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Stock Growers Association seeking nominations

January 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Stock Growers Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award. The award recognizes Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources and is presented by Sand County Foundation, WSGA and Peabody Energy. The annual award includes a check for $10,000 and an automatic entry into the National Read More

AARP hosting meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

SHERIDAN — The local chapter of AARP will host a meeting tomorrow. The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. All members of the community are welcome to this free event. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass in the potluck dinner and their own place settings. Topics discussed Read More

Chadron State College announces honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Chadron State College in Nebraska has announced its fall 2013 honor rolls. The following Sheridan area students were named to the President’s List. In order to qualify for the list, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average while enrolled in at least 12 hours of coursework. Jennifer Kiehl, Ranchester; Erika Jorgensen, Sheridan; Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to host a dance Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance at the Elks Lodge on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. music will be played by up-and-coming band Second Helping. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 West Brundage St.

Ernst triggerman eligible for parole in 35 years

SHERIDAN —A man previously sentenced to serve a life term for the first degree murder of Sheridan man Robert Ernst  will be eligible for parole after 35 years. Dharminder Vir Sen was assigned a concurrent term of 20-25 years for a felony conspiracy charge. After his parole hearing 35 years from the beginning of his Read More

Legislative Forum – Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board

January 15, 2014

Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith presented to legislators at Wednesday’s Legislative Forum about the efforts of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and SCSD 1 schools in the valley. Smith is not on the joint powers board but was elected to represent it Read More

Legislative Forum – Sheridan VA Medical Center

Representatives of the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center addressed legislators Wednesday at the Legislative Forum mainly to assure them that efforts are underway to educate veterans about how the Affordable Care Act may affect them. VA Director Debra Hirschman said all veterans enrolled for services at the VA are taken care of and meet all Read More

Legislative Forum – City of Sheridan

Representatives from the city of Sheridan brought several topics before local legislators Wednesday at the Legislative Forum, chief of which were concerns about employee pension plans and a report on proposed projects for the city in coming years. City Clerk Scott Badley addressed several pending financial concerns for the city, focusing on the likelihood that Read More

Legislative Forum – County Commissioners

Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier addressed several issues with local Legislators during the Legislative Forum at City Hall Wednesday. He expressed support for Gov. Matt Mead’s budget recommendation for appropriations to cities and counties, a total of $175 million over the two-year budget biennium, as well as the recommended split of those funds 60 percent Read More

Legislative Forum – Sheridan Memorial Hospital

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty urged Sheridan County Legislative delegates to support legislation that would require all hospitals – including private facilities – to accept Medicare and Medicaid and to reject legislation that would expand Medicare and Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act during his presentation at the Legislative Forum Wednesday. “Having Read More

Local teacher earns presidential award

BIG HORN — Big Horn Elementary teacher Laurie Graves has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Graves, a fifth-grade teacher, was one of just 102 teachers across the country to win the award, announced by President Barack Obama on Dec. 20, 2013. “These teachers are inspiring today’s young students to become the Read More

Burns knows hunting fee proposal a tough sell

SHERIDAN — In the 2014 legislative session, Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, will be pushing for an increase in Game and Fish hunting license fees and an increase in snowmobile permit fees along with a couple other bills that came out of the interim Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee. Burns is chairman of Read More

Burns: Firing squad as an alternative form of execution practical

SHERIDAN — Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, has filed a bill for consideration by the 2014 Wyoming Legislature regarding the death penalty that has turned more than a few heads across the nation. The bill would amend state statute to make death by firing squad Wyoming’s alternative form of execution rather than gas chamber. The primary Read More

Wild West Wine Fest seeking donations

SHERIDAN — The 2014 Wild West Wine Fest is coming March 7 to Warehouse 201 and the Downtown Sheridan Association is seeking donations in preparation. Silent auction items and sponsorships are needed for this annual primary fundraiser for the DSA. Tickets are available now and all ticket levels are all-inclusive of food and tastings, a Read More

Sheridan College to present WWI feature

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present “The Legacy of the First World War: The View From One Century Later” on Feb. 6. Mike Walker will present a brief overview of World War I, the magnitude of the slaughter that accompanied the war and the consequences of it. The free presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Read More

Legislative Forum to continue Thursday

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum will continue Thursday in the third floor City Hall Council Chambers. The event is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their issues to a panel of our local state legislators. The chambers located at 55 E. Grinnell Plaza will be open to the general public to Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be held Friday. The meeting will commence at 1:30 p.m. at the BHWC clubhouse. Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society will speak about “Gold Mining in the Bighorns.” The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information call Read More

Triggerman in Ernst killing to be resentenced Thursday

SHERIDAN — A man convicted of murdering Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst will be resentenced in Sheridan’s 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Dharminder Vir Sen, the triggerman in the 2009 home invasion killing, was 15 years old when he murdered Ernst. He was originally sentenced to serve life without parole for his first-degree murder conviction, but Read More

Sheridan County spends $764 per person on services

January 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Without factoring in expenses for the hospital and airport, which operate mainly on revenues from grants and user fees, Sheridan County spent approximately $764 per person in the county to provide all of its services ranging from road and bridge maintenance, to the sheriff’s office, to clerk and treasurer services. This places Sheridan Read More

Group working to legalize cannabis in Wyoming by 2016

SHERIDAN — A Wyoming-based chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is working to legalize cannabis in the state by 2016. The question of reforming the state’s marijuana laws is under whole-hearted scrutiny partly because the road has been paved by neighboring states. While both Colorado and Montana have legalized medical Read More

Legislative forum to start Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum will be held Wednesday and Thursday in the third floor City Hall Council Chambers. The event is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their issues to a panel of our local state legislators. The chambers located at 55 E. Grinnell Plaza will be open to the Read More

Wellness Council of Sheridan hosting Wellness Festival

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County will host a Wellness Festival with the theme “creating balance in the chaos of everyday life” on Jan. 24 and 25 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center of Sheridan College. On Jan. 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. keynote speaker Jones Loflin will present “Juggling Elephants.” Heavy hors Read More

Parent Partnership to meet Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership will meet on Monday. The meeting is open to all members of the public and ideas and suggestions are welcome. The meeting will commence at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan High School library. Topics covered will be changes for next year, a technology update and common core standards. For more Read More

The WYO Theater to present ‘Tom Horn’ this Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Tom Horn” on Sunday as part of the 2014 Western Film Series. Weekly on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Westerns will be shown and popcorn served. “Tom Horn” starring Steve MacQueen will be hosted by Jim Hamilton. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $6 Read More

SHS takes ‘We the People’ state championship

Sheridan High School American government teacher Tyson Emborg emphasizes a point on human rights issues during a discussion session with members of the school’s “We the People” team Saturday morning at Java Moon. The group traveled to Cheyenne for a competition Monday and won the state championship. Emborg said the 23 students will now travel Read More

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