Category Archives: Local News

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The March meeting of Akcita Win will take place in the parlor of the Sheridan Inn on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The hostesses will be Becky Barnhart and Penny Wondra, and there will be a short program on genealogy. The public is welcome, though reservations are required. For additional information, call Connie Goodwin… Continue Reading

Boley to present at life planning lecture series

SHERIDAN — Registered dietitian Georgia Boley will present “Savor the flavor of eating right,” for the next edition of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more…” life planning lecture series. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the center, Boley will discuss tips for flavoring your food with alternatives to salt. The presentation is… Continue Reading

Proposed budget cuts would be ‘devastating’ for SCSD3

SHERIDAN — It’s been said often during the 2016 legislative session: funding cuts will hit small school districts the hardest. Ask Charles Auzqui, superintendent of the smallest district in Wyoming, and he’ll tell you just how hard those cuts could hit. If a proposal to cut transportation funding by 14 percent goes through, Auzqui said… Continue Reading

Climbing the world’s highest mountains

Climbing the world’s highest mountains

SHERIDAN — Mark Jenkins has done it all. He’s climbed some of the tallest mountains in the world and explored some of the most remote places. Jenkins, a writer for National Geographic Magazine and a writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, will be in Sheridan Wednesday to discuss his latest adventure. Jenkins, a… Continue Reading

Stout to serve on Juvenile Joint Powers Board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board filled a vacant seat during its monthly meeting Tuesday. Former educator and school administrator Ginger Stout will fill the vacant seat. Stout said she is excited to serve on the board. “I’m grateful for the opportunity,” she said. Stout worked as an educator and administrator… Continue Reading

VA to host creative arts exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s annual Creative Arts Competition Exhibit will be on display Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. in the VAMC’s auditorium. Throughout the country each year, veteran patients compete in the creative arts competition at the local VA medical centers. Any veteran registered with the hospital is eligible to… Continue Reading

Rotary recognizes students of the month

Rotary recognizes students of the month

SHERIDAN — The local Rotary Club recently recognized its students of the month. The Sheridan College student chosen was Monica Norfolk of Gillette. She received her massage therapy certificate in 2015 and will graduate with her Associate of Applied Science in massage therapy this spring. Norfolk came to Sheridan College in the fall of 2014… Continue Reading

Tacofest set to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — The Food Group’s annual Tacofest fundraiser will take place March 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Gym. The fundraiser benefits the nonprofit, which has a mission to help ensure children in Sheridan County don’t go hungry. Taco John’s will provide a taco dinner at the event, which will… Continue Reading

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tues.

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include acrylic painter Anthony Pinata, of Alameda, California; social practice artist Renee… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The next Gentle Yoga Balance class will take place Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. with Cindy Baker, a yoga therapist. The class will take place at the Sheridan Senior Center. It will begin and end with some mindful meditation practices. Meditation helps the mind and the central nervous system. The class is… Continue Reading

Republican Women to gather for ‘Super Tuesday’

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County and guests will gather on “Super Tuesday,” March 1, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Alan Weakly, vice president of the Sheridan County Republican Party, will present “Elections — Selections! Making sense of the process.” Melinda Brennan, scholarship chair, will also report… Continue Reading

Sheridan College students face possible tuition hike

SHERIDAN — Students at Sheridan College and the state’s six other community colleges could soon pay more in tuition if the state’s junior college coordinating board moves forward with proposals to change tuition policy. The issue was first reported on by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The Wyoming Community College Commission aims to keep tuition lower… Continue Reading

New COPE program to begin Tues.

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions,” will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home next week. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help individuals deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief.… Continue Reading

AARP offers free tax aid until April 14

SHERIDAN — Free tax preparation assistance is being provided by the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sheridan Senior Center. The help will be offered through April 14 and includes assistance in completing uncomplicated tax returns for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those age 60 and older. To schedule an appointment,… Continue Reading

Science Kids announces summer activity schedule

SHERIDAN — Registrations for this summer’s Science Kids events will begin Tuesday. Class sizes are limited to 12 children. Each class has a minimum of two adult staff members. The following events will be available this summer: • June 13-16: Art of birding • June 20-21: Audubon adventures • June 27-30: Earth heroes • July… Continue Reading

Americorps team working with local Habitat for Humanity

SHERIDAN — An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team, known as Silver Three, is in Sheridan to finish houses with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns. This team of 10 is comprised of individuals between the ages of 18-24 who will serve the community through March 12. HFHEB has partnered with homeowners, volunteers and… Continue Reading

Legislators kill two Hathaway bills, move another

SHERIDAN — Efforts to revamp the state’s public scholarship program for high school graduates have seen mixed results in the 2016 legislative session. Legislators killed bills that would have increased award amounts and made non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents eligible for the scholarship. A bill adjusting the language of the scholarship’s college testing requirements is… Continue Reading

Medical marijuana advocates circulate petition in Sheridan area

Medical marijuana advocates circulate petition in Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — For Wyoming medical marijuana advocates, turning a red state green is the goal. Representatives from the local and statewide chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws were at Sheridan College Monday circulating a petition to put medical marijuana on the ballot in Wyoming. Advocates for the legalization of medical… Continue Reading

Student news — February 23, 2016

Local student graduates from MSU SHERIDAN — Students from Wyoming were among the 802 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2015 fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 12 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Sheridan student Caitlin Dougherty graduated from the school. Carroll College names students to Fall 2015 dean’s list SHERIDAN — Carroll College recently released… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Gold Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the second quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. The following students earned a spot on the Gold Honor Roll. Sixth grade Emma  Beld, Sydney  Black, Kaylee  Brastrup, Megan … Continue Reading

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