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SHS class of ‘59 to host reunion planing meeting

April 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of ‘59 is hosting a planning meeting for the upcoming 55th reunion. Everyone is welcome to attend at the home of Maurita Meehan at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The reunion is set to be held July 18 and 19. For more information call Meehan at 674-7339.

For some Sheridan residents, archery is a year-round sport

April 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s bow hunting season for game is a small blip on the calendar that’s still months away, but for a small faction of Sheridan sportsmen, archery is a year-round calling. For hunters looking to bypass bullets in exchange for the more technical demands of a bow hunt, keeping archery skills polished pays off Read More

Mayor Kinskey sums up city’s health

SHERIDAN — Preserving Sheridan’s high quality, small town life and diversifying and growing the economy is not an either/or situation, Mayor Dave Kinskey told members of the Rotary Club on Friday in his annual “State of the City” address. “It’s a both/and situation,” Kinskey said. “We can have good jobs and a high quality of Read More

With reported cases of STDs on the rise, getting tested has never been so important

SHERIDAN — April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and national, state and local agencies are working with a common goal of encouraging Americans to be informed and get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur in the U.S. each year and of those Read More

Destination Imagination State Tournament

SHERIDAN — Students from around Wyoming are gathering today at Sheridan Junior High School to compete in the Destination Imagination State Tournament. Though Sheridan area students have competed in the program since the 1990s, this is the first time the state tournament has been held in Sheridan. There are at least 325 students representing more Read More

April classes to focus on canning techniques

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host a series of three classes throughout April highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The first class will be offered Thursday on freezing and dehydrating from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for all three. Scholarships are Read More

Ranchester teen a third generation Eagle Scout

SHERIDAN — The Central Wyoming Council of the Boy Scouts of America has awarded Kendal Walters of Ranchester the rank of Eagle Scout. Walters received the award at a Court of Honor held on Dec. 28, 2013, in Lewistown, Penn. Eagle Scout is the highest award earned by the young men of the Boy Scouts. Read More

Story library to host Urbigkit exhibit Tues.

STORY — The Story Library will host Cat Urbigkit’s “Portraits of Pastoralism” art exhibit on Tuesday in conjunction with a presentation from the artist. The 20-image traveling exhibit features black and white photographs of pastoralists around the world. The free presentation will commence at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all members of the community. Read More

Senior Center to host Laumann Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

RENEW to host fundraiser April 12

SHERIDAN — RENEW will host a “Spring Escape 2014” fundraiser on April 12 at Warehouse 201. Commencing at 7 p.m. in The Loft of 201, an all-you-can-eat dinner and desserts will be served, a penny raffle will be offered and give-aways including a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, will be available. Tickets to the event Read More

Mentoring program helps both students, teachers learn

SHERIDAN — A child, eager to learn but struggling to focus, has been told they have a disorder that will make it difficult for them to succeed in school and maybe even life. Their teacher, though dedicated and trained, can’t seem to get through to the student and the encouraging words of his loving parents Read More

Court maintains sentence for man convicted in Ernst murder

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn of 4th Judicial District Court denied a motion to reduce the sentence of Dennis Poitra Jr. on Thursday. Poitra had been convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and aggravated burglary for the role he played in the 2009 death of Sheridan businessman Read More

County P&Z approves first phase for vet clinic

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-0 to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a proposed equine veterinary clinic north of Big Horn at its meeting Thursday — with a change to approve only phase one of the request. County staff recommended approval of the CUP with seven conditions. Read More

Second Chance cat rescue seeking board members

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is seeking applicants to fill three open seats on its board of directors. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to P.O. Box 7254, Sheridan, WY, 82801 or secondchance@sheridancatrescue.org. Information to include is experience, special skills and what knowledge and expertise you expect to bring to the Read More

Raffle tickets for quilt to raise Relay for Life funds

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank has formed a Relay for Life team and in a fundraising effort they are hosting a raffle. A handmade superhero themed quilt, on display in the lobby of the Main Street branch, will be awarded to one winner at Relay for Life on June 21 at the closing ceremonies. Tickets Read More

College to present ‘Godspell’ next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Godspell” April 10-12. Four presentations of the musical based on the gospel according to St. Matthew by Stephen Schwartz will be offered at the WYO Theater. Performances on April 10 and April 11 will commence at 7:30 p.m. April 12 will offer two showtimes at 2 Read More

SHS orchestras to present combined concert Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra will present a combined concert on Wednesday at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium. Commencing at 6:30 p.m., all members of the community are welcome to this free performance. The Baroque Orchestra will perform “Concerto Grosso in D minor” by Vivaldi Read More

Summer will mark the start of ‘Haven III’ subdivision

April 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — This summer, construction begins on a senior living multiplex that represents both a new frontier for a niche market in Sheridan as well as a concluding effort of a 17-year development endeavor. The “Haven III” will fill the last designated section of land in the Holly Ponds subdivision and likely be the last Read More

SMH board OKs new diagnostic tests policy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a new policy regarding authority to order diagnostic tests at the hospital. Chief of Staff Dr. Sara Smith said members of medical staff decided they needed to define which tests could be ordered by doctors without privileges at the hospital and which Read More

After a battle to renew his contract, Sagebrush principal takes job elsewhere

SHERIDAN — After an academic year filled with uncertainty, Sagebrush Elementary School Principal Michael Wood will be leaving Sheridan this summer to assume the role of principal at Glenn Livingston Elementary School in Cody. Though Wood is leaving voluntarily to pursue an opportunity he says he did not seek but rather was approached about over Read More

Val Burgess withdraws bid for open City Council seat

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Val Burgess has withdrawn her bid for an open City Council seat that will be filled Monday. Jesus Rios, vice president for business development at Ptolemy Data Systems, and Thayer Shafer, who currently serves on the city Planning Commission, are the remaining two candidates. The seat was vacated when former Ward Read More

Charlie Hardy addresses upcoming issues

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Hardy, who is running as a Democrat in the upcoming election against Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., visited Sheridan this week to discuss how he hopes to address suffering as Wyoming’s next senator. The Cheyenne native launched his bid for the U.S. Senate seat in mid-January. Two years ago, Hardy Read More

Tongue River announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   EIGHTH GRADE HONOR ROLL Amber Champlin, Kira Duval, Jasper Forsness, Kirsten Homola, Robbie Prehemo, Kel Tritschler, Laura Walters and Trevor Wieser.   SEVENTH GRADE HONOR ROLL Wes Bakken, Angelina Bird, Aspen Boulter, Dalaynie Dearcorn, Elias Dillon-Bennett, Emily Elliot, Sam Homola, Read More

Pat Jones to hold book signing Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan author Pat Jones will hold a book signing Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. Jones has published her second novel, “The Post,” and will be signing copies from noon to 2 p.m. “The Post” is the story of a mother who experiences a life changing event that impacts not only her Read More

Trail End Guilds to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds will meet Tuesday. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site. TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December. Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held monthly Read More

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