Warm Weather’s Making Ice Fishing Dangerous

Ice is still frozen in spots on Healy Reservoir. (Game and Fish Submitted Photo)

Ice fishing can be dangerous at any time, but especially this week as temperatures rise to nearly 60 degrees, because the ice is thawing on the north shores of the lakes.

AARP Tax Rep Offers Free Preparation, Issues IRS Scam Warning

The IRS phone scam, as it’s been dubbed, is still targeting locals.

Program Focuses on African Dinosaur Bones

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Dee the Dinosaur, Tate Museum, photo by Judy Hagerott

J.P. Cavigelli was this month’s presenter for the Sheridan College Science Museum’s Lecture Series. Collections Manager of the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College, he talked about going to Tanzania, Africa, to collect dinosaur bones, Sheridan Media’s Judy Hagerott was there and brings us this report.

UPDATE: Senior Center, Historic Inn, Commissioner Among Chamber Award Winners

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has announced its Awards of Excellence winners for 2015. The Key Service Award, that honors a non-profit organization, went to the Sheridan Senior Center, and County Commissioner Mike Nickel was named the Spirit of Sheridan for his volunteer service.

Student Privacy Bill Endorsed by Senate Education Committee

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday gave their full endorsement of Senate File 14, the student data privacy and transparency bill, that would prohibit school districts from accessing students’ personal social media accounts. Senate File 14 will now move to the full Senate for consideration.

Sheridan Police Prepare for ‘Scam Season’

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With tax season upon us, the Sheridan Police Department issued a news release Wednesday to remind people that they may receive telephone calls from individuals claiming to be with the IRS. Last year, the Better Business Bureau listed scams involving the IRS, as their top scam of the year.

Thirty Years and Counting

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(Photo Ron Richter ©)

The Downtown Sheridan Association is celebrating their 30 year anniversary this year. Executive Director Beth Holsinger says a vision three decades ago is why downtown looks the way it does today.

'Success Academy' Brings New Focus to Class Work

As Sheridan Media has reported, Sheridan County School District 2 is looking at new solutions to ongoing educational issues.

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Road And Bridge Discusses Trails, Airport Projects With Commissioners

Scott Pehringer

Johnson County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer updated the county commissioners on projects his department will be working on, and some preliminary work that needs to be done beforehand.