Category Archives: Local News

5 residents earn write-in option; 1 declines so far

SHERIDAN — There may be a few more choices on the ballot for the general election in November if write-in candidates from the primary election Aug. 19 decide to accept their nominations. Five Sheridan County residents received enough write-in votes to be placed on the ballot in November for nonpartisan seats, Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda… Continue Reading

‘Miles for Smiles’ 5K run/walk set for Sept. 13

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program will hold “Miles for Smiles,” a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. Participants will start in front of the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., and use Sheridan Pathways. There is a one-mile option for walkers. Runners will start first, followed by walkers… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Sept. 2 at Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win, a community-minded women’s club in Sheridan, is kicking off a new season and would like anyone interested in being a member to join them. The group will be gathering at the Holiday Inn Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. for dinner. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. The group… Continue Reading

Santosha Yoga to offer free classes Sept. 2-8

SHERIDAN— Santosha Yoga will offer a free week of yoga and meditation Sept. 2-8. Participants will get the chance to choose one free class during the week, receive discount prices for fall sessions, enter daily drawings for chamber bucks and donate and vote for a local nonprofit. There is a class schedule on their website… Continue Reading

Leaders gather to learn about Wyoming industries

SHERIDAN — Last week, 15 congressional staffers from Washington, D.C., were able to see, hear and interact with the industries that drive northeast Wyoming in order to add on-the-ground experience to their “book knowledge” on issues like energy and agriculture in the third congressional fact finding tour sponsored by Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders in the last… Continue Reading

SC begins artist residency program at Spear-O-Wigwam Sunday

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College Art Department will open its inaugural Spear-O-Wigwam artist residency and art student intensive program Sunday. The residency will run through Sept. 7 and will feature University of Akron professor Charles Beneke as the first resident artist. Beneke was invited by the Sheridan College Art Department faculty. This year Sheridan College art… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to offer math ‘boot camp’ for students

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan College math department will host its annual math “boot camp” workshop on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will be in room 203 in the Whitney Building and is free and open to Sheridan College students. Additionally, Sheridan College offers academic support in the Tutoring Center and Math Center.… Continue Reading

Blood drive set for Friday at police department

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Police Department’s Rescue 911 Heroes will hold a blood drive Friday. The bloodmobile will be at 45 W. 12th St. from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are strongly recommended. You can make an appointment by logging onto www.bloodhero.com and entering sponsor code “rescue” or by calling 1-800-365-4450. Walk-ins are welcome and… Continue Reading

Lottery kicks off Sunday

SHERIDAN — After months of promotion hinged on two words — just maybe — the Wyoming Lottery will go live at noon Sunday with the first ticket to be purchased in Sheridan. When Sheridan resident Mary Ogg makes her ticket transaction, lottery terminals at nearly 400 retail outlets across Wyoming will be activated to sell… Continue Reading

Music therapy helps connect both sides of brain

SHERIDAN — In January 2011 Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was a victim of a shooting in a reported assassination attempt outside Tucson, Arizona. The attacker killed a federal judge and left Giffords with serious brain damage. In the years since, she fought a difficult battle to survive and regain basic human functions including walking, speaking… Continue Reading

Market added to this year’s Heritage Days

BIG HORN— The first annual Big Horn Market will be Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collette Eliason  has been working with the Smokehouse and the Big Horn Mercantile to put the event together. It is set to include food and music. Participants are expected to include local artists’ paintings, pottery, baked goods… Continue Reading

Nonprofit Tuesday to benefit scholarship fund

SHERIDAN  — The Blacktooth Brewing Co. will host a nonprofit event on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For every pint sold, one dollar is donated to the Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Matthew Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund is money that helps to subsidize educational travel opportunities for Sheridan High School and Fort Mackenzie High School… Continue Reading

WYO hires new executive director

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater announced Thursday that Gerard Gibbs joined the theater as executive director this month. According to a press release from theater officials, Gibbs was selected from a field of national and regional applicants for his extensive background in theater and performing arts management and brings exceptional experience in classical music. WYO… Continue Reading

Officials expect higher voter turnout for general election

SHERIDAN — Not even half of the state’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. In Sheridan County the turnout was even lower, with just 5,916 of the approximately 15,000 registered voters, or 40 percent, casting ballots. “Based on unofficial results from the county clerks, voter turnout for the primary election was 46 percent… Continue Reading

SMH offering TACE cancer treatment for first time

SHERIDAN — A new doctor is in town and thanks to his background and expertise, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is now able to offer a minimally invasive procedure previously only available to Sheridan area patients after a trip to Denver. Dr. William Taylor III joined SMH in July and performed his first Transarterial Chemo Embolization here Aug.… Continue Reading

Girl treated after being attacked by pit bulls Thursday

SHERIDAN — An 8-year-old girl was treated and released from the hospital Thursday after being attacked by two pit bulls at the trailer court located at 5901 Coffeen Ave. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier said the girl was riding her bike in the trailer court when the dogs attacked her. She sustained three bites — one… Continue Reading

SC hires endowed nursing chair

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has hired Marlene Ethier, a leader in nursing and nursing education with more than 25 years of experience, to take the reins as the Endowed Nursing Chair. The nursing chair position was made possible by an endowment from Whitney Benefits in 2008. The creation of the position strengthened the partnership with… Continue Reading

Horse trainer to present at The Brinton Wednesday

BIG HORN — Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday. At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics. This event… Continue Reading

Landon’s to hold fall planter workshop Aug. 30

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to attend an informative workshop on fall planters Aug. 30. At 10 a.m. Jessica Bohnsack will guide participants through switching out their old summer pots, and replanting them with fall plants. Attendees are asked to bring in their summer planters, dispose of them in Landon’s green waste container,… Continue Reading

Next farmers market to feature Zucchini Derby

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include Trippin’ for Biscuits and a Zucchini Derby. Attendance is free for customers and vendor… Continue Reading

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