Local News

Class of ‘49 reunion Aug. 17-18

July 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1949 will have its 64th reunion Aug. 17-18. The reunion activities will begin Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast at the Masonic Temple, hosted by Al Badgett. That evening, a social hour and banquet will be held in the Sibley Room at the Holiday Read More

Ranchester TC talks economic development

July 17, 2013

RANCHESTER — Economic growth was the talk of the Ranchester Town Council Tuesday night. The Council officially endorsed the Sheridan College bond issue that will be up for vote Aug. 20. The motion to support the $15.85 million bond issue was unanimously approved following a presentation by Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Paul Read More

SRD approves FY14 budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will operate with a smaller budget in fiscal year 2014 due in part to a younger staff and a likely dip in their mill levy checks. The board met Tuesday night to hold their annual budget hearing and work through their regular monthly agenda. Business Manager Richard Bridger said Read More

Take-home pay for county employees dwindling

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners gave its final stamp of approval to Sheridan County’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The budget was cut by 1.3 percent — approximately $200,000 — from last year’s budget. Expenditures are budgeted at approximately $15.7 million and revenues are projected at about $14 Read More

Paying tribute to a longtime teacher, mentor

Bill Avery, 90, conducts the band during Concerts in the Park Tuesday evening at Kendrick Park. The performance was a tribute to Avery, a former Sheridan High School band director, who taught from 1950-1985.

Senior Center optimistic fundraising goal will be met be campaign’s end

SHERIDAN — As the final month of its annual Operation Independence campaign draws closer by the day, Sheridan Senior Center representatives say they’re likely on track to reach their fundraising goal of $20,000. “We’re so thankful for the community’s support,” Senior Center Development Director Rindy West said. “People are so generous in Sheridan County.” As Read More

DSA Goose Creek Cup July 28

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association, Skey Johnston family and Flying H Polo Club have set the date for the Goose Creek high goal polo cup. The event is a fundraiser for DSA’s commitment to Goose Creek restoration and revitalization efforts. Experience some of the world’s highest rated polo horses and players as well as Read More

July 17, 2013, Student news

Buyan named to dean’s list at The College of Wooster SHERIDAN — Lauren Buyan of Sheridan has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. To be named to the dean’s list a student must achieve a GPA of 3.65 or higher. Buyan is a Read More

‘Birds of a Feather’ class July 29-30

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering a “Birds of a Feather” class July 29-30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Jacelyn and Dustin Downey, Audubon naturalists, will use birds as the focal point for children to explore the many local animals and their behaviors and habitats. The class will learn about bird nesting Read More

County budget passed, P&Z positions filled

July 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners gave its final stamp of approval to Sheridan County’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The budget was cut by 1.3 percent — approximately $200,000 — from last year’s budget. Total expenditures are budgeted at approximately $15.7 million and total revenues are projected at Read More

Council approves rezone of bank property

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved on first reading an ordinance that would rezone two parcels of land on Illinois Street from R-2 Residential to B-1 Business at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The two properties, located at 705 and 717 Illinois St. south of Coffeen Avenue, were purchased by First Federal Read More

Spending for SCSD2 at $14,306 per student

SHERIDAN — At a regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district’s 2013-2014 budget. The budget, which includes the general fund, early retirement, major maintenance, food service and other funds, comes in at $75,106,110. The largest fund within the budget, the general fund, will increase Read More

Brief hearing held on next county budget

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners met Monday to hold a public hearing for Sheridan County’s proposed fiscal year 2013-2014 budget. No one from the public attended the hearing, which was opened at 5 p.m. and closed at 5:01 p.m. Board chair Steve Maier expressed his appreciation to all those who helped put together Read More

College to consider FY14 budget Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday night to approve the proposed budget of $85,452,459 for the 2014 fiscal year. “Our budget is fairly flat for our operating budget but the biggest part of our budget for this year is the plant fund and that is due to Read More

Polka Club dance to feature Rapid Creek

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday at 1 p.m. Rapid Creek will provide a variety of dance music. The dance will be at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., and is open to the public.

‘On the Foundation’ night of theater July 25

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is presenting “On the Foundation,” an evening of one-act plays. The evening will also feature music with Doug Andrews and Micah Wyatt, dessert and beer and wine. The event will be held at the building foundation for one of Habitat’s new homes at 1752 Poplar Trail Read More

Rodeo Royalty named for ‘14

SHERIDAN — Saturday night’s rodeo included the crowning of the 2014 Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Royalty. The annual competition judges contestants on appearance, personality and horsemanship skills. The group will make appearances locally and regionally as part of their duties in the coming year. The 2014 Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Junior Princess is Jenna Frederickson. She is the 12-year-old daughter of Read More

WWA planning ‘Ranch-to-Ranch Picnic’

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association is offering the chance to spend a day in the Bighorn National Forest. The “Rock Creek Ranch-to-Ranch Picnic” outing will be July 27. The day will be spent with HF Bar Ranch owners Margi Schroth and Lily Bliss, following a 10-mile U.S. Forest Service trail from Paradise Guest Ranch Read More

City Council approves Illinois Street rezone on first reading

July 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved on first reading an ordinance that would rezone two parcels of land on Illinois Street from R-2 Residential to B-1 Business at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The two properties, located at 705 and 717 Illinois Street south of Coffeen Avenue, were purchased by First Federal Read More

County budget to be approved at Tuesday’s BOCC meeting

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners met Monday to hold a public hearing for Sheridan County’s proposed fiscal year 2013-2014 budget. No one from the public attended the hearing, which was opened at 5 p.m. and closed at 5:01 p.m. Board chair Steve Maier expressed his appreciation to all those who helped put together Read More

Trailer fire closes I-90 exit at N. Main St.

SHERIDAN — A semi-trailer hauling a monster truck from Great Falls, Mont., to South Dakota caught fire Sunday evening resulting in minor injuries to one person and a traffic disruption that lasted approximately 45 minutes. State fire investigator Richard Embrey said the blaze was caused by the placement of liquid fuel near the pilot light Read More

Boot Kickoff winners

SHERIDAN — This year’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Boot Kickoff had a full line of competitors in each age division. The competition was stiff, but someone always comes out on top. Here are the winners, so you know what to shoot for in next year’s competition. • Barrel Race, ages 4 and under: Michal-Tate Marshall, 15.88 seconds • Read More

100th anniversary lawn party at Kendrick Mansion

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick family moved into the Kendrick Mansion at Trail End on July 25, 1913. To commemorate the event, the Trail End Guilds are hosting a 100th anniversary lawn party July 27 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family and attendees are welcome to bring a Read More

Dayton Days celebration July 26-28

SHERIDAN — The town of Dayton invites you to the 37th annual Dayton Days on July 26-28. The events begin July 26 at 5 p.m. and end July 28 with the annual volunteer firefighter water fight. There will be parades, a pancake breakfast, a run, a duck race, a movie in the park, tournaments and Read More

Science Kids stargazing July 23

SHERIDAN — Science Kids is offering a stargazing event open to all ages, including adults, July 23. The Brinton Museum is the venue for an evening of exploring stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies with amateur astronomer Sam Singer. A 10-inch Dobsonian telescope, binoculars and star charts will be available for use by the participants. The Read More