Local News

SCSD3 hears pitch from virtual school program developer

September 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Administrators at Sheridan County School District 3 have begun discussions on releasing a new virtual school program that would be locally driven but available statewide. Jodi Ibach of Sheridan presented a teacher-led and student-centered, competency based learning program to the board of trustees Wednesday night during the board’s work session. Ibach, a former Read More

Burgess announces intent to run as Independent for HD30

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Val Burgess recently announced her intentions to run as an Independent for the House District 30 seat this fall. She’ll face Republican candidate Mark Jennings, who ousted current HD30 Rep. Kathy Coleman in the August primary. In a press release sent out Wednesday, Burgess said she is running for the seat Read More

Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue hosting Paws for a Cause Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is hosting Paws for a Cause on Saturday. This is a fun run or walk to benefit animals in need. It will be held at the Powder Horn Golf Community. At 8:30 a.m. there will be 5k and 10k runs, and 1k and 3k walks. It is Read More

CVC planning second annual early childhood symposium

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced plans to host the second annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood.” Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19-20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium Read More

Friday Events Sept. 11, 2014

• All day, A Place of Wholeness Retreat, HF Bar Ranch • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Born in a Barn creative trade show, Kinnison Ranch, 415 US Highway 14 East, $10 • 6 p.m. All Nations Indian Relay Championships, Sheridan County Fairgrounds, $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger • 6 p.m. Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 11, 2014

Craft Brothers to perform in Dayton DAYTON — The Craft Brothers will perform a concert Friday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton. The concert was originally scheduled to be held outside at the park, but event organizers moved it indoors due to predictions of inclement weather. The event will be held from Read More

WDE: Lack of participation in standards review surprising

September 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The window for public comment on the State Board of Education chapter 10 content and performance standards will close tomorrow, and the WDE has been trying, and struggling, to get public feedback. At its April 11 meeting, the board approved for public comment new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical Read More

What about my garden?

SHERIDAN — The predicted snow and freezing temperatures no doubt have gardeners around the region trying to decide the best course of action to protect their veggies and other crops that they’ve babied along all summer. UW Extension Agent Scott Hininger said measures to protect gardens come down to personal preference, but he did recommend Read More

Is Sheridan in for a repeat performance? Area could get several inches of snow

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for Sheridan County and the Bighorn Mountains from Wednesday evening into Thursday afternoon. Nighttime lows will dip below freezing through Friday night and an estimated 3-6 inches of wet, heavy snow may accumulate in the region. Meteorologist Brian Tesar, Read More

Craft Brothers to perform in Dayton

DAYTON — The Craft Brothers will perform a concert Friday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. and will include live music, food and drinks. Organizers suggest you bring your own beverages, or pop and water will be for sale. For more information call Erin Read More

Jenkins to discuss world’s oldest skiing culture

SHERIDAN — National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. A writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, Jenkins lived and hunted with tribal members in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains, Read More

Sept. 10, 2014 Local Events

• 7:50 a.m. 9/11 ceremony, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, 151 S. Scott St. • 1-5 p.m. Grant Writing Workshop, room 159, Whitney Building, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 3-7 p.m. Born in a Barn creative trade show preview, Kinnison Ranch, 415 US Highway 14 East, $10 • 5-7 p.m. Sheridan Farmers Market, Grinnell Plaza • 6 Read More

Sept. 10, 2014 Local Briefs

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 7:58 a.m. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will be host a remembrance ceremony for those who were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2001. The department has invited all local law enforcement, Read More

Dayton officials launch development of properties near Scott Park

September 9, 2014

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council approved two expenditures Monday that will launch development of property near Scott Bicentennial Park on Broadway Avenue that was recently purchased by the town to provide more parking and, potentially, more green space. The property consists of two lots near the entrance of the park that are occupied Read More

Are students going hungry?

SHERIDAN — With the recent announcement from Sheridan County School District 1 that officials have withdrawn their secondary schools from the National School Lunch Program in favor of locally sourced foods and higher calorie counts, many students, parents and community members in SCSD2 have been questioning why their schools, particularly Sheridan High School, have not Read More

SCSD2 enrollment up; staff considers ways to solve water problem at Coffeen school

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is 10 days into the 2014-15 school year and numbers show that enrollment districtwide is up, again. Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults reported that total elementary enrollment was up 93 students from last year including the largest kindergarten class yet, which is up 35 students from 2013. Read More

A Place of Wholeness retreat set for this weekend at HF Bar

SHERIDAN — A Place of Wholeness will hold its 11th annual retreat at HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring, Wyoming. Friday through Sunday, the theme for this year will focus on the heart, lungs, cardiovascular and pulmonary health as well as lung and breast cancer. Dr. Mark McGinley will join Dr. Vivek Shanbhag in presenting information Read More

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host 9/11 remembrance event

SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 7:58 a.m. the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will be hosting a remembrance ceremony for those that were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2001. We have invited all local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other Read More

Vend or space, child care, tickets available for FAB

SHERIDAN — With the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference just three weeks away, organizers continue to confirm session speakers, recruit vendors and sell tickets for the event set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. Sessions are scheduled to include a range of topics, including self-defense, building a business, making the move to leadership, investing Read More

Bigelow to host grant-writing workshops

SHERIDAN — Dr. Susan Bigelow will present a workshop for grant writers Thursday at Sheridan College. Bigelow is vice president of external relations and economic development for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. She will present from 1-5 p.m. inside the Whitney Building, room 168. The cost is $20 per person. The presentation is presented Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 9, 2014

All Nations Indian Relay Championships Friday-Sunday SHERIDAN — The All Nations Indian Relay Championships will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds starting Friday. More than 30 Native American relay teams from the Arapaho, Blackfeet, Colville, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Omak, Shoshone and other nations will be competing. On Friday and Saturday, the events begin at Read More

Dayton Mercantile gets new start

DAYTON — Owners Craig and Elaine Stevens have breathed new life into the Dayton Mercantile. They bought the historic building last September, and moved from Cheyenne to open it on June 30. They originally just bought the building as a residence, but once they moved here and learned the history of the building, along with Read More

Crews respond to three fires near Port of Entry

September 8, 2014

RANCHESTER — Three fire departments responded to three separate wildland grass fires that burned approximately 41 acres near the Port of Entry on Interstate 90 Sunday. Crews worked approximately four hours to knock the fires down. The cause of the fires is still under investigation. Tongue River Fire Chief Donnie Dobrenz said the call came Read More

Police make additional arrests in kidnapping case

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department arrested Aaron Andrew Arnold, 30, of Sheridan on Friday on additional charges stemming from an incident in which he’s accused of beating his wife and trying to force her to fly to Arizona. Arnold was charged with aggravated assault and battery and released on a $10,000 cash bond late Read More

Campus center open house set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold an open house on Wednesday inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., college officials are encouraging the public to tour the new facility. There will be free food samples from 2-4 p.m. Highlights of the campus center include a student lounge with flexible seating, bleacher-style Read More

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