Category Archives: Local News

Santosha to host free day of yoga Saturday

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday on the top floor of the Old Taylor School. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held. There will also be two breaks for snacks,… Continue Reading

Tacofest to benefit The Food Group set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Food Group Tacofest and Family Fun event will be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. The fundraiser will benefit children in Sheridan County who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends. A taco dinner will be provided by Taco John’s and activities for the whole family will be featured. The… Continue Reading

Agendas March 2, 2015

Sheridan City Council Work session 6 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza CIP — Rotomill and Overlay   Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Council chambers at City Hall 55 E. Grinnell Plaza Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff from VOA… Continue Reading

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow night, TV watchers across the nation and the United Kingdom will gather to watch the final episode of season five of the hit show on Masterpiece Theater “Downton Abbey.” Many questions are poised to be answered as the 8 million viewers of the most popular series in PBS history tune in: Will… Continue Reading

City, county working toward agreement on dispatch, jail

SHERIDAN — Nearly a year and a half after a contract between the city and county for cooperative funding of the jail and dispatch lapsed, leadership on both sides feels an agreement may be close. Through a series of private meetings, Mayor John Heath and County Commission Chairman Tom Ringley have worked on a contract… Continue Reading

DSA to host wine fest March 6

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association will host the 2015 Wild West Wine Fest on March 6. The event to be held at the Elks Lodge will include tastings of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits with heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening. General admission tickets cost $50 and include admission to the event from… Continue Reading

Big Horn Middle School announces second-quarter honor roll

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School officials recently announced the school’s second-quarter honor rolls. Those students on the principal’s honor roll earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and had no grade below a B. Those students on the school honor roll received at least a 3.0 grade point average and had no grade… Continue Reading

Governor submits commission, board nominees     

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead sent his list of nominees for state offices, boards and commissions to the Wyoming Senate on Thursday, and several Sheridan County residents were nominated for the first time or tapped for reappointment. “Boards and commissions play a significant role — from licensing doctors to overseeing highway budgets,” Mead said. “Those… Continue Reading

Agendas Feb. 28, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to Order and Pledge • Consent Agenda: A. Minutes from special session, Feb. 12, 2015; B. Minutes from staff meeting, Feb. 17, 2015; C. Minutes from regular session, Feb. 17, 2015; D. Minutes from staff meeting,… Continue Reading

College’s Plus 50 program focuses on lifetime learners

College’s Plus 50 program focuses on lifetime learners

SHERIDAN — It is getting easier for non-traditional students, especially those over age 50, to return to school as Sheridan College is now in its third year of implementing the Plus 50 program. The program stemmed from a $15,000 grant received from the American Association of Community Colleges. The purpose of the grant was to… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo tickets now on sale

WYO Rodeo tickets now on sale

SHERIDAN — When Bruce Andrews got to the WYO Theater at 4:30 a.m. this morning, the frigid Sheridan temperatures had yet to rise above zero. But the early morning wake up and battling the cold temperatures was worth it — he was the first of 22,000 people expected to buy tickets this year for the… Continue Reading

Legislature OKs bill allowing BOE to consider Next Generation Science Standards

SHERIDAN — Multiple education bills saw significant movement in the Wyoming State Legislature Thursday, resolving controversial language in a science standards bill, advancing a comprehensive school safety program and creating a substitute bill on education accountability. A Joint Conference Committee convened Thursday regarding the Next Generation Science Standards-2 bill, House Bill 23, and agreed on… Continue Reading

FAB Woman of the Year nominations now being accepted

SHERIDAN — Nominations are now open for the 2015 Woman of the Year award. The annual designation is made as a part of the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are… Continue Reading

Akcita Win meeting to be held Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The March meeting of Akcita Win will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Big Horn Smokehouse. Future service projects and the Secret Sister program will be discussed. In addition, Rhonda Weber of the Advocacy and Resource Center will give a presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For… Continue Reading

Motions for mistrial made in day three of Mraz trial

SHERIDAN — The third day of the Miranda Mraz fraud trial ended Wednesday with two motions for a mistrial after an inappropriate line of questioning on the part of the defense. Defense attorney John Robinson, in cross examining Stormy Redman, the manager of the Firewater Grill during Miranda Mraz’s employment, asked about her being fired… Continue Reading

Going Green: Several recycling drop-off locations to remain

Going Green: Several recycling drop-off locations to remain

SHERIDAN — County residents may look at the city’s upcoming recycling program with a bit more envy than eco-friendliness at the moment, but landfill administrators stress those living outside city limits will still see plenty of opportunities to go green as the project commences this summer. Sheridan County does not plan to offer trash or… Continue Reading

FAB tickets on sale for April 17 conference

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference, which is scheduled for April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheridan College. Tickets for the conference are $40 per person, while tickets for the banquet dinner only are $30. Combination tickets for the conference and dinner… Continue Reading

SMH construction plans move forward

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan Memorial Hospital building projects are another step closer to completion after the board of trustees approved schematic designs for a medical office building and the construction document phase for the intensive care unit. The schematic design for the medical offices will cost the hospital up to $167,000 while the intensive care… Continue Reading

Science lecture to focus on tools for landscape management

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative Co-director Charlie Bettigole will present “Satellites and weeds: Open-source tools for landscape management.” The talk will focus on mapping and analytical tools that Bettigole’s research group… Continue Reading

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