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Soldier Creek Medical Center undergoes reorganization

SHERIDAN — Soldier Creek Medical Center practice is undergoing reorganization, according to Sheridan Memorial Hospital officials. The internal medicine clinic, headed by Dr. Hugh K. Batty, closed its doors at 1262 W. Fifth St. on July 5 and will temporarily operate out of SMH. A letter was sent to patients on July 12 stating that… Continue Reading

A day late and a dollar short

Most everyone has felt like a day late and a dollar short from time to time. The first time that I felt that way was when I dirtied my diaper and Mom paddled me. Another time was when we boys broke into the community hall after the carnival and shot out several of the lightbulbs… Continue Reading

Is it raining? Candidates debate use of savings fund

SHERIDAN — As the doom and gloom news for Wyoming’s budget outlook continues, politicians will again consider whether the state should utilize its rainy day fund, which sits at $1.8 billion. Incumbent Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, said the purpose of the rainy day fund is to bridge the gaps when there are funding shortfalls in… Continue Reading

The New Vaudevillians performances to continue Wed.

SHERIDAN — Heading into its eighth season, the New Vaudevillians variety show will continue Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The family friendly show’s line-up includes comedy, magic, singing and dancing. Tickets are $12 and children younger than 5 get in for free. Tickets will be available at the WYO Theater box office,… Continue Reading

Dayton to conduct survey on town’s future

Dayton to conduct survey on town’s future

DAYTON — The Dayton Planning Committee is asking all town citizens as well as adjacent property owners to participate in a survey regarding the town’s future. The committee began work on updating the community development plan in October 2015. The Dayton Community Development Plan will be a blueprint for the future development of the town… Continue Reading

New Faces

Elleny Ruth Babbitt Elleny Ruth Babbitt was born July 24, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Getty and Julie Babbitt of Sheridan. Her siblings are sisters Genevieve, Gracie and Delilah. Her grandparents are Casey and Gail Babbitt of Torrington and Mark and Sharon Chapman of… Continue Reading

SHS class of 1966 reunion set for Aug. 5-6

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1966 will host a 50-year reunion on Aug. 5-6. Marcus and Dianna York will host class members at their cabin on Red Grade Road on Friday. Saturday events include a golf social at Hidden Bridge at 11 a.m. and a dinner and social at Hugh and Mercedes… Continue Reading

VA mental health summit sign-ups end Aug. 4

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veteran Affairs Medical Center  will host a community mental health summit on Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fourth annual community mental health summit’s goal is to build partnerships in recovery, share information about key programs and strengthen connections between systems to better serve veterans… Continue Reading

‘All American’ Crazy Days Aug. 4-6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association’s “All American” Crazy Days will begin Thursday and go until Saturday. Sheridan retailers will have sales on their seasonal stock and overstock items, including in-store specials and sidewalk sales. For more information and to sign up call the Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881. Continue Reading

Reports — July 29, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1900 block Val Vista Street, 12:29 a.m. • Odor investigation, 1500 block Mydland Road, 6:55 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3200 block Coffeen Avenue, 9:58 a.m. • Grass fire, 2000 block Holloway Avenue, 5:35 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Grass fire, 2000 block Holloway Ave.,… Continue Reading

DSA celebrates success, plans for future

SHERIDAN — Downtown Sheridan is in as good of shape as ever, according to Downtown Sheridan Association board members. DSA board members and stakeholders celebrated their success and planed for the future at their annual meeting Wednesday morning. “I can’t express enough gratitude to the board of directors and the Downtown Sheridan Association and our… Continue Reading

Jentel artists to present to public Tuesday

Jentel artists to present to public Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency program will feature August residents in an event open to the public on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.    Presenters will include mixed media/letterpress artist Alexander Lee Landerman of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; printmaker Morgan Price of Bloomington, Illinois; novelist Susan Norman of Dallas, Texas;… Continue Reading

Women’s retreat at Camp Story

SHERIDAN — The annual Presbyterian Women’s Retreat at Camp Story will be Aug. 12-14. The theme is “The Foundation of True Friendship” and women of all denominations are encouraged to attend. Activities include fellowship, Christian inspiration, songs, crafts and good food in the beautiful northern Wyoming outdoors. The cost of registration is $110 and includes… Continue Reading

Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show set for Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will host the Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show and sale Aug. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will feature the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists. There will be cocktails and snacks available. Tickets are $180 per person and you can purchase tickets online at or by calling 672-3173. The Brinton… Continue Reading

‘Ride with the Winds Bike Tour’ set for Aug. 6-7

SHERIDAN — Cyclists will experience a two-day ride through Wyoming on Aug. 6-7. Each day has a 50-mile, 75-mile and a 100-mile ride for different endurance levels. The registration fee is $45 and cycling club members’ registration fee is $25. The fee includes everything needed for the weekend and a limited edition “Ride the Winds”… Continue Reading

Reports — July 28, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Activated fire alarm, 1600 block Hill Pond Drive, 12:31 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 2100 block Sugarland Drive, 10:49 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 3200 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:20 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 100 block York Circle, 10:56 p.m. • RMA assist, 50 block West 13th Street, 11:06 p.m.… Continue Reading

Local philanthropist Forrest Mars Jr. dies at 84

SHERIDAN — Forrest E. Mars Jr., a grandson of the founder of Mars Inc., died Tuesday at age 84. Mars lived on a ranch near Sheridan and died from complications of a heart attack suffered while he was traveling in Seattle, according to a spokesman for the McLean, Va.-based Mars Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported. Mars was well known… Continue Reading

USFS: Fire restrictions go into effect Friday morning

USFS: Fire restrictions go into effect Friday morning

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Fire crews working to suppress the Hatchery and Arden fires in the Bighorn Mountains continue to make progress on the fires’ containment levels. Meanwhile, due to the extreme dryness of fuels in the Bighorn National Forest, officials will implement fire restrictions beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and are bringing in additional crews… Continue Reading

NWCCD in talks for economic recovery

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District is currently participating in ongoing discussions with other regional, state and federal officials to provide relief and solve economic problems facing the state. While the discussions will likely result in grants for displaced energy-sector workers, Sheridan College officials said that is only the tip of the iceberg when… Continue Reading

23-year-old Sheridan woman dies in car accident

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn County coroner in Montana confirmed Wednesday morning that 23-year-old Anna Rowland died Tuesday in a rollover accident on Decker Highway. The coroner, Terry Bullis, said Rowland died in the accident that occurred about 8.5 miles north of the Wyoming-Montana border on Highway 314 near Decker, Montana. Decker Highway, known as… Continue Reading

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