Category Archives: Local News

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

Fort Phil Kearny to offer guided lantern tours Saturday

SHERIDAN — Guided lantern tours at Fort Phil Kearny will illuminate the darker side of the fort and the contested “Bloody Bozeman” as part of a special event on Saturday from 5-10 p.m. Visitors can expect to hear fun facts and “grisly” details related to the daily lives of soldiers at the “hated Fort on… Continue Reading

DAR participates in day of service

SHERIDAN — In celebration of the national organization’s 125th anniversary, the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution organized a day of service. On Oct. 11, the Sheridan chapter chose to serve by painting a ramp and handrail for local veteran Jayson Zimmerman. Chapters from across the country participated in service projects within… Continue Reading

Story School to host fall festival, chili cook-off

SHERIDAN — Feel like a warm bowl of chili would really hit the spot this week? Head up to Story for a fall festival and chili cook-off Thursday. From 5:30-7 p.m., family activities including a cakewalk and other games will be offered. The chili cook-off, with a $25 entry fee, is a fundraiser for the… Continue Reading

Shoppers continue ‘Hunting for Bucks’

SHERIDAN — Local shoppers continued their success “Hunting for Bucks.” In week two of the Downtown Sheridan Association’s downtown shopping promotion, shoppers found their bucks in a variety of stores. More than 560 entries were submitted for the weekly drawing. Each of the week-two winners received $25 in Chamber Bucks. They were Robert Allred of… Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The group will gather in the Inner Circle. Local students who participated in Girls State will share their experiences regarding last year’s event. The event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy… Continue Reading

Army vet taking life one day at a time

Army vet taking life one day at a time

SHERIDAN — If you rifled through Billy Doran-Shifrar’s belongings, you most definitely would not find a five-year plan or a list of long-term goals. The U.S. Army veteran likes to take life one day at a time, not worrying too much about the future until it’s staring him in the face. That’s how Doran-Shifrar ended… Continue Reading

SHS choir concert set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will perform in a choir concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. An “all-Broadway” concert will be presented by the school’s four choirs — mixed, honor, Treblemakers and Spectrum. The concert will take place at the school and is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ashley Lecholat… Continue Reading

Committee develops backup plan for alternative school

SHERIDAN — A request for $13.9 million in state funds to build an alternative high school on the Sheridan College campus has entered the 2017-2018 budget pipeline, but project organizers are developing backup plans to launch the program in case the money does not come through as hoped. The request — $1.3 million for design… Continue Reading

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