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

June 12, 2013

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

Bighorn Mountains in bloom

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — No matter which road you travel or which trail you hike, you’ll see them … local wildflowers coming into bloom. May and June are generally considered the start of the wildflower season in our area. With the recent rain and cool temperatures, this year may prove to be exceptional for viewing wildflowers. Read More

Museum mascot recovers from jaw surgery

BIG HORN — This past fall, life was good for The Brinton Museum’s “spokesdog” Dickens. The 6-year-old wire fox terrier was happily romping the grounds of the museum and basking in the limelight of his fame as a muse for various artists in the newly published book “The Dickens of the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Read More

County P&Z OKs building plans for green museum

SHERIDAN — Plans continue to move ahead for The Brinton Museum’s new building near Big Horn. The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for applicants from the New Museum at the Bradford Brinton Ranch to construct a 25,526-square-foot museum, gallery and bistro. The proposed development will be a three-story Read More

Minor injuries reported in plane crash Thursday

SHERIDAN — An airplane crash at the Sheridan County Airport resulted in no serious injuries Thursday evening. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said that while several agencies responded to the 7:30 p.m. call, the plane’s pilot was able to walk away from the scene without assistance. Lenhart added that while the aircraft sustained damage, the Read More

Changes in the works for Third Thursday, Farmers Market

SHERIDAN — Despite changes in organizational management, the planners behind Sheridan’s Third Thursday Festival say they’re ready to kick off another successful season June 20. “We’ve got a lot of interest (from the public),” said Third Thursday coordinator Beth Holsinger. “It looks like it’s going to be a really good year.” In contrast to past Read More