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Chamber urges community to attend Ignite conference

SHERIDAN — Just a little more than one week away from the Ignite Your Business conference, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce officials are urging people to not miss out on a great opportunity to better their businesses. The conference, which will take place for the first time, is put on by the Chamber and aims… Continue Reading

Ideas flowing in CVC’s study circles

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community, a Sheridan College outreach center, is halfway through its dementia study circle program and the ideas are flowing. On Monday night, eight people gathered at the CVC office on Main Street to discuss ways to make Sheridan and the surrounding areas more accessible to people with dementia.… Continue Reading

Local schools celebrate Homecoming Week

SHERIDAN — Local  schools have a full slate of activities planned for Homecoming Week, which runs through Saturday. See the schedule below: Big Horn High School Tuesday • lip sync contest during the school day Wednesday • Fundraising contest — teachers who receive the most money for the fundraiser get drenched with ice water Thursday… Continue Reading

SHS sophomore earns Eagle Scout rank

SHERIDAN — The Central Wyoming Council, Boy Scouts of America recently awarded Kody Palmer of Troop 210 in Sheridan the rank of Eagle Scout. Palmer received the award at a Court of Honor held Sept. 1. Eagle Scout is the highest award earned by young men in the Boy Scouts. Palmer’s Eagle Scout project was… Continue Reading

Browne recently honored as ‘Unit Member of the Year’

SHERIDAN — Carla J. Browne of Sheridan was recently named the “Unit Member of the Year” for Wyoming at the American Legion Auxiliary Convention held in June in Rock Springs. Browne was honored at the American Legion National Convention in August in Baltimore, Maryland. Browne has been president of Unit 7 in Sheridan for the… Continue Reading

Sutphin to present Friday at Big Horn Woman’s Club

BIG HORN — The October meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday. Member Linda Sutphin will give a presentation about her trip to Cape St. Mary’s in Newfoundland, Canada. The meeting is free and open to all women. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with Science Kids and The Brinton Museum, will lead another session of the monthly bird walk at The Brinton on Saturday. “Birding at the Brinton” is a free event open to all ages and abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they… Continue Reading

WYO Theater gala set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater’s annual gala event will feature a production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on Saturday at 6 p.m. The production will be directed by Marva Craft with music direction by Kathy McNickle. The show is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. It follows a middle-aged theater fan. As he… Continue Reading

Pilot transported to SMH after Friday crash

SHERIDAN — An airplane crash resulted in a local man being hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the accident Friday at 12:33 p.m. along with the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the airport fire rescue staff, SCSO Deputy Kody Lamb said. “A single-engine airplane on takeoff… Continue Reading

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

SHERIDAN — With her new position as executive director and clinic director of Sheridan Health Center, Wendy Ongaro is looking to expand whom the health center takes care of. This includes adding another 200 to 300 patients to the practice. “We have tried a lot of traditional methods of advertising for patients, and we just… Continue Reading

Hunter enjoys ‘amazing’ women’s hunt

SHERIDAN — Forty individuals visited the Ranch at UCross over the weekend for the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, and the only Sheridan participant took an antelope in part of what she described as an “absolutely amazing” experience. Local resident Amy Blumenstock attended the third annual hunt, which was founded by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation in… Continue Reading

SCSD2 to send four resolutions to WSBA

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has finalized four resolutions it will present to the Wyoming School Board Association during its annual conference in November. That is when the board selects from among its members’ resolutions those it will lobby state legislators on during the 2016 session. Three of the resolutions seek to change… Continue Reading

The Link — Partners in Pink to take place Saturday

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual The Link — Partners in Pink will take place Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The breast cancer awareness event will include a 10K run, 5K run/walk or a 1.5 mile walk. The cost to participate is $45, which includes a T-shirt, chip timing and snacks following the race. Organizers ask… Continue Reading

Dayton to host chili cook-off, dance

DAYTON — The second annual chili cook-off and dance in Dayton will take place Saturday. The event, set to run from 5-9:30 p.m., will include fun for the whole family at the Dayton Community Hall. From 5-6 p.m., the chili cook-off will take place. Following the meal, attendees will have the opportunity to dance to… Continue Reading

Church to host indoor yard, bake sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — The First Congregational Church will host an indoor yard sale and bake sale Saturday. Vendors can rent tables for $15 to sell their goods. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon Saturday. Organizers encourage area residents to come check out items such as antiques, clothes and household goods that… Continue Reading

USFS planning maintenance on South Piney Trail

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service announced that trail maintenance will occur today through Wednesday on South Piney Trail #626. The trail will not be closed, but users will be directed to use a detour around the work area. Motorized equipment will be used to perform needed maintenance on the diversion dam located at the… Continue Reading

Third Thursday Poets to celebrate Poetry Day with Hill

SHERIDAN — Rose Hill, Wyoming’s current poet laureate, will take part in a poetry reading presented by the Third Thursday Poets on Thursday. The event will take place in the community room at the Sheridan Senior Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. in observance of Poetry Day. Members of the Third Thursday Poets include Janet Ashear,… Continue Reading

National Guard experience helps deputy grow up

National Guard experience helps deputy grow up

SHERIDAN — Vigilance is what kept him alive — his own and that of his brothers in arms. Clint Salyards said he’s happy to be included among the numbers of great men and women who have worked to protect their country; but he doesn’t think his story compares to those who have given their blood,… Continue Reading

Mixed reactions to GMO resolution

SHERIDAN — It’s non-GMO month at Non-GMO Project, a national advocacy group dedicated to — you guessed it — decreasing the use of genetically modified organisms in food. At the Wyoming Legislature, however, it’s just another month. GMOs have sparked a debate in recent years as their use has increased. Non-GMO Project has designated October… Continue Reading

Jaycees host convention, recruit young professionals

SHERIDAN — With the Junior Chamber of Commerce state convention going on today in Buffalo, national Vice President Keri Fisher is making the rounds to offer training and bolster numbers. Fisher said there’s a large number of benefits associated with becoming a member, which include gaining leadership skills that can become valuable quickly or later… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 10, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors 4 p.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room, Cottonwood Building 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Guests from the Wyoming Department… Continue Reading

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