Category Archives: Local News

Commissioners compare notes at statewide meeting

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Commissioners recently returned from the spring meeting for the Wyoming County Commissioners Association held in Saratoga last week. WCCA Board President and Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston said the greatest take-home from the meeting was the reassurance it gave knowing that Sheridan County is part of a strong state association that has… Continue Reading

Christmas Stroll button design competition now open

SHERIDAN — The Christmas Stroll Committee has opened the design competition for the 2014 Christmas Stroll button. Children in first through sixth grades are invited to create a colorful design conveying this year’s theme of “Sugar Plum Stroll.” The winner receives accolades and a Chamber Bucks gift certificate for $100. The deadline for submissions is… Continue Reading

Local student earns college honors

SHERIDAN — Demetre Gostas, a graduate of Big Horn High School, has been selected as one of 21 Outstanding Graduates for the college of arts and sciences at the University of Wyoming for 2014. The designation is the highest honors the college has bestowed annually since 1991. The names of each student honored are on… Continue Reading

WYDOT paves detour on Highway 14 East near Jim Creek Hill

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation road crews have created a hasty bypass on Highway 14 East of Sheridan after a landslide first noticed this spring made significant movement over the past few days. The emergency action allows the road to remain open, yet keeps traffic away from the potential hazard. WYDOT spokesperson Ronda Holwell… Continue Reading

Sheridan High School gets national award

SHERIDAN — U.S. News and World Report recently announced the 2014 Best High Schools and Sheridan High School was recognized as a Silver Award winner. The award represents the school placing in the top 3.49 percent of schools evaluated nationwide. U.S. News analyzed more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states and the… Continue Reading

Bark for Life to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The second annual Bark for Life will be held Saturday at Kendrick Park. The canine event is a benefit for Relay for Life and will run from 9-11 a.m. There will be goodie bags given to the first 40 dogs. Contests will also be held for cutest dog, most talented trick and best… Continue Reading

SJHS announces third-quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School officials have announced the third-quarter honor roll recipients.   Seventh grade “Silver” honor roll Beknazar Alikulov, Zainab Al-Dhalimi, Faith Atwell, Ellie Bard, Lucy Barten, Megan Beld, Nolan Billings, Mya Bitanga, Madelynn Blackwell, Elizabeth Braley, Emery Bree, Madelaine Brown, Logan Bruney, Kelly Buchanan, Emma Burton, Adrianna Buss, Alexandra Buss, Piper… Continue Reading

Fire caused by wiring

SHERIDAN — An investigator with the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause of the fire at 11 Lower Piney Creek Road was electrical. The house is owned by local artist and philanthropist Neltje. Investigator Richard Embrey also confirmed no art items were damaged in the blaze Sunday evening. Embrey said the point… Continue Reading

Mine rehires 32 employees cut in January 2013

Mine rehires 32 employees cut in January 2013

SHERIDAN — Decker Coal Mine has restored the majority of jobs cut during the mass layoffs of January 2013. General Manager Stephen Ketcham said the mine cut 59 workers more than a year ago, and of those, 32 have since been hired back. The other 27, he said, were offered their jobs back but chose… Continue Reading

WBA to host economic outlook

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Business Alliance will host the 2014 Economic Outlook Tour in Sheridan on Monday. The event will be held at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Presenters will include retired vice chair of the National Intelligence Council Herb Meyer, Director of the Department of Economics and… Continue Reading

Trees for Trash set for Sat.

