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Kids’ pheasant hunt to be held at Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

November 21, 2014

STORY — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the fourth annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 29-30. The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic fort Read More

Community invited to attend Annual Christmas Stroll event

SHERIDAN — As always, the annual Christmas Stroll event is set for the Friday after Thanksgiving in downtown Sheridan. More than 100 Sheridan area businesses are participating in the stroll, giving out prizes leading up to Christmas. This year’s event, with the theme “Sugar Plum Stroll,” will feature free trolley rides, free mini train rides, Read More

Got skates? Sheridan Ice does

NWCCD extends president’s contract for another year, salary increased

SHERIDAN — Enrollment and degree completion numbers are at record highs for Sheridan College since Dr. Paul Young took over as president in June 2010, and now his salary will reflect that fact. During the Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees meeting in Gillette Thursday Young’s contract was extended another year and his Read More

Berger elected Majority Floor Leader

SHERIDAN — The members of the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have finalized their leadership and committee assignments following party caucuses last weekend. Members of leadership will be sworn in during opening ceremonies on the first day of the session, slated to begin at noon on Jan. 13, according to a media Read More

Wight enters plea, ‘not guilty’

SHERIDAN — A woman accused of helping her boyfriend kidnap and torture his ex-wife plead not guilty to all five charges filed against her Thursday at Sheridan County District Court. She attended the hearing with her attorney via closed-circuit television from Judge William Edelman’s courtroom in Buffalo. Nicole Wight was charged with felony kidnapping, felonious Read More

Governmental Affairs Committee to hold Legislative Forum Monday, Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee is hosting its Legislative Forum Monday and Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The annual forum allows for more than 30 Sheridan County organizations and individuals to present updates and issues before our county’s six representatives in the Wyoming State Legislature. All Read More

Tongue River turkey trot to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a turkey trot Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee for the 5K run/walk is two canned food items per person. For more information, contact the community center at 655-9419. Participants should meet at the community center, located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Read More

New Faces Nov. 21, 2014

Levi Dienekes Dennee Levi Dienekes Dennee was born Oct. 20, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Tyler and Leah Dennee. His sibling is sister Isabella. His grandparents are Cai Guttierez of Safford, Arizona, and Tom and Michelle Roush of Big Horn. Read More

Saturday Events Nov. 21, 2014

Events for Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Spirit of Christmas” bazaar, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1 S. Tschirgi St. • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunrise fall bazaar, Sunrise Assembly of God Church, 570 Marion St. • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Country Christmas bazaar, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 Read More

Local Events Nov. 21, 2014

Holz to present at BHCHS meeting Sunday SHERIDAN — Bernie Holz will speak at the Sunday meeting of the Big Horn City Historical Society, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Holz worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for 27 years and will offer a first-hand account of feeding elk on the National Elk Read More

AgriPark unveiled: Community gathers for Sheridan College’s new large animal science center grand opening

November 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — In true Sheridan fashion, it took a chilly weather, dirt-spattered event complete with the smell of horses and crocks of chili to bring together some of the most influential people in our community. The grand opening ceremony of Sheridan College’s new AgriPark was held Wednesday afternoon at the Wrench Ranch north of Sheridan. Read More

Rec. District expresses need for ambulance at youth sporting events, again

SHERIDAN — As fall activities wind down and winter months roll in, the Sheridan Recreation District assessed fall programming at its board meeting Wednesday with a particular focus on the need for consistent medial presence at youth football games. In October’s board meeting, the board discussed the need for consistent medical presence at Little Guy Read More

Dayton Town Council prepares for seat vacancy

DAYTON — In more than 20 years, Dayton has not had a vacancy on its town council. That changed in the recent election, and on Wednesday council members voted on a process for filling the seat that will be empty come January. The ordinance will require two more readings to be finalized before the new Read More

SHS announces first-quarter B Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials released the school’s first-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the B Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.49-2.7 average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Korbyn Averett, Steen Avery, Wrylee Barnett, Ashley Read More

Hoop Shoot set for Mon.

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will offer a chance to win a turkey or pie at a Turkey Hoop Shoot on Monday. The TRVCC in Dayton will host a free throw contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee is one nonperishable food item. If contestants bring additional food items, they can Read More

BHCHS meeting to focus on elk

SHERIDAN — Bernie Holz will speak at the Sunday meeting of the Big Horn City Historical Society, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Holz worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for 27 years and will offer a first-hand account of feeding elk on the National Elk Refuge Feeding Grounds in Jackson Hole. The Read More

WYO Theater to present ski, snowboarding film

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present a screening of “No Turning Back,” the latest ski and snowboard film from Warren Miller Entertainment, on Nov. 28 at 8:15 p.m. The film captures more of what WME has been documenting over the past 65 years — the cutting edge of winter sports, from early alpine racing Read More

Friday Events Nov. 20, 2014

Events for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 • 5-8:30 p.m., Country Christmas bazaar, Best Western Sheridan Center, 612 N. Main St. • 6 p.m., “Homes on the Range” documentary screening, WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. • 7:30 p.m., “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” Carriage House Theater, Trail End State Historic Site, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 Read More

Local Briefs Nov. 20, 2014

Dayton Art Loop studio tour runs Saturday DAYTON — Eight artists in five locations will open their studios to guests on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Dayton Art Loop studio tour. Artists participating in the event include Sonja Caywood, Iris Sorensen, Alice Fuller, Barb Sellar, Nikki Yeigh, Joan Feagins, Melanie Anseth Read More

Students create clay critters

November 19, 2014

Hall: Let’s focus on student success

NWCCD’s vice president settling into Sheridan, new role at college SHERIDAN — Students at Sheridan College may have noticed a new face in the halls since the spring, and with his commanding presence and booming voice thought to themselves, “I didn’t know we had a football team.” Though Dr. Richard Hall is a former athlete, Read More

Ranchester mayor, council members get pay increase

RANCHESTER — Members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to increase the mayor’s salary and the salary paid to Council members. The mayor’s salary was increased to $2,000 per month or $24,000 per year, the maximum allowed by Wyoming state statute. The salary for Council members was increased from $60 per meeting to $85 per Read More

Clearmont moves forward on water well study

CLEARMONT — Clearmont has cleared one of three hurdles in its pursuit of a water study that will determine if new water wells can be drilled in town to provide better water for residents. Mayor Chris Schock attended a Wyoming Water Development Commission meeting Nov. 6 in Casper to present the need for the study Read More

Commissioners intend to make Holloway Avenue a county road, improve it

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners intends to establish a portion of Holloway Avenue in Downer Addition as a county road in order to obtain state funding to improve the roadway. Commissioners approved a notice of intent to establish a portion of the road as a county road at their meeting Tuesday. The public can Read More

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