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Weather doesn’t hinder Christmas Stroll’s success

Weather doesn’t hinder Christmas Stroll’s success

SHERIDAN — The weather outside may have been frightful, but that did not stop customers from heading to local businesses in droves beginning on Black Friday. With snow on the ground and temperatures plunging into the single digits Friday evening, Christmas Stroll representatives and small business owners were concerned the annual event — which pairs… Continue Reading

Gilead Fire spurring new growth in Bighorn National Forest

SHERIDAN — More than 8,000 acres of the Bighorn National Forest that burned in 2012 are growing back, and the area’s wildlife stands to benefit. The Gilead Fire, which charred sections of the Bighorn Mountains northwest of Buffalo, has spurred plant regrowth, attracting grazers. Bud Stewart, public information specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish… Continue Reading

Holy Name art show reception set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School students will have their 17th annual all-school art show at Sheridan County Fulmer Library. The show will open Thursday and be on display through Jan. 29. A public reception for the artists will be held Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Students in preschool through eighth grades… Continue Reading

SheridanAires to perform twice this week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s SheridanAires will perform the group’s annual winter concert Thursday and Friday. This year’s performances will be a tribute to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” On Thursday, the performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. A contribution of $2 per person is suggested. On Friday, a dinner… Continue Reading

SHS orchestras to perform Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra will present a combined concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school’s Sue Henry Auditorium. The Baroque Orchestra will perform the “Overture to The Messiah” by Handel and Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto Number One” movements two and three. The Symphony Orchestra will perform the… Continue Reading

Sign up to speak at 2016 Legislative Forum now

SHERIDAN — Organizers are currently asking those wishing to speak at the 2016 Legislative Forum to sign up soon. Each year before the beginning of the next session of the Wyoming Legislature, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee organizes the forum as an opportunity for businesses, organizations and individuals to bring their… Continue Reading

Local unemployment increases in last 2 months

SHERIDAN — Despite a statewide slowdown of energy production and jobs, Wyoming’s unemployment rates remained steady over the past two months. According to the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of October was listed at 4 percent, remaining unchanged from September. As… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Tips and words of support for caregivers

The importance for caregivers to care for themselves is paramount. This was the message my father, Dr. Fred Araas, and I shared at an annual Senior Center’s caregiver Care for Yourself earlier this year. To help manage the stress related to changes in your roles, be cognizant of the stressors that will occur as a… Continue Reading

A special love: Grandparents raising grandchildren

A special love: Grandparents raising grandchildren

SHERIDAN — “We moved into a community and knew nobody,” said Robin Ruff. “We didn’t fit into any group. We are in our 60s. Parents with 10-year-olds could be our own children. People our age don’t have children. We are really isolated.” Robin and her husband, Roger, are two of the many Sheridan County grandparents… Continue Reading

Newest ‘When I’m 64 or More…’ coming up

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host another edition of its “When I’m 64 or More…” lecture series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The lecture, “Eat your homework,” will be presented by registered dietitian Georgia Boley. Boley will discuss making evening snacks with recipes you can repeat at home. The… Continue Reading

Parents offered a night out

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center is organizing a night out for Sheridan area parents. The nonprofit art center has partnered with the Open Range at the Sheridan Inn. Parents can drop kids — ages 3 and older — at the art center for a fun, art-filled evening while they enjoy a meal at… Continue Reading

See history come alive at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — See history come to life at the Trail End State Historic Site Dec. 4-6. Sheridan’s popular museum, the historic Kendrick Mansion, will be fully decorated for the season. See history come alive with the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas in the early 1900s. The open house will feature live performances by local… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the Fall 2015 Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all A’s and B’s. Eighth grade Richard Allen, Kim Allen, Kate Alsup,Michael Anderson, Tyra Araas, Mallory Arneson, Kaycee Arnold, Jacob Boint, Maya… Continue Reading

Snowpack levels lagging behind average

SHERIDAN — Winter may have made Sheridan look like a winter wonderland outside, but snow levels are still lagging behind the average. Recent data from the University of Wyoming’s Water Resource Data System indicate the Tongue River Basin total precipitation is less than half of the median. As of Friday morning, snowfall is only 44 percent… Continue Reading

Nonprofit filling the gaps between school meals

Nonprofit filling the gaps between school meals

SHERIDAN — This weekend, as turkey lovers delight in the many variations on Thanksgiving leftovers and the seemingly endless store of good grub in the fridge, others in Sheridan will rely on weekend food boxes from a local nonprofit, counting down the days until school breakfast on Monday. The Food Group, which formed in 2010,… Continue Reading

Agendas — Nov. 28, 2015

Ranchester Town Council 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall 145 Coffeen St., Ranchester • Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order and roll call • Approve and sign minutes • Approval of agenda • Old business A. One Third Subdivision Final Plat B. Website • Mayor’s report • Report on projects • New business A.… Continue Reading

Turkey day fun run

Turkey day  fun run

Eight-year-old Avery Christopherson, dressed as a turkey, runs ahead of the pack for children to chase during the annual Turkey Trot Thursday morning at Kendrick Park. More than 150 participants registered to run. Adult participants ran four laps around the park loop for a total of 2.8 miles. Micah Sweeney finished in first place, followed… Continue Reading

Wyo. faith-based organization seeks help for refugees

SHERIDAN— An area nonprofit is asking for assistance with the final round of school supplies, blankets and other donations to top off a 40-foot shipping container for refugees in northern Iraq. Patrick Klein, executive director of Visions Beyond Borders, which has offices in Casper and Bozeman, Montana, visited Iraq in May to deliver donations. He… Continue Reading

Sheridan region biologists work to preserve finescale dace

SHERIDAN — The area near the headwaters of Middle Redwater Creek is hardly extraordinary. Located in the Black Hills National Forest 10 miles north of Sundance, scraggly trees and brush surround shallow ponds and slow-moving streams. In the scenic Black Hills, it seems unlikely the average hiker would make the trip for photos, and probably… Continue Reading

Tween Club to discuss silent films

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about silent films Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include GPS/GIS and a New Year’s Eve party. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The… Continue Reading

Marriages — Nov. 27, 2015

Marriage licenses issued and recorded by the Sheridan County clerk’s office in September and October • Lawrence William Peterson, 30, Bozeman, Montana, and Laura Macy Brin, 27, Bozeman, Montana, Sept. 2 • Paul Edward Fleming, 55, Sheridan, and Harriet Walker Baker, 47, Sheridan, Sept. 4 • Kacey Ray Outland, 35, Sheridan, and Jennifer Shantel Tarver, 33, Sheridan,… Continue Reading

New Face — Nov. 27, 2015

Saige Noel Myers Saige Noel Myers was born Nov. 19, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Will and Sarah Myers of Sheridan, and sister Ava. Her grandparents are Lynn and Sonya Moss of Lewiston, Idaho, and Ted and Patty Myers of Hamilton, Colorado. Madelyn JoAnn… 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 oil painter Lynette Lombard of Galesburg, Illinois; photographer Nancy Floyd of… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School announces first-quarter honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the first quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all A’s. Eighth grade Elizabeth Arnold, Brock Bomar, Leah Bouley,Olivia Chase, Kairstyn Holden, Taylor Katschke, Margaret Kuhl, Katie Ligocki, Wesley Ndago, Harry… Continue Reading

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