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Community holiday dinner, Festival of Trees this weekend

SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving and the Christmas Stroll successfully completed, the 2014 holiday season is in full swing, and this weekend two annual holiday favorites in Sheridan will return. On Sunday, all Sheridan area residents are invited to the 24th annual Community Holiday Dinner for free food, entertainment and visits with Santa. The next day,… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council move closer to filling vacant seat

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council unanimously approved on second reading Wednesday an ordinance outlining the rules and regulations to fill a vacant council seat. The November general election caused a vacancy on the Council come January, which hasn’t happened in more than 20 years. The ordinance was based on the city of Sheridan’s… Continue Reading

SMH evaluates growth, expansion

SHERIDAN — Growth was a theme Wednesday at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting. While part of the meeting focused on progress made in safety measures, medical record optimization and online bill payments, hospital CEO Mike McCafferty spoke about growth in more concrete terms. In accordance with the hospital’s master plan, three or… Continue Reading

New Faces Dec. 4, 2014

Kaiser Jacob Swinyer Kaiser Jacob Swinyer was born Nov. 21, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Shelby and Kyle Swinyer. His grandparents are Jeff and Tina Fauber and Clifford and Judy Swinyer, all of Sheridan. Gavin Andrew Curtis Gavin Andrew Curtis was born Nov. 24,… Continue Reading

Hospital’s Trees of Love event set for Sunday afternoon

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. During the open house, the trees will be lit at 5 p.m., musical entertainment will be provided and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored… Continue Reading

Ferries re-elected to bank board

SHERIDAN — David J. Ferris of Sheridan was recently re-elected to serve on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle’s board of directors. The Seattle bank is a financial cooperative that provides liquidity, funding and services to enhance the success of its members and support the availability of affordable homes and economic development in the… Continue Reading

Friday Events Dec. 4, 2014

Events for Friday, December 5, 2014 • 4-7 p.m., Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house, 400 Clarendon Ave., $2 per person, children free • 6 p.m., SheridanAires present “Sweater Weather,” Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St., cost for dinner $10 • 7 p.m., Legacy Pregnancy Center Christmas “Blessings” concert, WYO Theater, 42 N.… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Dec. 4, 2014

Ranchester to host bazaar Saturday RANCHESTER — A Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and outdoors. For more information or free table space, contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283.… Continue Reading

Wragge reappointed to Assoc. of Community College Trustees

SHERIDAN — Walter Wragge, a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed as an associate committee member to the Association of Community College Trustees for 2015. Wragge will serve a second term on the Member Communications and Education Committee. According to Wragge, this committee is responsible for evaluating… Continue Reading

Mead includes adjustment for schools in supplemental budget request

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead released his 2015-2016 Supplemental Budget request yesterday and included in it an appropriation of $15 million for an external cost adjustment for Wyoming’s schools. Over the past several months, the Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment has been speaking with Mead and other state entities including the… Continue Reading

Police still on the lookout for vandals

Police still on the lookout for vandals

SHERIDAN — It’s hard to miss when you travel through the city; it’s under brides on the pathways and on the sides of trains, bridges and historic buildings. Some may call it art, even though it is crude, but to others graffiti is a serious, and expensive crime. “It’s been sporadic,” Det. Sgt. Travis Koltiska… Continue Reading

Commissioners unanimously approve Big Horn event center

SHERIDAN — Downtown Big Horn will feature an events center with indoor and outdoor space for weddings, baby showers, dances and more after THC, LLC, received a conditional use permit from county commissioners Tuesday. THC is owned by Big Horn residents Tom and Holly Harper and their daughter Collette Eliason, who is married to Pete… Continue Reading

Ranchester mayor, Council members closer to pay raise

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved on second reading an ordinance giving pay raises to the mayor and Council members at its meeting Tuesday. The suggestion to give out raises came from a community resident earlier in November. The first reading was approved Nov. 18. The mayor’s salary will be increased to $2,000 per month… Continue Reading

Ranchester to host Christmas bazaar

RANCHESTER — A Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and outdoors. For more information or free table space, contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283. The Ranchester Town Hall is… Continue Reading

Sackett’s Market open house set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sackett’s Market will host its annual holiday open house on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. members of the community are invited to sample holiday fare including prime rib, meat and cheese platters and desserts. Beverages will also be served. For more information, call 672-FOOD or see Sackett’s Market is located… Continue Reading

Sheridan College announces flat tuition rates for 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has announced the tuition rates will remain the same in 2015 for its students. The Wyoming Community College Commission voted 6-1 on Nov. 27 to keep current tuition rates the same for the state’s seven community colleges. Tuition rates for full-time Sheridan College students is $1,450 per semester. The current semester… Continue Reading

FFA hosting food drive

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan John B. Kendrick Future Farmers of America chapter is hosting its annual canned food drive on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. members will be going door-to-door around town asking for donations. There will also be a truck stationed at Grinnell Plaza accepting cans. Continue Reading

Next e2e to feature ‘The Kennon Story’

SHERIDAN — The next e2e Wyoming program will feature the story of Ron Kensey, founder and CEO of Kennon Products. “The Kennon Story” will be presented Tuesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Kensey started Kennon Products in 1984 from his garage with $500 and an idea. E2e programs are free and… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Dec. 3, 2014

Events for Thursday, December 4, 2014 • 1:30 p.m. SheridanAires present “Sweater Weather,” Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. • 6 p.m. Uncapped, Sagebrush Community Art Center, 201 E. Fifth St., $35 • 6 p.m. Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting, Le Gourmet Room, Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1809 Sugarland Drive • 7:29 p.m. Ugly Christmas Sweater… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Dec. 3, 2014

SheridanAires to present ‘Sweater Weather’ tomorrow, Friday SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present “Sweater Weather: An interview with Santa” with special guest Ace Young on Thursday and Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. The performance is free and open to all members of the community. Thursday’s performance will commence at 1:30 p.m. Friday’s performance at… Continue Reading

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