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BNSF: About 4,600 employees furloughed nationwide

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The chairman of BNSF Railway said about 4,600 railroad employees are furloughed nationwide due to declining oil prices and a reduced demand for coal. The Billings Gazette reports Matthew Rose spoke Wednesday during the Montana Energy conference in Billings. He says the furloughs amount to about 10 percent of the railroad’s… Continue Reading

Ag students make strong showing at national contest

SHERIDAN— A group of Sheridan College students flew to Missouri earlier this month to go head-to-head with agriculture students from other states in an annual competition, and two of the locals came out on top. Caleb Green, of Sheridan, placed first in the agriculture education interview at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization conference held… Continue Reading

Some counties moving Democratic caucuses to larger venues

SHERIDAN — On April 9, counties across the state will conduct their caucuses for the Democratic race for president. A detailed explanation of the process is on the party’s website, but county party Chair Shannon Anderson said the caucus is more of a community gathering than a polling site. “We get together, discuss the candidates… Continue Reading

City to host meeting on water meter replacement

SHERIDAN — City staff will host a public meeting on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA youth room to discuss a water meter replacement project. The project will begin this fall. Most water meters in Sheridan County are about 20 years old and in need of replacement. Later this year the city… Continue Reading

Explore local bugs at next Science Saturday

SHERIDAN — The next round of Science Saturday scheduled for April 9 will focus on springtime bugs. Attendees will meet at the Sheridan College Science Center and walk toward South Park, looking for insects from meadow bugs to critters in leaf litter and aquatic bugs. Then, the group will walk back and look at the… Continue Reading

Trick shot champ to challenge locals

SHERIDAN — Seventeen-time world trick shot champion, Mike Massey, will visit Sheridan to talk about his successes, tips and tricks on April 10 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Rails Brews and Cues. After the talk, Massey will take on local challengers to try their hand at trick shots. For every local athlete that is able to… Continue Reading

Theater to host fly-fishing films

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a fly-fishing film lineup April 9 at 8 p.m. The exhibition of fly-fishing cinema, “F3T,” is a one-of-a-kind experience. From Bolivia to the Seychelles, British Columbia and Patagonia, from Saskatchewan to Zambia and Virginia to Montana, the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will… Continue Reading

Wyoming Baroque to perform at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Baroque will perform in the atrium of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. Wyoming Baroque brings together the country’s most dynamic, historically informed instrumentalists to Wyoming. They will play instruments set up to baroque-era specifications, including the use of natural gut strings and lower-pitched… Continue Reading

County looks ahead to tough budget season

County looks ahead to tough budget season

SHERIDAN — County officials are entering a months-long, back-and-forth process with department heads to write next year’s budget, and while many of the specifics are still unknown, Sheridan County is anticipating another tough run. Renee Obermueller, county administrative director, said that while it’s too soon to put a number on it, she is certain the… Continue Reading

Symons enters HD30 race

SHERIDAN — While candidate filing doesn’t open until May, another individual has announced her intentions to seek public office this election season. Sheridan County resident Gail Symons announced her candidacy last week for Wyoming House District 30, which includes areas primarily east of Interstate 90 in central Sheridan County. Symons is a retired U.S. naval… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman charged with felony theft, forgery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman has been charged with stealing money from her former employer and forging her boss’ authorization to do so. The two felony counts are both punishable by up to 10 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines or both. Stephanie Gail Rosalez, formerly the director of operations at Resource Staffing,… Continue Reading

Local teams earn first-place finishes in DI competition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area students competed in the 2016 Wyoming Destination Imagination Competition at CY Middle School in Casper on March 19. Teams placing first in their division and challenge have the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, from May 25-28. Several teams were also awarded special awards. Results are… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

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 photographer and printmaker Linda Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; writer Elizabeth (Zebbie)… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to show Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, April 9. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances… Continue Reading

WYO Theater expansion on hold, not forgotten

WYO Theater expansion on hold, not forgotten

SHERIDAN — While the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors failed to approve funding for the continued expansion and updating of the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan, it did recommend the project for reconsideration in September. WYO Theater Executive Director Erin Butler said the theater and Sheridan College are working together on the schedule for… Continue Reading

Spring snowstorm targets Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is in the crosshairs of another spring snowstorm. Snow fell Monday in parts of central and western Wyoming and is expected to impact other areas of the state — including Sheridan County — Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service posted a blizzard watch for Johnson, Converse and Niobrara counties and part… Continue Reading

3 SHS students chosen for Wyoming Girls State

SHERIDAN — Tailor Geeting, Olivia Boley and Clara Bouley of Sheridan High School have been selected to attend the 74th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to take place on the campus of Northwest College in Powell June 11-18. American Legion Auxiliary Girls State was established in 1941 and is an annual program… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces third-quarter honor rolls

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently released the third-quarter honor rolls for the Arvada-Clearmont junior high and high schools. Students on the Honor Roll earned a GPA of 3.0-3.49. Students on the Board of Trustees Honor Roll earned a 3.5-4.0 GPA. The following students earned spots on the lists. Honor roll Seventh… Continue Reading

Little Bighorn spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Friday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. These spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 30. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument, and the Visitor Center/Museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and… Continue Reading

Celebrating disABILITIES

Celebrating disABILITIES

SHERIDAN — If you’ve driven down Main Street anytime in the past three weeks, you’ve likely seen the big banner hanging above traffic proclaiming it “disABILITY” Awareness Month. Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming, a local special needs service agency, sponsored activities in Sheridan throughout March in recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Staff at… Continue Reading

Clearmont resident helps pick inductees for WCHF

SHERIDAN — Choosing Wyoming’s best cowboys can’t be an easy task. The Cowboy State has its fair share of individuals who spent many years of their lives in the saddle. Soon, the board of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will have to choose its 2016 inductees; nominations are due Thursday. Nominees have to be… Continue Reading

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