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Republican Women to discuss Next Generation Science Standards

February 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County and the Republican Central Committee will host a talk about the Next Generation Science Standards on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Firewater Grill. Jim Nations will present “The Next Generation Science Standards: The Junk Science in Wyoming Classrooms.” Nations has more than 30 years of experience Read More

Local child care center earns NAEYC accreditation

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center in Sheridan has been awarded accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. “For us, this is an affirmation that we provide an excellent early childhood program,” First Light Children’s Center Administrator Misty Rios said. “We work to assure that children of all ages in our Read More

CHAPS seeking volunteers

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is currently seeking motivated, enthusiastic individuals to volunteer for the nonprofit organization. The group is seeking session volunteers and individuals to help with barn duties. Session volunteers work with horses and clients. Trainings for session volunteers will be Feb. 10 and Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More

Partnership nabs $1.9M to protect watershed

February 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Initiative recently received a large grant and is looking for a little help from key partners — landowners in the Tongue River, Goose Creek and Prairie Dog Creek watersheds — to help spend it. Wish list items could include improving irrigation efficiency (money saved, healthier crops), providing better stream passages Read More

Early graduation not always just about academic achievement

SHERIDAN — Graduating early from high school is no small feat, requiring extra courses and hard work for the shortened time a student is enrolled. But having the ability to move on from secondary education is not always just a mark of academic achievement — sometimes it is the outcome of necessity. “We have students Read More

Bighorn National Forest welcomes new ranger

SHERIDAN — Like many others, Amy Ormseth was drawn to Sheridan for the spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains. As the new district ranger for the Bighorn National Forest Tongue Ranger District, she said she will work to preserve those views for future generations. The Bighorn National Forest, which covers 1,115,073 acres of land to Read More

Sheridan man arrested for battery

SHERIDAN — A man was arrested Thursday for domestic battery following a fight in the home at which he was staying. Police responded about 8 p.m. Thursday to a call about a fight between Antonio Sean Allen, 22, and another party in the home. According to court documents, the victim told police that Allen was Read More

FFA celebrates Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week was held Jan. 26-Feb. 4. Organizers said the week focuses on encouraging FFA members to be the voice of agriculture and engage their local communities in discussions about where their food comes from and how agriculture contributes to Wyoming’s economy and culture. “Our team decided to start this day Read More

RMEF seeking volunteer committee members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is currently recruiting committee members. The local chapter has a long history of success and in 2014 set a record for fundraising, also passing the $1 million mark for total dollars raised for wildlife. A volunteer roundup meeting will be held tonight at Read More

Knapp to present at Archaeological Society meeting

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

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The next gentle yoga balance class will be held Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The class is offered for a suggested donation of $1. The class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help participants be more conscious of how they breathe. Sitting in chairs or Read More

‘Geologic evolution of the Bighorns’ topic of science lecture at SC

SHERIDAN — Tom Johannesmeyer will discuss the geologic evolution of the Bighorn Mountains during a lecture Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center. Johannesmeyer earned his master’s in geology from the University of Montana in 1999. His career alternated between community college teaching and industry. In his lecture, Johannesmeyer will attempt Read More

Dispute continues over Crow off-reservation hunting rights

January 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — A few members of the Crow Nation are gearing up for a pitched battle in an arena where, historically, they have not done so well. Colton and Clayvin Herrera and Ronnie Fisher were cited in October for poaching elk in January 2014 near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn Mountains. Their defense, they have Read More

Technology in education: Easter Seals clients benefit from new technology purchase

SHERIDAN — A simple question asked a little over a year ago has led to clients at Easter Seals finding new ways to learn, communicate and accomplish goals such as finding a job, losing weight and becoming better readers. While an investigation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities may not typically be seen Read More

Sheridan resident competes, wins at National Western Stock Show

SHERIDAN — Maybe it was beginner’s luck for Sheridan resident T.J. Cox. Cox didn’t think he had a chance of winning at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. He and his 4-year-old border collie “Ice” had never competed in a stock dog trial, and they were going up against the top cattle dogs in Read More

Agendas Jan. 31, 2015

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation to be given by Tony Forman, Cornerstone Church • Roll Call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda A. Agenda B. Minutes of regular Council meeting Jan. 19 C. Claims D. Approve job Read More

TRMS releases 2nd-quarter honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls. The following students earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Angelina Bird, Aspen Boulter, Dalaynie Dearcorn, Elias Dillon-Bennett, Harmony Read More

SC rodeo banquet set for Feb. 7

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan College rodeo banquet is set for Feb. 7 at the Holiday Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Former Sheridan College rodeo athlete and 2014 College National Finals Rodeo all-around champion Taygen Schuelke will be in attendance along with 2014 reserve national champion Read More

Next ‘Tween Takeover Challenge’ to offer a mystery bag challenge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” through February. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time, but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and experiments that Read More

Feb. 7 fundraiser to benefit Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — A “Love on Your Art” fundraising event will be held Feb. 7 at the historic Sheridan Inn beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward operations and the building purchase fund for the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The fundraiser will include silent and live auctions, food and a no-host bar. Read More

Civil Air Patrol provides training for local youth

January 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — Whether your young one plans to enter the U.S. Air Force, wants to take to the skies for fun or to help people or just needs a little more leadership, he or she may find a jump-start to their dreams in the Civil Air Patrol. CAP is a nonprofit organization that performs 90 Read More

So far, 5 applications received for liquor license

SHERIDAN — Today is the final day for advertising the availability of a $1,500 retail liquor license currently owned by the city. To date, five entities have applied for the license, and City Council will soon begin the process of reviewing applicants before choosing a buyer. Applications for the license are due by the end Read More

Sheridan man enters not guilty plea for child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one charge of child endangerment Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Nelson, 26, was charged after a Nov. 25 search warrant executed on his home resulted in his arrest. Police searching the home discovered drug paraphernalia, some with methamphetamine residue, littering the basement in a Read More

Senior Center to offer tax help Tuesdays, Thursdays

SHERIDAN — Free tax help sponsored by the AARP in coordination with the Internal Revenue Service will be offered at the Senior Center this year. The tax help and preparation will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the tax season, beginning Tuesday. Organizers said it is necessary to bring all pertinent paperwork and forms Read More

TRMS announces Principal’s honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll. The following students earned at least a 3.67 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Anastasia Beutler, Theron Kalasinsky, AJ Lytton, Olivia Miller, Tiffanie Read More

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