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Advocacy and Resource Center starts training class

October 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center Crisis Line is starting a new training class for volunteers on Monday. Crisis line volunteers must complete 40 hours of training and other volunteer positions with lesser training requirements are also available. ARC goal is to help victims realize their right to information, protection, input and restitution. More Read More

Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show Nov. 8

SHERIDAN — The 11th annual Sheridan Open Studios Fall Show and Sale will take place Nov. 8-10. This weekend event is a collaboration of 14 artists in six locations to provide access to a unique range of art by opening their doors to the community. Participating artists this year are Dean States, Connie Robinson, Diane Read More

A bump in the night?

SHERIDAN — You know you closed that cupboard door last night — and the night before that, and the one before that. But somehow, it’s open every morning. You feel cold when you pass through the doorway into the study. You swear you saw something…over there…and the dog keeps barking at the empty staircase. You Read More

New products, laws provoke change in drug education

October 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention of Sheridan County met Monday and discussed two new frontiers of drug prevention. Neither drug is new — in fact, quite the opposite, but nicotine and marijuana have both recently been assigned new public presentations that makes abuse education more challenging. Nicotine delivery via technology is taking Read More

Program collects 55 lbs of drugs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department reports 55 pounds of prescription drugs were surrendered at their drug take-back station over the weekend. Police set up a location on Coffeen Avenue to encourage citizens to drop off their unused and unneeded medications. The drugs taken into custody are responsibly disposed, and the possibility of the medications being Read More

3 businesses cited for furnishing alcohol to minors

SHERIDAN — Alcohol servers from three different Sheridan businesses were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor during a routine compliance check organized by the Sheridan Police Department Tuesday night. Employees at Pizza Hut, the Eagles Club and Star Liquor sold alcohol to an underage decoy, and the transition was witnessed by an out-of-uniform police Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 30, 2013

Woman’s Club Christmas Bazaar Saturday   BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday at their clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn. Handmade art, crafts, jewely, decorations and other gifts will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The women will be serving coffee and Read More

Fall Festival at fairgrounds Nov. 14

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School The Wright Place is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Nov. 14 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall. A sloppy joe dinner will be served for $5 a plate starting at 5:30 p.m. A silent auction, live auction and bake sale will also be part of the festival. Read More

Free admission for those in costume at The Brinton Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will offer free admission Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone wearing a costume. The museum is currently displaying a “6X6” exhibit of over 400 miniatures from 139 different artists. Thursday will be the last day of the exhibit and the last day the museum is open until Read More

Enzi encouraging students to apply for spring internship at his D.C. office

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for a spring internship in his Washington, D.C., office. The deadline for applications is Nov. 14 and the internship will run from Jan. 6, 2014, to May 23, 2014. The internship offers experience in the direct operations of our nation’s Read More

Library to host book discussion

SHERIDAN — The Fulmer Library will host a book discussion on Ernest J. Gaines’s “A Lesson Before Dying” Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The discussion will be held in The Inner Circle and is open to everyone. The discussion is part of a series of events surrounding the Sheridan County Public Library System’s participation Read More

A lifetime of outdoor adventures

SHERIDAN — When the owl hoots, it’s lunch time. And when the goose honks, it’s time to go home. For Warren Mischke, information and education specialist for the Sheridan Region Game and Fish Department, the goose has honked. Come Monday, he will pull on his coat and turn out his office light for the last Read More

Rural fire district elections ongoing

October 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Five of Sheridan County’s six rural fire districts are holding elections to fill openings on their boards of directors. These include Big Horn, Clearmont, Dayton, Story and Tongue River fire protection districts. Approximately 2,880 ballots have been mailed to residences within the five fire districts. Volunteer fire departments are supported through fire district Read More

Wiest named Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — After an extensive, competitive process, Fort Mackenzie High School English teacher Mick Wiest has been named Wyoming Teacher of the Year by the Wyoming Department of Education. Wiest was informed of his award this past weekend when he received a phone call from State Superintendent Cindy Hill while he was attending the Sheridan Read More

State Building Commission holding special meeting Nov. 6

SHERIDAN — The State Building Commission will hold a special meeting Nov. 6. The meeting will covene at 2 p.m. in room B-63, Herschler building, 122 West 25th St., Cheyenne. The meeting is open to the public. Any person requiring American’s with Disability Act accommodations should contact the Department of Administration and Information Construction Management Read More

McDonald’s offering free hamburgers Oct. 31

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan area McDonald’s restaurants are offering free hamburgers Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. for children ages 10 and younger who stop by wearing a Halloween costume. For more information call the McDonald’s at 2146 Coffeen Ave. at 673-1100 or the McDonald’s at 2590 N. Main St. at 672-5900.

Horses find way into municipal cemetery

October 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Over the weekend, horses were spotted in the city of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. City ordinance prohibits horses, pigs, sheep, cows, goats and other similar animals from running at large in city parks, grounds and cemeteries. City Clerk Scott Badley said the city is aware of the problem and is working to address it. Read More

Songer leaving SFR after 18 years

October 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Today was the last day on the job for Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer. He is leaving behind an 18-year career with Sheridan-Fire Rescue to accept a position in another sector, and the decision is partially motivated by changes in city policy that omit his input during critical stages of fire prevention. Songer Read More

Woman gets suspended sentence for manslaughter

October 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Caron D. Avery was sentenced this month in Sheridan County’s 4th Judicial District Court for involuntary manslaughter and two counts of felony forgery. Judge John Fenn assigned Avery suspended prison sentences for all three charges and instead assigned supervised probation. Avery’s forgery charges stem from two incidents last summer when she forged endorsements Read More

Committee works to centralize social services

SHERIDAN — A small group of community nonprofit leaders is working to streamline access to social resources for Sheridan’s economically disadvantaged. The goal of the project is to establish a single point of entry to access social services with the ultimate goal of empowering clients to become self sufficient. The Resource Center Committee is developing Read More

Next Akcita Win meeting Nov. 5

SHERIDAN — The next Akcita Win meeting will be held Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Los Agaves, 922 Coffeen Ave. The program presenter will be Jennifer Viva-Rasp, Cardiac Cath Lab manager at Sheridan County Memorial Hospital. The presentation hostesses are Karen Kjerstad and Joanna Briggs. For more information call 672-9159.

Library to host zombie movie and costume contest Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will show a Halloween zombie movie and hold a costume contest Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The movie will be rated R. Come in costume and enter to win prizes. Families can come at 12:45 p.m. to participate in the makeup booth and costume contest that Read More

Acoustic evening at the WYO Nov. 7

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present an acoustic evening with Aaron Tippin on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for Aug. 11 and was rescheduled due to travel delays. Tippin is a singer songwriter whose most recent album focused on country music that salutes America’s truck drivers. Tippin is also Read More

Candy buy back at Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry on Sat.

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry at 531 Coffeen Ave. will buy back Halloween candy Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring in your extra unopened Halloween candy and receive $1 per pound, up to a maximum of 5 pounds. The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes individual holiday packages and Read More

Kicking off Halloween

Three-year-old Xavier Brown walks around dressed as a fire truck during the Sheridan Jaycees Halloween Parade Saturday on Grinnell Plaza. Brown won the costume contest for boys age 0-3.






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