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Deutscher recognized as Summit Award winner

Deutscher recognized as Summit Award winner

From  Academics for All SHERIDAN — Academics for All is pleased to announce Hannah Deutscher as this week’s Summit Award honoree. She is a senior at Sheridan High School and has earned a 3.97 GPA while maintaining a rigorous course load.  Her transcript lists seven Advanced Placement classes including American history, psychology, government, British literature,… Continue Reading

After wild ride, Ranchester clerk to retire

After wild ride, Ranchester clerk to retire

RANCHESTER — After 36 years of serving the town of Ranchester as its town clerk, Teri Laya will retire Dec. 31. It has been a wild ride with all the ups and downs the town has seen over the years. She is looking forward to having more time to spend with her grandchildren, crafting, quilting… Continue Reading

North Gateway Park sets model for funders, enhances Sheridan

North Gateway Park sets model for funders, enhances Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Those involved in securing its future say the North Gateway Park project adds not only an open space for the community and an elevated appeal of Sheridan to future residents, but the acquisition itself paves the way for future partnerships and projects. Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation Executive Director Jenny Craft… Continue Reading

Schaeffer, Krey wed

Schaeffer, Krey wed

SHERIDAN — Angie Schaeffer of Sheridan and Levi Krey of Johnstown, Colorado, wed in Estes Park, Colorado, Oct. 9, 2016. Schaeffer is a 2003 graduate of Sheridan High School. She graduated from Augustana College in 2007 and Regis University with a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling in 2013. She is the daughter of… Continue Reading

Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie. While the… Continue Reading

BHCHS to gather Sunday in Big Horn

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club. The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by a program. Cynde Georgen will discuss the Trail End State Historic Site’s upcoming exhibit, which will focus on the U.S. entry… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 15, 2016

Reports — Dec. 15, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Martin Avenue, 9:15 a.m. • Smoke investigation, 1400 block West Fifth Street, 11:41 a.m. • RMA assist, 1500 block North Main Street, 1:27 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, Big Horn Avenue, 12:09… Continue Reading

The voice of the play and the artist

For this entry, I’d like to take a moment to consider just what the artistic “voice” of a production is, or rather, exactly who is communicating to us as an audience. As many of you might have done, I just finished the entire first season of HBO’s new series, “Westworld.” I may or may not… Continue Reading

Sweeney outlines key to startup success

Sweeney outlines key to startup success

SHERIDAN — Sheridan local and former owner of Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics Mike Sweeney stressed to entrepreneurs that it doesn’t take a genius to build a successful business. During his talk at Wyoming Technology Business Center’s e2e Wyoming event Tuesday, Sweeney discussed just how far an entrepreneur can go with basic business principals,… Continue Reading

Murder trial scheduled for Brookhouse

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle and 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn met with defense attorney Ian Sandefer by telephone Tuesday to discuss the second-degree murder charge brought against Paul Brookhouse. Brookhouse is accused of killing James Drake. The trial date for Brookhouse is set for March and the discussion was part of… Continue Reading

SEEDA reviews scope, decision process

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board examined its scope and decision making process during its meeting Tuesday. Sparked by the decision to table a request for funding by the Sheridan Artists’ Guild Et al in October, SEEDA approved a policy and procedure manual that, among other changes, outlines in… Continue Reading

SCSD2: Teacher, principal college could better prepare educators

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials say educators across the state can learn a thing or two from the local district. Last week, officials from SCSD2 presented a proposal to lawmakers suggesting the development of a program that would help improve academic success and mold new and existing educators.  The principal and teacher… Continue Reading

Sheridan man sentenced on drug charges

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man charged with five drug counts accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. On Oct. 16, 2015, Sheridan Police Department officers pulled over Dustin Kennedy for inoperable taillights. Upon pulling him over, the officer searched the vehicle, finding one ounce of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Kennedy’s 8-month-old child… Continue Reading

New City Hall front stairs to include heating system

New City Hall front stairs to include heating system

SHERIDAN — Caution tape appeared overnight around the stairs leading to the front door of Sheridan City Hall on Monday in preparation for stair demolition and reconstruction.  Frigid temperatures delayed the construction start planned for a week ago. City Engineer Lane Thompson said he hopes to keep the project completion date of Dec. 19, but… Continue Reading

Event planned to mark 150th anniversary of battle

Event planned to mark 150th anniversary of battle

BANNER — Two of the three major events planned for commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Hundred in the Hand, also known as the Fetterman Battle, have been postponed indefinitely.    The pig roast and battle depiction scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will not be held due to cold weather concerns.  The… Continue Reading

Libraries to celebrate Christmas with local author

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will celebrate the Christmas season with the Sheridan County Library System at three different events in December. Johnson will be at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Saturday at noon, the Story Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sunday and Clearmont Branch Library on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. At… Continue Reading

Locals to celebrate Wreaths Across America

SHERIDAN — On Saturday at 11 a.m., local residents are invited to celebrate Wreaths Across America. Each December on national Wreaths Across America Day, individuals gather to remember, honor and teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as more than 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and… Continue Reading

Johnson to sign new book

SHERIDAN — Local author Craig Johnson will sign copies of his newest Longmire mystery, “An Obvious Fact,” on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The event will take place at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery, located at 206 N. Main St. in downtown Sheridan. For additional information, call 674-8080. Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 14, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1400 block Holloway Avenue, 1:26 a.m. • Gas leak, 50 block East Loucks Street, 7:29 a.m. • RMA assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 10:19 a.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, Holloway Avenue, 1:25 a.m.… Continue Reading

Get a little saucy

Get a little saucy

ASIAN VEGETABLES AND NOODLES WITH PEANUT SAUCE  Servings: makes 4 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS 7 ounces stir-fry rice noodles (such as Thai Kitchen or another brand) 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/3 cup unsalted vegetable stock 3 tablespoons dry sherry 2 tablespoons chives 2 tablespoons fish sauce (see Note)… Continue Reading

Planning Christmas morning doesn’t have to be a chore

For years I made surprise muffins on Christmas morning. The surprise comes with baking muffins with a teaspoon of jelly inside. Fill the muffin cup halfway, add the jelly, then top it all off with more muffin batter — surprise. It was easy and always got us through the morning with young kids. Now though,… Continue Reading

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