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Myers given deferred prosecution on marijuana charge

SHERIDAN — A man convicted of selling marijuana in Sheridan could avoid a felony conviction if he can follow the terms of a deferred prosecution. Hunter Myers, 19, was sentenced Thursday to one to five years of supervised probation. If he succeeds with probation, the felony conviction would not stay on his record. Deputy County and… Continue Reading

SMH Trees of Love tree lighting set for Dec. 6

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. The trees will be lit at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the trees provide residents the opportunity… Continue Reading

Library’s Tween Club to gather Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about ducks Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include silent films, GPS/GIS and a New Year’s Eve Party. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.… Continue Reading

What fall means to college-bound seniors

SHERIDAN — Fall time means crunchy leaves, the first frost or snow and a recirculation of wool back into the wardrobe. Wait a second. Fall time means college applications essays, early decision deadlines and scholarship hunting. If you’re lucky enough to be past your senior year in high school, you can go ahead and enjoy… Continue Reading

More bite to Dayton law dealing with vicious animals

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council approved the second reading of an animal ordinance that updates definitions and penalties for vicious and noisy pets. “This will give us a little bit more teeth in enforcement,” Mayor Norm Anderson said. The old law included some outdated, confusing language that caused at least one court case to… Continue Reading

Friends of Library Auction raises $42,000

Friends of Library Auction raises $42,000

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the 33rd annual Friends of the Library Auction were unsure how residents would turn out for this year’s new format, which featured a band, martini bar and live auctions. After running the numbers, the organization got its answer: People reacted really, really well to the 2015 setup, raising $42,000 in gross… Continue Reading

SC wind, jazz ensembles to perform Sunday at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Department of Music will present the Sheridan Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble in their inaugural concert under the direction of Dr. Eric Richards, SC’s new director of bands and jazz studies. The concert will take place Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The Wind Ensemble will… Continue Reading

Give with Impact this weekend

SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully, a Sheridan-based nonprofit, is organizing a pop-up market for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bought Beautifully is a nonprofit marketplace representing organizations that make ethical products and use their business to share God’s love. The market will take place Saturday at the Shall We Dance Ballroom, located at 20… Continue Reading

Birding at The Brinton set for Saturday

BIG HORN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with The Brinton Museum, will lead another session of the monthly bird walk at The Brinton on Saturday. “Birding at the Brinton” is a free event open to all ages and abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. Attendees… Continue Reading

TRVCC to host Turkey Hoop Shoot on Monday

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host its annual Turkey Hoop Shoot on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $2 per person. Participants get five extra shots when they bring two canned goods to be donated to the Tongue River Valley annual food drive. Participants will compete to win… Continue Reading

WYO Wranglers to gather Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Wranglers will gather Sunday from 3-6 p.m. for their monthly meeting at the Sheridan College AgriPark Arena. Stacey Ellenwood will do a demonstration on horse massage and Ronda Holwell will discuss public speaking and team building. In addition, Chris Hepp will cover some basic horsemanship skills. The gathering is open… Continue Reading

CAST: Interest in local flights growing

SHERIDAN — One day away from the first commercial flight out of the Sheridan County Airport in more than six months, members of the Critical Air Service Team say interest in flights out of Sheridan is growing. While no specific number was provided on the number of tickets booked, Dave Searle, the chief volunteer officer… Continue Reading

High winds cause power outages, damage

High winds cause power outages, damage

SHERIDAN — A storm front blowing in from the north caused widespread power outages across Sheridan County Wednesday morning. As of 8 a.m., Montana-Dakota Utilities’ website, which tracks outages in the company’s service area, showed more than 100 customers were without power. Areas affected included homes in Story, east of the Big Horn Y and… Continue Reading

Ranchester approves digital infrastructure upgrade

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council decided Tuesday to upgrade its aging computers and digital infrastructure for approximately $27,000. Casper-based Computer Professionals Unlimited, Inc., will provide a main server, three workstations, a router, new monitors, as well as off-site backup/storage and monitoring in a move Mayor Peter Clark said was long overdue. “Our systems were… Continue Reading

County approves permits, new part-time hires

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners granted two 10-year conditional use permits for land leased by Storm Cat Energy and approved Public Health’s plans to make new hires in an effort to restructure and reduce cost. The permits are for two sites that Storm Cat Energy USA Operating Corporation uses to store equipment… Continue Reading

Sheridan Swim Team bazaar set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — More than 100 tables of arts and crafts for sale will be set up in the exhibit hall and pavilion of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sales are part of the Sheridan Swim Team arts and crafts bazaar, which will also include a lunch and bake… Continue Reading

Woodland Park Elementary School to host bazaar

SHERIDAN — A craft bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park Elementary School. The event will include the sale of homemade crafts and items from small businesses. For additional information, or for booth space, contact Sheilta Rambur at Woodland Park Elementary School is located at 1010 Woodland… Continue Reading

Sunrise bazaar set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sunrise fall bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Assembly of God Church. The event will feature crafts, baked goods, a quilt raffle, food and more. There will also be a kid’s store, with help for the kids for gift wrapping. For additional information or… Continue Reading

SHS to host college financial aid workshop Friday

SHERIDAN — All Sheridan High School students considering an education beyond high school are invited, along with their parents or guardians, to attend a financial aid workshop at the SHS library Friday from 5-7 p.m. The free workshop will discuss the steps necessary to apply for federal student aid. The Educational Opportunity Center has partnered… Continue Reading

Big Horn City Historical Society to gather Sunday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The program, “Death at our doorstep,” will be given by local historian Don Fisk. He will present an overview of the Bozeman Trail from its founding in 1864 until its closing in 1868.… Continue Reading

Book signing for ‘Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan residents have collaborated with Central Recovery Press to publish a book to help those with mental illness develop self-acceptance as a foundation for recovery. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing for “Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Building on the knowledge… Continue Reading

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

Council OKs funding for phase two of WYO renovation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council on Monday lent its support to local arts by authorizing submission of a $2 million Wyoming Business Council Downtown Development grant on behalf of Sheridan College and the WYO Theater. The money will help fund phase 2 of the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center via renovation of the… Continue Reading

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