Category Archives: News

SC to host lecture on using livestock in conservation

SHERIDAN — The next Natural Resources Lecture Series at Sheridan College will feature a lecture by Dr. Justin Derner from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheridan College Whitney Building, room W153. “Livestock as Ecosystem Engineers: Using Livestock Grazing as a Conservation Management Tool” will focus on Derner’s current research that focuses on management practices addressing… Continue Reading

SCSD2 continues to plan for alternative school

SCSD2 continues to plan for alternative school

SHERIDAN — The Alternative School Planning Study that Sheridan County School District 2 compiled for the Wyoming School Facilities Commission has been completed and approved, recommending that the district explore building a collaborative alternative high school on or near the Sheridan College campus. Recently the district received funds from the SFC to evaluate and determine… Continue Reading

City passes Holloway Avenue Agreement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council took a cooperative agreement off the table and approved the plan Monday evening that lays out work on Holloway Avenue. The joint city-county project calls for $1 million in improvements to bring the gravel road to urban street standards from 11th to 15th street, including curb and gutter and… Continue Reading

Sheridan man charged with making $100 bills

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man is scheduled to appear before a federal court Wednesday after being indicted for making counterfeit $100 bills. Wyatt T. McMahon is scheduled for an arraignment in the U.S. District Court in Casper. He made an initial appearance Friday where the charge against him — conspiracy to commit counterfeiting and forging… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host gardening workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host two workshops Saturday focused on gardening in small areas and on pest management. In “Growing in Small Spaces: Building Raised Beds,” Pete Veinbergs will demonstrate how to design and build a raised garden bed, which can help a garden fit into a small space. Raised beds can… Continue Reading

Sheridan Jaycees honored at national convention

Sheridan Jaycees honored at national convention

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Junior Chamber recently recognized members of the Sheridan Jaycees among the best in the country for 2014 during the organization’s national convention in Nashville, Tennessee, March 26-28. Jamie Ostermyer, 2014 individual development vice president, received the JCI USA Heidi Juttner Memorial Outstanding Local Vice President award. This award is given based… Continue Reading

WGFD to hold aquatic invasive species training

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be offering watercraft and equipment inspection and decontamination training for aquatic invasive species during April, May and June at various locations around the state. The trainings are open to anyone interested in learning more about aquatic invasive species and becoming certified in watercraft inspections. The trainings… Continue Reading

SC Adventure Club annual gear swap Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club will host its annual spring gear swap on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center atrium. “The Sheridan College Outdoor Adventure Club’s gear swap is one way we reach out to the community,” SC student and club President Adam Haile said. “I… Continue Reading

SHS bands to perform concert April 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School band department will hold a pre-festival band concert at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School. The Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble will be performing the songs they are taking to the Northeast District Music Festival to be held at Campbell County… Continue Reading

Story Historical Society program on early Banner

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Story Woman’s Club. The program will feature Banner resident Bea Hutson who will speak on the history of Banner. Coffee and cookies will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Story Woman’s Club is located at… Continue Reading

Agenda: NWCC district board of trustees meeting

Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting 6 p.m. Thursday W132, Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Call to order and roll call Agenda additions and deletions Consent agenda Regular meeting minutes from March 10 President’s report Gillette College Advisory Board report Johnson County Advisory Board report Organization reports Classified staff council SC Student… Continue Reading

Trial date set for County Attorney Office arson

SHERIDAN — The man accused of setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office pleaded not guilty to federal charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Casper. His trial is scheduled to begin June 1 at 9 a.m. before Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. Joel S. Elliott, 37, faces five counts in relation to the fire:… Continue Reading

Sheridan County on par for cost of living

SHERIDAN— A dollar in Sheridan County spends about the same as the rest of the state, according to a recent report. Research from Wyoming’s Department of Administration and Information Economic Analysis Division indicates Sheridan County’s comparative cost of living is on par with the rest of the state. The data, which compared numbers from December… Continue Reading

Science Saturday to search for signs of spring

SHERIDAN — This week’s Science Saturday, “Searching for Signs of Spring: A Walk in the Woods in Search of LIFE,” will feature a walk from the college to South Park to look for critters, bugs and birds. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is free and open to… Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes at Sheridan County Museum Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join the staff at the Sheridan County Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Behind the Scenes Saturday program will examine upcoming exhibits and programs in 2015. For younger visitors, there will be a Tidbit Saturday program at 10 a.m. The event is free… Continue Reading

Storyteller Dave Sage at Story library

SHERIDAN — Storyteller Dave Sage, author of “The Heirs of the Medallion,” will be at the Story Branch Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday. The program is geared towards adults but children in junior high and above will also enjoy Sage’s storytelling. For more information, call the Story Branch Library at 683-2922. The Story Branch Library… Continue Reading

Brinton to host David Shannon for 10th Illustrator Show

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon. “The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled… Continue Reading

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

UPDATE: (11:59 a.m.) SHERIDAN — Family members of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, have confirmed that he died Sunday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Patton was 84. His oldest son Bill Patton said this morning that he died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday at the hospital from pulmonary failure. Patton had a heart attack in Cheyenne on Feb.… Continue Reading

Weekend Easter egg hunts planned

SHERIDAN — A number of Easter egg hunts will be held in Sheridan County this weekend as area residents celebrate the spring holiday. The following is a list of activities planned for the upcoming weekend. The list was compiled by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Saturday • 10-11 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center… Continue Reading

Court Briefs April 4, 2015

Simmons sentenced for drug possession SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced a 26-year-old to three to six years in prison for felony possession of more than 3 grams of methamphetamines on Friday morning. David Simmons had a long criminal history, having previously appeared numerous times in circuit court with more than 40… Continue Reading

F.A.B. McNenny set to speak at annual women’s conference

SHERIDAN — The third annual F.A.B. (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference presented by The Sheridan Press is less than two weeks away and will feature local and regional experts, personal and professional development, good times, good food and of course, fabulous women. After a winter storm snowed out the inaugural year and scheduling issues arose… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings April 4, 2015

• Countdown to Keystone Awards 2015!  The Sheridan Senior Center’s fifth annual Keystone Awards is April 23. Tickets are now on sale at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. Honoree reception at 5:30 p.m. and award show at 7:30 p.m. $75 per person.  Ticket price is $35 per person if you are registered with… Continue Reading

Do I need long-term care insurance?

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — What is long-term care insurance? What does it cover? How do long-term care policies work? Do you need it? These questions will be addressed at the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” community presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be hosted on the dining… Continue Reading

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