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International Survivors of Suicide day at Fulmer Library

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the international Survivors of Suicide Day gathering Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sheridan Fulmer Public Library in the Inner Circle. The gathering is for those who have experienced a loss due to suicide in an informal and low-pressure… Continue Reading

Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Dayton Art Loop and Bazaar will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will showcase artistic talent in the Tongue River Valley. Activities will include a tour of the studios of local artists and a bazaar. The map of artist’s studios is available at the Community Center… Continue Reading

Jazz at the Mars to perform Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jazz at the Mars will perform Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Mars Theater at Sheridan College. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.   Continue Reading

Reports — Nov. 17, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Emerson Street, 5:42 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1500 block Sugarland Drive, 9:50 p.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 10:53 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No reports available at press time.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports… Continue Reading

‘Double-Time’ on the river

‘Double-Time’ on the river

With my summer guiding season behind me, I’m spending every day at my fly tying vice trying to chip away at the 1,000 dozen flies I’m supposed to tie for various guides and fisherman by next spring. It’s getting tedious, and I’m already starting to wish I was back working on the River. Then, I… Continue Reading

Is there anything to do in Sheridan on Sundays?

Is there anything to do in Sheridan on Sundays?

I have been asked this question as many times as I asked it myself when I first moved to Sheridan!  Sheridan certainly does not lack in weekly events and activities but Sundays can often seem quiet—especially for visitors.  This observation led the Whitney Center for the Arts to open the Edward A. Whitney Gallery to… Continue Reading

Maintaining the authenticity of the Kleiber Cabin

Maintaining the authenticity of the Kleiber Cabin

DAYTON — The Kleiber Cabin is considered an integral part of Dayton’s history. The roof has been leaking around the skylight and the chimney for many years. In order to protect the building and the artifacts displayed inside, the town of Dayton has decided to have the roof and skylight replaced. Sonja Caywood, who has… Continue Reading

Homegrown: Parent learns to let go

Homegrown: Parent learns to let go

Editor’s note: This is part five of a portrait series highlighting ordinary families in the community. Earlier this year, Sheridan Press photographer Justin Sheely started a project to highlight families in Sheridan County. He asked local families several questions: How has having children for the first time changed their lives? What are the challenges they face?… Continue Reading

Old TRE to be used for educational purpose

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials chose to use the old Tongue River Elementary for educational purposes.  At Tuesday’s meeting, the SCSD1 board of trustees voted unanimously to maintain the building to facilitate academic and athletic programs for the next two years.  The decision arrived primarily out of the three meetings held… Continue Reading

VOA Northern Rockies thrives with community assistance

VOA Northern Rockies thrives with community assistance

SHERIDAN – Last Spring, Sheridan’s Volunteers of America Northern Rockies earned the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The three-year accreditation, among other large factors, is aiding the organization in its growth and ability to impact the community in a positive way. In the past 14 years of working… Continue Reading

Commission approves HAZMAT training grant, court file digitalization

Commission approves HAZMAT training grant, court file digitalization

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a hazardous materials emergency planning grant during Tuesday’s regular session board meeting. The grant was awarded to the Local Emergency Planning Committee in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant totals $18,443.15 and is the first of a three-year stretch of grant approvals that will go… Continue Reading

Scott Foundation donates $50K to Antelope Butte

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation has made a second gift to the Open Antelope Butte campaign. This new grant of $50,000 adds to a grant made last year, totaling gifts of more than $75,000 by the Scott Foundation in the past 18 months.  These grants have all been given toward… Continue Reading

History Express to focus on Bozeman Trail

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host History Express this Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Museum Director John Woodward will teach participants how to work on a small audio exhibit connected to the history of the Bozeman Trail. The program is free and for children 11-18 years old. For more information and to reserve a… Continue Reading

Tidbit Saturday to focus on ‘From Trash to Toys’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Saturday this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon. Museum Curator of Education Shawna Michelena will teach on the theme for November “From Trash to Toys.” Where participants will get a chance to roll up their sleeves and make something special. The event is free and for… Continue Reading

Andrew Todd to perform at Whitney Center

SHERIDAN — Andrew Todd will perform a piano recital at the Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Todd has performed in a wide range of venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2001. He was the winner of the Artists International Piano award and… Continue Reading

Big Horn Historical Society to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club. A carry-in potluck lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation on the life of Edward Gillette and the exploration of the Bighorn Canyon. Helen… Continue Reading

Reports – Nov. 16, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2000 block North Main Street, 12:33 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday (no times for calls provided) • Trauma, 1800 block Fort Road • Trauma, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue • Medical, 1800 block Fort Road •… Continue Reading

Sweet potatoes vs. yams

FYI The terms seem to be used interchangeably these days but most of us have never eaten a yam, which are rarely sold in the U.S. Yams and sweet potatoes also come from different botanical groups. There are two common types of sweet potatoes found in the U.S. The firm type has a light tan… Continue Reading

Readers react to fundraising woes

“Dear Jill, I enjoyed your column, which was a response to a question about the methods schools use to raise money. I too felt that asking parents and grandparents to buy a ticket to hear their children sing was going too far. I would like to encourage you to follow up on that topic even… Continue Reading

Sornson speaks to community about improving early childhood education

Sornson speaks to community about improving early childhood education

SHERIDAN — The business leaders of today aren’t just smart, they enjoy learning. But that enjoyment of learning doesn’t begin at adulthood, it begins while a child’s mind is still forming.  On Monday, Dr. Bob Sornson, president of the Early Learning Foundation, discussed different ways a community can help early childhood education develop and thrive. … Continue Reading

WGFD seeks farming bids for Amsden WHMA

SHERIDAN — The Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area will be looking for bids for its five-year farming plan that was approved by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Nov. 9. According to the Farming Plan, management activities associated with the lease include changes in irrigation systems, plowing, disking, planting, corrugating, aerating, harrowing, mowing or… Continue Reading

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