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Smith awarded Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

December 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming Extension range specialist Mike Smith has received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management. Smith, a professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received the award during the organization’s meeting in Sheridan last month. Read More

Gallery G to host evening of caroling; Christmas art

SHERIDAN — Gallery G’s Christmas Art and Caroling Evening will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. This all ages event begins at the gallery where attendees will enjoy art, piano music and wine tasting. Following, a trolley will transport everyone down Historic Main Street for caroling. The work of new artists will be on display and Read More

Library to host two events Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host two events on Thursday as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Key Ingredients” exhibit on display now through Jan. 14 at the library. From 11 a.m. to noon there will be an edible book contest along with music by the Sheridan High School show choir “Spectrum.” Read More

Homemakers celebrate 100 years of service

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Homemakers will celebrate 100 years of service in 2014. One of the original clubs in the state was the Piney Club of Sheridan County. It formed in 1914, along with a club in Laramie County, after the Smith Lever Act created university extension services, which was and remains a supporter of Read More

Christmas Bird Count tradition

December 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — Before the U.S. entered into the 20th century, Americans went outside around Christmastime and made a lively sport of bird hunting, tramping through the snow and shooting as many birds as they possibly could. While it was all good fun, about 114 years ago as bird populations declined, someone wised up and said, Read More

Hundreds gather for 23rd Annual Community Holiday Dinner

SHERIDAN — Bluegrass music coming from one corner, carolers singing in the other, the smell of turkey wafting down the hall and children lined up to get their gift from jolly old St. Nick. Where else could you be but the 23rd Annual Community Holiday Dinner? The Sheridan community tradition continued Sunday night at the Read More

BH sixth-graders to perform Asian concert Wed.

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School sixth-graders will perform an Asian concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Big Horn High School auditorium. The program will include songs and dances from Russia, China, Japan and Korea. The performance is free and open to the public. BHHS is located at 333 U.S. Highway 335, Big Read More

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ to be presented at SC this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Jazz Combo and the Sheridan County Children’s Chorale will be performing the music for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” during a screening of the film on Friday and Saturday. The show will be presented in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. Three presentations will be offered including Friday at 7 Read More

2013 strolling still in full swing

SHERIDAN — The 2013 Christmas Stroll event may be over but the strolling is not. Stroll buttons continue to offer you three ways to win through the end of the year. Each of the 95 participating businesses will continue to display unclaimed winning numbers through Dec. 24 or until the owner of the matching button Read More

Thursday last day to donate to Tongue River Valley food drive

SHERIDAN — The final day for donations to the Tongue River Valley food drive currently in progress is Thursday. Donations of non-perishable food items can be made before then at five locations. The food will be used in the local area. If you would like to help sort or deliver food please contact Brenda Nixon Read More

High expectations, family can cause holiday stress

SHERIDAN — If Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of whimsical wonder, why do so many people feel as though they have a rock in the stomach when they think about the holidays? It turns out that being surrounded by festive decorations and cheery personas only goes so far to protect against the Read More

Honoring friends with a little light

December 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Years ago, when her mother passed away, she bought a white light in her honor as part of the Trees of Love project at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. That light shone with hundreds of other lights on the trees in front of the hospital, a symbolic display of love for those who were no Read More

Sheridan Angels continue expansion efforts

SHERIDAN — The home-grown Sheridan Angels network is quickly growing beyond its informal roots. The Facebook-based group, initiated by Sheridan transplant Kelley Mason, now entails a board of directors and exists as a nonprofit limited liability company registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State, with plans to file for tax exempt status by the end Read More

Kids learn hunting skills at Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

SHERIDAN — Fifteen area youth participated in the fourth annual Kids’ Hunt at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site this past weekend, bagging a total of 27 pheasants. The historic site is a registered Hunter Management Area with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and offers hunting opportunities during the year. However, the Kids’ Read More

Celebrate Special Olympics, holidays with Festival of Trees

SHERIDAN — The first time Angel Yager saw her son win a gold medal in Special Olympics, the joy on his face as he stood on the podium and received his award was the most she’d ever seen. That image of joy would have been enough, she said, but then she looked around the crowd Read More

Boley explains aspects of hunger, how to help

SHERIDAN — Sheridan community members and Sheridan College students will soon have the opportunity to learn about the effects of hunger and how they can help in the Sheridan area. Sheridan College instructor and registered dietitian Georgia Boley will present to Sheridan College students today, showing how hunger can strike any household and how it Read More

SC to present a winter concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College department of music will present “A Winter Concert…a Musical Celebration” on Saturday. The Collegiate Chorale, the Chamber Choir, a brass quintet and special guests acappella choir Scared Pitchless and string duo String Chicks will perform four songs of the nativity by Howard Blake and “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Read More

Bell choir to perform at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Bell Choir will perform Sunday at Kendrick Mansion. The performance will begin at 4 p.m. and include seasonal favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night.” Kendrick Mansion is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. For more information contact the church at 672-9779.

TRHS to host ‘Taste of Tongue River’ Tues.

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School will host the annual Taste of Tongue River on Tuesday. The showcase of the music, art and family and consumer science departments’ students will begin at 5:30 p.m. Projects will be on display, the TRHS and middle school music students will perform and then a sampling of food from Read More

Holiday scavenger hunt set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Dig out your ugly sweaters and gather your teams for a Christmas scavenger hunt. On Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. a citywide scavenger hunt will be held, starting at 118 W. Fifth St. The cost is $20 per team if preregistered or $30 at the door. Each participant must also bring a white elephant Read More

Endless ways to give

SHERIDAN — The holiday season is all about giving and receiving and this year, there are plenty of opportunities for Sheridan residents to participate in the giving part of the season. The Sheridan area is home to many nonprofits and organizations that are working hard this season to ensure that the holidays are happy for Read More

SAGE Members Winter Show reception Thurs.

SHERIDAN — An artists’ reception for the annual SAGE Members Winter Show will be held Thursday at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery located at the Sheridan College Main Street campus. The show is currently open and will be shown through Jan. 31. The reception will run from 5:30-7 p.m Thursday. The public is invited and refreshments Read More

SC Foundation hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation Board of Directors has hired a new executive director, Tim Stransky. The SCF is an independent nonprofit corporation that raises funds from private sources to support Sheridan College projects and programs that fall beyond the College’s operating budget. Stransky is a Wyoming native who received his Bachelor of Arts Read More

SHS grad to skydive into Broncos-Titans game

SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan resident Allison Reay will be part of a team of professional skydivers making an aerial entrance to the Sports Authority Field at Mile High prior to the start of the Dec. 8 Denver Broncos game against the Tennessee Titans. Reay will make her first jump as part of Team Thunderstorm, the Read More

City of Sheridan declares emergency snow route alert

December 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has declared an emergency snow route alert. Crews began removing snow on declared snow routes early this morning and expect to continue for another 24 or more hours, depending on snow conditions, City Engineer Lane Thompson said. City staff requests no parking on posted snow routes until the alert Read More

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