Local News

PurEnergy organizing triathlon in Bighorns

August 8, 2014

SHERIDAN— PurEnergy Fitness is holding their third annual Sibley Lake Triathlon on Aug. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Sheridan Area Search and Rescue. They have also added a duathlon to this year’s events. There will be prizes for men, women and teams for both races as well as Read More

Enzi hosting ice cream social Aug. 17

SHERIDAN— Sen. Mike Enzi, and his wife Diana, are hosting ice cream socials in 21 communities over the next three weeks. The events are free and open to the public. Enzi will be Sheridan Sunday, Aug. 17. The social will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Monument Shelter in Kendrick Park. “Ice Read More

Sheridan County ranks 11th of 23 counties in terms of health

SHERIDAN — Of the 23 counties in Wyoming, Sheridan is ranked 11th in terms of health according to a report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute. “County Health Rankings” analyzes nearly every county in the country and ranks them with the primary goal of raising Read More

Is it local?

SHERIDAN — There is a “Portlandia” episode that features the two main characters peppering their waitress with questions about whether the chicken served is local, how much room it had to roam and if it had any friends on the farm. Though a bit tongue-in-cheek — with the waitress presenting documents about “Colin’s” life on a Read More

Whitney Benefits to fund part-time instructor for SC nursing program

SHERIDAN — Whitney Benefits will fund a part-time instructor dedicated to the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Sheridan College, officials announced Friday. College officials estimate that there are 250 CNAs employed throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties, with an approximate turnover of almost 50 percent in long-term care facilities annually. “We all have the highest expectations Read More

Youth garden activity set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold its next youth garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to harvest produce from the garden and learn how to handle fresh vegetables. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is limited so please Read More

Next movie in the park Aug. 15

SHERIDAN— Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Aug. 15 at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.

‘This and That’ at SAGE Exhibit Gallery this month

SHERIDAN— The SAGE Exhibit Gallery will host an August art exhibition featuring members Edre Maier and Sally Labore titled, “This and That.” The show runs Aug. 4-31, with an artists reception planned for Aug. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception and refreshments will be served. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery Read More

Mountain lecture to focus on Hemingway

SHERIDAN —  The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus will have its third summer lecture Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on Ernest Hemingway and will be presented by Valerie Hemingway. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information, call Julie Davidson at Read More

Commedia dell’Arte coming to Mars Theater Aug. 15-24

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan College Theater Department will offer a theatrical double feature of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Gerry Hansen’s Commedia dell’Arte play “Ros & Guild” this month. The shows will be performed at the Mars Theater Aug. 15-24. Shows are at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. “Hamlet” will be Read More

Group continues gathering support for aquatics project

August 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents calling themselves Citizens for Community Recreation continued their outreach efforts Wednesday by meeting with the Sheridan County Commission to discuss a new indoor aquatics facility and potential funding for it. The group, which includes board members and leadership from the YMCA, Sheridan Recreation District and area foundations, has Read More

Commissioners tout accomplishments, challenger talks change

SHERIDAN — Four candidates running for three positions on Sheridan County Commission participated in Wednesday’s candidate forum, which was again well-attended by area residents. The positions on County Commission will be decided in the primary election Aug. 19. Included in the forum were:  Commissioner Steve Maier: Maier said he has been responsive to the people of Read More

City Council candidates talk fluoridation, chief of staff

SHERIDAN — There are four positions open on City Council. Three candidates will run uncontested for the three four-year terms after Mayor John Heath dropped out of the running when he was appointed mayor. Candidates include Council President Alex Lee, Councilman Jesus Rios and City Planning Commissioner Kelly Gooch. The fourth position is a two-year unexpired Read More

Internet, Tongue River focus of Town Council forum

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River watershed project and faster Internet highlighted the portion of Wednesday’s candidate forum that included candidates for Dayton Town Council. All five candidates for the two open seats attended the event — Chris Smith, Craig Reichert, Clifford Reed, Jeremy Smith and Eric Lofgren. While some candidates admitted their lack of know-how Read More

Dayton mayoral candidates say One-Cent Sales Tax essential to town

SHERIDAN — Three current Dayton Town Councilmen are running for the position of mayor of Dayton. Two were able to attend Wednesday’s candidate forum at Sheridan College, which was hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.   Candidates include: Bob Alley: Alley has served on council for 12 years and lived Read More

Kinnison donates pet-saving kits to emergency departments

SHERIDAN — What would be the first thing you grabbed if your house was on fire? For a lot of people, it would be their pets. Thanks to Tom Kinnison, first responders in the Sheridan area now have the means to help rescue your pet, and keep them alive in case of smoke inhalation. Kinnison Read More

Locals investing in historic downtown building improvements

SHERIDAN — A group of investors who either live in Sheridan or have strong local ties have pooled their funding to restore the old Montgomery Wards store located at 104 N. Main St. that was originally built in 1936. Greg Von Krosigk, a local attorney, said his and three other families joined forces to tackle Read More

Candidates for treasurer discuss customer service

SHERIDAN — The two candidates for Sheridan County treasurer each emphasized a desire for improved customer service in that office during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce hosted candidate forum Wednesday night. Incumbent Pete Carroll and challenger Scott Hininger both discussed the need for staff to be cross-trained in order to most effectively serve the Read More

Jogging, fitness focus of next week’s ParkFit

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be jogging and fitness by Steve Gage at Kendrick Park. A full schedule Read More

Folster to present on music therapy

SHERIDAN — Local musician and music therapist Michele Folster will give a free public presentation on music therapy. Folster will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Aug. 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. The presentation will include an explanation of what music therapy is, its history and who it can help. The library is Read More

Trail End Guilds to present ‘Wireless’ Aug. 15-16

SHERIDAN— The Trail End Guilds will present “Wireless: Live Readers Theater from the Golden Age of Radio” next week. Actors will perform five skits, including “The Bickersons” and “Jack Armstrong, All American Boy.” All proceeds will benefit the Kendrick Mansion and the Trail End Guilds. Performances are Aug. 15-16 at 7 p.m. daily and Aug. Read More

Clearmont moving forward with water study application, capital plan

August 6, 2014

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council has applied for a Wyoming Water Development Commission study to improve the taste and quality of the town’s water. The council held a special meeting Monday to approve submittal of the application to the water commission. Mayor Chris Schock said if Clearmont is accepted for a WWDC level two study, Read More

County commissioners deny permit for Big Horn Community Center

SHERIDAN — The proposed Big Horn Community Center to be located about four miles north of Big Horn has been denied again, and again, by county officials whose votes are as split on the matter as comments for and against the center from area residents. The fourth denial for the center in a little over a Read More

City, county still don’t agree on road annexation process

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners have agreed the memorandum of understanding with the city regarding the annexation of county roads was not in the county’s best interests and have asked for continued discussion on the matter. County Attorney Matt Redle presented the five-page resolution to the commissioners Tuesday. It summed up the history of the disagreement on Read More

Dayton purchases land to improve park parking

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council voted Monday to purchase two lots near the entrance of Scott Bicentennial Park in order to provide additional parking for the park. The vote came after the council reconvened following a closed session to discuss the real estate purchase. Mayor Bob Wood said town officials have been working Read More

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