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SCSD2 tackles legislative agenda, improvement plans

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County School District 2 board approved four resolutions they hope will make it to the desks of state legislators in 2016 at their meeting Monday night, where elementary principals also took to the mic to present their school improvement plans for the 2015-2016 school year. The resolutions will be sent to the… Continue Reading

Dayton officials discuss utility mapping

SHERIDAN — Dayton officials are in the process of updating the method of keeping track of underground utilities. It’s part of a plan to invest in geographic information system mapping, which can store an almost infinite amount of information about town utilities. GIS mapping is a computer system used to capture, display, check and store… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host Spencer Bohren

SHERIDAN — Musician Spencer Bohren will perform at the WYO Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies and Rocky Mountains of Wyoming in 1950, Bohren began singing and playing music as a young boy. At the age of 14, inspired by the folk music he heard on… Continue Reading

Science Saturday calling on Einsteins to explore physics

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Science Saturday will focus on physics from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Organizers are calling all young Einsteins to participate in a morning of activities to help grow their brains at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center. Teri Rowland and her students will teach the free class open… Continue Reading

AARP to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. The program will highlight storytelling. Storytelling develops family connections and reduces stress and anxiety. Children develop a sense of identity and improved self-esteem from hearing family stories. How can you preserve and pass on your family’s stories? Sheridan County… Continue Reading

City names finance director

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath and the Sheridan City Council announced the hiring of a Colorado man as the city’s new finance and administrative services director. Jim Harmon will begin his work with the city on Nov. 2, 2015, according to a Monday afternoon press release. The position was originally dubbed clerk/treasurer and replaces former… Continue Reading

Army medic adjusts plans after injury

Army medic adjusts plans after injury

SHERIDAN— Jayson Zimmerman served two tours of duty as an Army medic in Iraq and Afghanistan. The service would cost him both legs and end his aspirations of becoming a nurse. It would entail a traumatic brain injury, leading to short-term memory loss, anxiety and trouble focusing. At first glance, Zimmerman left the Army with… Continue Reading

Habitat, animal shelter partner

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity and the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter have partnered on a project this week. Each day, Tuesday through Friday, Habitat for Humanity will help the shelter build covered dog runs for the winter. Both organizations are seeking volunteers to aid with the project from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each… Continue Reading

SFR to host open house Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue staff will host an open house Saturday as part of Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week began Sunday and ends Saturday. This year’s theme for the week is “Hear the beep where you sleep; every room needs a smoke detector.” The primary message being emphasized this week is that every home… Continue Reading

YMCA Soupfest to feature Red Grade Trails

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will host its monthly “Soup Fest” on Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. The monthly lunch of homemade soup, homemade bread and cake will include a presentation regarding the new Red Grade Trail System in the Bighorn Mountains. Staff from the Sheridan Community Land Trust, which spearheaded the project, will present… Continue Reading

Art center to host Waddell exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an exhibit of the work of Theodore and Arin Waddell beginning Wednesday. Arin Waddell has a degree in fine art and a master’s degree in sculpture. She often mixes natural elements with manmade items in her still-life paintings. Her work will be displayed alongside that of… Continue Reading

SMH welcomes new staff

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital board members welcomed three new employees during their meeting last week. Rebecca Thompson grew up in Wyoming and did her undergraduate study at the University of Wyoming before moving out of state to finish her work to become a doctor of pathology. “I grew up on a ranch outside of… Continue Reading

Fire Boards: District board election ballots go next week

SHERIDAN — A little-talked about but nonetheless important election is coming up on Nov. 3. That day, many Sheridan County residents will select representatives for their respective fire district boards. Mail ballots will head out on Oct. 9. according to county Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich. Of the six fire protection districts, five will host elections this… Continue Reading

AN ARTS ALLIANCE: WAA conference kicks off in Sheridan

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Arts Alliance kicked off its annual conference Friday in Sheridan at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The event opened with a presentation by state Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, on how to lobby elected officials effectively. “You don’t want to irritate people, but you don’t want to be brushed off either or be… Continue Reading

Pierson named Wyoming Teacher of the Year

Pierson named Wyoming Teacher of the Year

SHERIDAN — Amy Pierson, a fourth-grade teacher at Cloud Peak Elementary in Johnson County School District 1, has been named Wyoming’s 2016 teacher of the year. “Mrs. Pierson is a lifelong learner and imparts that on her students everyday,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said in a press release. “Not only is she connected… Continue Reading

Municipal Court Reports — Oct. 3, 2015

Violators under 18 and sentences under $100 and five days in jail are not reported. (Year in parentheses is defendant’s birth year.) Aug. 10 • Kimberly D. Blommel (1987), Sheridan, littering, $220 • Lonnie Brice Miech (1965), Sheridan, failure to maintain liability insurance, $420 • Jessica J. King (1983), Sheridan, failure to maintain liability insurance, $420; driving while… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 3, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Sept. 16 secondary council meeting • Approve minutes of the Sept. 23 work study meeting • Reports — utility clerk/building permits, fire/rescue department, law enforcement,… Continue Reading

Public Health to host series of flu clinics in October

Public Health to host series of flu clinics in October

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health will host a series of flu clinics in Sheridan and the surrounding communities in October. The cost is $30 per vaccine. Organizers are reminding individuals to bring their insurance cards as Public Health will bill most insurance companies. The following is a list of flu clinic times and locations.… Continue Reading

Women’s Antelope Hunt to include dinner, auction

SHERIDAN — Join the excitement of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. The evening will feature a special dinner of grilled trout and London broil, a raffle and auction items. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner set for 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $50 or table sponsorships… Continue Reading

Big Horn football finishes ahead despite poor second half

SHERIDAN — Bittersweet is probably the word head coach Michael McGuire was grasping for following the Big Horn football win against Thermopolis Friday. Big Horn controlled the first half of play, going ahead 26-0, and everything seemed to be resembling the way they shutout the Wright Panthers last week. But the second half was all… Continue Reading

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