Category Archives: News

Proposed aquatic center inches closer to reality

SHERIDAN — A proposed new indoor aquatic center may take another step closer to reality this month. The Citizens for Community Recreation could receive the deeded land located south of the YMCA on the current soccer fields to build a $12.5 million facility sometime this month. Sheridan YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis said while it… Continue Reading

New Faces — September 2, 2015

Grady Augustus Betz Grady Augustus Betz was born July 29, 2015, at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Benjamin and Kelly Betz of Clearmont. His grandparents are Benard and Linda Betz of Clearmont Dave and Barb Hoyt of Leiter. Travis Jay Duran Travis… Continue Reading

Scholarship being offered to teachers

SHERIDAN — SR Education Group, an education research publisher, recently announced a new graduate school scholarship for teachers. The scholarship is open to all U.S. teachers currently attending or accepted into graduate school. All SR Education Group scholarships are need-based and will be awarded to the applicant who shows the most financial need. Applications are… Continue Reading

Senior Theater Players to resume schedule Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Senior Theater Players will resume Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The acting group, under the direction of Pat Tomsovic, has put out a call for participants for an upcoming show. No memorization is required for the production of “Chance Hastings, Range Detective,” and the group welcomes newcomers. Those… Continue Reading

Ranchester shuts off water to non-paying residents

RANCHESTER — After sending letters to more than 10 Ranchester residents for not paying their water bills some residents are getting cut off. During the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Peter Clark said two of those people still hadn’t paid their bills and the town shut off water to one customer. “We have one that… Continue Reading

Archaeological society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Christine… Continue Reading

As suicide count grows, experts stress help is available

SHERIDAN — Eleven individuals have committed suicide this year in Sheridan County, matching last year’s total through only the first eight months of 2015. As the calendar turns to September — which happens to be National Suicide Prevention Month — experts stress resources are available for anyone struggling with mental health or coping with the… Continue Reading

Gunnar, Sylvia Warpness celebrate 65 years of marriage

Gunnar, Sylvia Warpness celebrate 65 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Gunnar and Sylvia Warpness of Sheridan celebrated 65 years of marriage Thursday. The couple was married Aug. 27, 1950, at the Chapel of Transfiguration in Moose. After serving in the Army during WWII, he started a chuck wagon, moving seasonally between Alaska, Nevada and Wyoming. He then worked in the lumber business before… Continue Reading

Holly Seed reaches the century mark in business

Holly Seed reaches the century mark in business

SHERIDAN — When Holly Seed moved into Sheridan in 1915, they were expanding rapidly. The company was then called Holly Sugar. They then expanded into Worland and Torrington, making a foothold in Wyoming communities. Now, more than 100 years after the company put down roots in this community, Holly Seed doesn’t do business in Sheridan.… Continue Reading

Hang gliders’ fly-in set for the weekend

SHERIDAN — The annual hang gliders’ fly-in will return to Sheridan County this weekend. Hang gliders from across the nation will converge on the Bighorn Mountains to catch some wind drifts off of Highway 14 at the Sand Turn turnout on Saturday and Sunday. All members of the community are encouraged to come out and… Continue Reading

Young black bear leaves Sheridan

Young black bear leaves Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The juvenile black bear that began exploring the south end of Sheridan over the weekend left the area late Monday evening. Wyoming Game and Fish Department Public Information Specialist Bud Stewart said the bear made its way to Sheridan College Monday around dusk. A WGFD employee and Sheridan County police officer chased the… Continue Reading

VFW to host steak dinner Saturday

SHERIDAN — The VFW Post 1560 will host a steak dinner on Saturday. From 4-8 p.m., all members of the public are invited to enjoy 8-ounce hand-cut sirloin steaks served with fresh-cut fries and a salad for $8. No reservations are needed for this fundraiser. The steak has been provided by Sackett’s Market. For more… Continue Reading

Sheridan named one of the best places to retire in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — When compared to towns across the state, Sheridan has been named one of the best places to retire in Wyoming. Smartasset released its study, comparing cities in three areas — tax-friendliness, medical care and social life — and placed Sheridan in fourth place overall. At 16.3 percent, the number of seniors in Sheridan… Continue Reading

Walking path closed due to black bear

From staff reports SHERIDAN — A young black bear made its way into city limits west of Sheridan College over the weekend, and the Sheridan Police Department closed the nearby walking path Monday and is asking residents to avoid the area. Lt. Tom Ringley reported SPD placed barriers at the entrance to that section of walking… Continue Reading

Big Horn Equestrian Center to host Don King Days

SHERIDAN — Don King Days will return to Sheridan this weekend at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The World Championship Blacksmiths Horseshoeing Contest, which will continue through the two official days of Don King Days Sunday and Monday, begins Saturday at 9 a.m. The competition is open to the public to watch. Two fun days… Continue Reading

WYO’s Season Spotlight on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a 2015-16 Season Spotlight on Wednesday. This free event is open to the public and will shine a light on the WYO’s upcoming season, spaces and faces to give the community the opportunity to meet and visit with the many hardworking people that make up the historic and… Continue Reading

Landon’s holding fairy gardening workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a free fairy gardening workshop on Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m., all members of the community are invited to bring their own container, or purchase one from the store, and design and plant their own fairy garden in this workshop. The only cost is any items you… Continue Reading

Meet Wyoming’s newest poet laureate

Meet Wyoming’s newest poet laureate

By Abbie Johnson Taylor Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Sheridan poet A. Rose Hill was appointed Wyoming’s seventh poet laureate by Gov. Matt Mead on July 9. Her first duty was to read her poem “Song of Wyoming,” honoring Wyoming’s 125th anniversary of statehood. The program on the Capitol steps included Mead, three former governors,… Continue Reading

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