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SAWS board OKs increased contract for mapping, modeling project with DOWL HKM

June 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply joint powers board approved spending an additional $7,900 on its contract for a SAWS mapping and modeling project at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. The contract with DOWL HKM provides routine updating of the hydraulic model used by SAWS to monitor its water system so it can better plan Read More

Wyoming working to become next leader in Internet technology industry

SHERIDAN — Just as America’s economy boomed — and everything became more accessible — after the passage of the Federal Highway Act in 1956 and construction of America’s Interstate Highway System, Flint Waters believes Wyoming could “reduce the size of those highways” by becoming the best connected state in the nation on the information superhighway. Read More

Fair board to boost recycling efforts

SHERIDAN — Enjoying the fair or Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds often means enjoying food and beverages, too. And that means empty containers at the end of the night that the fair board hopes will end up in recycling rather than the landfill. At its re-scheduled meeting Wednesday night, the fair board heard from Read More

UW Extension field day to offer variety of classes for area residents

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center is having a free field day Saturday at the center and at Sheridan College. The event will feature tours of the field trials at the center, tours of the field trials and vineyards at Sheridan College and a series of educational sessions for ranchers Read More

Summer strings

Maria Hall, 12, practices her violin with the intermediate group for the Summer Strings Program Wednesday morning at Sheridan High School. The concert will be held at the Sheridan High School Commons Friday at 12:15 p.m. and is free to the public.

A milestone birthday

Bill Harrison, son of the late Wyoming Congressman William Henry Harrison, will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 16. Bill and his wife Betty are longtime Sheridan residents.

Sheridan Junior High Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its fourth-quarter “silver” (3.5-3.99 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade Hannah Adriaens, Kristina Angeloff, Tyler Armour, Alec Arnold, Brynn Bateman, Heather Baxter, Andrew Boedecker, Andrew Boint, Bailey Brenneman, Gabriel Briggs, Braxton Brilz, Angelina Bruso, Lauren Buss, Molly Butler, Caleb Campbell, Hope Campbell, Madelynn Caracena, Jordan Carlton, Sidney Carroll, Grant Read More

Summer string concert Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 summer string program will conclude on Friday with a concert. The students will perform at 12:15 p.m. at Sheridan High School. This concert is free and open to the public.

Science Kids presenting ‘Plant Quest!’ June 17-20

SHERIDAN — Science Kids will present “Plant Quest!” on June 17-20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Early humans didn’t have a grocery store or mall to provide for their everyday needs. Food, clothing and medicine had to come from the natural world around them. Participants will follow in the footsteps of Native Americans and Read More

VA job fair June 21-22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Healthcare System is hosting a veteran’s job fair June 21-22. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet with educational institutions, community partners and local businesses about employment opportunities. If your business or organization would like to participate, call Jennifer Hopwood at 675-3248 or Stephanie Roush at 675-3954. The job Read More

‘Obamacare’ discussion Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will host a panel discussion on “Obamacare” on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital conference room. The panel will consist of representatives from the medical and health insurance communities. Lunch will be available at the cafeteria. The public is invited. For more information contact Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesday’ June 19

SHERIDAN — The next Wyoming Wednesday program will be June 19 at 10 a.m. Warren Mischke will bring the Wyoming Game and Fish collection of animal pelts and talk about local wild animals, their habits and habitats. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, Wyoming Wednesdays are held at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 Read More

Shelter raising funds for puppy nursery; hopes to limit disease

June 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — For seven years, the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has been raising funds to build a puppy nursery to give young animals a safer place to stay at the shelter. With a recent $10,000 donation from a local foundation — that includes a challenge to raise a matching $10,000 from supporters — shelter Read More

Bighorn trail run volunteers dedicated to event

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s 21st annual Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Run is the culmination of months or even years of training by runners. However, the running of the race is also the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by hundreds of volunteers. Michelle Maneval, who is co-director of the run, said each year, Read More

Powder Horn recognized as best place to retire

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Community has been named one of the country’s 50 best master-planned communities by Where to Retire magazine. The list, featured in the magazine’s July/August issue, focuses on communities rather than locations and features first person testimonials by current residents. Communities in 17 states were recognized and the Powder Horn Read More

Wacker named Dietary Manager of the Year

SHERIDAN — Robin Wacker, dining services director at Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge, has been awarded the Certified Dietary Manager of the Year award for 2012. The Wyoming Dietary Managers Association presented Wacker with the award May 16 at their meeting in Rawlings. Wacker has been employed with Sugarland Ridge since 2010. She has 15 years Read More

Sheridan Junior High Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its fourth-quarter “gold” (4.0 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade Kailee Becking, Peyton Bomar, Clara Bouley, Rebecca Bouley, Jack Clement-La Rosa, Robert Culver, Noah Gustafson, Heather Heath, Alix Hegy, Rachel Jahiel, Michelle Jeliazkova, Sidney Jensen, Paden Koltiska, Lillian Kukuchka, Lauren Largent, Severa Martinez, Jacqueline Ross, Kylie Stedtnitz, Coy Steel, Read More

People Assistance Food Bank and Tin Star Records hosting Motorcycle Food Run

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank and Tin Star Records present the second Motorcycle Food Run on Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the People Assistance Food Bank, 2560 N. Main St. The registration fee is $25. The run leaves from the Kmart parking lot at 10 a.m. and ends at Ole’s Pizza Read More

Storm causes flash flooding throughout city

SHERIDAN — Nearly 1.5 inches of rain fell in 25 minutes in Tuesday’s gusher of a thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service out of Billings. Meteorologist Brian Tesar said at points during the storm, 12/100ths of an inch fell in under one minute at the automated station at Sheridan County Airport. Marble-sized hail accompanied Read More

Storm causing flash flooding

June 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — A powerful thunderstorm making its way through the Sheridan area is causing flash flooding on local streets. The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a flash flood warning for central Sheridan County until 8:15 p.m. tonight. According to the NWS, sensors in the area indicate more than an inch of rainfall has Read More

Severe thunderstorms predicted Tuesday afternoon

SHERIDAN – The National Weather Service out of Billings, Mont., has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of south central Montana and north central Wyoming with severe thunderstorms possible. Brian Tesar, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a strong weather system is moving up from the southwest and is expected to cross right Read More

Neighbors worry about increased traffic from proposed Cloud Peak development

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Planning Commission members voted unanimously to rezone 2.28 acres on the Cloud Peak Ranch development located east of Featherbed Lane near Highland Park Elementary School from R-1 residential to R-3 residential but split votes, with four for and two against, on the development proposed for the parcel. The proposed development consists of Read More

Congressional office hours Friday

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Sens. Michael Enzi and John Barrasso are holding “office hours” in Sheridan on Friday. Field representatives Matt Jones, DeAnna Kay and Denise Ebzery will hold these sessions at the YMCA Whitney Room, 417 N. Jefferson St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Area residents are encouraged Read More

Sheridan County’s annual dust suppression project nearing completion

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department is nearing completion of its annual dust suppressant application project. The roads scheduled for this week are Pass Creek Road (CR 144) and the north five miles of Beckton Road (CR 89). Next week magnesium chloride will be applied to Tongue Canyon Road (CR Read More

June 11, 2013 student news

Howell graduates from Washington School of Medicine SHERIDAN — Eric Howell graduated with honors on June 1 from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was recognized as the Wyoming Medical Society Top Graduate, is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and a recipient of the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. Howell Read More