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Another snowy day

February 4, 2014

Maintenance man Ron Schaal operates a leaf blower as he scrapes off the sidewalk at the Country Club Estates Tuesday morning. According to the National Weather Service out of Billings, temperatures aren’t expected to rise above zero until Thursday.

Full of hot air

February 3, 2014

Otto Howard, 6, feels the pressure as the balloon fills with hot air during Science Saturday at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. The children made their own balloons using tissue paper and glue. The group later moved outside to reach greater heights in the cold air.

DSA trying to fill empty downtown buildings

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is making a decisive effort to fill long-standing empty buildings in the historic district. The group’s newest project, a feasibility study aimed at examining the creation of an entrepreneurial center for businesses, represents an initiative where the DSA will do some of the heavy lifting in hopes of making Read More

Learn to ‘Follow the Legislature’ on Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Democrats are sponsoring a program on Thursday at the Fulmer Public Library. “Follow the Legislature” is a non-partisan, free event which is open to everyone. The program will explain how to navigate the Wyoming Legislature’s website, with focus on bill tracking and advocacy. There will also be discussions on a Read More

Berger sponsoring bill to allow funding for natural gas

SHERIDAN — Much of the work for the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee in 2013 centered on consumer protection and enabling economic development, particularly in regards to expansion of broadband Internet. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, said the 2014 legislative session will be a whirlwind since it is short and more than Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore Class set for Feb. 11

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Feb. 11. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus, 171 N. Main St. The topic of this month’s class is basics Read More

Sheridan College presents next workshop Feb. 28

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will present “Insight: The Sheridan College Lecture & Workshop Series.” Created to inspire innovative thought, action and potential in everyone’s lives, three internationally renowned leaders in the field of personal development will be coming to Sheridan. The first presenter in the insight series will be Read More

Sheridan High School announces honor rolls

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has announced its first-semester honor rolls:   “Principal” honor roll — 4.0 Grade Point Average Danielle Ackels, Sarah Alley, Lyndsee Anderson, Sierra Atwell, Kathryn Beardslee, Heather Belus, Owen Bensel, Heather Bergey, Peyton Bomar, Clara Bouley, Rebecca Bouley, Katelynn Brooks, Brittney Buckler, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Read More

After more than 120 years, a box of mysteries surfaces

January 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — In August 1812, the Navy frigate Constitution engaged in battle with the British warship Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. According to witnesses, shots from the British cannons seemed to bounce off the Constitution, giving it the nickname Old Ironsides and launching it into American naval history. Read More

Over 3,000 miles cant stop Bronco mania

SHERIDAN — Super fans everywhere have shown their colors and cheered “time to ride” in preparation for Sunday’s game. Let us not forget that the Broncos love is so strong here that sometimes, even when you leave, it sticks with you. Ramon Palacios is currently living in Hawaii with his family, serving his country, but Read More

Tongue River Elementary Adventure Club

RANCHESTER — School may not be in session on Fridays for Sheridan County School District 1 schools, but a program at Tongue River Elementary ensures that students are still learning that day. The Tongue River Elementary School’s Adventure Club meets on most Fridays for various learning experiences and even occasional overnight trips. “It is a Read More

‘Getting a grip on your student loans’ this Wed.

SHERIDAN — The next free class being hosted by the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will be held Wednesday. “Getting a grip on your student loans” will begin at noon. The class is one in a series geared toward those seeking grants or those who wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal Read More

WYO to present ‘Rusalka’ Feb. 8

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Dvorak’s ‘Rusalka’” on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. The performance is part of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera Read More

Best Western hosting Valentine’s Day festivities

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a Valentine’s Day buffet and dance on Feb. 14. The Jared Stewart Band will perform and a prime rib buffet will be served. Tickets to the dance are $12 per couple, tickets for the dance and buffet are $56 per couple and room packages are also Read More

Compare costs: Officials say statewide study has limits

SHERIDAN — While businesses and banks make regular use of “benchmark” reports that compile financial information for the purposes of self-evaluation and comparison with other businesses, producing similar reports for city and county governments proves problematic, city of Sheridan officials have said. A recent “Cost of City Government Report” released by the Wyoming Department of Read More

SCSD 2 in search of land for new elementary

SHERIDAN — The groundwork is being laid for an eventual new elementary school for Sheridan County School District 2 on the north end of Sheridan. The school, which is likely several years from the start of construction, is planned for the Wrench Ranch area and the school district is currently in the process of seeking Read More

Couple united in orange

SHERIDAN — When you picture a typical household on football Sunday, do you see a husband glued to a television and a wife intentionally absent? Maybe you see the couple battling it out over supporting different teams, or wanting to watch different shows. But if you are picturing the Bowies, you are seeing a couple Read More

Consultants: Arts not strong enough to be economic focus

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority joint powers board received a sneak preview of a new career and technical education and training survey Thursday morning. The team reviewed initial findings of a consulting team comprised of members from the Center for Adult Experiential Learning and Avalanche Consulting during a conference call. The Read More

Man charged with possession of child porn

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office last week for sexual exploitation of a child. John William Zullig, Jr. was assigned a bond of $10,000 or 10 percent cash in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday for the charge of possession of child pornography. Judge Shelley Cundiff declined to provide Read More

Judiciary Committee brings hard-hitting bills

SHERIDAN — The 2013 interim session for the Joint Judiciary Committee brought some hard-hitting but critical bills before members, Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, said about his work with the Wyoming Legislature over the last year. Schiffer is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. To date, there are 18 bills listed that came out of the Read More

MSU announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Montana State University Billings has announced their fall 2013 Dean’s list recipients. In order to qualify for the honor, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or more while taking at least 12 credit hours which are not of a pass/fail nature. Jacqueline Minick of Ranchester and Jonathon Ahlquist, Barbara Deveraux Read More

Friendship tea set for Feb. 7

SHERIDAN — The Friendship Club of Sheridan (formerly the Sheridan Newcomers Club) will host a Get Acquainted Tea on Feb. 7. From 10 a.m. to noon at the Inner Circle in Sheridan Fulmer Public Library women of all ages are welcome to enjoy punch or tea and cookies. The tea is a chance to get Read More

SC rodeo banquet to feature live entertainment

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Sheridan College Rodeo Banquet will be held Feb. 8. The event is a fundraiser benefitting scholarships and operating costs for the men’s and women’s student-athlete rodeo teams. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Silent and live auctions Read More

Volunteers get matched with a local nonprofit

SHERIDAN — Volunteer Wyoming, a project of ServeWyoming, is helping volunteers be part of the solution and organizations be a trendsetter while locating additional support for their cause. Members of the community looking to be more involved but unsure where to start can register their interests and talents at to be paired with organizations Read More

SMH striving to increase use of Transitional Care Unit

January 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — In the last year, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been striving to provide greater continuity of care to its patients who need a step of care between surgery and returning home. Chief Information Officer Nyle Morgan updated the hospital board of trustees Wednesday on efforts in the last year to more fully utilize the Read More

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