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Average Joes to host Pinewood Derby

SHERIDAN — The Average Joes Pinewood Derby will host a fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 385 on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bloedorn Lumber. The registration fee includes a racer meal deal at the Pit Stop Café the day of the race. Race rules and entry class information is available on the… Continue Reading

Locals to compete in county rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Rodeo will take place this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. There will be four performances, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The event will feature competitors from Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson counties. The cost is $5 for adults and… Continue Reading

Locals participate in Rotary Youth Exchange

Locals participate in Rotary Youth Exchange

SHERIDAN — This summer, Paden Koltiska, an 18-year-old senior from Sheridan High School spent a month in Spain with the Short Term Youth Exchange offered through the Sheridan Rotary Club. When his month was completed in Spain, he returned to Sheridan along with his host family brother, Carlos Aldea from Madrid, as the two have… Continue Reading

MSU announces spring graduates

SHERIDAN — Montana State University officials have released the list of spring semester graduates from Sheridan County. The following students received degrees from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Big Horn — Nelson Alzheimer Cody — Anna Ller and Jared Ller Gillette — Alexis Jones and Keleigh Russell Sheridan — Taylor Spiegelberg and Adrianne Swan Continue Reading

Arnoux graduates from MSUB with master’s

SHERIDAN — Danielle Arnoux of Big Horn recently graduated with a master’s degree in public administration from Montana State University — Billings in Billings, Montana. She has relocated to Sheridan with her child, Dane, and her significant other, Paul. They look forward to residing in the area. Continue Reading

67-year-old man dies in car accident

SHERIDAN — A fatal crash north of Sheridan on Aug. 1 resulted in the death of 67-year-old Rathdrum, Idaho, resident Marvin Updike. An estimated time of the crash was at 6 a.m. near mile post four on Interstate 90 approximately 19 miles north of Sheridan. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, Updike was driving a 2009… Continue Reading

Sutherland dies in crash Aug. 3

RANCHESTER — A fatal crash south of Ranchester on Aug. 3 resulted in the death of 40-year-old Sheridan resident Daniel Sutherland. The crash occurred at 10 p.m. near mile post 14.5 on Wyoming State Highway 345 approximately three miles south of Ranchester. Sutherland was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck while traveling north on… Continue Reading

Reports — August 8, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 2:55 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block East Burkitt Street, 6:30 p.m. Saturday • No calls reported. Sunday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday • Activated fire alarm, Lane Lane, 5:36 p.m. Saturday • Vehicle accident, mile marker… Continue Reading

Library to host fall book discussions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System will offer its annual fall book discussion series beginning in August. The program at Sheridan Fulmer Library, “Immigration: On Becoming an American”, will feature books about the immigrant experience. The discussion group meets at noon in the Fulmer Library Inner Circle and the program is free and… Continue Reading

Best of the West festival set for Aug. 12

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Best of the West barbecue festival, which is a KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition, will be held Friday, Aug. 12, from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. The event will include competition for chicken, pork, pork ribs, beef brisket and people’s choice competition for wings. Featured entries come from all over the… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials discuss new business for mercantile

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had a large audience for its meeting Tuesday evening. Councilors discussed new business including a request regarding an MDU substation, an amendment to the underage alcohol ordinance, a business proposal for the mercantile and a request from a local 4-H club. In new business, Angela Patterson expressed an interest in… Continue Reading

Green Boomerang team traveling far together

Green Boomerang team traveling far together

SHERIDAN — There is an African proverb that says if you want to travel far, travel together. Traveling far together are the volunteers at the Sheridan Senior Center’s Green Boomerang Thrift Shop. These volunteers have brought operations at the thrift shop a long way since the store’s opening two years ago. “They are a group… Continue Reading

Agendas — Aug. 6, 2016

City of Sheridan Planning Commission 7 p.m. Monday Third floor Council Chambers Sheridan City Hall • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the March 14, 2016, meeting. The board lacked a quorum on April 25 to approve these minutes.… Continue Reading

ERA rodeo ticket sales lower than anticipated

SHERIDAN — Ticket sales for the Elite Rodeo Athletes rodeo in September are currently lower than organizers anticipated. Sheridan WYO Rodeo ticketing chair Jeff Wells said that an estimated 1,000 tickets have been sold for the new rodeo coming to town on Labor Day weekend. With a capacity of 6,500 seats at the Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Variety show, picnic set for Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will present vaudevillian type entertainment Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Kendrick Park. The cost to attend is $2 for picnic-style food and a water bottle. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. RSVPs are requested by Aug. 11. Guests can sign up to perform in the… Continue Reading

Historic barns art on display at library

SHERIDAN — Local artist Michele Schluter will display photographs and paintings of local historic barns in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from Aug. 1-30. Schluter grew up on a family ranch in Johnson County and now lives near Parkman. Several months ago she began a project photographing historic area barns and… Continue Reading

SPD working to increase motorcycle awareness

SPD working to increase motorcycle awareness

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department said this week that it is at the midpoint of working a $5,000 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally DUI Traffic Enforcement Grant. The grant started July 29 and will end Aug. 15. The grant will pay for approximately 100 hours of extra traffic enforcement. Sheridan Police Department officials said in a press… Continue Reading

Despite economy, enrollment at SCSD1 stable

RANCHESTER — While many districts across the state are seeing student enrollment decline, Sheridan County School District 1 isn’t among them. According to district officials, in the foreseeable future, enrollment will likely remain stable, and possibly grow, at both Tongue River and Big Horn schools. Preliminary numbers indicate enrollment will hover around 950 students at… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair continues through weekend

Sheridan County Fair continues through weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair will continue through the weekend with contests, demonstrations, pig wrestling and more. Here’s a list of the remaining activities at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Friday • 2 p.m.— CHAPS demonstration, Arena 2 • 5:30 p.m. — market beef show • 6 p.m. — Exhibit Hall closed • 8 p.m.… Continue Reading

New Faces

Samuel Lee Knute Johnson Samuel Lee Knute Johnson was born July 26, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Nick and Debbie Johnson of Sheridan. His sibling is sister Olivia. His grandparents are Melinda Brown of Sheridan; Dave and Janne Johnson of Colstrip, Montana; Audrey Christoferson… Continue Reading

Gov. arts award nominations now open

SHERIDAN — Nominations for the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards are now open. Each year the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who display excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be a Governor’s Art Awards nominee.… Continue Reading

Holy Name Catholic School attends diversity in education training

SHERIDAN — This summer, Holy Name Catholic School Principal Mary Drake and Spanish teacher/librarian Maria Montaño attended the Latino Enrollment Institute at the University of Notre Dame to bring a deeper understanding of Latino cultures, traditions and languages back to Sheridan. Holy Name Catholic School is the only Sheridan school where students begin taking Spanish… Continue Reading

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