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Science Saturday to focus on solids, liquids and gases

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday event set for this weekend will focus on solids, liquids and gases. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids for a morning of hands-on, minds-on science. Activities with lava lamps, boat races, lemon batteries and more are planned. The… Continue Reading

Kalif Players to present ‘Stop the Presses’ Nov. 13-15

SHERIDAN — The Kalif Players will present the melodrama “Stop the Presses… or She’s Not My Type” next week at the Kalif Shrine Center. The play centers around Colorado Clarion editor Aspen Print, the none-too-bright newspaper girl Judy Paige and aging typesetter and Colorado Clarion owner Granny Print. Organizers invite community members to feel free… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet at Rib and Chop Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its November meeting at Wyoming Rib and Chop House on Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. An unspecified program will be presented and dinner will be enjoyed. The meeting is open to the public. Wyoming Rib and Chop House is located at 847 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Dept. of Education offering free conference for teachers

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Education is hosting a free K-12 Literacy, English and Language Arts Teachers’ Conference Nov. 14-15 in Cheyenne. All educators are welcome including private school teachers, substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, instructional facilitators and parents. Featured events include keynote speaker Jeff Wilhelm, author of “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys,” and arguably… Continue Reading

Friday Events Nov. 6, 2014

Events for Friday,  Nov. 7, 2014 • 8:30 a.m., veterans issues panel discussion, Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Drive • 2 p.m., Top Brass performance from the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Whitney Presentation Hall, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 4-7 p.m., Open Studios Fall Show and Sale, seven locations throughout Sheridan, for more… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 6, 2014

Screening of rock climbing documentary set for Friday SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a screening of “Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution” on Friday at 7 p.m. The feature-length documentary tells the untold story of the American counterculture of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn… Continue Reading

Anderson edges out Alley in Dayton mayor race

DAYTON — After 25 years of leadership in Dayton, Mayor Bob Wood will hand over the reigns to newly elected mayor Norm Anderson. Former Councilmen Anderson and Bob Alley both pursued the position of mayor. Anderson won the election with 212 votes. Alley received 134 votes. There were 13 write-in votes. Anderson has served 14… Continue Reading

Election 2014

U.S. CONGRESS (statewide totals) U.S. Senator R – Mike Enzi, incumbent  (119,444) D – Charlie Hardy (29,031) L – Joseph S. Porambo (3,600) I – Curt Gottshall (13,164) U.S. Representative R – Cynthia Lummis, incumbent (111,054) D – Richard Grayson, Apache Junction, Arizona (37,345) L – Richard Brubaker (7,019) I – Daniel Clyde Cummings (6,628)… Continue Reading

Jennings wins HD30 seat over write-in

SHERIDAN — During the campaign for the general election, several state and local officials shared anecdotal evidence, based on their recollections, that a write-in candidate has never been elected to state office since at least 1998 and some say even as far back as 1954. That trend still stands. Candidate Mark Jennings won the election… Continue Reading

County signs on to help fund UW-run business incubator: Change in managing organization to free up Forward Sheridan

County signs on to help fund  UW-run business incubator: Change in managing organization to free up Forward Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will become the third city in Wyoming to house a branch of the Wyoming Technology Business Center, a business development program launched by the University of Wyoming in 2006 to help entrepreneurs grow their business start-ups. Sheridan County Commissioners voted Tuesday to sign an agreement with UW that will allow the Wyoming… Continue Reading

Holmes earns spot on Conservation District board

SHERIDAN — Incumbent Susan Holmes has retained her at-large seat with the Sheridan County Conservation District. The SCCD oversees comprehensive natural resource conservation programs under the supervision of an elected board. It is the board’s duty to focus and coordinate available resources, whether technical, educational or financial, to meet the needs of local land users.… Continue Reading

Patton hangs on to House District 29 seat

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, will now enter his fourth term as a representative in the state Legislature and said he looks forward to continuing to serve Sheridan County and the state with the well-respected Sheridan and Johnson counties delegation. Patton won the House District 29 seat with 2,012 votes. He beat write-in challenger… Continue Reading

