Sheridan County

The principal and eight teachers from Paintbrush Elementary School in Gillette visited classrooms and teachers' meetings at Sheridan's Highland Park Elementary School Thursday to observe Sheridan County School District 2's learning program in action.

Researchers and writers of a book detailing the history of downtown Sheridan signed copies Thursday afternoon in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank on Main Street.

The trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District renewed the contract of Sheridan College President Paul Young at a meeting Thursday afternoon.

Sheridan schools are gaining attention in the state and in the nation for academic achievements, and Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty credits a method of teaching that turns schools into what administrators call Professional Learning Communities.

City of Sheridan residents along with those in the county continue to clean up the mess that resulted from the fall snowstorm that occurred earlier this month. This weekend is the last free weekend at the city landfill for those hauling away their fallen trees or branches.

Anyone who's willing to take the drive to Gillette this weekend can get in on a free day of college-level classes on Buffalo Bill, Super Heroes and Obamacare.

Superintendent Craig Dougherty of District 2 in Sheridan said a recent meeting with state legislators was important because he had a chance to discuss upcoming bills that could effect education.

Clearmont town officials may be in the market for a new garbage truck next month.

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