Category Archives: Local News

Trout Unlimited to host Mayfly Spring Event Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Little Bighorn Chapter #615 of Trout Unlimited will host a Mayfly Spring Event on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. family fishing activities, conservation information, prizes, raffles and more will be offered at Kendrick Park. Some of the stations will include fly tying on the stage, casting demonstrations and lessons in the… Continue Reading

WYO to host next ‘Live from the Met’ series Sat.

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is the final installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to… Continue Reading

Bark for life

Bark for life

Ten-year-old Danika Palmer, left, and her brother Hayden Palmer, 12, greet Tanner held by Jenna Hillman, right, during the second annual Sheridan Bark for Life event Saturday at Kendrick Park. Activities included a ceremonial walk, pet costume contest and pet trick contests. The fundraising event benefitted the American Cancer Society. Continue Reading

Senior Sheridan Broncs Hall pre-qualifies for state

SHERIDAN — Senior Ethan Hall has made huge improvements in his throwing, pre-qualifying in discus with a distance of 145 feet, 3 inches and taking eighth this weekend in Casper. This is the first time Hall has pre-qualified for state. “Ethan has great leadership and enthusiasm,” Sheridan High School track coach Art Baures said. “I’m… Continue Reading

Speakers to discuss estate, personal planning Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host “The Conversation — Important Information to share with those you love…” the next presentation in the “When I’m Sixty-Four or more?” series tomorrow. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. guest speakers John Araas and Stella Montano will answer questions like “When do I need a Power of Attorney?” and “How… Continue Reading

Arvada-Clearmont schools to host concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Arvada Elementary, Clearmont Elementary, Arvada-Clearmont Junior High and A-C High School will host a spring K-12 concert on Thursday. “100+ years of American Music” will include selections from different genres in America such as campfire songs, ‘70s chart toppers, movie soundtrack music and more. Student artwork from the year will be on… Continue Reading

‘Rake and Run’ set for this Wed.

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Wyoming, in partnership with the city of Sheridan Parks and Recreation, is participating in the first annual “Rake and Run” this Wednesday. The group participants and staff will be providing lawn beautification and spring cleanup assistance to 11 families throughout Sheridan who are either low income… Continue Reading

Landon’s hosting annual Ladies Night tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting their annual Ladies Night tomorrow. Commencing at 5:30 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to create containers and Janelle Gray will offer a demonstration on how best to choose the perfect plants for your containers as well as planting instructions. Pots can be brought from home or… Continue Reading

Wyoming Game and Fish hosting open house Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Region is hosting an open house on Wednesday. From 3-5 p.m. at the WGFD office, public input is requested on the proposed 2014 gray wolf hunting seasons, changes to license issuance and hunter safety regulations. Comments on all the proposed regulations can be made at open houses,… Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Power to use helicopters to inspect power lines

SHERIDAN — County residents might notice some low-flying helicopters this week. Rocky Mountain Power has contracted helicopters to patrol power lines for routine inspection. RMP Spokesperson Margaret Oler said the inspections will occur throughout the week. “They may hover close to the lines and occasionally, people just taking a glance might fear something is wrong,”… Continue Reading

Jobs, wages on the rise in heridan County

SHERIDAN — Jobs and wages are on the rise in Sheridan County. The Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section released data last week that shows both grew faster than their five-year average in the third quarter of 2013. Weekly wages in Sheridan County went from $701 in the previous year to $707. The… Continue Reading

Sheridan man treks 750 miles, plans more

SHERIDAN — It’s billed as “a group of friends who show up to ride on a given day” — which might be a bit of an understatement. For most people, a friendly group bike ride means tootling around town on cruisers or maybe a fast spin to Big Horn and back or some singletrack in… Continue Reading

Mr. Wiest goes to Washington

Mr. Wiest goes to Washington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s own Milton “Mick” Wiest, language arts teacher at Fort Mackenzie High School and 2014 Wyoming State Teacher of the Year, returned Friday night from a week of honor and work in Washington, D.C., in which he met several influential educators, legislators and humanitarians, including President Barack Obama. At the surface, the purpose… Continue Reading

Free series of workshops at the library Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District is hosting a series of free workshops at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. The final event in “Productive Landscapes” will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. as Scott Hininger from the University of Wyoming Extension presents a program on energy conservation titled “Exploring Energy Efficiencies… Continue Reading

Dougherty named as finalist for Presidential Scholars Program

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Gretchen Dougherty has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,000 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities. Final selection of the scholars will be… Continue Reading

First Baptist Church hosting concert Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Artists of the Piatigorsky Foundation out of New York will perform a classical music concert at the First Baptist Church on Thursday. Award winning singer Katie Calcamuggi, a mezzo-soprano, and John Elam on piano will perform at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to all members of the community thanks to… Continue Reading

DSA hosting ‘Main Street 101’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association is hosting “Main Street 101” on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon. The training course will go over the “Main Street Four-Point Approach” aimed at assisting businesses, property owners, future property owners and volunteers. The training is free and open to all but reservations are requested. For more information… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will present their next “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. This month’s presenting artists are fiction writer Glendaliz Camacho, painter Erika Diehl, memoir writer Grace Lee and a collaboration of three artists — John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zachary Culler — who work together in the fields of sculpture, site-specific… Continue Reading

Former resident’s art heading to Washington, D.C.

SHERIDAN — The art of a former Sheridan resident is headed to Washington, D.C. Heidi Heuerman submitted a piece in a Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored contest titled “Honoring our Heritage: Art Through the Ages.” Though she was living in Missouri at the time, she submitted the piece representing her old DAR chapter in… Continue Reading

Horses? Post-its? Time for pranks nears

SHERIDAN — Graduation time is upon us and as teachers prepare for final exams, stores stock up on congratulatory cards and parents purchase caps and gowns, some graduating seniors have something a little — tiny — bit more mischievous on their minds. Whether rounding up the horses, purchasing thousands of Post-It notes or plotting furniture… Continue Reading

City crunching numbers for FY2015 budget

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is cautiously optimistic as it heads into its season of budget work sessions and preparation of the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. The new fiscal year will begin July 1. The two-part budget, which includes an 8 mill levy and the budget itself, will be adopted by City Council at its… Continue Reading

Maier, Rolston announce re-election bids

SHERIDAN — Two more elected officials have announced their intentions to run for re-election this fall — County Commissioners Bob Rolston and Steve Maier. Rolston was first elected to the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners in 2006 and is currently in his second term. “It has been a pleasure serving the residents of Sheridan… Continue Reading

Ticket to ride

Ticket to ride

SHERIDAN — In most circumstances, beer drinking and bikes is not a suggested mix. However, next Saturday, the two will be safely paired for a fun afternoon of celebrating bikes and bike culture in downtown Sheridan. The Freedom Machine Vintage Bike and Art Show will make its debut May 10 at 50 N. Main St.… Continue Reading

Kraft’s Jewelry celebrates 50th anniversary

SHERIDAN — A staple business on Sheridan’s Main Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday. Kraft’s Fine Jewelry has been operated in the same location and by the same family for the entirety of its tenure. Richard Kraft, 82, grew up in Wisconsin and was trained as a watchmaker in Illinios. He and his… Continue Reading

Work on Little Goose Bridge to begin Monday

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced this week that the contractor S&S Builders of Gillette will begin a bridge deck rehabilitation project on the Little Goose Bridge located on Coffeen Avenue just down the street from the old JB’s Restaurant building. Work will begin on Monday and is expected to last for six… Continue Reading

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