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Parent advisory meeting Thursday

April 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School parent advisory meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the SHS library. Topics will be planning the teacher appreciation luncheon in May and changes to SHS next year. The meeting is open to all parents and the public.

TRE Construction to begin soon

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith reported to the SCSD Board of Trustees last night that either expansion or construction on a new Tongue River Elementary School will likely begin soon. Smith said he recently met with representatives from the state School Facilities Department and learned that Tongue River Elementary Read More

People Assistance Food Bank offering two raffle prizes

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank is offering two raffle prizes as part of their 2013 fundraising activities. The prizes are a Rock River Arms LAR-15 Elite Comp .223 rifle and an 8- by 8-foot playhouse, including a porch, windows and front door with a screen. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25 and Read More

Come on…take a free ride

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County and the Downtown Sheridan Association are asking for donations of used bikes for use in the upcoming Bike Borrow program set to begin in early May. The Bike Borrow program coincides with the Wellness Council’s Bike to School Week, May 6-10 for kids, and the Bike to Read More

Soldier Ridge Trail opens for non-motorized recreation

April 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust announced this week that Soldier Ridge Trail has opened to the public for non-motorized recreation beginning today. The approximately 4-mile trail crosses Sheridan Heights Ranch and ERA Carroll Realty Co. property west of Sheridan city limits with a trailhead located at the end of West Fifth Street. The Read More

Calving means hard work

SHERIDAN — Along with the return of migrating songbirds, one of the signs of springtime in Wyoming is the sight of calves romping through the greening prairie. Calving season is now in full swing in much of Sheridan County. Several thousand calves started showing up in area pastures as early as February and will continue Read More

Summit winner has aptitude to succeed

Sidney Smith’s aptitude to succeed earns her the spot as this week’s Sheridan High School Summit Award winner.

Big Horn students garner awards at FBLA Conference

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School students Eddie Atter, Rebecca Gilbert, Gracie Goldhammer, Jadyn Mirich, Miles Novak, Hunter Sersland and Matthew Wigglesworth attended the state Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Cheyenne March 13-16. The club’s adviser is Katherine Hecker.

Sheridan YMCA has numerous camp offerings

SHERIDAN — The summertime is the best time to experience a variety of different activities and the Sheridan YMCA has plenty to offer local youths. Registration for camp will be April 13, at 8:45 a.m. at the YMCA and signing up has become a rite of spring for many families. The camps serve youth ages Read More

Celebrating God’s creation

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 At 6:30 a.m. on Easter our church gathered at the Sheridan Information Center to greet the sunrise and to celebrate the dawn of Easter. While the temperature was cold the view of the sun coming over the hills Read More

Seniors can ‘Unleash the Power’ at camp

SHERIDAN — May celebrates older Americans through the 2013 theme: Unleash the Power of Age.To celebrate the power of older Americans in our community, the Sheridan Recreation District. Carriage House, Sheridan YMCA and the Sheridan Senior Center have teamed up to offer a series of camps for campers age 55 years and older. The camps Read More

Volunteers preparing for April 25 tribute evening

SHERIDAN — It’s countdown time to the 2013 Keystone Awards event. From meals to facilities to entertainment to ticket sales, volunteers have been working for eight months toward the 2013 Awards tribute evening scheduled on April 25.

Building reservoirs

My granddad staked my dad to a new D7 Caterpillar with a cable operated dozer in 1937. Under President Roosevelt’s program the Agricultural Adjustment Act the ranchers were were paid 15 cents a yard to build reservoirs on their property. My dad charged the rancher 12 cents a yard and the rancher got to keep Read More

Planting trees, shrubs and perennials

Early springtime is a good time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials in Wyoming. Trees, shrubs, and perennials need time to recover from transplant shock before hot weather sets in and to establish new roots before next winter. Because this time of the year is cooler and wetter there is less stress on plants and Read More

Getting green Earth Day April 22

Seventy-three percent is the amount of energy saved by upgrading to a new energy-efficient gas-powered lawn mower. Newer mowers also emit fewer pollutants. More ways of being eco-friendly at home in honor of Earth Day, April 22.

SC may seek special election on additional tax revenue as early as Aug.

April 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Paul Young announced today that he may ask the school’s board of trustees to consider a special election as early as August to fund the renovation and expansion of the current Technical Education Center on the college’s main campus. Young said it has been 36 years since the college asked Read More

P&Z votes against community center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted against the Big Horn Community Center and tennis facility proposed at its regular meeting Thursday evening. The decision came on the heels of more than 90 minutes of staff presentation, public comment and discussion amongst planning commission members. Nearly 20 community members spoke at the Read More

State officials discuss impact of lost mineral royalties

SHERIDAN — Following a month in which payments of federal mineral royalties and coal lease bonuses to Wyoming were suddenly slashed by more than $10 million, state officials are scrambling to determine how best to adapt to the new reality of life in the age of the sequester. Late last month, the Wyoming Treasurer’s Office Read More

TR students team up for ‘Lord of the Ringlets’

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School drama department will present the play “Lord of the Ringlets- Kicking the Hahbit” April 12 and 13.The play is a comic spoof of “Lord of the Rings” in which Bumbo Braggins the Hahbit is taken on a marvelous adventure by Randalf and a band of silly dwarves. Production Read More

First People’s Center hires of development director

SHERIDAN — The First People’s Center for Education announced this week that Rod Trahan has been hired as the organization’s first development director. “I am excited to apply my business experience to helping this organization increase its impact and expand its potential throughout the United States and Canada,” Trahan said in a media release. “No Read More

2013 stroll button design contest open

SHERIDAN — It may only be April, but the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the organization’s Christmas Stroll Committee has launched its annual competition for this year’s Christmas Stroll button design. The group has already distributed the entry forms to each elementary school in Sheridan County.

County planning votes against recommendation for Ranchester area rezone

SHERIDAN — A proposed rezone of scattered acreages of urban residential land surrounding Ranchester did not receive approval at the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Thursday night. Although the rezone from urban residential to agricultural was initiated by the commission, all five members voted against it after hearing nine affected landowners speak out Read More

SMH discusses adding urgent care option to ER

April 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is looking at ways to provide an alternative urgent care option for patients who come to the emergency room with less critical issues that don’t necessarily need emergency treatment. Dr. John Addlesperger presented information to the hospital board of trustees at their regular meeting Wednesday about the possible ways to Read More

Sheridan earns stop on Honor Tour

SHERIDAN — Seven sites in Wyoming, including a site in Sheridan, have been selected to participate in the 2013 Tour of Honor Motorcycle Ride that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. The Tour of Honor is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S. and Hawaii. Motorcyclists plot their own routes and Read More

Wyoming economy stable

SHERIDAN — Despite stubborn unemployment statistics and a slower than desirable recovery, Wyoming’s economy is nothing if not stable. According to recent figures from the state’s economic analysis division, the state remained on track for a steady economic recovery throughout the fourth quarter of 2012.