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Group working to legalize cannabis in Wyoming by 2016

January 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Wyoming-based chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is working to legalize cannabis in the state by 2016. The question of reforming the state’s marijuana laws is under whole-hearted scrutiny partly because the road has been paved by neighboring states. While both Colorado and Montana have legalized medical Read More

Legislative forum to start Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum will be held Wednesday and Thursday in the third floor City Hall Council Chambers. The event is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their issues to a panel of our local state legislators. The chambers located at 55 E. Grinnell Plaza will be open to the Read More

Wellness Council of Sheridan hosting Wellness Festival

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County will host a Wellness Festival with the theme “creating balance in the chaos of everyday life” on Jan. 24 and 25 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center of Sheridan College. On Jan. 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. keynote speaker Jones Loflin will present “Juggling Elephants.” Heavy hors Read More

Parent Partnership to meet Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Parent Partnership will meet on Monday. The meeting is open to all members of the public and ideas and suggestions are welcome. The meeting will commence at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan High School library. Topics covered will be changes for next year, a technology update and common core standards. For more Read More

The WYO Theater to present ‘Tom Horn’ this Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Tom Horn” on Sunday as part of the 2014 Western Film Series. Weekly on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Westerns will be shown and popcorn served. “Tom Horn” starring Steve MacQueen will be hosted by Jim Hamilton. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $6 Read More

SHS takes ‘We the People’ state championship

Sheridan High School American government teacher Tyson Emborg emphasizes a point on human rights issues during a discussion session with members of the school’s “We the People” team Saturday morning at Java Moon. The group traveled to Cheyenne for a competition Monday and won the state championship. Emborg said the 23 students will now travel Read More

Budget for Legislature sees big ticket items

January 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — In four weeks, 30 state senators and 60 state representatives will descend upon the capital building in Cheyenne for 20 days of negotiations on bills and budget requests that will impact life for Wyoming residents in a variety of ways. While it can be easy for eyes to glaze over before the words Read More

More than 200 students graduate from Black Hills State

SHERIDAN — More than 200 students graduated last month from Black Hills State University, S.D., in their 166th commencement ceremony. Three Sheridan area students received degrees: Morgan Mines of Banner, Auburn Ritterbush of Sheridan and Daniel Zemski of Sheridan.

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The award-winning book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” will be brought to stage Thursday as part of the WYO Theater’s Children’s Educational and Family Series. Michael Rosen’s adventure of a quest to find a bear will be presented in a vivid and noisy stage performance including interactive scenes, songs and hands-on adventures. Read More

2014 Leadership Sheridan County participants announced today

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has announced the class of 2014 Leadership Sheridan County participants. Leadership Sheridan County is an annual program designed to inspire a new generation to assume leadership roles in our community. This is an eight-month program intended to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to be more connected and Read More

Sheridan Speech and Debate Team takes third place

January 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Speech and Debate Team took third place at a competition last weekend in Cheyenne. The tournament was the second of the year and individual winners included Dylan Lindly, who took a second-place award as well as a first-place award with his duo partner Judy Chen. In addition, duos Isaac Read More

Gone ice fishing

January 13, 2014

Annabelle Orum, 8, looks back at her family as she scoops out loose ice from her fishing hole during an ice fishing trip Saturday to Mavrakis pond.

Firefighters pension plan a hot topic at budget session

January 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — With the 2014 biennial budget session of the Wyoming Legislature only a month away, thoughts are turning toward financial outlooks and how decisions made by the Legislature may effect day-to-day operations of state and local governments. Sheridan officials have said one issue they will watch closely is what is decided about a pension Read More

American Legion Girls State applications now being accepted

SHERIDAN — American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State applications are now being accepted. Girls State is a simulated government program with the objective to provide hands-on training in city and state government procedures. The event is scheduled to be held in Powell June 7-14. A variety of activities will be offered including campaigning for office, Read More

Bell named to the dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Christien Bell of Sheridan was recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Jamestown, N.D. Dr. Gary Watts, vice president of academic affairs for the university announced the names of 244 students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. The dean’s list includes all full-time students who earn Read More

‘My Home is a Borderland’ reading Jan. 19

SHERIDAN — A staged reading of a new play by a local resident will be presented at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Jan. 19. “My Home is a Borderland” was written by 2006 Sheridan High School graduate Grace Cannon. The play will be presented at 1:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Admission is Read More

The 4th annual Keystone Awards

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan individuals will be honored in April at the fourth annual Keystone Awards. The awards honor individuals who have contributed significant service to the Sheridan area through volunteer or philanthropic endeavors. Award winners for 2014 are Scott and Anne Nickerson, Dixie See and William (Bill) Avery. This year’s event is sponsored by Read More

Permitting for Spring Creek expansion in progress

SHERIDAN — The Spring Creek Mine is moving forward on an initiative to expand its mining permit to recover an additional 68 million tons of coal believed to exist within the existing boundaries of the mine. The public comment period for the proposed expansion ends Feb. 7. The mine, owned by Cloud Peak Energy, is Read More

DSA to study possibility of entrepreneurial center

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association has contracted with Community Builders, Inc., from Casper, to conduct a feasibility study regarding the possibility of establishing an entrepreneurial center in the historic district. DSA Director Stacie Coe said the initiative is rooted in hopes of filling empty real estate downtown. According to a press release from the Read More

P&Z split on bending rules for man-made mistakes

SHERIDAN — A discussion that resulted in a split vote between members of the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday night pivoted on whether rules should be bent to accommodate man-made mistakes when it comes to zoning. At the end of the night, commissioners voted 3-2 against a lot size variance for a parcel Read More

Fair Association elects new officers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association held elections for half of the board positions at its meeting Thursday. Chairman Steve Eliason was elected to one more year as the board chairman. “They convinced him to do it, and he graciously accepted,” Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley said. Jeff Foster stepped down as vice chairman, and current Read More

Schedule released for annual Legislative Forum

SHERIDAN — The annual Legislative Forum will be held Wednesday and Thursday in the third floor City Hall Council Chambers. The event is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their issues to a panel of our local state legislators. The chambers located at 55 E. Grinnell Plaza will be open to the Read More

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ next weekend

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and the Big Horn Audubon will present the next monthly “Birding at The Brinton” on Jan. 18. This free morning of bird watching will run from 9-11 a.m at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they Read More

‘Dare to Dream’ event Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will host an opening reception for the newest exhibit, “Dare to Dream,” on Tuesday. “Dare to Dream” showcases local artist Charles Gibson and his work with colored pencils and oils. The opening reception is free to the public and will run from 4-5 p.m. The gallery is Read More

Marshall named Extension educator

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently announced that Chance Marshall was named the UW Extension area educator focused on livestock and profitable agriculture. He will be based in Campbell County but will serve Sheridan County as well as others. Marshall is a UW alumni receiving his master’s degree in 2013 in animal and veterinary Read More

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