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SMH to add 7 new physicians, 1 practitioner

August 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will add seven new physicians and one nurse practitioner to its ranks by mid-September. The new staff members have already been hired and passed through the credentialing process — a medical staff and hospital board review of their credentials to decide whether to grant the privileges they have requested — Read More

Cooler temperatures unusual for Sheridan summers

SHERIDAN — For the first time since 1997, temperatures in the Sheridan area during the last week of July have remained under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Joe Lester, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Billings, said Sheridan temperatures have remained under the 90-degree mark since July 25. “This time of year is our hottest Read More

Rec. District leading Rock Creek hike

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District and Wyoming Wilderness Association are leading a youth trip into the Rock Creek recommended wilderness area in the Bighorn National Forest on Wednesday. Three chaperones will lead the hikers to see some great views and learn why this area is being considered for wilderness protection. The outing will include Read More

National Guard reunion Aug. 10

SHERIDAN — The 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery of the Wyoming Army National Guard will hold its second reunion and picnic Aug. 10. The 1st Battalion is the predecessor to the current 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery. All former 1st and 3rd Battalion members are invited, with a special invitation to the 300th Armored Field Read More

Big Horn Church to host Bible conference

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Church is hosting a Bible conference the evenings of Aug. 11 through Aug. 16. “Striving to Follow Christ” will be led by Ben MacConnell. This is for the whole family and no pre-registration is necessary. Simply come to the Big Horn Church at 7 p.m. each evening to participate.

Tech consultant says city ready to recruit data centers

July 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — An independent consultant has given Sheridan the green light to start recruiting small data centers to move 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 Read More

More urban residents getting involved with county fair

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan County Fair opens tomorrow, some of the most popular events will include 4-H youth competitions in sheep, swine, horse and beef cattle. However, there will also be some rather unanticipated 4-H competitions featuring robots, Web pages and photography. Traditionally seen as a youth organization, 4-H has primarily focused on children Read More

City begins W. Fifth Street public input process

SHERIDAN — Plans for reconstruction of West Fifth Street have been underway for approximately one year, but the rubber really began to hit the road at a visioning workshop held Monday and Tuesday at Grace Anglican Church on West Fifth Street. Hosted by the city of Sheridan, the workshop allowed nearby residents and business owners Read More

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

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