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Kids’ leather craft workshop to be held May 16

SHERIDAN — An introductory leathercraft workshop will be held for youth ages 19 and younger during the upcoming 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show in Sheridan. The free class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16 at Bethesda Worship Center in Bethesda 1. The class will be led by renowned… Continue Reading

SC honors agriculture students, donors

SC honors agriculture students, donors

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College agriculture department honored more than 20 high-achieving students and several donors on May 1 at SC’s Agriculture Recognition Luncheon in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium. “We have so many great students, and our donors help those students make their dreams of earning a degree a reality,” SC Director… Continue Reading

Alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership

Alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership

  SHERIDAN — Standing atop a tiny platform perched on a 16-foot wooden beam held erect by children applying equal pressure to ropes tied to all four sides, students in alternative physical education classes at Sheridan Junior High School and Fort Mackenzie High School took the “leap of faith.” Reaching the top was no easy… Continue Reading

County plans dust suppression, graveling this summer

SHERIDAN — Dust suppression and graveling make up the bulk of the Sheridan County summer project schedule for 2015, efforts that should extend the life of the county’s 500 miles of unpaved roads and provide rural residents safer travel. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said dust suppression accounts for nearly $1 million of the summer… Continue Reading

Youth hunting challenge to be held May 30 in Upton

SHERIDAN — The Youth Hunter Education Challenge state hunting championships will be held May 30 in Upton. The event, sponsored by the National Rifle Association, allows Wyoming hunters age 18 and younger who have passed hunter education to showcase their skills and have a good time. The challenge tests youngsters in sporting clays style trap… Continue Reading

Thorpe named SC Distinguished Alum

Thorpe named SC Distinguished Alum

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young has announced his approval of the Sheridan College Alumni Committee’s recommendation of Ken Thorpe as the 2014-2015 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum. Thorpe will receive his award during this year’s Sheridan College commencement ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. May 16. “Ken demonstrates an absolute dedication to… Continue Reading

Model UN club to host international foods buffet

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Model United Nations club will host an international foods buffet from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Grace Anglican Church. Attendees are welcome to come and go anytime during the two-hour timespan of the event. The buffet will feature foods from a variety of countries, a silent auction and awards and… Continue Reading

Birding retreat at HF Bar Ranch May 15-17

SHERIDAN — The HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring will host a birding basics workshop with instructor Julie Rieder May 15-17. The course is designed for the beginning birder but birders of all levels are welcome to attend since there is always more to learn. Participants will spend time in the classroom, as well as outdoors… Continue Reading

Elvis impersonator returns to Sheridan Monday

SHERIDAN — When Ryan Pelton appeared in Sheridan last year, he announced his retirement as an Elvis impersonator so he could pursue a movie career. He ended up with the lead role in the movie “The Identical.” After a year off to film, Pelton will be back on stage at the WYO Theater on Monday… Continue Reading

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

Good Samaritans to be honored Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sometimes it’s the little actions behind the scenes that make the biggest impact on a community. That is what Capt. Don Warriner said “The Salvation Army — Sheridan Press Good Samaritan Awards” being held Saturday night at the Holiday Inn seek to recognize. Eight individuals or couples from Sheridan County will be honored,… Continue Reading

DEQ mandates costly for Ranchester

RANCHESTER — The Department of Environmental Quality’s E. coli mitigation efforts on the Tongue River look like they are going to cost the town of Ranchester more than originally expected, Public Works Director Tracy Kepley told the Town Council at its meeting Tuesday. During an April site visit, DEQ representatives informed town staff that Ranchester… Continue Reading

Buckley leaves Travel & Tourism for new job in Casper

SHERIDAN — After just a few years with Sheridan Travel and Tourism, Executive Director Shawn Buckley has accepted a position with the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Buckley — a Casper native — said Wednesday morning that it will be a unique opportunity to promote a community that helped form him. The Natrona County… Continue Reading

Dayton fills out Planning Committee

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council Monday evening appointed two new members to its Planning Committee. Gina Donner and Randy Hoiten will fill out the five-member board in time for the Committee’s next meeting, Mayor Norm Anderson said. In other business: The Council passed the third and final reading of an ordinance that details the… Continue Reading

Commissioners OK airport runway project

SHERIDAN — It took three tries, but the Sheridan County Airport will finally rehab its taxilane this summer with a rotomill and overlay project. The Board of County Commissioners approved the approximately $911,000 project at a meeting Tuesday morning. The work entails, essentially, grinding up the existing surface and then laying asphalt over the top… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Medicine earns national recognition

SHERIDAN — The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced that Big Horn Mountain Medicine, a clinic affiliation of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation hosts pint night

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation will host a pint night at Black Tooth Brewing Company at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Instagators will play live music. A portion of all the beer sales that night will be donated to ABF to help with its efforts to re-open the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area on… Continue Reading

Dehydration workshop set for May 14

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Sheridan County Extension will host a series of home food preservation workshops in May. The workshops will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Watt Agricultural Center, room 131 and kitchen, located on the Sheridan College campus at 3401 Coffeen Ave. May 14 will focus on dehydration and fermentation,… Continue Reading

Orchestra concert to be held May 14 at SJHS

SHERIDAN — The elementary and junior high orchestra will perform a concert at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Junior High School. The concert will feature a variety of musical selections under the direction of Razmick Sarkissian. Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St. Continue Reading

Ellis to receive master’s from Ashland University

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School history teacher Renel Ellis will receive a Master of Arts degree during Ashland University commencement ceremonies Saturday. Ellis majored in American history and government. Ashland University is a mid-sized private university located near Akron, Ohio, that specializes in applied academic programs. Continue Reading

Wendtland, Achord appointed to SCSD2 board

SHERIDAN — Anthony Wendtland and Craig Achord have joined the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees after being appointed Monday night. Two vacancies were left after trustees Jim Perkins and Erica O’Dell resigned in April. Four letters of interest were received and Wendtland and Achord were chosen over Sheridan College Dean Ami Erickson… Continue Reading

Everest update: Rogers gives recap of avalanche

Everest update: Rogers gives recap of avalanche

SHERIDAN — When Sheridan resident Darren Rogers made plans to climb Mount Everest, he likely knew he was in for an adventure. But as he made his way up the famous peak, Rogers likely didn’t expect the earthquake and avalanches that brought his trek to an end. Rogers had been sending updates to friends, family… Continue Reading

Best town ever? Sheridan vies for Outside Magazine honor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been nominated once again for Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” title in 2015. For the second year in a row, Sheridan is competing in a tournament-style bracket with 63 other communities from around the nation in a vote for America’s Best Town. Information on about the contest noted that it… Continue Reading

SHS earns statewide award for scholarship winners

SHS earns statewide award for scholarship winners

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has had the largest number of Hathaway Scholarship winners per capita over the last five years compared to other communities in the state of Wyoming. For this reason and others, the school has been selected as the 2015 ACT College and Career Transition Award Recipient and will be honored on… Continue Reading

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