News

New crosswalk on Brundage Lane to be completed soon

July 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — City officials expect the new crosswalk on Brundage Lane near the entrance to South Park to be completed within the next week or so. Engineering project manager for the city, Tom O’Leary, said Wednesday that the crosswalk was installed as a safety measure for those utilizing the city’s pathway system. O’Leary said the Read More

Student news

• Jamie Jo Craft of Sheridan received her bachelor’s of general studies from the University of North Dakota. She is the daughter of Cindy and Gary Craft of Sheridan. • Lauren Weitzel of Sheridan received a $1,000 scholarship from the Republican Women of Sheridan County. She plans to attend Casper College in the fall. • Read More

‘Wyoming Wednesdays’ held in July

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event Wayne Baumann will give a history of Buffalo Bill Cody. Read More

Native American photo display this July

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Art Center is displaying a Native American Photography exhibition by Ann Fuller throughout the month of July and will host an artist’s reception on Wednesday. From 4:30-6:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to the free event and refreshments will be served. The gallery is located inside the Historic Read More

Senior Center employees receive recognition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Senior Center employees Liz Swisher and Ken Talmadge were recognized in June by the Wyoming Public Transit Association at the 2014 WyTrans Conference in Laramie. Swisher was awarded Wyoming Dispatcher of the Year for her positive attitude as a dispatcher for the Sheridan Public Mini-Bus transportation service. Talmadge was awarded Outstanding Service Read More

Setting the sky ablaze

Dave Avery, left, and Justin Bishop load shells into three-inch mortars during setup for the Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday afternoon at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. Each mortar shell is fired according to a timed sequence set by the firing control computer. The fireworks display is timed to by choreographed with music that Read More

Day Break, college partner to improve services, student learning

July 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Recently it was announced that the Sheridan Senior Center would be building a new home for their Day Break program, a licensed adult day care where families can bring seniors on weekdays for care and socialization. After a gift of land from Whitney Benefits and a $500,000 grant from the Wyoming State Loan Read More

County commissioners nix quarry proposal

SHERIDAN — For the first time in its history, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously denied a quarry permit Tuesday for a commercial pit proposed to be located on Bird Farm Road near the intersection with U.S. Highway 87, which leads to Story. Commission Chairman Terry Cram said individual commissioners have voted against quarries in the Read More

Three candidates move forward in Senate District 22 selection process

STORY — After approximately three hours of introductions, question and answer sessions and two votes, a selection committee comprised of Sheridan and Johnson County Republican Party precinct members chose the three candidates who will be considered to fill the vacant Senate District 22 seat left vacant by the death of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, on Read More

Next Concert in the Park to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday after the rodeo week Boot Kick-Off event. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Band Shell, Ashley Buchart from Nashville, a graduate of the Denver School of the Arts performing out of Parker, Colorado, will perform. Buchart’s talents include opera, concert violin, song Read More

New Vaudevillians to perform this summer

SHERIDAN — The New Vaudevillians of the WYO Theater are back and rebranding for their repeat year as the WYO Vaudevillians. Three summer performances will be offered, the first on Wednesday and subsequent shows on July 16 and 23. The shows will be held in the new Mars Theater inside the WYO. An open talent Read More

Tipsy Taxi golf tourney to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association will hold a “Tipsy Taxi Golf Tournament” on Tuesday at Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. A fundraiser for their scholarship fund and the Tipsy Taxi program, four-person teams in a scramble format are invited to register for $75 per person. The tournament will run from 10 a.m. to Read More

Trolley services being hosted for the Boot Kick-Off Tues.

SHERIDAN — Black Tooth Brewing Company will host trolley service to and from Kendrick Park during the Boot Kick-Off on Tuesday to reduce park congestion and get attendees back to the brewery for the Boot Kick-Off Street After Party. The trolley will run from 3-8 p.m. between the brewery and the park and parking is available Read More

‘Tidbit Tuesday’ set for next week

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held next week. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all but space Read More

Fireworks!

Seven-year-old Austin Geertz, left, and Nathan Geertz, 12, light fireworks outside at the Whiz Bang Fireworks store Tuesday night on the north end of Sheridan.

Eleven area residents apply to fill empty senate seat

July 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Eleven residents from Sheridan and Johnson counties have applied to fill the seat for Senate District 22 left vacant when Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, died June 19. The three applicants from Sheridan County are Mayor Dave Kinskey; rancher and former County Commissioner Steve Cox; and Vineyard Cattle Company owner Toby Vineyard, who lives near Read More

College for Kids to be held July 7-10

SHERIDAN — College for Kids will be held July 7-10 at Sheridan College. The 27th year for the youth enrichment program will again host third- through 12th-grade students in a variety of classes including sports, science, art, dance, music and rocket building. For more information call Carol Lundgren at 763-7842 or Rita Geary at 672-9870.

Big Horn Middle School announces honor roll

From staff reports   BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced the fourth-quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade honor roll Justin Bailey, Zhoe’ Calkins, Annika Kenley, Aidan McCurry, Emily Miller, Makayla Morris, Teal Scheuber, Braeden Sersland, Trinity St. John, Laura Stainbrook, Christian Strom, Kyler Weigum and David Widmer.   7th grade honor roll Read More

Local residents earn Eagle badges

SHERIDAN — On June 22, Brandon Uecker and Owen Bensel, members of Tongue River Boy Scouts Troop 116, were awarded the highest honors in Boy Scouting with presentation of their Eagle Awards at the Tongue River Community Center in Ranchester. Both boys have been involved in scouting since elementary school at Tongue River, have been Read More

Ramshorn Wilderness walk to be hosted Sat.

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Ramshorn Wilderness walk Saturday. A very difficult walk through Shoshone National Forest, the wilderness-seeking day hike Read More

Students take history-themed trip

Sheridan Junior High School students, parents and teachers recently participated in an American history-themed field trip to the East Coast. Students began their explorations in Washington, D.C., touring the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol, the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Students witnessed the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and ventured Read More

Koltiska heads to rodeo royalty competition

SHERIDAN — Next weekend as many of the residents of Sheridan County are joined by tourists and athletes to attend the main events of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, one resident will be heading out of town to attend another rodeo. Not to be mistaken for an insult against the local showcase, the absence will be Read More

SCSD2 promotes staff within district

June 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Teachers, students and parents throughout Sheridan will be sure to see new, yet familiar, faces at their local school this fall as five “new” administrators have been hired. In what Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty described as a domino effect, the positions opened up this year after Sheridan High School Read More

Wyoming Wilderness Association to host backpacking trip this weekend

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Lake Elsa backpacking trip this weekend. Former Alaskan Wilderness Ranger Maria Burke will take experienced backpackers Read More

MORE seeking donations for Native American children

SHERIDAN — M.O.R.E. Ministries is asking for donations to sponsor a filled backpack for a Native American child in Wyoming or Montana. “Stack the Packs” will be able to provide supplies to elementary students for $6, junior high students for $8 and high school students for $12 donations. The ministries are seeking to encourage Native Read More