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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 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

Sheridan Chamber of Commerce to host legislative forum

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative forum on Dec. 7-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the county commissioners board room at the Sheridan County Courthouse. The event will include two days of 15-minute and 30-miute presentations from more than 30 local businesses, organizations and individuals,… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 2, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Utility line down, Canfield Street and Decker Road, 12:22 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1200 block Sixth Avenue East, 6:47 a.m. • RMA assist, 2300 block North Main Street, 8:37 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 300 block East Third Street, 7:58 p.m. • RMA assist, 1600 block Taylor Avenue, 9:39… Continue Reading

CVC unifies Sheridan, builds local leaders

SHERIDAN — For 16 years, Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College has been unifying the community of Sheridan through the support of leadership trainings, nonprofit support and community initiatives. The two women backing the CVC are director Amy Albrecht and project coordinator Jeriann Jacobson. Albrecht said the CVC was once referred to as… Continue Reading

Pat Wolfe dedicates lights for Christmas Trees of Love

Pat Wolfe dedicates lights for Christmas Trees of Love

SHERIDAN — Each year, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary organizes the Christmas Trees of Love open house. Each year, Pat Wolfe dedicates lights to loved ones. Wolfe volunteers at the Kozy Korner Gift Shop, and she worked at the hospital for 37 years before retiring. She said she always looks at the “Book of Love” in… Continue Reading

HNCS announces first-semester honor roll

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School officials recently released the list of students named to the A and B Honor Roll for the first semester. To be named to the A Honor Roll a student must have a 3.75 GPA or better and have no grade lower than a B. The following students were named… Continue Reading

Explore history of Clean Air Act at SC Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery will host a lecture on “Clean Air — Then and Now: The Role of Catalysts and Computers” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture will take a retrospective look at the reasons for the enactment of the 1970… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman gets probation for possession, child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman avoided more jail time Tuesday with 8-10 years of supervised probation for two counts — possession with intent to deliver oxymorphone, methamphetamine and marijuana and child endangerment. Joshua Repsis, the father of Webb’s 4-year-old daughter, was found guilty of conspiracy to deliver, possession with intent to deliver and child endangering. For… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 01, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block North Main Street, 12:35 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the… Continue Reading

Game and Fish proposes changes to black bear hunting regulations

Game and Fish proposes changes to black bear hunting regulations

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is looking for feedback on proposed changes to black bear hunting season guidelines for 2017. Wyoming Game and Fish large carnivore biologist Dan Bjornlie explained the proposed changes at a public meeting Wednesday night. For the first time, returning hunters may register the same bait sites they’ve… Continue Reading

For the adventurer on your list

For the adventurer on your list

Often times, shopping for the outdoorsy person on your holiday gift list is a quagmire. Many of them are minimalists by nature so they aren’t forthcoming about things on their “wish list.” Additionally, outdoor gear can be expensive, and every serious recreationalist has their favorite brands and equipment nuances. How do you go about buying… Continue Reading

Craft Brothers strike a chord in Sheridan

Craft Brothers strike a chord in Sheridan

SHERIDAN  —The Craft Brothers have been playing music separately since they were young kids, and as a band for more than 20 years. They started in a wacky show that incorporated theater and comedy and evolved into a band with a definite sound and harmony. The band is made up of the three Craft brothers,… Continue Reading

The big empty

Christmas is a time for giving with a free heart.  Christmas can also be a time when presents are given out of obligation and guilt, or taken in an attempt to fill an internal emptiness.  The more we try to fill ourselves, the more hollow we can feel.  That’s because the good things that come… Continue Reading

Program helps youth live life beyond drugs

Program helps youth live life beyond drugs

SHERIDAN — Melinda Abbott has 35 kids. Five of them live with her and she claims them as biologically hers. The other 30 are young adults ages 14-24 involved in Independent Living through Volunteers of America Northern Rockies in Sheridan. Abbott, a product of the foster and out-of-home care systems, now serves as the service… Continue Reading

Rooted in Wyoming works toward nonprofit status

SHERIDAN — The process of receiving nonprofit status can be painstakingly slow — it takes days of filling out paperwork and months of waiting to hear back from the Internal Revenue Service. This can be tough for organizations trying to provide services to a community.  One local organization will receive help during that transition period. … Continue Reading

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