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High flyers

August 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Over Labor Day weekend, hang gliders from across the nation will come to the Bighorn Mountains for a fly-in. The gliders will take off at the Sand Turn turnout off Highway 14. Come watch and photograph the gliders as they soar over the valley. For more information contact Johann Nield at 751-1138 or

Democrats to host Montana Sen. Tester for Aug. 27 fundraiser

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser for the Wyoming State Democratic Party slated for Aug. 27 at The Black Tooth Brewering Company will feature Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. “We visited with the Wyoming Democrats and concluded it would be great to have Montana’s senator speak since Wyoming doesn’t have a Democratic senator of our own,” noted Hollis Read More

Getting (Park) fit

Grace Carlson, front, holds a side plank with her mother, Elizabeth.

Former Sheridan resident pleads guilty to fraud

August 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — A former Sheridan woman pleaded guilty in Sheridan County’s 4th Judicial District Court May 28 to a felony charge of making a fraudulent claim for food stamps. The admittance of guilt was part of a plea bargain to get prosecutors to drop four other felony charges related to defrauding both the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Read More

County approves mill levies, note valuation down

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County moves into its 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Board of County Commissioners has approved mill levies — or the assessed property tax rate used by local governments to raise revenue — to be used by the county and its incorporated towns and cities, college, school districts and various fire and weed Read More

CHAPS holding benefit polo cup Aug. 25

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will hold their Morton Buildings Benefit Polo Cup Aug. 25. This is your chance to bid on a whimsical selection of paintings by the CHAPS therapy horses. Proceeds from the sale of paintings will help pay for the horses’ veterinary, farrier and feed needs. CHAPS participants will Read More

BLM seeking comments on draft resource management plan

SHERIDAN — The Bureau of Land Management Buffalo Field Office will hold a public meeting in Sheridan on Monday. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the draft resource management plan and supporting environmental impact statement. The area covered by the plan includes BLM lands in Campbell, Johnson and Read More

Planning Commission OKs another large annexation

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval of a second Wrench Ranch annexation north of town. Sheridan City Council will consider the annexation request at its meeting Monday. The annexation would add approximately 264 acres to city property north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, west of the Sheridan Hi-Tech Read More

2013 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Report

August 14, 2013

Weight, Name, Price, Buyer   Grand Champion Market Steer 1380 Wyatt Ankney $5.00 Wyo Group Construction Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer 1342 Braden West $4.00 Spring Creek Coal Champion Weight Division I 1223 Elana Ostler $3.00 Napa Auto Parts Champion Weight Division II 1258 Brayton Ankney $4.25 Zowada Recycling & Steel Champion Weight Division III Read More

Bond issue supporters push to finish line

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — With one week until the special election for the 16-year, $15.85 million general issue bond to support expansion and renovation of Sheridan Colleges’ technical education center, supporters of the bond are in crunch time. They have been spotted at farmers markets, putting up yard signs and hammering home their arguments at a variety Read More

SCSD2 approves VOA contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 board voted 5-1 to approve a contract with the nonprofit Volunteers of America Northern Rockies at their regular meeting last night. Through the A.C.E. program (Accountability, Change in Education) the VOA provides a monitoring and reentry program for students who are suspended or expelled from the school Read More

Aiming to be the ‘Best of the Road’

August 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has garnered its fair share of nicknames and accolades from passersby, and next month, there’s a possibility it could be pegged with another honored title for tourism. Sheridan is one of eight Wyoming towns nominated to receive Rand McNally’s 2013 Best of the Road designation. Specifically, Sheridan is in the running to Read More

Warehouse 201 named judge’s choice at ‘Taste’

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Organizers said while final numbers are still being figured, the Taste of Sheridan held Sunday at Thorne-Rider Stadium likely brought in at least $19,000. The North Main Association, which puts together the event each year, puts that money toward furthering the vision for the neighborhood. Organizers said the event was well attended, with Read More

RENEW’s shoot out this weekend in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming will hold their ninth annual shoot out Saturday. The five-person team trap shoot competition will be at the Sheridan County Sportsman Gun Club. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with practice at 9 a.m. and the event starting at 10 a.m. The top shooter will be awarded $1,000. Read More

Tour de Big Horn bike rides set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust is hosting three group bike rides in Big Horn on Saturday. “Tour de Big Horn” will begin at 8 a.m. at the Big Horn Mercantile just off Highway 335. A free breakfast burrito and coffee will be offered before the rides. The three bike rides are: • Cruiser — Read More

CHAPS hosting volunteer training throughout August

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will hold volunteer training sessions throughout August. Volunteer positions include horse leaders, side walkers and equine specialists. Trainings are Thursday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. All training sessions will be at CHAPS, 501 Highway 14 East. Volunteers must attend Read More

Planning Commission supports 264-acre city annexation

August 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a second Wrench Ranch annexation to city council at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The annexation would add approximately 264 acres to city property north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, west of Vacutech and southwest of Interstate 90. The land would primarily Read More

Buffalo to celebrate cast, story of fictional Western town

August 13, 2013

BUFFALO — Buffalo will play host to the second annual “Longmire Days” Aug. 16-18, a celebration of A&E’s original hit drama series and The New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mystery series written by Johnson County resident and author Craig Johnson. The television series is in its second year and has become one of A&E’s Read More

Former LuLu’s owners give wholesome food a mobile spin

August 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The O.T. Go mobile food cafe made its debut in the streets of Sheridan last week. While the mellow green traveling kitchen is owned and operated by longtime area residents, the mission of the truck is to promote new ideas about food and how it’s served. Lynn Sedar and her husband, Andy Ayers, Read More

Q&A with Mary Matalin

SHERIDAN — Conservative political consultant, radio and TV talk show host, author and speaker Mary Matalin was the keynote speaker at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner Saturday in the Whitney Building at Sheridan College. Matalin has worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Vice Read More

Goose Creek Cup nets $32k

An estimated 800 people attended the one-day polo match between Bud Light and Coca-Cola at the 2013 Goose Creek Cup recently sponsored by the Downtown Sheridan Association. Bud Light was the winner 6-5 over Coca-Cola. Carlucho Arellano was named the game’s most valuable player. DSA grossed more than $32,000 that will be put toward the Read More

Brewfest set 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’ set for 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

Matalin: Engage, fight and do it now

SHERIDAN — Conservative political consultant Mary Matalin and her husband, liberal consultant James Carville, are as opposite as possible on the political spectrum, but they do agree on this: they love Wyoming. Matalin told a packed house at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner Saturday that Wyoming has become a favorite place for the Read More

BOA approves two variances, hears update on B&B

August 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of Adjustments for the city of Sheridan approved two variance requests focused on aligning houses with surrounding structures at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The first variance request was for a property at the corner of 16th and Demple streets. The property owners requested to tear down their current house and build Read More

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