Category Archives: Local News

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

SHERIDAN — With her new position as executive director and clinic director of Sheridan Health Center, Wendy Ongaro is looking to expand whom the health center takes care of. This includes adding another 200 to 300 patients to the practice. “We have tried a lot of traditional methods of advertising for patients, and we just… Continue Reading

National Guard experience helps deputy grow up

National Guard experience helps deputy grow up

SHERIDAN — Vigilance is what kept him alive — his own and that of his brothers in arms. Clint Salyards said he’s happy to be included among the numbers of great men and women who have worked to protect their country; but he doesn’t think his story compares to those who have given their blood,… Continue Reading

Hunter enjoys ‘amazing’ women’s hunt

SHERIDAN — Forty individuals visited the Ranch at UCross over the weekend for the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, and the only Sheridan participant took an antelope in part of what she described as an “absolutely amazing” experience. Local resident Amy Blumenstock attended the third annual hunt, which was founded by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation in… Continue Reading

SCSD2 to send four resolutions to WSBA

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has finalized four resolutions it will present to the Wyoming School Board Association during its annual conference in November. That is when the board selects from among its members’ resolutions those it will lobby state legislators on during the 2016 session. Three of the resolutions seek to change… Continue Reading

The Link — Partners in Pink to take place Saturday

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual The Link — Partners in Pink will take place Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The breast cancer awareness event will include a 10K run, 5K run/walk or a 1.5 mile walk. The cost to participate is $45, which includes a T-shirt, chip timing and snacks following the race. Organizers ask… Continue Reading

Dayton to host chili cook-off, dance

DAYTON — The second annual chili cook-off and dance in Dayton will take place Saturday. The event, set to run from 5-9:30 p.m., will include fun for the whole family at the Dayton Community Hall. From 5-6 p.m., the chili cook-off will take place. Following the meal, attendees will have the opportunity to dance to… Continue Reading

Church to host indoor yard, bake sale Sat.

SHERIDAN — The First Congregational Church will host an indoor yard sale and bake sale Saturday. Vendors can rent tables for $15 to sell their goods. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon Saturday. Organizers encourage area residents to come check out items such as antiques, clothes and household goods that… Continue Reading

USFS planning maintenance on South Piney Trail

SHERIDAN — The U.S. Forest Service announced that trail maintenance will occur today through Wednesday on South Piney Trail #626. The trail will not be closed, but users will be directed to use a detour around the work area. Motorized equipment will be used to perform needed maintenance on the diversion dam located at the… Continue Reading

Third Thursday Poets to celebrate Poetry Day with Hill

SHERIDAN — Rose Hill, Wyoming’s current poet laureate, will take part in a poetry reading presented by the Third Thursday Poets on Thursday. The event will take place in the community room at the Sheridan Senior Center beginning at 12:30 p.m. in observance of Poetry Day. Members of the Third Thursday Poets include Janet Ashear,… Continue Reading

Mixed reactions to GMO resolution

SHERIDAN — It’s non-GMO month at Non-GMO Project, a national advocacy group dedicated to — you guessed it — decreasing the use of genetically modified organisms in food. At the Wyoming Legislature, however, it’s just another month. GMOs have sparked a debate in recent years as their use has increased. Non-GMO Project has designated October… Continue Reading

Jaycees host convention, recruit young professionals

SHERIDAN — With the Junior Chamber of Commerce state convention going on today in Buffalo, national Vice President Keri Fisher is making the rounds to offer training and bolster numbers. Fisher said there’s a large number of benefits associated with becoming a member, which include gaining leadership skills that can become valuable quickly or later… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 10, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors 4 p.m. Tuesday Upstairs conference room, Cottonwood Building 1949 Sugarland Drive • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Guests from the Wyoming Department… Continue Reading

Conversations in History set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next edition of “Conversations in History” will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. This month, Helen Laumann and the Sheridan County Historical Society will discuss flour mills in Sheridan County. The event will be held at the Sheridan Senior Center, located at 211 Smith St. For additional information, contact the center at… Continue Reading

Chamber luncheon to take place Wednesday at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. At the event, representatives from Cloud Peak Energy will discuss hurdles facing the energy industry. In addition, the graduates of the 2015 class of Leadership Sheridan County will be recognized.… Continue Reading

New program meant to spur revitalization

New program meant to spur revitalization

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association imagines a downtown district where people live, shop and play surrounded by buildings with character and rich history. That vision, while already underway, took another step toward reality Monday when the Sheridan City Council approved a resolution allocating $60,000 toward historic building renovations and an education campaign. The project… Continue Reading

Dry Fork Station to host CO2 research center

Dry Fork Station to host CO2 research center

GILLETTE — The state’s newest coal-fired power plant will host the much-anticipated Integrated Test Center to research and develop technology to capture the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants. Calling the news a “game-changer” for the coal and power generation industries, Gov. Matt Mead was at Basin Electric Corp.’s Dry Fork Station power plant north… Continue Reading

Success Academy ‘life-changing’ for some students

SHERIDAN — Last spring, Jayden Lobato failed his second-semester Spanish and English classes at Sheridan High School. He had done well in the fall, but the material in his Spanish course became more difficult and, as he put it, “summer’s just getting to me.” Back in school this fall as a sophomore, Lobato is not… Continue Reading

WGFD changes visitation policy for Sheridan Bird Farm

SHERIDAN — Due to disease concerns, the Sheridan Bird Farm is requesting that visitors make an appointment before stopping in to tour either of the facilities where pheasants are raised by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Traditionally, the game bird farms have been open for public visits without an appointment, but disease concerns are… Continue Reading

SC named UW community partner

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has named clinical agencies in Casper, Rock Springs, Saratoga and Sheridan as community partners. The “Community Partner” awards recognize clinical agencies that work with the school to educate the next generation of nurses. This fall, the awards are presented to Mountain View Regional… Continue Reading

Carabetta to perform at St. Peter’s Wednesday

SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host renowned organist Samuel Carabetta in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. Carabetta is an organist and choirmaster from Saint John’s Episcopal Church in the Georgetown Parish in Washington, D.C. Carabetta has association with the Washington Performing Arts Society, one of America’s leading nonprofit, multi-disciplinary presenting organizations. In this… Continue Reading

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