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Tags popular with visitors provide economic boost

SHERIDAN — An antelope permit in the Sheridan region is quickly becoming a popular item. Wyoming Game and Fish Public Information Specialist for the Sheridan Region Bud Stewart said in the past two years, areas near Sheridan are seeing a large increase in antelope hunters. Last year had one of the highest number of hunters… Continue Reading

SCSD 1 watching state recalibration efforts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 continues to closely track Wyoming’s efforts to recalibrate education funding — particularly in the area of class size — Superintendent Marty Kobza told the district’s Board of Trustees Tuesday. Kobza said there are rumors the state might look to change the model class size to 25 students at… Continue Reading

Ranchester Town Council discusses water line break

SHERIDAN — The Ranchester Town Council discussed a water line break during its meeting Tuesday. An older water line that runs beneath the Childs Place and Tongue River Elementary School broke twice this past week. “It broke one night and broke again the next morning,” Mayor Peter Clark said. “We think it’s fixed for now.”… Continue Reading

Brinton to present ‘Meet the Artist’ with Rose Hill Sunday

BIG HORN — This month The Brinton Museum will commence its new “Meet the Artist” series, an educational program introducing patrons of all ages to a wide variety of artists, poets, writers, artisans, scientists and other professionals. The first of the series will be held Sunday at the Brinton Bistro. Attendees will be introduced to Wyoming’s… Continue Reading

Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits, families

SHERIDAN — The Tractor Supply Co. will host activities for families and their pets this week including pet adoptions on Saturday as part of Pet Appreciation Week. Pet Appreciation Week or PAW is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends. As part of the main event on Saturday, Tractor Supply… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday at clubhouse

BIG HORN — The first fall meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m at the BHWC clubhouse. The officers will host a Hawaiian luau. This is also Friendship Day, so invite a friend. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information, call Joyce Coates at… Continue Reading

SMH to host 5-year-old party

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host their annual 5-Year-Old Birthday Party on Saturday. All 5-year-olds are invited to bring their parents and join the party from 10-11 a.m. Prizes, games, music and fun will be offered for free in the patio and conference rooms at the back of the hospital. For more information, call… Continue Reading

County to facilitate Big Horn community meeting

BIG HORN — Sheridan County is hosting a community meeting to discuss issues that may be of interest to residents living in and around the community of Big Horn. These issues include street and road maintenance, storm drainage and flood plains and service and improvement districts. Sheridan County commissioners, County Attorney Matt Redle and county public… Continue Reading

District OKs agreement for second exit at SHS

District OKs agreement for second exit at SHS

SHERIDAN — It may soon become easier to get in and out of the parking lot at Sheridan High School. The Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees voted Monday to move forward with an agreement that will create a second access road to the Sheridan High School parking lot from Mydland Road. According… Continue Reading

Parent liaisons to ‘hit the ground running’ next week

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has finalized an agreement with Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns to provide parent liaisons as part of the district’s efforts to increase student success and graduation rates. The district’s board of trustees gave their approval of the agreement during a regular board meeting Monday. Sheridan Junior High… Continue Reading

Senior Center receives $250,000 donation

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announced Monday the First Interstate BancSystem and First Interstate Bank have pledged $250,000 to the Senior Center’s Celebrating Generations and Building Community Capital Campaign. The First Interstate BancSystem and First Interstate Bank pledge significantly contributes to the Center’s capital campaign goal to raise more than $8.3 million to invest,… Continue Reading

Planning commission recommends annexation of 34 acres

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is poised to grow again after the Planning Commission recommended annexation Monday evening of nearly 34 acres into city limits. The property, located off State Highway 336 (East Fifth Street) and Industrial Lane, met qualifications for annexation and would be zoned M-1 Industrial, according to City Planning Director Robert… Continue Reading

Furnish to discuss future of Forest Service

SHERIDAN — From the tourists staying at hotels and buying gas and food to the locals who head to the mountains to hike and play, Sheridan County residents don’t have to look hard to see the tremendous impact the Bighorn National Forest has on the region. The future of the U.S. Forest Service, however, looks… Continue Reading

Water Development Office to update watershed plans in northeast Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Like the rivers that shape Wyoming’s landscape, hydrology is constantly changing. That’s why the Wyoming Water Development Office is looking to update how water is being used in Wyoming. The Wyoming Water Development Office is beginning its update of the Powder/Tongue and Northeast River Basin plans, which could launch future projects in the… Continue Reading

‘American Idol’ winner to perform in Sheridan on Friday

SHERIDAN — The 2006 winner of the television singing competition “American Idol” will perform in concert in Sheridan on Friday. Taylor Hicks has become known as the Soul Patrol with his trademark vocals and bluesy harmonica. The concert will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at the Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with Science Kids and The Brinton Museum, will lead another session of the monthly bird walk at The Brinton on Saturday. “Birding at the Brinton” is a free event open to all ages and abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they… Continue Reading

Cooper to sign ‘Don’t Drag the Poop’ Sat.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing with Michael Allen Cooper and his new book, “Don’t Drag the Poop,” on Saturday. The free event is open to all from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main St. Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host contemporary jazz concert

SHERIDAN — “A Rambling Stretch,” a concert of contemporary jazz music inspired by the beauty of Wyoming and its landscape, by composer and Wyoming native Tyler Gilmore, will be performed at the WYO Theater on Saturday. Part of a tour visiting eight Wyoming communities co-sponsored by Central Wyoming College, University of Wyoming Fine Arts Outreach… Continue Reading

Senior Center readies for annual Autumn Fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host its annual celebration of the Tongue River Valley community on Friday. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Dayton Community Hall, Autumn Fest dinner and dancing will be offered. The event is open to members of the community of all ages. Dinner will be served including bratwurst, sides and… Continue Reading

Free classes to be offered in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Free School, an educational collective dedicated to the concepts of lifelong learning, democracy and community, has begun offering free classes in the month of September. With no centralized leadership, the Free School is run by community members for community members at no cost. Free School began last week with a non-fiction book… Continue Reading

WHP trooper promoted to lieutenant in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Rock Springs area Trooper Erik Jorgensen was promoted recently to the Wyoming Highway Patrol Division C lieutenant in Sheridan. Division C is responsible for both Sheridan and Johnson counties. Jorgensen is an eight-year veteran with WHP and has served in the Rock Springs area throughout his career. His promotion became effective Saturday. He… Continue Reading

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