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Planning Commission OKs three projects

March 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission voted to recommend approval for three projects, including the third phase of the Poplar Grove planned unit development northwest of Skeels Street, at its meeting Monday. The three projects will be considered by City Council April 7. The Poplar Grove PUD has been in the works since 2006. After Read More

SC to hold astronomy workshop

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer a two-part astronomy workshop on Friday and Saturday at the college and in the field. Each day will commence at 8 p.m. and the cost for both days is $45 per person. Sheridan College astronomy instructor Ray Oltion will guide attendees in identifying constellations, planets, clusters, nebulae and galaxies Read More

Dayton hosting raffle

SHERIDAN — The Dayton Benefit Club is hosting a raffle in an effort to raise money to preserve the Historic Dayton Community. Tickets are available now for $5 a piece or three for $10. First prize is a $300 gift certificate from Valley Meats and Small Wine Selection. Second prize is a gift certificate for Read More

Lions Club offering opportunity for vets to join

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club is inviting veterans to join their club free of charge. The “Involve a U.S. Veteran” program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified United States veterans an entrance fee waiver of up to $30 when joining a local Lions Club. The program is Read More

Making way for history

SHERIDAN — The barn on West Fifth Street began its journey to a new location Sunday. The structure, roughly 90 years old, was the last telltale landmark of a ranch that once existed near the fairgrounds, and is now privately owned. While several interest groups, including the Sheridan Community Land Trust, had expressed interest in Read More

Economic development group heading to energy conferences

March 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan administrators affiliated with the Economic Development Task Force are planning to attend two energy conferences in the coming months to promote Sheridan as an economic hub for northeast Wyoming. The first is the Montana Energy Fair in Billings, Mont., April 2-3, and the second is the Casper Energy Fair May 19-20. “We’ll Read More

U. of Montana announces fall 2013 dean’s list recipients

SHERIDAN — The University of Montana has announced their fall 2013 semester dean’s list recipients. To qualify for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must earn a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and receive only grades of A or B while taking at least nine credit hours of courses. Rachel Reed of Dayton was named to Read More

RENEW to host Disability Awareness walk

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming invites the community to a walk for Disability Awareness Month. On Saturday at 10 a.m. the event will be held as part of a statewide walk for awareness. The free walk is open to the entire community at the Sheridan Junior High School track. For more information Read More

C.J. Box book signing set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A book signing will be held with C.J. Box for his new novel “Stone Cold.” Box’s latest novel centers on Joe Pickett and his investigation of three mysterious men on a ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming. The signing will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Read More

‘Get Out and Shop’ event this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Philanthropic Education Organization Chapter BI will host their annual “Get Out and Shop” event Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. close-out and unique items will be sold by a variety of vendors in the Sheridan High School gym. The event is free and open to the public. PEO is a women’s Read More

Search continues: Sandhill cranes return to area

BIG HORN — Before flocks of tourists descend on Sheridan County for myriad summer events, another flock of visitors swoops in and sets up summer homes in some of the area’s prime real estate with views of the Bighorn Mountains and good eating nearby. These visitors arrive like clockwork around March 17 and stay through Read More

Day Break full of people like you and me

March 21, 2014

You may have heard a lot about Day Break lately due to the talk of a new facility. You may not realize what adult day services are and that we have been breaking the fun barrier for 22 years. Day Break is a safe haven for those who cannot spend the day alone. It is Read More

Where music speaks

SHERIDAN — His goal was always to come back to Sheridan. Then, his goal was met last summer. Andy Edmundson returned to Sheridan and, with over a decade of experience in music therapy, started his Sheridan-based business, “Possibilities Music Therapy Service.” “My father inspired me,” Edmundson said of his decision to start with music therapy. His Read More

Build your personal emergency kit: Week 24

It’s been 24 weeks since a snowstorm created power outages in the Sheridan area on October 4, 2013. How did you weather the outages? The Sheridan Senior Center has published a weekly plan for assembling your personal family emergency kit and included tips on how to prepare for a possible emergency on a 24-week calendar Read More

Henderson has love of literature, books

Strong English and communication skills distinguish this week’s Summit Award winner, Grace Henderson. Employers in today’s economy are clamoring for college graduates who possess exceptional speaking, writing and listening skills and Henderson is a step ahead of many of her peers. During her junior and senior years she has worked on the Sheridan High School Read More

BH students take top honors at History Bowl and Bee

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School students took top honors at Wyoming’s first History Bee and Bowl, held March 15 at BHHS. The national history bee and bowl, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, started in 2010. BHHS students have participated in the Montana History Bee and Bowl the past few years, and most recently, Read More

Dog and Cat Shelter hosting ‘Spring-FUN-Raiser’ March 29

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will host a “Spring-FUN-Raiser” event March 29. From 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall, food and fun for the entire family will be offered. A taco bar catered by Qdoba will be served as well as homemade cookies, coffee, soda and a cash bar. A Read More

Dr. Connie Fisk next Sheridan College lecture series presenter

SHERIDAN — Dr. Connie Fisk will present “Navigating the Produce Department Gauntlet” on Friday as part of the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series. Fisk is a sustainable food systems instructor at SC who has a master’s degree in both horticulture and food science from Oregon State University. The discussion will be held in Read More

Colon cancer awareness event to be held March 29

SHERIDAN — A colon cancer awareness event will be held March 29 at the Historic Sheridan Inn. “Bottoms Up Bash!” will commence at 7 p.m. and will feature country rock band Narrow Gauge from 8 p.m. to midnight. Attendees must be 21 or older and are invited to “wear blue and dance until they’re blue.” Read More

Community blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — United Blood Services will hold a community blood drive on Thursday. From 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester, donors of all blood types except AB can participate. Potential donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring a Read More

Forest Service office undergoing renovations

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

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