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Tributes in memory of John D. (Jack)McDermott

A good friend and an outstanding historian died this past New Year’s Eve. Jack McDermott of Rapid City, South Dakota, previously of Sheridan, left behind a huge body of work extending over more than half a century. We owe thanks to fellow historian, author and long-time friend, Jerome Greene, who wrote an accounting of McDermott’s life… Continue Reading

Embracing dignity

The United States Declaration of Independence is a well-known statement on human rights, brought to the forefront in its second sentence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of… Continue Reading

Agendas — Jan. 14, 2017

Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative Collaborative Meeting 1 p.m., Wednesday Johnson County Fire Hall 790 Volunteer Lane, Buffalo • Co-chairs welcome and lead round robin introductions of meeting attendees • Facilitator reviews agenda and other logistics for this meeting • Dan Coughlin presents Google Earth maps describing the collaborative’s recommendations • Facilitator leads a discussion of… Continue Reading

Vegetable gardens: design for success

Vegetable gardens: design for success

 A well-designed vegetable garden is a wonderful source of fresh produce for the chef, but it can also be a favorite garden destination, a place to retreat to and relax. If you plan it right, a kitchen garden can be the prettiest planting on your property. Start by choosing a site that meets the requirements… Continue Reading

Taking stock

January always seems such a good month to take stock of one’s surroundings and to formulate a plan for the upcoming months and year. No, I don’t make resolutions, but I do make plans. For the last few weeks, I have been going through a stack of old shelter magazines that I kept for a… Continue Reading

Moving in your 70s, 80s… and 90s

Moving in your 70s, 80s… and 90s

SHERIDAN — “It’s the greatest exercise program. You don’t feel tired when you’re through,” said Effie Rexroat. Effie and her husband, Richard, attend the Basic A.M. Moves (BAM!) class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Sheridan Senior Center. The Rexroats are unique: they are the only couple who are currently attending the… Continue Reading

Quinoa – ‘The mother grain’

“While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom” (White, 1955). While quinoa’s (pronounced keen-wah) health benefits were reported several decades ago (if not earlier), it wasn’t until more recently that these words, and the product, gained respect.  First,… Continue Reading

Bouley named this week’s Summit Award winner

Bouley named this week’s Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award winner is Rebecca “Becca” Bouley, daughter of Amy and Eric Bouley. Bouley is a senior at Sheridan High School with a 4.0 GPA, and is currently taking Advanced Placement biology and AP environmental science. In addition, Bouley has been a member of the Honor Society for both her junior and senior… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild to present ‘Bakersfield Mist’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will present the third show of its season beginning Jan. 20 at the Carriage House Theater. “Bakersfield Mist” is a comedy written by Stephen Sachs and directed by Gene Davis. The play was inspired by a true story that eventually was the subject of a documentary by 60… Continue Reading

Tween program to feature escape room

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will meet Tuesday. The group gathers each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to explore different topics. The topic for this week is “escape room.” For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.   Continue Reading

You can hear the voice of God

God has chosen to live in the hearts of His people by His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given to us to be our companion, friend and teacher forever. One spirit with God 1Cor 6:17. We are spirit beings and our spirit is equipped with eyes, ears and the mind of Christ to contact… Continue Reading

Legislature to discuss sales tax for online sellers

Legislature to discuss sales tax for online sellers

SHERIDAN — A House bill going before the Wyoming Legislature could mean Wyoming residents will pay higher prices for online purchases. House Bill 0019, which deals with sales from remote online sellers with no physical presence in Wyoming, would require sales tax to be collected for those with either more than $100,000 of sales, or… Continue Reading

First responders to be recognized for life-saving acts

SHERIDAN — Anna Riegler and her husband, Chad, started their first Saturday in December like any normal Sheridanite, weaving leisurely through their day of errands. On that typical Dec. 3, Anna Riegler did not leave her house planning to save a life. “Typical Saturday. We were out shopping,” Riegler said. “Went to Albertsons. Got in… Continue Reading

SCLT conducts study to determine viability of outdoor center

SCLT conducts study to determine viability of outdoor center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust’s continued work on a feasibility study will determine the possibility and demand of an outdoor education center in Sheridan. SCLT Executive Director Colin Betzler said the nonprofit received a grant to conduct the study to establish whether a learning center would be viable and successful. The environmental learning… Continue Reading

Auzqui speaks out against white paper

CLEARMONT — Decisions being made at the Wyoming Legislature have Sheridan County School District 3 officials on edge.  At the Wednesday board of trustees meeting, SCSD3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui and the school board discussed potential cuts listed on the Joint Education Committee’s Wyoming K-12 Education Funding white paper.  Their primary concerns are with potential changes… Continue Reading

Roadless Collaborative to host public meetings

SHERIDAN — The next meetings of the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative have been planned, and they are public meetings to gather public input. The mission of the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative is to reconcile the Bighorn Forest Plan of 2005 with the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001 through a public collaborative process. That process… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow auditions set for Jan. 17, 19

SHERIDAN — Auditions for the 2017 Stars of Tomorrow event hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Sheridan will take place next week. On Jan. 17, auditions for elementary students will take place. On Jan. 19, auditions for middle and high school students will take place. Both auditions will being at 7 p.m. at the WYO… Continue Reading

Sheridan County has highest flu rate in Wyoming

Sheridan County has highest flu rate in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — As of the last week in December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Sheridan County has the highest reported incidences of influenza, in particular, Influenza A in the state. There have been 105 cases of influenza in Sheridan County that have been reported to state laboratories out of a total… Continue Reading

SCSD1 continues work on budget, planning

RANCHESTER — As the Wyoming Legislature examines potential cuts to the education budget, Sheridan County School District 1 officials continue to take a proactive approach with their budget.  Monday, SCSD1 board members met with district officials in the first of what will likely be many meetings to discuss how to address the upcoming budget.  No… Continue Reading

Rain or shine: Sanitation, recycling continues despite weather

Rain or shine: Sanitation, recycling continues despite weather

SHERIDAN — With 11 inches of new snow accumulated this week in Sheridan, trash collection and recycling prove a little more difficult for both city crews and citizens. During the Jan. 2 Sheridan City Council meeting, John Fafoutakis made a public comment about the Washington Park recycling center. “I went there just before this Christmas blizzard,… Continue Reading

Hospital moves forward with real estate purchase

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a motion to access its capital reserve funds for a real estate purchase at its Wednesday meeting. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said that in past meetings the board has authorized the hospital to start negotiations with Dr. Michael Strahan to purchase his real estate in… Continue Reading

Beef cattle nutrition focus of UW Extension workshop

BUFFALO — A workshop near Buffalo is for beef cow-calf ranchers who want to boost animal nutrition with well-defined forage supplements to improve animal performance, including conception rates, by matching their operation’s annual cycle to the land. “Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Range Beef Cattle,” presented by University of Wyoming Extension of Johnson County, will… Continue Reading

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