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University of Montana announces dean’s list

March 28, 2014

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

Burns announces intentions to run for re-election

SHERIDAN — State Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan, has announced his intention to run for re-election in November to seek his fourth term in the Wyoming Legislature. Burns said he has been humbled by the trust placed in him by the residents of Sheridan over the last 12 years. “I’m still healthy, have the institutional knowledge, Read More

Three-day outdoor art celebration at Spear-O-Wigwam set for June

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Plein Air Celebration of Wildflowers will be held at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain campus in June and local artists are now invited to register for participation. The event is a collaboration between Sheridan Artists Guild, the U.S. Forest Service and Sheridan College which will include workshops in pastel, watercolor, oil painting Read More

‘Let’s Do This for Mike’ fundraiser Saturday

SHERIDAN — A “Let’s Do This for Mike” fundraiser will be held Saturday at the Elks Lodge from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mike Dupius was struck with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in July, paralyzing him from the neck down. The fundraiser is attempting to raise $10,000 to support him, his family and his recovery. A spaghetti dinner will be Read More

Sheridan College chamber music groups to perform at second annual Prism concert

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College chamber music groups will perform at the second annual Prism concert tomorrow. The free event commences at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone. The performance will be held in the Whitney Presentation Hall at SC to showcase the chamber ensembles in a setting that provides the audience with a varied Read More

Sheridan Senior Center to host presentation on elder abuse Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a presentation on elder abuse, scams and identity theft. The lesson will discuss staying safe in the community, the technology age and beyond. The free meeting will be held Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. and is open to the entire community. The presenter will be Janet Korpela, the Read More

Local sausage maker grinds out two awards

March 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan-based sausage company racked up two awards at the Wyoming and Colorado Meat Processors Association convention earlier this month. Legerski’s chorizo sausage won grand champion placement in the specialty cooked sausage category and the Polish sausage was also named reserve grand champion in its respective category. “That’s a big deal to me Read More

Scheduling conference set in case against SCSD2 for violation of open meetings, records laws

SHERIDAN — A scheduling conference for a case against Sheridan County School District 2 has been set for April 4 via teleconference in 4th Judicial District Court. The lawsuit, brought by The Sheridan Press, asks that the court declare that any executive session in which a proposed multi-purpose recreational facility was discussed violated the Wyoming Read More

SCSD1 to offer new kindergarten program

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 will offer a new program for the 2014-2015 school year aimed at helping young children prepare for kindergarten. The program, called Classic Kindergarten, will bridge the gap between children who may have completed pre-kindergarten classes, but need to continue to gain social or academic skills before entering kindergarten. Read More

Sheridan company thinks outside the box with products for government

SHERIDAN — Sometimes the details can make all the difference. A thin, energy absorbing headliner in a military tactical vehicle can reduce head and neck injuries suffered by soldiers who drive over improvised explosive devices. Lighter, less bulky life preservers can give soldiers more room on their torso to carry valuable equipment. A new lining Read More

‘Artists in Motion’ to paint, sell at Little Goose Liquors Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Association will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On Friday from 5-8 p.m. the artists of the association will paint and sell their works inside Little Goose Liquors. There is no cost to attend but attendees must be age 21 or older to enter the bar. Read More

Senior Center invites all ‘Lindas’ to party

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Linda party” Sunday. Following the success of their previous “Jane party” engagement, if your first, middle or last name is pronounced like “Linda,” regardless of the spelling, your gender or your age, you are invited to the party. The socializing will commencing at 3 p.m. The Read More

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