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Nature documentary to be shown on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Council for the Bighorn Range together with Bighorn Audubon, Audubon Rockies and the Wyoming Outdoor Council will be hosting a showing of “The Sagebrush Sea” on Wednesday. Having recently premiered on the award-winning PBS “Nature” series, the public is invited to enjoy this stunning nature documentary on the big screen. Afterwards, take… Continue Reading

SMH to revamp one of hospital’s oldest departments

SMH to revamp one of hospital’s oldest departments

SHERIDAN — A quick tour down Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s hallways and there is little doubt of the hospital’s goal to grow. Behind one door is the new cardiac catheterization lab, behind another is the recently-constructed dialysis center, with renovations to other parts of the building in between. But through heavy wooden doors between the surgery… Continue Reading

Pro-marijuana organization plans booth at Third Thursday

SHERIDAN — An organization supporting the legalization of cannabis in Wyoming plans a booth and petition tonight at the Third Thursday Street Festival backing the use of medical marijuana in the state. The Wyoming National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws began collecting signatures late last week in an effort to get the initiative… Continue Reading

Areas closed due to fire reopen

SHERIDAN — Areas closed as a result of the Sheep Creek Fire earlier this month are now open. The Bighorn National Forest announced Thursday that the Tongue River Canyon Trail has been reopened. The trail had been closed due to public safety concerns. Trail users are still being advised to be aware of surroundings and… Continue Reading

Local teacher earns STEM Educator of the Year award

SHERIDAN — The 2014-15 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educators of the Year were honored at the 2015 Roadmap to STEM Conference in Sheridan on Aug. 3. More than 20 nominations for Wyoming STEM educators were submitted and reviewed by a selection committee at the Wyoming Department of Education. Guy Jackson, supervisor of the WDE… Continue Reading

Dayton officials discuss summer pool use

SHERIDAN — With summer coming to a close, the Dayton Town Council heard a review Wednesday night of use at the Art Badgett Pool. More than 3,550 people used the pool from June to August, with the largest number of people coming in July. Pool manager Chad Aksamit said that number is higher than most… Continue Reading

Sportsmen receive grant from NRA Foundation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association received a grant from the Sheridan Friends of the NRA Foundation for the improvement of their archery range. The grant was used to purchase target butts and the necessary materials for the installation of the butts. The goal of the project was to provide an outdoor facility for… Continue Reading

Learn interviewing skills at a presentation Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Stacia Skretteberg of PeAk will host a presentation on 
“Interviewing with Confidence and Skill”
 on Tuesday in the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room A. Sponsored by the Big Horn Mountain Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the presentation will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. discussing behavioral-based interviewing. Hiring the… Continue Reading

Donors contribute $65,000 to ABF in last 30 days

Donors contribute $65,000 to ABF in last 30 days

SHERIDAN — The picture of exactly what the new Antelope Butte Ski area will look like is beginning to take form. On Tuesday, Antelope Butte Foundation staff members Andrew Gast and Jamie Schectman gave a presentation to Sheridan stakeholders detailing plans for the recreation area. The ski area, which closed in 2004, could open by… Continue Reading

Violinist, pianist team up for concert

SHERIDAN — Violinist Wynton Grant and pianist Fritz Kehrwald will present a concert today at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The program will feature works by Mozart, Massenet, Rachmaninoff, Kehrwald and more. The concert is free and open to the public. Grant, a Sheridan High School graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree in violin… Continue Reading

Church partners with tribe to provide fire protection

SHERIDAN — The Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Sheridan are partnering with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe for community fire protection. The Northern Cheyenne Fire Protection Department is an agency of the NCT that has primary responsibility for fire protection of structures on the reservation. The U.S.… Continue Reading

Red Grade Trail work to begin mid-August

SHERIDAN — After completing a formal public bid process, Sheridan Community Land Trust has selected Wildwood Trails, Inc. to construct the first two miles of the Red Grade Trails System on state land, permitted under a special use permit. WWT is an independent, privately-owned trail construction business located in Bozeman, Montana, that works across the… Continue Reading

Air service revenue guarantee approved

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Aeronautics Division approved a $1.6 million revenue guarantee Tuesday for air service through Sheridan County Airport. A minimum revenue guarantee is money paid to airlines if they don’t reach a set income goal. That income goal is agreed upon in the airliner’s contract. Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier said the Aeronautics… Continue Reading

Commissioners approve bar upgrades

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners on Tuesday approved changes to the size of two bars at The Powder Horn Golf Club, increasing the size of one and decreasing the size of another. This came after the Wyoming Liquor Division inspected the dispensing room in the center of the west wing of the golf club. That… Continue Reading

City hires operations superintendent

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan recently hired an operations superintendent to supervise several divisions in the Department of Public Works. Mathers Heuck joined the city in late July. He will oversee street repair and maintenance, levees, signs and lights, fleet planning, parks and city shop operations. Public Works Director Nic Bateson said Heuck previously… Continue Reading

Officials discuss positive impacts of Sheep Creek Fire

SHERIDAN — While the Sheep Creek Fire will cost government entities upward of $1.4 million, there will eventually be some good that comes out of the blaze that stretched over more than 1,600 acres earlier this month. Chris Thomas, a forester with the Bighorn National Forest, said while you may not be able to see… Continue Reading

SCSD2 talks future of standardized tests in district, state

SHERIDAN — As Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students scores fall statewide, Sheridan educators hope to see reform and possibly a new test that allows for national comparison. Although there’s hesitation from the Wyoming Department of Education to switch up assessments, Sheridan County School District 2 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Tom Sachse said the state might… Continue Reading

Clearmont to study railroad quiet zone

CLEARMONT — Things could get a little more quiet in Clearmont soon if a railroad quiet zone is created in the town. Trains usually blow their horns loud and often when driving through a town, but the amount of noise caused in Clearmont has some locals wanting peace and quiet. Mayor Chris Schock said some… Continue Reading

Sheridan moving closer to city administrator

SHERIDAN — Sheridan moved another step closer Monday night to adding a city administrator. The city held a work session and hosted individuals from three cities — Jackson, Gillette and Douglas — that have a mayor-council form of government with a city administrator handling many of the day-to-day operations. “We have other cities that do… Continue Reading

‘Curbcycle’ leads to big recycling increase

SHERIDAN — The early returns are unanimous: The city of Sheridan’s curbside recycling program has led to a steep rise in recycling participation. City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts told the Sheridan City Council Monday night that, through the first two-week cycle, recycling has increased 50 percent on a daily basis following the start of the… Continue Reading

Story Rock Jam returns Fri., Sat.

STORY — The Story Rock Jam will return to Story Friday and Saturday. The event will feature live music, food and beer offerings, free camping and nearby rock climbing. Music will be presented by Damian Trujillo, the Story Jam Band, Chris Knodel, Josh and Amber Hanson, the Barefoot Band, Shot in the Foot, Paul Bowers,… Continue Reading

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