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Local Events Nov. 24, 2014

November 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee will continue its Legislative Forum Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The annual forum allows for more than 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals to present updates and issues before our county’s six representatives in the Wyoming State Legislature. All sessions are Read More

Diabetes: Are you at risk ? Wyoming diabetes rate nearly doubled in 12 years

November 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — According to the Wyoming Department of Health, in little more than a decade the adult diabetes rate has almost doubled in Wyoming — rising from 4.5 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2013 — leading to new efforts to help limit the disease. WDH is teaming up with WYhealth, a group that Read More

City Hall renovation to be completed by Dec. 1

SHERIDAN — Doing business at City Hall should be smoother, quicker and more convenient come December after a customer service counter is installed on the first floor to offer a one-stop-shop for approximately 90 percent of City Hall services. Public Works Director Nic Bateson told City Council about the proposed renovations Nov. 17, and crews Read More

Game and Fish seeks information about mule deer poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the illegal taking of a mule deer buck in eastern Johnson County. The mule deer was killed along the Schoonover Road about one mile west of the Powder River on Wednesday. Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman investigated the site of the poaching incident Read More

Chamber of Commerce wants you to ‘Get Caught Shopping’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is asking Sheridan residents to “Get Caught Shopping.” Christmas elves will be prowling downtown during the three Saturdays before Christmas, looking for people who stayed local to do their shopping, Chamber Director of Marketing and Communications Ryan Koltiska said. Get Caught Shopping is an extension of the Read More

Sunday & Monday Events Nov. 22, 2014

Events for Sunday, November 23 and Monday, November 24, 2014 Sunday • 1 p.m., Big Horn Historical Society meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, 314 S. Third St., Big Horn • 7:30 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, Trail End State Historic Site, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 adults, $12 students, seniors and Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 22, 2014

Local Trout Unlimited chapter seeks fishing, outdoor enthusiasts SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a public meeting Monday to reach out to local fishing and outdoor enthusiasts. Anyone interested in fishing, stream restoration and water quality issues, or anyone curious about Trout Unlimited’s work in the area, is invited to Read More

Agenda Nov. 22, 2014

Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 41 W. Whitney St. • Meeting called to order • Approval of the agenda • Approval of the October 28 minutes • Approval of the vouchers for payment • Financial report • Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board staff reports 1. Juvenile Probation report 2. Truancy Probation Read More

Turkey Trot to be held at Kendrick Park this Thanksgiving

November 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The 36th annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. The race will begin at the Kendrick Park bandshell with same-day registration beginning at 9 a.m. The event includes a 2.8 mile race and 1-mile kids race. The fee to participate is $5 per person and two canned goods or Read More

Kids’ pheasant hunt to be held at Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

STORY — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the fourth annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 29-30. The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic fort Read More

Community invited to attend Annual Christmas Stroll event

SHERIDAN — As always, the annual Christmas Stroll event is set for the Friday after Thanksgiving in downtown Sheridan. More than 100 Sheridan area businesses are participating in the stroll, giving out prizes leading up to Christmas. This year’s event, with the theme “Sugar Plum Stroll,” will feature free trolley rides, free mini train rides, Read More

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NWCCD extends president’s contract for another year, salary increased

SHERIDAN — Enrollment and degree completion numbers are at record highs for Sheridan College since Dr. Paul Young took over as president in June 2010, and now his salary will reflect that fact. During the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting in Gillette Thursday Young’s contract was extended another year and his Read More

Berger elected Majority Floor Leader

SHERIDAN — The members of the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have finalized their leadership and committee assignments following party caucuses last weekend. Members of leadership will be sworn in during opening ceremonies on the first day of the session, slated to begin at noon on Jan. 13, according to a media Read More

Wight enters plea, ‘not guilty’

SHERIDAN — A woman accused of helping her boyfriend kidnap and torture his ex-wife plead not guilty to all five charges filed against her Thursday at Sheridan County District Court. She attended the hearing with her attorney via closed-circuit television from Judge William Edelman’s courtroom in Buffalo. Nicole Wight was charged with felony kidnapping, felonious Read More

Governmental Affairs Committee to hold Legislative Forum Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee is hosting its Legislative Forum Monday and Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The annual forum allows for more than 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals to present updates and issues before our county’s six representatives in the Wyoming State Legislature. All Read More

Tongue River turkey trot to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a turkey trot Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee for the 5K run/walk is two canned food items per person. For more information, contact the community center at 655-9419. Participants should meet at the community center, located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Read More

New Faces Nov. 21, 2014

Levi Dienekes Dennee Levi Dienekes Dennee was born Oct. 20, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Tyler and Leah Dennee. His sibling is sister Isabella. His grandparents are Cai Guttierez of Safford, Arizona, and Tom and Michelle Roush of Big Horn. Read More

Saturday Events Nov. 21, 2014

Events for Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Spirit of Christmas” bazaar, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1 S. Tschirgi St. • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunrise fall bazaar, Sunrise Assembly of God Church, 570 Marion St. • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Country Christmas bazaar, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 Read More

Local Events Nov. 21, 2014

Holz to present at BHCHS meeting Sunday SHERIDAN — Bernie Holz will speak at the Sunday meeting of the Big Horn City Historical Society, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Holz worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for 27 years and will offer a first-hand account of feeding elk on the National Elk Read More

AgriPark unveiled: Community gathers for Sheridan College’s new large animal science center grand opening

November 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — In true Sheridan fashion, it took a chilly weather, dirt-spattered event complete with the smell of horses and crocks of chili to bring together some of the most influential people in our community. The grand opening ceremony of Sheridan College’s new AgriPark was held Wednesday afternoon at the Wrench Ranch north of Sheridan. Read More

Rec. District expresses need for ambulance at youth sporting events, again

SHERIDAN — As fall activities wind down and winter months roll in, the Sheridan Recreation District assessed fall programming at its board meeting Wednesday with a particular focus on the need for consistent medial presence at youth football games. In October’s board meeting, the board discussed the need for consistent medical presence at Little Guy Read More

Dayton Town Council prepares for seat vacancy

DAYTON — In more than 20 years, Dayton has not had a vacancy on its town council. That changed in the recent election, and on Wednesday council members voted on a process for filling the seat that will be empty come January. The ordinance will require two more readings to be finalized before the new Read More

SHS announces first-quarter B Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials released the school’s first-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the B Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.49-2.7 average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Korbyn Averett, Steen Avery, Wrylee Barnett, Ashley Read More

Hoop Shoot set for Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will offer a chance to win a turkey or pie at a Turkey Hoop Shoot on Monday. The TRVCC in Dayton will host a free throw contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee is one nonperishable food item. If contestants bring additional food items, they can Read More

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