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District 1 June Report

Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager, Jeremy Smith

Trustees at Tuesday's School District 1 board meeting approved unanimously the IBN recommendations for the upcoming school year. District Business Manager Jeremy Smith explains.

Tongue River Side Celebrates Gill, Belish

Sue Belish attends her final School District 1 Board meeting as Superintendent. Trustee CT Bailey is in the background.

At Tuesday's Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board and Superintendent Sue Belish honored Barbarann Gill, who has retired after over twenty years as Transportation Coordinator for the District.

Sheridan County Approves Budget Amendment

Sheridan County Business Manager Renee Obermueller

At Tuesday's Sheridan County Commission meeting, the Board unanimously approved a Budget Amendment Resolution to transfer unencumbered and unexpended funds.

County Approves Appointments and Re-Appointments

Sheridan County Commissioners Cram, Ringley, Rolston, Nickel and Maier (l - r)

During a quick Sheridan County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, the lion's share of the time was spent approving appointments and re-appointments to several boards and commissions.

June District 2 Report

Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty

Action and information filled the hour-long Sheridan School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting Monday night.

NEA – RA in Chicago: Priority Schools

Kathryn Valido, President of the Wyoming Education Association

Monday we reported that the Wyoming Education Association will be taking over thirty delegates to the National Education Association Representative Assembly, held this year in Chicago.

Slide Causes Continued Closure on U.S. 14

U.S. Highway slide area 31.5 miles east of Greybull. (Photo Courtesy WyDOT)

A media release Monday evening from WyDOT's Region 4 Public Information Specialist, Ronda Holwell, indicates that U.S. 14 remains closed about 31.5 miles east of Greybull at about 100 feet of the road way.

Superintendent's Administrative Assistant Retires

Leah Olafson smiles for the camera at her final Sheridan School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting. Olafson served the District for over 30 years, the last as Administrative Assistant to Superintendent Craig Dougherty.

A fond farewell was said to Leah Olafson at Monday's District 2 Board meeting.

2011 NEA Assembly in Chicago

Delegates cast their vote at the NEA-RA in New Orleans in 2010. (photo from

Over thirty delegates from the Wyoming Education Association will be joining thousands of other educators from around the country in Chicago for the 149th Annual National Education Association Representative Assembly.

Poll Question: SCC Covered Arena

Artist rendering of proposed Large Animal Science Facility at Sheridan College.

In late May, the Sheridan College Foundation invited potential financial supporters to a presentation introducing them to a proposed Animal Science Facility, also known as the "covered arena."

Out of the Darkness to Raise Funds for Suicide Prevention

Help is available 24/7 for those who are contemplating suicide.

Sunday, September 11th the 2011 Out of the Darkness Walk will take place as a fundraiser for suicide prevention efforts in Sheridan County.

2011 Miss Wyoming Pageant Next Week

"A Black & White Affair" is the theme for the 2011 Miss Wyoming Pageant, to be held June 25th at the WYO Theatre in Sheridan.

Six contestants will vie for the 2011 Miss Wyoming crown on Saturday, June 25th at the WYO Theatre in Sheridan.

Travel & Tourism: Positive Despite Economy

Sheridan Travel & Tourism Executive Director Penny Becker

The 2011 summer tourist season is upon us, and Sheridan Travel & Tourism staff and volunteers continue to work hard to bring valuable dollars into the community through the second largest economic contributor in the state.

The WYO Goes to Wonderland

3 in 1: Mariah Olesen (center) plays Alice, along with her counterparts Rowan Heil as Small Alice and Madison Farr ad Tall Alice in the 17th Annual Tandem Production, "Alice in Wonderland, Jr.", opening June 15th at the WYO Theatre in Sheridan.

About 62 young people are playing the vibrant and imaginative character's in “Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”, the 17th offering from Tandem Productions in Sheridan.

Wyoming Perkins' “Unaffected” by Corporate Bankruptcy

The corporate filing for Chapter 11 by Perkins and Marie Callender's, Inc." does not apply to any Perkins Restaurant & Bakeries in Wyoming.

A June 13th article written in the Wyoming Business Report indicated that “Perkins and Marie Callender's Inc., owner of the Perkins and Marie Callender's restaurant chains, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court” Monday.

TRVCC Plans Summer Concert Series

There's always something to do at the TRVCC.

The Tongue River Valley Community Center is in its second full year of being open in Dayton, and usage numbers continue to increase, says director Erin Kilbride.

WAM Awards Community Hero Recipients

"The Dance" is one of the permanent sculptures purchased through the Public Arts Committee, Sheridan Media and many donors. PAC and SM were awarded one of two Community Hero Awards by the Wyoming Association of Municipalities on June 10th.

During the 2012 Wyoming Association of Municipalities Convention, or WAM, held last week in Sheridan, several Community Hero awards were bestowed upon two combined Sheridan groups at a banquet Friday night.

Poll Question: Representative Weiner Resignation?

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U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, (D, NY)

The news came last week that New York Representative Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, admitted to having sent lewd pictures via the Internet to various women, and then denied having done so.

4-H Junior Leaders Hosting Science Camp

Gabrielle Koltiska

In and effort to “give young kids something to do,” the Junior Leaders of the Sheridan County 4-H program are hosting a one-day Science Camp later this month.

Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. - Developing Leaders in Our Youth

It's not until the camp's graduation at the end of the week that the Peace Officers don their law enforcement uniforms. Pictured here from the 2008 Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D., Sheridan Police Officer John King and Sheridan County Sheriff's Deputy Mandy Madry acknowledge their Sheridan County participants for completing the program.

Beginning Sunday, June 12th, youth from all over Wyoming between the ages of eleven and thirteen will converge on Casper Mountain for the 8th Annual Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D.