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Downtown shoppers could win a Pot O’ Gold this month

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee recently announced another shop local campaign to run through March 17. Shop at any participating downtown Sheridan shop or restaurant now through St. Patrick’s Day and fill out a golden ticket for a chance to win the Pot O’ Gold. The prize is a pot of goodies donated… Continue Reading

Library to host Instrument Petting Zoo

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an Instrument Petting Zoo in the Inner Circle on Saturday at 10 a.m. Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible to people. Some instruments… Continue Reading

Wyoming Film Office seeking submissions for short film contest

SHERIDAN — For the ninth straight year, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Filmmakers should submit their videos online at by April 15. A $25,000 grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry that answers the question, “WY am I here?” “This year, the Wyoming Short… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday

BIG HORN — The March meeting for Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Sunday at 12:30 pm. This is the annual Guest Sunday and Potluck Lunch. Entertainment will be provided by Sam Hoffman. Members are to bring a guest and a potluck dish to share. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The… Continue Reading

Whitney Benefits gift supports SC computer programs

Whitney Benefits gift supports SC computer programs

SHERIDAN — Monday morning officials from Whitney Benefits presented Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College, with a check for $890,686 to support and strengthen computer programs offered through Sheridan College. “Our partners at Whitney Benefits are once again helping us meet the needs of a changing economy,” Young said in a press release. “I… Continue Reading

Sheridan mayor: City not in ‘dire straits’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan stands to receive about half of what it usually receives in state supplemental funding for the 2016–2018 biennium, but Sheridan Mayor John Heath said it’s not all doom and gloom. “I want to emphasize that we’re not in dire straits,” Heath said. “We’re in good shape, but we have to be cautious.”… Continue Reading

UW announces fall 2015 graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees to several students from Sheridan County at the completion of the 2015 fall semester. For more information, see The following students earned degrees: Banner — Kenneth Jackman, Bachelor of Science in nursing Big Horn — Alexis N. Kidneigh, Bachelor of Arts Dayton — Betsy R. Mock,… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host antique roadshow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host an antique roadshow Friday at 1:30 p.m. Ken and Sue Heuerman, Alex Banks and Wayne Sullenger will combine their knowledge to give their estimates as to the value of your precious items. Those planning to attend are asked to bring just one item per person. Numbers will… Continue Reading

Wind, jazz ensembles to offer free concert Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Department of Music will present the Sheridan Wind Ensemble and the Sheridan Jazz Ensemble in a free concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Sheridan High School auditorium. The spring concert will be under the direction of Dr. Eric Richards, Sheridan College’s new director of Bands and Jazz Studies.… Continue Reading

HISTORY  LESSONS: SJHS reenacts women’s rights events

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School eighth-graders spent part of the week reenacting the events that sparked an important string of events in U.S. history. Held July 19–20, 1848, in Rochester, New York, Quaker activists met to discuss the important issues and questions of the day. Chief among them was women’s rights. Nora Craft, an… Continue Reading

SHS students participate in mock election

SHERIDAN — During this election year, Sheridan High School government students continued the tradition of participating in a mock election for choosing the next president of the United States with the populous of future voters. The mock election was held with the Wyoming Republican caucus on March 1 in mind as students cast their votes,… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Raceway to hold national Sprintcar event in June

SHERIDAN — Sheridan dirt-track racing will soon take its place on the national stage. Cloud Peak Raceway, formerly known as Sheridan Speedway, will host one of the biggest events in sprint-car racing, as the 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will make a stop in Sheridan for the first time. The event, which will be… Continue Reading

Agendas — March 5, 2016

Dayton Planning Committee 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approval of minutes • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update A. Continue to review the draft copy of the Community Development Plan B. Discuss the community survey C. Planning Committee comments/requests for future agenda… Continue Reading

Chamber welcomes new business owner

Chamber welcomes new business owner

Sheridan County Chamber Ambassadors recently welcomed Sheridan Antiques owner Tom Stedtnitz as both a new business and a new Chamber member. Pictured, from left, are Ambassadors Mike Nickel, Katie Culver, Stella Montano, and Bob De Fries; Sheridan Antiques owner Tom Stedtnitz; Ambassadors Scott Barten, Neel Dhodapkar, Mary Kay Liggett and Jodi Bourne. Continue Reading

Home and Garden Show set for March 11-13 at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The 2016 Home and Garden Show is set for March 11-13 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The Big Horn Home Builders Association will present the show, which is expected to include more than 60 exhibitors and vendors, special activities and drawings. Admission to the show is free. For additional information, contact Gini… Continue Reading

Senior Center breaks ground on Day Break expansion project

Senior Center breaks ground on Day Break expansion project

SHERIDAN — Construction of a new facility at the Sheridan Senior Center that will support respite for caregivers began Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony. Staff, clients, board members, Mayor John Heath and other city officials attended. Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Senior Center, spoke about the role the center’s Day Break program — which… Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to felony pot charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man entered a not guilty plea to two drug charges in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Robert Schutte is charged with intent to deliver a controlled substance — marijuana — and delivery of a controlled substance — marijuana. He was originally only charged with intent to deliver, but the charges were… Continue Reading

SHS senior chosen as Star of the West semifinalist

SHERIDAN — Four-time Wyoming state tennis champion Julia Fenn was searching through the list of monthly scholarships that circulates throughout Sheridan High School and found one that piqued her interest. The Rising Star of the West scholarship from KEVN Black Hills Fox News in Rapid City, South Dakota, required applicants to record a 30-second to… Continue Reading

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