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Agendas April 11, 2015

Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers, Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the March 23, 2015, meeting • Old business 1. Motion to remove from table: consideration of 700 N.… Continue Reading

SCLT antler shed hunt to be held April 18

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust invites community members to a spring shed hunt at the Horseshoe Ranch on April 18. Participants will hunt for elk and deer sheds in the morning. They will then return to the guesthouse for lunch and discussion of the hunt. The event is for SCLT members only, plus… Continue Reading

Sheridan College student art show to open April 20

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College student art show, “Salon Des Refuses,” will open April 20 at the Martinsen Gallery in the Whitney Building at Sheridan College. There will be an opening reception from 4-5 p.m. April 20 that will include art and hors d’oeuvres. The reception and art show are free and open to the… Continue Reading

Science lecture series to examine rare earth elements Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present a lecture exploring rare earth elements on Wednesday. “Exploration for Rare Earth Elements and Gold in the Bear Lodge Tertiary Alkaline Complex, Crook County, Wyoming” will be presented by John Ray, chief geologist with Rare Element Resources, Inc., at 7 p.m. Wednesday… Continue Reading

Special Olympics athletes gear up for summer games

SHERIDAN — Special Olympics Wyoming athletes will compete at Area Summer Games in various communities throughout the state in preparation for the State Summer Games to be held in Laramie May 7-9. Area Games in Sheridan will be held Thursday and Friday at Sheridan High School. Athletes from Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties… Continue Reading

College board OKs alternative school land agreement

College board OKs alternative school land agreement

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is one step closer, though still many years out, to having a new collaborative alternative high school. During a regular board meeting Thursday night, the board of trustees for the Northern Wyoming Community College District authorized Sheridan College administration to enter into a long-term ground lease agreement with Sheridan County School… Continue Reading

Reports show snowpack well below normal

Reports show snowpack well below normal

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County residents may welcome the warm and dry weather over the weekend, statewide water supplies continue to plummet to daunting levels. Data released from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office in Riverton shows a majority of major rivers throughout the state are falling below average water supply levels. The Tongue… Continue Reading

Fairgrounds water project stalled

SHERIDAN — EnTech Engineering, Inc. project manager Dave Engels hoped to tell the Sheridan County Fair Association Thursday evening the water project at the fairgrounds was completely finished, but that announcement will have to wait at least another month. Engels told the board at its March meeting contractors reached substantial completion on the project, which… Continue Reading

Congressional office hours to be offered Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Sens. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, and John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, and Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, will hold office hours in Sheridan and Ranchester next week. DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones will be on hand to visit with area residents on an individual basis about their views, questions and concerns regarding… Continue Reading

Spring Thaw safety course set for Thurs. in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Gillette College’s Industry Safety Training Center will host its one-day Spring Thaw safety course in Buffalo on Thursday. “The Spring Thaw is geared toward refreshing employees of sand, gravel and bentonite mining operations on a variety of safety issues,” Industry Safety Training Center Director Jim Stratton said. “We encourage owners, supervisors and safety… Continue Reading

A little fun in vintage Easter hats

A little fun in vintage Easter hats

Annette Reed, left, and Mary Holstead don their vintage Easter hats for a ladies’ luncheon held at First Presbyterian Church last week prior to the Easter holiday. Attendants wore a variety of vintage hats — and Sharon Browne even turned an Easter basket into a clever hat — for a little good old fashioned fun.… Continue Reading

Scholar to present ‘Understanding the Middle East’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Ministerial Association in cooperation with Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council and the Wyoming Association of Churches is bringing Dr. Seth Ward, religion professor at the University of Wyoming, to Sheridan to give a presentation on “Understanding the Middle East.” The presentation is free and open to the public. It will… Continue Reading

Architects to host tour in Sheridan Tuesday

SHERIDAN — In conjunction with National Architecture Week, the American Institute of Architects Wyoming chapter will be hosting a series of architectural tours led by Wyoming architects throughout the state. In Sheridan, TSP, Inc., will host a tour at Coffeen Elementary School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Coffeen Elementary School is located at 1053 S. Sheridan… Continue Reading

Sheridan VA wait times far below national average

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the national average. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system’s standards call for veterans to be seen within 30 days for non-emergency appointments. A national review of VA records by… Continue Reading

SCSD3 deliberates future of Rock School building

CLEARMONT — Discussions on what to do with the old Rock School building continued Wednesday at the monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 3. The one-room building owned by the district currently stands unused and in poor condition, but many members of the community see it as a historical marker and want… Continue Reading

Local Walmart reduces hours of operation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Walmart, located off of Coffeen Avenue, will soon cease being open 24 hours, seven days per week. Walmart officials confirmed Sheridan’s only 24-hour grocery store will reduce its hours to 6 a.m. to midnight. The change will take place on April 18. Betsy Harden, a Walmart spokesperson from the corporate office… Continue Reading

Holsinger: Sheridan’s downtown well ahead of curve

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Beth Holsinger told Chamber of Commerce members during the monthly luncheon Wednesday that she was pleasantly disappointed by what she took away from the National Main Street conference in Atlanta, Georgia. “I was hoping to bring back a wealth of knowledge and new ideas,” Holsinger said. “And while… Continue Reading

5 arrested in NE Wyo. on drug trafficking charges

GILLETTE — Five Gillette residents have been arrested on drug charges in an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization in northeastern Wyoming that has been supplying large quantities of methamphetamine to communities in the region. According to a Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation press release, the ring has been supplying drugs in Campbell, Sheridan,… Continue Reading

SC to present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at the WYO Theater April 16-18. The musical, written by award winners Howard Ashman and Alan Menken and based off the well-known films, will have showings at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18. A matinee at 2 p.m. will also be offered on April… Continue Reading

Trinity Lutheran to hold rummage, bake sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church. The sale will include household items, adult and children’s clothing, toys, books and craft items. The bake sale will include doughnut holes, and tables will be available at which to take a… Continue Reading

Junior High art students to display at library

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Sheridan Junior High Art Extravaganza will be held on the mezzanine at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library April 10-30. Artwork by SJHS students of Mary Lawson and Holly Legerski will be on display. A free public reception for the student artists will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. April 16 on… Continue Reading

Tween program to focus on DIY board games

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will continue to offer programming for “tweens” through April. Next week’s “Tween Challenge Takeover” programs will focus on do-it-yourself board games. The programs will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. “Tween Challenge Takeover” was developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time but aren’t… Continue Reading

History of Kane Ranches topic of upcoming presentation

SHERIDAN — Local rancher Chas Kane will present the history of the Kane Ranches at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Holy Name Parish Center. The program, sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum, will be an opportunity to learn about a local family that contributed to the growth and prosperity of Sheridan County. The presentation… Continue Reading

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