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Ugly sweaters, Crossland at Smokehouse Sat.

December 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Smokehouse and Saloon will host an “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party” Saturday featuring musician Jalan Crossland. The free party is open to all members of the community. The show will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, see or The Big Horn Smokehouse is located at 158 Johnson St. Read More

Jug Band Christmas at Black Tooth Friday

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host several musicians and guests in “Jug Band Christmas” on Friday. Featuring Brock Finn, John Kirlin, the Teka Brock Boys and other special guests, the event is free and open to all over the age of 21. Starting at 6:30 p.m., attendees are reminded to “bring yer jugs” Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 23, 2014

Chamber award nominees sought SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the organization’s annual business awards. Categories include business person of the year, business of the year, Spirit of Sheridan and Strength of Sheridan. Each nominee must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member. To submit Read More

New business allows kids outdoor adventures indoors

SHERIDAN — Six-year-old Maddie Thompson paused for only a moment at the edge of the platform before jumping off. Grasping the tether that was hooked to the harness she was wearing, she ziplined halfway across the room to an inclined stop. The boys on the platform behind her — her older brother Tristan and his Read More

Local youth ‘Shop with a Cop’: Kids buy Christmas gifts for parents, guardians

December 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Saturday marked the first day of Christmas Break for area schools, but five local youth were up and out the door early in the morning. Ellie Bard, Alexis McKinley, Zane Huntley and brothers Cody and Justin Hope, all members of the Sheridan Livestock Club through 4-H, were among the volunteers who gave their Read More

SHS reviewing course offerings to ensure student success

SHERIDAN — One by one, the core curricular departments of Sheridan High School — math, language arts, science, social science — are taking a look at their course offerings and asking, “How can we guarantee when a student leaves SHS that they have received a viable curriculum?” Right now, according to first-year principal Brent Leibach, Read More

2015 Shelter calendars available now

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter 2015 calendars are now available. Annually, the Shelter prints winning entries from the pet photo contest in a calendar as a fundraiser for the city’s only animal shelter. Calendars are $20 and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit shelter. Calendars can be purchased at the shelter or online Read More

Senior Center receives $10k sponsorship of meal program

SHERIDAN — Officials at the Sheridan Senior Center have announced that they were the recipients of a $10,000 sponsorship from Cloud Peak Energy for the Congregate and Home Delivered Meals programs. The contribution was given as part of the Business Sponsorship Program, helping the center provide nutrition to thousands of people through the Senior Center. Read More

Tuesday Event Dec. 22, 2014

• All day, Bighorn Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, Story and Big Horn, contact Jean Daly to participate, 674-9728 or

Special holiday hours at libraries

SHERIDAN — The public library system of Sheridan County has announced special holiday hours. All county libraries will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in observance of Christmas and again on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2015, in honor of the New Year’s holiday. For more information call Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 674-8585.

Starting a new chapter: Longtime police captain, Scott Chandler, retires from force

December 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — The story starts something like a Louis L’Amour novel — an Iowa boy goes west and becomes a cowboy and then a lawman. And while this story is not written on the pages of any book, it’s about to get a new chapter. Reserved and soft-spoken, Capt. Scott Chandler chooses his words carefully Read More

Ridley’s Family Market buying Sheridan Safeway, three other Wyoming stores

SHERIDAN — The Safeway store in Sheridan has been sold to Ridley’s Family Market, a grocer with 24 stores located acrossUtah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. Mark Ridley, owner of Ridley’s Family Markets, made the announcement about the sale on Friday. The regional grocer will also purchase two Safeway stores in Casper and an Albertson’s in Read More

Sheridan to host multiple All-State competitions

SHERIDAN — In the midst of another impressive year of regional and state level competition participation, Sheridan County School District 2 is gearing up to host hundreds of visiting students over the next two or more years as it won bids to be the host district for multiple upcoming events. To date, SHS has had Read More

Tickets still available to see Tim Tebow April 15

SHERIDAN — With a late afternoon announcement on Thursday that Tim Tebow was coming to town in April, nearly 500 tickets to see the former Denver Broncos quarterback were sold in Sheridan on Friday. Fans eager to see Tebow need not fret about missing out on their chance — but they should hurry to get Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Dec. 20. 2014

Sunday • 1-5 p.m., Big Horn Mountain Polka Club Christmas dance, Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., $5 Monday • 6:30 p.m., book signing and reading with Sarah Suzor and Travis Cebula, the Sheridan Inn, 856 Broadway St.

Polka dance tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a Christmas dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Mountain Rose at the Elks Lodge. An entry fee of $5 will be charged. Club members are asked to bring a snack, and some Read More

Agenda Dec. 20, 2014

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 20, 2014

• The Senior Center hours on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center will be serving lunch during its regular hours, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on those days. • The Senior Center hours on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are 8 a.m. Read More

Ship the gravy but fly the pie!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Airline travelers know all too well about going through security at the airports. Shoes and belts off for security screening, no liquids over 3.4 ounce in carry-on luggage, buy bottled drinks after you’ve cleared security, etc. … you know the drill. But this holiday season, you may be surprised Read More

Center Stage: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Who cares about healthy holiday eating? I mean aren’t the holidays supposed to be about making amazing traditional meals and indulging on treats? Doesn’t healthy holiday meals really mean, “Don’t enjoy the foods you love over the holidays?” I think these are questions we ask ourselves when it comes to thinking about eating ‘healthy’ through Read More

Oh, those family dynamics

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center One of the great aspects of the holidays is that it provides us opportunities to gather with our families. One of the not so great aspects of the holidays is gathering with those family members of whom we are not so fond. Experts remind us that family dynamics are Read More

Summit Award winner: Raien Emery

Academics for All is pleased to announce this week’s Summit Award winner, Sheridan High School (SHS) senior Raien Emery. High school provides the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of interests, and this young lady’s participation and pursuits are a reflection of just that. Raien’s academic resume is flawless, but this is only a glimpse Read More

Reading, has it gone to the dogs? Library creates unique reading program that helps children, dogs

December 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Dogs are non-judgmental, and they listen but don’t comment on what they hear. For those reasons, Programming Coordinator at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Christina Schmidt says, they make great reading companions. “It’s something unique and special to have time to sit with a dog and read,” Schmidt said. “Usually it’s sitting Read More

Special holiday hours at libraries

SHERIDAN — The public library system of Sheridan County has announced special holiday hours. All county libraries will be closed on Dec. 24-25 in observance of Christmas and again on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2015, in honor of the New Year’s holiday. For more information call Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 674-8585.

Dog and Cat Shelter to benefit from ‘Dining for a Cause’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will be the beneficiary of the next “Dining for a Cause” on Dec. 29 at Frackelton’s. Dine at Frackelton’s for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or for dinner from 4-9 p.m. and 100 percent of the gross sales will be donated to the shelter. During Read More

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