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Patton still passionate about Wyoming education

January 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, has served several spans over the last five decades in Wyoming’s Legislature and is as passionate as ever about seeing state lawmakers operate efficiently and education systems operate in ways that will best serve the needs of the state’s youth. Over the years, he has sat on a variety Read More

Second Chance Cat Rescue hosting ‘Spayghetti and No Balls’ dinner

SHERIDAN — The Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is hosting a fundraising dinner “Spayghetti and No Balls” on Jan. 31. Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Powder Horn Clubhouse, the evening will feature an Italian buffet, live entertainment from Mick Johnson, a silent auction, door prizes and a grand prize drawing for a diamond necklace Read More

Next class on government grants offered Wed.

SHERIDAN — The next class in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library series of free classes for individuals and organizations who are seeking grants or wish to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal will be held Wednesday. Commencing at noon, “Find and apply for government grants using grants.gov” will be offered in webinar Read More

Senior center presents ‘…When I’m Sixty-Four’

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center will host the next presentation in the series entitled “…When I’m Sixty-Four” on Tuesday. This series of life planning lectures will take place monthly on the first Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. The program is designed to help people make informed decisions unique to aging individuals and families. The focus of Read More

Tongue River Middle School announces honor roll

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Skye Bensel, KamiJo McCormick, Mary Miller and Dehlaney Schulthess.   7th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Mackenzie Aksamit, Macey McArthur and Morgan Warren.   6th grade Superintendent’s Honor Roll Zaveah Kobza, Rheagan Read More

When the snow starts to fly, Sheridanites pack the lanes

SHERIDAN — If hiking and biking are associated with outdoor summer sports, perhaps no other indoor sport is more closely linked with winter than bowling. Sheridan’s Cloud Peak Lanes offers hundreds of bowlers the opportunity to practice their sport all winter long. “In my mind, anything that involves a ball is sport,” said Cloud Peak Read More

Artists to portray the animals around, within

SHERIDAN — It all started a year ago when six artists, writers and photographers were driving down the Bighorn Mountains after a ski trip. They spoke together of the cold, beastly landscape surrounding them and the literal beasts — the cows, dogs and other animals — seen and loved daily on the Wyoming plains and in Read More

City to get another place to play

SHERIDAN — In its most recent Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the city of Sheridan recommended developing larger, regional parks within the city rather than small, seldom used “pocket parks.” A recent donation of land on West Fifth Street will help fulfill that goal. Sheridan Heights Ranch has donated 32 acres of land to the Read More

Business groups seek to revive Cash Mobs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Historic District Business Committee is looking for ways to bring new life to Sheridan’s locally owned businesses. In addition to efforts to rework the Cash Mob initiative, the small group of business owners brainstormed ways to entice a younger crowd of customers to shop Main Street. The Cash Mob initiative, sponsored primarily Read More

Coffeen students recognized for Blue Ribbon

SHERIDAN — Sen. John Barrasso made a brief visit to Sheridan yesterday to congratulate and visit with the students of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. The school was awarded the national 2013 Blue Ribbon School award. “We tell them if you work hard, good things happen,” school principal Nikki Trahan said about the impact the Read More

Walmart employee prosecuted for theft

SHERIDAN — A former Walmart employee appeared in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning to be arraigned for a charge of felony theft. Michele Milner, 23, pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $1,000 worth of gift cards while working as a cashier. According to an affidavit of probable cause submitted to the court, Read More

Students, staff jazz up lunch at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — Beginning Jan. 30, students and faculty in the Sheridan College music program are giving Sheridan area residents the opportunity to enjoy a free concert every Thursday at lunch in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The concerts are put on by students in the jazz improvisation class and they are joined by faculty Read More

‘Stars’ auditions next week

SHERIDAN — The Kiwanis will host “Stars of Tomorrow” auditions on Tuesday and Thursday. This youth talent show is open to children in three categories: elementary, junior high and high school. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive a trophy and a certificate. There will also be an overall winner award who Read More

Senior Center to host dance Jan. 31

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host the Wyoming Drifters and Friends for a dance on Jan. 31. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. everyone is invited to this free dance. The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. For more information call them at 672-2240.

UW Extension to offer hands-on training

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will offer hands-on exercises to help practice risk management and strategies for managing market risk as part of a master marketer workshop in Sheridan. On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wyatt Regional Agriculture Building at Sheridan College, five categories of instruction will be presented including Read More

Anthem to be played each morning at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College began a new tradition on Monday of playing the national anthem through the speakers on the college grounds daily Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. during the academic year. The practice is an effort to honor the growing population of veterans currently taking classes. The college also dedicated a new entrance Read More

Want gas? Board explores interest in pipeline

January 23, 2014

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board, which is seeking to bring natural gas service to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between, has begun to conduct an economic analysis and an assessment of public su­­pport for its project. On Friday, the board mailed out 2,000 surveys to residents in the Tongue River Valley Read More

Ranchester zones part of development to allow for economic growth

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on third and final reading an ordinance to annex 37.5 acres owned by Stonemill Construction into town limits at its meeting Tuesday. The land is adjacent to Tongue River Middle School in Ranchester. The annexation is comprised of Lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision, which developer Drew Redinger Read More

Man who engaged police in standoff makes a deal

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man who incited an armed standoff with police has accepted a plea agreement that will keep him out of prison. Sean O’Leary has agreed to five years of supervised probation in exchange for pleading guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault and battery. O’Leary was also originally charged with an Read More

Fear the topic of discussion at next ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the next topic in the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars” on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present topics on Wednesdays through the end of February including depression, fear, family and codependency and how Read More

Wyoming Cares dance, auction to be held Feb. 1

SHERIDAN — The 24th annual Wyoming Cares Dance and Auction will be held Feb. 1. The event will kick off at 7 p.m. at Bear Lodge located at 5600 US Highway 14A, Dayton in the Bighorn Mountains. Music will be provided by Satellite and all funds raised will stay in Wyoming. A snowmads poker ride Read More

SC one of fastest growing community colleges in nation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College was recently ranked eighth in a 2013 “Community College Week” special report identifying the 25 fastest growing community colleges. The report placed SC in a category of similar-sized institutions enrolling 2,500 to 4,999 students and compared the change in enrollment from the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2012. The Read More

Soar up and away at Science Saturday Feb. 1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host February’s Science Saturday on Feb. 1. Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the focus is “Make your own hot air balloon” from 10 a.m. to noon in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. Read More

Banner resident wants nearly $23,000 from county

January 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Banner resident Shirley Weidt, who owns approximately 40 acres of land on U.S. Highway 14 east of Sheridan, presented county commissioners with a bill for $22,988 during their regular meeting Tuesday during time for public comments on matters not on the agenda. Weidt said the bill was to pay for damages caused when Read More

Q&A: Wellness Festival

What: Wellness Festival featuring keynote speaker Jones Loflin on Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 25 free public wellness sessions on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Sheridan College, Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Who: Sponsored by the Wellness Council of Sheridan County and many local businesses and foundations How: Saturday’s events and exhibits Read More

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