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Tidbit Tuesday to be held at Sheridan County Museum

June 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — Join Tidbit the Mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday. The program will look at the history of dinosaurs. Children ages 4-10 are welcome to come and learn about the “terrible lizards” that roamed Wyoming long ago. All Tidbit programs include a story Read More

Severe storm causes flash flooding Wednesday

June 4, 2015

SHERIDAN — A severe thunderstorm Wednesday evening dumped more than an inch of rain on much of Sheridan, flooding streets and damaging homes and properties. City crews and Sheridan Police Department officers worked overtime Wednesday barricading flooded streets, redirecting traffic, clearing debris from storm drains and replacing manhole covers. At press time, only Seventh and Read More

County gains retail liquor license

SHERIDAN — Thanks to a growing population, Sheridan County gained one full retail liquor license, available immediately. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated Sheridan County has 10,237 individuals living outside town or city limits, and, per state statute, the Wyoming Liquor Division must issue one license per 500 residents within five years of the Census releasing population Read More

Tour 23 to explore economic development around state

SHERIDAN — School may be out but recently several representatives of Sheridan County received an invitation from Gov. Matt Mead to attend a meeting of the minds on June 16 at Sheridan College. Tour 23, an initiative of the Wyoming Business Alliance, is coming to town. Tour 23 is a comprehensive effort involving the WBA, Read More

Survey shows local businesses experiencing solid economic growth

SHERIDAN — Results from a recent survey concerning economic growth held no surprises for Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender. The survey, taken by 40 of Forward Sheridan’s constituents, will better help Stender and the Forward Sheridan board represent organizations. “One of the things we want to do is that we listen (to the stakeholders) Read More

BHHB recognizes SC building trade students

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Home Builders Association recognized 16 students from the HVAC, Carpentry Apprenticeship and Construction Technology programs at Sheridan College at a dinner on May 12. The students were presented with gift cards to local building stores. The dinner is the Association’s way of encouraging students who have chosen the building trades as Read More

Book signing for local authors to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Local authors Scott and Yvonne Osborne will host a book signing for their children’s book “Jake the Happy Trash Truck” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. In the book, Jake the Happy Trash Truck learns about pollution of the environment and becomes Jake the Happy Recycle Truck. Read More

Teka Brock Band to host CD release party Friday

SHERIDAN — The Teka Brock Band will host a CD release show for its latest album, “North,” on Friday. The show is sponsored by Big Horn Beverage and C & K Equipment and will be held at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. It will feature Teka Brock on lead vocals and guitar, Jarod Judd on Read More

Wyoming Wednesday programs to start next week

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will start on Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed Read More

‘Story Wide Yard Sale’ to be held Sunday

STORY — The seventh annual ‘Story Wide Yard Sale’ will be held Sunday all around the town of Story. In addition to a variety of garage sales at houses around the community, the Story Woman’s Club will be serving Waldorf A’ Story biscuits and gravy along with cinnamon rolls, coffee and orange juice from 7 Read More

Roads flood as storm moves through Sheridan

June 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — Several areas in Sheridan County are experiencing flooding after a heavy thunderstorm moved through the area Wednesday evening. Road crews and law enforcement barricaded parts of 11th Street west of Main Street. Fifth Street near the railroad crossing was also heavily flooded and the smell of sewage was evident. A flood watch is currently Read More

County gains retail liquor license

SHERIDAN — Thanks to a growing population, Sheridan County gained one full retail liquor license, available immediately. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated Sheridan County has 10,237 individuals living outside town or city limits, and, per state statute, the Wyoming Liquor Division must issue one license per 500 residents within five years of the Census releasing population Read More

Wisconsin men fined for illegally hunting mule deer

  SHERIDAN — Two Wisconsin men will have to pay fines totaling more than $20,000 for using hunting licenses transferred to them by local property owners on whose land they killed three buck mule deer in October. Bob Schneeberger and James Kafka were each ticketed for knowingly taking antlered/horned trophy game with licenses illegally transferred Read More

