Category Archives: Local News

WYO Theater expansion on hold, not forgotten

WYO Theater expansion on hold, not forgotten

SHERIDAN — While the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors failed to approve funding for the continued expansion and updating of the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan, it did recommend the project for reconsideration in September. WYO Theater Executive Director Erin Butler said the theater and Sheridan College are working together on the schedule for… Continue Reading

Spring snowstorm targets Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is in the crosshairs of another spring snowstorm. Snow fell Monday in parts of central and western Wyoming and is expected to impact other areas of the state — including Sheridan County — Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service posted a blizzard watch for Johnson, Converse and Niobrara counties and part… Continue Reading

3 SHS students chosen for Wyoming Girls State

SHERIDAN — Tailor Geeting, Olivia Boley and Clara Bouley of Sheridan High School have been selected to attend the 74th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to take place on the campus of Northwest College in Powell June 11-18. American Legion Auxiliary Girls State was established in 1941 and is an annual program… Continue Reading

SCSD3 announces third-quarter honor rolls

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 officials recently released the third-quarter honor rolls for the Arvada-Clearmont junior high and high schools. Students on the Honor Roll earned a GPA of 3.0-3.49. Students on the Board of Trustees Honor Roll earned a 3.5-4.0 GPA. The following students earned spots on the lists. Honor roll Seventh… Continue Reading

Little Bighorn spring hours now in effect

SHERIDAN — Effective Friday, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. These spring hours will be in effect until summer hours begin on May 30. This includes Custer National Cemetery, the Indian Memorial and Seventh Cavalry Monument, and the Visitor Center/Museum. The self–guiding Deep Ravine Trail and… Continue Reading

Clearmont resident helps pick inductees for WCHF

SHERIDAN — Choosing Wyoming’s best cowboys can’t be an easy task. The Cowboy State has its fair share of individuals who spent many years of their lives in the saddle. Soon, the board of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame will have to choose its 2016 inductees; nominations are due Thursday. Nominees have to be… Continue Reading

Wyoming losing people because of energy downturn

CHEYENNE (AP) — More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry, and it’s a trend that an economist doesn’t see reversing until oil and gas prices rebound. “We have to wait for oil and gas supply and… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in Silver Spur Cafe fire

SHERIDAN — Fire crews responded to a structure fire at 832 N. Main St. on Saturday. No injuries were reported in the blaze. The building is home to the Silver Spur Cafe. Sheridan Fire-Rescue firefighter George Neeson said firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday for a report of smoke coming… Continue Reading

Officials seeking applicants for county library board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Library System is accepting applications for two open board positions that will begin July 1. Applicants must complete the board application, and the application must be received no later than April 29 at 5 p.m. to be considered. Applications can be emailed to the Board of County Commissioners —… Continue Reading

Local students receive WGU scholarships

SHERIDAN — The following local residents received scholarships from Western Governors University. As a nonprofit, online university that is committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible for everyone, WGU typically awards scholarships based on the applicant’s academic record, readiness for online study, financial need and other considerations. Dennis Lynch of Sheridan received the… Continue Reading

Tickets for Big Horn Country USA on sale now

SHERIDAN — Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Big Horn Country USA music festival. The third annual event set for June 16-18 at the Trails End Concert Park will feature Trace Adkins, Hunter Hayes, Chase Bryant and more. Ticket prices will go up April 1. Currently general admission for the three-day festival is… Continue Reading

Celebrating disABILITIES

Celebrating disABILITIES

SHERIDAN — If you’ve driven down Main Street anytime in the past three weeks, you’ve likely seen the big banner hanging above traffic proclaiming it “disABILITY” Awareness Month. Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming, a local special needs service agency, sponsored activities in Sheridan throughout March in recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Staff at… Continue Reading

Nominations for Leopold Conservation Award open

SHERIDAN — Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association are accepting applications for the 2017 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners… Continue Reading

Clearmont workers cherish their time on the road

Clearmont workers cherish their time on the road

SHERIDAN — As the smallest school district in the state, Sheridan County School District 3 has plenty of commuters. While some teachers or administrators live in Clearmont, Arvada or the surrounding area, most drive to the tiny town every day from Buffalo or Sheridan. While a long commute is often seen as a downside, some… Continue Reading

Sheridan nonprofit finds a new home in old Taylor School

Sheridan nonprofit finds a new home in old Taylor School

SHERIDAN — If you give, you shall receive. Kelley Olson lives her life by that motto. The executive director of the Sheridan Angels has spent the past several years providing clothing, appliances, furniture and food to those in need. It’s a job that has given her a sense of fulfillment and reward in ways that… Continue Reading

Elk kill stokes frustration about wolf protections

CHEYENNE (AP) — State wildlife officials said they’ve never seen anything like it: A pack of wolves killed 19 elk at a western Wyoming feeding ground and didn’t even bother to eat. They pointed to the kill as an example of the need to let the state rather than the federal government manage wolves. The… Continue Reading

DSA: Downtown development project a success

SHERIDAN — A Downtown Sheridan Association economic development plan has been going well over the past several months, according to Matt Westkott. The DSA board member gave a presentation to Sheridan City Council members Monday night. In October 2015, the Sheridan City Council approved a resolution allocating $60,000 for historic renovations and an education program.… Continue Reading

Kael Sweeney named this week’s Summit Award winner

Few individuals excel so equally in all areas of academia and athletics like this week’s Summit Award winner, Kael Sweeney. The son of Mike and Stacy Sweeney, he has been raised to have a faith-centered heart for service. His parents, and most influential role models, are consistently teaching the value of hard work and serving… Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet to be held April 2

SHERIDAN — The 27th annual Sheridan County Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will take place April 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The event will include a buffet meal and a number of raffles for firearms, artwork and home furnishings. Banquet tickets are $35 each, plus RMEF membership by at least one… Continue Reading

Judge: Protect the children, punish the parents

Judge: Protect the children, punish the parents

SHERIDAN — Two parents found guilty on Jan. 15 of felony child abuse will both serve one year in jail followed by 15 years of probation. Donna Gifford and Michael Tibbets will also pay court and attorney fees and are banned from contacting their children while on probation. Judge John Fenn said in court Thursday… Continue Reading

Masonic Lodge to host Easter breakfast

SHERIDAN — The Masonic Lodge will host an Easter breakfast on Sunday from 7-10:30 a.m. The breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage and juice. The cost is $5 per person, all you can eat. Families of four or more people are only $20. Children age 5 and younger eat free. The Masonic Lodge is located… Continue Reading

Recital to feature SC director of strings, faculty

SHERIDAN — A Double Bass Recital set for April 1 at 7 p.m. will feature Dr. Mark Elliott Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College, and college faculty. Music by Koussevitzky, Elgar and others will be performed. Admission to the concert is free. It will take place in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center atrium… Continue Reading

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