Category Archives: News

Koltiska Pumpkin Patch to open Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch will open to the public Wednesday at 3 p.m. The patch will be open weekly Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. The pumpkin patch is also open Wednesdays through Fridays during the day for large groups, school classes and… Continue Reading

Never Forget

Never Forget

SHERIDAN — Three hundred forty-three: That number is etched into the minds and memories of most first responders and their families. That number represents the number of firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. that day. That number will now forever be publicly… Continue Reading

SC launches Career Cafe program for students

SHERIDAN — A college degree does not necessarily resonate into full-time employment, but that’s why Sheridan College is inviting students to take a seat at the Career Cafe. In July, Sheridan College staff launched Career Cafe, an online career-guidance resource for students of the Northern Wyoming Community College District in both Sheridan and Gillette. The… Continue Reading

1 grant approved, 1 recommended for approval by WBC

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council board of directors Thursday recommended approval of 18 Business Ready Community grant requests totaling more than $14 million, including a $1 million grant for the Sheridan Senior Center. The grant request was submitted by the city of Sheridan on behalf of the Senior Center. The funding would be used… Continue Reading

Sheridan remains one of the safest counties in the state

SHERIDAN — Sheridan remains one of the safest places to live in the state, according to the FBI uniform crime report for Wyoming. These statistics track violent and property crimes. Sheridan County registered low figures in 2014 when compared to the rest of the state in violent crimes (81.7 per 100,000 people), murders (zero), rapes… Continue Reading

Last Third Thursday of season next week

SHERIDAN — The last installment of this year’s Third Thursday Street Festivals will be held Thursday in downtown Sheridan. Dozens of food vendors and non-food vendors, two stages featuring live music and a lot of fun and camaraderie for the community will be offered. There is no admission charge to attend. For additional information or… Continue Reading

Resource Expo planned for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Resource Expo will be held Thursday from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Sheridan during the Third Thursday Street Festival. When life’s road gets bumpy, find out where to go to get through the rough spots. Find answers to questions like, “Where in the community can you find support to keep your loved… Continue Reading

COPE program to begin nine-week course

SHERIDAN — Judy Olson, director of Counseling in Overcoming Painful Emotions, will start a nine-week program sponsored by Kane Funeral Home on Tuesday. COPE is an aftercare program designed to help deal with overcoming the loss of a loved one and gain support from others in the community experiencing the same type of grief. Classes… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Foundation makes first payment to USFS early

SHERIDAN — The Antelope Butte Foundation made its first payment this week on the shuttered facilities at the former Antelope Butte Ski Area in the Bighorn Mountains. On Wednesday, ABF officials delivered the payment of $55,000, under conditions set forth in a purchase and sale agreement signed with the U.S. Forest Service in June 2015.… Continue Reading

Local foundation announces sale of land for aquatic center

Local foundation announces sale of land for aquatic center

SHERIDAN — Whitney Benefits announced Thursday morning the sale of the Whitney soccer fields adjacent to Whitney Commons as well as the west portion of the existing parking lot for $1.71 million. The Perkins Foundation has purchased the property for future community development, which includes plans for an indoor aquatic center. Sheridan County YMCA Executive… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon features county, town updates

SHERIDAN — Trying economic times and decreased funding from the state have created several challenges for local towns, representatives told attendees at Wednesday’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayors from Clearmont, Dayton, Ranchester and Sheridan, as well as the chairman of the Sheridan County Commission, provided updates on their respective communities in what Chamber… Continue Reading

SAWS board discusses giving city control over county water

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board discussed spending approximately $88,000 on Wednesday to no longer be the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board. The current proposal is to cease county government control of water that is going to county customers and give all of the SAWS assets, liabilities and customers… Continue Reading

Student News Sept. 10, 2015

Barclay graduates from Minot State SHERIDAN — Brandon T. Barclay of Sheridan recently graduated from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. In May, he received his Master of Science in information systems. He had graduated from the University of Utah with a psychology degree in 2009 and an esthetician degree from Bringham Young University… Continue Reading

Library to host event on genealogy

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss genealogy and historic research Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Attend to learn tips, tricks and tools to uncover the past. Organizers encourage tween attendees to invite parents and other adults to come and bring photos to add to the library’s historic archive.… Continue Reading

WWDC to host open house in Sheridan Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Water Development Commission will host an open house in Sheridan Monday. From 3-8 p.m. in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, officials from the WWDC will discuss topics related to water resources of northeastern Wyoming. For additional information, see, contact Joee Pring at 777-5803 or contact… Continue Reading

Library to host ‘Towards a Natural Forest’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jim Furnish, author of “Towards a Natural Forest,” will give a presentation at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Furnish, a former U.S. Forest Service employee, joined the agency in 1965. But nothing could have prepared him for the crisis that would soon rock… Continue Reading

Budget restraints force library to cut hours

SHERIDAN — The board that manages the local library system has decided to alter the hours of operation for the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library due to budget restraints. Beginning this week, the Fulmer Library will no longer be open on Sundays. With the recent library budget reductions for fiscal year 2015-16, the board trustees… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council discusses utilities mapping

DAYTON — Finding buried water valves and hidden manhole covers could become easier in Dayton, but the solution comes with a hefty price tag. Council members watched a presentation Wednesday on how geographic information system mapping could work in Dayton. If the system were purchased, it could cost more than $10,000, a cost that made… Continue Reading

Close to 90 percent of Sheridan County schools receive passing grade from state accountability system

SHERIDAN — While 74 percent of the state’s elementary and secondary schools have earned passing grades in the 2014-2015 school year, that percentage in Sheridan County is closer to 90 percent. According to Wyoming’s accountability system, of Sheridan County’s 19 public schools, five exceeded expectations and seven met expectations. Another three schools partially met expectations… Continue Reading

City inching closer to hiring administrator

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is one step closer to hiring a city administrator following City Council approval of a charter ordinance on first reading Tuesday evening. The ordinance allows for appointment of a city administrator with consent from the mayor and the majority of City Council. The administrator would be responsible for general… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Bar recommends Sheridan woman

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar announced last week that 45 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming. One of those individuals included Bethany Anne Gross of Sheridan. Gross was recommended for admission after receiving a passing score on the Uniform Bar Exam and meeting all other requirements for admission. Continue Reading

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