Category Archives: Local News

USDA helps resident buy first home

USDA helps  resident buy first home

SHERIDAN — Owning a home carries a lot of responsibility. There is a lawn to be mowed, electrical and plumbing systems to maintain and bills for the utilities and the mortgage to be paid. Owning a home is also a source of pride and autonomy, as Sheridan resident Tammy Carlson discovered Friday when she closed… Continue Reading

SC now offering athletic training major

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College continues to expand and now students enrolling for the Fall 2014 semester can choose a new degree that not only offers an associate degree in a popular field but will also prepare them for a fast track master’s degree program through one of two nearby universities. After a year and a… Continue Reading

Hospital CEO: Only way to be excellent is to raise our game

SHERIDAN — A known sports enthusiast, Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty brought some baseball analogies into the hospital board meeting Thursday to describe how he wants to see the hospital become better through a new system called TeamSTEPPS that seeks to improve patient safety and organizational quality through enhanced communication and teamwork skills. “For… Continue Reading

Big Horn Middle School announces fourth-quarter honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced their fourth-quarter honor roll recipients. 8th grade “Principal” honor roll Amanda Anderson, Mallarie Apodaca, Kathryn Arneson, Sydney Atkinson, Cheyna Bradshaw, Kristen Carlson, Baylee Clemens, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Miranda Johansson, Emily Kelly, Lilly Kelly, Emily Kidneigh, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel… Continue Reading

Self defense class to be offered Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s “…When I’m sixty-four” Life Planning Lecture Series will continue with the next offering Tuesday. “Self defense for the older woman” will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. and Francine Russell of Empower Wyoming will teach important skills to stay safe. The class is free and open to all members of… Continue Reading

Concert in the Park to feature Smokehouse Band

SHERIDAN — The first Concert in the Park of 2014 will be held Tuesday. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Band Shell the Smokehouse Band will perform. The band from Minnesota plays a variety of music including country, rock and roll and swing. The concert is free and open to all members of the community.… Continue Reading

Donaldson retires after 20 years in service

SHERIDAN — Air Force Master Sgt. James J. Donaldson has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 20 years. Donaldson was last serving as a Noncommissioned Officer in charge of passenger operations with 60th Aerial Port Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in California. He is the brother of Michael W. Donaldson… Continue Reading

Dog & Cat Shelter hosting NFL raffle

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan is hosting an “Ultimate NFL Package” raffle. Tickets are available now at the shelter, through any board member and at all Third Thursday Street Festivals. The prize package includes two regular season tickets to a Denver Broncos game, a $250 gift card for travel and Denver… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to a workshop Saturday at the store located at 505 College Meadow Drive. Commencing at 10 a.m. Landon’s will present “There are fairies all around us,” a class on building fairy gardens. Jessica Bohnsack will help you design and plant your own miniature garden using smaller… Continue Reading

Family creates tool to help solo entrepreneurs

SHERIDAN — A local entrepreneur has teamed up with his son-in-law to design a tool for professionals employed in multi-level marketing retail operations. Former Sheridan real estate agent and current owner of the Bramble Motel Andy Lewallen is a co-founder of www.hotlistmlm.com. Lewallen collaborated with his son-in-law, Jamie Diamond, to develop the concept of a… Continue Reading

Black Tooth Brewing Co. to feature pub painters

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will present their next “Pub Painting,” an Artists in Motion event. On Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. the artists of the society will paint and sell their works inside Black Tooth Brewing Company. There is no cost to attend. The artists society offers classes to educate people on the art… Continue Reading

Shake off summer dust at Big Horn Y

BIG HORN — Looking to shake off some of the dust of summer? Check out the family friendly outdoor party set for Saturday. The event will feature live music by country singer Tris Munsick. Food and drinks will also be available. There is no admission charge. Call Jarod or Bonnie at 672-2447 for more information.… Continue Reading

New 4-H educator to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — Elizabeth “Liz” Shaffer will begin as the University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educator in Sheridan County on Monday. Shaffer has a bachelor’s in microbiology from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is a 10-year 4-H alumna from Sublette County and served two summers as an intern in her… Continue Reading

Name released in Spring Creek Mine accident

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died at the Spring Creek Mine north of Sheridan on Monday. Stewart Orcutt, 58, of Sheridan died in a single haul truck incident on Monday at approximately 7 p.m. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere said Tuesday that… Continue Reading

Gas leak closes portion of downtown Tues.

SHERIDAN — A natural gas leak caused a two-block radius near the intersection of Gould and West Burkitt streets to be evacuated Tuesday evening. The incident occurred while crews from Montana-Dakota Utilities were doing routine maintenance on the line. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Capt. Greg Luhman said buildings in the immediate area of the leak were emptied… Continue Reading

Wyoming unemployment better than average

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s falling unemployment percentages coupled with a larger than average workforce participation rate shows that the state’s economy is significantly healthier than the national average. While each figure can serve as an independent indication of overall economic vitality, the two together compensate for any potential misperceptions related to job availability. Sheridan County’s latest… Continue Reading

Foundation planning summer festival

SHERIDAN — It is a sunny summer day in Sheridan and you and your family are looking for an outdoor escape. Though the last place you may think to visit is a ski resort, the Antelope Butte Foundation is hoping to change that. Thanks to recent legislation from U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-WY, and Sen.… Continue Reading

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