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Local organizations to celebrate Veterans Day

Local organizations to celebrate Veterans Day

SHERIDAN — On Friday, a number of local organizations will host events to mark Veterans Day. The following is a list of some local events. • The Sheridan Senior Center will have a Veterans Wall of Honor on display in the lobby through Sunday. The display of portraits originated in 2006 and has 183 veterans… Continue Reading

November night skies include supermoon, meteor showers

SHERIDAN — November’s night skies will be anything but basic. This month is filled with celestial events to turn the star-speckled scene into an even more spectacular sight, and Sheridan is the perfect place to find a dark nook to stargaze. One of the most prominent events coming up this month is the supermoon, which… Continue Reading

Incumbents dominate school board elections

SHERIDAN — Most incumbents for local school boards earned victories in the election Tuesday night.  Sheridan County School District 2  The Sheridan County School District 2 board will retain three of its incumbents for additional terms.  Molly Steel remains on the board after receiving 5,709 votes Tuesday, which was the highest of all candidates. Behind… Continue Reading

Sex offender detained until sentencing

SHERIDAN — Robert Neuman was taken into custody following a change of plea on one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree.  According to court documents, prepubescent girls were staying at Neuman’s residence. Neuman had previously given back rubs to one of them, but on May 21, 2016, engaged in sexual… Continue Reading

Science Saturday set for Nov. 12

SHERIDAN — “Science Kids – Earth’s Weather” will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Mohns Science Center at Sheridan College. The program is part of Science Saturdays and is free to the public. The event — which will be in rooms 122, 134 and 144 — will explore weather for kids.… Continue Reading

Bighorn Forest Collaborative meeting on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Forest Collaborative meeting will take place on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Court House in room 210. The citizen-driven collaborative group was established to make recommendations to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead on roadless area management on the Bighorn National Forest. The purpose of the… Continue Reading

Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking event at Good Health Market and Harker Mellinger from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485. The businesses are located at 1821  and 1811 S. Sheridan Ave.  Continue Reading

Reading and book signing at Whitney Art Center

SHERIDAN — Author Neltje will be at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan Collge from 5:30-7 p.m. to give a reading and sign copies of her new memoir “North of Crazy” on Wednesday. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Sheridan College is… Continue Reading

SCSD3 officials discuss how to advance achievement

SHERIDAN — Measuring success at Sheridan County School District 3 can be tricky.  As the smallest school district in the state, all it takes is a few students to tip the scales one way or the other. One class can have three students who are high achieving, so they increase the average class score. Students… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 10, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Illegal burn, 600 block Meridan Street, 5:07 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block North Main Street, 7:46 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1200 block Sixth Avenue East, 10:50 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Medical, 1100 block Highway 338, 10:31 a.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday •… Continue Reading

An enterprise undertaken in the forest

An enterprise undertaken in the forest

In the summers of 1898 and 1900, Professor John George Jack, dendrologist and lecturer at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, worked as an agent for the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1900, he traveled to the western United States to survey, collect and document plants in central Colorado and… Continue Reading

Reading to therapy dogs at Fulmer

Reading to therapy dogs at Fulmer

SHERIDAN — Dottie is a great listener. You can find the black poodle curled up at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library while calmly listening to the words of a young child reading a book out loud. It’s one of the poodle’s favorite things to do, according to owner Deborah Smith. “Every time we put on… Continue Reading

North of Crazy: A Memoir

Scanning the audience with a welcoming smile, she extends a thank you to all. With little hesitation she launches into reading the prologue, which grounds the listeners in imagining the pull that the place beautifully described in “North of Crazy: A Memoir” has on the speaker.  The closing line dates the writer at almost four… Continue Reading

Republicans hold onto local state House seats

Republicans hold onto local state House seats

SHERIDAN — The four candidates — three incumbents and one freshman — representing the Republican Party will hold on to the county’s seats in the Wyoming Legislature, despite Democratic challengers in every race. In House District 29, which includes most of the city of Sheridan, Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, will hold on to the seat… Continue Reading

Reed, Walters-Clark earn spots on Dayton council

Reed, Walters-Clark earn spots on Dayton council

DAYTON — Clifford Reed and Laurie Walters-Clark earned seats on the Dayton Town Council Tuesday night.  Reed racked up 237 votes, and Walters-Clark squeaked by Dennis Wagner by one vote — 195 to 194 — for the second available seat on the council.  Walters-Clark said she spoke with Dayton Town Clerk Linda Lofgren, who told her that… Continue Reading

Ringley, Nickel to continue as county commissioners

SHERIDAN — Republican incumbents Mike Nickel and Tom Ringley will continue to serve as Sheridan County commissioners for the next four years. “I see the results as a vote of confidence for me, for the work that I’ve been doing and also for the work moving forward,” Nickel said. With the economic woes Wyoming has… Continue Reading

UW MBA students travel to Germany for international business experience

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming sent 15 students, including Sheridan County students, in the College of Business Master of Business Administration program to Pforzheim, Germany, as part a “Capstone Strategic Management” course. The students received global business experience by working with two of their fellow UW International MBA Program classmates and Pforzheim University’s MBA… Continue Reading

PBS to show ‘Highpointers’ on Nov. 15

SHERIDAN — “Highpointers,” a documentary chronicling the adventures of two teenage girls as they strive to summit Wyoming’s Gannett Peak in their quest to reach the highest geologic point in all 50 U.S. states will show Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. on Wyoming PBS. The film profiles two experienced climbers, Terri and Fallon Rowe of… Continue Reading

AARP Chapter 676 to meet at Heritage Towers for potluck

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers dining room on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner. The program will include a presentation on “Building a Dementia Friendly Community – Dementia Friends” with presenters Heather Comstock and Kay Wallick. For more information, contact Helen Mitchell 672-5904. Heritage Towers is located… Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 9, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Chimney fire, 1400 block North Main Street, 7:13 a.m. • Garbage can fire, 2200 block West Fifth Street, 8:55 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block North Main Street, 12:41 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE • No reports available at press… Continue Reading

The downside of reusable bags

I see a lot of people who have made the change from paper or plastic to reusable grocery bags and I applaud the decision. There is however a small problem. According to the Journal of Marketing a recent study found that while consumers who bring their own bags to the grocery store tend to purchase… Continue Reading

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