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Sheridan College celebrates 64th commencement

May 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Donned in blue gowns and accompanied by the bagpipes and drums of Celtic Colorado Pipes and Drums, this year’s graduates of Sheridan College entered the Golden Dome at 1 p.m. Saturday for the commencement ceremony. A highlight of the ceremony was the naming of this year’s winner of the President’s Award. The name Read More

SJHS cook prepares meals for 500 students

SHERIDAN — Jennifer Steigelman is head cook at Sheridan Junior High School. Beginning at 7:30 every morning, she and her staff of five cooks have the daunting task of preparing meals for more than 500 hungry students. Approximately 100 students have breakfast at the school each morning and 500 have lunch. In addition, the kitchen Read More

Hang glider fly in

SHERIDAN — Hang gliders from across the nation will soar in the valley below the Bighorn Mountains May 25-27 during the annual hang gliders fly-in. Watch and photograph them as they take off from Sand Turn turnout off Highway 14, west of Dayton in the Bighorn Mountains. For more information contact Johann Nield at 751-1138 Read More

Painting workshop Tue.

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center presents an “Uncorked” painting workshop Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. This will be an evening of fun, relaxation, music and creating a 16-by-20-inch acrylic painting of “A Cabin in the Mountains,” facilitated by artist Sonja Caywood. The cost is $35 which includes all supplies. Payment is due by 3 p.m. Read More

YMCA hosting three workshops

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA is hosting three workshops May 21-22 that are open to the public. These workshops will be presented by Michael Brandwein, internationally acclaimed speaker and expert on youth development, education, communication, team building, management and service. Brandwein has written five best-selling books on training and supervising staff and wrote and Read More

Three selected for Girls State

SHERIDAN — Three high school juniors from Sheridan County have been selected to attend the 72nd session of American Legion Auxiliary Girls State set for June 8-15 at Northwest College in Powell. The delegates chosen are: • Alexandra Kooper, Sheridan High School, daughter of John W. and Cindy Kooper. • Kathryn Rotellini, Sheridan High School, Read More

No word on cause of fire at Probation and Parole office

SHERIDAN — The cause of a weekend fire at the local Probation and Parole Office has yet to be determined, according to a statement issued this morning by Sheridan Fire-Rescue. Fire crews were called to the building at 65 Coffeen Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday to find fire emanating from a window on the Read More

Ucross launches 3-year land stewardship program

SHERIDAN — It will be cowboy-boots-on-the-ground knowledge meets technology-driven science at a land stewardship program being launched in Ucross. The program is proposed to span three years and serve as a testing and demonstration site for effective land management on the high plains. Raymond Plank, owner of the Ranch at Ucross and Apache Corporation — Read More

Structure fire on Coffeen Avenue Saturday night

May 11, 2013

From staff reports SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department responded to a structure fire at 65 Coffeen Ave. at 9:36 p.m. Saturday night. The fire was flaring out of a west window of the probation and parole office, which sits between the UPS Store and Buggy Bath Car Wash. Smoke billowed out of the north Read More

City utilities department plans to find, map, store water more effectively

May 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s water, sewer and solid waste departments are planning to produce, find, map and store water better in Fiscal Year 2014. Dan Roberts, utilities manager for the city, said the overall budget for the utilities department is better than it’s been in years past. “We’re meeting our reserve targets and securing our cash Read More

Dayton plans conservative FY14 overall budget

SHERIDAN — Dayton Town Council will conduct its first reading of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. A work session to discuss preliminary figures for the budget was held April 30. The third and final reading will be held at the June 19 council meeting. Town Clerk Linda Lofgren described Read More

Gearing up for summer classes, lectures

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has announced the 2013 summer schedule for community outdoor learning classes at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus. The facility has served as a mountain camp and retreat for thousands of people, most notably, Ernest Hemingway, who in 1928, spent several weeks in seclusion at the camp, writing the first draft of “A Farewell Read More

City plans $12.1 million in capital projects

SHERIDAN — City budget discussions continued Thursday with a noon work session devoted to the public works department, fleet replacement requests and information on upcoming capital improvement projects for Fiscal Year 2014. Public Works Director Nic Bateson introduced department staff and gave an overview of goals for the year. Various public works divisions will present Read More

