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Officials monitor conditions, potential for fire bans

SHERIDAN — A dangerous fire season is always in the back of the minds of local firefighting crews, and the potential for blazes across the Bighorns and Sheridan County this summer could be high. After an unusually dry winter, fire officials are keeping fire restrictions on their radars as the snow fades away. Bill Biastock,… Continue Reading

Local organizations host Easter activities

SHERIDAN — A number of local organizations will host Easter activities next weekend to celebrate the holiday. The following is a list of those events: Friday, March 25 • 2:30-3 p.m., Westview Easter egg hunt for ages 1-9, 1990 W. Loucks St. Saturday, March 26 • 9:30-10 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center Easter egg… Continue Reading

Sagebrush Community Art Center to host print exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will present the “Invitational Print Exhibition,” an exhibition comprised of nine local and out-of-state printmaking artists curated by Brittney Denham Whisonant. The exhibit opened Tuesday and will be on display through April 12. The exhibit is comprised of 30 works by Meagan Moore, Saegan Moran, Marty Azevedo, Keith… Continue Reading

SRD board talks budget, changes to employee handbook

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board of directors met Wednesday as it makes the transition from the winter months to the spring and summer seasons and the new fiscal year. With the new fiscal year come some updates to the SRD employee handbook. Yonkee and Toner, LLP’s Christopher Sherwood met with SRD board members… Continue Reading

Photographer honored by National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

Photographer honored by National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District recently announced that photographer Dennis Jacobs has been honored by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. Jacobs’ photograph of a Sheridan College ecology course in the field was awarded the gold medal for “Original photography — unmanipulated.” “We are absolutely thrilled and honored by this… Continue Reading

Magestro named Summit Award Winner

Academics for All proudly honors Alyssa Magestro, the daughter of Amber and Red McHoes, with the Summit Award. Magestro maintains a 3.97 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP chemistry, AP French and AP statistics. Magestro was recognized for her academic success by being… Continue Reading

Polka Club to gather Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance at the Elks Lodge on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Music will be provided by the Mountain Rose Band. The event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage… Continue Reading

Kendrick Municipal Golf Course to open Monday, weather permitting

SHERIDAN — Kendrick Municipal Golf Course will open Monday if the weather allows. Officials said they’ve spent the winter preparing the course for the upcoming season. Preseason discounts on season passes are available at Sheridan City Hall through March 31. For additional information such as current rates, tournament schedules and upcoming events, see Kendrick… Continue Reading

Free fly-tying class to be offered

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a free fly-tying class at Fly Shop of the Bighorns on March 26. 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… Continue Reading

After Hours, Brown Bag lectures to focus on self-care

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on self-care for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Wednesday. Both lectures will be held at… Continue Reading

Snowmobiles cause damage in the Bighorns

Snowmobiles cause damage in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Warming weather conditions have led to early snowmelt in some parts of the Bighorn National Forest. Those conditions mean recreationists have to be especially careful not to damage roads, trails and vegetation. According to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service, patrollers have documented snowmobile tracks in areas that can take years… Continue Reading

County commissioners OK airport master plan

SHERIDAN — A brief Board of County Commissioner’s meeting was highlighted by the completion of a major project at Sheridan County Airport. Commissioners unanimously approved the airport master plan. John Stopka, Sheridan County Airport manager, said he and airport staff have been putting together the Sheridan Airport Master Plan for the past 18 months. It’s… Continue Reading

Wyoming Democrats ready for April 9 county caucuses

SHERIDAN — The presidential primaries and caucuses have dominated media coverage as candidates exchange barbs and fight for votes across the country. In Wyoming, a state with voters who are overwhelmingly Republican, the Democratic primary process is often forgotten. As of March 1, 69 percent of the state’s registered voters were Republicans, according to the… Continue Reading

SHS to host FAFSA workshop for parents, students

SHERIDAN — A meeting for Sheridan High School students and parents regarding student aid will take place Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The discussion will focus on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Pell Grant applications. The event is hosted by SHS and the Educational Opportunity Center. For additional information, contact Katherine Hecker at… Continue Reading

Next Birding at The Brinton set for Sat.

BIG HORN — The next round of “Birding at The Brinton” will take place Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. Dr. Jackie Canterbury and the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with the museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Those planning to attend should meet in the parking lot prior to the event.… Continue Reading

SHS orchestra concert set for March 23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Symphony and Baroque orchestras will perform in concert March 23 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Baroque Orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Four Violins,” “Adoration” by Borowski and “Come, Sweet Death” by Bach. The Symphony Orchestra will perform “Overture to Die… Continue Reading

Library to host music therapy class

SHERIDAN — Board certified music therapist Michele Folster will offer a free public presentation on music therapy at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class will take place in the Inner Circle and will include an explanation of what music therapy is, its history and who it can help.… Continue Reading

WYO to host performances of ‘The Producers’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host performances of “The Producers” March 24-26 and March 31 through April 2. The play is a co-production of the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild and the WYO Theater. Justin Stroup will direct it. The play is about two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in… Continue Reading

BNSF: Operational changes could result in closing of Sheridan stop

BNSF: Operational changes could result in closing of Sheridan stop

SHERIDAN — As the coal industry continues to get battered, railroad companies are also feeling the pinch. Officials at BNSF Railway said the company has initiated discussions with local employees and union representatives in Sheridan about operational changes that could result in the closing of the Sheridan stop. “Current volumes on the Bighorn subdivision are… Continue Reading

SCSD2 increases technology in classrooms eightfold since 2007

SHERIDAN — Learning technology is no longer an option in today’s society, and Sheridan schools are making sure that students are up to date with the times. Sheridan County School District 2 technology officials gave a presentation to board members Monday detailing the progress that has been made in increasing and enhancing technology hardware and… Continue Reading

Locals earn degrees from WGU

SHERIDAN — Several local students earned degrees from Western Governors University recently. The university held its 30th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Orlando on Feb. 6 and celebrated the graduation of more than 7,300 students. The following local students earned degrees: • Jessica Odom of Sheridan, Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies (K-8) • Michaela Uhling… Continue Reading

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