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Fairgrounds director highlights ongoing projects

February 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association discussed maintenance and improvement projects that continue at the fairgrounds at its meeting Thursday. The board also elected board member Brenda Williams as the new secretary-treasurer for 2014. At the meeting in January, Steve Eliason was nominated to continue as chairman, and Ed Johlman was elected to fill Read More

MDU meets with natural gas board

DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board members continue to make strides toward bringing natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. Four representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., including a manager from Bismarck, N.D., and the Director of the Rocky Mountain Region from Billings, Mont., attended Thursday’s meeting to introduce themselves to board members and begin Read More

WYO Theater director resigns, takes job in SD

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater Inc. board of directors announced Thursday that Executive Director Nick Johnson has announced his resignation effective April 4, 2014, to take a new position as executive director of the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, S.D. Johnson has served as executive director of the WYO Theater since January 2005. “Leaving Read More

5-member board to manage development authority

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s historic district has a new tool to assure its continued development, growth and preservation, thanks to the initiative of the Downtown Sheridan Association and the Sheridan City Council. The Council passed a resolution Tuesday night authorizing the formation of a downtown development authority. DSA Executive Director Stacie Coe said establishing a DDA Read More

Big Horn team takes first at WY. Academic Challenge

BIG HORN — Five high school teams from around the state of Wyoming competed at the Wyoming Academic Challenge, hosted by Eastern Wyoming College on Feb. 15. The three- to five-member teams participated in four rounds of competition and answered questions ranging from current events to mathematics and literature. Schools participating were: Big Horn, Campbell County, Read More

Artist reception set for Tues. SC’s Martinsen Gallery

SHERIDAN — A new art exhibit, “Back to the Drawing Board” by Christie American Horse, will open at the Martinsen Gallery on Tuesday, commencing with an artist’s reception. On Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. the public is invited to the free reception at Sheridan College. American Horse, who was born cross-eyed but overcame the condition, has Read More

BH Historical Society potluck this Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Helen Laumann will present Read More

Gillette College announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Gillette College has announced their 2013 fall semester honor roll recipients. Denise Smith of Clearmont was named to the part-time honor roll. To qualify for this distinction, a student must carry 12 or more cumulative credit hours from previous semesters with a grade point average of 3.5 of higher and currently be enrolled Read More

Man arrested on suspicion of selling heroin

February 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicions of transporting and selling heroin. Casey Garriffa, 24, was apprehended following an investigation conducted by the Northeast Enforcement Team. After Garriffa’s arrest, law enforcement officials searched his vehicle and seized approximately 7 grams of brown tar heroin, $1,187, a digital scale and other drug-related Read More

Tennis Association gets 2 bids for indoor facility

SHERIDAN — Progress on a proposed indoor tennis facility for Sheridan is moving forward, according to Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright. At the district’s monthly board meeting yesterday, Wright reported that the Sheridan Community Tennis Association has received bids from two companies for the construction of a covered, or tented, tennis facility. “They have Read More

Ranchester decides to handle resident complaints through town staff

RANCHESTER — After discussions with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, Ranchester Town Council decided at its meeting Tuesday not to contract for additional law enforcement services above what sheriff deputies already provide. The recommendation to not contract for additional services came from the sheriff’s office, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. It was based on the Read More

SAWS changes policies to save some customers cash

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted to approve a policy change that will allow certain SAWS customers to amend their contracts and receive temporary financial relief at its meeting Wednesday. “In the beginning when they formed SAWS, they went out and signed up a bunch of people before the system Read More

No show means no votes at Dayton Town Council

DAYTON — A no show led to a no vote Wednesday night at Dayton Town Council. Representatives from Crazy Woman Saloon requested to be on the agenda to discuss playing music outside on the Friday night of Dayton Days for another dance in addition to the all-night dance it will hold Saturday of Dayton Days. Read More

WYDOT goes off ‘beeten’ path

SHERIDAN — Motorists taking to the highways of northeast Wyoming this time of the year might catch a whiff of what smells like silage coming off of the road. The slight odor is likely indicative of an eco-friendly sugar beet de-icing system employed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Since 2011, WYDOT has added sugar Read More

Blacksmithing Winter Forge-In set for Feb. 28

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Artist Blacksmiths will host a Winter Forge-In, an event intended to expose the public to the art of blacksmithing. The event is open to all, including beginners, and will be held Feb. 28 through March 2. The key presenter will be Mark Constable, a blacksmith visiting from Read More

Big Horn High School releases honor roll

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade School Honor Roll Brody Bard, Jennifer Custis, Elaina Haile, Deven Holeman, Marissa Johansson, Kristopher Johnson, John Lamb, Connor McCafferty, Miles Novak, Lenah Redinger, Logan Redinger, Marisa Williams.   11th grade School Honor Roll Zachary Blaney, Kayla Crouse, Joseph Read More

Zumba to host open house Sat.

SHERIDAN — Zumba Fitness will host an open house with free class on Saturday. The open house is a celebration of their first year in the new location and their expansion into nutritional support and health coaching. The occasion will be marked with a ribbon cutting, snacks, refreshments and a free Zumba class. The free Read More

AARP to host meeting Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of AARP will host a meeting Friday. The program will include a potluck, a summary of the Soup-er Bowl Food Drive, a proposal of a new summer outreach activity to be organized by the chapter and bingo. The event is free and open to everyone. Attendees are asked to bring Read More

Man leaves windshield at crash scene, returns with insurance info

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to the charges of hit and run and texting while driving after an early morning traffic accident damaged three parked vehicles in the TTT Sales parking lot off of Coffeen Avenue over the weekend. Levi Rockafellow, 29, was assigned fines totaling $665 and one year of unsupervised probation Read More

Colored pencil workshop

Class participant Greg Coates, left, watches as instructor Dean States offers advice on his drawing during “Beyond sketching: Renderings in colored pencil with Dean States” on Wednesday afternoon at the Sagebrush Community Art Center in the Historic Train Depot on Fifth Street. Coates took the class to learn more about the medium since he primarily Read More

Snow removal budget nearly exhausted

February 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — With an early start to winter and above average snowfall and ice, the city streets department has nearly exhausted its snow removal budget for the year and requested an additional $175,000 from City Council to make it through spring, which typically brings heavier snows. The Council approved the request, and the funds will Read More

County gives nod to natural gas pipeline project Tues.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners expressed support for extending natural gas service to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between at their meeting Tuesday. The commissioners voted to approve the county grants administrator to produce a written review of a grant application to be submitted by the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board to the State Read More

School district board discusses enhancements to gym, common areas of new school

RANCHESTER — At their regular monthly board meeting last night, the Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees voted to pursue enhancements to the new Tongue River Elementary building. Construction on the building is expected to begin this spring and will be located adjacent to the Tongue River Middle School just outside of Ranchester. Read More

Sheridan man inducted into international Mining Hall of Fame

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man will be inducted into the International Technology Mining Hall of Fame this weekend. Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering Terry I. Mudder will accept the honor in the category of Environmental Management and Stewardship at a banquet in Salt Lake City. The award is a newly created platform to recognize Read More

Big Horn High School releases honor roll

From staff reports   BIG HORN — Big Horn High School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade Principal’s Honor Roll Kaleigh Anderson, Hanna Caiola, Colter Carzoli, Braydon Clemens, Kevin Coffman, Ashley Fox, Shailah Geist, Natalie Greenelsh, Chara Lee, Shelby Mann, Nicholas McAdoo, Jadyn Mirich, Taylor Nance, Amelia Ponce, Hanneah Puckett, Julianne Read More

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