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Chamber seeking RFPs for Ignite conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its second annual Ignite Your Business Conference, a one-day intensive training for businesses and employees to be held Oct. 18 at Sheridan College. The Business Retention and Expansion committee is currently accepting proposals to be a trainer at the conference. All proposals are due… Continue Reading

Hoop Jam set for June 4-5

SHERIDAN — The annual Hoop Jam is set for June 4-5 at Sheridan High School. The three-on-three street basketball tournament provides a wholesome and entertaining two-day event for the whole family. Approximately 18 courts and 800 participants of all ages from all over the region will join the fun. A minimum of four basketball games… Continue Reading

Longtime librarian retires from Meadowlark Elementary

Longtime librarian retires from Meadowlark Elementary

SHERIDAN — The library at Meadowlark Elementary is constantly changing. One month, there will be decorations of dinosaurs, complete with a replica of Fred Flintstone’s car. Another month, there will be old military uniforms in the front of the room and history books on past American wars. Decorating the library has always been a passion… Continue Reading

Man gets 4 years probation for sex with minor

SHERIDAN— Sascha Hess, 24, will serve four years of probation and undergo a psychosexual evaluation for having sex with a 15-year-old when he was 23. Hess, who has already served 219 days in jail for the offense, pleaded guilty to third degree sexual abuse of a minor, which is punishable by up to 15 years… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity invites volunteers for Women Build event

SHERIDAN – Women in the Sheridan community are invited to volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women Build event June 11. The project, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, aims to address the need for affordable housing. Local volunteers will help build at 1790 Willow Trail in the Poplar Grove subdivision. This home is being built… Continue Reading

Boyer, Jones to wed

Boyer, Jones to wed

SHERIDAN — Molly Elizabeth Boyer and Bradley Richard Jones are engaged to wed Aug. 13 at The Brinton Museum. Boyer, of Sheridan, graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and health promotion from the University of Wyoming and received her license to practice as a physical therapist assistant in 2015. She attended the PTA… Continue Reading

UW nursing student recognized

SHERIDAN — Fifteen students in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing received accolades during the Convocation Nursing Awards May 13. Students in the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs who graduated were honored. The winners included a Sheridan resident. Diana Charlson, a doctoral nursing graduate from Sheridan, won the Dr. Patty Hesen… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer free entrance on Fridays

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA will offer free entrance to the facility on Fridays in June, July and August. Those interested in utilizing the offer can take a group exercise class, strengthen and tone in the weight room, shoot hoops in the gyms, swim in the pool and have fun in Playland. You can… Continue Reading

SAGE Juried Art Show opens June 1

SHERIDAN — Opening day for the sixth annual SAGE National Juried Art Show will be June 1 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The show is an exhibit from artists all over the country, in any medium, on display through June 30. This year’s juror is Boston artist Vincent Crotty, who will also be giving an… Continue Reading

SheridanAires to perform at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will perform at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 2 at 1:30 p.m. and June 3 at 7:15 p.m. A suggested donation of $2 per person is the cost for the June 2 show. The June 3 event will have a dinner at 6 p.m. prior to the show. The suggested… Continue Reading

Fitting in fitness

Schedules are packed. Responsibilities are seemingly endless. Life gets crazy. You may ask yourself this same question or a version like it on a daily basis: How can I possibly squeeze in one more ‘to do’ during the day? It is easy to become overwhelmed with the incessant demands people face every day. Whether a… Continue Reading

SHS librarian shares love of books, tech with students

SHS librarian shares love of books, tech with students

SHERIDAN — Janet Lowman is gatekeeper at the Sheridan High School library. She greets students, helps them check out books and teaches them technology based lessons. “The library is a repository of knowledge and I know that sounds like a really made up statement, but it is this wealth of information, journey and adventure that can be… Continue Reading

U.S. 14A now open for summer travel

U.S. 14A now open for summer travel

LOVELL— The Wyoming Department of Transportation held its annual spring opening of U.S. Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell on Friday. Larry Konetzki, a WYDOT maintenance engineer in Sheridan, said the roads were clear and ready for travel. “Please drive safely and buckle up,” Konetzki said. Some roadway repairs will be completed this week… Continue Reading

Woodland Park fifth-graders go on Expedition Yellowstone

Woodland Park fifth-graders go on Expedition Yellowstone

SHERIDAN— This is the fifth year that fifth-graders from Woodland Park Elementary had the opportunity to go to Yellowstone National Park for a weekend to learn about the ecology and geology of the park. Twenty-eight children, two teachers and four parent chaperones visited Yellowstone from May 6-9. Fifth-grade teachers Jacob Muth and Sara Stevens said… Continue Reading

Mompreneurship conference, connection set for June 10

SHERIDAN — In an effort to help with the family finances, many stay-at-home moms and other individuals have created home-based businesses, small businesses and direct sales businesses. Recognizing the growth of these small businesses and with a desire to help these businesses be successful, Northern Wyoming Community College District Center for Workforce and Community Education… Continue Reading

Rotary recognizes students of the month

Rotary recognizes students of the month

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Rotary Club recently recognized the May students of the month. The Sheridan High School student of the month for May is junior Hayden Hastings. Hastings is involved in varsity football and wrestling. He wrestled at 160 pounds for the Broncs this year and is a two-time state 4A champion. He wrestled… Continue Reading

Locals named to Chadron honor rolls

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County residents were recently named to Chadron State College’s honor rolls. Chae Bybee, Alex Lassle and Darcy Mitchell, all of Sheridan, were named to the president’s list for the spring 2016 semester. Students on the list earned a 4.0 cumulative GPA and must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework during the semester to… Continue Reading

Kingsley graduates from Kansas State

SHERIDAN — Sandra S. Kingsley of Sheridan recently earned a degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She graduated May 14 with a Bachelor of Science in family studies and human services with a minor in conflict analysis and trauma studies. She also earned a certificate in conflict resolution. Continue Reading

Local student earns degree

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan County resident was among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent spring commencement held in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. The student receiving an undergraduate degree was Isaac Wheeler Carrel of Sheridan. Continue Reading

The Brinton to host Rolls-Royce debut

SHERIDAN — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will light up the Wyoming countryside June 2 with the Mountain West debut of the Dawn supercar. The launch will take place at The Brinton Museum, and offer guests an opportunity to experience the twin-turbo, 6.6-liter, V12 juggernaut in a setting that is quintessentially Rolls-Royce. The Mountain West debut of… Continue Reading

City moves forward with 20-year development blueprint

SHERIDAN— What will Sheridan look like in twenty years? That’s what a new draft of the Sheridan Land Use Plan attempts to lay out. The plan, described as the “development blueprint” for the next two decades, is the result of months of public outreach, input from locals, meetings by city officials and reviews of existing… Continue Reading

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