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Diversity still an issue on UW campus

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming officials tout a long list of initiatives aimed at fostering diversity. Employment recruiters attend out-of-state conferences and advertise job openings nationwide in an attempt to reach more diverse applicant pools. The school has hosted a mentorship program for incoming freshmen from racial minorities since 1997. It offers academic concentrations… Continue Reading

TRVJPB hears update on gas pipeline project

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board received updates Thursday night from WWC Engineering concerning the feasibility study to get natural gas to the Tongue River valley. In August, WWC Engineering took on the project to study the building of a natural gas pipeline to the area. At this time, the TRVJPB is… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny annual battlefield tour set for Monday

BANNER — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the annual Anniversary Tour of the Battle of the Hundred-In-The-Hand, also referred to as the Fetterman Fight, on Monday. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center, five miles off of exit 44, Interstate 90 and will include a brief introduction… Continue Reading

SCSD1 to have shorter school calendar next year

SCSD1 to have shorter school  calendar next year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 board members reviewed school facilities funding, discussed the new federal education accountability act and finalized a calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at its board meeting Tuesday night in Ranchester. Classes next year will start on Aug. 29 and end June 1. The shortened year is due to… Continue Reading

SRD audit reveals 28K increase in programs in 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board met Wednesday for the final time in 2015. The end of the year meeting meant a review of the annual audit done by Rucki, Marshall, Newbrough CPAs. There were no glaring concerns in this year’s audit, but Jamie Newbrough, CPA, pointed out a $28,000 increase in the SRD’s… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will gather for its annual Christmas dance party Sunday. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Mountain Rose will perform for the dance. Members of the club are asked to bring snacks to share. The event is open to the public. The… Continue Reading

SC’s Talackova earns NJCAA Player of the Week

SHERIDAN — The National Junior College Athletics Association named Zuzana Talackova its Division I women’s basketball Player of the Week Wednesday. The Sheridan College sophomore scored 30 points on 13 of 22 shooting in the Lady Generals’ 83-54 win at Dawson Community College last week. She hit 3 of 8 from 3-point range and pulled… Continue Reading

Southeast Sewer and Water District faces dissolution

SHERIDAN — The Southeast Sewer and Water District faces dissolution if its representatives do not move quickly to comply with state auditing requirements, according to a notice given at the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning. Mike Evans, chair of the district, said the audit requirements are an old issue. “This is a… Continue Reading

Broussard found guilty of felony robbery

Broussard found guilty of felony robbery

SHERIDAN — Adam Broussard, 28, was convicted in district court Tuesday evening of aggravated robbery, a felony that carries a sentencing range of 5-25 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 or both. Bond was revoked and Broussard was sent to the Sheridan County Detention Center. The charge comes from a May 23… Continue Reading

Raising Readers hires new director

SHERIDAN — Raising Readers in Wyoming recently announced Deb Carpenter-Nolting as executive director of the nonprofit organization that encourages parents to read to their young children by providing new books as part of their well child health care visits. Carpenter-Nolting is eager to develop and nurture the program that has distributed nearly 400,000 books to… Continue Reading

Local Christmas Bird Count set for Saturday in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Audubon Society recently announced two Christmas Bird Count events. This year will mark the National Audubon Society’s 116th year of Christmas Bird Counts. Volunteers across the nation count as many birds as they can in a single, 8-hour day. Each year, the group asks volunteers to drive vehicles, record data and… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. The group will host its annual Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to exchange as well as nonperishable food to be donated to a local food bank. The meeting… Continue Reading

CHAPS organizing online fundraising auction

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy is having a breeding auction fundraiser. The fundraiser began Monday and will continue through January. The purpose of the fundraiser is to provide funding for CHAPS participant scholarships. According to a press release from the local nonprofit, in 2015, 74 percent of CHAPS clients… Continue Reading

City of Sheridan issues snow alert

City of Sheridan issues snow alert

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan officials declared a Snow Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday night. This means city crews will commence curb-to-curb snow removal in certain locations and the city Street Department will be picking up snow this evening and again tomorrow night. Crews will begin at midnight and work until around 9 a.m. During these hours, cars should not park… Continue Reading

Trial begins for man accused of armed robbery

SHERIDAN — The armed robbery trial of Adam Broussard began Monday in 4th Judicial District Court. Broussard is accused of holding a woman at gunpoint and demanding she give him money. The alleged crime occurred on May 23. According to testimony Monday in court from the alleged victim, Kayla Walker, on that day, she had… Continue Reading

WGFD seeking information about multiple poachings

WGFD seeking information about multiple poachings

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the shooting and wanton destruction of five mule deer bucks in Sheridan County. People are asked to contact WGFD if they have information about the following five poaching incidents: • Nov. 26 — a buck mule deer was shot and… Continue Reading

Voting for chamber awards ends today

Voting for chamber awards ends today

SHERIDAN — In order to celebrate some of the people who make a difference in the community, a handful of local leaders and businesses were recently nominated for the annual Chamber Awards. While these awards have been handed out annually, this year’s awards will be a little different from the past. Dixie Johnson, executive director… Continue Reading

Enroll Wyoming navigators to host event Thursday

SHERIDAN — Enroll Wyoming Navigators will be in Sheridan on Thursday to assist families and individuals with questions regarding health insurance coverage. Nov. 1 kicked off the third year of open enrollment for those seeking health care insurance for 2016. As of Nov. 29, more than 6,700 people in Wyoming signed up for coverage through… Continue Reading

Tuba Christmas set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The 16th annual Tuba Christmas performance will take place Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Registration to participate as a musician is Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall, located at 404 W. Brundage Lane, at 9:15 a.m. Rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants need to bring a music stand if they… Continue Reading

Wild West Wine Fest tickets go on sale today

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2016 Wild West Wine Fest will go on sale today on the Downtown Sheridan Association website, The event offers tastings of more than 100 wines and beers along with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. The Wild West Wine Fest will take place March 4, 2016, at the Elks Lodge,… Continue Reading

First Baptist Church to host movie night Sunday

SHERIDAN — First Baptist Church will host a movie night for children and their families Sunday at 7 p.m. The evening will feature “Celery Night Fever” from the popular Veggie Tales series. The event will include healthy snacks and door prizes. Participation is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

NSI officials: No new information on crash

SHERIDAN — Officials at Normative Services Inc. have not released any additional information regarding the rollover vehicle accident on Interstate 90 Friday night that left 11 people injured. Reports from law enforcement indicate there were no fatalities as a result of the accident, but nine members of the boys basketball team and two staff members… Continue Reading

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