City Council votes no to firefighters wage increase

September 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council unanimously voted Monday to deny a grievance filed by the Sheridan firefighters union asking for wage increases for three firefighters who stepped up on the pay scale for the 2012-2013 contract year. The denial means the firefighters will not receive pay increases unless a court ruling determines that the city Read More

County employee seeking $500K

SHERIDAN — The chief deputy to the Sheridan County Assessor is suing a rancher for injuries allegedly incurred during a property inspection. Rita Glantz, who has worked for the Sheridan County Assessor for approximately 35 years, is named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, filed in 4th Judicial District Court against Dayton rancher Larry Hanft. Read More

Koltiska Pumpkin Patch opens Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Thursday is the opening day of Koltiska’s Pumpkin Patch. Ride the wagon to the pumpkin patch and pick out your own Halloween pumpkin. The cost is $6 per pumpkin, which includes refreshments. No dogs allowed. Koltiska’s Pumpkin Patch is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon Read More

Landon’s hosting two workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two workshops Saturday. At 10 a.m., Jessica Bohnsack will host “Build It and They Will Come — Creating a Garden Paradise for Fairies.” The fee for this workshop is $35, which includes two plants, two pieces of furniture, a pot, soil and decorative rock. This Read More

Big Read presentation Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Library System has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host “The Big Read.” The Big Read is a program managed by Arts Midwest and designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. Sheridan Read More

Senior Center Autumn Feast set for Sept. 27

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is holding their annual Autumn Feast, formerly known as the Harvest Moon Ball, at the Dayton Community Hall Sept. 27. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing and live music by the Boot Hill Band. The cost of dinner is $7 per person. This is targeted to Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter opens calendar contest

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter is holding its annual calendar contest. Pictures of any type of animal are welcome, as long as the animal is a pet. Pictures should not have people in them. Entry forms are available at the shelter and online at The entry fee is $15 per photo. Entries Read More

Sheridan County Museum holds annual trek

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society and Sheridan County Museum’s annual trek will be Sept. 29. This year’s destination is Battle Butte, or the Battle of Wolf Mountain, battlefield site in southern Montana. For information about the battle with pictures and a map, see trek starts at 10 a.m. at the Sheridan County Read More

An unusual night under the stars

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School Principal Deb Hofmeier spent last night outdoors after issuing a challenge to her students on the last day of school this past spring. “Our summer reading challenge for our kids was, if they could collectively read and record 50,000 minutes this summer I would sleep on the school roof,” Read More

Lowest beer tax in country

September 16, 2013

BUFFALO — Wyoming’s beer tax is the lowest in the nation at 2 cents per gallon — and it could stay that way after two motions to draft a bill to increase it and one motion to draft a bill to eliminate it failed in the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee in Buffalo Friday. The Read More

Sheridan in Top 3 of best places to live

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been identified as the third best city for young families in Wyoming by an independent consumer advocacy and financial literacy website. Analyst Mike Anderson said he looked at several financial and social parameters to compile a top 10 list of family-friendly Wyoming towns. “We do studies like this as a Read More

Business workshop Sept. 24-25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day workshop presented by Wyoming Entrepreneur. “Profit Mastery” will teach you how to better understand financial management, accounting principles and cash flow management and how to safely grow your business. The workshop will be led by Bruce Morse, Director of the University of Wyoming Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club hosts luncheon

SHERIDAN — The first fall meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club is a Friendship Day potluck luncheon Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the clubhouse in Big Horn. There will be a get-acquainted game and short musical entertainment. Members are asked to bring a lunch dish to share. Guests are welcome.

‘Building Communities’ symposium

SHERIDAN — Early childhood and community experts will present a two-day symposium on “Building Communities where Children and Families Thrive.” This symposium will discuss how communities can help encourage and support the skills adults need to create the best environment for healthy childhood development. The conference is Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read More

High-speed chase friday morning in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department was involved in a high-speed chase around the outskirts of town Friday morning. Officers were attempting to apprehend a suspected tire thief. According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department, the incident began at approximately 10:30 in the morning when police received a report that someone driving Read More

Police involved in high speed chase over stolen tires

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department was involved in a high speed chase around the outskirts of town Friday morning. Officers were attempting to apprehend a suspected tire thief. According to a press release from the Sheridan police, the incident began at approximately 10:30 in the morning when when police received a report that someone Read More

Healthy soil is productive soil

September 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Healthy soil is productive soil. That was the driving sentiment behind the once-yearly meeting of the Sheridan County Local Work Group for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service held Tuesday. The work group seeks to implement local conservation programs and technical efforts, NRCS District Conservationist Andrew Cassiday said. The group makes recommendations Read More

Finding the Broncs brotherhood

SHERIDAN — Helping hands that guide Ed Arzy through a football practice are mostly patient ones. Like anything in football, they’re direct and firm, but the motions often end in thumbs up. Arzy, a sophomore lineman on the Sheridan High School football team, was born deaf. Working through drills in practice, teammates paired with him Read More

Blue jeans ball set for Sept. 21

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming FFA Foundation is partnering with the Sheridan FFA chapter to host the 2013 Blue Jeans Ball Sept. 21 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction and music Read More

New Faces

Elaina Rainne Biord Elaina Rainne Biord was born Sept. 3, 2013, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. She was welcomed by her parents Kalen and Leah Biord and brother Lincoln. Her grandparents are Red and Susanne White of Hartford, S.D., Jim and Deb Jansen of Castlewood, S.D., and John and Deb Read More

Brown graduates with B.S. in advertising

SHERIDAN — Stephanie M. Brown graduated in spring 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising in the College of Media from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the university, Brown was a four-year member of the Fighting Illini women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams. Brown is a global brands Read More

Banquet for couples married for 50 years or longer

SHERIDAN — The Golden Age Club will hold its annual banquet for couples married 50 years or longer Sept. 22 at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. There will be a social hour at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and there will be entertainment. This is Read More

Library hosts cemetery project

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery Project. The schedule: 5:30 p.m. — Sheridan High School teacher and local historian Tyson Emborg will give a presentation in the Inner Circle. 5:45 p.m. — Wyoming Room director Judy Slack will give a tour of that area of the Read More

Helping non-traditional college students

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education has kicked off an initiative to help non-traditional college students test the waters of returning to school. Mary Sue Vickers, director of the “Plus 50″ initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges, said the idea came about because of societal trends. “People 50 and Read More

Sheridan cemetery tour

Sheridan County Fulmer Library will host a tour and informational program about the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery on Sept. 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The tour will begin at the Inner Circle of the library with a presentation by Sheridan High School teacher and local historian Tyson Emborg about the city’s Master Cemetery Plan. It will Read More