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Too many tests and too little time?

SHERIDAN — Standardized testing has increased in recent years in most classrooms across the nation and Sheridan County School District 2 is no exception. Twenty-three assessments will be taken in the district this year, according to the district’s calendar. Although not each of these is taken by all grade levels or all students, Assistant Superintendent… Continue Reading

Going on vacation? You’ll have to get your passport elsewhere

SHERIDAN — Want a passport? If so, you’ll need to head outside Sheridan County, as the local District Court Clerk’s Office no longer offers the service. Nickie Arney, the clerk of district court, explained that the county stopped processing passport applications Jan. 1. “It was because we’re just too short-staffed,” she said. “We didn’t have… Continue Reading

Study circles on dementia wrap up with action forum

Study circles on dementia wrap up with action forum

SHERIDAN — It’s time to take action. Last night, The Center for a Vital Community Executive Director Amy Albrecht, along with several other members of the public, shared the findings and ideas generated through study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities with the large crowd of Sheridan residents who filled the Sheridan County YMCA. Statewide, Alzheimer’s… Continue Reading

Vintage market set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Behind the Picket Fence Vintage Market will take place at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will include arts and crafts, home and garden decor, and vintage and retro finds. The market is sponsored by Red Shed Redos. For additional information, or… Continue Reading

VA nurse looks back on medic career

VA nurse looks back on medic career

SHERIDAN — Occasionally Chris Rojo runs into old service buddies from his Montana Army National Guard unit at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he works. He said it’s not the same as running into just any old friend. “It opens up some old scars. It definitely does,” he said. Rojo, a registered nurse,… Continue Reading

SEEDA approves matching funds for Hallmark building project

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s vibrant arts scene will soon get another makeover as the former Hallmark building in downtown Sheridan is closer to renovations. The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers board approved $200,000 in matching funds Tuesday to go along with a Wyoming Business Council grant application to improve the Hallmark building, located… Continue Reading

Ranchester requests more info on liquor license transfer

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council held off on transferring a liquor license Tuesday night and requested business representatives attend a future meeting to answer councilors’ questions. A new ownership group, doing business as Eat Street, wanted to take over the liquor license from Bernard Food Group, LLC, the group that previously ran the restaurant.… Continue Reading

Results tallied for local fire district elections

SHERIDAN — Five fire protection district board elections came and went Tuesday, and the only contested race found a clear-cut winner, according to unofficial results posted by Sheridan County. The Story Fire District had two candidates vying for one four-year term. Matt Young’s 137 votes outpaced Scott Deans, who finished with 52. Election results went… Continue Reading

ABF updates city on plans, fundraising

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation wants to offer affordable skiing in the Bighorns by December 2016 and continues to make strides toward that dream. ABF Executive Director and CEO Andrew Gast told the Sheridan City Council Monday night the nonprofit has raised $335,000 as part of continuing fundraising efforts and recently began minor maintenance… Continue Reading

Commissioners approve jail contract extension

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners accepted an agreement with the city of Sheridan Tuesday that has the city paying the medical bills of municipal prisoners until a long-term jail contract is reached. Sheridan County had been paying the medical expenses, though the bill had amounted to less than $1,000 since the city ended its contract… Continue Reading

VFW organizing Buddy Poppy drive

SHERIDAN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars #1560 will conducts its annual Buddy Poppy drive Friday and Saturday in Sheridan. On Friday, the group will be at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On Saturday, members of the VWF will be at Kmart and Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. to noon. Buddy Poppies are made in… Continue Reading

‘Dining for A Cause’ set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Dining For A Cause will take place Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. at Frackelton’s in downtown Sheridan. During that time, 100 percent of sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling… Continue Reading

Black Tooth to be focus of next e2e

SHERIDAN — Want to hear about how Black Tooth Brewing Company got started and how it advanced to where it is today? Join e2e Wyoming at the Best Western Sheridan Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tim Barnes will talk about the launching of the brewery as it approaches its fifth anniversary. The event is free… Continue Reading

More ‘Hunting for Bucks’ winners announced

SHERIDAN — Another week of winners has been announced in the “Hunting for Bucks” downtown shopping promotion. Shoppers entered the contest by stopping into any downtown Sheridan store with a “Hunting for Bucks” sign in the window and signing up. More than 600 entries were delivered from week four of the contest. In week four,… Continue Reading

Breakfast to support Kenyan water project set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — A breakfast to support a Kenyan water project will take place from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The water project will help to eradicate waterborne diseases; assist women who are responsible for fetching water for their households; reduce school dropout rates among girls; improve irrigation; and alleviate food shortages that plague… Continue Reading

City finalizes ordinance, sides extend jail contract deadline

SHERIDAN — While the city of Sheridan and Sheridan County work toward an agreement on the jail, the Sheridan City Council Monday approved the final reading of an ordinance designed to decrease the number of individuals booked into the detention center on municipal violations. Councilors voted unanimously in favor of the document that revises or… Continue Reading

Lodging tax revenues 2nd highest on record

SHERIDAN — There is no such thing as a “tourism season” for Shawn Parker. The Sheridan Travel and Tourism executive director said he is pushing to promote a year-round tourism industry to create a sustainable economy for Sheridan’s businesses. But it’s no secret the summer sees the largest influx of tourists, and 2015’s summer was… Continue Reading

SCSD 2 eyes budget cuts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 board members discussed plans to suspend an early retirement incentive program in light of depressed revenues and heard updates on new mentoring efforts Monday night at their November board meeting. With state revenue projections lower than expected for the near future, district officials said they would need to… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in structure fire

SHERIDAN — Fire crews responded to a structure fire at 505 N. Sheridan Ave. on Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m. According to Sheridan Fire-Rescue officials, the fire appeared to start in the basement, though the official cause is still under investigation. The home was vacant, but a dog that was in the backyard was taken… Continue Reading

NSI student who stole car to be released from jail

SHERIDAN — A young man who admitted to stealing an automobile in Sheridan to try to get away from Normative Services, Inc., will get out of jail next week after serving 116 days behind bars. Lucas Lundin, 18, of Glendive, Montana, pleaded guilty Monday in 4th Judicial District Court to an amended charge of unauthorized… Continue Reading

Dayton updates animal ordinance

SHERIDAN — A recent court case in Dayton was thrown out because of an awkward sentence in the town code. The case was centered on a resident who allegedly had a noisy dog. The town code makes residents responsible for animals in their care, and in this case presents how an animal should be dealt… Continue Reading

Hunter Safety Internet Field Day set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Jerry Reed, longtime hunter safety instructor from Sheridan, will be put on a Hunter Safety Internet Field Day on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Sheridan County Sportsman Club. Successful completion of an Internet Field Day is mandatory for hunter education certification for those individuals that have satisfied the requirements of the online… Continue Reading

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