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Shelter raising funds for puppy nursery; hopes to limit disease

June 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — For seven years, the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter has been raising funds to build a puppy nursery to give young animals a safer place to stay at the shelter. With a recent $10,000 donation from a local foundation — that includes a challenge to raise a matching $10,000 from supporters — shelter Read More

Bighorn trail run volunteers dedicated to event

SHERIDAN — This weekend’s 21st annual Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Run is the culmination of months or even years of training by runners. However, the running of the race is also the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by hundreds of volunteers. Michelle Maneval, who is co-director of the run, said each year, Read More

Powder Horn recognized as best place to retire

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Community has been named one of the country’s 50 best master-planned communities by Where to Retire magazine. The list, featured in the magazine’s July/August issue, focuses on communities rather than locations and features first person testimonials by current residents. Communities in 17 states were recognized and the Powder Horn Read More

Wacker named Dietary Manager of the Year

SHERIDAN — Robin Wacker, dining services director at Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge, has been awarded the Certified Dietary Manager of the Year award for 2012. The Wyoming Dietary Managers Association presented Wacker with the award May 16 at their meeting in Rawlings. Wacker has been employed with Sugarland Ridge since 2010. She has 15 years Read More

Sheridan Junior High Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its fourth-quarter “gold” (4.0 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade Kailee Becking, Peyton Bomar, Clara Bouley, Rebecca Bouley, Jack Clement-La Rosa, Robert Culver, Noah Gustafson, Heather Heath, Alix Hegy, Rachel Jahiel, Michelle Jeliazkova, Sidney Jensen, Paden Koltiska, Lillian Kukuchka, Lauren Largent, Severa Martinez, Jacqueline Ross, Kylie Stedtnitz, Coy Steel, Read More

People Assistance Food Bank and Tin Star Records hosting Motorcycle Food Run

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank and Tin Star Records present the second Motorcycle Food Run on Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the People Assistance Food Bank, 2560 N. Main St. The registration fee is $25. The run leaves from the Kmart parking lot at 10 a.m. and ends at Ole’s Pizza Read More

Storm causes flash flooding throughout city

SHERIDAN — Nearly 1.5 inches of rain fell in 25 minutes in Tuesday’s gusher of a thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service out of Billings. Meteorologist Brian Tesar said at points during the storm, 12/100ths of an inch fell in under one minute at the automated station at Sheridan County Airport. Marble-sized hail accompanied Read More

Storm causing flash flooding

June 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — A powerful thunderstorm making its way through the Sheridan area is causing flash flooding on local streets. The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a flash flood warning for central Sheridan County until 8:15 p.m. tonight. According to the NWS, sensors in the area indicate more than an inch of rainfall has Read More

Severe thunderstorms predicted Tuesday afternoon

SHERIDAN – The National Weather Service out of Billings, Mont., has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of south central Montana and north central Wyoming with severe thunderstorms possible. Brian Tesar, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a strong weather system is moving up from the southwest and is expected to cross right Read More

Neighbors worry about increased traffic from proposed Cloud Peak development

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Planning Commission members voted unanimously to rezone 2.28 acres on the Cloud Peak Ranch development located east of Featherbed Lane near Highland Park Elementary School from R-1 residential to R-3 residential but split votes, with four for and two against, on the development proposed for the parcel. The proposed development consists of Read More

Congressional office hours Friday

SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Sens. Michael Enzi and John Barrasso are holding “office hours” in Sheridan on Friday. Field representatives Matt Jones, DeAnna Kay and Denise Ebzery will hold these sessions at the YMCA Whitney Room, 417 N. Jefferson St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Area residents are encouraged Read More

Sheridan County’s annual dust suppression project nearing completion

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department is nearing completion of its annual dust suppressant application project. The roads scheduled for this week are Pass Creek Road (CR 144) and the north five miles of Beckton Road (CR 89). Next week magnesium chloride will be applied to Tongue Canyon Road (CR Read More

June 11, 2013 student news

Howell graduates from Washington School of Medicine SHERIDAN — Eric Howell graduated with honors on June 1 from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was recognized as the Wyoming Medical Society Top Graduate, is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and a recipient of the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. Howell Read More

Building better tomorrows

Mary Grant rolls paint onto a panel of siding Saturday morning for the Habitat for Humanity project on Poplar Trail. This was Grant’s first time volunteering for the nonprofit organization. Saturday’s “Women Build” event was meant to encourage women to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns.

