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Sheridan Angels to host ‘Summer Music Bash’ on Tuesday

June 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Angels will hold a fundraising “Summer Music Bash” on Tuesday. From 5-9:30 p.m. at Black Tooth Brewing Co. live music by the Insta-Gators featuring Melissa Butcher and Kid Chaos and the Afterthoughts will be offered. Additional activities will include dinner for $8 a plate from Valley Meats including pork sandwiches and Read More

Customer service class set for Tues.

SHERIDAN — The next and final Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Tuesday. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at Sheridan College. The topic of this month’s class is “providing ‘wow’ customer service.” The class will be Read More

Finding a voice in pageants after tragedy

June 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — The bright lights shine on the crowns and sashes as the pageant contestants cross the stage in their evening gowns. The audience laughs or maybe sheds a tear as the representative from their state takes to the mic to speak about her platform and answer impromptu questions from the judges. There are many Read More

City continues discussions on mixed-use development

SHERIDAN — The process of revising the ordinance for planned unit developments continues as city staff and council members strive to balance the concerns of community residents with the desires of developers. On Monday, City Council pulled Ordinance 2147 off the table and approved several amendments to the ordinance on second reading. However, a few Read More

Officials investigating suspicious start to Wednesday fire

SHERIDAN — Investigators suspect arson may be the cause of an early morning fire Wednesday morning at the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office on Brooks Street. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said a sample has been sent to a laboratory to confirm whether a petroleum product, like gasoline, was used to start the blaze. Lenhart said Read More

Filing period ends; some candidates to face primary challengers

SHERIDAN — The filing date for open partisan and non-partisan offices in city, county and state government has closed, and the 2014 election season will now kick into high gear. The primary election will be held Aug. 19, and the general election will be held Nov. 4. Anyone who needs to register to vote may do Read More

Sheepdog Trials to be held Sat., Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Clear Creek Sheepdog Trials will be hosted Saturday and Sunday from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. A U.S. Bordie Collie Handlers Association sanctioned event, 60 dogs will compete in a difficult sheep herding obstacle exercise each day. The event is free and open to everyone. Concessions will be available and Read More

Penrose hike this Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will host their second field trip of the season on Saturday. The group will hike up Penrose Trail in Story led by Jennifer Williams. The event is free and open to everyone. The hike has medium intensity with uneven footing and fairly steep terrain. Participants are encouraged to Read More

‘Wireless’ auditions Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Trail End State Historic Site and The Trail End Guilds are collaborating for another weekend of “Wireless: Live Readers Theater from the Golden Age of Radio,” in August at the Carriage House Theater and auditions will be held Monday-Wednesday at 6 p.m. daily. The performances on August 15-17 will be held as Read More

No out of state Swine at Cowboy youth Classic

SHERIDAN — Out of state swine will not be allowed to participate in the 2014 Cowboy Youth Classic in Laramie on June 20-21 due to a porcine epidemic diarrhea virus outbreak. CYC representatives have provided the following guidelines for swine exhibitors at the show: • CYC will follow guidelines provided by the Wyoming Livestock Board. Read More

New location, same mission

SHERIDAN — A crowd of community business leaders and administrators turned out Wednesday afternoon to support the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and celebrate its new location. The Chamber hosted an open house to show off its new office space in what used to be the home to Sheridan College on Main Street. The offices Read More

300 apply as lottery vendors, several local

June 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Officials at the newly established Wyoming Lottery are encouraging retailers to apply to be ticket vendors. In a press release this week, the corporation indicated it has received approximately 300 applications online and through the mail, representing more than 500 locations. “Our goal is to place a maximum of 450 to 500 terminals Read More

Trust between dog, handler key to competition

SHERIDAN — Some say the connection between man and dog is as strong as that between fellow men and Sheridan County shows no shortage of love for “man’s best friend.” Katie Fennema says that connection is what makes sheepdog trials so fascinating to watch. “For the dog to trust the handler, that what he’s asking Read More

County OKs lights for Big Horn football field

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School football teams will now be able to play night games after the Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a conditional use permit to install stadium lighting on the school’s football field. Head football coach Mike McGuire said safety and fostering greater support were the key reasons Read More

Preservation tour, workshop in Ucross

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming will host a preservation workshop and tour at Ucross Foundation on Saturday. “Unbarred” will offer glimpses into preservation efforts in Wyoming from teepee rings and fire pits to homes and barns along Piney Creek. The workshop will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Read More

Hoop Jam this weekend

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Rehab Sports Medicine will host their annual “Hoop Jam” Saturday and Sunday in Whitney Plaza. Registration for the 3-on-3 street basketball tournament is now closed for players, but spectators are welcome to attend. A fundraising registration barbecue will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. in front of the Sheridan County School District Read More

Geology class to leave after six weeks in the Sheridan area

SHERIDAN — A group of students and educators visiting Sheridan College are packing up to leave after nearly a month of studying geology in the Bighorn Mountains and utilizing classrooms and residence halls at the college. Twelve Northern Illinois University students, one graduate-level teaching assistant and two faculty members arrived in Sheridan on May 19 Read More

Homeschoolers convention Sat.

SHERIDAN — The annual Homeschoolers of Wyoming Convention will be held Saturday. The meeting is for those wanting more information about home-based education for children or those who are considering homeschooling. The event is open to all from noon to 9 p.m. The convention will be held at the Bethesda Worship Center. Registration is $35 Read More

Library to host class on bike maintenance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an educational class on bike maintenance Saturday. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Jordan LeDuc and David Carter, owners of Sheridan Bicycle Company, will give a presentation on how to correctly fix, adjust, tinker with and maintain various parts of your bicycle. The Read More

Dayton to repair town hall, hire help to digitize records

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council made an adjustment to the town’s budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 at its meeting Monday. A $10,000 allotment was added to pay for refacing the east and west side of Town Hall with new siding since the old siding is falling into disrepair, Town Clerk Linda Lofgren said. Another $10,000 Read More

Ranchester to reduce speed limit on Highway 14

RANCHESTER — It’s time to hit the brakes. As Sheridan County School District 1 moves toward construction of a new elementary school west of Ranchester, it has been determined by Ranchester Town Council that the speed limits on U.S. Highway 14 need to be reduced for greater safety in the area. The highway was recently Read More

No injuries reported in early morning blaze

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire at the Sheridan County Attorney’s office located at 148 S. Brooks St. around 4:30 a.m. today. Assisted by Goose Valley Fire Department, the crews were able to contain the fire with no injuries sustained. The office building appears to have been vacant at the time of Read More

Crews respond to fire at County Attorney’s office

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire at the Sheridan County Attorney’s office located at 148 S. Brooks St. around 4:30 a.m. today. Assisted by Goose Valley Fire Department, the crews were able to contain the fire with no injuries sustained. The office building appears to have been vacant at the time of Read More

City approves grant submission for Vacutech expansion

June 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council voted Monday to support the submission of a $3 million grant proposal to the Wyoming Business Council that would enable the expansion of Vacutech in the High Tech Business Park. The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority will submit the request for a Business Committed grant, which is used to get Read More

City fire contract talks continue

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council and a representative of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 276 union continued contract negotiations Monday at the regular council meeting. At the last negotiation held May 19, the city made a counter proposal that consisted of a new contract that condensed the original 18-page contract into Read More

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