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Availability, staffing topics at mental health summit

Availability, staffing topics at mental health summit

SHERIDAN — Regional health professionals gathered Tuesday to discuss mental health care needs in Sheridan. The discussion centered on the mental health care needs of veterans in the community, as well as their families. Vivianne Tran, with the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said that Sheridan has both common things to deal with and more… Continue Reading

Improvements, incorporation discussed in Big Horn

BIG HORN — At a community meeting in Big Horn held Tuesday, area residents discussed improvements they would like to see in their part of the county. But officials said those projects cost money, likely in the form of taxes, which is what Big Horn residents have historically avoided by staying unincorporated. Jeremy Smith, the… Continue Reading

Dance at Big Horn Mountain Eagles to benefit Mary Kuzara

SHERIDAN — A silent auction, supper and benefit dance will benefit Mary Kuzara on Sunday at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles. The Mountain Rose Band and Midnight Special will perform at the event and Ernie Truijjo will provide Mexican cuisine during the event with pork chili and beef or chicken enchiladas. The cost for dinner… Continue Reading

TRVCC organizing ‘Doggy Dash’ for Saturday

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center has organized a 5k Dayton Doggy Dash for 9 a.m. Saturday. The race will take place on the streets of Dayton and will travel around the neighborhoods. Participants should bring their dogs, but remember the pets must be on a leash. The cost to participate is $10… Continue Reading

Federation of Republican Women to host meals with politicians

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Federation of Republican Women will host a series of meals with politicians as part of the organization’s state convention. On Oct. 2, the organization will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. with state Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn. Berger serves as the majority leader for the state House of Representatives. The… Continue Reading

SPD to participate in Drug Take Back Day

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department will participate in the national Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The purpose of the program is to give residents an opportunity to properly dispose of old, outdated or unneeded prescription medications so they can be safely and properly disposed of. The department currently… Continue Reading

Holy Name sets annual carnival, chili supper for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host its 80th annual carnival and chili supper Saturday. The event will run from 3-7 p.m. in Whitney Commons. It will include games, booths, a country store, slides, a bouncy house, dunk tank, toys, a cake walk, obstacle course and more. Burgers, hot dogs, cinnamon rolls and a… Continue Reading

City administrator ordinance moves through 2nd reading

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council unanimously approved the second reading of a charter ordinance to hire a city administrator at the regular meeting Monday evening. The city again went out of its way to emphasize it would maintain a strong mayor-council form of government if the charter ordinance — which requires a two-thirds majority… Continue Reading

Traffic, flooding still concerns with PUD before city

SHERIDAN — A handful of nearby residents continue to protest the planned unit development located off Woodland Park Road and Coffeen Avenue, but the Sheridan City Council approved the second reading of the zone change Monday evening. Woodland Creek Estates LLC proposes 26 patio homes or duplex units and 25 single-family homes on approximately 14… Continue Reading

Clearmont Town Council updates ordinances

SHERIDAN — With some laws still on the books dating back more than 100 years, Town Council members in Clearmont are working toward more concise ordinances. “We had ordinances dating back to 1910,” Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock said. The ordinances, which numbered more than 100, covered anything from how long a person can park their… Continue Reading

Community celebrates completion of Lewis Street Bridge project

Community leaders and those involved in the project helped to celebrate the completion of the Lewis Street Bridge reconstruction project recently. Pictured, from left, are Chamber ambassador Yvonne Swanson, Sheridan County Commissioner Terry Cram, Wyoming Department of Transportation representative Mark Gillette, Sheridan Mayor John Heath, Emma Hubert, Meg Hubert and Jack Hubert, Sheridan City Councilor… Continue Reading

Seed, plant, tool swap planned for Thursday

SHERIDAN — A community seed, plant and tool swap will take place Thursday as part of the Sheridan Farmers Market in downtown Sheridan. Area residents and garden enthusiasts are invited to bring heirloom/organic seeds, extra plants or tools to swap. The Sheridan Farmers Market runs from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Street. For additional information, call… Continue Reading

WWA to celebrate Public Lands Day with service

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the U.S. Forest Service have organized a volunteer service day in the Bighorn National Forest on Saturday, which is National Public Lands Day. Participants will assist with a fence-removal project near Sibley Lake, learning about USFS policy and surrounding natural areas while helping to ensure that these areas… Continue Reading

QPR training offered this week

SHERIDAN — Free QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be offered this week to help local residents learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis. The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Space for the training is… Continue Reading

Sheridan attorneys honored, elected by State Bar

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan area residents were recognized by the Wyoming State Bar at the Bar’s annual meeting and judicial conference in Jackson earlier this month. Kim D. Cannon, an attorney from Sheridan, received the Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award. The award is given to a Wyoming attorney who, over the course of his or… Continue Reading

Decision pays off for 21-year-old who became Marine

Decision pays off for 21-year-old who became Marine

SHERIDAN — The decision did not take long. It was August 1996 when Sheridan resident Steve Leonard, then 21 years old and tired of working construction in the Florida heat, walked into a Marine Corps recruiting office and signed up the same day. He thought the military would help him pay for college and, if… Continue Reading

Chamber program to connect businesses

SHERIDAN — In an effort to help local businesses solve problems and continue growth in Sheridan’s economy, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is organizing peer-to-peer groups for owners and managers. The Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is organizing the peer groups. The Chamber had similar peer-to-peer groups several years ago, and the committee… Continue Reading

Wyo. ranked No. 2 for startups, behind Mont.

SHERIDAN — While Wyoming may not seem to be the best place for new businesses to get going, a study released this year has the Cowboy State ranked number two for startup activity. The data was part of the yearly Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, a ranked list that the Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation puts together;… Continue Reading

4-H Club to host turkey shoot near Arvada

ARVADA — The Spurs and Lace 4-H Club will host its seventh annual turkey shoot Sunday near Arvada. The event will feature rifle and shotgun shooting matches all day, with match winners receiving various prizes. Kids matches and a possible ladies match are also planned. The cost is $4 per match and lunch including homemade… Continue Reading

SC to host rodeo this weekend at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a rodeo this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Slack will begin at noon on Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Rodeo performances will begin at 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The final short round will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to… Continue Reading

Historical Society nominations result in 7 state awards

SHERIDAN — Several local residents earned awards presented at the Wyoming State Historical Society annual meeting in Pinedale on Sept.11-12. Helen Laumann won the State Historical Society’s  Outstanding Services Award for her monthly programs on Sheridan area history, “Conversations in History” presented monthly at the Senior Citizen’s Center and elsewhere. Pat Blair won the award… Continue Reading

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