Category Archives: Local News

Crews continue monitoring two fires on Bighorns

Crews continue monitoring two fires on Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Crews continued to build line around at least one fire in the Bighorn Mountains Monday. Bighorn National Forest Officials said the lightning-caused Roane Creek Fire, approximately 30 acres in size and located 2.5 miles south of Highway 14A in the Pete’s Hole area, was 60 percent contained on Monday. Officials expected full containment… Continue Reading

After compromise, commission OKs proposed development

SHERIDAN — A proposed development near the Traditions neighborhood on Mydland Road that met with strong opposition a year ago passed through the Sheridan Planning Commission on Monday with no resistance after the developer worked with nearby neighbors to resolve issues of concern. The Cloud Peak Ranch 16th filing subdivision is proposed to consist of 24… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair kicks off Thursday

SHERIDAN — From visitors to participants, from livestock to families, there is something for everyone at the Sheridan County Fair, which officially opens Thursday morning at the fairgrounds. Anyone residing in Sheridan County along with three counties from Montana can be a participant in the annual event, whether showing a photograph or a prize swine.… Continue Reading

Cattlewomen, Chamber committee to host buyers dinner

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Sheridan County Cattlewomen will once again host the 10th annual Buyers Reception. The reception precedes the 4-H/FFA livestock sale on Aug. 4 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The dinner is at 4 p.m. with the livestock sale beginning at 6… Continue Reading

WWA celebrating 50 years with grizzly ecology

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a grizzly bear ecology tour in the Shoshone National Forest. On Saturday, Chuck Neal, a retired U.S.… Continue Reading

Folster to offer basic guitar lessons

SHERIDAN — Local musician and music therapist Michele Folster will present a free class on basic guitar skills. Folster will be at the Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. This class is meant for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it to the… Continue Reading

3-D archery shoot this weekend at Bear Lodge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association will hold a 3-D archery shoot Saturday and Sunday. The family friendly event will be at Bear Lodge Resort and costs $10 per shooter. If you want to shoot for competition, the cost is $20. There will be food and drinks available and sign-up starts at 8 a.m.… Continue Reading

Fundraiser set to benefit Harold Johnson

SHERIDAN— The Elks Lodge will hold a fundraiser for Harold Johnson to help raise money for costs associated with his cancer. From 4-6 p.m. on Saturday there will be a dinner, live music and an auction. The cost is $10 and the lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. If you can’t make it,… Continue Reading

Nature Conservancy celebrates 25 years

SHERIDAN — Every time she drives down a road in Wyoming, she thinks about two kinds of people. “Some drive down that road and see nothing out the window. It’s just nothing,” Nature Conservancy State Director Andrea Erickson-Quiroz said. “Then there’s the person who drives down the road and says, ‘I can see everything, the whole… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum to host lecture Wednesday

BIG HORN— The Brinton Museum will host a lecture Wednesday at 10 a.m. Assistant Curator Jessie Landau will lead the discussion on Bradford Brinton and the early 20th century cult of masculinity. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information… Continue Reading

Meet and greet candidates for Dayton mayor, Town Council

RANCHESTER—  Come meet the candidates for Dayton mayor and Town Council on Thursday. At 6 p.m., all candidates will be at the Tongue River Valley Community Center to answer questions. The center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton. For more information please call Gina at 655-2443. This event is free and open… Continue Reading

First Presbyterian Church to host women’s retreat

SHERIDAN— The First Presbyterian Church will host a women’s retreat from Aug. 8-10. Open to all women in the community, the retreat will be held at Camp Story. Dr. Anita Schamber, Christian life coach, is the guest speaker for the retreat. Those who would like to attend should pick up a registration form at the… Continue Reading

Sock hop set for Friday at Story Woman’s Club

STORY— The Story Woman’s Club will host a sock hop Friday from 6-8 p.m. You must wear socks, and hopefully dress in 1950s-style clothing. The club will also serve cookies and punch. Free and open to the public, the sock hop will be held at the Story Woman’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road in Story.… Continue Reading

You’ve said ‘I do,’ now what?

SHERIDAN — Last week I found myself wishing a couple strange wishes: 1) I wish I had an electric bill to pay, and 2) if only I’d signed a lease agreement in the last 30 days. It’s not that I had a sudden desire to give my money away; I was scrambling to find proof of… Continue Reading

Next farmers market set for Thursday downtown

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thurdsay 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. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign… Continue Reading

Local group seeks funding, ideas for aquatics facility

Local group seeks  funding, ideas for aquatics facility

SHERIDAN — A group of residents calling themselves the Citizens for Community Recreation announced this week plans to change the landscape of Sheridan’s recreational pools. The group hopes to build an indoor aquatics facility that would host family swim programs similar to what is currently provided by the YMCA and the Sheridan Recreation District. It… Continue Reading

Court extends ‘deliberative process’ to open meetings law

SHERIDAN — A local judge extended the “deliberative process” privilege recently recognized by the Wyoming Supreme Court to rule in Sheridan County School District 2’s favor in a recent court case with The Sheridan Press. Press attorney Bruce Moats said he believes the extension of the ruling will have lasting impacts on Wyoming’s open government… Continue Reading

Sheridan grad earns gig as world traveler

Sheridan grad earns gig as world traveler

SHERIDAN — As the family gathers around the table for dinner in the close-quartered kitchen, the smells of incense and fish permeate the air. Though the three girls sitting together all refer to the elders as “mom and dad” it is obvious this is no traditional family. Here in the small rural town of Erlin,… Continue Reading

Never Flinch Summer Slam set for Aug. 2

SHERIDAN— The Never Flinch annual Summer Slam will be on Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. The annual Summer Slam is a 3-on-3, co-ed grass volleyball tournament that will help raise funds for the Weston Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The entry fee is $100 per team, and you can register up until 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 2.… Continue Reading

Yoga topic of Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of their fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be… Continue Reading

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