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Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser set for this weekend

September 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — About six years ago, Ashley Thompson saw a man teaching a few kids how to cast a fly fishing rod at Kendrick Park. Fascinated, she walked up to the group and asked if she could try. “He let me do a few, and it turned out I was a really good fisherman,” Thompson Read More

More students: SCSD1 growing, planning for alternative school

BIG HORN — From adding students and extra-curricular activities, and from building football field lights to building schools, the news from Sheridan County School District 1 continues to be that of growth. At the monthly board meeting and annual business meeting Tuesday night in Big Horn, Superintendent Marty Kobza provided updates on this year’s student Read More

Story man must tear down shop after county denies variance

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deny a variance request from a man in Story who built a shop 8 feet from his front property line instead of the required 25 feet. With the variance denied, applicant Randy Bochmann will have to tear the shop down and relocate it. Commissioner Bob Rolston voted to allow Read More

Clearmont OKs 1st reading of ordinance allowing chickens, rabbits in town limits

CLEARMONT — Despite nearly 25 residents showing up to speak at the last Clearmont Town Council meeting about a proposal to allow chickens and rabbits in town limits, no comments were made at Monday’s Council meeting when the ordinance was passed on first reading. At the meeting in August, some residents spoke in support and Read More

Homebuilders hosting golf fundraiser Friday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association will host a golf fundraiser Friday. At 1 p.m. out at the Powder Horn, there will be an 18-hole scramble, hole prizes and drawings. The cost is $100 per person and $5 a mulligan. For more information call Kathy Sampson at 672-5732.

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ this weekend

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at the Brinton” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

Local AARP chapter inviting members to Autumn Fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan local AARP Chapter 676 has invited chapter members to come to the Sheridan Senior Center’s Autumn Fest on Friday as a kick start to the season’s monthly meetings. The Autumn Fest is at the Dayton Community Hall, 410 Bridge St. The cost is $7 per person and includes a chicken dinner, Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 17, 2014

Big Horn Women’s Club to meet Friday BIG HORN — The Big Horn Women’s Club will have its first fall meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Participants will learn about the history and etiquette of  tea by  French pastry chef and food historian Louise Morand. Dress for a tea party, including hats. Prizes Read More

Thursday events Sept. 17, 2014

• All day event, “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood,” Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $80 per person • 5-7 p.m. Sheridan farmers market, Grinnell Plaza • 5-9 p.m. Third Thursday Street Festival, downtown Sheridan • 6:30 p.m. Mark Jenkins lecture “Last of the First Skiers,” Whitney Presentation Hall, Read More

Law enforcement pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash

SHERIDAN — One juvenile male was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital this morning following a crash in which a pickup truck rolled and he was ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred on Interstate 90 behind Sheridan College and crews accessed the wreck from the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking lot. No information on the condition Read More

Council tables liquor license request for 201 Broadway

September 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — City Council tabled a request Monday from Lou’s, LLC, to purchase a retail liquor license currently owned by the city and proposed to be used at 201 Broadway St. for a new restaurant seeking to open by November. Since the city is the selling agent in the transaction, and not just approving a Read More

What’s next? SCSD1 Recreation District discusses future of bus barn property

SHERIDAN — Just because they aren’t moving forward with the Big Horn Community Center doesn’t mean that the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District Board is done making big decisions based on the project. The community center was still the topic of discussion at last night’s board meeting, only this time the debate was Read More

City, Army Corps moving forward with Goose Creek riverwalk project

SHERIDAN — The concrete chutes channeling Little Goose Creek between Dow and First streets are on their way to getting a facelift in coming years. The Sheridan City Council Monday approved an agreement between the city and the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study for an ecosystem restoration project in the area. Read More

Helping teachers, students dig deeper

Trainers help SCSD1 shift paradigm of teaching SHERIDAN — In high school, students often see equations like 2x/5=14. Most can figure out the answer because a teacher has shown them how, but they may not know why they are solving problems that way. “They’re doing the procedure for a concept they don’t understand; it’s a Read More

Reward offered in county attorney arson case increased to $15,000

SHERIDAN — The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office has been increased to $15,000. The original reward offered was $10,000. On June 4 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Sheridan Police Department responded to a Read More

‘Wyoming Voices’ to be held Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross

UCROSS — The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and Read More

Sheridan College to celebrate Constitution Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day on Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. English faculty member David Golden will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The Read More

New Faces Sept. 16, 2014

Laila-Sue Camila Abel Laila-Sue Camila Abel was born Sept. 5, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Donna Abel and Rodolfo Fuentes, both of Sheridan. Her sibling is brother Noe. Her grandparents are Dana and Keith Bartlett of Lodge Grass, Montana, and Rodolfo Fuentes and Maria Read More

Wednesday Events Sept. 16, 2014

• 1 p.m. Constitution Reading, Sheridan College, Thorne-Rider Campus Center, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 3 p.m. Koltiska Pumpkin Patch opens, 120 Cat Creek Rd. • 4-6 p.m. Artist Reception, Sheridan County Fulmer Library, 335 W. Alger St.

Local Briefs Sept. 16, 2014

Artist Reception Wednesday at the Library SHERIDAN—The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing Read More

SPD continuing Deer Management Plan for 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department, in conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, will continue implementation of the city’s Deer Management Plan for the 2014 hunting season. All parties interested in bow hunting in the designated, undeveloped zones within the city limits must first register with the Sheridan Police Department beginning immediately. Registration Read More

Old, modern mix in unique skiing culture

September 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — At first glance, the hunt may look much like one in Wyoming: a group of men up before dawn standing high on a ridge, peering down the snowy slopes below and looking for signs of elk. But then, when an elk is spotted, this group of hunters starts hollering, and within seconds it becomes Read More

Sportsmen’s Association hosting free sight-in days this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportmen’s Association is having free sight-in days this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. the rifle ranges will be free and open to the public. Range officers will be available and targets will be provided. All you need to bring is your firearm and ammunition. Read More

Pumpkin patch opens Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska pumpkin patch will open for the season Wednesday. This year is the 10th anniversary of the pumpkin patch and each purchaser will get a raffle ticket and be entered to win one of 10 prizes. The cost to pick a pumpkin is $6 and includes a wagon ride and refreshments. The Read More

Artist reception for Mehmke set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an artist reception for Charlotte Mehmke on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the library mezzanine. Mehmke’s work is currently displayed in an exhibit titled “Women’s History: Founding Mothers” on the library’s mezzanine. Mehmke has sewn and hand stitched several women’s dresses representing various periods of Read More

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