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Holy Name awards scholarships to graduating seniors

May 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church recently awarded eight Graduating Senior Scholarships to students who are members of the parish. The scholarships of $700 may be used at any institution of higher learning. The recipients of the scholarships were all from Sheridan High School and included Madison Farr, daughter of Brian and Jennifer Farr, Morgan Read More

Severe storms forecast, flooding possible

SHERIDAN — With snow melt still running high and forecasts for severe thunderstorms this weekend, county residents need to be prepared for flooding. The National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana, has issued a flood warning for Sheridan County. Snow melt has already caused high water levels on Big Goose and Little Goose creeks and Read More

City public works department seeks efficient operations

SHERIDAN — The portions of the Sheridan Public Works Department funded mostly by enterprise funds — fees for services such as water, sewer and solid waste — presented a proposed budget at Wednesday’s City Council work session that focused on making operations more efficient in order to keep expenses, and thus fees for customers, as low Read More

Board chooses next Wyoming Business Council CEO

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The 15-member Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors chose Shawn Reese, Gov. Matt Mead’s policy director, as the agency’s next chief executive officer Thursday. Board Co-Chairman Rex Lewis said terms of Reese’s employment have yet to be negotiated. The position will pay between $120,000 and $150,000. “I am extremely excited to continue Read More

Ucross Foundation field trip brings learning to life

SHERIDAN — You’re a first-grader and you’re standing at the bus stop with a backpack full of completed homework eagerly awaiting another day of school. But today is no ordinary day of blackboards, study and desks; today is field trip day. To you, this possibly means one of two things: a welcome break from learning Read More

SAGE hosting ‘Summer Show and Sale’

SHERIDAN — The SAGE Exhibit Gallery is having a “Summer Show and Sale,” a members show from the Sheridan Artists’ Guild. There will be an artists’ reception Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. The free reception is open to the community at the gallery inside the new Sheridan Chamber of Commerce at 171 N. Main St.

Local woman recognized for national emergency management service

SHERIDAN — Michelle Lyon of Sheridan recently completed 10 months of national service with the National Civilian Community Corps as a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Corps. Lyon was one of 160 citizens who pledged their time to FEMA for the administration of emergency management and long-term recovery activities across the nation. She Read More

Bird banding at Keyhole Reservoir to be done Thursday

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual local bird banding season will commence Thursday. The banding station is located by the Keyhole Reservoir Dam at Keyhole State Park. Volunteers are needed for the banding process which involves catching the birds in mesh nets, processing them for information including wing lengths and type of bird, banding them and Read More

Sheridan College Professor Michael Flynn featured at international tuba conference

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College music faculty Dr. Michael Flynn performed as part of the featured group of the 2013 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 23-24. Flynn was selected from a pool of 300 applicants to perform. He and the Blue Lake Brass Quintet performed a brand new work written by world-renowned composer Read More

Sheridan College wins design award for Whitney Academic Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center was recently recognized as a “Project of Distinction” for outstanding design and architecture as part of the College Planning and Management’s 2014 Education Design Showcase. The Academic Center opened its doors in August 2013 and appeared in the April 2014 issue of College Planning and Management Read More

Hospital Pharmacy break-in

A Sheridan Police Officer points his flashlight to a damaged area on the ceiling, a possible point of entry, after the owners arrive on the scene of a possible break and entry Friday morning at the Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street. The Sheridan Police department responded to a call at 5:25 a.m. Friday by a Read More

Hospital board looks at building free-standing hospice house

May 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees has approved funding for preliminary steps toward updating the hospital’s hospice program. Specifically, SMH will explore the possibility of constructing an independent hospice building to house six to eight terminally ill patients. The board authorized $22,000 to be used for conceptual research and master planning of the Read More

Ranchester continues to fight flooding

RANCHESTER — Connor Battlefield Park in Ranchester is completely under water as snow has melted and the Tongue River has risen over its banks. Town of Ranchester Head of Maintenance Tim Brewer said the park has been submerged, as it often is in the spring, since Friday. Nearby Wolf Creek Road (County Road 67) has had Read More

