Local News

Trolley available for rodeo

July 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce invites rodeo attendees to park in the Sheridan High School parking lot and get a free ride to the fairgrounds on the Sheridan Trolley. The trolley will begin its rodeo shuttles at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. If you have questions call 672-2485 or 751-3641.

Wildflower trip Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Native Plant Society will have their third wildflower field trip of the summer Saturday, led by Ami Erickson. If you wish to participate, meet at the Shopko parking lot in Buffalo at 8:30 a.m. The group will caravan to the Pasture Park Trail, which starts just before the Bull Creek Campground Read More

AARP driver safety class

SHERIDAN — A two-day AARP driver safety class will be offered July 16 and 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and over to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how Read More

City planning commission recommends approval of rezone request

July 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Despite objections from residents who said the plan stands to increase traffic in their neighborhood, the Sheridan Planning Commission on Monday evening recommended the approval of a rezone request by First Federal Savings Bank that stands to affect more than 10,000 square feet of land on Illinois Street south of Coffeen Avenue. If Read More

College to host Young Writer’s Camp

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District will host the Young Writer’s Camp July 27 through Aug. 2. The camp, part of the Learn Outdoors program, will be held at the Spear-O-Wigwam campus. The camp offers youth ages 14 to 18 the chance to learn different writing styles in an outdoor environment. The class Read More

College offering ‘Tech Tours’ throughout July, Aug.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College invites the public to learn more about the strategic plan and direction of the college by participating in one of several “Tech Tours” offered in the coming weeks. The tours are based on the strategic plan to the year 2020, launched in 2010 by college trustees and administrators. In a press Read More

‘The Recruiting Officer’ July 19

SHERIDAN — The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks theater group will present “The Recruiting Officer” on July 19. George Farquhar’s play was written in 1706 and was one of the most successful of 18th century restoration comedies. The play’s plot features a traditional comical romance interwoven with a satire on military life. The performance will Read More

McAfee, Schasteen at Brinton

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum is currently hosting exhibits featuring the works of two artists, Ila McAfee (1897-1995) and Mara Schasteen. McAfee’s working life spanned more than 60 years in the Taos artist community. Her paintings showcase her love of the American West. Schasteen is a young artist who has been painting in Sheridan County Read More

Baptist Church to host Vacation Bible School

SHERIDAN — Calvary Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade Wednesday through Friday from 1-3 p.m. There will be games, crafts, Bible lessons and singing. No pre-registration is required. Call the church at 672-3149 with any questions.

Story man dies in accident on I-90

SHERIDAN — David W. Wallace, 30, of Story died in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 six miles east of Sheridan Sunday. According to the report from Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wallace was eastbound on I-90 when his vehicle drifted off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a guardrail. Wallace then overcorrected to the Read More

Trails in Bighorns categorized by use, safety, resources

July 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Prioritizing trail maintenance is one of the most challenging aspects of managing a trail crew, Bighorn National Forest Trails Coordinator Sara Evans Kirol said. She knows members of the public have their favorite trails or trails they think should be maintained more often or more thoroughly. The Bighorn National Forest used to hire Read More

Cloud Peak wins reclamation award

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced this week that Antelope Mine near Douglas received the 2013 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division. The award was presented at the Wyoming Mining Association’s Annual Safety and Reclamation Banquet in Sheridan late last month. The award was granted for Read More

What’s in a name? City to revise PUD codes

SHERIDAN — As a city grows, its codes and ordinances must often grow and change with it. Such is the case in a recent series of work sessions held by Sheridan Planning Commission members who expressed a desire to make a confusing ordinance more clear and ensure that Planning Commission and City Council are working Read More

Hospital OKs three expansion projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve three capital renovation projects totaling about $332,000. Facilities for the Sheridan Women’s Clinic, Big Horn Mountain Medicine and a new urgent care track in the emergency department are set to be updated as part of the plan. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said Read More

Trails crew gives new meaning to office space

WOLF — It’s 8:30 in the morning, and the sun is already warming the arid Wyoming air near Eatons’ Ranch to nearly 80 degrees. Wearing Carharts or jeans and long-sleeved shirts, three men sling 30-pound packs on their backs, each containing at least a gallon of water and a red hard hat. Radios are strapped Read More

Science Kids offering ‘Creeks and Critters’

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering children ages 6-10 a chance to explore the wet and wild areas in and around Sheridan. The “Creeks and Critters” class will be held July 15-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Students will search for and learn about the animals that live near these riparian areas, Read More

Blackwood Legacy Quartet to perform July 12

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank is sponsoring Blackwood Legacy Quartet from Nashville in concert at the Kendrick Park band shell. Blackwood Legacy Quartet mixes the best of southern gospel’s traditional sound with newer country gospel and worship music. The Food Bank food cart will be on hand selling hot dogs and cold drinks. The Read More

Museum to unveil Rosebud diorama Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will be unveiling their newest exhibition “The Battle of the Rosebud” by Tom Warneke and Connie Robinson Saturday at 10 a.m. at 850 Sibley Circle. The display consists of a diorama by Warneke and an accompanying mural by Robinson. “No other museum that we know of interprets the Battle Read More

Hospital board approves renovation projects

July 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees voted Wednesday afternoon to approve three capital renovation projects totaling about $332,000. Facilities for the Sheridan Women’s Clinic, Big Horn Mountain Medicine and a new urgent care track in the emergency department are set to be updated as part of the plan. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty Read More

County lowers subsidy to ambulance service

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners approved a revised year-long agreement with Rocky Mountain Ambulance Service to continue providing emergency medical services to Sheridan County at their meeting Tuesday. The revised agreement decreased the subsidy amount the county will pay by $5,000. Sheridan County will pay RMA $175,000 to provide services to all county residents between Read More

2013 local graduates of Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College held its 64th commencement ceremony May 11, 2013. More than 310 students completed their degree requirements at Sheridan College this year. “The achievement of a college diploma or certificate is a milestone in the life of a college student. Graduation is an example or our long tradition of academic excellence in Read More

County OKs McMeans subdivision

SHERIDAN — County commissioners approved the McMeans Conservation Subdivision located west of Dayton along the Tongue River at their meeting Tuesday. The subdivision is the first of its kind in Sheridan County. A conservation subdivision designates a substantial portion of its land — at least 70 percent — as permanently protected open space while homes are Read More

Sheridanites fought for a new birth of freedom

SHERIDAN — Seven score and 10 years ago our nation was met upon a battlefield. A battlefield which tested whether the words written in the Declaration of Independence would stand the test of time. And just as President Lincoln consecrated hallowed ground at Gettysburg for the memory of those who fought gallantly, within the streets Read More

Law enforcement emphasizing safety this July 4

SHERIDAN — In the lead up to this year’s Fourth of July celebrations, local law enforcement agencies are reminding residents to remain aware of regulations concerning the discharge of fireworks in Sheridan County. While their legality depends on several factors including location and land ownership, peace officers from several agencies said ultimate responsibility lies with Read More

Local Civil War veterans

Compiled by Tyson Emborg LIST OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS IN THE SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY Peter H. Anderson (d. March 28, 1930) Mus. Co. C 17 Wis. Inf. C. M. Bacon (d. May 18, 1917) Co. I 84 Ind. Inf. Havilla Baker (d. May 24, 1928) Co. F 4 NY Heavy Artillery James Baker (d. July Read More