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Sheridan birders are keeping count

December 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan may be going to the birds — and that’s a good thing for several groups in town that want to preserve, enhance and enjoy bird populations in the area for centuries to come. Within the last several months, several efforts have placed Sheridan County’s feathered friends center stage in a variety of ways Read More

Man transported to hospital, gun shot wound

SHERIDAN — Requesting that the trauma unit be waiting at the emergency room, Rocky Mountain Ambulance transported a 45-year-old man to Sheridan Memorial Hospital Monday morning after receiving a call that the man had a gunshot wound. Emergency crews responded to the call just before 11 a.m. to meet a vehicle bringing the man from Read More

Council honors Webster for 20 years of service

SHERIDAN — The regular City Council meeting Monday night at City Hall was the last such meeting for a longtime representative and supporter of the City of Sheridan. Councilor Robert Webster was honored by guests, fellow councilors and mayors current and past for his nearly 20 years of representing Ward 3 on the Council, which Read More

Toys for Tots giveaway Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Toys for Tots giveaway will be held Saturday at 151 W. Brundage St. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents must bring their photo ID and their children’s Social Security cards, proof of address and Medicaid cards or a letter from the child’s school stating they receive free or reduced lunches to Read More

Sheridan High School WATCh students donate to breast cancer awareness efforts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School WATCh (We Are the Change) students donated $215 to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation for breast cancer awareness programs. The money was raised when the students collected donations during a Pink Link Walk held during the high school’s homecoming football game in October. “These students are so generous and Read More

Brinton to host birding event Sat.

SHERIDAN — Join guest instructor Peter Lecholat for “Birding at The Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Big Horn Audubon. The museum is located Read More

Cottonwood Kitchen Shop to host cookie contest

SHERIDAN — The Cottonwood Kitchen Shop will host a holiday cookie contest Saturday. Entrants must arrange a plate with your entry of one dozen cookies. Those planning to submit entries must also attach a legible information card to the bottom of the plate that includes the name of the cookie and the contestant’s name, address, Read More

‘Shop With A Cop’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Children will have the opportunity to spend time with local police officers Saturday during “Shop With A Cop.” Members of the Sheridan Police Department will accompany children ages 4-12 on a free shopping outing at Kmart where they will get a Christmas present for their parents, along with a breakfast treat and a Read More

Wednesday Events Dec. 16, 2014

• 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., elementary school concerts, Highland Park Elementary School, 2 Mydland Road • 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sheridan Memorial Hospital health insurance enrollment presentations, conference rooms A and B, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. • 1 p.m., Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School concert, Sheridan Junior High School auditorium, Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 16, 2014

DSA promoting local shopping with event Thurs. SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee of the Downtown Sheridan Association is encouraging local shopping through the (wise) Men’s Night Out again this holiday season. The event is set for 5-8 p.m. Thursday at a variety of downtown businesses. A full list of participating businesses is available Read More

SCSD2 considering sale of Gollings work to fund SHS remodel

December 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — If you have attended a performance in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School, it is likely you have experienced the sound cutting out, lighting issues or had trouble finding an empty seat. If you are one of the 315 students enrolled in band, orchestra or choir at SHS this semester alone, Read More

VA to host town hall meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will hold a veterans town hall at 5 p.m. Thursday. The town hall is open to the public and will focus on issues facing today’s veterans. The event will be held in the Sheridan VA Medical Center auditorium. For additional information, contact the Sheridan VAMC at Read More

Easter Seals to present holiday program

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals will hold a Christmas program Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. A reception will follow the program that will include caroling and instrumental performances. For additional information, contact Brandy at 672-2816 or Rob at 751-3466. The Bethesda Worship Center is located at the old Woodland Park school, Read More

SHS takes third at Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School earned a third-place finish at the 19th annual Wyoming Academic Challenge on Dec. 6 at Sheridan College. Eighteen teams from across the state competed, with Cheyenne East High School finishing first and Big Piney High School finishing second. SHS took third with 98 points with team members Lachlan Brennan, Adam Read More

Churches to host ‘Blue Christmas’ service Wed.

SHERIDAN — Local churches are working together to host a Blue Christmas worship service Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For many, Christmas can be a painful time for a variety of reasons that can cause individuals to feel alone or blue. First Christian, Trinity Lutheran and First United Methodist churches Read More

Tickets for the 2015 Wine Fest on sale Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association announced that tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on Tuesday. The event set for March 6 at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. Two levels of tickets are available. Read More

Proposal would require kids in school at younger age

December 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — During the November conference of the Wyoming School Board Association, a resolution proposed by Sheridan County School District 2 to lower the age at which students are required to enroll in school was adopted and is now working its way toward the state Legislature. The WSBA represents the interests of its member local Read More

Water shortage: New project could provide long-term water supply

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board received initial approval Thursday for a project that could provide an efficient, cost-effective way to obtain needed long-term water supplies for the Sheridan area. The approval — which won’t be final until the Wyoming Legislature approves the Omnibus Water Bill Read More

Is fat the new winter fad? Bikes built for snow, sand finding a niche with riders

SHERIDAN — The shorter and cooler days have arrived, which for cyclists in our area, signals that it is time to swap two-wheeled transportation for four-wheeled, and that cycling season is over for another season. Or is it? In recent years, a new type of bicycle has emerged that allows cyclists to continue with their Read More

Changes in Sheridan College placement structure pays off

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s efforts to get their students in college-level English and math courses faster seems to be paying off. After piloting changes to both the placement in and the structure of developmental education, or remedial, courses last year at the college, some new initiatives were implemented this fall that officials hoped would accomplish Read More

Board approves livestock sale building to be built on fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association voted Thursday to allow fairgrounds staff to build a shed to house operations for the 4-H/FFA livestock sale held each year during the Sheridan County Fair. Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said a request to have a permanent building in which to administer the sale was mentioned at a Read More

Sweat equity: Hoffman signs on Habitat for Humanity home

SHERIDAN — Mia Hoffman left Sheridan County Title Insurance Company on Thursday with the keys to a new home and an interest-free mortgage thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Hoffman, a single mother with two teenagers and a 2-year-old son, has been living in a three-bedroom apartment. Gathered around a boardroom table in the title office, Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Dec. 13, 2014

Sunday • 1 p.m., Music by Mike Kuzara at the Big Horn Historical Society meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 S. Third St., Big Horn • 2 p.m., “Christmas at the Carriage House,” Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military • 2:45 p.m., Celebration of Life Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 13, 2014

December 12, 2014

GEAR UP welcomes family to Tuesday event SHERIDAN — Sheridan County GEAR UP students and their families are invited to Family Night at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event will include presentations, games and video clips, and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Read More

What are our water supply needs?

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press sat down with City Public Works Director Nic Bateson to discuss the area’s current water supply and future water supply needs. The discussion applied to the supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. • Where is the area’s current water supply stored? Twin Lakes, Park Reservoir and Dome Read More

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