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Appreciation dinner for Story firefighters

Appreciation dinner for Story firefighters

The Story Woman’s Club held its seventh annual Fireman’s Appreciation Dinner recently. All the volunteer firefighters, their families, Story Volunteer Fire and Rescue board members and Woman’s Club members were invited. Nearly 70 people attended. Pictured, front row, from left, are Jerry Prescott, Kevin Coffman, Penny Onstott and Brian Meineke; back row, from left, are… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Fri.

BIG HORN — For its May meeting, the Big Horn Woman’s Club will hold a lunch at Sugarland Ridge. The meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday. Following lunch, the installation of new officers will take place. The lunch will cost $5. The meeting will take place in the second-floor activities room. Those planning… Continue Reading

UW to provide student-athletes $3,200 for expenses

UW to provide student-athletes $3,200 for expenses

LARAMIE (AP) — For student-athletes, it’s good news. For schools having to fund it, it’s a challenge. Yet it’s something most feel they have to do to remain competitive. Athletics departments at the NCAA Division I level will leap into uncharted territory Aug. 1 by providing the full cost of attendance to existing scholarships for… Continue Reading

Pushing through the pain

Pushing through the pain

SHERIDAN — One night Seth Franco decided to give up, but he was still worried about the friends he would leave behind and taking care of them. So, he decided to pack up his things and just disappear, as to not leave a mess for others to clean up. Utterly exhausted from the pain and… Continue Reading

Comment period open for Red Grade Trails project

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Land Management is currently taking public comments on the environmental assessment of the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s proposal to build 6.5 miles of trail and two trailheads on BLM lands, which comprises Phase II of the proposed Red Grade Trails System. All comments must be received by the BLM no… Continue Reading

Women’s writing retreat to be offered May 22-23

SHERIDAN — Local therapist and writing coach Loran Hills will hold “A Wild and Wonderful Women’s Writing Retreat” on May 22-23 at Box Cross Ranch in Sheridan. The event will offer a safe place to write, to explore and to share the stories of their lives in order to refresh, reconnect and revive or begin… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host pasta bar, music

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a pasta bar dinner and live entertainment every third Friday of the month. This month, Spurs of the Moment will provide music following the dinner, which is set to include spaghetti, linguine and penne pasta with seafood, chicken, sausage and marinara or Alfredo sauce for toppings. Spurs… Continue Reading

Register for College for Kids on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — College for Kids, an annual summer enrichment program, will be held at Sheridan College July 6-9.  This children’s event is in its 29th year and consists of sports, arts and crafts, science, rocket building, cooking and outdoor activities. The program is for kids going into third through 12th grades. Cost is $75 for… Continue Reading

Ranch Sustainability Forum to be held May 18-20

SHERIDAN — The second annual Ranch Sustainability Forum will be held May 18-20 in Sheridan. The forum seeks to provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond. The keynote address will be given by Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why… Continue Reading

Orchestra concert to be held May 18

SHERIDAN — The Baroque Orchestra and the Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. May 18 at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 25 by Mozart. The SHS Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet. Student Jacob… Continue Reading

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate the women in your life who helped make you who you are today. For some that could be a step-mom, an aunt, a grandma or just an older friend. For many, it’s their mommy. For all the women in Sheridan County who make a difference… Continue Reading

Agendas May 9, 2015

Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday 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 April 27 meeting • Old business • New business 1. Consideration of PL-15-10: Wrench Ranch phase two final plat… Continue Reading

Learn how to grow your own sprouts on Thursday

SHERIDAN — Georgia Boley and Alex Clearwater will lead a free workshop on how to grow sprouts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The workshop will feature fun facts about sprouts, tasty food and step-by-step instructions and demonstration on how to start and cultivate sprouts on your kitchen counter. For participants who want to start their own… Continue Reading

Welch Team to host fundraiser for Relay for Life on Friday

SHERIDAN — The Welch Team will be hosting a fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life on Friday. The fundraiser will include music by Bryan Ragsdale, a Wyoming native who has traveled the world singing the “Gospel of Wyoming” with songs about family, faith, freedom, friendship and fishing. He has played at Relay for… Continue Reading

Diane Carlson Evans to speak at Sheridan College graduation

SHERIDAN — Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps who served in the Vietnam War and founded the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, will provide Sheridan College’s commencement address on May 16. Sheridan College’s 66th annual commencement ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. inside… Continue Reading

Volunteers needed to help hang DSA flower baskets

SHERIDAN — On May 17, more than 800 petunias will be transplanted into more than 200 hanging baskets that will decorate Main Street north to Fort Road throughout the summer. The Downtown Sheridan Association needs a “small army” of volunteers to help transplant the flowers and hang the baskets. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m.… Continue Reading

Kilbride named Community Hero for work at TRVCC

Kilbride named Community Hero for work at TRVCC

DAYTON — With quaint storefronts and the majestic Bighorns as a backdrop, Dayton at first feels a lot like other sleepy mountain towns. Early Wednesday afternoon, as rain misted down outside, a man filling his tank at Sinclair was the only soul visible from the town’s main drag. But Dayton and neighboring Ranchester are far… Continue Reading

Local agencies add 90 summer jobs

SHERIDAN — More than 90 seasonal part-time and full-time jobs will be added by Sheridan-area governmental entities this year. A majority of those jobs will go toward providing recreation for local residents. The highest governmental employer of seasonal help in the county is the Sheridan Recreation District, which employs an additional 54 workers during peak… Continue Reading

County P&Z approves two quarry renewals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved two quarry renewal permits with conditions at the meeting Thursday evening. Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve a renewal permit for Burgess Quarry. The quarry is located on 10 acres of land zoned agricultural. The new permit is good for 15 years. The most notable… Continue Reading

Western casino night to be held May 16

  SHERIDAN — The Daughters of the Nile will present a Western Casino Night on May 16 at the Kalif Shrine. Registration will be held from 6-7 p.m., and gambling will occur from 7-9 p.m. The top five winners will be paid in Chamber Bucks, and 50 percent of the buy-in will be paid out.… Continue Reading

Kids’ writing workshop with Poet Laureate May 16

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will host Wyoming’s distinguished sixth Poet Laureate Echo Roy Klaproth on May 16 for a two-hour children’s creative writing workshop. This free event is presented in conjunction with Science Kids. A first-ever collaboration with Klaproth, the outdoor writing workshop will use the fascinating world of science to explore the… Continue Reading

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