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Library programs to focus on ‘tweens’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” beginning in January. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time, but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and experiments… Continue Reading

‘Zumba for the Cause’ to support animal shelter

SHERIDAN — A “Zumba for the Cause” event will benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter Jan. 5-7. The event will include three free days of Zumba, but donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the animal shelter. The event will be held at 118 W. Fifth St. each day beginning at 6… Continue Reading

Friday last day for teams to sign up for Winter Shootout

SHERIDAN — Teams have until the end of the day Friday to register for the 2015 Holiday Inn Winter Shootout, scheduled for Jan. 10-11 at various locations in Sheridan. The basketball tournament gives boys and girls in fifth through eighth grades a chance to increase their skills. Games will be played at various locations around… Continue Reading

Black Tooth hosting benefit for Katie’s Kause

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company is hosting a benefit event to support Katie’s Kause on Saturday. Katie Malin was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in September 2014, and a fundraising campaign was launched to help her cover related expenses. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include entertainment from Terry Waugh… Continue Reading

Back Country Film Fest set for Jan. 10 at No Name Bar

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Backcountry Film Festival will be held Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the No Name Bar. The film festival will include a mix of professional and grassroots films celebrating the human-powered experience in the backcountry, hosted by the Wyoming Wilderness Association. Admission to the film festival is $8 and the… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday at Ole’s

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its January meeting on Tuesday at Ole’s at 6 p.m. The group invites all individuals to join in kicking off the new year in a fun way. For additional information, contact Jeri Randel at or 752-4553. Continue Reading

YMCA to offer to free programs to the community

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will offer two free programs to the community beginning in January. LIVESTRONG is a 12-week program designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It begins Jan. 13 and will run through April 2. The Y Personal… Continue Reading

Two-vehicle crash closes I-90 Monday

Two-vehicle crash closes I-90 Monday

SHERIDAN — Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident that closed a portion of Interstate 90 on Monday just after 11 a.m. near mile marker 23.5. The passing lane of the highway was closed for approximately 45 minutes. According to Sheridan Fire-Rescue personnel, extrication was required as a result of the crash caused… Continue Reading

Legislators chose Indiana-based Medicaid expansion plan

SHERIDAN — Wyoming legislators decided Dec. 16 against implementing a Wyoming-based Medicaid expansion plan in favor of one based in Indiana. The Interim Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee rejected the Wyoming Strategy for Health, Access, Responsibility and Employment, or SHARE plan after a 7-7 vote. SHARE was developed by the Wyoming Department… Continue Reading

SMH to hold additional ACA enrollment presentations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold additional public presentations to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Welch Cancer Center. On Jan.… Continue Reading

Wednesday Events Dec. 30, 2014

• 6-8 p.m. Family/kids event to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Luminous Brewhouse, 201 Broadway St. • 6 p.m. to midnight, Adult New Year’s Eve Bash including a ball drop and fireworks, Luminous Brewhouse, 201 Broadway St. Continue Reading

Luminous Brewhouse to host New Year’s bash

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse will host a New Year’s Eve bash Wednesday for both families and adults. From 6-8 p.m. a family-friendly celebration will be held alongside an adult party that will run from 6 p.m. to midnight. The evening will include live music and a DJ throughout the evening, games and giveaways. In addition,… Continue Reading

Buffalo man dies in fire

Buffalo man dies in fire

SHERIDAN — One man and two dogs died Saturday in a fire that burned the man’s living room. John Knebel and his two boxers were found deceased in Knebel’s home after firefighters put out the fire. Buffalo Volunteer Fire Chief Clarence “Gomer” Gammon said a cause of death had not yet been released, but, so… Continue Reading

Sculpture damaged in crash

SHERIDAN — A sculpture on loan to the city was hit by a car Sunday at the corner of Coffeen and Main streets. While he didn’t say how fast the vehicle was going, Sgt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Department said the driver was cited for speeding. “They citation was for traveling at a… Continue Reading

Benefit for Katie’s Kause set for Saturday at brewery

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company is hosting a benefit event to support Katie’s Kause on Saturday. Katie Malin was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in September 2014, and a fundraising campaign was launched to help her cover related expenses. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include entertainment from Terry Waugh… Continue Reading

Keeping kids safe in our schools

Keeping kids safe in our schools

SHERIDAN — From natural disasters to man-made chaos, there are many things that can occur on a daily basis requiring a quick and calculated response. This is especially true when you are responsible for hundreds of children. Crisis management in schools is a daunting task that involves everyone from state legislators to students preparing for… Continue Reading

CVC to share space with WYO Theater

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community is moving back downtown. The CVC once occupied space in the building the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce now calls home, but moved into office space at Sheridan College earlier this year. Starting next month, the CVC will be sharing space with WYO Theater offices in the… Continue Reading

Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance is now open

YELLOWSTONE — Commercial and non-commercially guided snowmobiles and all types of snowcoaches may now travel from Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance over Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge Junction. Due to various road restrictions, travelers should consult the current road conditions map before travel. The map can be seen online at Road status can change… Continue Reading

Big Horn senior eager to serve

Big Horn senior eager to serve

BIG HORN — He’s lived in Wyoming less than six months — making the move from Kodiak, Alaska, to Big Horn his senior year of high school — and already the honors and accolades are piling up: • All-Conference football player for the Rams • All-State football player for the Rams • Named to the WyoVarsity… Continue Reading

Report: Wyoming population migrating elsewhere for jobs

SHERIDAN — While Wyoming’s population continues to rise, statistics show a dramatic drop in the state’s growth rate due to hefty out-migrations between July 2013 and July 2014. Population growth between July 2010 and July 2013 increased rapidly each year. According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the state’s population grew by only… Continue Reading

Scientists: Don’t twist data to fit sage-grouse agenda

SHERIDAN — The scientists involved in a study that found a positive relationship between taller grass and sage-grouse nest success are concerned environmental groups are using the findings to incorrectly label livestock producers as responsible for the birds’ decline. The study, described in “Linking conservation actions to demography; grass height explains variation in greater sage-grouse… Continue Reading

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