Author Archives: Staff Reports

SC Jazz Ensemble to open for Glenn Miller Orchestra

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will open its 2016-2017 season by hosting the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sept. 30. The performance, though, will feature local talent as well. The Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble will open for the world-renowned orchestra. “The WYO and the Sheridan College music department enjoy a terrific relationship,” WYO Theater Executive Director… Continue Reading

Raising Readers granted $7,500 and $2,000 grants

SHERIDAN — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500 to Raising Readers in Wyoming to purchase books for distribution across the state of Wyoming. “We are pleased to support Raising Readers in Wyoming with this donation from our Foundation,” said Rita Meyer, Rocky Mountain Power Wyoming vice president.… Continue Reading

Civic Theatre Guild to present ‘American Hero’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will open “American Hero,” a dark comedy written by Bess Wohl and directed by Chip King, at the Carriage House Theater on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. “American Hero” takes place in a franchise submarine sandwich shop in a strip mall of an unnamed American city. The story revolves… Continue Reading

Sheridan to host early childhood symposium next week

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community along with other statewide partners will host a two-day symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive.” The event will take place Sept. 29-30 in the Whitney Academic Center atrium at Sheridan College, the symposium will begin at 11:45 a.m. This year’s event will focus on… Continue Reading

TAKING OFF: Life Flight closes Sheridan operations

TAKING OFF: Life Flight closes Sheridan operations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said this week that Air Methods, an air ambulance service, has left Sheridan. “It is with much disappointment that I announce to you that Air Methods Corporation, which operates Wyoming LifeFlight, has notified me that they have immediately ceased to operate from their base in Sheridan,” McCafferty… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 24, 2016

Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Sheridan City Hall   • Call to order • Roll call • Agenda additions/deletions • Review and approval of minutes — June 14 and June 29 • Treasurer’s report • Public comment • New business A. Request from SAGE Community Art Center B.… Continue Reading

Broncs beat Rock Springs, remain undefeated

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs are still undefeated. In a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in Wyoming 4A football, Sheridan made the long road trip to Rock Springs and left with a 24-16 victory. The Broncs moved to 5-0 on the season, and the Tigers dropped to 4-1. Big plays were the story… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Sept. 24, 2016

SC soccer drops two at USU-Eastern SHERIDAN — Sheridan College head women’s soccer coach Mallery Marshall was a bit irritated after Friday’s 2-1 loss at Utah State University-Eastern. “We are so close,” Marshall said. “I know keep saying that, but jeez.” Marshall was referring to the 1-goal loss, Sheridan’s fourth in five losses this season.… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs set record, beat Laramie at Pre-Invite

SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs swim team wanted another crack at Laramie. The Lady Plainsmen beat Sheridan by just 2 points earlier in the year, but Sheridan head coach Brent Moore knew his team could get past one of the better teams in the state. The Lady Broncs did just that at the Sheridan Pre-Invite… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host screening of ‘Scream’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present the third show in the inaugural Classic Horror Film Series on the big screen Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. The week’s horror film will be “Scream.” Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother’s mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems… Continue Reading

COMBAT Color Fun Run set for Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — The Student Veterans of America at Sheridan College will host a COMBAT Color Fun Run. Participants can choose to be in a 3-mile fun run or 1.5-mile walk filled with powdered color attacks by enemy combatants. Runners will begin the race in a clean white T-shirt and end the race colored from head… Continue Reading

Oktoberfest at Black Tooth Brewing Company

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host Oktoberfest on Oct. 1. Doors will open at noon, with music starting at 3 p.m. The all-day event will include beer specials, Legerski brats and fresh made pretzels by Pie in the Sky. For more information, call Jesse Woods 675-2337. Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at… Continue Reading

23-year-old man dies in head-on collision with WHP trooper

23-year-old man dies in head-on collision with WHP trooper

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Michael Westika, 23, died following a head-on collision with a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. According to a press release from WHP, troopers responded to the report of a vehicle traveling the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90. While responding, WHP Trooper David Motsick… Continue Reading

Schools continued operations despite statewide threats

SHERIDAN — While Thursday morning the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security received notice of an anonymous email with threats made against state facilities, schools statewide and the Cheyenne Regional Airport, local schools were largely unaffected by the threat. At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, WDHS Director Guy Cameron forwarded the email, along with a letter urging… Continue Reading

35 students earn AP Scholar Awards

SHERIDAN — Thirty-five students at Sheridan High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or… Continue Reading

SC rodeo moved to AgriPark

SHERIDAN — Due to the weather, the Sheridan College Rodeo will be moved indoors to the college’s AgriPark facility. All slack and performances will be at the same time, just indoors. The AgriPark facility is located within the Wrench Ranch, on the north side of the city Sheridan, at 1 Chris LeDoux Way. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

New Faces

David King Hibdon David King Hibdon was born Sept. 7, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. He was welcomed by parents John Hibdon and Mary Sutton of Sheridan. His grandparents are Debra Weaver of Sheridan; Kimberly Sutton of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Richard Janis of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sarina Aurora… Continue Reading

Holy Name Carnival and Chili Supper set for Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — The annual Holy Name Catholic School carnival and chili supper will take place Oct. 1 from 3-7 p.m. at 121 S. Connor St. Everyone is welcome at the family-friendly celebration. The event will include face painting, Sheridan’s own “Vanderbooth,” a dunk tank, a cake walk, fishing, a horse race, a lollipop tree, giant… Continue Reading

Oven fried chicken dinner, music event

SHERIDAN — An oven fried chicken dinner and music event will take place Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Heritage Towers. To sign up call 674-7283 ext.3 before Sept. 19. The suggested contribution for people registered with the Sheridan Senior Center is $4.50 and $7.50 for unregistered diners. Pay at the door that evening. For more… Continue Reading

Reports—Sept. 23, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 9:25 a.m. • Motor vehicle accident, mile marker 37 Interstate 90, 9:41 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Motor vehicle accident, mile marker 37, Interstate 90, 9:46 p.m. • Wyoming Highway Patrol request for scene lighting, mile marker 37, Interstate 90, 10:56 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN… Continue Reading

Local schools continue operations despite statewide threats

SHERIDAN — While this morning the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security received notice of an anonymous email with threats made against state facilities, schools statewide and the Cheyenne Regional Airport, local schools have been largely unaffected by the threat. At approximately 11 a.m., WDHS Director, Guy Cameron, forwarded the email, along with a letter urging… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity receives grant

SHERIDAN — A grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation will support Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns with matching funds of $7,500 toward a dedicated Thrivent Builds Home that is under construction for Kathy Baker and her family. Baker was chosen as a Habitat homeowner in 2015 and construction has steadily progressed since then. The… Continue Reading

New hotel to open in Sheridan next week

SHERIDAN — The 72-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Sheridan is scheduled to open Sept. 29. Located at 2105 Sugarland Drive, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Sheridan will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Tower West Holdings, LLC of Gillette. This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the… Continue Reading

Research highlights Spear-O utility

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Spear-O Mountain Campus of Gillette College and Sheridan College hosted researchers and educators from four universities — the University of Wyoming, Illinois State University, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and Yale University — this summer. The visiting researchers and educators focused mostly on geology and geophysics, ecology and outdoor learning and leadership, with… Continue Reading

Taylor to sign copies of her book

SHERIDAN — Local author Abbie Johnson Taylor will sign and sell copies of her book on Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery from 10 a.m. to noon and on Sept. 27 in the lobby of the Sheridan Senior Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man… Continue Reading

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