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Preparing our youth: New early childhood coordinator will work to boost kindergarten readiness

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hire a new early childhood coordinator to work with area child care providers, parents and Sheridan County School District 2 to help improve kindergarten readiness. SCSD2 Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults announced the new position Monday night at the SCSD2 April board meeting. Whitney Benefits has pledged $80,000 to… Continue Reading

7 nominated for FAB Woman of the Year

SHERIDAN — Seven women have been nominated for the 2016 FAB Woman of the Year award. The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will return to Sheridan April 29 and will take place at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. This year’s Woman of the Year will be announced at the conference’s banquet… Continue Reading

Spring cleaning could cost more in the future

Spring cleaning could cost more in the future

SHERIDAN — Yet another casualty of tough economic times, Sheridan County will no longer sponsor free landfill days for Sheridan County residents. The announcement came from Chairman Bob Rolston during the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Rolston said due to budgetary concerns, it’s not likely the county will be able to sponsor… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest seeking comment on change to forest plan

SHERIDAN — Officials with the Bighorn National Forest are seeking comments on changes to the 2005 Revised Land and Resource Management Plan. The change, which affects Chapter 4: Monitoring and Evaluation, is required by the 2012 National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule. The rule requires all national forests to update monitoring plans by May… Continue Reading

4-H Foundation awards scholarship to local student

SHERIDAN — More than $33,000 in new scholarships has been awarded to Wyoming 4-H’ers by the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation. Tyra Relaford of Sheridan County received an Ella E. Schloredt first-year award of $1,750 and a Whitmire Leadership award of $500. In total, 4-H youths attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon set for April 13

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon April 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event includes a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. The event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for the lunch. For additional… Continue Reading

Science lecture to explore amphibians

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host the next installment of a science lecture series April 13 at 7 p.m. Herpetologist and researcher Victoria Zero will give the presentation, “Ecosystem engineers and eDNA: For the frogs, leave it to beaver.” The lecture will explore three native amphibians that are common, but for… Continue Reading

Vandals destroy bathroom in Dayton

Vandals destroy bathroom in Dayton

SHERIDAN — Vandals destroyed the bathroom at Big Horn View Park in Dayton over the weekend, according to town officials. Johann Nield, director of public works for the town of Dayton, said the bathroom was likely vandalized Saturday evening. Among the damages to the bathroom included a smashed toilet, sink, paper holders and the counter.… Continue Reading

CAST exploring partnership with Riverton

CAST exploring partnership with Riverton

SHERIDAN — While Fly Sheridan officials recently celebrated the first sold-out flight from Denver to Sheridan, other indicators show travelers haven’t fully bought into the air service that began in the fall. According to statistics from the Critical Air Service Team, which helped bring Denver Air Connection to Sheridan, in January and February, the flights… Continue Reading

SCLT to host open house

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host an open house April 12 from 5-8 p.m. The evening will include food, drinks and local prizes. The SCLT will also give information on projects the organization has been working on recently. For additional information, or if you are interested in attending the event, call 673-4702… Continue Reading

Documentary to explore early childhood development

SHERIDAN — To celebrate April as the month of the young child, a screening of the film “The Raising of America — The Signature Hour,” will take place April 12 at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free to attend and is hosted by High 5 of Sheridan, a coalition committed… Continue Reading

Local student places in top 10 at geography bee

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School student Will Pelissier finished in 10th place at the 28th Geography Bee in Casper on Saturday. Pelissier is an eighth-grader at BHMS. Any school in Wyoming that has students in grades four through eight is eligible to register for the Geography Bee.  At least six students must participate… Continue Reading

5k race set for Sat. at Soldier Ridge Trail

SHERIDAN — A 5k run/walk will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Soldier Ridge Trail. The event, hosted by the Sheridan High School National Honor Society, will benefit Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy. Donations will be accepted. Those wishing to participate can register in advance at the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Archaeological Society to gather Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, around 7 p.m., Buck Damone will… Continue Reading

Railway 5k to take place in Ranchester

RANCHESTER — The 2016 Ranchester Railway 5k will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester. The race will go through the town. The cost to participate is $15 and includes a T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity. The Tongue River Valley… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a gentle yoga balance class Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cindy Baker, yoga therapist from A Place of Wholeness Yoga Studio, will conduct the class that incorporates mindful meditation practices. The class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help people be more conscious of… Continue Reading

Library to host SJHS art show

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Sheridan Junior High School Art Extravaganza will be displayed on the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s mezzanine April 5 through April 29. The show will feature work by SJHS students of Mary Lawson and Holly Legerski. A free public reception for the student artists will take place April 14 from… Continue Reading

Dual language immersion presentation set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — A presentation and meeting regarding dual language immersion programs will take place Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Brian Deurloo, vice chair of the Wyoming Dual Language Immersion Parent Organization, and Dr. Mark Mathern, secretary of the organization, will host the meeting. Their presentation will explore the questions,… Continue Reading

Senior Center announces Keys to the Stone awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center recently announced the four 2016 Keys to the Stone honorees. Keys to the Stone are students selected by their schools for demonstrating leadership, community and civic service, academic excellence and participation in their schools. The four recipients — Allison Reed, Kaylin McKinley, Armella (Julia) Fenn and Hannah Sharp —… Continue Reading

Silver Spur owners say restaurant to reopen

Silver Spur owners say restaurant to reopen

SHERIDAN — While structure fires have meant the end of some local businesses — such as LuLu’s Café in 2012 — the owner of the Silver Spur Café said that won’t be the case for her restaurant. “We’re hoping to reopen in anywhere from three weeks to about a month,” restaurant owner Michelle Underwood said.… Continue Reading

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

P.O. News marks a century on Main Street

SHERIDAN — P.O. News and Flagstaff Cafe is turning 100 years old and owners Mark and Janine Demple have some festivities in the works to celebrate. On April 9, the tobacco and newspaper shop turned restaurant will close down a portion of Loucks Street from 4-8 p.m. A two-piece band from Billings, Montana, will play… Continue Reading

Greer named to statewide commission

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Learn Outdoors Coordinator Julie Greer recently joined the ranks of board members for the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission. The commission is comprised of nine people from around the state, seven individuals representing seven regions and two at large members. Dan Barks, who had been representing Sheridan, Johnson and… Continue Reading

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