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Lecture to feature most spectacular species

September 24, 2014

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

Changing seasons

September 23, 2014

A cluster of trees turn color on the land adjacent to Steamboat Point Sunday evening near Highway 14 west of  Dayton. The foliage in the Bighorn Mountains has been showing fall colors despite damage from snowfall earlier this month.

WGFD seeking information on mule deer poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the wanton destruction of three mule deer bucks in northwest Sheridan County. The mule deer were killed on the Sheeley Ranch about five miles north of Dayton sometime late Sept. 15 or early Sept. 16. Sheridan Game Warden Bruce Scigliano and Dayton Game Read More

Work needed on county attorney’s office after arson starts today

SHERIDAN — County commissioners signed an agreement Monday with O’Dell Construction to renovate the Sheridan County attorney’s office located at 148 S. Brooks St. The building was severely damaged in an early morning fire June 4. Work was set to begin today after a preconstruction meeting. County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said the house has been Read More

Ready to hunt? Hunter Mentor Program offers chance to try sport

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s edition of the week-long hunter education course administered by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department started yesterday. If you were unable to enroll in the fully booked class — or 15 hours in a classroom didn’t work with your schedule — there are still ways for you to meet your state-mandated hunter Read More

Student News Sept. 23, 2014

26 graduate from Leadership Sheridan County SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the graduates of its 21st annual Leadership Sheridan County program, a nine-month course on leadership development and community education in Sheridan County. The 26 members of the  Class of 2014, whose graduation ceremony was held at the Read More

Rib and Chop honors ‘Best in Class’

SHERIDAN— The Rib and Chop House in Sheridan is taking nominations for “Best in Class,” a local teacher award. The winner will receive $1,000 from Wyoming Rib and Chop House to purchase classroom supplies. Nominations are now open on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Interested community members can fill out an online form to nominate their Read More

FAB Women’s Conference set for this weekend

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

Wednesdays Events Sept. 23, 2014

• 2-6:30 p.m. Blood drive, Tongue River Valley Community Center, 411 Dayton St. • 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Your Government-Your Legislators” lecture series, Whitney Presentation Hall, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 7 p.m. Science Museum lecture, “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” Mohns Science Center, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

‘Drug take back’ scheduled for Saturday 

WYOMING — A drug “DEA Take Back” day is scheduled across the nation for Saturday, and the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding Wyoming residents that medications can sometimes be donated to help others. The department’s Medication Donation Program accepts most unused, in-date, sealed medications, but cannot accept or dispose of controlled substances, such as Read More

Fall Fly fishers enjoy autumn day on the water

September 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — A breeze laced with autumn chill rustles leaves blushing yellow along the banks of Piney Creek south of Sheridan. Dots of red foliage flash through the leaves like beacons catching one’s attention again, and again. Rays of sunlight refract in the ripples of the creek, scattering across the cool water like glitter spilled on Read More

Gap exists in view of state education system

SHERIDAN — There is a disparity in Wyoming between how K-12 school- and district-level administrators, teachers, school board members and local or state elected officials view the current state of our K-12 education system and how parents, business representatives, higher education leaders and general taxpayers view it. At least that is what a recent study Read More

Trail End State Historic Site participating in Museum Day Live!

SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual “Museum Day Live!” nationwide event. “Museum Day Live!” offers free admission with a ticket to participating museums or cultural institutions. Tickets are now available to download at Read More

Gentle yoga class set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next balance and movement with gentle yoga class with Cindy Baker is scheduled for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body Read More

Officials remind residents they can donate medications

WYOMING — While a drug “Take Back” day is scheduled across the nation for Saturday, Wyoming Department of Health officials are reminding Wyoming residents that medications can sometimes be donated to help others. The department’s Medication Donation Program accepts most unused, in-date, sealed medications, but cannot accept or dispose of controlled substances, such as medications Read More

Presbyterian Women holding annual rummage sale this weekend

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 Colonial Drive and all proceeds will benefit Read More

Library to host program on ‘Riders on the Orphan Trains’

SHERIDAN — Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929, more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and Read More

Expo offers tips, resources to deal with aspects of aging

September 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — They call it Rodeo Week Phenomenon, and it has nothing to do with seeing an exorbitant amount of cowboy hats in a few days time. “We have a little phenomenon we call the Rodeo Week Phenomenon, or at the holidays, when the adult children come back to town to visit their parents and Read More

Ceballos: Stop arguing about education and start educating

SHERIDAN — Democrat Mike Ceballos is running for state superintendent of public instruction and though he spent his early life surrounded by education, he says the fact that he has yet to work directly in the field is one of the things that is resonating the strongest with some of his supporters. Ceballos grew up Read More

Local Events Sept. 20, 2014

Sunday • 8 a.m. Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association free day at the range, 5 Coyote Lane. • 1-5 p.m. Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance, Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. Monday  No events scheduled.

Local Briefs Sept. 20, 2014

Polka Club dance Sunday SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will play at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome to attend the dance. For additional information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Black Tooth hosting women’s roller Read More

Urban, The Band Perry, Keith to perform in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Trails End Concert Park has announced a portion of the lineup for the 2015 Big Horn Mountain USA concert. June 18 will feature Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge. The Band Perry, which since 2010 has ascended to dizzying heights for hits like “If I Die Young,” will Read More

AAUW celebrates 100 years, continues battle against gender wage gap

SHERIDAN — Less than 90 years ago in Sheridan, it was illegal for women to be downtown alone. In Montana, it was illegal for unmarried women to fish alone. Women have come a long way in just under 100 years. Strides for women’s equality rights have been made by many groups, but there is one Read More

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