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Senior Center honors Keystone Award winners

Senior Center honors Keystone Award winners

SHERIDAN — Mary Kraft was brought to tears when she, along with other Keystone Award winners Kim Love and Barbara Walter, received a lengthy standing ovation from adoring crowds packed in the WYO Theater. The fifth annual Keystone Awards held last night celebrated the lifetime achievements of those who have dedicated their life to volunteerism.… Continue Reading

Man to serve 7-14 years for raping unconscious woman

SHERIDAN — Matthew Anderson, 32, was sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison Thursday for raping an unconscious woman and recording it through video on his cellphone. The first degree sexual assault charge carries a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 50 years in prison. Anderson had pleaded not guilty… Continue Reading

McGinnis: give your hearts, hope to children

McGinnis: give your hearts, hope to children

SHERIDAN — For most young people, hope is everywhere. But for the children in need of support from the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns, sometimes hope is hard to find. This was the message of the keynote address provided by Jay McGinnis Friday morning at the annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Court appointed… Continue Reading

Community members act as judges

SHERIDAN — A few dozen attendees donned robes and acted as judges during the second part of the “You Be the Judge” event held Thursday at Sheridan College. The first half of the event was held with justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Thursday, 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn, 4th Judicial District Court… Continue Reading

Elementary schools host choir concert Thursday

SHERIDAN — All the elementary schools in Sheridan County School District 2 will combine for a night of singing and fun on Thursday. The concert featuring choirs from each elementary school will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis… Continue Reading

Ucross opens ‘Wyoming Grasslands’ exhibit

Ucross opens ‘Wyoming Grasslands’ exhibit

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announces an upcoming exhibit called “Wyoming Grasslands” which will feature photographic work from William Sutton and Michael Berman. The show is a collaboration between the artists, the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum. Berman and Sutton spent three… Continue Reading

Beaver Creek Slide coming up May 2

SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Beaver Creek Slide and third annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 2, with part of the proceeds to benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter operated by Volunteers of America. The homeless shelter will receive $12.50 of each individual’s entry fee. Races include a half marathon and 3.5-mile… Continue Reading

TRMS third-quarter honor roll released

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School officials have released the names of students who made the school’s honor rolls for the third quarter. Superintendent’s honor roll students earned a 4.0 GPA and had an A in every subject. Principal’s honor roll students earned at least a 3.67 GPA and had no grades lower than a… Continue Reading

Local man dies in car crash in the Bighorns

Local man dies in car crash in the Bighorns

DAYTON — A single semi-truck crash on Thursday at mile marker 71 on U.S. Highway 14 west of Dayton has left one person dead. Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said Tyrone E. Elam, 36, of Sheridan sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The death was confirmed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The crash occurred at… Continue Reading

One fatality confirmed in US 14 West accident

DAYTON — Wyoming Department of Transportation officials confirmed one fatality in an accident that occured near mile marker 71 on U.S. 14 West Thursday afternoon. The highway was closed to allow officials to deal with the accident, which involved a semi-truck carrying a bentonite powder. The truck crashed into the wall in the area. Crews… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Justices, students hold court

Supreme Court Justices, students hold court

SHERIDAN — Dressed in their Sunday best and seated quietly and attentively, 400 area high school students observed a session of the Wyoming Supreme Court held Wednesday morning at Sheridan High School. The five justices traveled to Sheridan for a series of events put together by the Sheridan County Bar Association, starting with a public… Continue Reading

Natural gas board nears engineer selection

DAYTON — Representatives of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board and WWC Engineering recently met and drafted a plan to select an engineering firm for a natural gas pipeline to serve Dayton, Ranchester and surrounding county residents, board Chairman Peter Clark said Wednesday. The document outlines procedures and deadlines for soliciting proposals from firms… Continue Reading

Business of wellness not always easy

Business of wellness not always easy

SHERIDAN — The air is thick and balmy warmed by the heat lamps placed between modern art depicting Gautama Buddha. The soothing sounds of southeast Asian music becomes white noise to the students as they become lost in themselves. In front of the room, instructor and co-owner of Downtown Yoga and Fitness Laura Koltiska provides… Continue Reading

