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Archaeological program to feature work in the Pine-Scoria Hills

March 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society invites all members of the community to a meeting Thursday. Commencing at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room at the Holiday Inn, dinner may be ordered off the menu but is not require to attend this free event. Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 Read More

Gear swap to be held Saturday at SC

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will be hosting a community gear swap on Saturday. Admission is free and everyone in the community is invited. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center Atrium of Sheridan College, items will be available with 10 percent of each sale benefitting the club. Read More

Annual conference of Mountain Desert District this week

SHERIDAN — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sheridan is hosting their annual conference of the Mountain Desert District of the UU Association on Friday and Saturday. Unitarian Universalism is a non-doctrinaire religion promoting reason, spirituality and social justice. The theme of the convention is “Compassionate Communication” and is open to the entire community. The conference Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients. Eighth-grade Honor Roll Sydney Atkinson, Aidan McCurry, Makayla Morris, Braeden Sersland and Sydnee Siron. Seventh-grade Honor Roll Ryan Baum, Reata Cook, Kobie Cummins, William Greenelsh, Betty Jerney, Nathaniel Lydic, Seth Mullinax, Jack Nance, Brendon Salo, Blake Staben, Delaney Walker, Mollie Watson and Read More

Long haul

SHERIDAN — Somewhere after the rolling mud hills and the leap over an 8-foot wall, but before carrying a 30-pound sand bag up a steep hill and the Herculean Hoist, Rob Michaud realized that in Spartan Race terms “The Beast” really is a beast. “I found out in the first mile that, ‘Oh, my gosh, Read More

Report: Wyo. economy makes gains in 2013

SHERIDAN — The state’s quarterly economic summary indicates a decisive recovery in natural gas prices, but coal and tourism took significant hits in the last quarter of 2013. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Economic Analysis Division released new figures late last week that suggest though the mineral extraction industry lost jobs, the state’s overall Read More

Nearly 9,000 Wyo. residents sign up on ACA marketplace

SHERIDAN — The Equality State Policy Center reports that 6,838 Wyoming residents have purchased health insurance on the national marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act. While enrollment percentages are comparable to other states’ statistics, the proportion of young people in Wyoming who enrolled in a health insurance plan was slightly higher — 27 versus Read More

I-90 between Sheridan, Buffalo REOPENS

SHERIDAN — The section if Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo is open again after a short closure this morning due to slick roads. Wyoming Department of Transportation Public Relations Specialist Ronda Holwell said in a press release there were multiple truck slide-offs and jack knifes in the Piney Creek area. Crews worked to clear Read More

Prom season is upon us

March 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — “I think it’s the one time a girl can get that red carpet dress,” said Barb Sondgeroth. “There are very few occasions in life when you get to dress up like that.” Sondgeroth owns One Step Closer Boutique and helps outfit Sheridan County’s youth for that special night each spring…prom. The store rents Read More

WWA seeking artist, musician donations

SHERIDAN — Artists and musicians are invited to donate their talent to the Wyoming Wilderness Association’s eighth annual “Miniature Art and Music Auction: Celebrating our Wild Earth.” The show will be exhibited and juried and pieces will be auctioned off April 14-25 at the Davis Gallery. The event coincides with the Banff Mountain Film Festival Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ this Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist’s Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. From 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, the public is invited to the free event. This month’s presenters include printmaker Deborah Mersky, poet Barbara Ellen Sorensen, painter John Howard Franklin, mixed media artist Carolyn Swift, fiction writer Jane Read More

University of Montana announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — The University of Montana has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list recipients. To qualify for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive only grades of A or B while taking at least nine credit hours of courses. Philip Kane Jr. of Sheridan was named Read More

Annual Wyoming Inventor’s Conference to be held April 5 in Riverton

SHERIDAN — The annual Wyoming Inventor’s Conference will be held in Riverton on April 5. From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “From your garage to the assembly line” will be held at Central Wyoming College, in the Intertribal Education & Community Center Room. A full day of speakers and inventors who will share words of Read More

The champion tree

BIG HORN — In 1880, William Jackson arrived in Big Horn as one of the area’s first settlers. More than likely, he brought along a cutting from a tree as part of his possessions. The next year, he built a small cabin on a creek, later named Jackson Creek in his honor, and planted the Read More

Area residents get extra time to sign up for health insurance

SHEIRDAN — Sheridan residents who have had problems purchasing health insurance on the national exchange will have a few extra weeks to get the task done, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Until the announcement earlier this week, the hard and fast deadline to sign up for 2014 coverage was Monday, Read More

Three Sheridan residents vie for City Council seat

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan residents have tossed their hat into the ring for the open seat on City Council left when Levi Dominguez, who represented Ward 3, resigned Jan. 6 in order to pursue a position with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department. The five remaining councilors and Mayor Dave Kinskey will vote on a replacement Read More

Options expanding for gas pipeline in Tongue River Valley

DAYTON — More options are opening up for the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board as discussions about the best way to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester continue. At its meeting Thursday, the board discussed a few possibilities for funding and partnerships should the board’s application for a grant and a loan from Read More

Auburn engineer considering Sheridan for business

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council has awarded $5,000 to a limited liability company that might set up in Sheridan to develop lightweight armor materials. While Lightstrength Engineering Services is registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State to Ron Kensey of Kennon Products, the main operator is a professor of engineering at Auburn University in Read More

‘Bees and Butterflies of the Bighorns’ on display at the library in April

SHERIDAN — An art exhibit, “Bees and Butterflies of the Bighorns and their Habitats: Photographs by Molly Clark and Claire Leon” will be on display throughout the month of April in The Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. An opening reception will be held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to Read More

BH Middle School releases third-quarter honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients. Eighth grade Principal’s Honor Roll  Mallarie Apodace, Kathryn Arneson, Kristen Carlson, Baylee Clemens, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Miranda Johansson, Emily Kelly, Lilly Kelly, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel McAdoo, Tazmyn Olson, Teal Scheuber, Karsyn Ulibarri and Read More

Dog & Cat Shelter directors to present at Akcita Win

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a meeting at Ole’s Pizza on Tuesday. The program will be presented by Cel Hope, outgoing director of the Dog and Cat Shelter, to introduce the new director, Debi Crawford. The public is invited to this free event. Food may be ordered off the menu but is not required Read More

Doc Severinsen to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Doc Severinsen and His Big Band will perform at the WYO Theater on Wednesday. Severinsen was the band leader on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” until the show went off the air and the band went on the road. He plays with some of the show’s best musicians including Ed Shaughnessy, Ernie Read More

Sheridan College nursing faculty member recognized

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has recognized nursing faculty member Crissy Hunter for successfully completing the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator endorsement. CHSE is a multidisciplinary program administered by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare. Hunter, who holds several nursing recognitions, is also the Wyoming Simulation Center director. Only select health care simulation educators merit the CHSE Read More

Public safety organizations continue switch to WyoLink

March 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is wired to a statewide emergency talk network. After a phasing process that took several years, the WyoLink radio communication system is the primary dispatch tool for most of Sheridan’s public response agencies. WyoLink is a statewide digital network consisting of 57 core tower sites that provide uniform communication capabilities to government Read More

Flood risk depends on snow, rain, temps

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the northeast Bighorn Mountains and Sheridan foothills as a storm system moves through the region and produces wet, heavy snow and rain. Wet snow and colder temperatures could be hard on young livestock, the outlook said. This morning, 2 to 4 inches Read More

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