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Northeast Wyoming reels from mining layoffs

WRIGHT (AP) — The day the layoffs came, a cigarette and a cold beer could do only so much. At Hank’s Roadside Bar and Grill in Wright, Thursday could have been a normal day. ESPN and Fox News were on the TV screens, a midday crowd sipped Coors Light. But the folks inside who still… Continue Reading

First Interstate Bank volunteers deliver meals together since 1998

First Interstate Bank volunteers deliver meals together since 1998

SHERIDAN — Volunteers are valuable to the Sheridan Senior Center but volunteers are incredibly essential to one of the center’s programs: home-delivered meals to elders. “Without volunteers, we wouldn’t have the home-delivered meals program,” said Senior Center home-delivered meals coordinator Shirley Knisley. Knisley has seen the demand for home-delivered meals rise from 150 to 190… Continue Reading

Senior Center happenings — April 2, 2016

• How do you start to organize all your stuff… your life? Back by request, join us for a free community presentation on April 5: “Downsizing Your Life —Part Two” with guest presenters Amanda Lawson of Caring Transitions and Shelley Kinnison of Real Estate Rehab.  The presentation is on the dining room stage of the… Continue Reading

Volunteering changes lives — yours, others’

April 10-16, 2016, is National Volunteer Week across America.  Here at the Sheridan Senior Center we have close to 600 volunteers that do everything from home delivered meals, helping carry trays in our dining room, to shoveling snow and or teaching exercise class. Many volunteer for one event once a year, many others for a… Continue Reading

Academics for All picks Davis Alden for Summit Award

Academics for All honors Davis Alden with the Summit Award this week. Alden is a senior at Sheridan High School with a GPA of 3.98 despite a full academic schedule and yeoman participation in varsity football. He has taken Advanced Placement psychology, four years of English/writing (including college level English 1010 this year), two years… Continue Reading

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

DSA awarded funding for wayfinding project

SHERIDAN — On March 23, the Wyoming Main Street Program announced that the Downtown Sheridan Association’s request to fund new signage for the city of Sheridan was partially approved. The Wyoming Business Council approved $30,000 of the requested $60,000 to fund phase one of implementing a countywide wayfinding plan, which was created in 2014. The… Continue Reading

Powder Horn transitions to private club

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Club became a private club on Friday. The change to private achieves a long-time goal of the club, and is nearly 19 years in the making. Reasonably-priced Powder Horn Golf Club memberships are still available (starting as low as $75 per month for a social clubhouse membership), and residency… Continue Reading

Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

SHERIDAN — Jenni Winter had a tough decision to make, the toughest, probably, in her first year as athletic director at Sheridan College. Sheridan lost both its men’s and women’s head soccer coaches within a couple weeks of each other, and suddenly Winter was left with two vacancies in the heat of the recruiting season.… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Energy officials say ‘difficult year’ ahead

Cloud Peak Energy officials say ‘difficult year’ ahead

SHERIDAN — While coal companies around the country announce they are filing for bankruptcy and others cut hundreds of employees, officials at Cloud Peak Energy will only say they expect a tough year. “Cloud Peak Energy is working to manage the reduced production to minimize any impacts on our employees through attrition and opportunities at… Continue Reading

Court documents: Thief planned to steal cash, cheesecake

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man whom prosecutors say went on a nighttime burglary spree in February, breaking into downtown businesses, pleaded not guilty to two felony burglary charges in district court Thursday. Joshua Campbell remains in custody. His bond was change to $7,500 cash on Thursday and pre-trial hearings will take place in the coming… Continue Reading

Man gets deferred prosecution for pot charge

SHERIDAN — A man facing a felony drug charge got what Judge John Fenn called “unique and special and favorable treatment” Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Fred Green, 26, had been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, following an incident in July when police searched the phone of another… Continue Reading

USFS seeks comments on expansion of outfitter’s permit area

SHERIDAN — The Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is seeking comments on a proposal to expand the permitted area for Wyoming’s Finest Outfitter’s guided archery and rifle hunts. The proposal includes extending the currently authorized areas toward Freeze Out Point and Steamboat Point south and east along the forest boundary. A map… Continue Reading

SPD to present at Akcita Win meeting

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Trails End, 2125 N. Main St. Hostesses for the meeting will be Fran Ford and Thelma Peterson. The program will be provided by the Sheridan Police Department and will be about medication safety. The public is welcome, but a reservation is required. Contact… Continue Reading

United Methodist Women to host Spring Salad Luncheon

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host the group’s annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Thursday. The event will take place at the Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 135 Crescent Drive, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $7 per person. The event is open to the public. Proceeds from the luncheon will… Continue Reading

Bottoms Up Bash set for April 9

SHERIDAN — The Bottoms Up Bash, an annual fundraiser for Dana’s Hope, will take place at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Elks Lodge. The event will feature music by Narrow Gauge, a country/rock band from Denver. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band will begin at 8 p.m. The cost to attend is… Continue Reading

Children to be honored with pinwheels

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health and other community partners will honor the children of Sheridan County by planting thousands of pinwheels across the Sheridan County Courthouse lawn. You can also participate by donating toward the purchase and planting of even more pinwheels ($25 for 25 pinwheels), as well as planting them yourself during the… Continue Reading

Wheeler to teach woodcarving class

SHERIDAN — Dirlene Wheeler will lead a woodcarving class April 9 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The cost to attend is $35 and an additional $15 if you need a carving knife. Utilizing Scandinavian designs, participants will carve their own caricatures out of basswood. Carving, painting and safety techniques will be… Continue Reading

Tickets on sale Friday for 2016 Wyoming Theater Festival

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 2016 Wyoming Theater Festival will be released to the general public Friday. This is the second season for the Sheridan-based Wyoming Theater Festival, an immersive theater experience connecting playwrights, players and community in fostering the evolution of new and revitalized theatrical works. Last summer, the Sheridan event included plays from… Continue Reading

BNSF: About 4,600 employees furloughed nationwide

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The chairman of BNSF Railway said about 4,600 railroad employees are furloughed nationwide due to declining oil prices and a reduced demand for coal. The Billings Gazette reports Matthew Rose spoke Wednesday during the Montana Energy conference in Billings. He says the furloughs amount to about 10 percent of the railroad’s… Continue Reading

Ag students make strong showing at national contest

SHERIDAN— A group of Sheridan College students flew to Missouri earlier this month to go head-to-head with agriculture students from other states in an annual competition, and two of the locals came out on top. Caleb Green, of Sheridan, placed first in the agriculture education interview at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization conference held… Continue Reading

Some counties moving Democratic caucuses to larger venues

SHERIDAN — On April 9, counties across the state will conduct their caucuses for the Democratic race for president. A detailed explanation of the process is on the party’s website, but county party Chair Shannon Anderson said the caucus is more of a community gathering than a polling site. “We get together, discuss the candidates… Continue Reading

City to host meeting on water meter replacement

SHERIDAN — City staff will host a public meeting on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA youth room to discuss a water meter replacement project. The project will begin this fall. Most water meters in Sheridan County are about 20 years old and in need of replacement. Later this year the city… Continue Reading

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