Local News

First Light: Director hasn’t proven enough child care experience

July 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — First Light Children’s Center is again seeking an executive director due to administrative complications. In a press release, Maureen Metcalf of the First Light Board of Directors said William Maxwell will be stepping down from his position after spending approximately three months at the center. Metcalf cited two reasons the board decided to Read More

Consul general talks energy, trade, tourism

SHERIDAN — British Consul General Beverley Simpson recently spent two days in Sheridan on an 11-day fact finding and relationship building mission in Wyoming. Simpson is based in Denver and is the British government representative to Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. “My agreement is really to help establish links, and partnerships, and collaborations between those Read More

Sheridan County Fair

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair officially kicked off Thursday, though participants have been working toward prizes for months. Highlights of this year’s fair will include live music from Teka Brock Band tonight, as well as a tractor pull and pig wrestling Saturday. See the full fair schedule below.   THURSDAY • 9 a.m. — Read More

Food Bank wagon to set up on Main St.

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have their food wagon on Main Street in front of JC Penney and Accents of Wyoming on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving pork sandwiches, hot dogs, salad and cold drinks. The proceeds will benefit the People Assistance Food Bank.

Big Horn Equestrain Center holding ‘Hat Day’

  BIG HORN — Sunday will be “Hat Day” at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. People attending the Big Horn Polo Club matches that day are encouraged to wear a hat and join in the hat competition. The Connell Cup will take place at 1 p.m. and the Kurt Luplow Memorial women’s game at 3 Read More

Up With People to perform Aug. 16-17

SHERIDAN — The international organization Up With People will give concerts Aug. 16-17. Up With People was founded on the principle of using music as a means to bring the world together and communicate with and inspire people. Singers ages 18-29 from around the world will perform at 7 p.m. each evening at the Sheridan Read More

Sheridan deemed ready to recruit small data center

July 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — An independent consultant has given Sheridan the green light to start recruiting small data centers to the area. The Wyoming Business Council provided financial backing for Joe Sharkey of TMNG Global to spend two days in town and assess the city’s amenities and infrastructure. From there, he was asked to gauge the area’s Read More

Tech job opportunities reach beyond Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Next month, Sheridan voters will decide on whether to support a new tax, break a long-standing historical precedent and make Sheridan a bigger shareholder in the fate of the regional oil boom, all by checking one box. The Sheridan College Technical Center bond initiative aims to renovate and add to the existing instruction Read More

Black Tooth earns several medals this summer

SHERIDAN — In anticipation of a busy fall, filled with beer festivals across Wyoming, the co-owners of the Sheridan-based Black Tooth Brewing Company recently announced a slate of awards bestowed on the brewery since the summer began. The company received a total of five medals — three golds and two silvers — at the recent Read More

I-90 closures continue through Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced a series of one-hour road closures on Interstate 90. The closures are to allow the contractor, Casper Electric, to place the steel structures for the Overhead Dynamic Message Signs. Tonight, beginning at 10 p.m., there will be an hour-long road closure of the eastbound lanes of I-90 Read More

Advocacy and Resource Center tries new ad campaign

SHERIDAN — The Advocacy and Resource Center has rolled out a locally produced advertising campaign that uses positive images to promote healthy family values. Rhonda Weber, victim advocate at the center, said she noticed a lot of negativity in most advertising that’s pre-made for centers who deal with victims of violence, and she questions its Read More

A musical reunion

Legislature likely watching SC special election results closely

SHERIDAN — At a City Council work session Monday, Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young noted that Sheridan College has been ranked as one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation by Community College Week magazine for the last few years. The work session focused on Sheridan College “by the numbers” and was Read More

Reagan Day Dinner Aug. 10

SHERIDAN — Political consultant Mary Joe Matalin will be the guest speaker at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s 2013 Reagan Day Dinner on Aug. 10. Matalin will provide an in-depth presentation about the current state of politics in Washington, D.C., and discuss her perspectives as a Republican strategist having served each Republican presidency since former Read More

Ballads of Johnson County War lecture Thursday at Brinton

BIG HORN — On Thursday from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Dr. Ariel Downing will present a lecture on the ballads of the Johnson County War. This is free and open to the public. The lecture will be at The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information see thebrintonmuseum.org or call the museum at Read More

Car thefts already near 2012 numbers

July 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Vehicle thefts in Sheridan this year have already almost surpassed last year’s total. The Sheridan Police Department reported 18 vehicle thefts between Jan. 1 and June 15. Twenty vehicles were reported stolen throughout the entire 2012 calendar year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show the months of July and August typically see Read More

Morel works on display at library

SHERIDAN — Wyoming native Mark Morel will display his paintings in the Inner Circle at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library throughout the month of August. Morel was born in Lingle and ranched for many years until he was nearly killed in a car accident. He sees art as a chance for a fresh start. This Read More

County museum to host book signing

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is hosting a book signing Wednesday. Dr. Michael Amundson, professor of history at Northern Arizona University, will present his new book, “Passage to Wonderland: Rephotographing Joseph Stimson’s Views of the Cody Road to Yellowstone National Park, 1903 and 2008.” Amundson will give a presentation on the book at noon Read More

Annual community blood screenings Aug. 19-23

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will offer its annual community blood draw and screenings Aug. 19-23. The blood draws will be from 6-10 a.m. in the hospital lobby. The appointment phone line opens Thursday. Appointments can be made from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by calling 672-1196. You can also register online at www.sheridanhospital.org Read More

Henry exhibition at Brinton

BIG HORN — “Guardians of the Secret,” an exhibit of ceramic art by local artist Elaine O. Henry, is currently on display at The Brinton Museum. Henry is the editor/publisher of the international ceramics journals “Ceramics: Art and Perception” and “Ceramics TECHNICAL.” The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 2. Admission to The Brinton Read More

Leaving the worries of the world below

STORY — In 400 BC, Chinese watercolor painters depicted men climbing rocks. In 1492, Antoine de Ville climbed Mont Inaccessible in southern France using techniques developed for sieging castles. In 1893, two ranchers summited Devil’s Tower on the Fourth of July using wooden spikes driven into cracks and connected with rope. And in 2013, city Read More

Man files wrongful death suit against Sheridan Walmart

July 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — A man filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheridan’s Walmart after his wife died as a result of what he says was a bacterial contamination of a cantaloupe purchased at the supercenter. The plaintiff, Frederick M. Lollar, was appointed the wrongful death representative for his wife, Jacqueline, this spring, and the lawsuit was Read More

CCC marks 80th anniversary

SHERIDAN — This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Started in 1933, the program was part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and was created to provide jobs to unemployed young men, whose options were limited during the years of the Great Depression, and to use the talents of those young Read More

Story to host meeting on riparian setbacks

STORY — The community of Story will hold a public meeting to discuss Sheridan County’s proposed amendments to zoning regulations regarding management of riparian areas prior to official public hearings to be held in August. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Story Woman’s Club. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger Read More

Transit initiative visiting with respective organizations

SHERIDAN — Advocates of improved public transportation in Sheridan County are set to spend August discussing preliminary transit plans with their respective professional organizations before they reconvene in September and begin working toward implementation. “We have the right people at the table so far, and we’re looking forward to getting more people involved,” said Carmen Read More