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DSA celebrates success, plans for future

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan is in as good of shape as ever, according to Downtown Sheridan Association board members. DSA board members and stakeholders celebrated their success and planed for the future at their annual meeting Wednesday morning. “I can’t express enough gratitude to the board of directors and the Downtown Sheridan Association and our… Continue Reading

Jentel artists to present to public Tuesday

Jentel artists to present to public Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency program will feature August residents in an event open to the public on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.    Presenters will include mixed media/letterpress artist Alexander Lee Landerman of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; printmaker Morgan Price of Bloomington, Illinois; novelist Susan Norman of Dallas, Texas;… Continue Reading

Women’s retreat at Camp Story

SHERIDAN — The annual Presbyterian Women’s Retreat at Camp Story will be Aug. 12-14. The theme is “The Foundation of True Friendship” and women of all denominations are encouraged to attend. Activities include fellowship, Christian inspiration, songs, crafts and good food in the beautiful northern Wyoming outdoors. The cost of registration is $110 and includes… Continue Reading

Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show set for Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host the Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show and sale Aug. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will feature the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists. There will be cocktails and snacks available. Tickets are $180 per person and you can purchase tickets online at or by calling 672-3173. The Brinton… Continue Reading

‘Ride with the Winds Bike Tour’ set for Aug. 6-7

SHERIDAN — Cyclists will experience a two-day ride through Wyoming on Aug. 6-7. Each day has a 50-mile, 75-mile and a 100-mile ride for different endurance levels. The registration fee is $45 and cycling club members’ registration fee is $25. The fee includes everything needed for the weekend and a limited edition “Ride the Winds”… Continue Reading

Reports — July 28, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 1600 block Hill Pond Drive, 12:31 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 10:49 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3200 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:20 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 100 block York Circle, 10:56 p.m. • RMA assist, 50 block West 13th Street, 11:06 p.m.… Continue Reading

Local philanthropist Forrest Mars Jr. dies at 84

SHERIDAN — Forrest E. Mars Jr., a grandson of the founder of Mars Inc., died Tuesday at age 84. Mars lived on a ranch near Sheridan and died from complications of a heart attack suffered while he was traveling in Seattle, according to a spokesman for the McLean, Va.-based Mars Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported. Mars was well known… Continue Reading

USFS: Fire restrictions go into effect Friday morning

USFS: Fire restrictions go into effect Friday morning

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Fire crews working to suppress the Hatchery and Arden fires in the Bighorn Mountains continue to make progress on the fires’ containment levels. Meanwhile, due to the extreme dryness of fuels in the Bighorn National Forest, officials will implement fire restrictions beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and are bringing in additional crews… Continue Reading

NWCCD in talks for economic recovery

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District is currently participating in ongoing discussions with other regional, state and federal officials to provide relief and solve economic problems facing the state. While the discussions will likely result in grants for displaced energy-sector workers, Sheridan College officials said that is only the tip of the iceberg when… Continue Reading

23-year-old Sheridan woman dies in car accident

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn County coroner in Montana confirmed Wednesday morning that 23-year-old Anna Rowland died Tuesday in a rollover accident on Decker Highway. The coroner, Terry Bullis, said Rowland died in the accident that occurred about 8.5 miles north of the Wyoming-Montana border on Highway 314 near Decker, Montana. Decker Highway, known as… Continue Reading

Sheridan, Gillette colleges announce spring graduates

   SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Gillette College officials have released the list of spring semester graduates from Sheridan County. The following students received degrees from Sheridan College: Cassie Bennick, Alicia Caster, Jessie Cunningham, Chali Dobrenz,Jennifer Dowell, Cassandra Hemmer, Morgan Holz, Carolyn Ingalls, Tia McCollum, Barbara Owings, Megan Phillips, Leann Schutte, Kyle Snyder, Ann Talmadge,… Continue Reading

Dayton candidate meet and greet planned for Aug. 2

SHERIDAN — A meet and greet for the Dayton Town Council and Sheridan County Commission candidates will take place at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton on Aug. 2 from 7-9:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to stop in and get to know the candidates, ask questions and be informed. For more information contact… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Wyoming Senior Olympics set for Aug. 3-6

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Senior Olympics — open to U.S. residents 50 years or older — will take place in Sheridan next week. Sports offered include archery, basketball, bowling, billiards, canoe racing, cycling, darts, disc golf, golf, horseshoes, mountain biking, pickle ball, racquetball, road race, skeet, swimming, table tennis, track and field, trap shooting and… Continue Reading

Reports—July 27, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • No calls reported. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • Smoke investigation, Highway 338, 2:54 p.m. • Vehicle accident, mile marker 8, U.S. Highway 338, 8:32 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Tuesday • Admissions—Ezekial James Gunnels, Sheridan; Jordan M. Gunnels, Sheridan; Danielle… Continue Reading

Districts attribute strong PAWS scores to teachers

Districts attribute strong PAWS scores to teachers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County school districts topped the state average in most grades and in most subjects for the 2015-2016 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students standardized tests. Sheridan County School District 2 performed the best of the three local public school districts. Students in that district, at all grade levels, topped the state averages in… Continue Reading

SCSD2 welcomes new principals

SHERIDAN — Ted Bonnema was only two hours into his new job and he already felt like he was home. The newly-hired principal at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School said that even in the short time he has spent in the district, the response from the community has been overwhelming. “This has already been a… Continue Reading

Overheated brakes deemed cause of Hatchery Fire

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Fire investigators identified the origin and cause of the Hatchery Fire on Monday. The fire started Friday on the north side of U.S. Highway 16 in the Ten Sleep Canyon and the origin is located along U.S. Highway 16 near mile marker 34. The cause of the fire is human caused due… Continue Reading

DSA recognized by Main Street America program

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association has been chosen as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its coordinating program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment… Continue Reading

Wesleyan Church to host Mega Sports and Stuff camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Wesleyan Church will host a free summer camp for kids age 4 to fifth grade on Aug. 1-4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Elementary kids can choose between flag football, basketball, soccer, cheer leading, drama and art. Preschool and kindergarten students will learn the basic skills needed for these sports. Register… Continue Reading

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