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Shortage of nurses means incentives in hiring

SHERIDAN — Happy employees make for happy residents when it comes to senior care. And now, in a time when nurses can be hard to find, keeping employees happy tops the list of priorities for local care facilities. Sharon’s Home Health Care owner, Joey Kanode, said they’re opening a new branch in Buffalo, and though… Continue Reading

Woodland Park Elementary earns national recognition

SHERIDAN — The National Title I Association recently named Woodland Park Elementary School a National Title I Distinguished School by the Wyoming Department of Education. Woodland Park Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2016. A project of the National Title… Continue Reading

Energy Share Wyoming kicks of 2016-2017 season

SHERIDAN — Raising more than $100,000 and assisting more than 350 families statewide are among goals of Energy Share of Wyoming, which kicked off its 2016-17 season Dec. 1. Numerous Wyoming businesses, organizations and communities sponsor the program that assists individuals with energy-related emergencies when unusual circumstances create financial needs not met through existing assistance… Continue Reading

VA to host community forum Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host a community forum Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium located at its the campus in Sheridan. Organizers have invited all veterans and those who care for and advocate for veterans in Sheridan and Johnson counties to the event. Warren Hill, the interim medical… Continue Reading

Burgess to present ‘History Speaks’ at WYO

SHERIDAN — Oral historian Val Burgess will present the program, “History Speaks — Are We Listening?” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The program is free and open to the public. With the loss of thousands of World War II veterans daily in the U.S., the personal stories from this worldwide conflict are quickly disappearing.… Continue Reading

Youth chorale to perform Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Children’s and Youth Chorales will perform a holiday concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The groups, comprised of third- through eighth-graders will perform Christmas favorites. Special guests will include past chorale participants.  Tickets for the show cost $5 for adults and students, $3 for children age 12… Continue Reading

Local AARP to gather Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room. The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.” Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St. For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904. Continue Reading

TRHS to host piano concert

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m.  Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America. The event will feature music and treats. Tongue River High School is located at… Continue Reading

SHS orchestra to perform Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The Baroque Orchestra will perform Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 7 by Handel and Folk Song by Mendelssohn. The Symphony Orchestra will perform Praelude from “Holberg”… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 5, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Odor investigation standby, 80 block East Ridge Road, 2:15 p.m. Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Coffeen Avenue, 3:01 p.m. Sunday • Smoke investigation, 2100 block Popago Drive, 5:29 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday-Sunday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Friday-Sunday • No reports available… Continue Reading

Hunting studies show great impact on Wyoming economy

Hunting studies show great impact on Wyoming economy

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming recently released a study on the economic impacts of hunting and fishing in Fremont County. The study is the fourth in a series that could potentially add weight to the public lands dispute in the Wyoming Legislature. UW Department of Agricultural and applied economics professor Tex Taylor said the… Continue Reading

Try new ways to give this holiday season

Try new ways to give this holiday season

SHERIDAN — The holidays and giving go hand in hand and can serve as a jumping off point to continue giving throughout the year. Many opportunities exist in Sheridan County to give to a variety of causes in a variety of ways. Donations can be made in person or online, and can be made with… Continue Reading

Legislators maintain committee assignments

SHERIDAN — The members of the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have finalized their leadership and committee assignments following party caucuses, a Legislative Services Office press release said last week. Here’s where local legislators will serve. Kinner focuses on funds State Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, expressed his excitement to continue his work… Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 3, 2016

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees 4 p.m. Wednesday Conference rooms A and B Sheridan Memorial Hospital   • Call to order • Welcome, public comments, introductions • Approval of November board meeting agenda • Approval of October board meeting minutes • Old business • Quality committee report • Medical staff report — credentialing •… Continue Reading

Koltiska named this week’s Summit Award winner

Koltiska named this week’s Summit Award winner

SHERIDAN — Academics For All honors Paden Koltiska with the Summit Award this week. Koltiska is a senior at Sheridan High School with a GPA above 3.95 despite a full academic and extra-curricular schedule. He has taken four years of English, three years of Spanish, three years of history/government, four years of science, and four… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizes ugly sweater contest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host an ugly sweater contest on Dec. 9 from 6-11 p.m. at the Cozy Corner Bar. The second annual event will support the Sheridan Senior Center and the Keystone Awards. It will include drink specials, prizes and raffles. A prize for the best ugly sweater and a raffle… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts. Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started. For more information, see www.whitneyarts.org. The Whitney Center for… Continue Reading

Advisors: Quality of life not enough to attract new businesses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan took a slight blow to its pride after site selectors gave feedback on recruiting efforts to Forward Sheridan during a public meeting Wednesday. Two partners from GLD Partners, an independent international investment advisory firm, recommended that Sheridan switch its proposal focus from quality of life to a bottom-line approach. Sheridan County Administrative… Continue Reading

JEC to examine increased class sizes, different funding model

SHERIDAN — Lawmakers may take drastic steps during the 2017 legislative session in order to balance the state’s education budget.  In November, the Joint Education Committee asked the Legislative Service Office to draft bills that would increase class sizes and eliminate the current legislative funding model.  This has many Wyoming districts concerned.  Sheridan County School… Continue Reading

Residents comment on Dayton Community Development Plan

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council conducted a special public meeting Wednesday to review the 2016 Dayton Community Development Plan with the public. The purpose of the special meeting was to hear comments before the plan goes before the town council Dec. 6.  Town Councilor and council liaison to the Dayton Planning Committee Laurie Walters-Clark explained… Continue Reading

Toys for Tots fundraiser set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Eagles Club 186 will host a fundraiser for Toys for Tots at 7 p.m. Saturday for those ages 21 and older. The event will include a silent auction, karaoke, raffles, a poker game and other prizes.  Domino’s pizza will also be sold by the slice to raise money for Toys for Tots.… Continue Reading

Legion Auxiliary to host bake sale

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will host a bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Organizers said many treats will be available for purchase at the event. The sale will take place at the American Legion, located at 137 N. Brooks St.  Continue Reading

CHAPS to host ‘Ugly Sweater’ 5K run

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, will host an ugly Christmas outfit 5K run on Dec. 10 at noon at Thorne-Rider Park. Proceeds raised will benefit CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy in Sheridan. The run will begin at Thorne-Rider park and take place eon the Sheridan running trail system. The cost to… Continue Reading

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