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ParkFit to feature dodgeball Wednesday

June 22, 2015

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with dodgeball at Sheltered Acres Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend Read More

TRMS officials announce honor rolls

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School officials have released the names of students who made the school’s honor rolls for the 2014-15 fourth quarter. Superintendent’s honor roll students earned a 4.0 grade point average and received an A in every subject. Principal’s honor roll students earned at least a 3.67 GPA and had no grades Read More

Wyo. Weds. to feature WGFD’s Bud Stewart

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue on Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed Read More

GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND: Behind-the-scenes work helps make Big Horn Country USA possible

June 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — One week before Keith Urban’s bus rolled into Sheridan, it was quiet. It was the calm before the storm. But more than 7,000 people — roughly the equivalent of 41 percent of Sheridan’s population — would soon fill the Trails End Concert Park for each night of the Big Horn Country USA music Read More

Another summer in mountain paradise: Browns work as attendants at Prune Creek Campground

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — For Bob and Jean Brown, home this time of year is a 40-by-20-foot gravel and dirt patch in the woods. And while they admit the spot wasn’t their first choice, nowadays they wouldn’t have it any other way. For more than 12 years, the Browns have spent their summers working as Read More

SC trustees propose $28.2M budget for FY2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College administrators presented their proposed fiscal year 2016 budget to trustees during an in-depth budget work session, held prior to their regular meeting Thursday night. The proposed operating budget, totaling $28.2 million, will go into effect after board approval on July 15 and will cover the period July 1, 2015, to June Read More

Innovators of the Bighorns travel to Washington to showcase biofuel proposal

SHERIDAN — Currently in Washington, D.C., the Innovators of the Bighorns — a science-based team from Sheridan College — are showcasing their proposal to improve biofuel production. The group is one of 10 winning teams that participated in the Community College Innovation Challenge. Created by the National Science Foundation, the CCIC asks students to address Read More

Elliott trial pushed back

SHERIDAN — The man authorities allege set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office in June 2014 will face trial Aug. 17 at U.S. District Court in Casper. Joel S. Elliott was originally scheduled for trial beginning June 1, but Judge Scott W. Skavdahl accepted the defense’s motion to waive Elliott’s right to a speedy Read More

Local teen entrepreneurs develop hat business

SHERIDAN — Cheyenne Buyert and Jessica Ross are owners of a growing business. Their product has sold around the world. In just one year, their business has doubled in sales. And they haven’t event graduated high school yet. The 17-year-old entrepreneurs and Sheridan High School students are the owners and operators of At the Drop Read More

Health Watch: Focusing on emotional safety

June is national safety month. Safety is a fundamental human need. When we think of safety we tend to think of our physical safety and how to keep our bodies from harm.  As a mental health therapist, emotional safety is a frequent topic in my work with people wanting to improve their relationships. Emotional safety Read More

Rep. Mark Jennings responds to negative radio ad

SHERIDAN — A recent radio advertisement attacking state Rep. Mark Jennings, R-Sheridan, has created a cloud of questions. The ad says Jennings and his supporters support “(strapping) someone to the front of a pickup truck and to play chicken while the person is strapped to the pickup because that person is gay,” and “(putting) feces Read More

SJHS announces spring 2015 Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the Spring 2015 Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Eighth grade Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Faith Atwell, Lucy Barten, Megan Beld, Elizabeth Braley, Emery Bree, Jonathan Briggs, Read More

Youth invited to participate in 2016 Wyoming State Spelling Bee

SHERIDAN — Winning the Wyoming State Spelling Bee garners big rewards. Not only does one student earn the title of Wyoming’s top speller, they also walk away with a cash prize and a trip to compete with others from across the country in Washington, D.C. On March 12, 2016, the Wyoming Community Foundation of Rock Read More

Relay for Life to host fundraiser at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will return to Sheridan on Friday at Kendrick Park. From 5 p.m. to midnight, the family-friendly event is open to all. Attendees are encouraged to walk laps and fundraise, but supporters are welcome. At 5 p.m., a free dinner will be served Read More

Osborn named to Carroll College Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Officials of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, have released the names of students on the 2015 spring semester Dean’s List. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester and take at least 12 credits. Dawson Osborn of Sheridan was named to Read More

Deibele named to spring 2015 Dean’s List at Dakota Wesleyan

SHERIDAN — Erin Deibele of Sheridan was named to the 2015 spring Dean’s List at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale while completing at least 12 hours of academic work.

Black Hills State releases spring 2015 Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. A total of 662 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Local students named to the list include Megan Gibbs of Arvada, Misty Read More

Local students graduate from Northwest College

SHERIDAN — Some local students were among the 248 students who graduated from Northwest College in May. December 2014 graduates are also listed. Students who graduated with a 3.5 grade point average or better completed with honors. Sarah Nielsen of Dayton and Megan Eisenhauer of Sheridan both graduated with honors.

Relay for Life teams nearing fundraising goals

SHERIDAN — June has Sheridan seeing purple again as the annual Relay for Life fundraising efforts permeate the community in advance of the event set for June 26. Relay for Life acts as a fundraiser to fight cancer through donations and awareness. During the walk, participants can listen to the event’s music or check out Read More

Lack of carryover, low tax cause county deficit

SHERIDAN — A lack of carryover funds from the current fiscal year, rising personnel costs and decreasing property tax revenues have forced the county to look at reducing staff and services in the face of a looming $2.6 million deficit for fiscal year 2016. The county carried $1,834,747 into fiscal year 2015 from fiscal year Read More

Man pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

SHERIDAN — A man facing his third conviction for domestic violence in the last 10 years pleaded not guilty to two counts of domestic battery in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. The state alleges William Mabe, 39, hit a female on two separate occasions in May and charged him with two felonies for knowingly Read More

Habitat for Humanity to host ‘Women Build’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will host its annual “Women Build” event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Women Build is Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills and help build homes and communities. Basic construction and painting will be done on the home currently under Read More

Free Trolley rides Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Trolley will run for free today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The trolley will be on a continuous loop through Main Street, to hotels and campgrounds, and by the Trails End Concert Park to encourage visitors to experience the Sheridan community. It will take approximately one hour to Read More

County outlines severance packages for workforce reduction

June 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County commissioners held an emergency meeting Thursday to establish severance packages for county employees who either voluntarily leave their jobs or are fired. “If somebody is terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily these are the severance packages they will be eligible for,” Commissioner Tom Ringley said. Employees who have worked less than one Read More

Volunteers help with projects at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — Bringing together people from across the country, AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps is dedicating six weeks to a service project in Sheridan. Volunteering with the Sheridan County YMCA, the NCCC is helping with youth camps through early July. Based in Sacramento, California, the team making up the NCCC’s Gold Six, arrived in Sheridan Read More

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