Staff Reports

Local man named Wyoming’s Physician Assistant of the Year

July 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Association of Physician Assistants named Jason Otto the 2014 Physician Assistant of the Year at their annual conference in Casper last week. Otto is a Powell native and University of Wyoming graduate who has been practicing at Big Horn Mountain Medicine, which is owned and operated by Sheridan Memorial Hospital, for Read More

Next week’s ParkFit to focus on fitness

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fitness by the YMCA at Kendrick Park. A full schedule of ParkFit Read More

Funny Face Productions to perform ‘13’ at Mars Theater

SHERIDAN— Funny Face Productions presents the musical comedy, “13,” featuring 23 Sheridan-area teens. The group will perform in the brand new Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., each night between July 30 and Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office Read More

Wyoming Wednesday to feature US Forest Service representative

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk Read More

College to honor Hoffman Aug. 1-2

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will host “Hoffman Days” Aug. 1-2 at Sheridan College. Bruce Hoffman has been with the Northern Wyoming Community College District for 50 years and coached the Generals men’s basketball for 16 years. All of the players from his coaching days have been invited to join in the recognition. Events Read More

Reports July 24, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Fluid cleanup, 2000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:07 a.m. • Dumpster fire, 700 block Long Drive, 2:58 p.m.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, 2300 block West Fifth Street, 7:37 a.m. • Trauma, 2000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:01 a.m. • Medical, 1600 block Sugarland Drive, 8:07 a.m. • Medical, 100 block Read More

Eagles #186 to host candidate meet and greet

July 23, 2014

SHERIDAN— The Eagles Aerie #186 will host a candidates’ meet and greet Monday. From 5:30-7:30  p.m. all members of the community are invited to ask political candidates for the upcoming election questions. The free meeting will be held at Eagles Club located at 850 North Main St. For more information call the club at 674-6881.

Senior Center offering free bicycle rentals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center invites members of the community to feel the wind in their hair again, no matter what their age may be. The center now offers bicycles and helmets for free daily rentals. Any interested party may visit the Senior Center located at 211 Smith St. to check out a bike. Read More

Blood drive set for Tuesday in Ranchester

SHERIDAN— The Tongue River community blood drive is Tuesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center, 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester. There is a critical need for O negative, A negative, B negative, and O positive blood types. Donors must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good Read More

Reports July 23, 2014

SHERIDAN  FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Fluid spill, Kingfisher Avenue, 1:15 • Activated fire alarm, 6620 Lewis Street, 2:36 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 50 block East Eighth Street, 6:46 Tuesday • Gas leak, 234 N. Main St., 10:09 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1923 N. Main St., 11:10 a.m. • RMA assist, intersection of Gould Read More

Jets, Sheridan ‘B’ All-Stars to host state tourney

SHERIDAN — Thorne-Rider Stadium will play host to the Legion Baseball ‘B’ State Tournament this weekend. The Sheridan ‘B’ All-Stars and the defending champion Jets will both take part in the tournament that kicks off tomorrow. Eight of the top B-division youth baseball teams will battle it out in a double-elimination tournament before crowning a Read More

Three local basketball players named to all-star team

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Coaches Association has announced their rosters for the boys and girls basketball all-star teams. Three Sheridan County players were named to the teams, which will play in the all-star game on Saturday at Casper College. Sheridan High School’s Reed Ritterbusch was named to the boy’s North squad, and Tongue River standout Read More

Volleyball camp set for this weekend at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Volleyball Club is teaming up with the University of Wyoming Volleyball Team to host a camp this weekend at Sheridan High School. All students in grades six through 12 are invited to participate in the camp, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Students should bring Read More

Swim team takes first at weekend meet

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Swim Team took a first-place finish in their division at the Wyoming Long Course State Championship Meet last weekend in Gillette. The Sharks had 23 swimmers qualify for 148 splashes. Of those, 78 splashes were top eight finishes, including five champions. Zoe Robison took home two first-place finishes in the girls Read More

Senior Center welcomes railroaders

July 22, 2014

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a retired railroaders day Tuesday at 8 a.m. at 211 Smith St. There will be coffee and donuts provided. For more information please call Jane Perkins at 672-2240.

Spur Ranch Fest to feature live music, cycling

SHERIDAN — Join the Wyoming Wilderness Association for the Spur Ranch Fest on Sunday for biking, live music, beer and more. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 86 Peno Road. There is a $10 entry free for adults, and children under 10 get in free. All proceeds will benefit the Read More

DSA fundraiser polo cup set for Sunday at Flying H

BIG HORN — Join the Downtown Sheridan Association for the fifth annual Goose Creek Cup Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Flying H Polo Club. Tailgating is encouraged at $10 per car, and there are events such as a long ball contest and the champagne divot stomp. There will be an after party at 7 Read More

Concert Band to headline next concert in the park

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, directed by Andy Edmundson and Bill Avery, will play sections from popular musicals. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged Read More

Reports July 22, 2014

SHERIDAN  FIRE-RESCUE Monday • No reports available as of press time.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN  AMBULANCE Friday • Medical, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 12:42 a.m. • Event standby, 100 block Upper Road, 9:30 a.m. • Event standby, 200 block Bird Farm Road, 9:29 a.m. • Medical, 900 block Sumner Street, 12:37 p.m. • Trauma, Decker Read More

12 local athletes earn medals at Big Sky State Games

SHERIDAN — Twelve Sheridan athletes traveled to Billings, Montana, over the weekend to compete in the Big Sky State Games, and all 12 of them came home with at least one medal. The Big Sky State Games is an amateur sports festival in Montana that features athletes from Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota and North Read More

Local resident leads Global Women’s Leadership Network

July 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Anita Schamber of Sheridan was named chair of the Advisory Board for the Global Women in Leadership Network,  a nonprofit subsidiary of the Violet Hope Foundation, at the summer meeting of the board in Golden, Colorado. The mission of the GWL  is to “foster global relationships among women, encouraging and equipping them to Read More

‘On the Foundation’ to benefit Habitat for Humanity

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will present “On the Foundation” on Thursday. The event features an evening of one-act plays, music, dessert, wine and beer beginning at 7 p.m. at 1774 Poplar Trail. Tickets are $40, available at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

WWA leading Brooks Mountain hike Saturday

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a gradual climb to the top of Brooks Mountain. A moderate to strenuous hike, it leads to Read More

Family movie in the park set for Friday at Kendrick

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Friday at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.

VA to host job fair this Friday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Sheridan Workforce Center, and the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center are partnering to host their second annual job fair Friday. From 2-4 p.m., the Sheridan VAMC auditorium will open its doors to veterans only, but then starting at 4 p.m., they will open their doors to public Read More