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Big Horn homecoming

October 17, 2013

Connor McCafferty, left, and Hanneah Puckett are crowned the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. Juniors Christian Mayer and Elianna Paninos were named homecoming prince and princess during the 2013 Homecoming Assembly at Big Horn High School Wednesday night.

Short play scheduled for this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Interdisciplinary Art House will give a short play Friday at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of Eaton House at Sheridan College. The performance integrates the work of 12 theater, music and art majors who have collaborated on the project. The play, titled “Solo Cups and Viking Horns,” explores the Read More

Kerns area: no motorized vehicles

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is advising hunters that the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area is temporarily closed to motorized vehicle travel due to significant snow accumulation and muddy conditions. The area closed to motorized vehicles on Oct. 15 but will re-open if conditions improve. Access to the area via foot and Read More

County to upgrade court security

October 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners considered its annual round of Homeland Security grants at its meeting Tuesday, approving three separate grant awards for a total of $68,281.53. The Homeland Security grant program began after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable municipalities to update safety and communications systems. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Read More

Shutdown impacts go beyond loss of funding

SHERIDAN — While an end to the national government shutdown now in its 16th day seemed to be in sight this morning, the Veterans Administration has been moving closer to exhausting funds available for veterans, which could impact several thousand Sheridan residents. These veterans received a total of $42.386 million in disbursements, including compensation and Read More

JPB forming to advocate natural gas service

RANCHESTER — The Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees unanimously approved participation in a joint powers board to be formed between the towns of Dayton and Ranchester and SCSD 1 at their regular board meeting last night. Trustee Karen Walters was voted as the district’s representative. A primary motivation for forming the board Read More

Ranchester OKs natural gas service board

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed a resolution to accept an agreement to form a joint powers board that will oversee the process of bringing natural gas service to the Tongue River Valley at its meeting Tuesday. Council members Peter Clark and Randy Sundquist were appointed to the joint powers board. The joint powers board Read More

Girl Scouts holding membership drive Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Girl Scouts will hold a membership drive Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McDonald’s, 2590 N. Main St. This is an opportunity for girls ages kindergarten through 12th grade and for adults interested in volunteering with Girl Scouts to find out more information and to register. McDonald’s will be serving Read More

‘Miss Representation’ Tuesday at Carriage House Theater

SHERIDAN — The film “Miss Representation” will be shown Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. This film was originally scheduled to be shown at the FAB Women’s Conference, but was rescheduled due to weather. This documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newson explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have let Read More

Author of ‘Prairie Silence’ to hold book signing Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.

SHERIDAN — Melanie Hoffert, author of “Prairie Silence,” will have a book signing Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. “Prairie Silence” is Hoffert’s coming-out story as well as her memoir about growing up on a farm in North Dakota and her love-hate relationship with the stark terrain Read More

AARP holding monthly meeting Fri.

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will hold their monthly meeting and carry-in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. The program will feature Les Engelter with an accordion performance. A discussion will also be held about plans for 2014 programs. Bring your own table service. Guests are welcome.

Free landfill days this weekend

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Solid Waste Division is hosting free landfill days Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sheridan County residents can come to the landfill and dispose of up to one ton of residential household trash free. Residential household hazardous waste will also be accepted. There will be a Read More

Holy Name School listed as historic place

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School has formally been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The register is the nation’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation. The public is invited to dedication activities Friday at the school, 121 S. Connor St. A presentation will be given by Mary Humstone, president of Read More

Documentary to highlight Green House Living project

SHERIDAN — The development of Sheridan’s Green House Living elder care facility has been documented by an Academy Award-winning videographer. The film, which is yet to be made due to a budgetary snag, has been promised air time by Wyoming’s Public Broadcasting Service. Dale Bell, who studied theater at Princeton University and was an associate Read More

Informational sessions about Cap. Tax scheduled

October 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Sheridan County are holding a series of informational sessions about the 1 percent Capital Facilities Tax that is up for renewal in the Nov. 5 election. These sessions will include a presentation and question and answer opportunities. The Capital Facilities Tax is already part of Sheridan County’s current Read More

Attorneys to offer free legal services to the public

SHERIDAN — A dozen Sheridan-based attorneys will offer legal services to the public for free next Thursday in celebration of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, which runs Oct. 20-26. The free legal advice clinic, to be hosted at Sheridan College, is one of nine around the state. The celebration of pro bono legal services locally Read More

Wyo. Water Association to host training

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Water Association will host a training in management strategies during its annual meeting and education seminar to be held at the Sheridan Holiday Inn Oct. 22-24. The training will be provided by Dr. Hans and Annemarie Bleiker with the Institute for Participatory Management and Planning. The Systematic Development of Informed Consent strategy Read More

Toys for Tots motorcycle run Saturday

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Mountain Eagle Riders and combat veterans invite the public to join in a toy run Saturday starting at 1 p.m. The toy run is in support of Sheridan and Johnson counties Toys for Tots. The run begins at the Buffalo American Legion, 18 Veterans Ave. in Buffalo, and ends at the Read More

Hininger to speak at Sheridan Garden Club meeting Oct. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Garden Club will meet Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at 338 S. Brooks St. Scott Hininger of the University of Wyoming Extension-Sheridan County will answer questions and give advice about putting your garden to bed for the winter. The public is invited to attend. Call 674-2980 for more information.

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Oct. 18

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse in Big Horn. Ken and Barbara Schuster, who are the director and assistant curator of The Brinton Museum, will talk about the museum’s new building project. Guests are welcome.

Taking in the scenery for Biketoberfest

Casper bicyclists from left; Chloe Sale, Leif Hohansson and Logan Santistevan huddle around a map of the route that they will be taking during the Biketoberfest race at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Saturday

Local briefs Oct. 15, 2013

UW to host ‘e2e’ presentation Oct. 22   SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center will hold its next “e2e” presentation Oct. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Black Tooth Brewing Company. The presenter will be Don Collins, CEO of Western Research Institute in Laramie, who has 25 years experience in engineering and Read More

Dr. Scott retires after 35 years

October 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — After 35 years of practice in Sheridan, Dr. Timothy Scott has announced he will retire as of Dec. 31. Scott, 65, came to Sheridan in July of 1978, and he estimates has delivered more than 5,000 babies at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He said it was the charm of a small town near the Read More

Utility Services Map goes online

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Utility Services Division has gone live with an online Geographic Information Systems viewer, available to contractors, realtors and the community at large. The GIS viewer is an interactive mapping system that displays a myriad of information including: • water and sewer permits • water and sewer utility line location Read More

Tuesday events, Oct. 14, 2013

• 9 a.m., Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners, second floor boardroom #220, Sheridan County Courthouse addition. • 4:30-5:30 p.m., Artist’s reception for Misty Bateman photography exhibit, Martinsen Gallery, Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center. • 5 p.m., Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District Board meeting, central office boardroom, 1127 Dayton St., Ranchester. • 6 Read More