Category Archives: Local News

Adapted PE class at SJHS has something for everyone

Adapted PE class at SJHS has something for everyone

SHERIDAN — A physical education class at Sheridan Junior High School geared toward students with disabilities has been challenging and engaging students since it started three years ago. But the class might just do more for the peer helpers who enroll as classroom assistants than it does for the PE students themselves, teacher Kale Rager… Continue Reading

City planning major water line replacement

SHERIDAN — A nearly century-old water main in Sheridan that has been a bit of a pain for city workers will finally be replaced with a total of $3.2 million from the state revolving fund and a water development grant. City officials expect to begin accepting bids for the project next month, according to Sheridan… Continue Reading

Agendas — Feb. 27, 2016

Dayton Town Council Work session 7 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall • Review budget process Dayton Town Council Work session 7 p.m. Thursday Dayton Town Hall • Review budget process Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Thursday Commissioners board room Sheridan County Courthouse • Call to order and pledge • Approval of agenda •… Continue Reading

Dougherty named this week’s Summit Award winner

Academics for All is pleased to honor Mackenzie Dougherty, Sheridan High School senior, as this week’s Summit Award winner. Dougherty is a member of National Honor Society, has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and earned an academic letter each year of high school. Her transcript lists nine Advanced Placement classes including psychology, government, Spanish, biology,… Continue Reading

SC to host sustainability, agriculture symposium March 8-9

SHERIDAN — A symposium focused on sustainability in agriculture will take place March 8 and 9 at Sheridan College. The event will include a keynote address from Dr. Temple Grandin, the best-selling author, autism activist and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. On March 8, a panel discussion on building soils, grazing plans… Continue Reading

Foundation brings wounded warriors to Sheridan

Foundation brings wounded warriors to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Recovery never comes easy. After an individual sustains an injury, they must face emotional recovery alongside physical rehabilitation. The Halo for Freedom Warrior Foundation strives to make that process a little bit easier. Its volunteers work to show that physically challenged people can still work and excel in today’s society and military. The… Continue Reading

1 sentenced, 2 change pleas in district court Thursday

Sheridan man gets prison time for burglary, forgery SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn ruled Thursday that probation wasn’t a strong enough sentence for a man who stole a woman’s purse and fraudulently used her credit card. Appearing in court Thursday, Isaac Whitaker was handed a three-to-five-year prison sentence for stealing a Sheridan… Continue Reading

College looks to future with less funding

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District officials are figuring out how to do more with less. Money for the school’s technical education center and a fix to the years-old problem of unpredictability in state funding appear promising as legislation to address the issues remains on track in Cheyenne. But even if these items go… Continue Reading

National Geographic writer to present at SJHS

SHERIDAN — Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his experiences exploring Southeast Asia’s Burma (Myanmar) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School. Jenkins, a field staff writer for National Geographic and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, will present “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land.”… Continue Reading

DSA to host annual Wild West Wine Fest fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will present the annual Wild West Wine Fest on March 4 at the Elks Lodge. The event will offer tastings of more than 100 wines and beers along with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. There are two ticket levels. The $75 VIP tickets include earlier access at 5 p.m.… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The March meeting of Akcita Win will take place in the parlor of the Sheridan Inn on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The hostesses will be Becky Barnhart and Penny Wondra, and there will be a short program on genealogy. The public is welcome, though reservations are required. For additional information, call Connie Goodwin… Continue Reading

Boley to present at life planning lecture series

SHERIDAN — Registered dietitian Georgia Boley will present “Savor the flavor of eating right,” for the next edition of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more…” life planning lecture series. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the center, Boley will discuss tips for flavoring your food with alternatives to salt. The presentation is… Continue Reading

Proposed budget cuts would be ‘devastating’ for SCSD3

SHERIDAN — It’s been said often during the 2016 legislative session: funding cuts will hit small school districts the hardest. Ask Charles Auzqui, superintendent of the smallest district in Wyoming, and he’ll tell you just how hard those cuts could hit. If a proposal to cut transportation funding by 14 percent goes through, Auzqui said… Continue Reading

Climbing the world’s highest mountains

Climbing the world’s highest mountains

SHERIDAN — Mark Jenkins has done it all. He’s climbed some of the tallest mountains in the world and explored some of the most remote places. Jenkins, a writer for National Geographic Magazine and a writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, will be in Sheridan Wednesday to discuss his latest adventure. Jenkins, a… Continue Reading

Stout to serve on Juvenile Joint Powers Board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board filled a vacant seat during its monthly meeting Tuesday. Former educator and school administrator Ginger Stout will fill the vacant seat. Stout said she is excited to serve on the board. “I’m grateful for the opportunity,” she said. Stout worked as an educator and administrator… Continue Reading

VA to host creative arts exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s annual Creative Arts Competition Exhibit will be on display Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. in the VAMC’s auditorium. Throughout the country each year, veteran patients compete in the creative arts competition at the local VA medical centers. Any veteran registered with the hospital is eligible to… Continue Reading

Rotary recognizes students of the month

Rotary recognizes students of the month

SHERIDAN — The local Rotary Club recently recognized its students of the month. The Sheridan College student chosen was Monica Norfolk of Gillette. She received her massage therapy certificate in 2015 and will graduate with her Associate of Applied Science in massage therapy this spring. Norfolk came to Sheridan College in the fall of 2014… Continue Reading

Tacofest set to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — The Food Group’s annual Tacofest fundraiser will take place March 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Gym. The fundraiser benefits the nonprofit, which has a mission to help ensure children in Sheridan County don’t go hungry. Taco John’s will provide a taco dinner at the event, which will… Continue Reading

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tues.

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include acrylic painter Anthony Pinata, of Alameda, California; social practice artist Renee… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The next Gentle Yoga Balance class will take place Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. with Cindy Baker, a yoga therapist. The class will take place at the Sheridan Senior Center. It will begin and end with some mindful meditation practices. Meditation helps the mind and the central nervous system. The class is… Continue Reading

Republican Women to gather for ‘Super Tuesday’

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County and guests will gather on “Super Tuesday,” March 1, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Alan Weakly, vice president of the Sheridan County Republican Party, will present “Elections — Selections! Making sense of the process.” Melinda Brennan, scholarship chair, will also report… Continue Reading

Sheridan College students face possible tuition hike

SHERIDAN — Students at Sheridan College and the state’s six other community colleges could soon pay more in tuition if the state’s junior college coordinating board moves forward with proposals to change tuition policy. The issue was first reported on by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The Wyoming Community College Commission aims to keep tuition lower… Continue Reading

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