Category Archives: Local News

Sheridan College to host Haunted House of Hoops Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting their first Haunted House of Hoops on Monday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The event, much like the Midnight Madness events held by numerous Division I programs, will serve as an introduction to the upcoming Generals and Lady Generals seasons. It… Continue Reading

Are you Seuss enough? Audition for ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild needs a “seussiful,” talented few actors to help produce “A Seussified Christmas Carol” in December. Junior high school and high school students are encouraged to audition. “A Seussified Christmas Carol” is a whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices… Continue Reading

Local resident visits arctic with US Coast Guard

Local resident visits arctic with US Coast Guard

SHERIDAN — U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class John Jackson, a native of Sheridan, currently serves aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, homeported in Seattle. On Sept. 5, USCGC Healy arrived at the North Pole, becoming the first U.S. surface ship to do so unaccompanied. This is also only the fourth time a U.S.… Continue Reading

Event to benefit cat rescue

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will partner with the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue for a fundraising event Tuesday. From 5-9 p.m., $1 of each pint sold will be donated to the nonprofit. Food and fun will also be available at the event. The event will also kick off a donor match campaign… Continue Reading

Big Horn City Historical Society to meet Sunday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. The meeting will feature a program by Roy Scott about a raid by cattlemen on a sheep camp near Ten Sleep on Nowood Creek. The April 1909 raid resulted in two sheepherders being… Continue Reading

SCSD1 considers moving Tongue River athletics to different conference

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 considered shifting Tongue River High School athletics to a different conference and reviewed possible funding losses due to ongoing adjustments to the state’s school funding formula at their board meeting Tuesday night in Ranchester. The athletics proposal came from the Wyoming High School Activities Association and seeks to… Continue Reading

County OKs fairgrounds work

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County commissioners accepted a $49,973.08 contract with LJS Concrete & Excavating for parking lot work at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. County Engineer Ken Muller said the work is being done in order to remove water from that part of the fairgrounds. “(It’s) to try to get some drainage over to that detention… Continue Reading

GEAR UP, Habitat for Humanity partner on project

SHERIDAN — On Oct. 10, GEAR UP program participants and staff from the Northern Wyoming Community College District gave back to the community by partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns on a “build day.” Students and staff dedicated their day to painting, landscaping and other construction activities on a Habitat home being… Continue Reading

Dress your pets up in their best for Pet-O-Ween

SHERIDAN — The 15th annual Pet-O-Ween contest will take place Saturday at the Kendrick Park bandshell. The entry fee is $5 per animal and judging will begin at 11 a.m. All contestants will receive a gift bag. Categories for pets’ costumes will include best pet/owner costume, best dog costume, best cat costume and most unique… Continue Reading

PRBRC to host annual meeting, dinner

SHERIDAN — The Powder River Basin Resource Council will conduct its annual meeting and dinner Oct. 31 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. At 3:45 p.m., Sheridan attorney Tom Toner will discuss land and mineral owners’ rights in the oil and gas bust. A social hour, music, live and silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle… Continue Reading

Clearmont fills Council seat

CLEARMONT — Council members filled an empty seat Monday, naming Anna Switzer as the newest member of the Clearmont Town Council. Switzer was the only candidate to submit a letter of interest, but Mayor Chris Schock said the Council still evaluated her abilities. Switzer is the owner of the Clear Creek Stop in Clearmont. The… Continue Reading

Winning lottery ticket purchased in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Cowboy Draw’s sixth jackpot winner purchased the winning ticket in Sheridan. The ticket was purchased Oct. 15 at Maverik located at 1242 E. Brundage Lane. The winnings from the ticket totaled $518,592. The winning numbers were 3-7-16-20-33. Tickets for the Cowboy Draw game are sold only in Wyoming, giving WyoLotto players higher chances… Continue Reading

Arney to present photos from trip to Alaska

SHERIDAN — Local resident Rex Arney will present “A photographic journey into the great outdoors” on Friday at 1 p.m. The presentation to be held in the Sheridan Senior Center conference room is based on a trip Arney took in June. The tour included a couple of days in Kodiak, Alaska, taking in the sights.… Continue Reading

Encore performances of ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ this week

SHERIDAN — Encore performances of the WYO Theater’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be offered Thursday through Sunday. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Matinee performances will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The production will be directed by Marva Craft with music direction by Kathy McNickle. The… Continue Reading

Daniels Fund accepting scholarship applications through Nov. 13

SHERIDAN — Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. “In establishing the Daniels Scholarship Program, cable television pioneer Bill Daniels wanted to seek outstanding young people who possess… Continue Reading

Local briefs — Oct. 20, 2015

Final computer class of month set for Thursday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer its final free computer class of the month at 10 a.m. Thursday. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by… Continue Reading

WYO-Rodeo board chooses new officers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo Board of Directors recently elected new officers to lead the event into the future. Nick Siddle was elected president; Sam Summers was chosen as vice-president; Linda St. Clair will serve as secretary; and Larry Gold will serve as treasurer. Siddle, who was previously vice-president, replaces longtime board member and President Zane… Continue Reading

Andrews gives 41 years to child development

SHERIDAN — Jo Lynn Andrews gathered with friends and family Sunday at the Powder Horn Golf Community Clubhouse to celebrate 41 years as a speech language therapist in Sheridan. “Like we all say, we have the best job in the world because we get to play,” Andrews said, explaining that playing helps kids acquire language… Continue Reading

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