Category Archives: Local News

Hall: Let’s focus on student success

NWCCD’s vice president settling into Sheridan, new role at college SHERIDAN — Students at Sheridan College may have noticed a new face in the halls since the spring, and with his commanding presence and booming voice thought to themselves, “I didn’t know we had a football team.” Though Dr. Richard Hall is a former athlete,… Continue Reading

Ranchester mayor, council members get pay increase

RANCHESTER — Members of Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to increase the mayor’s salary and the salary paid to Council members. The mayor’s salary was increased to $2,000 per month or $24,000 per year, the maximum allowed by Wyoming state statute. The salary for Council members was increased from $60 per meeting to $85 per… Continue Reading

Clearmont moves forward on water well study

CLEARMONT — Clearmont has cleared one of three hurdles in its pursuit of a water study that will determine if new water wells can be drilled in town to provide better water for residents. Mayor Chris Schock attended a Wyoming Water Development Commission meeting Nov. 6 in Casper to present the need for the study… Continue Reading

SHS announces first-quarter A Honor Rolls

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials released the school’s first-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the A Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in fives classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.99 – 3.5 average and no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel Alsup, Sidnee… Continue Reading

Woodland Park Elementary to host fall bazaar Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Woodland Park School Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school gym. The bazaar will feature homemade crafts and other items from vendors. For additional information, contact Sara Stevens at sara.stevens@ The school is located at 1010 Woodland Park Road. Continue Reading

Cat Rescue seeking donations for bake sale, craft bazaar

SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is seeking donations for a holiday bake sale and craft bazaar, both scheduled for Saturday. All proceeds from these events will go to Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. The organization is accepting any homemade baked goods for the bake sale at Warehouse Market on Saturday from 10 a.m.… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Nov. 19, 2014

Events for Thursday, November 20, 2014 • 5-7 p.m., SAGE holiday art show and sale reception, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 7:30 p.m., Danish vocal group “Basix,” WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 19, 2014

Civic Theatre Guild to perform ‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue’ SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will perform “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” this weekend at the Carriage House Theater. Dimitra Dugal will direct the dramatic play by Neil Simon in which a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm gets the ax. While… Continue Reading

How does a city design paradise?

How does a city design paradise?

City considers conceptual plans for large community park SHERIDAN — Conceptual plans for a proposed park on West Fifth Street have been released and were presented to City Council during a work session Monday. The park is proposed to include approximately 10 acres of multi-purpose sporting fields and more than 20 acres of open space… Continue Reading

Sunrise Fall Bazaar open Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sunrise Fall Bazaar will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Assembly of God Church. The event will feature baked goods, a quilt raffle, food and more. A kids store with help for gift wrapping will also be available. For additional information, contact Crystal O’Brien at 674-6743. The… Continue Reading

Dayton artists open doors to guests Saturday

DAYTON — Eight artists in five locations will open their studios to guests on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Dayton Art Loop studio tour. Artists participating in the event include Sonja Caywood, Iris Sorensen, Alice Fuller, Barb Sellar, Nikki Yeigh, Joan Feagins, Melanie Anseth and Haleigh DeRoacher. Caywood will display in her… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the clubhouse in Big Horn. Fachon Wilson will present a history of the Sheridan sculpture project. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located… Continue Reading

SHS announces first quarter Principal’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials released the school’s first-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the Principal’s Honor Roll, students must be enrolled in fives classes at Sheridan High School and earn all As. Ninth grade Hunter Andersen, Christopher Brown, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad, Bailey Coon, William Craft, Kyle Custis, Lennon Dregoiw,… Continue Reading

Wednesday Events Nov. 18, 2014

Events for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • 11 a.m. to noon, Affordable Care Act marketplace presentation, conference rooms A and B, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheridan College AgriPark Open House, Chris LeDoux Way Continue Reading

Local Briefs Nov. 18, 2014

SC to host AgriPark open house SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College AgriPark will hold an open house on Wednesday. The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special recognition ceremony from 12:15-1 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The open house will include guided tours by the… Continue Reading

Students: We want our laptops back

BIG HORN — “They want their laptops back” was the message that trustee Carol Garber brought to the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees after meeting with the Big Horn High School and Middle School students. In the first round of student meetings, trustees divided up schools in the district to visit with… Continue Reading

Three cities team up to promote NE Wyo. to national businesses

SHERIDAN — The cities of Sheridan, Buffalo and Gillette have teamed up to pursue a Wyoming Business Council planning grant that will enable the three cities to launch a national marketing initiative to promote northeastern Wyoming as a desirable location for business relocation and expansion. Members of City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution… Continue Reading

City ceases efforts in development of entrepreneurial support facility

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and Downtown Sheridan Association Monday announced intentions to cease pursuing an entrepreneurial support program facility in downtown Sheridan. In 2013, the DSA and the city partnered to explore the possibility of rehabilitating a building in the historic downtown to serve as a location for providing entrepreneurial support for downtown… Continue Reading

City waiting on approval for hydropower loan application

SHERIDAN — If a loan application is approved, the city of Sheridan will be able to produce hydropower on one of its raw water mains in the future and sell the power back to Montana-Dakota Utilities. City Council on Monday approved a resolution authorizing submittal of a loan application to the State Loan and Investment… Continue Reading

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