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Jobless claims at lowest rate in 6 years

April 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s unemployment for February 2014 was 5.7 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was at its lowest point since the end of 2008. Of Sheridan County’s 16,523-person workforce, 940 claimed unemployment benefits last month. Compared to last year, the county has seen the largest decline in unemployment, which was 7.1 Read More

Sheridan College to offer new class with a bit of a bite

SHERIDAN — Registration opens today for Sheridan College fall semester classes and while most full-time college students will seek to check prerequisite courses of their must-study list, others may find themselves enrolling in something with a little more bite. Sheridan College instructor Rebecca Buhl will be offering a new course this semester titled “Vampires: Myth Read More

Sheridan College to host Eye-to-Eye program Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host learning disabilities leader David Flink for a presentation on the Eye-to-Eye program on Thursday. Eye-to-Eye is a national mentoring program with five chapters throughout Wyoming which pairs kids with learning disabilities with similarily struggling college students as mentors. Founders of the program are exploring Sheridan as a future chapter Read More

Stacy Richardson joins Wyoming MS Society

SHERIDAN — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced Stacy Richardson has joined the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter as the new Community Engagement Manager for Wyoming. Richardson wil be responsible for building relationships throughout the state that help increase awareness of MS, access to resources and support of the society’s mission. She is a graduate of the Read More

Sheridan Inn to host dance Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Historic Sheridan Inn will host a dance on Friday. “The Evening Stage” will feature live music from Dave Munsick, Too Wet to Plow and Spurs of the Moment commencing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult, $18 per couple, $8 per senior, $12 per senior couple, $5 per student and children Read More

SHS class of ‘59 to host reunion planing meeting

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of ‘59 is hosting a planning meeting for the upcoming 55th reunion. Everyone is welcome to attend at the home of Maurita Meehan at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The reunion is set to be held July 18 and 19. For more information call Meehan at 674-7339.

For some Sheridan residents, archery is a year-round sport

April 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s bow hunting season for game is a small blip on the calendar that’s still months away, but for a small faction of Sheridan sportsmen, archery is a year-round calling. For hunters looking to bypass bullets in exchange for the more technical demands of a bow hunt, keeping archery skills polished pays off Read More

Mayor Kinskey sums up city’s health

SHERIDAN — Preserving Sheridan’s high quality, small town life and diversifying and growing the economy is not an either/or situation, Mayor Dave Kinskey told members of the Rotary Club on Friday in his annual “State of the City” address. “It’s a both/and situation,” Kinskey said. “We can have good jobs and a high quality of Read More

With reported cases of STDs on the rise, getting tested has never been so important

SHERIDAN — April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and national, state and local agencies are working with a common goal of encouraging Americans to be informed and get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur in the U.S. each year and of those Read More

Destination Imagination State Tournament

SHERIDAN — Students from around Wyoming are gathering today at Sheridan Junior High School to compete in the Destination Imagination State Tournament. Though Sheridan area students have competed in the program since the 1990s, this is the first time the state tournament has been held in Sheridan. There are at least 325 students representing more Read More

April classes to focus on canning techniques

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host a series of three classes throughout April highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The first class will be offered Thursday on freezing and dehydrating from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for all three. Scholarships are Read More

Ranchester teen a third generation Eagle Scout

SHERIDAN — The Central Wyoming Council of the Boy Scouts of America has awarded Kendal Walters of Ranchester the rank of Eagle Scout. Walters received the award at a Court of Honor held on Dec. 28, 2013, in Lewistown, Penn. Eagle Scout is the highest award earned by the young men of the Boy Scouts. Read More

Story library to host Urbigkit exhibit Tues.

STORY — The Story Library will host Cat Urbigkit’s “Portraits of Pastoralism” art exhibit on Tuesday in conjunction with a presentation from the artist. The 20-image traveling exhibit features black and white photographs of pastoralists around the world. The free presentation will commence at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all members of the community. Read More

Senior Center to host Laumann Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society for the next “Conversation in History” on Wednesday. This series of casual conversations surrounding specific portions of our Sheridan area history is free and open to the public. The meeting will run from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Senior Center conference Read More

RENEW to host fundraiser April 12

SHERIDAN — RENEW will host a “Spring Escape 2014” fundraiser on April 12 at Warehouse 201. Commencing at 7 p.m. in The Loft of 201, an all-you-can-eat dinner and desserts will be served, a penny raffle will be offered and give-aways including a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, will be available. Tickets to the event Read More

Mentoring program helps both students, teachers learn

SHERIDAN — A child, eager to learn but struggling to focus, has been told they have a disorder that will make it difficult for them to succeed in school and maybe even life. Their teacher, though dedicated and trained, can’t seem to get through to the student and the encouraging words of his loving parents Read More

Court maintains sentence for man convicted in Ernst murder

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn of 4th Judicial District Court denied a motion to reduce the sentence of Dennis Poitra Jr. on Thursday. Poitra had been convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and aggravated burglary for the role he played in the 2009 death of Sheridan businessman Read More

County P&Z approves first phase for vet clinic

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-0 to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a proposed equine veterinary clinic north of Big Horn at its meeting Thursday — with a change to approve only phase one of the request. County staff recommended approval of the CUP with seven conditions. Read More

Second Chance cat rescue seeking board members

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is seeking applicants to fill three open seats on its board of directors. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to P.O. Box 7254, Sheridan, WY, 82801 or Information to include is experience, special skills and what knowledge and expertise you expect to bring to the Read More

Raffle tickets for quilt to raise Relay for Life funds

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank has formed a Relay for Life team and in a fundraising effort they are hosting a raffle. A handmade superhero themed quilt, on display in the lobby of the Main Street branch, will be awarded to one winner at Relay for Life on June 21 at the closing ceremonies. Tickets Read More

College to present ‘Godspell’ next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Godspell” April 10-12. Four presentations of the musical based on the gospel according to St. Matthew by Stephen Schwartz will be offered at the WYO Theater. Performances on April 10 and April 11 will commence at 7:30 p.m. April 12 will offer two showtimes at 2 Read More

SHS orchestras to present combined concert Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra will present a combined concert on Wednesday at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium. Commencing at 6:30 p.m., all members of the community are welcome to this free performance. The Baroque Orchestra will perform “Concerto Grosso in D minor” by Vivaldi Read More

Summer will mark the start of ‘Haven III’ subdivision

April 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — This summer, construction begins on a senior living multiplex that represents both a new frontier for a niche market in Sheridan as well as a concluding effort of a 17-year development endeavor. The “Haven III” will fill the last designated section of land in the Holly Ponds subdivision and likely be the last Read More

SMH board OKs new diagnostic tests policy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a new policy regarding authority to order diagnostic tests at the hospital. Chief of Staff Dr. Sara Smith said members of medical staff decided they needed to define which tests could be ordered by doctors without privileges at the hospital and which Read More

After a battle to renew his contract, Sagebrush principal takes job elsewhere

SHERIDAN — After an academic year filled with uncertainty, Sagebrush Elementary School Principal Michael Wood will be leaving Sheridan this summer to assume the role of principal at Glenn Livingston Elementary School in Cody. Though Wood is leaving voluntarily to pursue an opportunity he says he did not seek but rather was approached about over Read More

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