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Dayton Town Council votes down Crazy Woman Saloon plans

March 20, 2014

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council voted 3-1 to deny a request from Crazy Woman Saloon to have a live band and outdoor catering permit Friday night of Dayton Days at its meeting Wednesday. The saloon was approved for an all-night dance with a catering permit on Saturday, July 26, at a previous meeting but had Read More

Local student wins FFA 2014 Regional Star Award

DAYTON — Agriculture savvy, time management, organization, record-keeping and an outstanding work ethic are just a few of the characteristics all of the Wyoming FFA 2014 Regional Stars Award recipients have in common, selected earlier this month by the Wyoming FFA Association. Each year, the Wyoming FFA recognizes its outstanding young agriculturalists with the Regional Read More

Perry asking for historical help

Big Horn — Shane Perry, the great-grandson of Norman Perry, is writing a detailed paper on his great-grandfather’s life and is asking for help from the community. Norman Perry spent most of his life in Big Horn after working in the movie industry in California in the early 1900s. Shane Perry is asking for anyone Read More

Sheridan College to present performance Saturday

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Sheridan College Interdisciplinary Art House will be presenting a performance involving visual art, theater and music. Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poem “Reflection,” this innovative show is the culmination of a cooperative workshop between college and high school students and staff. This free event is open to all community members and Read More

Sheridan Earth Day Committee seeking vendors

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Earth Day Committee is seeking vendors and participants for the annual worldwide Earth Day celebration. The mission of the event is to foster a better understanding of and to create enthusiasm in the Sheridan community for the caring of the environment. The local celebration will be held April 26 from 11 Read More

VOA receives three-year accreditation for excellence

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-based Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Supportive Services to Veteran Families Program has received a three-year accreditation from a nationally recognized quality assurance evaluation agency. The Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities bestowed its longest lasting stamp of approval for the agency after a rigorous inspection revealed the VOA facility is operating Read More

Sheridan native fighting for equal rights in Utah

March 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has cultivated and exported a gutsy political activist. Steven Germann, 21, was among a group of 13 arrested in February in the Utah state Capitol building after the Salt Lake City-based Legislature refused to consider a bill broadening rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals. Germann was raised and schooled in Read More

Red Grade to get some safety upgrades

SHERIDAN — In an attempt to make Red Grade Road a little safer, county commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a grant that will pay for a flashing sign to warn drivers to slow down on a curve that sees multiple vehicles per year leave the road and enter an adjacent property owner’s yard. The Read More

SCSD2 starts new program to boost graduation rates

SHERIDAN — In an effort to continue improving high school graduation rates, Sheridan County School District 2 has initiated the “Graduation Counts” program. Modeled after a similar, successful program in Montana, Graduation Counts aims to encourage every high school student to complete school and receive a diploma, whether they choose to then enter the workforce Read More

Georgia Navy deserter found in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A man wanted on a federal warrant for deserting the Navy was arrested by police in Sheridan Monday. Keyarius Storey, 29, was located in the community after police received a tip he was wanted. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the warrant for Storey was issued Feb. 11 of last year by the Read More

SC hires new VP for academic affairs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College announced Tuesday the hiring of Dr. Richard Hall as the new vice president for academic affairs. Hall will join the college district from Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz., where he is currently serving as the dean of mathematics, sciences and health sciences — a position he has held since July 2010. Read More

Ranchester approves final plat of new subdivision

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved the final plat for phase one of the Stone Ridge Meadows Subdivision west of Ranchester at its meeting Tuesday. The plat was approved with the understanding that several conditions suggested by Town Engineer Chris Johnson must be met before the Council officially signs the plat. The approval will allow Read More

Eagles Lady Auxiliary hosting breakfast Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles #4169 Ladies Auxiliary will host a community breakfast on Sunday. From 8-10 a.m. sausage gravy and biscuits, ham, eggs, fruit and beverages will be served. Breakfast will cost $7 per plate and $3 for children younger than 5 and proceeds will benefit the Eagles charities. For more information Read More

University of Montana announces dean’s list

SHERIDAN — The University of Montana has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list recipients. To qualify for the dean’s list undergraduate students must earn a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and receive only grades of A or B while taking at least nine credit hours of courses. Annie Smidt of Sheridan was named to Read More

Arvada Elementary to host concert tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary students will host a concert tomorrow at the Powder River Community Center in Arvada. Commencing at 7 p.m. the students will present “The Blue Dog Blues.” The concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” project they have been working on in art class. The community center is located in the old Read More

AARP to hold meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the AARP will hold a meeting Friday. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. the community is invited to a potluck and bingo night at the Sheridan Senior Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own place settings. Read More

Kids work to fight hunger abroad

March 18, 2014

Shayla Christensen, center, sets down a bag of dehydrated food as Mario Montaño, right, directs traffic during the food packing day Saturday at Sheridan High School. SHS and Sheridan Wesleyan Church youth group partnered with Kids Against Hunger and the Nice Foundation to pack 12,000 meals to send to the children in Nicaragua.

City approves establishment of electric utility on first reading

SHERIDAN — In an effort to establish redundant power in the High Tech Business Park and draw data centers, light manufacturing and other businesses to the area, Sheridan City Council on Monday voted 5-0 on first reading to pass an ordinance that will create a city owned electric utility. City Councilwoman Kristin Kelly, who works Read More

Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has hired Debi Crawford as its new executive director. Crawford was most recently the manager of City Bark, a New Orleans dog park overseen by the city. From 2008 to 2012, she worked at the Campbell County School District science center in Gillette. Crawford will replace Cel Read More

Local psychologist Hollis Hackman receives national award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Hollis Hackman recently received the Federal Advocacy Coordinator award from the American Psychological Association. It is the first time the award has been given to a Wyoming citizen. Hackman, who retired from full-time work as a psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2010, continues to work there part-time doing Read More

Programmers develop plan for remedial math app

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Programmers Guild has been awarded a grant from the Wyoming Business Council that will enable the company to develop software that helps students study remedial math. The Phase 0 Wyoming Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Programs are designed to give small companies a chance to compete for additional funding Read More

Museum to host ‘Behind the Scenes’ event this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will present “Behind the Scenes Saturday” and “Tidbit Saturday” this weekend. This free event is open to all with no reservations required. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a behind-the-scenes view at the museum’s operations. The public is invited to come and Read More

Holloway to discuss lessons learned ‘waving a stick’

SHERIDAN — As part of the Faculty Lecture Series at Sheridan College, Chuck Holloway will present “What 15 years of rowing a boat has taught me about education” on Thursday. Beginning at 7 p.m. in room 153 of the Whitney Building, Holloway, a horticulture and agriculture faculty member will share what he has learned from Read More

Prevention Management to host open house Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming will host an open house Thursday to thank coalition members and the community for the hard work and dedication of Sheridan County. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the main hall of First Christian Church, appetizers will be served and the new Suicide Prevention Coalition Community Read More

BHE art reception at The Brinton on Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The seventh biennial Big Horn Elementary All-Student Art Show at The Brinton Museum will open Thursday. A reception will be held by the BHE Home and School Association on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All members of the community are invited to this free event. The show will run through March 30 with no Read More

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