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‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday. Peter Lecholat of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk for July. Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m. For more information call Ariel… Continue Reading

Beds Along the Bighorns set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Bed races will take place down Main Street on Friday at 9 a.m. The six-person teams from different businesses and organizations will race with decorated beds for the grand prize. The entry fee is $45 per team. For more information and to register a team call Jim Schellinger at 672-7421. Continue Reading

Sneakers and Spurs run returns Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Rodeo Week 5K run or 1.5-mile walk will take place Friday at 8 a.m. on Grinnell and Main streets. Participants can pre-register at The Sport Stop or Foot of the Bighorns or from 7-7:30 a.m. on race day. The cost is $20 if registered by 5 p.m. on Wednesday or $25… Continue Reading

Reports — July 11, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 8:56 a.m. • Carbon monoxide check, 1700 block Pond View Court, 11:23 a.m. • Assist agency, grass fire, Beatty Spur Road, 4 p.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 4:54 p.m. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 2000 block South Sheridan Avenue,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials looking ahead to new strategic plan

SHERIDAN — From its schools being named as the top in the state by Newsweek to ranking high in Wyoming test scores, Sheridan County School District 1 officials feel they have positioned the district as one of the more successful in the state. But there is always room to improve. SCSD1 officials will look toward adopting… Continue Reading

Applications for Sen. Enzi’s fall internship due July 15

SHERIDAN — Applications for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s fall internship are due July 15 at midnight. Applicants must be at least sophomore standing in an accredited university with a 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to students from Wyoming or those studying in Wyoming. To apply for the internship go to and click on apply… Continue Reading

Volunteer fire districts to lose some funding

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County officials predict a 12 percent drop in sales tax revenues in the new fiscal year, which started July 1, volunteer fire departments in the county will see a larger reduction in the funding they receive from the county. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said Thursday that all of the… Continue Reading

SkillsUSA director to be replaced by organization

By Kristine Galloway Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE — Members of SkillsUSA and their advisers across Wyoming are worried about the future of the organization in the state. That’s after the Wyoming Department of Education announced in June that it would not grant the director’s contract to Toni Decklever, who served as the state SkillsUSA director… Continue Reading

State committee looks for fixes to Title 25 issues

By Matt Murphy Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE  — Wyoming is still wrestling with how to pay for rising costs for court-ordered mental health and substance abuse services while still providing for those who need help. The issue was discussed at a Thursday meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Subcommittee on Title 25 Issues. The subcommittee is… Continue Reading

Agendas — July 9, 2016

Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors 4 p.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room Cottonwood building • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Contracts/requests A. WY Game and Fish Grant Cooperative Agreement • WY Dept of Agriculture Grant Extension Amendment • Approval of minutes from June 14, 2016 • Financial A. Monthly budget report… Continue Reading

UW announces Spring Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently released the list of students named to the Spring Provost’s Honor Roll. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least six credit hours but fewer than 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizing ‘Blazing a Trail’ photo contest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is putting together a calendar of the communities’ photos. This year’s photo subject matter is any person 60 years or older and their adventurous side. Participants are encouraged to send a maximum of two photos of individuals engaging in adventures, life’s possibilities or helping others. The person 60 years… Continue Reading

Free photography workshop set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a free photography workshop on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the WGFD regional office. Jessica Grant, a photography intern with the WGFD, will teach the workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera. To register for this event, email Jessica Grant at Continue Reading

Mayoral candidate addresses criminal record

SHERIDAN — Jacob Martin, a candidate seeking the office of Sheridan mayor, addressed his criminal record and said he believes it will be a strength, not a weakness in his campaign. “…I would like to make it clear I consider my past one of my biggest advantages,” Martin said in an email to The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Yale, UW students explore Bighorns

Yale, UW students explore Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Dr. Charlie Bettigole, program director for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has run a capstone graduate-level class at the Northern Wyoming Community College District Spear-O Mountain Campus this week. At the culmination of the course, Bettigole and his students have invited the public to Spear-O to… Continue Reading

Bond set at $5K cash for man accused of strangulation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff on Tuesday maintained a $5,000 cash bond for a Sheridan man accused of strangulation of a household member. Michael Sanchez, born in 1972, faces one charge of felony strangulation, which carries a penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. According to court… Continue Reading

Ranchester town councilors focused on old business Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council held a workshop before its regular meeting on Tuesday to continue discussion about paving Mobile Drive, Mobile Circle and H Street. During the workshop, engineering options were outlined. Topics included addressing the sewer lines, drainage, road width, curb and gutter needs, and the amount of paving that will have to… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Juried photography show reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A reception and awards ceremony for the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s second annual Juried Photography Show will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For more information, contact the… Continue Reading

Second Chance Cat Rescue participates in ‘Saving Pets Challenge’

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue has joined a fundraising campaign for organizations focused on reducing shelter euthanasia, “Saving Pets Challenge.” The nonprofit is competing for more than $150,000 in grants for innovative programs that expand lifesaving capacity in communities. The Saving Pets Challenge launched on July 5 and runs through Aug. 4 at… Continue Reading

Reports — July 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 11:09 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block West Fifth Street, 4:03 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Medical, 2100 block Dana Avenue, 9:12 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No… Continue Reading

Brinton plans for education center expansion

Brinton plans for education center expansion

SHERIDAN — Growth at The Brinton Museum continues as plans for an expanded educational center get underway. The new educational center will include a more than 6,000-square-foot expansion to the old museum reception gallery. The estimated cost for the building will exceed $3 million. The Brinton leadership is now in the process of fundraising for… Continue Reading

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