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Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame honors 2016 inductees

Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame honors 2016 inductees

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame honored the 2016 Sheridan and Johnson county inductees Sunday with a benefit celebration. The two counties had five inductees combined: Alex Johnston Jr., Bob Lester Leath, John Streeter, Gene Williams and Jack Reisch. Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame board president Scott Ratliff said the board usually sees… Continue Reading

Veinbergs hosts backyard beekeeping workshop

Veinbergs hosts backyard beekeeping workshop

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery in Sheridan hosts frequent and free workshops, giving garden and outdoor enthusiasts the chance to learn about different activities. Landon’s landscape manager, Pete Veinbergs, conducted two workshops Sunday, including one that focused on personal beekeeping. Veinbergs’ father raised bees along with an apple orchard in Michigan. “I haven’t kept bees… Continue Reading

SC student named a New Century Scholar

SC student named a New Century Scholar

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College student Brittney Steele has been named a 2017 New Century Scholar by achieving the state’s highest score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition.  Steele is a first-year dental hygiene student from Valier, Montana. The New Century Scholars program, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa,… Continue Reading

USFS reminds snowmobilers to respect regulations

SHERIDAN — As winter turns to spring, Bighorn National Forest managers reminded snowmobilers that over-snow travel is allowed only when at least 6 inches of snow cover the ground and over-snow travel is not causing resource damage. “Warmer daytime temperatures and rainfall are accelerating snowmelt and causing very wet conditions in the forest,” forest supervisor… Continue Reading

Pizza for a Purpose to benefit Sheridan cat rescue

SHERIDAN — Powder River Pizza and Pub will host its next Pizza for a Purpose on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant will donate 110 percent of its proceeds from that day to the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. In addition, attendees can sign up to win gift certificates donated by local… Continue Reading

SC to host hypnotist Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts will host hypnotist chrisjones Wednesday at 9 p.m. chrisjones has been taking his hypnosis show to high schools and universities across the country. His hypnosis show allows students to become part of the act. Tickets for the event are $5 per person and available through… Continue Reading

Reports — March 27, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block Monte Vista Street, 7:25 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1700 block Sugarland Drive, 8:50 p.m. Saturday • RMA assist, 500 block East Eighth Street, 8:01 a.m. • RMA assist, 1600 block Coffeen Avenue, 11:22 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1600 block Terra Avenue, 3:27 p.m.… Continue Reading

Macht recognized for teaching safe driving course

Macht recognized for teaching safe driving course

SHERIDAN — Richard Macht was surprised when he found out he had been recognized from the national office of AARP with the AARP Director’s Award for Distinguished Service. Macht is being recognized for his years of service teaching the organization’s driver safety courses to the community. “I didn’t realize (I have taught) 97 courses,” Macht… Continue Reading

Things to know about menopause, osteoporosis

Menopause Menopause refers to a woman’s last menstrual cycle, secondary to the female running out of eggs in her system. The average age of menopause is 51. The first signs of approaching menopause are the onset of irregular cycles as well as the occurrence of hot flashes. These signs and symptoms have been known to… Continue Reading

$50K awarded to Sheridan, Johnson county nonprofits

$50K awarded to Sheridan, Johnson county nonprofits

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community Foundation awarded nearly $600,000 in grants to nonprofits throughout the state earlier this month. Of that, $50,000 was distributed by the Sheridan-Johnson counties local board to charitable causes in the two counties, the foundation said in a press release. WCF program associate Anita McLauglin said the foundation had 154 applications… Continue Reading

SCSD2 superintendent, teachers top local districts’ salaries

SCSD2 superintendent, teachers top local districts’ salaries

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 teachers will earn more money on average this year than teachers in other county districts.  Recently released figures from school districts indicate that SCSD2 counselors, elementary, secondary, extracurricular and special education teachers will make an average of $59,273 during the 2016-17 school year.  This is only slightly less… Continue Reading

City building leases beneficial for community

City building leases beneficial for community

SHERIDAN ­— While downtown office space can cost anywhere from $8-10 per square foot per year, a number of city leases with local nonprofits allow those organizations to focus on their mission rather than monthly rent. The city of Sheridan leases nine of its buildings to non-profit organizations in the community for $1 a year.… Continue Reading

Aspiring engineer Lenzi named Summit Award winner

The Academics for All committee is proud to recognize John Lenzi as this week’s Summit Award winner. Lenzi is a senior at Sheridan High School and has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.98. Lenzi has proven himself to be a determined and capable academic. The courses he selected over his four years at SHS reveal… Continue Reading

Julian Sands to perform in celebration of Harold Pinter

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Julian Sands in “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. In 2005, Julian Sands was approached by the Nobel Prize winning playwright and poet Harold Pinter, to prepare a selection of his poems for a special presentation in London. Pinter “apprenticed” Sands, spending… Continue Reading

Faculty lecture to focus on police, rescue dogs

SHERIDAN — Jonni Joyce will give a presentation on police and search and rescue dogs on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Whitney Atrium at Sheridan College. Joyce will explore the tasks of modern police and search and rescue dogs, training and utilization and why the resource is so valuable. Joyce is a full-time faculty… Continue Reading

Cohesion grows in Sheridan’s wins over Buffalo

Cohesion grows in Sheridan’s wins over Buffalo

BUFFALO — Both the Sheridan boys and girls soccer teams are trying to establish new identities, but wins over Buffalo High School Friday were a step in the right direction for the two teams. The Sheridan girls opened the away doubleheader with a 4-1 win over the Lady Bison, and the boys followed with a… Continue Reading

Plans eliminate downtown vision, for now

Plans eliminate downtown vision, for now

SHERIDAN — What started as a nearly $18 million project has been whittled down to a $1 million project to restore areas around Goose Creek within Sheridan city limits. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers out of Omaha, Nebraska, said they are less than six months from completing a feasibility study on how… Continue Reading

Doubleday Sports Complex committee releases preliminary designs

Doubleday Sports Complex committee releases preliminary designs

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents now have an opportunity to review plans for what has been a dream for the past six years.  Members of the Doubleday Sports Complex committee, Sheridan Recreation District board and others spent the past week gathering input from the public on preliminary designs for the future sports complex in north Sheridan. … Continue Reading

Buffalo artists prep for Casper exhibit

Buffalo artists prep for Casper exhibit

SHERIDAN — Buffalo artist Jenny Wuerker and her husband, Aaron, have been working tirelessly preparing for a dual show unlike any they’ve done before. The show, which will feature both landscape painters, is called “Married to the Landscape,” and will be held at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper May 26 to Aug. 14. Jenny… Continue Reading

Sheridan man faces charge for felony child abuse

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man faces a charge of felony child abuse for actions involving his 6-month-old son. According to court documents, Robert Swett brought his child to Dr. Barry Wohl’s office due to severe vomiting. Wohl had previously diagnosed the child with failure to thrive and admitted him to Sheridan Memorial Hospital. On Jan.… Continue Reading

Local Court Briefs — March 24, 2017

Local Court Briefs — March 24, 2017

Man arrested in connection with January robbery SHERIDAN — A man from Billings, Montana, faces felony aggravated robbery and burglary charges in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Gregory MedicineHorse faces a prison sentence of 5-25 years and a $10,000 fine for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and 5-25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine for aggravated burglary with… Continue Reading

Vehemently guard the love of God

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV) I’m arguably one of the worst tourists ever. I have… Continue Reading

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