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Local soldier competes in Fort Benning competition

April 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — The 31st annual Best Ranger Competition in Fort Benning, Ga., was held April 11-13 and 1st Lt. John Steger of Big Horn competed. Less than 1 percent of all rangers are eligible to participate in the event which consisted of Airborne Infantry Rangers in 51 two-man teams. The event begins with a 60-hour Read More

Rep. Kathy Coleman announces bid for second term

SHERIDAN — Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, has announced she will seek a second term as representative for House District 30, which encompasses much of central Sheridan County mostly outside of city limits. Coleman is currently serving her first term in Wyoming’s House of Representatives after being appointed to serve the remaining term of former Rep. John Read More

Local groups work to keep kids healthy, happy

SHERIDAN — The weather is warming and the school year is ending. Soon our youth will be free to stretch their legs, soak up the sun, go for a swim and play outside all day long. It’s easy to assume that the freedom from cafeteria food and the confines of sitting at a desk all Read More

Wyoming G&F Commission signs Lake DeSmet lease

SHERIDAN — With little fanfare, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission signed a lease for its most ambitious and most expensive water leasing project to date on Wednesday in Casper. The $2.9 million lease on Lake DeSmet of a majority of the lake’s shoreline and surface area will secure and stabilize boating, fishing and other Read More

Committee continues struggle to find secondary air service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Critical Air Service Team has hit a wall in its efforts to recruit a dependable charter plane service to serve the community. The difficulty of funding a small airline, either via subsidy or passenger traffic alone, is an issue that increasingly plagues communities across the nation. Over the past months, representatives from Read More

Survey: BH residents support rec programming

SHERIDAN — A majority of respondents to a survey conducted by the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District said additional activity programming would be a positive addition to the Big Horn area. The Recreation District board held a worksession Wednesday to go through the survey results. A total of nearly 230 responses were received. Read More

Bird house fun

Keira Campbell expresses her excitement as she hammers a nail with her father Wayne Campbell during the birdhouse building project Wednesday at Sagebrush Elementary School. This is the fifth year Sagebrush has held their bird house building day with kindergarten students and their fathers or other significant male role models. The Home Depot store in Read More

SCSD2 requested $30K in tense departure

April 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has officially withdrawn from the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority. The exit was acknowledged by all necessary parties as of Monday night, despite tensions during the process. Tuesday, representatives from the remaining SEEDA entities met for the first time since the district’s withdrawal. A quorum for the Read More

Dayton budget preview

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council met Monday to discuss the town’s preliminary budget for fiscal years 2014-2015, which is up slightly from the previous year. The first reading on the budget will be held at the council meeting May 21. The proposed budget, while still described as conservative by Town Clerk Linda Lofgren, is up Read More

City, IAFF on new grounds with public contract negotiations

SHERIDAN — Members of City Council and a representative of the local firefighters union found themselves wading through new, somewhat murky waters Monday when the union and a full quorum of councilors met to negotiate firefighter contracts in public — for the first time ever. Typically the process of collective bargaining is conducted behind closed doors Read More

Wellness summit aims to streamline facts, promote health

SHERIDAN — The changing climate of health care in America coupled with rising costs of sick care has some people more focused on preventative care and maintaining their health than ever before. However, the ever-evolving rules and plethora of information that come along with the health scene can often leave interested parties with more questions Read More

Unemployment rates continue to drop in state

SHERIDAN — The state’s unemployment rate continued its four-year plummet in March of this year, and now stands at 4 percent. Sheridan County, by itself, came in at 5.1 percent according to recent data released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning section, which is still below the national average of 6.7 Read More

Coffeen Elementary to host ‘Spring Carnival” tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Henry A. Coffeen Elementary school will host a “Spring Carnival” fundraiser tomorrow at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Food including hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more will be sold. Games and activities including a duck pond, face painting, a Can Toss Photo booth, a cake walk, boat racing, golf, a balloon pop and Read More

Big Horn Historical Society to host potluck Sun.

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Ken Kerns will Read More

VFW Auxiliary announces election results

SHERIDAN — Elections of Women Officers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars USA Sheridan chapter, Roy Eaton Post Auxiliary 1560, were held May 10. The following offices were elected: • President — Sharon Brantz • Senior Vice President — Vickie St. Clair • Junior Vice President — Cindy Marshall • Secretary — Andi Ralston • Read More

Lannan to read from new book Sun.

SHERIDAN — Treva Lannan, author of “Can you hear me now?” will read from her new book of poetry on Sunday. She will read from “Sharing thoughts” at 2 p.m. at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The event is free and open to all. Copies of the books will be available for sale. Read More

Fort Mackenzie, Wright Place release honor roll

SHERIDAN — Fort Mackenzie High School and The Wright Place middle school have announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade “A” honor roll Harley Borzenski, McKyla Borzenski, Michael O’Kelly and Ashley Velos.   11th grade “A” honor roll Gabrielle Migrants, Jessica Paulson, Alexandria Van Vliet and Elizabeth Van Vliet.   10th grade “A” Read More

Earth Day cleanup

Big Horn High School students walk with elementary students during an Earth Day clean up Tuesday in the town of Big Horn. Pictured in back, juniors Christian Mayer, left, and Jack Roberts; in front, first-graders Josie Yaponcich, left, and Rachael Miller. Big Horn students picked up trash in the town and along the highway in Read More

Construction company wins Montana business honors

April 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — The parent company of the Sheridan-based KWN Construction has been awarded the 2013 Montana Ambassador Business of the Year Award by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. Dick Anderson Construction, based in Helena, Mont., with additional branches in Bozeman, Great Falls and Billings, acquired KWN in July of last year. Dick Anderson Construction received the Read More

BHME to host flea market

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a flea market and bake sale fundraiser on Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside vendors will sell their wares to the general public. Admission for visitors is free. Tables for selling items are available for $10 and must be paid in advance. For more Read More

Bell to host free week of yoga workshop

SHERIDAN — Baxter Bell, MD, will host a weekend of yoga workshops at Santosha Yoga Friday through Sunday. Friday from 6-8 p.m. “The heart of the matter,” workshop will be offered. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon will feature “Yoga for high blood pressure” and 2:30-4:30 p.m. will offer “The rhythm of the heart.” Sunday Read More

The Brinton opens latest exhibit

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum in Big Horn opened its ninth annual illustrator’s exhibit “The Art of Visual Storytelling: Original Illustrations by Zachary Pullen” on April 14. An artist’s reception will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk will be held May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to Read More

Holy Name to host ‘Mayfest 2014’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will host “Mayfest 2014” on Saturday. The benefit event will be a black and white formal masquerade mystery dinner at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner and the interactive murder mystery. A live and Read More

Jim Gatchell Museum to host history dinner Sat.

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will host the annual history dinner and conference on Saturday. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. the program “100-year-old Ranches of Johnson County” will focus on the Meike Ranch of Kaycee, Christian Ranch of Clearmont and Watt Ranch of Clear Creek Valley. Registration is $30 per person Read More

Communication, money at heart of city, county issues

SHERIDAN — All five county commissioners and all seven city councilors sat down at the same table Monday for the first of three planned meetings between the two governmental bodies to discuss several issues of concern centered primarily on who should do what and who should pay what for various governmental services shouldered by both the Read More

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