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Street crews continue snow removal despite equipment issues

Street crews continue snow removal despite equipment issues

SHERIDAN — After Christmas Day’s snowy surprise, the streets of Sheridan remain loaded with snow. The city of Sheridan continues working to clear the streets before warm temperatures melt the white stuff and colder nighttime temperatures create ice. “We’ve had street crews out around the clock since Christmas morning,” Public Works Director Nic Bateson said… Continue Reading

Subcommittee releases white paper with proposals to address education funding deficit

SHERIDAN — Tax increases, activities reductions, school district consolidation and other cost-saving proposals remain on the table as lawmakers consider their response to the state’s education budget crisis.  On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Education Deficit Reduction Options released its Wyoming K-12 Education Funding Deficit white paper, which details preliminary considerations for addressing the deficit.  The… Continue Reading

Ranchester talks projects, funding with local legislators

SHERIDAN — Mayor Peter Clark of Ranchester  urged legislators heading into the 2017 session to be wary of cutting funding for projects and agencies like the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. He addressed legislators at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce legislative forum Dec.8. Clark requested another opportunity to fund the wayside horn for a… Continue Reading

10th day of nonprofits: Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns

SHERIDAN — With a mission to provide quality, affordable and confidential reproductive health care, Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns takes care of a diverse population in Sheridan. Director Amanda Alexander said the center sees male and female patients that range from teens to seniors with and without health insurance. For those without insurance, she… Continue Reading

Hospital celebrates nursing residents

Hospital celebrates nursing residents

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital celebrated Dec. 21, when 11 new registered nurses successfully completed the hospital’s six-month Nurse Residency Program.  Present for the celebration and in recognition of the residents’ achievements were the graduates, family members, hospital and nursing leadership, hospital board members, nurse preceptors, physicians and staff from throughout the hospital. This is… Continue Reading

Wyoming libraries offer new e-book service to residents

SHERIDAN — Did you find a new tablet or smartphone under your Christmas tree? Then you can download great e-books from Total Boox for free with your Wyoming library card and PIN. Total Boox for Libraries is a recent addition to the e-content resources on GoWYLD.net. It offers more than 50,000 e-books with more added… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman nominated for academies

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso announced that he has nominated Sheridan High School student Hanna Deutscher for the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy. “Nominating some of Wyoming’s best and brightest students to our nation’s military academies is one of the greatest privileges… Continue Reading

Trail End to host First Day Hike on Jan. 1

SHERIDAN — This New Year’s Day, put down the snacks, turn off the television and take a hike!  For the second year in a row, the Trail End State Historic Site in Sheridan will participate in the First Day Hike program — a 21-year-old national initiative designed to encourage not only a healthy and active… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1500 block Mydland Road, 1:35 a.m. • RMA assist, 600 block Big Horn Avenue, 6:06 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 200 block Smith Street, 7:38 a.m. • RMA assist, 1600 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:48 a.m. • RMA assist, 800 block Emerson Street, 8:57 a.m. • RMA assist,… Continue Reading

History of roads in the Bighorns

History of roads in the Bighorns

The Model T Ford, built for 20 years between 1907 and 1927, has been called as much an instrument of conquest of the West as were Colt revolvers, Springfield rifles and rock drills. When Henry Ford introduced the Model T to Americans, the automobile became affordable enough that the average American could own one. America’s… Continue Reading

Polar Plungers encourage all to participate

Polar Plungers encourage all to participate

SHERIDAN — Each year the brave Polar Plunge jumpers find the courage to submerge in the icy waters of Lake DeSmet to kick off the New Year on a slightly mad note. Many remain humble about the jump, doing it for personal benefit and not bragging rights. The sense of togetherness and accomplishment abounds throughout… Continue Reading

New Year’s resolution? Binge!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Oh! Noooooo! The holiday red and green decorations are coming down and already being swapped out for Valentine red in some of the stores. A bit of a procrastinator, I’m still pondering my list of New Year’s resolutions. This year, I am trying a different plan of attack.   Rather than a negative… Continue Reading

Local invents Gutter Bins to clean storm water

Local invents Gutter Bins to clean storm water

SHERIDAN — Cigarette butts kill marine life and litter the earth, and Brian Deurloo with his company Frog Creek Partners, LLC created Gutter Bins to help combat this issue. “It really all started out with cigarette butts,” Deurloo said. “It’s been a pet peeve of mine, all the cigarette butts on the ground around the… Continue Reading

Mars Agriculture Center evolves with industry trends

Mars Agriculture Center evolves with industry trends

SHERIDAN — Agriculture has become big business, and it requires the next generation to have a strong grasp on the science of crops and livestock.  Sheridan College staff members believe their curriculum should keep up with the newest trends. Now, they believe the college has a building that can do just that.  The Mars Agriculture… Continue Reading

9th day of nonprofits: Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange

9th day of nonprofits: Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange addresses the problem many foster parents have when receiving a new or first foster child: parents are sometimes unprepared to meet the child’s basic needs. Getting the essentials is not a cheap operation for a foster parent, especially when they already have children in their care, Sheridan Foster… Continue Reading

Rising Star applications due Jan. 9

SHERIDAN — KEVN Black Hills FOX recently announced its 11th annual Rising Star of the West Scholarship contest. This year, thanks to Granite Automotive, the total value of scholarships is once again at $7,500.  The first place winner will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, with $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for third place and $500… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman graduates from Water Leaders Academy

SHERIDAN — Kyle Ann Hopkins recently graduated in the sixth class of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that provides leadership training and educates participants about the vital role rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of the state. Hopkins, a data management coordinator with the North Platte Natural Resources District,… Continue Reading

Raising Readers granted $2,000

SHERIDAN — The Herbert G. and Dorothy Zullig Foundation recently granted Raising Readers in Wyoming $2,000 to purchase books for distribution in Sheridan County.  Raising Readers in Wyoming encourages parents to read to their children by providing new books as part of their well child health care visits. This gift of $2,000 makes it possible for… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host New Year’s at noon

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a New Year’s Eve celebration at noon on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch costs a suggested contribution of $5 for those 60 or older and $8 for others. The event will feature live music from the… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 28, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Trash can fire, 1300 block Omarr Avenue, 1:17 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Holmes Avenue, 5:33 p.m. • Carbon monoxide alarm, 1100 block Avoca Court, 11:10 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, Sugarland Drive, 7:53 a.m.… Continue Reading

A sweet tart for your next party

A sweet tart for your next party

CRANBERRY PEAR TARTLETS  Servings: makes 30 tartlets Preparation time: about 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup fresh cranberries 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped 2 (2.1-ounce) boxes mini phyllo shells, thawed 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Finely grated orange zest In a small… Continue Reading

Maturity has its charms

When box after box of washed baby spinach crushed the market several years ago we all went along with the convenience and the thought that spinach in all its forms was a good thing. You no longer had to wash larger leaves by hand trying to relieve them of the grit that mature plants bring… Continue Reading

Tales from the checkout lane: Shoppers sound off

As always, my readers continue to send stories of their observations while shopping and couponing at their local stores. I enjoy hearing from shoppers from around the country, whether the stories they’re sharing are negative or positive, as we’re all in this savings game together and can learn from each other’s experiences. Here are some… Continue Reading

Blizzard closes interstate, strands drivers on holiday

Blizzard closes interstate, strands drivers on holiday

SHERIDAN — A winter storm that moved through the area on Christmas Day brought those hoping for the white stuff their dream and left some motorists stranded and living a nightmare. The National Weather Service out of Billings tracked the blizzard as it buried parts of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas. The NWS noted that… Continue Reading

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