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Sheridan County marks 125th anniversary

April 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — In 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded, the Scottish demonstrated golf to America and Benjamin Harrison beat Grover Cleveland for the presidency. But perhaps most important of all, 1888 was the year Sheridan County was born. According to minutes of the first County Commission meeting, written by hand: “The Commissioners heretofore to Read More

Mulholland named Sheridan College distinguished alum

April 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ptolemy Group founder and CEO Ryan Mulholland has been named the 2012-2013 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. Mulholland was chosen for the award by the Sheridan College Alumni Committee for his accomplishments in the Sheridan business community as well as his continued work with Sheridan College. “I believe Ryan Mulholland’s outstanding achievements and his attitude Read More

Nominations sought for historical awards program

April 24, 2013

The Sheridan County Historical Society is calling for nominations for student or class projects for the 2012-13 Wyoming State Historical Society’s Awards Program. Nominations can be put forward in two award categories, Young Historian and Junior Activities. The awards are offered by the Wyoming State Historical Society for original projects to encourage interest in Wyoming Read More

Planners OK rezone in commercial park

April 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Planning Commission approved a request to rezone approximately 14 acres of land in the WESCO Commercial Park southwest of Heartland Drive and Dry Ranch Road at its regular meeting Monday. The land is part of a 37.33 acre parcel that currently has split zoning of B-1 and B-2 Business District. The request Read More

Construction planned near Coffeen and S. Sheridan intersection

SHERIDAN — Approximately 14 city blocks along Wyoming Avenue and Park and Lowell Streets near the intersection of Coffeen and South Sheridan Avenues are set to undergo reconstruction this summer. Crews will install new water and sewer mains, widen streets, and add sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Construction will begin May 6 and is scheduled to Read More

Operation Gelding clinic this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Operation Gelding, a clinic to provide low-cost horse castrations, will be held Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic is hosted by Powder River Veterinary Hospital and Supply P.C. (PRVHS) /Y O Equine Ranch LLC at 4 McCormick Rd. in Sheridan. All castrations will be performed by a veterinarian and deworming, Read More

Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales presenting spring concerts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales will present their annual spring concert “We are the World.” The chorales feature 70 outstanding third- through eighth-grade singers. The concert will celebrate people, events and places that have inspired greatness around the world and encouraged people to care and be better human beings. The Sheridan Read More

BH Historical Society to discuss the Wild Bunch

SHERIDAN — The next Big Horn City Historical Society meeting and program will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club. Larry Pointer will give a presentation on a trip to Argentina and Chile in October of 2012. The trip focused on key locations where Butch Cassidy and Harry Longabaugh had been Read More

Combat Color run/walk May 5

SHERIDAN — Runners and walkers are encouraged to join the “Combat Color” run and walk, to be held May 5 starting at 11 a.m. This untimed fun run is hosted by the Sheridan College Veterans Club and is for the benefit of the Wounded Warrior Project. The 3-mile fun run or 1.25-mile walk is combined Read More

Senior Center hosting Yellowstone history discussion

SHERIDAN — The history of Yellowstone National Park will be the topic of the next “Casual Conversations in History.” Fort Yellowstone, early travel and tourism and hotels are some of the items that will be discussed on May 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. The conversation will be led Read More

Sheridan Artists Guild awarded $8,000 grant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson Community Foundation Endowment Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation recently awarded an $8,000 grant to the Sheridan Artists Guild (SAGE). The money will be used to fund general operation costs for the Sheridan Artists’ Guild and the Sagebrush Art Center located in the Historic Train Depot at 201 E. 5th St. The Read More

Not spring just yet: County gets hit with seven to 10 inches of snow

April 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Residents across Sheridan County awoke to a cruel reminder this morning that they’re not in the clear quite yet as far as snowfall is concerned. Sheridan accumulated between 7 and 9 inches of snow overnight while areas closer to the mountain registered up to 10 fresh inches. The Wyoming Department of Transportation issued Read More

