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Parents get a say in hiring of new BHE principal

By Kristen Czaban The Sheridan Press BIG HORN — Ten parents of Big Horn Elementary School students had a chance in recent weeks to weigh in on who will take over the role of principal for their children. In addition to interviews with administrators and school district staff, Sheridan County School District 1 invited the… Continue Reading

State economists peg a 2.9 percent increase across the state

SHERIDAN — State economists recently completed an annual inflation study and pegged this year’s price increases across the state at an average 2.9 percent. For the purposes of the study, Sheridan belongs in the northeast quadrant survey area, along with Buffalo, Gillette, Sundance and Newcastle, where the rate was actually figured to be 2.7 percent… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to offer new programs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer three new programs this fall including one degree and two certificates. An associate of art degree in human services, a human services certificate and an addictions practitioner certificate were recently approved by the Wyoming Community College Commission and will be added to the Social Sciences department under the tutelage… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to host brunch Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will host a brunch and presentation on Friday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community beginning at 10 a.m. at the BHWC Clubhouse. Carmen Rideout, executive director at the Sheridan Senior Center, will present “An overview of the Senior Center.” For more information call… Continue Reading

D.A. Davidson to host investment talk Thurs.

SHERIDAN — D.A. Davidson and Co. will host three social security and investment specialists for an informational talk and cocktail reception at The Powder Horn on Thursday. The free event will help attendees learn to maximize social security benefits and prepare for retirement. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and… Continue Reading

‘Swapfest 2014’ to be held Sat.

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group will host “Swapfest 2014” on Saturday. Items including radio gear, toys, televisions, phones, cameras and more will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Building. Food and drinks will be available as will ham radio license exams. Admission and parking are… Continue Reading

SHERIDAN — A familiar scenario: it’s Friday night and you are trying to decide where to go for dinner. A less familiar solution: head down to the high school for dinner in the cafeteria. Family and Consumer Science students at Tongue River High School are hoping to put that plan on the top of your… Continue Reading

$3.17M Illinois St. project set

SHERIDAN — If given a choice between driving Illinois Street and most any other street in town, City Councilman Robert Webster thinks most people would choose any other street. But he hopes that sentiment will change this year as Illinois finally gets an overhaul. “It’s been a long time coming. And if you’ve ever driven that… Continue Reading

Century 21 BHJ nabs prestigious award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan branch of a national real estate company has been awarded the highest recognition within the company. Century 21 BHJ Realty Owner and Broker Bruce Garber accepted the Art Bartlett 2100 Cup Award at the company’s global conference last month in Las Vegas. Garber purchased the 35-year-old business in 2005 and helped… Continue Reading

SKYWARN spotter training Saturday

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service Office in Billings, Mont. is working with Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group of Sheridan to host a SKYWARN spotter training session in Sheridan on Saturday. Volunteer severe storm spotters serve as a supplement to Doppler radar information on severe storms and the training will teach participants how to… Continue Reading

SCSD2 announces early release Fri.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has announced early release times for Friday. Kindergarten will release at 11:25 a.m. Elementary schools will release at 12:35 p.m. Sheridan Junior High School and Ft. Mackenzie/The Wright Place will release at 1:10 p.m. Sheridan High School will release at 1:15 p.m. Continue Reading

City to offer service line peace of mind

SHERIDAN — When homeowners in Sheridan get the deed to call a house their home, many do not realize they also become the proud owners of the water and sewer pipelines running from their house to the main line — until they’ve had to fork over as much as $8,000 to repair or replace that… Continue Reading

Powder River Basin could be a major carbon polution area

SHERIDAN — An environmental group has labeled the Powder River Basin as one the major potential sources of carbon pollution in the United States. The report, released by the Sierra Club Thursday entitled, “Dirty Fuels, Clean Future,” outlines the group’s national policy recommendations to counteract climate change. The PRB is in the group’s sites because… Continue Reading

SHS teens nab prestigious scholarship

SHERIDAN — Two local seniors have been accepted into the Daniels Fund Scholarship program after an extensive series of highly competitive applications and interviews. Dylan Lindly and Cody Welborn from Sheridan High School will receive a plethora of advantages including funding for all expenses to attain a four-year undergraduate degree at any nonprofit, accredited college… Continue Reading

UW Extension to host class on canning Thursday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host the next class in a series of three classes highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The second class will be offered Thursday on fermenting vegetables and water-bath canning from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for… Continue Reading

SJHS School art show Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Fifth Annual Art Extravaganza featuring the art, music and food students of Sheridan Junior High School will commence with an opening reception on Thursday. The show is a collaboration of students and teachers and will be on display at the Sage Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to everyone from… Continue Reading

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