Category Archives: Local News

Tacofest set to benefit The Food Group

SHERIDAN — The Food Group’s annual Tacofest fundraiser will take place March 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Gym. The fundraiser benefits the nonprofit, which has a mission to help ensure children in Sheridan County don’t go hungry. Taco John’s will provide a taco dinner at the event, which will… Continue Reading

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tues.

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include acrylic painter Anthony Pinata, of Alameda, California; social practice artist Renee… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host gentle yoga class

SHERIDAN — The next Gentle Yoga Balance class will take place Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. with Cindy Baker, a yoga therapist. The class will take place at the Sheridan Senior Center. It will begin and end with some mindful meditation practices. Meditation helps the mind and the central nervous system. The class is… Continue Reading

Republican Women to gather for ‘Super Tuesday’

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County and guests will gather on “Super Tuesday,” March 1, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Alan Weakly, vice president of the Sheridan County Republican Party, will present “Elections — Selections! Making sense of the process.” Melinda Brennan, scholarship chair, will also report… Continue Reading

Sheridan College students face possible tuition hike

SHERIDAN — Students at Sheridan College and the state’s six other community colleges could soon pay more in tuition if the state’s junior college coordinating board moves forward with proposals to change tuition policy. The issue was first reported on by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The Wyoming Community College Commission aims to keep tuition lower… Continue Reading

New COPE program to begin Tues.

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of “Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions,” will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home next week. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help individuals deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief.… Continue Reading

AARP offers free tax aid until April 14

SHERIDAN — Free tax preparation assistance is being provided by the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sheridan Senior Center. The help will be offered through April 14 and includes assistance in completing uncomplicated tax returns for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those age 60 and older. To schedule an appointment,… Continue Reading

Science Kids announces summer activity schedule

SHERIDAN — Registrations for this summer’s Science Kids events will begin Tuesday. Class sizes are limited to 12 children. Each class has a minimum of two adult staff members. The following events will be available this summer: • June 13-16: Art of birding • June 20-21: Audubon adventures • June 27-30: Earth heroes • July… Continue Reading

Americorps team working with local Habitat for Humanity

SHERIDAN — An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team, known as Silver Three, is in Sheridan to finish houses with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns. This team of 10 is comprised of individuals between the ages of 18-24 who will serve the community through March 12. HFHEB has partnered with homeowners, volunteers and… Continue Reading

Legislators kill two Hathaway bills, move another

SHERIDAN — Efforts to revamp the state’s public scholarship program for high school graduates have seen mixed results in the 2016 legislative session. Legislators killed bills that would have increased award amounts and made non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents eligible for the scholarship. A bill adjusting the language of the scholarship’s college testing requirements is… Continue Reading

Medical marijuana advocates circulate petition in Sheridan area

Medical marijuana advocates circulate petition in Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — For Wyoming medical marijuana advocates, turning a red state green is the goal. Representatives from the local and statewide chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws were at Sheridan College Monday circulating a petition to put medical marijuana on the ballot in Wyoming. Advocates for the legalization of medical… Continue Reading

Student news — February 23, 2016

Local student graduates from MSU SHERIDAN — Students from Wyoming were among the 802 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2015 fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 12 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Sheridan student Caitlin Dougherty graduated from the school. Carroll College names students to Fall 2015 dean’s list SHERIDAN — Carroll College recently released… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Gold Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the second quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. The following students earned a spot on the Gold Honor Roll. Sixth grade Emma  Beld, Sydney  Black, Kaylee  Brastrup, Megan … Continue Reading

Inaugural ‘Jazz on Mars’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — On the last Tuesday of every month, the WYO Theater will host a different jazz group. The inaugural event at 8 p.m. Tuesday will feature the Sheridan College Jazz Band. Admission to the performance is $5 at the door. For additional information, contact the WYO Theater at 672-9084. The WYO Theater is located… Continue Reading

Fly Shop of the Bighorns to host fly-tying clinic

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns Saturday. From 1-3 p.m., tie flies with some of the area’s experts. If you’re skilled in the craft, bring your own patterns and equipment to show and share with other attendees. If you’re a… Continue Reading

Horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will gather Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Carroll ERA Realty. The group will plan events for the coming year. For additional information, see ERA Carroll Realty is located at 306 N. Main St. Continue Reading

SJHS officials announce Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the second quarter Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Sixth grade John  Ahrens, Bree  Aksamit,Bryce  Allen, Kaitlyn  Andersen, Braiden  Anderson, Gage  Anderson, Reese  Anderson, Tanner  Anderson, Haiden … Continue Reading

Snowmobiler dies in avalanche in Bighorns

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — A 39-year-old North Dakota man is dead after an avalanche occurred in the Bighorn National Forest Friday. Deputies from the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Hunt Mountain Road area near U.S. Highway 14 West just after noon Friday. SCSO Deputy Mike Mullikin said the male was snowmobiling when… Continue Reading

Kinner helps designate money for early childhood programs

SHERIDAN— A program that has helped youngsters in Dayton, Ranchester and Big Horn better prepare for kindergarten got a chance at extension this week when the Wyoming House approved money for similar programs statewide. Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, introduced an amendment to provide $650,000 in federal funds for early childhood community partnership grants, one of… Continue Reading

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