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Speakers to discuss estate, personal planning Tuesday

May 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host “The Conversation — Important Information to share with those you love…” the next presentation in the “When I’m Sixty-Four or more?” series tomorrow. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. guest speakers John Araas and Stella Montano will answer questions like “When do I need a Power of Attorney?” and “How Read More

Arvada-Clearmont schools to host concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary, Clearmont Elementary, Arvada-Clearmont Junior High and A-C High School will host a spring K-12 concert on Thursday. “100+ years of American Music” will include selections from different genres in America such as campfire songs, ‘70s chart toppers, movie soundtrack music and more. Student artwork from the year will be on Read More

‘Rake and Run’ set for this Wed.

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Wyoming, in partnership with the city of Sheridan Parks and Recreation, is participating in the first annual “Rake and Run” this Wednesday. The group participants and staff will be providing lawn beautification and spring cleanup assistance to 11 families throughout Sheridan who are either low income Read More

Landon’s hosting annual Ladies Night tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting their annual Ladies Night tomorrow. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to create containers and Janelle Gray will offer a demonstration on how best to choose the perfect plants for your containers as well as planting instructions. Pots can be brought from home or Read More

Wyoming Game and Fish hosting open house Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Region is hosting an open house on Wednesday. From 3-5 p.m. at the WGFD office, public input is requested on the proposed 2014 gray wolf hunting seasons, changes to license issuance and hunter safety regulations. Comments on all the proposed regulations can be made at open houses, Read More

Rocky Mountain Power to use helicopters to inspect power lines

SHERIDAN — County residents might notice some low-flying helicopters this week. Rocky Mountain Power has contracted helicopters to patrol power lines for routine inspection. RMP Spokesperson Margaret Oler said the inspections will occur throughout the week. “They may hover close to the lines and occasionally, people just taking a glance might fear something is wrong,” Read More

Jobs, wages on the rise in heridan County

SHERIDAN — Jobs and wages are on the rise in Sheridan County. The Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section released data last week that shows both grew faster than their five-year average in the third quarter of 2013. Weekly wages in Sheridan County went from $701 in the previous year to $707. The Read More

Sheridan man treks 750 miles, plans more

SHERIDAN — It’s billed as “a group of friends who show up to ride on a given day” — which might be a bit of an understatement. For most people, a friendly group bike ride means tootling around town on cruisers or maybe a fast spin to Big Horn and back or some singletrack in Read More

Mr. Wiest goes to Washington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s own Milton “Mick” Wiest, language arts teacher at Fort Mackenzie High School and 2014 Wyoming State Teacher of the Year, returned Friday night from a week of honor and work in Washington, D.C., in which he met several influential educators, legislators and humanitarians, including President Barack Obama. At the surface, the purpose Read More

Free series of workshops at the library Thursday

May 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is hosting a series of free workshops at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The final event in “Productive Landscapes” will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. as Scott Hininger from the University of Wyoming Extension presents a program on energy conservation titled “Exploring Energy Efficiencies Read More

Dougherty named as finalist for Presidential Scholars Program

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Gretchen Dougherty has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,000 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities. Final selection of the scholars will be Read More

First Baptist Church hosting concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Artists of the Piatigorsky Foundation out of New York will perform a classical music concert at the First Baptist Church on Thursday. Award winning singer Katie Calcamuggi, a mezzo-soprano, and John Elam on piano will perform at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to all members of the community thanks to Read More

DSA hosting ‘Main Street 101’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is hosting “Main Street 101” on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon. The training course will go over the “Main Street Four-Point Approach” aimed at assisting businesses, property owners, future property owners and volunteers. The training is free and open to all but reservations are requested. For more information Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present their next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. This month’s presenting artists are fiction writer Glendaliz Camacho, painter Erika Diehl, memoir writer Grace Lee and a collaboration of three artists — John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zachary Culler — who work together in the fields of sculpture, site-specific Read More

Former resident’s art heading to Washington, D.C.

SHERIDAN — The art of a former Sheridan resident is headed to Washington, D.C. Heidi Heuerman submitted a piece in a Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored contest titled “Honoring our Heritage: Art Through the Ages.” Though she was living in Missouri at the time, she submitted the piece representing her old DAR chapter in Read More

Horses? Post-its? Time for pranks nears

SHERIDAN — Graduation time is upon us and as teachers prepare for final exams, stores stock up on congratulatory cards and parents purchase caps and gowns, some graduating seniors have something a little — tiny — bit more mischievous on their minds. Whether rounding up the horses, purchasing thousands of Post-It notes or plotting furniture Read More

City crunching numbers for FY2015 budget

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is cautiously optimistic as it heads into its season of budget work sessions and preparation of the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. The new fiscal year will begin July 1. The two-part budget, which includes an 8 mill levy and the budget itself, will be adopted by City Council at its Read More

Maier, Rolston announce re-election bids

SHERIDAN — Two more elected officials have announced their intentions to run for re-election this fall — County Commissioners Bob Rolston and Steve Maier. Rolston was first elected to the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners in 2006 and is currently in his second term. “It has been a pleasure serving the residents of Sheridan Read More

Ticket to ride

SHERIDAN — In most circumstances, beer drinking and bikes is not a suggested mix. However, next Saturday, the two will be safely paired for a fun afternoon of celebrating bikes and bike culture in downtown Sheridan. The Freedom Machine Vintage Bike and Art Show will make its debut May 10 at 50 N. Main St. Read More

Kraft’s Jewelry celebrates 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — A staple business on Sheridan’s Main Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday. Kraft’s Fine Jewelry has been operated in the same location and by the same family for the entirety of its tenure. Richard Kraft, 82, grew up in Wisconsin and was trained as a watchmaker in Illinios. He and his Read More

Work on Little Goose Bridge to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced this week that the contractor S&S Builders of Gillette will begin a bridge deck rehabilitation project on the Little Goose Bridge located on Coffeen Avenue just down the street from the old JB’s Restaurant building. Work will begin on Monday and is expected to last for six Read More

City Council votes on second reading for property annexation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted on the second of three necessary readings to approve the annexation of a property on the east side of the city Wednesday. The property is located at the corner of KROE Lane and East Ridge Road and consists of 2.23 acres on which a FedEx sorting and distribution Read More

City discusses changes to 1-Cent tax distribution

SHERIDAN — City councilors have held two listening sessions this week to discuss Sheridan County’s Optional One-Cent Sales Tax, which is up for renewal in November. The sessions have been informal gatherings in which councilors interact with residents to gauge support for the tax and discuss ideas for its use in coming years, if it is Read More

After battle with cancer, family pushes awareness

SHERIDAN — Ken Mellinger was a young man when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Approximately six in 10 cases are diagnosed in men ages 65 and older and the average age at the time of diagnosis is 66. Mellinger was 46 at the time of his diagnosis Read More

Rep. Rosie Berger announces bid for re-election

BIG HORN — Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, announced this week that she will seek re-election to represent House District 51 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Berger said her agenda centers around low taxes, tight budgets and pro-community decisions. “For me, serving as a representative is all about people: families, seniors, young people, children. Read More

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