Category Archives: Local News

SCLT to host trail workday Saturday at Soldier Ridge

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Community Land Trust will host a trail workday on Saturday at the Soldier Ridge Trail. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., community members are needed to help do maintenance work on Soldier Ridge Trail out West Fifth Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear long work pants and sturdy close-toed shoes and to… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte nonprofit signs purchase agreement

Antelope Butte nonprofit signs purchase agreement

SHERIDAN — Officials from the Antelope Butte Foundation signed a purchase and sale agreement with the U.S. Forest Service on Friday, paving the way to purchase the existing ski area infrastructure and improvements. ABF Board President Mark Weitz signed the PSA on June 19, after nearly four years of collaboration between the USFS,  ABF Board of Directors… Continue Reading

Kinner spending time learning, preparing for legislative session

SHERIDAN — State Rep. Mark Kinner, R-Sheridan, said he’s getting more excited every day while he prepares for his first session in the Wyoming Legislature. “I’ve described it to friends as being on fire,” Kinner said. “It’s a new career and (I have) enthusiasm and the excitement about learning something new.” Kinner took the legislative… Continue Reading

Sushi restaurant prepares to open in July

SHERIDAN — A restaurant blending delicacies from the Far East, with a twist of American culture, will be the newsiest addition to the Sheridan restaurant scene. Wahoo Sushi, owned by the brother-sister duo of Matt Culver and Heidi Cook, will be located on Coffeen Avenue south of Sheridan and will bring the art of Sushi to… Continue Reading

Music fest brings tourism, little trouble

SHERIDAN — An influx of visitors in town for the Big Horn Country USA concerts led to increased arrests in the city of Sheridan, but police and event organizers said the event, as a whole, was a success. Between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Sunday, preliminary data indicates the Sheridan Police Department registered 13… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo launches new website

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials have announced the release of a new website at It includes more thorough and timely information, photos and video footage, ticket information, an updated calendar of events, past champions, volunteer information, links to partner sites and more. “Our new website captures the fun, the action and the adventure… Continue Reading

‘Flame of Hope’ to pass through Sheridan Weds.

SHERIDAN — Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming officials have announced that the “Flame of Hope” Torch Run for the 2015 Special Olympics is on its way to Los Angeles and coming through Sheridan on Wednesday. The Unified Relay gives anyone in the country a chance to carry the Flame of Hope — which will… Continue Reading

NAMI changing its meeting place to First Christian Church

SHERIDAN — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group is changing its meeting place. Beginning Wednesday, the group will be meeting at the First Christian Church located at 102 S. Conner St. The meeting will be held in the basement and attendees should enter the building from the west door. The group meets weekly… Continue Reading

Search and Rescue unit awarded Unsung Hero Award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Search and Rescue unit was awarded the Unsung Hero Award at the Wyoming State Homemakers Convention June 13 in Douglas. The group was organized in 1992 and works closely with law enforcement in Sheridan and neighboring counties. It is a nonprofit organization made up of 40 members dedicated to helping… Continue Reading

ParkFit to feature dodgeball Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with dodgeball at Sheltered Acres Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend… Continue Reading

TRMS officials announce honor rolls

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School officials have released the names of students who made the school’s honor rolls for the 2014-15 fourth quarter. Superintendent’s honor roll students earned a 4.0 grade point average and received an A in every subject. Principal’s honor roll students earned at least a 3.67 GPA and had no grades… Continue Reading

Wyo. Weds. to feature WGFD’s Bud Stewart

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue on Wednesday and run through July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed… Continue Reading

SC trustees propose $28.2M budget for FY2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College administrators presented their proposed fiscal year 2016 budget to trustees during an in-depth budget work session, held prior to their regular meeting Thursday night. The proposed operating budget, totaling $28.2 million, will go into effect after board approval on July 15 and will cover the period July 1, 2015, to June… Continue Reading

Local teen entrepreneurs develop hat business

Local teen entrepreneurs develop hat business

SHERIDAN — Cheyenne Buyert and Jessica Ross are owners of a growing business. Their product has sold around the world. In just one year, their business has doubled in sales. And they haven’t event graduated high school yet. The 17-year-old entrepreneurs and Sheridan High School students are the owners and operators of At the Drop… Continue Reading

Elliott trial pushed back

SHERIDAN — The man authorities allege set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office in June 2014 will face trial Aug. 17 at U.S. District Court in Casper. Joel S. Elliott was originally scheduled for trial beginning June 1, but Judge Scott W. Skavdahl accepted the defense’s motion to waive Elliott’s right to a speedy… Continue Reading

Health Watch: Focusing on emotional safety

June is national safety month. Safety is a fundamental human need. When we think of safety we tend to think of our physical safety and how to keep our bodies from harm.  As a mental health therapist, emotional safety is a frequent topic in my work with people wanting to improve their relationships. Emotional safety… Continue Reading

Rep. Mark Jennings responds to negative radio ad

SHERIDAN — A recent radio advertisement attacking state Rep. Mark Jennings, R-Sheridan, has created a cloud of questions. The ad says Jennings and his supporters support “(strapping) someone to the front of a pickup truck and to play chicken while the person is strapped to the pickup because that person is gay,” and “(putting) feces… Continue Reading

SJHS announces spring 2015 Silver Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan Junior High School have announced the names of students who earned a spot on the Spring 2015 Silver Honor Roll. Students on the Silver Honor Roll must receive all As and Bs. Eighth grade Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Beknazar Alikulov, Faith Atwell, Lucy Barten, Megan Beld, Elizabeth Braley, Emery Bree, Jonathan Briggs,… Continue Reading

Relay for Life to host fundraiser at Kendrick Park

SHERIDAN — Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will return to Sheridan on Friday at Kendrick Park. From 5 p.m. to midnight, the family-friendly event is open to all. Attendees are encouraged to walk laps and fundraise, but supporters are welcome. At 5 p.m., a free dinner will be served… Continue Reading

Osborn named to Carroll College Dean’s List

SHERIDAN — Officials of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, have released the names of students on the 2015 spring semester Dean’s List. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester and take at least 12 credits. Dawson Osborn of Sheridan was named to… Continue Reading

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