News

Ranchester finalizes FY14 budget

July 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ranchester town councilors passed their 2013-2014 budget Tuesday, and Mayor Allan Moore said the community looks to be on solid financial footing for the coming fiscal year. “We’re staying in the black pretty good,” he said. Moore said the document, which passed unanimously on its third and final reading, doesn’t feature many major Read More

Food Drive at Safeway this week

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank will have a food drive at Safeway, 169 Coffeen Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The People Assistance food truck will be also be there selling hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade salad. Raffle tickets will be for sale for two prizes: a Rock River Read More

Great Foundations fundraiser July 12

SHERIDAN — Great Foundations child care center will hold a fundraising bake sale July 12 from 8-10 a.m. in the parking lot at the east end of Grinnell Plaza. Baked goods, cold water and soda will be sold and there will be face painting for children. All proceeds will go toward remodeling their indoor playroom. Read More

July 3, 2013, Student news

Ferries graduates from University of Denver on dean’s list SHERIDAN — Evelyn Ferries, daughter of Jane Ferries and the late Greg Ferries of Sheridan, graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish. Ferries was also named to the dean’s list. She will attend Le Cordon Blue Institute of Culinary Read More

Mead guest at next Chamber luncheon

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will be the featured speaker at the Chamber’s monthly luncheon July 10. Mead will be discussing his newly released energy strategy for Wyoming. The strategy is comprised of 47 initiatives designed to better equip industry, conservation groups and others with Read More

County waives fees for Brinton Museum expansion

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum near Big Horn received a conditional use permit from county commissioners Tuesday to build a 25,526-square-foot expansion into the hillside southeast of the current museum. It will be a three-story earth shelter structure that will offer additional gallery space, a bistro overlooking the Bighorn Mountains, a gift shop and office Read More

Cloud Peak Ranch rezone tabled

July 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council had just enough members to meet quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Four out of seven members were present, with three being absent due to sickness and vacation leave. Having only a quorum forced the council to table a request to rezone approximately two acres from R-1 residential to Read More

Soldier Ridge Trail gets a facelift

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust is continuing improvement projects on the Soldier Ridge Trail located west of Sheridan. Recent work on the four-mile trail included graveling of the first mile of the trail, improvements to the trailhead parking area, installation of a dog waste station and installation of drainage culverts. Work on the Read More

City OKs Sheridan Links development on final reading

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council approved on third and final reading the annexation of approximately 57 acres on the corner of West Fifth Street and Mydland Road into city limits. Council members also approved the final plat for the Sheridan Links Planned Unit Development planned for the newly annexed land. The development is Read More

A-C second semester honor rolls announced

SHERIDAN — Arvada-Clearmont Senior and Junior High Schools have announced their second semester honor rolls. Board of Trustees honor roll (3.5-4.0 GPA): 12th grade — Bryce Burnell and Keely Rockafellow. 11th grade — Sara Ellingrod and Shayna Kretschman. 10th grade — Linzee Adamson, Levi Bircher, Sierra Martin, Kaylee Stidham and Karina Svalina. Ninth grade — Read More

Lions Club bicycle tour set for July 13

SHERIDAN — Bicyclists are invited to ride in the Lion Ryan Express Bicycle Tour on July 13, sponsored by the Sheridan Sundowner Lions Club. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. at Whitney Commons and the ride starts at 7 a.m. This is not a race. Cyclists may choose from two different routes: a 20-mile ride to Read More

Museum celebrating Wyo-Rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will help celebrate the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo from Sunday through July 14. Visitors with a 2013 rodeo ticket or stub will receive free admission and a 10 percent discount in the museum’s mercantile. Exhibits on display include the Sheridan County 125th anniversary exhibit and the new Rosebud Battle diorama. The Model Read More

Overcast to play WYO Theater for 4-H benefit

SHERIDAN — Cowboy songwriter and singer Ken Overcast will perform at a fundraiser for the Sheridan County 4-H program July 5. Overcast is a third-generation Montanan and will be joined by young cowgirl yodeler Cora Wood. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Tickets are $15 per person and all proceeds Read More

Wyo. substance abuse costs taxpayers millions

SHERIDAN — On days when ex-offenders graduate from drug court or a juvenile probation program administered by the Sheridan County Justice Office, Neal Madson believes the entire community has reason to celebrate. The administrator of the office which works to help criminal offenders make amends for their actions and ultimately reenter the workforce, Madson said Read More

City Council tables rezone request, approves Sheridan Links PUD

July 1, 2013

Sheridan City Council had just enough members to meet quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Four out of seven members were present, with three being absent due to sickness and vacation leave. Having only the quorum present did lead the council to table a request to rezone approximately 2 acres from R-1 residential to Read More

Senior Center warning residents of recent mail scam

SHERIDAN — Representatives of the Sheridan Senior Center are warning residents not to send money to a person purporting to represent the organization in a letter recently received by at least one person in Sheridan. Senior Center Communications Director Lois Bell said the solicitation is in no way affiliated with the 211 Smith St. institution Read More

UW Presidential Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming has announced the students on the 2013 spring semester president’s honor roll. To be eligible for the president’s honor roll, students must have earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Students from Sheridan County are: Big Horn — Michael Joseph Klepperich. Ranchester — Lucas Daniel Carr. Sheridan — Jeremiah Read More

‘Food for Thought’ July 11

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and the Sheridan College agriculture department’s “Food for Thought” film series concludes with the showing of “Farmageddon” on July 11. “Farmageddon” encourages consumers and farmers to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods. The Read More

Class of ‘53 reunion set

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1953 will have their 60th reunion July 10 and July 11. On July 10 there is a luncheon at the Powder Horn. Class pictures will be taken there at 11:30 a.m. On July 11 the group will meet at the Sheridan County Museum on Fifth Street for Read More

Local boards seeking volunteer members

Sheridan County Chamber board of directors SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for two board member openings. The term of office for a board member is three years starting in September. The board meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All board members Read More

Next Wyo. Wednesday with Story Fish Hatchery

SHERIDAN — The next Wyoming Wednesday program will be July 10 at 10 a.m. Jennifer Meineke of the Story Fish Hatchery will talk about the hatchery and what eventually happens to the fish. Wyoming Wednesdays are held at the Wyoming Welcome Center, 1517 E. Fifth St., each Wednesday in July except for July 3. They Read More

Lifeguarding: Not just a day in the sun

June 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Being a lifeguard may look easy, but if you ask Tyler Kaufmann it’s no day at the beach. Kaufmann is one of 28 lifeguards at the Kendrick Pool and he has done the job for the last three years. He says it is not quite as carefree as it looks. “People think it Read More

Sheridan woman has golden dreams

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — With July around the corner, many Sheridan County residents have the sounds of rodeo in their ears. But for resident Jacqueline Jones, it’s the crack of pool and pingpong balls that sound in her ears. Jones, who quickly introduces herself as Jacky, is training for the 2013 Read More

Travel bug at the Senior Center

The firs senior citizen day trips I know of took place in the 70’s and 80’s at the Tongue River meal site. At that time the Senior Center contracted with one of the restaurants in Ranchester or Dayton. My parents, Burl and Roberta Wilkes, were instrumental in getting the meal program started in the Tongue Read More

Scholarships available for Day Break

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s Day Break elder care program has announced the availability of scholarships for seniors who would benefit from a supervised day routine. The opportunity to engage in meaningful activities is essential to human health. Day Break can provide entertainment and companionship for individuals who are isolated and often alone. Day Read More

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