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Early birthday party for Briggs at Senior Center Sat.

May 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Mildred Mary McAllister Briggs will turn 100 years old Dec. 22, 2013. An early birthday party will be held Saturday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. Briggs was born in Moorcroft and was a Sheridan resident most of her life. She currently lives in Bellevue, Idaho, with her Read More

Davis Gallery hosting ‘Brushes and Bubbles’ workshop

SHERIDAN — Davis Gallery will have another “Brushes and Bubbles” workshop on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. Ann Arndt will lead the group in painting a picture of a monarch butterfly on a flower or plant. No previous painting experience is needed to attend Brushes and Bubbles. The cost is $35 which includes canvas, brushes, Read More

VFW holding poppy drive Saturday and Sunday

SHERIDAN — Veterans of Foreign Wars #1560 Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Memorial Day Buddy Poppy Drive on Saturday and Sunday. The Auxiliary will be at Warehouse Market on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and at Walmart on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Members will be handing out poppies and collecting donations for disabled veterans Read More

Sheridan man dies when motorcycle hits car in Mont.

May 20, 2013

SHERIDAN (AP) — A Sheridan man died and two other Sheridan residents were injured when a motorcycle collided with a car in southeastern Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol said 66-year-old Dennis Carlin was westbound on Secondary Highway 316 Friday afternoon when he crossed into the oncoming lane at a curve near Kirby, which is north of Read More

Rain doesn’t nudge May precipitation levels above normal

SHERIDAN — Despite a rainy weekend in Sheridan, the area’s total precipitation accumulation remains slightly below average so far in May. According to figures from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Billings, areas within city limits have seen about 77-100ths of an inch of precipitation this month compared to an average of 1.45 inch. Read More

What is babysitting worth?

SHERIDAN — With school ending in a few weeks, the perennial summer question of “who can we get to baby-sit?” enters the minds of parents. Obviously, the choice of who to hire to watch and care for your child is an important one. Although websites and social media have made it possible for baby sitters Read More

Holy Name performing spring concert

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will present its spring concert “Wyoming Tales and Tunes” on Thursday at the WYO Theater at 6:30 p.m. The concert will include students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The students will perform the history of Wyoming in short tales and songs. There will be dancing, instruments, characters and more Read More

‘Food For Thought’ film series continues with ‘Pricele$$’

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and the Sheridan College agriculture department continue their presentations of “Food for Thought.” Food for Thought is a selection of films about food and its connection and importance to our community’s health. The next film will be shown at 6 p.m. May 30 at the DSA community Read More

Orchestras performing combined concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School orchestras will present a combined concert Wednesday at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium at 7 p.m. The Baroque Orchestra will perform two movements of Symphony No. 34 by Haydn and “Cinema Paradiso” by Ennio Morricone and Andrea Morricone. The Symphony Orchestra will perform the second movement of Symphony No. Read More

Sagebrush art center offering classes

SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center will offer a variety of creative classes for third- through eighth-graders at their “Young at Art” summer art camp July 15-18. Class days will begin with collage class taught by Neltje, followed by bracelet making with Mary McDougall. After a lunch break, the classes will resume with clay creations Read More

Conservation district gives Tongue River triennial checkup

SHERIDAN — With chest waders, two small bottles and a big, green bucket, it is possible to monitor the health of a river. This month, the Tongue River is receiving its triennial checkup by Sheridan County Conservation District staff who were out Wednesday gathering their third of five samples needed in the month of May. Read More

How they voted, May 18, 2013

May 17, 2013

Here is how the Wyoming delegation voted on bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate this week.

Red Grade Road to open Friday

SHERIDAN — Red Grade Road (County Road 26) out of Big Horn is set to open at 8 a.m. Friday. According to a press release, the Sheridan County Road and Bridge Department will conduct seasonal maintenance on the road beginning Monday. This will include applying magnesium chloride from the end of State Highway 335 to Read More

City engineer touts need for public input

SHERIDAN — Budget presentations for Sheridan City Hall and the engineering, planning and building departments highlighted an increased focus on public involvement, streamlined processes and going a little more high tech at the city budget work session Friday. Requested amounts for fiscal year 2014 for each department were similar to last year, reflecting the generally Read More

Leather show brings in national crowds

SHERIDAN — California resident Lana Smith visits Sheridan every spring to display her husband’s handcrafted knives at the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show. As the owner of Chuck Smith Tools in Valley Center, Calif., she’s certainly no stranger to travel. Her occupation as a supplier of fine leather cutting tools necessitates frequent treks across the Read More

US14A to open Monday

SHERIDAN — Maintenance crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation will open U.S. Highway 14A west of Burgess Junction for the summer at noon Monday. “We’ve got a few rocks to remove from the roadway, a guardrail to fix and equipment to move,“ said Rich Hall, WYDOT crew supervisor for the Sheridan area. According to Read More

College finds women learning more than men

SHERIDAN — At its regular monthly board meeting Thursday night the board was updated on the Student Learning Assessment by Jon Connolly, vice president for academic affairs. One highlight of the data was the significant difference in learning between men and women. Connolly said while grades have traditionally been viewed as a measure of student Read More

Sheridan residents enjoy Bike to Breakfast event

SHERIDAN — Friday morning’s Bike to Breakfast event was a welcome sight for archeologist Jonathan Walker. A recent transplant from Fort Collins, Colo., Walker was among about a dozen people congregating in Whitney Plaza at around 7:45 a.m. eating breakfast before they headed to work. While bike commuting is a part of daily life for Read More

Holy Name makes National Register of Historic Places

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has a new addition to the list of buildings currently on the National Register of Historic Places. Two buildings owned by Holy Name Catholic Church and operated by the Holy Name Catholic School were placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service at their April meeting. The Read More

STT continues rebranding efforts

SHERIDAN — The executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism appeared before the Sheridan City Council Thursday to provide an overview of his organization’s recent efforts and plans for the upcoming year. The presentation by Shawn Buckley was another installment of recent near-daily hearings as the City Council works to prepare its municipal budget for Read More

On the hunt for the perfect rack

DAYTON — When the snows of winter begin to settle in the Bighorn Mountains, resident elk, deer and moose turn into snowbirds — of sorts. Obviously there are no RVs or lemonades by the poolside, but there is a search for sunny slopes and good food. Big game animals — particularly elk — in the Read More

VA names nurses of the year

SHERIDAN — In honor of National Nurses Week, Director Debra L. Hirschman of the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System announced last week that Mountain View Living Center Nursing Assistant Stephanie Copp, Medical Unit LPN Rita Patterson, Education RN Kyle Rhone and Medical Unit RN Cheryl Wieland are the 2013 Nursing of the Year recipients. Read More

‘Pie and Plant’ event Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center volunteers are holding their annual “pie and plant” event Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plants from the VA’s greenhouse will be for sale including flowers, tomato plants, pepper plants and other vegetables and herbs. The plant sale will be at the VA’s greenhouse on Air Read More

Brick ceremony honoring veterans May 27

SHERIDAN — On May 27, Sheridan College will celebrate the placement of engraved brick pavers honoring veterans at the recently finished Veterans Plaza. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. with the presentation of the flag by the Sheridan College Veterans Club. The dedication ceremony will include a musical performance by the Sheridan College Brass Read More

Jeans and Queens holding hoedown

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Jeans and Queens Square Dance Club will host the 62nd annual Cowtown Hoedown at the Sheridan County YMCA on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This square dancing hoedown brings dancers from around the country — young and old, beginners and experienced. Spectators are welcome and it’s free to come watch. Read More