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DSA begins collecting signatures in support of DDA

July 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is moving forward with the initiative to form a Downtown Development Authority “We’re in the process of collecting signatures of property owners,” said Joanne Garnett, board member and owner of Orion Planning Group. “We started a few weeks ago and we need to get 25 percent of owners in Read More

PRECorp seeks to raise electricity rates

SHERIDAN —Officials at Powder River Energy Corporation are seeking a 3.9 percent system-wide increase in electricity rates that they say is necessary in order to remain in good standing with important financial backers. For their part, residential customers stand to see a 7.6 percent rate increase if the changes are ultimately approved. At a meeting Read More

Unemployment rates steady in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Monthly unemployment in Wyoming remained unchanged at 4.6 percent in June, according to data released this week by the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. That figure represents an estimated 14,086 people across the state. While government and business leaders across Wyoming have touted the need for statewide Read More

IML elects new board leadership

SHERIDAN — Officials at Inter-Mountain Labs announced this week that industry veteran Kevin Chartier has been elected the new president of the Sheridan-based company. As a 21-year employee of Inter-Mountain Labs, Chartier brings 12 years of experience as vice president to his new role. He succeeds Duane Madsen who founded the company in 1979 and Read More

Wyo. Wed. to feature storyteller

SHERIDAN — The final Wyoming Wednesday program will be July 31 at 10 a.m. Joe LaForge, a Native American story teller, will interpret legends and give insight on the life, beliefs and folkways of the people who lived in this area before us. The program will be at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth Read More

N. Main Association to host ‘Taste of Sheridan’

SHERIDAN — The “Taste of Sheridan” festival will be Aug. 11 from 3-7 p.m. at Thorne-Rider Park. Dozens of restaurants and other food vendors will be on hand with taste samples of the food they offer. Beer, wine and soda will be available and there will be culinary presentations and activities for children. Music will Read More

Walking 3,800 miles across America

SHERIDAN — On Wednesday evening, Stacie Eichinger walked into Sheridan, 1,300 miles into her 3,800-mile journey across the country. Eichinger set out on foot from Ocean Shores, Wash., on May 8 in an attempt to walk to Savannah, Ga., in order to raise money for Beads of Courage, a nonprofit organization that provides arts programs Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present their current residents at a reception Aug. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center. “Jentel Presents” will feature visual presentations and readings by the artists and writers. This month’s presenters are videographer Heidi Kumao from Ann Arbor, Mich., mixed media artist Magnolia Laurie from Baltimore, Read More

Sheridan companies attend state ExporTech

July 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan companies were among five Wyoming firms to graduate from a recent workshop aimed at increasing their capacity for international exports. Representatives from EMIT Technologies and Tom Balding Bits and Spurs traveled to Casper last month to participate in Wyoming ExporTech, a customized workshop that enabled them to create a plan to Read More

Dayton Days set to bring fun for entire family

DAYTON — Big city folk who turn up their noses at small town life have never been to an event like Dayton Days. It may not be a big name concert with a dazzling light show or a water park with the latest, greatest water slide thrills, but it is fun. It is fun with Read More

Expanding cultural understanding

SHERIDAN — Up With People will perform in Sheridan Aug. 16 and 17 and is looking for host families for cast members. Approximately 100 cast members and staff will arrive in Sheridan Aug. 12 and stay through Aug. 19. During the week, the group will participate in various community service projects and present two theatrical Read More

Senior Center group hosting garage sale

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s Family Caregiver Support Group is hosting a garage sale July 26. Proceeds will benefit the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser to be held in September. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Senior Center’s parking lot at 211 Smith St. Donations are welcome. Read More

Two local students named to Western Wyoming College dean’s list

SHERIDAN — Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs has released its spring 2013 dean’s honor roll for full-time students. This honor is accorded to students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.99. Local students named to the honor roll are Andrew Jones and Jessica Miech, both of Sheridan.

Regional fires cause haze; county to enact fire ban

July 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a particularly hazy morning in Sheridan Monday, officials at the National Weather Service Office in Billings said northern Wyoming and southern Montana could be in store for several more weeks of smoky conditions. “The bottom line is we’ve hit that time of year,” impact meteorologist Dan Borsum said. “All the fires across Read More

SFR participates in ongoing training

  SHERIDAN — Sheridan firefighters conducted training exercises Sunday with the use of a mobile fire training trailer. A scenario was established requiring the kind of roof ventilation procedures commonly employed during structure fires involving residential and light commercial buildings. Firefighters used ladders to access the roof and later cut ventilation holes with chain saws. Read More

College touts role as economic driver

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College can be a catalyst for economic development in Sheridan County, Northern Wyoming Community College District President Paul Young told City Council members at a work session Monday. The work session — the first of three to be held over the next three weeks — was requested by City Council to further Read More

Wyo-Rodeo tickets sales up for 2013 event

SHERIDAN — The community of Sheridan once again made the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo a fun, successful event that can only continue to improve, Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo President Zane Garstad said Monday. Final numbers for the 2013 rodeo are in, and Garstad said everyone involved with the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is pleased. “This event is owned by the community. They embrace it, Read More

Elks donate to local schools, library

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Lodge #520 donated copies of America’s founding documents to the four Sheridan County libraries, the Sheridan County public high schools and Normative Services, Inc. The donated “Heritage Corner” kits consist of reproductions of documents including the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Monroe Doctrine, Gettysburg Address and the Read More

Johnson reception at library Aug. 1

SHERIDAN — Local artist Eilene Roadifer Johnson will display a collection of her artwork titled “Drawings and Paintings: 50 Years in Wyoming” at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. An artist’s reception will be held at the library on Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m. The artwork collection will be on display on the mezzanine throughout August.

Dog attack results in injuries

SHERIDAN — Three bystanders broke up a bloody dog attack Monday morning that left a dog and at least two people injured in the 800 block of Olympus Drive. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said a woman was walking her yellow Labrador at 6:17 a.m. when two dogs, a pit bull and a mastiff, charged Read More

Fort Phil Kearny to present living history demonstrations

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will present living history demonstrations, lectures and games at the site Aug. 2-3. Headlining the event is expert military bugler Craig Fischer who will demonstrate the purpose and technique of the bugle for the frontier military. At 6 p.m. Aug. 2, a lecture and demonstration by Robert Read More

Dog attack ends in multiple injuries

July 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Three bystanders broke up a bloody dog attack Monday morning that left a dog and at least two people injured in the 800 block of Olympus Drive. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said a woman was walking her yellow Labrador at 6:17 a.m. when two dogs, a Pit Bull and a Mastiff, charged Read More

Construction ahead of schedule for VAMC project

SHERIDAN — Patients in substance abuse and post traumatic stress disorder residential treatment programs at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center will soon have a more home-like atmosphere in which to recover. Building #87 is a 40-bed facility that will replace the outdated building currently in use. Construction on the 24,000-square-foot space began in October Read More

Sheridan County Fair set for Aug. 1-5

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair is coming to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Aug. 1-5. Silent auctions, animal shows, pig wrestling, a tractor pull, horse events, dog agility and a barn dance are part of the activities that will be offered. There will be music by the Teka Brock Band on Aug. 1 at Read More

DSA annual meeting set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan Association is having its annual meeting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the DSA community room, 121 S. Main St. New board members and officers will be elected and DSA’s goals, objectives and current activities will be discussed. DSA will also be recruiting volunteers to join committees. The four main committees include Read More