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CHAPS hosting volunteer training throughout August

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip will hold volunteer training sessions throughout August. Volunteer positions include horse leaders, side walkers and equine specialists. Trainings are Thursday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. All training sessions will be at CHAPS, 501 Highway 14 East. Volunteers must attend Read More

Planning Commission supports 264-acre city annexation

August 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a second Wrench Ranch annexation to city council at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The annexation would add approximately 264 acres to city property north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, west of Vacutech and southwest of Interstate 90. The land would primarily Read More

Buffalo to celebrate cast, story of fictional Western town

August 13, 2013

BUFFALO — Buffalo will play host to the second annual “Longmire Days” Aug. 16-18, a celebration of A&E’s original hit drama series and The New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mystery series written by Johnson County resident and author Craig Johnson. The television series is in its second year and has become one of A&E’s Read More

Former LuLu’s owners give wholesome food a mobile spin

August 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The O.T. Go mobile food cafe made its debut in the streets of Sheridan last week. While the mellow green traveling kitchen is owned and operated by longtime area residents, the mission of the truck is to promote new ideas about food and how it’s served. Lynn Sedar and her husband, Andy Ayers, Read More

Q&A with Mary Matalin

SHERIDAN — Conservative political consultant, radio and TV talk show host, author and speaker Mary Matalin was the keynote speaker at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner Saturday in the Whitney Building at Sheridan College. Matalin has worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Vice Read More

Goose Creek Cup nets $32k

An estimated 800 people attended the one-day polo match between Bud Light and Coca-Cola at the 2013 Goose Creek Cup recently sponsored by the Downtown Sheridan Association. Bud Light was the winner 6-5 over Coca-Cola. Carlucho Arellano was named the game’s most valuable player. DSA grossed more than $32,000 that will be put toward the Read More

Brewfest set Sept. 7 at Whitney Plaza

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now available for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Brewfest, their major fundraiser of the year. The Brewfest is Sept. 7 from 3-8 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. In addition to a variety of breweries offering samples of their beer, there will be food and music. John Kirlin and the High Plains Read More

‘Paws for a Cause’ set for Aug. 31

SHERIDAN — Join in a fun run/walk fundraiser for the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. “Paws for a Cause” will take place Aug. 31 starting at 8 a.m. at The Powder Horn clubhouse. Participate in a 10K or 5K run, or a 3K or 1K walk in the Powder Horn Golf Community. There will be Read More

Matalin: Engage, fight and do it now

SHERIDAN — Conservative political consultant Mary Matalin and her husband, liberal consultant James Carville, are as opposite as possible on the political spectrum, but they do agree on this: they love Wyoming. Matalin told a packed house at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner Saturday that Wyoming has become a favorite place for the Read More

BOA approves two variances, hears update on B&B

August 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of Adjustments for the city of Sheridan approved two variance requests focused on aligning houses with surrounding structures at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The first variance request was for a property at the corner of 16th and Demple streets. The property owners requested to tear down their current house and build Read More

Woman spits at police officer during arrest

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman was arraigned in Circuit Court Thursday for spitting on a police officer and other charges stemming from her interfering with police who were trying to break up a fight between two men. Amy M. Bales, 42, of Sheridan, pled guilty to three charges stemming from the incident Thursday. Judge Shelley Read More

Fair Board discusses water system upgrades

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association has teamed up with the Board of County Commissioners to solve two of the most common complaints about the fairgrounds: mud and dust. While the Fair Association did not have enough board members present to make quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, County Commissioner Mike Nickel was Read More

YMCA kicks off round of LIVESTRONG group

SHERIDAN — The YMCA will begin a new LIVESTRONG cancer survivors group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 10 to Nov. 28. The free program is open to all cancer survivors in the community, whether newly diagnosed or a survivor of many years. The LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA stresses individuality. Read More

