Category Archives: Local News

Sept. 6, 2014 Agendas

Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees 6 p.m. Monday Central Office, Board Room, 201 N. Connor St. • Call to Order 1. Pledge of Allegiance • Recognition 1.  Lorna Poulsen, Certified Staff Member of the Year 2. Jackie Jackson, Classified Staff Member of the Year • Approval of agenda • Welcome — audience… Continue Reading

FAB conference set for Sept . 27

SHERIDAN — With the FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference just three weeks away, organizers continue to confirm session speakers, recruit vendors and sell tickets for the event set for Sept. 27 at Sheridan College. Sessions are scheduled to include a range of topics, including self-defense, building a business, making the move to leadership, investing… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak announces sale of share of Decker Mine

Cloud Peak announces sale of share of Decker Mine

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Energy announced Thursday that on Aug. 29 the company agreed to sell its 50 percent interest in the Decker Mine in Montana to Ambre Energy. The sale agreement includes all the related assets and that Ambre will assume all reclamation and other liabilities, giving Ambre 100 percent ownership of the mine.… Continue Reading

Couple highlights Sheridan on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

Couple highlights Sheridan on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

SHERIDAN — Imagine sitting on your couch flipping through channels on your television when, there it is. It’s Sheridan — the Bighorn Mountains, historic downtown Sheridan and all of your other local hangouts. Many current and former Sheridan residents had that experience Wednesday when the city was featured on the national program “House Hunters.” It… Continue Reading

Tackling issue of suicide at local level

SHERIDAN — Tina Hart and her husband have always loved visiting Sheridan and one day the open land and the animals called them to move here from the East Coast. But the change proved to be more drastic than Hart had anticipated, with a long, cold winter, less people and greenery, and a slower pace… Continue Reading

Planning Commission denies variance for shop already built

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend denial to county commissioners of a setback variance request for a shop building constructed 8 feet from the front property line instead of the required 25 feet on a parcel located on Fish Hatchery Road in Story. The vote for denial was not made… Continue Reading

Noble Entertainment obtains liquor license

SHERIDAN — City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of a liquor license from Warehouse 201, LLC, to Noble Entertainment Group, LLC, which listed the premise address on the license application as 237 N. Main St., Suite 30, also known as the Old Press Building. The license was used in the operation of the Warehouse… Continue Reading

SC library rededication ceremony set for Sept. 12

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s library inside the Griffith Memorial Building will be rededicated with its original name, the Mary Brown Kooi Library. There will be a ceremony and ribbon cutting Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. In 1950, Kooi made a significant financial donation to the library at Northeast Wyoming Agricultural Junior College, which later became… Continue Reading

Balance, movement yoga class set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — Cindy Baker will host a balance and movement gentle yoga class Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. The class is designed to increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body and abilities. For… Continue Reading

Local artists win Wyoming watercolor awards

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan residents took home awards from the Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition which was held Aug. 29 at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery. Helen “Lytle” Campbell from Sheridan was awarded Best of Wyoming for her watercolor painting “My Favorite Jug” and Elizabeth Thurow, also from Sheridan, was awarded the People’s Choice award for… Continue Reading

College partners with Chartwells, Mars, master chocolatier

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has partnered with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, Master Chocolatier Chef Oscar Ortega and Mars Chocolate North America to provide distinctive and unique dessert items to Sheridan College Food Services and the Culinary Arts program this fall, college officials announced Thursday. Master Chocolatier and Pastry Chef Oscar Ortega is creating three… Continue Reading

Suicide prevention teams working to promote gun safety, education

Suicide prevention teams working to promote gun safety, education

SHERIDAN — Thanks to ongoing suicide prevention research, pinpointed data is available on endless subsections such as specific groups of people, different means of suicide, laws and procedures surrounding suicide prevention and even studies done on the effects of reporting on suicide. However, two areas of concentration are particularly pertinent to Wyoming and Sheridan County:… Continue Reading

Ranchester amends agreement with judge to ‘as needed’ basis

RANCHESTER — When Ranchester had a police officer, Municipal Judge Stuart Healy would come to town to judge traffic offenses, ordinance violations and other cases once per month. Now that the town is without a law enforcement officer, the case load has dropped and Ranchester Town Council made the decision Tuesday to alter its contract with… Continue Reading

Sept. 4, 2014 Local Briefs

Best of the West BBQ Fest kicks off Friday SHERIDAN — Sheridan Motor will present the Best of the West BBQ Fest Friday from 6-10 p.m. at Whitney Plaza. Watch competing teams in action, vote for the People’s Choice Award and dance to live music by “Little Goose.” On Saturday morning, from 8-10 a.m. you can… Continue Reading

Generals still chasing first season win

Generals still chasing first season win

SHERIDAN — An early mistake forced the Sheridan College (0-2) men’s soccer team to play from behind throughout most of the game on Wednesday, resulting in a 2-0 loss. It was a physical game as Northwest College (2-0) came into Maier Field and took a win from the Generals. After 14 minutes of exchanging possession,… Continue Reading

Crews working today to help Sheridan woman down from Bighorns

Crews working today to help Sheridan woman down from Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Sheridan couple that had been missing in the Bighorn Mountains has been found, according to officials from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Blake Fuhriman, 23, and his girlfriend, Alissa DeVille, 22, left last Thursday to hike and camp in the mountains. They planned to camp at Bighorn Reservoir about 25 miles… Continue Reading

County OKs retail operations for local farms

SHERIDAN — While it won’t likely make Sheridan the bread basket of the world, a change in county zoning regulations will support the local foods movement by allowing agricultural processing and on-farm retail sales of local produce, products made from that produce like jams and bread, and accessory items like books. Sheridan County commissioners approved a… Continue Reading

State continues suicide prevention efforts

SHERIDAN — Next Wednesday is World Suicide Prevention Day and recent statistics suggest Wyoming is at the top of the priority list in need of suicide awareness and prevention. Based on the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gathered in 2011, Wyoming has the highest per-capita suicide rate in the… Continue Reading

Police, parks, animal shelter to see increase in 1-Cent funding

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved at its meeting Tuesday a resolution supporting the One-Cent Optional Sales Tax and listing proposed allocations should the tax be approved by voters in November. The allocations would be effective for a four-year period beginning in October 2015 and would total an estimated $3.6 million per year. The estimated… Continue Reading

Fairgrounds to get water system upgrades

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds are slated for a little TLC in the coming year following votes of approval from the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday on a few improvement projects. Commissioners voted to award a bid to Wilson Brothers Construction out of Cowley for an upgrade to the water system at the fairgrounds. The… Continue Reading

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