Category Archives: Local News

Polka Club to host Sunday dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The monthly dance will feature music by D1 Marie and Company. The cost to attend is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623.… Continue Reading

Foundation seeks nominations for award

SHERIDAN — Nominations for the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation Leadership Awards are due Feb. 17. Director Susan Thomas encourages people throughout Wyoming to nominate adults who inspire Wyoming learners that struggle in school and in life. The winner of the annual award receives $2,500 and is honored at a statewide press conference and enjoys… Continue Reading

Casting for Recovery accepting applications

SHERIDAN — This year will mark the fifth year that Casting for Recovery in Wyoming will offer a weekend retreat for survivors of breast cancer. Due to generous donations from individuals, businesses and grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation, the Wyoming Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, this 2.5… Continue Reading

Getting ahead: College credit in high school

Getting ahead: College credit in high school

SHERIDAN — As education in America continually becomes more rigorous at earlier grades, the demand — and opportunity — for college level studies during high school years continues to expand as well. Three unique but similar options exist for students to earn college credit before receiving their diploma, and depending on the school district of… Continue Reading

Greater access to great outdoors

ACME — Greater access to Sheridan’s great outdoors is available after construction of a new pier at Kleenburn Recreation Area that will allow people with limited mobility to catch a trout…or a large mouth bass…or a yellow perch…or a nice 25-inch tiger muskie…or any other fish in the nearby fishing pond. The handicap-accessible fishing pier… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces silver honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students who earned spots on the school’s second-quarter gold and silver honor rolls. Gold honor students achieved all As during the quarter. Silver honor roll recipients earned all Bs. The following students earned a spot on the silver honor roll. Sixth grade Izak… Continue Reading

Annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series to continue at local libraries

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries. The Sheridan Fulmer Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss. Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring… Continue Reading

Bar J Wranglers to perform at WYO this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Bar J Wranglers will offer two performances this weekend at the WYO Theater. Some call it a Western musical show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music and others call it the best musical experience in the West. The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole will deliver one… Continue Reading

City examines initiation of additional annexations

SHERIDAN — In an unusual circumstance that city staff said will likely become more common, the city’s Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval of an annexation requested by the city. The proposed annexation comprises approximately 3.14 acres on Dry Ranch Road that is owned and occupied by Montana-Dakota Utilities. The annexed land will be… Continue Reading

SCSD3: District now smallest in Wyoming, again

SHERIDAN — While total statewide student enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year has increased 2 percent, Sheridan County School District 3 has seen a decrease in enrollment of 12.5 percent, making it the smallest school district in the state, again. SCSD3 has 84 students, a decrease of 12 students compared to the prior year, which… Continue Reading

Is traditional barbering a thing of the past?

Is traditional barbering  a thing of the past?

SHERIDAN — Outside the White Swan Barber Shop rests the iconic barber pole. It’s the perpetual swirl of blue, white and red stripes spinning their way upward. Inside you can find Ron Charlson. He’s a barber; he has been for more than 25 years. Maybe he’s inside listening to talk radio while reading the newspaper,… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to battery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of battery against a woman he knew was pregnant. Dustin Drew Morris was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court on Monday for his alleged actions against the victim on Nov. 18. The victim said Morris yelled and shoved her into a wall, causing… Continue Reading

SJHS announces second-quarter gold honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students who earned spots on the school’s second-quarter gold and silver honor rolls. Gold honor students achieved grades of all As during the quarter. Silver honor roll recipients earned all Bs. The following students earned a spot on the gold honor roll. Sixth… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to focus on ‘Secrets of the Heart’

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s edition of Science Saturday will focus on “Secrets of the Heart.” The event, sponsored by the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids, will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Sheridan College Science Center in rooms SC134, SC144 and the Mohn’s Science Center. Attendees will have… Continue Reading

5 SHS students earn Trustees’ Scholars Award to UW

SHERIDAN — Eighty-eight outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming, including five from Sheridan, have been selected to receive the 2015 Trustees’ Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming’s top academic scholarship. Sheridan High School students Raien Emery, Lachlan Brennan, Marissa Hegy, Joseph Klebba and Elizabeth Winnop earned the scholarship. The scholarship for Wyoming resident high… Continue Reading

‘Live from The Met’ to include double feature on Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present a double feature for this week’s “Live from The Met.” The event will include Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host African Violet Society discussion

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse will host a free workshop on Saturday. Beginning at 11 a.m. Sheridan’s African Violet Society members will discuss African Violet growing practicum, dos and don’ts and society membership. Landon’s will also host its weekly farmers market this Saturday from 9-11 a.m. A prize drawing will be held directly after the workshop… Continue Reading

Eagle Ridge earns CARF accreditation

SHERIDAN — The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) international announced that Eagle Ridge Rehabilitative Services Inc., has been accredited for a period of three years in the areas of community employment services, community housing, community integration and supported living. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads not guilty to 9 counts of fraud

SHERIDAN — A local man was arraigned Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court on nine counts of felony fraud. Kevin Barker pleaded not guilty to writing checks against a bank account that was not his own. If convicted, he faces a possible 90 years in prison and $90,000 in fines. Barker allegedly found a book… Continue Reading

Banquet raises $40K for Sheridan College rodeo

Banquet raises $40K for Sheridan College rodeo

SHERIDAN — Approximately 325 people gathered at the Holiday Inn Convention Center on Saturday night for food, fun and to show their support for the 2015 Sheridan College rodeo program at the fifth annual SC Rodeo Banquet. Ticket sales and donations from live and silent auctions, games and additional pledges help fund scholarships and operating… Continue Reading

SJHS recognizes students with ‘Zero Award’

SJHS recognizes students with ‘Zero Award’

Sheridan Junior High School officials recognized eighth-grade students who earned the “Zero Award” for their effort during the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. The Zero Award recognizes students who finished the first semester with zero failing grades, zero absences, zero unexcused tardies, zero missing work and zero behavioral referrals. Kilpatrick Creations sponsored this… Continue Reading

UW announces Dean’s List, Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has listed 54 students from Sheridan County on the 2014 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade… Continue Reading

‘Brown Bag,’ ‘After Hours’ sto discuss relationships

SHERIDAN — February’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on relationships. On Tuesday and Wednesday, and again Feb. 17-18, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on family and codependency. The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to… Continue Reading

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