Sheridan will be a sky full of activity Saturday

September 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Saturday morning, the people of Sheridan will keep an eye to the sky and the county airport will be buzzing with visitors. The Sheridan County Airport is hosting an open house and fly-in this weekend to foster community relations as well as show airborne visitors what Sheridan has to offer. Fred Barton, Vice Read More

Brown initiated into national honor society

September 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Michelle M. Brown was initiated into Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Indiana University Bloomington in Bloomington, Ind. Brown is a sophomore in the School of Public Health and is majoring in travel, tourism and event management. She is a 2012 graduate of Sheridan High School. Brown is the daughter of David Read More

Zowada named to Distinguished Students List

SHERIDAN — Sierra Zowada of Sheridan was recently named to Tarleton State University’s Distinguished Students List for the 2013 summer semester. Zowada is enrolled at the university’s Stephenville, Texas, campus, and is majoring in accounting. Students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio to be named to the list

Class of 1950 celebrates reunion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School class of 1950 will have its 63rd class reunion Saturday at noon in the hospitality room of the First Christian Church. There will be a potluck luncheon and time for visiting. Guests of classmates are invited to join. First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St. Call Pat Read More

As residents prep for Brewfest, some create suds at home

September 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow afternoon, more than a dozen regional breweries will participate in the second annual Chamber of Commerce Brewfest. While the popularity of microbreweries and craft beers has exploded in the past few years and it is easier than ever to find specialty beers at local liquor stores, some people prefer to try their Read More

Rock art presentation Thurs.

September 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu if you wish. Following dinner, about 7:15 p.m., Billings archaeologist Tim Urbaniak will address the society. Urbaniak will present a program Read More

Fire-Rescue hosting 9/11 remembrance

SHERIDAN — On Sept. 11 at 7:58 a.m., the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will host a remembrance ceremony to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pa. All available emergency service personnel have been invited to assemble at attention at the flag Read More

Plains Tire Co. hosting car show

SHERIDAN — Plains Tire Co. will have their eighth annual car and truck show Saturday in their parking lot at 1251 Coffeen Ave. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards will be given at 2:30 p.m. This is free and open to the public. There will be free pork sliders, chips Read More

Off-track betting terminals considered

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners agreed to consider the idea of installing off-track betting terminals at an establishment in Sheridan at its regular meeting Tuesday. Consideration of an official resolution allowing off-track betting in Sheridan is pending a more complete proposal from Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC, commission Chairman Steve Maier said. Eugene Joyce, Read More

City buys land adjacent to work center

SHERIDAN — Following the first of two executive sessions at its meeting Tuesday, the Sheridan City Council reconvened and approved the purchase of property directly east of the city service center in the amount of $395,000. The second executive session regarded collective bargaining for firefighter wages, which occurs annually. No action was taken following that Read More

County OKs floodplain management rules

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved a notice of intent to adopt new rules and regulations governing floodplain management at their meeting Tuesday. Adoption of the new regulations — which include a Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Map completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in May 2012 — is required if the Read More

Decker mine lawsuit dismissed

SHERIDAN — Ambre Energy Limited announced late last week it will not buy out the 50 percent share of the Decker Mine from Cloud Peak Energy Inc. in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the companies announced the lawsuit between the business partners has been dismissed without prejudice. Last year, Cloud Peak Energy filed a lawsuit against Read More

Family honors son by helping others

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at Kendrick Golf Course. The annual event has raised thousands of dollars in recent years to support scholarships for Sheridan High School students wishing to study or travel abroad. “The first year we did it we had 26 golfers, last Read More

Local heritage comes to life in Big Horn

September 3, 2013

BIG HORN — Four wagons competed in the Big Horn Heritage Days chuckwagon cook-off over the Labor Day weekend. Competitors represented Wyoming, Montana and Texas and the event was hosted by the Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon. Wagon and food judges for this year’s event were Trigg Marquiss, Kevin Legerski, Brett Hocking and Bill Garland. Read More

Public workshops at Landon’s

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two workshops during their fall open house Saturday. Janelle Gray will host “What’s Going on in Your Garden.” This question and answer session will begin at 10 a.m. Bring your questions and share solutions you’ve discovered. This workshop is free. At 1 p.m., Jessica Bohnsac Read More

Wholeness Retreat

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Wholeness Retreat in memory of Roxanne Araas is scheduled for Sept. 13-15. This year’s topics include pain management with naturopathy and ayurvedic herbs and nutrition, research on the connection of cancer to Alzheimer’s, pre-diabetes and diabetes and classes in qigong, yoga and meditation. Full and partial scholarships are available through Read More

Labor day — a day to remember the American worker

SHERIDAN — Many national holidays have historical roots that are far removed from Sheridan’s geography. Jesus lived and died in the Middle East, the American Revolution was fought primarily east of Appalachia and most other holidays have a heritage anchored in old European tradition. While other holidays and the values they impart are wholly relevant Read More

WHP seeks help identifying man killed Sunday

SHERIDAN — A man killed Sunday while riding his bicycle on Decker Road has not been identified and law enforcement is seeking help by releasing what little information is known about the individual. According to WHP, the 50- to 60-year-old man was riding his bicycle near mile marker 4 at approximately 9:45 a.m. when he Read More

SAGE presents local couple

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artist Guild, Et al, presents the work of a local husband and wife at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery. “Seasons by Diane, Turnings by Lloyd,” features Diane Marsden’s nature photography and Lloyd Marsden’s display of turned wooden bowls. A reception for the artists will be held at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery, 171 N. Read More

Fifth annual ‘Flyin’ 4 Food’

SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping fight hunger with their fifth annual “Flyin’ 4 Food” campaign to benefit the Sheridan Community Shelter. Great Lakes Airlines and the Sheridan Community Shelter are asking for help to end hunger. In honor of Hunger Action Month, when you bring any non-perishable food item to the Great Read More

Fallen heroes blood drive

SHERIDAN — ServeWyoming, Sheridan Fire-Rescue and United Blood Services will hold an Honoring Fallen Heroes Blood Drive Sept. 12 from noon to 6 p.m. The blood drive will be at the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Station, 151 S. Scott St. Potential donors must be at least 16 (with a parental consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds, Read More

The journey of mercury — emissions to fish

August 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The world is interconnected. This mantra has been used in recent years to explain how travel, technology and communications have come together to metaphorically shrink the globe. While emailing an acquaintance on the other side of the world in a few seconds seems like a helpful and easy example of this, a less Read More

Tooth Fairy tab nears $4

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 percent jump over last year’s rate of $3. And that’s a 42 percent spike from the $2.60 per Read More

Four youth complete the Cutt Slam certification in one week

SHERIDAN — Four youth and two instructors with Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation recently completed a whirlwind trip around Wyoming to earn Cutt Slam certification. “Normally people try to acquire this over periods of time,” explained Sheila Blackburn, executive director of Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation. “This group found it fun to try to get it done Read More

Sending out an SOS (Save Our Strength)

Calling out to each other for help has been going on for many years. The most commonly know is the SOS distress code for signaling danger. The SOS or (…—…) has been used internationally since 1906. The signal meant several things including “save our ship” and “save our souls”. Mariners are not the only ones Read More