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Tongue River Elementary has Bighorns theme: New school features landscapes, scenes from the mountains under which it sits

Tongue River Elementary has Bighorns theme: New school features landscapes, scenes from the mountains under which it sits

RANCHESTER — Every inch of space of Tongue River Elementary was thoughtfully designed with useful purpose. It reflects the beauty of its surroundings and the beauty and joy of the people who work there. The faculty, staff and students were involved throughout the design and building process. “The faculty picked out everything from which wing… Continue Reading

No write-ins to move on to general election: Filing for local school boards, conservation district open

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan County canvassing of primary election results wrapped up Friday, Election Supervisor Brenda Kekich said no write-ins had enough votes to move on to the general election in November. There were many write-ins, though. While state Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, ran unopposed in the primary, 61 write-in votes were cast. It… Continue Reading

Students receive help transitioning through school

Students receive help transitioning through school

SHERIDAN — Students transition a handful of times throughout their 12-year public schooling in Sheridan County’s three school districts and additional years if the student chooses to attend college. Schools in Sheridan County commit to helping ease the transition process for students and parents alike. Kindergarten gives students their first taste of elementary school. “We… Continue Reading

Elks Youth Rodeo set for Aug. 27-28

SHERIDAN — Some of the area’s toughest youth will compete in the Elks Youth Rodeo on Aug. 27-28 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The rodeo will include 26 events and attracts up to 1,000 entries daily from around the region. The rodeo will take place from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. to 5… Continue Reading

To be the best caregiver, don’t go it alone

Did you know that every 71 seconds someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? There is not yet a cure for Alzheimer ‘s disease, but research has discovered strategies, therapies and treatments throughout the course of the disease to help maximize the quality of life for all affected. It is particularly difficult and stressful for… Continue Reading

How to frame a fire

I’ve been doing a little reading up on mantels and fireplaces. We have two gas fireplaces, one in the master bedroom and one in the living room. They are very efficient and it doesn’t take long until you either shut them off or you are driven from the room. But they are great to have… Continue Reading

Brown graduates from Indiana University

SHERIDAN — Michelle M. Brown recently graduated with distinction from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in recreation. She majored in tourism, hospitality and event management and graduated in the summer of 2016. Brown is a member of Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society. She also completed an internship with Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut.… Continue Reading

USFS lifts fire restrictions in the Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Bighorn National Forest supervisor Bill Bass has lifted stage 1 fire restrictions in the national forest. Stage 1 restrictions were implemented on July 29 in response to unusually hot and dry conditions in the forest when fire danger was rated very high. Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have reduced the fire danger… Continue Reading

PRBRC to host pig roast, celebration

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host a pig roast and celebration Aug. 27 from 3-8 p.m. at the Barn in Big Horn. The 11th annual harvest celebration will include a farmers market beginning at 3 p.m., followed by a homegrown dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the Pies for Guys Auction at… Continue Reading

Working to protect Rock Creek

Working to protect Rock Creek

SHERIDAN — As part of its efforts to protect wildlands for the future, Wyoming Wilderness Association started its Youth Ambassadors for Wilderness program. Program organizer Heidi Davidson said kids take for granted having the Bighorn Mountains in their backyard. WWA provides new perspectives for them, which helps them find their connection with the wildlands through… Continue Reading

BHHS makes Newsweek list for 2nd year

BIG HORN — For the second year in a row Big Horn High School has ranked on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top High Schools 2016. Also for the second year, Big Horn was the only Wyoming high school included on the list. According to a press release from the school district, Newsweek ranked schools based… Continue Reading

Groups collaborate on ways to help service members

Groups collaborate on ways to help service members

SHERIDAN — The sight of business cards being distributed between health care professionals and nonprofit organization leaders looked good to Jim Williams. The Family Assistance Center coordinator at Human Resources Consulting, Inc. said he was thrilled with the approximately 30 people who networked and spoke about problems and solutions concerning issues facing veterans and active… Continue Reading

New Faces — Aug. 19, 2016

Kinley Renae Patterson Kinley Renae Patterson was born Aug. 9, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Alex and Brittany Patterson of Sheridan and sister Haylie. Her grandparents are Kimberly and Doug Meier of Sheridan; Bill Harnish of Sheridan; and Robert and Marilyn Patterson of Greybull.… Continue Reading

Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest set for Aug. 27

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Suds n’ Spurs” Brewfest will take place Aug. 27 in Whitney Commons. The event will include beer sampling, live music and a variety of food vendors. Unlimited beer sampling from more than 15 different craft brewers will be available. Those planning to attend can park near Whitney… Continue Reading

Child Development Center to offer free screenings

SHERIDAN — The Child Development Center Region II will offer free developmental screenings in coming weeks. Appointments for children ages 9 months through 2 years can be made for Aug. 26, Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. Appointments for children ages 3 through 5 years old can be made for Aug. 16, Aug. 25, Sept. 6… Continue Reading

Story Days set for next weekend

STORY — The annual Story Days events will take place Aug. 26-28. Opening day will be Aug. 26 and will include a Dutch oven cook-off, Dutch oven demonstration, a silent auction at the Story Woman’s Club, and music at the Wagon Box and Story Store. Events Aug. 27 will include the annual firefighters’ breakfast, a… Continue Reading

Voter turnout for primary highest since 2004

Voter turnout for primary highest since 2004

SHERIDAN — More people showed up at the polls in this year’s primary election, including 1,396 individuals locally who voted early through absentee ballots. According to the Sheridan County Election Office, approximately 12,080 individuals were registered to vote Tuesday and 6,801 cast ballots. That means voter turnout was more than 56 percent. Though, the total… Continue Reading

SCSD1 staff, teachers moving into new school

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Elementary and Sheridan County School District 1 staff are putting the final touches on the new elementary school. At the SCSD1 board meeting this week, board members and staff discussed at length their process for setting up the new elementary school. All of the furniture and school materials have been moved… Continue Reading

SPD seeks to curb drunken driving

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department recently announced a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunken drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. During this period, SPD officers will show zero tolerance for drunken driving. There… Continue Reading

Commissioners issue land permits

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners took care of a few pending permit applications at its Tuesday board meeting. The board unanimously approved a conditional use permit to set up a new taxidermy business. The CUP, filed by Nathan and Shauna Winterland, will be used to build Winterland Taxidermy off at 821 Dietz Beatty Gulch… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council recognizes Caywood for service

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members recognized Terry Caywood for his contribution of 26 years of service with the volunteer fire department at their meeting Wednesday. “Your dedication as a volunteer is an inspiration to us all,” Councilor Eric Lofgren said. “We sincerely appreciate your effort in helping make the Dayton volunteer department what it… Continue Reading

SPD opens enrollment for bow hunting in city

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department will again implement the city’s deer management plan in conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. All parties interested in bow hunting during the 2016 hunting season within the city limits must first register with the SPD or on SPD’s website. The deer management plan allows individuals to… Continue Reading

NWCCD discusses building projects

SHERIDAN — School is just around the corner, and staff at the Northern Wyoming Community College District are already gearing up for the 2016-17 year. A slew of buildings are opening up this year, NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young told board members at a Wednesday meeting. Among the most recent completions is the Whitney Center… Continue Reading

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