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School districts keep eye on recalibration committee meeting

SHERIDAN — The Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration will meet in Casper on Monday and Tuesday to hammer out a preliminary plan to fund the state’s public schools for the next five years. Amid declining state revenues and expected budget-tightening, school districts will be watching closely. The Wyoming Legislature is required to update the… Continue Reading

Local WHMAs close for the season

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds hunters and the general public that the Amsden Creek and Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Areas close to human presence beginning today. The closures reduce stress on wildlife during a critical time of year as big game head to winter ranges and gather as much forage as… Continue Reading

BNF now selling Christmas tree permits

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for those who want to hunt for their own holiday cheer. The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 10-feet tall. Cutting a larger tree requires the purchase of additional permits. Permits are available at Bighorn National Forest offices in… Continue Reading

Fly Sheridan launch party set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and Johnson counties Critical Air Service Team has invited area residents to an official launch party for the new Denver Air Connection service between Sheridan and Denver. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan County Airport. The group will meet the first incoming… Continue Reading

Live from The Met to feature Berg’s ‘Lulu’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Alban Berg’s “Lulu” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live… Continue Reading

Senior Center seeks to aid grandparents raising grandchildren

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is seeking ways to support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren or great-grandchildren. Staff members at the center are inviting grandparents raising their grandkids to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The goal of the program is to find ways to support those families. Dinner will be provided as… Continue Reading

Tongue River football finishes season in second place

LARAMIE —Tongue River High School’s historic football season came to a disappointing end Saturday as the team fell to the Upton-Sundance Patriots 33-14 in the 1A 11-man state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. While a loss in the state championship game wasn’t the outcome head coach John Scott was hoping for, he… Continue Reading

Red Grade Trails growing in popularity

Red Grade Trails growing in popularity

SHERIDAN — It’s a perfect Saturday in early November, sunny with highs in the upper 40s and the slightest hint of a breeze. The foliage is long gone from the foothills off Red Grade Road, the reds and yellows replaced by drab patches of snow and mud. Sheridan resident Mike O’Connor and his faithful pooch… Continue Reading

SCSD2 efforts to boost graduation trickle down to pre-K

SHERIDAN— Sheridan County School District 2 is pushing ahead on its multi-pronged approach to boost graduation rates. Next Level, the district’s plan, has a few new items in store for the 2015-2016 school year. Scott Stults, director of elementary education for the district, is working in conjunction with Sheridan College to hire an early childhood… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 14, 2015

Ranchester Town Council 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall 145 Coffeen St., Ranchester • Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order and roll call • Approve and sign minutes • Approval of agenda • Old business 1. Computer upgrade • Mayor’s report • Report on projects • New business 1. One Third Subdivision pre-plat •… Continue Reading

Bells are Ringing bazaar to be held Nov. 21

SHERIDAN — From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host a “Bells Are Ringing” bazaar. The event will feature antiques, collectibles, holiday booths, handiworks, country kitchen, treats, jewelry, ornaments and other items for sale. There will also be a silent auction. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to… Continue Reading

Pipberry Market to be open Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The annual Pipberry Market will take place Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old one-room schoolhouse on Coffeen Avenue. The holiday market will include crafts, upcycled furniture, baked goods and candies, holiday decorations, children’s gifts and more. For additional information call Jennifer Tikka at 751-6506.… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to present ‘Boeing Boeing’ Nov. 19-21

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Boeing-Boeing” inside the Mars Theater, located downtown at the historic WYO Theater, Nov. 19-21. The play, written by Marc Camoletti and translated from French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans and winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play Revival, will have showings at 7:30… Continue Reading

Shortened week works for some, not others

SHERIDAN — A recent study suggests that a four-day school week may be beneficial to student test scores. While smaller school districts sometimes use a shortened week to save money, Roy Garber said that was not the motivation behind Sheridan County School District 1’s switch back in 1982. Garber, who now sits on the Whitney… Continue Reading

Rep. Lummis retiring, Liz Cheney considers run

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced Thursday she will not seek re-election and former Vice President Dick Cheney’s elder daughter, Liz Cheney, said she was seriously considering running for the seat. Lummis is the only female member of the rebellious House Freedom Caucus and plans to finish her current term. She has easily… Continue Reading

Library to celebrate ‘Alice in Wonderland’ anniversary

SHERIDAN — The classic children’s book Alice in Wonderland was published by author Lewis Carroll in November 1865. The book has delighted millions of children since then and become part of popular culture. The Sheridan County Library System will celebrate the 150-year anniversary of this influential book over the next few weeks with several activities… Continue Reading

Tween club to learn about bio-mimicry Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about bio-mimicry Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located… Continue Reading

Finding Hope Conference to feature author Steve Arteburn

SHERIDAN — The Finding Hope Conference will feature author and speaker Steve Arteburn Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Arteburn will offer insights into finding hope in a world that can sometimes seem hopeless. He is the chairman and founder of New Life Ministries and the host of Christian talk show “New Life… Continue Reading

Cody fundraiser to benefit former SHS wrestling coach

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser to benefit Chuck Flickinger will take place Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium in Cody. On March 22, Flickinger, his daughter and club team wrestlers were in a motor vehicle accident in the Wind River Canyon. While the wrestlers and Flickinger’s daughter have mostly recovered, due to a… Continue Reading

SAGE holiday art show opens Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, et al annual holiday art show and sale will open Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. SAGE is a local organization that strives to create opportunities for adults and youth that encourage lifelong education through the appreciation of and participation in the visual arts. SAGE promotes and… Continue Reading

High speed chase on I-25 ends in arrest of Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A pursuit Wednesday afternoon south of Buffalo on Interstate 25 resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Joseph T. DeVries of Sheridan. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Wyoming state trooper spotted a black 2006 Honda motorcycle traveling at 110 mph in an 80 mph zone at mile post… Continue Reading

Space for future generations to enjoy

Space for future generations to enjoy

Initial dirt work progressing at West Fifth Street Park SHERIDAN — A large park planned for West Fifth Street should provide young Sheridan athletes with several acres of sports fields for years to come. Thanks to the cooperation of a few organizations, work on West Fifth Street Park began in the past month on a… Continue Reading

CAST board members talk air service at chamber luncheon

SHERIDAN — With the arrival of a new air service provider just around the corner, Critical Air Service Team President Bruce Garber, along with other board members, made their pitch to business leaders Wednesday at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Commercial air service will return to Sheridan County Airport on Nov. 19 after… Continue Reading

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