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Earth Day cleanup

Earth Day cleanup

Big Horn High School students walk with elementary students during an Earth Day clean up Tuesday in the town of Big Horn. Pictured in back, juniors Christian Mayer, left, and Jack Roberts; in front, first-graders Josie Yaponcich, left, and Rachael Miller. Big Horn students picked up trash in the town and along the highway in… Continue Reading

Construction company wins Montana business honors

SHERIDAN — The parent company of the Sheridan-based KWN Construction has been awarded the 2013 Montana Ambassador Business of the Year Award by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. Dick Anderson Construction, based in Helena, Mont., with additional branches in Bozeman, Great Falls and Billings, acquired KWN in July of last year. Dick Anderson Construction received the… Continue Reading

BHME to host flea market

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a flea market and bake sale fundraiser on Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside vendors will sell their wares to the general public. Admission for visitors is free. Tables for selling items are available for $10 and must be paid in advance. For more… Continue Reading

Bell to host free week of yoga workshop

SHERIDAN — Baxter Bell, MD, will host a weekend of yoga workshops at Santosha Yoga Friday through Sunday. Friday from 6-8 p.m. “The heart of the matter,” workshop will be offered. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon will feature “Yoga for high blood pressure” and 2:30-4:30 p.m. will offer “The rhythm of the heart.” Sunday… Continue Reading

The Brinton opens latest exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum in Big Horn opened its ninth annual illustrator’s exhibit “The Art of Visual Storytelling: Original Illustrations by Zachary Pullen” on April 14. An artist’s reception will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk will be held May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to… Continue Reading

Holy Name to host ‘Mayfest 2014’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host “Mayfest 2014” on Saturday. The benefit event will be a black and white formal masquerade mystery dinner at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner and the interactive murder mystery. A live and… Continue Reading

Jim Gatchell Museum to host history dinner Sat.

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host the annual history dinner and conference on Saturday. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. the program “100-year-old Ranches of Johnson County” will focus on the Meike Ranch of Kaycee, Christian Ranch of Clearmont and Watt Ranch of Clear Creek Valley. Registration is $30 per person… Continue Reading

Communication, money at heart of city, county issues

SHERIDAN — All five county commissioners and all seven city councilors sat down at the same table Monday for the first of three planned meetings between the two governmental bodies to discuss several issues of concern centered primarily on who should do what and who should pay what for various governmental services shouldered by both the… Continue Reading

Finding the finish in a timeless car race

SHERIDAN — Dozens of community members gathered at Hammer Chevrolet Saturday for the annual Pinewood Derby, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America. For the event, each Scout gets a derby kit which includes a block of wood, four nails and four wheels. With that, they must create a race car. The task is no easy… Continue Reading

City OKs electric utility formation

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan has created a municipal electric utility in hopes of providing cheap, redundant power to attract technology and light industrial businesses to Sheridan and increase job growth. The city electric utility was created when Ordinance 2144 passed by a vote of 6-0 on third reading Monday. City Councilwoman Kristin Kelly… Continue Reading

Company looks to connect Billings, Denver on fiberoptic network

Company looks to connect Billings, Denver on fiberoptic network

SHERIDAN — A team of Sheridan entrepreneurs is exploring the possibility of installing an extension of fiberoptic line between Casper and Billings. If it goes forward, the project would increase local recruiting capacity for technical businesses and add resilience to the regional picture of communication infrastructure. Rocky Mountain Fiber, LLC, was incorporated in January and… Continue Reading

Local students perform well in DI competition

SHERIDAN — More than 300 students from Wyoming competed in the Destination Imagination State Tournament earlier this month at Sheridan Junior High School and several local teams achieved top finishes. Students competed in teams of five to seven members, in one of six categories, at the elementary, middle or secondary level and those achieving first… Continue Reading

Rep. Madden to seek another term for HD40

SHERIDAN — Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, has announced he will seek another term as representative of District 40 in the upcoming election. District 40 includes all of Johnson County and the eastern part of Sheridan County. Madden has served in the Wyoming House of Representatives since 2007. “With the high turnover in the Wyoming House… Continue Reading

Story Elementary to host taco dinner

SHERIDAN — Story Elementary will host a taco dinner and fiesta night on Friday. The evening will run from 5-7 p.m. with a special performance by the students at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Volunteer Spanish teachers Lynn and Isaac Valdez have been teaching the children Spanish and the students will show their language skills… Continue Reading

New owners to bring Dubois success to Sheridan

New owners to bring Dubois success to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The former Sheridan Palace restaurant on Main Street has new owners and is undergoing total transformation. New owners Sevrine and Robert Murdoch have plans to renovate the space and open as the Cowboy Cafe in mid-May. The Murdochs have owned and operated a Cowboy Cafe in Dubois with success for more than 20… Continue Reading

Museum appoints new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society has appointed a new director for the Sheridan County Museum. John Woodward is leaving his position at the Dawson County Museum in Lexington, Neb., to join the Sheridan team at the end of this month. Interim Director Sarah Ligocki said Woodward was chosen because he has strong experience… Continue Reading

‘Keys to the Stone’ to honor local students

SHERIDAN — The Keystone Awards are coming to the WYO Theater Thursday and the “Keys to the Stone” student awardees have been announced. The Keystone Awards is an annual event benefitting the Sheridan Senior Center that celebrates and honors individuals with a lifetime achievement of service to the community. This years award winners, Scott and… Continue Reading

Councilors balance public, private interests

SHERIDAN — Eyebrows have raised around town as people question how the mayor and city councilors will balance the public’s interests with their own private interests following recent announcements of new business ventures. These new ventures and the employment of some councilors in data and energy-related industries, coupled with the city’s efforts to bring data centers… Continue Reading

The Powder Horn hires new executive chef

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn has hired a new executive chef. While it’s a new venture for the Clubhouse, to Kayla Zezas, it’s a homecoming. Zezas, 24, grew up on a ranch 20 miles outside of Buffalo and attended the Wyoming Culinary Institute in Sheridan. After graduation, she moved to Alaska and worked at a… Continue Reading

Third class on canning set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension will host the third workshop in a three-part series highlighting tools and techniques for freezing, dehydrating, fermentation, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The final class will be offered Thursday on pressure canning from 5:30-8 p.m. The classes cost $10 each or $25 for all three. Scholarships are available… Continue Reading

Earth Day to be celebrated April 26

SHERIDAN — Earth Day will be celebrated on April 26 in Sheridan at the Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming campus and the adjacent south park. A festival will be held including live music, kids entertainment, a tree planting and dedication, educational materials, food and free things including chances to win prizes every 15 minutes.… Continue Reading

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