Week honors volunteers who serve community

SHERIDAN — Imagine a world without volunteers. Housing projects for the poor, meal delivery to the elderly, summer programs for the young and even ticket sales to cultural events would suffer — or not exist. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to hundreds of programs and organizations around the state. Volunteers should be thanked every day, Read More

Maxwell takes over at First Light

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center has named long-time educator William Maxwell as its executive director. Maxwell relocated to Sheridan from Nashville, Tenn., and started his position Monday. Maxwell has been in the education field his entire life and has helped develop, build and operate children’s programs around the country. His career experience includes leadership Read More

Kinsey nominated for academic honor society

SHERIDAN — Brandon Kinsey of Sheridan was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Kinsey is pursuing a degree in music at University of Wyoming.

Bike pick up day May 2

SHERIDAN — May 2 is the day you can pick up a used bike to borrow for up to two weeks. Bikes can be picked up between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association on the corner of Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. All ages are allowed to borrow bikes and there Read More

County celebrating 125th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Join in celebrating Sheridan County’s 125th anniversary. The original Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting was held on April 23, 1888. Come to the BOCC’s special commemorative session on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Sheridan County Courthouse addition. The commissioners will hold a brief meeting giving a Read More

Pesticides lecture at SC May 2

SHERIDAN — Kim Dickerson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, will be speaking at Sheridan College’s Science Center on May 2 at 6 p.m. Dickerson works for the Wyoming Ecological Services Environmental Contaminants Program. The program’s primary mission is to identify contaminant problems involving migratory birds and threatened and endangered species. Each year over two billion Read More

Bridges Out Of Poverty seminar April 26

SHERIDAN — As part of their ongoing efforts to educate Sheridan residents about the social and economic effects of poverty in Wyoming, a pair of area social agencies is set to host its second day-long seminar on issues surrounding life under extreme financial hardship. The Bridges Out of Poverty program is sponsored by the Center Read More

A few thousand attend Earth Day Festival, Local Food Expo

SHERIDAN – A couple thousand attendees enjoyed the Earth Day Festival and Local Foods Expo Saturday at Sheridan College, according to Ace Young, event coordinator. Spread out between the Golden Dome, the Watt Agricultural Center and an outdoor tent, the expo offered a variety of educational events and vendors to celebrate Earth Day and local Read More

Poor weather closes Tongue River Branch Library

The Tongue River Branch Library will be closed today due to the weather and the closure of School District No. 1 along with the no unnecessary travel advisory issued by Wyoming Department of Transportation. The Tongue River Branch Library will reopen on Tuesday with normal hours.

Big Horn Elementary students raise $1,046 for Dog & Cat Shelter­

April 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Six Big Horn Elementary Students helped the Dog and Cat Shelter to the tune of $1,046. Aleyah Eisele, Mary Nicholson, Mallory Arneson, Kate Alsup, Sheridan Blackburn and Alexa Bradshaw who are better known as the Teeny Tiny Toilets Destination Imagination Team used bake sales and raffles to help raise the funds. “We like Read More

Tongue River High School hosting discussion about service project

SHERIDAN — The public is invited to the Tongue River High School auditorium Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to learn about the TRHS Book Club’s recent community service project that has contributed to the building of water wells in South Sudan. The TRHS-Tongue River Branch Library Book Club has been in existence for several years. Each Read More

SC students win award at skills competition

Sheridan College has received the Outstanding College Chapter award from the recent SkillsUSA competition in Casper. The SkillsUSA Championships took place in Casper April 15 and showcased career and technical education students from around the state who competed in several trade, technical and leadership fields. Students representing Sheridan College’s technical programs won several first, second Read More

BH students second at academic challenge

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School took second place at the 17th Annual Wyoming Academic Challenge State Tournament held at Central Wyoming College April 13. The team narrowly lost to East High School of Cheyenne, 160-150. “It doesn’t get much closer than the two trophy rounds,” said WAC state director John Tate. “Each trophy round Read More