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Study: Youth marijuana use outpacing cigarettes

May 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — Junior high and high school students in Wyoming are using cigarettes and alcohol less than in recent years, according to new survey reports. However, in some cases, including in Sheridan County, marijuana use is now more frequently reported than cigarette use. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, a University of Wyoming department, administered Read More

Natural gas board discusses financial commitments

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board talked funding requests for the next fiscal year, and a couple individuals had questions on whether the school district was upholding its financial commitment to bringing a natural gas pipeline to the area. Chairman Peter Clark said the board formally requested $5,000 apiece from Ranchester, Dayton Read More

SMH staff continue planning for future

SHERIDAN — Over the next few months, Mike McCafferty, CEO of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, will begin to disseminate information to board members about the future of the hospital’s strategic planning process. McCafferty told hospital board members at Wednesday’s monthly meeting that information that has been gathered over the past years will go toward forming the Read More

First Congregational to host Homecoming Sunday celebration

SHERIDAN — First Congregational United Church of Christ will host a celebration on Sunday called Homecoming Sunday. Church officials invite anyone who has been connected to the church at some time in their lives to join the celebration. Rev. Marc Stewart, the conference minister of the Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ, Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings by the visual artists and writers Read More

Clarendon graduates from Southwestern University

SHERIDAN — Sadie Clarendon of Story graduated from Southwestern University on May 9 with a degree in philosophy and English. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, was a Paideia Scholar and was a member of Alpha Chi and Phi Beta Kappa.

UW honors Sheridan health sciences students

SHERIDAN — Divisions within the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences recently honored students for outstanding academic performance and potential to succeed in the health care field. Students were recognized for their accomplishments in communication disorders, kinesiology and health promotion, nursing, pharmacy and social work. Katelynn Julian, of Sheridan, received honors in academic excellence Read More

Waters receding; more rain in forecast

May 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — After two inches of rain that fell over the weekend caused several rivers and streams to crest, local waterways are beginning to recede according to estimates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Goose Creek running through Sheridan reached a max height of 9.49 feet, almost 2 feet above flood stage, at approximately Read More

Two charged in Saturday armed robbery

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department arrested two men in connection with a Saturday armed robbery on West Burkitt Street. Adam Broussard, 27, faces one count of aggravated robbery and one count of felony possession of a firearm. Keevin Ware, 20, was charged with aiding and abetting an armed robbery. A Sheridan County Circuit Court Read More

Local students seek college degrees with options

SHERIDAN — It may come as no surprise that enterprise in Wyoming differs from the national norms, with industries such as energy and agriculture dominating the workforce. But when the youth of Wyoming and Sheridan County grow up and move on to their collegiate studies, are they preparing themselves to remain in Wyoming and in Read More

Roller derby team to host Wrecker Fashion Week June 6

SHERIDAN — The women of the Wild West Wreckers, Sheridan County’s one and only roller derby team, will host Wrecker Fashion Week, a one-of-a-kind experience highlighting local businesses in Sheridan County at 6 p.m. on June 6 at the Kalif Shrine. This all-ages evening will include a fashion show, free food, prizes and pampering. For Read More

Groundbreaking held for the Barn in Big Horn

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Barn in Big Horn on May 19. At the event, members of the community were able to see plans for the new building, which will be an events center and office building. Pictured, from left, are Chamber Ambassador Bob De Fries; owners Tom Read More

Plant Society trip to Amsden Creek area Saturday

  SHERIDAN — Bob Giurgevich will lead a field trip to the Amsden Creek area on Saturday for the Bighorn Native Plant Society. The Bighorn Mountains are renowned for their wildflower displays, and the trip will involve identifying spring flora in the Amsden Creek area. The field trip is free and open to the public. Read More

High school photo exhibit on display at library

SHERIDAN — The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming has announced that winning entries in its sixth annual “I Believe in Conservation” high school photography contest will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle from June 1-30. “This contest is a wonderful opportunity to get students outside and encourage them Read More

Johnson graduates from Great Falls College

SHERIDAN — Nicole (Ferguson) Johnson graduated from Great Falls College MSU on May 9 with an associates of science degree in the Licensed Practical Nurse program. Johnson graduated from Fort Mackenzie High School in 2003. Her parents are Susan Ferguson and the late Randy Ferguson of Sheridan. Johnson plans on working at Benefis Hospital in Read More

SHS senior gives unusual speech

May 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — High school graduation can be a time of mixed emotions: joy, sadness, fear and pride. Breaking from the typical mold, the commencement ceremonies of Sheridan High School on Sunday had a different dominating mood: humor. SHS Principal Brent Leibach said in his 30-plus years attending graduation ceremonies he had never heard a speech Read More

FMHS grads make most of 2nd chance

SHERIDAN — Sometimes all a person needs is a second chance. This served as a sort of unofficial theme at the Fort Mackenzie High School graduation, where all seven members of the class of 2015 walked out of the alternative school Saturday with a diploma in hand. Sheridan County School District 2 PLC Coordinator Mick Read More

BHHS grads a close-knit family

BIG HORN — It’s easy to define a graduating class with numbers: the total number graduating, scholarship dollars earned, grade-point average and years spent together. But that isn’t how the 2015 graduating class at Big Horn High School would define themselves. “If I had to define our class in two words it would be close Read More

Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

DAYTON — Many emotions surfaced at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Tongue River High School. There were tears at the closing of a chapter of life and hope for everything to come in the future. As the graduates lined up and “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play, moms and dads across the gymnasium looked at their Read More

Nearly 2 inches of rain causes local flooding

SHERIDAN — Between 5:53 a.m. Sunday and 5:53 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service reports Sheridan County received 1.8 inches of rain, but the flooding throughout parts of the county — particularly along Little and Big Goose creeks — seemed to carry more water than that. As roads shut down and houses closed up, the Read More

Feldes to celebrate 60 years of marriage on June 4

SHERIDAN — Dan and Darlene Felde will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 4 with their family. The Feldes were married June 4, 1955, in Sheridan. Dan Felde is the son of Dave and Millie Felde. He grew up in Lodge Grass, Montana, graduating from high school in 1949. He moved to Sheridan that Read More

Rhino Run to benefit Science Kids to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The nursing program at Sheridan College will host its second annual Rhino Run on Saturday to benefit Science Kids, Sheridan College nursing students, the food bank and The Food Group. The run will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the college. Show up at noon to register and pick up a T-shirt. Read More

Redman graduates with master’s in health studies

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Massage Therapy Program Director Diane Redman has received a Master of Arts degree in health studies from the University of Alabama. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Redman will continue to teach at Sheridan College and pursued the degree to further her education.

Cattle Industry Convention to be held June 3-6

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show will be held June 3-6 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. With a theme of “Nuts and Bolts of Your Industry,” the convention will focus on understanding the behind-the-scenes work done by national and state organizations. The annual convention is hosted by the Wyoming Read More

SheridanAires to present ‘Juke Joint Jump’

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 4 and 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center. This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker. The concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m. both nights. Cost for dinner is $10. RSVP is requested Read More

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