News

Intellectual property session Thurs.

September 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Information about protecting and developing intellectual property will be presented Thursday at 7 p.m. in Sheridan College’s Whitney Building, room W174. Phillip Wulf, intellectual property analyst with the University of Wyoming’s Research Products Center, will discuss a variety of intellectual properties such as patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He will explain some Read More

Individuals, organizations earn statewide awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society nominated several individuals and organizations who were recognized at the 60th annual meeting of the Wyoming State Historical Society held Sept. 6-7 in Torrington. The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum received the prestigious Chapter Award for the construction of a diorama for an exhibit in the museum Read More

Local Briefs

‘Building Communities’ symposium this week   SHERIDAN — Early childhood and community experts will present a two-day symposium on “Building Communities where Children and Families Thrive.” This symposium will discuss how communities can help encourage and support the skills adults need to create the best environment for healthy childhood development. The conference is Thursday from Read More

New regulations restrict coal development

September 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Officials at Cloud Peak Energy say new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will restrict coal development in the Powder River Basin. The new regulations, revealed Friday and now in a 60-day public comment period, set limits on carbon emissions allowed at coal-fired power plants. “We are concerned that these EPA regulations Read More

Teen charged after 3-car accident Friday on N. Main St.

September 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — A teenager under the influence of inhalants is thought to be the cause of a three vehicle accident at the intersection of North Main Street and 11th Street Friday night. Sheridan Police Lt. Chris Dahmke said officers were dispatched to the location at approximately 9:45 p.m. and found one of the vehicles had Read More

Burning on Grinnell Thursday

September 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — The second annual “Burning on Grinnell” will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Grinnell Plaza downtown. The event celebrates homecoming week at Sheridan High School and the community is invited to attend. “When the high school was at the old junior high site, they had a lot of downtown connection and then Read More

NWCCD named to Military Friendly Schools list

SHERIDAN — Victory Media recently named the Northern Wyoming Community College District to the coveted “Military Friendly Schools” list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students Read More

Sign placed on Soldier Ridge Trail

SHERIDAN — In 2010 when the Sheridan Community Land Trust was building support for the Soldier Ridge Trail and conservation easement projects, the Bighorn Audubon Society was one of the first to offer formal support for the project, which went on to conserve 1,154 acres of prominent ridgeline while creating a more than four-mile trail Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 23, 2013

Fifth annual ‘Flyin’ 4 Food’   SHERIDAN — Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping fight hunger with their fifth annual “Flyin’ 4 Food” campaign to benefit the Sheridan Community Shelter. In honor of Hunger Action Month, when you bring a non-perishable food item to the Great Lakes counter during September, you’ll be eligible for a Read More

Presentation on Everest Sept. 30

SHERIDAN — A presentation on “Climbing Everest: The Myths, the Macabre and the Madness” will be given by Mark Jenkins Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College’s Whitney Presentation Hall. Jenkins, an author and international alpinist, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine. The Read More

Meador named 2013 Senior Poet Laureate

SHERIDAN — Retired teacher Renee Meador of Big Horn has been named the 2013 Wyoming Senior Poet Laureate for her poem “Companion.” Meador grew up in Sheridan and taught mathematics at Sheridan High School and Sheridan Junior High School. She retired in 2009. Amy Kitchener’s Angels Without Wings Foundation, a nonprofit literary society in Monterey, Read More

City takes vehicles to HAILUSA for repairs

SHERIDAN — HAILUSA, which is operating a paintless dent repair service out of the parking lot of the former Little Big Man Family Restaurant on Coffeen Avenue, had people drive by Friday when technicians were working on Sheridan Police Department squad cars and yell at them. “People are driving by yelling, ‘Taxpayers money!’ or something. Read More

Flood insurance rate maps meetin Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County and the city of Sheridan are hosting a public informational meeting to discuss the upcoming Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. These maps, along with the Flood Insurance Study, are used by Sheridan County and the incorporated Read More

Women’s Foundation to host antelope hunt

SHERIDAN — The first Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, hosted by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Community Foundation to promote hunting and recreational activities by women, will be Oct. 3-6. This is a weekend of friendly competition, fundraising and social activities, with an emphasis on safety, hunting ethics and social interaction. Money raised at Read More

Business workshop Tuesday, Wednesday

September 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day workshop presented by Wyoming Entrepreneur. “Profit Mastery” will teach you how to better understand financial management, accounting principles and cash flow management and how to safely grow your business. The workshop will be led by Bruce Morse, director of the University of Wyoming Read More

Changing perceptions — statewide anti-drunken driving campaign

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is launching the second phase of a statewide campaign to change attitudes about drunk driving. The campaign, which started with billboards, has now expanded to 30-second radio and TV ads as well as half-page print ads in publications around the state, and focuses on the “Wyoming Eight,” a group Read More

Historic District Business Committee struggling with participation levels

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee is struggling to recruit business owners for participation. The committee, formerly called the Retail Committee, has seen dwindling attendance at its meetings for several months. “This committee is a great strategic partnership between the (Downtown Sheridan Association) and the chamber,” said Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Read More

Weaving workshop set for Sept. 27-28

SHERIDAN — Ann Arndt will lead a weaving workshop Sept. 27-28 at Sagebrush Community Art Center. The workshop will be Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon and Sept. 28 from 1-4 p.m. Participants should bring three or four special papers to cut up and weave, such as magazine pages, calendar pictures, photographs or printed Read More

SHS Homecoming celebration Sept. 26

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School invites the community to a homecoming celebration Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza. The SHS band and cheerleaders will be there and the burning of the Bronc head will take place. Food vendors will be present. This celebration is open to everyone at no charge. For more information Read More

Backcountry Horsemen to host roadside cleanup

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will hold a roadside cleanup session Tuesday at 4 p.m. Meet at the parking lot to the Buffalo Run recreation area on Highway 14 east of Sheridan. A potluck will follow. Bring your own lawn chairs. For more information contact Dwight French at 674-8239.

The Big Read

September 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Internationally recognized death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean will give a presentation in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 to kick off Sheridan’s Big Read program. Big Read events are sponsored throughout the country by the National Endowment for the Arts and encourage members Read More

SRD board hears Kendrick Pool update

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District board heard an update from the Kendrick Pool steering committee at their regular meeting Wednesday. Rec. District Director and steering committee member Richard Wright said that they met last week amid the recent Capital Facilities Tax discussion. The SRD board had applied for a place for the Kendrick Pool Read More

The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch hosts hundreds of smiles each year

September 20, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch east of Sheridan opened Thursday in what has become a favorite fall tradition for many Sheridan residents. Gary and Vicki Koltiska have raised pumpkins on their farm for close to 20 years, but only in the past nine years have they operated as a pick-your-own operation. Their pumpkin farming Read More

Sheridan region hunting licenses holding steady

SHERIDAN — Good news, hunters. In spite of depressed numbers of hunting licenses in other areas of Wyoming — and more so in surrounding states like Montana and Colorado — the Sheridan region is holding its own, especially in regards to elk, antelope and white-tailed deer. While Type 1, any antelope licenses were originally reduced Read More

Nonprofits awarded grants

September 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Community Foundation of Sheridan-Johnson Counties has awarded a combined $28,500 to five different nonprofit groups in the area. Sheridan County’s beneficiaries were the Dog and Cat Shelter and Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership. According to a media release from the WYCF, the $10,000 awarded to the Dog and Cat Shelter Read More

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