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Lawmakers to consider new grocery tax, state property taxes

Lawmakers to consider new grocery tax, state property taxes

SHERIDAN — State lawmakers are preparing to discuss reinstating a grocery tax and temporarily raising property taxes, among other possible solutions to the state’s reliance on the faltering energy industry. The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee will meet in Douglas May 11-12. Identifying new funding sources for school facilities is one of the biggest issues… Continue Reading

Seed library opens in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Seed Library, a joint project between Sheridan County Extension and the Powder River Basin Resource Council, will open Monday. This will be the third seed library to open in the state of Wyoming, with the first located in Laramie and the second in Gillette. The Sheridan County Seed Library is… Continue Reading

Mini yoga workshop set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A Place of Wholeness will present a mini yoga workshop with Amanda Reichenbach on Saturday. The workshop, “Explore energy lines and pelvic alignment,” will help attendees improve and strengthen their yoga practice. An all-level class will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. for $15 per person. A beginning yoga class will take place from… Continue Reading

Steel to present Tuesday at Akcita Win

SHERIDAN — The May meeting of Akcita Win will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m., at Country Kitchen. The program will be presented by Amy Steel, health coach from Journeys Center of Wellbeing. The election of officers for the next year will be also held.  The public is welcome, but reservations are required. For questions,… Continue Reading

Rebecca Nathan to present buffalo jump research

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, around 7 p.m., Rebecca Nathan… Continue Reading

Local students honored, graded in orchestra festival

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 hosted its annual Orchestra Festival in March. The adjudicators were Vince Gutwein, orchestra director for Jackson middle and high schools, and Ara Sarkissian, conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Symphony orchestra and violin instructor at the academy in Interlochen, Michigan. In the violin category, the following students received… Continue Reading

SC to host student art sale Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a student ceramics art sale Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium. The event will include a display and sale of ceramic items and other artwork created by SC students. For additional information, call Marcia McChesney at 461-3878. Sheridan College is… Continue Reading

Local students to represent Wyoming in Academic Challenge

SHERIDAN — Of the six students who will represent Team Wyoming in the Montana-Wyoming All-Star Academic Challenge, two students are from Sheridan County. Caleb Hoopes and Anna Giljum of Sheridan will compete for the state team. The individuals were chosen in April at the Wyoming Academic Challenge State Championship at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Thirteen… Continue Reading

Edwards named FAB Woman of the Year

Edwards named FAB Woman of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Michelle Edwards was named the 2016 Woman of the Year. The award was presented Friday night as part of the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference held at Sheridan College. The event was sponsored by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College, along with the Sheridan Women’s Clinic, Hammer Chevrolet, Edward Jones, First… Continue Reading

MT hunter found guilty of poaching in 2014

MT hunter found guilty of poaching in 2014

SHERIDAN— Clayvin Herrera was found guilty on two poaching charges in Sheridan County Circuit Court Friday. The charges stem from a hunt in January 2014 that began on the Crow Reservation in Montana but ended roughly a mile south of Montana-Wyoming border markers. Herrera will pay $8,080 in fines and court fees, serve one year… Continue Reading

Sheridan High School to offer CNA course to students

Sheridan High School offers a course that allows students to earn qualifications to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Kathy Barker is the high school’s nurse. She also teaches the health professions classes at the high school, which include: Intro to Health Occupations, Certified Nursing Assistant and Emergency Medical Responders. The program was dropped from the… Continue Reading

Column: In case of Trump nomination, break glass

Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party’s reconstruction. Ted Cruz’s announcement of his preferred running mate has enhanced the nomination process… Continue Reading

Agendas — April 30, 2016

Town of Ranchester Council Regular Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall · Call to order and roll call · Pledge of Allegiance · Approve and sign minutes from last regular council meeting that was held April 19 · Approval of current agenda · Sheridan County Conservation District – Carrie Rogaczewski · Old business ·… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings — April 30, 2016

• Trying to figure out your direction in life? Join us on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. for an interactive activity in helping you start figuring out what you want to do with your life.    This presentation is offered free to the community through the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64…or more” life planning… Continue Reading

Volunteers with a passion to teach even more

Volunteers with a passion to teach even more

SHERIDAN — One may not think of sharing a passion, interest or talent as volunteering, but it can be. Meet three volunteers who share their passions with others as an instructor, a mentor and a guide in literature, craft and spiritual exercise. Aaron Holst, Third Thursday Poet “I had taken creative writing in high school… Continue Reading

Cheyenne Buyert named Summit Award winner

Academics for All is proud to honor this week’s Summit Award winner, Sheridan High School senior, Cheyenne Buyert. Buyert is driven, passionate and an accomplished entrepreneur. Although she has taken a rigorous course schedule each of the past four years, Buyert carries a 3.89 GPA and has earned an academic letter each year. Her transcript… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host comedy

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Popovich Pet Comedy Theater on May 8 at 4 p.m. The show will include comedy and juggling skills and the extraordinary talents of performing pets. The event is part of the theater’s Children’s Educational and Family Series. Tickets to attend cost $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and… Continue Reading

Sagebrush art center to host leather-working class

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a leather-working class with Wayne Hape each Saturday between May 7 and May 28. The class will take place from 1-3 p.m. each day. It costs $85 for members and $100 for nonmembers. The class will include instruction on the properties and different types of leather,… Continue Reading

SC orchestra to make musical history with first performance

SC orchestra to make musical history with first performance

SHERIDAN — Hearing that Sheridan College would host an orchestra concert was music to Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman’s ears. When the Sheridan College music director and the director of strings arrived at Sheridan College this past fall, strings, horns and other ensembles had performed on a regular basis. But rarely did they perform together. That… Continue Reading

Official: Thunder Basin HS is moving forward

GILLETTE — The situation is not ideal, but all signs point to Thunder Basin High School — a second high school in Campbell County — opening as planned for the 2017-18 school year. Campbell County School District No. 1 Superintendent Boyd Brown admits because of recent layoffs in the coal industry, the current economic climate… Continue Reading

SJHS announces third-quarter Silver Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have released the names of students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll for each grade. Students on the Gold Honor Roll must receive all As. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. The following students were named to the Silver Honor… Continue Reading

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