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WYDOT goes off ‘beeten’ path

February 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — Motorists taking to the highways of northeast Wyoming this time of the year might catch a whiff of what smells like silage coming off of the road. The slight odor is likely indicative of an eco-friendly sugar beet de-icing system employed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Since 2011, WYDOT has added sugar Read More

Blacksmithing Winter Forge-In set for Feb. 28

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Artist Blacksmiths will host a Winter Forge-In, an event intended to expose the public to the art of blacksmithing. The event is open to all, including beginners, and will be held Feb. 28 through March 2. The key presenter will be Mark Constable, a blacksmith visiting from Read More

Big Horn High School releases honor roll

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade School Honor Roll Brody Bard, Jennifer Custis, Elaina Haile, Deven Holeman, Marissa Johansson, Kristopher Johnson, John Lamb, Connor McCafferty, Miles Novak, Lenah Redinger, Logan Redinger, Marisa Williams.   11th grade School Honor Roll Zachary Blaney, Kayla Crouse, Joseph Read More

Zumba to host open house Sat.

SHERIDAN — Zumba Fitness will host an open house with free class on Saturday. The open house is a celebration of their first year in the new location and their expansion into nutritional support and health coaching. The occasion will be marked with a ribbon cutting, snacks, refreshments and a free Zumba class. The free Read More

AARP to host meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Friday. The program will include a potluck, a summary of the Soup-er Bowl Food Drive, a proposal of a new summer outreach activity to be organized by the chapter and bingo. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring Read More

Man leaves windshield at crash scene, returns with insurance info

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to the charges of hit and run and texting while driving after an early morning traffic accident damaged three parked vehicles in the TTT Sales parking lot off of Coffeen Avenue over the weekend. Levi Rockafellow, 29, was assigned fines totaling $665 and one year of unsupervised probation Read More

Colored pencil workshop

Class participant Greg Coates, left, watches as instructor Dean States offers advice on his drawing during “Beyond sketching: Renderings in colored pencil with Dean States” on Wednesday afternoon at the Sagebrush Community Art Center in the Historic Train Depot on Fifth Street. Coates took the class to learn more about the medium since he primarily Read More

Snow removal budget nearly exhausted

February 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — With an early start to winter and above average snowfall and ice, the city streets department has nearly exhausted its snow removal budget for the year and requested an additional $175,000 from City Council to make it through spring, which typically brings heavier snows. The Council approved the request, and the funds will Read More

County gives nod to natural gas pipeline project Tues.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners expressed support for extending natural gas service to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between at their meeting Tuesday. The commissioners voted to approve the county grants administrator to produce a written review of a grant application to be submitted by the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board to the State Read More

School district board discusses enhancements to gym, common areas of new school

RANCHESTER — At their regular monthly board meeting last night, the Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees voted to pursue enhancements to the new Tongue River Elementary building. Construction on the building is expected to begin this spring and will be located adjacent to the Tongue River Middle School just outside of Ranchester. Read More

Sheridan man inducted into international Mining Hall of Fame

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man will be inducted into the International Technology Mining Hall of Fame this weekend. Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering Terry I. Mudder will accept the honor in the category of Environmental Management and Stewardship at a banquet in Salt Lake City. The award is a newly created platform to recognize Read More

Big Horn High School releases honor roll

From staff reports   BIG HORN — Big Horn High School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade Principal’s Honor Roll Kaleigh Anderson, Hanna Caiola, Colter Carzoli, Braydon Clemens, Kevin Coffman, Ashley Fox, Shailah Geist, Natalie Greenelsh, Chara Lee, Shelby Mann, Nicholas McAdoo, Jadyn Mirich, Taylor Nance, Amelia Ponce, Hanneah Puckett, Julianne Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to host meeting Fri.

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a presentation and meeting on Friday. Kevin Knapp, who works at the Wyoming Room at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library and is the director of the Bozeman Trail Museum in Big Horn, will discuss the history of the coal mining towns near Sheridan. The presentation will Read More

Free fly tying class Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trouts Unlimited will host a free fly tying class Saturday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are welcome to join a group of local professional tyers to learn basic skills for new tyers. Attendees are encouraged to bring tools and a vice if they have them, Read More

Sheridan County Museum to present ‘Behind the scenes Saturday’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” and “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and Read More

NWCCD announces leadership award nominees

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District announced its nominees for this year’s Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Leadership awards Wednesday morning. Nominated by their peers, the NWCCD, consisting of Sheridan College, Sheridan College in Johnson County and Gillette College, will send a combined six people to this year’s WACCT Conference, which will Read More

Elections now at-large

SHERIDAN — While six Sheridan residents spoke against the city eliminating its three wards and changing to citywide, at-large representation, City Council voted 4-1 to adopt the at-large system at its meeting Tuesday night. This means all six councilors and the mayor will be elected from a pool of all Sheridan residents and will not Read More

City Council eliminates wards, instigates at-large representation

February 18, 2014

SHERIDAN – The city of Sheridan no longer has wards after City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that establishes representation on the council as an at-large, citywide system with six councilors and a mayor. Councilwoman Kristin Kelly was the only ‘no’ vote on the issue for a variety of reasons including Read More

Water report 2014

SHERIDAN — Statewide, precipitation in January was nearly 115 percent of average and mountain snowpack is at approximately 120 to 135 percent, meaning near normal snowmelt streamflow volumes are expected across most the major basins in Wyoming. The Upper Tongue River Watershed, which encompasses Sheridan County, is above the state average for snowpack and precipitation. Read More

Sheridan Junior High releases honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its second semester honor roll recipients.   6th Grade Silver Honor Roll Jazlyn Alden, Richard Allen, Ann Alsup, Jazmine Amen, Tyra Araas, McKenna Arndt, Maya Bork, Braley Colmann, Ryan Bybee, Sophia Calkins, Zachary Carney, Olivia Chase, Samantha Cole, Garrett Coon, Jason Coonis, Aydin Cossel, James Cossel-Shelton, Robert Read More

Free day of yoga Saturday

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is offering a free day of yoga and meditation on Saturday. A variety of classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and all are welcome to join for one class or the whole day. From 8:30-9:30 a.m. all members of the family are invited to Family Yoga Time. Read More

Truax graduates basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Cassaundra J. Truax graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Truax is the daughter of Bill Truax of Sheridan and a 2013 graduate of Sheridan High School. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force Read More

Free assistance with college admissions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Educational Opportunity Center is offering free assistance to any member of the community seeking help with college admissions, financial aid and college exploration. All residents of Sheridan and Johnson counties are invited to attend an individual or group appointment. Students seeking scholarships will receive assistance completing Free Application for Federal Student Read More

Dale Bell to produce documentary on local elder care facility

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Green House Living project will be featured in a documentary on the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service station this spring. Organizers with the Green House were successful in raising $25,000 for the film to be produced by award winning videographer Dale Bell. Bell has worked with board members of the Green House Project Read More

Seniors seek to stay active with a variety of exercise programs

February 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — Indian Sikh Fauja Singh became the oldest marathon runner in 2011 when he ran a marathon in Toronto at the age of 101. He began running when he was in his late 80s. German gymnast Johanna Quaas performed on the parallel bars at age 86. And local woman Diane Hobson busts Latin dance Read More

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