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Arch Coal accepting Teacher Achievement Award nominees

SHERIDAN — Arch Coal is now accepting applications for the 2017 Teacher Achievement Award, which recognizes 10 nominees as exemplary teachers who challenge their students and raise the bar on academic achievement across the state of Wyoming. Each teacher will receive a $3,500 personal cash award, as well as widespread recognition. Teacher nominations may be… Continue Reading

Ranchester gauges interest for paving project

Ranchester gauges interest for paving project

RANCHESTER — Mayor Peter Clark and town engineer Chris Johnson held a meeting Tuesday for the property owners on Mobile Drive, Mobile Circle and H Street in an effort to move forward with a paving project in Ranchester. The meeting was held to communicate the known issues, to learn about unknown issues and to determine… Continue Reading

YMCA to offer free programs to the community

SHERIDAN —  The Sheridan County YMCA will offer three free classes to adults in the Sheridan community. A personal fitness class will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour during a 12-week period. Times for the class will be 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Livestrong will be available for a 12-week… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to host Lake DeSmet lecture

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan College will host Travis Neebling when he gives a presentation on the Reservoir Research Program and evaluation of Lake DeSmet fisheries on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The lecture will focus on native and non-native sport fish populations in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs, new gear and techniques. Neebling will also evaluate fish… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 15, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1600 block Parkside Court, 2:39 a.m. • Illegal burn, Lane Lane, 7:36 a.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block North Main Street, 3:52 p.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 5:45 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Illegal burning, Brayton Lane, 7:57 a.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE… Continue Reading

Making the most of mountain recreation

Making the most of mountain recreation

The world is creating more new and inventive ways for us to enjoy the mountains and outdoor world. Sometimes these ideas are crazy and other times I wonder why I didn’t think of it. This week I was invited to a summer camp for adults in Park City, Utah, where outdoor professionals have the chance… Continue Reading

Kicking off a new season of art

Kicking off a new season of art

SHERIDAN — As the school year settles in, singers, dancers and musicians at local schools are getting ready for the big stage. Sheridan High School  The Sheridan High School performing arts department has already set up a preliminary schedule for its 2016-17 school year. The choir will host its first performance on Oct. 25. Ashley… Continue Reading

Back to school means opportunity for art

The new box of crayons have the points worn down a bit. Back packs are now filled with books and homework. Flashing lights in school zones remind us to slow down at certain times of the day. New back-to-school clothes have been through a laundry room. All that plus a nip in the morning air… Continue Reading

Business friendly? Council candidates discuss what city could do

SHERIDAN — As legislators and public servants on nearly every level of government continue to discuss economic development and how community’s can diversify, the goal of “business friendly” is often discussed. The term encompasses any number of efforts that would help recruit new businesses to an area or help existing businesses grow. Those factors could… Continue Reading

Elks award rodeo scholarship

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Lodge #520 awarded Rickie Engesser with the Elks Youth Rodeo scholarship. Engesser is a recent graduate of Spearfish High School in Spearfish, South Dakota. She will attend Gillette Community College this fall where she plans to study to become a Veterinary Technician and participate on the rodeo and basketball teams.… Continue Reading

Annual 5-year-olds birthday party set for Sept. 17

SHERIDAN ­­­— Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host the annual 5-year-old birthday party on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. The event will be held on the back cafeteria patio area at the hospital. All children that were born in 2011 are invited to attend with their parents and siblings. Activities will include face painting, balloons and… Continue Reading

Log preservation lecture at Spear-O planned for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The historic log buildings at Spear-O Mountain, formerly a Bighorn Mountain guest ranch and currently an extended campus of Sheridan College, will host a presentation on renovating and preserving log structures on Saturday from 1:30–4:30 p.m. The afternoon class will be conducted by Dr. Harrison Goodall, principal of Conservation Services in Langley, Washington, who… Continue Reading

‘Sheridan Chopped’ competition set for Sept. 22 downtown

SHERIDAN — “Sheridan Chopped” an amateur cooking competition will take place Sept. 22 from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza at the Sheridan Farmers Market. The event will include local competitors preparing meals comprised of mostly locally raised meats and produce. The grand prize winner will receive $100 and a trophy. For more information and to… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 14, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Alarm activation, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 7:33 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Medical, Weeping Willow Lane, 1 a.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • No admissions reported. • Dismissals — Mary E. Sutton, Sheridan; David King Sutton, Sheridan; Maryk… Continue Reading

Fruit cups make easy, fresh treat

Fruit cups make easy, fresh treat

MINI FRESH FRUIT CUPS WITH PASTRY TOPPERS INGREDIENTS Refrigerated pastry crust Cinnamon Sugar Honey Any fresh fruit Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Unroll 1 refrigerated pie crust according to directions. Cut 8 (2- to 3-inch) decorative cutouts using any cookie cutters.… Continue Reading

5 pans you need

Most of us have too many choices when we cook a meal. Most of us have too many pots, pans and skillets sitting in our cupboards that we just don’t use. I know that I do. I just can’t seem to pass up a good deal. According to Cooking Light Magazine these are the only… Continue Reading

Challenges of negotiating tense situations

Challenges of negotiating tense situations

SHERIDAN — It used to be that trust in law enforcement was a given. To some, it still is. But as movies, television shows and other media continue to depict law enforcement in a sometimes not too flattering way, real-life officers have come to face additional challenges. “There is a misperception of what reality is… Continue Reading

Numbers indicate steady enrollment growth at SCSD2

Numbers indicate steady enrollment growth at SCSD2

SHERIDAN — Sheridan schools continue to see healthy enrollment numbers. At the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees meeting Monday night, Assistant Superintendent Scott Stults announced that preliminary numbers indicate enrollment growth in the district from the last school year. Total district enrollment as of Sept. 9 came in at 3,332, which is… Continue Reading

Mediate, Priddy wed in June

Mediate, Priddy wed in June

SHERIDAN — Phillip Mediate formerly of Sheridan and Sammy Priddy of Missoula, Montana, were married in a mountain ceremony in Alberton, Montana, on June 4, 2016. Priddy is the daughter of Dr. Mike and Sue Priddy of Missoula. She is currently an intensive-care unit nurse at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula and is working on… Continue Reading

Koltiska Pumpkin Patch to open Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The pumpkins are starting to turn orange and the Koltiskas have a few new varieties as well as favorites. The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will open Wednesday for the season, which will run through Oct. 9. The pumpkin patch is open to the public on Wednesday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday and… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Historical Society to host trek Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum will host a trek Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history of coal mining in Sheridan and the experiences of living and working in the coal mining communities along the Tongue River. Several presenters, including local historians Mike… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host screening of ‘Dawn of the Dead’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present the second show in the inaugural Classic Horror Film Series on the big screen Saturday at 8 p.m. This week’s horror film will be “Dawn of the Dead.” Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter and… Continue Reading

Wolf Creek Wrangle set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Registration for the Wolf Creek Wrangle, an annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, is now open. The event set for Sept. 17 will include a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and kids race. The cost to participate varies based on the race, but all registration may be completed at Day-of… Continue Reading

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