Multiple fires after short, destructive storm keep crews busy

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County emergency responders were out in full force Wednesday evening after a short but powerful wind storm downed trees onto power lines, creating fires and fire hazards around town. The storm ripped through Sheridan with gusts up to 75 mph just before 5 p.m., and though it lasted less than half an Read More

I-90 sees overturned semis, uprooted trees after wind storm

SHERIDAN — While many Sheridan residents sat at home without power after Wednesday’s storm blew through town, visitors and passers-by dealt with a plethora of their own problems on Interstate 90. As wind gusts peaked at 75 mph just before 5 p.m., four separate topplings created traffic diversions and road closures. A large tree uprooted Read More

Thousands of county residents lose power in storm Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Thousands of people in Sheridan County were affected by power outages Wednesday night that resulted from a cluster of wind gusts that reached up to 75 mph. Montana-Dakota Utilities Spokesman Mark Hanson said customers in Sheridan, Story, Big Horn, Dayton and Ranchester experienced outages. “We had downed power lines, broken cross arms and Read More

WYOmericana Caravan Tour to stop in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The WYOmericana Caravan Tour will be stopping in Sheridan on its way along a five-state tour currently underway. The tour featuring Screen Door Porch, The Patti Fiasco and J Shogren Shanghai’d will stop at the WYO Theater Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for students and are available Read More

Color Splash Fun Dash Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Color Splash Fun Dash will be held Saturday at Kendrick Park. The family-friendly obstacle course is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Wesleyan Church Youth Group. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the event will run from 9-11 a.m. Participation costs $20 per person, $30 per team and children ages 5 and Read More

Volunteers needed to survey tipi rings at Ft. Phil Kearny

SHERIDAN — The directors of the Ft. Phil Kearny Historic Monument have asked the Sheridan/Johnson County Chapter Archaeological Society to assist in surveying and recording tipi rings that are on or near Pilot Knob Hill, south of the Fort, and volunteers are needed. On Saturday and Sunday participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Ft. Phil Read More

Wyoming Writers Conference coming to Sheridan next week

SHERIDAN — The 40th annual Wyoming Writers Conference, Inc is coming to Sheridan next week. June 6-8 at the Holiday Inn a variety of presenters, critique tables, query critiques, workshops, agent pitch sessions and open mic readings will be offered. Author and screenwriter Mark Spragg will provide the keynote speech and other presenters will include Read More

Storm produces 75 mph wind gusts, more to come

SHERIDAN — A storm ripped down the east side of the Bighorn Mountains Wednesday evening producing gusts of wind up to 75 mph and causing widespread destruction around town. On Interstate 90, semi-trailers, trees and an overturned trailer house interrupted traffic flow near Ranchester, the port of entry and Sheridan. In town, several fires were caused Read More

SCSD2 awards contracts, agreements for roof and locker room projects

May 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was strictly business at a special session of the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees Tuesday morning as contracts and policies were discussed and bids were awarded. After separate recommendations made by Facilities Director Julie Carroll, the board awarded two contracts — one construction project and one Construction Manager at Read More

SEEDA seeks $3.65 million expansion grant

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Educational and Economic Development Authority has agreed to submit a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council in hopes of securing $3.65 million to construct a building to be used by Vacutech for business expansion. If awarded, the Business Committed Grant would provide for the construction of a 45,000-square-foot industrial shell building Read More

Officials say oil spill in PRB won’t affect water supply

SHERIDAN — Approximately 600 barrels of crude oil were spilled in the Powder River Basin last week after a leak sprang in a line owned by Belle Fourche Pipeline. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued a burn permit for the cleanup because the spill occurred on land where other cleanup methods would not have Read More

High-speed chase ends in motorcycle wreck on Big Goose

SHERIDAN — A man on a motorcycle led police on a high-speed chase through Sheridan early Saturday morning. Police abandoned the chase when it became too dangerous to continue, but the biker eventually wrecked and was apprehended after receiving medical treatment. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen Marshall of Sheridan was arrested for eluding an officer, driving under the Read More

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