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SCLT to host tour of historic OW Ranch in southern Montana

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a tour of the historic OW Ranch in southern Montana on Saturday. The OW Ranch is owned by music industry legend Jim Guercio, best known for founding the Caribou Ranch — a recording studio where bands including Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson and many others created albums… Continue Reading

Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest: Food, music and craft beer

Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest: Food, music and craft beer

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce looked to start a brewfest a few years ago, organizers wanted a one-of-a-kind trophy to go along with what they hoped would turn into a premier event. Mission accomplished. Now in its fourth year, the Sheridan Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest is considered one of the region’s… Continue Reading

Policymakers discuss local alcohol abuse

SHERIDAN — Overconsumption of alcohol and binge drinking are two issues local policymakers discussed during a meeting Tuesday. The forum focused on measures that can be taken to combat the number of alcohol- and drug-related arrests. Ernie Johnson, facilitator from the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving, said being conscientious of the problem is the first… Continue Reading

Craft beer: What goes into making the brews?

SHERIDAN — You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to brew beer, but you will need practice and knowledge of basic chemistry to make good beer. Despite the explosion of craft beer and home brewing over the last couple decades, many people still don’t know what goes into making their favorite brews. To help,… Continue Reading

BHES says goodbye to national lunch program

BIG HORN — Another school in Sheridan County School District 1 has ditched the national school lunch program in favor of locally sourced, made from scratch cuisine. Big Horn Elementary School kicked off its first day of school with the new lunch menus, joining the district’s high schools and middle schools in this venture. Food… Continue Reading

Sheridan College maintains strong enrollment

SHERIDAN — Fall semester classes began Monday at Sheridan College with full-time equivalent enrollment districtwide up slightly from this time last year at the Northern Wyoming Community College District. “We’ll continue to see growth in these numbers as we go through the year,” NWCCD President Dr. Paul Young said. “We are seeing many students starting… Continue Reading

WBC accepting entries for Ag Photo Contest

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division is now accepting photo submissions for its eighth annual Ag Photo Contest. Youth and adult photographers, either amateur or professional, can submit photos through Sept. 1. All submissions must be agriculture related and taken in Wyoming. Adult categories include livestock, crops, people/recreation, scenic and best edit. Contestants can… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny to host Bozeman Trail Days on Sunday

SHERIDAN — Wagon rides, living history exhibitions and special programs are all part of the Bozeman Trail Days events at Fort Phil Kearny all day Saturday and until noon on Sunday. The site opens at 8 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. At 9 a.m. the program will feature the uniforms,… Continue Reading

Woman loses deferral, sentenced to probation

SHERIDAN — After pleading guilty and accepting the gift of deferred prosecution July 2, a Sheridan woman lasted one day before she stole from work again. Kayla McDougall, 25, lost her deferral and was sentenced Tuesday to 18 to 24 months prison suspended in favor of three years probation for changing customers’ bills in 2014… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: What does a veteran look like?

Measures of Devotion: What does a veteran look like?

SHERIDAN — Newsstands and coffeehouses have been aflutter recently as nearly everyone is talking about 1st Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver, the first two women in history to graduate from the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger School. While the nation lauded their accomplishments, many simultaneously asked questions which have not likely been asked of… Continue Reading

BHHS named to Newsweek’s best schools list

SHERIDAN — Just making the cut off, Big Horn High School has been named by Newsweek as one of the best schools in the country. In a list of 500, the school grabbed the last rank, but is the only Wyoming high school to be named. “It’s a great honor, but we always have work… Continue Reading

Report shows Wyoming job growth in fourth quarter of 2014

SHERIDAN — Experts said that Wyoming saw slight payroll and job growth in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce services reported earlier this month that employment in Wyoming rose by 4,426 jobs (1.6 percent) from the fourth quarter in 2013 to the same time period… Continue Reading

‘Swing for Smiles’ golf tourney set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The 2nd annual “Swing for Smiles” golf tournament, to benefit the Give Kids The World Village, an annual project of the Perkins Family Restaurant chain, will be held at the Powder Horn Golf Club on Saturday. Dinner and a calcutta will be hosted Friday night preceding the tournament. On Saturday, shotgun start is… Continue Reading

Penrose Trail to be closed for maintenance this week

SHERIDAN — The Story Penrose Trail, Forest Service Trail 33, will be closed for trail maintenance today, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trail crew will be working on the trail during the day. In the evening, the crew’s equipment will be moved aside to allow trail users to pass through.… Continue Reading

Gobblers to present ‘Jake’s Youth Day’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Gobblers will present “Jake’s Youth Day” Saturday at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend this free event. Information will be presented on archery, BB gun and air rifles, Joey’s Fly Fishing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Furs/Antlers/Tracks… Continue Reading

Elks Youth Rodeo to return to fairgrounds Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks Youth Rodeo will return to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to watch the events for free. There will be a toughest youth rodeo competition awarding up to $67,000 in cash and prizes in 26 events attracting up… Continue Reading

Company gives customers a different point of view

Company gives customers a different point of view

SHERIDAN — Few late risers in the morning have had a chance to see Ginny Holcomb at work. The early birds, though, couldn’t miss her green hot air balloon taking to the skies above Sheridan. Holcomb started the business, Cloud Peak Ballooning, earlier this summer when she decided her passion for ballooning would be best… Continue Reading

Local band to compete at International Blues Challenge

Local band to compete at International Blues Challenge

SHERIDAN — The Melissa B. Band has the blues, and they couldn’t be happier about it. After winning the Wyoming Blues Challenge in Casper last month, the local blues band will be heading to the heart of the blues world to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, in January. The five-piece band… Continue Reading

Domestic violence awareness increasing locally

SHERIDAN — It has been nearly a year since running back Ray Rice was indefinitely suspended from the NFL after video surfaced of him punching his then fiancée in the face and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the 12 months since the incident, the media has… Continue Reading

Easter Seals clients to hold 3 car washes

SHERIDAN — Clients of the Easter Seals will host three fundraising car washes in Sheridan this week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all members of the community are invited to get a wash in the Walgreen’s parking lot. All funds raised will support the clients participation in activities throughout… Continue Reading

UW seeking public input on presidential search

SHERIDAN — The first of two committees charged with identifying candidates for the University of Wyoming presidency plans to seek input from the public and UW stakeholder groups regarding desired qualifications and characteristics of a new president. During the initial meeting of the first presidential search committee Wednesday, members agreed to solicit such input during… Continue Reading

Fulmer Library hosting traveling Sioux ledger

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming State Museum during August and September featuring ledger drawings from the Lakota Sioux Native American tribe. In 1900, the Milwaukee Museum purchased a leather-bound ledger book that was captured by Capt. R. Miller on Wounded Creek, South Dakota, on… Continue Reading

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