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Economic development group heading to energy conferences

March 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan administrators affiliated with the Economic Development Task Force are planning to attend two energy conferences in the coming months to promote Sheridan as an economic hub for northeast Wyoming. The first is the Montana Energy Fair in Billings, Mont., April 2-3, and the second is the Casper Energy Fair May 19-20. “We’ll Read More

U. of Montana announces fall 2013 dean’s list recipients

SHERIDAN — The University of Montana has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list recipients. To qualify for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must earn a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and receive only grades of A or B while taking at least nine credit hours of courses. Rachel Reed of Dayton was named to Read More

RENEW to host Disability Awareness walk

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming invites the community to a walk for Disability Awareness Month. On Saturday at 10 a.m. the event will be held as part of a statewide walk for awareness. The free walk is open to the entire community at the Sheridan Junior High School track. For more information Read More

C.J. Box book signing set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A book signing will be held with C.J. Box for his new novel “Stone Cold.” Box’s latest novel centers on Joe Pickett and his investigation of three mysterious men on a ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming. The signing will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Read More

‘Get Out and Shop’ event this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Philanthropic Education Organization Chapter BI will host their annual “Get Out and Shop” event Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. close-out and unique items will be sold by a variety of vendors in the Sheridan High School gym. The event is free and open to the public. PEO is a women’s Read More

Search continues: Sandhill cranes return to area

BIG HORN — Before flocks of tourists descend on Sheridan County for myriad summer events, another flock of visitors swoops in and sets up summer homes in some of the area’s prime real estate with views of the Bighorn Mountains and good eating nearby. These visitors arrive like clockwork around March 17 and stay through Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter hosting ‘Spring-FUN-Raiser’ March 29

March 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will host a “Spring-FUN-Raiser” event March 29. From 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall, food and fun for the entire family will be offered. A taco bar catered by Qdoba will be served as well as homemade cookies, coffee, soda and a cash bar. A Read More

Dr. Connie Fisk next Sheridan College lecture series presenter

SHERIDAN — Dr. Connie Fisk will present “Navigating the Produce Department Gauntlet” on Friday as part of the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series. Fisk is a sustainable food systems instructor at SC who has a master’s degree in both horticulture and food science from Oregon State University. The discussion will be held in Read More

Colon cancer awareness event to be held March 29

SHERIDAN — A colon cancer awareness event will be held March 29 at the Historic Sheridan Inn. “Bottoms Up Bash!” will commence at 7 p.m. and will feature country rock band Narrow Gauge from 8 p.m. to midnight. Attendees must be 21 or older and are invited to “wear blue and dance until they’re blue.” Read More

Community blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — United Blood Services will hold a community blood drive on Thursday. From 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester, donors of all blood types except AB can participate. Potential donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring a Read More

Forest Service office undergoing renovations

SHERIDAN — Visitor services will continue while the Bighorn National Forest’s Tongue Ranger District office in Sheridan undergoes renovations. The public entrance to the building will be relocated while the reception area receives fresh paint and new carpet. The relocated entrance will be off the parking lot on the east side of the building. Dates Read More

Ucross Ranch wins national rangeland stewardship award

UCROSS — The Ucross Ranch was recently recognized for its rangeland management practices when it received the Society for Range Management’s 2014 National Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship Award. Ucross won the society’s Wyoming award in 2012. The ranch is operated by the Apache Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary of Apache Corporation, a global, $50-billion oil and Read More

Game and Fish seeks information in antelope poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information to help find the person or persons who illegally killed two antelope in northeast Johnson County. The antelope were discovered just off the Lower Powder River Road 12 miles north of the Powder River Rest Area on March 13 and reported to Buffalo Game Read More

Unusual instruments, familiar notes

SHERIDAN — Not all instruments sound alike and not all musicians march to the beat of the same drum, or bodhran. These artists found and learned their art on instruments unfamiliar to most people by appearance, but with well-known sounds. Bill Bradshaw What is the instrument you play? Mandolins. I call one Mrs. Stiver and Read More

SCSD2: Whitney board member escalating conflict

SHERIDAN — In an ongoing dispute between Sheridan County School District 2 and Whitney Benefits, district board President Richard Bridger has accused members of the Whitney Board of fighting a private battle publicly. “As a Board, we would certainly prefer that any necessary discourse between our entities take place openly, honestly, and professionally, between our Read More

‘’Sidetracked’ performing at Beach Party

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a beach party on March 28. The party will feature live music by Bruce Zimmerschied and “Sidetracked,” a light show, margaritas, food and more beach-themed fun. Attendees are encouraged to wear optional beach attire. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the party will start at Read More

Kendrick Mansion to host volunteer training

SHERIDAN — Trail End State Historic Site, also known as the Kendrick Mansion, will hold its annual volunteer docent training Thursday. This training is for anyone interested in giving guided tours of the historic home. Kendrick Mansion is the former home of U.S. Sen. John B. Kendrick and represents the time period of 1913-1933. The Read More

Clearmont Elementary students to present ‘Blue Dog Blues’

SHERIDAN — The Clearmont Elementary students will perform a concert on Thursday. “Blue Dog Blues” will commence at 7 p.m. in the gym of the school. The theme of the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” art project they have been working on in art class. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension Read More

Rainbow serving up celebration tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Rainbow Bar will celebrate 49 years of business tomorrow with a free party. The entire community is invited to enjoy a free pig roast, giveaways throughout the day and door prizes starting at noon. The bar is located at 264 N. Main St. For more information call 674-7848.

Sheridan College earns first WY Tree Campus USA designation

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees was informed at its regularly scheduled board meeting last night that Sheridan College has been designated as a Tree Campus USA site. This is the first designation of its kind for any college campus in Wyoming. Started in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a Read More

Local man pleads not guilty to sexual assault

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one felony count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. Clinton Granger, 37, was arrested Feb. 10 after a female approached authorities and gave details of being molested by Granger approximately four years ago. According to Read More

Fair Board considers funding for 4-H Dog Project equipment

SHERIDAN — Over the last year, the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association has made several efforts to enhance experiences at the fairgrounds for various user groups by repairing and improving facilities and making contributions toward the purchase of new equipment. On Thursday, Tom Terry, 15, approached the board to ask for support for the Dog Project, Read More

Big West Arts Fest to be replaced with symposium

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College visual and performing arts department announced today its intention to launch the Sheridan College Cultural Arts Symposium, a new cross-disciplined, student-centered event, to replace the Big West Arts Festival. SC art faculty member Rod Dugal said the new event will allow the college to shift resources and increase involvement of Read More

‘Forever Plaid’ opens tonight

March 20, 2014

Vocalists, from left, Philip Garber, Michael Gondal, AJ Longhurst and Ryan Koltiska perform on stage during the rehearsal of “Forever Plaid” on Tuesday night at the WYO Theater. The musical performance by the Civic Theater Guild and the WYO Theater is directed by Matt Davis with musical arrangements by James Raitt. The production will show Read More

With a full-time peace officer on staff, Sheridan College crime rates scrape rock bottom

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is the only community college in Wyoming that keeps certified peace officers on staff to handle legal affairs on campus. One could argue that it’s either because of, or perhaps in spite of this, that campus crime rates scrape rock bottom. The Sheridan College campus police force consists of two full-time Read More

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