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No fatalities in motorcycles vs. cow collision

DAYTON — Three Indiana motorcyclists were involved in a vehicle accident Saturday night when a cow entered onto U.S. Highway 14A at mile marker 81. The Wyoming Highway Patrol and emergency services personnel received a call at 10:08 p.m. and responded to the scene. There were no fatalities. Wyoming Life Flight was dispatched but then… Continue Reading

NWCCD works with student to win national award

SHERIDAN — Campbell County high school graduate William Brooks Van Buren was named as GEAR UP Youth of the Year by the National Council for Community and Education Partnership. Serving Sheridan, Johnson and Gillette counties, Northern Wyoming Community College District’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Site Coordinator Kristin Young worked… Continue Reading

Disk golf coming to ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with disk golf at Sheltered Acres Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you… Continue Reading

SMHF annual meeting open to all Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its 2014-2015 annual meeting and report on Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in conference room A&B. The meeting is open to all members of the community. The accomplishments of the foundation over the past year will be recognized, retiring board members will be… Continue Reading

‘Field Sketching for Children’ coming to Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum, Sagebrush Community Art Center and Science Kids will present “Field Sketching for Children” on Thursday. Local artist Joel Ostlind will host a field sketching workshop for children 8 to 12 years old on The Brinton Museum grounds. Participants will meet at the Sagebrush Art Gallery located in the Historic Train… Continue Reading

Woodward to present at final Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — The final Wyoming Wednesday program of the summer series will be presented Wednesday. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit of Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday has been offering informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming weekly. Emphasis has been placed… Continue Reading

Where they lead, trails are made

Where they lead, trails are made

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents and area visitors love to recreate in the Bighorn National Forest and, with approximately 1,100 miles of trails over 1.8 million acres, outdoor enthusiasts have no shortage of options for four-wheeling, hiking, horseback riding or biking. Yet, when you head out to your favorite trail, do you ever stop to think… Continue Reading

Tesla chargers installed at Best Western in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Four Tesla Motors car chargers are built and ready to use in the Best Western Sheridan Center lobby parking lot. Since the electric charging stations were finished July 16, two drivers have already used them. One was from Wyoming, the other Toronto. Best Western general manager Gunter Orband said making space for the… Continue Reading

Honey makers share product at local farmers market

SHERIDAN — On any given Thursday, you can find Dennis and Judy Walker’s booth set up at the Sheridan Farmers Market, offering a product that is just a little bit sweeter than most of the other venders. One of the many local foods that can be made in the high plains of northeast Wyoming is… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair to be held July 30 – Aug. 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair is returning Thursday and will run through Aug. 3, and registrations for various competitions are now open. Open class competitions will be available to all residents in the following categories: Arts and photography Crafts Needlework and sewing Culinary Floriculture Vegetables and fruit School exhibits Pie contest Bear dressing contest… Continue Reading

Fultz to sign ‘Alive’ at Sheridan Stationery Friday

SHERIDAN — Author Candee Fultz will be at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery signing copies of her new fictionalized autobiography, “Alive,” on Friday. From 1-3 p.m. all members of the community are invited to this free event. What do you get when you combine Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” “Back to the Future” and “CSI:… Continue Reading

Funny Face Productions to perform comedy at WYO

SHERIDAN — Funny Face Productions will be performing “The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Thursday through Aug. 1 at the WYO Theater. The show follows a fictional spelling bee set in a middle school. Six adolescents compete in the bee, which is run by three quirky grown-ups. Each day will feature a 7 p.m.… Continue Reading

Local students compete, win at Community Leaders Competition

DAYTON — Incoming juniors at Tongue River High School Kiley Carroll and Natalie Stevens travelled with classmates to Washington, D.C., July 5-10 for the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition. Competing alongside 8,000 other students, the girls pulled out a victory in their category. “Expect Respect” was a presentation made to educate… Continue Reading

Help us continue to realize the dream

We are so privileged to live in a community where, by virtue of group effort, many dreams get realized and hopes become fulfilled. It is a pleasure to write about one of our local gems that originated in 1973 under the helm of Ky Dixon and now Carmen Rideout as Executive Director of the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Walmart thief enters plea agreement

SHERIDAN — A man who attempted, with limited success, to steal nearly $1,600 in merchandise from Walmart pleaded guilty to shoplifting in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Judge William Edelman accepted a plea agreement between the state and Robert Cunningham of Busby, Montana. In exchange for the 42-year-old’s guilty plea, the prosecution agreed to drop… Continue Reading

Local woman pleads guilty to forgery

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court to forgery and child custody interference, charges likely to land her in jail for six to 10 years. Destiny Pyke, 28, stole and forged checks from her employer totaling more than $6,500 and, after admitting the crimes to her boss, took a… Continue Reading

Educational summit brings what challenges school districts into focus

SHERIDAN — The second day of Sheridan County School District 2’s educational summit brought distinguished educator and lecturer Dr. Anthony Muhammad to the stage. The three-day event, called Advancing Student Success Through Professional Learning Communities, focused on the positive outcomes of incorporating PLCs at a school, district and statewide level. Having worked with more than… Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Ambulance service increases rates

SHERIDAN — Trips to the hospital will cost Sheridan County residents more this year than in the past. Rocky Mountain Ambulance Service, which contracts with both the city and county, increased it’s fees by 10 percent as of July 1. RMA representative Thomas Goodwin said those rate increases are break-even for the company. “There is… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will host a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. The meeting, to be held at Carroll ERA Reality, is free and open to all members of the community. Discussions will include Forest Service projects, the Red Grade project and the state rendezvous. ERA is located at 306 N.… Continue Reading

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