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Horses? Post-its? Time for pranks nears

May 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Graduation time is upon us and as teachers prepare for final exams, stores stock up on congratulatory cards and parents purchase caps and gowns, some graduating seniors have something a little — tiny — bit more mischievous on their minds. Whether rounding up the horses, purchasing thousands of Post-It notes or plotting furniture Read More

City crunching numbers for FY2015 budget

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is cautiously optimistic as it heads into its season of budget work sessions and preparation of the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. The new fiscal year will begin July 1. The two-part budget, which includes an 8 mill levy and the budget itself, will be adopted by City Council at its Read More

Maier, Rolston announce re-election bids

SHERIDAN — Two more elected officials have announced their intentions to run for re-election this fall — County Commissioners Bob Rolston and Steve Maier. Rolston was first elected to the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners in 2006 and is currently in his second term. “It has been a pleasure serving the residents of Sheridan Read More

Ticket to ride

SHERIDAN — In most circumstances, beer drinking and bikes is not a suggested mix. However, next Saturday, the two will be safely paired for a fun afternoon of celebrating bikes and bike culture in downtown Sheridan. The Freedom Machine Vintage Bike and Art Show will make its debut May 10 at 50 N. Main St. Read More

Kraft’s Jewelry celebrates 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — A staple business on Sheridan’s Main Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday. Kraft’s Fine Jewelry has been operated in the same location and by the same family for the entirety of its tenure. Richard Kraft, 82, grew up in Wisconsin and was trained as a watchmaker in Illinios. He and his Read More

Work on Little Goose Bridge to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced this week that the contractor S&S Builders of Gillette will begin a bridge deck rehabilitation project on the Little Goose Bridge located on Coffeen Avenue just down the street from the old JB’s Restaurant building. Work will begin on Monday and is expected to last for six Read More

City Council votes on second reading for property annexation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted on the second of three necessary readings to approve the annexation of a property on the east side of the city Wednesday. The property is located at the corner of KROE Lane and East Ridge Road and consists of 2.23 acres on which a FedEx sorting and distribution Read More

City discusses changes to 1-Cent tax distribution

SHERIDAN — City councilors have held two listening sessions this week to discuss Sheridan County’s Optional One-Cent Sales Tax, which is up for renewal in November. The sessions have been informal gatherings in which councilors interact with residents to gauge support for the tax and discuss ideas for its use in coming years, if it is Read More

After battle with cancer, family pushes awareness

SHERIDAN — Ken Mellinger was a young man when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Approximately six in 10 cases are diagnosed in men ages 65 and older and the average age at the time of diagnosis is 66. Mellinger was 46 at the time of his diagnosis Read More

Rep. Rosie Berger announces bid for re-election

BIG HORN — Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, announced this week that she will seek re-election to represent House District 51 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Berger said her agenda centers around low taxes, tight budgets and pro-community decisions. “For me, serving as a representative is all about people: families, seniors, young people, children. Read More

New childcare facility planned off Coffeen Avenue

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-1 to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a childcare center in the Adkins Valley Subdivision located west of Coffeen Avenue. Commissioner Steve Noecker voted against the permit. County Planner Mark Reid said the center would occupy an approximately 900-square-foot house and serve five Read More

Hospital’s chief financial officer resigns

SHERIDAN — It was announced at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital board meeting Thursday that Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman has announced his resignation from his position at the hospital. Johlman’s last day will be June 27. He has accepted a position at Grand River Health, a critical access hospital in Rifle, Colo. Johlman worked for Read More

Radiation oncologists from Billings to work at Welch Cancer Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees discussed Thursday how the hospital will handle the departure of radiation oncologist John Stamato, whose last day was Thursday. Stamato has taken a position at the Heptner Cancer Center in Gillette after 18 years of serving in Sheridan at the hospital and the Welch Cancer Center. Read More

SHS art show reception set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The annual Sheridan High School art show state symposium blue ribbon winners will be at the Sagebrush Downtown gallery on Thursday for a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. The Wyoming High School Art Symposium is held every spring at the Events Center in Casper where more than 5,000 entries are on display. All members Read More

Community drum circle set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA Arts and Humanities Residency Fund and Sheridan Anesthesia Associates John and Pam Standish are sponsoring a community drum circle Thursday. All members of the community are invited to attend and bring anything to beat from drums, buckets and pots to your hands at the drum circle lead by The Drum Read More

‘Rabbit Hole’ to be performed at Mars Theater

SHERIDAN — A locally directed and performed play kicked-off yesterday in the new Mars Theater. “Rabbit Hole” will offer performances through Sunday and again May 8-11. It stars Hannah Varney, Samantha Jacob, Dimitra Dugal, Aaron Trembath and David Britton in the story of a family trying to deal with the loss of a child due Read More

Simpson to highlight SC commencement ceremony

SHERIDAN — Retired historian and former Wyoming politician Pete Simpson will serve as the commencement speaker at Sheridan College next week. Simpson is a University of Wyoming alum, a native of Cody and worked as a dean at Sheridan College in the early 1980s. He has filled a variety of positions at the University of Read More

‘Bridges out of Poverty’ training set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A repeat offering of the “Bridges out of Poverty” training will be held Thursday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The presentation by Regina Lewis discusses strategies for communities and professionals looking to counter poverty and its impact at all levels of the community. The cost is $25 per person which includes a book Read More

Groups work to battle mental health stigmas

SHERIDAN — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and professionals in Sheridan County are working to increase local knowledge about best practices for optimal psychological health. In addition to spreading the word about services available locally, the month’s designation is an effort to counteract long standing societal stigmas surrounding mental health. “The theme this year Read More

First show at Mars Black Box Theater, ‘Rabbit Hole,’ opens tonight

May 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — An experience most can relate to: you’re a guest in someone’s home and an unexpected intimate moment happens. Whether it be a heated discussion between a couple, a moment of emotional weakness as a family struggle surfaces or a bout of uncontrollable laughter — being drawn into another’s life as they experience its Read More

Natural gas board seeks community support for project

DAYTON — While the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board awaits word on various funding and partnership options, board members are hoping to get some buy-in on the project from local residents. The board is seeking to bring natural gas to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between as a cheaper heating alternative to electric and propane. Read More

FAB committee to host film screening May 8

SHERIDAN — The FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference Committee will host a screening of the documentary film “Raising Ms. President” on May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. The 60-minute film explores the challenges and perceptions that surround women in leadership positions and steps we can take to encourage more women Read More

BHMS students to help community members

SHERIDAN — Students from Big Horn Middle School are conducting a community service day on May 30 and are seeking members of the community who need their help. Types of projects they are looking for are painting, wood hauling, cleaning, yard work, light construction projects, spring cleaning like window washing and lawn care. They are Read More

Former Ucross Foundation artists-in-residence honored in spring awards season

UCROSS — A Pulitzer Prize in drama and 10 Tony Award nominations are among the list of awards being claimed by Ucross Foundation Fellows and former artists-in-residence in the spring awards season. A new musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” by composer Steven Lutvak and lyricist Robert Freedman was nominated Tuesday in 10 Read More

Conservation District hosting free workshops

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is hosting a series of free workshops at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The next event in “Productive Landscapes” will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. as author and master gardener Jodi Torpey will present “Water-Wise Gardening.” The library is located at 335 W. Alger Read More

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