. The show is on display at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery in Sheridan College Main Street, 171 N. Main St. An artists reception will be Read More

SC classes set for those 50 and older

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over. The class schedule is: • Oct. 8 — managing the generational difference (for employers) • Nov. 12 — conflict resolution • Dec. 10 — time management Read More

USFS closed, other federal agencies not impacted yet

SHERIDAN — While the federal government has a smaller presence in Sheridan than other cities, some local agencies will be impacted by the government shutdown that went into effect early this morning. Forest Supervisor Bill  Bass said this morning that 12-15 of his workforce in Sheridan, Greybull, Lovell and Buffalo will continue working under what Read More

Health officials emphasize need for flu shots

September 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — This week marks the official start of flu season, and health officials are emphasizing the importance of vaccination as a means of prevention. “As with any flu season, there’s no way to predict whether its’ going to be a particularly bad one,” said Toby Granger, registered nurse at the Sheridan County Public Health Read More

Coffeen Elementary named a 2013 Blue Ribbon school

SHERIDAN — Henry A. Coffeen Elementary has been named a 2013 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school is one of 286 schools nationally that received the designation, and one of just three Wyoming schools. The Blue Ribbon School program was created in 1982 by the U.S. Department of Education to Read More

Showing a little color

By Hannah Wiest The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — It’s the season for knit hats and fuzzy sweaters, hot cocoa and football games, and landscapes painted orange, gold and red in a dazzling display of color before winter snows fall. According to U.S. Forest Service researchers, that dazzling display can be broken down into the science Read More

Bernie Bernwall holding book signing

SHERIDAN — Sheridan author Bernie Bernwall will be having a book signing for his book “Mi Vida Loca.” The odds against Bernwall were stacked high. He was molested at age four and spent time in fosters homes, boys’ homes, juvenile hall and even a juvenile prison. By the time he was 15, psychologists determined he Read More

Republican women of Sheridan County to hold luncheon Oct. 7

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will hold a luncheon meeting Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Frackelton’s. The speaker will be Erin Mercer, a lawyer from Buffalo, who is a former legislator from Campbell County. She will discuss the Common Core Education system which Wyoming has adopted. The cost of lunch is Read More

Local briefs Sept. 30, 2013

“Dead Man Walking” book discussion   SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Library System has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host “The Big Read.” As part of The Big Read, “Dead Man Walking” author Sister Helen Prejean will give a presentation Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle at Read More

Endurance athlete to give talk at TRVCC Oct. 7

DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Community Center is hosting an evening with endurance athlete Jennifer Pharr Davis. Davis was the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has trekked more than 12,000 miles on six continents and holds the endurance record for the Appalachian Trail, having completed the 2,181-mile trail in 46 days at Read More

COMBAT color fun run Oct. 6

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Veterans Club will host a COMBAT Color Fun Run at Sheridan College Oct. 6 starting at 1 p.m. COMBAT color is an untimed three-mile fun run or a 1.25-mile walk combined with a game of color tag. “Our first COMBAT Color run in May was such a hit, and we raised Read More