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Homegrown: Stepping up

Homegrown: Stepping up

Editor’s note: This is part eight of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photojournalist Justin Sheely asked local families several questions regarding how having children changed their lives. SHERIDAN — At a glance they resemble something from the movie “Three Men and a Baby.” Pat Tarver — a… Continue Reading

Officials: Focus on success rather than recidivism

Officials: Focus on success rather than recidivism

SHERIDAN — Recidivism rates, or rates recording relapses in criminal behavior, help citizens and officials monitor the success of programs put in place for both juveniles and adults going through the justice system. Unfortunately, the definitions of recidivism vary and statistics also prove difficult to obtain. “Recidivism can be a bit of a challenge in… Continue Reading

Broncs perform well in the classrooms

Broncs perform well in the classrooms

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs and Lady Broncs succeed on the field and the stage, but they aren’t doing too shabby in the classrooms, either.  Don Julian, activities director at Sheridan High School, announced that the average grade-point average of students participating in fall sports would land on the school’s honor roll.  Sheridan High School’s… Continue Reading

Men’s Night Out offers prizes, incentives for shopping local

Men’s Night Out offers prizes, incentives for shopping local

SHERIDAN — Gentlemen, get ready to shop. On Thursday, the Historic District Promotions Committee and Downtown Sheridan Association, in conjunction with downtown retailers, will host Men’s Night Out. It’s not the first year for the event, but Downtown Sheridan Association Executive Director Beth Holsinger said this year it’s going to be a little different. This… Continue Reading

We the People team qualifies for state

We the People team qualifies for state

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has qualified for the We the People state championship set for Feb. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie. The team qualified based on its performance at the district competition held in Casper on Monday. Eighteen teams competed at the district competition and Sheridan will join teams from Cheyenne Central,… Continue Reading

SC to host reception for DeVuono art show Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a reception for Lanny DeVuono’s new show on display in the Whitney Center for the Arts. The reception will take place Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition, “Outer Space,” comes to Sheridan from the Denver Contemporary Art Museum. DeVuono uses landscape imagery as a metaphor to examine both the… Continue Reading

Birding at The Brinton, lunch set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with The Brinton Museum, will lead the monthly Birding at The Brinton event Saturday. The bird walk will begin at 9 a.m. and participants are asked to meet in the museum’s parking lot.  After the walk, the group will celebrate the Quarter A… Continue Reading

Rotary donates to Raising Readers

SHERIDAN — The Rotary Club of Sheridan recently granted $1,500 to Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase books for distribution in Sheridan County. “We are so grateful for this generous gift from The Rotary Club of Sheridan, and would like to thank Brooke M. Barney for contacting us to find out how Rotary could assist… Continue Reading

Theater to host can movie matinées

SHERIDAN — Centennial Theatre will host its annual can movie matinées on Saturdays throughout the month. The next show will take place this week at 1 p.m. For the shows, the price of admission will be two cans of food, which will be donated to The Salvation Army. The shows are sponsored by Captain Clean… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. The club will host its annual Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to exchange. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 13, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 1:20 a.m. • RMA assist, 600 block Coffeen Avenue, 6 p.m. • RMA assist, 1800 block Fort Road, 8:49 p.m. • RMA assist, 500 block Michael Drive, 11:05 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN… Continue Reading

SC ATHLETE TOPS NFR: Thurston at top of world rankings

SC ATHLETE TOPS NFR: Thurston at top of world rankings

SHERIDAN — Zeke Thurston capped off his week with an 86-point ride in saddle bronc at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, putting the former Sheridan College cowboy atop the world rankings. Thurston’s 86 was just what he needed to take the NFR title and bump himself to the top of the standings. He… Continue Reading

Health Center discusses hopes to expand with legislators

Health Center discusses hopes to expand with legislators

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Health Center hopes for good news next month in regards to a federal grant that would allow it to become a community health center. Health Center Executive Director Wendy Ongaro spoke during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Forum Dec. 7 about the benefits of becoming a community health center… Continue Reading

Hospital addresses safety issues after gas line fire

SHERIDAN — Following an incident involving a ruptured gas line and electrical line sparked fire at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Nov. 23, Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff said they’ve taken steps to address safety issues. The hospital said the gas line rupture happened while a construction crew was excavating a trench to install a storm sewer… Continue Reading

Bomar named this week’s Summit Award winner

Bomar named this week’s Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award Winner is Peyton Bomar, the daughter of Stephanie and Randy Bomar. Peyton Bomar is a member of National Honor Society and has a 4.0 GPA. She is currently taking Advanced Placement physics, AP calculus, AP biology and college level English. Additionally, she is participating in an internship at CORE Physical Therapy.… Continue Reading

Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie. While… Continue Reading

Ucross to host annual Christmas celebration

Ucross to host annual Christmas celebration

UCROSS — On Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., Ucross Foundation will present its fourth annual community Christmas celebration at the Park at Ucross.  Festivities will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center and will feature Christmas music sung by the Buffalo Balladiers and a reading by bestselling writer Craig Johnson. The event will include crafts for… Continue Reading

Museum to host events before winter closure

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host a number of events this weekend before its winter closure. On Saturday, Tidbit Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. and will focus on holiday traditions in Sheridan. Tidbit Saturday is a monthly program for youth ages 4-10. On Saturday and Sunday, the museum will also host an… Continue Reading

Powder River Pizza to host ‘Pizza for a purpose’

SHERIDAN — Powder River Pizza & Pub will host Pizza for a Purpose on Wednesday to benefit Volunteers of America homeless services in the Sheridan community.  On Wednesday, Powder River Pizza & Pub will donate 110 percent of all profits — that means all profits plus an additional 10 percent of that sum.  “We want… Continue Reading

It’s tuba time in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The 17th annual Tuba Christmas in Sheridan will take place Saturday. Registration will begin at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall at 9:15 a.m., and rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to bring a music stand if they have one. All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are cordially invited to attend.… Continue Reading

Bethesda Worship Center organizes live Nativity

SHERIDAN — The Bethesda Worship Center will once again organize a live Nativity on Saturday. Those interested in the scene can walk through the area from noon to 3 p.m. or drive through the area from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. Organizers said it will include new and… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 12, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 300 block Broadway Street, 3:14 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 3:08 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Sibley Circle, 3:25 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 50 block North Gould Street, 5:40 p.m. • RMA Assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue,… Continue Reading

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