Author Archives: Staff Reports

Local earns recognition for service to transit service

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Dorothy “Dodie” Simon was recognized by the Wyoming Public Transit Association as Dispatcher of the Year at the WyTrans 28th annual conference held in Sheridan June 15-17. Simon was nominated by her supervisor, Steve Ainslie, director of Goose Creek Transit. Ainslie noted Simon’s knowledge of her clients and her mentorship… Continue Reading

95 percent of SMH staff get flu shot

SHERIDAN — A record 95 percent of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff, students, volunteers and contractors received influenza vaccine during the flu season this past fall and winter. Those who were unable to receive the vaccine, wore masks to help prevent the spread of flu in the hospital and affiliated clinics. The high participation rate was… Continue Reading

Mechams celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Mechams celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

 SHERIDAN — Stephen Grant and Romona Catherine Mecham of Sheridan recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple wed June 30, 1956, in Nenze, Nebraska. Stephen Grant worked as a construction mechanic until 1972 when he started Steve’s Truck Service and worked until his retirement in 1992. His wife taught school for four years before… Continue Reading

Rangers and Spurs to perform Fri., Sat.

   SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a reunion concert of the Rapid Creek Rangers and Spurs of the Moment on Friday and Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $18 and are available at the WYO Theater box office or by calling 672-9084. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N Main… Continue Reading

SCSD2 announces A Honor Roll for second semester

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials recently released the list of students named to the A Honor Roll for the second semester. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least five classes and have earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA with no grades lower than a C. The following… Continue Reading

Reports — June 27, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 08:21 p.m. Saturday • Semi fire explosion, 1600 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:17 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 600 block Carlin Street, 1:05 p.m. Sunday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 900 block East Fifth Street, 8:32 a.m. • RMA assist, 100 block North Main… Continue Reading

Troopers score 23 in blowout of Powell

Troopers score 23 in blowout of Powell

SHERIDAN — A 23-0 win over the Powell Pioneers highlighted a six-game weekend road trip for the Sheridan Troopers varsity baseball team. The Troopers went 4-2 during the stretch. After opening the weekend with two barn burners — a 6-5 loss to the Billings Scarlets and a 6-5 win over the Colorado Lightning — the… Continue Reading

Local riders prepping for national rodeo

SHERIDAN — The state rodeos are complete, and the scores have been tallied; the results were good for a handful of Sheridan County high school rodeo athletes. Three local riders, along with two alternates, have qualified for the 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo. The NHSFR will take place in Gillette from July 17-23. It’s… Continue Reading

Agendas — June 24, 2016

Ranchester Town Council Special Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall • 3rd reading of Budget Ordinance No 86-2017 • Resolution to amend Ordinance 86-2016. Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Staff Meeting 9 a.m. Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 2nd floor Commission Library, #216 • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan County… Continue Reading

USDA presents award to First Interstate Bank in Sheridan

 SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank in Sheridan was named as U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Wyoming’s leading housing lender of 2016 at a ceremony held at the bank last week. “First Interstate Bank in Sheridan was our number one lender last year,” USDA State Director Connie Baker Wolfe said. “They’re helping families create better lives and… Continue Reading

Dick Anderson Construction names safety director

SHERIDAN — Dick Anderson Construction recently announced the appointment of Skyler Willard, CSP, CMSP as safety director. He is a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and a Certified Mine Safety Professional from the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals. Willard is based in the Helena office and is committed to achieving… Continue Reading

Aiello, Nagra to wed in July

Aiello, Nagra to wed in July

SHERIDAN — Anthony Joseph Aiello and Jennifer Ann Nagra, both currently of Sheridan, will wed July 16, 2016, at Wyoming High Country Lodge near Lovell. Aiello, originally of Sheridan, graduated from Sheridan High School in 2003. He is currently employed at Sheridan Memorial Hospital Pharmacy. He is the son of Mark and Wendy Wehrung of… Continue Reading

Review of your MSN key to combating fraud

SHERIDAN — If you receive Medicare benefits, you most likely have received a Medicare Summary Notice or MSN from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS sends out MSNs for both Medicare Part A and MSNs for Medicare Part B services. MSNs are not an invoice but a summary of doctors and professional medical… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Brewfest set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Mountains Brewfest is set for July 2 from 1-5 p.m. General admission is $15 per adult, which includes a commemorative sampling glass and three free beer tokens. People age 21 and younger get in for free. The family friendly event will include music by Chad Lore, food from Pie in the… Continue Reading

Baby bison born at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Unbeknownst to many in Sheridan, the town welcomed a new arrival Thursday. And as far as newborns go, this one is hairier, taller and about 10 times as heavy as most. Buttercup, a baby bison, is the newest addition to the elk pasture at Kendrick Park. City officials estimate she weighs between 60… Continue Reading

‘Bikers Against Bruises’ poker run set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The “Bikers Against Bruises” fundraiser motorcycle run for the Advocacy and Resource Center will take place July 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will raise funds and awareness to help victims of violent crimes in Sheridan County. The poker run will cost $10 per hand. The event will start at… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students named to the Silver Honor Roll for the fourth quarter. To be named to the list, students must have earned all As and Bs and have a 3.0 GPA or better. The following students earned a spot on the list. Sixth grade… Continue Reading

Writing Marathon set for July 1

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Writing Project will host a writing marathon on July 1 from 1-4 p.m. There is no cost to participate and writes of all ages and experiences are welcome. The event will start at the Watt Ag Building for a brief introduction and then the writing will begin. For more information contact… Continue Reading

SJHS announces Gold Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials recently released the list of students named to the Gold Honor Roll for the forth quarter. To be named to the list, students must have earned all As. The following students earned a spot on the list. Sixth grade Ayden Arnold, Samuel Bisso, Sydney Black, Kaylee Brastrup, Megan… Continue Reading

KARZ Rod Run car show set for July 2

SHERIDAN — The KARZ Rod Run will feature more than 150 hot rods, muscle and classic vehicles on display on Main Street July 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. The event will include vendors and awards will be presented to the winners as judged by the public in… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wednesday set for June 29

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday presentations will continue on June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center. There is no admission fee and the program is open to all ages. DannyLee Hodnett will talk about the Wyoming Theater Festival and its impact on the Sheridan community. The Wyoming Wednesday series will continue through July… Continue Reading

SMH trains nursing staff in new program

SMH trains nursing staff in new program

SHERIDAN — The national shortage of nurses is only getting larger. By 2025, there will be more than one million job vacancies for registered nurses in the United States, according to a February article in The Atlantic. In rural areas like Wyoming, recruitment can be challenging enough without the added difficulties of dealing with nursing… Continue Reading

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