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Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey, 57, of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His… Continue Reading

Stopka receives lifetime achievement award

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Airport Operators Association late last month presented Sheridan County Airport Manager John Stopka with the WAOA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given in recognition of Stopka’s community and airport dedication and his years of service improving aviation in Wyoming, a media release stated. Stopka began his aviation career in 1975 when… Continue Reading

Artists reception set for Thursday at SAGE Gallery

SHERIDAN — An artists reception for the SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes” will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery. The show features paintings by local artists Nancy Furnish, Patti Manigault and Darlene Reiter. The show is free, open to the public and will be on display through Oct. 30. For more information,… Continue Reading

Candidate forums set for Oct. 14-15

SHERIDAN — Election day is Nov. 4 and in preparation two candidate forums will be held next week. On Tuesday, candidates for local positions will have a chance to discuss their views on various topics with the public. On Oct. 15, state and national candidates will visit with voters. Both forums will take place in… Continue Reading

Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt dinner, auction set for Friday

UCROSS — The second annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt fundraising auction and dinner will be on Friday at the Ranch at Ucross. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling 721-7007 or seeing Additional information on the event can also be found on the website. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m.… Continue Reading

Martin to present ‘A Biological Arms Race’ Oct. 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center will continue its fall 2014 lecture series Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The lecture to be presented by Holly Martin will focus on “A Biological Arms Race.” Martin is a member of the biology faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be held in the Sheridan College… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Oct. 8, 2014

Events for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 • 5:30-7 p.m. artists reception for SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes,” SAGE Gallery, 171 N. Main St. • 7 p.m. Sheridan High School homecoming pep rally, Grinnell Plaza Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 8, 2014

‘Science Saturday’ to focus on anatomy this weekend SHERIDAN — The next Science Saturday is scheduled for this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon. The subject Saturday will be “The Hip Bone’s Connected to the…” and will explore anatomy and physiology. The lecture will be at the Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave.… Continue Reading

Box Cross Road to close Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — County Road 111, known as Box Cross Road, at milepost 0.3 will be closed to through traffic on Monday at 9 a.m. for utility work. The road will be reopened by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For additional information, call the Public Works Office at 674-2920. Continue Reading

SCSD2 to hire ‘graduation coach’ at $20-30K per year

SHERIDAN — After a presentation by Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach, followed by questions, conversation and a bit of discourse, the school board voted unanimously to approve the creation of a new Graduation Coach position at Sheridan County School District 2 during Monday night’s board meeting. The position will be a 195-day contract paying… Continue Reading

County to lift fire ban tonight

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastock and district fire chiefs have decided it is safe to lift the fire ban in Sheridan County. County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the fire ban will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and county residents will be allowed after that time to burn brush and trash piles.… Continue Reading

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His hunting… Continue Reading

Dog weight pull contest to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply is having its second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate and sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. The contest will be held at… Continue Reading

Tangles salon to host ‘Day of Beauty’ drawing

SHERIDAN — Tangles Salon has offered a “Day of Beauty” to local breast cancer survivors. During the month of October, Tangles will pick one name a week and pamper the winner for a relaxing day at the salon for free. For more information, or to enter, go to Tangles at 32 S. Main St. or… Continue Reading

Rosary crusade gathering to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimated 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at… Continue Reading

Fire Station Dedication Friday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388. Continue Reading

Wednesday Events Oct. 7, 2014

• 11:30 a.m. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St., lunch is $15 • 6-9 p.m. Celebrating Life and Those Who Search For It, fundraiser for Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Rainbow Bar, 264 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was… Continue Reading

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

SHERIDAN — Fresh out of college, Bighorn National Forest District Ranger Clarke McClung imagined his job would put him in the field every day to coax rangelands to grow and riparian areas to flourish. And while he did spend plenty of time outdoors in his nearly 35 years with the Bureau of Land Management and then… Continue Reading

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