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NWCCD earns ‘Military Friendly’ school designation

September 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District was recently named a “Military Friendly” school for 2015. This is the third straight year the district has received the distinction from the Military Friendly Schools organization. College officials say the honor is attributed to the NWCCD’s faculty and staff, namely Director of Veteran Services Brett Burtis, Read More

Sip ‘Pints for Prostate’ this Tuesday at Blacktooth Brewing Company

SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at the Blacktooth Brewing Company on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. The “Pie in the Sky” food truck will Read More

Rain or shine, Red Grade Grind set for Oct. 4

BIG HORN — The 37th annual Red Grade Grind will be held Oct. 4. Runners, walkers and cyclists are welcome to join the 3-mile journey starting at the end of the pavement on Highway 335 and going to the top of Red Grade Road. The distance includes about a 2,000 foot elevation gain. The event starts Read More

Saturday Events Sept. 26, 2014

• All day event, FAB Women’s Conference, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $50 • All day event, Drug Take Back Day, call 1-855-257-5041 • 11 a.m. “Riders of the Orphan Trains” presentation, Inner Circle, Sheridan Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 1-4 p.m. Museum Day Live!, free admission to Kendrick Mansion with ticket, 400 Colonial Read More

Young girl sustains minor injuries after hit by truck; mother cited for careless driving for response to scene

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department officials said an incident involving a young girl being struck by a truck resulted in only minor injuries. Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the child was “more or less knocked off the bike” at a low speed when attempting to cross Coffeen Avenue near Taco Bell. The incident occurred shortly before Read More

Final Drug Take-Back Day to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — More than 5,200 collection sites across the country will accept drugs, no questions asked, on Saturday for the ninth and final DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. New Drug Enforcement Administration disposal regulations have been approved and will go into effect next month that will expand the options available to safely and securely Read More

Test results confirm Wyoming presence of Enterovirus D68

September 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Testing recently completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta confirms that the enterovirus D68 virus is present in Wyoming, as expected by the Wyoming Department of Health.  “We are not surprised CDC testing has confirmed two Wyoming residents were ill due to this specific virus, which has gained so Read More

Students build lego robots after school

Water rights: City, SAWS apply for funding for more supplies

SHERIDAN — It is estimated that Sheridan will need an additional water supply within 25 years, which is why the city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board are working together now to prepare for the purchase of water when opportunities arise. City Council held a special session Wednesday to consider Read More

Natural gas board moves forward with funding application

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board that is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between passed a resolution Wednesday approving a loan application to the State Loan and Investment Board that could fund more than half the project cost. The board is applying for a grant and Read More

Districts fare well in statewide tests

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education released the 2013-14 school year PAWS, SAWS and ACT scores on Monday. While local school districts showed some clear strengths and weaknesses, overall analysis of the data is still muddled by recent changes in the assessments. The Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students measures performance levels of students in Read More

Mathis couple celebrates 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — George and Patricia Mathis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 3. George and Patricia Mathis were married Oct. 3, 1964, in Sheridan. He is retired from teaching and being a principal at Linden, Meadowlark and Woodland Park elementary schools. She was a secretary at Sheridan County School District 2 until retiring in Read More

Sagebrush Art Center hosting kids costume classes

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is having Halloween costume classes for kids on Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. On Oct. 4, the kids will be making masks and on Oct. 11 they will be designing their own costumes. There is a $6 registration for each class. Reservations can be made by calling 674-1970 Read More

‘Downton and Denim’ set for Oct. 3 at SC

SHERIDAN — As a fundraiser for the Sheridan College fine and performing arts department, the college will host the “Downton and Denim Banquet,” on Oct. 3. The event will take place in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium. Cocktails and appetizers will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The Read More

Friday’s Events Sept. 25, 2014

• 8 a.m. – noon, Presbyterian Women’s fall rummage sale, 2121 Colonial Drive. • 6 p.m., FAB Woman of the Year banquet, Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $30

FAB Conference set for tomorrow, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will kick off Friday with the FAB Woman of the Year banquet. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College. Each of the nine nominees for the award will be honored. Last year’s winner, Erin Kilbride, will Read More

Discussing lessons learned at Heart Mountain

September 24, 2014

First phase of Red Grade Trails System approved

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust has received a permit to build trails and improve parking areas on 160 acres of state land bisected by Red Grade Road in the first of an estimated five phases that will produce a 33-mile trail system along the road. The 25-year special use lease will allow SCLT to Read More

Local artist asks viewers to bring experiences to art

SHERIDAN — Standing in a gallery gazing at a piece of landscape art, the image of rolling hills and waving tall grass brings you back to a time when you were young. You recall running off with a friend on a windy summer day, searching for flowers, climbing what felt like a mountain at the Read More

Dayton moving forward with additional parking

DAYTON — Two lots located near Scott Bicentennial Park recently purchased by the town of Dayton are on their way to becoming additional parking, and possibly additional green space. The Dayton Town Council held a work session Tuesday to discuss how best to use the property. At the session, Mayor Bob Wood gave a report Read More

Advocacy center holding Shopapalooza benefit Oct. 2 at Best Western

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center is holding a benefit Shopapalooza Oct. 2. From 5:30-8 p.m. there will be an opportunity to bid on new and used handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The event will be held at the Best Western Sheridan Center and tickets Read More

Landon’s hosting fall-themed workshops

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery employees have invited the public to attend two workshops this Saturday. At 10 a.m., a workshop will focus on pumpkin centerpieces. The cost for the workshop is $19.99. Then at 2 p.m., attendees may bring in any container to create a fall fairy garden. There will be a fee Read More

Lecture to feature most spectacular species

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series will present “Vampires, Warriors and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity and Ecological Roles of Ants,” by Dr. Scott Newbold on Oct. 2. This lecture will provide a broad review of some of the most spectacular species that inhabit this planet — from ants that glide through the rainforest canopy, Read More

Caregiver conference set for Oct. 3-4

SHERIDAN — There will be a free caregiver conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3-4. All caregivers are welcome and the conference will feature general information along with focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Interested individuals can also go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 24, 2014

Presbyterian Women to hold annual rummage sale SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual fall rummage sale this weekend. From 8 a.m. until noon on Friday and Saturday there will be clothing, shoes, toys and books for sale. On Saturday, they will have a $2 sack sale. The church is located at 2121 Read More

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