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

March 27, 2015

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

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 state FFA degree recipients

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Association recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students’ accomplishments in their supervised agriculture experience program. The Wyoming State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow on its members. When students enroll in agriculture education and FFA, they select Read More

Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

March 26, 2015

RANCHESTER — If you ask a 13-year-old to name a personal hero, would they be more likely to choose Kim Kardashian or Clara Barton? Or maybe the choice is between Tom Brady and Stephan Hawking? If they had successfully completed the Hero Fair project at Tongue River Middle School, the answers would likely be the Read More

Juvenile justice plans to review data, programs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will take time between now and the start of the next session to examine several issues concerning juvenile justice including data collection, the possible expansion of Title 14 confidentiality to municipal and circuit court, what diversion programs are successful and the expunging of juvenile records. Neal Read More

Walters-Clark ready to serve Dayton as councilor

DAYTON — Dayton’s newest Town Council member hopes to bring teamwork and experience in conflict-resolution and contracts to her newest job. Laurie Walters-Clark thought it was time to contribute to a community she’s really come to enjoy after eight years living in the town. So she decided to throw her hat into the ring when Norm Read More

McCafferty and crew filming TV pilot in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Mike McCafferty spoke at a mile a minute inside the P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe. He was going over every line, coordinating with the cameramen and extras on movements. Then the cameras started rolling. “Hello everybody, we are here at the P.O. News Cafe …” he said. Several takes and an hour and Read More

BH considers national school lunch program withdrawal

BIG HORN — According to Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith, the district has begun discussions regarding Big Horn Elementary School’s potential exit from the National School Lunch Program. At the beginning of the school year, the district announced they would be pulling their middle and high schools from the program in Read More

Health insurance navigators at SC Saturday

SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on Saturday at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have Read More

Jazz Ambassadors to give free concert at WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Jazz Ambassadors — the official touring band of the U.S. Army — will perform at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free concert will feature the 19-member ensemble formed in 1969. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements will highlight Read More

SHS orchestras to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony and Baroque orchestras will perform Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart and Brahms and the Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Weber, Elgar and Lalo. Jacob Jahiel will be featured as a soloist. In addition, Pippin Read More

SCSD1 will not have its own soccer team

March 25, 2015

BIG HORN — Despite months of discussion and planning by Sheridan County School District 1 school board trustees, athletic directors and administrators to field a home soccer team, the district will once again combine teams with Sheridan High School this season after they turned up short on players. Though early surveys of student interest showed Read More

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