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan and the city landfill are hosting Trees for Trash and free landfill hours on Saturday. Sheridan County residential customers can dispose of up to one ton of household trash per visit to the landfill and receive a free Colorado blue spruce tree sapling in exchange. There will be a… Continue Reading

Free agriculture workshops set for next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District will host a series of free workshops at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle. “Productive Landscapes” will cover a variety of topics throughout next week. The first event will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. as the former chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arien Lancaster,… Continue Reading

SJHS announces third-quarter honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced their third quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade “Silver” honor roll Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel Alsup, Shane’l Anderson, Isaac Angeloff, Ethan Appleby, Christopher Archuletta, Allison Arndt, Korbyn Averett, Blayne Baker, Wrylee Barnett, Samuel Boyles, Quinton Brooks, Helen Burch, Hayden Burgess, Nina Charlson, Abigail Chavez, Hayley Conley, Marissa… Continue Reading

SCSD2 announces annual orchestra festival results

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 announced results from its annual orchestra festival held April 9-10 and judged by Jennifer Lyford of Laramie and Susan Wagner of Cheyenne. Violin performance, superior grade Dulce Carroll, Carter Steidly, Aria Heyneman, Grace Harper, Grace Gustafson, Zoe Robison, Pippin Robison, Kirby Co-Kirkham, Kenneth Grant, Sarah Bicocchi, Maria Hall,… Continue Reading

Flexible development standards clarified by city planning

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan staff and the Sheridan Planning Commission have completed revisions to the city’s ordinance governing planned unit developments, which have caused significant confusion in past development in the city. Planned unit developments utilize flexible and diversified land development standards to create unique developments that may not “fit” within one zoning standard.… Continue Reading

Work on city land use plan ongoing

SHERIDAN — Progress continues on development of a Sheridan Land Use Plan with completion of a zoning policy analysis and a draft land use map that shows actual uses of land in Sheridan versus what land may be zoned. Orion Planning Group, which has been hired to spearhead the project, and a steering committee for the… Continue Reading

Lottery organizers host training with potential vendors

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s economy is gearing up for some big changes, thanks to a little piece of legislation passed in 2013. The Wyoming Lottery Act not only provided for the possibility of Wyoming participating in state or national lottery games, but opened the door for limited types of other betting and games of chance already… Continue Reading

Landslide Causes Reroute on Hwy 14 East

Landslide Causes Reroute on Hwy 14 East

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Department of Transportation road crews have created a hasty bypass on HIghway 14 East of Sheridan after a landslide first noticed this spring made significant movement over the past few days. The emergency action allows the road to remain open, yet keeps traffic away from the potential hazard. WYDOT District 4 Public… Continue Reading

Big Horn band to present concert

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School band will present a Festival Concert on Wednesday. The performance will commence at 7 p.m. in the BHHS auditorium. The concert is free and open to all. The concert will be conducted by guest clinician Richard Parmer. Selections performed will include “Variation Overture” by Clifton Williams, “When the… Continue Reading

Long-term care seminar Wed.

SHERIDAN — Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host a free seminar on Wednesday regarding long-term care. The meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the entire community. Topics to be covered include: • the costs of long-term care; • why long-term care planning is critical; • various options to help with long-term… Continue Reading

Archaeological society to meet Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet Thursday at the Holiday Inn. The free event will commence at 6 p.m. in the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner may be ordered off the menu but is not required to attend. Following dinner, at about 7:15 p.m., Sheridan geologist and paleontologist Georgia… Continue Reading

Sheridan Junior High School releases honor roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School has announced their third-quarter honor roll recipients.   8th grade “Gold” honor roll Hunter Anderson, Steen Avery, Kathryn Bammel, Ashley Beld, Taylor Bowie, Amanda Buckler, Tristan Choong, Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Olivia Conrad, Bailey Coon, Kyle Custis, Madelyn Estes, Jacob Frederick, Reece French, Dalton Friesen, Ashley Granger, Bridger Gransbery, Tanner Greig,… Continue Reading

Consultant brought in to rejuvenate economic efforts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force brought in a consultant last week to provide training and fresh ideas to rejuvenate economic development efforts in Sheridan. Business speaker Patrick McGaughey’s presentation, “Effective Partnerships in Economic Development” highlighted the importance of communication, teamwork and sharing credit for accomplishments. McGaughey used his background working in economic development… Continue Reading

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