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Counties eye Legislature’s actions with interest

February 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — What happens in Cheyenne during the 2014 session of the Wyoming Legislature will have a direct effect on cities and counties around the state. That means local government officials have been busy tracking bills these past few weeks, urging amendments, denial or passage as they feel best. While support or opposition can be Read More

Open house on Lewis St. bridge project Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The replacement of the Lewis Street bridge will begin March 10, and contractors have already begun staging equipment in the area. A representative from Reiman Corp, the contractor from Cheyenne hired to do the job, will be available at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 5-7 p.m. to answer questions about the Read More

Lawyering up

February 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — For close to 90 years, the Whitney Benefits foundation has operated in Sheridan County as a philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for local residents. While Edward A. Whitney’s will has endured years of scrutiny and challenges, it may be facing another — this time from Sheridan County School District 2. Earlier Read More

VA earns Gold Seal of Approval

February 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan VA Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Sheridan’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. The Sheridan Medical Center, Community Read More

Akcita Win to host program Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a program on Tuesday. Commencing at 6 p.m. Diana Johnson, volunteer coordinator for the Historic Sheridan Inn will present “What’s happening at the Inn?” The meeting will be held at Designing Dinners and food may be ordered off the menu but is not required to attend. All members of Read More

Science Kids at Sheridan College to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host March’s Science Saturday this weekend. Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the focus is “H2O Olympics” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium of Sheridan College. Water Read More

Dealing with the snow

Owner of Fly Shop of the Bighorns Roger Miller looks over his shoulder as he backs up his Can-Am Commander with snowplow in the back parking lot on Brooks Street Tuesday morning.

City to conduct land use survey in coming weeks

February 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — By early March, a random sampling of registered voters should receive a survey about land use in Sheridan as part of public outreach in an ongoing effort to create a Sheridan Land Use Plan. City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs updated the Sheridan Planning Commission on the land use plan’s progress at Read More

While some companies make the drive to N. Dakota, others find plenty of business here

SHERIDAN — Oil and gas drilling is a boom and bust industry, and though development in Sheridan County seems to be sleeping, a healthy subcurrent of energy driven businesses exist within the local economy. Economic development specialists look wistfully at the financial jump-start brought by fossil fuel development to places like Gillette or Williston, N.D., Read More

Teen arrested on drug charges

SHERIDAN — A 16-year-old male was arrested just after midnight Sunday after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the juvenile was stopped after he made an illegal left hand turn. The juvenile’s name was not released by SPD. The police incident report indicates the Read More

City OKs grant sponsorship without pitching in funding

SHERIDAN — After a special session of Sheridan City Council Monday, the Sheridan Senior Center now has two opportunities to receive state funding to build a new Day Break facility to provide greater care for senior citizens. By a vote of 4-0, the Council approved a resolution to sponsor a grant application for $500,000 for Read More

Average weekly pay for Sheridanites drops by $1

SHERIDAN — The weekly wage in Sheridan County averaged $720 for the second quarter of 2013 according to recently released statistics from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section. The figure is $1 lower than the same quarter of 2012. Sheridan County is one of six Wyoming counties that saw a decline Read More

Winners from Friday’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ contest move on to Riverton show

SHERIDAN — The annual Kiwanis “Stars of Tomorrow” competition was held Friday night at the WYO Theater, featuring nearly 30 local youth. First- and second-place winners will compete in the show in Riverton later in March. The results of Friday’s show are listed below.   Division I (kindergarten through second grade): First place: Bae-John Heyneman, Read More

WYO to present live opera Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Borodin’s ‘Prince Igor’” on Saturday at 10 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

VA hosting annual Creative Arts Competition Mon.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Veterans Administration Healthcare System is hosting their annual Creative Arts Competition Monday through Wednesday. Annually throughout the country, veterans are given the opportunity to compete in creative arts competitions at their local VA. The 2014 Sheridan VAMC Creative Arts Competition exhibit displays will open for public viewing on March 5. The exhibit Read More

Morin named to Duke’s dean list

SHERIDAN — Duke University has announced their fall 2013 honor roll recipients. To qualify for the distinction, students must rank in the top one-third of their college. One local student was among the 2,383 who achieved the honor. Dana Morin of Sheridan was named to the dean’s list for her studies in biology.

Landon’s to host free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two free public workshops on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m. Wayne Gray will present “Stop and smell the roses” an informative and fast-paced session that will cover the different types of roses, rose planting and care and rose pests and diseases and how to control them. The Read More

Refinishing furniture workshop tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Center for Workforce and Community Education will host two workshops entitled “Yes! I am going to paint that.” Anyone interested in refinishing or re-purposing an old piece of furniture is invited to attend these group sessions. The first session will be held tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. Different refinishing techniques will be discussed Read More

NxLevel class starts March 5

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Center for Workforce and Community Education will host a NxLevel business development class starting March 5. The training is offered in a three-hour class from 6-9 p.m., held once a week for 10 weeks. The class is designed for people who are interested in starting a business Read More

Discussions on ‘The traits of strong towns’ Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Center for a Vital Community and the North Main Association will co-host discussions on “The traits of strong towns” with Chuck Marohn. A choice of two sessions will be offered on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. or Thursday from 8-9 a.m. Attendees will discuss current developmental patterns and typical Read More

High school driver’s education class starts Monday

SHERIDAN — A driver’s education class for high school students will commence Monday. The five-day, 15-hour course will run from Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. daily, and is part of the 30 hours required by state law for a youth to obtain a driver’s license by age 16. In order to attend students must have Read More

Missing snowmobilers cold, hungry but OK

February 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — In a vivid reminder of how quickly weather can change in the mountains, five experienced snowmobilers from North Dakota were stranded for nearly 50 hours in a whiteout in Horse Creek Mesa on the south side of Hunt Mountain near U.S. Highway 14A over the weekend. More than 100 people assisted with the Read More

UW announces fall semester graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced their fall semester graduates. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BM (Bachelor of Music); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSCE (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering); BSDH (Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene); BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); MA (Master Read More

Thankful Thursday to benefit Foster Parents Exchange

SHERIDAN — Warehouse 201 will host the next Thankful Thursday event on Thursday. From 5:30-8 p.m. Sheridan Foster Parents Exchange will be honored with the fundraiser. Admission is free, a silent and live auction will be held, live music will be played by Terry Garrison and all proceeds will benefit the organization. Tickets will be Read More

‘Pub Painting’ fundraising event Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present “Pub Painting” an Artists in Motion fundraiser. On Friday at 5 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside the corner pub at Fifth Street and Main Street. There is no cost to attend but attendees must be age 21 or older Read More

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