Astronaut In Training

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Sheridan Junior High School 7th Grader (right) Kayli Turlington was awarded a scholarship to space camp Thursday at SJHS. 2011 Wyoming Teacher of the Year Laurie Graves (right) presented her with the award along with a $1,000 travel voucher.

Out With the Old - In With the New

Next time you visit the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome look-up and view the new enhanced scoreboard that was installed over the Christmas break. The new board is viewable from two-sides as opposed to the 4-sided view of the old board. In addition to the new board at the top of the dome are two smaller boards - one on each end of the gym.

Alden Roy Shields, First Baby of 2012

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For the first time in seven years the New Years baby in Sheridan County was actually born on New Years day. At 7:20 am on Sunday, parents Scot and Jennifer Shields welcomed Alden Roy Shields into their family.

Horses on New Years Day

Photo by Stacey Ellenwood Photography

Monument Point @ Lake DeSmet on New Year's Day

On a beautiful New Year's Day a mostly ice free, dark blue Lake DeSmet was surrounded by recent white, wind blown snow and set below a mostly blue Wyoming sky. For more on Lake DeSmet see: and see a related story on "Modeling for Lake DeSmet" at:

Nancy & Clint Plunge into 2012

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115 hearty souls plunged into Lake DeSmet, including Nancy and Clint Spence of Sheridan, in the 25th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake DeSmet at 1:00 pm, Sunday, January 1st. Nancy and Clint live in Sheridan but Clint works in Anchorage, Alaska and he thought the water was cold even by Alaska standards. Organizers made a couple last minute changes.

Holiday Basketball Clinic for Girls

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On Saturday afternoon Sheridan Lady Generals Head Coach Frank McCarthy and several of his Lady Generals held the "Lady Generals Holiday Basketball Clinic" for girls grades 1st through 8th in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

Goodbye 2011

For the last time in 2011 the sun sinks behind the Bighorns adorned with a fresh coat of snow and Old Glory that proudly flies from the entryway at 224 Upper Road - between Sheridan and Big Horn. When we next see the sunrise it will be 2012. Happy New Year!

Kade Relaford working on a layup in the Dome

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Kade Relaford, a 3rd Grader at Highland Park Elementary, took advantage of the 4th Annual Generals Holiday Basketball Clinic on Saturday morning in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

Keeping an Eye on Kendrick Park

Evidently not many people visit Kendrick Park in the Winter so this squirrel is keeping an "eye" on things until Spring.