SC president to lead national education association

SHERIDAN — The board of the American Technical Education Association selected Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College and sitting ATEA vice president, to serve as the organization’s new president through 2017 in Indianapolis on Friday. Young has served on the board of the ATEA since 2007 and credits the organization with providing the national-level… Continue Reading

e2e to feature alternative agriculture startup

SHERIDAN — e2e Wyoming, an educational networking program designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies, will feature Bright Agrotech CEO and inventor Dr. Nate Storey in a presentation to be held Wednesday. Storey will share his story of launching an alternative agriculture startup. Bright Agrotech is an agriculture technology… Continue Reading

4-H Mini Showcase Showdown a success

4-H Mini Showcase Showdown a success

SHERIDAN — Sheridan 4-H members gathered on Saturday to compete in Sheridan County 4-H’s first annual Mini Showcase Showdown. The event consisted of a robotics competition, food cook-off and presentation competition. The robotics contest consisted of two sections that tested construction and real-world usage of a robot. The theme for the first section of the… Continue Reading

Rowland on Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin University

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Trenton Rowland made the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester in the James I. Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The designation is reserved for students who make at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester, which comprises approximately 15 percent of the… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce principal’s honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the school’s third-quarter honor rolls. To be eligible for the Principal’s Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School and earn all As. Ninth grade Daniel Alsup, Hunter Andersen, Kathryn Arneson, Taylor Bowie, Christopher Brown, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad,… Continue Reading

‘You be the Judge’

‘You be the Judge’

Community members and students bearing the robes of Wyoming Supreme Court justices enter the room to hear an appeals case during the “You be the Judge” program Tuesday evening at Sheridan College. From left, Chancey Crevier, Jerry Budenske, Brittany Liptak and Denise Stone. The justices from the Wyoming Supreme Court are holding a series of… Continue Reading

Alternative school study brings bigger picture into focus

SHERIDAN — A steering committee comprised of representatives from each Sheridan County school district as well as Johnson County School District 1 and the Northern Wyoming Community College District was formed in November 2014, funded by the Whitney Benefits Foundation, to discuss a possible collaborative alternative high school project in Sheridan County. Discussions have since… Continue Reading

Kuehne Foundation gifts $500K to Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Marna M. Kuehne Foundation has made a $500,000 commitment to the Sheridan Senior Center’s capital campaign, representatives of the center said Tuesday. The Kuehne Foundation gift will help the Senior Center reach its preliminary fundraising goal of $7 million for the “Celebrating Generations and Building Community” capital campaign. The foundation primarily serves… Continue Reading

Utility rates may increase in Ranchester

RANCHESTER — Ranchester residents may see their utility bills increase in the near future, as the Town Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to raise trash collection rates Tuesday evening. Mayor Peter Clark explained the town’s sanitation budget is looking at a projected $7,000 deficit. By state law, enterprise funds — water, sewer… Continue Reading

Kennon Products earns BBB award for ethics

SHERIDAN— Local company Kennon Products was dubbed one of the top businesses in the region by the Better Business Bureau after being awarded with BBB’s 2015 Torch Award for Ethics at a convention in Loveland, Colorado, Tuesday. Kennon received the award for a business with 26-50 employees. Three companies based out of Colorado also received… Continue Reading

Sage Grouse core area boundaries to be discussed Tues.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team mapping subcommittee will be meeting in Buffalo Tuesday to provide opportunity for the public to comment on proposed revisions to sage-grouse core area boundaries. The meeting is one of several held around the state based on Wyoming’s eight sage-grouse Local Working Group areas. The meeting will be held… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK funds for Crooked Street

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will reconstruct 700 feet of Crooked Street in between North Piney Road and Fish Hatchery Road in Story after the Board of County Commissioners approved nearly $147,000 for the project. The Commission breezed through Tuesday’s meeting in only 13 minutes, but County Engineer Ken Muller took time to explain the rebuilding… Continue Reading

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