Category Archives: News

Story School to host chili cook-off

STORY— Story School will host the second annual chili cook-off Thursday as part of the school’s fall festival.Contestants are needed and entry forms are available at the Story school, Story store and the Story library. For more registration information call Stevie Phillips at 752-6140. The fall festival will be held from 5-7 p.m. and features… Continue Reading

SC unveils plans for new arts center

SC unveils plans for new arts center

SHERIDAN — The schematic design for the new Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College was released at the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting Thursday night, and it is going to be grandiose. The 42,000 square foot addition to, and the 12,000 square foot renovation of, the current Whitney Academic… Continue Reading

More than man’s best friend

More than man’s best friend

SHERIDAN — It’s hard not to smile watching Sheridan College student Jason King romp through the yard outside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center with his energetic young Dalmatian. The duo seems full of life and has a visible connection that emanates happiness. Seeing them, you would never guess that just a few years ago King’s now… Continue Reading

Breaking the cycle of poverty for employees

Sheridan — About 20 Sheridan employers, including city Mayor John Heath, gathered Thursday at the Holy Name Parish Hall to learn how they could help employees in need. Regina Lewis, a consultant for  the aha! Process, Inc. training service, spoke to attendees about how to help end poverty in the community by helping employees who… Continue Reading

WGFD seeks information on poachings

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the shooting and wanton destruction of three deer in Sheridan County. People are asked to contact WGFD officials if they have information about the following three poaching incidents: • A white-tailed doe that was shot and left near Beckton Road… Continue Reading

Dayton to consider allowing cell towers

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council on Wednesday passed on first reading an ordinance that will add telecommunication towers as an allowed use in R2 residential zones, but only on a case-by-case basis when approved by the council. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said the change was made to prepare for the installation of a… Continue Reading

Fairgrounds staff set to begin renovation projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association discussed the completion of the busy spring/summer/early fall season and the start of the winter season, which is often used for equipment and infrastructure maintenance and major renovation projects at its meeting Thursday. Over the winter, two major renovation projects will take place. One project to replace the… Continue Reading

City adds four-way stop at downtown intersection

SHERIDAN — Drivers should be aware that the intersection of Gould Street and Brundage Street is now a four-way stop. City Engineer Lane Thompson said the city received a few requests from residents to examine the intersection and consider making it a four-way stop. The city hired local consulting firm Vista West Engineering to conduct… Continue Reading

Dafoe hired as outreach coordinator for BBBS

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Wyoming announced that Jennifer Dafoe was hired as the organization’s new outreach coordinator and AmeriCorps member in Sheridan. Dafoe, a big sister herself, will be involved in community outreach, recruiting volunteers and letting families know about the BBBS services available. Sandy Thiel, director of community engagement for… Continue Reading

Big Horn Polka Club to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two,” a band from Billings, Montana. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Continue Reading

SC invites community to view partial eclipse

SHERIDAN — All residents are invited to join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery for the viewing of a partial solar eclipse Thursday. There will be a solar telescope and solar viewing glasses at the event, which will take place between the Mohn’s Science Center and Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The eclipse will last… Continue Reading

SMH officials: Staff prepared for ebola

SHERIDAN — With the announcement of the second confirmed case of a health care worker in Texas being infected with the Ebola virus, hospitals across the country are gearing up. “Sheridan Memorial Hospital is preparing for ebola while hoping to never see a case of it,” SMH CEO Mike McCafferty said in a media release.… Continue Reading

Patton: Still work to do in state Legislature

SHERIDAN — Current state representative for House District 29 Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, highlighted in his introduction at Wednesday’s candidate forum both the health of the state and the need for change. The forum was hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Patton said he would like to serve a fourth term in the Legislature… Continue Reading

SC selected as Tree Campus USA finalist

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has been selected as a finalist in the Tree Campus USA – Celebrate Arbor Day Event Contest. In May, volunteers from Sheridan College, the community and the Wyoming State Forestry Division planted 32 trees on the college campus to celebrate Arbor Day in part of the campus’ first Arbor Day celebration.… Continue Reading

Free legal advice clinic set for Oct. 23

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bar Association along with Sheridan College will hold a free legal advice clinic on Oct. 23. From 6-9 p.m. at Founders Hall, lawyers will be present to answer legal questions for free. To schedule an appointment, call the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid at 307-777-8383. Continue Reading

Local AARP chapter to kick off monthly meetings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan local AARP Chapter 676 will kick off its monthly meetings at the Sheridan Senior Center Friday at 5:30 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and your own place settings. The event is open to the public. Dan Lick of the People Assistance Food… Continue Reading

Fear focus of upcoming lectures

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on fear for the next Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S.… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 16, 2014

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday BIG HORN — The October meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 314 S. Second St. “Death at our Doorstep: The Fort Phil Kearny Saga” will be presented by Don Fisk. The meeting is free and open… Continue Reading

Maverick Rd. closed Tuesday till further notice

SHERIDAN — County Road 1213, also known as Maverick Road, will be closed to through-traffic beginning Tuesday for bridge replacement work. The road will be closed at the Little Goose Creek crossing until further notice. For more information about the road closure, call Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Jerry Buckley at 674-2326. Continue Reading

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