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First United Methodist Church accepting donations

September 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church is accepting donations of items for flood cleanup buckets to benefit the victims of the recent Colorado floods. FUMC is working with the United Methodist Committee of Relief to collect items to be taken to the distribution depot in Salt Lake City, Utah. People there will fill each bucket Read More

Dayton man dies in motorcycle accident in the Bighorns

DAYTON — A Dayton man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident near mile marker 77 on Highway 14. The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 49-year-old David Plymell. Capt. Carl Clements of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said Plymell took a wide corner traveling westbound up the mountain. His motorcycle crossed the Read More

Optional one-cent cap tax up for renewal Nov. 5

September 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The specific purpose capital facilities tax, an optional one-cent sales tax, is up for renewal in a special election to be held Nov. 5. The capital facilities tax is approved by voters for use on specific infrastructure projects in Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester, Clearmont and Sheridan County. One hundred percent of revenues raised by Read More

Largest green ash tree located in Sheridan County

A green ash tree in Sheridan County has been designated as the largest tree of its species in Wyoming. The tree is located on property owned by Dave Clarendon about 15 miles east of Sheridan. Clarendon took basic measurements of the tree and submitted the nomination to the state forestry department, which sent out a Read More

Wyoming women’s hunt

SHERIDAN — She grew up with three brothers and “no femininity” around her. She served deer and antelope in myriad ways when she and her husband had an outfitting service on their ranch near Recluse, Wyo. She even guided a few hunts herself when regulars begged her to take them out. She has hunted elk Read More

Story residents gather to talk development

STORY — Approximately 20 Story residents gathered at the Story Woman’s Club Thursday night to prioritize goals for development of the unincorporated area. The goals for the area, which are derived from a community assessment completed by the Wyoming Rural Development Council, are to formulate of a trail system, enhance fire protection, and establish a Read More

Climbing Everest

SHERIDAN –– National Geographic staff writer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will present “Climbing Everest: The Myths, the Macabre and the Madness” at Sheridan College on Monday. The presentation will focus on his successful ascent of the mountain last year and also on the history of Everest treks, including the first ascent by Read More

Examining the impact of using railroad more in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force heard a report from City Planner Robert Briggs regarding a community development block grant study from the Wyoming Business Development Council at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday.  The study, designed to examine the impact of using the railroad for strategic business development, showed a low probability of modifying Read More

Food bank fundraiser

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank will have a fundraiser Sunday from 5-8 p.m. in the YMCA parking lot. The YMCA is sponsoring a fun street soccer event for young people and the food bank food wagon will be selling pulled pork and coleslaw.

Friends of NRA fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Friends of NRA will hold its annual fundraiser banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Tickets cost $50 per person or $90 per couple. Purchase tickets online at or call Sam Fletcher at 751-5649. The banquet will feature a Western steak dinner, live and silent auctions, Read More

CHAPS zombie run Oct. 5

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will have a fundraising “Zombie Walk/Run for Your Life” Oct 5. The event will start on Grinnell Plaza and follow a route through downtown Sheridan along which participants must dodge zombie obstacles. The route finishes back at Grinnell Plaza. Awards will be given for the zombie securing Read More

Cooley and Erickson to be married

PARKMAN — James W. Cooley and Kara Erickson, both of Guernsey, will marry Saturday in Parkman. Cooley is the son of Russel J. and Sandra Cooley of Parkman. Erickson is the daughter of Jean Nordahl.

Cooleys Celebrate 55th

PARKMAN — Russel and Sandra Cooley will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday. Russel J. Cooley and Sandra A. Sweet were married Sept. 28, 1958. Russel Cooley is retired from the U.S. Navy. Sandra Cooley retired after working in restaurants and road construction. The Cooleys have four children: Keith (DeLynn) Cooley, Mindy Cooley, Danny (Cathy) Read More

No injuries in house fire Thursday night

SHERIDAN —Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at approximately 6:15 Thursday night at 85 Sherri View Lane. SFR Fire Chief Terry Lenhart said the incident is still under investigation, but upon initial inspection, it appears as though the blaze was a chimney fire that spread to a portion Read More

Nickerson presents ‘Wyoming, the Railroad State’

SHERIDAN — Greg Nickerson will present “Wyoming, the Railroad State” Thursday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Nickerson will talk about Wyoming’s railroad history. The construction of the Union Pacific in 1868 gave rise to the towns, economy and politics of Wyoming. When the Chicago Burlington and Quincy built across the northern part of Read More

Holy Name hosting carnival and chili supper

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School is having its 78th annual carnival and chili supper Saturday. The carnival will be 3-8 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza and is open to everyone. There will be inflatables, face painting, cake walk and games for the entire family. When you arrive, buy tickets to pay for all the activities Read More

Contingent heads to Fla. to recruit tech industry

September 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A small contingent from Sheridan is headed to the Data Center World conference in Orlando, Fla., in a first official initiative to market the town as a potential host location for a technical business. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey, Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender and Sheridan City Counselor Alex Lee will be staffing Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 26, 2013

  Murphy to hold book signing Friday   SHERIDAN — Author Warren Murphy, a 36-year Wyoming resident, will give a book signing for “On Sacred Ground: A Religious and Spiritual History of Wyoming” Friday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. He will also read sections from the book that relate to Sheridan and Buffalo. This Read More

Food drive at Warehouse Market this weekend

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank will hold a food drive at Warehouse Market Friday and Saturday. Their food truck will also be there selling chili dogs and other items between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lists of items needed for the food bank will be handed out. All proceeds will benefit the People Assistance Read More

Faux Fall Fox Hunt

SHERIDAN — Join a “Faux Fall Fox Hunt” Saturday to benefit the Big Horn Equestrian Center. Riders of varying levels will follow a huntsman along a trail at the Connell Ranch, 521 Beaver Creek Road. There will be stations with games and chances to win raffle tickets. This event is open to everyone, but participants Read More

Story Woman’s Club holding turkey dinner Oct. 6

STORY — The Story Woman’s Club is preparing for its turkey dinner to be held Oct. 6 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The meal will feature roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables and homemade pies and cookies. A new service being offered this year is the ability to call ahead to 751-9466 Read More

WYDOT to readjust downtown signals

SHERIDAN — While a town of 17,000 may not have “traffic” when compared with a metropolis like Denver, Chicago or Los Angeles, drivers still get used to typical traffic flow through town and get their feathers ruffled when that flow changes. In Sheridan, it’s been several years since the Wyoming Department of Transportation installed “no Read More

Clearmont Community Center’s annual fundraiser

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Community Center is having its annual fundraising dinner and auction Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will feature barbecue pork ribs by chef Greg Rohrer and will be served in the community center basement. Bring a pie or dessert to share. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children 10 and Read More

VOA Recovery Graduation held Sept. 14

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies held their third annual Recovery Graduation Sept. 14. Recovery Graduation honors men and women who have gone through the substance abuse recovery process and continue on the road of sobriety. VOA recognized 20 men and women who returned to participate in the graduation from its substance abuse programs, Read More

Methodist church offers music

SHERIDAN — The Bell Choir of First United Methodist Church will offer special music Sunday during their worship service. The worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. with praise singing. Following the service there will be a potluck meal to honor those who have joined the church ministry in the last year. The service and potluck Read More

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