Category Archives: Local News

Looking for a spooky night under the full moon?

Looking for a spooky night under the full moon?

SHERIDAN — The field was so bright that even the night wouldn’t allow an escape from the grisly scene as soldiers collected the bodies of their 81 massacred comrades. It was one of only three occasions in modern history in which a full moon, record lunar perigee — the distance from the moon to the… Continue Reading

Crow official cited in poaching case

SHERIDAN — A Crow Nation Fish and Game official has been cited with two violations connected to an elk poaching case in the Bighorn Mountains. The citations were issued in connection with a January poaching of three elk in the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Game and Fish officials said Friday that… Continue Reading

Oregon rejects Wyoming’s appeal of coal port

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life. Oregon’s lands department rejected the terminal in August and Wyoming appealed, saying the… Continue Reading

Local Events Oct. 4, 2014

Sunday • 12-2:30 p.m. Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner, 28 N. Piney Road • 2 p.m. Crop Walk, First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor St. Monday • 4:30-5:30 p.m. K-Life youth rally, Sheridan Junior High, 500 Lewis St., $5 per person Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 4, 2014

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program… Continue Reading

Agendas Oct. 4, 2014

Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees 7 p.m. Wednesday Clearmont Elementary  Multi-Purpose Room  • Call to order • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Delegation, visitors, communications and public comments • District presentation 1. Student Council • Consent items 1. Approval of warrants and vouchers 2. Approval of minutes A. Sept. 10… Continue Reading

Bike-tober Fest set for Oct. 11 at the fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Oct. 11 Bike-tober Fest will feature a 15K trail run, 25K mountain bike race, 5K fun run and 5K bike race. All races will start and end at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Race registration includes chip timing, a T-shirt, food and beer tickets and admission to the after party. Organizers have encouraged… Continue Reading

Tickets now on sale for 25th annual WYO gala

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 25th anniversary gala fundraiser set for Oct. 18 at the WYO Theater. The annual event raises money for the nonprofit downtown theater. This year’s event will include hors d’oeuvres and desserts before the production of “42nd Street.” In the play, it’s 1933 and New York City… Continue Reading

Highland Park Elementary earns Blue Ribbon designation

Highland Park Elementary earns Blue Ribbon designation

SHERIDAN — Sheridan is home to another blue ribbon. The National Blue Ribbon School Program named Highland Park Elementary School an Exemplary High Performing School for the 2013-14 school year. The program honors public and private K-12 schools where students perform at very high levels — such as HPE’s award — or where students are… Continue Reading

Cellphone towers planned for Clearmont, Arvada

SHERIDAN — Cellphone service in eastern Sheridan County will significantly improve if plans progress to install two new cell towers near Arvada and Clearmont. The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend approval of two conditional use permits that would allow two cell towers to be built along Highway 14/16. The towers would… Continue Reading

SHS raising money to help fight breast cancer

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School is once again recognizing and supporting those with cancer as they prepare for “Pink Bronc Day” today. Student FBLA members have been selling shirts with the slogan “SHS stomps together against breast cancer” at the high school for $10 each. All proceeds will be donated. School officials said they especially… Continue Reading

Hospital looks at ways to expand services, facilities

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan Memorial Hospital adds more physicians and services in ongoing efforts to improve health care in Sheridan, facility expansion is a must, CEO Mike McCafferty told the board of trustees on Wednesday. McCafferty highlighted anticipated growth for Big Horn Mountain Medicine, hospice, the intensive care unit and transitional care. “What we’ve tried to… Continue Reading

Committee seeks to hire staff to improve graduation rates

SHERIDAN — The Graduation Counts committee for Sheridan County School District 2 has continually grown in members and efforts since forming in the spring of this year, and it may be expanding to include paid employees soon. The committee formed with the goal of improving high school graduation rates in the district, modeled after successful… Continue Reading

Hopes high for improved air service: Federal grant will allow Sheridan airport to offer revenue guarantees

Hopes high for improved air service: Federal grant will allow Sheridan airport to offer  revenue guarantees

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan airport will receive $500,000 in federal grants through the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help provide revenue guarantees to an airline servicing Sheridan. The Sheridan and Johnson County Critical Air Service Taskforce has been working toward establishing a more reliable air service in the area as customers avoided the… Continue Reading

Commissioner Steve Maier honored at annual awards ceremony

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier received a Wyoming County Commissioners Association Committee of the Year award for his work as chairman of the Elections and Land Use Committee at an awards ceremony at the WCCA fall meeting last week in Lander.  The award recognizes one of the WCCA’s six committees whose members have… Continue Reading

Friday comedy night to feature Ferguson

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host the first Friday comedy night this week with comedian Ron Ferguson. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Fund to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance, $4 with valid student or military I.D.… Continue Reading

CROP Walk to raise money for hungry

SHERIDAN — The annual CROP Walk will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. beginning at First Christian Church in downtown Sheridan. The CROP Walk is designed to raise money for hungry people around the world. Trippin’ for Biskets will be playing at the gazebo at the starting point. Organizers said if you cannot make the… Continue Reading

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