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Turkey Trot Pub Crawl set for Saturday

Turkey Trot Pub Crawl set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — If you’re looking for some fun and for a way to help those less fortunate than you, the fourth annual Turkey Trot Pub Crawl is set for Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring a minimum of three of the following food items — peanut butter, tuna or granola bars — per person and… Continue Reading

Senior Center, VA plan ‘Caring for the Caregiver’ conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Sheridan Senior Center will host a “Caring for the Caregiver” conference on Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s downtown office. The conference will provide information on caregiving and special sessions on dementia and brain injuries. The event will feature speaker… Continue Reading

Casual Conversations in History set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — Casual Conversations in History hosted by Helen Laumann will take place Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan Senior Center. The popular program will explore different parts of Sheridan County’s past in a fun and casual environment. The topic for November’s program is “Historic Dude Ranches of Sheridan County.” The… Continue Reading

Hot Club of San Francisco set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Hot Club of San Francisco on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 4, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No admissions or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website. Thursday • Noise… Continue Reading

Painting without a plan

Painting without a plan

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This class was cancelled after this story went to print.    SHERIDAN — As an artist, his “Hallelujah!” moment came when he least expected it. Len Gross was attending a five-day workshop in Jackson, Wyoming. He had been trained in art and knew all about value, composition and how to visualize his end… Continue Reading

Looking back at the weather

Looking back at the weather

The changing of the seasons always brings a fresh sense of excitement along with the revealing nuances that Mother Nature provides. Fall is a time filled with transition: kids return to school, the days shorten and pumpkin-filled beers and coffee cups overflow in cafes and bars alike. The change is noticeable everywhere. Fall is the… Continue Reading

Meth cases frequent in court, decrease on patrol

SHERIDAN — Drug cases involving methamphetamine frequently fill court room time in Sheridan County, but overall law enforcement in the area is seeing a decrease in frequency on the patrol side. “In the last 15 years there has been a decrease in cases on the patrol side,” Lt. Allen Thompson of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s… Continue Reading

CVC to host workshop on dementia friendly community

CVC to host workshop on dementia friendly community

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College and Sheridan Senior Center will host a meeting and short work session for the five initiatives that came out of Creating a Dementia Friendly Community Study Circles last fall.   The workshop will be held Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Sheridan Senior Center… Continue Reading

Dog and Cat Shelter to remain closed through weekend

Dog and Cat Shelter to remain closed through weekend

SHERIDAN — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will remain closed through Sunday for the nonprofit’s flooring replacement.  Members of the public that seek to pick up their impounded animal can still do so by calling 674-7694. However, during the closure, the shelter will not be able to accept surrendered animals,… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials hear project reports

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council heard project reports on the water tank painting project, sewer lagoon and projects at Rotary Park and Connor Battlefield State Park at its meeting Tuesday. According to engineer Chris Johnson, the water tank has been primed and the first coat of paint has been applied. The hue was adjusted for… Continue Reading

Holy Name students explore the world of science

Holy Name students explore the world of science

SHERIDAN — This week, without leaving their classrooms, third- and fourth-graders from Holy Name Catholic School virtually traveled the globe to study Earth’s polar ice sheets. They watched as scientists work to characterize yearly changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic. Students learned that Antarctica is home… Continue Reading

Mowry, Hurley wed July 29

Mowry, Hurley wed July 29

SHERIDAN — Abigail Lucille Mowry and Thomas Scott Hurley wed in Red Lodge, Montana, on July 29, 2016. Mowry, originally of Riverton, attended Chadron State College for her bachelor’s of science degree and the University of Nebraska – Kearney where she received a master of science degree. She is currently employed as a fifth-grade teacher… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet lunch, followed by a brief business meeting and featured program. The lunch buffet costs $15 per person, and all are welcome to attend. No… Continue Reading

Worlds of Music events set for Nov. 10-12

SHERIDAN — The Worlds of Music will present Basque music with Ospa from Nov. 10-12 in Buffalo. The performances will showcase new and old Basque music of Wyoming and the Basque Country. All events will take place in Buffalo and performances will include: • A music and discussion session at the Buffalo Senior Center on… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 3, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website. Wednesday • Removal… Continue Reading

2,189 miles — Sheridan man hikes Appalachian Trail

2,189 miles — Sheridan man hikes Appalachian Trail

SHERIDAN — Steve Stresky took his first step into his 2,189-mile quest accompanied by one thought: I’m gonna do this. He wasn’t driving or flying the miles, there was no first class he could pass the time in comfortably; he was walking. And while hiking the Appalachian Trail for some is about nature, for Stresky… Continue Reading

Enjoy our winter wonderland

The longer I live in Sheridan, the more I think our slogan could be “You’ll come for the summers, and stay for the winters!” That may sound crazy to many of you, but hear me out. We live in a winter wonderland. I spent most of my childhood in the Southeast, where the change of… Continue Reading

TRHS students elect Trump in mock election

TRHS students elect Trump in mock election

DAYTON — Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.  Well, that is if students at Tongue River High School decided the future of the country. With the general election in less than a week, many TRHS students will be voting in their first election. Tuesday, students gathered in the commons… Continue Reading

Christmas Stroll button design winner announced

Christmas Stroll button design winner announced

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson announced Tuesday that Sheridan Junior High School sixth-grader Evan Feck won the 2016 Christmas Stroll Button design contest. Feck was awarded $100 in Chamber Bucks and a framed display of the winning art for this year’s theme, “Storybook Stroll.” The buttons are on sale at… Continue Reading

BOCC considers wastewater system standards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and passed a notice of intent to amend rules and regulations governing wastewater systems. Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller said the changes correspond with Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s revised minimum standards. He said based on new technology, areas will become more or less restrictive,… Continue Reading

Nordic Club celebrates success with an open house

SHERIDAN—The Black Mountain Nordic Club will have an open house at The Barn in Big Horn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, to celebrate the club’s success, and to thank members for their support. The community is welcome to attend to learn about the club and ways to support club activities. Topics that will… Continue Reading

Sheridan man charged with felony strangulation

SHERIDAN — A preliminary hearing for a felony strangulation charge will be held Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Sheridan County’s 4th Judicial Circuit Court. Earl Edson Butts of Sheridan was taken into custody Oct. 28 for one alleged count of strangulation of a household member. According to court documents, a deputy from the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Conservation District to buy land near Acme Power Plant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will purchase property that includes the former Acme Power Plant in an effort to perform environmental assessments and reclamation.  The acquisition process started Tuesday at SCCD’s monthly meeting, where it signed a license agreement with the current land owner. The acquisition is part of the Tongue River Initiative… Continue Reading

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