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Crime of the Week — Oct. 11, 2013

October 11, 2013

On Sept. 21, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Valley Road in regards to the report of a traffic crash involving a bicyclist and vehicle, which resulted in the bicyclist receiving very minor abrasions and the vehicle fleeing the scene. The vehicle was described as a blue, four-door sedan bearing out-of-state (possibly California) Read More

Waterline near Maverick Road to move

October 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a contract with NST Construction to relocate a SAWS water line near Maverick Road bridge at its meeting Wednesday. The 60-day contract was bid at $124,136. Sheridan County and the Wyoming Department of Transportation have accessed funds to replace the bridge, and the water Read More

Energy company still pursuing NW export facility

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy, Inc., has joined a campaign to rally support for the establishment of a coal export terminal in the state of Washington. The company wants to build a launching point for coal mined from the Powder River Basin destined for markets in Asia, but the effort has been met with opposition Read More

Former exchange students return to Sheridan

October 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — Akira Sakai, a Japanese resident who first visited Sheridan 40 years ago, was in town Thursday to see old friends and visit Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library to see the results of a large donation he made to the library two years ago. Sakai first visited Sheridan as an exchange student in 1973. Read More

Sheridan County Library Foundation awarded $24,000

October 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Library Foundation was awarded a $24,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation in early September. The award is made possible through the McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund held by the Wyoming Community Foundation. The funds are specifically to be used for archival projects in The Wyoming Room at the Read More

Canterbury book signing Oct. 19

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is hosting a book signing Oct. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at 206 N. Main St. Jacqueline Canterbury will be available to sign copies of “Birds and Birding in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains Region.” This is an updated version of the late local author Helen Downing’s book by the same Read More

WYO Theater holding annual gala Oct. 19

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will hold its annual gala fundraising event Oct. 19 with a presentation of “Cabaret.” The Tony Award-winning musical is set in 1930s Berlin. An English nightclub singer, an American writer, a German landlady and a Jewish shopkeeper find their destinies linked and their futures uncertain as the rise of the Read More

Trinity Lutheran Church holding bake sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church is holding a rummage and bake sale Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include household items, clothing, toys and books. Baked goods and coffee will also be available for purchase. An area will be set up in which to enjoy these items. Additionally, there will be Read More

Downtown sculpture damaged

SHERIDAN — A piece of artwork loaned to the city for display downtown appears to have been vandalized or accidentally disfigured. The abstract piece by Hillary Jones titled, “Growth and Life Where There Appear to be None,” was reported to be damaged Tuesday afternoon. The statue, situated at the intersection of Main and Dow streets, Read More

Local Briefs

Artists reception at Sagebrush Art Center   SHERIDAN — Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “East Meets West in Wyoming,” an exhibit of paintings by Sonja Caywood and Jamie Barron. Barron was born in North Dakota and currently resides in New York City, where she earned her Masters of Fine Art. Caywood was born in Read More

As tourist season ends, business slows

October 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s economy is entering an annual time akin to an awkward adolescence. Tourists are quickly drying up and Black Friday Christmas shoppers are still weeks away, leaving the owners of specialty shops and tourist-based businesses with some spare time. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson said there’s a name for this Read More

UW president visits Sheridan to see partnership at work

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming’s 24th president, Robert Sternberg, was in Sheridan on Tuesday to meet with representatives of the Northern Wyoming Community College District and see firsthand how the partnership between UW and NWCCD is benefiting local students. “I am trying to visit as many different parts of the state as I can,” Read More

Big Horn Post Office window hours drop by two hours a day

BIG HORN — In 30-45 days, the post office in Big Horn will reduce its window hours from eight to six hours per day. More than 20 residents gathered in the Big Horn Mercantile, which also houses the town’s post office, to discuss the reduction in hours Tuesday night. While some residents expressed frustration about Read More

SCSD2 talks test scores, plans to improve

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board received updates from the district’s elementary school principals Monday night at their regular board meeting, as to how they plan to improve student scores on annual state PAWS tests. “We do that every year,” said Tom Sachse, SCSD 2 assistant superintendent for curriculum and assessment. “I Read More

Dayton Town Council appoints two new junior councilors

SHERIDAN — Dayton Town Council appointed two new junior councilors at its meeting Monday. Courtney Jolovich, a junior at Tongue River High School, joined the Junior Council with foreign exchange student Polina Medianina, who is from Russia. Medianina lives with the Jolovich family. Medianina, also a junior, said she is looking forward to learning about Read More

SMH Foundation announces officers, new members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced its officers for the coming fiscal year, as well as two newly-elected directors. Officers for the 2013-14 year will be President Shirley Yager, Vice President Mary Ludemann, Hospital Auxiliary Representative and Secretary Jill Mitchell and Treasurer Rick Rossa. New volunteer directors are Andrea Mellinger and Shirley Read More

D.A.R.E. program gets a new vehicle

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Program received a new vehicle Tuesday from Fremont Toyota. “It is a pretty neat vehicle,” Deputy Travis Harnish said about the 2013 FJ Cruiser being donated. “They have set it up where it will be provided to us for free courtesy of Fremont Toyota. It is kind Read More

YMCA to host soup lunch Friday

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan County YMCA Friday for a homemade soup lunch followed by “Trail End: 100 Years of Living and History.” Sharie Prout will present the story of the Trail End State Historic Site and Kendrick Mansion. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. and will end at approximately 1:30 p.m. The cost is Read More

Local Briefs

United Methodist Women to hold salad luncheon   SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will hold their annual fall salad luncheon Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost of the luncheon is $7 and the public is invited. The luncheon will be at the First United Methodist Church at 215 W. Works St. Read More

Johnson book signing Mon.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing and reading with local author Craig Johnson on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Johnson will sign copies of his newest book “Spirit of Steamboat,” a seasonal Walt Longmire novella. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is located at 204 N. Main St.

Winter Wonderland coat giveaway Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Angels and the Salvation Army will hold a Winter Wonderland Coat Giveaway Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The coat giveaway will take place at the Salvation Army, 150 S. Tschirgi St. Coats for men, women and children are available. The Silver Spur has donated lunch. Anyone who needs a Read More

Wheels, brews highlight Biketoberfest

SHERIDAN — What do you get when you combine sunshine, grassy fields, hops and lots of people wearing shorts? If you answered Octoberfest, you’re close. But we’re talking bicycle shorts, and rock hops on a mountain bike, and trails that wind through grassy fields glowing gold in the Wyoming sunshine. We’re talking Biketoberfest. It’s what Read More

City Council votes to approve rezone on Val Vista Street

October 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted to approve a rezone on Val Vista Street, to reject all bids on the Northwest Water Loop Grading Project and to approve a revision to the city’s flood plain regulations in order to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance program at their meeting Monday. The rezone Read More

Trees damaged? UW Extension provides pruning tips

SHERIDAN — Last week’s storm left many residents without power, wrecked travel plans, caused events to be canceled, businesses to close and also heavily damaged hundreds of trees and shrubs. Though most of the power is back on and the snow is mostly gone, many homeowners are wondering how to handle their damaged trees and Read More

Officials discuss Cap Tax renewal

SHERIDAN — Officials from the city, county and town of Dayton gathered at the Sheridan City Council meeting Monday to launch a series of presentations about the Capital Facilities Tax, an optional one-cent sales tax used for specific infrastructure projects around the county. Presentations about the tax and how it will be used will be Read More