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High performance government

September 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County was one of four municipalities in Wyoming to receive a “high-performance” mark in an analysis of more than 6,300 city and county governments across the nation. A high-performance government is a city or county that ranks in the top 10 percent of all municipalities studied in the analysis. This year a Read More

Mountian lion shot in city limits

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police shot a mountain lion in city limits Friday evening. Dispatcher Cindy Baker said the lion was treed and then killed in the 600 block east alleyway between South Main Street and Gladstone Street. Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said dispatchers received reports of a mountain lion in another area of town earlier Read More

Police looking for Hospital Pharmacy burglary suspects

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police are searching for suspects who broke into Sheridan’s Hospital Pharmacy West and stole thousands of dollars of narcotic medication the night of Aug. 29. Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said the burglary was discovered when pharmacy employees came to work the morning of Aug. 30 to find the drugs had been stolen. Read More

School daze; missed opportunity

September 6, 2013

Now that school has started, it reminds me of the missed opportunity that I had to learn. It was self inflicted because there were a lot of well qualified teachers who tried to get me to learn. I was not interested in what they had to offer; I did only enough to get to the Read More

Riding for the sheer joy

SHERIDAN — “It was 16 to 17 years ago when a high school friend and I rode in a cyclists’ event in Ragbrai, Iowa,” Big Horn resident Bill Conrad said. “We then thought we’d do thi­­s every year. But every year it was one thing or another, so the annual ride didn’t happen.” Conrad did Read More

Enrollment at Sheridan College up 5 percent

SHERIDAN — There are more students on the Sheridan College campus again this fall, as compared to the same time last year. Enrollment headcount for SC increased from 1,353 last year to 1,425 this fall, a 5 percent increase. When fall classes began on Aug. 27, returning students noticed quite a few changes. In addition Read More

County P&Z Commission talks about public uses

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a lot size variance and quarry permit renewal at their regular meeting Thursday. Commissioners also began discussion on whether zoning regulations should be altered to allow some public uses in specified zones. At this point, all public uses such as schools, fire districts, Read More

Lummis: Women a key demographic

SHERIDAN — Fifty-two percent of voters in America are women, which means women are electing offices, and women — especially young, single, working women — need to be reached by the Republican Party to achieve favorable results in upcoming elections, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis told a crowd of more than 40 who gathered Thursday at Read More

Dance at the Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a dance Sept. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by The Wyoming Drifters and others. There is no cover charge and the public is invited. For more information call Jane Perkins at 672-2240.

Lawsuit against Sheridan Walmart refiled in federal court

SHERIDAN — A lawsuit against the Sheridan Walmart shopping center was withdrawn last month, but was refiled Thursday in federal court. Attorney Nicholas Murdoch, who is representing the plaintiff, Frederick M. Lollar and other members of his family, said the withdrawal and refiling of the suit was a move geared toward controlling expenses. The complaint Read More

Trolley making free rounds

SHERIDAN — On Saturday, the Sheridan Trolley will provide complimentary trolley shuttle service between the airport open house and fly-in, the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce Brewfest at Whitney Plaza and sponsoring hotels. The trolley routes and times are: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Continuous trips between the Sheridan County Airport, the Holiday Inn front Read More

Dayton Town Council OKs address changes

September 5, 2013

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved two separate street addressing changes at its meeting Tuesday. Gina Donnor, owner of Gina’s Beauty Bar on Main Street, spoke to the council about having her own address separate from Crazy Woman Saloon. At one time, the property containing the two businesses was one big piece of property, Town Read More

Ranchester Town Council gets project updates

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council met for its regular meeting Tuesday and discussed progress on a few projects around town. The chip seal project on the northern side of Ranchester is expected to be completed this week, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. The streets to be chip sealed included Railway, Carl, Betty, H, Gillette, Weare, Read More

Cycling accident ruled suicide

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Coroner’s office has released the name of the man killed on Decker Road Sunday morning as Robert Smart, 77, of Sheridan. According to a press release provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Smart was riding a bicycle near mile marker four on Wyoming Highway 338, and for an unknown reason, Read More

Senior center to host history conversations

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is again hosting “Casual Conversations in History,” conversations about history in the Sheridan area. The current schedule is: Sept. 11 — The Cody Road to Yellowstone Oct. 9 — Sheridan and Sheridan County in 1910 Nov. 13 — Custer Battlefield Highway These discussions are free and open to the Read More

Photo exhibit opens at library

SHERIDAN — “Homecoming,” an exhibit of photography by Allen “Ike” Fordyce will be displayed on the mezzanine at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library during the month of September. Fordyce was born and raised in the ranching country of Sheridan County. He now lives in Texas. An artist’s reception will take place on the mezzanine at Read More

Wyo. soldiers recognized Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, based in Sheridan, presented awards and promotions Aug. 18. Capt. Aaron Ohnstad of Guernsey received an Army Commendation Medal for his time as the commander of HHB, 2-300th. He has been a member of the Guard for 18 years and Read More

Sheridan college hosts last mountain lecture

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s final mountain lecture of the season will be at the Spear-O-Wigwam campus Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Dr. Julie Rieder will present “Invasive Weeds of Wyoming Rangelands: From Theory to Case Study.” Come early and bring a picnic lunch if you’d like. See for more information and driving directions.

Sheridan will be a sky full of activity Saturday

SHERIDAN — Saturday morning, the people of Sheridan will keep an eye to the sky and the county airport will be buzzing with visitors. The Sheridan County Airport is hosting an open house and fly-in this weekend to foster community relations as well as show airborne visitors what Sheridan has to offer. Fred Barton, Vice Read More

Brown initiated into national honor society

September 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Michelle M. Brown was initiated into Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Indiana University Bloomington in Bloomington, Ind. Brown is a sophomore in the School of Public Health and is majoring in travel, tourism and event management. She is a 2012 graduate of Sheridan High School. Brown is the daughter of David Read More

Zowada named to Distinguished Students List

SHERIDAN — Sierra Zowada of Sheridan was recently named to Tarleton State University’s Distinguished Students List for the 2013 summer semester. Zowada is enrolled at the university’s Stephenville, Texas, campus, and is majoring in accounting. Students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio to be named to the list

Class of 1950 celebrates reunion

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School class of 1950 will have its 63rd class reunion Saturday at noon in the hospitality room of the First Christian Church. There will be a potluck luncheon and time for visiting. Guests of classmates are invited to join. First Christian Church is located at 102 S. Connor St. Call Pat Read More

As residents prep for Brewfest, some create suds at home

September 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow afternoon, more than a dozen regional breweries will participate in the second annual Chamber of Commerce Brewfest. While the popularity of microbreweries and craft beers has exploded in the past few years and it is easier than ever to find specialty beers at local liquor stores, some people prefer to try their Read More

Rock art presentation Thurs.

September 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Le Gourmet Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu if you wish. Following dinner, about 7:15 p.m., Billings archaeologist Tim Urbaniak will address the society. Urbaniak will present a program Read More

Fire-Rescue hosting 9/11 remembrance

SHERIDAN — On Sept. 11 at 7:58 a.m., the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will host a remembrance ceremony to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pa. All available emergency service personnel have been invited to assemble at attention at the flag Read More

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