Planning Commission splits vote on development near Highland Park School

June 10, 2013

Sheridan Planning Commission members voted unanimously to rezone 2.28 acres on the Cloud Peak Ranch development located east of Featherbed Lane near Highland Park Elementary School from R-1 residential to R-3 residential but split votes, with four for and two against, on the development proposed for the parcel that would total 5.38 acres of land Read More

Local golf star works the links at Kendrick Municipal course

SHERIDAN — Alex Eisele is a third-year pro shop associate at Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. At the course, Eisele is responsible for organizing tee times, parking golf carts, assisting golfers and helping in the restaurant’s kitchen. Eisele is also an accomplished golfer herself, playing for the Big Horn High School golf team. She recently took Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ starting this week at Welcome Center

SHERIDAN — “Wyoming Wednesdays” will start this week at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth St. The programs will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July, except for July 3. These are informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area as well as all of Wyoming. The emphasis is on culture, Read More

Eagles hosting Father’s Day breakfast Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles 4169 Auxiliary will host a Father’s Day breakfast Sunday. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, chicken fried steak and beverages will be served. The cost is $7 a plate, but fathers eat free. The breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. at 1760 Commercial Lane.

SAGE holding national art show and sale

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al, is having their third annual national art show and sale, featuring works by 21 artists from five states. This judged show features work in oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, pastels, ceramics and textiles. The show’s awards reception is June 20 from 5-7 p.m. The show and reception are at Read More

42 compete in Litte Miss pageant

SHERIDAN — Forty- two young women from Wyoming competed in the Little Miss Wyoming pageant in Sheridan over the weekend. The pageant consisted of interview, casualwear, party dress, photogenic, personality, talent, community service and academic excellence competitions. The girls will next appear at Cheyenne Frontier Days to meet Gov. Matt Mead. They will also be Read More

Ski resort in Bighorns won’t open this year

SHERIDAN — With the mercury pushing 80 degrees Monday, it’s a good day for carving watermelon by the poolside. But area skiers are dreaming of a different sort of carving that involves newly sharpened skis slicing through fresh snow on a crisp winter day — particularly if that day is spent on 250 acres 60 Read More

A memorable RV trip west

June 8, 2013

In April 2010, my son, Jamie, and daughter-in-law, Rita, invited me to go on a trip in an RV to California. Jamie, a pilot, flew me from Sheridan to Salt Lake City where Rita met the two of us with an RV ready to go. We were gone for two weeks to see the Pacific Read More

Take a trip and create some memory making moments

SHERIDAN — There are many memory-making moments we can have through life. Baking with a grandmother, barbecuing with friends or family, camping, dancing … there are as many different such moments as there are people to make them. We often need to carve out memorable moments. And once done, aren’t you glad you’ve done it? Read More

SHS student second woman in seven years to get welding certification as a junior

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School student is showing that when it comes to welding, it’s not just a man’s world. Bailey Burr, who will be a senior at SHS next year, was certified as a level 1 welder in May, becoming only the second woman who was a junior to do that in the last seven Read More

Shoppers come in droves to county yard sale

June 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — The planners behind the Sheridan County yard sale said response to this year’s event was overwhelmingly positive, with large crowds flocking to the Burkitt Street location well before the sale’s 7 a.m. start time Friday. “They just came in droves,” said volunteer Mike Morris. “It’s your typical garage sale mentality.” Hosted in years Read More