‘Cal Capone’ performances set for Aug. 22-24

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center Players and the WYO Theater will present “The Creepy Corpse of Cal Capone” by D.M. Larson later this month. The play is a melodramatic romp set in a secret anti-prohibition nightclub during the Prohibition Era. Erin Butler directs the Senior Center Players. Performances are Aug. 22-24 at 1:30 p.m. Read More

Crime of the week: Aug. 9

SHERIDAN — Sometime during the evening of Aug. 6, 2013, an unknown individual(s) dumped a white kitchen stove and large plaid chair in the road approximately 1 mile west of Sheridan on Soldier Creek Road. If you have any information concerning the people responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Read More

Sen. Enzi to hold listening session in Buffalo Aug. 16

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will be making stops around Wyoming this month to hold listening sessions. He will be holding a listening session in Buffalo on Aug. 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave. Enzi is using the August congressional work period to hold these sessions Read More

Area farmers markets healthy alternative for groceries

SHERIDAN — Today is the final day of National Farmers Market Week, an event locally sponsored and organized by the Downtown Sheridan Association. The event is meant to spotlight the economic importance of farmers markets to local agricultural producers and communities. The DSA celebrated with a variety of events at the Sheridan Farmers Market Thursday, Read More

Get a ‘Taste of Sheridan’ this Sunday

SHERIDAN — Main Street and Coffeen Avenue may seem quieter than usual Sunday afternoon, as Taste of Sheridan is expected to draw a sizable crowd to Thorne-Rider Park. Dubbed Wyoming’s biggest family picnic, the event kicks off Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Nancy Silla, chairperson and organizer, said last year’s event drew a crowd of Read More

Special elections to cost $41,500 apiece

August 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Election judges, ballots, building rental and all those pens to fill in the bubbles on the ballots add up when elections are held in Sheridan County. With two special elections approaching — the $15.85 million Sheridan College bond issue Aug. 20 and the $40 million specific purpose Capital Facilities Tax Nov. 5 — Read More

SC students earn national rankings at SkillsUSA

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan College technical education students recently received national rankings at the SkillsUSA Championship in Kansas City, Mo. Grant Belton, a first year student, placed 10th in precision machining, cabinet maker Dakota Hennigh placed 12th in carpentry, Preston Walters took 20th and Scott Avey finished 25th in technical drafting. “We have much to Read More

Family hike in Rock Creek area

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wilderness Association will lead a family hike in the Rock Creek recommended wilderness area of the Bighorn National Forest on Aug. 17. This hike is rated easy and is a total distance of two to three miles round trip over unsteady earth. The hike will be over rolling hills along the base Read More

UMMG hosting motorcycle ride Sun.

SHERIDAN — On Sunday, the United Methodist Motorcycle Gang will host a ride starting at 11:30 a.m., after the 9:45 a.m. worship service. The exact destination is to be determined, but the ride will stop for lunch and return to Sheridan early in the evening. All motorcycle riders are welcome — you don’t need to Read More

‘Stack the Packs’ silent auction set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — M.O.R.E Ministries, First Church of the Nazarene’s Native American ministry, will have their second annual “Stack the Packs” silent auction Saturday. Stack the Packs is a back to school program partnering with families, churches and schools on Native American Indian reservations in Wyoming and Montana. M.O.R.E. has ordered supplies for students on the Read More

Private deterrent to drug problem

SHERIDAN — There’s a new pack of dogs in town itching to get in the game of local drug prevention. Dale Holder and his son, Sean, have set up shop in Big Horn and brought with them a pack of trained drug detection dogs to work under the LLC of Black Tooth K-9 Solutions. The Read More

Timeframe for Capital Facilities Tax likely to increase

August 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s commissioners approved a joint resolution Tuesday to approve a proposition to continue the Capital Facilities Tax when the current initiative expires. The last renewal of the tax was in 2009, when voters agreed to put away 1 percent of every purchase for county infrastructure improvements. Instead of having a definitive stop date, Read More