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Fat Tuesday party to kick off fundraising efforts

February 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Best of the West BBQ Fest committee will host a Fat Tuesday celebration to kick-off their fundraising season. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. complimentary appetizers and music by the Teka Brock Band will be provided at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. “Sundae cups” of coleslaw, baked beans and barbecue pork will be Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ this Tuesday at Sagebrush

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host their March “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a free community outreach event open to everyone which features visual presentations and readings by artists in residency. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and refreshments will be served. This Read More

Cloud Peak Wilderness photos at the library through March

SHERIDAN — Photographs taken in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area will be on display in The Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library during the month of March. Local representatives of the U.S. Forest Service will be displaying the photographs as a part of their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of Read More

Bill seeks community integration for people with disabilities

CHEYENNE — A recently passed bill in the Wyoming Legislature has created some confusion about employment options for people with developmental disabilities in Sheridan. House Bill 73, sponsored by Rep. Lee Filer, D-Laramie, establishes that the state should have a policy that promotes “employment first,” meaning that, when possible, state agencies should try to place Read More

e2e set for Thursday at Black Tooth

SHERIDAN — e2e Wyoming will host a presentation by Patrick Fleming on Thursday at Black Tooth Brewing Company. Fleming, the former Chief Executive Officer of Barclay Investments, a 77 year-old investment firm in New York, will discuss his journey from the Wyoming prairie to Wall Street and back. Fleming, a Cheyenne native, is currently a Read More

City, county hope to meet, ‘clear the air’ on several issues

February 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — In response to a request from the Sheridan mayor to meet with a few Sheridan County commissioners and “clear the air” on several issues, the commissioners have sent a letter to the entire City Council saying they are interested in meeting, but publicly. “We have concluded that both bodies meeting for the purpose Read More

Withstanding years of challenges

In a letter sent from Whitney Benefits Board President Tom Kinnison to Sheridan County School District 2, Kinnison describes an earlier challenge to the Whitney will from a 1938 court case. The following exerpt is from that letter.   “ On August 30, 1938, the Whitney Board adopted a resolution to acquire a site and to Read More

‘Lancifer’ to release new album in hometown

SHERIDAN — Lane Terzieff is back in Sheridan, and now, he’s “Lancifer,” a pop, dance and hip-hop musician with a full-length album to cut loose. Terzieff chose to launch the album March 1 from the place where he spent his adolescence and still considers to be his home. Terzieff moved to Sheridan with his parents, Read More

Sheridan College to host ‘Border Wars’ Tuesday

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host their 12th annual “Border Wars” on Tuesday and registrations to compete are due tomorrow. More than 100 high school students from Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota are expected to compete in one of two categories: agricultural sales or environmental and natural resources. Prizes will be Read More

‘Big Horn Country USA’ tickets now on sale, price to go up

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now available for the “Big Horn Country USA” three-day camping and country music festival and prices will increase tomorrow. Sheridan will host national performing artists including Lady Antebellum, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols and Brett Eldredge, along with several other national and local musicians on June 19-21. More than 1,000 Read More

Sheridan High Schools ‘Grease’ to start Wed.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will present their spring musical, “Grease,” Wednesday through March 9. One of the most popular musicals of all time, the show will feature songs like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightning,” and “Beauty School Dropout” complete with hand jives. The students, directed by Marva Craft, will offer five performances. Wednesday through Read More

Rodeo tickets to go on sale tomorrow

SHERIDAN — This year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 7 a.m. Tickets will only be available at the WYO Theater box office located inside the theater at this time and a line is expected to form prior to opening. Tickets will be available over the phone or online beginning at noon. The Read More

Sheridan College Wind Ensemble to perform Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform their third of four concerts this year on Sunday. Directed by Dr. Michal P. Flynn, the theme of the concert will be “Music from the James Bond franchise.” The concerts will be held at the Big Horn High School auditorium. Admission is free Read More

Counties eye Legislature’s actions with interest

February 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — What happens in Cheyenne during the 2014 session of the Wyoming Legislature will have a direct effect on cities and counties around the state. That means local government officials have been busy tracking bills these past few weeks, urging amendments, denial or passage as they feel best. While support or opposition can be Read More

Open house on Lewis St. bridge project Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The replacement of the Lewis Street bridge will begin March 10, and contractors have already begun staging equipment in the area. A representative from Reiman Corp, the contractor from Cheyenne hired to do the job, will be available at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library from 5-7 p.m. to answer questions about the Read More

Lawyering up

February 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — For close to 90 years, the Whitney Benefits foundation has operated in Sheridan County as a philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for local residents. While Edward A. Whitney’s will has endured years of scrutiny and challenges, it may be facing another — this time from Sheridan County School District 2. Earlier Read More

VA earns Gold Seal of Approval

February 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan VA Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Sheridan’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. The Sheridan Medical Center, Community Read More

Akcita Win to host program Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will host a program on Tuesday. Commencing at 6 p.m. Diana Johnson, volunteer coordinator for the Historic Sheridan Inn will present “What’s happening at the Inn?” The meeting will be held at Designing Dinners and food may be ordered off the menu but is not required to attend. All members of Read More

Science Kids at Sheridan College to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery and Science Kids will host March’s Science Saturday this weekend. Science Saturday offers free admission to the museum for the entire community. This month the focus is “H2O Olympics” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium of Sheridan College. Water Read More

Dealing with the snow

Owner of Fly Shop of the Bighorns Roger Miller looks over his shoulder as he backs up his Can-Am Commander with snowplow in the back parking lot on Brooks Street Tuesday morning.

City to conduct land use survey in coming weeks

February 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — By early March, a random sampling of registered voters should receive a survey about land use in Sheridan as part of public outreach in an ongoing effort to create a Sheridan Land Use Plan. City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs updated the Sheridan Planning Commission on the land use plan’s progress at Read More

While some companies make the drive to N. Dakota, others find plenty of business here

SHERIDAN — Oil and gas drilling is a boom and bust industry, and though development in Sheridan County seems to be sleeping, a healthy subcurrent of energy driven businesses exist within the local economy. Economic development specialists look wistfully at the financial jump-start brought by fossil fuel development to places like Gillette or Williston, N.D., Read More

Teen arrested on drug charges

SHERIDAN — A 16-year-old male was arrested just after midnight Sunday after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said the juvenile was stopped after he made an illegal left hand turn. The juvenile’s name was not released by SPD. The police incident report indicates the Read More

City OKs grant sponsorship without pitching in funding

SHERIDAN — After a special session of Sheridan City Council Monday, the Sheridan Senior Center now has two opportunities to receive state funding to build a new Day Break facility to provide greater care for senior citizens. By a vote of 4-0, the Council approved a resolution to sponsor a grant application for $500,000 for Read More

Average weekly pay for Sheridanites drops by $1

SHERIDAN — The weekly wage in Sheridan County averaged $720 for the second quarter of 2013 according to recently released statistics from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section. The figure is $1 lower than the same quarter of 2012. Sheridan County is one of six Wyoming counties that saw a decline Read More

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