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Conservation district recognizes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

April 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is known for its pristine rivers and lakes. Wyoming is also known for its cows, horses and other livestock, for its western way of life. Water and livestock are valuable resources for the state, and both require conscientious care, especially when managed side by side. Even just one horse, cow or other Read More

SC moves to put tax on ballot

College Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night at a special meeting to pursue a bond measure in a special election on Aug. 20 to fund renovation and expansion of the Technical Education Center. The bond measure, considered a general obligation bond, would seek $15.85 million for constructing, furnishing, equipping and improving the center, which Read More

Councilor pleads not guilty to DUI

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Councilwoman Shelleen Smith entered a written not guilty plea Monday to charges of driving under influence of alcohol. The Ward 1 representative was arrested by the Sheridan Police Department shortly after midnight April 26 on Big Horn Avenue near Absaraka Street. In a written statement issued later that day, Smith said Read More

Habitat for Humanity garage sale May 17

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is holding a garage sale May 17. Goods to be sold are being collected. Kitchen items, clothing and yard tools are especially being sought. Call 672-3848 by May 14 to schedule a pick-up of the items you wish to donate. The garage sale will be from Read More

Archaeological Society meets Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet room of the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the program. Following dinner, about 7:15 p.m., archaeologist Pat Bower will Read More

SJHS announces ‘Silver’ honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School third-quarter “Silver” (3.5-3.99 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade “Silver” honor roll Hannah Adriaens, Christopher Aldrete, Kathryn Anderson, Alec Arnold, Brynn Bateman, Ashley Bates, Kailee Becking, Andrew Boedecker, Andrew Boint, Rebecca Bouley, Hope Bowden, Bailey Brenneman, Braxton Brilz, Angelina Bruso, Molly Butler, Shyanna Cahoy, Caleb Campbell, Hope Campbell, Madelynn Caracena, Sidney Read More

Locals get advice on formation of poverty resource center

April 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan-area residents looking to form a poverty resource center met Friday afternoon for a conference call with the executive director of the Community Resource Center of Jackson Hole. Smokey Rhea told her Sheridan audience that while their plans are still loosely defined, any group that seriously evaluates the needs of Read More

Memorabilia dream job

SHERIDAN — Mike Rathbun and his wife, Mary, own the Sports Alley shop on North Main Street. The shop opened in 1994. “I had my epiphany that work wasn’t what it should be,” Mike Rathbun said. “People always said ‘you are always happy when you are doing your (collector) cards,’ so it just morphed into Read More

Ranchester, Dayton blood draws Wednesday,­ Thursday

SHERIDAN —Sheridan Memorial Hospital is sponsoring wellness blood draws in Ranchester and Dayton. The Ranchester wellness blood draw is scheduled for Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at the Ranchester Town Hall. The Dayton wellness blood draw will be Thursday from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at the Dayton Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Unless you are a Read More

Pianist Josh Wright to perform

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council will welcome pianist Josh Wright to Sheridan on Friday and Saturday. Wright has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He has recorded six CDs and is known to local audiences as the featured artist for two years in the Sheridan College Young Musical Artists in Residence Series. His Read More

90th birthday celebration planned

SHERIDAN — A reception to celebrate Alta June Pool’s 90th birthday will be Saturday at the Sheridan Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. Enter though the Senior Center’s north door. Pool was born May 10, 1923. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941 and married Wilbur Pool on July 2, 1943. Pool has been an Read More

STT celebration May 8

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Travel and Tourism is celebrating National Travel and Tourism week and the start of the 2013 Sheridan tourism season. The Sheridan area was recently selected as a “Signature Destination” by the Wyoming Office of Tourism. Diane Shober, director of the state office, will be here to present the award. Sheridan Travel and Read More

City Tree Day celebrated with creation of arboretum

SHERIDAN — In honor of City Tree Day, crews planted 56 trees Friday at the new Kendrick Park Arboretum, located south of the Trail End Historic Site. Sheridan City Council proclaimed Friday as City Tree Day to be celebrated in conjunction with the state of Wyoming’s Official Arbor Day Monday. An arboretum is a collection Read More

Building a fishy flat in Lake DeSmet

April 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — If you like the idea of recycling, you might appreciate the possibility that the Christmas tree you had in your living room a few months ago, stuffed with ornaments and lights, may shortly be having a second life under the waters of Lake DeSmet as fish habitat. The Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited organization Read More

Magnesium chloride application begins April 29

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will begin its annual magnesium chloride application project the week of April 29 through May 2. The roads scheduled for this week include: Wild Horse (County Road 38), Echeta Road (CR 293), Upper Powder Road (CR 273), Lower Powder River Road (CR 269), Short Read More

SC special meeting Mon.

The Sheridan College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss and consider a resolution calling for a bond measure Aug. 20 to garner funds for the renovation and expansion of the technology center on campus. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Read More

Smith issues apology after DUI arrest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Councilwoman arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early this morning has issued a written apology, noting that the results of her blood alcohol test are not yet available. “Regardless of how the test will turn out, I want to say that I am deeply sorry for Read More

Amsden management area winter range closure extended to May 15

DAYTON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is extending the winter range closure on the Amsden Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Dayton. Amsden normally opens for human presence on May 1 but will remain closed until May 15 due to above average snowpack. “It’s not looking like snow conditions on the face of the Read More

Fire science classes expand career options

SHERIDAN — His voice boomed over the chairs: “Get your gear on. Get your boots on. Get your packs fitted to you. Get your Nomex on.” Outside, wind whipped down the face of the Bighorn Mountains, over the foothills, through the tall grasses that would be ripe fuel for fire. Again: “Gear up. The clock’s Read More

Philanthropy, service honored at Keystone Awards

SHERIDAN — About 370 people packed into the WYO Theater Thursday night to recognize some of Sheridan’s most active citizens as recipients of the 2013 Keystone Awards. And while all three honorees were honored individually, allowing them to enjoy their own personal moment in the spotlight, it may have been Homer Scott Jr. who most Read More

Sheridan councilwoman Smith arrested for DUI

SHERIDAN —Sheridan City Councilwoman Shelleen Smith was arrested for driving under the influence early Friday morning near the intersection of Big Horn Avenue and Absaraka Street. Smith, 38, was stopped by Sheridan police officers at 12:32 a.m., according to records from the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Her initial appearance in circuit court is scheduled for Read More

New sentencing hearing ordered for Sen

April 25, 2013

CHEYENNE (AP) — A second of the three teenagers involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a Sheridan businessman deserves a new sentencing hearing because of a recent shift in federal law, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Dharminder Vir Sen told police he shot Robert Ernst, 79, after breaking into his home. Sen Read More

Jobless rates remain steady

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s March unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent for the fourth month in a row, according to figures released this week by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The seasonally adjusted figure is significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 7.6 percent. Senior economist David Bullard said the stagnation at Read More

SC sets special meeting on bond issue

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees voted last night at their regularly scheduled meeting to hold a special meeting Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss and consider a resolution calling for a bond measure Aug. 20 to garner funds for the renovation and expansion of the technology center on campus. The meeting is Read More

Forest steering committee talks budgets, wildfires

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Steering Committee discussed a host of topics including wildfire preparedness, federal regulations and the best ways to maintain forest lands and services in light of budget cuts at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday at the Sheridan County Courthouse. The steering committee is comprised of Forest Service managers, county commissions, Read More