Local News

County Commissioners approve East Ridge Quarry, Airport master plan

June 18, 2013

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County Commissioners approved a 20-year quarry permit for a 10-acre quarry located off East Ridge Road at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Big Horn Land and Leasing will excavate, grade, stockpile and haul topsoil and construction fill material from the site for use in its own construction projects. Crushing is not proposed. Read More

Black bear euthanized in Bighorn Mountains

SHERIDAN — A four-year-old male black bear was euthanized in the Bighorn National Forest Sunday after he returned to a human inhabited site for a second feeding from a camper. The incident occurred in the Dayton Gulch area during the evening hours. “In most situations, bears will avoid humans,” District Ranger Clarke McClung wrote in Read More

City Council OKs final plat for Cloud Peak

SHERIDAN — City Council approved the final plat for Cloud Peak Ranch 17th filing at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The plat subdivides a portion of the Sheridan Country Club Minor Subdivision, located west of the intersection of Mydland Road and Bruce Mountain Drive near Highland Park School, into 36 lots and four open space Read More

SCSD2 to install cameras on all buses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a vendor bid from Elder Equipment of Casper for $48,649.58 to install surveillance cameras in all district buses. The district currently has six buses with cameras installed, but will increase that number to 40. Each bus will carry three cameras. Read More

PAC formed in support of SC bond issue

SHERIDAN — A group of community members have formed a political action committee to raise public awareness and win voter support for a $15.85 million bond for renovation and expansion of the Sheridan College Technical Education Center. Mark Kinner, former Sheridan College trustee and chairman of Supporters of Sheridan College, said the PAC will focus Read More

City approves 2014 budget, two-year capital improvement plan

SHERIDAN — City Council adopted and approved the fiscal year 2014 budget and the two-year capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2014-2015 at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The budget included one revision. Engineering professional services were overlooked and were added to the budget at a cost of $50,000, which will be taken from supplemental Read More

Michelena, Perry to marry in July

SHERIDAN — Regis Joseph Michelena and Brooke Noel Perry are engaged to marry July 27 in Aurelia, Iowa. Michelena graduated from Sheridan High School in 2001 and from the University of Wyoming in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is employed at Lowham Walsh Engineering and Environmental Services in Gillette. Michelena is Read More

‘Bug Out’ class June 24-27

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is holding a “Bug Out” weeklong class for kids ages 9-11. Bugs are everywhere and children who attend the class will spend a week identifying insects and other invertebrates. They will discover the wonderful things bugs do, many of which are helpful to humans. Aspiring entomologists will also have the opportunity Read More

Sheridan High School Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students named to the second semester principal’s (4.0 GPA) honor roll are: Danielle Ackels, Davis Alden, Sarah Alley, Sierra Atwell, Alexandra Bammel, Kathryn Beardslee, Heather Belus, Alesha Bolin, Sierra Bosley, Lachlan Brennan, Morgan Brenneman, Katelynn Brooks, Kolby Brown, Taylor Bruso, Cheyenne Buyert, Aaron Campbell, Katherine Campbell, Sarah Campbell, Zachary Campbell, Read More

June 17, 2013 Student news

Clarendon named to Southwestern University dean’s list STORY — Sadie Clarendon of Story has been named to the dean’s list at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, for the spring semester. To be selected, students must have at least a 3.6 GPA. Black Hills State University announces spring dean’s list SHERIDAN — The Office of Academic Read More

Memories of old mining town still vivid to some

Editor’s note: This is the second in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” “When we go to Monarch, I can still tell you where people lived and where their houses were,” said Nancy Silla, a Sheridan resident who grew up Read More

Seven become citizens on Flag Day in naturalization ceremony

June 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — For seven Wyoming residents, Flag Day on Friday was more than a day to fly Old Glory and feel patriotic. That day, three men and four women stood in 4th Judicial District Court, their hands over their hearts, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance for their first time as citizens of the United Read More

Unusual four-legged rescue on I-90

SHERIDAN — Three people and eight llamas were successfully extracted from an overturned truck and trailer early this morning near mile marker 32 of Interstate 90. While none of the three human passengers were harmed as a result of the accident, some of the animals suffered minor injuries. Goose Valley Fire Department Chief Bob Williams Read More

