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Game and Fish: Stay away from newborn wildlife

Game and Fish: Stay away from newborn wildlife

SHERIDAN— It’s springtime in Wyoming, and that means newborn wildlife. Over the next couple of weeks, antelope, white tail and mule deer will be giving birth to their young in the Sheridan area. And the Wyoming Game and Fish wants you to stay away. Bud Stewart, public information specialist with the Game and Fish office… Continue Reading

WWA to host two events June 4-5

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is encouraging area residents to get outside June 4 with a National Trails Day event. Get out in the wild and make a difference on the stewardship outing with WWA, the U.S. Forest Service and Black Mountain Nordic Club. The event will focus on trail maintenance. Check in with… Continue Reading

CHAPS seeking volunteer board members

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip equine assisted therapy is seeking volunteer board members. CHAPS is a local nonprofit committed to improving the lives of individuals with mental, emotional and physical challenges. If you can commit your time, expertise and leadership, and want to explore the opportunity, contact Spencer Kraft at 752-7550 or… Continue Reading

Holy Name gets $25,000 grant for new computers

Holy Name gets $25,000 grant for new computers

SHERIDAN— Holy Name Catholic School will supply each of its students with a personal computer starting in the fall. That’s thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Wyoming Catholic Ministries Foundation. Students in grades three and above will receive Chromebooks, while the younger grades will get tablets. They’ll be able to check out the devices… Continue Reading

New candidate announces for mayor

SHERIDAN— Add one more name to the list. Karl Mattlage, a licensed Wyoming attorney and semi-retired rancher, has announced his intention to run for mayor. That brings the total number of candidates to five: Mattlage, Robert Webster, Alex Lee, Jacob Martin and Roger Miller. Mattlage has not yet filed his paperwork with the city clerk’s office.… Continue Reading

SMH moves closer to bidding process on medical office building

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff are continuing progress on a future medical office building. At the SMH board meeting Wednesday night, Facilities Manager Rob Forester announced that the hospital will move forward with the design documents for the medical office building. The design documents are expected to be completed by August, then will be followed… Continue Reading

Brinton to open new exhibit, ‘Landscape & Beyond’

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will feature nationally-acclaimed American landscape painter Clyde Aspevig in a one-person exhibit, “Landscape & Beyond,” on display in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building’s Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery from June 5 through July 31. A reception to meet the artist is set for June 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for museum members. Known… Continue Reading

Local completes Eagle Scout project

Local completes Eagle Scout project

SHERIDAN — On May 7, Boy Scout Logan Jensen, along with help from Boy Scout Troop 210 of Sheridan and the Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited of Sheridan, erected a life jacket loan station at the Pewwee Point Boat Ramp at Tongue River Reservoir. Gary Mills from NWWU drilled holes with a bobcat to place the… Continue Reading

Chamber seeking RFPs for Ignite conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its second annual Ignite Your Business Conference, a one-day intensive training for businesses and employees to be held Oct. 18 at Sheridan College. The Business Retention and Expansion committee is currently accepting proposals to be a trainer at the conference. All proposals are due… Continue Reading

Hoop Jam set for June 4-5

SHERIDAN — The annual Hoop Jam is set for June 4-5 at Sheridan High School. The three-on-three street basketball tournament provides a wholesome and entertaining two-day event for the whole family. Approximately 18 courts and 800 participants of all ages from all over the region will join the fun. A minimum of four basketball games… Continue Reading

Longtime librarian retires from Meadowlark Elementary

Longtime librarian retires from Meadowlark Elementary

SHERIDAN — The library at Meadowlark Elementary is constantly changing. One month, there will be decorations of dinosaurs, complete with a replica of Fred Flintstone’s car. Another month, there will be old military uniforms in the front of the room and history books on past American wars. Decorating the library has always been a passion… Continue Reading

Man gets 4 years probation for sex with minor

SHERIDAN— Sascha Hess, 24, will serve four years of probation and undergo a psychosexual evaluation for having sex with a 15-year-old when he was 23. Hess, who has already served 219 days in jail for the offense, pleaded guilty to third degree sexual abuse of a minor, which is punishable by up to 15 years… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity invites volunteers for Women Build event

SHERIDAN – Women in the Sheridan community are invited to volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women Build event June 11. The project, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, aims to address the need for affordable housing. Local volunteers will help build at 1790 Willow Trail in the Poplar Grove subdivision. This home is being built… Continue Reading

Boyer, Jones to wed

Boyer, Jones to wed

SHERIDAN — Molly Elizabeth Boyer and Bradley Richard Jones are engaged to wed Aug. 13 at The Brinton Museum. Boyer, of Sheridan, graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and health promotion from the University of Wyoming and received her license to practice as a physical therapist assistant in 2015. She attended the PTA… Continue Reading

UW nursing student recognized

SHERIDAN — Fifteen students in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing received accolades during the Convocation Nursing Awards May 13. Students in the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs who graduated were honored. The winners included a Sheridan resident. Diana Charlson, a doctoral nursing graduate from Sheridan, won the Dr. Patty Hesen… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer free entrance on Fridays

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will offer free entrance to the facility on Fridays in June, July and August. Those interested in utilizing the offer can take a group exercise class, strengthen and tone in the weight room, shoot hoops in the gyms, swim in the pool and have fun in Playland. You can… Continue Reading

SAGE Juried Art Show opens June 1

SHERIDAN — Opening day for the sixth annual SAGE National Juried Art Show will be June 1 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The show is an exhibit from artists all over the country, in any medium, on display through June 30. This year’s juror is Boston artist Vincent Crotty, who will also be giving an… Continue Reading

SheridanAires to perform at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 2 at 1:30 p.m. and June 3 at 7:15 p.m. A suggested donation of $2 per person is the cost for the June 2 show. The June 3 event will have a dinner at 6 p.m. prior to the show. The suggested… Continue Reading

SHS librarian shares love of books, tech with students

SHS librarian shares love of books, tech with students

SHERIDAN — Janet Lowman is gatekeeper at the Sheridan High School library. She greets students, helps them check out books and teaches them technology based lessons. “The library is a repository of knowledge and I know that sounds like a really made up statement, but it is this wealth of information, journey and adventure that can be… Continue Reading

U.S. 14A now open for summer travel

U.S. 14A now open for summer travel

LOVELL— The Wyoming Department of Transportation held its annual spring opening of U.S. Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell on Friday. Larry Konetzki, a WYDOT maintenance engineer in Sheridan, said the roads were clear and ready for travel. “Please drive safely and buckle up,” Konetzki said. Some roadway repairs will be completed this week… Continue Reading

Woodland Park fifth-graders go on Expedition Yellowstone

Woodland Park fifth-graders go on Expedition Yellowstone

SHERIDAN— This is the fifth year that fifth-graders from Woodland Park Elementary had the opportunity to go to Yellowstone National Park for a weekend to learn about the ecology and geology of the park. Twenty-eight children, two teachers and four parent chaperones visited Yellowstone from May 6-9. Fifth-grade teachers Jacob Muth and Sara Stevens said… Continue Reading

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