Local News

One-Cent recipients make case for FY14 funding

May 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council hosted the first of two work sessions Tuesday dedicated to hearing updates from the recipients of Optional One-Cent Sales Tax funds. In total, eight groups presented information regarding their respective organization’s recent accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year. If ultimately approved, more than 20 groups will receive $3,285,744 Read More

Sheridan student honored by Minnesota college

SHERIDAN — Tony Taylor of Sheridan was recognized during the annual student awards ceremony April 25 at the University of Minnesota — Crookston. Taylor was presented with a Student Ambassador Award and Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Taylor is a senior majoring in business management.

People Assistance Food Bank holding picnic

SHERIDAN — The People Assistance Food Bank will have a picnic in front of Warehouse Market on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving sloppy joes, hotdogs and salad. They will also be selling tickets for two raffle prizes as part of their 2013 fundraising activities. The prizes are Read More

SCSD 2 moves forward with Story construction plans

SHERIDAN — Story Elementary School will be allowed to renovate and expand this summer without going through the process of obtaining a conditional use permit following a decision by the Board of County Commissioners to overturn a zoning permit denial Tuesday. The commissioners were presented evidence about the case during their regularly scheduled meeting. County Read More

SHS Big Band Bash May 15

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band and Spectrum will present their third annual Big Band Bash on May 15. The concert will feature the groups performing a variety of jazz and swing tunes. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will only be sold at the door. The admission Read More

‘What in the World?’ at library

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming International Studies field work program will present “What in the World?” at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 5:15 p.m. May 22. “What in the World?” highlights the fieldwork that three University of Wyoming Master of Arts students from the Global and Area Studies Program did Read More

Cooley presenting book at Fulmer Public Library

SHERIDAN — Roberta Cooley, born and raised in Sheridan, has written a children’s book titled “Ride Like I was 10.” The book is about a summer childhood adventure and the special bond between a young girl and a horse. It is also about a young girl dreaming of winning trophies and of a woman dreaming Read More

Sheridan PD applauds SHS students’ prom behavior, says no issues arose over weekend

SHERIDAN — Following this year’s prom weekend at Sheridan High School, the Sheridan Police Department issued a written statement thanking students, teachers and officers for their assistance throughout the weekend’s series of events “The Sheridan community can be proud of the exemplary behavior of the students during this exciting time of year,” the statement read. Read More

Celebrate Recovery group hosting ‘Home Run’ showing

SHERIDAN — Addictions support group Celebrate Recovery is set to host the showing of feature film “Home Run” at the Centennial Theatre starting Friday. Celebrate Recovery training coach Christine Keoke said the film was chosen for its message of second chances in the telling of one man’s struggle to find peace in spite of his Read More

Nonprofit awarded $10,000 grant for ‘Cora’s Legacy’

SHERIDAN — A local nonprofit dedicated to preserving the stories of World War II veterans and prisoners of war has received a $10,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation. The nonprofit, Wars Voices, is operated by Val and Jerry Burgess of Sheridan. It received the grant through the McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund for Read More

VOA breaks ground on senior housing project

May 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their newest program, Penrose Place on Monday. Penrose Place is a planned 15-unit Housing and Urban Development subsidized apartment complex for low-income seniors more than 62 years old who meet income requirements. Penrose Place is located on the corner of Sixth and Skeels Read More

City allocates economic development funding

SHERIDAN — Economic development took center stage Monday as Sheridan City Council approved funding requests from North East Wyoming Municipal Leaders, known as NEWY, and the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force. NEWY is comprised of municipal leaders from 15 communities in northeast Wyoming ranging from Douglas to Gillette to Dayton. It coordinates tours of mineral Read More

City approves liquor licenses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council unanimously approved a new liquor license and a liquor license transfer at its regular meeting Monday. The new liquor license was granted to Luminous Brewhouse, LLC, for a micro brewery located within Warehouse 201, a new restaurant situated at 201 Broadway Street. Warehouse 201 will house three businesses: an eatery Read More

SC students present research to congressional delegation

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan College students recently presented their undergraduate research to Wyoming’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., at “Posters on the Hill.” Duane McMurtry, Joe Graves and Deo Lachman have been researching the venom of the eastern cottonmouth snake. They are looking at the various aspects of a venom protein and its potential for Read More

SHS student art reception May 16

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School art students competed in the Wyoming High School Art Symposium in Casper April 25-27. Approximately 1,500 Wyoming students competed for awards, scholarships and purchase awards with more than 5,000 pieces of artwork. Works by Sheridan High School’s blue ribbon winners will be on display at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery at Read More

SSCSD 2 orchestra students at annual department festival

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 orchestra department held its annual festival April 3-4. The judges were Jim Mothersbaugh and Christine Dunbar, strings teachers in the Natrona County School District. The following ratings were given: Superior Violin: Jacob Jahiel, Cameron Ellis, Avery Ellis, Malik Grant, Rachael Swan, Susan Wold, Lauren Sarantopulos, Nathan Baker, Read More

Current events discussion to focus on drones, S. American country of Suriname

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host their next current events discussion Friday at 10:15 a.m. The topics will be drones — what they are and how this policy began — and Suriname — the smallest country in South America. Current events discussion moderators are John Patton and Sy Thickman. These discussions are meant Read More

SHS choirs to perform next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choral department invites the public to share in an evening celebrating the class of 2013. Performances from the Mixed Choir, Treblemakers, Honor Choir and Spectrum will be presented. The choirs will be singing a variety of pop music from Disney to Bruno Mars. The SHS senior slide show will Read More

Beekeepers fear pesticide killing hives

SHERIDAN — When it comes to running the business that’s been in his family for nearly a century, the past several years have been difficult for Clifford Reed. Since about 2005, the Ranchester beekeeper and owner of Tongue River Honey has seen his bees mysteriously die off in droves. In recent seasons, the situation has Read More

SHS students, staff take time for 1-mile walk to promote healthy lifestyles

May 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Friday, students at Sheridan High School participated in National Physical Education and Sport Week by walking a mile. “As a state, Wyoming wanted to do this initiative, Move Wyoming, and try to get every kid in Wyoming doing some kind of activity or movement during the week,” SHS physical education teacher Corey Read More

Big Horn releases spring concert schedules

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School and Big Horn Middle School have scheduled their spring concerts. Performances are: • Tuesday — 7 p.m., high school guitar class • May 15 — 7 p.m., high school jazz band • May 16 — 7 p.m., elementary and middle school band, grades five through eight • May 21 Read More

Dayton woman selected for honor society

SHERIDAN — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Meghan Johnson of Dayton was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent Read More

SCCD presenting open house ‘Soil, Water and You’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is providing a chance for the public to learn about their programs and cost-share opportunities for corral relocations, off-channel stock water, fencing, riparian buffers, grazing management and septic system replacements.“Soil, Water and You” will be the theme of the SCCD open house Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Read More

AARP senior driving class Saturday

SHERIDAN — A one-day AARP driver safety class will be offered Saturday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and over to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how to compensate for them. Rich Macht Read More

Unity event at Kendrick Park Friday

SHERIDAN — Easter Seals, Eagle Ridge and Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming — Sheridan’s local organizations serving developmentally disabled adults — are teaming up to promote “Unity in the Community.” “Unity in the Community” encourages unity among the organizations’ clients and with the rest of the Sheridan community. The first unity event will be Read More