Category Archives: Local News

Backcountry film fest open only to adults

SHERIDAN — The 10th annual Backcountry Film Festival planned for Saturday will no longer be an all-ages event. Due to the nature of the venue, law enforcement officials have negated organizers’ original understanding that a private function could be held at the No Name Bar for all ages. The screening will still be held at… Continue Reading

I-90 northbound now open

I-90 northbound now open

UPDATE: (7:15) SHERIDAN – Interstate 90 between Sheridan and Buffalo is now open in both directions. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokeswoman Ronda Holwell advised travelers to use caution and be aware that road conditions are still slick in spots. UPDATE: (6:15 p.m.) SHERIDAN — Interstate 90 northbound has reopened. The southbound lanes are expected to… Continue Reading

Entry fees may increase at Little Bighorn Battlefield

SHERIDAN — Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is proposing a change in its current entrance fees. Beginning in 2015, Little Bighorn Battlefield, one of 131 National Park units that currently charges entrance fees, is authorized to change its fee rates to align with the new National Park Service rate schedule. Little Bighorn Battlefield proposes to… Continue Reading

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022 Continue Reading

Student News: Ritterbusch named to Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Augustana College announced this week that Reed Ritterbusch of Sheridan has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above. Augustana College is located in Sioux… Continue Reading

SCSD2 elementary schools take top five in ‘Best Elementary Schools in America’ rankings

SCSD2 elementary schools take top five in  ‘Best Elementary Schools in America’ rankings

SHERIDAN — Of the 130 elementary schools in Wyoming, the top five best are all housed in Sheridan County School District 2, according to the latest “Best Public Elementary Schools in America” publication. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, the company now known as Niche provides reviews and insight from everyday… Continue Reading

Ringley takes reins as chair of county commission

SHERIDAN — With the first meeting of the year for the Sheridan County Commission comes a new chairman of the board. On Tuesday, former Chairman Terry Cram called the meeting to order, asked for a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and then handed over the gavel to the newly elected chairman for 2015, Commissioner… Continue Reading

Crews work to clear snow slide on Red Grade

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County road and bridge crews helped clear the way for recreationists on Red Grade Road today after snow slid across and covered a portion of the winter trail commonly used by snowmobilers. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said Tuesday that Rob Schwartz, who grooms the portion of Red Grade Road from the… Continue Reading

Ranchester new mayor sworn in Tuesday

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council had a previous councilman sitting in the mayor’s seat and two new faces on Tuesday after the “changing of the guard” brought about by the November election. Peter Clark is now the mayor of Ranchester. He spent much of the meeting establishing his goals for the Council and for the… Continue Reading

Registration fees for large trailers increased Jan. 1

SHERIDAN — Hauling larger and longer trailers will now cost many Wyoming residents more. As of Jan. 1, travel trailers and campers may be charged additional fees during registration based on the length and the weight of a trailer. Some of the largest trailers can have up to $45 of increased registration costs. This fee… Continue Reading

SC students help build Habitat homes

SHERIDAN — Students in Sheridan College’s construction technology program have learned and practiced the art of carpentry and homebuilding for 10 years now. This year’s group of students spent the fall semester building a home on Poplar Trail with Habitat for Humanity. The students will resume work when the spring semester begins Jan. 21. “This… Continue Reading

Film Office accepting submissions for Short Film Contest

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Film Office is currently seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Film makers can submit their videos online at wyomingshortfilmcontest.com by April 2. A $25,000 grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry with a storyline that takes place in Wyoming, features Wyoming or presents the state as a… Continue Reading

County crews help clear snow from Red Grade slide

County crews help clear snow from Red Grade slide

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County road and bridge crews helped clear the way for recreationists on Red Grade Road today after snow slid across and covered a portion of the winter trail commonly used by snowmobilers. Public Works Director Rod Liesinger said Tuesday that Rob Schwartz, who grooms the portion of Red Grade Road from the parking area… Continue Reading

Water fluoridation in effect as of Monday

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson has confirmed that fluoride is now being added to the water supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. The addition of fluoride, originally scheduled to begin Thursday, began on Monday at both the Big Goose and Sheridan water treatment plants. Liquid fluorosilicic acid is being added… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council says goodbye to longtime mayor Wood

Dayton Town Council says goodbye to longtime mayor Wood

DAYTON — When it comes right down to it, a town’s allure is found in its people. That sentiment was obvious at a reception held before the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday. Council members and community members alike mingled around Town Hall, swapping stories, laughing and, in a few cases, trying not to tear up.… Continue Reading

Nonprofit offers support for caregivers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents caring for family members or friends on an ongoing basis who find they could use a little help in meeting their daily challenges are not alone. The National Family Caregiver Support Program helps adults who are caregivers in a variety of situations including grandparents who find themselves raising their grandchildren, caregivers… Continue Reading

Three make initial appearance on drug arrests

SHERIDAN — Three individuals pulled over for reckless driving and arrested Friday at the Holiday gas station on North Main Street on various drug charges had initial hearings in circuit court Monday. Judy Campbell of Cheyenne pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana and to interference with a police officer. She did not enter a… Continue Reading

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