Category Archives: News

Former governors: Political rhetoric hurts country

CASPER — Former Wyoming Govs. Mike Sullivan and Jim Geringer said political candidates — in particular, presidential hopefuls — embrace reality-television-style messaging and explosive statements that result in lower-quality policy for the country. At a time when Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has come under fire for posting what many consider to be… Continue Reading

Downtown Sheridan Association hires summer intern

SHERIDAN — Miles Novak, a 2014 graduate of Big Horn High School and current junior at North Dakota State University, studying management and agricultural communications, will work at the Downtown Sheridan Association office this summer. Novak has been with DSA since June and will continue to intern through August. During this time, Novak will aid… Continue Reading

Kiwanis pancake breakfast set for Friday

Kiwanis pancake breakfast set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week pancake breakfast will take place Friday from 6-9 a.m. on Grinnell Plaza. The cost for breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for those age 12 and younger. For more information or to get tickets, call the WYO Theater box office at 672-9084, talk to any member… Continue Reading

Congressional representatives to host office hours

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Area residents are encouraged to stop by the Fulmer Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to visit with DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson and Matt Jones. Residents can discuss issues or views regarding the federal government. Those… Continue Reading

‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday. Peter Lecholat of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk for July. Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m. For more information call Ariel… Continue Reading

Beds Along the Bighorns set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Bed races will take place down Main Street on Friday at 9 a.m. The six-person teams from different businesses and organizations will race with decorated beds for the grand prize. The entry fee is $45 per team. For more information and to register a team call Jim Schellinger at 672-7421. Continue Reading

Sneakers and Spurs run returns Friday

SHERIDAN — The annual Rodeo Week 5K run or 1.5-mile walk will take place Friday at 8 a.m. on Grinnell and Main streets. Participants can pre-register at The Sport Stop or Foot of the Bighorns or from 7-7:30 a.m. on race day. The cost is $20 if registered by 5 p.m. on Wednesday or $25… Continue Reading

Reports — July 11, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1800 block Big Horn Avenue, 8:56 a.m. • Carbon monoxide check, 1700 block Pond View Court, 11:23 a.m. • Assist agency, grass fire, Beatty Spur Road, 4 p.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Avoca Court, 4:54 p.m. Saturday • Activated fire alarm, 2000 block South Sheridan Avenue,… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials looking ahead to new strategic plan

SHERIDAN — From its schools being named as the top in the state by Newsweek to ranking high in Wyoming test scores, Sheridan County School District 1 officials feel they have positioned the district as one of the more successful in the state. But there is always room to improve. SCSD1 officials will look toward adopting… Continue Reading

Applications for Sen. Enzi’s fall internship due July 15

SHERIDAN — Applications for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s fall internship are due July 15 at midnight. Applicants must be at least sophomore standing in an accredited university with a 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to students from Wyoming or those studying in Wyoming. To apply for the internship go to http://www.enzi.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internship-information and click on apply… Continue Reading

Volunteer fire districts to lose some funding

SHERIDAN — While Sheridan County officials predict a 12 percent drop in sales tax revenues in the new fiscal year, which started July 1, volunteer fire departments in the county will see a larger reduction in the funding they receive from the county. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller said Thursday that all of the… Continue Reading

SkillsUSA director to be replaced by organization

By Kristine Galloway Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE — Members of SkillsUSA and their advisers across Wyoming are worried about the future of the organization in the state. That’s after the Wyoming Department of Education announced in June that it would not grant the director’s contract to Toni Decklever, who served as the state SkillsUSA director… Continue Reading

State committee looks for fixes to Title 25 issues

By Matt Murphy Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE  — Wyoming is still wrestling with how to pay for rising costs for court-ordered mental health and substance abuse services while still providing for those who need help. The issue was discussed at a Thursday meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Subcommittee on Title 25 Issues. The subcommittee is… Continue Reading

Agendas — July 9, 2016

Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors 4 p.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room Cottonwood building • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Contracts/requests A. WY Game and Fish Grant Cooperative Agreement • WY Dept of Agriculture Grant Extension Amendment • Approval of minutes from June 14, 2016 • Financial A. Monthly budget report… Continue Reading

UW announces Spring Provost’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently released the list of students named to the Spring Provost’s Honor Roll. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in at least six credit hours but fewer than 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 GPA. The following Sheridan County students earned a spot… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizing ‘Blazing a Trail’ photo contest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is putting together a calendar of the communities’ photos. This year’s photo subject matter is any person 60 years or older and their adventurous side. Participants are encouraged to send a maximum of two photos of individuals engaging in adventures, life’s possibilities or helping others. The person 60 years… Continue Reading

Myths about Medicare and long-term care

Myths about Medicare and long-term care

SHERIDAN — An older parent or spouse unexpectedly needs hospitalization and long-term care. Who pays and where does Medicare play a part? Where does long-term care play a part? “What I have seen is family members think Medicare is going to cover all of the bills, but this is not the case,” said Ann Gardner.… Continue Reading

Free photography workshop set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a free photography workshop on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the WGFD regional office. Jessica Grant, a photography intern with the WGFD, will teach the workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera. To register for this event, email Jessica Grant at jessica.grant1@wyo.gov. Continue Reading

Mayoral candidate addresses criminal record

SHERIDAN — Jacob Martin, a candidate seeking the office of Sheridan mayor, addressed his criminal record and said he believes it will be a strength, not a weakness in his campaign. “…I would like to make it clear I consider my past one of my biggest advantages,” Martin said in an email to The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Yale, UW students explore Bighorns

Yale, UW students explore Bighorns

SHERIDAN — Dr. Charlie Bettigole, program director for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has run a capstone graduate-level class at the Northern Wyoming Community College District Spear-O Mountain Campus this week. At the culmination of the course, Bettigole and his students have invited the public to Spear-O to… Continue Reading

Bond set at $5K cash for man accused of strangulation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff on Tuesday maintained a $5,000 cash bond for a Sheridan man accused of strangulation of a household member. Michael Sanchez, born in 1972, faces one charge of felony strangulation, which carries a penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. According to court… Continue Reading

Ranchester town councilors focused on old business Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council held a workshop before its regular meeting on Tuesday to continue discussion about paving Mobile Drive, Mobile Circle and H Street. During the workshop, engineering options were outlined. Topics included addressing the sewer lines, drainage, road width, curb and gutter needs, and the amount of paving that will have to… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park continue Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park. These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

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