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Cold outside? Get warm at the gym

Cold outside? Get warm at the gym

Locals seek out indoor recreation as the temperature drops SHERIDAN — The days are getting shorter; the nights are getting colder. It’s simply time to bid farewell to the warm summer days and brace for winter. Most will want to limit their time out in the cold. The weather makes it pretty easy to come… Continue Reading

DSA shows appreciation for volunteers

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association board members, staff and community leaders showed their appreciation to volunteers, new business owners and other entrepreneurs during the DSA Appreciation Dinner Monday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Margaret Sare received the “Outstanding Service Award” for her 10 years as an active board member for the DSA. Bonnie Gregory… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 7, 2015

Sheridan County Commission staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Consider permanently rescinding Resolution 15-08-016 partial fire restrictions in Sheridan County • Consider the statement of consideration for property deeded to Sheridan County School District 1 • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn… Continue Reading

Burgess to deliver ‘War Voices’ presentation Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Local resident Val Burgess will speak at the Sheridan Senior Center on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burgess will present “War Voices.” Burgess delivers moving stories about veterans and has told many stories of World War II veterans and prisoners of war. The Senior Center’s “Wall of Honor” will also be on display beginning… Continue Reading

College, VA to hold Veterans Day ceremonies

SHERIDAN — Two organizations will hold ceremonies to honor local service members on Veterans Day. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its annual ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Tongue River Middle School teacher Robert Griffin will speak at the… Continue Reading

SHS presents ‘Our Town’ starting Thursday

SHS presents ‘Our Town’ starting Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present Thornton Wilder’s three-act play “Our Town” beginning Thursday. The drama tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Tickets to attend are $7 for adults, $5 for students and children age 10… Continue Reading

‘Casual Conversations in History’ to focus on local ranches

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “Ranches of Northern Sheridan County.” The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center on Wednesday. Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event. “Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan County Historical Society. Discussions are free… Continue Reading

DSA hires new events coordinator

SHERIDAN — A familiar face will be taking over some of the city’s biggest events. Longtime Sheridan resident Zoila Perry will soon take over as the Downtown Sheridan Association’s events coordinator. Perry’s new position was announced as the events coordinator Wednesday. “I took the job because I really enjoy event planning,” Perry said. “I wanted… Continue Reading

Fire restrictions up, quarry moves forward

SHERIDAN— Sheridan County commissioners lifted fire restrictions in place since July 31 and the County Planning and Zoning Commission approved permits for a quarry and for gas production storage and field offices at meetings Thursday. Chiefs of the local rural fire districts recommended ending the restrictions Thursday because the recent precipitation has reduced fire risks. … Continue Reading

Plea deals, not guilty pleas entered in court

Man who allegedly stole from company pleads not guilty SHERIDAN — A man charged with defrauding a local business out of tens of thousands of dollars through a “grand scheme” pleaded not guilty to two charges Thursday. Wayne Bumbaca, 45, of Sheridan, faces one count of felony theft and a count of misdemeanor theft of services, crimes… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Overdue hunter returns home

Update: 11:30 a.m. BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Friday at approximately 5:30 a.m., Sheridan Area Search and Rescue was activated to help locate an overdue hunter. He returned to his home at approximately 9:20 a.m. after spending the night in the mountains. The hunter has been identified as 49-year-old Story resident John Stauffer. On Thursday, Stauffer and a… Continue Reading

SC Museum of Discovery to present ‘Historic Lagerstattens’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will present the next offering in its lecture series Wednesday at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place at the museum and is free and open to the public. Georgia Knauss, the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants, will present “Historic Lagerstattens — Wyoming to Germany —… Continue Reading

Tween Club to discuss animal identification

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about animal identification Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include ducks, silent films, biomimicry and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to include Q&A on new air service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s new commercial air service — Denver Air Connection — will be the topic of the next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event is set for Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions regarding the new service. In addition, a special recognition… Continue Reading

Pete Simpson to teach political science class at SC

SHERIDAN — Retired historian and former Wyoming politician, Dr. Pete Simpson, will return to Sheridan College during the Spring 2016 semester to teach a two-credit political science course titled “Wyoming’s Political Identity.” The course is designed to explore the political culture of Wyoming with an eye to discovering what might be special or unique about… Continue Reading

Too many tests and too little time?

SHERIDAN — Standardized testing has increased in recent years in most classrooms across the nation and Sheridan County School District 2 is no exception. Twenty-three assessments will be taken in the district this year, according to the district’s calendar. Although not each of these is taken by all grade levels or all students, Assistant Superintendent… Continue Reading

Going on vacation? You’ll have to get your passport elsewhere

SHERIDAN — Want a passport? If so, you’ll need to head outside Sheridan County, as the local District Court Clerk’s Office no longer offers the service. Nickie Arney, the clerk of district court, explained that the county stopped processing passport applications Jan. 1. “It was because we’re just too short-staffed,” she said. “We didn’t have… Continue Reading

Vintage market set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Behind the Picket Fence Vintage Market will take place at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will include arts and crafts, home and garden decor, and vintage and retro finds. The market is sponsored by Red Shed Redos. For additional information, or… Continue Reading

Study circles on dementia wrap up with action forum

Study circles on dementia wrap up with action forum

SHERIDAN — It’s time to take action. Last night, The Center for a Vital Community Executive Director Amy Albrecht, along with several other members of the public, shared the findings and ideas generated through study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities with the large crowd of Sheridan residents who filled the Sheridan County YMCA. Statewide, Alzheimer’s… Continue Reading

SEEDA approves matching funds for Hallmark building project

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s vibrant arts scene will soon get another makeover as the former Hallmark building in downtown Sheridan is closer to renovations. The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers board approved $200,000 in matching funds Tuesday to go along with a Wyoming Business Council grant application to improve the Hallmark building, located… Continue Reading

Ranchester requests more info on liquor license transfer

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council held off on transferring a liquor license Tuesday night and requested business representatives attend a future meeting to answer councilors’ questions. A new ownership group, doing business as Eat Street, wanted to take over the liquor license from Bernard Food Group, LLC, the group that previously ran the restaurant.… Continue Reading

Results tallied for local fire district elections

SHERIDAN — Five fire protection district board elections came and went Tuesday, and the only contested race found a clear-cut winner, according to unofficial results posted by Sheridan County. The Story Fire District had two candidates vying for one four-year term. Matt Young’s 137 votes outpaced Scott Deans, who finished with 52. Election results went… Continue Reading

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