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Thanksgiving, Hanukkah overlap in calendar oddity

November 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — For some celebrants, the day will be an “eating event,” a time to combine two beloved holidays and their food traditions into one giant feast. For others, the combination is less about the food and more about aligning the spiritual aspects of both holidays into an overarching prayer of thanksgiving — for food, Read More

Arvada Elementary Christmas concert Dec. 5

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary Christmas concert will be held Dec. 5 at the Powder River Community Center. The concert will kick off at 7 p.m. It will feature student singers from kindergarten through fourth grade. It is free and open to the community. The community center is located at 211 Main St., Arvada.

Pipberry Bazaar Dec 6-7

SHERIDAN — The Homemaker’s Holiday Bazaar is now the Pipberry bazaar and has a new location. The event will be Dec. 6 and 7 at 2727 Coffeen Ave. On Friday from 4-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. crafts, baked goods, candies, holiday decorations, children’s gifts and more will be available. Read More

Salvation Army holding kettle collection contest

SHERIDAN — There is a new spin to the Salvation Army kettle collection this winter. A kettle competition will be held from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Every Saturday in that time frame volunteers from participating business will be manning 7 different kettles throughout town attempting to raise the most money for the Salvation Army. Some of Read More

Akcita Win to host Christmas party Dec. 3

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host their Christmas party on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. The program will include Big Horn Choir singers and new member initiation. The public is welcome to attend the free meeting and food can be ordered off the menu. It will take place at the Country Kitchen located at 2617 Read More

Model train show

Ezekiel Peel, 8, reacts as he explores the scale model town during the Sheridan Model Railroad Association train show Saturday in the old Taylor School building.

Stabbing at Rendezvous; man found sleeping on porch after night out

November 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police responded to a stabbing and a criminal entry over the weekend. The two events were among multiple alcohol-related incidents that occurred. Sheridan Police arrested two people Friday evening after someone was stabbed at Rendezvous Liquor. Daniel Lauderdale, 28, was cited for aggravated assault, and Erica Stearns, 35, was charged with unlawful Read More

Abandoned methane wells may present hazards

SHERIDAN — There are approximately 80 orphaned or abandoned coal bed methane wells in Sheridan County that are unplugged and unreclaimed. Most of the sites are just east of Sheridan and are leftover evidence of methane drilling ambitions from years ago. Because the wells were surrendered by the companies that established them, the responsibility to Read More

It’s winter: Brooks is closed

SHERIDAN — There are several tell-tale signs that winter is coming in Sheridan: wood smoke rising from chimneys across town, kids with sleds gathering on Linden Hill and the barricades on Brooks Street. “It’s been one of those Sheridan traditions for so long, that’s how some people know winter is here,” City Engineer Lane Thompson Read More

Friends of the Library hit $1 million

SHERIDAN — The Friends of the Library annual auction held Nov. 16 helped push the group to a milestone in its fundraising efforts: The $1 million mark. “It took 31 years to make that much money, but we did it!” said Friends of the Library Board Member Nancy Elliott. According to Elliott, The Friends of Read More

23rd Community dinner held on Dec. 8

SHERIDAN — The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner will be held on Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn. Everyone is invited to come enjoy Santa, live music, gifts for the children and a hot meal from 4-7 p.m. The free dinner is open to everyone in the community and has seen over 1,000 people attend Read More

Youth Chorales to hold annual concert Dec. 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales will hold their annual holiday concert Dec. 4. The group featuring 70 third to eighth grade singers will perform at the WYO Theater at 7 p.m. The Chorales will present traditional Christmas music from Carol of the Bells to Reindeer Rock. There will be a special Read More

Methodist Church to host food drive Wed.

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will host a special Thanksgiving service and food drive on Wednesday. Service will begin at 7 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring a box or can of food which will be donated to the Lunch Together Community Soup Kitchen. The service is open to the entire community. Read More

COPE program to start Dec. 3 at the Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will be hosting a nine-week program starting Dec. 3. COPE is a program designed to help attendees deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. The bereavement sessions will Read More

Annual Legislative Forum to be held Jan. 15-16

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum provided by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee will be held Jan. 15-16, 2014 in Sheridan. The session is a chance to share issues with a full panel of our local representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature. A few 15 and 30 minute presentation slots are still available. If you’re Read More

Boy Scouts boat race

Allen Bergman, 8, picks up his boat to race in the Boy Scouts Rain Gutter Regatta Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Bergman won the first heat of the race with his boat.

New exhibit ‘Key Ingredients: America by Food’ on display at Sheridan library

November 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — In less than a week, Americans will consume more than 45 million turkeys — one sixth of all turkeys sold in the U.S. each year — as part of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation. Those turkeys will be accompanied by mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie and myriad other dishes as people celebrate Read More

City of Sheridan being sued by fire fighters union

SHERIDAN — The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 276 has notified the City of Sheridan it intends to sue for contractually established pay raises denied in September by a unanimous vote of the city council. The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in favor of the union earlier this year in a case stemming from a Read More

Library to host Suicide Prevention broadcast tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Fulmer Public Library’s Inner Circle will host the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 15th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day broadcast tomorrow. On the broadcast, a panel of individuals bereaved by suicide will address questions such as “Where can I find support?” Check in and registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. and the Read More

Tongue River Comunity Center hosting Turkey Hoop Shot Monday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will host a Turkey Hoop Shot on Monday. Free throw competitions divided by age group will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and one can of non-perishable food will buy a five bonus shots. The winner of each age group will Read More

Sherian College offering Avalanche Awarenes course

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present an Avalanche Awareness Course in Johnson County on Saturday. SC welding instructor Carl Schiner, a Level I Avalanche instructor and National Ski Patroller, will present an interactive course aimed to encompass all backcountry enthusiasts including skiers, snowmobilers and ice climbers. The free course is open to the public and Read More

Big Horn Historical Society hosts Larry Pointer

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host Larry Pointer on Sunday. Pointer researched and wrote about a Huntley Irrigation Project farmer named Herbert Grice who was suspected to have ties to the Wild Bunch gang of outlaws in the early 1900’s. Pointer will present “Grice, Whom Nobody Could Catch” at the Big Read More

Challenging students and teachers to meet a new standard

SHERIDAN — Common Core State Standards, a set of standardized teaching guidelines, has been rolled out in most states and Wyoming is in its third year of implementation. The new standards have challenged students and teachers to meet new guidelines that are the same in almost every state in the country. The standards were designed Read More

Legislative Forum set for Jan. 15-16

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum provided by the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee will be held Jan. 15-16, 2014 in Sheridan. The session is a chance to share issues with a full panel of our local representatives to the Wyoming State Legislature. A few 15 and 30 minute presentation slots are still available. If you’re Read More

Gov’t officials visit high school classes for face-to-face learning

SHERIDAN — They can’t vote yet — but they will someday. That is why it is important to get high school students thinking about how government works and how they can have a voice in legislation, especially at the city, county and state level. That is why three of Sheridan County’s six legislators went to Read More

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