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Sheridan police collect 26 pounds of drugs in annual prevention effort

April 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department collected 26 pounds of prescription drugs during Saturday’s Drug Take-Back event. The collection station staged in the Walgreens parking lot on Coffeen Avenue was part of a national initiative of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The National Take-Back Initiative is based on the basis that many people, at some Read More

Work on city land use plan ongoing

SHERIDAN — Progress continues on development of a Sheridan Land Use Plan with completion of a zoning policy analysis and a draft land use map that shows actual uses of land in Sheridan versus what land may be zoned. Orion Planning Group, which has been hired to spearhead the project, and a steering committee for the Read More

Lottery organizers host training with potential vendors

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s economy is gearing up for some big changes, thanks to a little piece of legislation passed in 2013. The Wyoming Lottery Act not only provided for the possibility of Wyoming participating in state or national lottery games, but opened the door for limited types of other betting and games of chance already Read More

Landslide Causes Reroute on Hwy 14 East

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation road crews have created a hasty bypass on HIghway 14 East of Sheridan after a landslide first noticed this spring made significant movement over the past few days. The emergency action allows the road to remain open, yet keeps traffic away from the potential hazard. WYDOT District 4 Public Read More

Big Horn band to present concert

April 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School band will present a Festival Concert on Wednesday. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. in the BHHS auditorium. The concert is free and open to all. The concert will be conducted by guest clinician Richard Parmer. Selections performed will include “Variation Overture” by Clifton Williams, “When the Read More

Long-term care seminar Wed.

SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host a free seminar on Wednesday regarding long-term care. The meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the entire community. Topics to be covered include: • the costs of long-term care; • why long-term care planning is critical; • various options to help with long-term Read More

Archaeological society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at the Holiday Inn. The free event will commence at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner may be ordered off the menu but is not required to attend. Following dinner, at about 7:15 p.m., Sheridan geologist and paleontologist Georgia Read More

Sheridan Junior High School releases honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade “Gold” honor roll Hunter Anderson, Steen Avery, Kathryn Bammel, Ashley Beld, Taylor Bowie, Amanda Buckler, Tristan Choong, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad, Bailey Coon, Kyle Custis, Madelyn Estes, Jacob Frederick, Reece French, Dalton Friesen, Ashley Granger, Bridger Gransbery, Tanner Greig, Read More

Consultant brought in to rejuvenate economic efforts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force brought in a consultant last week to provide training and fresh ideas to rejuvenate economic development efforts in Sheridan. Business speaker Patrick McGaughey’s presentation, “Effective Partnerships in Economic Development” highlighted the importance of communication, teamwork and sharing credit for accomplishments. McGaughey used his background working in economic development Read More

Area students perform well at state science fair

SHERIDAN — Almost 400 students from 26 Wyoming junior high and high schools submitted more than 360 projects to the Wyoming State Science Fair last month at the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. Students from grades 6-12 competed in 17 categories and were required to plan, organize, research, prepare and present projects of their interest. Read More

One firefighter injured in blaze at local artist’s home

SHERIDAN — One firefighter from Sheridan Fire-Rescue was injured in the course of fighting a fire at the residence of local artist and philanthropist Neltje on Sunday night. SFR Chief Terry Lenhart said crews were called to the structure fire at 11 Lower Piney Creek Road near Banner at 7:41 p.m. and confronted an active Read More

SCLT building ‘water trail’ knowledge

SHERIDAN — Finding a trail to hike or bike is not difficult in Sheridan County. They criss-cross the mountains, run along Soldier Ridge northwest of Sheridan and meander along creeks and through parks all over town.  But for those seeking a different kind of trail — one for their kayak, raft or canoe — area Read More

CHAPS to host ‘Day at the Derby’ May 3

April 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip Equine Assisted Therapy will host their annual “Day at the Derby” on May 3. From 3-8 p.m. in the loft of Warehouse 201, attendees will watch the Kentucky Derby, bet on recorded races, buy race squares, bid on silent auction items and partake in 50/50 drawings. All Read More

Dayton blood draw to be held Thurs.

SHERIDAN — A Community Blood Draw will be held for Dayton on Thursday at Dayton Town Hall. From 6:30-9 a.m. a variety of blood tests will be offered. A wellness panel with TSH will cost $50, a complete blood count will cost $15, a PSA for men will cost $30, a colorectal screening kit will Read More

Registration for Third Thursday Street Festivals now open

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the 2014 Third Thursday Street Festivals. The events will run from June through September. Fees will be $30 per event or $108 for all four for non-profit organizations, $50 per event or $180 for all four for for-profit companies and $110 or $220 per event for food vendors, Read More

Beaver Creek Slide, Slog to take place May 3

SHERIDAN — The 11th annual Beaver Creek Slide and second annual Beaver Creek Bike Slog will take place May 3. Walkers, runners and bikers are invited to participate in a half marathon or 3.5 mile walk/run along the Bighorn Mountain foothills. The events are benefits for the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter, who receives $12.50 of Read More

Middle school students get jump on programming

When most of us think of computer programming, if we think about it at all, we envision a computer whiz spending mind-numbingly boring hours in front of a computer screen typing in code. However, this stereotype is becoming outdated as students at Sheridan County School District 1 are taking up computer programming in a fun Read More

Agricultural producers focus on conservation

SHERIDAN — For crop and livestock producers, it all comes down to the bottom line. They want to produce the most crops and best livestock they can while conserving as much money as possible. While putting up fences to divide pastures for grazing rotation may not seem like a way to conserve money in the short-term, Read More

Visiting servants seek additional local projects

SHERIDAN — There are some strangers in town who are hoping to become friends to Sheridan, and fast. They call themselves Green 7 and they are a team of young adults from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps here on a seven-week community service trip. Their mission, to assist Habit for Humanity in the finishing Read More

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood says it’s time to step down

DAYTON — Long story short, he’s 79 years old, and while he still feels healthy, he feels like it’s time to step down — or out, since he’s never been one to put himself above others, even if the name plate on his immaculately clean desk inside Dayton Town Hall does read, “Mayor.” Mayor Bob Read More

Toasting community

SHERIDAN — Some of Sheridan’s most community minded and influential people gathered at the WYO Theater last night for the fourth annual Keystone Awards. The event is a benefit for the Sheridan Senior Center that celebrates individuals who have provided a lifetime of service to the community. This year’s award winners were Dixie See, William Read More

Sheridan moving toward more Earth-friendly habits

SHERIDAN — This weekend, dozens of local businesses have teamed up with government and environmental groups to make a push for education to make savvy practices a lifestyle as opposed to a passing trend the week of Earth Day. The build-up to this weekend’s grand finale Earth Day event began last week and continued this Read More

Onstott honored as 2014 Champion of Children

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns has chosen Reta Onstott as the 2014 Champion for Children. The Sheridan based nonprofit presented her award at the sixth Annual Light of Hope Breakfast at the Best Western Sheridan Center this morning. “Quite frankly, Reta should have won a long time ago,” said Susan Carr, Read More

Man killed when tree branch falls on him

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan County man died Thursday night when, it appears, a large branch fell on him while he was trimming a tree, Sheridan County Coroner PJ Kane said. Kane released the name of the deceased man as 63-year-old David Mader. Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Williams confirmed his crews were called to Read More

Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday

SHERIDAN — Officers from the Sheridan Police Department will be manning a drug take-back station in the Walgreens parking lot on Coffeen Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The effort is part of a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to get unused and unnecessary prescription drugs out of homes, Read More

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