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Local Christmas Bird Count set for Saturday in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Audubon Society recently announced two Christmas Bird Count events. This year will mark the National Audubon Society’s 116th year of Christmas Bird Counts. Volunteers across the nation count as many birds as they can in a single, 8-hour day. Each year, the group asks volunteers to drive vehicles, record data and… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. The group will host its annual Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to exchange as well as nonperishable food to be donated to a local food bank. The meeting… Continue Reading

CHAPS organizing online fundraising auction

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy is having a breeding auction fundraiser. The fundraiser began Monday and will continue through January. The purpose of the fundraiser is to provide funding for CHAPS participant scholarships. According to a press release from the local nonprofit, in 2015, 74 percent of CHAPS clients… Continue Reading

City of Sheridan issues snow alert

City of Sheridan issues snow alert

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan officials declared a Snow Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday night. This means city crews will commence curb-to-curb snow removal in certain locations and the city Street Department will be picking up snow this evening and again tomorrow night. Crews will begin at midnight and work until around 9 a.m. During these hours, cars should not park… Continue Reading

Trial begins for man accused of armed robbery

SHERIDAN — The armed robbery trial of Adam Broussard began Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. Broussard is accused of holding a woman at gunpoint and demanding she give him money. The alleged crime occurred on May 23. According to testimony Monday in court from the alleged victim, Kayla Walker, on that day, she had… Continue Reading

WGFD seeking information about multiple poachings

WGFD seeking information about multiple poachings

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the shooting and wanton destruction of five mule deer bucks in Sheridan County. People are asked to contact WGFD if they have information about the following five poaching incidents: • Nov. 26 — a buck mule deer was shot and… Continue Reading

Voting for chamber awards ends today

Voting for chamber awards ends today

SHERIDAN — In order to celebrate some of the people who make a difference in the community, a handful of local leaders and businesses were recently nominated for the annual Chamber Awards. While these awards have been handed out annually, this year’s awards will be a little different from the past. Dixie Johnson, executive director… Continue Reading

Enroll Wyoming navigators to host event Thursday

SHERIDAN — Enroll Wyoming Navigators will be in Sheridan on Thursday to assist families and individuals with questions regarding health insurance coverage. Nov. 1 kicked off the third year of open enrollment for those seeking health care insurance for 2016. As of Nov. 29, more than 6,700 people in Wyoming signed up for coverage through… Continue Reading

Tuba Christmas set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The 16th annual Tuba Christmas performance will take place Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Registration to participate as a musician is Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall, located at 404 W. Brundage Lane, at 9:15 a.m. Rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants need to bring a music stand if they… Continue Reading

Wild West Wine Fest tickets go on sale today

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2016 Wild West Wine Fest will go on sale today on the Downtown Sheridan Association website, The event offers tastings of more than 100 wines and beers along with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. The Wild West Wine Fest will take place March 4, 2016, at the Elks Lodge,… Continue Reading

First Baptist Church to host movie night Sunday

SHERIDAN — First Baptist Church will host a movie night for children and their families Sunday at 7 p.m. The evening will feature “Celery Night Fever” from the popular Veggie Tales series. The event will include healthy snacks and door prizes. Participation is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

NSI officials: No new information on crash

SHERIDAN — Officials at Normative Services Inc. have not released any additional information regarding the rollover vehicle accident on Interstate 90 Friday night that left 11 people injured. Reports from law enforcement indicate there were no fatalities as a result of the accident, but nine members of the boys basketball team and two staff members… Continue Reading

NHS students help at Child Development Center

NHS students help at Child Development Center

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan High School National Honor Society recently completed their quarter service project. The 60-plus members created holiday “busy bags” for preschool students at the Child Development Center. Each bag contained fun activities for the children and useful items for their parents for this busy time of year. The students took… Continue Reading

WHP Association organizing free breakfast for veterans

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Highway Patrol Association is organizing a free breakfast for veterans Wednesday from 8-10 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The meal is a small token of appreciation from the association and breakfast sponsors. The first 300 veterans that attend the breakfast will eat for free. Family and friends are invited… Continue Reading

Easter Seals pageant set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will perform their annual Christmas pageant Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. The delightful — and often spontaneous — Christmas show is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 672-2816. The Bethesda Worship Center is located at 5135 Coffeen Ave. Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will gather Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the group’s annual Christmas meeting. The meeting will take place at the Country Kitchen. The gathering is open to the public and area residents are invited to attend to learn what the organization does to help veterans. For additional information, call Jean… Continue Reading

First formal dance for many locals an occasion to remember

First formal dance for many locals an occasion to remember

SHERIDAN — Three local agencies serving adults with disabilities teamed up to host a dance on Friday for the agencies’ clients at Sunrise Assembly of God. Outside, Marion Street was lined bumper-to-bumper with cars. Inside, it was just as packed. Clients from Easter Seals, Eagle Ridge Rehabilitative Services and Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming… Continue Reading

Woodland Park recognized as model PLC

SHERIDAN —  Woodland Park Elementary School was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students, according to a press release from the school’s staff. PLCs are schools… Continue Reading

NWCCD elects officers; Wragge re-appointed to ACCT

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees elected new positions at a meeting Wednesday night in Gillette. Norleen Healy will serve as the new chair, Jerry Iekel is the new vice-chair and Scott Ludwig will serve as secretary. Robert Leibrich was re-elected as treasurer. In addition, one board member was recently reappointed… Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 12, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Discuss southeast water and sewer district • Adjourn Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor Commissioners’ Boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and… Continue Reading

Munsick family preps for annual holiday concert

SHERIDAN — In what has become a local holiday tradition, the Munsick family will perform at the WYO Theater Dec. 18. “A Munsick Family Christmas” will begin at 7 p.m. The show will include performances from Dave Munsick and his sons Tris, Ian and Sam. The new Munsick Boys album release will also be available… Continue Reading

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