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Blood drive set for next week

August 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — United Blood Services will hold a community blood drive Wednesday through Friday at the Best Western Sheridan Center ballroom. Their goal is to replenish the blood supply for the coming Labor Day weekend. Blood drive hours are Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from Read More

Schreiber to give talk on equine health

SHERIDAN — The August meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the ERA Carroll Realty office. Dr. Sarah Schreiber will give a presentation on equine health. Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For further information call Dwight French at 674-8239.

First Assembly of God hosting evangelists

SHERIDAN — The First Assembly of God is hosting special speakers Daniel and Janel Campbell. The Campbells are regional evangelists based in North Dakota and are both ministers with Assemblies of God. They will lead evangelistic services Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. First Assembly of God is located Read More

Fresh-squeezed farmers market

Pearl Wood, with Wild West Kettle Korn, presses down on her lemon juicer to make fresh-squeezed lemonade during Thursday’s farmers market on Grinnell Plaza.

Two arrested in meth bust

August 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Police have arrested two men in Sheridan on charges of manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. Brothers Joseph M. Reeson and Jonathan M. Reeson were taken into custody by the Northeast Enforcement Team Monday and charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and delivery of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. The subjects Read More

Ceasar the Allosaurus

SHERIDAN — Installation of Caesar the Allosaurus began Monday at Sheridan College. The 12-foot, six-inch mounted replica is based on molds made of the original Caesar found in a dinosaur quarry near Buffalo in the 1990s. The mount will be placed on the second floor of the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The completed project Read More

Firehole Composites featured business at ‘e2e’

SHERIDAN — Firehole Composites was the featured business success story provided at the Wyoming Business Council’s “Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur” presentation hosted at the Black Tooth Brewing Company’s Timeberline Room. Former CEO Jerad Stack provided an overview of the company’s start-up, explained how the company negotiated growing pains and ultimately was acquired by a Fortune 350 Read More

Vets. to hold brucellosis meeting

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming state veterinarian will hold a brucellosis education meeting in Sheridan on Sept. 3. This meeting is to discuss brucellosis testing and adult vaccination for brucellosis relating to potential exposure risks from elk in Big Horn and Sheridan counties near Wyoming Game and Fish Division hunt area 40. All area cattle producers Read More

Music-filled worship service

SHERIDAN — Everyone is invited to attend a music-filled worship service at First United Methodist Church starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by Just Harmony and Misty Rios. Members of the congregation will have the opportunity to request verses from their favorite hymns. First United Methodist Church is located at the corner Read More

2013 largest rodeo yet

SHERIDAN — Official numbers are in, and this year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is the biggest on record. Zane Garstad, president of the rodeo board, said 19,354 tickets were sold, bringing in a net profit of approximately $303,000. Friday and Saturday nights’ events were sold out. “This is our best year yet,” Garstad said, adding that around 18,500 Read More

C.J. Box to sign latest book

SHERIDAN — Wyoming author C.J. Box will have a book signing for his stand-alone novel “The Highway” Aug. 30. The popular mystery author will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Cost of justice

SHERIDAN — The economic crunch is fueling tensions between city and county relations over how to best deal with judicial obligations. While both entities have endured cutbacks, questions are bubbling up as to whether the current operating plan is the best solution for these lean times. Some county employees have started to share a sentiment Read More

City considers ongoing use of landfill grinder

SHERIDAN — Last August, the Sheridan landfill began grinding up construction and demolition waste for a pilot program called, “Will it Grind?” After a successful, though different than expected outcome a year later, Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau told members of City Council at a work session Wednesday that the question is now, “Should it Read More

Law enforcement busts brothers allegedly making meth

August 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Police have arrested two men in Sheridan on charges of manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. Brothers Joseph M. Reeson and Jonathan M. Reeson were taken into custody by the Northeast Enforcement Team Monday and charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and delivery of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. The subjects Read More

$1 million grant approved

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council took one more step toward further downtown development with approval of a $1 million grant application to the Wyoming Business Council for a Community Readiness Grant at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The grant would fund phase 2 of the Downtown Development Plan that was created in 2009, Town Engineer Read More

Board approves purchase of 15 acres

RANCHESTER — At their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, the Sheridan County School District 1 board approved the purchase of 15 acres of land adjoining the Big Horn campus. The land was purchased for $294,000 and was purchased using money from the state, rather than district funds. “Currently, that is property we have been leasing Read More

County votes against riparian regulations

SHERIDAN — By a vote of four to one, Sheridan County Commissioners rejected proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding riparian buffer zones at their regular meeting Tuesday. The regulations would have established a 50-foot buffer zone around streams and wetlands in Sheridan County in order to prevent soil erosion, protect fish and wildlife habitat and Read More

Basic pistol classes offered

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association is presenting National Rifle Association basic pistol shooting classes. One class will meet Thursday, Tuesday and Aug. 29 from 6-9 p.m. each evening. Another class will be offered Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 for Gun Club members and their families and Read More

Eagles hosting fundraiser Aug. 23-24

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles Aerie #4169 is having a fundraising garage sale Friday and Saturday. This is multiple family garage sale held at the Eagles at 1760 Commercial Ave. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Additionally, breakfast will be available both days starting at 8 a.m. Read More

Bond issue defeated

SHERIDAN — The $15.85 million general issue bond to support renovation and expansion of the Sheridan College Technical Education Center was defeated by a margin of 367 votes in a special election Tuesday. Of the 5,417 total votes cast, 2,525 were for and 2,892 were against, according to official election results. “It was sort of Read More

Ladies golf tournament Sept. 6-7

SHERIDAN — The “Drive for the Cause” ladies golf tournament events will be Sept. 6-7 at The Powder Horn. The ladies only golf tournament is Sept. 7. Registration for this four-person 18-hole golf scramble will be at 8 a.m. and the tournament will start at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is $150 per Read More

Brewfest set for Sept. 7 at Whitney Plaza

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now available for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Brewfest, their major fundraiser of the year. The Brewfest is Sept. 7 from 3-8 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. In addition to a variety of breweries offering samples of their beer, there will be food and music. John Kirlin and the High Plains Read More

‘Paws for a Cause’ Aug. 31

SHERIDAN — Join in a fun run/walk fundraiser for the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. “Paws for a Cause” will take place Aug. 31 starting at 8 a.m. at The Powder Horn clubhouse. Participate in a 10K or 5K run, or a 3K or 1K walk in the Powder Horn Golf Community. There will be Read More

‘Cal Capone’ performances

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center Players and the WYO Theater will present “The Creepy Corpse of Cal Capone” by D.M. Larson. The play, directed by Erin Butler, is a melodramatic romp set in a secret anti-prohibition nightclub during the Prohibition Era. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Read More

Wyo. unemployment holds steady

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 4.6 percent. The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported the seasonally adjusted rate is down 0.9 percent from last year. Overall, the state gained 4,600 jobs over the course of the year. Within Sheridan County, 769 people claimed unemployment Read More

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