Category Archives: Local News

Group hosts blanket-making event for kids in need

Group hosts blanket-making event for kids in need

SHERIDAN — Quilters and do-gooders gathered at a local church on Saturday to make blankets for the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office to give children during crisis situations. “There’s always a need,” said Penny Covalt, president of Love In Stitches. “You know, we don’t have to look too far to be able to find someone in… Continue Reading

Training arms officers with tools to help mentally ill

Training arms officers with tools to help mentally ill

SHERIDAN — Area law enforcement members recently trained to help people suffering from mental illnesses. Crisis intervention training will help save lives and better prepare law enforcement members to work with people suffering from mental illness, said Wendy Bruso, Sheridan County Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming Community prevention professional. Nineteen dispatchers and officers from the… Continue Reading

Library to host screening of ‘The Messenger’ on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, in cooperation with the Bighorn Chapter of the Audubon Society, will host a free public screening of the new documentary “The Messenger” on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary “The Messenger” explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that… Continue Reading

UW students to present results of international fieldwork

SHERIDAN — Three University of Wyoming students will visit Sheridan to present results of their international fieldwork. The students will make presentations at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m. The presentations are free and open to the public. The students will discuss their independent research conducted abroad as part of the… Continue Reading

Thrivent Financial gifts $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity program

SHERIDAN — Thrivent Financial recently announced a gift to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns of $50,000 to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program. The program is an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial, which helps create safe, decent, affordable housing across the globe.… Continue Reading

College to host FFA Border Wars on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host the FFA Border Wars competition and awards ceremony Tuesday. The event brings in high school FFA members from Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming for a day of competition on projects and knowledge related to agriculture sales, environment, natural resources and horse judging. The awards ceremony will take place from… Continue Reading

Adapted PE class at SJHS has something for everyone

Adapted PE class at SJHS has something for everyone

SHERIDAN — A physical education class at Sheridan Junior High School geared toward students with disabilities has been challenging and engaging students since it started three years ago. But the class might just do more for the peer helpers who enroll as classroom assistants than it does for the PE students themselves, teacher Kale Rager… Continue Reading

City planning major water line replacement

SHERIDAN — A nearly century-old water main in Sheridan that has been a bit of a pain for city workers will finally be replaced with a total of $3.2 million from the state revolving fund and a water development grant. City officials expect to begin accepting bids for the project next month, according to Sheridan… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 27, 2016

Dayton Town Council Work session 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Review budget process Dayton Town Council Work session 7 p.m. Thursday Dayton Town Hall • Review budget process Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Commissioners board room Sheridan County Courthouse • Call to order and pledge • Approval of agenda •… Continue Reading

Dougherty named this week’s Summit Award winner

Academics for All is pleased to honor Mackenzie Dougherty, Sheridan High School senior, as this week’s Summit Award winner. Dougherty is a member of National Honor Society, has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and earned an academic letter each year of high school. Her transcript lists nine Advanced Placement classes including psychology, government, Spanish, biology,… Continue Reading

SC to host sustainability, agriculture symposium March 8-9

SHERIDAN — A symposium focused on sustainability in agriculture will take place March 8 and 9 at Sheridan College. The event will include a keynote address from Dr. Temple Grandin, the best-selling author, autism activist and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. On March 8, a panel discussion on building soils, grazing plans… Continue Reading

Foundation brings wounded warriors to Sheridan

Foundation brings wounded warriors to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Recovery never comes easy. After an individual sustains an injury, they must face emotional recovery alongside physical rehabilitation. The Halo for Freedom Warrior Foundation strives to make that process a little bit easier. Its volunteers work to show that physically challenged people can still work and excel in today’s society and military. The… Continue Reading

1 sentenced, 2 change pleas in district court Thursday

Sheridan man gets prison time for burglary, forgery SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn ruled Thursday that probation wasn’t a strong enough sentence for a man who stole a woman’s purse and fraudulently used her credit card. Appearing in court Thursday, Isaac Whitaker was handed a three-to-five-year prison sentence for stealing a Sheridan… Continue Reading

College looks to future with less funding

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District officials are figuring out how to do more with less. Money for the school’s technical education center and a fix to the years-old problem of unpredictability in state funding appear promising as legislation to address the issues remains on track in Cheyenne. But even if these items go… Continue Reading

National Geographic writer to present at SJHS

SHERIDAN — Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his experiences exploring Southeast Asia’s Burma (Myanmar) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School. Jenkins, a field staff writer for National Geographic and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, will present “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land.”… Continue Reading

DSA to host annual Wild West Wine Fest fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will present the annual Wild West Wine Fest on March 4 at the Elks Lodge. The event will offer tastings of more than 100 wines and beers along with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. There are two ticket levels. The $75 VIP tickets include earlier access at 5 p.m.… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The March meeting of Akcita Win will take place in the parlor of the Sheridan Inn on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The hostesses will be Becky Barnhart and Penny Wondra, and there will be a short program on genealogy. The public is welcome, though reservations are required. For additional information, call Connie Goodwin… Continue Reading

Boley to present at life planning lecture series

SHERIDAN — Registered dietitian Georgia Boley will present “Savor the flavor of eating right,” for the next edition of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more…” life planning lecture series. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the center, Boley will discuss tips for flavoring your food with alternatives to salt. The presentation is… Continue Reading

Proposed budget cuts would be ‘devastating’ for SCSD3

SHERIDAN — It’s been said often during the 2016 legislative session: funding cuts will hit small school districts the hardest. Ask Charles Auzqui, superintendent of the smallest district in Wyoming, and he’ll tell you just how hard those cuts could hit. If a proposal to cut transportation funding by 14 percent goes through, Auzqui said… Continue Reading

Climbing the world’s highest mountains

Climbing the world’s highest mountains

SHERIDAN — Mark Jenkins has done it all. He’s climbed some of the tallest mountains in the world and explored some of the most remote places. Jenkins, a writer for National Geographic Magazine and a writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, will be in Sheridan Wednesday to discuss his latest adventure. Jenkins, a… Continue Reading

Stout to serve on Juvenile Joint Powers Board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board filled a vacant seat during its monthly meeting Tuesday. Former educator and school administrator Ginger Stout will fill the vacant seat. Stout said she is excited to serve on the board. “I’m grateful for the opportunity,” she said. Stout worked as an educator and administrator… Continue Reading

VA to host creative arts exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s annual Creative Arts Competition Exhibit will be on display Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. in the VAMC’s auditorium. Throughout the country each year, veteran patients compete in the creative arts competition at the local VA medical centers. Any veteran registered with the hospital is eligible to… Continue Reading

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