Category Archives: Local News

Beefed up science standards move closer to adoption

Beefed up science standards move closer to adoption

SHERIDAN — The process of updating Wyoming’s K-12 science standards that started more than a year ago is approaching the finish line, and while politics in the energy-producing state has played a role from the start, many are hopeful that the proposed standards will steer students in a better direction for the future. The Wyoming… Continue Reading

Student News — March 24, 2016

Christensen named to dean’s list SHERIDAN — Shayla Christensen of Sheridan was named to the Minot State University College of Education and Health Sciences dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. Students on the list earned GPAs of 3.5-3.79 within their respective college. BHSU announces fall 2015 graduates SHERIDAN — More than 200 Black Hills… Continue Reading

Girl Scouts to sell cookies at Wal-Mart

SHERIDAN — Girl Scouts of local Troop 1404 will be at Wal-Mart on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. selling Girl Scout cookies. The girls of the Tongue River valley will dress up — Thing 1 and Thing 2, along with the Cat in the Hat might make an appearance — and… Continue Reading

SC to host Kristiansen for lecture series March 31

SHERIDAN — The next edition of the Sheridan College Faculty Lecture Series will feature Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, who will present “The thinking animal: A look at modern comparative psychology.” The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. March 31 in room W153 of the Whitney Academic Center at the college. The lecture is free and open… Continue Reading

Kinskey to seek another term in Senate District 22

SHERIDAN — Wyoming state Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, recently announced that he will seek another term representing Senate District 22, which includes Johnson County and the eastern portion of Sheridan County. “Wyoming is at a critical crossroads and this upcoming election is important to our future,” Kinskey said in a press release. “I have the… Continue Reading

Olson chosen as Jefferson Award Medallion winner

Olson chosen as  Jefferson Award Medallion winner

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Kelley Olson has been chosen as a Wyoming Jefferson Award Medallion winner. The Jefferson Awards were created in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert Taft Jr. to honor and reward community volunteers and to promote an increase in community volunteer efforts. By celebrating all of these individuals — according to… Continue Reading

Administrative assistants offered training through workforce services

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Center for Workforce and Community Education is now offering a training — Certificate of Excellence — Administrative Support Professionals — set to begin on April 2. Through the new training, individuals can learn the skills needed to successfully master a variety of administrative assistant duties, from planning meetings to creating… Continue Reading

Woman of the Year nominations open through March 31

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will return to Sheridan April 29 and will take place at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Last year’s event had more than 100 attendees for the afternoon of education, empowerment and networking. The FAB Women’s Conference will wrap up April 29 with the… Continue Reading

Chamber to host coffee at Ranchester Mercantile

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will present a Chamber Coffee on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the brand new Ranchester Mercantile in Ranchester. “Our Chamber Coffees are a great opportunity to provide businesses and residents throughout the county an opportunity to get together and talk about issues that may be… Continue Reading

Round-robin tennis tourney set for April 2-3 at PH

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn golf and tennis community, along with Sheridan High School assistant tennis coach Huntley McNab are welcoming entrees to the Spring Round Robin Open tournament the first weekend in April. There are 16 spots open for the April 2 and 3 tournament, and entries are due by end of day March… Continue Reading

City, firefighter union discuss possibility of pay increase

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan firefighter union asked the city Monday for an increase in its pay scale, but city officials said the money simply isn’t there. George Neeson, president of the Sheridan Firefighters IAFF Local 276, presented the union’s case to the city councilors at a special meeting Monday night. This is the third meeting… Continue Reading

City recycling increases 71 percent in 2014-15

SHERIDAN — Recycling in the city has increased significantly since the curbside recycling program went into place, according to city officials and consultants at the Sheridan City Council worksession Monday evening. Charles Martineau, solid waste manager for the city of Sheridan, said that recycling has increased 71 percent from 2014 to 2015 thanks to the… Continue Reading

Victor Juhasz exhibit to be featured at The Brinton Museum

Victor Juhasz exhibit to be featured at The Brinton Museum

SHERIDAN — Victor Juhasz has never been one to limit himself. The seasoned artist has done everything from political cartoons, caricatures, children’s paintings and gritty portraits. Now local residents have an opportunity to see the diversity of Juhasz’s works up close. The renowned illustrator’s paintings, drawings and books are being featured at The Brinton Museum… Continue Reading

Wyoming Supreme Court upholds ruling in favor of local rancher

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court recently upheld a 4th Judicial District Court decision that awarded a Sheridan County landowner more than $1.1 million in damages in a case against Pennaco Energy, Inc. In February 2015, a jury in 4th Judicial District Court awarded Arvada-area rancher Brett Sorenson  $1,055,982.62 for damages and $332,662.97 for attorney… Continue Reading

Learn your risk level on Diabetes Association Alert Day

SHERIDAN — Tuesday is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and area health officials want residents of Sheridan County to know their risk for diabetes and preventive steps they can take to reduce the chances of developing the disease. In the U.S. alone, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people and another 86 million Americans have prediabetes,… Continue Reading

2 students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

SHERIDAN — Chase Aplin and Molly Murphy have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Chase Aplin is the son of Maureen (Meehan) Aplin and Tom Aplin of Laguna Niguel, California, and Molly Murphy is daughter of Kate (Meehan) Murphy and Mark Murphy of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. The students are the grandchildren of Patrick and… Continue Reading

Casper College announces 2015 fall Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Casper College officials recently released the names of students who made the Dean’s Honor Roll at Casper College for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for the award, a student must have a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better. The recognition is for part-time degree seeking students (those taking six to… Continue Reading

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