Commissioners reaffirm support for Red Grade Trails

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commissioners Tuesday unanimously reaffirmed their support of the Red Grade Trails Project after the proposed development came under scrutiny at the last two Commission meetings. Big Horn resident Anthony Quinn on May 19 listed several issues he found in the Sheridan Community Land Trust’s proposal and subsequent U.S. Bureau of Read More

New in-home health care service to bridge gap

SHERIDAN — For those in need of ongoing health care, there is a significant gap between the hospital and the home. Sometimes quality medical services and independence don’t always mesh for those in need of care. However, two local nurses are determined to bridge that gap with their new company. Shawna Hanson and Toby Granger have Read More

Local band to release third album Friday

SHERIDAN — In July 2013, the Teka Brock Band started recording a handful of songs at Big Sky High Studios with producer Dave Goodwin. The project soon grew into a full-fledged album. “North,” the band’s third full album since 2010, took three years to complete due to a change in production process. Their CD Release show Read More

Ranchester still looking to update website

RANCHESTER — At its last meeting, the Ranchester Town Council approved a $4,000 website redesign through a Minnesota-based company. Tuesday evening, the Council called for a do-over. Mayor Peter Clark said Ranchester would not send a check to GovOffice, a company that specializes in small, municipal websites. Instead, Councilor Jesse Hinkhouse will continue searching for Read More

Clark graduates with secondary education degree

SHERIDAN — Leah Clark graduated from the University of Wyoming on May 16 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, English, and a minor in honors. Clark is a 2011 graduate of Sheridan High School. Her parents are Peter and Lori Clark of Sheridan. Clark will start her teaching career in Colorado Springs, Read More

Saturday is Wyoming free fishing day

SHERIDAN — Anyone wanting to give fishing a try is encouraged to do so on Wyoming free fishing day on Saturday. No license will be required for both residents and nonresidents to fish on that day. Free fishing day applies to all waters in Wyoming with the exception that Yellowstone fishing licenses are required in Read More

Holy Name Catholic Church awards four scholarships

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded four of its Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. All students were from Sheridan High School. The $700 scholarships may be used at an institution of the recipient’s choice. Scholarship recipients were: Adam Berry, son of John and Janet Berry; Emily Julian, Read More

Register for Summer String Program by June 12

SHERIDAN — The Summer String Program will take place June 15-19. In this program, students will work with instructors Razmick Sarkissian, Wynton Grant, Leah Sparks and Jacob Jahiel for two and a half hours each morning beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. The program will conclude with a concert at 12:15 p.m. Read More

Native Plant Society to take wildflower field trip Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will host its second wildflower field trip of the year on Saturday at Penrose Park Trail in Story. The Penrose Park trail has many beautiful and interesting wildflowers this time of year, according to a press release. The field trip is free and open to the public. Participants Read More

Local ranchers relieved as rainfall totals add up

June 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — With the lush green hills and the misty rains, travelers rolling into the Sheridan valley lately have been treated to beautiful aesthetics. Conversely, flooding of area streams and rivers have been burdensome for homeowners and businesses who sit along the waterways. But between the flash-flood warnings and the vicious thunderstorms, local ranchers gave Read More

Council tables one franchise agreement, passes another

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council Monday approved one franchise agreement through a second reading but tabled another. Franchise agreements set the terms and conditions, including payment, for private telecommunications companies to use public rights-of-way to establish infrastructure such as broadband. The Council first tabled the Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. agreement after Councilor Alex Lee Read More

Sheridan named on Top 100 Best Small Towns list

SHERIDAN — Sheridan continues to claim its spot as a favorite town in America. Adding to the list of already received accolades, Sheridan has now been named No. 41 on the Livability.com list of the Top 100 Best Small Towns, an expanded edition of their annual Top 10 Small Towns index. More than 12,000 towns with Read More

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