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Three running unopposed for council seat after Heath appointed mayor

August 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — After the appointment of John Heath to the position of mayor, three remaining candidates were able to run uncontested for four-year seats on City Council. These candidates include Jesus Rios, Council President Alex Lee and current Planning Commissioner Kelly Gooch. Since Gooch is a new face on council, here is a brief introduction. Gooch moved Read More

Student news Aug. 13, 2014

• Lt. Col. Gregory S. Phipps has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. He has served in the military for 26 years. Phipps is the son of Linda J. Briley of Cheyenne Read More

Arts Council to bring classical music series to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council, in collaboration with the First Baptist Church of Sheridan, is beginning a three-concert classical music series to bring exceptional young musicians to Sheridan. The first two concerts will feature musicians in their 20s who have won national and international music competitions and have performed in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Read More

Next Concert in the Park to feature Zac Hacker Band of Nashville

SHERIDAN — The next and final Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Zac Hacker Band from Nashville, Tennessee. The concert will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn Read More

Conference on rural living to be held in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Backyard poultry, horse health and boarding, beekeeping, growing small fruits and alternative energy are among topics at a Sept. 3-4 conference in Sheridan that will celebrate rural living. Cole Ehmke, an organizer, said the conference will feature two nationally recognized experts in their fields: Ken Meter, president of the Crossroads Resource Center in Read More

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ set for next week

SHERIDAN — The next and final offering for the summer of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and Read More

CHAPS volunteer training this Sat.

SHERIDAN — CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy is having its third trimester volunteer training Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Designed originally to serve children and adults with special needs with therapeutic riding, the CHAPS program has expanded. The nonprofit organization now offers equine assisted activities and equine facilitated learning for veterans from the Sheridan Read More

Candidates filing for school boards, conservation district

SHERIDAN — While filing for positions on boards for local school districts, the Northern Wyoming Community College District and the Sheridan County Conservation District remain open through Aug. 25, several candidates have already thrown their names in the hat. For Sheridan County School District 1, two four-year terms will be on the ballot. So far, Read More

PBS candidate debates to be rebroadcast

RIVERTON — Candidates running for contested offices of governor, treasurer, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have or will face off in a series of live debates this week on Wyoming PBS. In addition to the live broadcasts, the debates will be simulcast on Wyoming Read More

Sheridan College to offer music therapy course this fall

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer a new course, Introduction to Music Therapy, this fall. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the fall semester, from 10-10:50 a.m. It is a two-credit course taught by board certified music therapist Michele Folster, a graduate of Sheridan College and Utah State University. The class Read More

SCSD2 shortens time spent away from school with summer programs

August 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — Ah, summer: a time for long hours of play, almost daily ice cream treats and plummeting reading levels. While summer break is blissful, research has shown that it can lead to a regression in learning levels that can hinder education in the new school year, especially for struggling learners, which is why Sheridan County Read More

No connection established between Fearnow arrest, burglaries

SHERIDAN — Local law enforcement officials said Monday they aren’t ready to draw any connections between the arrest of Kyle Logan Fearnow and the burglaries at local pharmacies in recent months. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska noted that two individuals were arrested in connection with the Hospital Pharmacy West burglary earlier this year — Robert Read More

DCI uses informant to nab local drug dealer

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Division of Criminal Investigation worked with a confidential informant to catch a local drug dealer in action this summer. According to court documents, on May 13, DCI agents interviewed the informant who told them he/she had recently spoken with Dave Deal about purchasing psilocybin mushrooms and that he/she had purchased Read More

Check backgrounds, references for caregivers

SHERIDAN — A recent court case involving a caregiver for a local senior citizen has sparked a renewed sense of caution among those seeking help caring for their loved ones. Brooke Bass recently accepted a plea agreement after being charged with felony theft for taking a brooch from an elderly woman she had helped care Read More

Mulholland wants more economic diversity; Patton touts experience

August 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, said he is seeking a fourth term as representative for House District 29, which encompasses much of Sheridan, because he believes his experience and knowledge will help him judiciously serve his constituents and mitigate between extreme viewpoints on a variety of issues including education and finance. Ptolemy Data Systems CEO Read More

Big Horn Mountain Catering earns People’s Choice

SHERIDAN — Several hundred people attended the annual Taste of Sheridan event held at Thorne-Rider Park on Sunday. Approximately 10 area restaurants participated in the event meant to showcase local culinary talents and raise money for the North Main Association. Four judges tried a bit of everything prepared by the local restaurants and tapped Frackelton’s Read More

Birding at The Brinton scheduled for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

Neuroscience researcher to present at Sheridan College Aug. 20

SHERIDAN — Affective neuroscience researcher and educator Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will present a talk at Sheridan College on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. The presentation titled “Me, my ‘self’ and you: Neurobiology of self and social emotion in learning,” will be held in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Immordino-Yang was named a “Rising Star” by the Read More

Man had nearly 400 narcotics on him when arrested

August 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan police officers who arrested a local man Wednesday for a municipal court warrant found nearly 400 prescription narcotics concealed on his person when conducting a search at the detention center. Police arrested Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, at the Apple Tree Inn, which is his current address. Sheridan Police Department detectives called to assist Read More

Jennings challenging incumbent Coleman for House District 30 seat

SHERIDAN — The race for House District 30, which includes portions of southeast and southwest Sheridan and much of the eastern half of Sheridan County, has pitted Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, against self-described “average citizen” Mark Jennings, who works as a handyman. Coleman was appointed by Sheridan County commissioners in October 2012 to fill the unexpired term Read More

Battling nature with nature

SHERIDAN — “It is a pretty common misconception of us — that we just spray chemicals,” Sheridan County Weed and Pest Assistant Supervisor Luke Sander said. “But biological control has always been part of our plan.” In fact, SCWP uses a large arsenal of tools in the fight against pests and noxious, or invasive, weeds Read More

Yoga Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

Julie Szewc to perform at farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include an acoustic performance by Julie Szewc. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths Read More

PurEnergy organizing triathlon in Bighorns

SHERIDAN— PurEnergy Fitness is holding their third annual Sibley Lake Triathlon on Aug. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Sheridan Area Search and Rescue. They have also added a duathlon to this year’s events. There will be prizes for men, women and teams for both races as well as Read More

Enzi hosting ice cream social Aug. 17

SHERIDAN— Sen. Mike Enzi, and his wife Diana, are hosting ice cream socials in 21 communities over the next three weeks. The events are free and open to the public. Enzi will be Sheridan Sunday, Aug. 17. The social will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Monument Shelter in Kendrick Park. “Ice Read More

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