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Magnesium chloride application begins April 29

April 26, 2013

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

Presbyterian women’s ABC sale May 3-4

SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian women will hold their annual spring “ABC” — attic, basement, closet — sale May 3 and May 4. Sale items will include adult and children’s clothing, shoes, toys, household items, jewelry, seasonal decorations and books. All proceeds will benefit local mission support. The sale will be open May 3 from 8 Read More

Local women invited to ‘Leap into Leadership’

SHERIDAN — Local women are invited to attend a “Leap into Leadership” training May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus is encouraging women to take professional and civic leadership positions. Trainer Katie Groke Ellis will use a nationally proven curriculum developed by The White Read More

College hosts tech center tours

SHERIDAN — Approximately 20 attended a public information meeting hosted by Sheridan College Wednesday morning about the proposed expansion and renovation of the Technical Education Center. Members of the board of trustees, Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young as well as classroom instructors gave a tour of the tech center and answered questions from attendees Read More

Keystone Award honorees: Recipients to be recognized Thursday

April 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — The third annual Keystone Awards will be held Thursday to honor Ky Dixon, Neltje and Homer Scott Jr. for their lifetime achievements of service to communities in Sheridan County. A slate of area students will also be honored for their service. They include Sarah Maze from Tongue River High School, Jin Kim from Read More

District No. 1 bus tips over on Smith Creek Route

A Sheridan County School District 1 bus tipped onto its side on the Smith Creek bus route early this morning outside Dayton. One 12-year-old student and the driver were on board, but neither appeared to be injured as a result of the event. Both were transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons. Sheridan County Read More

SEEDA discusses education study

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority joint powers board met Tuesday to discuss recent progress on a comprehensive study of the area’s career and technical education infrastructure. Board members reviewed a draft of the project’s first phase, which focuses primarily on taking stock of the educational resources already exist in the Sheridan Read More

Eagles Auxiliary holding special meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Eagles Auxiliary No. 186 will hold a special meeting Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Eagles, 850 N. Main St. The meeting will be with state officers. The attendance of all auxiliary members is needed.

‘Good People’ auditions May 15-16

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will hold auditions for “Good People” by Pulitzer prize winning author David Lindsay-Abaire. The play opened in 2011 and won the 2011 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play of the 2010-2011 season. “Good People” is about Margie and her struggles to survive as a single mother Read More

SPD hosting drug take-back program Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents will have the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs this weekend at a take-back program hosted by the Sheridan Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens, 1766 Coffeen Ave. Read More

Blood drive set at Best Western

SHERIDAN — A three-day United Blood Services community blood drive will be held Monday through Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center ballroom. All blood types are needed, especially O negative. The United Blood Services website now offers an online health history self-interview. If you choose to complete the online health history interview, it must Read More

Chamber launching Stroll button competition

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Stroll Committee has launched its annual competition for this year’s Christmas Stroll button design. The contest is open to all Sheridan County students in first through sixth grades. The design should convey this year’s Christmas Stroll theme, “Home for the Holidays.” In addition to recognition, the Read More

Sheridan County marks 125th anniversary

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