Food Bank picnic this weekend

June 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have a picnic on Main Street in front of JC Penney and Accents of Wyoming on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving cheeseburgers, hot dogs and salad. They will also be selling tickets for two raffle prizes as part of their Read More

Backcountry Horsemen cleanup session Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will have a cleanup session at Elgin Park, located west of Buffalo, on Saturday. Participants should meet at the trailhead by 9 a.m. Volunteers may arrive on Friday and camp overnight. Most work will be done on foot at the trailhead. Some people will do trail clearing on Read More

McPhillips wins second place in Billings singing competition

SHERIDAN – The premier singing competition in Billings, Vocal-ocity, has announced the first round winners that will advance to the finals. Brian McPhillips from Sheridan was the second place winner in this first round. Vocal-ocity is a competition of Billings and area singers held over five months. The singers must pass an audition and then Read More

Driver crashes into Starbucks store this morning

SHERIDAN — A Toyota Sequoia crashed into Starbucks at 2208 Coffeen Ave. just after 6 a.m. this morning in an accident that sent the driver to the hospital with head lacerations and possibly other injuries. Police spokesman Lt. Chris Dahmke said the driver — a 60-year-old man — was headed northbound on Coffeen when his Read More

Communication, business called out in Story assessment

June 5, 2013

STORY — More than 100 people converged on the Story Women’s Club Tuesday evening to hear the preliminary results of a comprehensive assessment aimed at bettering the Story community. Bernie Spielman, board member of the nonprofit Story Community Fund, said the two-day process of public meetings hosted this week by the Wyoming Rural Development Council Read More

County struggles with elected officials raises, while staff pay flat

SHERIDAN — For the first time ever, Sheridan County will have to ask county employees to contribute to their own Wyoming Retirement accounts, Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said. Couple that with no raises this year for county employees and frustrations have arisen. They were further compounded by the knowledge that elected officials will receive a Read More

County rejects proposal due to previous issues with contractor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners decided at their meeting Tuesday that cheaper is not always better. When considering bid awards for a rehabilitation project on the terminal parking lot at Sheridan County Airport, commissioners awarded the bid to the second lowest bidder due to problems they said they had with similar work performed by the Read More

Local leaders of The Salvation Army to head south

SHERIDAN — For more than three years, David and Geraldine Leonard have led the operations of Sheridan’s Salvation Army. In mid-June, the couple will transfer to a new community in Pine Bluff, Ark. The Salvation Army’s local services will remain unaffected during the transition and will continue normal operations. In fact, Capt. David Leonard said Read More

Shaping Sheridan history

SHERIDAN — Nathan Doerr, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will be leaving the facility later this month to take a new position with the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. “I’ve thought over the years that it would take something big to pull me away from here because really this has been my pride for Read More

Dayton passes second reading on FY14 budget, awards yard of month

SHERIDAN — The second reading of the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget for the town of Dayton passed with no changes at the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday, town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. General fund income is projected to be $615,550 and expenses are estimated to be $710,250 for maintenance and general operations. Lofgren said expenses Read More

Ranchester gives 2nd nod to water rates

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council approved on second reading an ordinance that will annex approximately 16 acres into town limits at its meeting Tuesday. The property belongs to Barney Bros. Land and Livestock. It is situated on the southeast corner of town, adjacent to Stonebrook Meadows subdivision. There were no concerns expressed about the annexation Read More

Two local students claim $500 Wyoming Farm Bureau scholarships

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded college scholarships to children of Farm Bureau members. Eilish Hanson of Dayton was awarded a $500 scholarship. She will be a freshman at the University of Wyoming this fall studying agricultural communications with a minor in business administration. Hanson has participated in FFA and 4-H and Read More

SC offering birding weekend

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is offering “Birding Basics: From Your Backyard to the Bighorns” June 14-16. This is a weekend of immersion in bird identification by sight and sound. It will include both classroom and outdoor activities. Learn the basics of bird watching with an emphasis on birds of the Bighorn Mountains Read More

Senior Center players performing ‘Cal Capone’ later this month

SHERIDAN – The Senior Center Players will present “The Creepy Corpse of Cal Capone” by D.M. Larson later this month at the Sheridan Senior Center. The play is a melodramatic romp set in a secret anti-prohibition nightclub during the Prohibition Era. The set design is by Joe Laughton and Erin Butler directs the Senior Center Read More

Reynolds graduates from basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman Hailey J. Reynolds graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Reynolds completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Reynolds is a 2012 graduate of Sheridan High School. Read More

Hawley to give suicide prevention talk June 14

SHERIDAN — Bill Hawley will present a suicide prevention talk at the American Legion Post 13 Hall, 18 Veterans Lane in Buffalo, on June 14 at 6 p.m. The American Legion Auxiliary will serve dinner. The cost is $12 per person. Reservations are requested. Call 684-7987 to reserve a spot. This event is hosted by Read More

Naturalization ceremony June 14

SHERIDAN — Come join in welcoming new American citizens at the U.S. naturalization ceremony June 14. This ceremony is a swearing in of new citizens and will be followed by a reception. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Sheridan County Courthouse. For more information call Nickie Arney at Read More

SCSPC meeting Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s next “Access to Care” meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday. The regular coalition meeting will follow, starting at noon. Both meetings will be at the First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. More information on SCSPC can be found at

City approves annexation on northwest side

June 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved the annexation of 57.48 acres into city limits at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The land is located at the intersection of West Fifth Street and Mydland Road, west of the fairgrounds. The land is comprised of the old Sheridan Country Club clubhouse and golf course. Read More

Holy Name hands out scholarships to SHS seniors

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded nine Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. The graduating seniors must have offered ongoing, active service to the Holy Name Catholic Community, have a strong faith and have been active in their school and community. The scholarships are in the amount of Read More

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ summer program starts June 11

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will begin its “Tidbit Tuesday” summer program on June 11. Tidbit Tuesdays provide children and their families with opportunities to explore history together. The sessions will include a read-aloud story followed by a fun project on the museum’s porch. Tidbit Tuesdays are recommended for children ages 5-10. An adult, Read More

Public works department to continue magnesium chloride application

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Road and Bridge Department will continue its annual magnesium chloride application project this week. The roads scheduled for this week include: Soldier Creek Road (County Road 74), Beckton Road (CR 89), Big Goose Canyon Road (CR 53), Pass Creek Road (CR 144), Wolf Creek Road (CR 67), River Read More

June 4, 2013, Student News

Kara Springer SHERIDAN — Kara Springer, a 2006 graduate of Sheridan High School, graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy on May 11. She received the Eli Lilly Achievement Award, awarded to a graduating senior in recognition of leadership, participation in pharmacy activities and contributions to the school Read More

Bear Lodge hosting trauma conference this weekend

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Northern Bighorn Mountains Trauma Conference will be Friday through Sunday at Bear Lodge Resort in the Bighorn Mountains. The conference fee is $110 which includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and a picnic Saturday evening. Lodging can be booked at Bear Lodge Resort, Arrowhead Lodge or Elk View Inn. Pre-conference Read More

Bighorn Native Plant Society planning hike on Penrose trail

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society is planning a field trip to hike the Penrose Park Trail in Story on Sunday. Participants should meet at the Penrose trailhead at the end of Penrose Lane in Story at 9 a.m. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a sack lunch and water. There should be a Read More