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SHS student earns Daniels Fund Scholarship

March 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — One Sheridan County student was recently named a Daniels Fund Scholar alongside 238 other high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Sheridan High School’s Anne Jane Lynam was on the list of students whose exceptional character, leadership and commitment to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Read More

Fire weather watch in effect Tuesday, Wednesday

March 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — High winds, record high temperatures and low relative humidities combined Saturday to create an environment perfect for wildfires and forecasters at the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, are warning that Tuesday and Wednesday may bring more of the same. Nearly every fire department throughout Sheridan County responded to at least one Read More

Law enforcement: ‘Ghost cars’ help ease traffic issues

SHERIDAN — Ghosts are normally thought to haunt cemeteries or old buildings, not busy intersections in broad daylight. But, local law enforcement officers say unmanned, marked police vehicles — known in police jargon as “ghost cars” — can help slow traffic and increase safety. Earlier this month, the Ranchester Town Council decided to place an Read More

Patton expected home Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, will transfer to Sheridan Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning. Patton’s son, Jack, said the legislator continues to recover from a respiratory infection doctors call acute respiratory distress syndrome and will remain in the hospital for the foreseeable future. “His rehabilitation will be controlled by the recovery of his lungs,” Jack Read More

SCSD2 teachers 5th highest paid in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The state of Wyoming is known to invest significant amounts of money in education, from the Hathaway Scholarship assisting Wyoming’s high schoolers in attaining a college degree to using energy monies and other surpluses to fund K-12 education at substantial rates and more. With high state income, low state debt and smaller populations, Read More

Mini-bus named finalist for Agency of the Year

SHERIDAN — For the second time in three years, Sheridan’s mini-bus public transportation service has been named as a finalist for Agency of the Year by the Wyoming Public Transit Association. “I was surprised and honored to get the nomination,” Director of Transportation for Sheridan Steve Ainslie said. “It comes from recommendations from Wyoming Department Read More

Archaeological Society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau Read More

Wind Ensemble to perform Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College/Community Wind Ensemble will perform a concert, “Pneumatic Portal: ‘P’ Music,” Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The ensemble will be playing “Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo” (Malcolm Arnold, 1963); “Pageant” (Vincent Persichetti, 1954); “Paper Cut” (Alex Shapiro, 2010); “Pathfinder of Panama” (John Philip Sousa, Read More

Fires fill Sheridan area skies with smoke

March 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — While high wind and high fire danger warnings cautioned area residents against any burning Saturday, at least two private attempts to burn fields and brush piles in the Sheridan area got out of control and kept firefighters busy throughout the day. Crews from Sheridan Fire-Rescue, the U.S. Forest Service and nearly all of the volunteer districts Read More

Agendas March 28, 2015

March 27, 2015

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Second floor commissioners board room Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes — March 5 • Matters from the public (items not on agenda) • New business 1. Read More

More than your typical Easter egg: Sheridan resident creates traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs

SHERIDAN — Traditionally, Ukrainian women prepared themselves for Pysanky decorating by purifying their spiritual state of mind for the entire day prior — living peacefully, avoiding gossip, being patient with family and preparing a fine dinner. Today, if you want to partake in the art of Easter egg dyeing, you probably just boil some eggs Read More

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022

A project with a noble mission: Children’s Justice Project focuses on children in need

SHERIDAN — Abuse and neglect can be overwhelming ordeals for a child, made more difficult by an arduous journey through the court system on the way to stability. The Children’s Justice Project is the Wyoming Supreme Court’s way of making that journey a little easier to travel. The Wyoming Supreme Court started the CJP in Read More

Musician earns metal fans’ dream: Contest win gives Luckie chance of a lifetime

SHERIDAN — Since its inception in the early 1980s, metal band Megadeth has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and played thousands of sold-out shows in front of millions of fans. Back in the ‘90s, Shane Luckie was just another fan. The Sheridan native, then 17 years old, watched the band perform in Billings, Read More

AAUW panel to highlight contributions over 100 years

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Branch of the American Association of University Women and First Interstate Bank invite the public to view six creative panels highlighting the involvement of the branch’s contributions over the past 100 years and current AAUW programs. See all of the creative panels and meet members of AAUW, to learn about how Read More

Little Bighorn Battlefield spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Wednesday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 25. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument and the visitor center/museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and Read More

FAB conference tickets on sale

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner Read More

USFS to hold open house Thursday

SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house Thursday from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth. The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan. Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Read More

Trail End Museum to open for spring season

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Museum at Kendrick Mansion will open April 1 for the spring season. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. daily. Summer hours for the museum will begin June 1. The Trail End Museum is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For additional information, see trailend.com or call 674-4589.

Getting to know your ‘everyday’ neighbors

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, a town of just over 17,000 and a county of not quite twice that, you see a lot of familiar faces from day-to-day. While some names are more familiar than others — making appearances in headlines or throughout history — there are people you see out and about every day but Read More

City gearing up for summer projects

SHERIDAN — Road and utility reconstruction, new street striping and material recycling are just some of the summer construction projects planned by the city of Sheridan in 2015. Road reconstruction The largest project, at least in terms of expense, planned for this summer is Phase 3 of the Wyoming Avenue and Park Street reconstruction, City Read More

Blacksmiths gather to share tips, knowledge

SHERIDAN — David Osmundsen drops a 4-foot piece of mild steel into the burning embers of the forge in Duane Bomar’s shop. Within seconds, the end of the steel turns into a fluorescent orange as it sizzles at a blazing 1,900 degrees. That’s when the magic happens. Osmundsen lays the scorching hot end of the Read More

Sheridan man faces 47 to life for alleged attorney’s office arson

SHERIDAN — When Judge John Fenn sentenced Joel Scott Elliott, 37, to a split sentence earlier this month, he commented that Elliott was not typical of defendants he saw in his courtroom. Elliot had a reputation for working hard, a degree in engineering from Black Hills State College and no significant criminal history. Fenn reminded Read More

4 SC students elected as Student Senate officials

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan College students have been elected by their peers to serve as Student Senate officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Deneese Stone will serve as Student Senate president. Stone, of Lusk, is studying criminal justice and psychology. Vice president will be Jeannie Jex of Evanston, who is studying culinary arts and hospitality. Read More

Land’s End concert to be held on Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council in collaboration with the First Baptist Church will host a concert by Land’s End on Thursday at the church. Land’s End is Canada’s premier classical chamber ensemble and will be joined by WYO Theater Executive Director Gerard Gibbs on oboe and Marcin Swoboda on viola. A pre-concert talk will Read More

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