NewsDecember 30, 2014
SHERIDAN — Wyoming legislators decided Dec. 16 against implementing a Wyoming-based Medicaid expansion plan in favor of one based in Indiana. The Interim Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee rejected the Wyoming Strategy for Health, Access, Responsibility and Employment, or SHARE plan after a 7-7 vote. SHARE was developed by the Wyoming Department Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold additional public presentations to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Welch Cancer Center. On Jan. Read More
• 6-8 p.m. Family/kids event to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Luminous Brewhouse, 201 Broadway St. • 6 p.m. to midnight, Adult New Year’s Eve Bash including a ball drop and fireworks, Luminous Brewhouse, 201 Broadway St.
SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse will host a New Year’s Eve bash Wednesday for both families and adults. From 6-8 p.m. a family-friendly celebration will be held alongside an adult party that will run from 6 p.m. to midnight. The evening will include live music and a DJ throughout the evening, games and giveaways. In addition, Read MoreDecember 29, 2014
SHERIDAN — One man and two dogs died Saturday in a fire that burned the man’s living room. John Knebel and his two boxers were found deceased in Knebel’s home after firefighters put out the fire. Buffalo Volunteer Fire Chief Clarence “Gomer” Gammon said a cause of death had not yet been released, but, so Read More
SHERIDAN — A sculpture on loan to the city was hit by a car Sunday at the corner of Coffeen and Main streets. While he didn’t say how fast the vehicle was going, Sgt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Department said the driver was cited for speeding. “They citation was for traveling at a Read More
SHERIDAN — Registration for the 50-mile, 50K and 30K races of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run will open this week. Online registration at itsyourrace.com will begin at 6 a.m. Jan. 5, but locals may register beginning Friday at the Foot of the Bighorns in downtown Sheridan. The race is scheduled for June Read More
SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company is hosting a benefit event to support Katie’s Kause on Saturday. Katie Malin was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in September 2014, and a fundraising campaign was launched to help her cover related expenses. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include entertainment from Terry Waugh Read MoreDecember 26, 2014
SHERIDAN — From natural disasters to man-made chaos, there are many things that can occur on a daily basis requiring a quick and calculated response. This is especially true when you are responsible for hundreds of children. Crisis management in schools is a daunting task that involves everyone from state legislators to students preparing for Read More
SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community is moving back downtown. The CVC once occupied space in the building the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce now calls home, but moved into office space at Sheridan College earlier this year. Starting next month, the CVC will be sharing space with WYO Theater offices in the Read More
Organized years ago, their mission is to support elder living in Sheridan County. Their impact has resulted in benefits for elders and their families over the years. They are a group of representatives from various organizations in — and sometimes outside — Sheridan County who meet to share their resources. The result: a synergy from Read More
I recently tried something new and crossed an item off my bucket list by going skydiving — yes, I jumped at over 10,000 feet from a ‘perfectly good airplane.’ The sheer thrill of the freefall, the beautiful unobstructed view, the great bonding experience with family and friends, and of course, the pictures and a video Read More
Academics for All is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Winnop is this week’s Summit Award winner. There is no doubt her love of learning has contributed to her academic success as she maintains a 4.0 GPA. When asked to name her favorite subject Winnop replies, “I honestly love all of my subjects and can’t choose Read More
YELLOWSTONE — Commercial and non-commercially guided snowmobiles and all types of snowcoaches may now travel from Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance over Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge Junction. Due to various road restrictions, travelers should consult the current road conditions map before travel. The map can be seen online at www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm. Road status can change Read More
• Andrew Orchard of Dayton received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology during their 170th commencement ceremony on Dec. 20.
BIG HORN — He’s lived in Wyoming less than six months — making the move from Kodiak, Alaska, to Big Horn his senior year of high school — and already the honors and accolades are piling up: • All-Conference football player for the Rams • All-State football player for the Rams • Named to the WyoVarsity Read More
SHERIDAN — While Wyoming’s population continues to rise, statistics show a dramatic drop in the state’s growth rate due to hefty out-migrations between July 2013 and July 2014. Population growth between July 2010 and July 2013 increased rapidly each year. According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the state’s population grew by only Read More
SHERIDAN — The scientists involved in a study that found a positive relationship between taller grass and sage-grouse nest success are concerned environmental groups are using the findings to incorrectly label livestock producers as responsible for the birds’ decline. The study, described in “Linking conservation actions to demography; grass height explains variation in greater sage-grouse Read MoreDecember 24, 2014
Dave Marquis, as Santa, wraps a floral arrangement in plastic for delivery Tuesday at Babe’s Flowers on Main Street. Santa has been delivering flowers from the downtown flower shop for the past two weeks in the spirit of the season.
CHEYENNE — While many people unexpectedly take a tumble from time to time, the Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that falls can sometimes lead to moderate and severe injuries, even death, especially among older adults. “Within a six-week period I lost my grandmother and my father after falls,” WDH Injury Prevention Coordinator Dara Lawyer Read More
By Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko and Hannah Sheely SHERIDAN — Several officials have said that residents should not be concerned about getting lead poisoning as a result of the restoration work being done on the old Montgomery Wards building located at 104 N. Main Street. During removal of the white paint on the exterior walls, the age Read More
SHERIDAN — Chances to win with your 2014 Christmas Stroll buttons are running out as Saturday was the final day to “Get Caught Shopping” and today is the final day to claim prizes at local businesses. Each Saturday between the Stroll and Christmas, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce “elves” have caught people wearing their Stroll Read More
SHERIDAN — The Best Western Sheridan Center will host a New Year’s Eve celebration Wednesday. Options for the evening include a ball drop, live music by Jalan Crossland, dinner, a champagne toast and hotel rooms. The deluxe package including all of these options is $150 per couple. A premium package excluding a room is $90 Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will again host “New Year’s Eve at Noon” on Wednesday for those wishing to celebrate the changing of the calendar in the daylight. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with music and lunch. Lunch will include ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli au gratin and raspberry cheesecake for a suggested donation Read More
Thursday • Merry Christmas! Friday • 6:30 p.m., “Jug Band Christmas,” Black Tooth Brewing Company, 312 Broadway St.