Category Archives: Local News

What about my garden?

SHERIDAN — The predicted snow and freezing temperatures no doubt have gardeners around the region trying to decide the best course of action to protect their veggies and other crops that they’ve babied along all summer. UW Extension Agent Scott Hininger said measures to protect gardens come down to personal preference, but he did recommend… Continue Reading

Craft Brothers to perform in Dayton

DAYTON — The Craft Brothers will perform a concert Friday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. and will include live music, food and drinks. Organizers suggest you bring your own beverages, or pop and water will be for sale. For more information call Erin… Continue Reading

Jenkins to discuss world’s oldest skiing culture

SHERIDAN — National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. A writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, Jenkins lived and hunted with tribal members in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains,… Continue Reading

Sept. 10, 2014 Local Events

• 7:50 a.m. 9/11 ceremony, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, 151 S. Scott St. • 1-5 p.m. Grant Writing Workshop, room 159, Whitney Building, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 3-7 p.m. Born in a Barn creative trade show preview, Kinnison Ranch, 415 US Highway 14 East, $10 • 5-7 p.m. Sheridan Farmers Market, Grinnell Plaza • 6… Continue Reading

Sept. 10, 2014 Local Briefs

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 7:58 a.m. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will be host a remembrance ceremony for those who were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2001. The department has invited all local law enforcement,… Continue Reading

Are students going hungry?

Are students going hungry?

SHERIDAN — With the recent announcement from Sheridan County School District 1 that officials have withdrawn their secondary schools from the National School Lunch Program in favor of locally sourced foods and higher calorie counts, many students, parents and community members in SCSD2 have been questioning why their schools, particularly Sheridan High School, have not… Continue Reading

A Place of Wholeness retreat set for this weekend at HF Bar

SHERIDAN — A Place of Wholeness will hold its 11th annual retreat at HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring, Wyoming. Friday through Sunday, the theme for this year will focus on the heart, lungs, cardiovascular and pulmonary health as well as lung and breast cancer. Dr. Mark McGinley will join Dr. Vivek Shanbhag in presenting information… Continue Reading

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host 9/11 remembrance event

SHERIDAN — On Thursday at 7:58 a.m. the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will be hosting a remembrance ceremony for those that were lost in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2001. We have invited all local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other… Continue Reading

Vend or space, child care, tickets available for FAB

SHERIDAN — With the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference just three weeks away, organizers continue to confirm session speakers, recruit vendors and sell tickets for the event set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. Sessions are scheduled to include a range of topics, including self-defense, building a business, making the move to leadership, investing… Continue Reading

Bigelow to host grant-writing workshops

SHERIDAN — Dr. Susan Bigelow will present a workshop for grant writers Thursday at Sheridan College. Bigelow is vice president of external relations and economic development for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. She will present from 1-5 p.m. inside the Whitney Building, room 168. The cost is $20 per person. The presentation is presented… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Sept. 9, 2014

All Nations Indian Relay Championships Friday-Sunday SHERIDAN — The All Nations Indian Relay Championships will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds starting Friday. More than 30 Native American relay teams from the Arapaho, Blackfeet, Colville, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Omak, Shoshone and other nations will be competing. On Friday and Saturday, the events begin at… Continue Reading

Dayton Mercantile gets new start

Dayton Mercantile gets new start

DAYTON — Owners Craig and Elaine Stevens have breathed new life into the Dayton Mercantile. They bought the historic building last September, and moved from Cheyenne to open it on June 30. They originally just bought the building as a residence, but once they moved here and learned the history of the building, along with… Continue Reading

Crews respond to three fires near Port of Entry

RANCHESTER — Three fire departments responded to three separate wildland grass fires that burned approximately 41 acres near the Port of Entry on Interstate 90 Sunday. Crews worked approximately four hours to knock the fires down. The cause of the fires is still under investigation. Tongue River Fire Chief Donnie Dobrenz said the call came… Continue Reading

Police make additional arrests in kidnapping case

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police Department arrested Aaron Andrew Arnold, 30, of Sheridan on Friday on additional charges stemming from an incident in which he’s accused of beating his wife and trying to force her to fly to Arizona. Arnold was charged with aggravated assault and battery and released on a $10,000 cash bond late… Continue Reading

Campus center open house set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold an open house on Wednesday inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., college officials are encouraging the public to tour the new facility. There will be free food samples from 2-4 p.m. Highlights of the campus center include a student lounge with flexible seating, bleacher-style… Continue Reading

Interested in clowning around?

SHERIDAN — Carolyn Wertman is a certified clown with the CYAS Clowns of Yuma, Arizona, and is looking for others to join her. She is having a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Senior Center to discuss the opportunities of becoming a clown. Clowns in Sheridan would usually perform at schools, day cares,… Continue Reading

With elections on the horizon, school officials discuss role

SHERIDAN — Every other year as November draws near, public spaces are once again filled with advertisements supporting candidates for one thing or another. This year, as a gubernatorial race pulls to the forefront of everyone’s attention, three contested races will hit the ballots with predictably less fanfare. Every general election, approximately half the trustees… Continue Reading

Sept. 6, 2014 Agendas

Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees 6 p.m. Monday Central Office, Board Room, 201 N. Connor St. • Call to Order 1. Pledge of Allegiance • Recognition 1.  Lorna Poulsen, Certified Staff Member of the Year 2. Jackie Jackson, Classified Staff Member of the Year • Approval of agenda • Welcome — audience… Continue Reading

FAB conference set for Sept . 27

SHERIDAN — With the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference just three weeks away, organizers continue to confirm session speakers, recruit vendors and sell tickets for the event set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. Sessions are scheduled to include a range of topics, including self-defense, building a business, making the move to leadership, investing… Continue Reading

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