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Forest Service office undergoing renovations

March 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Visitor services will continue while the Bighorn National Forest’s Tongue Ranger District office in Sheridan undergoes renovations. The public entrance to the building will be relocated while the reception area receives fresh paint and new carpet. The relocated entrance will be off the parking lot on the east side of the building. Dates Read More

Ucross Ranch wins national rangeland stewardship award

UCROSS — The Ucross Ranch was recently recognized for its rangeland management practices when it received the Society for Range Management’s 2014 National Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship Award. Ucross won the society’s Wyoming award in 2012. The ranch is operated by the Apache Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary of Apache Corporation, a global, $50-billion oil and Read More

Game and Fish seeks information in antelope poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information to help find the person or persons who illegally killed two antelope in northeast Johnson County. The antelope were discovered just off the Lower Powder River Road 12 miles north of the Powder River Rest Area on March 13 and reported to Buffalo Game Read More

Unusual instruments, familiar notes

SHERIDAN — Not all instruments sound alike and not all musicians march to the beat of the same drum, or bodhran. These artists found and learned their art on instruments unfamiliar to most people by appearance, but with well-known sounds. Bill Bradshaw What is the instrument you play? Mandolins. I call one Mrs. Stiver and Read More

SCSD2: Whitney board member escalating conflict

SHERIDAN — In an ongoing dispute between Sheridan County School District 2 and Whitney Benefits, district board President Richard Bridger has accused members of the Whitney Board of fighting a private battle publicly. “As a Board, we would certainly prefer that any necessary discourse between our entities take place openly, honestly, and professionally, between our Read More

‘’Sidetracked’ performing at Beach Party

SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a beach party on March 28. The party will feature live music by Bruce Zimmerschied and “Sidetracked,” a light show, margaritas, food and more beach-themed fun. Attendees are encouraged to wear optional beach attire. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the party will start at Read More

Kendrick Mansion to host volunteer training

SHERIDAN — Trail End State Historic Site, also known as the Kendrick Mansion, will hold its annual volunteer docent training Thursday. This training is for anyone interested in giving guided tours of the historic home. Kendrick Mansion is the former home of U.S. Sen. John B. Kendrick and represents the time period of 1913-1933. The Read More

Clearmont Elementary students to present ‘Blue Dog Blues’

SHERIDAN — The Clearmont Elementary students will perform a concert on Thursday. “Blue Dog Blues” will commence at 7 p.m. in the gym of the school. The theme of the concert aligns with a “Blue Dog” art project they have been working on in art class. For more information call Elisa Olson at 758-4411 extension Read More

Rainbow serving up celebration tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Rainbow Bar will celebrate 49 years of business tomorrow with a free party. The entire community is invited to enjoy a free pig roast, giveaways throughout the day and door prizes starting at noon. The bar is located at 264 N. Main St. For more information call 674-7848.

Sheridan College earns first WY Tree Campus USA designation

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees was informed at its regularly scheduled board meeting last night that Sheridan College has been designated as a Tree Campus USA site. This is the first designation of its kind for any college campus in Wyoming. Started in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a Read More

Local man pleads not guilty to sexual assault

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one felony count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning. Clinton Granger, 37, was arrested Feb. 10 after a female approached authorities and gave details of being molested by Granger approximately four years ago. According to Read More

Fair Board considers funding for 4-H Dog Project equipment

SHERIDAN — Over the last year, the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association has made several efforts to enhance experiences at the fairgrounds for various user groups by repairing and improving facilities and making contributions toward the purchase of new equipment. On Thursday, Tom Terry, 15, approached the board to ask for support for the Dog Project, Read More

Big West Arts Fest to be replaced with symposium

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College visual and performing arts department announced today its intention to launch the Sheridan College Cultural Arts Symposium, a new cross-disciplined, student-centered event, to replace the Big West Arts Festival. SC art faculty member Rod Dugal said the new event will allow the college to shift resources and increase involvement of Read More

‘Forever Plaid’ opens tonight

March 20, 2014

Vocalists, from left, Philip Garber, Michael Gondal, AJ Longhurst and Ryan Koltiska perform on stage during the rehearsal of “Forever Plaid” on Tuesday night at the WYO Theater. The musical performance by the Civic Theater Guild and the WYO Theater is directed by Matt Davis with musical arrangements by James Raitt. The production will show Read More

With a full-time peace officer on staff, Sheridan College crime rates scrape rock bottom

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College is the only community college in Wyoming that keeps certified peace officers on staff to handle legal affairs on campus. One could argue that it’s either because of, or perhaps in spite of this, that campus crime rates scrape rock bottom. The Sheridan College campus police force consists of two full-time Read More

Sheridan police seeking spray paint artists

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan police are looking for persons of interest who may be responsible for multiple incidents of graffiti in the last few months. The department has received seven reports of public and private property being spray painted overnight. According to a press release from the SPD, each of the seven incidents in question Read More

ERA to market SEEDA properties

SHERIDAN — ERA Carroll Realty of Sheridan has been chosen to market property owned by the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board. ERA won the bid against four other realtors last month, and has developed a website tailored to marketing business properties, including those in the high-tech business park and commercial park. Read More

No trapping to be added to Kleenburn Recreation Area

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Parks and Recreation Board issued a notice of intent Tuesday to amend the rules at Kleenburn Recreation Area near Acme to add “No Trapping” to the list of rules. Board Chairman Mike Nickel noted that trapping is not against the law, but that several people who walk their dogs in Read More

Dayton Town Council votes down Crazy Woman Saloon plans

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council voted 3-1 to deny a request from Crazy Woman Saloon to have a live band and outdoor catering permit Friday night of Dayton Days at its meeting Wednesday. The saloon was approved for an all-night dance with a catering permit on Saturday, July 26, at a previous meeting but had Read More

Local student wins FFA 2014 Regional Star Award

DAYTON — Agriculture savvy, time management, organization, record-keeping and an outstanding work ethic are just a few of the characteristics all of the Wyoming FFA 2014 Regional Stars Award recipients have in common, selected earlier this month by the Wyoming FFA Association. Each year, the Wyoming FFA recognizes its outstanding young agriculturalists with the Regional Read More

Perry asking for historical help

Big Horn — Shane Perry, the great-grandson of Norman Perry, is writing a detailed paper on his great-grandfather’s life and is asking for help from the community. Norman Perry spent most of his life in Big Horn after working in the movie industry in California in the early 1900s. Shane Perry is asking for anyone Read More

Sheridan College to present performance Saturday

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Sheridan College Interdisciplinary Art House will be presenting a performance involving visual art, theater and music. Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poem “Reflection,” this innovative show is the culmination of a cooperative workshop between college and high school students and staff. This free event is open to all community members and Read More

Sheridan Earth Day Committee seeking vendors

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Earth Day Committee is seeking vendors and participants for the annual worldwide Earth Day celebration. The mission of the event is to foster a better understanding of and to create enthusiasm in the Sheridan community for the caring of the environment. The local celebration will be held April 26 from 11 Read More

VOA receives three-year accreditation for excellence

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-based Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Supportive Services to Veteran Families Program has received a three-year accreditation from a nationally recognized quality assurance evaluation agency. The Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities bestowed its longest lasting stamp of approval for the agency after a rigorous inspection revealed the VOA facility is operating Read More

Sheridan native fighting for equal rights in Utah

March 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has cultivated and exported a gutsy political activist. Steven Germann, 21, was among a group of 13 arrested in February in the Utah state Capitol building after the Salt Lake City-based Legislature refused to consider a bill broadening rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals. Germann was raised and schooled in Read More

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