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Ranch roping, horse competition at Fairgrounds

June 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Powder River Days, a ranch roping and ranch horse competition, will return to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds this weekend. The event will feature over 200 cowboys and their ranch horses from 11 states in a variety of competitions. On Saturday, events begin at 9 a.m. and include ranch horse cutting Read More

Little Miss Wyoming set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The final event for the 2015 Little Miss Wyoming competition will be held Saturday at the auditorium at Sheridan High School. The pageant for girls ages 0-15 will feature contestants from all over Wyoming, vying for one of six titles based on their age. Tickets to watch the event are $10 per person Read More

Elks golf scramble to be played Saturday

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Elks #520 will host a golf scramble Saturday at the Hidden Bridge Golf Club with reduced rate practice rounds and a Calcutta offered on Friday. The calcutta will be hosted Friday at 7 p.m. with a minimum buy in of $100 per team at the Elks Lodge. The scramble begins Saturday at Read More

Experience Works pulls seniors out of poverty

June 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — When Loreli Blake moved to Sheridan she was homeless. As a disabled veteran and a senior, she was broke and jobless with no family around for support, living in Sheridan’s homeless shelter. During her trials and tribulations, there was only one thing she wanted in life — to be self-sufficient. And every day Read More

WYDOT talks projects, funding issues

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation representatives Monday morning outlined numerous projects slated for Sheridan County over the next six years, including the North Main Interchange and several large-scale road reconstructions. WYDOT district engineer Mark Gillett began the presentation not with construction plans, however, but on the state agency’s funding, which faces some uncertainty as Read More

Summer school enrollment numbers vary little from 2014

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County students gear up for summer school, officials from the three school districts said they will experience little fluctuation in their numbers from last year. While a drastic change in enrollment numbers can be a financial burden, funding for summer school is not based off of students in the program. Wyoming Read More

‘Walk for Life’ Saturday at Washington Park

SHERIDAN — The Legacy Pregnancy Center will host the “Walk for Life” fundraiser Saturday at Washington Park. The goal of the event is to raise $40,000 to support the free services offered by Legacy including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parent education and more. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The Read More

Students participate in Expedition! Yellowstone

SHERIDAN — Highland Park Elementary fourth-grade students from Craig Ellis’s class participated in Expedition! Yellowstone on May 8-11. The ranger-led program is designed to teach students from fourth through eighth grade about the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. It focuses on activities dealing with the ecology, biology and geology of Yellowstone Park.

Caywood to teach painting class

SHERIDAN — Local artist Sonja Caywood will host three evenings of music, fun and step-by-step guidance in painting your own 10X16 acrylic masterpiece on canvas beginning today at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Sessions will be hosted from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and again June 23. Attendees can take one, two or all three workshops. Read More

Parkfit workouts continue with volleyball

SHERIDAN — The annual afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan Parkfit, kicked off last week and will continue tomorrow. Each Wednesday through August 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and Read More

SMH announces scholarship winner

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation has funded nursing scholarships and clinical education for staff members since the Educational Endowment was initiated in 2003. This year, 64 nurses and clinical staff members at SMH will receive funding for educational scholarships, conferences and specialty program development. Scholarship funds are distributed annually through an application and Read More

Measures of Devotion: Veteran left school to serve in WWII

June 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — It was April 1, 1945. Robert Cole, along with hundreds of soldiers and marines, loaded on landing crafts at 3 a.m. making their way toward a small island south of Japan. Behind him, the deafening guns of the battleships were firing at the seawall through which Cole and his fellow troops would eventually Read More

City continues wellness program for second year

SHERIDAN — Healthy employees tend to be happier, more productive and miss less time at work. The city of Sheridan aims to create this type of workspace by offering monetary rewards for staff that participate in an employee wellness program. Human Resources Director Heather Doke last week told the Sheridan City Council at a budget Read More

Sons of the American Revolution induct new members

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held an induction ceremony May 29 at Residence Hill Bed and Breakfast in Sheridan. Joseph and Gareth Laughton were inducted as the 94th and 95th members of the Wyoming State SAR. The ceremony was officiated by retired U.S. Air Force Col. David Thompson Read More

Enzi accepting applications for fall internship

SHERIDAN — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, is encouraging students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for a fall internship in his Washington, D.C. office. The deadline for applications is July 9. The internships, which include hands-on, individualized activities, offer experience in the heart of the nation’s government. Interns are able to network, develop Read More

Story Library to host appreciation concert

STORY — The Story Branch Library is hosting a free Community Appreciation Concert from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Park in Story. The concert is the library staff and board’s way of saying thank you to all residents of Story and surrounding areas for all their support. The concert will feature Pan Buffalo, a community Read More

Up into the wild blue yonder: After almost 40 years, Stopka facing new challenges at Sheridan Airport

June 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — When Great Lakes Airlines formally terminated air service to the Sheridan County Airport back in March, a lot of people thought that meant the airport would wither away and die. But rumors of the airport’s demise, it turns out, have been greatly exaggerated. “We haven’t dried up and blown away,” airport manager John Read More

Alternative high school project moves into funding phase

BY CASSIDY BELUS SHERIDAN — Efforts to establish a collaborative alternative high school on the grounds of Sheridan College continue as the steering committee has moved into the funding phase of the project. The committee — comprised of representatives from Sheridan County School Districts 1, 2 and 3, Johnson County School District 1 and the Read More

My name is Bozeman Scout

SHERIDAN — They call me the Bozeman Scout, and the name fits, I guess, because I stand here observing. I’ve been a resident of Sheridan County for 14 years, but it isn’t the mountains or the rivers I’m here to explore: it’s the people. For here I stand on the corner of Main Street and Read More

Agendas June 6, 2015

City of Sheridan Board of Adjustments 7 p.m. Thursday Third floor council chambers Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to order • Roll call • Proof of notice of meeting • Review, correction and approval of minutes of March 12, 2015, meeting • Consideration of PL-15-14, 281 W. 10th St.: a variance request Read More

Center Stage: The shivaree and car theft

Mom and Dad were married in October at Deadwood, South Dakota.  A common practice back then was to shivaree the newly marrieds.  A dance was held to honor and shivaree the newly married couple.  The dance was held in the loft of the barn belonging to Bill Foltz.  The Foltz place was about five miles Read More

Courage to make a good life

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Yes or no: do our attitudes change as we age?  Can we have a good life to the end? According to Dr. Beth Kelsey, studies show that people report more positive emotions as they age. We become less prone to anxiety, depression and anger even though facing trials Read More

Greenwings Youth Festival will teach outdoor skills to youth

SHERIDAN — Youth ages 6-17 are invited to learn a variety of outdoor skills in a fun and encouraging environment at the Greenwings Youth Festival to be held June 13. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Sportsman’s Association. It was coordinated by Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Co. named to TripAdvisor best breweries list

SHERIDAN —, a TripAdvisor company, recently named Sheridan’s Black Tooth Brewing Company in its list of “The Best Wineries and Breweries in Every State in the USA.” The selection was based on industry research and traveler feedback. The list included one winery or brewery selection from each state.

Mentock, Garcia engaged to be married

  SHERIDAN — Katelynn Marie Mentock, from Sheridan, and Roberto Carlos Garcia of Pine Bluffs are engaged to be married June 20, 2015. Mentock is the daughter of Joseph and Sherry Mentock of Sheridan. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with her doctorate in pharmacy in May and will be doing a Post-Graduate Year Read More

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