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County plans to pave Holloway Avenue to accommodate high traffic

October 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Two blocks of Holloway Avenue between 13th Street and 15th Street are now in the process of becoming a county road in order to allow the county to pave and improve the roadway used by 800 to 1,000 cars per day. Holloway Avenue between 11th Street and 15th Street, which is also known as Read More

Box Cross Road to close Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — County Road 111, known as Box Cross Road, at milepost 0.3 will be closed to through traffic on Monday at 9 a.m. for utility work. The road will be reopened by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For additional information, call the Public Works Office at 674-2920.

Signs of the season

October 7, 2014

SCSD2 to hire ‘graduation coach’ at $20-30K per year

SHERIDAN — After a presentation by Sheridan High School Principal Brent Leibach, followed by questions, conversation and a bit of discourse, the school board voted unanimously to approve the creation of a new Graduation Coach position at Sheridan County School District 2 during Monday night’s board meeting. The position will be a 195-day contract paying Read More

City holds off on sale of retail liquor license; plans to consider other applications

SHERIDAN — City Council was slated to discuss two applications to purchase a retail liquor license owned by the city at its meeting Monday but decided at the meeting to remove those items from the agenda and instead hold a discussion on liquor licensing in general. City Council tabled a request from Lou’s, LLC, to Read More

County to lift fire ban tonight

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastock and district fire chiefs have decided it is safe to lift the fire ban in Sheridan County. County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the fire ban will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and county residents will be allowed after that time to burn brush and trash piles. Read More

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His hunting Read More

Officials continue to discuss best care for ‘sickest of the sick’

SHERIDAN — County officials and hospital staff met Monday to continue discussions on the best way to care for severely mentally ill patients who are admitted to Sheridan Memorial Hospital under an involuntary 72-hour hold. The discussions are centered around the “sickest of the sick” who comprise approximately 20 percent of all patients who are Read More

Dog weight pull contest to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply is having its second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate and sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. The contest will be held at Read More

Tangles salon to host ‘Day of Beauty’ drawing

SHERIDAN — Tangles Salon has offered a “Day of Beauty” to local breast cancer survivors. During the month of October, Tangles will pick one name a week and pamper the winner for a relaxing day at the salon for free. For more information, or to enter, go to Tangles at 32 S. Main St. or Read More

Rosary crusade gathering to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimated 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at Read More

Fire Station Dedication Friday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388.

Wednesday Events Oct. 7, 2014

• 11:30 a.m. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St., lunch is $15 • 6-9 p.m. Celebrating Life and Those Who Search For It, fundraiser for Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Rainbow Bar, 264 N. Main St.

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

October 6, 2014

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was Read More

Ranger retires after 35 years of service

SHERIDAN — Fresh out of college, Bighorn National Forest District Ranger Clarke McClung imagined his job would put him in the field every day to coax rangelands to grow and riparian areas to flourish. And while he did spend plenty of time outdoors in his nearly 35 years with the Bureau of Land Management and then Read More

Yager plans to appeal charge

SHERIDAN — Former probation and parole officer Chris Yager said he plans to file an appeal asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to consider whether his case should be dismissed based on the intent and verbiage of the law being applied. Yager was sentenced in district court Friday to two years of supervised probation on one Read More

Museum to host cemetery tours this month

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Museum is hosting tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. These tours will explore the community’s past by venturing to the final resting places of some of its most famous or infamous citizens. The tours will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Tour Read More

Shelter accepting entries for annual calendar contest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is still accepting entries for its annual calendar contest. Photos of any animals are accepted, but there cannot be a human in the photo. The cost is $15 per photo, and you can bring them to the shelter from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Read More

Ranchester hall to be dedicated to past firefighters

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Fire Protection District  will host a building dedication at 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend as they dedicate the fire station in memory of past volunteer firefighters. For more information, call Randy Sundquist at 461-0388.

Looking for a spooky night under the full moon?

October 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The field was so bright that even the night wouldn’t allow an escape from the grisly scene as soldiers collected the bodies of their 81 massacred comrades. It was one of only three occasions in modern history in which a full moon, record lunar perigee — the distance from the moon to the Read More

Crow official cited in poaching case

SHERIDAN — A Crow Nation Fish and Game official has been cited with two violations connected to an elk poaching case in the Bighorn Mountains. The citations were issued in connection with a January poaching of three elk in the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Game and Fish officials said Friday that Read More

Oregon rejects Wyoming’s appeal of coal port

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life. Oregon’s lands department rejected the terminal in August and Wyoming appealed, saying the Read More

Battling breast cancer together: ‘The Link’ helps raise money for local treatment

SHERIDAN — She had no history of cancer in her family and figured it would never happen to her. All the same, Sheridan resident Jodie Calkins started getting yearly mammogram screenings for breast cancer when she turned 40 because that’s what health officials recommended. “It’s just something that you do,” Calkins said. In Calkins’ case, Read More

Local Events Oct. 4, 2014

Sunday • 12-2:30 p.m. Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner, 28 N. Piney Road • 2 p.m. Crop Walk, First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. Monday • 4:30-5:30 p.m. K-Life youth rally, Sheridan Junior High, 500 Lewis St., $5 per person

Local Briefs Oct. 4, 2014

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program Read More

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