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Clearmont Town Council updates ordinances

SHERIDAN — With some laws still on the books dating back more than 100 years, Town Council members in Clearmont are working toward more concise ordinances. “We had ordinances dating back to 1910,” Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock said. The ordinances, which numbered more than 100, covered anything from how long a person can park their… Continue Reading

Community celebrates completion of Lewis Street Bridge project

Community leaders and those involved in the project helped to celebrate the completion of the Lewis Street Bridge reconstruction project recently. Pictured, from left, are Chamber ambassador Yvonne Swanson, Sheridan County Commissioner Terry Cram, Wyoming Department of Transportation representative Mark Gillette, Sheridan Mayor John Heath, Emma Hubert, Meg Hubert and Jack Hubert, Sheridan City Councilor… Continue Reading

Seed, plant, tool swap planned for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A community seed, plant and tool swap will take place Thursday as part of the Sheridan Farmers Market in downtown Sheridan. Area residents and garden enthusiasts are invited to bring heirloom/organic seeds, extra plants or tools to swap. The Sheridan Farmers Market runs from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Street. For additional information, call… Continue Reading

WWA to celebrate Public Lands Day with service

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the U.S. Forest Service have organized a volunteer service day in the Bighorn National Forest on Saturday, which is National Public Lands Day. Participants will assist with a fence-removal project near Sibley Lake, learning about USFS policy and surrounding natural areas while helping to ensure that these areas… Continue Reading

QPR training offered this week

SHERIDAN — Free QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be offered this week to help local residents learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis. The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Space for the training is… Continue Reading

Sheridan attorneys honored, elected by State Bar

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan area residents were recognized by the Wyoming State Bar at the Bar’s annual meeting and judicial conference in Jackson earlier this month. Kim D. Cannon, an attorney from Sheridan, received the Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award. The award is given to a Wyoming attorney who, over the course of his or… Continue Reading

Decision pays off for 21-year-old who became Marine

Decision pays off for 21-year-old who became Marine

SHERIDAN — The decision did not take long. It was August 1996 when Sheridan resident Steve Leonard, then 21 years old and tired of working construction in the Florida heat, walked into a Marine Corps recruiting office and signed up the same day. He thought the military would help him pay for college and, if… Continue Reading

Chamber program to connect businesses

SHERIDAN — In an effort to help local businesses solve problems and continue growth in Sheridan’s economy, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is organizing peer-to-peer groups for owners and managers. The Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is organizing the peer groups. The Chamber had similar peer-to-peer groups several years ago, and the committee… Continue Reading

Wyo. ranked No. 2 for startups, behind Mont.

SHERIDAN — While Wyoming may not seem to be the best place for new businesses to get going, a study released this year has the Cowboy State ranked number two for startup activity. The data was part of the yearly Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, a ranked list that the Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation puts together;… Continue Reading

4-H Club to host turkey shoot near Arvada

ARVADA — The Spurs and Lace 4-H Club will host its seventh annual turkey shoot Sunday near Arvada. The event will feature rifle and shotgun shooting matches all day, with match winners receiving various prizes. Kids matches and a possible ladies match are also planned. The cost is $4 per match and lunch including homemade… Continue Reading

SC to host rodeo this weekend at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a rodeo this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Slack will begin at noon on Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Rodeo performances will begin at 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The final short round will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to… Continue Reading

Historical Society nominations result in 7 state awards

SHERIDAN — Several local residents earned awards presented at the Wyoming State Historical Society annual meeting in Pinedale on Sept.11-12. Helen Laumann won the State Historical Society’s  Outstanding Services Award for her monthly programs on Sheridan area history, “Conversations in History” presented monthly at the Senior Citizen’s Center and elsewhere. Pat Blair won the award… Continue Reading

Elks Lodge to host gun show this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend. The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge. The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in… Continue Reading

Library to continue computer classes this week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The remaining classes will cover the following… Continue Reading

Hard work, faith lead Harper to milestones

Hard work, faith lead Harper to milestones

SHERIDAN — Geri Harper does not believe in the word “can’t.” The 4th Judicial District Court reporter knows deep down that anything is possible and puts her faith in God to help her accomplish her dreams. And if she ever felt doubt, she need only look down at her phone for a message reminding her. It… Continue Reading

SMH receives automated chest compression machine

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently received an automated chest compression system through the Department of Health, Office of Emergency Services’ Wyoming Compression Device and Evaluation Project. An automated chest compression system is a mechanical device designed for paramedics, emergency medical technicians and fire and hospital personnel that will provide consistent chest compressions in place… Continue Reading

Evans wins Chef Throwdown at Sheridan Farmers Market

Evans wins Chef Throwdown at Sheridan Farmers Market

SHERIDAN — Frackelton’s Executive Chef Cole Evans captured first place at the Sheridan Farmers Market Chef Throwdown Thursday. The Throwdown competition tested chefs’ skills and creativity in putting together a meal without prior knowledge of some ingredients. The chefs brought their basic pantry along with their own cooking tools. They were given a common secret… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest plans prescribed burns for fall

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest officials have announced that several prescribed burns are planned to be conducted this fall. The prescribed burning projects are designed to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and improve range forage. The prescribed burns will take place over the next couple months and only if favorable weather conditions allow. The… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 19, 2015

Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall 1605 Pennsylvania Ave. Clearmont • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Attendance • Visitors • Approval of minutes — Aug. 17, 2015 • Report of treasure and approval of August bills • Reports of mayor, Council and clerk A. Mayor — Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading

Center Stage: To Russia with love

We were suspicious from the get-go of the party camped next to us.  They occupied three campsites at North Fork campground near Burgess Junction even though they were obviously together.  The group of five or six — one woman, as I recall — had this tarp covered, rectangular, mysterious, humming monstrosity at the edge of… Continue Reading

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