Gun Club nixes request for high-powered range

SHERIDAN — A proposal for a long-range high-powered rifle range at the Sheridan Gun Club was submitted to the Sheridan County Fair Association at its regular meeting Thursday but was later withdrawn following comments from adjacent landowners and land users. An equestrian club that operates a cross country course — an “eventing” activity that involves Read More

SHS student chosen as Enzi summer page

SHERIDAN — Tyler Julian, a junior at Sheridan High School, has been selected to serve as a Senate Page for Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in Washington, D.C., from June 10-28. “Tyler is an outstanding student who will no doubt grow as a result of this wonderful opportunity,” said Tyson Emborg, Sheridan High School Advanced Placement Read More

Committee inches ahead on internship program

SHERIDAN — Plans to establish a comprehensive local internship program took another step forward Thursday at the monthly workforce development meeting of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. An attempt to more effectively pair businesses with potential interns, the Chamber subcommittee is working to aggregate existing resources and become a sort of intermediary for both Read More

Brinton to open Ranch House

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum is opening for Ranch House tours Sunday, and in celebration of Mother’s Day, all moms wil be admitted free that day. The Museum will also be unveiling the Parlor Gallery, a new rotating exhibition space in the Ranch House. Brinton’s Nudes, a selection of nudes from the permanent collection, will Read More

Holy Name eighth-grader wins history competition

SHERIDAN — Scott Rogaczewski, an eighth-grader at Holy Name Catholic School, took first place in the Junior Individual Documentary Division at the Wyoming State History Fair competition April 15 in Laramie. Rogaczewski will attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest in June in Washington, D.C. Rogaczewski’s project is titled “Second Sunrise: the Dawn Read More

Mag. chloride schedule set for next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will continue its magnesium chloride application project Monday through Thursday. The roads scheduled for this week include: Passaic Road (County Road 255), Wildcat Road (CR 84), Badger Creek Road, (CR 122), Beatty Gulch Road (CR 1231), Beatty Spur Road (CR 108), Coutant Creek Road Read More

Legacy hosting event for parents, youth and leaders

SHERIDAN — Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting events for youth, parents and youth leaders — “Reality: a Vision for Something More.” Eric and Leslie Ludy, bestselling authors of “When God Writes Your Love Story,” will be the presenters of two sessions. May 17’s session from 7-9 p.m. is directed toward youth, although parents and Read More

SC sets stage for graduation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold its 64th Commencement Ceremony tomorrow at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at 1 p.m. More than 310 students will receive associate degrees or certificates of completion and prepare to enter the workforce or continue their higher education at another college or university. “The achievement of a college diploma or Read More

Local students graduate from Montana State Billings

SHERIDAN — Montana State University Billings held graduation on May 4 at Billings’ Metra Park’s Rimrock Auto Arena. Sheridan County graduates are: Dayton Amy Kay Mitchell, Bachelor of Applied Science (Summa Cum Laude — 4.0 GPA) Jordan O’Donnell, Master of Education, educational technology Sheridan Laura Beth Love — Bachelor of Science, accounting (Cum Laude — Read More

DSA presenting ‘Food for Thought’

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and the Sheridan College agriculture department are presenting “Food for Thought.” “Food for Thought” is a selection of films about food and its connection and importance to our community’s health. The next film will be shown May 16 at 6 p.m. at the DSA community room, 121 Read More

WYO Theater demolition ends, construction begins

SHERIDAN — Demolition of the Perkins building immediately adjacent to the WYO Theater is nearing completion, following six weeks of work. WYO Theater Executive Director Nick Johnson said progress on the demolition phase of the project was delayed somewhat by snowy weather and additional asbestos abatement work. Once materials are removed from the site, steel Read More

Personal, corporate experts talk about fraud prevention tactics

May 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — A pair of personal and corporate security experts told members of the local business community Wednesday that fraud in the Sheridan area is more prevalent than many people realize. Detective Jim Arzy of the Sheridan Police Department and Corporate Security Officer Justin Svec of First Interstate Bank gave their presentation at this month’s Read More