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Bighorn National Forest welcomes new ranger

Bighorn National Forest welcomes new ranger

SHERIDAN — Like many others, Amy Ormseth was drawn to Sheridan for the spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains. As the new district ranger for the Bighorn National Forest Tongue Ranger District, she said she will work to preserve those views for future generations. The Bighorn National Forest, which covers 1,115,073 acres of land to… Continue Reading

Sheridan man arrested for battery

SHERIDAN — A man was arrested Thursday for domestic battery following a fight in the home at which he was staying. Police responded about 8 p.m. Thursday to a call about a fight between Antonio Sean Allen, 22, and another party in the home. According to court documents, the victim told police that Allen was… Continue Reading

FFA celebrates Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Agriculture Advocacy Week was held Jan. 26-Feb. 4. Organizers said the week focuses on encouraging FFA members to be the voice of agriculture and engage their local communities in discussions about where their food comes from and how agriculture contributes to Wyoming’s economy and culture. “Our team decided to start this day… Continue Reading

RMEF seeking volunteer committee members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is currently recruiting committee members. The local chapter has a long history of success and in 2014 set a record for fundraising, also passing the $1 million mark for total dollars raised for wildlife. A volunteer roundup meeting will be held tonight at… Continue Reading

Knapp to present at Archaeological Society meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner may be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Big Horn… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The next gentle yoga balance class will be held Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The class is offered for a suggested donation of $1. The class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help participants be more conscious of how they breathe. Sitting in chairs or… Continue Reading

‘Geologic evolution of the Bighorns’ topic of science lecture at SC

SHERIDAN — Tom Johannesmeyer will discuss the geologic evolution of the Bighorn Mountains during a lecture Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohn’s Center. Johannesmeyer earned his master’s in geology from the University of Montana in 1999. His career alternated between community college teaching and industry. In his lecture, Johannesmeyer will attempt… Continue Reading

Agendas Jan. 31, 2015

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation to be given by Tony Forman, Cornerstone Church • Roll Call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda A. Agenda B. Minutes of regular Council meeting Jan. 19 C. Claims D. Approve job… Continue Reading

TRMS releases 2nd-quarter honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls. The following students earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Angelina Bird, Aspen Boulter, Dalaynie Dearcorn, Elias Dillon-Bennett, Harmony… Continue Reading

SC rodeo banquet set for Feb. 7

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan College rodeo banquet is set for Feb. 7 at the Holiday Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Former Sheridan College rodeo athlete and 2014 College National Finals Rodeo all-around champion Taygen Schuelke will be in attendance along with 2014 reserve national champion… Continue Reading

Next ‘Tween Takeover Challenge’ to offer a mystery bag challenge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” through February. 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 that… Continue Reading

So far, 5 applications received for liquor license

SHERIDAN — Today is the final day for advertising the availability of a $1,500 retail liquor license currently owned by the city. To date, five entities have applied for the license, and City Council will soon begin the process of reviewing applicants before choosing a buyer. Applications for the license are due by the end… Continue Reading

Sheridan man enters not guilty plea for child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one charge of child endangerment Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Nelson, 26, was charged after a Nov. 25 search warrant executed on his home resulted in his arrest. Police searching the home discovered drug paraphernalia, some with methamphetamine residue, littering the basement in a… Continue Reading

Senior Center to offer tax help Tuesdays, Thursdays

SHERIDAN — Free tax help sponsored by the AARP in coordination with the Internal Revenue Service will be offered at the Senior Center this year. The tax help and preparation will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the tax season, beginning Tuesday. Organizers said it is necessary to bring all pertinent paperwork and forms… Continue Reading

TRMS announces Principal’s honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll. The following students earned at least a 3.67 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Anastasia Beutler, Theron Kalasinsky, AJ Lytton, Olivia Miller, Tiffanie… Continue Reading

Brinton, SC to host ceramic artist for lecture, workshop

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum in partnership with Sheridan College will host an internationally-known ceramic artist for a lecture and workshop next week. Gail Kendall is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She will give an evening lecture Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Galley. The… Continue Reading

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