Gun stolen from Sheridan in 1973 shows up in Minnesota

SHERIDAN — It was anything but a typical interagency call. The sheriff’s office in Clay County, Minnesota, notified the Sheridan Police Department to say they’d found property that had been reported stolen in Sheridan. The property? One Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. The year it was stolen? 1973. The Ritz Sporting Goods on South Main… Continue Reading

BHMS announces first-quarter honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced its first-quarter honor roll recipients. Eighth-grade principal’s honor roll Ellie Bard, Elliot Boley, Cameron Brown, John Chase, Reata Cook, Shyan Davidson, Kade Eisele, Dalton Gregory, Nathan Hecker, Kade Koltiska, Nathaniel Lydic, Brock Michaud, Seth Mullinax, Kaylie Redinger, Georgina Ringley, Jovenai Rosselott, Leah Schuster, Chelsey Swaney, Delaney Walker,… Continue Reading

SHS to perform fall jazz concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will perform its fall concert Tuesday. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry auditorium at SHS. The event is free and open to the public. The high school is located at 1056 Long Drive. For more information, call 672-2495. Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host beekeeping lecture

SHERIDAN — The next event in the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery’s science lecture series will focus on beekeeping. Tongue River Honey beekeeper Clifford Reed will present “Survival of Beekeeping in the 21st Century,” Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Beekeepers today find themselves in a fight for survival, with both the use of chemical pesticides… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Nov. 5, 2014

Events for Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 4:30 p.m., presentation of the 2014 Christmas Stroll button design winner, Sheridan City Hall, 55 E. Grinnell St. • 7 p.m., performance by cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Mary Au followed by the recognition of Dr. Seymour Thickman, WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. • 7:30 p.m., “Dancing… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 5, 2014

Early release for SHS students Thursday SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will hold parent/teacher conferences Thursday and Friday. Students will be released early Thursday and there will be no school on Friday. The following are the early dismissals times: • Kindergarten: 11:25 a.m. • Elementary schools: 12:35 p.m. • Sheridan Junior High School:… Continue Reading

SCSD1 gets new board member: Dayton resident Mary Schilling ousts incumbent Penny Mentock-Barkan

SHERIDAN — One of only two incumbents in Sheridan County elections who were ousted from positions by challengers in Tuesday night’s general election came from the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees. Challenger Mary Schilling claimed a spot on the five-person team after edging out trustee Penny Mentock-Barkan, 865-731. Trustee Carol Garber was… Continue Reading

SCSD2 board gets one new member

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees will have one newcomer in January after Susan Wilson won the vacant seat left when trustee Scott Hininger decided not to run for another term. The remaining three trustees up for re-election retained their spots. After 12 years on the board, Hininger changed directions… Continue Reading

Unopposed winners in 2014 election

State Auditor R – Cynthia Cloud, incumbent (135,974) State Treasurer R – Mark Gordon, incumbent (136, 596) State Senator, District 21 R – Bruce Burns, incumbent (5,452) State Representative, District 40 R – Mike Madden, incumbent (2,827) State Representative, District 51 R – Rosie Berger, incumbent (3,233) County Assessor R – Paul Fall, incumbent (8,115)… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council to add young blood in January

RANCHESTER — Two candidates who accepted write-in nominations during the primary election ran against each other in the general election to fill one unexpired two-year term on Ranchester Town Council. Jesse Hinkhouse won the election with 122 votes. Candidate Gayle Ogle received 94 votes. There were three write-in votes, but names of write-ins had not… Continue Reading

Voters opt to maintain status quo on college district board; three incumbents re-elected

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District retained three incumbent board members after Tuesday’s election.  The district services Gillette College and Sheridan College in both Sheridan and Johnson counties.  Five candidates ran for seats on the board. Robert Leibrich, Norleen Healy and Jerry Iekel, all of whom were already serving, kept their seats. Mike… Continue Reading

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