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One more step for natural gas funding bill

March 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Five readings down, one to go. House Bill 47, which will allow municipalities to receive state funding to build natural gas pipelines, is on the calendar to be heard on third reading today in the Senate of the Wyoming Legislature. It passed second reading on Friday. If the bill passes third reading, it Read More

Sheridan College to host artist Steve Johnson Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College art department will host visiting artist Steve Johnson this Wednesday through Friday. Johnson is an assistant professor of drawing at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. On Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 153 of the Whitney Building he will provide a presentation of his work and his creative Read More

Easter seals to present ‘A Wild Night at the Grammys’

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present “A Wild Night at the Grammys” on Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The event is free and open to the public. According to the Easter Seals website, attendees should “be prepared to laugh, sing along and applaud wildly as emcees, Dan Read More

Parent Partnership to meet next Monday

SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership will meet next Monday at Sheridan High School. On March 10 at 6 p.m. topics will include teacher appreciation in May, expanding the adoption of technology, the Graduation Task Force Executive Summary and an overview of “where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going,” at SHS. The Read More

Kane hosting program on painful emotions

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Free classes will Read More

Carroll College announces 2013 dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Carroll College in Helena, Mont., has announced their fall 2013 dean’s list recipients. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester and take at least 12 credits. The following local students have received the honor: Katie Mischke and Dawson Osborn, both Read More

2A boys wrap up regional tourney action

From staff reports   Tongue River eliminated from tournament play   DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles were eliminated from state tournament contention Saturday morning as they faced the Pine Bluffs Hornets at the regional tournament in Cheyenne. The boys played well in the beginning, keeping it to a five-point game, until a Hornets star Read More

Water wonders at Science Saturday

Ian Smith, 6, looks at a container of colored water spin around on a stir plate during Science Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center.

What is Indian enough?

February 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — To the residents of Montana and Wyoming, Indian culture is not a foreign concept. However, there are nearly 600 federally recognized tribes existing in the United States, each with their own customs, history and traditions and many of which are completely unknown to mainstream culture. Matika Wilbur, a widely-exhibited and collected photographer from Read More

Local business leaders make handshake connections

CHEYENNE — This is an age where business occurs over the phone and networking often means connecting via video conference calls on a broadband network. Sheridan area business leaders would not argue against the many advantages of technology in business. However, there is still something to be said about the bridges that are built over Read More

Learning what matters with a leap into leadership

CHEYENNE — This story could tell you what Food Group Director Jess Riley wore to the Leap into Leadership dinner and reception Thursday in Cheyenne, but it won’t. This story could tell you how much salad and chocolate cake Riley ate, but it won’t. Because when it comes to being a woman in leadership, those Read More

Chandler graduates from basic military school

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Matthew S. Chandler has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A 2005 graduate of Sheridan High School, Chandler is the son of Scott and Frankye Chandler of Sheridan. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Read More

EPA/HUD training to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services with the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Montana State University Extension Housing Program, is sponsoring an event to be held in Sheridan on Thursday. “EPA/HUD Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training” will be held at the Holiday Inn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More

Two win awards at NWCCD Trustees Conference Thursday

SHERIDAN — Two people from the Northern Wyoming Community College District received awards at the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees conference in Cheyenne last week. Diego Zepeda and Monica Leonard-Walsh were honored at the 2014 conference Thursday. Zepeda was named the 2013-14 Student of the Year and Leonard-Walsh was named the 2013-14 Classified Employee Read More

Man charged with sexual exploitation of children

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty in 4th Judicial District Court on Thursday to sexual exploitation of children. John Zullig Jr., 41, was arrested by deputies of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office last month after child pornography was found in his home. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Sheridan County Read More

Contractor: Traffic flow won’t be hindered by construction

SHERIDAN — Sheridan can look forward to a new bridge on Lewis Street this fall, as work is underway to not only replace the dilapidated structure, but to use the opportunity to clean up a couple intersections and enhance the parks and pathways system. The Lewis Street bridge project is a joint project of the Read More

College plans some renovations to tech facility

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees heard from NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young and Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Heath on potential facilities renovations and upgrades planned for Sheridan College. Although a bond proposal for a new technology facility was defeated in an election last fall, Young said $1 Read More

Deadline for Senate page applications March 5

SHERIDAN — March 5 is the deadline to apply to be a Senate page for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, for one of the two summer sessions in Washington, D.C. Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material at the Capitol. Other duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills Read More

Fat Tuesday party to kick off fundraising efforts

SHERIDAN — The Best of the West BBQ Fest committee will host a Fat Tuesday celebration to kick-off their fundraising season. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. complimentary appetizers and music by the Teka Brock Band will be provided at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. “Sundae cups” of coleslaw, baked beans and barbecue pork will be Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ this Tuesday at Sagebrush

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host their March “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a free community outreach event open to everyone which features visual presentations and readings by artists in residency. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and refreshments will be served. This Read More

Cloud Peak Wilderness photos at the library through March

SHERIDAN — Photographs taken in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area will be on display in The Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library during the month of March. Local representatives of the U.S. Forest Service will be displaying the photographs as a part of their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of Read More

Bill seeks community integration for people with disabilities

CHEYENNE — A recently passed bill in the Wyoming Legislature has created some confusion about employment options for people with developmental disabilities in Sheridan. House Bill 73, sponsored by Rep. Lee Filer, D-Laramie, establishes that the state should have a policy that promotes “employment first,” meaning that, when possible, state agencies should try to place Read More

e2e set for Thursday at Black Tooth

SHERIDAN — e2e Wyoming will host a presentation by Patrick Fleming on Thursday at Black Tooth Brewing Company. Fleming, the former Chief Executive Officer of Barclay Investments, a 77 year-old investment firm in New York, will discuss his journey from the Wyoming prairie to Wall Street and back. Fleming, a Cheyenne native, is currently a Read More

City, county hope to meet, ‘clear the air’ on several issues

February 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — In response to a request from the Sheridan mayor to meet with a few Sheridan County commissioners and “clear the air” on several issues, the commissioners have sent a letter to the entire City Council saying they are interested in meeting, but publicly. “We have concluded that both bodies meeting for the purpose Read More

Withstanding years of challenges

In a letter sent from Whitney Benefits Board President Tom Kinnison to Sheridan County School District 2, Kinnison describes an earlier challenge to the Whitney will from a 1938 court case. The following exerpt is from that letter.   “ On August 30, 1938, the Whitney Board adopted a resolution to acquire a site and to Read More

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