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Volleyball tournament set for July 4

SHERIDAN — The next community volleyball tournament will be July 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whitney Commons Park. The outdoor event will feature teams of coed doubles and youth triples from 12-18 years old at $20 per person in the coed doubles and $15 per person in the youth triples. T-shirts will… Continue Reading

Citizen science takes root in the Bighorns

Citizen science takes root in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Students at Fort Mackenzie High School will use citizen science in a class project this fall, and they need your help. Citizen science gathers crowd-sourced data, or data that is voluntarily generated by interested individuals, for use by expert and amateur scientists alike. It’s been a growing trend in science education at various… Continue Reading

Cuts bring Community College Commission to the brink

CASPER — The well is running dry for Wyoming’s community colleges and the commission that doles out their funding after Gov. Matt Mead announced another round of state budget cuts Tuesday. The Community College Commission will absorb the $20 million cuts announced recently in various ways, including less money for college libraries to buy into… Continue Reading

Local earns recognition for service to transit service

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Dorothy “Dodie” Simon was recognized by the Wyoming Public Transit Association as Dispatcher of the Year at the WyTrans 28th annual conference held in Sheridan June 15-17. Simon was nominated by her supervisor, Steve Ainslie, director of Goose Creek Transit. Ainslie noted Simon’s knowledge of her clients and her mentorship… Continue Reading

95 percent of SMH staff get flu shot

SHERIDAN — A record 95 percent of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff, students, volunteers and contractors received influenza vaccine during the flu season this past fall and winter. Those who were unable to receive the vaccine, wore masks to help prevent the spread of flu in the hospital and affiliated clinics. The high participation rate was… Continue Reading

Mechams celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Mechams celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

 SHERIDAN — Stephen Grant and Romona Catherine Mecham of Sheridan recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple wed June 30, 1956, in Nenze, Nebraska. Stephen Grant worked as a construction mechanic until 1972 when he started Steve’s Truck Service and worked until his retirement in 1992. His wife taught school for four years before… Continue Reading

Rangers and Spurs to perform Fri., Sat.

   SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a reunion concert of the Rapid Creek Rangers and Spurs of the Moment on Friday and Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $18 and are available at the WYO Theater box office or by calling 672-9084. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N Main… Continue Reading

SCSD2 announces A Honor Roll for second semester

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the A Honor Roll for the second semester. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following… Continue Reading

Looking back at the Belle Fourche Rodeo

After graduating from high school in 1951, I was cowboying on a local ranch. I was sweet on a local girl that was a year younger than me. Our friends and we decided to attend the rodeo that was scheduled for the Fourth of July at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. I was driving a 1937… Continue Reading

Agendas — June 24, 2016

Ranchester Town Council Special Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall • 3rd reading of Budget Ordinance No 86-2017 • Resolution to amend Ordinance 86-2016. Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Staff Meeting 9 a.m. Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 2nd floor Commission Library, #216 • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Review of your MSN key to combating fraud

SHERIDAN — If you receive Medicare benefits, you most likely have received a Medicare Summary Notice or MSN from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS sends out MSNs for both Medicare Part A and MSNs for Medicare Part B services. MSNs are not an invoice but a summary of doctors and professional medical… Continue Reading

Aiello, Nagra to wed in July

Aiello, Nagra to wed in July

SHERIDAN — Anthony Joseph Aiello and Jennifer Ann Nagra, both currently of Sheridan, will wed July 16, 2016, at Wyoming High Country Lodge near Lovell. Aiello, originally of Sheridan, graduated from Sheridan High School in 2003. He is currently employed at Sheridan Memorial Hospital Pharmacy. He is the son of Mark and Wendy Wehrung of… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Brewfest set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Mountains Brewfest is set for July 2 from 1-5 p.m. General admission is $15 per adult, which includes a commemorative sampling glass and three free beer tokens. People age 21 and younger get in for free. The family friendly event will include music by Chad Lore, food from Pie in the… Continue Reading

Baby bison born at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Unbeknownst to many in Sheridan, the town welcomed a new arrival Thursday. And as far as newborns go, this one is hairier, taller and about 10 times as heavy as most. Buttercup, a baby bison, is the newest addition to the elk pasture at Kendrick Park. City officials estimate she weighs between 60… Continue Reading

Sheridan gets new street piano for downtown

Sheridan gets new street piano for downtown

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will soon get a brand new set of keys on Main Street. The WYO Theater is now the nightly home of a new Yamaha upright piano. During the day, the piano will be wheeled outside for people to play. While details are still in the works, the theater hopes to start placing… Continue Reading

‘Bikers Against Bruises’ poker run set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The “Bikers Against Bruises” fundraiser motorcycle run for the Advocacy and Resource Center will take place July 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will raise funds and awareness to help victims of violent crimes in Sheridan County. The poker run will cost $10 per hand. The event will start at… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students named to the Silver Honor Roll for the fourth quarter. To be named to the list, students must have earned all As and Bs and have a 3.0 GPA or better. The following students earned a spot on the list. Sixth grade… Continue Reading

Wyoming tops nation for kids’ economic wellbeing

SHERIDAN — Wyoming kids are the most economically well off in the nation, according to a recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But report authors caution it’s a mixed bag, and the data does not reflect major changes in Wyoming’s fiscal outlook that will have ripple effects on child education, health and family… Continue Reading

Fundraiser set for revival of miners’ picnic

Fundraiser set for revival of miners’ picnic

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser will be held Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles to raise funds to revive the Monarch/Underground Miners Picnic. The last picnic was held in 1994. According to organizer Nancy Herdt, who is also in charge of Wyoming Wednesdays at the Sheridan Welcome Center, several relatives and descendants… Continue Reading

Writing Marathon set for July 1

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Writing Project will host a writing marathon on July 1 from 1-4 p.m. There is no cost to participate and writes of all ages and experiences are welcome. The event will start at the Watt Ag Building for a brief introduction and then the writing will begin. For more information contact… Continue Reading

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