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WDE seeks comment on proposed rule

June 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education is promulgating the Chapter 43 Reading Intervention and Response Rule. A public comment period is taking place on the proposed rule, as well as on a comprehensive list of tests to screen for dyslexia and language disability. In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature passed W.S. 21-3-401(a) which requires Read More

Registration for WYO Rodeo Parade due Friday

SHERIDAN — Registration forms to participate in the 2015 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade on July 10 are due Friday. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of Wells Fargo and goes south on Main Street, and then turns east on Works and back north on Gould Street. Registration for horseback riders, tax exempt nonprofit Read More

Battle Under the Bighorns set for Saturday

DAYTON — The Battle Under the Bighorns three-on-three basketball tournament is returning to Dayton Saturday. Teams of three kids who have just completed grades four through eight are invited to register. The tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton, and there is no cost to attend Read More

SCLT to host trail workday Saturday at Soldier Ridge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a trail workday on Saturday at the Soldier Ridge Trail. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., community members are needed to help do maintenance work on Soldier Ridge Trail out West Fifth Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear long work pants and sturdy close-toed shoes and to Read More

Antelope Butte nonprofit signs purchase agreement

June 22, 2015

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Antelope Butte Foundation signed a purchase and sale agreement with the U.S. Forest Service on Friday, paving the way to purchase the existing ski area infrastructure and improvements. ABF Board President Mark Weitz signed the PSA on June 19, after nearly four years of collaboration between the USFS,  ABF Board of Directors Read More

Kinner spending time learning, preparing for legislative session

SHERIDAN — State Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, said he’s getting more excited every day while he prepares for his first session in the Wyoming Legislature. “I’ve described it to friends as being on fire,” Kinner said. “It’s a new career and (I have) enthusiasm and the excitement about learning something new.” Kinner took the legislative Read More

Sushi restaurant prepares to open in July

SHERIDAN — A restaurant blending delicacies from the Far East, with a twist of American culture, will be the newsiest addition to the Sheridan restaurant scene. Wahoo Sushi, owned by the brother-sister duo of Matt Culver and Heidi Cook, will be located on Coffeen Avenue south of Sheridan and will bring the art of Sushi to Read More

Music fest brings tourism, little trouble

SHERIDAN — An influx of visitors in town for the Big Horn Country USA concerts led to increased arrests in the city of Sheridan, but police and event organizers said the event, as a whole, was a success. Between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Sunday, preliminary data indicates the Sheridan Police Department registered 13 Read More

Measures of Devotion: Korean War vet finds home near the mountains

SHERIDAN — As a 21-year-old from Nebraska, Melvin Quick found himself tens of thousands of feet in the air flying over Japan in the middle of the night. A tail gunner and bomber in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he spent two years in Japan and flew 50 missions. His four years Read More

WYO Rodeo launches new website

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials have announced the release of a new website at It includes more thorough and timely information, photos and video footage, ticket information, an updated calendar of events, past champions, volunteer information, links to partner sites and more. “Our new website captures the fun, the action and the adventure Read More

‘Flame of Hope’ to pass through Sheridan Weds.

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming officials have announced that the “Flame of Hope” Torch Run for the 2015 Special Olympics is on its way to Los Angeles and coming through Sheridan on Wednesday. The Unified Relay gives anyone in the country a chance to carry the Flame of Hope — which will Read More

NAMI changing its meeting place to First Christian Church

SHERIDAN — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group is changing its meeting place. Beginning Wednesday, the group will be meeting at the First Christian Church located at 102 S. Conner St. The meeting will be held in the basement and attendees should enter the building from the west door. The group meets weekly Read More

Search and Rescue unit awarded Unsung Hero Award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Search and Rescue unit was awarded the Unsung Hero Award at the Wyoming State Homemakers Convention June 13 in Douglas. The group was organized in 1992 and works closely with law enforcement in Sheridan and neighboring counties. It is a nonprofit organization made up of 40 members dedicated to helping Read More

ParkFit to feature dodgeball Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with dodgeball at Sheltered Acres Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend Read More

TRMS officials announce honor rolls

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School officials have released the names of students who made the school’s honor rolls for the 2014-15 fourth quarter. Superintendent’s honor roll students earned a 4.0 grade point average and received an A in every subject. Principal’s honor roll students earned at least a 3.67 GPA and had no grades Read More

Wyo. Weds. to feature WGFD’s Bud Stewart

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue on Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed Read More

GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND: Behind-the-scenes work helps make Big Horn Country USA possible

June 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — One week before Keith Urban’s bus rolled into Sheridan, it was quiet. It was the calm before the storm. But more than 7,000 people — roughly the equivalent of 41 percent of Sheridan’s population — would soon fill the Trails End Concert Park for each night of the Big Horn Country USA music Read More

Another summer in mountain paradise: Browns work as attendants at Prune Creek Campground

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST — For Bob and Jean Brown, home this time of year is a 40-by-20-foot gravel and dirt patch in the woods. And while they admit the spot wasn’t their first choice, nowadays they wouldn’t have it any other way. For more than 12 years, the Browns have spent their summers working as Read More

SC trustees propose $28.2M budget for FY2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College administrators presented their proposed fiscal year 2016 budget to trustees during an in-depth budget work session, held prior to their regular meeting Thursday night. The proposed operating budget, totaling $28.2 million, will go into effect after board approval on July 15 and will cover the period July 1, 2015, to June Read More

Innovators of the Bighorns travel to Washington to showcase biofuel proposal

SHERIDAN — Currently in Washington, D.C., the Innovators of the Bighorns — a science-based team from Sheridan College — are showcasing their proposal to improve biofuel production. The group is one of 10 winning teams that participated in the Community College Innovation Challenge. Created by the National Science Foundation, the CCIC asks students to address Read More

Elliott trial pushed back

SHERIDAN — The man authorities allege set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office in June 2014 will face trial Aug. 17 at U.S. District Court in Casper. Joel S. Elliott was originally scheduled for trial beginning June 1, but Judge Scott W. Skavdahl accepted the defense’s motion to waive Elliott’s right to a speedy Read More

Local teen entrepreneurs develop hat business

SHERIDAN — Cheyenne Buyert and Jessica Ross are owners of a growing business. Their product has sold around the world. In just one year, their business has doubled in sales. And they haven’t event graduated high school yet. The 17-year-old entrepreneurs and Sheridan High School students are the owners and operators of At the Drop Read More

Health Watch: Focusing on emotional safety

June is national safety month. Safety is a fundamental human need. When we think of safety we tend to think of our physical safety and how to keep our bodies from harm.  As a mental health therapist, emotional safety is a frequent topic in my work with people wanting to improve their relationships. Emotional safety Read More

Rep. Mark Jennings responds to negative radio ad

SHERIDAN — A recent radio advertisement attacking state Rep. Mark Jennings, R-Sheridan, has created a cloud of questions. The ad says Jennings and his supporters support “(strapping) someone to the front of a pickup truck and to play chicken while the person is strapped to the pickup because that person is gay,” and “(putting) feces Read More

Caregivers care through Longest Day Bake Sale

By Stella Montano Tomorrow, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, a day referred to as “The Longest Day” in the Northern Hemisphere. For someone living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, every day is “The Longest Day.”  The Alzheimer’s Association has elected the longest day of the year to raise awareness about the challenges and Read More

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