Tongue River Middle School honor rolls

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Middle School has announced its fourth-quarter honor rolls: Superintendent’s Honor Roll Eighth grade — Emma Balstad, Libby Heimbaugh, Heidi Henderson, Brennan Kutterer, Elizabeth Martin and Ian Ostler. Seventh grade — Skye Bensel, Courtney Good, KamiJo McCormick, Claire Reed and Dehlaney Schulthess. Sixth grade — Holly Hutchinson and Theron Kalasinsky. Principal’s Honor Read More

Sixth annual ‘Parkman Daze’ set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Parkman is holding its sixth annual “Parkman Daze” on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The parade will be at 10 a.m., a chuck wagon feed at 5 p.m., and live music by “Oklahoma Swing Band” will start at 8 p.m. There will be a poker style horse race from the Mountain Inn Bar Read More

BH Woman’s Club meets Friday

BIG HORN — The next meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. This will be a picnic lunch held at the home of Ann Custis, 1056 Gladstone St., in Sheridan. Members are asked to bring either a salad or dessert. Guests are welcome. This will be the last club meeting Read More

SCLT home tour June 22

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust is presenting a tour of a spectacular home from the early 1900s. The home is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Sheridan. The tour will be June 22. Billie Little will be guiding the tour. Meet at the northeast corner of the Home Depot parking lot at 9 a.m. Read More

Despite coal’s image problem, world likely to continue relying on traditional energy sector

Editor’s note: This is the first in a weeklong series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.” SHERIDAN — As the executive director of regional economic development group Forward Sheridan, Jay Stender spends much of his time trying to diversify an economy notorious for Read More

Creating community through gardens

June 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — “I would venture to guess that Sheridan has more community garden square-footage per capita than most any other comparable town in the U.S.,” said Gene Davis, who has helped organize several community gardens in Sheridan. Davis is a member of Partners in Philanthropy, a small group of Sheridan volunteers who provided financial backing Read More

Kleiber cabin serves as unofficial welcome to Dayton

DAYTON — The Hans Kleiber Studio and Museum in Dayton opened for the season on Monday and will be open through the summer every Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sonja Caywood, who has served as a tour guide at the museum since 2003, said the building almost didn’t open this year Read More

Parking lot, front entrance to SHS closed

SHERIDAN — Starting Monday the parking lot and front entrance of Sheridan High School will be closed for the summer due to construction. To enter the building, use the freshman entrance from Long Drive. Instructions for reaching the office will be posted. For activities or the weight room, use the bus loop parking lot and Read More

Miss Wyoming competitors here next week

SHERIDAN — The 2013 Miss Wyoming pageant will be held at the Sheridan WYO Theater next weekend. This year’s pageant theme is, “This Girl Is On Fire.” The preshow June 22 will begin at 7 p.m, followed by the pageant at 7:30 p.m. The pre-crowning ceremony will highlight the pageant’s little sisters program and Miss Read More

Through hail and high water

SHERIDAN — A hail storm like the one that ripped across north Sheridan Thursday afternoon is the reason people buy insurance, according to several local insurance agents whose phones haven’t stopped ringing since golf ball-sized hail pummeled the city. Roofs and windshields were damaged from the VA Medical Center to the North Heights neighborhood to Read More

BH fire department breakfast Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual pancake breakfast tomorrow. The event will be held at the Big Horn fire hall on Johnson Street in Big Horn from 7-10 a.m. Donations will be appreciated. A raffle for an iPad mini will be held. For more information call 672-5463.

SJHS bronze honor rolls

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced its fourth-quarter “bronze” (3.0-3.49 GPA) honor rolls: Eighth-grade Coral Admidin, Jacob Ahlstrom, Jacek Aksamit, Kayla Allen, Kathryn Anderson, Arianna Barela, Ashley Bates, Bailey Bennett, Brittny Blakeman, Hope Bowden, Shyanna Cahoy, Mason Clark, Sandis Cook, Kyle Crackenberger, Fallon Farr, Sydney Fauber, Ryan Fisher, Cody Read More