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SMH evaluates growth, expansion

December 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Growth was a theme Wednesday at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting. While part of the meeting focused on progress made in safety measures, medical record optimization and online bill payments, hospital CEO Mike McCafferty spoke about growth in more concrete terms. In accordance with the hospital’s master plan, three or Read More

26 kids identified as ‘at risk’ as part of Graduation Counts efforts

SHERIDAN — In what is becoming a gathering of the who’s who of Sheridan County, the Graduation Counts Committee met again Wednesday afternoon at the Sheridan County School District 2 headquarters to discuss the work of newly formed subcommittees and progress of the newly hired graduation coach at Sheridan High School. Graduation Coach Curt Mayer Read More

New Faces Dec. 4, 2014

Kaiser Jacob Swinyer Kaiser Jacob Swinyer was born Nov. 21, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Shelby and Kyle Swinyer. His grandparents are Jeff and Tina Fauber and Clifford and Judy Swinyer, all of Sheridan. Gavin Andrew Curtis Gavin Andrew Curtis was born Nov. 24, Read More

Hospital’s Trees of Love event set for Sunday afternoon

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. During the open house, the trees will be lit at 5 p.m., musical entertainment will be provided and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored Read More

Ferries re-elected to bank board

SHERIDAN — David J. Ferris of Sheridan was recently re-elected to serve on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle’s board of directors. The Seattle bank is a financial cooperative that provides liquidity, funding and services to enhance the success of its members and support the availability of affordable homes and economic development in the Read More

Friday Events Dec. 4, 2014

Events for Friday, December 5, 2014 • 4-7 p.m., Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house, 400 Clarendon Ave., $2 per person, children free • 6 p.m., SheridanAires present “Sweater Weather,” Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St., cost for dinner $10 • 7 p.m., Legacy Pregnancy Center Christmas “Blessings” concert, WYO Theater, 42 N. Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 4, 2014

Ranchester to host bazaar Saturday RANCHESTER — A Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and outdoors. For more information or free table space, contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283. Read More

Wragge reappointed to Assoc. of Community College Trustees

SHERIDAN — Walter Wragge, a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed as an associate committee member to the Association of Community College Trustees for 2015. Wragge will serve a second term on the Member Communications and Education Committee. According to Wragge, this committee is responsible for evaluating Read More

Mead includes adjustment for schools in supplemental budget request

December 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead released his 2015-2016 Supplemental Budget request yesterday and included in it an appropriation of $15 million for an external cost adjustment for Wyoming’s schools. Over the past several months, the Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment has been speaking with Mead and other state entities including the Read More

Police still on the lookout for vandals

SHERIDAN — It’s hard to miss when you travel through the city; it’s under brides on the pathways and on the sides of trains, bridges and historic buildings. Some may call it art, even though it is crude, but to others graffiti is a serious, and expensive crime. “It’s been sporadic,” Det. Sgt. Travis Koltiska Read More

Commissioners unanimously approve Big Horn event center

SHERIDAN — Downtown Big Horn will feature an events center with indoor and outdoor space for weddings, baby showers, dances and more after THC, LLC, received a conditional use permit from county commissioners Tuesday. THC is owned by Big Horn residents Tom and Holly Harper and their daughter Collette Eliason, who is married to Pete Read More

Ranchester mayor, Council members closer to pay raise

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved on second reading an ordinance giving pay raises to the mayor and Council members at its meeting Tuesday. The suggestion to give out raises came from a community resident earlier in November. The first reading was approved Nov. 18. The mayor’s salary will be increased to $2,000 per month Read More

Redman nurtures growth of massage therapy program: College instructor shares knowledge, passion for craft with students

From Sheridan College reports SHERIDAN — Diane Redman is lively and wise. She is eager to connect, teach and learn. Redman has practiced massage therapy for 35 years, and, for the better part of two decades, she has brought passion and knowledge into the classrooms at Sheridan College. “I love my job and I love Read More

Ranchester to host Christmas bazaar

RANCHESTER — A Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and outdoors. For more information or free table space, contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283. The Ranchester Town Hall is Read More

Sackett’s Market open house set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sackett’s Market will host its annual holiday open house on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. members of the community are invited to sample holiday fare including prime rib, meat and cheese platters and desserts. Beverages will also be served. For more information, call 672-FOOD or see Sackett’s Market is located Read More

Sheridan College announces flat tuition rates for 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has announced the tuition rates will remain the same in 2015 for its students. The Wyoming Community College Commission voted 6-1 on Nov. 27 to keep current tuition rates the same for the state’s seven community colleges. Tuition rates for full-time Sheridan College students is $1,450 per semester. The current semester Read More

Powder Horn, local artist partner to raise money for Salvation Army

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn and local artist Ed Hawkinson have partnered to raise funds for The Salvation Army. Hawkinson donated an oil painting titled “Christmas with the Grandchildren” that will be on display in the lobby of the Powder Horn Clubhouse for bidding on a silent auction. Bids will be accepted through Dec. 20 Read More

FFA hosting food drive

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan John B. Kendrick Future Farmers of America chapter is hosting its annual canned food drive on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. members will be going door-to-door around town asking for donations. There will also be a truck stationed at Grinnell Plaza accepting cans.

Theatre guild to present ‘Christmas at the Carriage House’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present “Christmas at the Carriage House” on five occasions this year. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. nightly and Sunday at 2 p.m. The final two performances will be offered Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The Christmas event Read More

Next e2e to feature ‘The Kennon Story’

SHERIDAN — The next e2e Wyoming program will feature the story of Ron Kensey, founder and CEO of Kennon Products. “The Kennon Story” will be presented Tuesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Kensey started Kennon Products in 1984 from his garage with $500 and an idea. E2e programs are free and Read More

Thursday Events Dec. 3, 2014

Events for Thursday, December 4, 2014 • 1:30 p.m. SheridanAires present “Sweater Weather,” Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. • 6 p.m. Uncapped, Sagebrush Community Art Center, 201 E. Fifth St., $35 • 6 p.m. Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting, Le Gourmet Room, Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1809 Sugarland Drive • 7:29 p.m. Ugly Christmas Sweater Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 3, 2014

SheridanAires to present ‘Sweater Weather’ tomorrow, Friday SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present “Sweater Weather: An interview with Santa” with special guest Ace Young on Thursday and Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. The performance is free and open to all members of the community. Thursday’s performance will commence at 1:30 p.m. Friday’s performance at Read More

Hospital ‘Trees of Love’ ceremony to honor community loved ones

December 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Every year since 1988 the trees on the lawn at Sheridan Memorial Hospital have been lit during a special ceremony honoring the lives of loved ones from the community. Last year, the marque fundraiser of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary board raised approximately $3,000 as almost 60 people gathered. On Sunday, the “Book of Read More

South Park feature to be built over winter months

SHERIDAN — Over the winter, a boardwalk will be installed in the wetlands area in South Park to provide an educational and interpretive area for school students and community members. “When the master plan was derived and adopted by City Council in August 2009, this was one of the many ‘natural’ areas the committee felt Read More

Improving our roadways: Nearly $20 million in construction projects completed in 2014

SHERIDAN — The 2014 construction season involved miles and miles of roadway, pathway and pipeline projects for the city of Sheridan that should provide improved transportation and recreation opportunities for residents. Public Works Director Nic Bateson and City Engineer Lane Thompson gave an update on the past year of construction projects completed or in progress Read More

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