Category Archives: Local News

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

Best of the West BBQ Fest set for Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Motor will present the Best of the West BBQ Fest on 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 watch the contestants turn in their entries… Continue Reading

Archaeological Society set to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet 6 p.m. Thursday. This is a free program and will be held in the Le Gourmet Room at the Holiday Inn. Dinner can be ordered from the menu, but is not required. Following dinner, Sheridan resident Scott Burgan will speak… Continue Reading

Holy Name Catholic School celebrates 100 years

Holy Name Catholic School celebrates 100 years

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan County celebrates the openings of new schools and the beginning of new initiatives, one local school has reached a landmark many years in the making. Holy Name Catholic School is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The official dedication of the school occurred on Sept. 5, 1914. Over the past century the school… Continue Reading

Three write-in candidates accept nominations

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan County residents have accepted write-in nominations from the primary election in August and will have their names on the ballot for the general election in November, County Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich said. Ranchester residents Gayle Ogle and Jesse Hinkhouse accepted their write-in nominations for a two-year unexpired term on Ranchester Town Council… Continue Reading

Dept. of Education to hold public hearing Sept. 9

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan on Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in… Continue Reading

Crews extinguish house fire on Welton Lane

Crews extinguish house fire on Welton Lane

SHERIDAN – At just after 3 a.m. Monday fire crews responded to a structure fire at 16 Welton Lane. When crews from the Goose Valley Fire Department and Sheridan Fire-Rescue arrived on scene they found the house completely involved in fire. Firefighters had the blaze extinguished within 30 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several… Continue Reading

A journey around the world in 30 musical instruments

A journey around the world in 30 musical instruments

SHERIDAN — Music is universal. Wherever your travels may take you, you are likely to encounter unique instruments, interesting sounds and maybe even a dance you’ve never seen before; but regardless of variation, you will surely hear music. If your schedule or finances won’t allow for a world tour, a musical tour will come to… Continue Reading

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