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Killy’s gets liquor license, will close grocery store

Killy’s gets liquor license, will close grocery store

SHERIDAN — Call it the luck of the Irish on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to award the city’s open retail liquor license to Warehouse Market LLC, operating as Killy’s Smokehouse Deli. The move will allow Killy’s to remake its image as an Irish pub, deli,… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer Big Horn Fun Fridays

BIG HORN — Students of Sheridan County School District 1 face unique challenges and opportunities with their alternative school week. Having longer days Monday through Thursday and no school on Friday, some common opportunities for school children on weeknights escape them but they have more time on weekends to make up those experiences. Now, program… Continue Reading

Billings man pleads not guilty to felony burglary

SHERIDAN — A Billings, Montana, man pleaded not guilty to felony burglary Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. The charge carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Gilbert D. Lefthand, 31, was arrested last month during a burglary in progress in Ranchester. According to court documents, Sheridan County deputy… Continue Reading

Councilors express hesitation over Holloway Avenue agreement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council decided to table a Holloway Avenue joint agreement with the county at its meeting Monday evening. Sheridan County previously approved a memorandum of understanding that calls for approximately $1 million in improvements to Holloway Avenue between 11th and 15th streets to bring the gravel road to urban street standards,… Continue Reading

‘Even Super Heroes Need A Day Off’ to show Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will present two performances of “Even Superheroes Need A Day Off” on Friday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both performances will be held at the WYO Theater. Admission to the shows is by donation at the door, with proceeds going to support the Easter Seals Wyoming programs. Organizers… Continue Reading

CTG cancels upcoming play ‘9 to 5’

SHERIDAN — The production of the musical “9 to 5” has been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to a press release from the Civic Theatre Guild. The press release added that the show’s directors have decided that it is best for the parties involved — cast, directors and the community — to shut down… Continue Reading

Museum to host ‘behind the scenes,’ Tidbit Sat.

SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period. A Tidbit Saturday program will… Continue Reading

‘Bottoms Up Bash’ to benefit colon cancer awareness

SHERIDAN — A “Bottoms Up Bash” will benefit colon cancer awareness Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and dance to the music of Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver. The event will also feature silent auction items and a photo booth.… Continue Reading

Council selects Killy’s

  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to award the city’s available retail liquor license to Warehouse Market LLC, operating as Killy’s Smokehouse Deli. The move will allow the business to remake its image as a deli, Irish pub, liquor store and caterer, meaning Killy’s will get rid of its grocery store… Continue Reading

Luck of the Irish at Jaycees fun run

Luck of the Irish at Jaycees fun run

Caila Booth ties her shoes prior to the Sheridan Jaycees’ Run ‘Til You’re Green fun run Saturday morning at Kendrick Park. The annual event is a fundraiser for Jaycees projects that work to better the Sheridan community and a kickoff to the summer race season. Continue Reading

Fight still on for stiffer workplace fatality penalties

SHERIDAN — Mary Jane Collins isn’t done fighting yet. “We’re not giving up,” Collins said. “We’re sill here.” Collins’ goal is to see fines increase for serious violations of the Occupational and Safety Health Administration guidelines, and particularly for those violations that result in the death of a worker. Collins’ grandson Brett was killed in… Continue Reading

SCSD2 modeling PLCs to state

SHERIDAN — Continuing to move the needle on both Professional Learning Communities and the collaborative alternative school in the works for Sheridan County was the focus at the annual retreat of the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees Saturday at the Ranch at Ucross. PLC is a term used to describe a culture… Continue Reading

Local legislators, committees plan interim work

SHERIDAN — With the 2015 legislative session in the rearview mirror, local representatives don’t just turn the page to the 2016 budget session, as some of the most meaningful work leading up to Feb. 8 will take place in committees. Sheridan County legislators serve on a wide array of groups, each of which will serve… Continue Reading

SC students compete at theater festival

SC students compete at theater festival

SHERIDAN — Nine students from Sheridan College’s theater department recently took part in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on the campus of Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, Washington. SC theater faculty member DannyLee Hodnett accompanied the students, who participated in acting competitions, workshops and presentations. The KCACTF Region 7 includes Wyoming, Montana,… Continue Reading

SHS Jazz Band to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The band will play songs performed at the Northwest College Jazz Festival and other jazz standards such as “Sentimental Journey” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” The SHS… Continue Reading

UW announces fall semester graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released its list of local graduates for the 2014 fall semester. The following degrees were awarded to Sheridan County students: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Science (MS) and doctorate (PhD). For additional information, see The following students from Sheridan… Continue Reading

Housing shortage keeps local rent high

Housing shortage keeps local rent high

SHERIDAN — When Anthony Fleak moved to Sheridan for his first engineering job out of college in August 2014, he ran into a road block — finding an affordable place to live. Early on, he began searching for somewhere to live, finding one-bedroom houses and apartments listed between $700-$800 per month without utilities payments included.… Continue Reading

SCSD3 welcomes Olympic athlete to coaching staff

SCSD3 welcomes Olympic athlete to coaching staff

CLEARMONT — After a special musical performance Wednesday night by Tri-M, the Sheridan County School District 3 honor music group, a former Olympic athlete joined the coaching team at Arvada-Clearmont High School, preliminary discussion on how to tighten the district budget by $200,000 began and an architect’s bid to manage summer projects was accepted at… Continue Reading

600 gather for Empty Bowl Fundraiser

600 gather for Empty Bowl Fundraiser

SHERIDAN — Some say soup is good for the soul, and when you’re enjoying a hot bowl with 600 friends and fellow community members, coming together to support a good cause, that saying becomes all the more real. The seventh annual Empty Bowl fundraiser was held Thursday night at the Sheridan County YMCA. The event… Continue Reading

Agendas March 14, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. additions 2. deletions • Approval of the March 2 regular meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update 1. Administer the oath of office to Laurie Walters-Clark 2. Presentation from Cloud Peak Scanning on Dayton’s historical… Continue Reading

Five Sheridan College professors granted tenure

SHERIDAN — When you work hard at your job and have been consistently employed for a number of years, you hope to have earned a level of job security, a perception that your employer will allow you to continue doing what you do best for more years to come. In the education world, this level… Continue Reading

Birding at The Brinton set for March 21

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on March 21 from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at… Continue Reading

Seminars to focus on self care

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on time use. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to the public with no… Continue Reading

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