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Capt. Scott Chandler to retire after 25 years with police department

December 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Capt. Scott Chandler has announced that he plans to retire from his service with the Sheridan Police Department in January. Jan. 2 will be his last day. While that may seem odd, he said it was simply because that was the last day of the pay period. Chandler served with the Sheridan Police Read More

County Conservation District clarifies language in long-range plan

SHERIDAN — Just as road maps must change to match altered routes and conditions, the Sheridan County Conservation District must update its long-range plan to accommodate evolving resource conservation methods and tighter program funding. The district has completed a required five-year update to its plan, received public comment and will now submit it to the Read More

Merry Ucross Christmas: Community invited to Ucross Christmas celebration Saturday

SHERIDAN — It started last year as a way to thank the community for its support and will return this year with 24,000 twinkling lights in trees accompanied by the glow of fire pits and fireworks. The second annual Community Christmas Celebration at the Park at Ucross is coming Saturday, presented by the Ucross Foundation Read More

e2e presenter tells story of businesses success, meager beginnings

SHERIDAN — It only took $500 and an idea to get Kennon Products started, founder Ron Kensey told a crowd Tuesday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Kensey’s presentation was part of the Sheridan chapter of the University of Wyoming’s e2e program. The meeting was organized by John Dick, manager of Sheridan’s business incubator. Read More

Fluoride — It’s coming! City plans for New Year’s water addition

SHERIDAN — City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts confirmed today that the city will begin to add fluoride to the water supply beginning in January. Crews have finished installing equipment to add fluorosilicic acid at the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants. Fluoride will be added to city and Sheridan Area Water Supply water. “We’re Read More

Build a rocket at Science Sat.

SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday event set for this weekend will allow kids to build their own rockets. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids for a morning of hands-on, minds-on science. Children will have the chance to build their own Alka-Seltzer propelled rockets. Read More

Celebration of Life set for Sunday at SMH

SHERIDAN — The Hospice of the Big Horns’ annual Celebration of Life will be held in the conference rooms at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Sunday at 3 p.m. The ceremony is to honor those who have died and those who have cared for them. Individuals are encouraged to light a candle for their loved one Read More

Santa to read ‘The Night Before Christmas’

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns and Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery are partnering to present a holiday event Saturday. At 10 a.m. at the bookstore, Santa will read “The Night Before Christmas” illustrated by Jan Brett. Santa will also hand out candy canes, cookies and good cheer. Boxes of nails will Read More

SJHS announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School staff recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s first-quarter honor rolls. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Sixth-grade Silver Honor Roll Aidan Appleby, Margaret Arndt, Tilee Bear Cloud, Kavan Bede, Preston Beld, Zindel Bertola, Kadence Bickel, Riley Read More

GEAR UP to host Family Night at Sheridan College Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County GEAR UP students and their families are invited to Family Night at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event will include presentations, games and video clips, and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 10, 2014

Hypnotist to perform Thursday at Holiday Inn SHERIDAN — Sailesh, a hypnotist, will perform Thursday from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. According to organizers, Sailesh’s show includes hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity. Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance from the Holiday Inn front desk or $15 at Read More

Marriages and Divorces Dec. 10, 2014

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in November: • Todd Lee Fenner, 47, Sheridan and Lisa Renae Brunkhardt, 40, Sheridan, Nov. 3 • Shawn Russell Tatman, 38, Sheridan and Sarah Ruth Frederickson, 32, Sheridan, Nov. 21 Divorces granted in November in 4th Judicial District Court (plaintiff v. defendant): • Sarah Read More

Bursting with excitement

December 9, 2014

CAST hopes to have jet service in Sheridan by Q2 of 2015

SHERIDAN — SkyWest is bringing jet service to Gillette, but local officials said that shouldn’t add to Sheridan’s air service woes. “Our leakage is already going to Gillette and Billings, the majority of it going to Billings,” Sheridan County Airport Manager John Stopka said. “This is not going to really affect us at all.” Speaking Read More

SCSD2 OKs land purchase for 6th elementary school

SHERIDAN — Nearly two years after the State Facilities Commission awarded funding to Sheridan County School District 2 to purchase land for the building of a sixth elementary school, a purchase agreement has now been approved by the board of trustees. In February 2013, Senate File 105 acknowledged the growing population of Sheridan County and Read More

SCSD2 secondary principals present school improvement plans for 2014-15

SHERIDAN — During the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees meeting Monday night, each of the three secondary principals presented school improvement plans for 2014-15 including school strengths, areas of improvements and specific interventions to improve student learning. Sheridan Junior High School Principal — Mitch Craft Craft told a story of central administrators Read More

Bonneau to discuss living, working in Antarctica at next YMCA soup fest

SHERIDAN — Rhoda Bonneau will present Friday at this month’s “soup fest,” scheduled for 12:15-2 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. The event will include a lunch of homemade soup, bread and cake. Bonneau will share her experience of living and working at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for more than a decade. The event will take Read More

SJHS announces first-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School staff recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s first-quarter honor rolls. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. Sixth-grade Gold Honor Roll Oliver Bartel, Addy Bolton, Mackenzie Boyles, Fisher Burris, Brittney Charlson, Alexander Coon, Carter Dubberly, Elijah Dugal, Riley Eccles, Read More

Kuzara to perform at Historical Society meeting

BIG HORN — Mike Kuzara will entertain attendees of the Big Horn City Historical Society meeting set for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch, followed by Kuzara’s musical performance. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Judy Read More

College to present ‘Christmas Spectacular’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College music department will present “Christmas Spectacular,” on Friday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The performance will feature music by the Sheridan College Wind Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale, Horn Trio, Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble. Renditions of iconic holiday songs, such as “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” and “Santa Read More

Police to take kids shopping, build relationships

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department recently received a $2,000 Local Community Contribution grant from Walmart that will allow officers to take children shopping this Christmas season. Local social service professionals have assisted by identifying 60 children who have been invited to participate. This is the fourth year for the event. Last year, more than Read More

Wednesday Events Dec. 9, 2014

Events for Dec. 10, 2014 • 11:30 a.m., Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St., $15 for lunch • 12:10-12:50, Brown Bag and After Hours seminar on holiday stress, Downtown Sheridan Association, 150 S. Main St. • 7 p.m., Sheridan County Chorales concert, WYO Theater, 42 N. Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 9, 2014

Children’s, Youth Chorales to present concert at the WYO SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s Children’s and Youth Chorales will perform a Christmas concert Wednesday at the WYO Theater. The group is comprised of kids between the ages of 8 and 14. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and active military and $3 for Read More

Chamber announces Stroll decoration winners

December 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2014 Sheridan Christmas Stroll lighting and decorating contest last week. The Cottonwood Kitchen Shop won first place for the best use of the theme “Sugar Plum Stroll.” The Sugar Boot took second place. For best indoor decorating, Babe’s Flowers earned first place Read More

Vets encourage owners to check pets’ chompers

SHERIDAN — Chances are you are well aware of the importance of keeping your teeth clean and visiting a dentist regularly; but, you may not know the principles of good oral hygiene and dental health hold true for dogs and cats. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, Read More

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