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SC Foundation hires new executive director

December 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation Board of Directors has hired a new executive director, Tim Stransky. The SCF is an independent nonprofit corporation that raises funds from private sources to support Sheridan College projects and programs that fall beyond the College’s operating budget. Stransky is a Wyoming native who received his Bachelor of Arts Read More

SHS grad to skydive into Broncos-Titans game

SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan resident Allison Reay will be part of a team of professional skydivers making an aerial entrance to the Sports Authority Field at Mile High prior to the start of the Dec. 8 Denver Broncos game against the Tennessee Titans. Reay will make her first jump as part of Team Thunderstorm, the Read More

City of Sheridan declares emergency snow route alert

December 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has declared an emergency snow route alert. Crews began removing snow on declared snow routes early this morning and expect to continue for another 24 or more hours, depending on snow conditions, City Engineer Lane Thompson said. City staff requests no parking on posted snow routes until the alert Read More

‘The Wild and the Woolly’ wins favorite sculpture

SHERIDAN — The sculpture “The Wild and the Woolly,” part of the Public Sculpture On-Loan Program, has received a $250 award from the Sheridan Public Arts Committee for favorite sculpture of 2013. The sculpture, by Glendale, Ariz., artist Curt Mattson, features an early rodeo woman named Lulu Parr who was one of the pioneer women Read More

SMH board working to reduce spending on supplies

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees heard a presentation Wednesday about how the hospital is working to reduce spending on supplies. “As we go into the future, there’s not going to be more money coming into the system. Any way you look at it, there will probably be less coming in,” Chief Human Read More

Opening reception at Sagebrush Art Center Fri.

SHERIDAN — An opening reception for Sagebrush Art Center’s latest exhibition “Retrospective/New Prospective” will be held Friday. The exhibit pairs two seasoned local artists with two newcomers to Sheridan’s artist community and encompasses the first floor of the Historic Train Depot. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the public Read More

Sheridan College Wind, Jazz Ensemble to play Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform Sunday at Sheridan Junior High School’s Early Auditorium. The concert will commence at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to everyone. The ensembles are directed by Dr. Michael P. Flynn and he will be discussing the works to be performed ahead of Read More

Santa reading poems at Sheridan Stationary Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns and Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will present Santa on Dec. 14. St. Nick himself will be reading the Christmas poem “The Night Before Christmas” and handing out treats, starting at 10 a.m. at Sheridan Stationary. For more information email matt@sheridanhabitat.org. Sheridan Stationery is located at Read More

Library offering ‘Food for Fines’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County public libraries will be offering “Food for Fines” amnesty week from Sunday through Dec. 14. Library users who have outstanding fines or those with long overdue items can return their materials and have up to $2 in fines forgiven for each food item donated. All four library locations are participating. Read More

‘Cops for Kids’ receives $1,500 from Walmart

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department has received a $1,500 “Local Community Contribution” grant from Walmart which will be used toward the third annual “Cops for Kids” program. The program offers deserving children in the community a holiday shopping spree. More than 30 children identified by local social service professionals will be shopping Dec. 14 Read More

Navigators host class to help residents work through marketplace

SHERIDAN — Two specialists trained in eligibility and enrollment in the national health care exchange held two educational sessions at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wednesday. The events were hosted by the Sheridan Health Center in conjunction with Enroll Wyoming, a statewide effort to help Wyoming’s uninsured understand and access health insurance. “We wanted Read More

City declares emergency snow route alert

December 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has declared an emergency snow route alert to go into effect at 8 tonight. City staff requests no parking on posted snow routes until the alert is lifted, which is estimated to take 48 hours or more, depending on snow conditions, City Engineer Lane Thompson said. Crews will begin Read More

Wheeler to retire at end of school year

SHRIDAN — Dirlene Wheeler, principal at Sheridan High School, will retire from her position at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Wheeler came to SCSD 2 specifically to assume an administrative position with the district. She served as assistant principal at SHS for three years before assuming the principal position 14 years ago. She Read More

Schools offer full musical schedule

SHERIDAN — One of the best parts of the Christmas season is the full schedule of musical offerings provided by area schools.   Choirs, bands and orchestras at all grade levels have been preparing for the season’s concerts for weeks and you don’t have to be the parent or grandparent of a student to attend Read More

Quarry south of Dayton gets OK

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved by a vote of 5-0 a quarry to be located approximately two miles south of Dayton at their meeting Tuesday. The 227-acre quarry will be used for three upcoming projects on Interstate 90. The Wolf Creek State Land Quarry was recommended for approval, with six conditions, by the Sheridan Read More

County revises flood plain management plan

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners re-visited a motion that was defeated in their Nov. 5 meeting regarding regulations for flood plain management in Sheridan County. After discussion of several options for revising the regulations, the commissioners unanimously passed an amended motion requesting the public works director to modify the regulations for Read More

Ranchester Town Council passes ordinance regarding minors in bars

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading Tuesday an ordinance regarding minors dining in bars. The ordinance will require children under 18 to be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older when dining in restaurants that are located within bars. It also restricts anyone under the age of Read More

Methodist Church cookie sale set for Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Church cookie and candy sale will be on Dec. 14. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more than 1,000 homemade cookies and candies will be available including gluten-free and sugar-free varieties. Shoppers can mix and match for $6 per pound. Contact the church office for more details at 672-9779. The Read More

Art display at Sheridan College Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The individual work of four Sheridan College art students will be on display Thursday from 4-6 p.m. in the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College, room 141. The art portfolio class open studio is free and open to the public. Art students Ivy Harbour, Alex Eisele, Chalice Weichman and Jasmine Vaira will exhibit Read More

Raymond Plank Creative Center to host two Christmas events

SHERIDAN — The Raymond Plank Creative Center will have two Christmas events this season. Their first community Christmas celebration will be Dec. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m. Festivities will include Christmas carols sung by local students, a book signing by the Raymond Plank Creative Center founder, Raymond Plank, food, children’s craft projects and gifts, fireworks and Read More

‘Christmas for Cowboys’ at the WYO Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — The Bar J Wranglers will present “Christmas for Cowboys” at the WYO Theater on Dec. 14 and 15. Christmas classics with a western flare and Western favorites will be performed with harmony, musicianship and humor by the band from Jackson Hole. The performance on Saturday is at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s starts at Read More

2013 campaign begins for Goodfellow Fund

SHERIDAN — K-Life of Sheridan will be taking a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, next spring and will be hosting a fundraiser from now through Christmas to help pay for part of the financial burden involved. Daily at Arby’s and Taco Johns 10 percent of all sales will be applied toward the trip if the Read More

Sheridan County Museum to host Auction tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a holiday dinner and silent auction tomorrow. The event will take place at the Best Western Sheridan Center located at 612 N. Main St. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner and program begin at 6 p.m. Author Gary Temple will be discussing his Read More

County drug court earns 3-year CARF approval

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Adult Drug Court has been accredited for three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International. The CARF inspection was conducted to comply with new state requirements that the program be accredited by an outside agency to continue to receiving state funding. Justice Center Administrator Neal Madson said Read More

frigid temperatures forecasted for remainder of week

December 3, 2013

UPDATE— Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 a.m.: Sheridan County School District 3 will start two hours late this morning due to winter weather. SHERIDAN — A winter weather system that moved through Sheridan Monday evening brought with it several inches of snow and bitter cold temperatures, closing roads and delaying schools in the area. Meteorologist with Read More






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