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City to expand South Park with purchase

City to expand South Park with purchase

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council moved to purchase a 2-acre parcel of land adjacent to South Park at its meeting Monday night. The city will buy the plot on West Brundage Lane for $100,000. It was originally marketed at $150,000. City officials stressed Monday that the purchase comes from funds specifically set aside to… Continue Reading

Wyoming 4-H’ers target bee decline

SHERIDAN — Wyoming 4-H’ers targeted the decline in bee population in a plan formed on a trip to Washington, D.C., recently. On a visit east, Wyoming 4-H’ers applied their heads, hands, hearts and health to solve declining bee numbers in their home state. The group of 12 from five Wyoming counties won $500 at the… Continue Reading

Special Olympics torch run set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan law enforcement agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” in their leg of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and travel through town ending at Whitney Commons… Continue Reading

Reports—July 19, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Assist Goose Valley Fire Department, grass fire, PK Lane and Beckton Road, 9:41 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Monday • Medical, 5600 block Big Horn Avenue, 4:30 a.m. • Medical, Metz Road, 3:33 p.m. • Grass fire, PK Lane, 9:15 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Monday • No reports available at press… Continue Reading

Want to recall an elected official? You can’t.

SHERIDAN— A Sundance legislator, spurred by voter discontent of town officials in his district, wants to give voters a way to recall any elected official in Wyoming. But before he can move forward, he needs to take a step back. Rep. Tyler Lindholm, a Republican representing Crook and Weston counties, is pushing to repeal a… Continue Reading

Annual duck race short and sweet this year

Annual duck race  short and sweet this year

SHERIDAN— A dry early summer meant a shortened Kiwanis Duck Race Friday at Kendrick Park. “We need walking ducks this year,” joked Chuck Simon, who has helped run the annual duck race for more years than he can count. Simon said he remembered past years when the water was so high it would knock him… Continue Reading

Reports — July 18, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Elevator rescue, 50 block North Main Street, 10:17 p.m. Friday • No calls reported Saturday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 1:45 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 2:56 p.m. Sunday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1700 block North Heights Drive, 8:50 a.m. •… Continue Reading

Students graduate from UW

   SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming officials recently announced the spring semester graduates from Sheridan County. The following students received degrees from UW: Banner — Kaitlynne R. Heyer, Alexandria Renae Jelly Big Horn — Kelli A. Conraads, Lauren Foster Johnson, Timothy Victor Mendoza, Rolf A. Schuster Dayton — Nathan Christopher Benzel Ranchester — Kirbie N.… Continue Reading

City to host Kendrick Park public workshop

SHERIDAN — Public workshops will be held July 19-21 in the Kendrick Park amphitheater. Workshop topics include park elements/locations, design character, overall design alternatives, parking and circulation. On July 19 from 5-7 p.m. a public meeting to review site analysis and conceptual alternative diagrams will take place. For day two, a public meeting to review… Continue Reading

Global Leadership Summit signups open for August event

SHERIDAN — The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day leadership event with speakers such as Melinda Gates, Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, and Horst Schulz, the CEO of Ritz-Carlton Group, and will be streamed live in Sheridan at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church on Aug. 11-12. “The Global Leadership Summit is an amazing… Continue Reading

Third Thursday returns

SHERIDAN — Third Thursday Street Festival will take place from 5-9 p.m. on Main Street and Grinnell Plaza this week. The event is free and open to the public and will include food vendors, non-food vendors and live music. For more information or to register as a vendor, contact Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881 or… Continue Reading

Polka club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will meet at the Elks Lodge on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Music will be provided by The Drifters. All are welcome. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

Agendas — July 16, 2016

Commissioners Regular staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Second floor Commission Library, No. 216 • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • WYDOT update: county, city and municipalities (PMR No. 210 at 10:30 a.m.) • Adjourn Sheridan County Board of Commissioners Budget hearing 5 p.m. Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Second floor boardroom, No.… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Summer Festival begins July 22

SHERIDAN — The third annual Antelope Butte Summer Festival will include morning yoga, trail runs, mountain bike races, live music, vendors and kids activities. The event will begin July 22 and goes through July 24. On-site camping is available. Proceeds will go to the Antelope Butte Foundation, whose goal is to reopen and transform the… Continue Reading

Wyarno Ag Field Day set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming’s Sheridan Research and Extension center will host a celebration of 100 years of agriculture research in the Wyarno area on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Presentations will take place throughout the day on a wide variety of topics. A buffet dinner will also be provided. For more information and to… Continue Reading

Wyoming Connections meeting set for July 21

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. The event will take place July 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA. The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N.… Continue Reading

Monarch/Underground Miners picnic set for July 31

SHERIDAN — The Monarch/Underground Coal Miners picnic will take place July 31 at 10 a.m. at Pine Island Campgrounds in the Bighorn Mountains. The event is for the descendants of Monarch Coal Mine workers and the community to celebrate the role miners played in Wyoming’s history. For more information call Nancy Herdt at 737-2388. Continue Reading

A sport steeped in tradition

A sport steeped in tradition

SHERIDAN — At just 12 years old, Catcher Hisbadhorse is undoubtedly one of the youngest Indian relay jockeys in the field. But often the Northern Cheyenne athlete gets up before sunrise to practice one of his family’s oldest routines: riding horses. Hisbadhorse wakes up early so he can train with the animals before the day… Continue Reading

NWCCD approves $83 million budget

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees approved what district President Dr. Paul Young called a “difficult” budget for the first year of the 2017-18 biennium. Board members unanimously solidified a $83,481,662 budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Highlights of the budget include a tuition increase of $6 per credit, of… Continue Reading

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