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WHP trooper promoted to lieutenant in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Rock Springs area Trooper Erik Jorgensen was promoted recently to the Wyoming Highway Patrol Division C lieutenant in Sheridan. Division C is responsible for both Sheridan and Johnson counties. Jorgensen is an eight-year veteran with WHP and has served in the Rock Springs area throughout his career. His promotion became effective Saturday. He… Continue Reading

Toys for Tots Poker Run set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Toys for Tots Poker Run will be held Saturday. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Wagon Box Inn in Story with first cards drawn and kickstands up at noon. The first stop will be the Lake Stop at Lake DeSmet. Food will be available at this stop. The run will then… Continue Reading

Workloads manageable for local courts

SHERIDAN — Workload assessments show several Wyoming courtrooms are short on judges, but District 4 — encompassing Johnson and Sheridan counties — currently has enough judges to meet demand. A Wyoming Supreme Court evaluation released in late August shows the local district court is adequately staffed while circuit court is nearly sufficient. The work-study breaks… Continue Reading

Uninsured population grows in Wyoming, nowhere else in nation

SHERIDAN — While every other state in the union has seen a decrease in the number of uninsured residents since 2013, Wyoming’s uninsured rate has increased 1.6 percent. That statistic comes from a recent Gallup survey, which measured the number people who had health insurance throughout 2013 compared to the number of people who had… Continue Reading

WGCDD to host forum in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities will host a forum in Sheridan on Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Every five years, the WGCDD travels the state of Wyoming to speak to communities about gaps in services for people with developmental disabilities. The feedback received is used to build the council’s five-year plan, which… Continue Reading

Events to celebrate success of GEAR UP college access program to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming and state community colleges including Sheridan College will celebrate the success of the GEAR UP college access program with events beginning Monday. The week commemorates the continuing success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, a program that provides students and families the support and resources they… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 12, 2015

Dayton Planning Committee 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approval of minutes • Announcements/correspondence • Old business A. Act on town Dayton Planning Committee operating policy B. Planning Committee comments/requests for future agenda items Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday City Council… Continue Reading

UW Extension Office to hold food preservation workshops

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will hold two food preservation workshops this month. On Tuesday, a workshop will focus on water-bath and pressure canning techniques for tomatoes. On Sept. 20, a workshop will focus on dehydration and fermentation. Both workshops will highlight tools and techniques as well as up-to-date recommendations for safety.… Continue Reading

Joey’s Fall Fly III kickoff dinner, dance set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Joey’s Fall Fly III kickoff dinner and dance set for Friday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall will exemplify what Joey’s Foundation is all about — kids, mentors, friends, fishing and fun. The event is designed to help raise scholarship funds for Joey’s Foundation programs. This year’s Fall Fly has grown… Continue Reading

Sheridan Farmers Market to host Chef Throwdown

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will host its second annual Chef Throw-down Competition on Thursday. The competition highlights fresh, local products available at the farmers market while promoting fresh, local chef talents. The contest is limited to local area chefs, who are provided a cooking space and are allowed to bring a basic pantry… Continue Reading

Gearing up for the annual Autumn Fest

Gearing up for the annual Autumn Fest

SHERIDAN — Individuals are already signing up for the annual fall event and looking forward to the 2015 Autumn Fest dinner and dance that will be held at the Dayton Community Hall. Sponsored by the Sheridan Senior Center, the annual Autumn Fest — previously named the Harvest Moon Ball — is scheduled for Friday in… Continue Reading

Koltiska Pumpkin Patch to open Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will open to the public Wednesday at 3 p.m. The patch will be open weekly Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. The pumpkin patch is also open Wednesdays through Fridays during the day for large groups, school classes and… Continue Reading

Never Forget

Never Forget

SHERIDAN — Three hundred forty-three: That number is etched into the minds and memories of most first responders and their families. That number represents the number of firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. that day. That number will now forever be publicly… Continue Reading

SC launches Career Cafe program for students

SHERIDAN — A college degree does not necessarily resonate into full-time employment, but that’s why Sheridan College is inviting students to take a seat at the Career Cafe. In July, Sheridan College staff launched Career Cafe, an online career-guidance resource for students of the Northern Wyoming Community College District in both Sheridan and Gillette. The… Continue Reading

1 grant approved, 1 recommended for approval by WBC

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council board of directors Thursday recommended approval of 18 Business Ready Community grant requests totaling more than $14 million, including a $1 million grant for the Sheridan Senior Center. The grant request was submitted by the city of Sheridan on behalf of the Senior Center. The funding would be used… Continue Reading

Sheridan remains one of the safest counties in the state

SHERIDAN — Sheridan remains one of the safest places to live in the state, according to the FBI uniform crime report for Wyoming. These statistics track violent and property crimes. Sheridan County registered low figures in 2014 when compared to the rest of the state in violent crimes (81.7 per 100,000 people), murders (zero), rapes… Continue Reading

Last Third Thursday of season next week

SHERIDAN — The last installment of this year’s Third Thursday Street Festivals will be held Thursday in downtown Sheridan. Dozens of food vendors and non-food vendors, two stages featuring live music and a lot of fun and camaraderie for the community will be offered. There is no admission charge to attend. For additional information or… Continue Reading

Resource Expo planned for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Resource Expo will be held Thursday from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Sheridan during the Third Thursday Street Festival. When life’s road gets bumpy, find out where to go to get through the rough spots. Find answers to questions like, “Where in the community can you find support to keep your loved… Continue Reading

COPE program to begin nine-week course

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home on Tuesday. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Classes… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation makes first payment to USFS early

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation made its first payment this week on the shuttered facilities at the former Antelope Butte Ski Area in the Bighorn Mountains. On Wednesday, ABF officials delivered the payment of $55,000, under conditions set forth in a purchase and sale agreement signed with the U.S. Forest Service in June 2015.… Continue Reading

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