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WGFD changes visitation policy for Sheridan Bird Farm

SHERIDAN — Due to disease concerns, the Sheridan Bird Farm is requesting that visitors make an appointment before stopping in to tour either of the facilities where pheasants are raised by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Traditionally, the game bird farms have been open for public visits without an appointment, but disease concerns are… Continue Reading

SC named UW community partner

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has named clinical agencies in Casper, Rock Springs, Saratoga and Sheridan as community partners. The “Community Partner” awards recognize clinical agencies that work with the school to educate the next generation of nurses. This fall, the awards are presented to Mountain View Regional… Continue Reading

Carabetta to perform at St. Peter’s Wednesday

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host renowned organist Samuel Carabetta in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. Carabetta is an organist and choirmaster from Saint John’s Episcopal Church in the Georgetown Parish in Washington, D.C. Carabetta has association with the Washington Performing Arts Society, one of America’s leading nonprofit, multi-disciplinary presenting organizations. In this… Continue Reading

Tween Club to gather Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss bats Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include urban legends, cooking, ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library… Continue Reading

Lectures to focus on depression, anxiety and growth

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the next month of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on anxiety and calming your “jitters.” The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat presentation on… Continue Reading

Library to offer free computer classes through Oct. 22

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The remaining classes will cover the following… Continue Reading

Food bank sees declining donations, closes Thursdays

Food bank sees declining donations, closes Thursdays

SHERIDAN — As the holiday season nears some of Sheridan’s most needy families may have trouble getting food on the table every day of the week. Earlier this week, officials with the People Assistance Food Bank announced they will no longer be open on Thursdays to distribute food. Manager Dan Lick said the change is… Continue Reading

City administrator ordinance could be challenged

SHERIDAN — As the late Yogi Berra once remarked, “It’s like deja-vu, all over again.” Just like 2007, Banner resident Vicki Taylor plans to collect signatures in an effort to challenge the city administrator ordinance the Sheridan City Council approved Monday. “I think people should have the right to vote,” she said. More than seven… Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce wants you to hunt for bucks

SHERIDAN — Area shoppers are winning big at downtown stores with the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce “Hunting for Bucks” program. The program launched last week. Just go into any downtown Sheridan store with a Hunting for Bucks sign in its window and sign up to win one of the remaining $25 Chamber Bucks prizes.… Continue Reading

LBH announces winter hours

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument transitioned to its winter hours of operation last week. The facility is now open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The self-guiding Deep Ravine Trail and tour road to the Reno-Benteen Battlefield will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Custer National Cemetery hours are… Continue Reading

Hoover, Fisher honored at Achievement Day

SHERIDAN — The 2015 annual Achievement Day luncheon was held Sept. 19 for the Sheridan County Homemakers clubs. Members of the three local clubs — Banner Women’s Club, Hill and Dale and Story Woman’s Club — attended and were hosted by the Banner organization. Kentz Willis, nutrition and food safety educator for the University of… Continue Reading

Company issues layoffs after PMC shuts down historic horse racing

Company issues layoffs after PMC shuts down historic horse racing

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission shut down historic horse racing late Sunday night after the state Attorney General’s Office ruled the terminals do not comply with state statute. The decision — which representatives hope will be temporary — caused immediate layoffs at off-track betting facilities and could lead to prolonged, substantial losses to the… Continue Reading

SEEDA discusses property sale, Hollywood possibilities

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority is working to sell one lot of land for approximately $600,000. SEEDA received an offer from Bradley Walden of C&K Equipment Sales for the space located off of Commercial Avenue just east of Interstate 90. C&K Equipment Sales is located across the street from the lot… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials express concern over moving caboose

SHERIDAN — Ranchester may have a new attraction for visitors and tourists in the form of an abandoned caboose. Town Council members Tuesday discussed the possibility of moving an old caboose, which Burlington Northern Santa Fe donated to the town years ago. If moved, the caboose would be placed behind town hall in what is… Continue Reading

‘Raise Your Voice’ concert to benefit refugees

SHERIDAN — The Syrian refugee crisis may be thousands of miles away, but that hasn’t stopped a few local residents from lending a hand to those in need. On Oct. 16, a concert called “Raise Your Voice” will raise money to aid the refugee crisis. The concert will include local talents such as The Craft… Continue Reading

Wyoming Kids First to host training

Wyoming Kids First to host training

SHERIDAN —The nonprofit organization Wyoming Kids First will host an evening training in Sheridan on Wednesday, Oct. 14, about the basics of early childhood education. The event is part of Sheridan County School District 2’s Next Level program and aims to improve kindergarten readiness. Becca Steinhoff, executive director of the Casper-based nonprofit, works with communities… Continue Reading

County commissioners approve bazaar, quarry permits

SHERIDAN — County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a bazaar at a home located off Coffeen Avenue on Tuesday. Roger and Diane Tormanen hosted a bazaar in an old school structure on their residential property last year, but Sheridan County officials warned them they needed a permit to continue. In order to have… Continue Reading

SHS grad named captain of Coast Guard cutter

SHERIDAN — Charter B. Tschirgi, a former Sheridan High School student, was recently named captain of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder. Alder is a 225-foot multi-mission cutter based in Duluth, Minnesota, operating on all of the Great Lakes. It carries a crew of 50 people. Tschirgi is the great-grandson of Arnold Tschirgi, a former… Continue Reading

Tractor Supply to help raise money for 4-H

SHERIDAN — After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, will host another Paper Clover campaign in October. Through Oct. 18, Tractor Supply Company customers have the opportunity to purchase paper clovers for $1 or more during checkout. At the end of the campaign,… Continue Reading

Rosary crusade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade will take place at noon Saturday at the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. Organizers encourage local residents to attend and pray the rosary. The purpose of the event is to ask for God’s blessings on the nation to help solve the country’s moral and financial problems. An… Continue Reading

Special Olympics fall competition kicks off in Casper

SHERIDAN — The Special Olympics Wyoming event featuring approximately 640 athletes kicks off today in Casper. The athletes, including some from Eagle Ridge, Sheridan Easter Seals, Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming, local schools and other Sheridan organizations, will compete in tennis, soccer, cycling and bowling. The competition will run through Friday and allows children… Continue Reading

Chamber organizing professional development conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will offer a full day of professional development to Sheridan area residents Oct. 22. The Ignite Your Business conference will focus on leadership, business growth, marketing, communication, time management, team building and more. The conference will allow attendees to enjoy breakfast and lunch with two keynote speakers… Continue Reading

City officials indicate no plans to pay county for jail

City officials indicate no plans to pay county for jail

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County wants the city to pay $91.23 per day for each prisoner jailed on municipal court violations. The Sheridan City Council disagrees. Councilors expressed disbelief at the county’s demands following a financial breakdown Monday evening by Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens. The county’s letter — which the city received Monday, a week… Continue Reading

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